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Ferguson Fearmongering is Good Business for Gun Dealers

By preemptively declaring a state of emergency and calling out the National Guard in St. Louis, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is feeding the fever dream of survivalists and racists who are now making a run on guns. ABC News reports … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Schrodinger’s Market

Artist – Don Landgren In other news, if you weren’t already aware, enrollment is once again open to everyone on state and federal health insurance exchanges. If you aren’t covered, consider getting covered today at healthcare.gov. Meanwhile, Missouri Governor Jay … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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A History of Lying

The Associated Press reported yesterday that the flight restrictions placed over the town of Ferguson, Missouri during protests in August was not a response to gunfire as authorities originally claimed. According to audio recordings obtained by the Associated Press through … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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DOJ Launches Investigation of St. Louis Area Police

Attorney General Eric Holder announced a broad civil rights investigation of the Ferguson and St. Louis police departments today; an investigation that will go beyond their response to protests in Ferguson to determine if there is a pattern of abuse. … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Missouri Republicans Fight Non-Existent Voter Fraud

The Missouri state Supreme Court has previously ruled against voter ID laws in the state so local Republicans are pushing to amend the state constitution to explicitly allow voter ID laws. [The] proposed Missouri constitutional amendment would overrule this court … Continue reading
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Level Playing Field

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Missouri Republicans are pushing a tax cut bill that would cut the state’s revenue by nearly 60 percent or by $4.8 billion annually according to Governor Jay Nixon. Not coincidentally, state Republicans are … Continue reading
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Stowaway

Artist – Jimmy Margulies What’s going to happen to all of the contaminated water sucked up after the Freedom Industries spill in West Virginia? Apparently it will be shot into the ground in Ohio. Meanwhile, Republicans in Missouri are planning … Continue reading
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Good Guy With a Gun

Artist – Bob Englehart In other news, Marionville, Missouri Mayor Dan Clevenger says he “kind of agreed with” Frazier Glenn Miller on some things. Clevenger apparently once wrote a letter to the editor and stated that the “Jew-run medical industry” … Continue reading
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What War on Women?

There is only one single clinic that performs abortions remaining in the entire state of Missouri, but Missouri Republicans are going after it with pitchforks and torches. The state is currently considering 32 different anti-choice bills. And, since there’s only … Continue reading
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What Could Go Wrong?

A Missouri Senate committee voted to pass an unconstitutional nullification bill last week which would make it a crime for federal agents to enforce laws in Missouri, but that may not be the worst part. Missouri Republicans also passed a … Continue reading
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Keepin’ it Classy

The annoying trend of naming your own Person of the Year out of spite has taken a new direction today. via CBS St. Louis SEDALIA, Mo. (KMOX) – Inspired by Time Magazine’s well-known list, Sedalia, Missouri now has its own … Continue reading
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“Joe Camel With Feathers”

You have to catch them at a young age and teach them that they too could one day shoot and kill an unarmed black teenager and get away with it. After all, kids love to play Cops and Robbers, don’t … Continue reading
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Why Not The Guillotine? Public Hangings?

While the state of Missouri is facing delays in their busy execution schedule because the company that sells the drugs used for lethal injection will no longer sell them based on moral grounds (yes really), Attorney General Chris Koster has … Continue reading
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Missouri Bill Nullifies Federal Law, Hands Out More Guns

From the Associated Press: JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Legislature sent the governor a bill Wednesday that would expand gun rights and declare all federal gun regulations unenforceable, in a response to President Barack Obama’s push for gun control … Continue reading
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GOP Rep: Poor People are Like Zoo Animals. Don’t Feed them.

“When you go to the zoo, there’s a sign that says please don’t feed the animals. There’s a reason, because they keep coming back.” -Missouri Rep. Paul Fitzwater (R) on why he opposes Obamacare Missouri State Representative Paul Fitzwater says … Continue reading
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The Second Amendment is Sacrosanct. The First? Not So Much.

This goes beyond the fruitless endeavor of preemptively nullifying federal law to banning proposals for new laws. Yesterday, Missouri state Rep. Mike Leara (R) proposed legislation making it a felony for lawmakers to so much as propose many bills regulating … Continue reading
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Free-Exercise-Wielding Individuals

I love — LOVE — this smackdown ruling delivered by Missouri Judge Carol Jackson to a Catholic business owner who claimed the Obama Administration’s birth-control mandate violated his rights. The burden of which plaintiffs complain is that funds, which plaintiffs … Continue reading

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NRSC Decides Not to Shut That Whole Thing Down

Now that there is no way for Todd Akin to be replaced, the establishment is warming back up to him. The National Republican Senatorial Committee, which previously said it would not invest in Akin’s campaign if he stayed in the … Continue reading

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Missouri GOP Overrides Contraception Veto

This is why Todd Akin still has a chance to win after his “legitimate rape” and “shut that whole thing down” comments. The Missouri legislature has overridden Gov. Jan Nixon’s (D) veto of a bill that would allow employers or … Continue reading

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Humble Hero

Artist – Dave Granlund In other news, it’s possible the Republicans may support a write-in candidate for the Missouri senate race, solidifying the chances of a McCaskill win. Go for it! McCaskill may be a blue dog, but if you … Continue reading

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