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2013-03-03 08:03:25 AM
That's just a theory.
 
2013-03-03 09:19:19 AM
Did subby and/or the mod even read this headline?
 
2013-03-03 09:34:06 AM
I do believe that you have the wrong Kansas City...
 
2013-03-03 09:35:49 AM
Isn't Kansas City in Nebraska?
 
2013-03-03 09:37:55 AM
Some people say that they regularly burn bibles and make their white daughters sleep with black men in Kansas. What do you think?
 
2013-03-03 09:37:59 AM

kimwim: Did subby and/or the mod even read this headline?


The joke is subtle but I get it...somewhat. Even though it would take place in Missouri (unless that's the "forget KC is in Missouri and not just Kansas" joke is in play)

St. Louis is trying for both conventions too. But since MO stopped being a swing state in the last few election cycles, I don't see it happening. Which I think is the original joke.

My predictions:

1)Ohio (either Cleveland or Columbus): Since it has become the most critical swing state in the election.

2) Phoenix: An attempt to reach out to the Hispanic community and to keep another Southwest state from falling into Democrat hands.

/thought way too much about this submission at 8:30 in the morning
 
2013-03-03 09:39:14 AM
Sam Brownback could spend the next three years taking a shiat on the living room floor of every household in this state, and Kansas would still vote 60% GOP for a Hitler Clone that was running in '16.
 
2013-03-03 09:43:31 AM

Mrtraveler01: kimwim: Did subby and/or the mod even read this headline?

The joke is subtle but I get it...somewhat. Even though it would take place in Missouri (unless that's the "forget KC is in Missouri and not just Kansas" joke is in play)

St. Louis is trying for both conventions too. But since MO stopped being a swing state in the last few election cycles, I don't see it happening. Which I think is the original joke.

My predictions:

1)Ohio (either Cleveland or Columbus): Since it has become the most critical swing state in the election.

2) Phoenix: An attempt to reach out to the Hispanic community and to keep another Southwest state from falling into Democrat hands.

/thought way too much about this submission at 8:30 in the morning


If the RNC really cared about jobs and the economy, they'd look for the city with the greatest number of under-employed gay male prostitutes and book the convention there.
 
2013-03-03 09:49:21 AM

Mrtraveler01: St. Louis is trying for both conventions too. But since MO stopped being a swing state in the last few election cycles, I don't see it happening. Which I think is the original joke.


Think Missouri might become a swing state again, once there isn't a Blah man in the White House anymore?
 
2013-03-03 09:52:06 AM

Mrtraveler01: kimwim: Did subby and/or the mod even read this headline?

The joke is subtle but I get it...somewhat.



No, the joke is obvious once you clicked on the link, but the headline was/is mangled.
 
2013-03-03 09:52:34 AM
Um. No.
 
2013-03-03 09:54:58 AM

TwoBeersOneCan: Isn't Kansas City in Nebraska?


i1079.photobucket.com
No you're thinking of Kid New York. He fought out of Philly.  He was killed in the ring in Houston. By Tex Colorado. You know, the Arizona Assassin...
 
2013-03-03 09:55:41 AM
"The Republicans want a city with 15,000 convention hotel rooms, and Kansas City has more than 26,000. With 38,000 hotel rooms, should St. Louis try to make a bid? "

As someone responsible for a few of those St. Louis hotel rooms.. nah, I don't want them.
 
2013-03-03 09:58:55 AM

Alphax: Mrtraveler01: St. Louis is trying for both conventions too. But since MO stopped being a swing state in the last few election cycles, I don't see it happening. Which I think is the original joke.

Think Missouri might become a swing state again, once there isn't a Blah man in the White House anymore?


I would like to think that the reason Romney won MO so much wasn't simply because Obama is black (might've been the case down toward the Ozarks though).

I really think it's a combination of things that lead me to believe that MO's status as a swing state is running out:

1) Waning influence from Democratic strongholds like St. Louis as the region fails to grow fast enough to keep up with the rest of the country.
2) Growing influence as more people move to GOP strong holds (KC and St. Louis suburbs, Ozarks)
3) MO is getting much more white in relation to the rest of the country (ie: Hispanic population is very low even today, contrary to what the MO GOP might have you believe).
4) Pitiful outreach efforts by the Missouri Democrats to reach places outside of St. Louis, KC, and Columbia.

That's my two cents anyway. What do you think?
 
2013-03-03 10:01:21 AM

Alphax: "The Republicans want a city with 15,000 convention hotel rooms, and Kansas City has more than 26,000. With 38,000 hotel rooms, should St. Louis try to make a bid? "

As someone responsible for a few of those St. Louis hotel rooms.. nah, I don't want them.


I think I remember reading that St. Louis is trying to get either the Democrat or the GOP convention.

St. Louis was a finalist with Cleveland and Charlotte for the DNC in 2012 but I think the fact that the polls showed Obama having no chance of winning here sinked those chances.

Missouri should've tried for these a decade ago when they were still the bellwether state.
 
2013-03-03 10:02:39 AM

Mrtraveler01: Alphax: Mrtraveler01: St. Louis is trying for both conventions too. But since MO stopped being a swing state in the last few election cycles, I don't see it happening. Which I think is the original joke.

Think Missouri might become a swing state again, once there isn't a Blah man in the White House anymore?

I would like to think that the reason Romney won MO so much wasn't simply because Obama is black (might've been the case down toward the Ozarks though).

I really think it's a combination of things that lead me to believe that MO's status as a swing state is running out:

1) Waning influence from Democratic strongholds like St. Louis as the region fails to grow fast enough to keep up with the rest of the country.
2) Growing influence as more people move to GOP strong holds (KC and St. Louis suburbs, Ozarks)
3) MO is getting much more white in relation to the rest of the country (ie: Hispanic population is very low even today, contrary to what the MO GOP might have you believe).
4) Pitiful outreach efforts by the Missouri Democrats to reach places outside of St. Louis, KC, and Columbia.

That's my two cents anyway. What do you think?


Possible.  I don't travel much anymore, but when I do get into the rural areas, the Republican feel is everywhere now.
 
2013-03-03 10:08:45 AM

Alphax: Mrtraveler01: Alphax: Mrtraveler01: St. Louis is trying for both conventions too. But since MO stopped being a swing state in the last few election cycles, I don't see it happening. Which I think is the original joke.

Think Missouri might become a swing state again, once there isn't a Blah man in the White House anymore?

I would like to think that the reason Romney won MO so much wasn't simply because Obama is black (might've been the case down toward the Ozarks though).

I really think it's a combination of things that lead me to believe that MO's status as a swing state is running out:

1) Waning influence from Democratic strongholds like St. Louis as the region fails to grow fast enough to keep up with the rest of the country.
2) Growing influence as more people move to GOP strong holds (KC and St. Louis suburbs, Ozarks)
3) MO is getting much more white in relation to the rest of the country (ie: Hispanic population is very low even today, contrary to what the MO GOP might have you believe).
4) Pitiful outreach efforts by the Missouri Democrats to reach places outside of St. Louis, KC, and Columbia.

That's my two cents anyway. What do you think?

Possible.  I don't travel much anymore, but when I do get into the rural areas, the Republican feel is everywhere now.


I went to school in Kirksville and the only reason the Democrats ever get votes and ever bother to come up is because both Truman State and AT Still University are here. All the surrounding counties are deep red.

Another thing I forgot to mention:

And even though Romney won most of the Missouri counties by a sizable margin, Todd Akin showed us that Missouri's tolerance for derp is very low. The re-election of Jay Nixon and Chris Koster showed us that Democrats can still win Missouri only if they are more moderate compared to Democrats in other parts of the country.

It'll be real interesting to see in 2016, whether the 2012 election was just a fluke or really a long-term trend.
 
2013-03-03 10:23:25 AM

jayhawk88: Sam Brownback could spend the next three years taking a shiat on the living room floor of every household in this state, and Kansas would still vote 60% GOP for a Hitler Clone that was running in '16.


Wow... the Democrat candidate must really suck.

/the excuse I hear for why some corrupt Dems get >80% of the vote
 
2013-03-03 10:23:31 AM
Will Kansas City host the 2016 Republican National Convention? Who the fark cares? Give it a damn rest.
 
2013-03-03 10:24:40 AM

Alphax: "The Republicans want a city with 15,000 convention hotel rooms, and Kansas City has more than 26,000. With 38,000 hotel rooms, should St. Louis try to make a bid? "

As someone responsible for a few of those St. Louis hotel rooms.. nah, I don't want them.


I can't say I blame you.  Some stains just can't bew washed out of the sheets.
 
2013-03-03 10:28:35 AM

Mrbogey: jayhawk88: Sam Brownback could spend the next three years taking a shiat on the living room floor of every household in this state, and Kansas would still vote 60% GOP for a Hitler Clone that was running in '16.

Wow... the Democrat candidate must really suck.

/the excuse I hear for why some corrupt Dems get >80% of the vote


You think you're being cute and clever but you're probably right.

Unless you're a conservative Democrat, Democrats can't win Kansas.
 
2013-03-03 10:34:19 AM

Mrbogey: Wow... the Democrat candidate must really suck.


It's spelled "Democratic," Mr. McCarthy.
 
2013-03-03 10:38:05 AM
Carry on my wayward GOP
 
2013-03-03 10:43:16 AM

Mrtraveler01: Unless you're a conservative Democrat, Democrats can't win Kansas.


Pretty much all mainstream democrats are conservative democrats. Unlike the GOP, which claims to have an image problem and not a policy problem, the Democrats DO have a huge image and PR problem, but generally support popular policies. But they're seen as "libs libs libs" because they're attempting to reason with the unreasonable.
 
2013-03-03 10:49:05 AM

The Name: Mrbogey: Wow... the Democrat candidate must really suck.

It's spelled "Democratic," Mr. McCarthy.


They're called "Democrats"  collectively and individually "Democrat" is generally accepted. It's the Democratic Party however if you're referring to the party. Though since I referred to party candidate "Democratic candidate" would have been more acceptable. Don't get all snippy because you have silly nymic rules that don't follow well.
 
2013-03-03 11:03:16 AM

kimwim: Did subby and/or the mod even read this headline?


FTA:  Organizers told the TV station that they want the bid to be a bistate effort,

Besides it's Fark... it's a joke.
 
2013-03-03 11:09:51 AM

PhiloeBedoe: TwoBeersOneCan: Isn't Kansas City in Nebraska?

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No you're thinking of Kid New York. He fought out of Philly.  He was killed in the ring in Houston. By Tex Colorado. You know, the Arizona Assassin...


Ok, I LOL'd
 
2013-03-03 11:21:28 AM

Mrbogey: The Name: Mrbogey: Wow... the Democrat candidate must really suck.

It's spelled "Democratic," Mr. McCarthy.

They're called "Democrats"  collectively and individually "Democrat" is generally accepted. It's the Democratic Party however if you're referring to the party. Though since I referred to party candidate "Democratic candidate" would have been more acceptable. Don't get all snippy because you have silly nymic rules that don't follow well.


"Democratic" is the adjective, "Democrat" is the noun. Know the difference?
 
2013-03-03 11:24:30 AM

jayhawk88: Sam Brownback could spend the next three years taking a shiat on the living room floor of every household in this state, and Kansas would still vote 60% GOP for a Hitler Clone that was running in '16.


On the other hand, Kansas is still mostly against rape.
 
2013-03-03 11:24:47 AM

Mrbogey: It's the Democratic Party however if you're referring to the party.


So why would you say Democratic Party and Democratic convention, but not Democratic candidate?
 
2013-03-03 11:32:26 AM

Mrbogey: The Name: Mrbogey: Wow... the Democrat candidate must really suck.

It's spelled "Democratic," Mr. McCarthy.

They're called "Democrats"  collectively and individually "Democrat" is generally accepted. It's the Democratic Party however if you're referring to the party. Though since I referred to party candidate "Democratic candidate" would have been more acceptable. Don't get all snippy because you have silly nymic rules that don't follow well.


http://www.newyorker.com/archive/2006/08/07/060807ta_talk_hertzberg
 
2013-03-03 11:35:09 AM
Did you guys that are complaining about the "wrong KC" even read the article?  They specifically mention several sites on the Kansas side as possible locations in addition to the MO side Sprint Center.  Although, you'd have to be completely retarded to host the RNC at the Sporting Park in KCK, so that's probably the natural choice for the GOP.  Also, there is a Nascar track within walking distance, so we could probably get epic jokes out of that.
 
2013-03-03 11:38:40 AM

Mrbogey: jayhawk88: Sam Brownback could spend the next three years taking a shiat on the living room floor of every household in this state, and Kansas would still vote 60% GOP for a Hitler Clone that was running in '16.

Wow... the Democrat candidate must really suck.

/the excuse I hear for why some corrupt Dems get >80% of the vote



And yet that's pretty much the going truth of it.  Sam Brownback is, according to recent polls, the least popular governor in his own state in the entire nation.  Polls worse than Scott Walker.  Yet, there's not a Democratic candidate with name recognition over 10%. The mayors of Wichita and KCK have some credibility in their areas but are unknown in the rest of the state.  The last Democratic governor was chairman of the state GOP under a decade ago, and the two leading "D" hopes for the 2014 race are a recently-primaried-out Repub (Schodorf) and a current Repub officeholder (Praeger).
 
2013-03-03 11:42:58 AM

cameroncrazy1984: So why would you say Democratic Party and Democratic convention, but not Democratic candidate?


Or I could have dropped the "candidate" from the sentence and said "the democrat" instead.

Your jimmies are too rustled too much over this.
 
2013-03-03 11:49:16 AM

Lochsteppe: Mrtraveler01: kimwim: Did subby and/or the mod even read this headline?

The joke is subtle but I get it...somewhat. Even though it would take place in Missouri (unless that's the "forget KC is in Missouri and not just Kansas" joke is in play)

St. Louis is trying for both conventions too. But since MO stopped being a swing state in the last few election cycles, I don't see it happening. Which I think is the original joke.

My predictions:

1)Ohio (either Cleveland or Columbus): Since it has become the most critical swing state in the election.

2) Phoenix: An attempt to reach out to the Hispanic community and to keep another Southwest state from falling into Democrat hands.

/thought way too much about this submission at 8:30 in the morning

If the RNC really cared about jobs and the economy, they'd look for the city with the greatest number of under-employed gay male prostitutes and book the convention there.


DC?
 
2013-03-03 11:50:39 AM

SN1987a goes boom: Did you guys that are complaining about the "wrong KC" even read the article?  They specifically mention several sites on the Kansas side as possible locations in addition to the MO side Sprint Center.  Although, you'd have to be completely retarded to host the RNC at the Sporting Park in KCK, so that's probably the natural choice for the GOP.  Also, there is a Nascar track within walking distance, so we could probably get epic jokes out of that.


The whole strategy seems stupid.

How often does the RNC take place outside of the main arena?

I don't remember any activities being held at Raymond James Stadium when the convention was going on in the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
 
2013-03-03 11:50:57 AM
They should be worried about Texas.
 
2013-03-03 12:06:58 PM
As a KC citizen all I have to say is "WE DON'T WANT YOU!!!!"
 
2013-03-03 12:09:40 PM
Probably get hit by a tornado instead of hurricanes
 
2013-03-03 12:25:07 PM

Mrtraveler01: St. Louis was a finalist with Cleveland and Charlotte for the DNC in 2012 but I think the fact that the polls showed Obama having no chance of winning here sinked those chances.


... 'sinked'...??

Where were you raised; Kansas?
 
2013-03-03 12:26:41 PM

PhiloeBedoe: TwoBeersOneCan: Isn't Kansas City in Nebraska?

[i1079.photobucket.com image 602x342]
No you're thinking of Kid New York. He fought out of Philly.  He was killed in the ring in Houston. By Tex Colorado. You know, the Arizona Assassin...


WIN

such a great show.
 
2013-03-03 12:27:17 PM
I do believe the GOP have either discovered the good stuff or are referring to it being a swing state between the Sane GOP and the teabaggers.
 
2013-03-03 12:27:25 PM

TheOther: Mrtraveler01: St. Louis was a finalist with Cleveland and Charlotte for the DNC in 2012 but I think the fact that the polls showed Obama having no chance of winning here sinked those chances.

... 'sinked'...??

Where were you raised; Kansas?


No?

What did I say that was wrong?
 
2013-03-03 12:29:22 PM
Eventually the battered wife gets out the frying pan and a knife.
 
2013-03-03 12:35:59 PM

Mrbogey: The Name: Mrbogey: Wow... the Democrat candidate must really suck.

It's spelled "Democratic," Mr. McCarthy.

They're called "Democrats"  collectively and individually "Democrat" is generally accepted. It's the Democratic Party however if you're referring to the party. Though since I referred to party candidate "Democratic candidate" would have been more acceptable. Don't get all snippy because you have silly nymic rules that don't follow well.


No.  You can say Kirsten Gillibrand is a Democrat.  However, you do not say that Kirsten Gillibrand is Democrat Senator (or candidate).  You say Democratic senator or Democratic candidate.  You say "Democrat" is a noun and a noun only.   To make it an adjective you have to add the "ic" to make it "Democratic."  Of course, I can understand your confusion as Republican is both a noun and adjective, and differences scare Republicans.
 
2013-03-03 12:39:33 PM

Mrtraveler01: SN1987a goes boom: Did you guys that are complaining about the "wrong KC" even read the article?  They specifically mention several sites on the Kansas side as possible locations in addition to the MO side Sprint Center.  Although, you'd have to be completely retarded to host the RNC at the Sporting Park in KCK, so that's probably the natural choice for the GOP.  Also, there is a Nascar track within walking distance, so we could probably get epic jokes out of that.

The whole strategy seems stupid.

How often does the RNC take place outside of the main arena?

I don't remember any activities being held at Raymond James Stadium when the convention was going on in the Tampa Bay Times Forum.


I don't know, but that area is already a clusterfark during Sporting KC and T-bones games not to mention during NASCAR races.  I can't imagine it being a prime choice.
 
2013-03-03 12:41:18 PM

Mrbogey: The Name: Mrbogey: Wow... the Democrat candidate must really suck.

It's spelled "Democratic," Mr. McCarthy.

They're called "Democrats"  collectively and individually "Democrat" is generally accepted. It's the Democratic Party however if you're referring to the party. Though since I referred to party candidate "Democratic candidate" would have been more acceptable. Don't get all snippy because you have silly nymic rules that don't follow well.


You can't even take ownership of your whimsical attempts at insulting people.  What is the point?
 
2013-03-03 12:56:21 PM
This "Democrat Party" crap was mostly limited to just Senator McCarthy and Rush Limbaugh until George W. "Miss me yet?" Bush started up with it and in so doing lowered our national IQ and grasp on reality as he did in so many other ways.
 
2013-03-03 12:59:20 PM

Mrtraveler01: TheOther: Mrtraveler01: St. Louis was a finalist with Cleveland and Charlotte for the DNC in 2012 but I think the fact that the polls showed Obama having no chance of winning here sinked those chances.

... 'sinked'...??

Where were you raised; Kansas?

No?

What did I say that was wrong?


Okay, you're just f*cking with us.  Sorry I fell for it, but good trolling anyway.
 
2013-03-03 01:10:26 PM

Lenny and Carl: I do believe that you have the wrong Kansas City...


The article mentions a two state bid.
 
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