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(Huffington Post)   What's the matter with Kansas? Well, it's governor, Sam Brownback, for one   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2013-02-01 02:13:03 PM  
kansas is a real tragedy. and sadly, the damage that brownback has wrought will take decades to repair - and that's if they come to their senses and actually elect somebody who isn't clinically insane to replace him.
 
2013-02-01 02:17:07 PM  
and there's something about brownback. his beady little eyes and perfectly coiffed hair make my farking skin crawl.
 
2013-02-01 02:21:38 PM  

FlashHarry: and there's something about brownback. his beady little eyes and perfectly coiffed hair make my farking skin crawl.


At least he changed to his current name from his old one, Randall Flagg.
 
2013-02-01 02:27:22 PM  
If you have to go to Kansas, stay in the northeast corner of the state, close to KU, K-State (to some extent), and Washburn, and things that actually somewhat resemble hills.

If you must go out west, stick close to Hays. There are a few sane people at the university, but almost none in town. But Hays is a Volga-German/Catholic community, so they have plenty of alcohol to help alleviate the pain, and you can go fishing at Wilson Lake.

If you have to go southeast, well, I'm sorry. Nothing but Baptists and Fox News fans.
 
2013-02-01 02:53:17 PM  
It's a farking mess right now, and I don't know who the Dems are gonna run, the party in Kansas is a mess right now. If goddamned Paul Morrison could have kept his dick in his pants we'd have been okay.

I do love going back to home and hearing the farmers biatch about the damned government, but you better believe they still take that farm subsidy.
 
2013-02-01 05:22:04 PM  
Have they burned Liberal to the ground yet?
 
2013-02-01 05:39:15 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Have they burned Liberal to the ground yet?


I was raised there. Old man Ford who ran the bookstore on 2nd Street started my lifelong descent into depravity with those sleazy detective magazines on the east wall.  It's now an antique store. They can go ahead and burn everything.
 
2013-02-01 05:45:19 PM  

clownyclownzomby: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Have they burned Liberal to the ground yet?

I was raised there. Old man Ford who ran the bookstore on 2nd Street started my lifelong descent into depravity with those sleazy detective magazines on the east wall.  It's now an antique store. They can go ahead and burn everything.


I used to have family there

/haven't spoken to any of them for years
//I think they were assimilated
 
2013-02-01 05:46:54 PM  
Never been there.  Don't intend to ever go.
 
2013-02-01 05:55:27 PM  
www.pinkraygun.com
 
2013-02-01 05:56:01 PM  
I live in Kansas, and despite all the garbage you read, it's a pretty nice place to live if you want a peaceful quiet life.  I am however, a democrat who has never voted for a republican.

I have a feeling that this man will be a presidential contender some day.  Seriously, better prepare for it and the thing is, unless the democrats can run a good candidate against him, he'll more than likely win.

I'll retire to my hovel now and put on my hard hat for the barrage of things that will be thrown my direction.
 
2013-02-01 05:58:51 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: Never been there.  Don't intend to ever go.


I was in KC about a decade ago. Great BBQ. So it's got that going for it...which is nice.
 
2013-02-01 06:00:02 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: I have a feeling that this man will be a presidential contender some day. Seriously, better prepare for it and the thing is, unless the democrats can run a good candidate against him, he'll more than likely win.


He's already run. He's like Santorum , he's got one issue, and with people who think that issue is important, he's going to do well, but in a general, he'll never win.

He wins in Kansas because there's not a better option from the Democrats right now, and those old farmers out west have been voting Republican as long as Kansas has been a state.
 
2013-02-01 06:01:46 PM  
Dude is totally nuts.  Not surprised he's out of Johnson County.
 
2013-02-01 06:02:20 PM  
"Santorum without the warmth, Huckabee without the charisma,"

I'll just file that away for future use.
 
2013-02-01 06:04:43 PM  
Yet another hateful hillbilly working his hardest to run America into the ground, just to put egg on "liberal" faces. Fark you and your ilk. You deserve no better than the Tories we ran out of here in the Revolution: Musket ball through the face.
 
2013-02-01 06:07:32 PM  

Glancing Blow: "Santorum without the warmth"

I'll just file that away for future use.


You guys are gross.
 
2013-02-01 06:09:17 PM  

Glancing Blow: "Santorum without the warmth, Huckabee without the charisma,"

I'll just file that away for future use.


I read that as warm Santorum..ewwww
 
2013-02-01 06:11:26 PM  
If you pricks are going to malign Kansas, do so with a properly punctuated headline.  Headline should read:

What's the matter with Kansas?  Well, its "I'm not trying to outdo Genghis Khan... really!" governor Sam Brownback, for one.
 
2013-02-01 06:11:33 PM  

Insatiable Jesus: Yet another hateful hillbilly working his hardest to run America into the ground, just to put egg on "liberal" faces. Fark you and your ilk. You deserve no better than the Tories we ran out of here in the Revolution: Musket ball through the face.


The sad thing is, he's not an outlier. Several states are doing their damnedest to push an agenda that covers all the derpiest bases - punish the poor, destroy social supports, pander to the rich, move away from progress, and do it all in God's name. Ignorant, arrogant, and prideful, they foul all they encounter even as they claim righteousness in doing so.
 
2013-02-01 06:11:35 PM  
The Republicans have used issues like abortion to appeal to once staunchly Democratic voters. The Supreme Court decision of Roe V Wade forced the decision on the states and created a blow back that is finding itself the new power in places like Kansas. The shame of the SCOTUS decision is that abortion was on its way to being quietly legalized in virtually every state. A similar thing happened with the death penalty what was on its way out suddenly became a state right.

 In the end the SCOTUS decision may end up disenfranchising far more than if they had never ruled in the first place.
 
2013-02-01 06:13:57 PM  
I've met a lot of nice people from Kansas, and sadly for Kansas, it was because they didn't live there any more.
 
2013-02-01 06:14:34 PM  
TFA: The person who shared the Facebook post jokingly asked her how many Confederate flags she saw on any given day. She responded that she had never seen a Confederate flag in Kansas, as the state was founded by abolitionists and women's rights activists.

I've seen a Confederate flag flying here in Kansas...at a war memorial.

/It wasn't officially flying, but some people had their own there.
 
2013-02-01 06:16:03 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I've met a lot of nice people from Kansas, and sadly for Kansas, it was because they didn't live there any more.


Marcus Aurelius: I've met a lot of nice people from Kansas, and sadly for Kansas, it was because they didn't live there any more.


Most are nice hoard working people and are not bigoted assholes.  The bigoted ones just jump up and down and scream a lot and have all the money.  And, as in most states, money runs politics.  We all know that.
 
2013-02-01 06:16:55 PM  
My fiances family lives there. she wants us to move. Wisconsin has become to red for me.

I don't think I could handle it.
 
2013-02-01 06:17:09 PM  

eagles95: Glancing Blow: "Santorum without the warmth, Huckabee without the charisma,"

I'll just file that away for future use.

I read that as warm Santorum..ewwww


As opposed to cold Santorum?

i.imgur.com

/now you'll never eat another fudgesicle again!
 
2013-02-01 06:17:43 PM  

Pavia_Resistance: Lionel Mandrake: Never been there.  Don't intend to ever go.

I was in KC about a decade ago. Great BBQ. So it's got that going for it...which is nice.


Oklahoma Joes.

That is all.
 
2013-02-01 06:18:17 PM  

LoneWolf343: TFA: The person who shared the Facebook post jokingly asked her how many Confederate flags she saw on any given day. She responded that she had never seen a Confederate flag in Kansas, as the state was founded by abolitionists and women's rights activists.

I've seen a Confederate flag flying here in Kansas...at a war memorial.

/It wasn't officially flying, but some people had their own there.


We have a national cemetery in a neighboring town.  The really cool thing about that is IMHO that we honor the dead from both sides of the civil war.  That to me is awesome and one of the things that makes America great. 

God bless America and what she really stands for
 
2013-02-01 06:18:55 PM  

Delawheredad: The Republicans have used issues like abortion to appeal to once staunchly Democratic voters. The Supreme Court decision of Roe V Wade forced the decision on the states and created a blow back that is finding itself the new power in places like Kansas.


Such a tragedy that it took the Courts to legally enforce the right of a woman to choose an abortion.

The shame of the SCOTUS decision is that abortion was on its way to being quietly legalized in virtually every state. A similar thing happened with the death penalty what was on its way out suddenly became a state right.

Actually, neither has anything to do with the other, thanks for playing, though.

 In the end the SCOTUS decision may end up disenfranchising far more than if they had never ruled in the first place.

Because the states should have the power to trample human rights without that pesky Constitution getting in the way.
 
2013-02-01 06:19:41 PM  

Bigdogdaddy: I live in Kansas, and despite all the garbage you read, it's a pretty nice place to live if you want a peaceful quiet life.  I am however, a democrat who has never voted for a republican.

I have a feeling that this man will be a presidential contender some day.  Seriously, better prepare for it and the thing is, unless the democrats can run a good candidate against him, he'll more than likely win.

I'll retire to my hovel now and put on my hard hat for the barrage of things that will be thrown my direction.


I live in Kansas too. I love the country. I just hate the people standing on it.
 
2013-02-01 06:20:27 PM  
I have relatives in Nebraska. When Kansas goes up in flames, I'm going to visit them and set myself up with a lawn chair, some binoculars, and a tub of kettle corn.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-02-01 06:23:53 PM  
Fark 'em. If Kansans wants to vote against their self-interests, let them deal with the consequences.

Why yes, the NC GOP legislature did just put bill to outlaw exposed breasts. Why do you ask?

http://www.newsobserver.com/2013/01/31/2647258/dome-nc-lawmakers-wan t- to-make.html

It's going to take 50 years of these dumbass republican biblethumping teabaggers dying off to fix their mess.
 
2013-02-01 06:24:46 PM  
"What is the matter with Kansas? Well, it is governor, Sam Brownback, for one."
 
2013-02-01 06:30:26 PM  
Wait, the chick who wrote that is named Jeffrey?
 
2013-02-01 06:31:47 PM  
I have lived near Kansas for most of my life..... and I LOVE the changes.

First, because I work in KS I have to have KS state income taxes withheld (which are higher than MO), so when I file my taxes, KS gets to keep the difference in tax rate after they pay the MO income taxes from my withholding. Now that their income taxes have dropped - I have less withheld and I only pay the same MO taxes by Tax Day! So in my case - KS has lost ALL of the state income taxes.

Second, they are underfunding and destroying education. This is fantastic. My kids will attend better schools and have more opportunities since by graduation time it will be KS school districts that are crowded and underfunded. Plenty of KS young people to serve fries to me and my family!
 
2013-02-01 06:32:01 PM  

whidbey: Dude is totally nuts.  Not surprised he's out of Johnson County.


Sam Browback isn't from Johnson County. He's from Parker, and practiced law in Manhattan.
 
2013-02-01 06:32:03 PM  
Brownback sounds really dirty.

"I was out brownbacking last night, and now it hurts when I pee."
 
2013-02-01 06:32:10 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: I've met a lot of nice people from Kansas, and sadly for Kansas, it was because they didn't live there any more.


Most of my family is from Kansas, and there is a fair mix of what you expect from people living in Kansas.  The dumber ones tend to be derp happy, and the more educated and business savy ones are nice and don't act like they have their heads buried in sand.

As to myself, I just got a job offer in New York, so I'll actually get to live in a blue state for once in my life.
 
2013-02-01 06:33:21 PM  
widbey

 Do you try hard to miss every point?

 The Supreme Court jumped the gun on Roe v. Wade. Had the Supremes not intervened  abortion would most likely have been legalized in every state within a few years. Legalizing it immediately made it a cause that it simply wasn't  before.

Similarly When the court outlawed Capital punishment it short circuited a national movement that was well on its way to getting capital punishment phased out in nearly all states. Once the Court outlawed it it created a groundswell to "reinstate" the penalty. The end result is that now that the Supreme Court has reinstated the death penalty. capital punishment now exists in MORE states than it did when the court first banned it. In BOTH cases the SUPREMES blew the case and created  a class of angry voter that simply did NOT exist before their verdicts.

 You're not really that dense are you?
 
2013-02-01 06:37:58 PM  

mitchcumstein1: whidbey: Dude is totally nuts.  Not surprised he's out of Johnson County.

Sam Browback isn't from Johnson County. He's from Parker, and practiced law in Manhattan.


Ah, I see that he had an Overland Park office.  The source of my confusion.

Parker sounds familiar. I've been to Garnett.  They used to have a good hamburger place.
 
2013-02-01 06:38:19 PM  

Johnny Swank: Fark 'em. If Kansans wants to vote against their self-interests, let them deal with the consequences.


If they kept their shiat in Kansas, I would agree with you.  But they're dragging Missouri down into hell with them.  The pipeline of derp is pulling jobs from Missouri into Kansas who loses them to Oklahoma who loses them to Texas.
 
2013-02-01 06:40:21 PM  

Delawheredad: widbey

Do you try hard to miss every point?

The Supreme Court jumped the gun on Roe v. Wade. Had the Supremes not intervened abortion would most likely have been legalized in every state within a few years. Legalizing it immediately made it a cause that it simply wasn't before.

In BOTH cases the SUPREMES blew the case and created  a class of angry voter that simply did NOT exist before their verdicts.


Builshiat.

Also, you're using some off-topic talking point to defend this nutcase governor?
 
2013-02-01 06:43:04 PM  

Delawheredad: widbey

 Do you try hard to miss every point?

 The Supreme Court jumped the gun on Roe v. Wade. Had the Supremes not intervened  abortion would most likely have been legalized in every state within a few years. Legalizing it immediately made it a cause that it simply wasn't  before.

Similarly When the court outlawed Capital punishment it short circuited a national movement that was well on its way to getting capital punishment phased out in nearly all states. Once the Court outlawed it it created a groundswell to "reinstate" the penalty. The end result is that now that the Supreme Court has reinstated the death penalty. capital punishment now exists in MORE states than it did when the court first banned it. In BOTH cases the SUPREMES blew the case and created  a class of angry voter that simply did NOT exist before their verdicts.

 You're not really that dense are you?



WTF kind of Stupid is this? I didn't know it came in this flavor. LOL.

Seriously, wtf man?
 
2013-02-01 06:43:46 PM  

whidbey: Parker sounds familiar. I've been to Garnett. They used to have a good hamburger place.


About 30 minutes away. I haven't been to either place in a long time, thank God.

Mentat: If they kept their shiat in Kansas, I would agree with you. But they're dragging Missouri down into hell with them. The pipeline of derp is pulling jobs from Missouri into Kansas who loses them to Oklahoma who loses them to Texas.


Missouri is plenty farked up all on its own.
 
2013-02-01 06:45:32 PM  

Delawheredad: widbey

The Supreme Court jumped the gun on Roe v. Wade. Had the Supremes not intervened  abortion would most likely have been legalized in every state within a few years. Legalizing it immediately made it a cause that it simply wasn't  before.


This is a pretty good point that is usually overlooked.  Conservatism in the past half-century has been mostly a reaction against social changes (in the 50s, 60s, 70s) that were happening too fast for the mainstream of America.  If liberals had adapted a more gradual course, as opposed to going all-in with forced busing, the Warren Court, Roe v. Wade, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western Civ has got to go", they would almost certainly have achieved all of their agenda and prevented Nixon/Reagan/Bush from existing.  Maybe Reagan would have still won, because he was politically gifted, but Nixon and Bush got elected by appealing to anti-liberal resentment.

We'd have climate change legislation, strong gun control, gay marriage, and stronger financial regulation by now if liberals a half-century ago had resisted their most self-destructive impulses.
 
2013-02-01 06:45:47 PM  

deadsanta: "What is the matter with Kansas? Well, it is governor, Sam Brownback, for one."


In which case there's still an extraneous comma in there after "governor".

It's either "What's the matter with Kansas?  It's governor Sam Brownback!"
Or it's "What's the matter with Kansas?  Its governor, Sam Brownback."
 
2013-02-01 06:50:59 PM  
Insatiable Jesus

  Before Roe v Wade there was virtually NO "right to life movement" Abortion was well on its way to becoming legal in virtually every state. The Supremes making it law by fiat created a class of angry one issue voter that simply did NOT exist before.

 The death penalty is is MORE states today than it was when the Supreme Court first banned it. Instead of it being legislated away the Supreme Court short circuited the process and caused states to reinstate or initiate death penalties in their states. It created angry legislators who wanted to exert their "rights."

  What's so hard to understand about that?
 
2013-02-01 06:52:18 PM  

Delawheredad: Insatiable Jesus

  Before Roe v Wade there was virtually NO "right to life movement" Abortion was well on its way to becoming legal in virtually every state. The Supremes making it law by fiat created a class of angry one issue voter that simply did NOT exist before.

 The death penalty is is MORE states today than it was when the Supreme Court first banned it. Instead of it being legislated away the Supreme Court short circuited the process and caused states to reinstate or initiate death penalties in their states. It created angry legislators who wanted to exert their "rights."

  What's so hard to understand about that?


It also gets cloudy before it rains.
 
2013-02-01 06:52:41 PM  

Captain Dan: This is a pretty good point that is usually overlooked. Conservatism in the past half-century has been mostly a reaction against social changes (in the 50s, 60s, 70s) that were happening too fast for the mainstream of America. If liberals had adapted a more gradual course, as opposed to going all-in with forced busing, the Warren Court, Roe v. Wade, "Hey, hey, ho, ho, Western Civ has got to go", they would almost certainly have achieved all of their agenda and prevented Nixon/Reagan/Bush from existing. Maybe Reagan would have still won, because he was politically gifted, but Nixon and Bush got elected by appealing to anti-liberal resentment.


Yeah, and if it hadn't been for that pesky Loving v. Virginia verdict, or Brown v. Board of Education, blacks would have way better standing and conservatives wouldn't be nearly as racist.

Obviously we should just sit back and wait for injustice to go away sometime in the future rather than have something done about it now.
 
2013-02-01 06:54:54 PM  

whidbey: Dude is totally nuts.  Not surprised he's out of Johnson County.




Brownback? He's from Garnett, which is a tiny ass town in Anderson County. Or are you referring to someone else?

/from JoCo
//got the Hell out
///still overwhelmingly depressed about what's become of a good area full of good people
 
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