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Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:09 PM

The KS House implosion, legislator quits, another removed, and chaos, another tuesday

Source: Daily Kos



"I'm resigning from the House of Representatives effective midnight tonight," Rubin said. "I have no other comment."
With that statement, House Member John Rubin left the house, announcing he would pack up his office and get out of the state house never to return. The Topeka Capital Journal covered the exit, not just of John Rubin, but the re-assignment of committees and the complete upheaval of the state house today. The house had faced a serious crisis of confidence today, as conservative Republicans took over the bully pulpit, re-arranged committees and changed the way the house does business.

Read more: http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/3/15/1501801/-The-KS-House-Implosion-Legislator-Quits-Another-Removed-And-Chaos-Another-Tuesday



Ugly bunch of folks, these Republicans.

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Reply The KS House implosion, legislator quits, another removed, and chaos, another tuesday (Original post)
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 OP
sharp_stick Mar 2016 #1
Peregrine Took Mar 2016 #2
red dog 1 Mar 2016 #13
KamaAina Mar 2016 #3
Jack Rabbit Mar 2016 #11
jpak Mar 2016 #4
Catlover827 Mar 2016 #5
erlewyne Mar 2016 #6
starroute Mar 2016 #17
SheilaT Mar 2016 #7
Warpy Mar 2016 #21
MuseRider Mar 2016 #8
Tree Frog Mar 2016 #9
Jackie Wilson Said Mar 2016 #10
Tree Frog Mar 2016 #12
fredamae Mar 2016 #14
AlbertCat Mar 2016 #16
red dog 1 Mar 2016 #15
tblue37 Mar 2016 #18
Dont call me Shirley Mar 2016 #19
No Vested Interest Mar 2016 #20

Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:13 PM

1. I am so glad that I don't live in a State

like that. I'd go nuts just reading the newspaper in the morning. What a bunch of incompetent fuckwits.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:15 PM

2. Really, barely able to walk upright. Another sub species of homo sapien. n/t

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Response to Peregrine Took (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 08:08 PM

13. As Mike Malloy would say:

Slack-jowled, knuckle-dragging Neanderthals.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:18 PM

3. What's the matter with Kansas?

 

This.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #3)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:47 PM

11. The Koch bros live there

!!

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:19 PM

4. Build a wall

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:24 PM

5. Grew up in Kansas and glad I escaped

 

I lived there until I was 38 and got out in the year 2000. I have made my way to Oregon now and love it. I pity my Kansas friends. I will never return except to visit my parents' and sister's graves because that place has gone batshit crazy.

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Response to Catlover827 (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:30 PM

6. I enjoyed your post.

Ohio is bad. But I'm staying, Oregon sounds great !!! Thanks!

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Response to Catlover827 (Reply #5)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 08:40 PM

17. Even Dorothy knew Kansas was a place to escape from

L. Frank Baum didn't choose it by accident. In his days as a traveling salesman, it was the state he most wanted to avoid. And even though The Wizard of Oz ends with her back home, the sequels return her to Oz permanently.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:34 PM

7. I lived there from 1990 to 2008.

 

Moved to New Mexico after divorce. I am SO glad I'm not there any more.

Heck, even if their politics weren't so awful, I have the most amazing clear skies here, especially at night.

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Response to SheilaT (Reply #7)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 01:37 PM

21. Fellow chile eater here

and the skies at sunset almost make up for the fall colors in New England. The skies plus the lack of bugs so that you can go outside and watch them more than make up for the fall colors.

I've never been to Kansas, never felt the need. I do know nice people who are from Kansas, the operative word being "from," and they all say they're glad they left.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:45 PM

8. It is pretty awful, this is true

but there are new people starting to work into the Democratic Party (which has been nothing but a joke for quite a long while *except for a few who are sadly stuck with the leadership that is lacking) and things at least in the party are looking a little better but still years out. Remember, Kansas Dems went for Bernie at almost 68%. We are few but we are progressive and we are not stopping until we right this ship.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:46 PM

9. "Stripped of Chairmanship"

 

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Response to Tree Frog (Reply #9)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:47 PM

10. Those affected not rightwing enough, I assume

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 07:52 PM

12. This sums it up...

 

Rubin, Barker and others wanted to engage a debate about readjusting the tax structure for reopening dog and horse racetracks, legislators said. Merrick objected, and the Rules Committee, headed by Barker, sided with Merrick that the bill couldn’t be debated.

Merrick said he had a “very heavy heart” in ousting Rubin and Barker. In a written statement, he cited the attempt to “manipulate the House rules” to pull a bill out of committee despite a hearing scheduled Wednesday in House Appropriations.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 08:09 PM

14. It's the Home of Kochs

This is what they want for all 50 states. Trump...Cruz....Kansas...Brownback, Walker, Christie, Bundy's bullshit etc, etc, etc
We have a problem - all of us. Kansas is just the tip, imo.

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Response to fredamae (Reply #14)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 08:26 PM

16. This is what they want for all 50 states.

 

They bought NC along with Art Pope.

Now we have a legislature that "governs" by pet peeve.

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 08:09 PM

15. K&R

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 10:22 PM

18. Rubin took it back--probably isn't quitting after all. nt

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Tue Mar 15, 2016, 11:31 PM

19. Nothing but bad karma in KS. Glad I moved!!!!!!!!

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Response to Jackie Wilson Said (Original post)

Wed Mar 16, 2016, 02:31 AM

20. It's hard to believe that Kansas had a Democratic governor just eight years ago-

Kathleen Sibelius, whom President Obama appointed to a Cabinet post.
You have to wonder how she got there (I realize she had married into a well-known Republican family), and how long she would have lasted without that appointment to the Cabinet.

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