Archive for the ‘MN Politics’ Category

Maybe it was MN Republicans Who Blinked

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Looks like I may have been premature last week when I declared that Governor Dunsel, er, Dayton, blinked during his game of chicken with the MNGOP over the State’s budget. It may be more accurate to say the Legislative leadership blinked. And that is disappointing. One of the concessions Dayton demanded ...

Governor Dayton Loses at Game of Chicken Over Budget

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

Governor Dayton blinked. The Dunsel in Minnesota played chicken with the State Legislature over the biennium budget by shutting down the state government, and The Dunsel blinked. But in his capitulation and acceptance of the proposed budget floated by him on June 30th including some conditions that may be a ...

Minnesota Shutdown Continues, Impacting Businesses, Jeopradizing Economy

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

As the Great Minnesota Shutdown continues, its impact is hitting more and more people. Recently I read how a number of small eateries in down town areas are reducing hours and staff due to a drop in business as a result of state workers being put on furlough. Now I am ...

Minnesota Shutdown Day 5

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

Minnesota shutdown is into day 5, thanks to Governor Mark Dayton. As I write this, I don't know what will happen next as Governor Dunsel finally calls Legislative leaders together to negotiate a resolution to the crisis that he has created. I am not being partisan here, just stating the ...

Dayton Owes Election Victory to Tom Horner

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

The news is out that (at the time of this writing) Tom Emmer was set to concede the gubernatorial race to Mark “Get out of town” Dayton. Fortunately this means saving the embarrassment of long-running court proceedings that probably would not have changed the outcome. Unfortunately Minnesota continues to be ...

Minnesota’s Kill the Bill Rally

Sunday, March 14th, 2010

Yesterday I drove out to St. Paul for the Kill the Bill rally. Over 4,000 people showed up for the event. Message of the day: "Kill the Bill!" Patriot Paul, from Indiana, led the People in the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by Congress John Kline who pointed out all the ...

Wealthy to Gather for Obama/Biden

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

From the realm of the unbelievable, also known as Minnesota, Robert Pohlad, son of the late Karl Pohlad (and owner of the Twins), is hosting a fundraising event asking $7,600 per person to meet non-other than Smokin' Sloe Joe Biden. Yep, that's right, seventy-six hundred smackers and you can meet ...

House Votes to Defund ACORN

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

I just took a look at the House roll call vote for defunding ACORN. I am surprised that 75 Democrats voted in opposition of defunding this organization. When looking at the numbers, it is unsurprising that TWO of these representatives are from Minnesota: Keith Ellison (CD2) and Betty McCollum (CD4), ...

Congratulations Senator Bozo the Clown

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

I haven't been writing in a while. Bad thing to do. Now I find myself living in a state that has become the butt of America. Minnesota is sending a real Bozo to the U.S. Senate. No surprise there. Al Franken, one of the biggest bafoons in in Amrerica, ...

Tax Cut Rally 2009

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

It was 9:30 in the morning when I arrived at the State Capitol for the tax-cut rally. I came up early as I wanted to make sure I got a good parking space, as parking near the site of the event would be at a premium as it caught closer ...

Wikileaks Part 2

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Wikileaks has sent out a followup message, which has been forwarded to the Coleman Campaign as well as my State Rep. They have now released the names with substantial information, including partial credit card numbers with verification codes, of donors to the campaign. They are also requesting money. Following our earlier ...

Wikileaks

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

I have received the following email tonight from wikileaks: Senator Norm Coleman supporter / contributor list leaked. Your name, address and other details appear on a membership list leaked to us from the Norm Coleman Senate campaign. If you have contributed financially to the Coleman campaign there are additional details. We understand that Norm Coleman became ...

Strib on Coleman-Franken Senate Election

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

I don't often agree with the editorial board at the Star Tribune, but this time it looks like they got it right. In their current editorial concerning the ongoing battle for the U.S. Senate between Norm Coleman and Al Franken, the Strib points out that it will take a judge ...

Coleman May Barely Hold Onto Senate Seat; Other Results

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

The Star Tribune reports that a recount is "looming" in the Minnesota Senate race between Norm coleman and Al Frank-N-furter. The Minnesota Secretary of State is showing the results in that contest as follows: Coleman - 1,210,247 Frank-n-furter - 1,209,124 Barkley - 436,819 Dean Barkley was the Independence Party's candidate, and served as a ...

Strib Says “No” on Sales Tax Amendment

Friday, October 24th, 2008

It's a rare day indeed when I agree with the Editorial Board at the Star Tribune, but when it comes to the sales tax referendum that Minnesotans are facing, I am actually in agreement with them. The Strib is pushing a "No" vote on the referendum that would add a state ...

Frank-N-Furter at the State Fair

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Spotted Al Franken at the State Fair giving an interview. Caught this on video...not sure what the question was, possibly something about his moving back to Minnesota for the sole reason of running against Norm Coleman. What is laughable is the tail end where Franken describes his view of Minnesota ...

Dems Want To Tax Us More – What A Surprise

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Here in Minnesota, we have a Metro transit taxing district, which consists of those few communities that need a transit system, like Minneapolis and St. Paul. Not too long ago, the Democrats up at the State Capitol attempted to expand the transit taxing district to include the rural cities ...

Minneapolis Protestors Arrested at ANG Recruitment Office

Friday, March 28th, 2008

I heard about this protest and subsequent arrests at a Minneapolis Recruitment Center on the radio during my commute in to work this morning and had to fish around to find details on the news. From MN Daily: Police arrested 16 protesters who entered the Washington Avenue Army National Guard recruitment ...

RepubliCon SD36 2008

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Yesterday I took a break from one event I was at with my family to attend RepubliCon SD36 2008 in Lakeville, MN. This is the bi-annual conference of the Minnesota Senate District 36 where we endorse candidates for office, choose delegates to go on to the congressional district and state ...

Al Franken On Gas Taxes

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

The Coleman Campaign put together this little video on Al Franken and his wishy-washy stand on increasing the gas excise tax here in Minnesota. [flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vRJ2OWmGms] Raising the gas tax is an unnecessary burden. Further, Franken is wacky enough to believe that because gas prices here fluctuate by anywhere from 5 cents ...