Friday, July 7, 2023 – Missouri political news headlines

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KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Second batch of St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones’ text messages (thread)

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Mayor Tishaura Jones fantasizes about punching Sen. Eric Schmitt in the neck

Sen. Eric Schmitt on Twitter: Im a longtime fan of Wu-Tang Clan’s “Protect Ya Neck”

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Mayor Tishaura Jones mocks AG Andrew Bailey’s intelligence

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Wesley Bell kept Mayor Jones in the dark about U.S. Senate announcement

Mayor Jones to advisors regarding GOP Sen. Cindy O’Laughlin’s Missouri Times op-ed: “Please resist the urge to say anything about this crazy editorial [sic].” (opens in Microsoft Word)

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Jones cheers Dem activist mocking Caleb Rowden, wants her team to “troll (Republican) asses” when legislators visit St. Louis City

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Jones instructs father to tweet criticism of Alderwoman Cara Spencer (D)

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Mayor Tishaura Jones on St. Louis Public Schools leaders testifying in Jefferson City on “F*ckboy Roberts” education bill

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Jones says Chicago’s strict gun laws don’t deter violence

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Jones, advisor share thoughts on brother of Rep. LaKeySha Bosley (D-St. Louis City)

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Mayor Jones on veteran Democratic strategist Jane Dueker: “I hate that bitch.”

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Campaign team assesses Alderman “Tom the Liar” Oldenburg and Alderwoman “Anne the Sympathizer” Schweitzer, and what $100K of Mayor Francis Slay’s campaign cash should have purchased

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: Mayor Jones shares thoughts on geriatric “Granny Caucus” and hopes that seasoned citizen Sharon Tyus (D) will “blow a gasket and pass out”

KSDK’s Mark Maxwell responds to criticism of story: “(T)he partisan mini-mob on Twitter has lost its mind. (T)he keyboard warriors have just chosen to “drag” me to send some kind of message. But it won’t work. Weak stuff.”

johncombest_com on Instagram: Liberal wojaks vs. KSDK on the Sunshine Law (w/music by Naughty By Nature)

Missouri Times Publisher Scott Faughn: Honestly, Tishaura is right – I can’t spell worth a sh*t

Yesterday: KSDK’s Mark Maxwell: “The Gov ain’t picking him. And we mobilize to make sure his ass gets dragged.”; group chat text thread shows St. Louis Mayor Tishaura Jones led opposition to Steve Roberts as circuit attorney; Mayor deems Senate minority caucus whip a “F*ckboy”

Combest book: “Does (black protagonist’s) #BossBabe text thread give honest feedback on (her) actions, or does it reflexively encourage and enable (her) approval-seeking behavior? Are they the type of women that would enable other self-destructive behaviors?” (p. 56)

Combest book: “Do you see (your friends acting out) with excessive pride and choose to stroke their ego, potentially encouraging their self-destructive behaviors? Do you see how such enabling behavior could cause them to kill their highs and live by loews?” (p.87)

Spectrum Local News’ (Charter Communications) Gregg Palermo: Political notebook: Gov. Parson and potential budget overrides; Holly Rehder sets decision timetable; perennial Democratic candidate John Kiehne drops out of lieutenant governor race, will fill ballot slot for Republican Holly Jones’ re-election

JCNT: Gov. Parson signs remaining session bills, vetoes one

P-D: Gov. Parson vetoes crackdown on random gunfire, signs tax freeze for Missouri seniors (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D: Missouri governor axes funding of school program he recently praised (get around stltoday paywall here)

Missouri Independent: Governor signs bill extending postpartum coverage under Missouri Medicaid

SNL: Gov. Parson approves $8 million for Springfield footbridge

Missouri Independent: Effort to boost payment for wrongly convicted vetoed by Missouri governor

KC Star: Gov. Parson vetoes bill enabling more compensation to wrongfully convicted (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here)

Missourinet: Gov. Parson vetoes “Max’s Law”

SNL: Moms for Liberty starts local chapter; SPS board member Maryam Mohammadkhani invites its leaders to meeting

Missourinet: Missouri Department of Conservation explains planned fish kill events; insights from DOC’s Maddie Est

P-D: Chemical spill into Coldwater Creek was smaller than first reported, but included carcinogen (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Missourians are paying for Josh Hawley’s ladder-climbing career. Literally. (get around stltoday paywall here)

P-D editorial: Two weekend deaths might have been averted with a functioning 911 system. Both the city and state are to blame. (get around stltoday paywall here)

Columbia Missourian op-ed: Westminster College professor emeritus John Langton: “Sensible Missouri” gun control proposal would have prevented recent urban shooting spree

KC Star’s Kacen Bayless: Missouri banned abortion. Why is it spending millions to promote alternatives to procedure? (avoid KC Star paywall by reading free syndicated version on Yahoo! News here) John Combest: Stalking, Harassment, Internet Trolling: A Guide to Recovering and Rebuilding After Online Attacks – available in paperback and Amazon Kindle

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