Thursday, August 04, 2016

A number of conservative Republicans in Kansas primaried out in response to Governor Brownback essentially destroying the state's economy.

Courtesy of ABC News:

A top Senate leader and at least 10 other conservative Kansas legislators have lost their seats as moderate Republicans made GOP primary races a referendum on education funding and the state's persistent budget woes. 

Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce was among the lawmakers ousted amid a backlash against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his allies. 

The voting occurred against the backdrop not only of the state's fiscal woes but ongoing legal and political disputes over funding for public schools. The state Supreme Court could rule by the end of the year on whether the Legislature is shorting schools on their state aid by hundreds of millions of dollars a year. 

Kansas has struggled to balance its budget since the GOP-dominated Legislature slashed personal income taxes in 2012 and 2013 at Brownback's urging to stimulate the economy. That's created concerns among educators about future spending on schools, even as many Republicans see the $4 billion-plus a year the state now spends as generous.

Just another reminder that if you want to see your state's economy go into the shitter just keep electing Republicans.

Now all Kansas needs to do is find a Democrat to elect as governor, a Jerry Brown type would be best, and they will get the economy back on track.

Of course then in the next election the Republicans will use homophobia and anti-abortion rhetoric to turn voters out to replace them with yet another trickle down dumbass Republican and the whole cycle starts again.


  1. Anonymous6:17 AM

    I think you're not only preaching to the choir here, but half the congregation is wising up as well.

  2. Anonymous6:38 AM

    Illegal"“It's quintessential,” he said. “If you enter the United States with the intention of working without authorization and you present yourself to a border agent at an airport or a seaport or a manned border and request a visa, even if there is not a Q&A — knowing that you are coming to work — you are implicitly, if not explicitly, manifesting that you intend to comply with the parameters of the visa classification for which you sought entry and were granted entry."
    ” Požar said he learned of these first jobs in America from two fashion agents, one in Italy and the nother in Vienna, and that such trips abroad were common for Eastern European models, but NOT “technically” legal.
    dRumpf quote:"“end forever the use of the H-1B as a cheap labor program, and institute an absolute requirement to hire American workers first for every visa and immigration program. No exceptions.”

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    1. Anonymous7:21 AM

      The Kahn's are Unequivocal Legal in this GREAT country and GREAT CITIZENS. (a native or naturalized member of a state or nation who owes allegiance to its government and is entitled to its protection)

    2. Anonymous7:22 AM

      just for the record, models do not enter the US on H-1B visas, they enter under the visas for entertainers and athletes.

      However Melania would have a hard time since she is not exceptional, she was doing catalog work and not a supermodel. Plenty of fresh faced American girls to do catalog work.

    3. Anonymous7:46 AM

      Maybe she is just stupid, but I find it odd that no one can get a straight answer from her what year she came to the USA.

      Unless of course she is lying again, since lies are so much harder to remember.

    4. Anonymous10:14 AM

      Melania probably did what most illegals do.

      They enter the country legally for visitation or tourism or whatever. They they overstay their visa and just disappear.

      Melania got lucky and married herself a rich green card.

  3. Anonymous6:39 AM

    Sure sounds like she was working on a tourist visa because as the article mentions, "models" do not have to renew their visas every year.

    What were the restrictions for Yugoslavia at the time?

    Did she get a green card from "work" or marrying the Donald?

    Was Melania Trump an "Illegal"? (Also Argh!!!)

  4. Anonymous6:42 AM

    Meanwhile, no surprise SHE LIED!

    Melania Trump broke immigration laws after coming to the US

  5. Can we get this on the front page of every major newspaper in all the red states? Probably wouldn't change anything though. Cognitive dissonance and confirmation bias.

  6. Anonymous6:46 AM

    Many folks saw this coming. Oh well!
    Do what you've always done. Adios Kansas.
    Don't want no gubmint!!!!
    Vote rethugs!!

  7. Olivia6:47 AM

    Turns out "slash and burn" isn't the greatest governing principle.

  8. Anonymous6:53 AM

    Treason! Slander! Supporting murder in the streets! "Donald Trump has slandered the family of a dead soldier, committed treason by inviting Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email account, "What was once his desire to rank second place to send a message to America and increase his power as a businessman has nightmarishly morphed into a charade that is poised to do irreparable damage to this country.” dRump THINKS he WINS by DOUBT and LIES.

    1. Anonymous6:59 AM


  9. Anonymous7:04 AM

    If you guys haven't seen James Corden and Denis Leary do the new version of the Asshole song. Go find it now. Still laughing! Luv those guys.

    1. Anonymous7:22 AM

      Oh look, I did your work for you. It would be most courteous for you to post a link when you reference something.

    2. Anonymous8:27 AM

      Oh look, aren't you special? I'm curious. Has it EVER occurred to you that yes indeed there are actually humans (more than you could probably comprehend) that STILL don't know how to do many things on their computers?

      Could they learn? Sure. Again, did it ever occur to you that many of them are happy with what they do know and don't really give any kind of a fuck what whiny little bitches think of their computer skills?

      I am just so humbled that you took time out of your busy day to do my work for me.

      Furthermore I will reference anything I want to any time I want to without a link.

      Sick to death of the YOU DIDN'T LINK bitchers. Funny thing, I don't need links to find things.

    3. Anonymous8:54 AM

      It is always the POLITE thing to do to add a link. Obviously polite is not your native "language"...

    4. Anonymous9:17 AM

      Wow, all this argument over a comment that was Off Topic in the first place!

    5. Anonymous9:32 AM

      8:27 Thank you!

      8:54 Is judgemental prick your most endearing quality?

    6. Anonymous1:27 PM

      Hey, I can't link either. I should learn but am super computer lazy. Love you guys, all.

  10. Anonymous7:18 AM

    O/T Melanomia can add illegal alien to her resume and could be the first First Lady to be deported:

    Gaps in Melania Trump's immigration story raise questions

    1. Anonymous8:54 AM

      What do you expect from a Russian spy?

    2. Anonymous10:21 AM

      She's married to an American so they won't deport her.

      Would be nice if she has to appear before a judge with her spouse and pay a hefty fine. September would be a lovely month to testify.

  11. If the rich keep getting richer without creating more jobs, why would they create more jobs? At what point do people stop believing the trickle down lie?

    1. Anonymous8:20 AM

      TCC 7:43 We need your entry on a billboard in every town! Succinctly says it all!

  12. Anonymous7:52 AM

    The Republican motto is Make America Great Again and we, the people, have decided to do just that by voting out all teabaggers and other insane conservatives.

  13. Anonymous8:02 AM

    Don't understand why anyone would be gung ho to live in Kansass anyway. Maybe a mass migration such as that from Syria would give the asshole rethugs a clue?

  14. Randall8:26 AM

    Trickle-down economics does not work
    it has never worked
    it cannot work.
    Trickle-down economics is a cruel hoax perpetrated by the rich upon the poor, who are too stupid to vote it down.

    1. Anonymous10:23 AM

      But, but, .... RONALD REAGAN!

  15. Anonymous8:33 AM

    OT: BINGO!

  16. Anonymous9:20 AM

    It is indeed good news that the Tea Baggers will be replaced with moderate Republicans in Kansas. There are plenty of good moderate Republicans, at least there used to be before the Tea Party parade replaced them. Nice to hear that sanity may be returning to Kansas.

  17. 66gardeners10:15 AM

    Heard this recently: If you want to live like a republican, vote like a democrat. Nothing fiscally conservative about people who think making wars is a jobs' program.

  18. Anonymous5:19 PM

    Just talking to my son in Ks. State income tax went up, sales tax went up, and vehical registrations are up.
    So the governor can fund his special projects and cut funding for education. Next build more jails.

  19. Can't wait to see the same thing here in Wisconsin! Walker, Ryan and all their crony's need to go away! They have given us Wisconsinites a bad name!

  20. Anonymous11:40 AM

    Governor Sham Brownquack was interviewed about the electoral asskicking his teabagger repubes took.

    Brownback says election not repudiation of policies, doesn't know how state would pay for new school spending
    Governor faults lack of communication and negative media attention

  21. Anonymous6:06 PM

    Is Kansas Governor Sham Brown Quack about to pull a Palin!?


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