"In sum and all averaged out, it’s safe to say about 37 percent of Americans are just are not very bright. Or rather, quite shockingly dumb. Perhaps beyond reach. Perhaps beyond hope or redemption. Perhaps beyond caring about anything they have to say in the public sphere ever again. Sorry, Kansas." Largely, we can thank the Republican takeover of the Statehouse in Topeka for this along with, now, Governor Sam Brownback and his goal/desire to run for the Presidency in 2016 on the backs of the middle-, lower- and working-classes of his state. I post this here not to insult Kansans but partly to lament the loss of what was, the intelligence that used to come out of the state and partly to challenge Kansans to take their state back from these ignorant, selfish, corporate troglodytes.