A one-time event does not make a trend, but it sure is interesting. Up in Bethany, Mo., a 24-year-old young woman is poised to become the youngest politician elected to office in the State of Missouri history. Mazzie Boyd defeated Randy Railsback by 30 points in the Republican primary and is poised to take the general election. That is a good old-fashioned butt kicking, partially aided by Railsback being redistricted out of his home turf, but still…oof.
Anyway, this is going to make liberals mad. The young Boyd spent some time in Washington, D.C. after college and worked with/on behalf of Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene, President Trump and Senator Roy Blunt. That’s red-on-red politics.
Think what you will, but I’m impressed and a little enthused by a younger generation of political leaders.
Here is all you need to know about Eric Greitens and his campaign to become senator of the State of Missouri. His last tweet was Aug. 2. That’s like 28 days ago. He has 149k+ followers on Twitter and he has not tweeted one single thing since asking them to join his “Victory” party on Aug. 2. His web page still leads with a statement that he was endorsed by President Donald J. Trump. Oof, the lack of communication screams sore loser. Sore loser does not look good, even if you can run obstacle courses fast and such.
You think a 24-year-old female that claimed to have worked for MJT, Trump and Blunt could get elected in Jackson County? Me neither.
I feel like we wasted lots of good opportunities to make “smoking Blunt” jokes during Roy Blunt’s political career. Seems like a wasted opportunity as he enters political retirement.
I’ve never been to a losing candidate’s “victory” party. What do they do when they know they lost? Just go home? Or do they change out the signage and such? I’ve attended many “loser” parties, but not the political version.
In fact, I may have been the headliner for more than one of these gatherings.
I, along with many others, often opine on public education. One of the effective arguments I hear about people like me/us is complaints that people with public education opinions have not stepped inside a classroom for decades. Oddly, I find that a relatively effective rebuttal.
Did you know that most classroom settings are no longer rows of chairs? I had no idea. Honestly, I noticed Facebook photos from schools and it dawned on me that kids never sit in straight lines of chairs like my generation did. They were always around tables or in bean bags or other chairs. My resident experts laughed when I asked if the kids ever sat in rows of chairs. Apparently, that is no longer a thing.
I get all the learning in pods and group setting arguments but honestly I’m slightly peeved that I spent 12 years of my life sitting still in those damn desks and now kids don’t have to. I did some serious detention time for scooting those bad boys out of line and here we are now learning in an all willy-nilly cluster. How can it be? I even had to learn the metric system sitting in those iron contraptions and we quit that too, life sure ain’t fair.
I’m so jealous mad now, I no longer think that is a good rebuttal, I will continue to have an opinion. Carry on.
(Guy Speckman can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or attending loser parties)