Month: September 2011

Action, Press, Tea Party News

Would you do me a favor this Saturday?

I try not to ask for much.  Okay, maybe that’s not true, but I’m going to ask you a favor, anyway. Mark this down:  7:00 pm, Saturday, October 1.  It’s weird, I know.  But I’m asking for three presents in one. First, my mom and dad celebrate their wedding anniversary this week. (62nd?)  Second, my …

2012 Election

Top 5 Moves for Herman Cain Supporters Right Now

Herman Cain is riding a wave of popularity because of his upset win in the Florida straw poll on Saturday.  He’s helped by Rick Perry’s free-fall and Mitt Romney’s establishmentarianism.  But Cain is a huge underdog. That’s okay because America loves an underdog. Here’s what must happen right now for Herman Cain to win: 1.  …

2012 Election, White House

What Rick Perry Can Learn From Clark Griswold

In 2001, I loaded my three boys, ages 13, 10, and 8 at the time, into the car and headed to downtown St. Louis. The Cubs were in town, and I planned to introduce my boys to the greatest rivalry in pro sports. We parked (for twenty dollars) and headed toward the stadium. There was …

Tea Party News, The After Party

Who will feed the hungry, clothe the naked, tend the sick, visit the imprisoned . . . ?

The candidates blew the emotional turning point in Monday’s CNN/Tea Party debate. Blew it. Big. Before we go into that, hear me out on the pressure on those candidates. Lights, Camera, Panic Imagine being on a stage. Searing white brightness reduces your range of vision to a few degrees of arc. You hear hundreds of …

Tea Party News, The After Party

It’s All Your Fault

Straight up:  We can’t tell you now where future After Parties will be.  We can’t name the venue.  And it’s all your fault! Well, not all.  some if it’s my fault, but in a very innocent way. Planning The After Party Eisenhower said that planning is essential, but plans are useless.  He was right. When …

Jefferson City

Why Did Jay Nixon Spit in Our Faces?

When Jay Nixon decided to ignore the voters, ignore the Missouri Constitution, and ignore the power of the legislature, he spit in our faces. But why? Maybe because his special session is failing.  Maybe because, to save the centerpiece of that legislation, House Speaker Steve Tilley needed protection from the grass roots.  Maybe because Jay …

Tea Party News

Why Is 9-15 the Perfect Day to Start The After Party?

Have you been watching the 9-11 anniversary programs? I have. They remind me of several things. My Uncle Patrick Mahon, for one. Uncle Pat and I watched MAS*H reruns every day at 4:00 when I was a kid.  We met at my Aunt Mame’s house (unwed sister to Pat and my mom).  Uncle Pat drank …

Jefferson County

Will You Help Find the Lost?

You might have heard that Jefferson County Council was one of the happiest stories emerging from the 2010 election. Well, some of the conservative champions who led the crusade to capture the council want to help more citizens become political leaders. On Saturday, September 24, you can help.  You can help while having blast of …