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  • St. Louis Town Agrees to Stop Bankrolling Itself by Fining Its Residents into the Poorhouse

    05/22/2018 6:08:44 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 38 replies ^ | 5-21-2018 | Scott Shackford
    A small St. Louis suburb has agreed to stop trying bankroll its government with a vicious regime of petty fines so excessive that the town has cited more than a third of its population. Credit goes to the Institute for Justice, which sued the tiny town of Pagedale (population: 3,300) on behalf of a handful of residents in 2015. Amid the outrage over Michael Brown's death in nearby Ferguson, citizens of these small fiefdoms drew attention to these governments' propensity to bankroll themselves via exorbitant traffic and code enforcement fines.Pagedale was one of those communities. In the course of a...
  • NBA Exec: 'Matter of time' before Kansas City gets franchise

    05/20/2018 5:11:20 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 30 replies
    The Score via MSN ^ | 5/19/18 | Wael Saghir
    A new city has emerged as a possible site for NBA expansion. One league executive told SEC Network's Jarrett Sutton that Kansas City will inevitably be awarded a franchise, as it's viewed as the NBA's most valuable market for league expansion, alongside Seattle. The Kings called Kansas City home from 1972 to 1985 before moving on to Sacramento. The state of Kansas is well-represented on the college circuit, boasting the powerhouse University of Kansas, but the addition of an NBA franchise would come as a surprise with other notable options being discussed far more. The city has an arena which...
  • Suspects in more than 100 car break-ins released on bail, angering St. Louis alderman

    05/17/2018 5:08:27 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 29 replies
    St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | May 17, 2018 | Christine Byers
    ST. LOUIS • Alderman Jack Coatar says Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office didn’t do its job after a band of car break-in thieves was released on bail. Police believe six suspects committed more than 100 car break-ins mostly in downtown neighborhoods since at least 2014. Initially, their bail was set at $150,000. But Judge Nicole Colbert-Botchway reduced bail for three of them to $50,000 on April 27. They were allowed to post 10 percent of it, which they did, and were released. Two of those suspects, Lamonte Brown, 34, and Jason Holmes, 38, were charged with three counts each of...
  • GOP golden boy mails it in (Is Josh Hawley of MO a Choke Artist?)

    05/15/2018 12:47:10 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 30 replies
    Politico ^ | May 15, 2018 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    FENTON, Mo. — As GOP Rep. Ann Wagner prepared to introduce candidates in a Republican Senate debate here Friday, she took a pointed jab at one contender who didn’t make it — front-runner Josh Hawley. “I try not to tell candidates how to run their races. I don’t know where some of the other candidates are,” she told POLITICO before taking the stage in a high school auditorium, referring specifically to Hawley. “Perhaps they have conflicts. But you gotta show up to win. And I’m going to tell that to the crowd tonight.” Moments later, Wagner followed through, declaring to...
  • Labor Unions Don't Deserve a Stranglehold on New KCI Terminal Jobs

    05/12/2018 7:48:11 PM PDT · by willowsdale · 8 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | May 12, 2018 | Mark Mix
    A drawn-out dispute over the terms of the PLA — the project labor agreement — covering the construction of a new terminal at the Kansas City International Airport is now threatening to delay the planned demolition of the airport’s current Terminal A this fall and the subsequent construction work scheduled to begin in 2019. On one side of the impasse are Missouri construction union bosses. They are demanding that every single frontline job on the KCI project be unionized, and that all workers be forced to pay union dues or fees in order to participate. This big labor demand is...
  • Wild turkey smashes vehicle's windshield; two women hospitalized, man hurt

    05/09/2018 10:34:15 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | Benjamin Brown |
    Vicki Wood was driving on Highway 60 near the James River, back to Springfield from neighboring Seymour, with her son Dustin Wood in the back seat and his girlfriend Pam Standfield in the front passenger seat, when a 20-pound turkey headed for their car, the Springfield News-Leader reported. ... The two women were rushed to a nearby hospital, where they were treated for cuts from flying glass, the paper reported. Standfield was knocked out after being hit by the turkey. "After it hit us, I was spitting glass," Vicki Wood said. "We're very lucky that Pam was looking down for...
  • Some Missouri Clergy Want State to Enforce their View on Church Carry

    05/05/2018 6:50:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Missouri is one of nine states where the government generally prohibits people from carrying firearms in church. As in any question, the government may be neutral, which is the default position in the United States, or it may actively interfere.  According to, there are two states that ban concealed carry in churches, Nebraska and Louisiana. Nebraska allows a church to authorize an armed security team if the team members have carry permits and if written notice is given to church members.  Louisiana law is similar, but requires an extra eight hours of training every year. Seven states and...
  • Politico Reporter: With DNC Lawsuit, Democrats Worry Their Party

    04/23/2018 7:37:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | April 23, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The cash-strapped Democratic National Committee has decided to be clown itself further by suing Wikileaks, Russia, and the Trump campaign for collusion during the 2016 election. For a party thatÂ’s tired of the media talking about Hillary and 2016, this is a way to keep both issues front and center. ItÂ’s going to re-open the wounds between the left and far left of the Democratic Party, erecting another obstacle for unity as the party heads into the 2016 election. Is the DNC's Trump-Russia conspiracy lawsuit a "political stunt?"Now, if youÂ’re a Democrat, it keeps Russia in the news, as the...
  • Manchin becomes second Dem to back Pompeo

    04/23/2018 10:05:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said on Monday that he will vote for CIA Director Mike Pompeo to be the next secretary of State, making him the second Democrat to support Pompeo's nomination. "After meeting with Mike Pompeo, discussing his foreign policy perspectives, & considering his distinguished time as CIA Director & his exemplary career in public service, I will vote to confirm Mike Pompeo to be our next Secretary of State," Manchin said in a tweet. Pompeo likely already had the votes to be confirmed by the full Senate. With Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expected to oppose him, Pompeo needed...

    04/23/2018 8:11:24 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 18 replies ^ | 4-23-2018 | Sara Dogan
    It is sadly common for conservative presidents and political leaders to be portrayed in a less-than-flattering light in the left-leaning textbooks used in public school and college classrooms, but a new volume on American history gives a new spin on the term “rush to judgment.” Less than a year-and-a-half after taking office as America’s sitting president, Donald Trump is already being maligned in the pages of an upcoming high school history text which insinuates that he and his supporters are driven by racism and that he is mentally unfit to serve as our Commander-in-Chief. Textbooks rarely receive a high profile...
  • Pompeo: A Proven Leader for the State Department

    04/22/2018 9:45:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | April 22, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    When the news broke on Tuesday night that CIA Director Mike Pompeo had met with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, I was not surprised. Pompeo had long ago established his importance to this administration and his understanding of geopolitics. Pompeo’s skills are precisely why the president nominated him to be the next Secretary of State—and why it’s so absurd that Democrats are reluctant to confirm him.Considering the increasing gridlock in the Senate over President Donald Trump’s nominees, this is a good time to remind our Democratic friends of Pompeo’s many qualifications—qualifications that have only increased since he earned Democratic support to become CIA...
  • Greitens charged with second felony after AG investigation into veterans charity

    04/20/2018 4:31:32 PM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 14 replies
    KC Star ^ | 4/20/18 | Jason Hancock, Allison Kite And Bryan Lowry
    Gov. Eric Greitens was charged Friday with felony computer tampering stemming from his use of a veterans charity’s donor list ahead of the 2016 election. The charge — which is essentially electronic theft — is the second felony charge the governor has faced in two months. He goes to trial next month for invasion of privacy. The embattled first-term governor and former Navy SEAL has denied any criminal wrongdoing and vowed to remain in office despite a chorus of fellow Republicans calling for him to resign or face impeachment. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is overseeing both cases against...
  • The Missouri Republican Party is a total dumpster fire

    04/19/2018 3:32:02 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | April 19, 2018 | Chris Cillizza
    Washington (CNN)On Wednesday, the Republican governor of Missouri asked for a temporary restraining order against the Republican attorney general of Missouri, who is also the leading candidate to represent the GOP against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) in the fall. The governor, Eric Greitens, made the move to keep the AG, Josh Hawley, from pursuing an investigation into the possibility that he broke the law when he used a fundraising list from a non-profit to collect funds for his political campaigns.
  • Missouri: Anybody else think Hawley is a putz?

    04/19/2018 9:59:04 AM PDT · by old-ager · 15 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2018-04-19 | Vanity
    As bad as the situation is with Greitens, the trend is actually in his favor, isn't it, with so many serious and growing problems in his prosecution? Even establishment KMOX and silly Charlie Brennan are calling out how bad the prosecution is. So, what the hell is going on with Hawley? I think he is an idiot. How much stupider can MO Republicans get?
  • Republican congresswoman Ann Wagner calls Greitens 'unfit to lead'

    04/14/2018 6:24:08 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 26 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | April 12, 2018 | Bryan Lowry
    U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner has joined the chorus of Missouri leaders calling on Gov. Eric Greitens to step down in the wake of a legislative report that details allegations of sexual and physical abuse. Wagner, a Republican from the St. Louis area, said that she was disgusted and disheartened after reading the report.
  • Missouri lawmakers want special session, Greitens' resignation after bombshell report

    04/14/2018 6:21:59 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 38 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | April 11, 2018 | ALLISON KITE, TESSA WEINBERG AND JASON HANCOCK
    JEFFERSON CITY Leaders in Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ own party plan to call for a special session to weigh whether to impeach the governor following a bombshell report detailing allegations of sexual coercion and blackmail that has both Republicans and Democrats calling for his resignation. House Speaker Todd Richardson, R-Poplar Bluff, held a press conference Wednesday on the heels of a report detailing allegations he called "beyond disturbing" that were made by the woman at the center of the scandal. He said a special House committee investigating allegations against Greitens would need to continue its work beyond the May 18...
  • Missouri Senator Calls on White Democrats, Claire McCaskill for Slavery Reparations

    04/12/2018 11:28:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Newsweek ^ | April 12, 2018 | By Benjamin Fearnow
    Missouri state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, blasted white Democrats on the Senate floor Tuesday, saying there’s “no difference” between them and members of the Republican Party. Chappelle-Nadal said Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill should add slavery reparations to the national Democratic platform as she says both parties have failed African-Americans, the Kansas City Star first reported. Chappelle-Nadal gained widespread notoriety last year for a Facebook post longing for President Donald Trump’s assassination and a later tweet comparing him to Adolf Hitler, but her comments this week honed in on members of her own party. "Neither one of them give...
  • Missouri Sen. McCaskill faces a strong GOP challenger and Trump

    04/09/2018 8:29:21 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 32 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | April 9, 2018 | by Jonathan Allen
    The Democrat's rival this time around is the state's attorney general — a young, polished, Stanford-and-Yale-educated former clerk to Chief Justice John Roberts. Sen. Claire McCaskill needs another miracle. The Missouri Democrat swept into office with a little less than 50 percent of the vote in the 2006 Democratic wave. Six years later, she provided an assist to a Republican rival during the primary and then defeated him in the general election after he said women's bodies have a way to "shut the whole thing down" if pregnancies are the result of "legitimate rape." Now, in a year in which...
  • State Attorney General Demanding ALL Facebook Communications With Barack Obama’s 2012 Campaign

    04/02/2018 10:32:44 PM PDT · by Revel · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 4/2/18 | Joshua Caplan
    It appears all the bragging done by Obama advisors about their cozy relationship with Facebook is about to bite the social media giant in the behind. Washington Free Beacon reports: Missouri’s Republican attorney general Josh Hawley delivered an investigative subpoena to Facebook’s Menlo Park offices on Monday, demanding a wide-ranging group of documents related to the social media giant’s handling of user data. The civil investigative demand, which was provided by the attorney general’s office and can be viewed here, comes a week after a group of 37 state attorneys general sent a letter asking for answers on how user...
  • Missouri Freepers: Is the "March for Our Lives" popular in your neck of the woods?

    03/29/2018 9:01:42 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 5 replies
    Guava Cheese Puff | March 29, 2018 | Guava Cheese Puff
    Missouri sits in the middle of America. The heartland of America. The pulse of America. Is the March For Our Lives popular in Missouri? Is the MSM overrating the movement? Do you see any support or