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Wed Aug 8, 2012, 10:42 AM

The voters in Kansas have lost their minds

Unbelievable.

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proud2BlibKansan Aug 2012 OP
BlueToTheBone Aug 2012 #1
proud2BlibKansan Aug 2012 #2
kestrel91316 Aug 2012 #3
1KansasDem Aug 2012 #4
lastlib Aug 2012 #5
RKP5637 Aug 2012 #6
hfojvt Aug 2012 #7

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 10:43 AM

1. What happened now?

We've always known that those windswept plains make people crazy, but what happened today?

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 10:47 AM

2. The tea partiers took the Senate.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 11:56 AM

3. Well they are going to lose their livelihoods, too, if the climate gets much worse.

It's mighty hard to farm in a place that routinely gets 100F+ temps in the summer and no rain for months to boot. Just ask us folks in SoCal, a place not known for growing wheat.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 02:16 PM

4. The bad thing for us is

that our eight democrat senators would often team up with the moderate republicans to block shit the house was passing. That won't be happening now.
Leaves us pretty much powerless in the house and senate.
I also understand the right wing has targeted several incumbent democratic senators in the fall. Don't know for sure which ones.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Wed Aug 8, 2012, 02:44 PM

5. Missouri, too.

"Right To Pray"???

Those people must have a really puny god to think that they have to have a constitutional (unconstitutional) amendment to let them pray to it. Or to think that it can't hear them unless they have a government sanction for their prayer. Is their god so weak that it wilts in the face of different views?? Is that why they have to impose it by force of law, rather than strength of reason?? If that's the case, they definitely need a new god. They should try mine--He can't be thrown out of schools or courthouses or public meetings by mere federal judges, and He never missed a day of school when I was there, and we didn't all have to bow down and pray to Him unless we wanted to.

Sheesh!!

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Response to lastlib (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 9, 2012, 11:52 AM

6. And I used to think of MO as the saner of the two states. I didn't think

this would pass in MO, I was really really wrong. There is something wrong with ones god when legislation has to be passed to ensure conformity, and imposing that on others with different or no beliefs.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Mon Aug 13, 2012, 11:39 AM

7. very few of them vote in primaries

only about 5,000 of the 15,000 Republicans voted in my county and only about 2,000 of the 12,000 Democrats did.

Of course, some of the people that I call Republicans and Democrats are really registered independents who just vote that way in the fall.

The 2010 directory says we have 11,263 D; 14,242 R; and 11,035 U for a total of 36,760 but only 30, 587 voted in 2008.

That's a pretty astounding 83% turnout, but it would appear that in a county of 73,000 with perhaps 53,000 over the age of 18 that there are another 17,000 or so who are not registered, making total voter turnout a mere 58%.

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