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    Reader comments on What's the Matter with Kansas?

    Subject: Review of "What's the matter with Kansas"
    Date: Oct 10, 2010
    Sender: Raymond KingfishPrevious | Next

    Sorry to comment so late. I admit I didn't see the film or read the book. But my wife was raised in Kansas.Does that count? I have read a lot about the film and some about the book. It came to me tonight that Texas(I am a born and raised 53 year old Texan--but I'm a musician and artist and I didn't grow up around rodeos,horses,guns or even pickup trucks.I love Texas, and proud of its history, but I didn't turn into the cliche.) anyway Texas and Kansas are kind of spiritual cousins. The problem with left wing documentaries is that they are like porn--if you've seen one, you've seen them all. I saw Pelosi's film about the Tea Party and "KANSAS" sounds just like hers. The films are just the old carnival freak shows for liberals who have never lived outside LA or NYC. They just can't relate to normal people so they have to find some "extremes" to giggle at. Especially if they can catch a Christian having sex, or if someone believes people should be self sufficient and not take an allowance from the FEDS. If we'd only go back to 50 states. Then all the freaks Texans and Kansan see can live in California and all the freaks "they" see can live in Texas and Kansas. By the way, my wife is a Jew turned Mormon, father a psychiatrist who killed himself, her mother was the rehersal pianist for the Cincinnati Opera when she was 13, her sister is an MD and a WICCAN. So, there you go with the stereotype. Neither of us believe in Darwin, nor do we disbelieve him. Mainly because most scientists can't agree with one another about most stuff themselves. And, I'm a Romantic--I prefer a good story. Now that's a part of me that is definitely Texan. Also we both hated Bush(I don't consider him a Texan) yet we both hate Obama. I think I'll make a documentary about a rodeo. Or maybe abortion. By the way, you are a heck of a good writer. Thanks for listening. . . Raymond Kingfish.

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    Comment index:

  • Good effort   from Michael Bray, Feb 11, 2010
  • » Review of "What's the matter with Kansas" «   from Raymond Kingfish, Oct 10, 2010
  • No, that doesn't count.   from Iain, Dec 25, 2010
  • Good effort   from Michael Bray, Feb 11, 2010
  • » Review of "What's the matter with Kansas" «   from Raymond Kingfish, Oct 10, 2010
  • No, that doesn't count.   from Iain, Dec 25, 2010