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Kansas gets publicity for budget problems; LJWorld.com user nominates new state slogan

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UPDATE: And our winner is mom_of_three with her entry: Kansas: Flat and BrokeMom_of_three, send me an e-mail to claim your prize.News organizations from New Zealand, to Dallas to Philadelphia to Paris and countless others have been publicizing Kansas' budget woes in the past 24 hours.This is the sort of publicity that a state can only dream of — but I'm sure the folks in Kansas would much prefer the publicity were for the beautiful Flint Hills or the thrill of the Legends and the Kansas Speedway.But sometimes you have to take lemons and make them into lemonade. So today we'll be hosting a contest here on LJWorld.com to allow you all to come up with a new marketing slogan for Kansas — one that capitalizes on the current budget mess. Post your suggestions in the comments and we'll select a winner, who gets a fantastic prize. (Note: Fantastic is probably in the eyes of the beholder. But when I behold the prize, I think fantastic.)So, to get you started, we'll post one possible slogan — Kansas: As broke as you think.Now it's your turn.

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Alia Ahmed 6 years, 1 month ago

This is Lawrence, KS. Is anyone there?

Sigmund 6 years, 1 month ago

Logan72 (Alia Ahmed) says… "This is Lawrence, KS. Is anyone there?"

Perfect.

crimsonlaugh 6 years, 1 month ago

Topeka, we have a problem. (Well, several.)

zettapixel 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: At Least We're Not North Dakota!

Trobs 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: We wrecked Dorothy's house then foreclosed on it!

Kansas: Our budget is as red as the sunset.

Kansas: As broke as California without the earthquakes, mudslides, crime rate and traffic!

Kansas: Broke, but we turn corn into gas!

Kansas: Going broke is the only way to get national attention.

Kansas: See, there is more to us then our basketball team.

Omegatron 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas. Home of the Jayhawks and um... the other school.

Omegatron 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Our budget sinks faster then the Titanic.

Christine Pennewell Davis 6 years, 1 month ago

No I like this one better. I don't think we are in oz any more.

8ball 6 years, 1 month ago

kansas.they land of o crap,we're broke

Omegatron 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Tornado gateway to the land of OZ.

webmocker 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Broken Plains

Kansas: To the stars through difficulties

Kansa: Losing our "s"

chewyfally 6 years, 1 month ago

I like webmocker's: Kansa: Losing our “s”

Sigmund 6 years, 1 month ago

Top Ten Kansas Slogans

  1. Kansas, were just like California without the beaches.
  2. No job, no credit, no problem!
  3. Kansas, where robbing Peter to pay Paul is a way of life.
  4. Don't laugh, Gov Kathy might be your next Health and Human Services Secretary.
  5. Kansas, The Land of Ahhhh $hit!
  6. So we wrote a check for the electric bill but mailed it to the landlord, and then we sent the check for the rent to the gas company and it was months before everything got sorted.
  7. Enough wind we can kite several hundred million dollars of checks!
  8. I'm with stupid.
  9. So broke we can't even pay attention.
  10. Ed Asner Per Aspera. (To Ed Asner, through difficulty.)

getreal 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas - Broke by Intelligent Design

Betty Bartholomew 6 years, 1 month ago

Ut astrum in a pennae quod a votum

(To the stars on a wing and a prayer)

d_prowess 6 years, 1 month ago

I'm not creative, but I would like to lend my support to two suggestions:

  1. Kansas: STILL better than Missouri. (or maybe Kansas: Broke but STILL better than Missouri)

  2. Kansas: As broke as California without the earthquakes, mudslides, crime rate and traffic!

Godot 6 years, 1 month ago

"Kansa: Losing our “s”" Love it. Kansas: We paid for Sebelius' cabinet post, now we're broke.

rusty2 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas - toto watch out for Wall Street suction!

rusty2 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas - Wall Street has suction that Dyson can only dream about.

rusty2 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas - where Wall Street sucked all the money out!

supermango 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: where everything is flat, including paychecks !

baumlaw 6 years, 1 month ago

I don't think we can afford to live in Kansas any more, Toto!

Danielle Brunin 6 years, 1 month ago

(Channeling demotivational poster) Kansas government: If you think the budget problems we create are bad, just wait until you see our solutions!

ConcreteQueen 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: The other California.

Kansas: Yes, it really is a state.

baumlaw 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas--An experience you can't afford to miss.

Alia Ahmed 6 years, 1 month ago

Well, there are some great ideas here. Keep writing.

Sigmund 6 years, 1 month ago

rusty2 (Anonymous) says… "Kansas - where Wall Street sucked all the money out!"

Yeppers it was all them thar big city slickers come to town an dern ifin the didn't cheat ma and pa's money fer seed and now the youngins don't have a pot to pee in.

I guess it is hard to admit we did this to ourselves.

Hope56 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas Pops with California: Sebelius Fizzes

sassypants 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Where did the money REALLY go?

sassypants 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Broke, send jobs and money now!

Brandon Devlin 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Where Evolution AND Finance are electives.

mmmmm 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Where slavery is alive and well!

Trobs 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Just like Oz our money is all imaginary

webmocker 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Go for Broke!

Kansas Employs. Workers Pay.

Kansas Winds Down

bige1030 6 years, 1 month ago

Another vote for webmocker's: Kansa: Losing our “s”

Jonathan Kealing 6 years, 1 month ago

Last call for slogans. Any submitted after 4:30 p.m. won't be considered for the fantastic prize. Winner announced before 5.

emu 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas. Where extreme-right wackos destroy citizens' lives and get re-elected for doing it, time after time.

mikeowens 6 years, 1 month ago

getreal has to be the winner. "Kansas - Broke by Intelligent Design"

asleepinthechapel 6 years, 1 month ago

"Kansas: Flat AND Broke" and "Kansa: Losing our "s""

My votes to mom_of_three and webmocker FTW.

Godot 6 years, 1 month ago

that didn't work right.

Kansas - - - . . . - - -

samsnewplace 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Welfare and homeless welcomes you!

Jonathan Kealing 6 years, 1 month ago

And the winner is mom_of_three with Kansas: Flat and broke. Message me to claim your prize!

Jonathan Kealing Online editor

mom_of_three 6 years, 1 month ago

holy cow.... maybe i should become a marketing major....

pills4profit 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Financially destitute and evolutonarily inverted.

Sigmund 6 years, 1 month ago

jkealing (Jonathan Kealing) says… "And the winner is mom_of_three with Kansas: Flat and broke. Message me to claim your prize!"

Well deserved MO3 although if it has a monetary value be sure to claim it as income for tax purposes!

logicsound04 (Anonymous) says… "I also have to say that the partisan slogans—SigMundane, God'oh—are just annoying and not particularly clever."

I just can't explain just how heartbroken I am, especially from the creator of the uber-clever and ultra-snarky "SigMundane."

bearded_gnome 6 years, 1 month ago

okay MOM3, did you get your own electric generating windmill? whatcha get? inquiring minds want to know.


kansas: now were'd I put them con-sarned deposit slips?

kansas: "what, me worry?"

kansas: we're pawning the Governor's ruby slippers!

Newell_Post 6 years, 1 month ago

"Ut astrum in a pennae quod a votum" was pretty good...

Newell_Post 6 years, 1 month ago

I know it's too late, but somebody should have submitted, "When the going gets tough, the tough go to HHS..."

mom_of_three 6 years, 1 month ago

I won a grab bag of goodies which is being sent to my home.... when I get them, I will let you know if there is a turbine or a other cool stuff.....

BTW, my youngest kept saying....but Kansas isn't FLAT.

blindrabbit 6 years, 1 month ago

Why don't we just adopt the new license plate slogan: "In God We Trust".. Then we will be ready when the self rightous Brownback runs for Gov. I can just imagine the right-wingers salivating at the possibilities.

jumpin_catfish 6 years, 1 month ago

Kansas: Hated by liberals everywhere but who cares what they think.

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