Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
The question is….who gave this story to Politico. It’s embarrassing for Schmitt. Why didn’t someone explain this to him? Which Senator or his staff leaked this? I will hazard a guess. And it rhymes with folly.
Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
We are deeply concerned about reports that Columbia middle school students were subjected to adult performers during what is historically a MLK Day celebration. This is unacceptable. 3:48 PM · Jan 20, 2023
It was a drag show, asshole. You know, individuals in fancy costumes lip-synching show tunes.
Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
Parents weren’t clearly informed of the contents of the program, and adult performances are not diversity. Columbia Public Schools should focus on educational experiences that prioritize math, reading, writing, science, and history, which parents expect and demand for their kids. 3:48 PM · Jan 20, 2023
Some of the responses:
Let the locally elected SCHOOL BOARD deal with it! You have bigger issues to deal with. I was subjected to Bob Hope & Danny Kaye in drag as a child. It didn’t change my sexual orientation & I expect you saw them too. This hysteria you are stoking is wrong.
It wasn’t that long ago that DJT was motor boating Rudy Giuliani in drag.
Why are you doing this? You are spreading a lie for political gain.
Remember when Milton Berle, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Flip Wilson, Harvey Korman, Tom Hanks, Dana Carvey, Robin Williams, Jamie Farr all dressed as women and it didn’t make you want to be a transgender woman?
We are deeply concerned that the GOP pass laws forcing girls to give birth to babies, grant her rapists rights over the child, keep or make child marriage legal, refuse to prosecute or sentence rapists or test rape kits. Groomers are family, priests, coaches not drag performers.
Sure, just lie and gaslight
Did you ask what they were from the school or are you only listen to people who saw nothing.
I know that you’re a politician and used to lying but come on.
“Columbia Public Schools invited students to attend the event, according to parents posting on social media sites such as Facebook. Parents were required to fill out a permission slip.”
Absolutely every single bit of this is a lie and you know it
They were informed. The event was listed on the permission slip. The event website had all the details. Parent’s responsibility to confirm everything about the events they are GIVING PERMISSION that their kids can attend.
I really want to dissect what exactly made this an “adult performance”. There was dancing and lip syncing to family friendly songs, so what exactly makes this adult content?
You’re losing it, Chief.
You and the @MissouriGOP are the embarrassment #MAGAMorons
What was adult or offensive about the performance? There are plenty of videos. Show us what you object to specifically. Parents signed off on their kids attending the event and anyone who looked at the public information for the event knew there would be family-friendly drag.
What do you mean by “adult performers”? Are the performers supposed to be only children?
Or is it that they were drag, and you’re trying to use a euphemism to hide your bigotry?
That’s right wingnut framing for you.
Wow, this was really confusing. I thought you meant that the performers should be children/students and instead adults performed. Goodness gracious, learn to explain things. And there is no problem with this in any way!!!
This is a local control issue, not a state issue. The correct process is for parents who believe there was an issue to contact their school board directors. Parents have more influence and control at the local level when we let these systems work.
They had to sign permission slips, also what about 3 drag performers *dressed modestly* is “adult entertainment”?
You will just use this gaslighting to further your agenda of dismantling public education anyway.
So was it Ms Doubtfire?
are these adult performers in the room with us now?
Busy day? I know Missouri public schools are short of funds. Maybe you should focus on that.
When I think you’ve finally hit Rock bottom you manage to scratch and crawl your way deeper. You are gaslighting for your repulsive base. You have no legacy remaining other than a liar.
I am more concerned that Missouri continues to be a national embarrassment.
So I have done family friendly improv performances for decades. Many in Public schools. We played women characters regularly, even wearing wigs and dresses. We were applauded regularly for our “clean” humor. Is that now unacceptable?
Why don’t you just think of it as a skit with the characters in costume?
Now don’t you feel better?
Lol, ok dude.
“… reports that …” is pretty vague. Does that mean you posted this before investigating said reports and therefore cannot comment on specifics?
3 fully clothed drag queens. Nothing inappropriate unless you are a hateful bigot.
Imagine being an adult and taking everything your Grandma claims happened on Facebook or forwards you in an email seriously and at face value.
Now imagine you are also in the Governor’s office in a State of 6 million people.
Transphobic Governor clutches pearls.
You know what’s unacceptable Governor Hee Haw?? That I have fewer rights than I did when you took office. That the MO House argued over what women wear. That you rednecks are terrorizing children over their pronouns. That MO is FORTY NINTH in school funding. Those are REAL issues
No you aren’t.
You’re happy to be presented some distraction politics.
Spare us your ludicrous outrage.
Calm down. Good grief.
Don’t you have anything better to do than try to stir up trouble with lies?
It was probably ANTIFA! Right governor?
Probably sarcasm Right?
Read a book, get a life.
Well, more than one.
I am deeply concerned that you are the exact opposite of what MLK lived and died for. Don’t use his name to spread your hatred.
It wasnt adult entertainment. It was just men dressed as women, singing songs.
Your hyperbole is showing your hate. [….]
“Adult performers”… So, like, actors?
Children see more half-naked adults during football games, my Guy. Ban cheerleaders & shirtless Midwestern drunks covered in red and gold paint, & then we can talk about what performances you consider too “adult” for children to see.
In 2023, this passes for what the Governor of the State of Missouri attends to.
Are you deeply concerned when school football players dress up like cheerleaders for funny skits at their school events? Or the girls dress up like the boys football team? If not, why not?
Who is the “we” you reference? I think most Missourians are worried about actual problems. The Columbia BOE can handle any concerns their parents have.
We are deeply concerned that Missouri children are forced to give birth to their rapist’s baby.
We are deeply concerned about children being gunned down at school.
You are deeply concerned about costumes.
Thoughts and prayers, girl.
Who cares? It’s New Zealand. Focus on Missouri and the US, damn
It’s all he’s got. That and naming Post Offices.
Caring for the people of New Zealand through 2 terms as PM during the last 6 years is quite an accomplishment. She’s an accomplished leader
Everyone hates you
No one will remember you.
Imagine being human enough to step down from such a huge position of power because you know when to step down? Ask your colleagues that question. What a terrible comment.
As much as Hawley is an embarrassment you are much worse.
Good lord – now he thinks he has an international platform. #NewZealand had 2400 deaths with 90% of their population vaccinated. You, on the other hand, sued school districts who were keeping kids safe. #StopThisSchmitt
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
▪️Stop reckless spending.
▪️Fight government overreach.
▪️Secure our border.
▪️Protect individual liberty
▪️Take on Big Gov/Big Tech censorship
▪️Dismantle the Administrative State
You had no problem with the 2 trillion tax cuts for the rich.
I agree. Govt overreach into my uterus is unacceptable.
Get right on that, liar.
And reckless trillion dollar tax cuts for the wealthy with no offset who pay only about 4% income tax already? Sheesh. Tell the whole truth. Don’t learn from your Trump and Santos.
It’s good to know you will protect women to make their own healthcare decisions and protect same sex marriages.
Aren’t you part of the administrative state that you say should be dismantled? In this new order of yours does it include allowing women civil liberties? Does it include the Lgbtq+ community? Does reckless spending mean cut any spending that helps the elderly and working class?
You’ve been elected. You can stop the campaign rhetoric and actually do something to fix what you perceive as a problem. What legislation have you prepared to do this. My guess NONE
Govt overreach: banning books, banning abortion, banning transsexuals from everyday life.
All GOP goals.
25% of our Country’s historical national debt is from the four years Trump was president. 25%!!!
LOL, you’re in the minority. Stuck with Huckster Hawley. What a shame.
He gets to name some Post Offices, maybe.
Says the man who wants to remove a woman’s choice.. and black history..”And in this country, we believe in individual rights, and we believe that people can speak their minds without the government or the regime censoring them or telling them what they can say and can’t say”
The whole reckless spending thing, kind of your party’s fault.
That’s a pretty big list of promises for someone who couldn’t win many cases as my MO AG!
That job is just a step on the ladder for ladder climbers.
Well it sounds like he is going to flap his gums and file useless lawsuits just like he did as AG.
And maybe name some Post Offices. Maybe.
Take on big government did y’all just take away the individual rights of 50% of US Citizens? Missouri did worse then that. Do you are a liar
Just cheap slogans that mask the extremist GOP agenda to wreck our economy and gut social services.
What a Statesman. And you’re the smart guy in Missouri?
pretty fucking rich considering you signed away women’s bodily rights. why don’t you shut the fuck up about “fighting government overreach” and “protecting individual liberty” and stop tweeting during the time i am paying your ass to work.
Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
Republicans are fighting on behalf of the American people for a government that works FOR them, not AGAINST them. 2:02 PM · Jan 18, 2023
Some of the responses:
Is that why conservative districts have a shorter life expectancy?
I’m pretty sure Jason is fighting AGAINST America.
You’ve represented one of the poorest districts in the country for more than a decade. In that time, absolutely no progress made for your constituency ! In fact it’s worse !
Who are you fighting for ?
Oh please. I like SS. Medicare Libraries Public Schools. Roads
Okay, what Jason meant to say before all his lies got in the way was:
Republicans are fighting on behalf of their SUPER-RICH DONORS for a government that works FOR THEM, and AGAINST the MIDDLE CLASS American family.
Like you fight for the Boot heel? Yay, can’t wait.
Possible sarcasm there.
Lol no they’re not
Yes, Santos is a stellar fraud ripping off the elderly & disabled veterans. Such an honest party.
You voted AGAINST certifying the 2020 Presidential election. You sure it’s the AMERICAN people you’re working for? Cause it seems like you oppose the orderly transfer of power and favor The Big Lie. Some patriot you are.
-want to strip social security
-want to end Medicare
-give huge tax breaks to rich people
Do tell us all about your time as Missouri Attorney General, Eric (r).
Eric Schmitt (r) [2022 file photo].
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
The COVID tyrants and The Experts™️ were wrong about every significant decision for 2 years yet none of them will ever apologize or will ever admit their catastrophic mistakes.
Republicans died at higher rates of Covid because of liars like you
Can you explain how this will help us in the future?
That’s just ridiculous. Public health officials acted appropriately according to the best available information. Even if that later came to be seen as improper, that’s just the way it goes. Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know.
Eric Schmitt (r) slept through all of his science classes.
Eric Schitt is vaccinated.
Why do I know this?
Because he couldn’t become a multimillionaire sitting in the senate if he got sick, had long Covid, or worse, all the while instilling fear and propaganda to further his goal and scare up votes for him.
Why are you crying about Covid precautions when your party is about to crash the economy by not paying our national debts?
Were they wrong? Your red wave didn’t come to fruition because y’all killed half of your base with lies. [….]
Actually, buddy, COVID deniers were wrong. Precautions saved lives. But you know that, don’t you. Just trying to play to the base.
Liar, liar, pants on fire. The Covid disinformation spread by people like you is responsible for more than 1 million US deaths.
1.3million dead Americans say what???
You got the vaccine. Are you going to publicly say that was wrong?
Shhh. His base can’t know this.
We don’t apologize to deplorables.
Your followers deserve better.
What is @EricLies lying about now?? Oh! The #TrumpCovid years and that whole bleach thing. #Missouri deserves better
Cannot not? What’s with the double negatives?
Ah, the power of the double negative.
Also, Eric (r) apparently slept through his English classes.
Speaking of tyrants…former MO AG Schmitt sued MO school districts over mask mandates, asked parents to send videos of schools who violated his mandate destroyed morale-turned parents against teachers instead of supporting districts during Covid.
You sound like someone who doesn’t believe millions of people didn’t die worldwide.
Including relatives of mine.
Please stop dishonoring their lives and their families and friends and loved ones.
I can’t even imagine how many people would have died had we done nothing. But continue going off. Over 1 million Americans dead. You guys don’t care.
Says the guy who sued school districts for trying to keep kids safe. You’re ok with children dying. The rest of us are not. But keep telling us what a good Christian you are. You make Hawley look good. And that’s not easy
Bullshit you lie.
There’s a reason there’s disinformation, it’s the fools like you.
You were vaccinated, I assume your children were as well. Enough with the lies from you and the rest of the GOP.
You’re such a tool
Don’t you ever get tired of being the Covid blow hard in charge? Big words with no facts = lies. That’s you, E.
Kindly fuck every conceivable manner & way off, you complete #Schmitthead.
You are the walking embodiment of a fool who thinks he’s smart.
POS Eric doesn’t understand how science works.
My god you mental midget. This is what Missourians get for electing this Josh Hawley devotee.
The “catastrophic mistake” was electing you to the senate. You are a nut job hillbilly.
You’re an idiot!
Still following the same BS. How many Missourians died because of your stupid politics.
You’re a complete nut. Congratulations on selling out.
* From Missouri DHSS “Statewide COVID-19 Deaths, by Week” – data through January 16, 2023.