I couldn't find this posted anywhere else.
This is the obituary for Kansas that ran in the Hutchinson News on March 30th.
The first paragraph:
TOPEKA - The Great State of Kansas passed away on March 31, 2013, after a long and difficult battle with extremism that became markedly more aggressive in 2010. The struggle left the state so weakened it could no longer fight against the relentless attacks by the fatal disease.More after the break.
And, of course, such a death leaves behind its own legacies.
Kansas is survived by widespread poverty, low-wage jobs, high property taxes, pollution, poorly educated children, outmigration and rural depopulation, foreign land and farm ownership, lobbyist-funded legislators, chronic mistreatment of the disabled, a maniacal hatred of government and children who dream of living anywhere else.And, any obituary ends with how the deceased can be honored.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, the Kansas Policy Institute, or Americans for Prosperity all in care of Gov. Sam Brownback, Office of the Governor, Capital 300 SW 10th Ave. Ste 241S, Topeka, KS 66612-1590.
This would be funnier if I didn't live in Missouri. Republicans in the Show Me State are doing everything possible to follow Kansas.