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 »
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 »
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 »
Missouri News and Notes January 5, 2008
A round up of the recent news from the twenty fourth state.
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 »
Scratch My Back and I’ll Scratch Yours
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay has received a donation that can only be seen as a little tit-for-tat. Thompson Coburn — which in October was promised a $700,000 incentive package in exchange for keeping its office downtown — gave the mayor’s re-election account $20,000 on Nov. 26, according to filings with the state Ethics Commission. The venerable law firm — a staple of the St. | Read More »