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brb - IL

don't drink the beer

Posted on 2012.09.24 at 17:21
"Perhaps the most distinctive piece in Lebanon’s [Missouri] history is the "magnetic" water. A worker digging a new city water well in 1889 found that his tools could pick up nails. The water had magnetized them. Bathing in the magnetic waters was said to have healing powers, and visitors came to bathe in them."

I've been through Lebanon, and the people are nice. There are also these huge gaping cavernous caves along a backroad, near Lebanon. Very curious place geographically. But Missouri is very humid, (and hot), has a lot of ticks, and has a lot of sexually creepy people.


Evil Tracey
eviltracey at 2012-09-25 03:27 (UTC) (Lien)
Missouri is where John Ashcroft is from (and lost an election to a dead guy), right?
where hypotheses come to die
madman101 at 2012-09-25 14:53 (UTC) (Lien)
I'm toying with a fantasy of moving there - it's soooooo cheap and wooded - where I'd be near a radio show which I could later "take over". Well, the tiny town where the host lives is the same town where one of the Walton founders of Wal!Mart is from...

I'm not sure about Ashcroft, but my mind goes to Missouri Governor Mel Carnahan who went down in a plane crash. (That sort of thing is more common these days - note the plane accident w/ Anne Romney - accident?!. It also happened to the progressive from MN Paul Wellstone. Korean Flight KAL007 also had a key politician on it. Etc... WHO KNOWS?) I think he won or something but I didn't remember who was running against him. But his wife Robin Carnahan (D) became a Senator.

John Ashcroft is evil. "Ashcroft previously served as the 50th Governor of Missouri (1985–93) and as a U.S. Senator from Missouri (1995–2001)." - https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/John_Ashcroft - It might have been the candidate in the previous election who lost to the dead governeueouor - not sure here...

Kansas is very much Koch country, and Wichita is home to many successful fast food chains. See also "Herman Cain".

oh - look what i found...

Missouri is also known as "The Cave State" with over 6000 recorded caves (second to Tennessee). Perry County has both the largest number of caves and the single longest cave in the state.[84]

Other nicknames include "The Lead State", "The Bullion State", "The Ozark State", "Mother of the West", "The Iron Mountain State", and "Pennsylvania of the West".[85]

There is no official state nickname.[86] However, the official state motto is "Salus Populi Suprema Lex Esto", Latin for "Let the welfare of the people be the supreme law."[87]


Missouri is widely regarded as a state bellwether in American politics. The state has a longer stretch of supporting the winning presidential candidate than any other state, having voted with the nation in every election since 1904 with two exceptions: in 1956 when it voted for Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois over the winner, incumbent President Dwight Eisenhower of Kansas, and in 2008 when it voted for Senator John McCain of Arizona over national winner Senator Barack Obama of Illinois, both by extremely narrow margins. Missouri was the closest state in both of those presidential elections.
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