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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

How Chicago Sees St. Louis: A Nipple On One Gigantic Bosom

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 12:58 PM

WGN this morning aired a segment on subliminal messages in weather reports. The image below was allegedly used to illustrate an ice storm that hit the Midwest a year or two ago.   Groused a reader today at Chicagoist, which also linked to the image, "As usual, all the...

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Is SNAP's David Clohessy Really a Hypocrite?

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Recently in both Kansas City and St. Louis, lawyers defending the Catholic Church against clerical sex abuse allegations have have tried to subpoena years worth of emails and records from their long-time adversary, SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests). SNAP director David Clohessy often impugns the Church...

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As Obama Attacks Congress, McCaskill Becomes Vulnerable

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 10:57 AM

An interesting political article in today's New York Times pinpoints incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill as a potential casualty this November if President Obama continues to campaign on an anti-Congress platform. Experts say the oft-deadlocked Congress of last year is a fair target for President Obama, who lately has ridiculed...

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Sports Fans Quick to Blame Accuser in Alleged Sexual Assault

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 9:10 AM

The story came out late last week, but I hadn't gotten around to writing about it just yet. Starlin Castro, shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, is currently facing an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault. The incident allegedly occurred back in September, before the baseball season ended. It's not...

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Leshaun Holmes, Lonnell Dortch: St. Louis Homicides No. 4 and 5

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 8:15 AM

St. Louis police continue to investigate the killing of two men found dead in a car in the Baden neighborhood of north St. Louis on Sunday afternoon.  According to police, 35-year-old Leshaun Holmes and 36-year-old Lonnell Dortch were parked in a white Chevy Malibu in the 5900 block of...

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Akin, Steelman Debate to Stream Live on Facebook This Morning

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 7:45 AM

This is kind of cool -- not because of the debate but because of the technology behind it. Today at 9 a.m. Republican senatorial candidates Todd Akin and Sarah Steelman will face off in a debate at the Missouri Athletic Club West to be broadcast simultaneously over both the...

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The United States of Hogs, or Why Missourians Are Pukes

Posted By on Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 7:00 AM

Even back in 1884, before college football was the widespread money-making machine it was today, the names of many of your favorite teams already existed. In that blessed year, H.W. Hill & Co. of Decatur, Illinois, the sole manufacturer of Hill's Hog Ringers (142,000,000 rings sold!) drew up a...

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