Kansas House Leader Needs To Be Gone

I somehow missed this story from a couple weeks ago, but holy shit. Mike O’Neal, the Republican speaker of the Kansas state house, seems to have a habit of forwarding disgusting emails to his fellow legislators. He already had to apologize for sending out one email referring to the first lady as “Ms. Yomama,” now he’s been caught urging his fellow Republican lawmakers to pray for the president’s death. The email said they should

Earlier this week, the Lawrence Journal-World was sent an email that O’Neal had forwarded to House Republicans that referred to President Obama and a Bible verse that says “Let his days be few and brief.”

Rodee said that that email was referring to the president’s days in office.

The email, which has been posted in various places on the Internet, refers to a bumper sticker that reads “Pray for Obama. Psalm 109:8.”

Psalm 109:8 says, “Let his days be few and brief; and let others step forward to replace him.”

The email states: “At last — I can honestly voice a Biblical prayer for our president! Look it up — it is word for word! Let us all bow our heads and pray. Brothers and Sisters, can I get an AMEN? AMEN!!!!!!”

This guy needs to be voted out of office at the first opportunity. Jesus H. Christ.

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  • shouldbeworking

    Would that email meet the legal definition of conspiracy to commit murder? The speaker should read his holey babble starting with Romans 13.

  • abb3w

    If Mike O’Neal is praying Psalm 109:8, I’d suggest Luke 6:31 as the most scriptural response.

    (Yes, yes, atheist Freethought blog. But the average atheist/agnostic tends to know more about the Bible than the average Christian.)

  • shouldbeworking

    The average Christian sets a fairly easy standard to exceed.

  • jenniferphillips

    This is pretty old news–January 2012. I wonder what he’s been up to lately?

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  • fastlane

    Kansas House Leader Needs To Be Gone


  • twincats

    What a sad lack of imagination and forethought. Or does he actually prefer Joe Biden?

  • rationalinks

    I’m actually pretty good friends with the current Kansas House Speaker, Ray Merrick, who took over for O’Neal. I’ve known Ray for over 20 years. Ray is still a Repub and follows party line quite a bit, but he is a reasonable guy and he is certainly no Mike O’Neal. He does have some questionable ties with some corporate lobbyists, but as far as a Republican in Kansas goes, he’s pretty level.

  • Crudely Wrott

    I did a quick Google for Speaker Mike O’Neal. Seems like he has long been a bad hat. Also, that he is long gone, having been forced to resign last year.


    * with a tip o’ the hat to Elmer Fudd**: good widdance to bad wubbish.

    **well, Elmer was the first one I ever heard say the phrase ;^>

  • Johnny Au Gratin

    Kansas House Leader Needs To Be Gone


    I see this sort of comment fairly often and it always rub me the wrong way. We have fifty states all of which have some fools in positions of power. And all of which have people voting against them and doing what they can to mitigate the damage when they are outvoted. Further, we have 196 or so countries in the same boat or worse. Worse because some don’t have the option of voting against their fools or (relatively) safely speaking out against their policies. Why not just write off the whole planet. Let’s crowd source a sort of reverse SETI and send a message to the stars. “Come and get us! We’re bringing down the value of the Galaxy!”

  • dan4

    “I somehow missed this story from a couple of weeks ago,…”

    January of 2012 “is a couple of weeks ago?” I enjoy your blog, but you look silly when you make mistakes like this (especially considering that, as Mrs. Phillips pointed out, O’Neal isn’t even in office anymore).

  • Jack Krebs

    O’Neal isn’t very gone – he’s now president of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, which is is in the hip pocket of the Koch brothers and Gov. Brownback.