In Kansas, in fact, in the entire middle part of the country, we value our independence. We like to be free from government programs and interference. We like to take care of our own, the way our founding fathers would have done.

Over last weekend, Greensburg Kansas was destroyed completely by a tornado. I watched interviews with the people there… they were all helping each other search for survivors and just generally looking out for each other. The people interviewed said things like the mayor of Greensburg, who said “I look towards the future, and I’m excited. We’re going to rebuild bigger and better.” And then there were the citizens, who said things like “I found my wedding ring, and that’s all I ever wanted” and “I thank God that so few died in such a horrible tragedy… it could have been so much worse.”

Those are not the Katrina-esque comments you heard in New Orleans. Our illustrious DEMOCRAT governor, Kathleen “Babies should all be aborted” Sebelius, went to a press conference in Greensburg where she told reporters that recovery efforts were being hampered by the Iraq war, which took away up to 60% of our national guard equipment.

Barak Obama yesterday jumped on that bandwagon, and in the process claimed that 10,000 people were killed. Those of us living in Kansas were suprised to hear that, since Greensburg only has about 1,600 residents. In reality, only 12 people died. But it’s the left, trying to use any tactic necessary to promote their agenda.

What about the people of Greensburg? They aren’t complaining about slow response. In reality, FEMA was on site before most of the people had even crawled out of their basements. Governor Sebelius received every single thing she requested from the National Guard… everything!

So, let’s see. The residents want to be independent and take care of themselves. The Governor has received everything she’s asked for. 90% of the Kansas National Guard troops are still in Kansas.

It’s a shame we have a governor here that does not represent our independent spirits and our strong sense of individuality. Thank God she’ll be done being our governor in 2008. It’s time we had a spokesperson that actually thinks the way we do.

  8 comments for “Independence

  1. May 9, 2007 at 9:50 am

    What about the people of Greensburg? They aren’t complaining about slow response. In reality, FEMA was on site before most of the people had even crawled out of their basements.

    Incredipete, maybe if FEMA had responded that quickly to Katrina the response from the citizens might (I said MIGHT) have been different. The governmental response – from our president all the way down to that ridiculous “Chocolate City” governor was embarrassing, to say the least.

    I’ve got plenty of relatives in KS and OK who are having babies and not working, being supported solely by welfare and/or SSI, and I’d hardly refer to that as “independent and free from government programs” (calm down, obviously I’m not saying ALL the people there are white trash deadbeats, so slow your roll, mister).

  2. May 9, 2007 at 10:27 am

    Um, jeez, Incredipete… did you delete my comment?

  3. May 9, 2007 at 10:58 am

    Sorry about that. You got caught in my spam filter… it’s highly tuned to filter out liberal comments. 😉

  4. May 9, 2007 at 11:14 am

    Hahahahahahahaha! Smartass.

    Did you figure out the subscribe fiasco?

  5. May 9, 2007 at 11:30 am

    Hardly. It’s as if someone deleted the plugin file….

  6. May 9, 2007 at 12:58 pm

    Huh. So can I install it again? Or should I just set up my own notify list?

  7. May 9, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    I just haven’t had a time to fix it yet…

  8. May 10, 2007 at 7:37 am


    The reason FEMA acted fast in Greensburg and not in New Orleans, is because the Mayor of New Orleans would pick up the fucking phone and call them. They CAN NOT Show up until invited. In Greensburg, the Mayor wasn’t out of his bunker when he had FEMA on the fucking phone. And that has no bearing on why they aren’t complaining, they aren’t complaining because they have a work ethic. I’m guessing that your friends and family are living in towns with a greater then 30K population. Anything under that and the town is too small to allow for welfare to work. No one is willing to be part of a system where they know they are being supported by their hard working neighbors when all they do is sit on their ass at the bar, or in front of the TV and hump truckers for sport. I know my whole family comes from a burg that has less then 1500 people in the WHOLE fucking county.

    I’m going to throw out a guess and say that your friends and family that live in KS do so in Wichita, Manhattan, Goodland…or any of the “suburbs” of these fine communities. I don’t mean to sound harsh, but even as ugly as the hurricane was in N.O. there was still more then one bar and the grain elevator left standing.

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