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Letters to the Editor

Political lesson

July 8, 2011

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To the editor:

I wish I had been as surprised as many other Lawrence citizens were when Sam Brownback closed the Lawrence SRS office. Since the city of Lawrence is a stinking cesspool of moderates and independents, this action is a quick and easy way to get political retribution for our voting wrongly. This closing won’t save a penny, since the local SRS jobs are allegedly being transferred elsewhere else, but it will serve to teach Lawrence a lesson in Kansas Republican politics.

It will be interesting to see how quickly Rep. Lynn Jenkins goes on vacation when asked to defend her constituents on this issue.

I’m sure Brownback’s belief that the Douglas County handicapped can simply hop in their (hopefully motorized) wheelchairs and zip over to the Topeka SRS office is part of the “very detailed process that was thought out and researched and examined” by the new out-of-state ultraconservatives he has imported into these state jobs. All that is lacking is a special “bike-style” highway lane. But just think of all the jobs building that lane will bring to Kansas. We should be grateful to Mr. Brownback for another triumph.

Comments

jayhawxrok 3 years, 5 months ago

Brownback is a zealot, an extremist with a far, far right wing agenda. Sadly most west of Topeka would vote for Bin Laden if he had an R by his name on the ballot.

Brownback is part of the far right that would be America's Taliban if we let them.

Jonathan Becker 3 years, 5 months ago

I don't think bin Laden could be on the ballot because of Herr Kobach's "Papers, Please" requirements.

Fred Mertz 3 years, 5 months ago

Maybe a convey of disabled in wheelchairs should make the trek from lawrence to topeka on the turnpike. Quite the image and message I think.

commuter 3 years, 5 months ago

I heard in 2009 that elections have consequences.

scott3460 3 years, 5 months ago

Wait until you see the consequences in the next election.

Flap Doodle 3 years, 5 months ago

Maybe a convoy of ambulances to pick up the people in wheelchairs who got ran over while parading down the turnpike. That'd really be quite the image.

grammaddy 3 years, 5 months ago

Define far left liberal radicals. Exxagerate much?

kernal 3 years, 5 months ago

I love that your moniker's initials are BAA. It pretty much sums up your postings.

verity 3 years, 5 months ago

But they haven't, have they? Whoever the Party of Atheists is, because obviously that is a straw man.

Abdu Omar 3 years, 5 months ago

Oh no, BAA, you messed it up. I have been here for years and have yet to meet a radical as far left as BB is right. This reactionary governor is going to ruin this state and retards like you will help him. Yes, I can agree we need fiscal responsiblity but cerainly not on the backs of those who are at risk and the elderly. Let's cut back on another department not SRS.

sr80 3 years, 5 months ago

Rep. Jenkins has been on vacation since the day she went to Washington She pops up only when its to her political advantage ! (i.e) Cottonwood after brownie did his slash and burn hit !

drake 3 years, 5 months ago

"...Lawrence is a stinking cesspool of moderates and independents,..."

Snort....... good one Richard.

jhawkinsf 3 years, 5 months ago

The type of collapse described could be caused only by a massive terrorist attack. Something along the lines of simultaneous nuclear attacks on New York, Washington, London, Berlin, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo, Moscow and let's throw in a middle east war and North Korea attacking anyone with it's range. Think that's going to happen anytime soon?

jayhawxrok 3 years, 5 months ago

Brownback has never cared about Kansas or Kansans, just his far right agenda and gaining points with the toothless tea party followers so he can line up for a senate seat. Jenkins is a loser and a grade A hypocrite.

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