More Troubles in Kansas for the Wizards of Oz

By: Saturday September 20, 2014 9:15 am

The November 2014 election campaign in Kansas wasn’t supposed to work like this. Four years ago, Sam Brownback swept into the governor’s mansion, Kris Kobach became secretary of state, and the GOP in Topeka began to enact a sweeping agenda made up of every item on every conservative’s wish list. Two years ago, when a number of Republican state senators blocked a few of the most extreme items on that list, conservatives primaried them out of the legislature. But today, Brownback, Kobach, and Senator Pat Roberts are in deep, deep electoral trouble. These Wizards of Oz have only one campaign strategy open to them, and it’s not one that has a lot of success in Kansas . . .

 

Russell Brand, Lloyd Dobler And Finding Your Inner Dorothy

By: Monday October 28, 2013 6:30 pm

In Keeping up with the Joneses”Jones” is a construct, a shackle. And don’t you know, Jones is like the show put on by the Wizard of OZ to scare you into submission. Time for us all to find our inner Dorothys, click our heels together and build a new world called home. A new world called home. Stop the machine and build a new world called home.

Pull Up a Chair: Memorable Movie Lines

By: Saturday March 16, 2013 5:00 am

Surfing for movie scenes and quotes is a wonderful form of instant gratification and stress reduction. The Battle of Wits from The Princess Bride is medicinal, no matter how many times I see it. Pull up a chair this morning, and talk about some of your favorite movie lines or scenes and what it is about them that pleases or disturbs you. Perhaps it is the unseen (subcontext) in the scene that is most meaningful to you.

Thoughts on the “Return” of Karl Rove

By: Sunday September 26, 2010 9:30 am

Annoying, impossible to eradicate and embarrassing to have in our American home, Karl Rove is a bedbug.

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