But you are kinda embarrassing me on the political front.
First off, one of your candidates running for the United States Senate "isn't sure" what the Violence Against Women Act is. And the candidate is a WOMAN. Sigh. You guys, seriously? Don't elect this person. Granted, I no longer live there, but if you want my two cents, you should keep Claire McCaskill representing your state. She's conservative (in my opinion) but at least she probably knows what the Violence Against Women Act is... Sheesh.
And speaking of violence against women what is this I'm reading about legislation you passed nicknamed the "don't say gay" bill?
This is seriously awful, you guys. How can kids learn about sexuality, their own or their peers, if you make it illegal to talk about it?
Here's the bill if you want to read it yourself, but here's a nice excerpt... 170.370. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, no instruction, material, or extracurricular activity sponsored by a public school that discusses sexual orientation other than in scientific instruction concerning human reproduction shall be provided in any public school.