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Entries from August 2007

What Local Control Gets Us In St. Louis

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

“Poor planning which accelerated abandonment and decay.” From Urban Review STL: Yeah, Rep. Rodney Hubbard saved the day by requiring local control over any development receiving a huge state tax credit (at least in the version passed by the state house). So, if passed by the Senate and signed by Gov Blunt then Paul McKee […]

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Tags: MO Legislature · St. Louis

Do the Referees Interpret the Rules, or do They Decide What the Rules Are?

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

By Jim Byrne As the NFL prepares to kick off the 2007 season, I thought it would be a good time to review the role played by the referee. In football, referees are assigned to control the game and to ensure that both teams play by the rules. Many variables can occur during the game, […]

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Tags: MO Supreme Court

Clay, the Delta Queen, and the “Old Man River”

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

“Thus far, efforts by Rep. William Lacy Clay, D-Mo., and others who have backed the exemption have fallen short.” Backbencher extraordinaire Lacy Clay is lending his clout (don’t laugh) to a longshot effort to keep the fabled steamship operating – even though the Coast Guard considers the all wooden ship a floating fire trap. Congress […]

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Tags: Rep. Lacy Clay

Emerson Learns About Biofuels at UMR

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson visited UMR today to hear about research into renewable, economical and environmentally-friendly biofuels. UMR is conducting research on microalgae (more info on algae as a potential source of oil here and here) and jatropha in addition to other sources of biodiesel. Above, Emerson got a demonstration of how smokescreens could […]

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Tags: Rep. Jo Ann Emerson

Airport Busy With Fly-In

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

A crowd of young people gathered around U.S. Rep. Sam Graves of Tarkio to visit and take pictures. Wearing a flight suit, Graves made a surprise stop in Chillicothe Saturday piloting his 1941 Boeing Stearman biplane. The congressman put on a brief air show for the enjoyment of the crowd before departing. C-T Photo / […]

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Tags: Rep. Sam Graves

Code Pink to protest Sen. Claire “Aunt Bee” McCaskill Wednesday

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

It seems as though our good Senator, Republican Claire McCaskill (D-MO) will be getting a visit from some of her most ardent opponents, CODE PINK. Why? Because she supports our President and our Troops in Americas effort to fight Terrorism abroad. We thank you Republican Claire for standing with Republicans and facing the heat of […]

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Tags: Senator McCaskill

Now on to China…

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments

The Missouri Political News Service is pleased to announce that the first leg of Congressman Skelton’s South Pacific Congressional junket was a resounding success. As we reported earlier, Congressman Skelton was in Guam last week to attend the Guam Industry Forum. According to it’s website, the forum was to “provide for interaction with industry related […]

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Tags: Rep. Ike Skelton

Former GOP Rep Mark Wright Starving for Attention

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Former legislator Mark Wright must be starving for attention now that he is out of power. On Thursday he made big news when Jo Mannies reported that the “conservative” lobbyist is opposing conservative Republican efforts to reform Missouri’s judicial selection process. According to reports, Wright is even writing long rambling letters to the editor using […]

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Tags: David Stokes · MO Supreme Court · Show Me Institute

“Conozca Sus Derechos”

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments

If you’re resident of the great state of Missouri, or someone from another state visiting or going to school here, the above phrase is obviously not meant for you. Translated into English it simply says, “know You’re rights”. “Conozca Sus Derechos” is the name of a new booklet released by our apparently multicultural attorney general […]

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Tags: Decision '08 · Jay Nixon

“I have the feeling I have a responsibility to be productive”

August 27th, 2007 · No Comments

Chris “Beaver Cleaver” Kelly has decided that he wants to be productive again. Like most Democrats Kelly is not as productive in the private sector and feels as though he should come back and “serve”.  Kelly has found out that he is living up to the Democrat standard of being a failure in everything not […]

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Tags: Decision '08