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(Think Progress)   So this ACTUALLY happened: MO's Senate has voted to cut off all funds to their driver's licensing bureau because a lawmaker's wife is convinced they are part of UN conspiracy to use the "Delphi technique" to brainwash Americans   (thinkprogress.org) divider line 139
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2013-04-24 10:45:02 AM
Sounds like Missouri
 
2013-04-24 10:50:51 AM
I'm sorry.  I can't process this much stupid. I think my brain is melting.
 
2013-04-24 10:59:10 AM
The republican party.
 
2013-04-24 11:03:53 AM
Please let this become law.

Please please PLEASE.
 
2013-04-24 11:08:52 AM
THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICANS ACTUALLY BELIEVE
 
2013-04-24 11:09:00 AM
Funny enough, there actually is a Delphi Method... created by the RAND Corporation. Of course, it's a panel of experts anonymously answering a questionnaire and receiving the collective data back to evaluate trends, but still...
 
2013-04-24 11:10:55 AM
New rule:  If you can't pass a citizenship test, you can't run for office.

Because if you are so ignorant about how civics works, and how the US government is set up that you are willing to propose this stuff, or vote for it, then you need to go far away.
 
2013-04-24 11:11:51 AM
thiswebsitehasnoname.com

Reading this gave me cancer. That's how stupid it is.
 
2013-04-24 11:13:37 AM
Today's wholly rhetorical question:

How in the HELL can people this mind-numbingly stupid get elected to anything? Even in Missouri?
 
2013-04-24 11:13:49 AM
You know. I've gotten used to hearing extremist and even idiotic rhetoric from GOP polticians for a long time, but it rarely worried me because I knew they didn;t really BELIEVE that shiat, it was just a gag for the rubes, a con for the gadje, something they said to get elected but once in office, I was pretty confident that they act like grown ups and handle the state or the country's business like grown-ups, albeit often in a way I didn't like

But something terrifying has happened in the last decade.   Somehow the inmates have begun running the asulym,  the people in charge actually seem to BELIEVE the crap they are spewing, and that is scary beyond words.   Considered what happened here:

1) Missouri's Senate has demanded that the state bureau of licensing refuse to comply with A FEDERAL LAW
2) They want them to disobey this law and stop making any electronic record of concealed carry gun permits out of an inrattional fear of some sort of red Dawn gun confiscation list scenario
3) The WIFE of a legislature is invited to tesitfy on a subject she claims (in other articles) to have "studied quite a bit on" which is this nefarious UN Agenda 21  to brianwash Americans into becoming socialists
4) THERE IS NO SUCH THING as Agenda 21 or "Delphi Mind control techniques"   they come from a NOVEL written by notorius crazy-person GLENN BECK.


So to sum up,   The majority of MO's upper house has voted to cripple one of its government's essential functions because somebody's wife is so paranoid that she can no longer distinguish fiction from reality (a working clincal definition of delusional psychosis BTW)

I....have no words...
 
2013-04-24 11:14:44 AM
Guess they won't need any truck drivers then.

Good luck with that. Seriously. And God bless your poor, dear sweet hearts for trying so very hard...
 
2013-04-24 11:14:50 AM
Blue Helmeted!
 
2013-04-24 11:16:20 AM

tnpir: How in the HELL can people this mind-numbingly stupid get elected to anything? Even in Missouri?


You'd be surprised how many everyday, otherwise "rational" people believe some sort of anti-UN or Anti-Globalization conspiracy theory derp, and only bring it up in private.

FFS, there are still people out there who think the UN commands a standing army.
 
2013-04-24 11:19:18 AM
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Obscure?
 
2013-04-24 11:19:40 AM
Several vague references to what SOME people believe makes the article true?
 If all the nut ball proposals got signed by Governors we'd be in trouble. Most of the time
they are bills that send a message. (good or bad)
 Think Progress does everything but actually THINK.
 Like Glenn Beck shouting that the world will end every month.
 
2013-04-24 11:21:08 AM
the GOP has been anti-education decades. after all, unless you're they're millionaires, educated people tend to vote democratic. while this short-sighted policy may have proved successful initially, it was only a matter of time before a few of these ignorant rubes would float to the top of the toilet bowl and become politicians.
 
2013-04-24 11:23:18 AM

chiett: If all the nut ball proposals got signed by Governors we'd be in trouble. Most of the time
they are bills that send a message. (good or bad)


You are here, and the point is waving at you in Bejing.

The point is that there are people who are stupid/unbalanced enough to let themselves be influenced towards making policies and laws on conspiracy theories that have been debunked numerous times in the past 30 years. Yes, they're that old.

That fact alone should make you think.
 
2013-04-24 11:28:41 AM

Magorn: 1) Missouri's Senate has demanded that the state bureau of licensing refuse to comply with A FEDERAL LAW


To be fair, lots of states decide to not comply with or contradict federal laws on occasion for a variety of reasons (marijuana legalization for example).
 
2013-04-24 11:34:39 AM
I can't wait to see how the usual apologists will defend this one.
 
2013-04-24 11:39:14 AM

Bloody William: Funny enough, there actually is a Delphi Method... created by the RAND Corporation. Of course, it's a panel of experts anonymously answering a questionnaire and receiving the collective data back to evaluate trends, but still...


RAND? ... It's all coming up Reverse Vampires!
 
2013-04-24 11:39:21 AM

Thoguh: New rule:  If you can't pass a citizenship test, you can't run for office.


The idea of a citizenship test in a Republican-controlled state is farking  horrifying.
 
2013-04-24 11:39:49 AM

Bloody William: Funny enough, there actually is a Delphi Method... created by the RAND Corporation. Of course, it's a panel of experts anonymously answering a questionnaire and receiving the collective data back to evaluate trends, but still...


Didn't they also do a study on the feasibility of a doomsday device?
 
2013-04-24 11:40:38 AM
Thanks MO for making me feel a little bit better about Oklahoma today.

Today/this week, our governor and legislature agreed to cut the top income tax rate after (1) cutting education funding 20% since 2008 and (2) rejecting the Medicare expansion because the state would not be able to pay for it.

But you know what, our high income earners need another 0.25% taken off of their tax bill.
 
2013-04-24 11:44:17 AM

Minarets: Thanks MO for making me feel a little bit better about Oklahoma today.

Today/this week, our governor and legislature agreed to cut the top income tax rate after (1) cutting education funding 20% since 2008 and (2) rejecting the Medicare expansion because the state would not be able to pay for it.

But you know what, our high income earners need another 0.25% taken off of their tax bill.


Also known as pulling a Kansas.   The center of the nation will collapse as the derp concentration reaches such density that actual intelligence cannot escape.  This is known as the derpularity.
 
2013-04-24 11:44:30 AM

Minarets: Thanks MO for making me feel a little bit better about Oklahoma today.

Today/this week, our governor and legislature agreed to cut the top income tax rate after (1) cutting education funding 20% since 2008 and (2) rejecting the Medicare expansion because the state would not be able to pay for it.

But you know what, our high income earners need another 0.25% taken off of their tax bill.


Feeling the same way about living in Kansas.

This year anyone who is part of a partnership pays zero state income taxes. As a high earner I also got a small cut but that is not worth the state going to shiat.
 
2013-04-24 11:45:25 AM
Melissa Wilson, wife of state Rep. Kenneth Wilson (R), told the committee earlier this month that she was certain that gun records had been shared with the federal government as a part of a United Nations initiative called Agenda 21, which some conservatives believe is a conspiracy to "transform America from the land of the free, to the land of the collective" through "a mind-control" tactic called the Delphi technique.

If she's certain, why has no one demanded proof from her?

Balkanization of this country can't happen fast enough. I don't want to be even marginally associated with these hillbilly dope politics.
 
2013-04-24 11:46:51 AM

Voiceofreason01: Sounds like Missouri


As I sit here typing this in Missouri, I nod my head in agreement.
 
2013-04-24 11:48:12 AM

nocturnal001: Minarets: Thanks MO for making me feel a little bit better about Oklahoma today.

Today/this week, our governor and legislature agreed to cut the top income tax rate after (1) cutting education funding 20% since 2008 and (2) rejecting the Medicare expansion because the state would not be able to pay for it.

But you know what, our high income earners need another 0.25% taken off of their tax bill.

Feeling the same way about living in Kansas.

This year anyone who is part of a partnership pays zero state income taxes. As a high earner I also got a small cut but that is not worth the state going to shiat.


I hadn't heard this. Kansas doesn't levy state income taxes on income derived from a partnership?
 
2013-04-24 11:49:33 AM
nocturnal001:
Feeling the same way about living in Kansas.

...As a high earner I also got a small cut but that is not worth the state going to shiat.


I agree. My parents who make considerably more than I do still think they pay too much though
 
2013-04-24 11:50:58 AM

tnpir: Today's wholly rhetorical question:

How in the HELL can people this mind-numbingly stupid get elected to anything? Even in Missouri?


Stupid voters can lead to stupid elected officials.

/in before those hi-larious Obama zingers.
 
2013-04-24 11:51:36 AM

chiett: Most of the time
they are bills that send a message. (good or bad)


Yeah, except the message they are sending is, "hello world, we are paranoid, crazy and delusional"
 
2013-04-24 11:54:02 AM
Wait, if they can't issue drivers licenses, then how are people supposed to vote?

...Oh...

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2013-04-24 11:55:20 AM

Minarets: Thanks MO for making me feel a little bit better about Oklahoma today.

Today/this week, our governor and legislature agreed to cut the top income tax rate after (1) cutting education funding 20% since 2008 and (2) rejecting the Medicare expansion because the state would not be able to pay for it.

But you know what, our high income earners need another 0.25% taken off of their tax bill.


And this is after the Tulsa chamber of commerce lobbied AGAINST it. They were far more concerned about declining education and infrastructure then they were about I've-got-mine-so-fark-you.
 
2013-04-24 11:55:30 AM
Kansas / Missouri race to the bottom.

Who will "Win"?
 
2013-04-24 11:55:39 AM
This Agenda 21 thing is really turning out to be one of the greatest things of our generation. It's an incredibly accurate litmus test for dumb.
 
2013-04-24 11:56:19 AM
Does anyone else ever wake up feeling like they live in a nation where nearly a third of the population uses psychoactive drugs?

/ oh, yeah... damn
 
2013-04-24 11:57:21 AM

Dr.Zom: Voiceofreason01: Sounds like Missouri

As I sit here typing this in Missouri, I nod my head in agreement.


Rural Missourah is so full of derp it's not even funny.

I've said it before and will say it again: I wish St. Louis, Kansas City and Columbia could secede and form it's own state connected by I-70.
 
2013-04-24 11:57:52 AM

jayhawk88: This Agenda 21 thing is really turning out to be one of the greatest things of our generation. It's an incredibly accurate litmus test for dumb.


One of THEM-like typing detected...

Stay out of my brainwaves, bro.
 
2013-04-24 11:57:52 AM
So their entire licensing and registration system shuts down once their immediate funds run out?
 
2013-04-24 11:58:28 AM
Aren't the men in white supposed to come take you to a safe place when you go insane?
 
2013-04-24 11:58:47 AM

Moopy Mac: nocturnal001: Minarets: Thanks MO for making me feel a little bit better about Oklahoma today.

Today/this week, our governor and legislature agreed to cut the top income tax rate after (1) cutting education funding 20% since 2008 and (2) rejecting the Medicare expansion because the state would not be able to pay for it.

But you know what, our high income earners need another 0.25% taken off of their tax bill.

Feeling the same way about living in Kansas.

This year anyone who is part of a partnership pays zero state income taxes. As a high earner I also got a small cut but that is not worth the state going to shiat.

I hadn't heard this. Kansas doesn't levy state income taxes on income derived from a partnership?


I really hope that's not true. One of my business partners is entirely money driven and if he ever hears this he'll be pushing to move our HQ there. We already had to talk him down once from wanting to entirely relocate the company to our Texas office.
 
2013-04-24 11:59:07 AM

Bloody William: Funny enough, there actually is a Delphi Method... created by the RAND Corporation. Of course, it's a panel of experts anonymously answering a questionnaire and receiving the collective data back to evaluate trends, but still...


RAND Corporation... Rand Paul... study it out people!
 
2013-04-24 11:59:36 AM

lockers: But you know what, our high income earners need another 0.25% taken off of their tax bill.

And this is after the Tulsa chamber of commerce lobbied AGAINST it. They were far more concerned about declining education and infrastructure then they were about I've-got-mine-so-fark-you.


" 'Real Oklahomans' don't listen to what those liberal sissy city-boys in Tulsa and OKC have to say about shiat.  What makes them think think they're all high-and-mighty? "

// wish I were kidding
 
2013-04-24 12:01:06 PM

Moopy Mac: nocturnal001: Minarets: Thanks MO for making me feel a little bit better about Oklahoma today.

Today/this week, our governor and legislature agreed to cut the top income tax rate after (1) cutting education funding 20% since 2008 and (2) rejecting the Medicare expansion because the state would not be able to pay for it.

But you know what, our high income earners need another 0.25% taken off of their tax bill.

Feeling the same way about living in Kansas.

This year anyone who is part of a partnership pays zero state income taxes. As a high earner I also got a small cut but that is not worth the state going to shiat.

I hadn't heard this. Kansas doesn't levy state income taxes on income derived from a partnership?


rental income, s corp income and some others.  so glad that the effects will be realized before 2014 election and hopefully there will be a purging in Topeka.
 
2013-04-24 12:01:56 PM

jayhawk88: This Agenda 21 thing is really turning out to be one of the greatest things of our generation. It's an incredibly accurate litmus test for dumb.


Amen.

In Missouri, both houses have veto proof Republican majorities and have accumulated a lot of really derpy members in the last couple years.

At least Gov. Nixon (D) is willing to veto some of their nonsense. As long as the Republicans don't vote as a single bloc, we can keep the crazier shiat from passing.
 
2013-04-24 12:03:23 PM
How is anybody taking these farking idiots seriously and voting them into office?  You deserve the derp, Missouri.
 
2013-04-24 12:03:46 PM

Thrag: I really hope that's not true. One of my business partners is entirely money driven and if he ever hears this he'll be pushing to move our HQ there. We already had to talk him down once from wanting to entirely relocate the company to our Texas office.


It doesn't make KS any more appealing than any of the five states with no corporate income tax already (NV, SD, TX, WA, WY).  If he hasn't moved to one of those states already, KS isn't giving him any sweetener over that.
 
2013-04-24 12:08:03 PM

HotWingConspiracy: If she's certain, why has no one demanded proof from her?


Lack of proof of a conspiracy is itself further proof of a conspiracy. I thought everyone knew that...

Unless... you're one of them.
=Smidge=
 
2013-04-24 12:09:30 PM
lockers:
And this is after the Tulsa chamber of commerce lobbied AGAINST it. They were far more concerned about declining education and infrastructure then they were about I've-got-mine-so-fark-you.

Assuming you're from Tulsa (like I am), you know that what we say means jack shiat to the people in OKC.

You want money for a cultural museum in Tulsa?  I don't know, we just spent $40 million on this cultural museum here and we haven't finished it yet.

Oh you need money to replace a functionally obsolete bridge over the river?  That might take a while.  Oh look! I found all this money to move an entire highway 2 miles to the south.

Hey Tulsa, agree with us on passenger rail service to OKC and we'll ex... *snicker* extend it to Tulsa *snicker* SOON!   14 years later ...  nothing, oh and maybe we will sell the right of way that we would have used for rail service since we don't really need it.  By the way, did anyone ever think of extending our rail service to Kansas?
 
2013-04-24 12:15:57 PM
THIS IS WHAT REPUBLICAN VOTERS ACTUALLY BELIEVE
 
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