I am grateful to the 22 Republicans that voted against Jordan for Speaker of the House. That leaves just 199 representatives with seriously questionable decision making skills including my own representative. It’s a start, though.
The House cannot possibly elect Jordan as Speaker. He is unworthy of the responsibility inherent in the position 2nd in line to the presidency for all Americans. He has done nothing in his legislative career to prove he is any kind of leader. Who’s next?
This is what happens when supporters of one of our major political parties elects candidates that couldn’t pass a civics test even if it was open book.
Knock it off, Newt!
You were once second in line to the United States presidency. You know what you are saying is complete nonsense. Everyone knows that you know this.
Have some respect for the office you once held and speak truthfully from the position you now hold. Words are important.
I understand the debate about the pandemic-related loan forgiveness proposal, but why would House Republicans go after the loan forgiveness program for public servants? Aren’t they supposed to be public servants too? Aren’t they hurting their own? Oh, that’s right – most of these folks have never served the public and still don’t.
I am absolutely furious! Livid! My daughter has less rights and control over her body in 2023 than my mother has enjoyed her entire adult life and my wife has enjoyed her entire life.
How can this be? Why are we allowing the minority to control us? Why are we allowing people with ancient and fringe opinions to make the rules?
This is not going to fix itself. We need to stand up. Fight! VOTE!
We will not go back!
If you have ever visited a library or used the resources of a library, you know the positive impact they can have on a person’s life and their knowledge base. Here in Missouri, it seems many House Republicans have forgotten this as they have decided to completely remove state funding for public libraries from the budget. What’s ironic is that they and their staffs most likely use a library or the skills of a librarian every day to do their work.
If you care at all about ensuring public access to information, consider donating to your local public library foundation. They will need private donations more than ever if the Senate allows the provision to remain in the budget.
Here are links to the library foundations in the St. Louis area:
The words and images from the former president’s rally yesterday are deeply concerning. He and his antigovernment co-speakers and followers are attempting to normalize and glorify political violence.
Let us all be warned. This moment is drastically different than the 2016 campaign or anything done or said since then. The only outcome of a campaign like this is intense violence and hatred between citizens that have more in common than not.
And to the senators that twice had an opportunity to prevent something like this from ever happening again but chose party over country, I hope you are able to find your pocket Constitution and refresh your memory of who you serve and why you hold your position.
We are in real trouble here.
I feel that it is our duty as citizens to support our public schools to help make them exceptional. Unfortunately, this has not historically been the way citizens of Oakville and Mehlville have felt about their public schools.
Granted, none of our children have attended our public high school. To be blunt, it is simply not good enough. It pales in comparison to the public high schools my wife and I attended in the Chicago area in the 90’s, public schools in other parts of the St. Louis area today, and the vast number of private schools in the area.
Even while paying an arm and a leg for private school, I still support providing more funding to our public school district. Public education is important. It is fundamental. It changes lives.
What the Republican-dominated Missouri legislature is doing to transgender minors is unforgivable.
These human-phobic officials do not represent the majority of Missouri citizens in St. Louis and Kansas City and have disqualified themselves from leading anyone.
Missouri, we do not need to live like this. There are better leaders, better humans to represent us.
We must do better!