Kansas State Rep. Mike Kiegerl ditches AOL because of “drivel” resulting from Huffington Post merger
I thought RedState readers would get a kick out of this.
S. Mike Kiegerl is one of the nicest fellows in Kansas. Originally from Germany, he’s now an American citizen completing his third term in the Kansas House, representing ex-urban areas of Kansas City (Olathe, Spring Hill, and Gardner). His legislative updates are among the few that I read, as they’re very genuine, with dashes of humor, and he’s an unapologetic conservative.
Though the Kansas Legislature is out of session until January 2012 (why can’t Washington ever do that…?), Rep. Kiegerl still sends interim newsletters. In his most recent news update, he titles a section, “Bye bye AOL”: (I crossed out his new Email address, to minimize spam)
My new E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org (all lower case). I’m abandoning AOL after many years because of the management decision to buy Arianna and the Huffington Post for $310 million. This, after the disastrous ill fated merger with Time Warner. I don’t hold their stock and could care less about a financial blunder, but she is now in charge of AOL news and I don’t have to pay to read the extreme left wing drivel she prints in her publication.
As a reminder, do not use my official Topeka e-mail I might not get it until January.
Connect with Benjamin Hodge at Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, The Kansas Progress, and LibertyLinked. Hodge is President of the State and Local Reform Group of Kansas. He served as one of seven at-large trustees at Johnson County Community College from 2005-’09, a member of the Kansas House from 2007-’08, a delegate to the Kansas Republican Party from 2009-’10, and was founder of the Overland Park Republican Party in 2011. His public policy record is recognized by Americans for Prosperity, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters,the Kansas Press Association, the Kansas Sunshine Coalition for Open Government, the NRA, Kansans for Life, and the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE).