Election Day in Wyandotte County

Found an interesting article about the election(s) in Wyandotte County:

“Hmmm.. Imagine a candidate who clearly stands by his values in spite of the money-sucking vacuum whirling around him. Gilstrap would be my choice in WyCo. But, it’s WyCo. It may be easier to just bitch and moan.”  More



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Low Information Voters

Low Information voters have made a lot of headway voting us out of prosperity and freedom. I don’t think it was their intention. They just aren’t very smart. And now they are angry and bitter and vindictive. Not acknowledging that voting for a president based on emotion is the thing that got us in this mess in the first place. It is what will get us back into trouble in Kansas.

I could wile away the hoursscarecrow
Conferrin’ with the flowers
Consultin’ with the rain
And my head I’d be scratchin’
While my thoughts were busy hatchin’
If I only had a brain


And, there is a new kind of voter, the Vindictive Voter, very much like the low information voter but with a twist of hate. They have evolved from the ‘throw them all out’ mentality to a ‘let’s vote for the opponent just so we can beat him’ mentality. The win is everything. The consequences of electing somebody like say, Greg Orman, has little effect on these voters. All they want is a win. angry voter Voting for Orman is a spite vote. Winning, for the Vindictive Voter is the end game. The impact of handing the U.S. Senate to Harry Reid has not crossed their hate-filled minds.


Would it do any good to point out the folly of vindictive voters? To connect the dots of electing leaders in a nation suffering financial crisis and under constant threat of attack from the rapidly spreading terror of the Middle East? No. Winning is the only goal. Low information voters are one thing but the vindictive voter will bring down a once great nation.

I’m afraid. Rabid bullies at the political pulpit are leading a nation of angry, confused, stupid voters.

Extremists have hijacked the political dialog. For the same reason that sensational headlines grab more attention from the busy reader, the political extremists have captured the attention of voters who are otherwise busy working and raising families and trying to stretch a dollar far enough to cover medicine and/or food.

“Throw them all out of office!!” is a satisfying emotional response at the end of the day when we are tired and worried about the mortgage payment and education and taxes and disintegrating healthcare for our aging parents. It is said in the same vein as “I just don’t care anymore!”

But some of us do care. Some of us are worried. We know in the end the people who represent us in State and Federal offices must be carefully vetted. Otherwise we’ll end up voting ourselves into a Third World Country.foreclose

Smarter voters understand that we cannot, by our very nature, support candidates one hundred percent of the time on one hundred percent of a myriad of issues. What we do is vote for candidates who represent ideals as close to the platform as we can find. To do otherwise is foolish and risky. Have we learned nothing from 2008?

If the Low Info and Vindictive Voters put Greg Orman in office, an entire nation will be in a dire, stark, frightening game of Russian roulette for another four years. Who will they blame then?


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KCTV666: Grab a tissue readers because this next story is relly, relly sad. A real tragedy. Okay, so a guy was walking down a street in the metro and he did something relly mean to another guy walking on the same street. Cops were called and we are waiting for more details. I’ve been crying all day!! Should people be allowed to be relly mean to others on the same street? Keep the comments nice please!

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Betsy Simple:  Uh, KCTV666, you misspelled really.. like four times.

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KCTVT666:   So sorry but please give us a break!! We’ve been working around the clock with team coverage on the mean guy story!!! We’re just human!

Frog Legs Jimmy:  Betsy, don’t be an asshole. There just human. Liten up.


Betsy Simple:   FL Jimmy, you’re too stupid for social media. Go watch cartoons. Liten is not a word and it’s They’re, not there. You should apply for a job with KCTV666. You’d fit right in.

June Bland :  OMG!! I can’t believe you people! This poor guy was abused by a mean guy and all you can talk about is grammar and spelling! I’m praying for you along with the victim here. SMH. Thanks for telling this important story KCTV666…I’m actually sobbing here! We need a prayer chain!!

Jillian Snoot:   Look, I live next door to the mean guy and nobody really knows the whole story here. There’s much more to it. KCTV666 should not have reported this before the facts are out.

KCTV666:   Jillian, do you have details? Can you call the station right away? How are you feeling about your neighbor being mean to another person?

Gladys Kravitz:   Oh my! I’m pretty sure I saw the mean guy earlier today when he walked by my house. I knew something was wrong with him.. he was walking so fast and he had a look on his face.. I followed him for several blocks but I lost him when he got in a tiny white truck with blue stripes and drove off on the wrong side of the road!!  I should have called the news station! I’m crying now too.

Big Kahuna:   No Gladys you should have called the police, not the news station. You could have stopped this whole incident. Now the other guy had to go through this horrible meanness because of your stupid decision.   This whole thing is your fault. I can’t believe how irresponsible you are. Somebody should be mean to you and see how you like it.

Abner Kravitz:  Gladys Kravitz that was not the mean guy. That was the mail carrier delivering the mail and it wasn’t a man anyway it was a woman. You ran out in a such a hurry you grabbed my glasses instead of yours. Please get away from the window. I’ve told you a thousand times.

Lily Rainbow:   Abner you are such a homophobe.   I hope you go to jail and drop the soap so you know what it’s like to be different. Stop judging!!

KCTV666:   Abner please don’t get ugly or we’ll have to delete your comments and maybe block you.

Abner Kravitz: Huh?

John Allen:   So is there an update to the story or what? Is the abuse victim going to be okay?

KCTV666:   John Allen we’re working as fast as we can and we have other big news coming up soon so give us a break, we’re only humane.

Betsy Simply:   You mean human?

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Jim Snot:   Seriously? Is this really news?

Cindy Clawfoot:   Don’t be a d*ckweed. Some of us like to know what’s going on in our town. If you don’t like KCTV666 go to another page!!!


Holly Crenshaw:   Omg.. I’m crying. That poor guy!!! I hate mean guys! Once a guy was mean to me and I’ve never gotten over it! I feel so bad. This story made me cry.

KCTV666:   Holly..please call the station. We would love to hear your story of meanness. Was it the same mean guy as in our exclusive story? I’m crying just thinking of it and I have to get some more Klinex.

Betsy Simple:   You mean Kleenex?

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Shitheada Jackson:   Betsy you are plain racist. Shame on you.

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Jim snot:   How could she possibly know if it was the same mean guy since you haven’t released his name?

KCTV666:   We’re doing the best we can, please be patient.


Betsy Simple:   How exactly am I a racist for correcting this nimrod’s spelling?

Shitheada Jackson:   Everybody knows the reporter is from Independence. Don’t play dumb. Own it.

Cindy Clawfoot:   Can we please get back to the mean guy? Has he been caught? I’m so scared! I’ll never sleep tonight.

KCTV666:   Cindy we have team coverage on this breaking story but the police will not release any information until the guy who the mean guy was mean to is identified. We’re working as fast as we can so please try to understand that a news station is very busy trying to report all the breaking news stories. We’re just human.

Dim Wittle:   I’m confused. First you said the guy was walking along on the south side of the street and then a mean guy crosses the street and was mean to the guy? Was the mean guy walking north? It just doesn’t make sense.


Betsy Simple:   … I just.. can’t even.. wtf?

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Roscoe Atkins:   KCTV666: Worst News station on the air. Seriously. Who cares about another mean guy?   Mean guys are everywhere. Grow up.

Sue Tender:   omg. You are so mean too. I’m crying now. I’m so grateful for KCTV666 staying on top of this story. What a jerk. You should go to jail or get some help. I’ll pray for you. When I finish crying.

Timmy Weedknees:   Can anybody give me an idea of what era the American Revolution took place in? Just generally? Like what year?

KCTV666:   Timmy this is not the place to get help with your homework. It’s so late, why are you up? Is your mother home? Can you have her call the station? Does anybody here think Timmy is up too late? Should we call social services? Anybody know this kid? Timmy can you PM your phone number? Do you have any weapons in the house? Or drugs? Is your father in the home?

Common Sense:   Your liberal bias is showing.

Shittz Bier:   bigot.

Gladys Kravitz:   I think I know that kid’s parents.. they go to my church. Let me check, I think I have the number on my phone.

Abner Kravitz:  Gladys, I’m turning off the internet.

Big Kahuna:   What the hell is happening with the mean guy? Can’t you news people just do your jobs?



Betsy Simple:   If you say that one more time I’m stabbing you.

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KCTV666:   OKAY PEOPLE, we have breaking information about the breaking news story about the mean guy. Turns out he is not really mean (sort of) and he is not really a he.. he is a she. (Should we do a story on women who look like men? PM the station if you know any women who look like men).   She is a mail carrier and a piece of mail blew out of her truck and the victim accidently stepped on the mail and the mean woman was trying to caution the victim not to step on the mail because it is a Federal offense and the victim misunderstood and started crying. Poor guy. I love men who cry!! It makes me sob!! OH no!! More Klingeex.

Betsy Simple:  I hate you.


Gladys Kravitz:  Abner Kravitz!!! I told you the mail carrier was mean! I was right! I solved the crime! Come to the back door.. something strange is going on next door!

KCTV666:   Gladys, please call the station right away. We’ll send a crew over.

Betsy Simple:  There was no crime.

Abner Kravitz:  Get away from the window Gladys.

Big Kahuna:  So there is no mean guy?

Baggy Pants:  you people are such losers.   It makes me want to cry.

KCPD:    kctv666, Please stop reporting this non-story, stat. The station has been flooded with calls. Gladys Kravitz , please quit calling the station, and yes we have your address. Also, please tell Abner the answer is no, it would not be considered self-defense.

KCTV666:   Baggy please call the station about a story we are doing about men crying on social media.

Cindy Clawfoot:   omg. Please give an update on Mean Guy.

Betsy Simple:  Clawfoot can you read at all?

Shitheada Jackson:  racist.

Rainbow Flower:  Even if their was not real story hear I think it important that we dont forget how mean people can be and how bad it hurts other people.   Many people get their feelings hurt everyday and it is just to sad.

Betsy Simple:  Where do you live Rainbow?

KCTV666:   Omc I’m crying again!! Thanks readers for relly making this story worthwhile. I’m so touched.





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Keeping the Promise in Wyandotte County

In 2007, an overwhelming majority of Wyandotte County voters woodlansapproved a bill which allows the Woodlands Racetrack in Wyandotte County to install casino-style slot machines in the facility.  The bill provided the  opportunity for the Woodlands Racetrack to not only remain open–but aggressively compete with neighboring States, which enjoy lucrative tax revenues from casinos.

That was seven years ago.

Nobody knew at that time that our stiffest competition was not from neighboring states but right here in Kansas.   Democrat Senator(s) (at that time) and the current 36th District House Representative–squashed the last opportunity for the Woodlands Racetrack to remain the county’s crown jewel.

Because of votes by those politicians, favorable tax and revenue regulations were given only to the state-run casino,  now on the Western edge of the county.  The Woodlands Racetrack was denied the same advantageous tax treatment. 

The Woodlands Racetrack closed in August, 2008.

300 people lost their job when the Woodlands closed, however, the ripple effect from decisions made by those politicians is even wider and deeper than Wyandotte County.  Its impact is felt across the Kansas.   Gale Rabke,  farmer and thoroughbred horse breeder said,  “It has to do with jobs and the farmers, the people that grow hay, the people who grow grain, the farriers, the people that sell trucks.”

In 2012, voters in Wyandotte County tossed out the senator who denied the Woodlands Racetrack the same tax advantages as the state-run casino. The ousted Kansas senator is now trying to wrangle her way back into office in a U.S. Senate race against Kevin Yoder, but Wyandotte County voters haven’t forgotten the Woodlands.

Those same representatives who voted to deny a level playing field for the Woodlands indicated that they did not want the Woodlands to compete with their State-run casino. When approached for support of a bill to revive the Woodlands Racetrack more recently, the current 36th District House Representative stated, “I don’t have time to talk about the Woodlands.”  

Wyandotte County voters are now in a unique position to fire both a representative who doesn’t have time to represent the overwhelming majority of voters in the county—as well as the aggressive and ambitious candidate for U.S. House of Representatives who arrogantly ignores the values of voters in Wyandotte County.
Earl Freeman is running for the House of Representatives in the 36th district.

Earl is a champion of the Woodlands Racetrack and understands the tax benefits as well as the great pride that residents in Wyandotte County had—and wish to have again—about our racetrack.

Earl is a life-long Wyandotte County resident and a successful businessman of more than 20 years and has been deeply involved in the community for all of his adult life.

As a private pilot, Earl has flown many children to the Shriner’s hospital for emergency care–at his own cost.

By most standards, Earl did not enjoy any financial advantages growing up. He literally built his business with his own two hands from scratch. Earl represents the true American Dream–right here in Wyandotte County.

His housing edition, Freeman Farms, is easily one of the premier land developments in the County.  The pristine rolling hills, beautifully landscaped yards and impeccably built homes tell the story of Earl Freeman.  He is a man of quiet, dedicated vision, one who sets a goal and achieves it with the humility and sensibility of a typical Kansas Farmer–which he is.

Earl understands that Wyandotte County residents and businesses are burdened with outrageous property taxes. He understands that lower taxes make it easier for businesses to hire employees in the county. More jobs in the county mean our children have more opportunities to work their way through college, right here at home. College graduates will have more opportunities to stay in the county and raise their families. Retirees are able to stay in the county and enjoy the community they have built and called home for many generations, instead of being forced to sell the family home and retire in neighboring counties.


Earl understands the difficulties of getting ahead in Wyandotte County.  He raised four children here and now enjoys more than 15 grandchildren—right here in Wyandotte County.

The citizens of Wyandotte County have witnessed promise after promise of property tax relief ignored and forgotten.  Earl knows the devastation of crippling taxes. He has pledged to represent the voters in Wyandotte County who are suffering under the burden of unreasonable property taxes.

“Professional politicians aren’t finding the solutions we need to create jobs and help small business owners succeed.  I have owned and operated a business in Wyandotte County for 40 years.

I have seen first-hand the difficulties created by over-regulation and high taxes. As your representative in the House I pledge to be a voice for the people and help find the solutions needed to create new jobs.  I will promote relief from crushing property taxes at every opportunity.  It’s time to revive our diamond (now) in the rough and allow the Woodlands to compete with the State owned casino.” ~Earl Freeman”


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Black Infant Mortality

Sherry Payne, registered nurse and founder of Uzazi Village is bringing much-needed attention to the black infant mortality rates in Kansas sherrypayneand Missouri.

Payne began a Black Infant Mortality Walk Across Missouri to bring awareness to the startling infant mortality rates of black babies in the Midwest.  The journey began in Clinton Missouri September 1 but ended before Payne reached Augusta Mo.,  her last stop before driving to St. Louis for a rally.    Payne will present “Black Infant Mortality: Where do we go from here?” at St. Louis University on Sept. 12.

The infant mortality rate in Kansas is nearly three times higher than the national average and the rate is similar in Missouri.   Payne’s non-profit organization, Uzazi Village, is focused on improving urban maternal care and education.

Uzazi Village is a nonprofit organization devoted to decreasing perinatal health disparities in the urban core.  Uzazi Village is a 501c3 – all donations are tax-deductible.

Although the walk ended ahead of schedule, Payne raise more than $2,000 for Uzazi Village.

More information can be found at the links below:

Post Script:  Sherry Payne is a friend of mine.  she is an amazing woman with a single focus and drive like I’ve never seen.  She has one goal and that is to reduce infant mortality rates for black babies by improving education of pregnant mothers in the urban core. 

sherrypayne1Read about Sherry’s cause and Donate here

The website Uzazi Village



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