Didn’t you vote for the “grab them by the pussy” guy or did I get that wrong?
It’s not like he made a clenched fist/solidarity sign to Capitol rioters.
He’s not wrong. And your guy did this daily for four years.
Can you please direct me to your tweets criticizing Trump for the language he used in office or how he treated reporters?
I don’t remember you having a problem when Trump described the press as being the enemy of the people and called rivals scum.
Josh misses the president that bragged about sexual assault and planned a violent coup
Havent seen you round these parts much lately. How is Virginia?
Give me a break. Remember the former guy and the things he said? Don’t be so hypocritical.
Dear Mr. Hawley. You should be very familiar with the phrase you are referring to. I’m sure you have heard it many many times. I often describe you with the exact same phrase. When using the phrase to describe anyone from @FoxNews, it is totally appropriate.
I mean…. He isn’t wrong. He could say the same of you.
It’s a lot more presidential than inciting an insurrection.[….]
I think he should call another press conference just to repeat himself!
He was absolutely correct in that assessment, after all.
I’m surprised you’ve still got pearls left to clutch, figured they’d all have disintegrated from overuse
Don’t worry Joshy you’ll never have to worry about being Presidential
Honesty is the best policy. Try it sometime.
Clutch those pearls, Josh. [….]
Sometimes you just have to state the obvious.
And yet again this isn’t going the way you thought it would.
On Friday Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) filed lawsuits against a number of Missouri school districts that have rejected his assertion that the school districts cannot enact mitigation efforts during a deadly global pandemic.
Lawsuit filed against the Rockwood School District by Eric Schmitt (r) .
THE STATE OF MISSOURI ex rel. ERIC
JULIE KELLER; MEGHAN KING;
CINDY SCARATO; NAOMI SHULDBERG;
DEREK WATSON; and
Two emails submitted about the Rockwood School District to the email@example.com email address set up by the Attorney General to solicit complaints about mask wearing in Missouri public schools:
From: Meghan King [….]
Sent: 12/8/2021 6:36:21 PM
To: firstname.lastname@example.org [….]
Subject: Fwd: Important Rockwood South Middle Health Information
Still happening at Rockwood.
From: Naomi Shuldberg [….]
Sent: 12/8/2021 4:30:19 PM
To: email@example.com [….]
Subject: Rockwood School District Segregating my kindergartner for not wearing a mask
Hi Attorney General Schmitt,
We are in the Rockwood School District in Saint Louis County.
I walked my kindergarten daughter into her school today without a mask and your letter in hand. Her principal did initially let her go to class without a mask, but said that she would need to reach out to her district supervisor and then give me a call later. After she spoke with her supervisor she let me know I had three options. I could come pick her up, I could send her back to class with a mask, or I could send her to the library to learn for the rest of the day segregating her from the rest of the class.
My daughter hates masks so much, but still wanted to stay in school so she chose to go to the library to learn for the day. I have an email into the district asking them how they feel they are above the law and how legally they have the right to segregate my healthy child away from her classmates because she refuses to put a mask on her face that is illegal and unconstitutional for them to enforce in the first place.
Our interim superintendent Dr. Ricker responded to your letter yesterday basically by stating that his attorneys assure him that he does not need to follow the law. Another thing that is unique about Rockwood is that our board has never voted on the issue of a mask mandate. Our superintendent has been the only individual making the calls for our entire district.
I appreciate all you are doing to help put the power to parent our kids back into our hands. I look forward to what type of enforcement action you will take against our district and specifically Tim ricker who is the worst of them all.
Additional lawsuits against school districts filed by Eric Schmitt (r) include:
WARRENSBURG R-VI SCHOOL DISTRICT
MINUTES OF BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR BOARD MEETING Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 7:30 P.M.
District Office Conference Room, 201 S. Holden St.
Warrensburg, MO 64093
At 7:56 PM, Board President Mr. Justin Johnson reconvened open session.
Approval of the Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan (SRCSP) The administration and Board discussed the Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan. Input from staff, parents, and patrons aided in the formulation of this Plan. Mr. Gary Grigsby moved with a second by Mr. Tom McCormack to approve the Safe Return to In-Person and Continuity of Services Plan with the addition of the mask threshold metrics and a school year start in Plan A. Vice-President Dr. Scott Chenault asked that a roll call vote be taken.
Aye: Mr. Johnson, Dr. Chenault, Mr. Sergent, Mr. Gary Grigsby, Dr. Julie Lewis, Mr. Tom McCormack, and Dr. Bridgmon. Nay: None. Motion passed.
Unanimous. That’s also called “local control.”
….The information referenced in this Plan is based on district policy EBB, County – Johnson County Community Health Services (JCCHS), State – Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), and National – Center for Disease Control (CDC) restrictions, guidelines, and recommendations.
Here is a look at our weekly COVID-19 numbers in Johnson County.
Total number of tests to-date: 76,788 PCR and 65,173 Antigen
The Positivity Rate is the percent of positive cases out of the total number of tests done.
7-Day Positivity Rate: 25.6% for PCR TESTS ONLY
Total of those vaccinated in Johnson County:
34.4% of Johnson County is fully vaccinated
38.9% have initiated vaccine.
(per state dashboard)
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) is a sociopath.
Interestingly, even with the significant number of complaints about masking requirements in private and parochial schools submitted to the firstname.lastname@example.org email address Eric Schmitt (r) doesn’t appear to have filed lawsuits against them. Why would that be the case?
Attorney General Eric Schmitt (r) didn’t need to open up his state funded “snitch on your local schools” email address. His office could have simply visited school district web sites and/or directly requested information. Aside from involving individuals in his U.S. Senate primary campaign publicity stunt, his actions damage the relationships between the community and their local school teachers, school administrators, and elected community school boards.
Wanda: Oh, right! To call you stupid would be an insult to stupid people! I’ve known sheep that could outwit you. I’ve worn dresses with higher IQs. But you think you’re an intellectual, don’t you, ape?
Otto: Apes don’t read philosophy.
Wanda: Yes they do, Otto. They just don’t understand it. Now let me correct you on a couple of things, OK? Aristotle was not Belgian. The central message of Buddhism is not “Every man for himself.” And the London Underground is not a political movement. Those are all mistakes, Otto. I looked them up.
Attorney General Eric Schmitt @AGEricSchmitt
An analysis done by the AGO using DHSS COVID-19 data in Missouri’s school districts from December 29, 2021 to January 11, 2022 shows that mask mandates are ineffective in schools, and that non-masked districts fared the same or better than masked districts. 2:30 PM · Jan 21, 2022
Republicans control the house, senate and executive branch of Missouri government. Yet, if I took a drink every time a Missouri Republican used the work “tyranny”, I would need to be treated for alcohol poisoning.
Define tyranny and Marxism and where you are seeing them in America! And cite your sources.
Rock bridge elementary school still wearing those mask. Why don’t you go to court against that?
Why doesn’t he go to court against his kids’ school? [….]
Man, this guy is really getting desperate
We noticed that, too.
How about fighting a virus. Respecting your neighbors isn’t tyranny. Try Keeping kids in school instead of fighting to perpetuate the virus in our schools.
Yeah, we read about that somewhere…
Marxism hasn’t shut down 62 Public School Districts in Missouri this month & flooded our hospitals so severely they’ve required Federal help. Covid has. You’ve fought every mitigation action against Covid, yet the non existent “Marxism” is the boogeyman you’re using?
He gets results!
Foreign policy for $200, please. Who is Marie Yovanovitch?
The desperate pandering is humorous if not repulsive
Fight tyranny, Crush Fascism, Love America.
Sounded good in your head I’m sure
Fight Jabs. Crush Local Control. Love myself. [….]
Blah, blah, blah. You are a broken record
Is a capitol insurrection tyranny? Only one correct answer. You may sit down after your answer. #GOPCoup
You have a crush on Marxism
That’s exactly what they told him at his junior high school lunch table.
Can you please retweet this wearing the cowboy hat and boots so we know you really mean it? Also, why would the party of small gov’t sue individual school districts, even though you will lose?
Dang it Missouri, our AG has been drinking again.
Delete your account
Vote out authoritarian weasels.
Please define Marxism first, Eric.
Tyranny is an AG who goes around suing school districts for trying to take steps to protect their children, teachers, and their community.
YOU are the tyrant.
All you guys have are trigger words to rile up your base. None of which any of them can actually define.
The GOP has no substance. Just a lot hate.
You’re losing to a sexual predator so this bumper sticker slogan doesn’t seem to be working.
You really became a full-on clown to try to win this upcoming election, huh.
Meanwhile you’re going to lose the primary to a guy who should be in jail for SEVERAL reasons. Bravo, Eric.
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.”
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?
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.
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.
Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s (r) anti-mask public school complaint email address: email@example.com
We finally received a response this afternoon 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 firstname.lastname@example.org email address set up by the Attorney General to solicit complaints about mask wearing in Missouri public schools.
That’s over 8,000 pages in four files.
It’ll take a while to go through it all.
In a quick reading through the start of the first file of email responses sent to email@example.com there is a very interesting mix.
Self-identified parents and school district employees seem to delight in turning in their schools and school districts. We never get out of junior high school.
There were several emails with a request to not reveal their identity because they feared some form of retaliation and/or the discontinuation of their at-will employment. Seriously. RSMo § 610 doesn’t allow for that. Guess what? All of that information is contained in the document. Pro tip: public business is public, with limited exceptions.
There were emails chastising Eric Schmitt (r) for wasting public money on this campaign publicity stunt.
There were several response from adult/porn sites confirming the sign-up of the firstname.lastname@example.org email address. Apparently some residents of Missouri have knowledge of these sorts of things.
There were parents complaining about mandatory masks and other COVID-19 protocols at their child’s parochial school. Think about that for just a second.
There will be more, with details, to follow.
Eric Schmitt (r) [2021 file photo].
An eagerness to punish public schools, cluelessness, willful ignorance, and sarcasm from Missourians. Who would have thought that possible?
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Over the last 2 years, Congress has provided more than $80 billion for the administration to improve & expand COVID-19 testing capabilities. Congress, and the American people, need to know the administration’s strategy & how @HHSgov is using taxpayer funding. 11:12 AM · Jan 4, 2022
“Over the last 2 years…”
Joe Biden was sworn in as President on January 20, 2021, less than twelve months ago.
On March 18, 2021, nine months ago, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The vote was 50-49.
Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation: Xavier Becerra, of California, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services)
Vote Number: 125
Vote Date: March 18, 2021, 11:59 AM
Required For Majority: 1/2
Vote Result: Nomination Confirmed
Nomination Number: PN78-2
Nomination Description: Xavier Becerra, of California, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
Not Voting 1
Blunt (R-MO), Nay
Roy Blunt (r) voted “No”.
What an asshole.
Some of the Twitter responses to Roy Blunt (r):
Suddenly, you’re so concerned.
We noticed that, too.
Were you worried in summer 2020 when we learned Jared Kushner spent tax payer $ on test kits and held them back? I had covid in July 2020 and waited in line 5 days in a row for 2 hours a day to get a test. We still don’t have an answer about where those tests went? Why?
Isn’t this a state problem? Isn’t the money sent to them to manage this??
Isn’t this where MO AGO sues? How is a mask mandate considered “government control” but suing school districts and county health to prohibit masks not “government control”?
There is a test shortage because Republicans refuse to get vaccinated. According to Gallup, 40% of Republicans “don’t plan” to get vaccinated, versus 26% of Independents and just 3% of Democrats. Use your voice to convince Republicans to get vaccinated.
What happened, Roy? Didn’t get a cut you were expecting? Your state fights protection measures in court, & distorts test/case results. Biden is ramping tests up mega-fold. If people would get vaxxed & practice safety measures, we wouldn’t need so many tests. Help w/ solutions
Republicans were in charge the first year. The only plan was the President’s son-in-law telling Governors to “work the phones.”
After Trump said stop testing? Parson says MO has a stock pile of tests. Where the hell are they? Might want to take a look at your party/cult.
Roy, the governor of the state you represent (but don’t live in) just washed his hands of Covid mitigation.
Meanwhile, we are again hitting unprecedented Covid infection rates. The ICUs are near capacity AGAIN.
Why not find out WHY our Governor is AWOL in this fight?
Because you are just a spectator in the government. Apparently
2 years ago?
Who was president then?
Well what does it matter our Governor says get it, deal with it, and what happens happens. Mo. from a GOP leadership perspective has no intention of doing anything to mitigate the virus anymore. Parsons says we’re GOOD, the kings have spoken so the commoners must submit.