Daily Archives: June 6, 2014

Nugent calls Kobach a ‘dear pig killin friend’

nugenttedRight-wing rocker Ted Nugent (in photo) used Facebook this week to make a campaign money pitch for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, pairing his endorsement with a photo of the two taken, Nugent said, when they were “hunting hogs together in Texas just before we rallied to legalize helicopter pig hunting!” Nugent called Kobach “a major thorn in the side of Obama” who is “leading the states’ rights movement in America” and said “the leftists and commies are working overtime to defeat him in this year’s election.” In response to the post, Kobach’s challenger in the GOP primary, Scott Morgan, suggested “the self-appointed ‘guardian of state sovereignty’” should “start focusing on his job in Kansas.” (According to the Lawrence Journal-World, Kobach said feral hogs do significant damage to crops and that he worked in his spare time to help Nugent and Texas officials in 2011 with the legislation.) State Sen. David Haley, D-Kansas City, responded to the photo on Twitter with “SEPARATED AT BIRTH…?!”

Open thread (June 6)

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Ike called for ‘nothing except full victory’ on D-Day

ikedday“American, British and Canadian troops landed in northern France this morning, launching the greatest overseas military operation in history with word from their supreme commander, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, that ‘we will accept nothing except full victory over the German masters of the continent.’” So read the opening paragraph of a Wichita Eagle article on June 6, 1944, announcing the D-Day invasion. More than 9,000 Allied soldiers were killed or wounded during the Normandy landings, but the troops gained a foothold in France, and Germany surrendered less than a year later. The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene is recognizing the 70th anniversary of the invasion with events Friday and Saturday, including a panel discussion, symphony concert and military re-enactors.