100 years ago today the Communist Party seized power in #China and began their campaign of authoritarian rule. They must be held accountable for their many atrocities, including against the Uyghurs, Hong Kongers and many more— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) July 1, 2021 1949 was not 100 years ago. On July 1, 1921 the Chinese Communist … Continue reading “Josh Hawley needs a history lesson”
Clang, Clang, Clang Went Josh Hawley! – A Randy Rainbow Song Parody(more…)
In my upcoming book "Hiding in Plain Sight", I have a chapter on Missouri as a microcosm of the US and a bellwether of dystopia, which unfortunately keeps bearing out… https://t.co/xhpl8V0Zpe pic.twitter.com/A6shNsQjKo— Sarah Kendzior (@sarahkendzior) October 31, 2019
5 states trying to make their kids scientifically illiterate 2. Missouri Missouri recently advanced a bill, House Bill 1472, to its House that would allow parents to opt their children out of class during lessons about evolution. According to NCSE the bill’s sponsor Rick Brattin (R-District 55) told the Kansas City Star (February 6, 2014) … Continue reading “Rick Brattin is trying to make Missouri kids scientifically illiterate”
From the BBC: US row over Congressman Todd Akin’s rape remark During the interview for KTVI-TV on Sunday, Mr Akin was asked about his no-exceptions view on abortion, a highly charged issue in the US, and on whether he would like abortion to be banned even if the pregnancy was the result of rape. Todd … Continue reading “Now the Whole World Knows Missouri’s 2nd District is Represented by an Idiot”
Three Missouri Republicans running to take on Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) in November were asked during a radio debate on KMOX what the federal minimum wage is and whether they would vote to increase it. None of the three knew what the minimum wage it, but all knew that they would vote against increasing it, regardless.
Host Charlie Brennan asked the three candidates — businessman John Brunner, former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, and Rep. Todd Akin — “What is the federal minimum wage? Would you vote to increase it?” Here are their responses to the first question:
BRENNAN: Okay, do you know what the minimum wage is?
BRUNNER: No sir.
BRENNAN: How about you Sarah Steelman?
STEELMAN: Uh…$7.50 an hour.
BRENNAN: Do you know what the minimum wage is?
AKIN: My guess is its somewhere in the 6 or 7, but I don’t know the exact number right now.
John Brunner is a businessman, Todd Akin was in Congress when the the current minimum wage was enacted, and Sarah Steelman was a State Treasurer. One would certainly expect any of them to at least have an idea what the minimum wage is (to be fair, Sarah Steelman was close).(more…)