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Why Is Jay Barnes So Angry?

Remember this? I’m sure you have some cosmic rationale But here you are with your faith And your Peter Pan advice You have no scars on your face And you cannot handle pressure The pressure Pressure 1, 2, 3, 4 Pressure! Read more: Billy Joel - Pressure Lyrics | MetroLyrics  Jay Barnes is the chairman of the Missouri House impeachment committee. By all accounts, Greasy Jay, as he’s known on Twitter, is also acting like a raving lunatic. Read more →

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 said. “His paper hates Grietens, but that’s as much as know. And I’ve been to his weird, hidden party pad in Jefferson City. Read more →

Party Thursday!

A great State Rep decides to give up his seat. The seat previously held by the Speaker of the House and a conservative legend. A seat in, perhaps, the most reliably conservative House district in St. Louis County. Now, there’s a battle for that seat. A battle between a left-leaning Establishment Republican and a grassroots Conservative activist. An activist whose work for the right causes earned a star on Heritage Action’s Wall of Honor. Read more →

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 about why it took me so long to finish the book. And it contained two short passages from the book. Read more →

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 Clean Missouri becomes law, State Senator Rob Schaff’s proposal would flip our state legislature from Republican Red to a deep and dirty Democrat Blue. Read more →

What Happens When a Political Junky Unplugs?

I gave up news for Lent.  I also stayed away from blogging. I’m trying to have fewer opinions about fewer things. When you have a lot of opinions about a lot of things, nothing is more important than anything else. But that’s ridiculous. Some things are more important than others. Some questions must be answered before others.  So I gave up news for Lent, and I might never go back. Read more →

I’m 100% with Governor Greitens

Nothing has shaken my support for Eric Greitens. People ask me if I’m sorry I supported him. Are you kidding? Governor Greitens signed Right to Work. Something I’ve supported since it first appeared in the 1970s. Governor Greitens strengthened Missouri’s strong Right to Life policies. Governor Greitens is rebuilding Missouri jobs and wages. Governor Greitens is doing exactly what we elected him to do for Missouri. Is he perfect? Of course not. Read more →

How to spot a #StableGenius

You probably would like to know how to spot a very stable genius. It’s a skill that can come in handy. (Free Bonus: I’ll point you to the funniest thing I ever read in my life. Just because I like you. But first . . .) Well, today, Donald J. Trump gave us a lesson in genius detection. With the MSM chanting “mentally unfit” and “stupid,” our very stable genius president took to his favorite persuasion tool, Twitter. Read more →

Looking ahead to season four of Trump: The President

Scott Adams first identified Donald Trump’s greatest strength. What do you think that might be? It’s not his money or his business experience. Those are strengths, sure, but they’re not THE strength. Scott Adams believes Trump’s campaign was a movie script. Here’s what Adams wrote way, way back when Trump’s candidacy was still just a PR stunt because he had zero chance of winning even a single primary: A movie script is almost always arranged in what the professionals call a three-act form. Read more →

2018: The beginning of the end of the Fourth Turning in America

Regardless of its ideology, that new leadership will assert public authority and demand private sacrifice. Where leaders had once been inclined to alleviate societal pressures, they will now aggravate them to command the nation’s attention. —William Strauss and Neil Howe: The Fourth Turning: What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Next Rendezvous with Destiny Donald Trump can’t stand festering problems. Trump forces problems to the surface, into the daylight, where they can be fought and settled. Read more →