Rick Brattin (r) and Denny Hoskins (r) are the pre-eminent legal scholars and final arbiters of the law in the State of Missouri, said no one ever.
A group billing themselves as Johnson County Citizens for the Protection of Children is still 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 tunes. This is nothing new. There were Pride Festivals in Warrensburg in 2021 and 2022.
These right wingnut busybodies had organized on-line to present a petition to the Warrensburg City Council during the public comment portion of the City Council’s evening meeting on April 24th 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 pearl clutching busybodies returned to last night’s City Council to demand an ordinance banning drag shows in Warrensburg, this time with photos on posterboard. In the period between the two council meetings the producers of the Pride Festival had already changed the festival format to 18 years of age and older due to reported threats against the festival and the venue. A similar group of LGBTQIA+ allies attended and signed in to speak in support of the Pride Festival and against a city ordinance.
At last night’s meeting several of the busybodies made reference to a letter from Rick Brattin (r) addressed to the Warrensburg Police Department dated April 21, 2023. At the end of the meeting we requested a copy of the letter from the city. Denny Hoskins (r) also signed the letter.
…It has recently come to my attention that the “Warrensburg Pride Festival” program is scheduled for Saturday, June 3…in Warrensburg, Missouri. This is troubling for several reasons. First, the show is advertised as “family-friendly” and for guests “of all ages.” The event promotion includes no warning for “adult content” whatsoever for these drag shows that event organizers deem “family friendly.” A simple internet [sic] of similar shows reveals the content of such events is, at best, inappropriate for all ages and, at worst, highly sexualized and wholly unsuitable for children.
In fact, reports of these shows are so obscene and indecent that listing them in this letter would be unsuitable as it may be read minors. There can be no reasonable doubt that the good people of Warrensburg would be appalled by the behavior on display at these types of events, especially considering this behavior is being actively marketed to their children in apparent hopes they would become desensitized to such tasteless activities, and as a result, become sexualized at a young age. Not only are these shows immoral, but they are also illegal under Missouri State statute…
…It is abundantly clear that drag shows violate the existing Missouri State Statute, and it is time for them to be dealt accordingly. When I became a Marine, I swore an oath to the Constitution, and that oath never expires. Our Federal and State Constitutions share a common thread: all of us, whether elected officials or law enforcement officers, have a duty to protect the most vulnerable in our community. Our most precious resource, our children, is under attack, and it is time that we engage with those who harm them by destroying their hearts and minds.
I call on my fellow patriots with the Warrensburg Police Department to put a stop to this behavior and enforce Missouri’s existing laws. These types of events must be stopped, and the businesses that facilitate these events must be punished. We must also deal with these “drag queens” who are just men with perverted intentions, in accordance with exiting state law. I know these battles are not easy, but I want Chief Munsterman, and every member of the Warrensburg Police Department to know that I will…
…have your back. Not only will I have your back, but I am willing to stand alongside you as you protect our community.
I want to close out this letter by thanking the Warrensburg Police Department for all that you do. You deal with the madness of society so the rest of us can go home each night and enjoy our families in peace. Thank you, and God bless you.
The only thing that’s actually obscene in this entire episode is this letter.
Warrensburg Pride Festival – June 26, 2021 (June 26, 2021)
Local busybodies engage in pearl clutching (June 3, 2022)
Pride Festival – Warrensburg, Missouri – June 4, 2022 (June 4, 2022)
The pearl clutching right wingnut bigots among us (April 19, 2023)
Always the other (April 21, 2023)
Meta – The pearl clutching right wingnut bigots among us (April 22, 2023)
This morning, late to the party:
A Chinese spy balloon was also a trial balloon testing Joe Biden. He failed miserably.
The incompetence of the Biden Admin is on full display to friend & foe alike.
The American people deserve answers which is why I’ve called for a full investigation.
9:28 AM · Feb 5, 2023
Some of the responses:
If this is a real spy balloon, so our invincible airforce just let it float and pass through the whole country and let it camera along our military base below? Nice [….]
JFC. Too stupid to remember to breathe. They can just look it up, you know, on the Internets:
I was expecting your response to the Chinese Balloon was to sue the Pattonville School District..
We see what you did there.
cool. i’d like to know what other spy balloons trump allowed to fly over the country.
You’re an embarrassment to Missouri.
What do you call Trump hiding the fact this occurred 3 times during his administration?
Oh Eric, always a day behind on your performative political outrage.
It’s no wonder that your own party in the senate are already keeping their distance from you.
You’re like Missouris version of Santos.
Or, Missouri’s version of…Josh Hawley (r). Heh.
I’m a constituent and would like to know your response when three similar balloons flew over the US when Trump was president.
Joe shot it down. [….]
Where is your rage tweet about trumpy saying and doing nothing when they were overhead during his term?
To be fair, Eric Schmitt (r) was busy soliciting snitches and trying to sue school districts.
Will that investigation also look into the three times Chinese spy balloons invaded our airspace under Trump? And the coverup?
He followed the advice of the military regarding a military operation.
Who the f*** are you?
How long are you going to flail this dead horse?
Be sure to ask for an investigation of the three balloons over out territory during the Trump years, where he sat around watching tv and did nothing about them.
Doubling down on ignorance doesn’t play well when your audience is national, Senator. If you want to investigate, start with why the American people were not advised by the previous administration of 3 prior incidents of this nature.
Are you certain it wasn’t Rick Brattin (r)? (February 3, 2023)
Maybe they’re just checking on all of their Missouri farm landholdings (February 3, 2023)
Marked “Safe” in Virginia from the Balloon (February 4, 2023)
The adult in the room (February 4, 2023)
Anxiously trying to elbow his way to the front row (February 5, 2023)
Engaging in a battle of wits with an unarmed Ohio senator (February 5, 2023)
Mrs. Betty Bowers @BettyBowers
NYT reporting Bill Barr & John Durham got an inconvenient surprise in Italy.
BARR & DURHAM: “Did you have any role in starting the Trump/Russia investigation?”
ITALIAN OFFICIALS: “No, but we do have credible evidence of Trump’s financial crimes.”
Those crimes are still secret.
“No, but we do have credible evidence of Trump’s financial crimes.”
* it’s okay if you’re a republican
You can tell a lot about a candidate and their campaign by their paper trail.
At the Federal Election Commission:
FEC FORM 6
48 HOUR NOTICE OF
1. Schmitt for Senate
101 W ARGONNE DR, #24
SAINT LOUIS, MO 63122
2. Candidate Info
Candidate ID #: S2MO00544
Candidate Name: ERIC SCHMITT
3. Office Sought: President
4. FEC Committee ID #: C00775015
ROBERT PHILLIPS, III
Date Signed: 10/26/2022
(End FEC FORM 6)
Generated Thu Oct 27 07:32:26 2022
Josh Hawley (r) just peed his pants.
Jason Kander @JasonKander
When I tweet about #antisemitism the replies are almost as vile as when I tweet about #gunsense
Maybe they should start keeping your foreskins on. Man you guys are pu$$ies. Why can’t you take any criticism? You do realize there are scumbags, liars, thieves and and all around shitty people in the tribe, too, right?
That’s funny, you don’t look Jewish (October 26, 2022)
Brown Shirts, goose stepping in a family friendly parade near you.
nothing is more terrifying to the left than a conservative woman.
The new Prime Minister of Italy.
Be afraid, be very afraid.
“…Look on my Works, ye Mighty, and despair!…” (July 23, 2022)
On any given day (July 31, 2022)
Uh… (August 1, 2022)
The memes are going to continue (August 3, 2022)
Are you certain it’s that many? (September 26, 2022)
“Biden and Garland want to have this FBI raid swept under the rug. There needs to be real accountability here.”
18 U.S. Code § 793 – Gathering, transmitting or losing defense information
….(f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer—Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both…..
18 U.S. Code § 2071 – Concealment, removal, or mutilation generally
(a) Whoever willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, or destroys, or attempts to do so, or, with intent to do so takes and carries away any record, proceeding, map, book, paper, document, or other thing, filed or deposited with any clerk or officer of any court of the United States, or in any public office, or with any judicial or public officer of the United States, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
(b) Whoever, having the custody of any such record, proceeding, map, book, document, paper, or other thing, willfully and unlawfully conceals, removes, mutilates, obliterates, falsifies, or destroys the same, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both; and shall forfeit his office and be disqualified from holding any office under the United States. As used in this subsection, the term “office” does not include the office held by any person as a retired officer of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Whoever knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record, document, or tangible object with the intent to impede, obstruct, or influence the investigation or proper administration of any matter within the jurisdiction of any department or agency of the United States or any case filed under title 11, or in relation to or contemplation of any such matter or case, shall be fined under this title, imprisoned not more than 20 years, or both.
From the federal search warrant of Donald Trump’s (r) residence at Mar-a-Lago in Florida, released by the court today:
Property to be searched
The premises to be searched, 1100 S Ocean Blvd, Palm Beach, FL 33480, is further described as a resort, club, and residence located near the intersection of Southern Blvd and S Ocean Blvd. It is described as a mansion with approximately 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, on a 17-acre estate. The locations to be searched include the “45 Office,” all storage rooms, and all other rooms or areas within the premises used or available to be used by FPOTUS and his staff and in which boxes or documents could be stored, including all structures or buildings on the estate. It does not include areas currently (i.e., at the time of the search) being occupied, rented, or used by third parties (such as Mar-a-Largo Members) and not otherwise used or available to be used by FPOTUS and his staff, such as private guest suites.
Property to be seized
All physical documents and records constituting evidence, contraband, fruits of crime, or other items illegally possessed in violation of 18 U.S.C. §§ 793, 2071, or 1519, including the following:
a. Any physical documents with classification markings, along with any containers/boxes (including any other contents) in which such documents are located, as well as any other containers/boxes that are collectively stored or found together with the aforementioned documents and containers/boxes;
b. Information, including communications in any form, regarding the retrieval, storage, or transmission of national defense information or classified material;
c. Any government and/or Presidential Records created between January 20, 2017, and January 20, 2021; or
d. Any evidence of the knowing alteration, destruction, or concealment of any government and/or Presidential Records, or of any documents with lassification
From the “Receipt For Property” – materials removed by the FBI:
Someone’s in deep shit.
Schadenfreude-a-Lago (August 8, 2022)
Barking out approved talking points with the rest of the MAGA seals (August 9, 2022)
Former County Sheriff Publicly Denounces “No one is above the law” (August 10, 2022)
He was framed! (August 11, 2022)
And your point is? (August 11, 2022)
Proliferation (August 12, 2022)
House Republicans @HouseGOP
This is all heresy.
7:45 PM · Jul 21, 2022
There’s a whole lot to unwrap there.
Update: They deleted it. Heh.