Aimee Patton

A pleasantly eccentric take on politics

In case you haven’t heard, Governor Brownback has declared October Zombie Preparedness Month.


“If you’re prepared for zombies, you’re prepared for anything,” Brownback said in a news release.

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As Kansans we are tough and are already prepared for just about anything –  I’m not just talking about seasonal tornadoes.  Think about it , we’ve had to endure a disastrous tax plan that left this state in a revenue shortfall that leaves us as the example in political science classes as what NOT to do.  Republican strategists have been quoted as saying, “I always wondered what would happen if we implemented the most extreme GOP tax plan.  Welp now we know. Lets not do THAT again.”


Then there continues to be the epic school funding fight that has our educators and lawmakers at each other’s throats.  When we interview teachers in Kansas the last question is, “So tell me how you feel about going head to head with our Kansas lawmakers?  Are you good at writing strongly worded letters and traveling to Topeka to protest on a regular basis?”


Let’s not forget the fight against our most vulnerable – the welfare recipients and capping their daily ATM withdraws at $25 that the feds are now finding is not compliant.  Leave it to Kansans to push it to the extreme.  How about the resistance to expand Medicaid that has forced rural hospitals to close?  If it had Obama’s name anywhere near it, our lawmakers weren’t doing it and that includes expanding Medicaid.  The result is hospitals are closing.  Our Kansas sick have to toughen up.  We are going back to the good old days of prairie medicine to heal our own.  Last, but not least, lets not forget the ongoing fight to end available and affordable healthcare for women in this state by shutting down all of the Planned Parenthoods.


I say bring on the zombies.  If Kansans can endure all of this, fighting zombies will be a walk in the park.





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