Aimee Patton

A pleasantly eccentric take on politics

It’s only been a few weeks since the Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage in America and as quick as you can say, “costly Kansas lawsuits” Brownback is already pondering a new religious objection law to block the gay marriage ruling.


“You have to understand and get the mechanisms in place,” he told reporters. “We’ve had meetings with the attorney general, with the relevant Cabinet agencies. We want to make sure to do this right.”
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Same-sex couples can obtain marriage licenses in all 105 Kansas counties, but the state is not allowing gay and lesbian spouses to change their names on driver’s licenses, nor has it said whether couples can file joint income tax returns. The state has not extended coverage to gay spouses under its health insurance plan for government workers.

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“We can’t allow same-sex couples to share last names.  The confusion would be too great for the state to handle.  Just think about what happened when we allowed married women to keep their last names.  For example, you have Marianne Baker married to John Jones.  After the state allowed that, the flood gates opened and then she, and women like her, wanted to work outside the home.  Next thing you know those gals wanted to make the same amount of money for the same job as Mr. Jones.  The state never recovered from this.

Think about what would happen if gay married couples shared names?  You would have Jim and Chad Johnson.  Two Mr. Johnson’s in the state!  Oh the confusion!  The state would never recover from that kind of mess.  The same holds true for two women marrying.  Two Mrs. Carpenters? The confusion would stress our government workers to unacceptable levels,” said an anonymous government source.

That leave us with Governor Brownback pondering over new religious objection legislation.  Rarely do I encourage Brownback to do anything, but in this case I want to cheer Brownback on to keep pondering!  Ponder away.  Take as long as you want. In fact, this issue should take a long, long time to ponder.  Two men or women sharing one last name and filing joint tax returns should be pondered for so long that it can only be decided on at the time of the next election for Governor.

I ponder about things all the time.  One of the main things I ponder about is if Brownback is the worst Kansas governor in history or just one of the worst governors Kansas has ever had.

There is no harm in pondering.  The harm is in action.  Brownback’s actions hurt this state.  I wish he would have pondered tax cuts, education funding and gun law changes and not acted upon any of these things.  Our state would have been so much better off than it is now.

Let’s all encourage Brownback to keep pondering until his term is up.

#LoveWins for everyone, even in Kansas,



3 thoughts on “Brownback ponders religious objection law against gay marriage ruling

  1. Hunter Woodman says:

    The Supreme Court’s ruling was announced on Friday June 26, or 11 days ago, though I understand why it seems to have been weeks! The biased liberal media has been having a field day celebrating the Supreme Court’s opposing stance to all of the major religions in the world. And yet, it’s surprising that I haven’t read a single article in any major publication discussing the fact that homosexuals are overrepresented on the Supreme Court and voted in the affirmative for this recent ruling. Isn’t that queer? (adjective 1. strange; odd.)

    Now, as for Ms. Patton’s favorite whipping boy, and secret crush, Governor Brownback. Please recall that in 2005, in a lopsided 71-29 percent vote, Kansans overwhelming voted to support an amendment to its constitution defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman. Kansas became the eighteenth state to amend its constitution this way. Astute readers will now be saying to themselves, “but, Brownback didn’t assume the office of Governor until January 2011.” That’s correct oh wise one! At the time of the amendment passing, the Governor of Kansas was one Kathleen Sebelius, as in Democrat Kathleen Sebelius who was later forced to resign in disgrace as Secretary of Health and Human Services for her role in the boondoggle that is The Affordable Care Act!! (update, see: Health Insurance Companies Seek Big Rate Increases for 2016

    Readers, it’s now time for a lesson in discrimination and hypocrisy. Please read the following quotes, and I’m being careful to accurately quote here, and tell me who made these statements in 2015:

    “That starts by recognizing that everybody is a beautiful somebody.”

    “I worked with (Democrat) Pat Moynihan in the Senate. He’s deceased now, but he was the original culture commentator. He had said the key thing you need to watch are those things that help build the next generation. And at it’s core, that’s building up the family. You can never get a government big enough to take over for the family, nor should one ever be.”

    “Our culture is at its best when we protect and encourage the weakest. Every life, at every stage, in every place has a dignity beyond our imagining.”

    “Every human — especially the most vulnerable, the unborn, the infirm, those ravaged by age and those desperate in despair — should be protected in law, loved, and told repeatedly of their incredible beauty and worth. The equal and immense dignity of every person all the time is the foundation of our society. Kansas is great, and great for America, when more and more we honor every human life everywhere.”

    Of course, you correctly deduced that all of the above quotes are from Kansas Governor Brownback’s 2015 Inaugural Address…….you folks are so beautiful!!! So, where does discrimination and hypocrisy enter this picture? Thanks for asking, beautiful!! Left-leaning liberals , who spastically lash out at Brownback for attempts to uphold the vote of Kansans and protect and defend the state constitution are GUILTY of DISCRIMINATION. They claim their special-interest group is suffering from discrimination, yet they’re blind to recognize their own perverse behavior. Let me put it another way. Ms. Patton and her ilk, behave toward Governor Brownback and Republicans in general, in an identical manner to those who despise the policies of Obama and Biden, and that makes them HYPOCRITES.

    Please note that as a source, Ms. Patton cited the Kansas City Star’s webpage above. That really says it all, doesn’t it? The Kansas City Star, whose parent The McClatchy Company is currently trading at $1.02/share, down 82 percent the past year, and teetering on bankruptcy!!! Analogy Quiz!!! The Kansas City Star is to balanced political reporting……as…….Beyonce is to live singing at a Presidential Inauguration!!! That one’s for you Ms. Patton! Back that thing up and read it again.

    Speaking of booty, or bringing things to an end, let’s leave Ms. Patton with something to ponder:

    “What do you call a one-sided argument that relies on rumor, innuendo, bad sourcing, and hysterics?”

    (drumroll please……..tatatatata)


    As always, we thank Aimee Patton for providing the bullseye toward which “we” gleefully sling arrows of amusement.

    Hunter Woodman

    1. Will Notb says:

      A couple of thoughts:

      1. The US Constitution trumps all state constitutions;
      2. Hunter Woodman is probably the gayest name I’ve run across lately, Mr. Protest “2” Much.

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