Podcast, Wow.

2 05 2016

Columbia

Because nice white progressive professors don’t understand their own white privilege.  They need to be made to understand that someone drawing a swastika out of shit and dumping cotton balls on a sidewalk is just like lynching.  The profs will just blow it off; they got what they wanted from this putsch anyway; they ran Tim Wolfe out of town.

And also, inclusive.





General Assembly Surrenders to World War T

27 04 2016

Jefferson City

I’m sure you’ve heard by now.

The tragic news came this afternoon.

I watched it directly, in person, and with my own eyes.

I think I would have had the same sense of sorrow and foreboding if I was a personal witness to Lee surrendering to Grant at Appomattox.





Green Eggs and Ham

25 04 2016

Jefferson City

Hot talk around the salt mines tonight is that Maria Chappelle-Nadal read out of a book by some rapper on the Senate floor today to filibuster a bill, and she’s opposed to the bill because GENTILIVS GIANTIVUS.

Developing lukewarm, dot dot dot.





Not Quite

25 04 2016

Columbia

Chronicle of Higher Education:

She has one idea. Under pressure from state legislators, she says, Missouri’s Board of Curators fired her to send a message that the university and the state wouldn’t tolerate black people standing up to white people. “This is all about racial politics,” she says. “I’m a white lady. I’m an easy target.”

Not quite.  The curators fired her to make her a sacrificial lamb so the state legislators could brag to their pissed off constituents about having done something and gotten justice, all to distract from the fact that these same legislators barely cut state funding to Mizzou, as these same curators hired the son of the state’s Republican U.S. Senator and his lobbying firm to schmooze these state legislators, and also to distract from the reality, at least the reality in Tim Wolfe’s mind, that the curators themselves stirred all this shit up from the get-go to run Wolfe out of town.  (Even though I think it was various professors.)





A New Gap for a New Week

25 04 2016

Jefferson City

How insignificant is the committee mentioned in this article?  I didn’t even know they were having this hearing when they actually had it.  That’s because it’s one of these short bus committees that the General Assembly leadership give to urban Democrats because they’re in such a severe numerical minority.

As far as the accusations, all I can say is that “similar” violations turn out not to be so similar.  This is how we wind up with the conventional wisdom that blacks who commit drug offenses get way more harsh criminal sanctions than whites who do, because a wide range of drug offenses are lumped into the same box.  Dealing crack is a drug offense, possessing enough weed for one doobie is also a drug offense.  And I think that’s what’s at work here.  Another factor is what the article states, that black daycare centers rely far more on state subsidies than white suburban ones, and it’s all a matter of he who pays the piper calls the tune.  If I’m paying this piper a lot of money and that other piper just a little bit, of course I’m going to be anal-retentive about how the one I’m paying a lot of money plays.  Yet another factor is that blacks will always bitch about something; with law enforcement, it’s either too much or too little; racism either way.  I think the state bureaucrats responsible for daycare enforcement would rather hear the blacks bitch about too much and disparate enforcement than do too little, let the black daycare centers degenerate, it winds up in some kid dying, and you have black bitching about the racism of non-enforcement and the PR nightmare of a dead kid’s blood being on your hands at the same time.





Lobbying Works

21 04 2016

Jefferson City

What have I been telling you for the last five months?

monet-mizzou

Yesterday’s news might affect this, but it’s starting to get way too late in the legislative session, not even a month to go, and getting a budget done is a necessity.

Mizzou hiring Andy Blunt was money well spent.





Eric Greitens Enlists For World War T

20 04 2016

Jefferson City

He’s going to use his Navy SEAL skills to help World War T conquer the Show Me State’s restrooms and locker rooms.

If a Republican candidate for Governor wanted to break with his or her party’s orthodoxy to help his or her campaign, smart strategy would be to break on RTW.  Except, doing that would require creativity and offending a few donors.  Defecting over to the side of WWT doesn’t hurt your donations but makes the media happy.

 








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