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Name: Rick
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Hometown: Kansas
Home country: UsofA
Current location: Midwest
Member since: Sat Apr 15, 2017, 11:57 AM
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Retired aerospace engineer. Bike when I can, I have a specialized tricross and a hardrock. Read sci-fi.

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Courtroom antics show Kobach not fit to lead..

Yeah I know...another post bashing kobitch...But it is running for the governor of kansaaas...so
it is open for dialogue. This article pretty well nails down the handjobs inadequacy to govern/lead
a group of horses to water. Let along a state of hardcore rightwingers..Its campaign ads are full
of b.s. smoke and mirrors.

“On the illegal immigration issue, I also think we need to end sanctuary counties and cities in Kansas. … The way I would do that is take away all state money from them and they will quickly change their tune. Stopping illegal immigration in Kansas is something that the Kansas state government should be doing something about, but instead we’re going the opposite direction and giving incentives for illegal immigrants by giving in-state tuition.”


Would someone please tell me where these kansas sanctuary counties and cities are?


Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has been on vivid display in federal courtrooms over the past year, and his performance there tells Kansas Republicans all they need to know about his capacity to be the next governor of Kansas. He clearly lacks the competence and character to be elected to higher office.

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The case had been Kobach’s opportunity to showcase his 2010 campaign claims that “the illegal registration of alien voters has become pervasive.” Instead, courtroom proceedings stripped bare Kobach’s public bloviating on illegal voting and revealed his lack of preparation, inadequacies in assembling evidence, ignorance of judicial procedure, and willful violation of elementary courtroom rules.

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Some Republicans may admire zealotry in prosecuting voting fraud by non-citizens. But after seven years in office Kobach appeared in court ill-prepared and lacking in evidence. In his reckless quest he has been cited in contempt of court for repeated misleading representations, defiance of court orders, and violations of judicial procedure.

http://www.ottawaherald.com/opinion/20180630/courtroom-antics-show-kobach-not-fit-to-lead

Supreme Court Justices

Should be elected by the voters...the position is too
important to be left to the sitting president...imho...

Dozens of possible child trafficking victims have been jailed in Kansas

Sounds like true rightwinger "to fuckn bad" attitude..
Sounds like tRumps response to immigrants, the poor
and just about any destitute individual that isn't rich.
All conservatives see for people in need is just more
beggars looking for a handout...no empathy wired into
a republicun..



TOPEKA

Dozens of possible child trafficking victims have been jailed in Kansas juvenile detention centers over the past few years.

One in five possible child victims assessed by rapid response teams from 2014 to 2018 were in juvenile detention, according to Kansas Department for Children and Families data obtained by The Eagle. In eastern Kansas, juvenile detention was the most frequent housing option for possible trafficking victims.

Data and interviews show a system that sometimes detains victims despite universal agreement that detention can be detrimental. The practice can further traumatize victims, lead to future criminal behavior and add to the risk that victims will be re-trafficked, advocates say.

"It is extremely difficult to heal from your trafficking experience when you are criminalized and detained," one person who had been trafficked wrote in a statement to The Eagle. She provided the statement about her experience on the condition that her name not be used.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article213671174.html#storylink=cpy

Seeing too much of this...

Just had an amber alert on my cell concerning this;

https://www.google.com/search?q=amber+alert+from+kansas+city&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwir4Obn0ufbAhXN2FMKHWVUDWQQBQgmKAA&biw=1600&bih=721

Police find car as they continue search for girl, 15, who was abducted Thursday night

As Kansas City police continue to search Friday for a missing 15-year-old girl, they said they had recovered the car they think was used in her abduction from her home in the 2700 block of Elmwood Avenue following a shooting Thursday night.

Brajaean Sledge was last seen leaving with a man in her grandfather's 2017 Kia Forte. The teen's grandfather was in serious but stable condition after he was shot by the man, whom he did not know.

The 2017 Kia Forte was found around 8 a.m. in the 11200 block of Bennington Avenue in south Kansas City and detectives canvassed the area as crime scene investigators gathered and processed evidence.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article213645479.html#storylink=cpy



Senators call on National Science Foundation to investigate climate change grants

Source: CNN

(CNN)Four Republican senators have called on National Science Foundation Inspector General Allison Lerner to investigate the foundation's grant-making process, citing a grant charged with enabling television meteorologists to provide viewers with climate change education.
In the June 18 letter, Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Rand Paul of Kentucky, and James Lankford and Jim Inhofe, both of Oklahoma, express their concern that the National Science Foundation has "issued several grants which seek to influence political and social debate rather than conduct scientific research."


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/21/politics/climate-change-grants-inspection/index.html



Fuck the gop fuzzy science idiots. For 2018..above normal temps,
drought, no doubt fires in the midwest..Americans need to know
what is happening to the world from global warming...they need
to understand the causes.

Opinions Michael Cohen is getting desperate. President Trump should be worried.

Source: msn.com

Michael Cohen has hired New York lawyer Guy Petrillo to represent him in a federal investigation into his business dealings, and has told associates he wants President Donald Trump, his former boss, to pay his legal fees, according to people familiar with the matter.

Mr. Cohen has frequently told associates in recent months he is frustrated that the president hasn’t offered to pay his legal fees, which he has said are “bankrupting” him, according to one of the people. He has said he feels that Mr. Trump owes him after his years of loyalty to the former real-estate developer, whom he served for nearly a decade at the Trump Organization.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/opinions-michael-cohen-is-getting-desperate-president-trump-should-be-worried/ar-AAyV1TA



Cohens mental state appears to be waffling..As the walls
close in, his ideas on how to get out of prison will be to
plea bargain...tell all about cheetoz illegal gains in life and
the Russian connection..

So is Democratic Underground


all secure and bullet proof for the coming elections?
Hope so...

ACLU sues Kobach again, this time over Crosscheck security breach

Who knows where kohack is send this personal information..Worthless handjob
exemplifies conservatives main vote getter...spreading lies and disinformation.
Squirrelly looking dickhead too.







The American Civil Liberties Union is staking out a new battleground in a war of voter rights with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, filing a class action lawsuit Tuesday to challenge his use of a multistate data comparison program.

Kobach’s maintenance of the Crosscheck system recklessly exposes private voter data, the ACLU argues, pointing to the 945 Kansans whose partial Social Security numbers were transferred in an unsecured email to Florida officials. The lawsuit asks for unspecified civil penalties, plus attorney fees and court costs.

“Kobach is so obsessed with ways to prop up his failed experiment in reducing citizen participation in elections that he’s chosen not to follow the most basic procedures for protecting the privacy of Kansas citizens,” said Micah Kubic, executive director for ACLU of Kansas. “So much of Kobach’s agenda, from voting to immigration to education funding, is based on false narratives and threats that do not really exist. What does really exist is the horrifying invasion of privacy that Kobach has unnecessarily created.”

The lawsuit follows Monday’s ruling by a federal court judge in a fight between the ACLU and Kobach over the state’s proof of citizenship requirements for voter registration. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson rejected Kobach’s claims of widespread voter fraud, determining the testimony of his witnesses to be unreliable, flawed and invalid.

Although there are only 11 instances since 1999 of noncitizens voting in Kansas, Kobach appeals to constituents by championing his efforts to secure elections. He is seeking the Republican nomination in this year’s race for governor, telling his base he knows he is doing the right thing if the ACLU is opposed.

“You have to be a U.S. citizen to vote, and you have to be who you say you are,” Kobach said during a recent podcast with The Topeka Capital-Journal. “One way to put it concisely is in Kansas we’ve made it easy to vote but hard to cheat.”

Kansas has used the Crosscheck system since 2005 to analyze the first name, surname and date of birth for voters in multiple states. Before Kobach took office in 2011, only Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska joined Kansas in using the program.

Kobach followed through on his pledge to expand Crosscheck, adding 26 states with 100 million voter records by 2016. However, eight states stopped using the program over concerns sensitive information could be exposed.

Additionally, researchers discovered the system produced false positives 99 percent of the time. The lead plaintiff in the ACLU lawsuit, Scott Moore, had the same name and age as a man in Naples, Fla.

“Simply being born on the wrong day could land you in Kobach’s crosshairs,” said Lauren Bonds, legal director for ACLU of Kansas. “Our plaintiffs shared a name and birth date with people in Florida, and that was enough for Kobach to place them on a list suspected double registrants.”

Efforts to determine if people like the two Moores were really the same person led to the security breach of 945 Kansas voters. The state informed those affected by sending them a postcard and offering a year of service through an identity theft protection company.

Rightwingers are protected in kansaas by other rightwingers...

Wichita ranks in the bottom 20 percent in the country in net domestic migration this decade, losing more than 18,000 people. The two largest groups leaving are college-educated women under the age of 45 and minorities with an associate's degree or higher, he said.

Read more here: https://www.kansas.com/news/local/article212946659.html#storylink=cpy


The analyst didn't say as much but the influence of republican politics has turned many
professionals from coming to this state..the morons like koback and brownbutt do
not bring any confidence to todays younger set that sees the states corruption and
political mentality as negatives.



TOPEKA

A Wichita Republican House candidate whose Democratic opponent accused him of listing a foreclosed house as his residence will remain on the ballot after a panel led by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach voted unanimously to dismiss a complaint against him.

Republican candidate Michael Capps sat quietly Monday as Vic Miller, an attorney for Democratic candidate Monica Marks, called him a liar again and again during a hearing of the State Objections Board.

Capps listed 3103 N. Governeour as his residence when he filed to run for office on June 1. But Marks alleged he actually lived at 2832 S. Chase Avenue.

During the hearing, Capps said he began living in the Governeour location on May 5, which he has owned for several years. He said he had previously moved to the South Chase Avenue location because the home needed extensive repairs.

But a form filed with the Secretary of State’s office on May 16, and bearing Capps’ electronic signature, listed his address on South Chase.

“At this point, I can’t speak to it since it wasn’t a transaction I had done myself. I’ll have to look into it with my campaign folks to find out if somebody made an error somewhere,” Capps said.

Miller also focused on a stone that says “Capps” that was sitting in front of the South Chase property but was later moved to Governeour after Marks filed her objection.

“Lo and behold, after it is pointed out that it was at one address, it floats from that address to his supposed, his alleged, his lied about vacant property that’s been foreclosed on, on Governeour,” Miller said.

Capps acknowledged he moved the stone after Marks complained because the “optics” of it sitting in front of the other location were bad.

Court records show that the Governeour house, which belonged to Capps, was foreclosed in January and granted to the bank that holds the mortgage.

But Capps said he has always maintained ownership of the home, according to records with the register of deeds. He said a bankruptcy filing related to the sale of his business had affected his mortgage but that the property has always been deeded to him.

Attempts to contact Capps last week when Marks filed her complaint were unsuccessful. But Capps said Monday he was in the Dominican Republican June 1 through June 7.

Capps had previously filed to run in House District 97 using the South Chase address, but filed on June 1 in District 85 using the Governeour address after Rep. Chuck Weber withdrew his re-election bid there.

Capps acknowledged that it took him about two weeks after moving into the Governeour home on May 5 before he dropped out of the District 97 race.

The State Objections Board has typically defined residency as someone living on the property claimed, or if absent, intending to return and reside there indefinitely. The board, which includes Kobach, Attorney General Derek Schmidt and Lt. Gov. Tracey Mann, invoked that standard in voting on the Capps case (Schmidt and Mann sent proxies, while Kobach appeared in person).

Read more here: https://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article212954804.html#storylink=cpy

Dennis Rodman may attend Trump-Kim summit

Source: Cnn

"Former NBA star Dennis Rodman's agent says he's "considering going to Singapore" for the historic summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. CNN's Brian Todd reports. "

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/06/06/dennis-rodman-singapore-summit-todd-dnt-tsr.cnn



Gee..Now that really puts some cred to the whole thing...
Shows how serious N. Korea and the UsofA are about any
serious negotiations.
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