"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

Friday, December 23, 2016

HOLIDAY GREETINGS! #BROWNBACKISTAN

3,122 voters (NYT Nov. 11, 2016) 37.4% did not vote.
You're the most unpopular governor in the country, who illegally signs a $20 million lease agreement without legislative approval, then dolefully watch as your partisan stooges sweep the affair under the statehouse legislative rug.  Rather than face the storm ahead of fiscal austerity, most ran from their offices and "retired."

How easy we forget how we arrived to this historical point in Kansas.

Financing campaigns on millionaire loans, gutting the state's treasury till it's national credit rating falls, not once, but twice while cheering on the shock troops over abortion, gay rights and guns. This is Gov. Sam Brownback's "deplorable" Know Nothing Party, not the Republican Party of Lincoln or trust busting T. Roosevelt, or "I Like Ike."

Let's look at the thieves who didn't get away, as provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Leavenworth woman sentenced after six year $500,000 bank embezzlement spree.

Shawnee man pleads to Overland Park bank robbery.

Kansas City Kansan sentenced in Stillwell bank robbery.

Great Bend, Ks. bank employee pleads to ATM robbery.

Former Wyandotte government engineer indicted on federal bribery charges.

Border War Commerce Counts Too!

Springfield, Mo. man sentenced for bank robbery, kidnapping.

Two Joplin, Mo. men indicted for bank robbery.

And let's not forget those western Kansans, the three who were ready to truck bomb an apartment complex full of Somali moslems in Garden City (courtesy USA Today)

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