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Thu Jan 18, 2018, 01:19 AM

Facing scandal and slipping in poll, Gov. Greitens postpones tax cut tour

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, who has been engulfed in scandal after blackmail allegations, has postponed a string of events this week to promote his proposed tax cuts.

Greitens had been scheduled to tour businesses around the state, including stops Thursday in Riverside and St. Joseph, in an effort to build support for the plan that he promised in last week’s State of the State address would be “the boldest state tax reform in America.”

But an event page that previously listed six events now lists nothing.

The proposed tax cuts were intended to be Greitens’ main policy goal for his second year in office and one of the focal points of this year’s legislative session.

But within hours of making the speech, Greitens faced allegations that three years ago he took a nude photograph of a woman while she was blindfolded and bound in an effort to intimidate her from speaking about their extramarital affair.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics-government/article194743579.html

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Reply Facing scandal and slipping in poll, Gov. Greitens postpones tax cut tour (Original post)
TexasTowelie Jan 2018 OP
dchill Jan 2018 #1
TlalocW Jan 2018 #2
SWBTATTReg Jan 2018 #4
TlalocW Jan 2018 #5
SWBTATTReg Jan 2018 #6
TlalocW Jan 2018 #7
SWBTATTReg Jan 2018 #8
TlalocW Jan 2018 #9
sandensea Jan 2018 #3

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 01:24 AM

1. He hates when that happens!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 01:33 AM

2. I went to college

In the southeast corner of Kansas (Pittburg), and as bad as Kansas could be, there was always something happening in Missouri that made us feel better about ourselves. My favorite was when the state legislature was wrote some sort of anti-pornography or common decency law (something to do with sex), and it passed, but because it was written so floridly yet poorly, they brought in a professional linguist who deduced that the bill completely outlawed sex.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 02:30 PM

4. Loved KS and Pittsburg KS too...

Went there during my college days (MSSC in Joplin MO), and we drove over to Pittsburg KS for gaming night every week.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 03:34 PM

5. I was 91 to 95

When were you?

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #5)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 10:32 PM

6. 1971-79, now in stl mo NT

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 24, 2018, 11:45 PM

7. Kansas City

By way of Tulsa for some reason.

TlalocW

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Response to TlalocW (Reply #7)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 10:34 AM

8. This is funny too...lived in ...

Born in Tulsa OK '55, lived in Indep. MO (right on KCMO's doorstep)...1960-1970

Remember little bit of Tulsa, OK

Went to jurior school right outside Harry Truman's house where we would wave at him through the windows while he was on his daily walks around the block where his house was.

It was a different time then...

Oh well.

Hope you enjoy KCMO, I think it's hopping compared to St. Louis MO, and would like to see more of.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 25, 2018, 04:17 PM

9. Really?

I feel the same way about St. Louis. Whenever I visit, I have to go to two restaurants... A Vietnamese one, which I don't know where it is (I have a friend who lives in St. Louis who does), and Fitz's. I know that last place is kind of touristy, but their pulled pork hamburger is great.

Last time I passed through, I went to the Nuclear Waste Adventure Trail and Museum just outside STL. I enjoy the weird roadside attractions, and the giant pile of rocks with steps reminded me of the pyramids in Mexico.

TlalocW

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Jan 18, 2018, 01:35 AM

3. Reichtens' affair may end up being the indiscretion that saved a state

It it can keep Missouri from going the way of Kansas, I don't care if it was a group of Swedish stewardesses and a pair of handcuffs.

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