Happy Thanksgiving. Those of us at The Landmark are thankful for every single one of you in our audience. Even the turkeys.
Here are a couple cringeworthy portions of a resolution that the Platte County Republican Central Committee passed in a vote held among committee members on Aug. 1, 2022. This type of thing might be part of the reason a couple of Republican candidates struggled locally in the recent election cycle.
There are some intelligent folks on the central committee but I get secondhand embarrassment when I read this. At least I’m taking a little comfort in the fact that I’ve been told it was a split vote, not unanimous.
Anyway, here are a few passages from that resolution:
“AND WHEREAS We believe the 2020 Election violated Article 1 and 2 of the US Constitution, that various Secretaries of State throughout the Country illegally circumvented their State Legislatures in conducting their elections in multiple illegal ways, including allowing ballot harvesting, ballot trafficking, the use of ballot boxes not under the observation of election officials, encouraging people to register as indefinitely confined, not following the law related to voting at nursing homes, encouraging clerks to cure ballots with incomplete information, and registering voters without verified picture identification;
“AND WHEREAS The 2000 Mules Documentary, using publicly collected evidence of geo tracking and municipal video surveillance, irrefutably proves election fraud occurred in Milwaukee County WI, Maricopa County AZ, and many other counties in determinative ‘Swing States’ during the 2020 Election in the form of ballot trafficking through drop boxes;
“AND WHEREAS We believe that substantial election fraud in key metropolitan areas significantly affected the results in five key States in favor of Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.”
If you want more, you can read the local Republican central committee’s entire proclamation at the following link: https://plattecountylandmark.com/2022/08/11/local-republicans-say-bidens-election-not-valid/
College basketball season has officially begun. Heading to a legal sportsbook? Here are some college basketball futures tickets I suggest you consider at the pizza money level:
Texas at 30 to 1 to win the national title is worth a shot.
Indiana at 40 to 1 to win the title is worth a shot.
Oregon at 60-1 to win the national title is worth a shot.
Nice payout potential on any of those but don’t go crazy. Remember, I said at the pizza money level.
Speaking of college hoops, one of the best players for the defending national champion Kansas Jayhawks this year is a guy named Gradey Dick.Yes, his last name is Dick. Brace yourselves for plenty of double entendres and other sophomoric wordplay on Twitter during Kansas games. For some of us it will be hard to resist. I’m gonna go ahead and apologize in advance.
My buddy, our Rambling Moron columnist Chris Kamler, will be temporarily stepping away from page 3 for a couple of months or so while he tends to other personal business. Chris promises he’ll be back, we’re holding him to that promise. I hope he’s ok, all these rumors about Twitter’s imminent demise have me worried about him. Twitter isn’t just an outlet for Chris, it’s a big part of his life, like a member of the family, even.
Since you know Between the Lines is solidly anti-Trump, I wanted to find a pro-Trumper to fill in for Kamler on page 3 for the next couple of months, in the spirit of the Fairness Doctrine and whatnot.
When I went looking for a conspiracy-filled pro-Trumper to fill in, my first thought was to ask Dagmar Wood, your first district kinda-wacko-with-the-extremism county commissioner. But it really wouldn’t be right to offer a regular gig to a sitting elected official.
So my attention quickly turned to my buddy Brad Carl, who is our conspiracy-filled pro-Trump/COVID-denying friend you sometimes see with us on Landmark Live. Brad will be perfect for this temporary role, as two months won’t be long enough for him to organize an insurrection and everybody who wants a COVID shot already has a COVID shot.
Who knows, we may find a permanent spot for him even after the trial period ends. Brad is a good dude and like Kamler is a lot of fun. We’re lucky to have him on our columnist roster as first player off the bench. Check out his Brain Clicks on page 3 beginning this week.
Some background: Brad Carl is a former radio personality, author, and musician. He was born and raised in Iowa but he has called Kansas City home for more than 25 years. Brad says he loves to learn and philosophize. He probably also loves long walks along the beach but I haven’t verified that, nor do I want to.
The college Brad graduated from no longer exists, which brings into question the validity of his diploma. Brad has always been fond of telling a story, and you’ve heard him do this on Landmark Live, whether it be with his words or some of the musical ditties he comes up with, including his nod to a certain former mayor of Parkville with his hit tune “Meet Me at the Speakeasy.”
Brad has written novels, which can accidentally be found on all the popular websites. Do not expect to find too many big and fancy words in his books, which is good because you guys know by now that as long as I own The Landmark we will never allow big and fancy words in this fine newspaper. It’s just not our style.
Brad’s true love is music and he admits to knowing way too much about it. Brad’s first name is Brad. His last name is Carl. That’s not his fault.
Brad has one child, a daughter, who lives with him in Kansas City.
(You can find Ivan Foley making Gradey Dick references on Twitter or email him at email@example.com)