TODD AKIN REACHES OUT FOR MORE CASH, SEN. CLAIRE McCASKILL TOSSES GRENADE, CARRIE UNDERWOOD’S LEAP FROM HERE TO THERE
You could’ve missed a harmless joke from Jamie Foxx – a reference to B. Obama as “our Lord and savior.” The outrage machine is running including the words of Todd Akin, whose campaign reached out to its fundraising list: “Article after article has been written about a no-name filmmaker who produced a video mocking Islam. How much do you think will be written about an Oscar-winning Hollywood star mocking Christianity? Friends, I may have lost the Senate race, but I do not plan to stop speaking about the problems facing our country, and I encourage you to do as well! Thanks for all you do, in particular your recent help in getting our last few remaining campaign bills paid promptly. . .could still use your help if you can donate $10 today”.. ..Film students! Here’s your chance to be honored at the Feb. 24 Academy Awards ceremony. Oscar host Seth MacFarlane will add that college flavor in the “Oscar Experience College Search” for special Oscars to students. For more info, go to the Academy Awards Facebook page. . .The new issue of the Missouri Conservation magazine highlights “community stewardship” efforts – creating “small islands of natural communities in urban areas” by the College School in Webster Groves and Bethany-Peace United Church of Christ parish in north St. Louis county, headed by teacher Tim Wood and Pastor Paul Emily, respectively.. .Boxer Mike Tyson’s “acclaimed one-man show,” directed by Spike Lee, is headed to the Peabody in April as part of a nation-wide tour. And on Dec. 7 in Las Vegas, Tyson announces the formation of a foundation called “Mike Tyson Cares.” Its motto: “Giving kids a fighting chance”. . .Carrie Underwood, who first auditioned in our town for “American Idol,” will portray Maria von Trapp in next year’s live airing on NBC in “The Sound of Music”. . .The NCAA has stripped one of Mizzou’s scholarships. . .WashU is cutting its January program after the 2012-2013 year. . .Sen. Claire McCaskill tossed a grenade on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” about Grover Norquist, the guy behind the anti-tax pledges: “I met him for the first time this morning. Nice to meet him but who is he? The guy who captured all the attention in this?