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Today.

Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
“Even in the inevitable moments when all seems hopeless, men know that without hope they cannot really live, and in agonizing desperation they cry for the bread of hope.” – Martin Luther King Jr.
12:13 PM · Jan 17, 2022

There is much hilarity in the responses:

I certainly hope you will defeated in 2024.

You represent everything MLK fought against. Shame on you

After today, you won’t be seeing Hawley support the message of MLK until next year on this date.

Josh googles ‘famous quotes by Martin Luther King’

Love the quote but you quoting it is hypocrisy

Pass the voting rights bill

Vote yes then to voters rights! Otherwise this is JustBlowing in the Wind

They said scary people would be “” MLK today… damn they were right [….]

Is this a joke?? It has to be a joke, right?

“The world was made for those not cursed with self awareness.”
Annie Savoy

Don’t quote him unless you are voting for the Freedom to Vote Act.

How did you tweet this with a straight face? Do you think we don’t know you?

And what are YOU doing for voting rights, Senator?

#YouShamelessIdiot

Hypocritical much

MLK is Hawley’s hero. LOL NOT

You gotta be fkg kidding me.

You don’t deserve to invoke his name.

Keep his words as out of your mouth as they are out of your heart.

How dare you quote this man, when your actions are the exact opposite of everything he believed in and fought for?

WTF are YOU quoting MLK for????

Sit down. MLK would have never supported the insurrection party.

Nothing worse than someone like you quoting someone like MLK.

Look at this virtue signaling.

If you respected MLK at all, your voting record and rhetoric would have been vastly different.

Pretty odd you of all people are quoting MLK.

Noticed that you did not say anything in your own words.

Why is that?

Just words that don’t mean anything to you.

This is hilarious because if MLK was around today Josh would call him a communist and do everything he can to denounce everything he says or does.

Quoting MLK while stomping on his life’s work.

The gall.

You are seriously quoting Martin Luther King, Jr. after attempting to invalidate the votes of people of color? YOU —?

MLK called for leaders of “sound integrity.”

That leaves you out, @HawleyMO

Lordy, I forgot it’s “racist white people quoting MLK day”…[….]

Quoting MLK and then burning Toni Morrison books.[….]

Yeah ummm… I don’t think you get to quote MLK jr. You would 100% oppose his views if he was alive today. You would be going to Tucker Carlson to slam him so just shush [….]

Do not say his name, while you destroy all he achieved, for your own political gain

It’s to bad that you are one of the people are promoting the REMOVAL OF Martin Luther King’s life and legacy from history class

you want you quoting Dr. King placed under that pic of the repub carrying the confed flag thru the hallways of the attacked Capitol?

or over the one where repubs beat a cop unconscious?

If only you understood and, more important, lived this quote in all its meaning and context. If only you believed in these words. Instead, using his words as you do reeks of political opportunism, just like fist-pumping at an insurrection.

And on and on…

Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].

Clueless in Virginia.

Previously:

A conversation (January 17, 2022)

A conversation

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This morning.

Governor Mike Parson
@GovParsonMO
Today, we honor the life of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and reflect upon his dream for America.

More than fifty years after his tragic death, Dr. King’s legacy has continued to inspire people to promote peace, justice, and equality in their communities.
[….]
7:59 AM · Jan 17, 2022

A response.

Martina61 @Martina58070621
Replying to @GovParsonMO
Bless Your Heart [….]
8:04 AM · Jan 17, 2022

Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].

“Who’s that yonder, dressed in black? Must be the hypocrites a turnin’ back.”

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“…both have their advantages, ‘heaven for climate, hell for company’…” – Mark Twain’s Notebooks and Journals, vol. 3

Meta. On occasion we get comments which our system holds for approval. At times, when we’re particularly bored, we’ll take a comment that we wouldn’t normally remove from moderation and post it separately to mock it.

Today:

The thing is, is people want to go to hell then that’s their choice! Religion isn’t forced upon anyone! But christians are forces to deal with lots and lots they shouldn’t have to because non Christians rights appear more important! The Bible commands Christians to walk about the land spreading the Word! Telling the Good News!! So we do! Not our fault you’d rather not go to heaven!

We rest our case.

You’re not a particularly convincing representative. We want to be wherever you’re not.

Previously:

HB 728: the right wingnut cult of religious victimhood (April 3, 2019)

HB 2448: Clueless in Poplar Bluff

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“One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn’t belong…”

HB 2448
Establishes the “Rev Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Highway” and the “Rush Limbaugh Memorial Highway” in Poplar Bluff
Sponsor: Billington, Hardy (152)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2022
LR Number: 4992H.01I
Last Action: 01/14/2022 – Read Second Time (H)
Bill String: HB 2448
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar

The bill text:

SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2448 [pdf]
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE BILLINGTON.
4992H.01I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To amend chapter 227, RSMo, by adding thereto two new sections relating to the designation
of memorial highways.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 227, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto two new sections, to beknown as sections 227.798 and 227.799, to read as follows:

227.798. The portion of Pine Street (Business 60) from North Westwood Boulevard (Business 67) continuing to B Street within the city of Poplar Bluff in Butler County shall be designated the “Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Highway”. The department of transportation shall erect and maintain appropriate signs designating such highway, with the costs to be paid by private donations.

227.799. The portion of North Westwood Boulevard (Business 67) from West Pine Boulevard (Business 60) continuing to Highland Road within the city of Poplar
3 Bluff in Butler County shall be designated the “Rush Limbaugh Memorial Highway”. The department of transportation shall erect and maintain appropriate signs designating such highway, with the costs to be paid by private donations.

In context. The list of bills sponsored sponsored by Hardy Billington (r):

HB 1451 – (3064H.01I)
Designates January 12 each year as “Rush Limbaugh Day”
HB 1452 – (3096H.01I)
Requires the performance and explanation of an obstetric ultrasound and auscultation of fetal heartbeat prior to an abortion
HB 1453 – (3070H.01I)
Prohibits an employer from terminating an employee for having a firearm in the employee’s vehicle on the employer’s premises
HB 1454 – (3076H.01I)
Modifies provisions for voter identification
HB 1455 – (4000H.01I)
Prohibits the sending of unsolicited absentee ballot request forms
HB 1456 – (3147H.01I)
Changes the law regarding catalytic converters
HB 1457 – (3087H.01I)
Prohibits the use of the 1619 Project initiative of the New York Times in the public schools of the state
HB 2448 – (4992H.01I)
Establishes the “Rev Martin Luther King Jr Memorial Highway” and the “Rush Limbaugh Memorial Highway” in Poplar Bluff
HJR 65 – (3075H.02I)
Modifies the process for getting an initiative petition on the ballot

That’s quite a trend there.

You half expect HB 1456 to require a profile stamp of Rush Limbaugh an all catalytic converters sold in Missouri, which with the emitted hot gases would actually make some sense.

Previously:

HB 728: there’s something about that establishment clause (January 30, 2019)

HB 728: the right wingnut cult of religious victimhood (April 3, 2019)

HB 1200: to celebrate the reality of Missouri (February 19, 2021)

HB 1451: high priority (December 1, 2021)

HB 1457: You were expecting something else? (December 2, 2021)

Your personal mileage may vary

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“…The choice is not between order and liberty. It is between liberty with order and anarchy without either. There is danger that, if the Court does not temper its doctrinaire logic with a little practical wisdom, it will convert the constitutional Bill of Rights into a suicide pact.” – MR. JUSTICE JACKSON, dissenting. Terminiello v. Chicago, 337 U.S. 1 (1949)

This morning:

Ann Wagner @AnnLWagner
I’ll always fight to protect your constitutional rights.
8:10 AM · Jan 14, 2022

Some of the responses:

***if you are a white, straight, cis, Christian
****and if my pharmaceutical and Edward Jones lobbyist let me

I wish we had the right to be safe from airborne viruses in the workplace. Maybe you could come up with legislation to require vaccination or regular tests.

You Ann know exactly how elections are run. As Director in STL county the checks, double checks, the audit that go into certification. Your no vote yesterday was direct opposite of protection of my constitutional rights.

Which rights in particular. Or are you gonna fight for all of them even if you don’t agree with them

Lmao, since when?

*Offer limited to the 2nd Amendment only. Terms and conditions apply. Gold and Platinum Constitutional Support levels can be unlocked with further donations.”

ALL of them?

“Protect your Constitutional Rights*”

* exceptions include, voting rights, reprorductive freedom, the separation of church and state, the 13/14/15th Anendments, the Supremacy Clause, 4th Amendment rights

you’re really getting in the way of my pursuit of happiness, ann

Ms Wagner, please stop. We know better.
Due process and reproductive health.
You just voted against the Freedom to Vote act yesterday.
Labor laws, relief aid, combating racial discrimination- either silent when your constituents rights are on the line or openly vote against them.

What about Right to Assemble?
Right to Vote?
Right to Free and Fair Elections?
Right to our own reproductive health decisions?

Not voting rights! What are you scared of Ann???
[….]

Only the ones you agree with.

This is simply not true

It helps when you buy a SCOTUS to define constitutional

Then why don’t you support the right to vote without obstruction?

I’m truly embarrassed you are my ‘representative’.

Why would you use “your” in here? Do you think constitutional rights are subject to conditions? Only apply to some? Define “your”

Constitutional rights according to *your* interpretation, Ann.

Is that a joke

Ann…. God doesn’t like liars.

How about you just focus on your oath? How about next time you hold seditionists like Steve Bannon in contempt, rather than in high regard?

Well.. if the past is any indication of the future, I would say that’s a big fat whopper of a lie Ann.

Nobody believes your lies

You lie with such sleaze. It’s almost like second nature to you like breathing. [….]

Meaningless platitudes are worthless, Ann.

Why make voting harder? Why make the pandemic worse? Why only care about spending during D presidencies?

Because you only care about what you can do for money.

You’re Prolife for a fetal heartbeat but not the one beating in my chest. You opposed healthcare for us with pre-existing conditions (cue the squeal). You’re anti mitigation to protect vulnerable from Covid. You oppose Medicaid expansion causing hospitals to close. Try again.

Why do Republicans want to destroy American democracy?

Ann, in order to fight to protect our constitutional rights, you first have to commit to protecting the constitution. In the 2020 election, you failed to do this.

Your tweet is thus disingenuous at best and an outright lie at worst.

And on and on.

HB 2424: Covid Mary

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Mary Elizabeth Coleman (r) [2019 file photo].

A bill, introduced on January 12th:

HB 2424
Prohibits a court from denying or limiting parental visitation because a parent is not vaccinated against COVID-19
Sponsor: Coleman, Mary Elizabeth (097)
Proposed Effective Date: 8/28/2022
LR Number: 5176H.01I
Last Action: 01/13/2022 – Read Second Time (H)
Bill String: HB 2424
Next House Hearing: Hearing not scheduled
Calendar: Bill currently not on a House calendar

SECOND REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 2424 [pdf]
101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY

INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVE COLEMAN (97).
5176H.01I DANA RADEMAN MILLER, Chief Clerk

AN ACT

To repeal section 452.400, RSMo, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to
visitation rights.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Section 452.400, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 452.400, to read as follows:

[….]

…The court shall not deny or limit visitation to the parent not granted custody because of the parent’s COVID-19 vaccination status…

[….]

What could possibly go wrong?

Previously:

HB 1987: apparently 1984 was already taken (December 16, 2021)

The reason for the season? (December 26, 2021)

HB 1993: and you’ll have to wear a brown shirt while you’re driving on it (December 28, 2021)

Did someone say, “seditious conspiracy?”

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Today:

National Security Division, U.S. Dept of Justice @DOJNatSec
Leader of Oath Keepers and 10 Other Individuals Indicted in Federal Court for Seditious Conspiracy and Other Offenses Related to U.S. Capitol Breach

Eight Others Facing Charges in Two Related Cases
[….]
12:38 PM · Jan 13, 2022

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, January 13, 2022

Leader of Oath Keepers and 10 Other Individuals Indicted in Federal Court for Seditious Conspiracy and Other Offenses Related to U.S. Capitol Breach

Eight Others Facing Charges in Two Related Cases

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia returned an indictment yesterday, which was unsealed today, charging 11 defendants with seditious conspiracy and other charges for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, which disrupted a joint session of the U.S. Congress that was in the process of ascertaining and counting the electoral votes related to the presidential election.

According to court documents, Elmer Stewart Rhodes III, 56, of Granbury, Texas, who is the founder and leader of the Oath Keepers; and Edward Vallejo, 63, of Phoenix, Arizona, are being charged for the first time in connection with events leading up to and including Jan. 6. Rhodes was arrested this morning in Little Elm, Texas, and Vallejo was arrested this morning in Phoenix.

In addition to Rhodes and Vallejo, those named in the indictment include nine previously charged defendants: Thomas Caldwell, 67, of Berryville, Virginia; Joseph Hackett, 51, of Sarasota, Florida; Kenneth Harrelson, 41, of Titusville, Florida; Joshua James, 34, of Arab, Alabama; Kelly Meggs, 52, of Dunnellon, Florida; Roberto Minuta, 37, of Prosper, Texas; David Moerschel, 44, of Punta Gorda, Florida; Brian Ulrich, 44, of Guyton, Georgia and Jessica Watkins, 39, of Woodstock, Ohio. In addition to the earlier charges filed against them, they now face additional counts for seditious conspiracy and other offenses.

Eight other individuals affiliated with the Oath Keepers, all previously charged in the investigation, remain as defendants in two related cases. All defendants – except Rhodes and Vallejo – previously were charged in a superseding indictment. The superseding indictment has now effectively been split into three parts: the 11-defendant seditious conspiracy case, a seven-defendant original case, and a third case against one of the previously charged defendants.

In one of the related cases, the original superseding indictment, charges remain pending against James Beeks, 49, of Orlando, Florida; Donovan Crowl, 51, of Cable, Ohio; William Isaacs, 22, of Kissimmee, Florida; Connie Meggs, 60, of Dunnellon, Florida; Sandra Parker, 63, of Morrow, Ohio; Bernie Parker, 71, of Morrow, Ohio, and Laura Steele, 53, of Thomasville, North Carolina. The other case charges Jonathan Walden, 57, of Birmingham, Alabama.

The three indictments collectively charge all 19 defendants with corruptly obstructing an official proceeding. Eighteen of the 19 defendants – the exception is Walden – are charged with conspiring to obstruct an official proceeding and conspiring to prevent an officer of the United States from discharging a duty. Eleven of the 19 defendants are charged with seditious conspiracy. Some of the defendants are also facing other related charges.

As alleged in the indictments, the Oath Keepers are a large but loosely organized collection of individuals, some of whom are associated with militias. Though the Oath Keepers will accept anyone as members, they explicitly focus on recruiting current and former military, law enforcement and first-responder personnel. Members and affiliates of the Oath Keepers were among the individuals and groups who forcibly entered the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

The seditious conspiracy indictment alleges that, following the Nov. 3, 2020, presidential election, Rhodes conspired with his co-defendants and others to oppose by force the execution of the laws governing the transfer of presidential power by Jan. 20, 2021. Beginning in late December 2020, via encrypted and private communications applications, Rhodes and various co-conspirators coordinated and planned to travel to Washington, D.C., on or around Jan. 6, 2021, the date of the certification of the electoral college vote, the indictment alleges. Rhodes and several co-conspirators made plans to bring weapons to the area to support the operation. The co-conspirators then traveled across the country to the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in early January 2021.

According to the seditious conspiracy indictment, the defendants conspired through a variety of manners and means, including: organizing into teams that were prepared and willing to use force and to transport firearms and ammunition into Washington, D.C.; recruiting members and affiliates to participate in the conspiracy; organizing trainings to teach and learn paramilitary combat tactics; bringing and contributing paramilitary gear, weapons and supplies – including knives, batons, camouflaged combat uniforms, tactical vests with plates, helmets, eye protection and radio equipment – to the Capitol grounds; breaching and attempting to take control of the Capitol grounds and building on Jan. 6, 2021, in an effort to prevent, hinder and delay the certification of the electoral college vote; using force against law enforcement officers while inside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021; continuing to plot, after Jan. 6, 2021, to oppose by force the lawful transfer of presidential power, and using websites, social media, text messaging and encrypted messaging applications to communicate with co-conspirators and others.

On Jan. 6, 2021, a large crowd began to gather outside the Capitol perimeter as the Joint Session of Congress got under way at 1 p.m. Crowd members eventually forced their way through, up and over U.S. Capitol Police barricades and advanced to the building’s exterior façade. Shortly after 2 p.m., crowd members forced entry into the Capitol by breaking windows, ramming open doors, and assaulting Capitol police and other law enforcement officers. At about this time, according to the indictment, Rhodes entered the restricted area of the Capitol grounds and directed his followers to meet him at the Capitol.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., as detailed in the indictment, Hackett, Harrelson, Meggs, Moerschel and Watkins, and other Oath Keepers and affiliates – many wearing paramilitary clothing and patches with the Oath Keepers name, logo, and insignia – marched in a “stack” formation up the east steps of the Capitol, joined a mob, and made their way into the Capitol. Later, another group of Oath Keepers and associates, including James, Minuta, and Ulrich, formed a second “stack” and breached the Capitol grounds, marching from the west side to the east side of the Capitol building and up the east stairs and into the building.

While certain Oath Keepers members and affiliates breached the Capitol grounds and building, others remained stationed just outside of the city in quick reaction force (QRF) teams. According to the indictment, the QRF teams were prepared to rapidly transport firearms and other weapons into Washington, D.C., in support of operations aimed at using force to stop the lawful transfer of presidential power. The indictment alleges that the teams were coordinated, in part, by Caldwell and Vallejo.

The charge of seditious conspiracy carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

This case is being prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Department of Justice National Security Division’s Counterterrorism Section. Valuable assistance was provided by U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the Northern District of Texas and the District of Arizona.

The case is being investigated by the FBI’s Washington Field Office with valuable assistance provided by the FBI’s Dallas and Phoenix Field Offices. These charges are the result of significant cooperation between agents and staff across numerous FBI Field Offices, including those in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Arizona, Alabama and Georgia, among other locations.

In the one year since Jan. 6, more than 725 individuals have been arrested in nearly all 50 states for crimes related to the breach of the U.S. Capitol, including over 225 individuals charged with assaulting or impeding law enforcement. The investigation remains ongoing.

[….]

An indictment is merely an allegation, and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

Hey, Josh and Jason, raise a fist to that.

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 8

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“…You’re a power hungry fascist…”

Last week we received a response from the office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) complying with our December 9th RSMo § 610 “Missouri Sunshine Law” request for the contents of the illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov email address set up by the Attorney General to solicit complaints about mask wearing in Missouri public schools.

Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].

Continuing:

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Subject: Protect my children!

Hello,

I am yet another concerned parent within the Rockwood School District. We became part of the Rockwood family 1.5 years ago. We were formally with Parkway, (who have even deeper issues than I am here to get into.) I have never had a negative thing to say about Rockwood. The exceeded my expectations and my children couldn’t be happier in a tremendous staff-filled school. With that being said, It’s hard to believe I am going to this magnitude and writing you this letter.

I read on a local social media page that the children at Eureka Elementary, who decided to not wear their masks today we’ve outted from their fellow classmates, and normal learning environment to be singled out like animals we enjoy looking at through glass at the zoo.

I come to you with this message to ask for your continuous help. I worry if this continuous battle between Rockwood School District and the community will be detrimental, to not only my children’s education, but their friendships, their views on trusted adults at the school, and the future generation we are shaping into. School is the only place I cannot protect my children and their rights.

I thank you for your time and all of your help.

Hang in there,
[….]

“…We were formally with Parkway, (who have even deeper issues than I am here to get into.)…”

Really? Do tell.

“…I have never had a negative thing to say about Rockwood…”

Wait for it.

“…staff-filled school…”

WTF?

“…It’s hard to believe I am going to this magnitude…”

Apparent, absolute, Richter, or pomposity?

“…I read on a local social media page…”

Ah, the font of all truth and knowledge.

They’re kids in elementary school, they don’t just spontaneously decide to not wear their masks. What kind of parent does it take to send their elementary school age kid in to confront their teachers in this manner?

“…I come to you with this message to ask for your continuous help…”

He’s the Attorney General, not the second incarnation of Eric Greitens (r).

“…I worry if this continuous battle between…”

Too late. You should have thought of that before you started it.

[….]
Subject: Mask-mandates in schools

[….]
Good evening. As a voter, school teacher, and a parent with a child in 4th grade, I think that we should have a mandatory mask mandate for our schools. It is a crime to choose otherwise. Our students as well as the staff need to be protected. It would be a travesty as well as a tragedy. Please reconsider. [….]

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Subject: We stand behind you!

Just kidding. You’re a power hungry fascist. LOL.

No, actually, you are. And that’s sad for you, and scary for me. You don’t represent me, my needs or my priorities. My taxes pay your salary, and that makes me naseous.

Your deperate, unfounded, anachronistic lust for control (guidance) is rationalized by hypocritical religious pablum. You know that, right? In your heart, you do, right. You’re not so dumb that you don’t right?

You’re building a house of cards, Eric, and it will eventually crush you.
[….]

[….]
Subject: Illegal? Hell, no!

Are you opposed to public health measures because you, in accord with your fellow travelers in the GQC, are in favor of death? In your case, that seems especially focussed on teachers and children.

Opposition to public health is not a platform. I have yet to hear you advance any positive agenda whatsoever. Nothing to offer the people of this state to improve their lives, health, or happiness. You offer nothing but death.

You need to resign and disappear. We could hardly hate you more.

[….]

“…fellow travelers…”

We see what you did there.

[….]
Subject: Mask Mandate

Dear Atty General Schmitt —

You are truly a moron – I WANT a mask mandate as I would love for my kids to be able to go to school without being afraid of dying. Go peddle your crap somewhere else.
[….]
Registered voter who votes in EVERY election BUT NOT FOR YOU.

[….]
Subject: Francis Howell School District

FHSD continues to mandate masks for students K-6th grade but makes them optional for 7-12 grade. Our youngest and most affected psychologically continue to be punished with these ridiculous mandates. Please help our kids. They also continue to quarantine students.

Thank you.
[….]

[….]
Subject: Raytown South High School

Attorney General Schmitt,

I just left a basketball game at Raytown South High School where they required masks for entry and had multiple PA announcements demanding compliance.

Sincerely,
[….]

For some reason the prison camp scene in the original Red Dawn comes to mind. Wolverines!

[….]
Subject: Wright City School District

To: Attorney General Eric Schmitt

The Wright City School District is not complying with the cease & desist letter/order. Students are being required to quarantine, miss activities, and in some cases isolated while in school for not complying.

Please help our children.

Sincerely,
[….]

This is so sad.

[….]
Subject: Cease & Desist Denial – RSD

To whom it may concern,

Additional emails need to be requested from Rockwood School District, specifically within the Uthoff Valley Elementary. I cannot provide a direct copy for fear of being made known through such an act. Email traffic from today within Uthoff valley will show acknowledgement of the cease and desist letter, but still a blatant disregard for it. Kids were still told to mask.

-Anon

Just the traffic?

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Subject: Parkway mask mandates

As a Parkway employee who is occasionally responsible for filling in for bus drivers, we are still required to wear masks, the students are required to wear masks, and we are required to give out masks to any students who forgot them. If you require proof of that you can see it plain as day on the bus security feeds. As I don’t want my job put at risk, I’d appreciate being left anonymous.

Regards,
[….]

If you send your name and email address to the Attorney General it’s part of the public record. In fact, this email is published here because of a Missouri Sunshine Law request addressed to the Office of the Attorney General. They complied to the request because it was their only possible response. The Attorney General’s Office did not redact your name or email address. We did. You can thank us later.

[….]
Subject: Please

Be sure the notification that the mask mandate is dead to healthcare/fitness and sports training centers
(e.g. Club Fitness, Lifetime, Sports medicine and Training Center) and the likes.

Thanks!
[….]

Please.

[….]
Subject: Mask mandate

Please be advised that I have a student at Saint Louis University and the school continues to mandate masks be worn indoors at all times, including the library, classrooms and residential housing common areas. The mask mandate remains in place although the campus also mandates all students be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or risk removal from the university.
[….]

It’s so cute that people believe Eric Schmitt (r) would even contemplate taking on Saint Louis University.

[….]
Subject: Rockwood Summit

Hello,
I am writing to let you know of my child [….] who was asked to leave Rockwood Summit High school today at 11:00 by [….] Please tell what my rights are at this time.
Thank you
[…]

Running in the hallway? Just a guess.

[….]
Subject: Kearney School District

Hello. I’m not a parent of a child in the Kearney School District. However, I have friends that their children go there. They are still trying to enforce mask mandates on their students and teachers.
[….]

You have friends?

[….]
Subject: Rockwood-segregation

Hi there,

I wanted to report that Rockwood schools (specifically the ones in Eureka) are sending older children home and are segregating the younger children in the library and not allowing them to be with their class if they refuse to wear a mask.

How is segregation legal?

Thank you,
[….]

In the library? You mean that place with all the books? That would explain the pearl clutching.

[….]
Subject: Info

You are not doing what is best and safe for children! Pitting kids against their schools for your own agenda should be a crime! If I did that as a teacher, I would be fired. Grow up and protect the people of this state! We are a global pandemic and you are acting like a TODDLER!

“…There are many copies. And they have a plan…”

[….]
Subject: Attorney general investigation

Hello. I live in Missouri. Our attorney general is blatantly lying to people about mask mandates that have been legally ordered by our ELECTED shool board. He is trying to get people to take pictures of my son and others at his middle school wearing masks. I hear he wants pictures of elementary students, also. I think that is very creepy/suspicious and that someone should investigate this. Is that something you guys can do? Please let me know.

Thanks,
[….]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s (r) anti-mask public school complaint email address: illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov

Previously:

A simple request (December 9, 2021)

We get a response (December 14, 2021)

We’re still waiting… (December 31, 2021)

There’s much more to follow (January 6, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 1 (January 6, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 2 (January 7, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 3 (January 8, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – clown (January 8, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 4 (January 8, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – Get In Good Trouble (January 9, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 5 (January 9, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – One Is The Loneliest Number (January 9, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – Photo Evidence (January 10, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 6 (January 10, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 7 (January 11, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – Generations (January 12, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – Pets (January 12, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – Pets

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Last week we received a response from the office of Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) complying with our December 9th RSMo § 610 “Missouri Sunshine Law” request for the contents of the illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov email address set up by the Attorney General to solicit complaints about mask wearing in Missouri public schools.

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s (r) anti-mask public school complaint email address: illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov

Inocuous monkeywrenching:

[….]
Subject: Illegal mandates
[….]

[….]
Subject: Tyrannical masks
[….]

Heh.

The submitted emails contain a significant amount of spam, some monkey wrenching in the form of the email address being used to subscribe to services of all types (including adult sites) and thus generating an automated ‘confirm your subscription’ email.

A significant number of the ‘tattle on our school district’ emails contain pages/web pages of attachments and email chains presented as ‘proof’ that run for pages and pages.

There are very view containing photos of school children as offered ‘proof’ of masking. Apparently even that was too much for the handwringing right wingnut crowd.

There are a number of sarcastic replies with mocking photos attached (of various types – ranging from inocuous [and funny] to more adult [extended middle finger]).

There are emails submitted taking issue with the Attorney General and his campaign publicity stunt.

Previously:

A simple request (December 9, 2021)

We get a response (December 14, 2021)

We’re still waiting… (December 31, 2021)

There’s much more to follow (January 6, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 1 (January 6, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 2 (January 7, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 3 (January 8, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – clown (January 8, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 4 (January 8, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – Get In Good Trouble (January 9, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 5 (January 9, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – One Is The Loneliest Number (January 9, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – Photo Evidence (January 10, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 6 (January 10, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – part 7 (January 11, 2022)

illegalmandates@ago.mo.gov – RSMo § 610 – Missouri Sunshine Law – email submissions – Generations (January 12, 2022)