"I will tell the people what's going on at the statehouse. I'm going to treat the capitol as a borderline crime scene. ... If businesses don't have to pay taxes, the burden should not be on those trying to feed themselves." - The Valley Falls Vindicator & Oskaloosa Independent, March 3, 2016.

Across Kansas the top 1% are looting and on-the-loose, pitting us against each other. Communities in Jefferson County need to democratically prepare themselves for food and energy autonomy.

- MICHAEL CADDELL, Publisher

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Dion Lefler: KOCH, KS CHAMBER POT AND BROWNBACK LEAD LAST MINUTE ELECTION SPENDING @ Wichita Eagle


Then Bryan Lowry writes of the bizarre throat slitting coming to a mail box near you.
[Excerpt] ... A mailer from a dark-money group called the Kansas Freedom Alliance seeks to tie Rep. Kasha Kelley, R-Arkansas City, to Obama and Clinton by featuring their photos and warning that Kelley is “Bringing Washington’s Politics to Kansas.”


“That one made me laugh,” said Kelley, one of the most conservative members of the Legislature. “… Anybody who knows a scintilla about me knows that’s not true. That’s so far-fetched.”


The basis for the claim is that Kelley voted in favor of replacing the state’s current Supreme Court justice selection system, which relies on a nine-member commission to vet nominees, with the federal model, which would allow the governor to choose nominees on his own.


The mailer contends that Kelley “voted to replace the Kansas court system with Obama’s court system — putting politicians in charge instead of the people.”


Calling the federal model “Obama’s court system” is a pretty big stretch when you consider that the system of presidential appointments is laid out in the U.S. Constitution, written in 1787, and has been used by every president since George Washington.


Kelley faces a primary challenge from Anita Judd-Jenkins, who describes herself as a “fiscally conservative, moderate Republican,” in District 80, which includes the southern half of Sumner County and Arkansas City in southwest Cowley County. ... [End of Excerpt]

Read more at the Wichita Eagle.

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