Rick Brattin is trying to make Missouri kids scientifically illiterate

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”

Now the Whole World Knows Missouri’s 2nd District is Represented by an Idiot

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”

All 3 Missouri GOP Senate Candidates Stumped When Asked To Identify The Minimum Wage

VIDEO: All 3 Missouri GOP Senate Candidates Stumped When Asked To Identify The Minimum Wage

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).

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A Complete Waste of Time

The RNC Clusterfk Missouri will hold a primary tomorrow that is not recognized as being a part of any delegate allocation or selection process… A precinct caucus will be held on 3/17/2012 to begin the process of choosing their 52 delegates which will be chosen at district conventions on April 21, 2012, and a state … Continue reading “A Complete Waste of Time”