The Kansas City Star has an excellent page in the op/ed section this morning, showing the winners and losers of the past week in the state capitols of Missouri and Kansas.
It's a terrific idea on their part.
It gives a pretty concise, if brief and encapsulated overview of what our legislators worked on and did or didn't do the past week.
It also tells, like 3 of my posts earlier this week, how they wasted their and so, our, time and money with their "work."
They pointed out that, nearly unbelievably, the Missouri legislature worked to make it illegal to discriminate against gun owners but that--wait for it--it's still legal to fire someone in the workplace if someone finds out they are same-sex attracted. Read: gay or homosexual.
And here you thought we were all equal in the United States.
As my brother will occasionally, for humor, say to me, quoting an old, favorite Doonesbury comic I love so much:
"Dream on you fascists."
(Click on comic for larger, better viewing)
These two legislatures seem to want to make us more and more like the worst attributes of the Right Wing, red-neck Southern states.