Which of These Missourians Are Hall Of Fame Worthy?

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4. Robert A. Heinlein

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Robert A. Heinlein spent his life plumbing the imagined futures he created in his mind. He was responsible for some the 20th century's greatest works of science fiction, including Stranger in a Strange Land. Another novel, Starship Troopers, was eventually adapted into one the greatest terrible movies of all time.


5. Virginia Minor

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A pioneer of women's rights, Virginia Minor's efforts to launch a suffrage movement in Missouri predated Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. In fact, when Minor helped found the Woman Suffrage Association of Missouri 1867, it was the first organization in the world with the sole stated purpose of getting women into the voting booth. Minor even took her fight to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1874, only to lose. Sadly, she didn't live long enough to see the day when her goal was met.


6. Christopher "Kit" Bond

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Kit Bond left the U.S. Senate in 2011 after more than fourteen years in office, and boy, it looks like he got out just in time. The former Republican senator and two-term Missouri governor joined a law firm after leaving Congress, and that's a far, far better gig than being blamed for shutting down the government.


7. John William "Blind" Boone

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Life couldn't seem to throw enough at John William "Blind" Boone. Born the son of a former slave in 1864, he battled discrimination, poverty and blindness while becoming one of the most celebrated black musicians Missouri has ever produced, ranking up there with Scott Joplin and James Scott.

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Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"This is absurd...that man is a hate mongering, drug addict, bigot." don't talk about obama like that.

Paul Hibbard
Paul Hibbard

Rush Limbaugh has been married 4 times and zero children, which is proof the female body can shut down

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

and they blacked out trayvon profile photo? damn...that is played out, girlfriend.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

and at no point did i say i was a fan of rush. you said that. not me.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"Steve, what does that statistic have to do with anything? California is also the most heavily populated state by leaps and bounds so it would stand to reason that they would have the highest number of rapes." it's the largest populated state filled with liberals, so it would stand to reason that a state full of liberals...if they are so good for women...would have one of the lowest amount of rapes. but, i know that liberals refuse to accept any fact that makes them look bad. i understand.

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

actually the stat is clearly rapes against women.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Steve in California men are the ones getting raped. It's called prison Steve.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Saying that Charlie Parker was from Missouri would be like saying that Redd Fox was from Chicago because he was raised there.

Neil Aimaro
Neil Aimaro

Charlie Parker was not born in Missouri.

Mary Clavenna
Mary Clavenna

Steve, what does that statistic have to do with anything? California is also the most heavily populated state by leaps and bounds so it would stand to reason that they would have the highest number of rapes. Statistically you have almost double the chance of being raped in Texas as you do in California. None of that has anything to do with the Democratic party's stance on women's issues. No wonder you're a fan of Rush, neither of you make a lick of sense! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_and_territories_by_population

Larry Schepker
Larry Schepker

Ozzie Smith, Yogi Berra, August Busch, T. S. Eliot, Charlie Parker, Redd Foxx - people that make/have made a positive contribution to the state.

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

He is a typical MIssourian he deserves a statue and a park next to a drinking establishment so the bums around here have a place to drink and piss

John Kastan
John Kastan

Steve, you don't believe there's a Republican war on women?? you must be an old white guy.

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

this hideous "bust" should be removed, because no self respecting Missourian would want this.. he is not worthy of HALL OF FAME status..

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

being denied coverage doesn't mean not being able to get something. again, she was a spoiled brat hauled in by liberals like obama and their "war on women" scare tactic.

Courtney Ringle
Courtney Ringle

No. No . NO .. she was a woman concerned with the fact that women her age were being denied proper coverage to make birth control affordable. You obviously didnt listen to her speech, but you sure did listen to Rush didnt you. She talked about how her close friend had PCOS, and the BC she was taking helped her deal with that pain. Women with severe reproductive issues were being denied coverage for drugs they needed to have reproductive health. She doesn't want it FREE. she wants it AFFORDABLE. meaning that the insurance companies should stop worrying about losing profits and giving the patients the proper coverage they deserve.. BUt hey.. you know.. what are FACTS anyway.. Stop listening to RUSH. he is toxic.

John Kastan
John Kastan

-it gets better, you know they had to spend a few grand to install full time security cameras, just for this bust?? f'm ridiculous.

Daniel Reyna
Daniel Reyna

This is absurd...that man is a hate mongering, drug addict, bigot. What a sham

Steve Mincer
Steve Mincer

"for testifying before Congress about the benefits of birth control and contraception." ummm...no. no, she was a spoiled brat that said it was sooooooo unfair that she had to pay for her OWN birth control and contraception.

John Kastan
John Kastan

I think that Rush Bust should be put outdoors, so Birds (& whomever else) can show it, it's proper respect. sic

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