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  •  1930's Dust Bowl was one of the central stories.. (8+ / 0-)

    ..I remember from my mother and grandmother who were born in Kansas: Stories about living with dust covering everything that no amount of cleaning up and bathing got rid of. She was lucky though being an army brat gave her family an escape to California as many did just to live uncovered with dirt and to find work.
    Many people couldn't afford to move though, but remained poor and stuck without enough water to farm.

    If global warming isn't taken seriously by the right wing, then maybe all those republicans from red states like Kansas need a reminder from their folks and grand folks what it was like to be covered in dust constantly and unable to farm without water.

    I'll bet there are as many stories as there are people who lived through those days of drought.

    The threat of another series of Dust Bowl years could be that message to take action.

    Thx MB for another green earth rescue addition

    •  Folks and Grandfolks (2+ / 0-)
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      YucatanMan, JekyllnHyde

      In Kansas and across the Plains, the folks and grandfolks are even more likely to be Republicans. Even the ones whose entire lives featured nothing more memorable than the Dust Bowl. Yet they vote like clockwork to bring the Dust back again.

      They deserve it. We deserve better than them. Too bad we have to drag them along with us to survive. Watch for them to demand their share of socialism as handouts are once again necessary to keep their states inhabitable after the abuse they dealt it.

      "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro." - HST

      by DocGonzo on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 08:06:30 PM PDT

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    •  Amazing, really, how many of us here at DK (2+ / 0-)
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      have roots in Kansas. Progressive Kansas is a long tradition, but unfortunately, not one reflected in current political conditions in the state.

      "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

      by YucatanMan on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 08:41:39 PM PDT

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