Aimee Patton

A pleasantly eccentric take on politics

Dear Future Teachers,   Springtime is here and soon you will be graduating and starting your new career as a teacher.  I’m sure you have already started thinking about where you will go this fall  to put down roots.  I realize the whole country is an option –  each state having great schools and lovely …

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You might have heard me this morning.  I dusted off my old pom poms and started my old cheers from back when I was a junior high cheerleader – “We’re #1, we can’t be #2, we’re going to kick the snot out of you! Gooooooo Kansas!” Why am I so excited about being #1? Kansas …

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In Kansas, it’s commonplace for bills that fail to come up year after year when a lawmaker wants to be a pain in the ass.  That seems to be the case with the parental consent for teaching sex-ed bill.  In this 2015 bill, parents would be given the sex ed curriculum and would have to …

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The worst politician of the week award goes to….(drum roll please)….Kris Kobach.   You probably remember Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, who ran around screaming about voter fraud and implemented the harshest voter identification laws in the nation.  To vote in Kansas, you have to  provide a valid driver’s license, your first-born son, a …

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I’m convinced that Topeka lawmakers have a list of all the things that piss me off and they have gone down the list this week checking it off as they go: 1. A bill that gives a monetary reward to perfect, heterosexual, Christian foster families over other types of foster families….check 2. Take away discrimination …

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