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Kansas Decides Its Republicans Have Not Sucked Enough Yet, Need More Time To Suck

For a few crazy weeks this fall, the very foundation of what we know about Kansas was suddenly shaken. Was it possible that a politician running there with an R after his name might not be assured victory until death or retirement, regardless of job performance or actual state of residence?  Read more on Kansas Decides Its Republicans Have Not Sucked Enough Yet, Need More Time To Suck…
  isn't it ironic don't you think

Gun-Toting ‘Pro-life’ Thugs Want Abortion Clinic Shut Down To Keep Away Gun-Toting ‘Pro-life’ Thugs

Don’t you just HATE how abortion clinics are like catnip for violent, dangerous “pro-lifers” who like to threaten and stalk and harass and terrorize — and, oh yeah, sometimes bomb and murder — doctors and their patients? Boy, those violent, dangerous “pro-lifers” sure do! That’s why they’re trying to shut down the abortion clinic in Wichita, Kansas, that used to be run by Dr. George Tiller — you know, before he was gunned down in his church by a violent, dangerous “pro-lifer.” Because life! Tuesday morning, abortion opponents went before the Wichita City Council seeking to shut down the South Wind Women’s Center, a clinic that provides abortions. Among their complaints: The clinic draws gun violence. This struck some, including the clinic’s director, Julie Burkhart, as ironic. After all, South Wind opened in April in the same building that housed George Tiller’s clinic. Before Tiller was murdered in church by an anti-abortion extremist in 2009, there was indeed documented gun violence in front of the clinic—by Shelley Shannon, an abortion opponent who shot Tiller. Well, yes, that IS just so spoons-on-your-wedding-day ironic, isn’t it? This clinic that provides health care to women is so irresistible to the gun-toting, life-threatening element that it should be shut down to protect the gun-toting life-threatening element from … from itself, we guess? Naturally, that is not how they see it. It never is, is it? Read more on Gun-Toting ‘Pro-life’ Thugs Want Abortion Clinic Shut Down To Keep Away Gun-Toting ‘Pro-life’ Thugs…
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Charming ‘Pro-Life’ Folks Remember Dr. Tiller By Threatening To Murder Everyone Working At Clinic

Remember how, back in 2009, the “pro life” movement was horrified when its constant harassment and threats toward abortion providers inspired an extremist to murder Dr. George Tiller, and how it rethought those strategies in the wake of the killing? Yeah, neither do we. Four years on, a new clinic is opening to provide abortion services again in Wichita, Kansas — and even though the clinic will not be providing the late-term abortions that supposedly made George Tiller just like Josef Mengele, the death threats and harassment toward clinic employees have already kicked into high gear. We are not finding a lot of funny in this story. Will rage do? Read more on Charming ‘Pro-Life’ Folks Remember Dr. Tiller By Threatening To Murder Everyone Working At Clinic…
  Purity of Essence

Wichita Ponders Great Question Of Our Time: Water Fluoridation

Election Sideshow Update: The city of Wichita, Kansas, is voting on a ballot measure that would, if passed, add fluoride to the city’s water for the first time since the John Birch Society pushed a referendum to ban fluoride in 1964. The measure, which deals with an issue that most municipalities in the country decided fifty years ago, was placed before the voters as the result of a petition drive by doctors and dentists, after the City Council had punted on the matter for decades. Happily, in today’s more-enlightened times, the citizens are discussing the measure solely on its scientific merits, free of the paranoia and hyperbole of those earlier debates. Ha-ha, we are joking — of course people are going bugfuck crazy over this. Read more on Wichita Ponders Great Question Of Our Time: Water Fluoridation…