Tuesday, 5/25/10, Public Square


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23 responses to “Tuesday, 5/25/10, Public Square

    • indypendent

      Every minute of every day the Fox News is on air exposes their hypocrisy.

      The trouble is – getting the gullible loyal Fox News watchers to even consider the possibility of that hypocrisy being an actual fact.

      You do know that facts and Fox News should never be used in the same sentence.

  1. Big day in the City for me. Must find an umbrella. So this is what people who must be somewhere on rainy days go through… 😉

  2. indypendent

    I just found this on the WE blog site. This is rather interesting. What do you think of the Moran – Tiarht race?

    I know where my position is on this – I am a registered Republican and my vote is with Moran. I’ve got my popcorn ready to see Tiarht being kicked to the curb.

    Moran pulling away in pollsThe campaign of Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard, tried to dismiss as illegitimate a poll released last week showing Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Hays, leading Tiahrt by 26 points in their U.S. Senate race. But a new SurveyUSA poll, sponsored by KWCH, Channel 12, has similar results. It has Moran leading Tiahrt by 52 percent to 29 percent. Moran is leading by double digits in nearly all age, race and ideology categories, including among those identified as conservative and pro-life. Tiahrt is ahead of Moran by 22 points in the southeast region of the state, but Moran is up by 37 points in northeast Kansas and 54 points in western Kansas

    Read more: http://blogs.kansas.com/weblog/2010/05/moran-pulling-away-in-polls/#comment-772373#ixzz0ox7L1Kmu

    • WSClark

      What are the possibilities that Tiahrt reverses himself, reads the writing on the wall, pulls out of the Senate primary and decides to run again for his seat in Congress?

      I am not sure of the legalities under GOP rules, but could he do that or has the date to file passed?

      Just my POV, but Tiahrt is slimy enough to do that.

      • indypendent

        That’s a good question. I don’t know the legalities either but how could Tiarht keep his dignity and integrity if he were to do that?

        I suspect we should not all be crying for Tiarht he loses. I’m sure there is a cozy little lobbyist job waiting in the wings.

        But if Democrats keep control of Congress, just how much power would Tiarht really carry? Plus, it seems even his friends at C Street seem to prefer Moran – so maybe too many bridges have been burned – so to speak?

      • Don’t know about GOP rules, but to get on the primary ballot, TT would need to file with the Kansas Secretary of State’s office on or before June 10. See KSA 25-205 for the statutory language.

  3. tosmarttobegop


    When Activism Gets You Fired

    Jason Levin set out to crash the Tea Party movement, but he ended up hurting his own career.

    After the Oregon schoolteacher created a website suggesting that liberals infiltrate tea parties to make them appear outlandish, letters poured in from irate parents concerned about his activism.

    The school district put Levin on paid administrative leave and launched an investigation into whether he used work time or resources to create the site.

    Teachers face more scrutiny over their private actions than most people, but they aren’t the only ones who can face consequences for activism. Companies can fire their workers at will in most states, and some activists say that takes people away from their causes.

    • indypendent

      Did you hear about the voice-over actor that GEICO fired because this guy called up the Tea Party head honcho and told him what he could do with his tea?

      The guy was fired by GEICO within days.

      This guy has said that he went about it the wrong way but that he still felt the same. Anyway, this guy has become like a cult hero to the Liberals.

  4. WSClark

    “could Tiarht keep his dignity and integrity”

    Ah, what dignity and integrity?

  5. tosmarttobegop

    Yeah what Clark said!

  6. wicked

    Gee, a smalltown parade just wouldn’t be a parade without Todd riding in the convertible, waving at everyone. Maybe he could get a job doing that? Sounds like something Sarah is qualified to do.

    • Sarah and Todd are both mental lightweights so it’s good they can sit in a car and wave at the same time. Do you suppose someone has to crunch down and keep hold of their feet to prevent them from falling out of the car?

  7. prairie pond

    Ok, now for a change of subject….

    HOLY CRAPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!

    A HUGE TORNADO just went over my house and farm. Big rain, hail between golf ball and baseball size. Like a dumb ass, I stood at the kitchen window and watched it come, until I thought the hail was gonna come through the picture window.

    Summer was beside herself. She’s scared of the basement, but I think she was more scared of the weather. I didnt feel like wrestling her down the basement steps, so we parked in a hallway with no windows.
    I had very little warning. I was watching Discovery channel when my friend Luann called and said “WTF are you doing answering the phone? There is a tornado and big storm five miles west of you and headed directly toward your house.”


    Then I turned on the radio, because the satellite was cutting off because of rain fade, and the radio said “huge and dangerous tornado on the ground 3.5 miles south west of Trego Center.”

    For the record, I live 5 miles west and 3 miles south of Trego Center. I thought “uh oh”.

    So I quickly filled the bathtub, Summer’s water dish, two gallon jugs of water, all the sinks, gathered up the flashlights and matches, took the cellphone off the charger and put it in my pocket. Unplugged all the electronics ’cause it was lightning like a mofo.

    Then I sat down to wait, but I didnt have to wait long before I heard the roar. The trees were parallel to the ground, the hail was pounding, and so was my heart. And it didnt help to have 60lbs of Weim dog leaning against me with all her might.

    And at that point, I realized I had no shoes on, and just when I picked up my boots, BAM, all hell REALLY broke loose. I was lacing up my boots as fast as I could while the lightning flashed like daylight, the hail was pounding like logs hitting the house, the dog was barking, the windows sounded like they were fixing to break, and under it all was this loud and dull roar and whooshing wind. O.M.G.

    And did I mention I was shaking? heheheheh. HAHAHAHAHA. Woof.

    It dumped buckets of rain, and I still have hail on the ground melting. It’s dark, so I cant see until tomorrow what the damage is to trees, buildings, and my truck. I didnt even have time to get the truck in the Quonset shed, so It’s probably got a few dents.

    All in all, just another night in Western Kansas. Out on the lone prairie. A farmgirl and her dog hunkered down and weathered the storm.

    I think I’ll go pour myself a drink and see if I can find the Xanex….

    • wicked

      (deep breath) GREAT to hear from you, PP!!!! I was watching TV when the weatherman broke in, and I said to my youngest, “Uh oh, that’s up by Prairie Pond’s place. Hope she’s okay.”

      As long as you’re still walking, talking/typing, and breathing, you’re okay. Stuff can be replaced. Hope all your neighbors made it through it all, too.

      • prairie pond

        Thanks Wicked. I’m not usually scared of weather, but this was different from the usual.

        I hope my neighbors are ok too. I guess I’ll see when I go to town this morning. I hope the roads are passable both in terms of debris and mud.

        Life in the country. I’m sure you remember it well! 🙂

  8. WOW!

    I’m soooo relieved and don’t even give a hoot what damage might be seen in the morning. YOU and Summer are all right, there’s still a roof above you…

    Bet it takes some time to get calm and to get to sleep.

    Your garden? Nevermind! YOU are OK.

  9. I just turned the television to a local channel and see now the radar of what you went through. Spring in Kansas where the weather folks are stars once again.

    I went to the airport tonight to collect my daughter’s family who returned from my grandson’s graduation from Whitman College. They were delayed out of Denver where they changed planes and when finally in the air went south of their original flight plan. Now I see why and why they talked about turbulence on the flight home. Glad I didn’t look before they landed!

    Can you believe I have a grandson who graduated college?? I’m so proud of him. I’ll see him next week when we all gather in the Boston area.

    • prairie pond

      I’m glad your family made it to Wichita safely. And no, I cant believe you have a grandson graduating from college. I know you are proud. I think you are going to have a great time at the wedding.

      Dont let the blue bloods bring ya down!