"Wing of the Democratic Party made up of workingmen and reformers, opposed to monopolies and financial policies that seemed to them antidemocratic and conducive to special privilege. The Locofocos received their name when party regulars turned off the gas lights to oust the radicals from a Tammany Hall nominating meeting. The radicals responded by lighting candles with new matches known as locofocos and nominated their own slate." (From: http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9048706 )

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Location: Springfield, Missouri, United States

I am husband and father in a family of four, wife Verna, son Thomas, and daughter Jennifer. We've lived in Springfield's 137th District for over ten years at 800 W Calhoun St, and love the Grant Beach area. I was born to a military family, my mother and father met at Ft Leonard Wood. I was born in Ft Hood Texas, and travelled throughout my childhood, with most of my time spent in any one place in the Rolla Mo area. When I completed my own four year hitch with the US Navy, I settled here in Missouri, living in Mt Vernon. I moved into Springfield in 1994 to attend (then) SMSU and stayed, finding our permanent home in the Grant Beach Park area.

Saturday, December 10, 2005


filthy lucre
Originally uploaded by shannonmary.

Money in politics. Blinders.

How else can one explain what is going on in this State, and this Country?

On the one hand, we have 40 million people without health insurance. Survey after survey of public opinion cites health care as a primary concern for Missourians and America.

Yet our elected "leaders" do nothing about it except to line the purses of their contributers, or worse, cut people off of state-sponsored health care in the name of Mammon.

What God do they worship?

Photo from Flickr: filthy lucre Originally uploaded by shannonmary.


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