St. Louis Tea Party

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    April 19, 2013

    St. Louis Chef to Dana Loesch Fans: "Use Your Easily Purchased Firearm on Yourself"

    File under: "If you can't stand the heat." Last night St. Louis' vociferous conservative talker/tweeter Dana Loesch called out the chef de cuisine of Clayton's Little Country Gentleman after he took to Twitter to take a shot at fans of her radio show. Won't be eating at @lcgentleman since it seems ... More >>

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    March 26, 2013

    Gina Loudon: Duty as "Culture Warrior" Led Her to Reality Show Wife Swap

    Former St. Louis Tea Party mainstay Gina Loudon is defending her appearance on the ABC's Wife Swap. In the current season of the reality show, Loudon (who now lives in San Diego where she hosts an AM radio show) swaps lives with a New Jersey woman with an open marriage. Last week Loudon told her n ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    St. Louis Tea Party Original Gina Loudon on ABC's "Wife Swap"

    Gina Loudon was there at the foot of the Gateway Arch when the St. Louis Tea Party held its first demonstration back in February 2009. She went on to gain national fame for organizing a Buycott of Arizona products in support of the state's controversial immigration laws. She even got her own radio s ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    Videos: Top Ten TSA Airport Groping Scandals

    Last week, footage of Transportation Security Administration officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport trying to pat down a three-year-old girl in a wheelchair went viral -- and brought national attention to TSA in St. Louis. Nathan Forck, the father trying to get his family to Disney Wor ... More >>

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    March 21, 2012

    Daily Beast Profiles Dana Loesch, with Nod to RFT

    The Daily Beast ran a lengthy profile yesterday of our town's Dana Loesch, darling of the conservative punditry, citing our own profile, penned by former staffer Kristen Hinman two years ago. The Beast article suggests that Loesch, who grew up in Arnold, attended Webster University and co-founded ... More >>

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    January 16, 2012

    Dana Loesch Would "Drop Trou" and Pee On Dead Taliban

    Mark AndresenClick here to see what else Loesch would do to dead Taliban​If you haven't heard by now, St. Louis Tea Party co-founder and CNN political analyst Dana Loesch landed in hot water recently when she spoke in defense of U.S. Marines videotaped urinating on the corpses of dead Taliban figh ... More >>

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    December 6, 2011

    Dana Loesch Departs St. Louis Tea Party

    Dana Loesch riles up the crowd during one of the Tea Party's first rallies in February 2009 under the Gateway Arch.​The co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party has officially left the organization.  In a tweet this morning Dana Loesch writes: "Yes, I am finished with the St. Louis Tea Party. N ... More >>

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    July 25, 2011

    Norway Massacre Has Dana Loesch Claiming Right is Left

    Right or Left? Depends on which way the hot air blows.​St. Louis Tea Party co-founder and political pundit Dana Loesch thinks hard-line conservatives such as herself are being smeared by media accounts referring to Norway's Anders Behring Breivik as a "right-wing extremist." As you surely know, Br ... More >>

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    March 29, 2011

    Leader of St. Louis Tea Party Defends Recruiting Lobbyist Gary Wiegert

    Bill Hennessy loved his uncle Pat, a union man.​Bill Hennessy, co-founder of the St. Louis Tea Party, is out with an online video defending his decision to ask the former head of the St. Louis police officers' union, Gary Wiegert, to lobby in Jefferson City on behalf of his party. Readers of Daily ... More >>

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    March 25, 2011

    Non-Racist St. Louis Tea Party Has Odd Way of Showing It

    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 >>

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    February 24, 2011

    More Fallout Over Speaker Tilley's "Race-Baiting" Comment; Right-Wing Media Fuming

    Tilley: When this guy is the Tea Party's public enemy No. 1, the whole world has gone insane.​A comment the Missouri House Speaker made this week regarding the fight over local control of the St. Louis police department has infuriated right-wing media -- and oddly -- placed free-market guru Rex Si ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    "Race Baiting" Video Suggests Black Panthers Behind Effort for Local Control of Police

    Danger alert! Black radicals will control St. Louis police department!!!​The St. Louis Tea Party and a former president of the St. Louis Police Officers Association have sunk to new lows in their attempts to thwart an effort to restore local control of the St. Louis police department. Last Thursda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Prepare Ye: The Launch of Tea Party Review is Nigh

    image via​In case you haven't noticed, the Tea Party isn't particularly pleased with the way it's being portrayed in the mainstream media. Or as Katrina Pierson, a founding member of the Dallas Tea Party, puts it: People are weary of the distorted version of the Tea Party movement that we see ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Shuttered St. Louis Tea Party Headquarters Now a South City Eyesore

    Beacon of Nope: The sign is partially burned out outside the empty Tea Party headquarters.​Cleaning up the government is messy work. That's the image you get peeking in the windows of the St. Louis Tea Party headquarters on Hampton Avenue. In place of phone banks and busy campaign workers, the off ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    Ed Martin Maintains Online Presence, Rhetoric

    ​Ed Martin is not going away. But really, did you think he would? After barely losing his bid for Congress, the Republican from Missouri's Third District launched a new website this week to focus on two efforts near and dear: killing the federal health care overhaul and monitoring local elections. ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Dana Loesch Radio Show Now Syndicated

    ​First it was shoes. Then it was booze. And these days? What does St. Louis have to offer the rest of the world? Try conservative talk-show hosts. Today Emmis Communications announced that Dana Loesch and her "Dana Show" will begin broadcasting next week on WIBC, Indianapolis, marking the first ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    Missourians Are Schizophrenic About Earmarks

    Image via​Our state can't get its story straight.  Yesterday, The New York Times' unpacked the debate over earmarks (are they good or evil?) by focusing on the St. Louis experience. Here's a quote from our mayor, Francis Slay, on Senator Kit Bond's love of federal $$$ and how Bond corralled i ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Shocking: Ed Martin Picks Up Tea Party Endorsement

    Calling him an "original Tea Partier" and someone who will do the "patriotic thing" in Congress, the St. Louis Tea Party has officially thrown its support to Ed Martin.In the video below, St. Louis Tea Party founder Bill Hennessy adds that he'll even contribute $52 dollars to Martin's campaign -- on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Kim Massie Pulls Out of September 12 Tea Party Event

    Vocalist Kim Massie, beloved locally for her blues and gospel performances, has pulled out of a planned performance September 12 under the Gateway Arch -- saying she didn't realize that the event was sponsored by the St. Louis Tea Party.In a Facebook post yesterday, Massie made it clear she does not ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    Tea Party Groups to Protest Roy Blunt Tomorrow in St. Louis

    ​A coalition of Tea Party groups plan to picket tomorrow in Sunset Hills near the Republican Party's St. Louis headquarters. The groups say they're protesting Minnesota Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann's decision to come to Missouri to stump for Senate candidate Roy Blunt. Bachmann is seen as somet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Dana Loesch: Put In Her Place, Again, on Larry King

    St. Louis Tea Party darling Dana Loesch was on Larry King again last night, and once again she got put in her place. This time for her "laughably absurd" defense of the edited video that cost U.S.D.A. employee Shirley Sherrod this week. Hat tip to St. Louis Activist Hub.

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    July 13, 2010

    Payment of $2,500 at Center of Latest Dana Loesch Pissing Match

    Dana Loesch: Tea'd off, again.​There's some interesting bickering underway in the G.O.P. primary race for Missouri's 3rd Congressional District. And contrary to what you might expect, it doesn't involve the candidates hurling insults at each other -- at least not directly.The controversy surrounds ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Tony La Russa: Embraces Tea Party, Bitch Slaps Diamondbacks, Wetbacks

    ​So, as we've reported earlier, Tuesday night was Tea Party night at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals were playing the Arizona Diamondbacks that night and the St. Louis Tea Party was there in force for a "buycott" in support of Arizona and its recent law to crack down on illegal immigrants. As St. Tea ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Larry King Retiring = Dana Loesch Needs New Outlet to Embarrass Herself on National TV

    King and that little pistol, Loesch.​So, didya hear that Larry King is wrapping it up? After a 25-year-run on CNN, the talk show host said he'll retire later this year. Which brings me to a bigger concern: Who's going to step in and give St. Louis Tea Party matriarch Dana Loesch the national atten ... More >>

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    May 18, 2010

    St. Louis Teapartier Gina Loudon Wants You to BUYcott Stuff Associated With Arizona

    Image viaLocal Tea Partier Gina Loudon on The Daily Showa few months ago.​From the uber-conservative local lady that brought you the Buycott of Whole Foods last fall (then went on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to chat about it): The St. Louis Tea Party's Gina Loudon is showing solidarity with Ar ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    PAC Behind St. Louis Tea Party Leads to Name Calling, Bruised Right-Wing Egos

    Jamie Allman: Hungry for a fight and smells bacon.​I don't make it a habit of listening to the conservative talk station 97.1 FM (home to everyone's favorite local Tea Party babe, Dana Loesch), but a show this week did provide some quality entertainment and follow-up fireworks. It all began on Wed ... More >>

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    April 16, 2010

    St. Louis Bidding for 2012 Democratic Convention

    The 1916 Democratic convention held in the old St. Louis Coliseum.​The St. Louis Tea Party could soon get a big motivational boost -- provided it's still around in two years.Today the St. Louis Convention and Visitor's Commission announced it is bidding to host the Democratic National Convention i ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    St. Louis Tea Party to Slowly Roll Through St. Charles Saturday

    Epic Eagle.​The St. Louis Tea Party is planning a circuitous route (here's a map) through St. Charles County on Saturday, leaving at 10 a.m. from the Target parking lot in O'Fallon (2300 Hwy K.)Anyone who's been in a Target parking lot on a Saturday knows it's nothing short of bustling, so t ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Coffin Set Up on Congressman Russ Carnahan's Lawn

    Image viaCome on, you guys! It's just symbolism!​A death threat? A prank? Or an unusual expression of symbolism?Just WTF is up with the coffin that apparently appeared outside Congressman Russ Carnahan's Compton Heights home on Sunday night, in the course of the health care reform vote? Carn ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Meanwhile, Ed Martin Responds to Allegations Against Right-Wing "Patriots"

    Ed Martin​The allegations are flying this week that the Tea Party and other right-wingers have reached a new low in boorish behavior. These include accusations that they spit on a black Missouri congressman and allegedly called him the N-word in Washington D.C. Also this week, the St. Louis Tea Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2010

    Peter Kinder Grandstands on Health Care, Joins Lawsuit to Stop Reform

    Kinder: That's prounounced "KIN-der" not "KIND-er".​Moments after the health care reform bill was signed into law yesterday, Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder announced he would join the attorneys general in 13 other states in signing a lawsuit intended to overturn the legislation. In a statement ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Tea Party Goes Crazier: Burn Russ Carnahan in Effigy, Spit on Mo. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver

    St. Louis Tea Party lights it up for Carnahan.​This weekend's health care vote in the U.S. House brought out the radical, right-wing fringe (again). At a St. Louis Tea Party rally outside of Russ Carnahan's St. Louis office on Saturday, an angry mob threw shoes at a photo of the congressman before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    The Screaming Match Outside Obama's Fundraiser Dinner

    Amir KurtovicDavid Goodard, of Piedmont, shouts at pro-health care protesters during President Obama's visit to St. Louis on Wednesday.​The year-long debate over health care reform in Congress has resulted in no bipartisanship and plenty of heated comments from both sides of the aisle. A microcosm ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    Forget the Tea Party -- Coffee is the New Beverage of Political Action St. Louis Coffee Party will reign supreme?​The St. Louis Tea Party turned one year old last weekend. To celebrate, not one, but two, fledgling political groups are throwing their own warm beverage parties. Coincidentally, but not surprisingly, both call themselves ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    New Video: Republican Saboteur James O'Keefe Disrupts Gay-Rights Rally in St. Louis

    O'Keefe (left) and Basel photographed by authorities following their arrest in New Orleans last month.​Just got a heads up from Adam Shriver over at St. Louis Activist Hub about a new video showing Tea Party "heroes" James O'Keefe and Joseph Basel disrupting a gay-rights rally in St. Louis last No ... More >>

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    February 3, 2010

    James O'Keefe: Ass Clown and White Supremacist?

    James O'Keefe learns that pimpin' ain't easy.​It keeps getting worse for political activist (and pride of the St. Louis Tea Party) James O'Keefe.  Last week he was arrested for illegally attempting to access the phone lines of Lousiana Senator Mary Landrieu. Over the weekend Daily RFT voters ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    Paul D'Agrosa Steps Into the SEIU/Tea Party Legal Fracas

    Wikimedia CommonsSEIU hopes D'Agrosa will trounce on the charges called for by Tea Party activists.​Elston McCowan and Perry Molens face misdemeanor charges for allegedly assaulting a political button-seller last year; the defendants have pulled out the big guns by retaining St. Louis criminal def ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Full of Piss and No Place to Go: A Tea Party Conundrum

    We here at Daily RFT have never come out and called St. Louis Tea Party organizer Bill Hennessy an out-and-out "idiot" (though we have suggested it a few times -- here, here and here).Anyway, no need for us to call him a stooge when Hennessy does it himself in the following action alert sent out to ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Ghostwriter of Joe the Plumber Book to Speak Tonight in (Where Else?) Chesterfield

    ​We know what you're thinking: 1) Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher, a.k.a. Joe the Plumber, has a book? 2) Can the dude even write a sentence? Answers: Yes, he does. You can purchase it (and view all the entertaining "reviews") here. Who knows. That's why you hire yourself a ghostwriter! Lucky for us, t ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009

    Measured Thoughts on Obama's Health Care Speech​Did you watch President Barack Obama's speech last night to Congress? If not, you can view the entire 48-minute address here. Overall, I thought the president's plan seemed to make sense as well as address some of the sticking points conservatives have with the bill. But then, what do I kn ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Kenneth Gladney: Tea Party Zero

    Kenneth Gladney​Shhh! Don't tell Kenneth Gladney's attorney -- David Brown -- the news. He and his client are likely to get so angry they might hold a protest right outside the doors of the Riverfront Times. But, hey, it's not our fault. Like our favorite television network, all we do is report th ... More >>

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    August 6, 2009

    DNC Responds to Tea Party Protesters, "Birthers" and Other Malcontents

    Have you seen the Democratic National Committee video making the rounds on the Internet? I'm not sure it's going to silence any members of the St. Louis Tea Party (especially now that Fox News has made the group so legit), but it does seem to fight fire with fire by using video clips of the proteste ... More >>

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    August 3, 2009

    St. Louis Tea Party and MC Hammer: Kindred Spirits

    ​By its own admission, the St. Louis Tea Party has yet to make much impact on the public policy of President Barack Obama and the Democratically controlled Congress. But that's beginning to change, states St. Louis Tea Party organizer Bill Hennessey in a message to his flock. Following his group's ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Best Comments on Daily RFT -- July 24-30's hear that one more time. ​Because comments from you, dear readers, tend to get buried pretty quickly on this here blog, we thought it would be fun to highlight a few of our favorite responses for the week. So, here they are -- in no particular order...1. A post question ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Getting to the Bottom of that Puzzling Claire McCaskill Tweet

    Earlier today Daily RFT blogger Bill Streeter posted a quizzical "tweet" made yesterday on Senator Claire McCaskill's Twitter feed. Curious as to what McCaskill was discussing in this post, I just conducted a grueling two minutes of Internet research to arrive at the bottom of the matter.Not surpris ... More >>

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    July 15, 2009
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    July 7, 2009

    There's No Crying in Baseball -- Just Try Telling that to the St. Louis Tea Party

    Because they just haven't fussed enough this year, the St. Louis Tea Party -- the folks who brought you a rally at the Arch in February, an April protest at Kiener Plaza and the picketing of President Barack Obama's "100 Day" speech in Arnold -- now plan to bring their tear parade to the All-Star Ga ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    But Wait! Now You Can Protest Every Living U.S. President at the All-Star Game!

    Our post earlier today about the St. Louis Tea Party's plans to protest the All-Star Game and President Barack Obama (who's throwing out the first pitch) has generated quite a bit of chatter on this blog. Now we're back to report some good news for people who don't have a beef (per se) with Obama bu ... More >>

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