tuschkahouma (Mike Ford)


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Opinion: Wreck highlights infrastructure needs

Can the little men living under the bridge who scare people ever answer a question or do they just do what little men under the bridge do and use words they don't understand like complex?
I love seeing 2016 GOP presidential candidates using nonsense words when there is no intelligence to answer a question either just like on here.

May 19, 2015 at 12:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Wreck highlights infrastructure needs

Keep up your complaining long enough and youll take us back to the article's of confederation. Please forget nearly bankrupting this country after the US Civil War with big government land acquisition GOP style stealing indian lands for the railroad barons for pennies on the dollar. I hope the amnesia cart has been tipped over.

May 18, 2015 at 8:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Insurance choice leads to charity plea

Gee you must be watching all of those Ron Paul paid advertisements warning about a bigger fail in the future nonsense. Better grab your tin foil hat.

May 17, 2015 at 9:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Wreck highlights infrastructure needs

Sorry but the GOP are the undisputed champs of looting whether it's Brownback now with KDOT or the GOP with Social Security nationally. In a Lewis Black hoping to benefit from GOP idiocy moment the Brownback Administration and KDOT weren't going to fix the tracks between Newton, Dodge City, and Garden City, and the Colorado border so that the Amtrak Southwest Chief which I've ridden on could maintain speed on it's way to LA. The tracks were in bad shape. I was joking that the Brownback/KDOT temper tantrum over this issue was going to cause the train to re route to Oklahoma City and head west to Albuquerque and LA.
The Amtrak station for the Heartland Flyer in OKC is right by the OKC Thunder Stadium and Bricktown. The Heartland Flyer goes from OKC to Dallas/Fort Worth Daily so one in theory could've gone from here to OKC to Dallas Fort Worth by train and then gone either northeast back through Little Rock or southwest to San Antonio. We could've got on the train in Lawrence and rode to the OKC Thunder games we attend. Unfortunately the temper tantrum was a ruse and the "NO" party said "YES" not following their normal refusal to do the right thing. Using deflection doesn't refute facts.

May 17, 2015 at 9:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Wreck highlights infrastructure needs

Republicans have always been on the side of big business which in this case is highways, cars, and airplanes. This began with the Eisenhower administration and the interstate system in the early 1950's. It began with White flight to the suburbs and the dismantling of local and long distance train travel in the 1950's coinciding with racial integration. Locally, the Strang Line to then rural Johnson County existed until White flight to the suburbs in the late 1940's-early 1950's. White people flee forty or fifty miles west of Chicago where only the Metra goes and is operated by Big Railroad by BNSF and UP. During Reagan beating on Amtrak was en vogue as it is now. The GOP wants everyone paranoid with moats in their front yards and armed to the teeth. Who cares about infrastructure? Ironically it was Big Government during the Lincoln and US Grant Republican Administrations during the 1860's and 1870's that stole millions of acres of tribal lands in Kansas alone for the Leavenworth, Pawnee, and Western,
Leavenworth, Lawrence, and Galveston, and Union Pacific Eastern and Western Divisions
under the auspices of professional land thief and US Senator from Kansas, Samuel Pomeroy.
I've road Amtrak once or twice or year for last three years. Nothing works right if it isn't
adequately funded. Who doesn't like to fund things even though it's their job to appropriate funds? The GOP House of Representatives of course. Whose going to call them this week to complain about inadequate funding? anyone else? I did it last week.

May 17, 2015 at 3:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: GOP takes anti-government turn

Schachtmanitism.......all of these people bringing stalinist paranoia here because they want to have boogeymen to fear.nice.

May 10, 2015 at 11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: GOP takes anti-government turn

I saw this mindset in my uncle from Mississippi. These people resented federal involvement with the troops at Ole Miss in 1962. They resented FBI involvement
with the murder of three voter rights workers near Philadelphia, MS, and the subsequent
disposal of the victim's car Mississippi Choctaw lands. The Nunih Waiya Choctaw Mound
and the Nunih Waiya Mennonite Missionary Church that the Klan burned to tell the Choctaw
people their place are places I've seen not far from where the burned Ford wagon was dumped. They coined the terms "Special Rights" to misinform their low information populace in spite of the fact that the 13th, 14, and 15th amendments passed in the 1860's granted these rights to former slaves allowing voting rights, equal protection under the law, and the right to bear arms. Jim Crow legislation and the Klan curtailed this legislation from the 1860's
to the 1960's. The states especially the southern ones used states rights advocates like Andrew Jackson to pass the 1830 Indian Removal Act to steal hundreds of millions of acres of land from the Choctaws, Cherokees, Seminoles, Chickasaws, and Muscogee and affiliated Creek Confederacy tribes. I love southerners who talk about the evils of big government and yet hijacked the federal government to push state's rights land taking legislation on Indian tribes with the power of the US government.

We're going through another cycle of states rights politicians being elected by Koch $ and low information voters to stymie and choke governmental function. I heard this Mississippi uncle say racist things and talk about stymieing the federal government so that integration couldn't continue. They still remember 1870's Republican carpetbaggers pushing anti slavery initiatives and putting an African/Lumbee Man, Hiram Revels, in the US Senate in Mississippi in the 1870's. President Harry Truman's Executive Order 9938 integrated the armed forces in 1948 and pushed southern Democrat racists like Orville Faubus, Jesse Helms, George Wallace, and Strom Thurmond as young men to split into the Dixiecrat party. My ex-grandfather claimed to be a Dixiecrat. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 caused many more southerners to leave the Democratic Party. Alabama Governor George Wallace ran on an
"Angry White Male" state's rights platform and when an assassination attempt was made the Nixon Campaign adopted the Southern Strategy which is in effect to this day for the GOP.
I infiltrated this culture as an educated kid in the 1970's and witnessed it and speak of it now. It's a shame that Kansas seeks to emulate one of the worst states in the Union, Mississippi.
It's a shame that I see stars and bars here in Kansas. I remember the 1970's. I remember a school I attended that had Majority Homecoming King and Queen and Minority Homecoming King and Queen. I remember Jonesville, Louisiana, not celebrating the 4th of July in 1976
because of the July 4th Siege of Vicksburg, MS, in 1863. This nonsense has to stop.

May 10, 2015 at 1:25 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

County commissioner: Justice Matters event 'inappropriate'

My father who was a United Methodist minister for 37 years worked to finish chaplaincy requirements at Topeka State Hospital in 1992-93. After it closed due to GOP measures I saw many of the patients my father ministered to walking past places like the VA on Gage Avenue
yelling at trees and the like. Topeka had this state hospital and Menningers and was a model of mental health treatment. I saw Brett Farve as a patient at Menningers when I delivered food
to the staff doing my job in the early 1990's being treated for painkiller addiction from playing football hurt. Now there isn't a safety net. Why are we allowing those people who cheer at not helping a sick person in previous GOP presidential debates to dictate how these people should be treated? Isn't there enough heartlessness an selfishness already? This selfishness is what's pushing clergy to get involved because at some point someone has to have a conscience or been seen for what they really are.

May 7, 2015 at 2:47 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: History ignored

Like a conservative you never answer educated questions do you? little men under the bridge can never answer intelligent questions can they? not many of your politicians do so either. Recite the boogeyman principle that fuels the GOP constituency.

May 2, 2015 at 9:40 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: History ignored

It's easy disregard real history when one accuses others of hating a specific race. Republicans do this all the time by using comments as flak to redirect the conversation away from the real issue. The GOP has done this for seven years now with President Obama and you do this with me. Say something so outlandish that readers of this blog will pay more attention to your "Shooting for the moon" comment than anything I say. Fox News taught you well.

To take this conversation back to it's correct intent this is what I'm saying. I write a letter to the editor about how real history was ignored and an area was desecrated where young Native
people were held as captives and forced to work in these wetlands while their culture, language, and way of life, was made illegal at BIA boarding schools after 1886. A place
where becoming culturally White was drilled into them with fatal results. What right do European immigrants have to force the original inhabitants of this land to become
Christian and speak English? Chahta anumpa li. Chahta imanumpa ish anumpa la hinla ho?
Sa okla ut Chahta micha Bloxi micha Chalakee micha Nahollo. Oklahoma is a Choctaw word.
Tuscaloosa is a Choctaw word. Atchafalaya is a Choctaw word. Pensacola is from Pansh Falaya or Long Hair which was a clan of Choctaw people. Pascagoula from which my mom's
people lived means Bread People. You have no right to tell me to speak Nahollo anumpa.
This isn't about hating someone. This is about that someone or somebody being willfully
ignorant of how offensive their actions are. You want civility start being respectful of other cultures. Stop using that conquered race nonsense. Start treating people like people and see them as more than mascots borne of antiquated views. Understand how much the willful ignorance of indigenous peoples has led to places of cultural and historical significance being desecrated and destroyed. If you take the easy way out and not own this history and accuse me of being hateful because of willful ignorance what does that accomplish?

May 2, 2015 at 7:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )