Week of 6/7 – 6/13/15, Public Square



by | June 7, 2015 · 6:00 am

15 responses to “Week of 6/7 – 6/13/15, Public Square

  1. (from the link): Upon reopening the bill this morning, many legislators noted substantial changes to the prior reading a few hours before. Without a return to conference, the bill had added provisions for ratchet triggers on taxes, cleanup of voucher issuances and other changes.

    Sen Holland (D-Baldwin City), took to the floor to demand to know what happened “this is not the same”, he argued, asking senators to come forward who had proposed the changes “I want to know who proposed these changes.. Will anyone take credit?”

    The body fell still as no senator responded. Standing for questions, Sen Donovan pointed out he “did not know” who proposed the changes.

    Sen Holland took over and noted if no one knew who changed the bill between 130am and 10am, were special interests involved? The senator noted his belief that the state chaplain was a good man and “I believe he has more work to do. I call on the chaplain to exorcise ALEC who is infecting this chamber”

    Kansas Senator Asks Chaplain for Exorcism To Remove ALEC

  2. Asher Bob White

    I believe “Supply Side Economics” (tax-the-poor-masses, not the wealthy) was operative from the beginning of time, up through both the Greek and Roman Empires, then all the way through the establishment of these United States of America until Teddy Roosevelt initiated regulations of large corporations and FDR implemented the progressive Income Tax. During the next several decades until the event of “Regeanomics”, i.e., “Supply Side”, our US economy performed especially well for the public interest, the common good, the vast working classes, corporate America and all those with vast personal wealth. Today, Minnesota and many other states’ economies are doing better following the 2000 market crash, except the one new case of “Supply Side” in Brownbackistan.

  3. prairiepond

    I wish pastor sam would pull a palin and retire early. That way, he could move on to his promised cushy Koch funded think tank job and start collecting his wingnut welfare. And… while I’m engaging in wishful thinking, I wish he’d take his moron legislative buddies with them and get them all wingnut welfare positions.

    To paraphrase the Bard, “who will rid us of these meddlesome republicans?”

  4. I am not so sure I copy and save the cartoons because I really like them and repost them to my Facebook. Or that it is often a way to throw a barb at those faith nuts and neo-cons I know or are a part of my family?

    • Now if I was a cynical and mean-spirited person – I would love to throw a bar those faith nuts and neo-cons I know are a part of my family….

      Oh, who am I kidding – I am that cynical and mean-spirited (when pushed beyond my limits by holier-than-thou people who need their butts kicked)

  5. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/some-evangelicals-take-new-look-at-bible%e2%80%99s-stance-on-gays/ar-BBkP8Cl

    While we’re talking about Jesus…….

    take a good look at the comments – some of the most hate-filled comments are made by the self-professing Christians – who profess to follow Jesus. You know, the Jesus that taught we should love one another.

    The best part of the article is the last paragraph where it says that Evangelical Christians should to listen more and talk less (or something to that effect).

    Yeah, like that’s ever going to happen…

  6. If you believe this guys abysmally late apology you are a perfect customer for that bridge people always want to sell! He is a snake in the grass just like all the rest of them and they all belong in prison!


    President George W. Bush was wrong to try to build democracy in Iraq, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said in a recent interview, marking a striking admission from a key player behind the 2003 U.S. invasion.

    In an interview with British newspaper The Times, Rumsfeld said that efforts to oust Saddam Hussein and replace his tyrannical regime with democracy were unworkable, and that he had concerns about the plan from the beginning.

    “I’m not one who thinks that our particular template of democracy is appropriate for other countries at every moment of their histories,” Rumsfeld told The Times. “The idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me unrealistic. I was concerned about it when I first heard those words.”


    • Too little too damn late – Rumsfeld was the one that bragged about having to go to war with the army you have – not the one you want (or something like that).

      George W. Bush and Gang were all in this together – and they knew exactly what they were doing.

      What’s the worst thing is – they tried to disguise it as Democracy, God and Apple Pie with Yankee Doodle Dandy waving Old Glory.

  7. From Juanita Jean

  8. Just wanted to report – I got my first SS check today. I am now officially ‘old’ ..

    To refute these Tea Party and Fundy Christian Republicans that hate the government – I signed up for my SS check online. Someone from the SS office called me and I verified my information with her. This woman told me the amount of my check and when to expect the first check.

    And everything she told me was true – and everything worked like clockwork.

    Hell – I got better service from that evil government Social Security office than I usually get from these for-profit corporations and their less-than-the-best customer service.

    And one more point – the SS office had a woman that spoke English – unlike these foreign call centers that those vulture corporations use – you know the ones that some man with a thick Pakistanian accent tells me his name is Bubba.

    Yeah…..sure……. You betcha – Wink – wink