Month: April 2018

Jefferson City, News

Missouri Crimes

Scott Faughn’s name came up in conversation last week. “What’s this Faughn guy’s role in the Greitens’ investigation?” someone asked. Faughn is the publisher of Missouri Times and a former mayor of Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Papers call him a “power broker.” Others call him the “Candy Man.” I didn’t understand the question. “Not sure,” I …

Missouri

Hard Advice for Many Friends

“The [Johnson] Treatment” could last anywhere from ten minutes or four hours and it would come whenever and wherever Johnson might find a fellow Senator or politician within his radius. “Its tone could be and included supplication, accusation, cajolery, exuberance, scorn, tears, complaint and the hint of threat.” All of these elements together brought out the …

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Doc of the Decade Is Almost Here. Watch the Trailer

This is the most important documentary of the decade. What can you do? Start close to home. Don’t tolerate intolerance. Don’t curb your tongue. And don’t elect whimps to government.  Missouri’s legislature needs every person with spine it find. You don’t want a mouse in the House. And Dottie Bailey has no places for safe …

Politics

King David and Eric Greitens

People have an innate sense of justice.   One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman was very beautiful,3 and David sent someone to find out about her. The man said, “She is Bathsheba,the daughter of Eliam and the wife of …

News

Eric Greitens in His Own Words

My blog includes links to related posts at the bottom of every individual post page. I usually don’t pay much attention, but today I noticed something. (BTW, this new theme looks great on phones.) One of the old stories in the Eric Greitens category was my first comments on his book Resilience. My old post talked …

News

How Senator Schaff’s “Clean Missouri” Plan Will Deliver the Legislature to Democrats

People who spend a lot of time in Jefferson City say Rob Schaff is so consumed with Governor Greitens that he’s completely lost his marbles. (I don’t know. Just telling you what I hear.) When I read about Schaff’s latest endorxement of the Clean Missouri petition initiative, I believed the stories. This is dangerous stuff. If …

2018 Election

A Candidate With Skin in the Game

Ninety-eight percent of Americans – plumbers, dentists, bus drivers – have skin in the game. We have to worry about the 2 percent – the intellectuals and politicians making the big decisions who don’t have skin in the game and are messing the whole thing up for everybody else. Thirty years ago, the French National Assembly was composed …

Missouri

The Odyssey of Eric Greitens

The Odyssey

O Divine Poesy, goddess, daughter of Zeus, sustain for me this song of the various-minded man who, after he had plundered the innermost citadel of hallowed Troy, was made to stay grievously about the coasts of men, the sport of their customs, good and bad, while his heart, through all the sea-faring, ached with an …

2018 Election

Yellow Josh “Hee” Hawley

We all thought it. “This time, for sure, McCaskill goes down.” We’ve thought it before and been disappointed. But this time is different, right? This time, we have that up-and-coming Attorney General who’s backed by conservatives and establishment Republicans alike. A guy equally at home at a Tea Party conference or a Jack Danforth backyard …