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Sun Apr 7, 2013, 09:44 AM

We're not in Kansas any more, are we?

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Reply We're not in Kansas any more, are we? (Original post)
1monster Apr 2013 OP
slackmaster Apr 2013 #1
RC Apr 2013 #2
onyourleft Apr 2013 #10
Logical Apr 2013 #3
Liberalagogo Apr 2013 #4
Demeter Apr 2013 #6
lastlib Apr 2013 #8
proud2BlibKansan Apr 2013 #5
erronis Apr 2013 #7
Sienna86 Apr 2013 #9
proud2BlibKansan Apr 2013 #11

Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 09:53 AM

1. I've been out of there since 1962, except for occasional visits

 

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Response to slackmaster (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 10:12 AM

2. I did better than that.

 

I left in 1959 and have not been back except for occasional visits too.

Of course being so old that I remember when dirt was clean probably helped with leaving sooner.

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Response to RC (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 12:00 PM

10. We left in...

...1990, returned for one year, remembered why we left to begin with and came back to New Hampshire. I lived most of my life there until my mid 40s and I'm now very late 60s. We won't return by choice.

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 10:14 AM

3. I live in this right wing nut state. Hard to believe not long ago we had a female Democratic Gov. nt

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 10:19 AM

4. Kinda ironic that

that state has a town named Liberal. Would've thought they'd have burned it to the ground by now.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 11:18 AM

6. or spontaneously combusted!

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 11:40 AM

8. The Koch brothers may be working on that.............

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Response to 1monster (Original post)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 10:52 AM

5. This is what happens when the tea party takes over a state.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 11:36 AM

7. There was plenty of regressives in KS back in the 60's

I went to KU (Lawrence) a liberal pimple on the plains back in the 60's - early 70's. The politics of the state were plenty right-wing way back then - didn't need to be called TeeBuggers or anything. KU had its campus occupied by the National Guard and a couple (I believe) of students were gunned down.

However, whenever I met a plain-old Kansan they were almost invariably friendly and helpful. It was just, then and now, the politicians and religious zealots who thought they could make their $$s by being hateful.

Hang in there, Tena!

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Response to erronis (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 11:50 AM

9. The young man, Nick Rice, was shot by local police adjacent to campus

It happened in 1970 during an anti-war protest.

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Response to erronis (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 7, 2013, 05:15 PM

11. It's much worse now.

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