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How to Tell a Lie

You had to laugh. Claire McCaskill jumped on Twitter to announce she’d never met the Russian ambassador to the US. Before that, she jumped on Twitter to brag about being so damned important and vital that the Russian ambassador sought her oracle-like guidance. After people mocked and scorned her silly lie, Claire McCaskill made up more lies to cover the first lie. You know, like a liar. Senator McCaskill believes Jeff Sessions should resign for not telling a lie. Read more →

Here Are the Ex-Im Facts Ann Wagner and Claire McCaskill Don’t Want You to Know

Rep. Ann Wagner’s Heritage Action Score is a disappointing 59. It’s about to drop even lower. Last week, the Republican from Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District came out strongly in support of cronyism by endorsing and vowing to fight for extending the Export-Import Bank. From Wagner’s interview with National Public Radio: “There is some talk about a short-term reauthorization, perhaps six or seven months on Ex-Im,” she said. “I’d like it to be longer than that. Read more →

The Karl Rove School of Sanctimony

Related articles When I read about Todd Akin’s unfortunate comments to Charles Jaco, my first thought was uncharitable. “I could just kill him.” “I could kill him,” is an idiom. Its cousins include “wring his neck” and “poke his eyes out.” Idioms hyperbolize our emotional reaction to an event. I was angry because Todd Akin gave the left a great talking point in the infamous interview. Read more →

Part 3: Todd Akin Needs to Lead or Get Out of the Way

Related articles [caption id=“” align=“alignright” width=“300”] Todd Akin: member of the United States House of Representatives. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)[/caption] Part 3 of 3 | Read Part 1 | Read Part 2 Before we get too far down the Akin rally road, let’s get some solid advice to Mr. Akin. His principles, his spine, his grassroots do no good if Missouri turns blue. Read more →

Preserving the Republic Is Paramount in 2012

A few weeks ago, I blogged about loyalty to people and loyalty to principles. Both are important. Loyalty to people is an honorable principle. Sometimes, the ideal is paramount. In 2012, we simply must take the US Senate. We must put Claire McCaskill out of office. And we must send a strong conservative to the US House of Representatives from Missouri’s 2nd Congressional district. Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District has been well served by Todd Akin. Read more →

McCaskillPAC

What I find so funny about Claire McCaskill’s war on super pacs is that her husband is a super PAC. For the record, I have formally endorsed Senator McCaskill in her race to return to private life. Zimmerman Update Having declared George Zimmerman guilty of first degree, racially motivated murder, the MSM are now investigating the case. What they’re finding: The George Zimmerman that Francescani describes is quite different from the “delusional racist vigilante” that many have made him out to be. Read more →

A Tale of Two Taxes

On Monday, we learned that US Senator Claire McCaskill failed to pay property taxes on her personal luxury jet for three years. Previously, she had charged taxpayers some of the cost of operating her private plane. Before that, it seems, she registered the plane in property tax-free Delaware. On Monday, Claire wrote a $287,000 check without batting an eye. Now, St. Louis County says she owes them another $33,000 in interest and penalties, for a total bill of $320,000. Read more →

Pujols or Politics?

I’m torn. Yesterday, I took part in a demonstration outside Senator Claire McCaskill’s St. Louis office on Delmar. The future of the republic is important. We are concerned that Senator McCaskill put her re-election before Missouri jobs by lobbying the DNC to hold its 2012 convention in Charlotte, NC, instead of St. Louis, MO. Down the road, a group of Cardinals fans held a demonstration outside Busch Stadium. The future of future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols is important, too. Read more →