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Name: Rick
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Hometown: Kansas
Home country: UsofA
Current location: Midwest
Member since: Sat Apr 15, 2017, 11:57 AM
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Retired aerospace engineer. Bike when I can, I have a specialized tricross and a hardrock. Read sci-fi.

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Another gop candidate nut job..

Don't know anything about Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties..
Are they intelligent enough to recognize flim flam? Outright lies?
Xenophobia? Is this idiot pandering to an audience it knows well?
The lieing bastard in the white house, you know..the one with the
same type of nonsensical psycho babble...just dropped a large
pile of brown and smelly in their and all americuns lap...Can't
these voters see the similarities? The insanity?

Kansas GOP candidate: 'Outside of Western civilization, there is only barbarism'

A Kansas state senator vying for Congress is standing by inflammatory comments he made this month at a Leavenworth County Republican Party meeting.

"Outside Western civilization, there is only barbarism," said Steve Fitzgerald, who is one of seven GOP candidates running in the 2nd congressional district primary.

Fitzgerald's comments were first reported by CNN on Saturday. A "Democratic operative" provided audio from a 30-minute speech Fitzgerald gave July 2.

"I’m fairly plainspoken," Fitzgerald told The Star Saturday. "I think the story speaks for itself."

He criticized CNN for quoting him out of context but did not dispute the accuracy of the comments.

"Our Judeo-Christian ethic is what is civilization," Fitzgerald said at the meeting. "And that is what is under attack here and abroad. It also goes by a different name. Christendom. It's under attack. And even speaking about it can bring you under attack. It has brought me under attack."

Fitzgerald is vying for the Republican nomination in a race to replace U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, who is retiring. The primary is Aug. 7.

Fitzgerald's current district as a state senator covers parts of Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties.

At the meeting, he also doubled down on earlier remarks he made comparing abortion to the Holocaust.

In response, a group of rabbis with the Rabbinical Association of Greater Kansas City demanded he stop comparing the slaughter of millions by Nazis to abortion.

"We demand that you cease immediately making these offensive and divisive comparisons to the Holocaust for political purposes, and to find different language to discuss abortion, out of respect for the millions of victims of the Nazi Holocaust," the group wrote.

The Kansas Republican Party made the same demand, CNN reported.

On Saturday, Fitzgerald said that Nazi Germany, a Western society, was a "deviation" from Western civilization's norms.

Last year, an anonymous person submitted a donation to Planned Parenthood in Fitzgerald's name. Fitzgerald lashed out, saying he felt it was as bad as or worse than being associated with the concentration camp Dachau.

Asked about his analogy, Fitzgerald first denied he was likening abortion to the Holocaust, then acknowledged he was "making a reference," before again invoking the Ho

Read more here: https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article214505779.html#storylink=cpy

Already have it won..

Go to a few ag sites..since I was raised on a wheat farm in kansaas..
Its amazing, and I guess a result of all the b.s. the conservative
stations spew out..a.m. radio around here is pretty hardcore gop.

Anyway lately I've noticed threads asking where the democratic party will go.
What will liberals do once their party is eliminated from any prominence to
the public. Where will liberals go? These people sincerely believe that we are
done..has beens..dinosaurs..

Traditional progressive myself...and I have no problems getting primed for
battle, everyday..with those supporting the treachery in washington..24 - 7.
We all need to keep it in our thoughts...Because it is not an exaggeration to
say the right will continue to screw us over...on clean air, clean water..taxes,
and the economy..

Brownbutts "experiment"

To eliminate state taxes for kansaas business? Lost 5 billion in revenues
from that....

And since that experiment was eliminated;

Kansas tax reform drives $1.2 billion growth in annual revenue collections

The state of Kansas wrapped up the fiscal year by collecting $1.21 billion more in tax revenue than the previous year following repeal of controversial income tax policies derived from supply-side economic theory and championed by former Gov. Sam Brownback.

Income and sales tax receipts in the 12-month budget year ending June 30 exceeded projections of legislative budget analysts by more than $300 million.

And the result?

Action by the 2017 Legislature to repeal the income tax exemption for owners of 330,000 businesses and to raise individual income tax rates, despite Brownback’s veto of the bill, helped lawmakers stabilize the budget and respond to a Kansas Supreme Court decision requiring larger investment in K-12 public schools. Modest improvement in the state’s economy is considered a contributing factor to overall revenue expansion.

And guess who wants to roll back that income tax raise?

Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is campaigning for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, said a spike in revenue $317 million beyond the anticipated annual increase demonstrated the need for lower taxes.

what a moron..

Courtroom antics show Kobach not fit to lead..

Yeah I know...another post bashing kobitch...But it is running for the governor of kansaaas...so
it is open for dialogue. This article pretty well nails down the handjobs inadequacy to govern/lead
a group of horses to water. Let along a state of hardcore rightwingers..Its campaign ads are full
of b.s. smoke and mirrors.

“On the illegal immigration issue, I also think we need to end sanctuary counties and cities in Kansas. … The way I would do that is take away all state money from them and they will quickly change their tune. Stopping illegal immigration in Kansas is something that the Kansas state government should be doing something about, but instead we’re going the opposite direction and giving incentives for illegal immigrants by giving in-state tuition.”

Would someone please tell me where these kansas sanctuary counties and cities are?

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been on vivid display in federal courtrooms over the past year, and his performance there tells Kansas Republicans all they need to know about his capacity to be the next governor of Kansas. He clearly lacks the competence and character to be elected to higher office.


The case had been Kobach’s opportunity to showcase his 2010 campaign claims that “the illegal registration of alien voters has become pervasive.” Instead, courtroom proceedings stripped bare Kobach’s public bloviating on illegal voting and revealed his lack of preparation, inadequacies in assembling evidence, ignorance of judicial procedure, and willful violation of elementary courtroom rules.


Some Republicans may admire zealotry in prosecuting voting fraud by non-citizens. But after seven years in office Kobach appeared in court ill-prepared and lacking in evidence. In his reckless quest he has been cited in contempt of court for repeated misleading representations, defiance of court orders, and violations of judicial procedure.


Supreme Court Justices

Should be elected by the voters...the position is too
important to be left to the sitting president...imho...

Dozens of possible child trafficking victims have been jailed in Kansas

Sounds like true rightwinger "to fuckn bad" attitude..
Sounds like tRumps response to immigrants, the poor
and just about any destitute individual that isn't rich.
All conservatives see for people in need is just more
beggars looking for a handout...no empathy wired into
a republicun..


Dozens of possible child trafficking victims have been jailed in Kansas juvenile detention centers over the past few years.

One in five possible child victims assessed by rapid response teams from 2014 to 2018 were in juvenile detention, according to Kansas Department for Children and Families data obtained by The Eagle. In eastern Kansas, juvenile detention was the most frequent housing option for possible trafficking victims.

Data and interviews show a system that sometimes detains victims despite universal agreement that detention can be detrimental. The practice can further traumatize victims, lead to future criminal behavior and add to the risk that victims will be re-trafficked, advocates say.

"It is extremely difficult to heal from your trafficking experience when you are criminalized and detained," one person who had been trafficked wrote in a statement to The Eagle. She provided the statement about her experience on the condition that her name not be used.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article213671174.html#storylink=cpy

Seeing too much of this...

Just had an amber alert on my cell concerning this;


Police find car as they continue search for girl, 15, who was abducted Thursday night

As Kansas City police continue to search Friday for a missing 15-year-old girl, they said they had recovered the car they think was used in her abduction from her home in the 2700 block of Elmwood Avenue following a shooting Thursday night.

Brajaean Sledge was last seen leaving with a man in her grandfather's 2017 Kia Forte. The teen's grandfather was in serious but stable condition after he was shot by the man, whom he did not know.

The 2017 Kia Forte was found around 8 a.m. in the 11200 block of Bennington Avenue in south Kansas City and detectives canvassed the area as crime scene investigators gathered and processed evidence.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article213645479.html#storylink=cpy

Senators call on National Science Foundation to investigate climate change grants

Source: CNN

(CNN)Four Republican senators have called on National Science Foundation Inspector General Allison Lerner to investigate the foundation's grant-making process, citing a grant charged with enabling television meteorologists to provide viewers with climate change education.
In the June 18 letter, Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and James Lankford and Jim Inhofe, both of Oklahoma, express their concern that the National Science Foundation has "issued several grants which seek to influence political and social debate rather than conduct scientific research."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/21/politics/climate-change-grants-inspection/index.html

Fuck the gop fuzzy science idiots. For 2018..above normal temps,
drought, no doubt fires in the midwest..Americans need to know
what is happening to the world from global warming...they need
to understand the causes.

Opinions Michael Cohen is getting desperate. President Trump should be worried.

Source: msn.com

Michael Cohen has hired New York lawyer Guy Petrillo to represent him in a federal investigation into his business dealings, and has told associates he wants President Donald Trump, his former boss, to pay his legal fees, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mr. Cohen has frequently told associates in recent months he is frustrated that the president hasn’t offered to pay his legal fees, which he has said are “bankrupting” him, according to one of the people. He has said he feels that Mr. Trump owes him after his years of loyalty to the former real-estate developer, whom he served for nearly a decade at the Trump Organization.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/opinions-michael-cohen-is-getting-desperate-president-trump-should-be-worried/ar-AAyV1TA

Cohens mental state appears to be waffling..As the walls
close in, his ideas on how to get out of prison will be to
plea bargain...tell all about cheetoz illegal gains in life and
the Russian connection..

So is Democratic Underground

all secure and bullet proof for the coming elections?
Hope so...
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