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Monday, May 07, 2007

Rebuilding in Kansas would be foolish

I say orders be issued to shoot to kill.
GREENSBURG, Kan.-- Four soldiers and a reserve police officer were arrested Sunday on suspicion of looting cigarettes and alcohol from a store in this tornado-ravaged town, state officials said.

The soldiers from Fort Riley Army base and reserve police officer had come to assist on their own and were not part of any official detachment, said Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, the state's adjutant general.

"These were people who weren't supposed to be there," Bunting said.

Sharon Watson, a spokeswoman for the adjutant general's office, said the five were arrested at a Dillon's supermarket and were being held at the Pratt County Jail without bond. They have not yet been charged.
Well, you know how those people are. Bunch of dang criminals, deserve what they get. Good thing they didn't try to take bottled water, they probably would have been shot.

I was in Kansas once and a Kansan looked at me kind of funny. I would have beat him up but we had to be somewhere. Plus I'd had about ten 3.2 beers, so I was about as buzzed as having say, one real beer. Then this one chick, she came up to us (um, never mind.)

Kansans chose to live in a tornado zone and live off government handouts agriculture subsidies, so why should I pay to rebuild their town? It's not like it has Mardi Gras or something.

I had the common sense and fiscal responsibility to get the heck out of Kansas just as early in life as I could manage. I'm now sitting safely in the shadow of a volcano, here at the point where the North American plate meets the Pacific plate.

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