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Entries from March 2009

MOGOP Calls Dept. of Public Safety Apology “Tepid”

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Excerpt from MOGOP release: “A tepid apology from the Director of the Department of Public Safety does not go far enough in assuring Missourians that they will not be targeted by law enforcement for holding mainstream views,” said David Cole, Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party.  “Gov. Nixon unequivocally defended this report after its release.  […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon · Videos

Monday Meetings

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

We’ve compiled this post from several sources in Jefferson City that sent us emails yesterday: Yesterday in Jefferson City, lots of odd couples were meeting. First, was former GOP Congressman Kenny Hulshof who was meeting with a former gubernatorial advisor who quickly ran away from him when it appeared he would lose, Jason Van Eaton. […]

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Tags: Jason Van Eaton · Senator. Kit Bond · Spkr. Jetton

Lobbyist Gephardt Signs Electronic Medical Records Storage Company

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

We’ve chronicled the rather lucrative lobbying career Dick Gepahardt has embarked upon since leaving Congress. Mr. Gephardt’s expansive client list range from “Big Coal to auto parts manufacturers – two industries that are not exactly favorites on the limousine liberal cocktail circuit. The man who once stated that successful people have “won life’s lottery” is […]

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UPDATE: Video: Ron Paul Speaks Out on Missouri Police Targeting His Supporters as “Terrorists”

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

UPDATE:  KY3: Public Safety Director Apologizes For Security Report Excerpt from Congressmen Ron Paul’s March 18, 2009 appearance on Judge Napolitano’s “Freedom Watch”. He is asked about, and discusses recent information that Missouri Police plan to target his supporters in attempt to “combat terrorism”. Hat tip: StevenM818

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Like Shooting Fish in a Barrel!

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

MOPNS 3/18/09: “We’ll have to wait and see if Jay’s benevolence to Branson (hmmm. Southwest Missouri?) will warrant an A grade next week from adoring KY3 reporter Dave Cantanese. The governor gets credit for restoring money he originally cut? Give us a break!” NIXON’S WEEK 10 GRADE: B Governor Nixon took his spring break week […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon · Media Bias

Tony Messenger Scolded by Colleague: “Reporters – While on the Job – Must Leave It to the Jury to Determine Who Is, Indeed, a Victim”

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Loyal readers of MOPNS know that we have always been a little suspect of “Baghdad” Tony Messenger’s reporting skills. But who are we? We’re just a bunch of bloggers in our pajamas giving our humble opinions! Well it seems a fellow colleague is calling “Baghdad” out on his often careless reporting, in particular, his choice […]

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Tags: Media Bias · Tony Messenger

SMI Commentary: Charter Schools Succeed at Language Instruction

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Former Show-Me Institute policy analyst Sarah Brodsky highlights another reason why inner city public schools are failing our children and not preparing them for the 21st century economy. By Sarah Brodsky Charter schools, the public schools run by independent organizations that are continual subjects of debate, are often compared to traditional public schools on the […]

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Tags: School Choice · Show Me Institute

Video: Sherman Thompson Parker Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

March 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

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Tags: Hon. Sherman Parker · Videos

Video: Rod Jetton & Associates

March 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Hat tip: jedijetton

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Tags: Spkr. Jetton · Videos

Picture of the Day*

March 20th, 2009 · No Comments

*Thanks Jim Byrne The increase in the federal cigarette tax from 39 cents a pack to $1.01 a pack is a result of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act, enacted Feb. 4. The tax increase is to pay for an expansion of health care benefits for low-income children.

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Tags: Picture/Quote of the Day