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Entries from September 2009

Nixon’s Plan [A]lternative Oportunities Fails; Tries Plan B

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

On Monday and Tuesday,  we had two posts that questioned the bidding process for the fee offices rewarded to Nixon Contributor Alternative Opportunities, Inc. Do you remember that old saying, “If you want something done right, you do it yourself?” That seems to be the conclusion “No Way Jay” and his staff came to after […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon · Media Bias

Isn’t it Ironic! Thief Rips off Politician!

September 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Former State Rep. Talibdin “B.S.” (for baking soda of course!) El Amin We find it poetic justice and ironic in a sense, that on the same day T. D. El Amin was pleading guilty to selling out his constituents and his reputation for $2,100, we learn that Democrat state auditor Susan Montee’s gaz guzzling Cadillac […]

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Tags: St. Louis

FiredUp Missouri Attacks; Roy Blunt Rises in the Polls: Is There a Correlation?

September 24th, 2009 · No Comments

One could conclude that FiredUp Missouri is becoming more and more irrelevant.  It seems the only ones drinking their Kool Aid are the wine and cheese set and the SEIU types. More importantly. Blunt’s resurgence says that ordinary Missourians see through Robin Carnahan’s “duck and hide/rope a dope” campaign strategy. They want leadership in the […]

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Tags: Carnahans' · Rep. Roy Blunt

“Mr. Cline Hard at Work”

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

http://ganarus.wordpress.com/ Related: Mark 3.0: MASTERMIND OF FAILED ST. LOUIS TRANSIT FUNDING CAMPAIGN “RESIGNS” One Question Post Dispatch “Forgot” to Ask Dooley: “Were You Aware That Your Lobbyist Was Operating His Consulting Firm From Your Office?” Campaign Scam in STL County; Government Affairs Director Profited from Democratic Campaigns While on YOUR County Payroll!

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Tags: Editorial Cartoons · STL County Executive Charlie Dooley

Does Media Even Care Anymore About Objectivity?

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

Imaginary conversation yesterday between Jay Nixon, Kelvin Simmons and Jack Cardetti: Nixon: “Damn that Missouri Political News Service! They’ve once again exposed my shady dealings regarding campaign contributors and fee offices.” Simmons: Yeah, this looks pretty bad boss, especially the part where Alternative Opportunities already knew how many fee offices they were going to get. […]

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Tags: Adam Smith Foundation · Jay Nixon · Media Bias

One Question Post Dispatch “Forgot” to Ask Dooley: “Were You Aware That Your Lobbyist Was Operating His Consulting Firm From Your Office?”

September 23rd, 2009 · No Comments

St. Louis Post Dispatch: “He [Darin Cline] did a fine job.” – Charlie Dooley In testy tones, Dooley acknowledged the rumors but said they would not affect his work. “Let me clear about this: I have better things to do than to wonder who started all these innuendos,” Dooley said. “They are baseless and they […]

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Tags: St. Louis · STL County Executive Charlie Dooley

Gov. Nixonator: The Fix is in Part II

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Governor Nixonator’s new favorite organization, Alternative Opportunities, recently acknowledged that the bidding process for the state’s fee offices was rigged – because they already know how many they will be awarded. In looking at the offices that Governor Jay has publicly given Alternative Opportunities, one sees that the organization gave a varying percentage of the […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon

MOPNS Forces Resignation of STL County’s Lobbyist; Denies Dooley Forced Him Out

September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

We apologize to our readers that we once again have to do the media’s job for them. We reported to you last week (a story we’ve been holding for a year and half) on how intergovernmental affairs director Darin Cline was running a political consulting business while on your County payroll. There’s a familiar pattern […]

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Tags: STL County Executive Charlie Dooley

Nixon Contributors (Alternative Opportunities, INC) Admit The Fix is On

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Alternative Opportunities, INC, a group that has been awarded numerous fee offices by Governor Jay Nixon’s Department of Revenue, (some of the most lucrative) recently acknowledged that they would be awarded a total of seventeen (17) fee offices around the state.  The statement was made at a training session for the group’s new fee office […]

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Tags: Jay Nixon

A Blunt Joke Gets Sharp Attention

September 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Congressman Blunt’s “monkey” joke gaffe over the weekend illustrates what can happen  to a Republican politician when they lack African Americans on their staffs or in their inner circle of advisers. Do we believe that Congressman Blunt is a racist? Of course not! But a trusted African American aide or adviser would have most likely […]

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Tags: Rep. Roy Blunt