Bureaucratizing Street Gangs

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Original Post: Bureaucratizing Street Gangs.

Did you ever wonder why do-gooders and social planners never pay for their crimes? Yesterday, I wrote about Jesse Jackson dressing down at the hands of activists in a McDonald’s parking lot in Ferguson. I pointed out that Martin Luther King and Dick Gregory were similarly dismissed by rioters in the 1960s. Some things never change.…

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Important Updates on Ferguson BUYcott

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Original Post: Important Updates on Ferguson BUYcott.

Including muster time and location, rules of conduct, and a little story about smiling. CLICK HERE I’ll be on Jamie in the Morning at 6:10 a.m. today, Wednesday, August 20 on FM 97.1. Please listen. Thanks!

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What If We Stopped Shouting?

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Original Post: What If We Stopped Shouting?.

I shout a lot. Not with my lungs. With my pen. Well, not a pen, actually. With a wireless Bluetooth keyboard. A few years ago, I shouted with my lungs at Tea Party events. I realized pretty quickly that shouting wasn’t doing any good. It worked at first. Shouting carried my voice to people who…

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We Might Be Doing Criminal Trials Backwards

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Original Post: We Might Be Doing Criminal Trials Backwards.

Is it possible that we do criminal trials backwards? In the United States, criminal trials have two parts: Determination of guilt or innocence Determination of penalty Does that make sense? What if we did it the other way around? What if, first, the prosecutor and defense attorney had to convince the judge or jury of…

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The Number One Reason People Hate Elections

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Original Post: The Number One Reason People Hate Elections.

I wrote previously that I hate elections. I have many reasons for hating elections. One reason, though, seems pretty common: horrible, insulting radio ads. Two ads really stick out: The negative ad that mentions the sponsoring candidate’s opponent(s) five times as often as it mentions the candidate you’re supposed to remember at the poll. The…

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Check Out The Missouri Torch

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Original Post: Check Out The Missouri Torch.

If you don’t get The Missouri Torch delivered to your inbox every day, you’re missing out. Duane Lester has built a fantastic blog. The Missouri Torch captures the most important Missouri political news every day and sends you a convenient link list. Plus, Duane’s original pieces are crisp, smart, witty, and dead on. And, like…

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If you want to keep getting St. Louis Tea Party Daily Email, please act today

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For past two years, I have been supporting the Daily News and Views. I did so because so many people told me that the St. Louis Tea Party email from Bill Hennessy was the first thing they read every day.

Wildly Popular Email

In fact, over 300 people open that newsletter daily of the 2,000+ who receive directly. Another 6,000+ read its contents through Facebook, and thousands more through Twitter. Total reach is over 20,000 people.

Unfortunately, the daily email costs nearly $400 a year to distribute–a cost, as I mentioned, I have borne personally for the past two years. Additionally, website hosting for this site runs about $130 a year.

The money isn’t the only issue—it’s the content.

Lately, I am the only blogger blogging. And $400 a year seems a high price to distribute the work of a single blogger, especially when my blog will notify you every day of new content. So I’m discontinuing the daily email as of August 15, 2014.

Here’s What To Do Before August 15

If you’d like to continue receiving a daily digest of my posts, please visit Join Page. Simply enter your email address. You’ll receive a confirmation to make sure it’s you. After you confirm, you’ll receive a welcome email.  You’re done!

You might receive two emails between now and August 15, but after the 15th, you will no longer receive the old email.

Spread the Word

This would be a great time to tell your friends to join the St. Louis Tea Party Coalition’s email list.

Thanks,

Bill Hennessy
St. Louis Tea Party Coalition Co-founder

 

P.S. Yes, the website changed. The old website was very powerful. That power sort of assumed a team of people would maintain it. And that team had to know the system very well. I pretty much am the web team here, and I just couldn’t keep it up. The new, simple layout is easier for me, plus if anyone wants to help it’ll be much easier to learn.

Here’s How I’m Voting August 5 (with printable grid of ballot measures) *Update*

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Original Post: Here’s How I’m Voting August 5 (with printable grid of ballot measures) *Update*.

You’d think being a political animal of sorts, election season would be my favorite time of year. It’s not. I hate elections. I hate the crappy, predictable radio ads (above all else). I know, they do it because it works. Well, not really, but I’m not going to give a free marketing statistics lesson here.…

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Libertarian Is The New Mainstream

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Original Post: Libertarian Is The New Mainstream.

You don’t hear the word “mainstream” in political spin like you used to. Back in the late 1980s when Jack Kemp, Pat Robertson, Pete DuPont, Al Haig, and George H. W. Bush were battling to replace Ronald Reagan, “mainstream” was in. Candidates fought for the title of “mainstream Republican,” “mainstream Conservative,” “mainstream everything.” I’m glad…

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What Francis Slay Won’t Tell You About Missouri Roads—VIDEO

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Original Post: What Francis Slay Won’t Tell You About Missouri Roads—VIDEO.

Proponents of Amendment 7 are telling a lot of lies. (I’m looking at you, St. Louis Business Journal.) The biggest lie involves the quality of Missouri’s roads and bridges. While Mayor Slay and the St. Louis Business Journal tell you Missouri’s roads are “crumbling,” two independent studies say the opposite. In fact, Missouri has some…

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