«For decades Americans have experienced a populist uprising that only benefits the people it is supposed to be targeting,” Frank writes. “In Kansas we merely see an extreme version of this mysterious situation. The angry workers, mighty in their numbers, are marching irresistibly against the arrogant. They are shaking their fists at the sons of privilege. They are laughing at the dainty affectations of the Leawood toffs. They are massing at the gates of Mission Hills [the wealthy suburb where Frank grew up], hoisting the black flag, and while the millionaires tremble in their mansions, they are bellowing out their terrifying demands, "We are here," they scream, "to cut your taxes."»
-- What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America by Thomas Frank
Meanwhile, speaking of the *k* states, an Ethnistani call-center slave from my credit card company called the other day, to verify my street address (Mr Seen Bök) here in "Alkansaw".