Kropotkin (Frank Smith)

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Gov. Brownback says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program

Yes. They could also potentially be space aliens, gone off the reservation at Area 51!!!

April 26, 2016 at 8:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback says Kansas pulling out of refugee funding program

She's worried about monsters. Under the bed. Can't be too careful. I hope she leaves the light on.

April 26, 2016 at 8:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Republicans hold to hard-right stance; ACLU and League of Women Voters 'communists,' Kobach says

Kobach gets crazier all the time. He's on a mission to keep all minorities, students and the poor from voting. Kansas Republicans have rejected democracy and have returned to the 18th Century notion that only white landowners should have the electoral franchise.

February 25, 2016 at 12:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sens. Roberts and Moran explain signing letter to Iran

Groseclose's work was utter, amateurish crap:

...The authors also display a remarkable ignorance of previous work on the subject of media bias. In their section titled "Some Previous Studies of Media Bias," they name only three studies that address the issue at more than a theoretical level. All three studies are, to put it kindly, questionable...

Although the authors seem completely unaware of it, in reality there have been dozens of rigorous quantitative studies on media bias and hundreds of studies that address the issue in some way. One place the authors might have looked had they chosen to conduct an actual literature review would have been a 2000 meta-analysis published in the Journal of Communication (the flagship journal of the International Communication Association, the premier association of media scholars). The abstract of the study, titled "Media bias in presidential elections: a meta-analysis," reads as follows:

A meta-analysis considered 59 quantitative studies containing data concerned with partisan media bias in presidential election campaigns since 1948. Types of bias considered were gatekeeping bias, which is the preference for selecting stories from one party or the other; coverage bias, which considers the relative amounts of coverage each party receives; and statement bias, which focuses on the favorability of coverage toward one party or the other. On the whole, no significant biases were found for the newspaper industry. Biases in newsmagazines were virtually zero as well. However, meta-analysis of studies of television network news showed small, measurable, but probably insubstantial coverage and statement biases.

March 29, 2015 at 10:02 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sens. Roberts and Moran explain signing letter to Iran

Commies under your bed, Kevin?

Call your mommy. Have her leave the lights on.

March 29, 2015 at 9:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sens. Roberts and Moran explain signing letter to Iran

Roberts is in the early stages of senility, as anyone watching the election debates last year would have noticed.

March 29, 2015 at 9:44 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate passes budget that includes cuts to KU and student financial aid

So, is the Senate punishing KU because Douglas county votes somewhat Democratic?

Can legislators not pass any increase in funding without first getting approval from their main sponsors, Charles and David Koch?

This is Brownbackistan, for sure:

The writing's on "The Wall."

"We don't need no education...:

"New boss, same as the old boss."

March 25, 2015 at 9:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Two legislators will file bill to change proof-of-citizenship requirement for voters

Kobach's law has caused trouble for a number of states.

It has no other purpose than to keep certain demographics from voting, including Democrats, students, union members, or minorities.

Kobach has long been a racist for hire, sucking at the Koch brothers' teat.

Throwback's judicial appointment of Phill Kline's lawyer is another reason that there will be a special session, so that this and others like it can be rushed through further from public scrutiny.

You can bet on other hijinks while they're in session.

Let's hope that Scam is just a one-term governor.

September 2, 2013 at 12:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed cuts to corrections system could endanger Kansans, secretary says

Kansas is fortunate in that there has been a state law that has forbidden the construction of new for-profit prisons since the '90s. Derek Schmidt tried unsuccessfully for years to get that law repealed.

June 1, 2013 at 12:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Proposed cuts to corrections system could endanger Kansans, secretary says

There are a lot of parolees who get busted for dirty U.A.s. That could mean going back to jail for smoking a joint two weeks earlier.

June 1, 2013 at 12:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )