FW: Hays Daily News Editorial Hays, Kansas

Ugh.. Here's an email with an editorial attached of a nice guy who wants to represent the "unsung" voice of Middle America in an address to Obama. Click it to enlarge.

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Subject: FW: Hays Daily News Editorial Hays, Kansas

Worth reading.

For those of you who don't know, Hays, Kansas, is pretty close to the dead center of the country; a town founded by hard-working and long-suffering Americans.

You gotta love those small town folk.

Hays Daily News Editorial
Hays, Kansas


Steve said...

Gag. This got published in an actual newspaper? Never mind the horrible logic, the ignorance displayed, or the straight up dishonesty in the piece. The writing itself is awful.

Erin said...

One of these days, someone is going to explain to me why more guns = more safe.

Seriously, are people breaking into homes in Kansas to commit robberies and violent crimes everyday? And homeowners need guns to repel these criminals on a daily basis? And the criminals still haven't learned that they're going to get shot upon entering a home?

And that's why I don't need to own a gun to be safe in Cambridge, MA? ...because all the criminals are in Kansas?

I think my head just exploded.

Leopold Stotch said...

Well like most "small town" simpletons, this guy too, managed to miss Obama's point entirely and took it as some sort of personal attack, whereby turning his speech into self fulfilling prophecy.

Plus it's time to dust off your Conserva-speak decoder ring to translate this thinly veiled finger pointing.
"rich friends in San Francisco" = gay elitists.

Versus what?
All the rich southern folk who vote Conservative, who do such small town non-elitist activities like sailing their yachts, smoking pricey cigars from Cuba, drive gas guzzling high ticket Hummers, riding their pricey thoroughbreds across their 400 acres 'ranches' and buying their wives new sets of tits.

But don't listen to me, here is someone who had fun in tearing that article to shreds...

Potato Head said...

Gotta love the byline o this wingnut: Will Manly. You can't make this stuff up.

craig m said...

He says small town folk can think for themselves, yet he sounds exactly like Rush Limbaugh. Strange.

Anonymous said...

Shorter Will Manley:

I look like Forest Gump, think like Forest Gump, but don't realize I am stupid, unlike Forest Gump.

AStanhope said...

I wonder where people like this think the funding for their beloved war in Iraq is coming from in the absence of "big government" and taxation?

happytobehere said...

In the rest of the world, people are cheering for this guy. He's only saying what should be said. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Anonymous said...

I live near Hays, KS. Please don't hold that against me. I see these idiots on a daily basis. They hate and fear things they've never seen and will never understand. Some of these are actually very nice people. They'd help you with anything they could. That being said, it doesn't make them not rubes. The reason that the farmers of KS vote GOP is because of one reason and one reason only. Welfare. Errrrrr......farm subsidies, excuse me. These farmers are the biggest welfare queens on the planet. They'll argue tooth and nail that they don't get welfare, but what else would you call it? I'm looked at as a freak because I don't just automatically hate gays or brown people. I don't hate any group, maybe some of the morons in a particular group, but not any group as a whole. These idiots cry for less gov't intrusion in our lives, yet they want to go into the bedrooms of homosexuals. Kinda makes me wonder how many of these neo-cons are just closeted homosexuals and are just trying to protest loudly as to not bring attention to themselves. My views here don't make me popular, but my job is not to cater to the rubes and hillbillies that call themselves Americans.

Anonymous said...

I also am a resident of Hays, Kansas and although it is easy to lambast those residents from sparsely populated areas, we are not all closed-minded, simpletons as reflected in numerous responses, or as viewed by one person's “opinion” in an opinion-based article. For those who find it acceptable to lump all people of a population into an ideology based on one person's opinion...shame on you! I grew up in Hays (not Hayes), have a PhD from the University of Kansas and have lived in various cities and traveled beyond measure. My husband has a professional degree in which he operates his own business, plus operates a family farm that has been established for over 100 years (he helps to literally put food on your table), and owns another small business in our community. We both chose to come back to our "small town" to support education and medicine in an underserved area, plus give our children a great sense of community. If we are to be belittled or put down because of our love and passion for rural America, so be it. Regardless of Mr. Manly’s opinion (which I have never heard of/seen his writings again in the HDN), we are all entitled to employ our voice using the 1st and 2nd Amendments. If we would all find more solutions and positive actions in our lives, then there might be less finger pointing and leftist/rightist mindsets.

Anonymous said...

Looking back now at this article after 6 years (and especially these "enlightened" comments), I have to laugh. Turns out the small town "simpleton" nailed it....

Anonymous said...

@ Anon

Nope, still as dumb as ever.

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