Tuffy Gessling, the local rodeo clown at the center of the Missouri State Fair Obama mask scandal, now has more than 80,500 fans on Facebook -- and the time is right to capitalize on that audience. So says Collin Hughes, a Las Vegas man who created the hugely popular "Support Tuffy Gessling" Faceb ... More >>
Tuffy Gessling, the rodeo clown at the center of the Missouri State Fair controversy, has developed a large online following, as we noted earlier this week. Turns out, his celebrity was only just beginning and has since skyrocketed -- in the last few days earning him praise from high-profile pundits ... More >>
On Monday, we wrote about Mayor Francis Slay's latest fundraising efforts -- with an event featuring key Muslim leaders in the City of St. Louis. We now have details on another campaign initiative of the incumbent who will face off with Board of Alderman President Lewis Reed in the March Democratic ... More >>
Image via"Dixie" came out of blackface minstrel shows in the mid-19th Century.The song "Dixie" was born from the blackface minstrel shows of the mid-19th century. The lyrics take the perspective, and exaggerated dialect, of a free slave who aches to return to his days of plantation bondage. The f ... More >>
Chapelle-Nadal: Do I sound crazy? I don't sound crazy. No, not at all.So, if you haven't heard by now, State Senator Maria Chapelle-Nadal earned the ire of many of her fellow elected officials on Tuesday when she compared them to "house slaves" during an interview on WGNU. Chapelle-Nadal made the ... More >>
The handiwork of St. Louis Tea Party lobbyist Gary Wiegert's has been described as "race-baiting" -- and that's a Republican who said that.We know. We know. Despite the findings of the NAACP and the curious links between its better-known mouthpieces and hate groups, the Tea Party is not a racist ... More >>
mhmvoices.orgFreeman Bosley Jr.Just hung up the phone with Freeman Bosley Jr., St. Louis' 43rd mayor (1993-1997).As you may have read, Bosley, now an attorney in private practice, filed suit yesterday against Bi-State (a.k.a. Metro) claiming that the transit agency failed to meet its minority par ... More >>
E. Desmond "Des" Lee, a lifelong Missourian and successful entrepreneur who leveraged his business success to fund arts and education, died today at St. John's Hospital. He was 92.umsl.eduE. Desmond "Des" Lee (1917-2010) with his wife, Mary Ann.According to a press release from his family, Lee ga ... More >>
King says his buttons -- from Obama "Hope" to Obama "Dope" -- sold very well at political rallies.Errol Hosea King was shaking his head watching TV coverage of the Tea Party Express all last week. The 16-day, cross-country rally ended Saturday in Washington, D.C., with different news outlets sugg ... More >>
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