Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Some tunes fit better than others, on this holiday.
Love For Sale: The Cole Porter classic is a perfect love song for St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley. In November Dooley threatened closing 20 parks and selling off the Elk and other wildlife at Lone Elk Park. I Can See Clearly Now…an excellent song for the folks at Smoke Free St. Louis, sung by Johnny Nash with Bob Marley's band backing him up. It is even a better song for the optometrists that keep campaign contributions flowing to members of the state legislature to ensure that a law stays on the books. And it's a law that is unique to Missouri and requires parents to obtain three eye exams for children between grades kindergarten and fifth grade. Checking Chesterfield’s current senator’s campaign finance records for November and…
Friday, January 20, 2012
Two DUIs and Dan McLaughlin back in the game.
Apparently Cardinals management has a short memory. Having a potential bomb ready to go off and hurt people is not a good thing. It appears Cardinals broadcaster Dan McLaughlin will be getting his old job back. Without going into all the gory details, McLaughlin was caught driving drunk in 2010 and again in 2011, ten months after he received a “No-Points” and “No Record” probation by Judge Rick Brunk—the Chesterfield municipal judge who has shown little interest in protecting the residents of West County. In both cases, McLaughlin was falling down drunk and each time he violated the Missouri Implied Consent Law by refusing to take a breath test. After the second arrest and guilty plea McLaughlin was suspended by FOX Sports Midwest. The …
Monday, December 19, 2011
As the end of the year approaches, it's a look back before welcoming 2012.
MADD: Instead of honoring various police officers from around the area for locking up drunk drivers I think it is time for Mothers Against Drunk Drivers to start spending more time monitoring the local courts and being vocal when they find judges and prosecutors failing to actually convict people of drunk driving. Local judges and prosecutors are well known for giving themselves pats on the back claiming almost perfect conviction rates. In reality they hand out “no record” probation terms and reduce serious moving violations to defective equipment or illegal parking so drunk drivers end up with no points and no public record of drunk driving. Dan McLaughlin: The Cardinal television broadcaster lives in Town and Country, the city with the …
Thursday, November 17, 2011
I say fire the coach and throw the book at all of this reprehensible behavior.
Update: I heartedly congratulate Mike Alden for taking a bold first step. Although Mizzou officials did not throw the kitchen sink at their coach, they handed him harsh penalties. He is suspended without pay for a week and will not be able to attend Senior Day at Faurot Field Saturday. He must donate to an alcohol awareness program; do 50 hours of community service and forfeit any bonus for taking his team to a bowl game. Further, his salary is frozen for a full year. Hats off to the university administration for not sweeping this under any black and gold rugs. Call me a moralist, a teetotaler. Call me what you want, but I've grown sick and tired of our so-called sports luminaries getting behind the wheel while drinking and driving. …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Dan McLaughlin says he'll go the distance.