Capital Beat

21 02 2017

Jefferson City


A sting operation, which means my brain treads lightly.  In spite of that, you’d have to figure that with a facial countenance like this, he’d be some sort of menace to society.

Though I have to snicker at the fact that four of his five online aliases involve some variant of Mohammed.

And also, that looks like the top part of the WSHH logo tatted on his upper chest.

Two Other Possibilities

20 02 2017

Jefferson City

Applications for formal Missouri carry permits are down significantly.

The obvious culprit is SB 656.

But I think there are two other major explanations:

(1) Law of diminishing marginal returns.  The rate of permit applications and issuance over the past several years was so brisk that, eventually, we were going to reach a point where anyone who remotely entertained the idea of wanting a permit already has one.

(2) OCGE.  He replaced the World’s Greatest Firearms Salesman.  That has the firearms industry in the dumper, and that has probably also contributed to the slowdown in applications for carry permits.

One way to test these three theories is to check other states’ pace of permit applications.

Dare to Claire

17 02 2017


She’s worried about being primaried?

I don’t think she really has anything to worry about, because I don’t think any other Democrat in this state could beat her.

I’m also wondering why she thinks she has to worry about her left flank, when at least in terms of voting record, she rarely goes off res.   Unlike the analogue of the TPM versus establishment/moderate/party-line Republican primaries of eight years ago, in those instances, the challengers were able to point to the incumbents’ or quasi-incumbents’ actions and record.

Though if she’s worried about being primaried, it could be because it wasn’t so long ago that she did the primarying and won.

So, What Do We Think?

14 02 2017

Jefferson City

Appearing on the front and back bumpers of cars all around the Show-Me starting January 1 of the current year after next.

There’s talk about changing state law to require them only for the back, but that hasn’t happened yet.


Todd Richardson Groveled to the NAACP Today

14 02 2017

Jefferson City

Because of this.

Personally, I wouldn’t let the opponents submit their testimony until Milo can speak at Berkeley.

Meaningless Piece of Paper

7 02 2017

Jefferson City

About the piece of paper that Gov. Greitens put his John Hancock on yesterday:

It won’t result in the utopia he thinks it will, and it won’t be the disaster that those who wishes he wouldn’t have signed think it will.

More Vindication For Your Ever-Lovin’ Blogmeister (What Else Is New?)

2 02 2017

Downtown; Jefferson City

Remember why I said Josh Hawley for AG would be my only vote for a corporeal person other than Trump?  Because of who was incoming as St. Louis Circuit Attorney, we would need a decent AG because the AG’s office would have to prosecute the ordinary black street crime that the Soros-financed shill named Kim Gardner would refuse.

Almost pure vindication:

St. Louis prosecutor says conflict caused handoff of 3 death penalty cases to attorney general

Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office has handed off at least three death penalty murder cases to the state attorney general to avoid a conflict because a public defender who had been assigned to them now works for Gardner.

On Wednesday, St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer approved Gardner’s motion for a special prosecutor.

One of Gardner’s top assistants, Robert E. Steele, is a former public defender who recently withdrew as the defense counsel for Dominic Arrington, Eric Lawson and Antonio Muldrew.

A spokesman for the Attorney General Josh Hawley this week confirmed the office would take over Arrington, Lawson and Muldrew’s trials. Prosecutors here already had announced their intent to seek death in those cases, but it was not clear Thursday if Hawley’s office would pursue capital punishment.

Grapevine says that this handoff was in reality way less voluntary than the way this is written would have you believe.  IOW, Hawley was breathing down Gardner’s neck.

If the Democrat would have won AG back in November, she wouldn’t have cared about this conflict of interest at all.

These would be the first death penalty cases to come out of the St. Louis City circuit since 1994.