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 »
Missouri News Roundup 12-04-2008
Here’s a brief roundup of some of the happenings in Missouri.
Central Missouri Young Republicans eNewsletter
I have been a lurker and periodic poster at RedState for a little over one year now, and am very happy that I found this site. I have linked several posts from the CMYRs eNews that I create to posts on this site, including the Fred! video from a couple days ago. As part of my activism for Missouri, espcially the central Missouri area, I | 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 »
Election Tips From the Show-Me State
Promoted from the diaries by Erick. DISCLAIMER: I work as the legislative assistant for state representative Mark A. Parkinson of Missouri’s 16th House district (part of St. Charles County), and volunteered without pay for his campaign on quite a few occasions. The views and suggestions below do not necessarily reflect the views or suggestions of Rep. Parkinson. Over the past year or so, I’ve had | Read More »
St. Louis Red State Meet-up
Gentlefolk: We seem to have at the very least a handful of Red State folks in the St. Louis metro area. With the holidays upon us, anyone interested in meeting for a drink and good conversation? Let’s do this… what do you say?
The Missouri 1st District
I live within the 1st District in Missouri. It is not something that I am proud of. My Congressman is William “Lacy” Clay Jr. The reason he represents the 1st District is that his Father William “Bill” Clay Sr. held the seat for 32 years. This after 5 years as St. Louis Alderman, and holding various union jobs, including the powerful Pipefitters union… oh, not | Read More »
Missouri 2008 Election Post-Mortem
Well, the State of Missouri has finally been called for McCain (Woo hoo!), so I figured I’d write a statewide election results diary. There’s some good, some not so good, but overall, Republicans came out alright in the Show-Me-State this year. Because of Missouri’s similarities to the nation as a whole in terms of demographics and rural/urban mix, the state is always an interesting case | Read More »
MO-5 District Report
Missouri District 5 includes the Missouri-half of Kansas City, and smaller towns such as Lee’s Summit, Belton, and Raytown. Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver (D-MO), a United Methodist minister, was re-elected for his second term. Jacob Turk (R), a Mechanical Engineering major, has run for office twice (2006,2008), and lost by roughly the same percentage of votes each time (2006: 32 to 64, 2008: 34 to 64), | Read More »
It appears that Missouri will remain a Red State in the 2008 election. Not all of the provisional ballots have been counted yet, but McCain remains ahead by approximately 5000 votes and it would take a big turnaround for MO to go to Obama. This is a rather big deal, as MO has been a bellweather state for decades, only missing the winner twice since | Read More »
GOP Chairman admits he rigged Congressional Convention to exclude properly elected delegates
GOP Chairman, Tom Kuypers, admits he rigged Congressional Convention to exclude properly elected delegates. When a group of people who had supported Ron Paul in the primaries elected the caucus chairman and elected a slate of delegates to the congressional and state conventions Tom Kuypers states “I went ballistic!” He states that on the day of the 2nd congressional convention, he “had them thrown out” | Read More »
All in all, a very mixed bag for Missouri Republicans and conservatives. It looks like Missouri voted for John McCain and Sarah Palin by about 6,000 votes with all precints reporting. If this holds, I believe this will be the first time since 1956 that Missouri did not vote for the presidential winner, and only the 2nd time since 1900.
Folks I wish John McCain would have made this a campaign Video!
What would Obama use this force for? Good Question. I wonder if he intends to impose martial law and have KGB like tatics and take people away if they speak out against Barack Obama? Vote McCain/Palin
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, Joe Biden
Dead Voters Still Registered In St. Louis City and County – Some May Have Voted In Primary
KSDK News in St. Louis, MO is reporting: Dead voters still registered By Leisa Zigman, I-Team Reporter KSDK — The push to register voters for this year’s presidential election is breaking records all over the country. A record-setting 4,205,774 registered voters are on the books in Missouri. That number includes over 340,000 first time voters. But are they all legal? Using high tech computer software, | Read More »