Civilization Desert

2 03 2017

North City

The candidates for mayor gush over north city.

But this is where you could stop reading:

A paper co-written by University of Missouri-St. Louis Professor Todd Swanstrom found that “not a single majority black neighborhood in 1970 that was surrounded by other black neighborhoods rebounded in the subsequent decades.”

It’s all noise because Trump put a halt to AFFH.  So, unless black women of reproductive ages voluntarily leave, it’s same-as-it-ever-was.

French Connection

20 02 2017

O’Fallon Park

Antonio French, same age as your ever-lovin’ blogmeister, has been blogging for just about as long as I have.

And now, the P-D has endorsed him for Mayor.

Best I can figure, their reasoning is that among all the candidates, he gives the P-D Ed Board the feelz.

If not that, then they’re working an angle, that I can’t put rhyme or reason to right now.  I’ll kick myself when I figure it out.

Starting Before It Can Even Start

16 02 2017


When I found out the SLPOA endorsed Lyda, when trying to pump one of their well-placed people that happens to be in my Dex to figure out WTF, I warned him that when she becomes Mayor, the first time there’s a questionable cop-ook conflagration, she’ll throw the cops under the bus.

She’s not Mayor yet, and this isn’t off an accost, but she’s already throwing the SLPOA under the bus:

Lyda Krewson calls on police union to fire representative

Mayoral candidate Lyda Krewson has called on the St. Louis Police Officers’ Association to fire Jeff Roorda, the police union’s business agent, citing “vile and disgusting” comments he has made toward city Treasurer and fellow mayoral hopeful, Tishaura Jones.

Earlier this week, Roorda blasted Jones on Facebook calling her lazy, a “cop-hater” and a “race-baiter.”

“Tishaura and I are both candidates for mayor and are competing hard against each other but I absolutely reject his despicable characterization of her,” Krewson said in a statement. “She is a respected government official and does not deserve this abuse.”

“When I am mayor, he will not be welcome in my office,” Krewson added.

But Black Lives Matter (“Pigs in a Blanket”) will, right?

Hard Luck Electorate

13 02 2017


You can tally the contradictions for yourself.

And this is the odds on favorite to be the next mayor.

The other ones are even loopier.  For instance, Tishaura Jones is banking on the Millennial vote.  Which means she’s already writing her concession speech.

In a Surprising Shocking Move

2 02 2017


Slay endorses Lyda, formally.

The grapevine has known for weeks that Slay already handed Lyda the keys to his fundraising machine.  The odds that he would not have endorsed her much less endorsed someone else were as long as George McGovern becoming Governor of Alabama.

For the first time in 24 years, St. Louis City has an open mayoral race, and for the first time in 16 years, a genuinely contested one.  And it’s turning out to be a snore fest.  And that’s not counting the truth that none of the credible candidates are worth a warm bucket of spit.


26 01 2017


The BoA’s W&M committee says no way to city funding for the proposed MLS stadium.

Which means, as I type these words, Tony Messenger is also keying in the words for a scathing editorial about how this proves the need for city-county reunification and conglomeration.

Alas, I Know Better

9 01 2017


What’s that you say?

Now, really, you’re putting me on.

But you didn’t do a good enough job.  You’ve got to get up pretty early in the morning to slip one past me, because I know better.

Because I pay attention to Civic Progress and some of these very same public officials or former ones, I know that there’s no such thing as violent crime in the city, that it’s all an illusion that exists only as a function of the inability of the city to annex. You know, they talk about a severe crime spike in the neighborhoods around Gravois Park, except if the City of St. Louis could annex Chesterfield, then there would be no crime around Gravois Park. Furthermore, if there actually is any crime, it’s not cracker’s problem anyway, because it’s almost entirely the criminal ghetto black undertow as both perpetrator and victim.