After weeks of protests and looting and rioting, Gov. Jay Nixon (D-etached), announced his solution: a commission.
Which makes sense because after all, how many protests have seen seen in Ferguson where people took the streets and shouted, “No commission, no peace!”
The commission will be made up of leaders from business, education, public safety and religious communities as well as “ordinary citizens,” Nixon said. Its task will be to examine concerns that include poverty, education, governance and law enforcement, and offer recommendations for making the region “a stronger, fairer place for everyone to live,” Nixon said.
Let’s talk about some of the issues of education.
What will Nixon do if this commission comes out and says, “Hey, we all think school choice is a good idea, because after decades of Democrat control, schools in the black community pretty much suck.”
That’s possible. The black community supports reform and school choice.
What will Nixon do if the commission comes out and says they want the city to make the police force representative of the city’s demographics? Are they supposed to hire a bunch of black cops they can’t afford, or fire a bunch of white cops who did nothing wrong?
After all, one of the complaints is the lack of diversity in the police force.
And what will Nixon do when at the end of this all, we get what we all expect: no change.
The problems in Ferguson aren’t going to be fixed in a board room in the Governor’s Office building. It will take more than a commission to correct the damage years of liberal social experimentation has done to the black community.
Here’s video of the announcement:
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In an exclusive report last week, we exposed the fact that Judge Pat Joyce railed on her opponent in a speech before a 9th grade class in Jefferson City. The focus of her rant was $200,000 in donations to Brian Stumpe from the Washington D.C. based Republican State Leadership Committee.
She said on Facebook:
We still do not know who is secretly providing these large donations because the D.C. organization has not released the names, or name of its donor. All Missourians, not just Cole County citizens, should be concerned that this organization and its secret donors want to use our judiciary to promote a political agenda. Politics should have no place in our courts.
Mr. Stumpe’s acceptance of this Washington D.C. organization’s campaign contribution and support raises serious questions about his independence should he serve on our local court.
That’s an interesting couple of statements, considering most of her donations are from local attorneys, who practice law in front of her.
In fact, many of her donations come from one law firm, Carson & Coil, PC.
And who’s rallying the troops to throw more loot into her coffers? The Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers:
We can’t let out-of-state interests buy the courthouse. That belongs to Missouri trial lawyers!
Using Joyce’s logic, we should be more concerned with those donations and question her independence. After all, taking a donation somehow equates to ownership, or at least subservience or a debt meant to be repaid with a future favor.
If that’s the way of it, at least Stumpe won’t be beholden to the lawyers who are trying the cases in his courtroom like Joyce.
Far left state senator Jamilah Nasheed just sat down in the road tonight, earning her a free ride in a police car:
There’s no question this is exactly what she wanted. There’s nothing else to be accomplished by her actions.
She wanted to get arrested. Now she can be the victim.
She’s still got a long way to go to get Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s street cred though.
Maybe next time.
Hat Tip: Gateway Pundit
The current Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is in a very close race in Kentucky, where FiveThirtyEight only has him leading by 4 points.
So what happens if he loses? Who’ll take the reins?
It’s possible it could be the junior Senator from Missouri, Roy Blunt. could replace him, and if the Republicans win the Senate, that’s huge:
A GOP win would propel Republican Sen. Roy Blunt into a more prominent leadership role in his own party.
Blunt, who serves in the Senate’s minority leadership as vice chairman of the Republican conference, would be poised to take on a similar _ or even greater role _ in a majority GOP Senate.
Sure, but Majority Leader? Really?
If the Republicans still manage to win the majority despite a McConnell loss, Blunt would almost certainly be a candidate for the next Majority Leader of the Senate, analysts say.
“What happens to Blunt turns a little bit on what happens to McConnell,” Smith said. “There might be an open competition for Republican leader. Sen. Blunt would be very tempted to make a run at it himself, and he’d make a very strong case based on the fact that he had a parallel leadership role in the House.”
Blunt served as both Majority and Minority Whip in the House of Representatives, and mounted an unsuccessful bid for House Speaker before his election to the Senate in 2010.
Among his colleagues on Capitol Hill, Blunt has a reputation as a solid conservative and an effective spokesman for the GOP, Smith said.
Please. What is Smith smoking? Blunt is one of the least conservative Republicans in the Senate. Heritage Action’s scorecard rates support of conservative values. They scored him at 51%:
And Conservative Review scored him at a 32%:
Blunt carries a lot of weight around DC, but let’s not get carried away. He could get this post, but it wouldn’t be because he’s itching to carry the conservative flag into political battle.
It’s because he’s a powerful man in Washington, DC. I wouldn’t be surprised if deals were already being made now in preparation of McConnell’s defeat.
So what do you think of this? Take the poll below and if so inclined, leave a comment explaining your vote.
EXCLUSIVE: Judge Pat Joyce Repeatedly Attacks Campaign Opponent During Speech…to a Freshman High School Class
On Tuesday, Circuit Court Judge Pat Joyce addressed a classroom of around 54 freshmen at the Simonsen 9th Grade Center. She was invited to speak to the Citizen class, although the class was not studying judges or elections.
Judge Joyce reportedly addressed the class for 30 to 40 minutes, during which she attacked her opponent in the upcoming election, Brian Stumpe, although not by name. She referred to him as “the man who is running against me and wants my job” and “my opponent” or “the Republican candidate for Cole County judge.”
During the speech, she repeatedly referred to recent campaign donations Stumpe received from the Republican State Leadership Committee. Stumpe has received $200,000 from the state PAC.
A student in the class room says Joyce told them she cannot find where the money came from and spoke about Stumpe in a negative light, saying he was an example of how you should not raise money for campaigns.
When asked to comment on the speech, Stumpe said he’d “rather talk about the issues that matter to people of Cole County than name calling by my opponent. I just try to focus on the issues.”
The school says they are currently working on a response to my request for comment. I’ve also reached out to Judge Joyce’s office, and was told the judge was not available but would call me back. When I have a comment, it will be posted on The Torch.
While the students in the class cannot vote, it’s possible they could discuss the speech, and Joyce’s attacks, with their parents, who could then be influenced in the upcoming election.