Missouri

Missouri hunter bags 39-point buck after four years of trying

A Missouri hunter finally landed his ultimate prize: a 39-point buck dubbed “the St. Paul giant.” Tim Phillips wrote on Facebook he was “lucky enough to bag” the buck on Saturday, after hunting the animal several years. “After 4 years of hunting the St. Paul giant I finally was lucky enough to bag him. #Walter 39 pointer counting ring hooks. 32 points counting inch or more. ROUGH SCORE 243!” Phillips said in a Facebook post. Believe it or not, this isn’t even the first time Philliips, or someone he knew, had actually shot this specific buck. Phillips told KFVS a woman shot the same deer in 2014, and that his dad struck it with a bow just nine days before he took it down. In the latter case, Phillips says he and his father tried tracking the wounded deer with dogs, to no avail. Not long afterward, though, he was able to bag the buck on his own — for the most part at least: According to KVFS, Phillips also made sure to thank his wife for putting up with his obsession. “Tim says thank you!” the site wrote on his behalf.

Congrats to Tim!  To see photos of Tim with his prize, click on the text above.     🙂

Missouri Governor Warns St. Louis Protesters: Only ‘Safe Space’ for Looters Is ‘in a Jail Cell’

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens warned demonstrators in St. Louis, Missouri, that looting and violence would not be tolerated as violent protesters continue to wreak havoc in the city. “We had leaders who wanted to give people a safe space to loot and to burn,” Greitens told Fox News. “Now in Missouri if you loot the only safe space you’re going to have is in a jail cell.” “If you’re going to riot we’re going to cuff you,” he continued. “Violence and vandalism is not protest. It is a crime.” Violent protesters stormed St. Louis following a judge’s decision Friday to acquit former police officer Jason Stockley, a white male, of murder charges in connection the 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith, a black male. Protesters squared off against cops dressed in riot gear while looters and vandals destroyed storefronts. Police have made more than 80 arrests as of Monday, and several officers had suffered non-life-threatening injuries. The demonstrators have also confronted reporters, such as the group of Black Lives Matter protesters who confronted a KTVI reporter covering the protests on Friday.

Missouri lawmaker who said she hopes Trump gets assassinated is censured

The Missouri Senate voted to officially censure one of their lawmakers on Wednesday for a comment she made in August on Facebook hoping for President Trump’s assassination. After the violent protests in Charlottesville, Va. last month, lawmaker Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted on her personal Facebook page, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” She later deleted the post, but not before a screenshot was posted to Twitter, causing both Republicans and Democrats in Missouri to call for her resignation. Instead of ousting her, like some Republicans wanted, the Missouri Senate instead voted to publicly censure her. In Wednesday’s resolution, they again called for her to resign and warned that she could still be kicked out later. She soon apologized for the comment, saying it was made in frustration over Trump’s response to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, but refused to resign. Chappelle-Nadal told KMOV in August, “I posted something on my personal Facebook and I should not have done that, and for that I am sorry for that. But I am not going to shy away from what caused that anger at all, I’m not going to shy away from that.” Chappelle-Nadal had previously been removed from her committee assignments.

Nowhere near enough.  This piece of garbage needs to be kicked out of the Missouri Senate.  Her very presence brings discredit upon that institution.  Just imagine if some white legislator had said that about Obama…  Yeah..  Exactly.   This was a good first step.   But, they need to throw that self-righteous, waste of perfectly good oxygen out on her butt.

Missouri governor calls for expulsion of Dem senator who urged Trump assassination

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens joined calls Friday for state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal to be expelled from the legislature after saying she hopes President Trump is assassinated. The Republican governor put out a string of tweets noting that lawmakers have called on the Democratic lawmaker to resign and urged the Senate to kick her out if she refuses. “Senator Chappelle-Nadal said she hopes the President is killed. Republicans and Democrats have called on her to resign,” he wrote. “… Last night, in an interview, she refused to apologize—twice. If she will not resign, the Senate can vote to remove her. I believe they should.” The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Lt. Gov. Mike Parson backed the call, saying if she does not resign before an upcoming September session, he will seek her expulsion in his capacity as state Senate president. The Senate could do so with a two-thirds vote. Chappelle-Nadal made the original comment, since deleted, on Facebook. “I hope Trump is assassinated!” she wrote. Chappelle-Nadal eventually removed the post, but a screenshot was saved and shared on Twitter. In interviews with local outlets, Chapelle-Nadal said she regretted her post but not her anger at the president. She blamed her outburst on the president’s response to the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville. “I posted something on my personal Facebook and I should not have done that, and for that I am sorry for that,” Chapelle-Nadal told St. Louis television station KMOV. “But I am not going to shy away from what caused that anger at all, I’m not going to shy away from that.” The Secret Service told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch it is investigating Chapelle-Nadal’s post. Meanwhile, top Missouri Democrats – including Sen. Claire McCaskill and the chairman of the Missouri Democratic Party – also are calling on Chapelle-Nadal to resign. “I condemn it,” McCaskill told the Post-Dispatch. “It’s outrageous. And she should resign.” Missouri Party Chair Stephen Webber called Chappelle-Nadal’s comments “indefensible.” “I believe she should resign,” Webber said. But Chappelle-Nadal told KMOX Radio she won’t quit. “There is no way in hell that I’m resigning,” she said.

Of course not.  She’s your typical entitlement-minded, self-righteous, black racist, extreme liberal Democrat.  She openly said that the reason she said what she said was Trump’s fault.  Um, no.  It’s YOUR fault, Senator.  Nobody forced you to say anything.  But, being the self-righteous hypocrite she is, it’s “hell no, I won’t go.”  The Missouri Senate is overwhelmingly Republican.  They should simply expel her.  They have the votes.  And, even a couple of Dems would probably join in.  They should have that vote on Monday and remove that disgusting piece of garbage from the Missouri state Senate.

Starnes: Missouri town stands up to atheist bullies, refuses to remove cross

It was way back in 1930 when the good people of Neosho, Missouri installed a giant, lighted cross in the Big Spring Park. The cross, about 60-feet long, was the centerpiece of the town’s annual Easter sunrise services. And while the sunrise services ended many years ago, the cross remained. For the past 87 years, not a single person in the community complained about the emblem – until last May. That’s when the town received a letter from an out-of-town group of atheists, agnostics and freethinkers. They demanded the cross be removed from public property.

That, of course, did not go over well in Neosho..  To read the rest of this story, click on the text above.

St. Louis 7-Eleven worker shoots would-be robber dead on her smoke break

A Missouri convenience store clerk was hailed as a “she-ro” by fellow employees after police said she fatally shot a would-be robber during a smoke break. The wild confrontation unfolded after the 35-year-old worker, who was not identified, stepped outside for a smoke during her shift at a 7-Eleven in St. Louis just before 3:50 a.m. Monday, cops said. Suddenly, an armed man approached her and tried to rob her — but the woman, who was also armed, pulled out a pistol and shot the man in the chest, arm and thigh. The suspect, 30, later died at St. Louis University Hospital, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The female clerk, who was shot twice in the leg during the gunfight, was listed in stable condition, KTVI reports. Employees at the convenience store — which reopened about two hours after the shooting — said she worked at the store for years and now has a new nickname at work. “I was glad she protected herself,” Davon Dodson told the Post-Dispatch on his first day of work at the store. “We’re calling her she-ro.”

How great is this?!?  Kudos to this lady for exercising her constitutional right to self defense, and put this piece of garbage down.  Also, kudos to the store owner for supporting her.  Outstanding!!    🙂

Explosion at Army ammunition plant in Independence, Missouri kills at least 1

An explosion Tuesday at a sprawling ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri, killed one person and injured three others, the U.S. Army said. The Army Joint Munitions Command said in a statement that the blast happened at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, just east of Kansas City. A spokeswoman said no other details, including what caused the explosion, were immediately available. Federal workplace safety officials will investigate an explosion that killed one worker and injured four others at an Army ammunition plant near Kansas City, Missouri. Scott Allen with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration says he has few immediate details about Tuesday afternoon’s blast at the Lake City Army Ammunition Plant in Independence, just east of Kansas City. But he says OSHA investigators are heading to the scene. The 77-year-old plant sits on nearly 4,000 acres and is the first of a dozen Army-run small-arms factories. The plant makes small-caliber ammunition and tests its reliability. It also operates the NATO test center. The property has more than 400 buildings and nine warehouses, and has a storage capacity of more than 700,000 square feet. Its workforce includes 29 Department of Army civilians and a soldier to provide contract oversight. It has a governmental staff payroll of $2.9 million. Mark Carrick, deputy fire chief in Independence, said the plant has its own fire brigade that is working on the explosion.

Missouri to loosen requirements for concealed carry, triggering debate

On New Year’s Day, Missouri will join several other states that have eliminated the requirement for a concealed carry license. Senate Bill 656 will go into effect, allowing people to carry concealed guns in public without a permit. There are exceptions, such as felons and domestic violence abusers. In Missouri, getting a concealed carry license requires people to pass a firearms training class and go to the sheriff’s department where they run a background check and then issue the license. Those requirements go away in just a few days. “I lost a tool. A very important tool to prevent that next act of violence,” Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker (D) said. Baker says when the bill goes into effect, she will be forced to drop charges on over 100 gun cases. Currently, those suspects are accused of carrying around a gun without a permit, but in a few days, it will be okay. “Those were opportunities for us to reach out before a violent act had occurred. Now the Missouri Legislature says I must wait,” Baker said. Kevin Jamieson, who is an outspoken proponent of the bill, says the bad guys will get guns no matter what the law says. He maintains that making it easier for people to carry concealed weapons actually allows people to better defend themselves, and saves lives instead of increasing crime. “There is no possible way you can point to anything in this bill and show me it is going to allow bad guy to have guns or carry guns,” Jamieson said. “This is an advantage to people who suddenly pick up a stalker or some dangerous situation, they can carry something for personal protection until they take the class.”

Exactly!!  What a great victory for gun rights in Missouri!!   Excellent!!    🙂

Missouri joins states allowing concealed carry without permit

Missouri on Wednesday joined a growing list of states allowing most adults to carry concealed weapons without a permit, as the state’s Republican-led Legislature used its supermajority to loosen existing gun laws. The measure, described by supporters as “constitutional carry,” allows people to carry hidden guns anywhere they can currently carry weapons openly, effective January 1. Missouri will join 10 other states with laws that allow most people to carry concealed guns even if they haven’t gone through the training required for permits, according to the National Rifle Association, which supported the legislation. The legislation also would create a “stand-your-ground” right, meaning people don’t have a duty to retreat from danger any place they are legally entitled to be present. The NRA says 30 states have laws or court precedents stating people have no duty to retreat from a threat anywhere they are lawfully present. But Missouri’s measure makes it the first new “stand-your-ground” state since 2011. It also expands the “castle doctrine” by allowing invited guests such as baby sitters to use deadly force if confronted in homes. The guns legislation prompted some of the most intense debate Wednesday. Democrats asserted it could put racial minorities at a greater risk of being fatally shot. “The targets in our area are black boys, not pheasants,” said Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, who represents Ferguson, where sometimes violent protests broke out after the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014. The police officer, Darren Wilson, was cleared of wrongdoing by state and federal investigations. “What I don’t want to get to is the point where there is a trigger-happy police officer or bad Samaritan like Zimmerman who says, ‘Black boy in the hood. Skittles. Let’s shoot,”‘ Chappelle-Nadal said, a reference to Trayvon Martin, a black 17-year-old who was walking back from a Florida convenience store after buying ice tea and Skittles when he was fatally shot by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in 2012. Republicans Republican said such fears of greater gun violence are misguided. “The basis of this whole bill is that it allows law-abiding citizens to protect themselves and their families,” Republican sponsor Sen. Brian Munzlinger said. State lawmakers also moved to potentially tighten voting requirements. The elections law change would require people to show a government-issued photo ID at the polls starting in 2017, if voters also approve a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot. Lawmakers overrode 13 vetoes Wednesday while adding to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon’s record as the most overridden governor in Missouri history, a distinction made possible by an era of extreme political division in the Capitol. Heading into Wednesday, lawmakers had successfully overridden Nixon on 83 bills and budget expenditures over his two terms in office — nearly four times more overrides than the combined total for all other governors dating back to 1820 when Missouri was still a territory. The votes occurred as many lawmakers are campaigning for re-election in November. “I think a lot of the things that we’ve done today will resonate in the election in a very positive way,” House Speaker Todd Richardson said.

Agreed!!  This is awesome!  As someone originally from St. Louis, Missouri…a big gun enthusiast, I’m thrilled to hear about this!  Excellent!!     🙂

Sen. Bennet takes heat for declaring Iran nuclear deal is ‘going well’

Sen. Michael Bennet prompted a few double-takes this week by saying that he believes the one-year-old Iran nuclear deal is “going well.” In an interview, the Colorado Democrat, who is up for reelection in November, defended his vote last year in favor of the agreement, saying it was preferable to having no deal. “I think the deal is going well, so far,” Mr. Bennet said in a Q&A with the Denver Post published Thursday. “Obviously, we have to be vigilant.” He said Iran has shipped 12 million tons of enriched uranium to Russia as a result of the deal, and that Iran is “at least a year or more from building a nuclear weapon because of the capabilities they have,” which is an improvement from estimates at the time the agreement was struck in August 2015. “So the bottom line is: One year ago, they were still two to three months away from a bomb and today they are more than a year away from a bomb,” Mr. Bennet said. He was quickly challenged by foes of the agreement such as Advancing Colorado’s Jonathan Lockwood, who described it as a “terrorist stimulus package.” “Bennet is willfully blinded to the aggression of the Iranian regime and [has] failed to give any clear answers about critical issues following the passage of the deal,” said Mr. Lockwood in a Friday statement. “Iran can do absolutely nothing to make Bennet scale back his defense of the deal.” He cited recent examples of aggression by Iran against the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf as well as the Obama administration’s $400 million payment to Iran, which has been decried as a ransom payment in exchange for the release of four American hostages.

Because that’s exactly what it was!  Michel Bennet has been a disaster as a Senator for Colorado.  Let’s hope we bounce his butt out of office in November.