Preemptive Effort Against the Pen and Phone

27 05 2015

Jefferson City

I’m on vacation, but I’m still getting texts and a few calls about salt mine business.

Several General Assembly members are filing a lawsuit against Nixon to stop him from whipping out the pen and phone to pay for the hypothetical new stadium on the North Riverfront.  There is at least one Democrat among the several, the group as a whole are from varied parts of the state, and Mark Parkinson is part of the group.

When I find a media story about it, I’ll link to it here.

Like I wrote here in the last week of the session, with the fall of John Diehl, that was going to make any legislative agreement on the state’s share of financing all the more difficult, because in Diehl’s place is now a Speaker who is way younger (my age), has far less sway over House Republicans, and is not from the St. Louis area (he’s from Poplar Bluff).  So I guess Nixon thinks he has no choice but to whip out the pen and phone.





Piece of the Pie

27 05 2015

London

Leftist mob protesting the Tory government’s upcoming slight budget cuts.  For some reason, Douglas Carswell, now the only UKIP MP, as he was the only UKIP winner three weeks ago, came out to “meet” and “greet” the crowd, which was in turn none too happy about it. If only Nigel Farage was elected; him against this mob would have been fun to watch.

A couple of interesting pics from the festivities.

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Trident is a unit of the London Metropolitan Police Service that specializes in combating, preventing and cracking down on black gun crime.  Which goes to show, it doesn’t matter where they go or where they are, same ole thing over and over again.  Same as it ever was.  This should be a cautionary tale to the American gun grabber crowd — You want all these laws, but who is going to enforce them on the people known to want to violate them?  Especially in recent months when the cops are being made to surrender to the black undertow and retreat from their ghettos.

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Yes, I’ll discuss.  Stephen Hawking is better at math than just about everybody in this world.  However, the mathematics of public budgets are never so complicated that they require one to solve a third order differential equation.  Almost always arithmetic will do.  And the arithmetic of the UK’s budget involves many more subtraction signs than addition signs.





Martin Duggan, RIP

27 05 2015

Yes, he was sort of a horse’s ass, and for some odd reason, he and Ray Hartmann were good friends.

But you gotta hand it to someone who can be married to the same spouse for 73 years.

He also gave Pat Buchanan his first journalism job.





Low Hanging Fruit

27 05 2015

USA

No pun intended by “fruit.”

Gallup’s deltas on 2015 over 2001 on various social issues.

Some are gloating saying that the religious right is dead, and RINOs are surely going to dial up the “drop the social issues” megaphone.

Except, well, if you look at the issues that have gained the most, they’re mostly low hanging fruit.





In Other Crime News

27 05 2015

Around the Metro

An 18-year old Ferguson man was gunned down.  Haven’t we heard this story before?  Because #BlackLivesMatter, or #HandsUpDontShoot.

This is the second incident at this Jack In The Box in the last two years.  There was a big fight that resulted in a shooting on its parking lot in the middle of the night in September 2013.  And this past October, there was this rolling gun battle that started at a quickie mart also on Gravois just on the other side of Russell.  Now, this JITB and the quickie mart are wedged in between three gentrified or gentrifying neighborhoods, Lafayette Square, Soulard and Benton Park, and are technically in a fourth, McKinley Heights, that is in a state of purgatory between succumbing to the black undertow and being gentrified.  So this means you have three expensive gentrified neighborhoods each with their own powerful neighborhood associations whose wheels get greased when they squeak.  That JITB and that quickie mart are probably both going to be gone very soon.

“Robberies in Bevo have doubled since 2014.”

The Bosnians were only going to hold back the waters for so long.

Four yoots acting yooty.  The NLEC is involved here, but only in terms of the yoots acting yooty near their building.





“No Apparent Motive”

27 05 2015

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Which usually means racial hate crime.

Sab has more.

 





Baltimore, Chicago and St. Louis, Oh My!

27 05 2015

Chocolate City St. Louis

We’re mentioned.  However, we’re not mentioned in the context of having a bad Memorial Day weekend, which we did not, relative to the other two cities mentioned here.








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