Cowards of Hennepin County

Apr 03

Cowards of Hennepin County

Without firing a shot, the Board of Hennepin County Commissioners has surrendered to the wingnuts in the Minnesota Republican Tea Party, and to Bully Boy Tom Emmer, the right-wing standard bearer who was the 2010 candidate for governor of the Target Corporation. Emmer came within 9,000-or-so votes of winning, but has been relegated since the election to braying into...

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Shoot Them from a Boat or Shoot Them By a Goat

Feb 24

Shoot Them from a Boat or Shoot Them By a Goat

The Minnesota Senate has passed a bill greatly expanding the situations in which it would be legal to use deadly force (this means, “shoot” someone dead) when a person feels threatened. The guy in the next car flip you off and hit the brakes after you honked at him? Shoot the bastard before he escalates this thing any further. I feel threatened,...

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Wilfare 4 Zygi/Zero for Kids

Nov 01

Wilfare 4 Zygi/Zero for Kids

Walking into the Charles M. Schulz Hockey Arena last Saturday, bringing my boys to their first hockey practice of the season, I noticed something strange: Hardly anyone was leaving the arena. Usually, as we come in, a horde of kids is leaving the ice, and on Saturdays in the Fall, they are not the typical Minnesota youth hockey player. They are poor, mostly minority,...

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Minnesota Death Watch: Dumbasses with Microphones

Apr 02

The Minnesota Model, built over a century by Republicans, Democrats, farmers, union workers, small town leaders and big city ones, too, is under all-out attack. Smart is gone, Stupid is in. Common Interest is forgotten, Greed is back. Exhibit No. 1: A GOP State Sen. from Burnsville (who claims to be a Christian preacher) stands up on the floor of the Minnesota Senate...

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