It’s the Heritage Action Christmas Party # Wednesday, December 17 at 6:00 pm
[audio mp3=“https://hennessysview.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/do-police-like-ticket-quotas.mp3”][/audio] What do police officer think about traffic ticket quotas? Here’s one officer’s thoughts:
There’s something happening here But what it is ain’t exactly clear There’s a man with a gun over there Telling me I got to beware –“For What It’s Worth” by The Buffalo Springfield
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
[scroll to updates] And, yes, “House Republican Leadership” is a code word for Ann Wagner.
It’s all a lie. It didn’t start that way. At first, the Mike Brown protesters were all about Mike Brown and people like him.
The US House of Representatives is not a meritocracy. And that’s a shame.
If you think the mall protests are about the police, Ferguson, Mike Brown, or Darren Wilson, you could be wrong.
Gratitude, like love, is bound only by our choices. The more we give, the more we keep.
Nixon buck-passed while Ferguson burned. With the city’s main business district laid to rubble, buycotts won’t have much effect.
I should be in bed. But I can’t take my eyes off the images of Ferguson burning to the ground.
I don’t want Barack Obama regulating the internet. At the same time, conservatives who believe big corporations are always right better pop their heads out of their Chambers of Commerce.
[caption id=“attachment_15564” align=“alignright” width=“300”] Rex Sinquefield’s Mad Scientist Blimp-Piloting X-Ray Glasses.[/caption] The billionaire with the great big blimp buys another politician.
[caption id=“attachment_15564” align=“alignright” width=“300”] Rex Sinquefield’s Mad Scientist Blimp Piloting X-Ray Glasses[/caption]
_Updated: the original title said “Congress is for sale.” My mistake. I meant Government.
Let’s be honest with ourselves: President Obama’s unilateral, dictatorial action on immigration is not to benefit illegals.
Governors Republicans were supposed to lose governor seats. Instead, they picked up nine or ten.
I’m sitting at Reagan National Airport waiting for my flight home. I just spent 24 hours meeting the people who keep America free.
The White House and its corrupt Department of Justice has one chance to change the election’s outcome.
From about 1978 until the Monica Lewinsky fiasco, the GOP was called “the party of ideas.
I am scaling back my blogging. I spend about 1-2 hours on most posts.
Maybe this logic sucks, but this is my logic. When I vote, I ignore my positions on issues.
My phone and inbox lit up all morning. Missouri Republicans are FREAKING OUT that Speaker Apparent John Diehl could go down to defeat at the hands of conservative/libertarian grassroots activists.
When people asked me to get behind Rick Stream, I first wanted to make sure that was the right thing.
Accountability? We don’t need no stinking accountability. No, Ann Wagner didn’t actually say that.
Libertarians want to take over the world and leave you alone. What a refreshing ambition!
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the lame duck.
There is a tide in the affairs of men. Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Rep. Ann Wagner’s Heritage Action Score is a disappointing 59. It’s about to drop even lower.
I am embarrassed. I am embarrassed that I didn’t know about this problem sooner.
If you talk long enough, you can butcher the best joke in the world–even the one from Monty Python that the Allies used to win WWII.
At 1:00 PM, I’ll be at 911 Beauty Salon: 9193 W Florissant Ave, St Louis, MO 63136, Cross Streets: Between Ferguson Ave and Canfield Dr.
Hi. Bill Hennessy here. If you can, please stop by 111 Clarkson Executive Park, Ellisville, MO 63011 on Tuesday, September 2 at 7 p.
Sorry I’m so late on this. This sounds whiny, I know, but I have a really involved week at work this week.
There’s an awesome YouTube video of Jesse Jackson getting skewered in Ferguson.
****UPDATE Tim Jones let me know that I’m giving the legislature more power than it actually has.
Since the Post won’t run my reply a recent op-ed about the Ex-Im Bank, I’ll publish it here:
Including muster time and location, rules of conduct, and a little story about smiling.
What did you think when you first heard reports of violence in Ferguson?
DON’T STOP SHOPPING! The Buycott is underway. Great turnout on Thursday. Fantastic support from the media.
The next St. Louis County Executive better brace himself for this: poverty is exploding in the county.
I shout a lot. Not with my lungs. With my pen. Well, not a pen, actually.
Eurozone’s economy is basically in recession. Walmart lowered expectations. Again. The world is teetering on the edge of World War.
Is it possible that we do criminal trials backwards? In the United States, criminal trials have two parts:
I’m not being judgmental or rhetorical with that title. I’m curious how other people deal with capital punishment.
Maybe the chickens are coming home to roost for the GOP in St.
Many Republican voters pulled a Democrat ballot August 5th, in St. Louis County.
UPDATE: Welcome, Donald Trump fans! Thanks for reading. Yes, it’s true, I have had disagreements with Erick in the past.
I wrote previously that I hate elections. I have many reasons for hating elections.
If you don’t get The Missouri Torch delivered to your inbox every day, you’re missing out.
Now that Amendment 7 has gone down in flames, let’s look at highway funding in Missouri.
Go Ed! A few weeks ago, hunkered down at my laptop in my hotel room in Jacksonville, Florida.
CORRECTION: My sincerest apologies for an inexcusable error in this post earlier. I erroneously congratulated my friend Martin Baker in the US House 1st District primary.
No time for deep analysis tonight, but there’s a small political earthquake in St.
When did first ladies become dictators? Seriously. The president’s family has no more authority than anyone else.
Thanks to MOPP for this fantastic summary for Center for Self-Governance training opportunities in the show me state.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbYKydZ3T0Q The weird thing is: isn’t that Sharp Elbows questioning the Chief? When did he become a detective in Michigan?
You’d think being a political animal of sorts, election season would be my favorite time of year.
You don’t hear the word “mainstream” in political spin like you used to.
Last week I blogged that Ronald Reagan would love the Transportation Empowerment Act (TEA).
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Have you ever felt like tuning out, giving up, and just riding out whatever storm comes down the pipe next?
Proponents of Amendment 7 are telling a lot of lies. (I’m looking at you, St.
Listen to my short podcast about Missouri’s Constitutional Amendment, Amendment 9–the Electronic Data Protection Act.
When a Republican invokes “Reagan’s Sacred and Holy and Inviolable Eleventh Commandment,” (in nomine Patris et Filii et Spritus Sancti, Amen), you can rest assured you’re witnessing a frightened establishment type trying get himself out of trouble.
Since the scrawny punk from Chicago still hasn’t figured it out, this President 101 lesson delivered without further comment:
[caption id=“attachment_14949” align=“alignright” width=“300”] “What, me worry?"[/caption] Russian troops or Russian proxies murdered 293 people, today, including 23 Americans by many reports.
Last week, I wrote about the Missouri Republican Establishment’s plan to win a windfall for lobbyist Kit Bond via Senate candidate Jay Ashcroft.
Doesn’t it suck when Jay Nixon and Francis Slay get on opposite sides of an issue?
Want to fix Missouri’s roads and cut taxes at the same time? Well, two American conservative icons showed us the way almost 50 years ago.
I’m on the road this week, but I’m thrilled to get this email from Missouri GOP Chairman Ed Martin:
Visuals: Some of the thousands of children suffering in a humanitarian disaster at the US border on the top of the split screen.
It’s funny, really, that America celebrates the day we signed up to fight a brutal war for independence, not the day that war was won.
A Pyrrhic victory is a victory with such a devastating cost that it is tantamount to defeat.
What if America didn’t exist? That’s the premise of Dinesh D’Souza’s new movie America: Imagine the world without her.
I love this video. And I’m going to ask you a small favor for my son Jack, so please read all.
Lynd: So as charming as you are, Mister Bond, I’ll be keeping my eye on the government’s money and off your perfectly formed arse.
How many times have you thought, “I really don’t care for the Republican, but I’ll never vote for a Democrat?
What line of work was Tony Soprano in? Waste management.
“Shellacked!” That was the word that stuck out to me. Eric Cantor, the Republican House Majority Leader led by 34 points according to his pollster.
You know how reckless and tone-deaf Obama is about Army deserters? Missouri’s House and Senate Republican leaders are just as clueless and irresponsible about money.
Thanks to Ben Evans of Heritage Action for America and Michelle Moore of St.
Not all casualties of war die in the field. Or even during hostilities.
I knew it was getting late. I was leaving work, walking to my car, when I got a text message.
I cried this morning. At work. Tears of shame. Every day when I get to work, I go through a thirty-minute routine.
If you’re reading this, the Blues blew it. Again. I’m writing this six hours before Game 6 against the Chicago Blackhawks.
I told my nephew Scott that I was worried about the parallels between this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs Round 1 and last year’s bitter collapse to the LA Kings.
I hope you read Jonah Goldberg’s short article on National Review Online last week.
Events of the past week show the power of the Second Amendment to challenge government tyranny, regardless of the government’s firepower advantage.
The NIKKEI Is down 1.56% already. This comes on the heels of a terrible day in US momentum stocks Friday.
“Yet, in holding scientific research and discovery in respect, as we should, we must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.
Eileen Tyrrell is the only candidate who represents ALL the stakeholders in Rockwood School District.
You’d think American foreign policy couldn’t sink any lower than standing by while Vladimir Putin re-conquers the Warsaw Pact nations.
Just got a reminder from Tony Pousosa, Republican for St. Louis County Executive:
This morning, a White House aide told reporters that Obama’s sanctions are visibly “weakening” Putin and Russia.
You saw Obama stand by as you threatened Georgia in 2009. You heard Obama whisper to Medvedev that he’ll be willing to defy Congress to capitulate to you after Obama’s re-election.
How long has it been since you said, “they just don’t listen to us?
Do you live in Rockwood School District? I do. My kids all went to Rockwood schools.
Here’s a roundup of what to look for in the coming week.
Did you ever read a book and think, “I need to tell people about this?
Have you ever said, “vote them all out?” Do you sometimes think anybody would do a better job than the incumbent?
If you were out on the Arch steps on February 27, 2009, take a moment to consider what’s happened.
Ben Evans of Heritage Action has free tickets for his Activist Skills Training.
Give all due credit to Rick Santelli. His rant inspired a movement. But words don’t wear boots.
Okay, I’m fired up. I’m fired up about Obamacare. I don’t know what got me onto this, exactly.
TV hockey color man Eddie Olczyk said during the USA vs. Slovakia game that TJ Oshie would become well-known in the hockey world during these Olympics.
Karl Marx foresaw something that’s now playing out. As corporations cut labor costs to increase profits, they also destroy the markets for their goods and services.
I wanted to write this post earlier today, so you’d all think I’m really smart.
One argument put forth by conservatives–and even some liberals–regarding the IRS scandal was this:
Use your snow day to join the opening of the Missouri General Assembly # Speaker of the House Tim Jones • Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder
Last week’s Weednesday Post generated several comments that took my side but the facts wrong.
Ben Sasse wants to break the back of lobbying and crony capitalism by moving the seat of government from Washington to Nebraska.
I blog about tea party stuff 90 percent of the time. I get decent readership with those blogs, and I appreciate my loyal followers.
I repeated my New Year’s Day tradition of proposing cannabis law reform in Missouri and America last Wednesday.
The Republicans are the Leon Spinks of politics these days. Remember Leon Spinks?