What is the matter with Kansas this time?

https://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/election/article263832087.html

Overwhelming vote to keep abortion constitutionally legal in Kansas. The vote to overturn the state amendment failed 59-41 or so. This despite a campaign to confuse the voters with a “Yes” vote to mean “choice”. Early interviews seemed to indicate a concern by voters seeing what some states are passing or proposing regarding abortion, medical emergencies, doctors liabilities, birth control, miscarriage medication…

Despite what the right is insisting, this is a huge issue for Americans.

1/6 attackers treated with leniency.

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/01/jan-6-terrorism-sentencing-penalty-00048922?cid=apn

“Friedrich also said she worried that Reffitt not be unduly punished for deciding to go to trial, rather than enter into a plea bargain with prosecutors.” Hmmm, some young miscreants that have tried that locally got long sentences if they wanted a trial over plea bargaining.

This felon was armed with a gun and attacked the Capitol, engaging with police. He was a gang member. Both before and after the attack, he said he was going to drag legislators by ropes down the steps.

The judge decided to soften what prosecutors were demanding. A man who willingly participated in an effort to overturn the election should be relieved he lives in our country. Somehow I doubt he realizes or appreciates what we have here.

Who’s religious liberty?

https://www.pilotonline.com/government/nation/vp-nw-alito-religion-abortion-decision-20220729-6wpzgwyowfa7jeoletwswegfuq-story.html

In his own words, Alito APPEARS to admit that it was his religious beliefs and not the law that pushed him to write the Dobbs opinion.

In his mind, ONLY Christian liberty matters and the others be damned. – IMO

I would like to remind him that without Judaism, Christianity doesn’t exist. His apparent dismissal of other religions over his own is bad precedent. Freedom FROM religion is a cornerstone of this country. First Amendment means nothing to him.

He blames societal changes in the decline of Christianity. Perhaps he should consider the many scandals that have been plaguing the Christian Church and the people being disgusted by it.

Maybe THIS time?

https://theweek.com/andrew-yang/1015471/ex-republicans-and-democrats-form-forward-a-new-centrist-political-party

Quick read with a link to the Reuters story.

David Jolly, Christine Todd Whitman, and Andrew Yang are making the attempt. An interesting mix of a former Republican who lost his Florida seat after redistricting, a Centrist GOP Governor, and a seemingly Progressive business man turned politician who started the PAC that is becoming, potentially, a third party alternative.

Not saying yay or nay. Just opening the discussion on the possibility of a viable third party forming due to the terrible tribalism and fractures in the country due to the two-party system we are suffering through.

I certainly hope Santa Clause stays with the Libertarians. (Sorry, Don. Couldn’t resist.)