Despite the 90+ degree temperatures, these God loving patriots are standing up to protect kids from “family friendly” drag shows in Warrensburg. I stopped by to hand-deliver some water/Gatorade and personally thank each one of them for staying true to their conservative beliefs and fighting the good fight. Drag shows are not for innocent kids and I am glad to stand alongside these good folks who are trying to protect our children.
They didn’t have enough sense to bring their own water? Just asking.
By the way, where was your fellow letter writer Rick Brattin (r)?:
…Not only will I have your back, but I am willing to stand alongside you as you protect our community…
Just not in 90° temperatures and high humidity, apparently.
A people loving patriot across the street:
“Those who abide in Love abide in God”
…Running for something?
Interestingly, Denny Hoskins (r) worked the folks with the intolerant signs, walked across the street and shook the Warrensburg Police officers’ hands, but he didn’t bother to go into the venue to greet his constituents attending the Pride Festival.
Citizens For Hoskins – Active
PO Box 118
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Committee Type: Candidate
Election Outcome Political Office 8/6/2024 Primary Election Statewide Office
Some of the responses:
Standing up ??? They are protesting other citizens rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?
Imposing their judgment for the judgment of the actual parents of the under 18 attending.
BTW no laws broken. Besides parents, mandatory child abuse and Law Enforcement present to observe. So again no laws were broken.
Your constituents were also inside the venue. Why didn’t you speak to us inside?
What is wrong with drag shows? They are not sexual. People are wearing costumes and acting for entertainment.
A big thank you to Denny Hoskins for showing your support and big thanks to everyone that braved the heat to try and keep the children of our community from being exposed to these highly inappropriate performances.
What is inappropriate about it?
I can’t believe there is anyone left that you need to convince of your Homophobia with a Facebook post. You are a disgrace to the office. Hate is nothing to be proud of. The majority of your constituents don’t agree with this and you know it. Your constituents were inside as well but you hate them. It’s disgusting how you flaunt and show off your hate. Zealots aren’t supposed to hold office.
Just enough expedient bluster to repeat unfounded accusations, but not enough moral compass and courage to walk a hundred feet further and through a door to see for himself.
Some (former) constituents are more equal than others, eh?
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 241
H RES 456 YEA-AND-NAY 31-May-2023 4:25 PM
QUESTION: On Agreeing to the Resolution
BILL TITLE: Providing for consideration of H.R. 3746, the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023
—- YEAS 241 —
—- NAYS 187 —
Voting for the rule allows the resolution to pass.
The final vote on the resolution:
FINAL VOTE RESULTS FOR ROLL CALL 243
H R 3746 RECORDED VOTE 31-May-2023 9:21 PM
QUESTION: On Passage
BILL TITLE: Fiscal Responsibility Act
—- AYES 314 —
—- NOES 117 —
Yes and no, Mark (r). Such strong principles.
Mark Alford (r) [2022 file photo].
Mark Alford @RepMarkAlford
Tonight, I have voted “NO” on the Fiscal Responsibility Act.
[….] 8:13 PM · May 31, 2023
Some of the responses:
WE KNOW the former🍊(that you still defend [….]) did NOT give tax breaks to the working poor, He gave them to the RICH.. Is THAT what you’re hoping to accomplish as a Representative Mark??? Because that’s the way you are headed. CANNOT WAIT until YOU ARE VOTED OUT.
I can’t wait until Alford and Hawley are both in the unemployment line !
You voted yes on the rules though.
He knows most of his constituents won’t see that.
Thoughts and prayers…
You should’ve stuck to reading news from a teleprompter, Mark.
Mark, you are just another MAGA Republican who is willing to see the United States default on its debt just to harm the Biden Administration.
Loud and clear – you don’t support honoring debts.
This is sad. MO needs to do better.
You are against fiscal responsibility. So sad.
As a MO constituent, you did not do what I would have wanted. You would rather put the economy in a recession and leave my mother’s ss income to be delayed. As for the 87,000 IRS agents, they were to be hired to process tax returns. You lie just like all the Republicans.
Why do you think China says: “the US government is broken”?
Is it because childish extremists would rather default the full faith and credit of the US rather than agree to a compromise?
I think it is- you’re playing right into China’s hands.
First paragraph – We have to keep up with China’s spending
Second paragraph – We need to cut our spending
Third paragraph – Other (not me) people to get spend money and that’s not fair.
Fourth paragraph – I’m trying to cut jobs
Fifth paragraph- I’m not a puppet (I’m a puppet)
Fat lot of good that did you.
Alford for default. Got it
You voted NO bc you have no backbone. You’d rather see the country go down in flames & blame the Dems instead of JUST HELPING PEOPLE. You’re afraid of China & yet you say you trust in God? You believe building up a war machine is as important as building a WALL? THAT’s NOT FAITH
You’re CHOOSING to let American kids go hungry! You’re CHOOSING for them to go without medical care! You’re CHOOSING to forget about Veterans & the elderly’s hard earned money taken for YOUR benefit..
You’re an irresponsible representative. You ran up the bill. Now pay it.
So you think sabotaging the world economy would’ve been a good thing? You need to find a new puppetmaster.
Reducing the IRS budget increased the debt because it means lower tax receipts. Hedge fund and venture capital people pay capital gains taxes on their income. The wealthy get tax deductions on private planes and yachts. Come on. Be serious.
Mark (r) missed that train a long time ago.
Such a Christian move. You and the rest of the #gop want to kill poor people, women, and seniors. #GOPwaronseniors
You voted to cut my healthcare, don’t pretend you care about veterans again.
No one’s reading all of that nonsense and your digital media team needs to replaced.
Without any irony whatsoever Mark had his staffer write some word vomit about why he’s a no vote the first line reads “After careful thought, deliberation, constituent consultation and prayer” What an absolute 🤡 does anyone believe he did any of those things?
What a piece of poop [….]! You rather see the US default and the American ppl suffer for your selfishness. You did not think about Voters and impact it will have on families and households not to receive their benefits/paycheck. Voters will not forget. #GOPClownShowContinues
Sad and pathetic but whatever I’m glad the bills will get paid without you buck passing hipocrites. You’ll be more than happy to deficit spend as long as goes to corporate greed or mililary grift.
Of course you did you useless tool. Only a fool like you would rely on ‘prayer’ to make your decisions instead of actual bona fide research.
Jess Piper @piper4missouri
I keep seeing folks saying that a trans lifestyle is being shoved down their throat. I have never had a trans person knock on my door and try to convert me. I have never had a trans person leave lit on my car. I’ve never had a trans person threaten me with fire if I don’t agree. 1:04 PM · May 29, 2023
Jess Piper (D) [2022 file photo].
Some of the responses:
Why can’t they just ignore it, like they do school shootings?
Every trans person I’ve ever met just wanted to blend in. Let people live their lives.
Somehow in their minds, other people simply existing is “shoving it down their throats.”
They want to be victims so badly.
I’ve never had a trans person suggest I should be trans like them.
Allowing trans people to exist in peace is apparently “shoving it down their throats”. Mmkay.
By “down their throats,” I think they mean, “having to acknowledge they share the same planet with.”
I think there has been a huge uptick in trans media being widely broadcast lately, but it isn’t by trans people, it’s by outraged right wingers constantly reposting trans content. They’re shoving it down their own throats.
LGBT+ people being allowed to exist is of course what’s really bothering the right.
I’ve never had a trans person leave a tip with a tract disguised as a twenty dollar bill
They said the same about gay people, and interracial marriage, and nonchristian families, etc.
People who create false narratives about lifestyles being forced upon them are usually the same people who fantasize about forcing their own preferences on others. These are the words used to justify oppression.
Ditto. And I’ve known trans people since the 1980s. Most of them are just plain helpful.
I wonder too, how many who say this are also in the group wanting to insist everyone must abide their definition of love and marriage. Yet do not see that as shoving their view in anyone else’s face.
These are the same people that said the same thing about interracial marriage and people being gay. They are bigots but they are trying to hide it by saying “I’m fine with it, I just don’t want to see it”. These are not serious or mature people.
A trans person lives in my house and I don’t feel like they’re forcing anything down my throat. They probably feel like I’m forcing sci-fi/fantasy shows down their throat. I think they’ll like Sandman once we start it though.
Yeah, funny how “Hi, I exist” is seen as the most horrible affront, while chasing someone down yelling about hellfire is supposed to be just fine
My trans students have been…students.
To a bigot, the mere existence of trans or other queer people openly being who they are is experienced as “shoved down my throat”. Just a continuation of their traditional view of “uppity” people of any stripe.
I’ve never had a trans person yelling through a megaphone to repent as I walk down the street
Neither have I. Weird. It’s almost like… they aren’t.
It’s all performative.
I’ve had a trans person knock on my door.
We invited her to her goddaughter’s birthday.
True. And I was just thinking that I‘ve never had a trans person tell me they were trans. Like they don’t even mention it if you aren’t all up in their business.
Yea. Queer people existing is simply too much for them.
I remember 15 years ago when they said “the gay agenda is being shoved down our throats!”. And 10 years ago. And yesterday
I also haven’t seen billboards and people on corners with signs indicating I must repent and become trans.
I’m hearing it’s like multi level marketing. Recruit 100 people and get a car.
I have met many people who are LBGTQ throughout my life. None have tried to convert me ever! They are some of the kindest most considerate people I have met. Their lifestyle differs from mine so be it. I accept people for who they are.
A group is up in arms about the Warrensburg Pride Festival scheduled for June 3, 2023. There will be drag shows on the program. You know, fancy costumes, theatrical makeup, show and pop music tunes. This is nothing new. There were Pride Festivals in Warrensburg in 2021 and 2022. After security concerns about threats were addressed the Warrensburg Pride Festival is proceeding with its original format.
These right wingnut busybodies had organized on-line to speak to the Warrensburg City Council during the public comment portion of the City Council’s evening meetings on April 24th and May 8th, asking them to limit or cancel the Pride Festival. A loosely organized group of LGBTQIA+ allies organized on-line to speak in support of the Pride Festival. The Warrensburg City Council listened.
Yesterday someone posted their upset on a Warrensburg community social media page:
It shocks me that the city of Warrensburg is ok with a
“family friendly” drag show. So disappointing!
There was much hilarity in over a thousand responses:
I’ve gone since they started 2 years ago!
If you don’t like it don’t go. But good on Warrensburg for being inclusive
Thanks for posting this! I didn’t know it was happening! [….] let’s go!
[….] exactly lol. I don’t think free advertisement was what they were going for but it’s what they got. [….]
I was disappointed when they canceled the family friendly. Nice to see we can take the family now.
you should be ashamed for still coming on Facebook just to take time out of your day to discriminate something you don’t even go to it’s childish grow up hun
Get a grip [….]. Imagine how much energy you’d have not being so full of hate.
Warrensburg is a very diversified community. Men dressing as women has been around for 100’s of years.
It’s amazing on the last 2 that it’s become such a topic of ‘concern’.
And those so concerned haven’t got the brains to realize they didn’t care their whole lives until they were told it was bad by politics…and too blindsee they’ve been duped as pawns in an imaginary culture war.
Sounds like a fun time
[….] we are afraid of what we don’t know. I would say come and check it out, but I’d recommend therapy first!!
Imagine being a crotchety old woman and directing hate to something that has nothing to do with them. Go knit a blanket and watch fox and mind your own damn business for a change [….]
Saw RuPaul Drag Race guys at Hamburger Mary’s in Chicago a few years back, what a great show.
Worry about yourself [….]. I bet you’re a Christian who “only god can judge” too [….].
Imma just point that I’ve seen plenty of men dressed in drag around Warrensburg, year around too, and no one said a word. I’ve seen them at grocery stores, gas stations, fast food restaurants, literally everywhere. Lived there nearly 20yrs. Not a single issue. Now all of a sudden it is? Why? Just cause they don’t match your beliefs, lifestyles and micro-managed thought processes? Like my mama told me growing, life ain’t fair and you are just gonna have to learn to get along with it. Let them have this. It’s not like our country is trying to actively kill them at every legal turn. Oh wait. Yes, they are.
Girl just say you don’t know how to have fun
18+ at 6 p.m., drag show starts at 6 p.m….lazy propagandaing but ok.
[….] this was originally an all ages event until threats were made towards the staff, performers and the venue supposedly for having an all ages show. At the same time a group of people in this town were attending city council meetings and demanding an ordinance be passed to make drag only for 21+.
With that Nclusion decided to make it 18+.
People became upset and offered to assist. Now that security has been heavily increased and a police presence will be at the event off and on the threat has been mitigated. The event will be all ages with 2 all age shows. After 5 pm the event will be cleared to check that no minors are in the building before the 6 pm adults only show.
Also, that group at the city council now wants to pass an ordinance banning all drag. [….] is a proud member of the group.
[….] wow that’s super gross behavior on their part. It’s seriously just people dressing up and having a fun time. The shows that are meant to be for 18+ are always super strict about it being specifically 18+ too. It isn’t like they just allow small children in for that. It doesn’t suprise me about burg at all but I’m glad that there are so many people who are open and loving moving out this way, it hasn’t always been like that.
Back to the main thread:
[….] it all started going downhill when they took down the old Arby’s sign.
It’s fitting your name is [….] lol. Love is love, clearly you don’t understand that.
it’s weird not only how obsessed you are with something you claim to be so against, but also how fixated you are on the sexual aspect of drag queens. You a lil curious there, sweetie? Having some confusing feelings?
If ya don’t like it don’t go
Oooh I hadn’t seen this yet! Thanks for sharing!
Shows like this are why I’m so glad to live in this community. Anyone who doesn’t like it? Well, there are plenty of other communities that will accept you.
We see what you did there.
Just let people live their life. If you don’t like it, don’t take your family or kids, let people be happy and enjoy the life God blessed us with. Love thy neighbor.
Don’t worry, no one descended to hell last year, everyone but the seven people across the street who spent their day miserable had a really good time
[2022 file photo]
Oh where do I begin? Well, first, you should get out more. Warrensburg is diversified AND inclusive! You might try it. Second, why should ANYONE’S way of life be excluded? Third, people usually eschew that which they don’t understand. [….]
I’m sorry you feel the need to project the way you feel about yourself onto others. It’s not hard to be kind. Give it a try.
Thank you for sharing we wouldn’t have known with out your negativity/hate! Grow up ……[….]
You know you don’t have to go to it. I’m disappointed in you for not realizing that the world does not revolve around you
I feel like we’ve all already had this conversation with someone like you. It’s boring now. We get it. You’re stuck in your ways. Good for you. Just remember.. it’s 2023.. Your Era is up. Get used to it, boomer.
We all have.
Wow!!! Who do you think you are right now?!?! I don’t insert myself into the crap on this page very often but that was to disrespectful!
So much better than the beauty pagents for children!!! If I’m able, I’ll make sure to make it a family event [….]
Grow up. Like seriously
Show me on the doll where the drag queen hurt you when you were a kid.
Oh that’s right, they didn’t nor will they ever. Stop hating on something you clearly don’t understand.
Look at all the free publicity you got for the show! What a boost for the community you have been, love. I have no doubt they appreciate you! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜
Sounds like fun
So don’t go. How fucking hard is that?
It’s shocking that you feel like everyone should have to follow YOUR beliefs. Don’t like it? Don’t friggin go.
[….] This post didn’t go the way she thought it would.
[….]: I hate this thing
Also [….]: posts flyer so even more people know about the event! [….] The organizers thank you…because of YOU, more people will attend. Oopsies! [….]
I hope you’re ready to have your feelings hurt. If you’re not interested don’t go, nobody is forcing you. But I’m am so glad to have diversity close to my home. People are allowed to express theirselves just like you have in this post. I’m going to go off on a limb and guess you’re Christian.. what a shame if so. God wants us to love everybody or so I’ve been told. Much love to you and yours [….]
Thank you [….] had no idea this was happening here! Looks like it’s gonna be really fun! [….]
What is disappoint, is all of the so called adults that have decided this is a threat.
Grow up people
it’s 2023. get with the program.
Your whole profile is…yikes…
Don’t go, problem solved
Thanks for bringing awareness to this event! A lot of people didn’t know about this until you posted it so thanks so much because of your contributions more people will attend the event [….]
Some of ya’ll need to touch some grass. Get out an explore the world. That small town mindset. Yikes. [….]
someone should tell them their bathroom in their home is *gasp* gender neutral
Can’t wait !!!!
Waaa waaa waaa
Offs…..this is not the first year we’ve had drag shows here…..chill….you’re not required to go [….]
Actual license plate.
It means go if your family is friendly. And if yours isn’t, stay home.
Fuck all the way off. Although, thanks for letting me know about Pridefest.
Just because you may not like it doesn’t mean anybody else will..people need to be more accepting..let people be happy! Shit it isn’t hard.
Stay home if you don’t like it. [….]
I am personally glad that we are having something like this here!
I just don’t understand what you benefit for being ugly?
I’ll buy your ticket to both shows and have you up front and center! What time should I pick you up?
Omg no we must save the children from….. Awesomeness!!!! How dare we allow children to see these amazing performers!!!
[2021 file photo]
Omg I had no idea this was happening! Thank you so much for spreading awareness. I’m so excited to go! I just got some awesome pride merch
Oh no a show that you can choose whether or not to go to….. good grief
Honestly, I’m dumbfounded as to why anyone would even comment on a post simply announcing a public function here in Warrensburg. If it’s not your thing, don’t attend. If it’s something of interest to you, by all means, go see it. Fairly simple.
Hi yeah go if you want to, don’t if you don’t. Everyone go outside, have a nice evening
Imagine being such a snowflake you think clothing has an assigned gender.
let’s not even address that historically heels and makeup were originally considered masculine
In early theatre, women were not allowed to perform so men “gasp” dressed as women!! Dang that Shakespeare for damaging family values by writing women into his plays.
Oh no, people in costumes scare you… don’t go, that simple
This is year 3 of this show here in Warrensburg and I attended the first 2 as well. It is an absolute blast! Regina La-rae is the host and an absolute queen. The booths are fun and the atmosphere can’t be beat. I highly recommend.
I bet Halloween pisses you off huh?
I love RuPauls Drag Show. I didn’t know they were going to be guests! Now I have to go!!
It doesn’t affect you so what does it matter
Ew. Another Karen
Some of ya’ll preaching all this hate sure are acting like the Pharisees and not the Jesus you claim to love
It makes me sad Warrensburg has so many bigots… disgusting
Jesus said the old laws have passed away and he gave us one command… To LOVE one and other as he loved us. The bible says God is LOVE. To the hate spewing “Christians”, LOVE brings more people to Christ than your hate ever will. All of you have family or friends that are gay, your hate terrifies them.
Just how is it being “shoved on you? ” Yoy certainly don’t have to go to this event. Stay home. Keep scrolling and even ignore this post entirely.
I must say I’m proud of Warrensburg right now, standing up for this event. And for that, I thank you.
It amazes me how judgemental people are. Same folks are “entertained” by movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, Tootsie, and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar and more. It is entertainment! If you don’t think you will like it, don’t go! These Entertainers put on a great show and certainly do not need your negativity!! [….]
also Bugs Bunny, The Carol Burnett Show…
Don’t be a bigot.
Here’s a thought… if you don’t like it, don’t go. [….]
I thought most religion teaches to NOT JUDGE OTHERS. So much bigotry happening here.
DRAG QUEENS ARE JUST PERFORMERS!! THAT IS A L L. no different than a normal concert. no different than a band performance. or a circus. all of these things have the option to be ‘18+’ but can also be family friendly!! and most ARE family friendly!!
you all would rather die on a grave of bigotry, misinformation, and hate then recognize that there are actual problems and actual threats to our children going on.
You guys are the ones who want our children to be safe, but you’re the only ones imagining children in a gross context!!!
I can’t wait until all these haters find out that Shakespearean performances were technically drag performers. Men playing females. Men playing Juliet, having a sex scene portraying a woman.
Drag is nothing new. Y’all just got too damn soft and hide your hatred toward the lgbt community by bashing drag performers. [….]
Can you post the whole ad please. I would really like to go, with my kids!!!
If you don’t like it don’t go just stay away from it and don’t come onto Facebook and complain about something that doesn’t even involve you and drag performers are very family friendly around children especially at Warrensburgs pride show
If you don’t like it. Don’t go. Stop telling others what they can do because you are a homophobe
If you don’t like it. Scroll on by. Don’t be a Karen.
I mean, hats off to Warrensburg for being so inclusive, tolerant, progressive and 2023 century!! Way to go!! [….]
Because simply choosing not to go is so hard. [….]
Well if you don’t like it, stay home and keep your hatred to yourself, the world doesn’t need people like you spreading your ignorance and hate
Well now that you’ve announced it I hope the whole town shows up.
Oh my god get a life
Drag is not inherently sexual. And your perception of that is a you problem. [….]
So don’t go.
How embarrassing for your family that you actually posted this lol
What shocks me is there’s still people who discriminate against others who arent hurting a soul.
Thanks for posting this. I totally forgot!
And it shocks me we have people as ignorant and regressive as you. Face the facts homeslice, it’s 2023. They don’t expose themselves, the worst thing they do is swear like a sailor and hell I’m guilty of that! Drag is art. It’s expression. It’s BEAUTIFUL. And your attitude is not.
I’m glad Warrensburg is able to support diversity and groups that have been persecuted by people like the one who made this post. It’s unfortunate that today they are still having to worry about their freedoms being stripped away by fearful/hateful people. Grow up and learn some tolerance.
June 3rd? Perfect. Thanks for the advertising, this will be a great outing for my daughter and I!
If you don’t want your family going, don’t take your family. What other people do with their families is none of your business.
The world will progress without you, don’t worry
Thanks for posting! I had no idea this was happening! Drag shows are so much fun. Can’t wait!
Can I just say I love the support for this event. I can’t wait to take my kiddoes and go. This is ganna be amazing. Also looking for more LGBTQIA+ Friends. Especially parent friends.
Thanks for the advertisement! Seems like it’ll be a lot of fun, I’ll make sure to let all the kids know that the drag queens are statistically near 100% safer than the priest at church
it shocks me that people like you still exist, pls do the research before you post things like this on a public platform. obviously you don’t understand the severity of your hate, nor do you understand the reality of your words and their consequences. you hate it because you don’t understand it, that doesn’t mean that everyone around you isn’t allowed to enjoy queer spaces.
Is this the same Burg where there was publicly a post shaming Asian people and majority of the racists came out of their snake holes to spew a bunch of hate-filled crap? That Burg?? Or the one where these people would cry over a mask being put over their face for a brief moment in a store?? That Burg?
Then are we really that surprised these people don’t have a grasp on what drag is? Like, are we CERTAIN we’re that surprised?? [….] These people are the personification of “yeehaw” and we are that surprised… like…. I’m not surprised in the slightest. These people don’t know what they’re talking about. Drag isn’t even in a certain age group, it varies depending on the performer. It’s like saying Taylor Swift is in the same type of age demographic she caters to, as Cardi B. Come on, now… I know you guys aren’t that dependent on assumptions and grouping people up.
But thank you for this post as it reminds me that I can in fact attend ! I’ll keep it in mind.
What’s shocks me is that it’s really that big of a problem to some people. Seriously it’s not like they are doing this with a captive audience with no choice in what they are watching. If you dont want to see it then don’t go, its a Super simple solution to a super simple perceived problem
It really doesn’t matter where you stand in your personal beliefs, as long as nobody is forcing anyone to do anything then mind your own business
Sounds like a fun evening my nieces and I [….] Thanks for the reminder
This isn’t going how you thought it would, huh [….]
You don’t want to go or don’t want your family to go, then simply don’t go. It’s simple as that.
It’s a beautiful thing watching bigots trip over each other trying to out-bigot the other.
My earnest hope and desire is that this post has, and will continue to, open the eyes of the community of Warrensburg to the extreme danger that activities like the drag show presents to the children. This thread has been filled with hateful, ungodly, rhetoric that is scary, to say the least. This invasion is not going to go away on it’s own. YOU, good people of Warrensburg, MO, and surrounding areas, are going to have to fight against it! Don’t hide in your comfort zone; don’t be afraid that somebody is going to talk mean to you with lies and unfounded insults. Get up and fight against the menace that wants to infiltrate and steal your children from the good and hopeful life you are trying to create for them. If you don’t, you will regret it.
Imagine being this stupid, and thinking “I’m not stupid”
Thanks for advertising this! Looks like a fun event!
The story of how China got a foothold in Missouri in 2013 says a lot about Republicans’ overwhelming fealty to big business at the time — and about the importance of campaign contribution limits in politics. Missouri had no such limits in 2013 (the voters would impose them three years later), so when Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, needed lawmakers’ help, they were able to generously grease the skids.
Smithfield that year was trying to sell itself to a Chinese conglomerate, which would turn over control of 42,000 acres of Missouri hog-farm operations and other land to the Hong Kong-based company. But Missouri law prohibited foreign ownership of agricultural land here. So lawmakers — most of whom had received thousands or in some cases tens of thousands of dollars from Smithfield — quickly rewrote the law to allow foreign ownership of up to 1% of Missouri’s agricultural land. When then-Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, vetoed the legislation, the legislature overrode him.
Most of the lawmakers who approved the Smithfield deal are no longer in office, but at least two remain prominent: Current Gov. Mike Parson and U.S. Sen. Eric Schmitt, both Republicans, were both state senators at the time. Both had accepted campaign contributions from Smithfield, and both voted to help China gain control over Missouri land.
Eric Schmitt (r) [2022 file photo].
Senator Eric Schmitt @SenEricSchmitt
Yesterday @RepMarkAlford & I sent a letter to the Treasury & CFIUS decrying their decision to leave @AirWhiteman off their recent ruling that would prevent China from buying nearby land.
The Missouri Senate blew their chance to pass the bill sent over from the House that would have limited foreign ownership of land. Have you spoken with Missouri legislators about this?
The right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly.
You voted to sell Missouri farmland to China in 2013, when you were a Missouri Senator and then voted to override the Democratic governor’s veto.
Total hypocracy from the gop as usual.
Really Eric @SenEricSchmitt What, you’re having a case of Sometimers? You’ve forgotten you pushed Missouri “Right To Farm” so, China could buy Smithfield Foods, 40,000 acres and now own 242,000 acres of Missouri farmland?
Oh wow Senator. Why did you vote to let foreign companies buy Missouri land? And, why did you overrule Governor Nixons veto?? You think Missourians will forget about that but we won’t.
Right now, any enemy of the US could hang around outside of Whiteman and alert their handlers as to the comings and goings of B2 bombers.
Think about that for just a second:
And any ten-year-old with access to the internets:
You voted to allow the sale of our farmland as a Senator in 2013, AND voted to override the veto!
The why did allow China to purchase the land in the first place? Their was a law to stop that. Republicans got rid of it. Now you cry foul?
Your chickens home to roost as it were. Selling land to China was fine 10 years ago?
When I hear someone use the word “woke” I know they have no idea what they are discussing!
Imagine applying all your energy and talent toward securing a seat in Congress, then using it to spout off vapid, divisive, culture-war trash tweets.
GOP politicians are accountable for this poison.
But a tiny part of me is sad to see them grovel to a base that terrifies them.
There’s no hate
Like Xtian love
What is the woke agenda? Isn’t woke just a right wing whistle?
How would you know our agenda?
You’ve literally never talked to us.
You never have office hours in this part of the district.
You have never held a town hall opened to the general public in your over 10 years as a member of Congress.
Imagine having the power to fundamentally improve peoples lives and deciding to play culture warrior instead. You’re an embarrassment and people like you are why I will never step foot in a church again.
The agenda is freedom & liberty.
Will put you down as opposing
Define woke Ann
With all due respect, what culture and values are being attacked? If Racism and Bigotry is your culture and defined by your religion. It’s time to set new culture norms and get a new religion.
Can you describe “woke”?
Woke as ever to defeat you and the fascists.
What about the left’s informed, educated concern for community issues is a war on our culture and values? Being educated and concerned about what’s going on in our country is a good thing! Why is the right against that?
You are afraid to meet with constituents. Don’t act all big and brave. [….]
What “sanity” are you fighting for – by fanning division in the state and country?
The “woke agenda” is freedom, liberty, justice and presumption of equality under law.
You just line the pockets of the rich.
Don’t bring us into this…this is your war on folks, not ours.
Ann, you aren’t fighting for sanity, you aren’t fighting delusion
Your platform is just hating the gays and trans people
You have nothing else
What is with Republicans and their fascination with the word “woke”? Do any of you ever think independently or is there some playbook that you have to follow?
Your culture and values suck.
I’ve lived in your district for nine years and I have no idea what your voice sounds like
The only reason you are still on Congress is that your District is gerrymandered. You don’t represent our values
You can’t even define woke
Wind up dolls. They all say exactly the same things with zero details and zero understanding of their own references.
So tired of these being the talking points. You need to have town halls or meet with your constituents- you need to find out how to actually help you community. This is not it.
Ooh, good use of buzzwords, Ann! Can you define “woke agenda” in your own words?
You’re an embarrassment.
You misspelled inclusion.
“Our” culture? “Our” values?
Who are you talking about? White supremacists? Racists? Bigots? Homophobes? Are you one of those? Are you all of those?
The only insane person around here is you.
Lady what the hell are you talking about?
Are you fucking serious? The left is just trying to live their lives and your crazy extremist party just keeps attacking at every turn. Taking women’s rights, banning books, banning history, attacking LGBT, trying to turn America into a christofascist hellscape.
You don’t get to define the fucking culture any more, lady.