Thursday, July 29, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Billy Long Voted To Accept $7 Million In Earmarks While On #SGF Airport Board

for a bus barn!

Not long ago I went to the airport to pick up family flying in from Orlando.

So we wouldn't have to take two cars, we took the bus.

I got early and saw the sign on that barn that said something like Buses Only, so I pulled in there to wait for the arrival.

Quickly I was told I couldn't park there, that the area was for buses only.


Friday, July 16, 2010

For All His Talk About Not Being A Career Politician, He's Sure Spending Money Like One...

"The More You Do For People, The Less They Appreciate It."

Billy Long Sends/Spends Lots of Campaign Money Outside of the Seventh District Instead of Investing in Southwest Missouri.

How much does Billy Long really care about Southwest Missouri? Well, judging from his campaign reports not very much.

Billy Long could have helped the economy in Southwest Missouri by spending donations made by Southwest Missourians in Southwest Missouri. Instead he spent thousands and thousands outside of the district ensuring people in other parts of the state and country are taken care of while constituents in Missouri's seventh do without.

According to Randy Turner at the Turner Report, Billy Long spent $71,623 with Strategic Media Services in Washington, DC, and another $39,543 to Rising Tide Media Group in Arlington, VA. Yes, Billy Long decided not to keep the money within the district and use local companies like Opfer Communications, Inc. Maybe Southwest Missourians need to remember Billy Long's disservice to the Seventh District when it comes time to make a real estate deal or an auction.

Billy Long also was taken advantage of by his advisers during the third period for another $24,000 leaving the district and going to Kansas City and Columbia. Long has invested heavily in his career politician producing machine, and his campaign contributions continue to slide. Jack Goodman out collected the Long campaign in what can be considered no contest during from April through June.

The real story is Billy Long chose not to use Southwest Missouri companies for his major campaign expenses--yet he wants to represent you. I think it's clear where Billy Long's loyalties lay.

Posted by Long is Wrong at Friday, July 16, 2010

Friday, July 09, 2010

"Speak English Like The Constitution Intended!"

An Amish farmer walking through his field notices a man drinking from his pond, with his hand.

The farmer shouts: "Trinken Sie nicht das Wasser, die Kuhe und die Schweine haben in ihm geschissen!"

The man shouts back: "I am an American. I don't understand, nor do I care to understand your gibberish. Speak English like the constitution intended!"

The farmer shouts back in English: "Use both hands, you'll get more!"

Branson Freezes: Nelly's Coming To Town!

"i think that we do not need this kind of trash music in branson; shame on the city for lettin this start what next will be there" posted dano65605

on the SN-L boards regarding reporter Didi Tang's story on rap star Nelly's scheduled appearance at the Grand Palace in Branson.
In an area which features a group such named after "The Baldknobbers", which was a "non-racially motivated group", Nelly's visit is sure to generate interest. Whether that interest translates into ticket sales remains to be seen.

Here are a couple of Nelly music videos. The first one is with Tim McGraw.

This one --- well, it's got a catchy beat and is easy to dance and there is some humor in here, too.

Billionaires Rally With Blunt At Greene County Courthouse As Blunt Displays Country Charm And Looks After Their Interest

Billionaires who have made their fortunes on Wall Street by investing in big oil, tobacco and giant corporations stopped in Southwest Missouri earlier this week to give support to Roy Blunt at a rally held at the historic Greene Country Courthouse in Springfield.

“When Roy talks the talk of Main Street, drives a pick up truck, and says he wants more jobs for people in Missouri, he’s giving us a wink and a nod. We know where his loyalties lie, “said Dee Regulation. “We are here to make sure he knows we appreciate him standing up for the top 1 percent.” We know his new TV ads need to omit all the years of of public office holding in House of Representatives and his ongoing alliance with the architect of the Bush years, Karl Rove but we know he is the ultimate insider or we wouldn’t be giving him sooooo much money, millions in fact.

“He talks about supporting small business, but we know we can always count on him to vote for big business, big oil, big coal, and big banks,” said Ollie Garky, another billionaire who made the stop in Springfield. “We got proof of that when he voted no on the financial reform bill that would have made making our fortunes quite a bit harder,” he added.

The billionaires said they plan to continue to give Roy Blunt all the support he needs as he represents Wall Street, from southwest Missouri.

Frida Market got in a bit of a tussle with local environmentalist Josh Jones who was holding a sign saying that Blunt was “Paid for by dirty oil.” “The nerve of this upstart,” snorted Frida as she tried to wave him off with her “Amnesty for BP” sign. After, all, she added, “Blunt is the number one recipient of oil lobby money,. Blunt is bought and paid for and we are here to support our investment.”

The Billionaires appeared at a rally Blunt and a few supporters held at the Greene County Courthouse as part of Blunt's campaign to bring media attention to the airing of campaign television ads that highlight his background but leave out his government experience.

Viewers of the ad are of mixed opinions as to the authenticity of the location. Some are of the belief that the farm background in the campaign ad was computer generated and placed in the ad after Blunt filmed his portion in front of a green screen.

All over this great country of ours ("What A Place!" -- Yakov) Billionaires are protecting their interest ("Ka-ching") and farming groups such as Billionaires For Blunt and a group called "Billionaires for Wealthcare". It is not known if these groups are affiliated with Rex Sinquefield has sunk $6.8 million into an effort to repeal the 1 percent earnings tax in Kansas City and St. Louis. He’s expected to spend millions more.

The KCStar reports that "Sinquefield, who wrote the committee a check for more than $2.5 million in mid-June, is virtually the only source of cash for Let Voters Decide, records show." Perhaps the committee (of one?) should be called "Let The Voter Decide."

Old Quarry Receives Facelift

The Old Quarry at the corner of National and Trafficway is receiving a facelift. The project is being paid for with an $804,000 federal Housing and Urban Development grant that was secured by Missouri Rep. Roy Blunt. This is either an earmark or part of the stimulus package. I'm not sure which it is.