Liberal Tolerance Again On Display With Todd Akin
In the days since Republican candidate for Missouri Senate Todd Akin (the current Congressman from the second congressional district), made his “legitimate rape” comments there has been much (well-deserved) outrage. I will not defend those statements as I personally believe them to be not only insensitive but also ill-informed (in regards to the tendency of the female body to miscarriage after a rape). What I | Read More »
Run Robin, Run
Robin Carnahan is clearly afraid of talking to radio hosts who will be less than coddling of her campaign. She has been avoiding going on one radio show in particular. KMOX host Mark Reardon has been trying to get the Senate Candidate onto his show for many months now. After a while, when reasoned attempts at scheduling an interview fail, what else is one to | Read More »
The Postmortem on Robin Carnahan is Already Being Written
The writing is on the wall for Missouri Democrats. Their chances of winning the Senate seat currently held by Republican Kit Bond certainly qualify for the “slim to none” category. This was recognized by national Democrats with the recent decision to cancel much of their reserved air space for advertising. A few weeks ago, Bill S had a great piece about Carnahan running an outdated | Read More »
Poor Russ Carnahan
You can really tell that Russ Carnahan desperately wants to be seen as a smart man. Why else would he speak so forcefully about a topic without knowing much about it. That’s exactly what he did in his debate against Ed Martin. Carnahan attempted to gain some political points against Martin by railing against Social Security privatization, tying his wisdom to the drop in the | Read More »
Seventy One Percent of Missouri Voters Agree With Candidate Obama
On Tuesday, Missouri voters went to the polls. Among other things, the voters decided on Proposition C, a statute exempting Missouri from the individual mandate from Obamacare. By an overwhelming percentage, voters rejected Obamacare and passed Prop C (71.1 to 28.9). This ardent rejection of the individual mandate puts Missouri voters on par with then-Candidate Obama who, during the 2008 primary, attacked Sen Hillary Clinton’s | Read More »
What Is MO Secretary of State Carnahan Trying to Hide?
Jim Durbin, editor of 24thstate.com, has been all over a case involving ACORN, Project Vote and the National Voters Rights Act (NVRA). You see, it seems that the Secretary of State’s office coordinated with Project Vote (one of ACORN’s many names) on a law suit against the state of Missouri that cost tax payers hundreds of thousands of dollars. As part of Jim’s investigation, he | Read More »
Hack Reporter Attacks Local Blogger
Local blogger Adam Sharp, the man behind Sharp Elbows STL, attended a recent HCAN rally. Adam has a pretty good history of getting some quality footage at these events (check out his archives). This rally was no different. Adam arrived on the scene expecting to find his normal HCAN craziness. What he got was even better. Local “reporter” Charles Jaco (of KTVI Fox 2 and | Read More »
Defending Against Dishonesty
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch wrote a very dishonest op-ed ["Defending the Indefensible"] attacking what they call “opponents of health reform”. Here is my response that I left for them on their web site: I guess this is one way to win an argument. 1. Claim that your opponents are arguing for something that they aren’t. Who exactly has put forward a plan that says “Keep | Read More »
“Don’t Tread On Me”
Those were the words of Kenneth Gladney. These words however were spoken by his lawyer since Gladney was under heavy medication as a result of the beating he took at the hands of SEIU thugs. St. Louis Tea Party Protest @ SEIU Office – August 8, 2009 from Brian Simpson on Vimeo. If you can’t see the video it is of a speech by St. | Read More »
McCracken on St. Louis
(Click to view video. Opens in new window/tab.) A lot of people here in St. Louis are up in arms over this campaign ad released by Brewster McCracken, a candidate for Mayor of Austin, TX. McCracken levels some harsh reality. St. Louis once was one of the premier cities in the United States. As he says, we hosted the Olympics and the Worlds Fair in | Read More »
MO-Sen: Who Is John Weaver?
The Washington Post’s Chris Cillizza highlights the (presumed) race for the Republican nomination to face Robin Carnahan for Senate in 2010. In the piece he introduces information that Sarah Steelman is talking to campaign stratagists. He mentions by name former McCain advisor John Weaver. Blunt was the first Republican in the race to replace Sen. Christopher S. Bond (R), who is retiring after three terms, | Read More »
Earmark Issue Opens the Door For Steelman
After Senator Claire McCaskill’s comments about earmarks (and the glaring hypocrisy of those comments), Congressman Roy Blunt said something that I believe leaves no doubt that former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman will challenge him for the Republican nomination to the Senate seat being vacated by Senator Kit Bond. “I’ve never been nearly as effective at this topic as Sen. Bond, who’s fought hard for our | Read More »
Senator McCaskill has somehow managed to position herself in the eyes of the general public as a fiscally minded politician. I’d say a healthy part of that comes from her time as the State Auditor here in Missouri. People tend to think of the Auditor as a position of someone who knows what is and what isn’t good spending. McCaskill is definitely trading on that | Read More »
Missouri News and Notes 02-06-09
Here’s some of the bigger goings-on in the Show-Me State.
What Criteria Are They Using?
Much has been written over the past few weeks on the impending stimulus pork-laden, debt bill. Unfortunately, it seems that the Democrats in charge of the Senate see fit to ram this bill down the throats of the American public. With that in mind, I’m wondering what criteria they are using when they consider projects. I wonder this, because I’ve been reading through the spending | Read More »
MO-Sen: Rounding Up the Potential Candidates
Brilliant state roundup. Fronted by Erick. But don’t forget to put the state in the tags or it won’t show up on the state blogs. With the announcement from Missouri’s Senior Senator Kit Bond, there is going to be something that hasn’t happened in Missouri for a very long time: a race for an open Senate seat in Missouri. This has sparked some major interest, | Read More »
Missouri News and Notes January 5, 2008
A round up of the recent news from the twenty fourth state.
Missouri News and Notes 12-17-2008
Another dose of the news roundup.
Missouri News And Notes 12-13-2008
Here’s a quick run down of some of the important Missouri stories that I’ve run across over the last few days. We’ve seen a lot of talk over the past few months of a bailout fever. First it was the $700B financial bill, the Big 3 are up to plate and a plethora of state groups and other industry insiders are lining up at the | Read More »
Politician’s and Their Sense of Entitlement
It happens at the local level too. Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed is calling on State Auditor Susan Montee to revise a recent audit critical of his use of a city car. In October, Montee issued an audit that tweaked Reed over the “luxury” options in his city-owned Buick Lucerne, including a heated steering wheel and seats. In a city like St. Louis that | Read More »