Bullets flying over Missouri…

What’s up with the ruckus in Missouri? Missouri is like our geographical middle child. Just there. A bland, featureless encumbrance that acts as the fulcrum of America’s self-important shores.

But now, it is acting up (and I won’t even mention Ferguson).

Missouri candidate for governor dies of ‘apparent suicide’

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an “apparent suicide” — just minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview.

Schweich’s death stunned many of Missouri’s top elected officials, who described him as a “brilliant” and “devoted” public servant with an “unblemished record” in office. Just 13 minutes before police got an emergency call from his home, Schweich had a phone conversation with The Associated Press about his plans to go public that afternoon with allegations that the head of the Missouri Republican Party had made anti-Semitic comments about him.

And…

Nine dead after shootings in southern Missouri

Nine persons died at multiple scenes in south-central Missouri following shootings, Texas County Sheriff James Sigman confirmed to the Houston Herald this morning.
Sigman said there are four confirmed crime scenes at Tyrone, a possible fifth location and a sixth outside of Texas County in Shannon County.
Sigman made the statement as troopers and deputies mobilized in the area. He declined to offer any additional information about the investigation or the believed shooter.
A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer confirmed the death of the alleged shooter. The lawmen said he was found in a parked vehicle in Shannon County. Investigators at about 7:30 a.m. were leaving one of the crime scenes. Two are within a short distance of each other near Highways H and DD.

Suicide seems to be popular as well.

Or, we can get really carried away and try to connect these dots…perhaps unearth a Master Missouri Plan.

  • Wiless

    Isn’t Missouri the ‘Show Me’ state? ;)

  • Mark J. Goluskin

    Suicide can be done in many ways. But by a gun is the ultimate big eff you. Trust me, I know that all too well. And that is not unusual at all to be seemingly OK and then, pow.