Daily Archives: Feb. 21, 2014

Kansas providing fodder for late-night comics

kansasgreetingsIt is no surprise that late-night comics are having a field day with recent bills in the Legislature. But it is still painful. Kansas was featured twice in a segment on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” called “The States: Meth Labs of Democracy.” Stewart led off by mocking the spanking bill proposed by Rep. Gail Finney, D-Wichita, which he described as allowing parents to “hit their kids harder.” He later piled on the House-passed bill that would allow people, including government employees, to deny services to same-sex couples, or as Stewart called it, the “no-cake-for-gays bill.”

Open thread (Feb. 21)


Union shouldn’t have been surprised by VW vote

vwplant“The United Auto Workers’ failed invasion of the South has all the earmarks of the old ‘if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ philosophy mixed with more than a touch of anti-unionism inherent in the region’s distrust of collective bargaining led by outsiders,” columnist Dan K. Thomasson wrote. He said that union officials shouldn’t have been surprised that hourly workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga, Tenn., plant voted against joining the union.

Dubious, bogus and utterly phony headlines

SPOOFSLOGOThe following satirical headlines come from borowitzreport.com and theonion.com:

Putin After Hockey Loss: ‘This Must Be What an Actual Election Feels Like’

Bill Gates Spends Entire First Day Back in Office Trying to Install Windows 8.1

Christie Asks for Public’s Patience While He Comes Up With New Story

Supreme Court Reaches Landmark ‘It Depends’ Ruling

Coke’s Wild Assertion That Other Languages Exist Stirs Controversy

New Poll Finds Most NFL Players Still Not Ready to Date Gay Teammate

Nation Admits It Would’ve Been Fun to Watch Marcus Smart Beat Up Fan

Kevin Durant Has Off Night With Quiet 94-for-128, 210-Point Performance

New Parents Wisely Start College Fund That Will Pay for 12 Weeks of Education