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Elitists Want to Make St. Louis County More Like Failing City #DontMergeUs

This blog post will probably destroy my property value. Snowstorm Humanitarian Crisis on I-44 Last night, hundreds of people (maybe thousands) were trapped in their cars on I-44 eastbound near Eureka, Missouri for 7, 9, 12 hours. Some even longer. According to police scanners, a baby was born on the highway. It was a humanitarian crisis. Now, St. Louis billionaire Rex Sinquefield wants to make every aspect of your St. Read more →

We Can Make Missouri More Like Illinois

Admit it, Missouri. You have Illini Envy.  We all grew up in the shadow of the Lincoln State. We grew up frustrated that the Black Hawks have won Stanley Cups while the Blues end every season in frustration. Everybody in the world knows where Chicago is. And that it’s in Illinois, the Land of Lincoln. Missouri’s a little hit-or-miss on geography quizzes. But Missourians have a chance to make St. Read more →

How the RCGA Is Ruining St. Louis and What Businesses Can Do About It

Everyone knows and accepts that government does stupid things. Sometimes it feels like people institute governments and delegate them certain powers just to give us something to complain about. Government stupidity, scandal, and corruption hits different people in different ways. Government hyperactivity keeps poor people poor by limiting opportunity and by building barriers to exiting poverty programs. “If you take that job, you’ll lose your health insurance.” Compassion my non-qualifying asset. Read more →

What Do Post Dispatch Reporters and Penn State Have in Common?

Like the Penn State athletic department, most St. Louis news media covered up a sex crime in order to protect an organization they love. The St. Louis Post Dispatch, KTVI 2 and KPLR 11, and KSDK 5 each failed to report a sexual assault that took place at the illegal OccupySTL squatters’ village in Kiener Plaza last week. The assault came to light only because a citizen-journalist, the POed Patriot, monitors the police crime map. Read more →

St. Louis City: Arrogant, Anti-Freedom

Sometimes I’m ashamed and embarrassed at my roots. See, I graduated from the same Catholic grade school as St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. I shouldn’t be embarrassed, I know. But how else do I react to stories like this one from George Will. It seems that Mayor Slay’s administration is busy trampling all over the rights of a citizen, Jim Roos. Roos painted a sign on a building he owns that days “End Eminent Domain Abuse. Read more →