Tuesday, 2/26/13, Public Square

Remember when the Republican Party had respect and integrity?  Remember when they earned the nickname Grand Ole Party?

 

1956

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15 responses to “Tuesday, 2/26/13, Public Square

  1. rick liebst

    Snow … Snow go away… Come again another…. Ok how about never again? So feel like saying something that sounds like one of thoe ole timer comments. “In my day were fought Gators and Indians while walking a hundred miles to school! Today snow the deepness of cake icing and no school!

  2. Maybe after cancelling school for Monday and the snow being a non-event, much to do about not much, they were afraid of bad karma. This morning is more dangerous than yesterday was until way after everyone would have been home. I’d be willing to bet the movie theaters, fast-food restaurants, malls, etc. were full yesterday.

    • You would not be correct as to at least one movie theater. 🙂

    • wicked

      I think there was a fairly broad belief that the snow would come sooner on Monday. If I recall, they thought it would start Sunday night. But what happened was that the storm took a curve down to the south, before moving northeast again. The weather guys didn’t expect that. Well, one did, which was why there was the discrepancy with the expected snow totals.

      Good grief! I think I’m becoming a geek! Or is that a nerd? Either way, I know there’s good company out there. 🙂

  3. wicked

    What a difference a few decades make. Republicans who helped pass those bills that brought this country into greatness must be spinning in their graves. May their spirits forever haunt those who are now trying to destroy those laws.

    • That was back when the words republican and sensible could be used in the same sentence. Definitely before the tea partiers and evangelinuts.

  4. I think when so many Kansans just blindly vote for anyone with an R behind their name, this is what they think they’re getting. The rest? As Fnord noted, are tea party nuts who think they will get no government an no taxes, or evangelicals who think they can kill they gays, overturn Roe v Wade and install a christian theocracy. And none of the people mentioned above are getting anything they want, except maybe the illusion of theocracy. But yet, Kansans keep voting the same way for the same people, over and over, and expecting different results.

    What’s that definition of insanity again?

    • wicked

      Insanitiy=Republicans. To be exact, Tea Party Republicans. Not all Rs are insane or even crazy. If the saner ones would speak up, loud and clear, others would follow. But as long as they remain silent, they’re going to vanish.

  5. wicked

    Amazing. Simply amazing. And just goes to show that there are some Republicans who are sane.

    Republicans Sign Brief in Support of Gay Marriage

    WASHINGTON — Dozens of prominent Republicans — including top advisers to former President George W. Bush, four former governors and two members of Congress — have signed a legal brief arguing that gay people have a constitutional right to marry, a position that amounts to a direct challenge to Speaker John A. Boehner and reflects the civil war in the party since the November election.

    more…

  6. I think there is a real battle going on for the soul of the Republican party. Their very survival depends on the sane ones winning.

    I heard an interesting discussion on TV when I was snowbound. Some good Progressive said it was in our best interest for the Republican party to turn itself around because the Democrats right now are coasting along on “we’re not as bad as those guys” kind of branding. That won’t last long and if sane Republicans get control of the party steering wheel, it will actually make Democrats better (hopefully) because they will then have to come up with, ya know, real Democratic strategy. I don’t have a lot of faith in that anymore, but being pushed into it by a better Republican party is about the only hope we have of making Democrats Progressive.

    • wicked

      Yeah, the Democrats will have to move back to the real left. 😉

      If they would all only understand that it takes compromise. That’s the way the system was set up to begin with. I give a little, you give a little. But the Art of Compromise seems to have vanished…from everywhere.

  7. Bob White

    1956: Ah, yes, back when I was a registered republican. No more; those dirty rotten cheaters! Today, I’m and proud progressive. Tomorrow? Who knows.

    • Bob White

      Whoops! “and” means “a”

    • wicked

      Jump forward a few years from ’65, and I, too was a registered Republican at the ripe old age of 21. (They changed the voting age to 18 not long after I passed that age. ;( ) I often what my parents thought of that. But then they didn’t talk politics much around me, and I didn’t even realize what party they registered as. Just one more disappointment.