And the second Project Veritas Claire McCaskill video dropped tonight. It’s just as fun as the first one:

This video shows campaign staffers discussing receiving money from Planned Parenthood through what is effectively a donor front. The reason of course is to shield McCaskill from moderate voters who are pro-life.

The point here has nothing to do with abortion (and for the record I’m not fully pro-life and have a complex view on the topic). Again, if you’re for abortion, be for abortion. Quit lying to people and covering stuff up.

A couple other videos dropped during the day which are worth checking out.

O’Keefe often ambushes the people they catch on tape after the first video drops. This is the staffer, Nicholas Starost, from the first video.

He’s not been authorized to speak to the media.

Yeah, I bet…

And then some Ozark news station interviewed Cousin’ Commie Claire about the first video release. It’s pure comedic gold. Finally, ole Claire Bear can’t talk her way out of something. Oh, but she tries hard…

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Well, haven’t had time to compile the video from the Commission Meeting today. Frankly, I just wanted to ignore it for a day or so anyways. That was pretty frustrating. I’ll try to get to that here in the next few days. Quick update, yeah, they passed the Certificates of Participation. Congratulations Clay County, this is what voting your tribe in down ballot races gets you.

In some ways, it’s well deserved, you brought this on yourself.

Speaking of tribal politics and lying politicians… This broke this afternoon.

There are few politicians I dislike more than Commissioners Ridgeway and Owen, but ole’ Cousin Claire is certainly up there at the top of the list.

Po’ Cousin’ Claire ain’t so moderate after all.

Whodathunkit….?

You may not agree with me (it’s okay, few people ever fully agree with me), but the one thing I won’t do is lie to you or sugar coat what I believe.

I’m so sick of politicians, no matter their tribal attachment lying to us. If you’re a radical, be a radical. If you’re for gun control, be for gun control. But, damnit, quit lying to people just so you can get elected.

Oh, and if you’ve followed this blog in recent weeks due to all the County Commission stuff, this blog is called Musings from Clay County, Missouri for a specific reason. I go where I want to go with this thing. And for the record, I have incredible respect for James O’Keefe. Seriously, if I wasn’t happily married, I’d sell everything and go to work for the guy. Yeah, that much respect. If you’re currently doing that faux outrage thing like so many people do because I said that, I’m sure there’s an unsubscribe button in your email somewhere.

Without further adou….

Take it away James….

  • Senator McCaskill on Tape: “Of  course!” She Would Vote Yes on Gun Bans”
  • Campaign Staff Says: McCaskill supports “a semi-automatic rifle ban
  • McCaskill is Quiet on Gun Views “because she has a bunch of Republican voters,” Secretly Supports Gun Control Group
  • Staff: Wait Until After Election to Bring up Trump Impeachment; to Voters: “Get over it”
  • “People just can’t know” McCaskill and Obama “essentially have the same views on everything.”

“People just can’t know that.” MO Sen. McCaskill Hides Agenda Including “semi-automatic rifle ban” from Moderate Voters, Staffers Reveal in Undercover Video it “could hurt her ability to get elected.”

As if there was any hope that Commissioners Ridgeway and Owen would come to their senses on the $50 million dollar certificates of participation, it looks as if they are asking for a showdown at the Clay County Commission meeting next Monday with the tax payers.

If you head over to the Clay County website and pull up next Monday’s Commission Agenda you will find that the last item on there is the approval of the certificates of participation.

What you won’t find is any specifics on the certificates of participation.

10.15.2018 Commission Agenda

As if it wasn’t frustrating enough that there’s been no public discussion on what exactly the $50 million dollars is going to pay for, they don’t even have the courage to tell us what they’re passing on Monday.

Apparently we have to pass it so that we can see what is inside of it.

I’m sure they will say they can’t publish the details by hiding behind some Executive Session excuse. That excuse is nothing more than an “opinion” given by some overpriced legal counsel. Legal counsel who does the bidding of the two behind this. These people are not judges. It’s a ridiculous excuse and pretty shameful. But, ridiculous excuses and shameful is something I would associate with Commissioners Owen and Ridgeway as that’s been pretty much the way they’ve behaved for years now.

Updated: 10/12/2018 11:57 AM – Someone was apparently shuffling around the office and found the document. I’m sure it was an honest mistake.

Get your reading glasses out, because it’s a 49 page document. Oh, and we’re getting a new astronomy center because well, you know, the people are in the streets demanding a new astronomy center. Here’s the full list of projects:

County Project List

Again, the question remains, HOW DID YOU COME TO THESE NUMBERS ESPECIALLY ON THE NEW ANNEX!

I will be attending the County Commission meeting on Monday with a video camera in hand. If able to have the opportunity, I will be standing up and speaking against the passage of this plan.

We’re going to need your help. Two weeks ago we saw Commissioners Owen and Ridgeway back down from what was going to be a tax increase. We had about 3-4 dozen citizens shown up at the Courthouse, and I think it made the difference.

We need about 5-6 times that amount to show up on Monday. I’ve watched these two for years now. They think you don’t care, and they’re only being opposed by a small minority of highly opinionated people. And in fairness, that’s been the appearance to me, too. I do think that is changing, and this is a perfect opportunity to show them.

Please don’t feel like you need to speak, just show up and make your presence known. The room where the Commission meeting is held needs to be so full that people have to leave the room and stand outside.

There’s two things to keep in mind here: First, a large crowd could potentially stop this from going ahead. Second, this needs to be about optics. Commissioner Owen and Ridgeway both need to be retired from public service in 2020. Going ahead in the face of this opposition will be terrible optics. Those sorts of things make outstanding campaign ads and mailers in an election.

This is a direct appeal to all of our state representatives, state senators, local school board members, and anyone else in the public sphere who is concerned about rocking the boat.

Rock the damn boat and show up on Monday in opposition to this. This is your County, too. I don’t want politicians who want to just get along, I want elected officials who serve the people by standing up against something that doesn’t benefit them. You’re a voter and tax payer, too. Act like one.

A few things that I need you to do:

  1. If this came to you by email, please forward it on to everyone you know in Clay County.
  2. If you are on Facebook, please join the event and tell us that you are coming, at the very least if you honestly can’t make it, please click Interested. This helps the Facebook algorithm determine the interest level in the event. The more interest the more it is shared with others.
  3. Share this Facebook Page with others by clicking share on Facebook!
  4. SHOW UP MONDAY IF YOU CAN
  5. Do not feel like you need to speak
  6. Consider bringing signs simply stating NO to the certificates of participation. Lots of people holding signs may look good on TV. I suspect a couple of local news stations will show up.
  7. Prepare for a long morning as this is last on the Commission Agenda.