Scott Faughn @scottfaughn
The difference between social media and real life was the cheering @mikeparson received today from the crowd in Sedalia when answering some urban reporters question about masks.
6:00 PM · Aug 13, 2020
Michael Bersin @MBersin
Missouri DHSS – Pettis County, Missouri 8/13/20 1,370.41 COVID-19 cases per 100,000.
People won’t be able to cheer the unelected Governor in Sedalia when some “urban” reporters ask him about wearing masks while they’re face down in a hospital bed breathing through a ventilator.
6:39 PM · Aug 13, 2020
The problem remains that it is the same planet.
Josh Hawley’s (r) campaign “flatbed truck” outside the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast in Sedalia this morning:
And, guess who else was there?:
Our old friend, Eli!
Eli Yokley @eyokley
.@HawleyMO brought his debate trailer to the state fair: “Where is @clairecmc? She’s hiding out in Washington, D.C.”
9:43 AM – 16 Aug 2018 from Governor’s Ham Breakfast
Much hilarity ensued. Some of the responses:
Senate is in session. Hawley wants MO to elect the first senatorial candidate who doesn’t even have the mental capacity to read a calendar.
Well, the Republican platform is ‘Government is broken. If it isn’t, we’ll make sure it is.” So he’d fit right in.
I see the Mitch McConnell election strategy is being used…keep Senate Dem candidates working & doing their jobs so Rs can use it against them.
She’s in DC because working for Missouri and he’s using it against her?
Enough of that nonsense.
Yeah… pretty sure she is Washington DC doing her job since the Senate is in session. Need a tutorial on how government works?
At work, Josh. Unlike you, when you’re working out at Wilson’s in Columbia, MO, 25 miles from your office, in the middle of the day, during the work week
This second? Yelling at an HHS official at a Senate hearing about not caring for unaccompanied minor children after they leave government care.
Isn’t he supposed to be running the AG’s office on a weekday? That thing he was elected to do?
In Washington DC doing what her constituents pay her to do – legislate.
@HawleyMO – I would hope voters would want a candidate to know the job they are campaigning for, and understand the work schedule. Or at least be able to hire staff to help you understand?
Claire’s in DC working. Remember @SenMajLdr forced everyone to work this month so Dems cannot campaign…er sorry, to affirm Trump’s judge picks. Anyway, it’s nice to see Josh took time away from the gym to launch a campaign to debate Claire.
Um…dude…she’s in D.C. because the Senate is in session, she’s a Senator, and it’s her JOB.
Maybe you could do YOUR job for a change, @HawleyMO? Or are you working out at Wilson’s this morning?
Uh, that’s where she works representing the people of MO. Kind of embarrassing for you if you don’t understand how this works.
That was probably addressed to Josh Hawley (r).
Hahahaha…she’s doing her JOB! [….]
Do not vote for @HawleyMO
He’s made a fool of himself … again
Voters found Senator @ClairecMc at work & doing an exemplary job
As a former prosecutor & a Senator since 2006, she knows the details, she has the strategy to roll up her sleeves, ask questions & find solutions
I found her. She’s doing her job
Duh, McConnell killed the August recess, to prevent the Dem’s from campaigning. But thanks for reminding all of us of the GOP’s cheating ways.
At least Claire was able to teach him the difference between a trailer and a flatbed, LOL.
That assumed he’s educable…
She’s WORKING!!! Turn on CSPAN.
Is @HawleyMO unclear as to what a senator’s job is? Does he know that Congress is in Washington? Very worrying if he doesn’t know these very simple facts.
Maybe if Hawley had McCaskill’s work ethic, he would have had time to investigate Greitens’ illegal coordination with A New Missouri.
Ouch. That’s gonna leave a mark.
I want him to hold a town hall so he can explain to me why he’s trying to take preexisting conditions protection away from millions of Missourians. I really want him to explain that one! #NeverHawley #VoteForClaire
Clearly that is a flatbed truck
The people of the Show-Me State know what’s up.
Wow. He really sucks at this campaign stuff.
Um, I think she’s at work.
He does understand the job he’s seeking will require him to be in D.C. a lot of the time, right?
Claire is in Washington DC. She works there. That’s where the Senate is.
Go get some funnel cake and a corn dog.
Have fun at the fair.
Don’t you people have jobs? Claire is at work not hauling a “flatbed” around the state like @HawleyMO trying to make us believe he’s a regular Missourian.
Take a leap. Hawley didn’t debate a single one of his primary opponents. #HawleyDidntEarnIt
Wow!! Just wow!! You know senate is in session right?!? She’s. Doing. Her. Job!! Do you need a lesson in government?
She’s doing her job as a US Senator today, dealing w/ reunification of families. That’s where she is. I’m sure you could check her website & get the long list of all the Missouri towns & events she has been visiting.
I think @HawleyMO forgot that he still has a job to do in MO. We know he never really wanted it, since he almost immediately started campaigning for the next one. He’d probably be equally useless as Senator…let’s not find out.
a ham-handed publicity stunt.
We see what they did there.
We found her. But don’t waste a good search party. See if you can find an honest Republican.
Dude, just stop.
This is embarrassing.
Wow, this really backfired on you!
Senate meeting today. She has a job to do, remember?
Not hiding, working. She’s in a hearing on unaccompanied immigrant youth. It’s an actual job as opposed to eating bacon
Uh, she’s working. She’s doing what she was elected to do. What are you doing besides putting on a sideshow?
Debate trailer? Do something meaningful with your time instead of creating political theater
Ah, someone else knows what it is.
Uh. Did you see her response? You owned yourself. Never ask a question you don’t want the answer to.
Wait, Claire responded? Yes, she did!:
Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
CSPAN. Right now. Important hearing on unaccompanied children. Doing my job.
10:02 AM – 16 Aug 2018
And some of those responses:
Ain’t no clapback like a McCaskill clapback!!
Local man steps on rake; repeats.
Haha. Tell em, Claire.
Read all McCaskill tweets with a Samuel Jackson “…motherf*cker” added to the end.
Claire McCaskill (D) clubs a baby harp seal… (August 8, 2018)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D): opening day at the Missouri State Fair (August 9, 2018)
… it’s a dead end job.
The “actor”, dressed in black (bless him), out in the sun, with a temperature in the 90s, attempted to harass Senator Claire McCaskill (D) at the Missouri State Fair. Almost everyone ignored him.
Do you suppose on the really hot days in Missouri they offer their campaign tracker the opportunity to fetch coffee at their headquarters as a change of pace and a respite from the heat?
Campaign Tracker: apparently a tie is now optional working attire (September 10, 2016)
Campaign Tracker: Where’s Waldo? (September 12, 2016)
Apparently, at the same time, Josh Hawley (r) was standing on a trailer somewhere in Blue Springs, Missouri.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D) attended opening day at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia today:
Talking to constituents:
The National Anthem at the opening ceremony:
Speaking with Missouri Democrats at the Missouri Democratic Party tent next to the grandstand:
Claire McCaskill (D) has had a really good week. Large primary turnout, the republican nominee steps on a rake (again)…
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) and Josh Hawley (r) (August 8, 2018)
Be afraid, be very afraid (August 8, 2018)
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D): not wasting any time (August 8, 2018)
Claire McCaskill (D) clubs a baby harp seal… (August 8, 2018)
Who’s the elite insider? McCaskill or Hawley (August 9, 2018)
They believe they’re paying attention, but they’re not by any reasonable definition of the concept.
Yesterday afternoon, after the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast, we posted a few photos on social media of candidates who attended the event. There was some interest in the image of Eric Greitens (r), the republican party nominee for Governor:
Mr. Truckerly @truckerly
@EricGreitens You must change from within. Destroy established corruption and seek real change. You have my vote.
4:29 PM – 18 Aug 2016
Well, it is a nice photo.
A champion in the battle to fight corruption in Jefferson City (or wherever)? Think about that for a second. One would assume that we all agree that money is part of the problem.
So how does someone who’s not exactly a paragon of transparency when it comes to very, very large campaign contributions become a champion for the cause fighting excessive money in politics (we assume) in the minds of his supporters? Cognitive dissonance.
As for the rest of us, we’ve already determined what Mr. Greitens (r) is, now we’re just trying to figure out who’s haggling over the price.
Our original, on Twitter:
Michael Bersin @MBersin
Eric Greitens (r) at the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast this morning.
12:49 PM – 18 Aug 2016
Twitter “likes” include Jane Cunningham (r), Sarah Steelman (r) and Austin Chambers (campaign manager for Eric Greitens?). These individuals are not exactly supporters of our Show Me Progress point of view – at least two of them have been subjects of our posts over the years. We appreciate the irony in their approval of our photograph.
Trumpoids at the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast (August 18, 2016)
Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast – August 18, 2016 (August 19, 2016)
Trumpoids at the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast (August 18, 2016)
Yesterday we made our annual pilgrimage to Sedalia for the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast, the largest concentration of politicians and office holders in one place in the state – outside of Jefferson City when the General Assembly is in session. It’s an opportunity for us to drive a relatively short distance and photograph (and sometime talk with) candidates and office holders. The entrance to this year’s breakfast was a more crowded and raucous affair than previous years. Even surreal. At one point Roy Blunt’s (r) cornfield image wrapped campaign bus was escorted along the entrance path by a golf cart – that driver parted the crowd with warnings to make way. I quipped to someone standing next to me that the scene needed to be accompanied by G. F. Handel’s “Arrival of the Queen of Sheba” from his oratorio Solomon. That surreal.
Some of the candidates:
Campaign Finance: no question (August 13, 2016)
Because we can.
Campaign Finance: not exactly a paragon of transparency (August 11, 2016)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): Your famos! (October 23, 2015)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): the Harper Valley PTA (March 8, 2016)
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r): Zika Chutzpah (June 29, 2016)
Rep. Billy Long (r): It’s your party… (December 30, 2015)
Chris Koster (D) in Columbia, Missouri – August 5, 2016 (August 6, 2016)
Chris Koster (D) – video by Jerry Schmidt – 8/5/2016 (August 6, 2016)
Wait, is that a happy tracker in the background? [It is.]
Nice people (August 3, 2016)
Campaign Finance: Oh, yes, there is a big difference. (August 12, 2016)
Does Roy really heart Donald? (August 13, 2016)
Does Roy Blunt really want to run on his record? (August 13, 2016)
Well, there is that lobbyist thing. (August 15, 2016)
Blunt was against Medicare before he he was for it (August 17, 2016)
Understanding your job… (September 5, 2015)
The Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast is a magnet for Missouri politicians running for office, statewide and otherwise. It’s an opportunity for us to see, talk to, and photograph political personalities, officeholders, and potential officeholders all in one place. This morning’s breakfast was no exception.
During an election year Missouri campaigns get their volunteers out to the breakfast wearing candidate (or issue) t-shirts, conduct campaign sign visibility, and offer attendees campaign stickers so they can express their support for one candidate or another.
This morning’s breakfast crowd was a little different than those in the past. A contingent of Donald Trump’s supporters, by their bearing appearing not to be previous attendees at the breakfast, conducted a somewhat more ornate and vocal visibility exercise along the path toward the entrance on behalf of their candidate.
Like barkers on the midway.
Voices: ….[shouted] Hillary for Prison! Benghazi! Right here, I got her in jail with all the crimes. There’s all the crimes…right there….There they are, Benghazi…conspiracy, false statements….
One bebuttoned Trump supporter took it upon himself to try to convince a volunteer for Chris Koster (D) why she should support Donald Trump (r) rather than Hillary Clinton (D). His appeal fell on deaf ears. Her skepticism was easily visible.
And that’s the Trump campaign in a nutshell.
…Throw out your breakfast garbage, and I’ve got a hunch, that the folks downstream will drink it for lunch…
Sen. Roy Blunt (r): bad, bad EPA, bad (August 15, 2014)
What if you had a ham breakfast and the Governor couldn’t be there? (August 14, 2014)
Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer (r) spoke Thursday morning at a republican press conference in the Farm Bureau building on the grounds of the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia shortly after the Governor’s Ham Breakfast. He was joined at the press conference taking issue with proposed EPA rules on water by Senator Roy Blunt (r) and Representative Vicky Hartzler (r). They also criticized regulation in general.
hy•drol•o•gy noun hī-ˈdrä-lə-jē</a>
a science dealing with the properties, distribution, and circulation of water on and below the earth’s surface and in the atmosphere
– hy•dro•log•ic or hy•dro•log•i•cal adjective
“…the way this rule reads as soon as one drop of water falls out of the sky EPA is on it. And that is a scary thought. Stop and think about that. As soon as one drop of water falls from the sky. It’s hydrologically connected to all the rest. Now the can technically get to it…”
Uh, why is that scary, is it because pollutants and contamination are stopped at an imaginary right wingnut miniature environmental border fence?
“…got a number of amendments in there to try and rein in the [Army] Corp [of Engineers] as well as empower the Corps to do a better job at what they’re doing…”
Apparently to right wingnuts those two actions are synonymous.
“…Uh, but EPA is not our friend, generally…”
Tell that to the people of Toledo, Ohio. Or South Tucson, Arizona. Or Times Beach, Missouri.
“…If we don’t push back they’ll push us…”
That, friends, is the right wingnut view of what America should be. In a nutshell.
Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer: ….I, too, want to extend my congratulations to all of you for all the hard work that you did in trying to support and get, uh, Amendment 1 [“right to farm”] across the finish line. Now, before I got up here a while ago somebody said keep my remarks crisp. So, that’s a new word, I hadn’t heard that before, it’s like, sure, I can be crisp. So we’ll keep, so we’ll keep it crisp here. But, uh, I did, I did want to congratulate you. I know it was a tough, tough, uh, uh, issue. There was a lot of concern about it. Uh, my office got a lot of calls on it, in fact, the last few weeks. And I tell people the best thing that happens is people call. They were concerned enough because of confusion out there that they took the time to call. And we could explain to them that this was an important issue because while it, it doesn’t necessarily do everything in the end to stop this, it puts a hurdle in the way. It put one more barrier for HSUS [The Humane Society] to come in and negatively impact our way of life, our agricultural industry as a whole, and or food supply in general. And so I think, uh, it was a great, great, uh, victory the other night. Uh, and we’re gonna continue to work with you and support you whatever, if they do a recount on it. So, let us know how we can help. Uh, but, again, thank you for all you do for agriculture.
With regards to the, uh, Waters of the U.S. proposed rule the other day we in the Small Business Committee which Sam Graves is the chairman of, and I’m vice chair of, he called a hearing. We had the number two person from EPA at the hearing. And boy did that gut get an earful. I mean, we have people from all over the country who, who are on our, on our committee that Democrats and Republicans both went after this guy, saying this was the most ridiculous thing you could imagine. And there’s, there’s a word in the law really is, is the sleeper in this whole thing. And it’s hydrological. All the water that’s hydrologically connected, so, in other words, every piece of, of, molecule of water that is connected to another one they can tech, technically regulate that. And so it was interesting because the EPA director was sitting, or number two person sitting there said, ah, no, we’re not gonna do anything about this. This is all about, you know, the waters that we can navigate. And the ones that we can oversee and blah, blah, blah. You know, it was interesting, because the real people in the real world who are on the panel who also testified said, you know what, the way this rule reads as soon as one drop of water falls out of the sky EPA is on it. And that is a scary thought. Stop and think about that. As soon as one drop of water falls from the sky. It’s hydrologically connected to all the rest. Now the can technically get to it. So, I think the, uh, you know, we fought this issue a couple years ago and beat it back. We have to stay united and work together, all of the different groups, all the industries, ag should take the lead, but there’s a lot of other issues out there that we’re working with as well that we have a direct in this and we need to work those as well.
Um, when it comes to, uh, other water issues there are things that are, I am directly im, im, impactful on and really like to work on from from the standpoint of the Missouri River and Mississippi River issues. Uh, we had, uh, a bill recently, a water bill that went through, got a number of amendments in there to try and rein in the [Army] Corp [of Engineers] as well as empower the Corps to do a better job at what they’re doing along the Mississippi and Missouri River. We stopped some unnecessary duplicative studies that are wasting money, also helping to empower EPA to do more regulation, and so we were able to cut some of that out. Uh, but EPA is not our friend, generally. And as a result we have to be very careful to whenever they say they’re here to help us ’cause quite frankly they’re, generally they’re not. But, uh, all you know that.
Continue working with us. We’re excited about the opportunity to represent you in Washington and fight these battles. Together we can win, together we can push back. And I always tell people, I say, you know, when you don’t agree with what’s going on you gotta get to us, get us information, and we gotta push back. If we don’t push back they’ll push us. We have to stay united, you have to push back, don’t give in, don’t give up, and we’ll win.
Thank you very much.
“…Corporations are people, my friend….human beings, my friend…” Someone else said that somewhere a while back.