Friday, August 3, 2012

Just bits this morning…


Clay’s TV Ad: “Come on, Man”

St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay say that they’re disappointed by the negative campaign, and then average folks pile on with the refrain, “Come on, man.” Watch it here.



A GOP Fashion Show!



You are cordially invited to a GOP Fashion Show

Friday, August 24, 2012

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Holiday Inn

6125 South Lindbergh Boulevard 63125


Local GOP gals will model the latest fashions for political and social events!!

Enjoy tea/coffee and delicious pastries

Proceeds go to the campaign of Cloria Brown

Cost $30



No Comment File

Fred Kratky’s top Facebook post this morning: “Most people don't understand the difference between sexuality and sensuality. Much love.”

Email subject line from Randy Jotte: “Wanted: Missing Jotte Yard Signs.”



Kinder-Lager KMOX Debate

Notes from yesterday’s radio debate between Peter Kinder and Brad Lager:


“Both men were audibly angry, perhaps Lager more so, but Kinder close behind. This was not the knockout, or even the solid punch, that Lager desperately needs in St. Louis, where Kinder leads him 3-to-1. Lager never even mentioned his endorsement by Mike Huckabee, arguably his campaign’s only bright spot in a week of relentless bad media coverage and interview outings.


“In contrast, Kinder twice mentioned his endorsements by “two icons” among conservative Republicans: Rush Limbaugh and Phyllis Schlafly.


“In short, not the great day for Lager which he could have used in St. Louis, and not an unqualified smackdown for Kinder, though the more seasoned politician more than held his own.”



The Race Thing in St. Louis

Funny how suddenly it’s on everyone’s mind…


St. Louis American commentary by Alderman Antonio FrenchRead it here.


St. Louis Beacon article by Jo Mannies. Read it here.


Riverfront Times article by Leah GreenbaumRead it here.



Getting Nasty in House 72

From Rep. Eileen McGeoghegan Facebook page:


“How low can Mary Nichols go...pretty damn low...And hey Mary I'm very proud of my paraplegic husband, not my crippled husband, crippled went out in the 80's when we became more civilized and considerate of other people's feelings. I know that's a concept that you find totally quite amazing since you have no common decency and think it's totally acceptable to make fun of people that aren't just quite up to what you perceive to be your standards.”


“Wow my opponent has stooped to new lows.. She put my severely intellectually disabled sisters' name on a piece of literature. Nothing like exploiting those that can't help themselves and putting them in harms way. May God have mercy on your soul lady because when judgement day comes you'll be getting yours. Hopefully we won't have to wait that long, God whom I fear greatly will have the last word!!! Shame, shame on you Mary Nichols!”



Getting Nasty in House 37

Just go to Tony’s KC here.




Rep. Shane Schoeller rolls out three state representative endorsements: Reps. Tom Loehner, Glenn Klippenstein, and Wanda Brown.



Congressman Russ Carnahan on Colbert.  See it here.  Worth the seven minutes, watch it.



Columbia Daily Tribune’s Rudi Keller digs into non-profit’s hiding contribution sources in the lieutenant governor’s race.  Read it here.




“Just wondering if that 10k from Missouri Professionals Mutual to the House Republican Campaign Committee came before or after the Supreme Court struck down med mal caps?”



Lobbyist Registrations

From the Pelopidas website:


Jessica Hodge added Strategos Public Affairs, and Paws Plus.

Carolyn Mahoney deleted Lincoln University.



$5K+ Contributions

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City Political Action Committee for Missouri - $70,000 from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City.

Missourians for Health and Education - $25,000 from World Wide Technology Holding Co, Inc.

Jay Nixon for Missouri - $20,000 from Hoisting Engineers Local 513 Political & Educational Fund.




Happy birthday to MASW’s Christine Woody (32).


Saturday:  former Rep. Larry Wilson (69).


Sunday: lobbyists Don Soph and Dick Wiles.