….In response to the increase in positive COVID-19 patients in and around our county, Henry County Health Center (HCHC) is issuing a health advisory to all Henry County residents.
Craig Thompson, CEO at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare (GVMH) reports an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients in the hospital, as well as an escalation in the number of people testing positive for the virus. “All the COVID-19 patients we have in the hospital have not been vaccinated,” said Thompson. “With the vaccine there is still a chance that you could contract the virus, but it could mean the difference between experiencing mild symptoms or a lengthy hospital stay.”
….It is the recommendation of HCHC and GVMH that those who have not received their vaccination become vaccinated as soon as possible.
HCHC recommends that residents continue to maintain social distancing, practice good hygiene, and continue wearing a mask in public if you are not fully vaccinated.
Megan Jaeger introduced herself as a Christian, a homeschooling mother of two, a wife to a military member, the owner of a farm north of Warrensburg and was previously a physical education teacher. She is also a member of Johnson County Freedom Keepers, which hosted an anti-mask protest in front of JCCHS last year.
Jaeger said she decided to run for the position after she made public comments during JCCHS board meetings over the last year. She said her questions were dismissed and board members told her that she was misinformed about mask safety. Jaeger said she never received responses to emails made to JCCHS regarding COVID-19.
Jaeger said she also decided to run because parents and educators she spoke to felt their voices were not being heard by the board.
Jaeger said she believes the role of the health department is to inform citizens and allow citizens to make their own decisions. She claimed that implementing a mask mandate is “overreach” and stated she would not support actions violating human rights or body autonomy.
Jaeger said she believes the JCCHS board lacked transparency. When prompted by an attendee, she said if elected, she would provide her email and phone number to the public.
Chris Prener @chrisprener
Wow… Johnson County’s local health board contains a newly elected anti-vaxx member. Missouri has some of the lowest vaccination rates in the nation. Local public health officials poisoning the well does nothing to help us.
[….] 8:00 AM · Jul 12, 2021
Some of the comments:
Michael Bersin There was a candidate who was highly qualified and didn’t even come close – a retired nurse practitioner who had served as a commissioned officer in the Public Health Service.
Those who didn’t vote in the election got the board member they deserved. Everyone else suffers.
These folks frustrate me to no end. She just has “questions” but no answers. Uh huh. So what’s her big idea to solve the pandemic? Still waiting on an answer.
(sorry for the language, i am running out of patience with these folks around here) [….]
What I find continually ironic is that when those opposed to the vaccine become get COVID, they trust healthcare workers to use science to treat them-& through their ignorance they put those people at risk. The levels of ignorance, entitlement and selfishness are so frustrating.
How does someone like this get elected to anything.
Whoever wrote this article [Fox News] kind of sucks, given that they presented her idiotic viewpoint pretty much as an “equal” to the reality… When it’s not even close to reality. Irresponsible journalism
Well, it’s Fox. But she’s popular on Facebook, around here, in Warrensburg. Sadly.
That doesn’t surprise me at all… I’m sitting right on the Cass/Johnson County line… 90% of the people around here appear to have been turned into deranged cultists over the last year or so and that’s just all there is to it.
States routinely accept federal monies and resources e.g. roads, highways, bridges and flood relief. Why should you oppose federal assistance to help Missouri residence get the vaccine if they want to be vaccinated?
It is one thing to be Antivax and it is another to push your belief on others. If your science is so good, why would you stop the information about the “other side” informed choice
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board It’s not about censoring information. It’s about government overreach.
Why are they censoring the science?
Uh, who is “they”?
Megan was elected because she represents the views we already have here in Johnson county. She’s not pushing us. We decided against getting the vaccine all by ourselves.
Disinformation is not helpful. Missouri is in crisis and you make it worse.
Please resign I see you have 0 education or credentials to backup your positions
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board The board is voted in by the people. The community spoke.
Apparently, by attitude and ego, it was by 15,000 votes?
what is the purpose of the feds? I’m needing an update please!
Uh, universal mail service, for starters.
Everyone needs to put up a no trespassing signs immediately. They better not show up here
Doesn’t want universal mail service?
Looks like you enjoy watching COVID spread and kill people. Don’t think you’d make a good member of the health board, sorry.
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board Did you vote in the April election?
Uh, the job is to serve the entire population, not just the millions who voted for you in a landslide.
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board Who determines misinformation? If it can be backed by facts, it isn’t misinformation. You claim I don’t care about health because we abstain from vaccines, that claim is misinformation. Our personal choice to not participate in this medical procedure began when members of our family suffered severe reactions.
The plural of anecdote is not data.
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board I’m not advising against vaccination. I’m encouraging everyone to do their due diligence. I share information for informed consent.
“I’m not advising against vaccination….” Yes, you are.
You obviously care not a whit for the health and well being of others, or you’d be promoting masking and vaccines.
Why did you have to get the media involved?? That seems to be the trend now days, whatever it takes to get attention. If you’re not an “anti-vaxer” and want others to make decisions for themselves, why did you go as far to reach out to the media to be interviewed on a KC news station? That’s a bit extreme and seems as if you’re taking such an avenue to shove your beliefs down others throats. Also, I’d really like to know your background – what medical training do you have other than googling and sharing articles that you agree with?
Yes, I’m a nurse. Yes, there is a certain vaccine I did not have my daughters get due to my firsthand knowledge of adverse reactions. But that does not make me label ALL vaccines as bad. I am a recent leukemia survivor and had a bone marrow transplant whose immunity is still low and I received the COVID vaccine. Thankfully my body developed antibodies to COVID thanks to the vaccine. Does that mean I’m 100% safe? Absolutely not, but it makes me feel much more safe.
Megan Jaeger for JoCoMo Health Board I was contacted by Linda Wagar last week. I’m just as surprised as you that a KC news station would care what I think. Please don’t assume you know why we abstain from vaccines. I shared more about the interview Wednesday.
Ah, yes, that little known Federal law requiring people to talk to the press and exhibit their foolishness while doing so.
lol, lol, more hillbillies gonna croak from covid!
Unfortunately so, especially when simple actions could save lives.
This is what we face as a state and nation, and why we can’t have nice things.
Missouri Representative Bill Kidd (r) recently reported on social media that he contracted COVID-19. In doing so he made a quip (more than once) about the vaccine. Part of the conversation:
[….][response] Ok I think my post got deleted by mistake…. first off if it is a Republican agenda to NOT get the Covid Vaccine… I did not get the memo! One of Dallas’s #1 Heart Doctors told me DIRECTLY to GET the vaccine… not a fake Doctor or unqualified Doctor!!! Sorry you both are going through this! I know people that were VERY good friends that have died and others with LONG lasting complications. Take care and God Bless!
Bill Kidd [….] oh good grief, it was a joke.
[….][response] it wasn’t a very funny joke. Words have consequences. You are in a position of power and people will believe what you say. I believed you.
Alayna Chapie KFVS Yesterday at 11:56 AM ·
4:40 p.m. UPDATE: 648 shots administered. 1,302 still available.
3:25 p.m. UPDATE: 517 shots have been administered so far. They started with 1,950.
Update: At 3 p.m. ANYONE can go get the COVID vaccine at the Knights of Columbus. The health department has opened it up to anyone to avoid wasting the vaccine.
A mass COVID-19 vaccination clinic is happening right now in Bollinger County at the Knights of Columbus in Leopold. Officials say they still have over 1,000 doses to give out. No appointment is necessary, but you can register before hand at MOStopsCOVID.com/navigator. The event goes until 5pm today. KFVS-TV
Bollinger County, Missouri has a population of a little over 12,000.
Some of the comments:
4:40 pm update: 648 shots administered. 1,302 still available
this is insanity. Can you find out what they’ll do with the leftover vaccine? Possibly send them to St. Louis?
I just got this answered! I was told they will not go to waste. They will be transferred to another agency following MO DHSS protocols!
So many thanks! My daughter made a mad dash, two and a half hours on a moment’s notice hoping that a shot might be there and it WAS!!!
What percentage of the population isn’t able to drop everything and make a mad dash? Just asking.
Thanks so much for the great lead! My daughter (an educator) is rushing there but coming from STL is still a couple of hours away. If anyone gets there and finds they’re out of vaccine, I’d appreciate an update so I could keep her from driving the rest of the way.
Can you confirm address? I’m struggling to find the exact location
This wasn’t advertised well. I live 15 miles from there and didn’t know it was open to the public. I have been waiting for a vaccine for over a month. I have had two appointments that were canceled. I Amon a waiting list. Frustrating!
A mass vaccination clinic in Leopold, MO operated on a first-come-first-serve basis yesterday due to overallocation.
Gov. Mike Parson allocated almost 2,000 vaccines for the clinic. The Bollinger County town’s population of 65 did not fulfill that allocation, leading the health department to open the clinic up to anyone who wanted to be vaccinated.
In today’s COVID-19 press conference update, Gov. Mike Parson was asked if instances like this one, where rural counties have more shots than people showing up to get them, are a waste of vaccine.
“I’m not aware of that,” Parson says in response to the assertion that almost 66% of the clinic’s vaccines went unused. “Maybe you know more than what I evidently do, because I don’t think that’s the case at all.”
EFFERSON CITY, MO (KMOX) -A Wednesday mass vaccination event in southeast Missouri’s Bollinger County, that saw only 648 of 1,950 available doses administered, has Missouri Governor Mike Parson defending the state’s distribution plan. Parson denied again that rural areas are getting more than their fair share of the vaccine. “The formula is the same wherever it is,” he says. “It’s based on the population where you are at so there’s nobody in rural Missouri getting vaccinated any more than anyone in urban areas. It’s just not happening.”
A state spokesperson says the 13 hundred doses that were not given out at the event, were sent to a major pharmacy in the area so they could be administered.
Thursday in northwestern Missouri, some 1,100 doses were sent to ta mass vaccination event in Princeton, Mo. Only 401 shots were given out Wednesday.
State of Missouri – General Election, November 03, 2020
As announced by the Board of State Canvassers on December 08, 2020
U.S. President and Vice President 9 of 9 Precincts Reported
Donald J. Trump, Michael R. Pence Republican 5,167 86.361%
Joseph R. Biden, Kamala D. Harris Democratic 750 12.536%
Governor 9 of 9 Precincts Reported
Mike Parson Republican 5,063 85.121%
Nicole Galloway Democratic 773 12.996%
State of Missouri – General Election, November 03, 2020
As announced by the Board of State Canvassers on December 08, 2020
St. Louis City
U.S. President and Vice President 222 of 222 Precincts Reported
Donald J. Trump, Michael R. Pence Republican 21,474 16.041%
Joseph R. Biden, Kamala D. Harris Democratic 110,089 82.238%
Governor 222 of 222 Precincts Reported
Mike Parson Republican 23,380 17.527%
Nicole Galloway Democratic 107,296 80.437%
Senator Roy Blunt
January 26 at 2:45 PM ·
Statement on my vote to declare it unconstitutional for the Senate to proceed with an impeachment trial of a president who is no longer in office:
“I believe the constitutional purpose for presidential impeachment is to remove a president from office, not to punish a person after they have left office. No consideration was given to impeaching President Nixon when he resigned in 1974. The Constitution hasn’t changed and the Congress should not set a new, destructive precedent.”
Some of the responses:
How about removing his secret service protection after he spent his term making money off them. How about making sure he can’t run again. And most importantly, keeping him from getting intelligence briefings that he can’t be trusted to keep secret. Are those things worth doing?
I disagree Senator
You are helping to perpetuate the myth that trump won, and I suspect there will come a time when you will regret helping to destroy the Republican Party.
The house impeached him before he got out and the first time he should have been removed this was a unforgivable move on his part you cannot let him get by with this do your job
So, the president can not be held accountable while in office, because he is in office, and he can’t be held accountable when he leaves office, because he has left office. Using your logic, EVERY president is in fact a king or ruler, answerable to no one. Remember that when the Democrats use it against the Republicans.
So let me get this right(correct) – The senate decided to hold the impeachment trial after the inauguration so as not to disrupt the inauguration. Now, impeachment is wrong because he is no longer president. He was not going to be president on February 8th when Moscow Mitch decided that it was best to wait. So maybe Mitch should be tried for being an accomplice to Trump’s insurrection.
This guy is freaking nuts. He definitely needs to go.
I guess Roy doesn’t understand the constitution, but hey whatever.
Trump did incite an insurrection against the United States. That is a fact. And the Republican Party has supported him in all his antiAmerican behavior. Watching you stand behind Trumps shoulder in front of the cameras was always disappointing to me as a citizen of MO. You have been on the wrong side of all the care that we as a nation has taken to better our world. You will never have my vote, and I pray that you will have second thoughts about your backing of Trump, and instead back our country.
If only we had some arm of the government who’s job it was entirely to decide constitutionality…. oh wait isn’t that the Supreme courts job?
Pretty crazy were in a time where “unconstitutional” has become a catchall for anything Republicans don’t agree with. Lost an election, disagree with a long established policy, different point of view? Unconstitutional.
I say if the Senators do not want to do their jobs, just resign. In the years to come we will all find out exactly why all the GOP people are so terrified of #45. I remember the look on all their faces 4 years ago. The GOP party has lost their minds hopefully the conservatives will renew their fate in their party. Right now they look like fish on shore flopping around. Pitiful looking cowards for not doing their job!!!
So as a US Senator you choose to IGNORE and LOOK THE OTHER WAY when trump, the PRESIDENT of the UNITED STATES incited insurrection BY URGING his followers to storm and destroy the U S Capital – SEAT OF AMERICAN DEMOCRACY? YOU ARE NOT A PATRIOT.
Except he was in office when he did what he did, and the whole point is to keep history from repeating itself with another Trump campaign. Weird how anything the right disagrees with suddenly becomes “unconstitutional”.
I’m incredibly tired of Republican stall tactics that block legislative actions and enable individuals to avoid consequences. Former President Trump should be held accountable despite Mitch McConnell’s insistence on waiting until the day before Trump left office to accept the articles of impeachment from the House. We ARE paying attention and will vote accordingly in the mid-terms. If anyone believes Trump is done causing trouble they are wrong. Now is the time to stop this blight on our democracy.
Disagree. The destructive precedent is to ignore the dangerous actions of someone holding or having held the office of President. Maybe your position is guided by self-interest
Congress needs to follow through, and provide consequences for actions that led to some tragic events. They need to act accordingly to show future generations that behavior such as Trump’s and his cronies is not acceptable, and that there are consequences. To say, yeah well he’s gone now is also not acceptable and the process needs to be completed.
Fuck you Roy. Don’t you have anything else better to do? You fucking waste of space
There is whole list of people that need to be held accountable. Everyone is responsible for their own deeds and words.
Fuck all the way off man
For 4 years you have condoned everything that Trump has done. I believe that makes you just as guilty as Trump for the Jan 6, 2020 attempt to overthrow the will of the people. If you can’t prosecute Trump because he is no longer the president, then every politician that commits a crime while in office merely needs to resign and then you would say it’s too late to prosecute and for the sake of unifying the Country we need to just forget about it and move on. Get real Senator.
Without accountability there is no justice. Do your job Senator. If this was not an impeachable offense, what is?
Given the fact that we’ve impeached people who’ve left office before, your “belief” is obviously self-serving bullshit. You are giving license to future office holders to break the law, betray the country, and act horribly without possible consequences. You are a terrible human being.
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Read the comments. Then you will truly understand why this is not an American century.
Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].
Today on Facebook:
Governor Mike Parson
This Christmas, let’s work to keep our families, our neighbors, and ALL Missourians safe during the pandemic. This means social distancing, wearing a mask, and washing your hands, not just one of these, but all three.
Be responsible. Avoid large gatherings and crowds. Limit interactions to less than 15 minutes. We know our actions DO make an impact. This is a critical time for our state, so let’s do our best to protect one another.
Some of the responses:
We’re not all Christians, Mike, keep your preaching to your personal page.
free speech. Not everyone is an atheist or or religion
and he is representing a government office which, by the constitution, means that he may not show favor to any one religion.
well I am and I want to hear it and give thanks. If you don’t like it simply log off
hah you have no authority either.
nah but the constitution does ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
well the constitution was written by Christians. Duh
good for you, go to church
well the constitution prohibits the government from favoring any one religion. Duh
ok take god off the almighty dollar
yes please. It was added in the 50s, like with the pledge.
I celebrate Christmas. That doesn’t mean I give my representatives a pass for violating the constitution.
sin e you don’t believe,,,it doesn’t exist, shouldn’t bother you in the least ,,,so move on,,,,,
I believe the constitution exists,,,so I won’t move on,,,
as I’ve pointed out multiple times, it prohibits favoring any one religion. See the Establishment Clause.
if you’ll notice in my original comment I suggested the governor post his personal beliefs on his personal page. This page represents his office.
it’s part of who he. Like I mentioned before if you don’t like it just log off
and like I’ve mentioned, that’s not how government representation works. If my representative is not following the constitution, I’m well within my right to express that and demand he do better.
all religion besides Christianity will get you thrown into hell fire.
That’s good to know.
I don’t care. That’s for church, not government offices.
yeah, with the constitution.
5,000 dead Missourians. Failed leadership.
was he supposed to wipe your nose for you? Take care of yourself or move to one of the nanny states.
Pelosi made sure you got 600 bucks. And illegal aliens get 1800.
And 500 monthly in accidents car. 4000 a month in abortion. And all the killing 500 get real
those numbers simply are not true… MO averages about 700 or so auto fatalities EACH YEAR, not 500 a month… And who knows where you pulled that abortions number from… you’re clueless and a bit incoherent.
Take it up with China
Do you complain about flu deaths every year?
Now that you ask, yes.
yes because one man can control the actions of millions of people as well as a microscopic virus that was man made by Fauci in China.
could have done those 3 things 7 months ago. Could have worn masks and avoided public gatherings and social events with no masks. That’s a start. Failed leadership. Answer that
ot is called individual responsibility for your own actions. Freedom means there are consequences to choices and each must pay the toll for their own choices. If you want government control move to Germany, they are inspecting houses to be sure people never leave and fining them 500 Euros if people are not home when inspected.
Yes, but people are paying the toll for other people’s choices.
noone is paying a toll for anyone’s choice but their own. Avoid hotspoylts and danger zones and you will be fine if you keep yourself clean, get rest, exercise and stay away from people you ou do not know.
Everyone but me in my family is high risk and noone has gotten it yet because we have all been careful.
Not everyone has the luxury of staying away from people they don’t know. There are elderly and compromised people that are still in the work force. I know of an Amish woman who got it and she never leaves the community (she survived, at least).
You are in a secular office of the people. Not all of them are Christian. Do not use your public office to make wishes of just one religion. You have not noted Hannukah, Diwali, Kawanza, or Yule or any other winter Holidays. If you are only going to mention the holiday of your religion put it on your personal page.
Has reading comprehension issues:
obviously you know nothing about our constitution or what it was patterned on or what guidelines it followed. Try reading Leviticus in your Bible if you have one. It was based on Godly, biblical principles. And Christmas is the time we celebrate the birth of Christ. Other holidays have their own dates, so let them celebrate then.
Christmas isn’t a Christian holiday, it’s a pagan holiday.
hah. You have no authority.
as a constituent I can ask that my leaders respect the people, and follow both the State and federal constitution. Based on your view, you have no power either, so what it the point of that statement?
…Yule is the Pagan Holiday. Christmas, specifically in the context of the Governor’s post is a Christian Holiday. It celebrates the birth of Christ. Hence the name Christ-Mass. As both a member of the Pagan Clergy, and having a degree in Religious Studies, I am a bit of an expert on this.
Whatever faith you are you must not observe kindness and not judging others!!!
High ideals. No follow through.
ah shut up. Read, view and pass if you can’t say something nice go protest somewhere else!
No, our constitution was not based on Biblical principles. You need to drop your Bible and read a factual history book. Here’s a real shocker for you, the people of Israel aren’t Christian and neither was Jesus.
once again you take something out of context. Did I say that America was a Christian nation. NO…I did not. I said it our constitution was based on Biblical principles, which in fact was given to Israel, God’s chosen people and nation. Read your Bible.
clearly you missed the post where he wished Happy Hannukah
the point is that Parson is only acknowledging one religion/religious holiday, and marginalizing other religions..
I didn’t take anything out of context. Maybe you need to return to school and quit reading the Bible.
The constitution protects your right to read the Bible, but is not based on Bible teachings.
yes! We are all free to worship who and how we please and our leaders should not be representing their personal beliefs. He should keep it to his personal page, not as the Governor
Democracy = majority rules over the minority. Majority voted him into office. He can express his religion as he likes whether in office, or after hours. If you wish to control others that much, go to a communist country.
I do have authority. Given to me by Christ Jesus. I may be an expert too. Since I have an associate degree in theology and working on my bachelors degree. Your either for Jesus or your against Him.
one nation under God. Kick rocks…
Stay in school, kids.
Now the governor tries his hand at preaching to deflect from his gross lack of pandemic leadership, all the while chomping at the bit to get the vaccines going to somehow compensate for coronavirus deaths on his watch.
no worries you’re going to get your free $600. Born to live: live to die. Get a life lady.
get a life. He sure as hell didn’t cause the virus and what about you take care of yourself? I took care of myself. Didn’t wait around for anyone to tell me how to take care of myself.
“He sure as hell didn’t cause the virus”. Whoa that’s got to be yet another Parson level diversion quote. “Take care of myself”? Unfortunately not everyone in Missouri has that absolute luxury. Plenty have to get out in the public to earn a living and when the other do not use Covid precautions they expose the virus and infect others. Selfish Parson doesn’t want to require the mask to protect others obviously because it would hurt him politically. Instead, he diverts by preaching masking at us.
if you then think a mask protects you, then wear one. It does not need to be government mandated.
Uh, it protects others. Sociopath.
be happy for once!
It’s hard to “be happy” when infected Missourians are cramming our hospital beds and when Covid eats their lives away.
Mike Parson has done an excellent job. Probably why he was re-elected by the majority.
you make stupid look natural
if a mask can’t protect YOU, then how is it supposed to protect others? And there are millions of mask wearers, yet the numbers aren’t going down. Why? Because it’s a virus…only a good immune system can fight a virus. An continually worn masks deplete your own immune system. And fyi, I wear one where required, but am not stupid enough to wear in in my own car alone with windows rolled up, or outside in my yard with no one around. This is not about a virus. It’s about government control. Wake up!
Over the years on the social media platforms I use I restrict who and what I follow to the point that I know the vast majority of people who I encounter (read) to a few degrees of separation and/or I am fairly certain they’re real people.
And, I post on Show Me Progress. When someone comments here it is held until I approve it. Since I hold the keys to the shop I see all of the background information not available to the casual user, which includes the posting IP address and the commenter’s e-mail address. Again, I can ascertain if a comment comes from a real person with a fair degree of certainty.
In 2016 (see below) I wrote about the disaster that was the Missouri State Democratic Convention. That drew interactions and comments from Bernie Sanders supporters that ranged from polite condescension to outright hostility. Nothing, really, about party unity.
Now in 2020, at this point in the presidential nominee selection process after the Nevada debate and the question about having a plurality of delegates, not a majority, posed by NBC’s Chuck Todd (I know, he’s useless), I started seeing posted material from Bernie Sanders supporters, contrary to the DNC 2020 rules which all the candidates and their campaigns know, that the candidate with a plurality (if no one has a majority on the first ballot) should feel entitled to the nomination on the second ballot.
The last multiple ballot nomination at a Democratic convention took place in 1952.
Back to 2020. In my comments on various discussions about the issue I have pointed out that if no candidate achieve 50% + 1 on the first ballot, that’s what the subsequent ballots are for (and those ballots include “uncommitted” PLEO delegates).
Nothing has changed from 2016. In these various venues I have encountered self-identified Bernie Sanders supporters who have responded with comments, again, that range from polite condescension to outright hostility. One accused me of possessing a “broken centrist brain.” Heh.
There was one prominent exception. One. This person wrote, after I invited them to read my 2016 account and the subsequent comments on Show Me Progress: “…thanks to the link to your report on the state convention in 2016. I don’t dispute anything in it. You did a good job of reporting. I will say that I have put considerable effort into figuring out what to do with the ‘car we caught’ that day…”
So, here we are, four years later, in two caucuses and one primary out of 57, and very few people have learned any lessons from 2016.
I have no confidence that enough people will do so in time so that we can save ourselves.
Senator Kamala Harris (D) [2019 file photo].
Vice President Joe Biden (D) [2013 file photo].
Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper (D) [2019 file photo].
Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro (D) [2013 file photo].
Former Congressman John Delaney (D) [2019 file photo].
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D) [2019 file photo].
Senator Amy Klobuchar (D) [2019 file photo].
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) [2019 file photo].
Marianne Williamson (D) [2019 file photo].
Congressman Seth Moulton (D) [2019 file photo].
Senator Bernie Sanders [2016 file photo].
Congressman Tim Ryan (D) [2019 file photo].
Senator Cory Booker (D) [2019 file photo]
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D) [2019 file photo].
Three down. Fifty-four or so to go. Still.
Old media is ready to wrap up the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
I suppose in the 2020 November General Election I could attempt to write in “Jill Stein,” just for the irony of it.
I’m truly heartbroken over the heinous shooting in Texas today. Events like these are a reminder that cold, cruel reality can show up at anytime. It reminds us to hold our loved ones close and to always pray for our neighbors and our community.
Now more than ever, it’s time for America to have an honest discussion on the causes of these horrific events.
As these events too frequently dominate the headlines, I urge my colleagues to address the core problems that lead to these senseless acts of violence – addressing the pervasive mental health issues in our country, having an open dialogue about motivators of hatred and violence against other fellow Americans, and stopping criminals from illegally obtaining guns. Above all, we need to re-embrace values of life, respect, and the intrinsic worth of every human being.
Some of the responses:
Thought , prayers, mental illness.
How about we have background checks on private sales ? I also think we need a Red Flag law in every state 72 hour hold on your weapons if you are talking self harm or hurting others.
I have known a lot of people with mental health issues. I’m not afraid of them. I’m afraid of people who own guns and feel empowered to use them. Don’t hide, Rep. Hartzler, behind a party line. Be an independent thinker and work to protect Americans from gun violence.
You did nothing to address this issue the whole time you were on your break. You are always heartbroken but never willing to take any action. You talk about mental health but represent a state that is one of the worst for people getting access to healthcare. When will you be willing to do something besides post about it?
I think we need to do more than pray.
Y’all cut funding at CDC for mental health, so once again your concern about how mental health is playing a roll in all the mass shootings is nothing more than a party talking point! I want a BAN ON ALL ASSAULT WEAPONS! I WANT UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS! Pretty simple steps that YOU refuse to initiate or endorse!
Respect for life is all but gone from pur society. Kids watch violence and play violet games from the time they are toddlers. Then we expect them to grow up compassionate humans. We need to address what gets put into the minds of people, the lack of parenting, drugs, bullying, and so much more. Mental illness is a part of the equation and getting the fear out of being open is a huge obstacle.
Uh, people in other countries consume video games at a higher rate than Americans, and yet their gun violence rates are significantly lower. You think it’s the water, maybe?
That last statement is truly laughable given your record.
How would you know the underlying factors? The CDC can’t effectively study the problem because of people like you. Those with mental health challenges have been shown through research to NOT be any more likely to conduct mass murder. The NRA owns you.
You have an opportunity to enact common sense solutions to this challenge based on evidence.
You choose to do nothing.
Blah, blah, blah…. Your party FAILED to do ANYTHING after 20 BABIES were slaughtered in Connecticut. Not just shot, their bodies were blown to bits.. Live with that… THEY voted DOWN legislation that the people of this country wanted passed..
So, are you now for background checks? I can’t tell by the way you characterized the problem.
From the evidence available, it’s perceived racial superiority that motivates most of the mass shooters.
Vickie. These shooters do not have mental health diagnoses
Children are in cages – “re-embrace values…worth of every human being.” Umm
How about you start with an honest actual townhall, and then start to enact some GUN CONTROL? Oh wait, the NRA controls you.
How about telling McConnell to bring the house bills to the floor for a vote? Your party refusing to do anything is a BIG part of the problem.
Let the CDC and others actually study the situation and PROVE the connection to mental health … oh – right – they have – there isn’t one.
Hint: IT’S GUNS, VICKY
You’re a joke. You have no spine. How about a #townhall to talk about gun violence and real solutions, like background checks on every sale?
You don’t appear to care about life or you would stop cutting food stamps, encourage MO leaders to expand Medicaid, and impeach Trump before he starts WW3.
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A GOP “shooting gallery” manned by an Uncle Sam at the Holden, Mo., Street Fair has some people concerned….
Not to put too fine a point on it, yesterday an individual dressed up as Uncle Sam set up shop with a representation of shooting gallery, complete with a toy gun, made up of photos of Democrats – this next to a republican college student group booth at the Holden, Missouri fair. Of course, either intentionally or randomly, who knows, the fair organizers had placed the Johnson County Democrats booth directly across from the republican booth.
People took pictures and then posted them on social media.
Small town Missouri racism. Booth selling KKK/ Confederate flags with no US flags for sale or present. The US flag in the picture is the booth next door. You do not get to pick your neighbors.
GOP had a “game ” toy gun and a Shooting Gallery with Senators pictures on it. Great Family Fun shooting at Senators.
Raymond James is a Johnson County Democrat who was manning the Democratic party both at the fair.
The flag vendor booth was another booth which was in close proximity to the other booths.
A photo of the republican booth and shooting gallery posted in the Facebook post comments:
In case you’re not convinced, the shooting gallery is labeled “shooting gallery”.
We’ve seen this individual at public events before.
With a Hillary Clinton (D) effigy in a tiny jail cell outside the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast in 2016:
Outside the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast [August 2016 file photo].
And at the same venue a little over a week ago:
Outside the Missouri State Fair Governor’s Ham Breakfast [August 2018 file photo].
In addition to the newspaper coverage we’ve heard that a Kansas City metro market television station sent a crew to the fair today.
In an interesting turn of events, demonstrating brilliant public relations and damage control strategies, the street fair authorities have apparently issued an edict of “a plague on both your houses” and booted the Democrats and republicans from the fair.
This post is from Ray James Chair Johnson County Central Committee.
As previously posted, the Holden Chamber of Commerce asked the Democratic Booth to leave at the same time as the Republican Booth from the Holden Fair Tonight. We did not ask or discuss reasons why. We packed up when told to do so and left. We were told we may still participate in the parade 5 pm Saturday.
At this time we are considering it. I will post by 2 pm Saturday if we will participate.
For those scheduled to staff the booth I thank you for your time.
Any questions or concerns about the actions of the Holden Chamber of Commerce Fair Committee and what / how they reached a decision should be directed to them. Remember they put in long hours to put on a fair in a very thankless job.
There was no yelling, name calling, heckling, interference by Democrats staffing the booth with any other booths at the fair.
We did not complain to the Fair organizers, Holden Police or the staff at the Republican booth about any actions by any booths at the fair.
We did notify the Johnson County Republican Central Committee, Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler staff, Secretary of State [Attorney General] Josh Hawleys campaign staff of the unacceptable actions of the Republicans at the booth with their having a Shooting Gallery “Game” complete with Targets of US Senator Claire McCaskill and a toy gun.
Tonight the game was renamed as the words Shooting Gallery were replaced and the toy guns were not present. I did not see if the pictures had been changed. The Gentleman who brought the “game” was again in attendance. Interestingly he brought an American Flag and insisted he had one present on the 23 Aug. I refer you to the pictures posted from the 23 Aug. The Gentleman clearly has memory issues or was untruthful on this issue.
I was contacted by several media organizations and did give two interviews between 3:30 and 4:00 pm to Channel 5 and Channel 41. In which, I stressed the unacceptable actions of the Johnson County Central Committee Sponsored Booth.
It is never OK to Joke about shooting a person or to encourage others to actually commit violence. As to the intent of the “game ” I would direct all questions to the Johnson County Central Committee as it was their booth.
Any further questions by Johnson County Democratic Club members or Central Committee members please contact Ray James.
The CC does not intend to issue a press release or to contact media concerning this matter but we do anticipate further media interest. I have referred all questions, as to why we had to suspend operations, from media organizations back to the organizers of the Fair as we did not discuss/ask.