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Time For a Shot At Change

WICHITA, Kan. - The Kansas Tequila Party inaugural event in Wichita will take place on July 29th, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. (CST) at Nomar Plaza, 204 E. 21st Street.

We will be rallying and registering new Hispanic voters at our registration booth. We will have speakers and entertainment available where our speakers will be discussing the unifying issue to Latinos from all political backgrounds -- the immigration issue.

Tea Party politician Kansas Representative Virgil Peck stated earlier this year that a way to handle the illegal immigration issue is to "shoot immigrants like feral hogs".

Our rally will be a rallying point and a rally cry against the bigotry facing the fastest growing population in the nation.

What Patriotism Means to Me

WICHITA, Kan. - With the 4th of July upon us, the question patriotism often comes up, to me patriotism is more than just wearing red white and blue, waving the flag, or shooting of fireworks, its more than that. I think the true meaning of what it means to patriotic is best exemplified in the words of Thomas Jefferson.

WICHITA, Kan. - Now is your time to stand up and rally to keep a public service alive that provides affordable healthcare to women and men. It's time to speak out on behalf of maintaining healthcare services that bridge economic disparity. Please come and participate in the support of funding for Planned Parenthood!

When: Saturday, April 23, 2011, 12:00 p.m. (noon)

Where: The rally begins at Planned Parenthood (2226 E Central, Wichita, KS 67214). We will march to the Central and Hillside Intersection at Wesley Medical Center (550 N Hillside Street, Wichita KS 67208).

Fighting Back Against Big Banks

the-almightier.gifWICHITA, Kan. - As the very talented Ms. Stein recently wrote, major U.S. banking firms such as Citigroup and Bank of America despite making huge profits pay nothing in Taxes.

Bank of America received a $1.9 billion tax refund from the IRS last year, although it made $4.4 billion in profits and received a bailout from the Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department of nearly $1 trillion.

Citigroup last year made more than $4 billion in profits but paid no federal income taxes. It received a $2.5 trillion bailout from the Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury.

And of course we all heard in the debates leading up to bailout bills how all these banks were too big to fail and had to be saved. Even current Speaker John Boehner almost broke down and cried over the prospect that the TARP Bill might fail.

We know that the Big Banks gave themselves huge taxpayer funded bonuses, after crashing the economy and making millions. All this while millions of homeowners face foreclosure.

Bigotry and Bullying at Christmas

WICHITA, Kan. - Christmas time is supposed to be a time of peace and joy, giving, family etc.. While I'm not a cheerleader for Christmas by any means, in fact most of the time I do the bare minimum required in celebrating the holiday. I think hanging with mostly forgotten Krampus would be much more fun than hanging with Santa or the obnoxious elves. But I appreciate the spirit and message of Christmas, which after my somewhat rambling introduction leads to the point of this article.

Despite the nature of Christmas supposing to be one of giving and peace, the fact that for one individual it is a time of bullying and bigotry. Rudolph because of a minor disfigurement was laughed at and called names, excluded from athletic endeavors despite the fact that his disfigurement was mostly cosmetic and in no way affected his performance. Only in that Rudolph's disfigurement allowed for the passage of a sleigh through inclement weather was he not further ostracized, I however think that people should be accepted for who they are and not just because they are found to be useful.

That would be a good Christmas message.

War Is a Racket

"Only a small 'inside' group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes. ...

"Only those who must suffer should have the right to vote."

WICHITA, Kan. - Yesterday was Veterans Day and of course we all hear the same story, how we should honor veterans. We should do a better job than we currently do now of making sure they receive care they need. We also hear a lot about how we owe our freedoms to veterans.

That isn't completely true. More often than not our military heroes are squandered in use of a corporate master. This isn't a new concept. Two time Medal of Honor winner Smedley Butler knew this over 70 years ago and can articulate it better than I ...

Politics of Conspiracy

elephant-on-his-head.jpgWICHITA, Kan. - Conspiracy theories have always been part of politics; 9/11 Truthers, Birthers, Deathers, and John Birchers are the most recent. The question I have is, "When did kook conspiracy theories become mainstream?"

Are mainstream candidates like Kris Kobach and Tracey Mann parroting birther talking points because they themselves are birthers or because that's what the zombie masses on the right want to hear? The birther movement is either as Colorado Republican senate hopeful Ken Buck stated that the birthers are a "bunch of dumb-asses," Or, the whole birth certificate, citizenship question just far right wing code, for, "Oh my god we have a black president," and they're just smart enough to know that screaming that ends what ever shred of credibility they have.

Either way its sad to see politicians sucking up to the racist and or stupid wing of the Republican party via the birthers. And the Hutchinson News rightly rescinded its endorsement of Tracey Mann after he espoused birther views.

WICHITA, Kan. - For those in the Wichita area this weekend, Saturday May 1st come join Kansas House candidate Brandon Whipple at OJ Watson park from 1 to 3 PM for a picnic

Join your neighbors for an afternoon at the park! Bring the family and enjoy fun games, great food and meet your Kansas House candidate Brandon Whipple.

"Even in times of crisis, our Legislature must support education." - Brandon Whipple, Wichita Eagle, April 13, 2010.

The event is free, but we are asking for a $5 donation if you will be eating.

Crazyville Redux

WICHITA, Kan. - It has been two weeks now since the recent country wide window smashing incident that among other places effected Kansas also. My question and asked by others is where is the outrage? Not among those who support the Democratic party or progressivism, but those on the other side of the aisle. Those who on any other issue scream the "Rule of Law", their has been several ordinary Republican/Conservative citizens who have called the Sedgwick County Democratic Headquarters and expressed their displeasure at the recent vandalism. However from GOP leadership nothing but silence, no condemnation from either Senators Brownback or Roberts nor from Congressman Tiahrt who represents Sedgwick county.

Also silent, State GOP chair Amanda Atkins, Sedgwick County Republican Chair Kelly Arnold, and every member of the South Central Republican delegation, candidate, and office holder. Several members of the GOP delegation pride themselves on being moderates yet they too remain silent? Either they are attempting to placate the fringe elements of their base for votes, afraid of the fringe elements or approve of violent tactics themselves and only give lip service to being moderates in order to get votes.

Last Train to Crazyville

They could have called, or written an email, or even stopped by to talk. But instead, they decided to throw a brick through the window of Sedgwick County Democratic Party Headquarters.

WICHITA, Kan. - If one would have asked me if the Republican Party has gone completely off its rocker I would have to say no, At least that true for the majority of rank file members. Recent events however test that resolve, verbal racist slurs at Congressmen John Lewis and Andre Carson, protesters spitting on on Kansas City Congressman Emanuel Cleaver.

Then apparently egged on by self styled Militia leader Mike Vanderboegh, of Pinson, Alabama,.calls for a modern "Sons of Liberty," to smash windows at Democratic Party offices. Vandals broke out windows at several Democratic party offices in NY, and Arizona and here in Kansas.

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