Friday, October 12, 2007

Missouri Smorgasbord


1) The above pic is of my kids at the Deanna Rose Farmstead. We went there yesterday with the home school group that I lead for our field trip. It was a great day and a great trip.

2) Amazingly, the KC Star printed my letter to the editor about Clarence Thomas (with a few minor alterations) 2 days after I sent it.

3) I officially became a member of my County's Republican Central Committee this past Tuesday.

4) New Missouri Links:
--Missouri Viewpoints with Mike Ferguson
--blognetnews.com/Missouri
--KC Star's Prime Buzz blog
The KC Star used to have their blog only as a paid service. They now have it available at no cost. They've linked to me quite a bit recently, I guess to show that they do have access to some conservative line of thought ;-).

5) Summer Shipp went missing in 2004, her remains were found last week and confirmed to be her this past Tuesday. I found myself really sad when I saw this in the paper on Wednesday. I remember seeing the billboards of her and the pleas from the family. It is always sad when a missing person case ends this way. My sympathies go out to the Shipp family.

6) Socialism is creeping into KC as Democrats move to ban smoking.

7) Michael Devlin gets dozens of life sentences for his crimes against Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby. I talked about this case when it first broke, Miracle in Missouri. At the time I was outraged about comments made by Bill O'Reilly and others that Shawn Hornbeck should've done more to escape. I was reminded of this as details have emerged at just some of the horrors that Hornbeck experienced. To think that people would be critical of a child who was a victim of horrifying sexual abuse and torture is just incomprehensible to me. To be honest, O'Reilly has been silent on this as news has come out detailing Devlin's crimes. I think at the very least he owes Shawn Hornbeck and his family an apology.

8) The case of Lisa Montgomery is just plain gruesome. This woman cut the baby out of Bobbie Jo Stinnett's womb while she was still alive. It is just beyond comprehension.

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