And rightly so; it’s a pejorative term used by east and west coasters to describe the vast wasteland we losers are stuck living in. A wasteland that cool people on the coasts must transverse in order to strike civilization on the other side of the country.
That said, college basketball aside, it’s not like we’re doing ourselves any favors image wise by enacting, or trying to enact embarrassing, goofy laws that let people know that we think…
- the earth is flat
- was created in seven days
- is only 6,000 years old
- that gay folks should be treated differently
- that minorities and poor folks should face voting restrictions
That kids should only be taught sex ed if their close-mined parents say so.
Or how about the proposal (by a Wichita Dem, no less) that would allow teachers, parents and babysitters to spank the you-know-what out of children “hard enough to leave marks.”
That sounds enlightened.
Who wouldn’t want to fly past (or out of) Kansas after some of this stuff?
Of course we have congressman Kevin Yoder who skinny dipped in the Dead Sea. The same dude who voted last October against reopening the federal government.
And what about the bill the Kansas House passed recently that would allow individuals, groups and businesses to refuse “to provide goods, services, accommodations or employment benefits to a (gay) couple.”
Say what you will about some of these beliefs, the fact that our elected leaders keep trying to spin these creepy straws into gold and make them the law of the land, is a head shaker to many outsiders…as well as insiders.
Then again, maybe that’s what we get for dropping anchor in Flyover Land.