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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:08 PM
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Sam Brownback tweeter: I知 being bullied
Source: Politico

Emma Sullivan, the student who received national attention for writing a disparaging tweet about Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, told POLITICO that she is being bullied by other students at her school because of the incident.

的t is just bullying, and I知 trying not to take it to heart because that痴 what they want me to do, she said Tuesday. 的知 getting a lot of negative attention locally, and that痴 a lot to deal with. The students at my high school are being really bad about the situation - it just sucks that they don稚 support me at all in any of this.

The bullying, much of which is taking place on Twitter, is part of the reason that Sullivan was staying home from school on Tuesday. 典hey致e been sending me tweets, calling me an attention whore, saying this is all about fame and that I don稚 deserve to be getting any of these interviews, she said.

A Twitter hashtag set up against her contains numerous expletives, including one user, @PoundShop_Zoe, who calls her a 努hore multiple times. 展hen Emma Comes back she should be forced to go to north #HopeYourHappy Whore, he writes.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1111/69340.html



How very...Christian...of them...
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:15 PM
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:11 PM
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15. flouride, which is toxic waste here in france, is put in the water
all over the usa, it is said to cause conformist behaviour as a side effect.
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eggplant Donating Member (395 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:52 PM
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26. Really? This again?
I call bullshit.
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McCamy Taylor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:07 PM
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28. Perrier water is full of flouride. Does that make Perrier toxic?
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:22 PM
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85. Do you have any links showing that Perrier puts floride in their bottled water. nm
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:14 PM
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94. They wouldn't put it in deliberately
it just depends on where they are getting the water from. Many of the sodas, juices and even bottled waters originate from fluoridated municipal water.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:02 PM
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102. Well shut my mouth. I found links indicating that Perrier has floride.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:52 PM
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42. Oh fuck that nonsense
Doesn't belong here.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:38 PM
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56. Oh noes, our precious bodily fluids!
:rofl: :crazy:
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:33 AM
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69. I don't know about conformist behavior. I think that comes from the MSM
but yes, flouride will mess with your adrenal system and thyroid, especially at the levels found in most municiple water supplies. The type of flouride used here is banned in many Nations.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:46 PM
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89. and i live in one where it is banned
flouride is considered toxic waste in france and is only allowed in tiny doses in some toothpaste but it has to be labled and is not popular toothpaste at all. there is no question of putting it in our water here.
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arikara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:10 PM
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93. Good for you. Most places here in BC ban it too
but it is in most toothpaste, and many of the popular sodas and juices are made with fluoridated water. Another reason to avoid them all.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:09 AM
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78. LOL!
:silly:
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:46 PM
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90. flouride is not allowed in water in france, it is toxic waste here
legally speaking.
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Johnson20 Donating Member (78 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:52 AM
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82. "It's sapping our vital bodily fluids" Brig Gen
Jack Ripper, Dr Strangelove
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:34 PM
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22. likely it's in the air waves- the local RW blowhards are probably blasting the state with emma hate
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:27 PM
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36. have to ask toto about that
all of this reflects extremely bad on brownback. he's the attention prick. but thanks Brownback for showing what online bullying does. physical bullying is worse. I don't particularly give a shit what they say behind my back. having a knife stuck in your face is far worse.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:37 PM
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54. RoundUp pesticide. It causes decreased IQs and learning disabilities.
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Evasporque Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:47 AM
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72. In KS, NB, SD and ND differences in people are attacked.
There is no celebration of diversity in the Great Plains....you are "normal" and all believe the same things, look and act the same or you are driven out.
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a2liberal Donating Member (381 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:16 PM
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2. I thought a previous article said she had the support of her peers?
What changed? (just curious because I was so happy about that
previously)
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totodeinhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:57 PM
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45. It wouldn't surprise me if she has the support of most of her peers.
But it only takes a vocal minority like this to cause trouble.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:16 PM
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3. you poor poor sociopath, playing the victim
and I suppose your juvenile tactic will work on your dumbest constituents.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:21 PM
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4. She doesn't have "constituents". She is a kid.
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Phlem Donating Member (580 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:02 PM
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12. I think he was referring to Brownback
...

-p
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EOTE Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:23 PM
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5. Ummmm... what?
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Hosnon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:25 PM
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6. ? nt
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christx30 Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:46 PM
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9. The OP isn't saying
that Brownback is being bullied. He's saying that the young lady that did the tweet is getting hassled by her peers at school.
And that really sucks. Kids can be stupid little crap factories. She's a brave girl standing up to the governor of a state and refusing to apologize. People need to understand that.
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markpkessinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:21 PM
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16. This is a high school kid who tweeted a negative comment about a politician . . .
. . . not a politician with a constituency!
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:41 PM
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25. oh shit.... I thought Brownback stated that... my bad!
:dunce:
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:40 PM
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40. Might want to edit your post.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:20 PM
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84. I can forgive your slightly confusing post, but cant forgive "my bad". That is so third grade.
I got your post by the way. I know you wouldnt say that about the girl.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:04 PM
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98. lol... my bad.... yeah, the term is pretty juvenile
it's a part of me that comes out once in a while.
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:06 PM
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103. No worries. Yikes now I'm doing it. Well "be cool". nm
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66 dmhlt Donating Member (935 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:33 PM
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38. What the HELL are you talking about?
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:24 PM
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86. The OP says "Brownback tweeter", which is confusing. It could be someone tweeting for Brownback. nm
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:40 PM
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CreekDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:42 PM
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8. She sounds smart and talented --and there's a good chance she'll leave Kansas now
so her talents, her taxes and her offspring then will be elsewhere.

in the long term, she'll be ahead, somewhere else and Kansas will be less because she left.

kinda dumb.

(assuming she leaves Kansas for college --though if she's continually hounded, can't see why she'd stay)
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DURHAM D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:49 PM
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11. Good point. Kansas is losing population because of shit like this.
I am one of those who left.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:25 PM
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50. She's applying to U of Arkansas...
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 09:26 PM by Chan790
I recall that from an earlier article when they were threatening to to put this on her permanent record.

AR isn't a bastion of liberality, but it's better than KS.
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 04:47 PM
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10. She should check in here at DU.
She has a lot of fans and supporters here.
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workinclasszero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:03 PM
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13. Kansas...Brownbackistan... is seriously F'ed up
Hardcore right wing taliban types run wild there.

Good luck Emma. I'd get out ASAP if it was me.

Welcome to Brownbackistan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLUfNPdirdE

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Leftist Agitator Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:07 PM
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14. Totally brings to mind:
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 05:08 PM by Leftist Agitator
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Dont call me Shirley Donating Member (396 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:22 PM
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17. Just figures, Prairie Village is full of rich, right wing FOX watchers.
Maybe you ought to go to North, Emma, where all the normal kids go.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:55 PM
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43. Bullshit. I'm a Prairie Village native.
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 08:55 PM by proud2BlibKansan
There are far more Democrats and moderate Republicans in PV than far right whackos.

On edit: I'm not rich either.
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apocalypsehow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:54 PM
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61. Hey, I used to date a girl from Prarie Village. It ain't that bad. n/t.
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REP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:07 AM
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68. Perfect Village is lower middle class at best, though its denizens has delusions of grandeur
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 03:07 AM by REP
Ticky-tacky ranch houses aren't where the rich live. That would be Westwood and Mission Hills or the mansions on Ward Parkway in KCMO.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:23 PM
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18. and it all started with the Governor
well done, Governor, you inspired a mob of kids to defend you against an 18-year-old girl. Who knows how far they'll take it, all in support of their Governor!

Brownback has presidential aspirations. This isn't going to help him.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:27 PM
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19. Exactly as expected. Will Brownback's staff go after the bullies while they check tweets? Hell, no.
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:27 PM
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20. If you find my statement offensive, do not click on it.
Emma, find another state and city. Try a blue area such as Boston, Philadelphia, the DC area, San Fransisco, Seattle, the Research Triangle, etc.

Kansas is a very conservative state. They are losing population which means there is no chance of the state becoming diverse. Nothing will ever change.

Even in Connecticut, I was raised in a very conservative town with many white flight cowards. That town is now losing population, it is less desirable.

Get out of Kansas, you have great potential and it should not be wasted.
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The Genealogist Donating Member (495 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:36 PM
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39. Prairie Village is right on the Missouri line
across from Kansas City, MO. Perhaps not the bluest city on earth, but KCMO is far bluer than Prairie Village. She doesn't have too far to go, lucky for her.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:18 PM
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99. Oh for God's sake
She lives in a suburb of Kansas City, which is blue, believe it or not. :eyes: I get so sick of the moralizing bullshit from the east coast crowd here, who conveniently don't have these same "excuses" for bullying when it happens in a precious blue city (see Phoebe Prince etc).
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greymattermom Donating Member (680 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:30 PM
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21. I can help her.
How do I get in touch? If she has an interest in science or medicine, I'm here, nearby.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 11:54 PM
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63. That would be nice
I suggest looking at the original article and try to get hold of the writer who did the interview, and ask him to get in touch with her to give her your information. That should work.
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:38 PM
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23. It's what spawn of Repubs do best.
Note the Tea Party-like spelling.
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certainot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:39 PM
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24. the local and maybe even national talk radio blowhards will likely be attacking her and few liberal
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 05:39 PM by certainot
liberals will even know it, much less call into those local shows to get her back.

and that's the way it's been for 20 years with all their swiftboating.
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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 05:59 PM
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27. WTF.
The comments at Politico. OMFG. I can expect idiotic comments and tweets from a teenager...but, adults? If anyone said some of these things to my child they'd be eating through a straw.

I hope this young lady is hearing, seeing, reading the positive support she's been getting.

Fuck you, Brownback, and your staff.
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the_chinuk Donating Member (240 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:11 PM
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29. Looks like @PoundShop_Zoe took down its twitter account coudn't stand the heat. n/t
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:27 PM
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30. Thomas Frank went to that high school
Edited on Tue Nov-29-11 06:28 PM by Seedersandleechers
(What's the matter with Kansas?), as well as my son. I really encouraged him to go to school in NYC after 4 years at KU and he did. That is a very conservative school.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:27 PM
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51. No it's not a conservative school.
And Prairie Village isn't all that conservative either.

Let's not turn this into a region bashing thread. If you really lived here, you should know better.

Did you know that the only white reggae band nominated for a Grammy was made up of SME graduates?

Did you know that the first openly gay state official in Oklahoma is a SME grad?

It's not a conservative school.





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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:45 PM
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60. There are always exceptions which is why I mentioned
Thomas Frank. Sorry, but having lived there I found it to be very conservative.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:57 PM
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62. I've lived here most of my life
This district voted for Obama in 2008. The republicans are mostly moderate. And it was our state school board rep that led the change to put evolution back in the state curriculum.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:05 AM
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64. Glad to hear that
about the evolution teaching. I know it was one of those things where evangelicals were getting elected to school boards to influence the teaching of science and evolution--this is NOT a region that I know of this happening. I remember Arkansas was one, Texas another, and Louisiana another. These slimeballs get in on the ground floor and get to a point where they're the majority on the board, so they have no one to challenge them when they pass a vote to allow creationism into the school curriculum.

Glad to see Kansas being able to excape that particular horror.

I drove cross-country in 1989, and had car trouble along the way. I was by myself and some told me I was nuts to go. When my car overheated in Kansas, I had to pull over and let the radiator cool down, and no less than three guys stop to see if they could help out. The third guy actually followed me for 25 miles until he was getting off to make sure I got that far. I know there are good people are everywhere, and that slimeballs are everywhere as well. It doesn't matter what part of the country you're in.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 03:21 PM
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100. It's in Kansas so IT MUST BE REDDER T HAN RED!!!!!111ONES
Sorry about the usual crowd of clueless Kansas hating idiots - I spent the summer in Kansas City and am well acquainted with this area and it is a lovely progressive area with plenty of parks and nice coffeeshops, etc.
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SomethingFishy Donating Member (552 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:37 PM
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31. WTF..
Ok now I'm going to sound like my dad.... In My Day, a kid would have been a hero at school for calling a politician an asshole or whatever she called him. :shrug:
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reACTIONary Donating Member (257 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:06 PM
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47. +1 !!! And there would have been a walk out in support of her!
Yes, I am well over 50. And I walked over a mile to school everyday. No shoes, either.
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:08 AM
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65. You must have known both my mother and father, then
They too walked a mile to get to the little red school house (consisting of one room, no less!). But my parents both had shoes on, because they did it mainly in the snow. :)
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DearAbby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:39 PM
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32. I hope she holds her ground
Gov. Sam Brownback is concerned about a teenager and her 14 closest friends on Twitter!? I bet she now has thousands of followers. Had this been allowed to slip by, no one would have known. Now Millions know the Governor has thin skin to allow a teenager to get under it.


Stupid move. GOP have anyone giving these people political advise?
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Pmc1962 Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 06:49 PM
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33. The Shawnee Mission East principal needs to go after the harassers
With the same zeal that he went after Ms. Sullivan.

He needs to threaten to sabotage their college prospects.

He needs to threaten to suspend them without an apology.

He needs to harangue them, up close, for over an hour, privately and personally.


Why do I think that he will be way more lenient on the haters than he was with Ms. Sullivan?
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:24 PM
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35. Kansas, the home of the Phelps clan.
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:45 PM
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59. I doubt he'll do a thing.
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harun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:23 PM
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34. Red state joy
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:28 PM
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37. The parents of those kids are probably egging them on.
n/t.
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:51 PM
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41. And the principal is getting death threats
This shit needs to stop.
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 02:36 PM
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96. Could be trolls, trying to make ES look bad. nt
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EC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 08:56 PM
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44. Jealousy .. n/t
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tomtharp Donating Member (7 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:00 PM
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46. Free Speech
Is a 2 way street, she can talk smack about the governor, and others can talk smack about her - fair enough. Was she Bullying the governor? Has she been "bullied" or just the target of others free speech?
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:20 PM
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49. Allow me to educate you during your brief stay here
Free speech can only be infringed by the GOVERNMENT. Sam Brownback is the government. Emma Sullivan is not. Wingnuts have continually misinterpreted the 1st amendment. It is a right that can only be taken away by your GOVERNMENT. A citizen, like Emma, can NOT infringe on anyone's free speech.

Enjoy your stay. :hi:
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:53 AM
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70. That Governor is a coward. Lol!
Omg, he looks like a fool all over the country, and the world by now, whining about a schoolgirl saying something which wasn't even that bad, about him. What is he doing in politics? Anyone that thin-skinned does NOT belong in politics.

As for the morons in her school, all gangs are cowards. She will go far, the girl has guts and millions of fans all over the world by now.

Btw, it would help you a lot if you were able to tell the difference between schoolyard bullies harassing another student, and a teenager saying something not so nice about an elected official who is a grown man.

Otoh, the comparison you tried to make was so ridiculous you were probably trying to be funny ... :eyes:
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:27 AM
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74. Clearly you have a limited grasp of what constitutes bullying or free speech rights.
1. We are protected against the government abridging our free speech. That's all. Well actually, given what's going on with OWS apparently we can't really expect to be protected against the government abridging our free speech, but that's probably for another thread.

2. Bullying involves power differentials that aren't in the Sullivan-Brownback equation. It is absolutely impossible, by definition, for a teenage girl to bully the governor of a state. She could harass him, or at least try, but she could not possibly bully him.

Enjoy your stay.
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:10 PM
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48. Relax. It's Politico. Riggs Bank, Allbritton family. Augusto Pinochet. Bush and Reagan
Google the owner's family some time.
I take everything I read in Politico with a grain of salt.
Politico's job is to stir up shitstorms.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:31 PM
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53. Ah, Riggs Bank.
I thought all those fuckers went to prison though. The Riggs scandal is legendary here in DC in banking circles. Most DC banks will not accept or open petty-cash accounts for foreign embassies or officials as a result.
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beac Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:29 PM
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52. Hang in there, Emma! The world is wide and interesting and,
once you graduate, you can leave the small minds of Kansas behind and associate with people who will appreciate you and expand your horizons.



(Wonder if her cowardly principal is doing anything about the bullying. Or are the only "problems" he cares about the ones that #Brownbackblowsalot staffers bring to him?)

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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:38 PM
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55. Sounds like the bullies are just jealous ***holes.
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-29-11 09:40 PM
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57. Han in there, girl...
Nasty little shits come in all ages and are the victims of bullies themselves.
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blueclown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:40 AM
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66. It runs in the family.
And in the DNA.

The bullies are the daughters and sons of bullies. Repukes can never win the war of ideas, so they have to resort to physically and mentally threatening others.
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eilen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 05:25 AM
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71. I hereby make Emma Sulliavan an honorary New Yorker
The house across the street is up for sale. The students at my son's school will treat her like the hero she is. "You go girl!"
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Red1 Donating Member (247 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 06:08 AM
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73. Parents Pullin Kids Chains.....tree huggers...anti nra stuff at home
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whathehell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 07:52 AM
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75. I support her right to free speech and to not be bullied, however
her "style", in my view, leaves a lot to be desired.

Someone with the hashtag "heblowsalot", telling someone of EITHER party,

that he/she "sucks", isn't exactly "Christian" or "genteel" either

and so I don't know why anyone expects her to get "respectful" or "Christian" responses in return.

If you talk trash, you get trash talk in return. :shrug:

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treestar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:31 AM
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76. High school kids have certainly changed since my day
Even in Kansas, they don't find her cool? :wtf:
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 09:58 AM
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77. Public Radio, KCUR, joins the bullies with "Sullivan's not-so-innocent tweet" in FB post. nt
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patrice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:43 AM
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81. Speaking of not-so-innocent . . . kinda like the pot calling the kettle black, don't y' think?, i.e.
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 10:45 AM by patrice
that's a not-so-professional-journalism/innocent FB post.
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BadgerKid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:13 AM
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79. Stay classy, Brownback. n/t
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Evergreen Emerald Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 10:22 AM
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80. oh the irony
She is getting obscene/offensive tweets from people who are offended because she tweeted something obscene/offense?

Those radical right-wingers make no sense. Freedom of speech is only for those with whom they agree? I do not understand those people.
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femrap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:12 PM
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83. Technology
can be used for bad things. Maybe she should stash the tech for a week or so. Who needs to read that bullying crap?

If she were a dude, she wouldn't be getting most of this crap...esp. the 'whore' crap.

Hopefully the twits will find something else to waste their life on soon.
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Beavker Donating Member (784 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 12:48 PM
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91. I don't know one (let alone many) HS aged kids that would even give a shit
about politics...I bet these kids are getting paid per Tweet by the Kochs.

I think everyone should send out a Tweet that Brownback is a scumbucket...not that I have any followers...

Way to roll with the punches Brownback...first ever remark you couldn't take. This country is joke.
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 01:18 PM
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95. Worst opening salvo in a thread, ever.
IMHO
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-30-11 04:23 PM
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104. This is what the kids of Republicans do...
Edited on Wed Nov-30-11 04:30 PM by AsahinaKimi
They beat down on those who express their Constitutional rights.
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