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2012-12-29 01:23:50 PM
No more abortion, no more divorce, 0% unemployment and no one will get shot!
It's gonna be great!
 
2012-12-29 01:34:06 PM
If you're a liberal in Kansas, I would start packing now.  Seriously.
 
2012-12-29 01:44:57 PM

Lipo: If you're a liberal in Kansas, I would start packing now.  Seriously.


I would argue that anyone who isn't a tea partier should start packing now.
 
2012-12-29 01:49:33 PM
Nearly 200,000 business owners will no longer pay state income taxes, while the top rate will drop from 6.45 percent to 4.9 percent, and the standard deduction available to married couples and heads of household will increase.

Kansas is already a moocher state.  Are those of us in the blue (non-moocher) states going to have to send in more of our money now to prop-up this paragon of self-sufficiency?
 
2012-12-29 02:02:14 PM
Yeah I am stuck here for the rest of my career. Leaving would lose all my seniority & I'd have to take a 50% pay cut. I'm pretty farked :(

Actually if those bastards touch my pension it might almost be a good thing: give me an excuse to cut & run to a state that isn't set on relearning all of the worst lessons of the Gilded Age
 
2012-12-29 02:07:15 PM

Lipo: If you're a liberal in Kansas, I would start packing now.  Seriously.


The town of Liberal, Kansas to be renamed Conservative, Kansas.
 
2012-12-29 02:07:25 PM
Brownback said the legislation "will create tens of thousands of new jobs and help make Kansas the best place in America to start and grow a small business."

It will take a lot more than that to convince businesses to move to Kansas.
 
2012-12-29 02:08:02 PM
wow
 
2012-12-29 02:08:44 PM

BSABSVR: Lipo: If you're a liberal in Kansas, I would start packing now.  Seriously.

I would argue that anyone who isn't a tea partier should start packing now.


Unfortunately, I own a house and really like my job. My only option to keep my job would be to sell my house at a decent loss and move to Missouri which is pretty much as insane as Kansas.

/subby
//so farking depressed to live in Kansas
///at least Lawrence is pretty sweet
////so are slashies
 
2012-12-29 02:10:51 PM
Kansas will be the model that the Tebaggers will point to as a shining example of what they think America should aspire to be like, a veritable Tea Party utopia of low taxes, low spending, and no stinkin' Reel 'Murican money spent on welfare queens and stinkin' furriners!
 
2012-12-29 02:11:33 PM
Oblig for any Brownback thread:

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2012-12-29 02:11:45 PM

Serious Black: My only option to keep my job would be to sell my house at a decent loss and move to Missouri which is pretty much as insane as Kansas.


Hey, we're not THAT bad just yet. We reelected Jay Nixon so we were able to stop the Missouri GOP from doing the same thing the Kansas GOP is doing.

At least give us some credit there.
 
2012-12-29 02:12:11 PM

Lipo: If you're a liberal in Kansas, I would start packing now.  Seriously.


BSABSVR: I would argue that anyone who isn't a tea partier should start packing now.



You know, that is only going to make the state worse off as the ratio of derp:non-derp goes up. The last I checked, Kansas still elects people to the federal level who have influence over the rest of us. Do you really look forward to the day that Kansas sends a delegation to Congress that is made up of nothing but Young-Earth Dominionists?

Stay in Kansas. Breed like bunnies or adopt. Do whatever it takes to ensure that there are more of you than them.
 
2012-12-29 02:13:44 PM

ClavellBCMI: Kansas will be the model that the Tebaggers will point to as a shining example of what they think America should aspire to be like, a veritable Tea Party utopia of low taxes, low spending, and no stinkin' Reel 'Murican money spent on welfare queens and stinkin' furriners!


Just like the economically booming state of Wisconsin.

GOP policies always equals economic growth...always!

I'm waiting for the disaster that is this experiment to unfold my eyes. After seeing Kansas bleeding red and sinking to Mississippi-like levels, maybe people will wake up and realize that these people are out to destroy these states.
 
2012-12-29 02:14:20 PM

Serious Black: BSABSVR: Lipo: If you're a liberal in Kansas, I would start packing now.  Seriously.

I would argue that anyone who isn't a tea partier should start packing now.

Unfortunately, I own a house and really like my job. My only option to keep my job would be to sell my house at a decent loss and move to Missouri which is pretty much as insane as Kansas.

/subby
//so farking depressed to live in Kansas
///at least Lawrence is pretty sweet
////so are slashies


I thought you were in Afghanistan?
 
2012-12-29 02:14:21 PM

Dinjiin: You know, that is only going to make the state worse off as the ratio of derp:non-derp goes up. The last I checked, Kansas still elects people to the federal level who have influence over the rest of us. Do you really look forward to the day that Kansas sends a delegation to Congress that is made up of nothing but Young-Earth Dominionists?


So that hasn't happened yet?
 
2012-12-29 02:15:36 PM

Alphax: Dinjiin: You know, that is only going to make the state worse off as the ratio of derp:non-derp goes up. The last I checked, Kansas still elects people to the federal level who have influence over the rest of us. Do you really look forward to the day that Kansas sends a delegation to Congress that is made up of nothing but Young-Earth Dominionists?

So that hasn't happened yet?


I still thank my lucky stars that we have STL and KC or else Missouri would be in the same situation that Kansas is in.
 
2012-12-29 02:15:58 PM
A fake republican utopia subsidized by the tax payers of the other blue states. Brilliant.
 
2012-12-29 02:16:52 PM

Lipo: If you're a liberal in Kansas, I would start packing now.  Seriously.


This. GTFO while you can cause this is not gonna be pretty. Even Eisenhower would be facepalming at what going to be coming.

/place your bets on how long until the feds have to step in and fix the mess the tea partiers are gonna make.
 
2012-12-29 02:17:18 PM
Well... good luck Kansas. You're going to need a lot of it.
 
2012-12-29 02:17:49 PM
Fark Kansas and that shiatty 3.2 beer they sell in the convenience stores.

/That cutting credits for poor people is pretty farking evil too.
 
2012-12-29 02:18:05 PM

The Evil That Lies In The Hearts Of Men: Serious Black: BSABSVR: Lipo: If you're a liberal in Kansas, I would start packing now.  Seriously.

I would argue that anyone who isn't a tea partier should start packing now.

Unfortunately, I own a house and really like my job. My only option to keep my job would be to sell my house at a decent loss and move to Missouri which is pretty much as insane as Kansas.

/subby
//so farking depressed to live in Kansas
///at least Lawrence is pretty sweet
////so are slashies

I thought you were in Afghanistan?


It's a temporary change of station. I'll leave this shiathole in a couple of months and move back to an even bigger shiathole. At least the people here think a corrupt and impotent government is a bad thing.
 
2012-12-29 02:18:14 PM

Alphax: Dinjiin: You know, that is only going to make the state worse off as the ratio of derp:non-derp goes up. The last I checked, Kansas still elects people to the federal level who have influence over the rest of us. Do you really look forward to the day that Kansas sends a delegation to Congress that is made up of nothing but Young-Earth Dominionists?

So that hasn't happened yet?


They haven't yet gotten around to primarying-out the non-Teabaggers that remain.
 
2012-12-29 02:18:54 PM

grimlock1972: Lipo: If you're a liberal in Kansas, I would start packing now.  Seriously.

This. GTFO while you can cause this is not gonna be pretty. Even Eisenhower would be facepalming at what going to be coming.

/place your bets on how long until the feds have to step in and fix the mess the tea partiers are gonna make.


Shouldn't take too long:


As predicted, the cuts are producing seismic quakes in a state budget that had already been cut repeatedly during the recession. Legislative researchers have estimated the Brownback tax cuts will produce budget shortfalls of $2.5 billion over six years.

Revenue for the fiscal year that starts July 1 is projected to total $5.464 billion, which is $705 million less than the current fiscal year revenue estimates. That decrease will eat up the state's current balances and still produce a nearly $300 million budget shortfall that legislators will have to start dealing with as soon as they return to work.

Given that the current state budget weighs in at less than $6.2 billion per year, that means significant cuts, tax increases, or a combination will be needed to reach a balanced budget.
 
2012-12-29 02:19:09 PM
Also... it is a travesty that our soon to be most backward state is the home of our most advanced and awesome internet service.
 
2012-12-29 02:20:54 PM

JohnnyC: Also... it is a travesty that our soon to be most backward state is the home of our most advanced and awesome internet service.


The Missouri side of KC has it too if that's any consolation.

Johnson County and Wyandotte County (KC Suburbs)  need to break off from the rest of Kansas and let the rest of the state go up in flames.

Missouri'll take these counties.
 
2012-12-29 02:21:47 PM
Who do they blame over the next decade as businesses and employees flee the state due to ridiculously conservative ideas?

And, how exactly do they expect the "arrest federal officials" thing is going to go as the healthcare law is implemented?
 
2012-12-29 02:22:20 PM

Mrtraveler01: JohnnyC: Also... it is a travesty that our soon to be most backward state is the home of our most advanced and awesome internet service.

The Missouri side of KC has it too if that's any consolation.

Johnson County and Wyandotte County (KC Suburbs)  need to break off from the rest of Kansas and let the rest of the state go up in flames.

Missouri'll take these counties.


No Douglas County? You can go eat a bucket of dicks, you evil Satan fellator.
 
2012-12-29 02:23:59 PM
It's a nice social experiment to demonstrate just what will happen when teabaggers actually are in charge. Sorry if you live there and all, but the data will be delicious.
 
2012-12-29 02:24:14 PM

Serious Black: Mrtraveler01: JohnnyC: Also... it is a travesty that our soon to be most backward state is the home of our most advanced and awesome internet service.

The Missouri side of KC has it too if that's any consolation.

Johnson County and Wyandotte County (KC Suburbs)  need to break off from the rest of Kansas and let the rest of the state go up in flames.

Missouri'll take these counties.

No Douglas County? You can go eat a bucket of dicks, you evil Satan fellator.


Maybe Nebraska'll take you guys. Although to be fair, having the University of Kansas in Missouri would be the greatest troll in the history of mankind.

(Sorry, I honestly forgot about Lawrence for a sec)
 
2012-12-29 02:26:00 PM

HotWingConspiracy: It's a nice social experiment to demonstrate just what will happen when teabaggers actually are in charge. Sorry if you live there and all, but the data will be delicious.


Here's what's going to happen:

News: Kansas's state budget deficit continues to rise.
GOP response: Cut taxes and spending for poor people even more!
 
2012-12-29 02:28:29 PM

ClavellBCMI: Kansas will be the model that the Tebaggers will point to as a shining example of what they think America should aspire to be like, a veritable Tea Party utopia of low taxes, low spending, and no stinkin' Reel 'Murican money spent on welfare queens and stinkin' furriners!


I'm willing to take the proverbial shot to the mouth just so this state will stand as a shining beacon for what the rest of the nation shouldn't do. This country needs an unquestionable example of what this new breed of "conservatism" actually stands for.
 
2012-12-29 02:28:35 PM

bulldg4life: Who do they blame over the next decade as businesses and employees flee the state due to ridiculously conservative ideas?


Libs.
It won't matter how low the tax rate is if Kansas students are taught 2+2 = Jesus and public spending is so low that you can't get a dirt road and a power line sent to your place of business. They'll still blame the libs, even if only for creating an "unrealistic standard "businesses expect to be able to operate in.
 
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2012-12-29 02:29:24 PM

Mrtraveler01: Serious Black: Mrtraveler01: JohnnyC: Also... it is a travesty that our soon to be most backward state is the home of our most advanced and awesome internet service.

The Missouri side of KC has it too if that's any consolation.

Johnson County and Wyandotte County (KC Suburbs)  need to break off from the rest of Kansas and let the rest of the state go up in flames.

Missouri'll take these counties.

No Douglas County? You can go eat a bucket of dicks, you evil Satan fellator.

Maybe Nebraska'll take you guys. Although to be fair, having the University of Kansas in Missouri would be the greatest troll in the history of mankind.

(Sorry, I honestly forgot about Lawrence for a sec)


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"How you like me now!"
 
2012-12-29 02:30:01 PM

HotWingConspiracy: It's a nice social experiment to demonstrate just what will happen when teabaggers actually are in charge. Sorry if you live there and all, but the data will be delicious.


If the last 20 years has taught me anything, it's that these asshats won't learn anything at all, and will find a convenient scapegoat to blame their troubles on.
 
2012-12-29 02:32:05 PM

born_yesterday: HotWingConspiracy: It's a nice social experiment to demonstrate just what will happen when teabaggers actually are in charge. Sorry if you live there and all, but the data will be delicious.

If the last 20 years has taught me anything, it's that these asshats won't learn anything at all, and will find a convenient scapegoat to blame their troubles on.


Alright place your bets everyone:

Who do you think the majority Kansas GOP government blame when their plan fails to create enough jobs and causes the budget deficit to skyrocket?
 
2012-12-29 02:32:30 PM

Serious Black: My only option to keep my job would be to sell my house at a decent loss and move to Missouri which is pretty much as insane as Kansas.


You know why Missouri is getting like that?  Because they've been forced into a race to the bottom with Kansas.  If the idiots in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties would work with the Missouri side to grow the KC Metro area as a whole, things would be fine.  Instead, they enact policies designed to shuffle jobs back and forth across the border while trying to draw affluent whites across the border who want to get away from the poors.  Then the Missouri side gets pressured to do the same thing to try and draw businesses back.  And the farking businesses and billionaires encourage it because they could care less about the metro area so long as they get a tax cut.  The idiots on the Kansas side giggle every time they steal a business from Missouri because they think that means they win the Border War, but the only entities that ever seem to win are the businesses.  Look at farking AMC.  Leawood lured them away with $40 million in tax incentives and what happened?  The private equity firms that owned AMC (including Bain Capital) sold AMC to the Chinese.  Five years from now, AMC will probably be headquartered on the West Coast which means no one in the Metro area will get those jobs anymore.  But hey, at least Missouri got the shaft first.
 
2012-12-29 02:33:27 PM

CrackpipeCardozo: ClavellBCMI: Kansas will be the model that the Tebaggers will point to as a shining example of what they think America should aspire to be like, a veritable Tea Party utopia of low taxes, low spending, and no stinkin' Reel 'Murican money spent on welfare queens and stinkin' furriners!

I'm willing to take the proverbial shot to the mouth just so this state will stand as a shining beacon for what the rest of the nation shouldn't do. This country needs an unquestionable example of what this new breed of "conservatism" actually stands for.


And in 2 years, Kansas will probably be taking in $2 of Federal spending for every $1 of Federal tax revenue they generate. And complain about all the Federal intrusion into the lives of Kansas citizens (said Federal intrusion being the conditions imposed on Kansas to get the money needed to keep the state from filing for bankruptcy).
 
2012-12-29 02:34:24 PM
Build the one-hundred foot tall steel-enforced fence around Kansas right now and get it over with.
 
2012-12-29 02:34:30 PM

Sergeant Grumbles: bulldg4life: Who do they blame over the next decade as businesses and employees flee the state due to ridiculously conservative ideas?

Libs.
It won't matter how low the tax rate is if Kansas students are taught 2+2 = Jesus and public spending is so low that you can't get a dirt road and a power line sent to your place of business. They'll still blame the libs, even if only for creating an "unrealistic standard "businesses expect to be able to operate in.


Thats really the saddest part of all this. It should be the last duty of the last democrats in left here(and Wisconsin and Texas) is to hold up the banner that says "this is all you from here on out" or "Libs? what libs?". So that whatever follows, the republicans own it whole. Never happen though.

Pack up, move, keep moving till you hit Canada and regroup there in our new homeland. HEY CANADA, yer getting roomates, make some room.
 
2012-12-29 02:35:17 PM

Mrtraveler01: Serious Black: Mrtraveler01: JohnnyC: Also... it is a travesty that our soon to be most backward state is the home of our most advanced and awesome internet service.

The Missouri side of KC has it too if that's any consolation.

Johnson County and Wyandotte County (KC Suburbs)  need to break off from the rest of Kansas and let the rest of the state go up in flames.

Missouri'll take these counties.

No Douglas County? You can go eat a bucket of dicks, you evil Satan fellator.

Maybe Nebraska'll take you guys. Although to be fair, having the University of Kansas in Missouri would be the greatest troll in the history of mankind.

(Sorry, I honestly forgot about Lawrence for a sec)


Yeah, I figured. No big deal. And to be fair, Kansas is a stupider state than Missouri for at least one reason: Fred Phelps. We almost elected one of his ilk to the state education board. I might have needed to kill myself if that had happened.
 
2012-12-29 02:36:09 PM
Brownback, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, the billionaire Koch brothers and advocacy group Americans for Prosperity teamed up to replace eight moderate Republicans in the Senate with eight conservative Republicans, which put conservatives in firm control of the upper chamber under new Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita.

The House, already in conservative hands, has 50 new members, many of them tea party Republicans, some of whom have gone so far as to voice support for legislation to authorize state and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement the Affordable Care Act.

The outgoing House speaker - Mike O'Neal, R-Hutchinson - is moving across the street to become chief executive of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, and the incoming speaker - Ray Merrick, R-Stilwell - serves on the board of the American Legislative Exchange Council, and is state chairman for that group.

Jesus.

It is difficult to imagine a greater consolidation of state government under one political philosophy.

You can say that again.

It is difficult to imagine a greater consolidation of state government under one political philosophy.
 
2012-12-29 02:36:58 PM

born_yesterday: HotWingConspiracy: It's a nice social experiment to demonstrate just what will happen when teabaggers actually are in charge. Sorry if you live there and all, but the data will be delicious.

If the last 20 years has taught me anything, it's that these asshats won't learn anything at all, and will find a convenient scapegoat to blame their troubles on.


I fully expect this, they're not much for learning. Brownback and his cronies will cash out before the shiat really goes down, the voters will install a few democrats to clean up/take blame for the fallout. Then the next GOP grifter moves in to prove that government can't fix anything.
 
2012-12-29 02:38:10 PM

Serious Black: I might have needed to kill myself if that had happened.


This is why we lose. This is why we cant have nice things. This is why our progeny will inherit a bucket of shiat with bibles glued to it. You are doing it exactly wrong.

/we always point the gun in the wrong direction of the problem
 
2012-12-29 02:39:36 PM

Mrtraveler01: born_yesterday: HotWingConspiracy: It's a nice social experiment to demonstrate just what will happen when teabaggers actually are in charge. Sorry if you live there and all, but the data will be delicious.

If the last 20 years has taught me anything, it's that these asshats won't learn anything at all, and will find a convenient scapegoat to blame their troubles on.

Alright place your bets everyone:

Who do you think the majority Kansas GOP government blame when their plan fails to create enough jobs and causes the budget deficit to skyrocket?


The gays. The blacks (really, the minorities). The hippies in Lawrence. PresiDebt BaReefer HUSSEIN Fartbama al-Chicago. The feds. All of the above.
 
2012-12-29 02:42:07 PM

Mentat: Serious Black: My only option to keep my job would be to sell my house at a decent loss and move to Missouri which is pretty much as insane as Kansas.

You know why Missouri is getting like that?  Because they've been forced into a race to the bottom with Kansas.  If the idiots in Johnson and Wyandotte Counties would work with the Missouri side to grow the KC Metro area as a whole, things would be fine.  Instead, they enact policies designed to shuffle jobs back and forth across the border while trying to draw affluent whites across the border who want to get away from the poors.  Then the Missouri side gets pressured to do the same thing to try and draw businesses back.  And the farking businesses and billionaires encourage it because they could care less about the metro area so long as they get a tax cut.  The idiots on the Kansas side giggle every time they steal a business from Missouri because they think that means they win the Border War, but the only entities that ever seem to win are the businesses.  Look at farking AMC.  Leawood lured them away with $40 million in tax incentives and what happened?  The private equity firms that owned AMC (including Bain Capital) sold AMC to the Chinese.  Five years from now, AMC will probably be headquartered on the West Coast which means no one in the Metro area will get those jobs anymore.  But hey, at least Missouri got the shaft first.


We don't have that problem here in St. Louis. Our biggest obstacle so to speak is the Missouri Legislature, who actively tries their best to bring St. Louis down and stop them from succeeding. When your own state is actively trying to work against you, you can't get anything done.

Thank God Jay Nixon got reelected or we would be Kansas II with St. Louis getting the shaft big time because...fark those city dwellers.
 
2012-12-29 02:44:28 PM

orclover: Serious Black: I might have needed to kill myself if that had happened.

This is why we lose. This is why we cant have nice things. This is why our progeny will inherit a bucket of shiat with bibles glued to it. You are doing it exactly wrong.

/we always point the gun in the wrong direction of the problem


Oh, untwist your panties. I was being melodramatic. Just like you are with your suggestion of executing the Tea Partiers in charge.
 
2012-12-29 02:45:06 PM
I'm trying to imagine Kansas going more batshait crazy than it already is. I see Arizona and Texas need a challenger.
 
2012-12-29 02:47:11 PM
Good. We need some of these deep red states to go full retard and act as an object lesson to the country as whole so we don't have to try out their retarded ideas for ourselves. But the federal government had better not bail them out when they cut everything from their budget to pay for their tax cuts. Let their actions lead to the natural cosequences.
 
2012-12-29 02:47:18 PM

Mrtraveler01: Serious Black: Mrtraveler01: JohnnyC: Also... it is a travesty that our soon to be most backward state is the home of our most advanced and awesome internet service.

The Missouri side of KC has it too if that's any consolation.

Johnson County and Wyandotte County (KC Suburbs)  need to break off from the rest of Kansas and let the rest of the state go up in flames.

Missouri'll take these counties.

No Douglas County? You can go eat a bucket of dicks, you evil Satan fellator.

Maybe Nebraska'll take you guys. Although to be fair, having the University of Kansas in Missouri would be the greatest troll in the history of mankind.

(Sorry, I honestly forgot about Lawrence for a sec)


Sure, we'll take them. Would be good to have another university, and maybe then we could go back to splitting our electoral votes.

While we're at it, maybe we can cut off the panhandle and let them go to Wyoming or South Dakota or whatever like they always want.
 
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