Rarely do I sit in awe at such a great week in politics, but this week will go down in the history books as one of those weeks tackling issues that matter in Kansas. Forget education, our highways or the budget crisis – our lawmakers courageously addressed far more important issues this week – exposed knees and the .000001% chance a welfare recipient may win the lottery.
A Senate committee chairman imposed a dress code on Kansans testifying on elections or ethics bills that explicitly prohibits women from wearing skimpy skirts or blouses with plunging necklines while establishing no wardrobe restrictions exclusively for men.
“It’s one of those things that’s hard to define,” Holmes said. “Put it out there and let people know we’re really looking for you to be addressing the issue rather than trying to distract or bring eyes to yourself.”
Guns in the capitol – no problem. Exposed knees? Hell no! I mean really ladies – how do you expect our lawmakers to do things like destroy Kansas public education, ruin our Kansas roads and increase our budget deficit to levels that resemble a cosmic black hole when they are distracted by your cleavage. They can’t properly execute their war on women’s health when they may be sporting wood from seeing your bare thigh when you cross your legs.
Senator Holmes – allow me to help define this for you. When people enter the Capitol, we will arm each security guard with a yard stick. After women walk through the metal detector, the security guard will measure skirt lengths to be sure they properly reach below the knees. If the length isn’t acceptable, the woman will be given a burka that we will have designed with the Kansas flag. Promoting modesty and Kansas at the same time – it’s a win-win!
Kansas has the luckiest welfare recipients in the United States according to Republican lawmakers. In an effort to crackdown on their amazing luck, Republican introduced a bill that would cross check lottery winners against the welfare registry to ensure no welfare abuse is taking place.
According to Horse S. Hit, Ph.D in Economics the lottery abuse is a big problem in our state – there were 266 lottery winners in the state of Kansas. The Kansas population is 2.904 million. That means almost no one won the lottery in the state of Kansas. Out of almost no one – you have to figure maybe just maybe there was a welfare recipient that won something. This law just makes sense.
Sen. Michael O’Donnell, R-Wichita, argued the changes will help fight welfare abuse.
“It is important for us to make sure we are strengthening the system, that we are making sure that system is going to those that deserve it,” O’Donnell said.
“And these changes we have today, the changes we enacted last year, they changed the nation in the sense of other states are looking at what we’re doing,” he said. “They’re following it and they’re making sure hard-working Kansans, hard-working Americans, all of their tax dollars are going to programs that they’re designed for and that we’re eliminating fraud.”
Senator O’Donnell is correct that the nation is watching what we are doing. I encourage Kansas voters, media and late night comedians to reach out to Senator O’Donnell and have him explain why this crack down on welfare lottery winners in our state is so important.
You can reach him here for more information: