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(Rolling Stone)   What's the Matter with Kansas? No, seriously, what the fark were they thinking   (rollingstone.com) divider line 322
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2013-06-13 11:40:59 AM
What's the matter?  They voted Republican.  duh

As to why, I have no farking clue. Maybe they're all greedy multi-millionaires.  Those are the only people who benefit from GOP rule.
 
2013-06-13 11:51:06 AM
Governor Brownback, a well-known Koch sucker, got elected. Their cronies took over the state legislature two years later.

/somebody please mercy nuke Brownbackistan
 
2013-06-13 11:51:29 AM
My son will be making a road trip in 2 weeks that will take him through Kansas.  I'm having nightmares already.  I wish he'd take the longer but safer route  through Mordor.
 
2013-06-13 11:51:45 AM
What's the matter with Kansas?

How many characters can a Fark post hold?
 
2013-06-13 11:51:53 AM

Lionel Mandrake: What's the matter?  They voted Republican.  duh

As to why, I have no farking clue. Maybe they're all greedy multi-millionaires down on their luck.  Those are the only people who benefit from GOP rule.


FTFY.

Steinbeck was right.
 
2013-06-13 11:53:35 AM

BarkingUnicorn: My son will be making a road trip in 2 weeks that will take him through Kansas.  I'm having nightmares already.  I wish he'd take the longer but safer route  through Mordor.


Our shiathole politics aside, we currently have some of the nicest roads in the union.
 
2013-06-13 11:55:40 AM

CrackpipeCardozo: BarkingUnicorn: My son will be making a road trip in 2 weeks that will take him through Kansas.  I'm having nightmares already.  I wish he'd take the longer but safer route  through Mordor.

Our shiathole politics aside, we currently have some of the nicest roads in the union.


If they get him through Kansas quicker, I'm happy to hear it.
 
2013-06-13 11:56:54 AM

CrackpipeCardozo: BarkingUnicorn: My son will be making a road trip in 2 weeks that will take him through Kansas.  I'm having nightmares already.  I wish he'd take the longer but safer route  through Mordor.

Our shiathole politics aside, we currently have some of the nicest roads in the union.


Yeah, hear the two best things to come out of Kansas are I-70 East and I-70 West.
 
2013-06-13 11:57:16 AM
Well, OK, just as long as they keep their asses on their side of the border.
 
2013-06-13 11:58:04 AM
Better Kansas than say Illinois or Kentucky... the almost perfectly rectangular shape just makes it easier to fence off.
 
2013-06-13 11:58:19 AM
What's the matter with Kansas?

Dust in the Wind is a shiatty song and it's their biggest hit.
 
2013-06-13 11:58:47 AM
The problem with Kansas ...
farm9.staticflickr.com
Is that it's full of Kansans.

It's not like Brownback got elected with a minority of the vote.
 
2013-06-13 11:58:54 AM
What's the Matter with Kansas

They had their biggest hits in the 1970s, and have just kind of coasted along since then. Drugs, groupies, the daily grind or touring for 3 decades playing state fairs and opening up for REO Speedwagon can really take it out of you.
 
2013-06-13 11:59:50 AM
The results of the Tea 'tard experiment in real time. Wisconsin also is trying to do the same. But keep them evil liberals out of office at all costs.
 
2013-06-13 12:00:30 PM

kbronsito: Better Kansas than say Illinois or Kentucky... the almost perfectly rectangular shape just makes it easier to fence off.


IL should be easier to fence.  You half two straight as an arrow boarders and two rivers.... no need to fence the rivers
 
2013-06-13 12:01:40 PM

Lionel Mandrake: What's the matter?  They voted Republican.  duh

As to why, I have no farking clue. Maybe they're all greedy multi-millionaires.  Those are the only people who benefit from GOP rule.



Was on a run this morning thinking about this idea--I have a few die hard republican friends. One in particular, while visiting my wife and I out here in San Francisco, said "You know, the left really does have on it correct on about all of the social issues, the right has it correct with economic ones."

I have no idea why it struck me as so dumb--the idea that the GOP actually has economic issues down pat, or the idea the Democrats are so lost when it comes to them. Practically, their economic policies while in office (not the ones they tout when campaigning or out of power) are essentially the same. Spend a ton, lower taxes when possible, rinse, repeat. How did liberals get labelled so successfully as tax vampires? Especially after Bush? How did the right convince people it was doing them so well?

And for the record, I'm becoming very, very disillusioned with the Democratic party--I'm coming to a point where I don't believe either party has our economic interests as citizens as an even meager priority. I believe the only real reason to vote for Democrats is social reform--so I have no idea why anyone votes for conservatives.
 
2013-06-13 12:01:56 PM
"What's the Matter with Kansas?", BTW, sounds like the question they should have asked the heads of the Manhattan project when they decided to test out the Nukes in New Mexico.
 
2013-06-13 12:02:13 PM

Saiga410: kbronsito: Better Kansas than say Illinois or Kentucky... the almost perfectly rectangular shape just makes it easier to fence off.

IL should be easier to fence.  You half two straight as an arrow boarders and two rivers.... no need to fence the rivers


tell that to texas, arizona, and california!
 
2013-06-13 12:02:13 PM
You know how Congress Critters keep saying that states should be used as a test bed for federal policy?

We now have a giant neon sign showing what will certainly destroy a state.
 
2013-06-13 12:04:09 PM

Lionel Mandrake: What's the matter?  They voted Republican.  duh

As to why, I have no farking clue. Maybe they're all greedy multi-millionaires.  Those are the only people who benefit from GOP rule.


Yes, the rich own the land, the churches, etc, the poor work the land, attend the churches, and do what they are told, at least for now.
 
2013-06-13 12:06:00 PM
"In an era when many believe that America has lost its way, Kansas knows its way."

survivingcalifornia.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-13 12:06:00 PM
"What's the matter with Kansas?"

1) It stil exists.
2) It isn't quarantined from the rest of planet Earth.
3) Reverse Darwinism
4) Incestual cousin relations
5) Farm subsidies
6) Theofascism
7) Not altitudinaly-endowed
 
2013-06-13 12:06:43 PM
It's full of conservatives, and they don't think.  That's the problem.
 
2013-06-13 12:07:17 PM

TimonC346: You know, the left really does have on it correct on about all of the social issues, the right has it correct with economic ones."


So, Libertarian, then?
 
2013-06-13 12:07:31 PM

vernonFL: What's the Matter with Kansas

They had their biggest hits in the 1970s, and have just kind of coasted along since then. Drugs, groupies, the daily grind or touring for 3 decades playing state fairs and opening up for REO Speedwagon can really take it out of you.


Wait - what?  Are you saying that, like - all they are is...dust in the wind?
 
2013-06-13 12:07:43 PM

TimonC346: I have no idea why anyone votes for conservatives.


Because They buy into the GOP fear-stoking propaganda that the Muslim Brotherhood-infiltrated Democrat Party only wants to take away their stuff and give it to gay illegal immigrants.  And destroy Christmas/Christianity.

/only very slightly exaggerating
 
2013-06-13 12:08:05 PM
That's a shame.

Nobody cares.  Kansas could disappear off the map tomorrow and the world would shrug its shoulders.  Other than having a decent college basketball team every once in a while, why should any of us give a rat's ass?
 
2013-06-13 12:09:33 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-13 12:10:03 PM
Oh look, it's that Kansas article again.
 
2013-06-13 12:10:53 PM

LemSkroob: TimonC346: You know, the left really does have on it correct on about all of the social issues, the right has it correct with economic ones."

So, Libertarian, then?


or bumper sticker from the late 70s
 
2013-06-13 12:11:59 PM

As I'm reading TFA, I'm thinking what could have led mostly mild mannered mid-westerners to not lean but actually jump so far into the arms of the fringe right.  Then, a reminder of this:


    Back then, Kansas still had a Democratic governor in Kathleen Sebelius.


Newton's 3rd Law is affirmed.
 
2013-06-13 12:12:22 PM

vernonFL: What's the Matter with Kansas

They had their biggest hits in the 1970s, and have just kind of coasted along since then. Drugs, groupies, the daily grind or touring for 3 decades playing state fairs and opening up for REO Speedwagon can really take it out of you.


That's odd...at one time Kansas was practically a christian group.  They were on the 700 Club!

/was gonna say they screwed up when they lost Steve Morse
/Deep Purple's gain
 
2013-06-13 12:14:20 PM

Pincy: That's a shame.

Nobody cares.  Kansas could disappear off the map tomorrow and the world would shrug its shoulders.  Other than having a decent college basketball team every once in a while, why should any of us give a rat's ass?


Don't they grow food, or something?  That's kind of cool.  We shall let them live...

for now
 
2013-06-13 12:16:37 PM
"For the past 12 years, the Kansas State Capitol has been under constant renovation. Most recently, its grand dome..."

SHIAT! HOW'D WE MISS THAT??!
 
2013-06-13 12:17:20 PM

TimonC346: Was on a run this morning thinking about this idea--I have a few die hard republican friends. One in particular, while visiting my wife and I out here in San Francisco, said "You know, the left really does have on it correct on about all of the social issues, the right has it correct with economic ones."


I take it he thinks that 'tax and spend' is a shiattier economic policy than 'don't tax at all and spend money of different things'.
 
2013-06-13 12:18:56 PM
Holy farking shiat. I just got done posting my conservative utopia thing in the other thread then I go read this. I didn't exaggerate enough.
 
2013-06-13 12:20:37 PM

TimonC346: And for the record, I'm becoming very, very disillusioned with the Democratic party--I'm coming to a point where I don't believe either party has our economic interests as citizens as an even meager priority.


Ah, you're catching on.  It's a very elite little club they have:  they all increase their wealth *drastically*, they get tons of perks, and they do NOT want the status quo to be upset since that'll cut into their cash cow.

It's almost as if they get together and decide to pump up the flame wars to distract the people of this country so we won't catch on to what they're actually doing.  In other words, they don't give a shiat what happens to the people as long as they get to continue milking the utterly flawed system for all it's worth.

/it's or its...?
/tits...
 
2013-06-13 12:22:00 PM
Dear Rolling Stone:

Will you please return to writing about music and pop culture? We get enough political opinion and outrage from legitimate news sources. Your brief foray into tattle-tale takedown journalism was noted. Now stop it and tell me about music again.

Thanks,
Recent former subscriber.
 
2013-06-13 12:23:33 PM

ristst: vernonFL: What's the Matter with Kansas

They had their biggest hits in the 1970s, and have just kind of coasted along since then. Drugs, groupies, the daily grind or touring for 3 decades playing state fairs and opening up for REO Speedwagon can really take it out of you.

That's odd...at one time Kansas was practically a christian group.  They were on the 700 Club!

/was gonna say they screwed up when they lost Steve Morse
/Deep Purple's gain


A couple years ago, Kerry Livgren called Hannity's radio show to gush about what a huge fan he is.
 
2013-06-13 12:25:49 PM

Stabone33: Dear Rolling Stone:

Will you please return to writing about music and pop culture? We get enough political opinion and outrage from legitimate news sources. Your brief foray into tattle-tale takedown journalism was noted. Now stop it and tell me about music again.

Thanks,
Recent former subscriber.


brief foray?
 
2013-06-13 12:26:34 PM

Stabone33: Your brief foray into tattle-tale takedown journalism was noted.


Brief?

LOL!  They've been writing about politics for decades.  And music.  And popular culture.  And...
 
2013-06-13 12:26:59 PM

Serious Black: Governor Brownback, a well-known Koch sucker, got elected. Their cronies took over the state legislature two years later.

/somebody please mercy nuke Brownbackistan


www.bloguin.com
 
2013-06-13 12:27:45 PM
FTFA: Lawrence Democrat John Wilson stands up to offer his own cheeky amendment. If gun-free zones are so dangerous, he argues sarcastically, why not get rid of the metal detectors and guards at the entrances to this very building (the capitol building), which wind up costing Kansas taxpayers upwards of $200,000 annually, and just allow everyone to carry concealed weapons in the state capitol instead?
Howell says that sounds like a great idea to him. The amendment passes overwhelmingly, as does the bill itself.


Merica!!! Fark yeah!
 
2013-06-13 12:28:16 PM

Stabone33: Dear Rolling Stone:

Will you please return to writing about music and pop culture? We get enough political opinion and outrage from legitimate news sources. Your brief foray into tattle-tale takedown journalism was noted. Now stop it and tell me about music again.

Thanks,
Recent former subscriber.


I don't think you've ever read Rolling Stone in your life.
 
2013-06-13 12:29:28 PM

Lionel Mandrake: What's the matter?  They voted Republican.  duh

As to why, I have no farking clue. Maybe they're all greedy multi-millionaires.  Those are the only people who benefit from GOP rule.


They made the brilliant move of appealing to many poor single issue voters. "I know you are broke but if you vote for me no more abortion!"

It worked pretty well for a long time.
 
2013-06-13 12:29:31 PM
Oh dear, a bunch of tobacco-chawin', sister-marryin', retrograde throwbacks has taken over a state! Whatever shall we do?

The left wants diversity until it has the temerity to disagree with them.
 
2013-06-13 12:31:03 PM

jjorsett: Oh dear, a bunch of tobacco-chawin', sister-marryin', retrograde throwbacks has taken over a state! Whatever shall we do?

The left wants diversity until it has the temerity to disagree with them.


If, like you suggest, everyone is inbred, the problem is lack of (genetic) diversity.
 
2013-06-13 12:31:08 PM

Witty_Retort: You know how Congress Critters keep saying that states should be used as a test bed for federal policy?

We now have a giant neon sign showing what will certainly destroy a state.


Dude, the only reason their policies are failing is those damn libbys won't let them be conservative enough to flourish, duh...

/what they actually believe
 
2013-06-13 12:31:27 PM
i47.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-13 12:31:42 PM
Ugh. Kansas = Colorado's idiot brother who accidentally stabs himself in the eye every Thanksgiving.
 
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