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riverdrifter 1 year, 7 months ago

I mean, look at that picture. If Ol' Carrie bucked out and jumped in my hot tub, I'd run away. AAAIIIEEE!

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deec 1 year, 7 months ago

Carrie Nation...isn't that what Obama did in 2008?

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RogueThrill 1 year, 7 months ago

She's the namesake of the best bluegrass band from Kansas, nay the world.

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Jay_lo 1 year, 7 months ago

She became irrelevant when they did away with "Don't axe, don't tell"

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autie 1 year, 7 months ago

Oh, I almost forgot....

The blonde respondent, I believe that is Thiolet, not Theolet. It's French you know.

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Bill Lee 1 year, 7 months ago

Further evidence of the shortcomings of our current educational system.

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Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 7 months ago

You see I understand Ms. Nation because I have seen the devastation caused by men who drink and destroy themselves and their families. Of course, this can apply to women as well. One poster suggested that perhaps she was sexually repressed. That seems to be the response of quite a few men to women who they disagree with, are getting out of line, or above themselves. A man wants a woman who can laugh and have a good time. Yes, but, women hold down jobs, they take care of their children, they are even in congress now, making decisions that affect the country. They have a lot more on their mind then a laugh and a good time. So, men will respond to women who don't laugh at their jokes, refuse their advances, as sexually repressed/frustrated, don't have a sense of humor. Truly there is a time for a joke and a time not to joke and please let go of the jokes that merely serve to insult and humiliate a woman because you didn't get what you want. There is a time and place for everything. There is nothing wrong with alcohol in and of itself, it is when it is abused that consequences ruin lives. Joking is great, we all need to laugh and have fun, but not at someones expense. http://www2.potsdam.edu/hansondj/Controversies/Biography-Carry-Nation.html

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autie 1 year, 7 months ago

Cannonball Green? Didn't they name a burg after him?

This is almost like the OTS MinuteMen History Club....Just steaming in Kansas history.

Hey drifter, is there anybody left in Enterprise? It was rather quiet the last time I was there.

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scopi_guy 1 year, 7 months ago

It was the all-female band from 1970's Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 7 months ago

If perhaps, you had the predilection to attack things with a hammer like Carrie Nation did, where would you find an inexpensive used refrigerator now that Carrie Neighbors is no longer operating?

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CWGOKU 1 year, 7 months ago

"Seriously I think Carrie Nation was just sexually repressed because the only way her boyfriend would even kiss her was to get really drunk." Autie

True Dat She needed to get liquored up and have a good.................

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 7 months ago

Carrie Nation once got her ass kicked off of Cannonball Green's stagecoach because she didn't like him smoking a cigar.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 7 months ago

"The last gentleman is not from Kansas. He's a KU football player from Texas."

Indeed. I was just looking at the town's listed.

However, one would still think Carrie Nation's name would ring a bell.

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riverdrifter 1 year, 7 months ago

Ms. Nation got run out of the town of Enterprise when she tried to axe up the town's only bar. Enraged citizens chased her over the cattle bridge across the Smoky Hill river throwing rotten vegetables at her.

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autie 1 year, 7 months ago

You betcha. It is all one big grand conspiracy and LE is out DV'ing and DUI'ing all over the place and it is all covered up by the Federal governement as well as local police officials and the judicial system in general. Men squander limited finances on meth and smoking the weed man.

Seriously I think Carrie Nation was just sexually repressed because the only way her boyfriend would even kiss her was to get really drunk.

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smitty 1 year, 7 months ago

What a shame that this history is almost lost to today's society. Domestic violence fueled by substance abuses was Nation's motivator.

http://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/progressiveera/wctu.html

Causes: The Woman's Christian Temperance Union

Women shut down a saloon, 1874, Library of Congress, LC-USZ62-121647

Temperance was a popular issue for late nineteenth-century reform women. Temperance reformers sought to limit the consumption of alcohol by Americans. This issue resonated with many women because alcohol consumption often increased the frequency and severity of.........(pay attention).........

domestic violence and abuse.

In addition, men would sometimes squander limited household finances on alcohol.....

Today, there is a connection between alcohol, domestic violence, and the co-operation of LE to hide the shaker's and mover's DV as well as the DV and DUI's done by LE that don't get charged or even exposed publicly.

But the ignorant ones demonize Nation for fighting the fight for women and children's safety and well being.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 7 months ago

In BABBOY's world everyone he disagrees with is a conservative.

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somedude20 1 year, 7 months ago

Didn't she play Princess Leia in Star Wars

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Pastor_Bedtime 1 year, 7 months ago

She was another intolerant Christian terrorist like Roeder who resorted to violence to achieve her goals.

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prospector 1 year, 7 months ago

I have bellied up to a bar that she whack on in Wichita and friend to a past winner of a Carrie Nation look alike contest.

No, I was not there when she did it.

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The_Original_Bob 1 year, 7 months ago

Three of the four respondents don't know who she is. And they all are from Kansas. As CWGOKU and Snap have pointed out, perhaps it is the way the question was asked.

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CWGOKU 1 year, 7 months ago

Was, I know who Carrie Nation was. If she is still alive, I imagine that she doesn't smell too good. I am glad she and her ilk are gone. Bottoms up!

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g_rock 1 year, 7 months ago

I would like to see a boxing match between Carrie Nation and Lizzie Borden.

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Mike Ford 1 year, 7 months ago

she'd be hanging out with our kansas crazies imposing her will upon others.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 1 year, 7 months ago

Back when she was running the operation from the yellow house in Nieder Acres, I bought a fridge from her. Guy delivered it.

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labmonkey 1 year, 7 months ago

The Fred Phelps of her day....

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autie 1 year, 7 months ago

that's Nation R_I, not Neighbors...close though.

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jonas_opines 1 year, 7 months ago

She's dead. Like my beer from last night.

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Andini 1 year, 7 months ago

Yes. The namesake of the beer can collectors chapter that I'm a member of.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 7 months ago

I mourn the death of cultural literacy.

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Pitt_Mackeson 1 year, 7 months ago

I've drank so much I've forgotten.

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autie 1 year, 7 months ago

Absolutely. She helped do away with drinking.

As asked apparently one block south of the Free State Brewery.

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autie 1 year, 7 months ago

We stopped at her house in Medicine Lodge this supper as the first stop on our Kansas Tour. The step off point for the scenic Gypsum Hills byway.

Roe, as well meaning as ole Carrie may have been she was one mean witch. Not even spacehog would have snuggled up to that one.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 7 months ago

“Men are nicotine-soaked, beer-besmirched, whiskey-greased, red-eyed devils.” - Carrie Nation

She was such a flirt

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