Mar
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So Long the Winter

So Long the Winter

So Long the Winter
So long the winter
So cold the nights
So deep the snow
So dim the lights
But so quiet the time
As it rolls by
That ere long
Spring’s sun brightens the sky

Oct
0

Roberts and Friends

Roberts and Friends

Mitt Romney is coming to Kansas to help Pat Roberts.
Ted Cruz is too.
Sarah Palin and Bob dole already have and Jeb Bush.
The U.S. Chamber is doing its back and the NRA are doing their part to save Roberts’ seat and what he puts into it.
Trouble is, we know Pat and most of us ain’t excited about him. Outsiders changing a lot of minds seem unlikely.
But Kansas is being covered, fussed over and analyzed the way big states like New York are.
Enjoy it while it lasts. If Roberts wins or loses, we won’t see these folks after Election Day, we won’t these big shots for awhile. Win or lose, we might not see much of Pat, either.

Sep
0

You can’t make this up

You can’t make this up

You can’t make this up.
When Bob Dole campaigned for Pat Roberts this week, Dole criticized Sen. Ted Cruz for shutting down thief government last year.
When Palin campaigned for Roberts, she praised Cruz.
When asked by an MSNBC reporter whose side he was on regarding Cruz and the shutdown, Roberts, who knew he was camera, said ‘both.”

Sep
0

Forked Tongue-In-Cheek

Forked Tongue-In-Cheek

When, oh when did you hear a Republican candidate attack a millionaire? Pat Roberts is attacking Greg Orman for being another rich guy trying to buy an election.
Now that’s true enough, which is why I don’t swoon at the sound of his nasal twang. That accent, is by the way the most irritating in the country. My family escaped it. But I digress.
Roberts;’ problem—one of his problems; he has a truckload—is he’s a Republican and the last so=successful OP class warrior was Teddy Roosevelt. Not only that, but he is being backed by the Koch brothers, no paupers they. In fact Dave and Chuck try to buy elections the way some folks buy black velvet pictures of Elvis.
Semi-ex-candidate Chad Taylor might have made it without puncturing his cheek with his tongue. Bur Roberts is so famously sharp he could bleed to death if he keeps this up.

Sep
0

Goldfish Have No Legal Authority

Goldfish Have No Legal Authority

Yesterday, the Kansas Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Taylor v. Kobach. The interesting revelation from that is that in the past, Kobach hasn’t required any particular phrases in candidates’ withdrawals. Taylor’s mouthpiece argued that the law did not require a letter to the Secretary of State. Kobach’s lawyer said if that were true, a candidate could just whisper “I quit” to his goldfish. Your taxes pay that man. We don’t know the outcome yet.
But the Senate race did have another interesting development. Independent candidate is a wealthy businessman. Wealthy businessmen do white collar crimes because pick pocketing is so blue collar. Orman had a colleague involved in some of the shady doings that lead to the crash of ’08. The guy is doing time but Orman refuses to cut his personal ties bam.
This is why I don’t write off the GOP incumbent, Pat Roberts. Highly intelligent national Democratic leaders and East Coast talking heads seem to think a man with no experience, no clear ideology but a nice fat wallet and movie star looks can beat an old hand like Roberts, old coot that he is.
If it would be highly ironic if Roberts lost because of the stupidity of Kobach. Ire would be insane to make goo-goo eyes at Orman, let alone, vote for him until we know more about him.
And remember, Goldfish have no legal powers.