Minnesota Gun Safety: Shot Down By…Democrats?!!!

May 06

Minnesota Gun Safety: Shot Down By…Democrats?!!!

  This post is re-published from The UpTake, where it first appeared. All winter long, hundreds of gun-carrying opponents of gun safety laws crowded the Minnesota State Capitol, ostentatiously presenting their numbers and their obvious weapons during the difficult debates over proposals to tighten gun safety laws in the state. So I was surprised, upon entering...

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Minnesota: A Man’s Home is His Castle. And an Execution Chamber, Too.

Nov 28

Minnesota: A Man’s Home is His Castle. And an Execution Chamber, Too.

It probably doesn’t seem that the Thanksgiving Day killings of two teens in Little Falls, Minnesota, shot by a deranged but heavily armed home owner, could be any more horrible. But consider this possibility: If a gun law passed early this year by the Minnesota Legislature had not been vetoed by DFL Gov. Mark Dayton, the Little Falls killer would not be in...

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STATE OF CORRUPTION: How the Vikings Stadium Deal Went Down And Took Honest&Open Government With It.

May 10

STATE OF CORRUPTION: How the Vikings Stadium Deal Went Down And Took Honest&Open Government With It.

                                                         “(We) want to respect the business privacy of the Vikings.”                                — Minnesota State Senate Majority Leader Dave Senjem. Room 400 North in the State Office Building was a busy place...

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The Wrath of Brodkorb I: Never Step on a Snake

Mar 15

The Wrath of Brodkorb I: Never Step on a Snake

  Michael Brodkorb — the unlikely Lothario of that hotbed of love and loins known as the Minnesota State Capitol — is threatening to blow the socks off the GOP Senate majority caucus with a lawsuit challenging his firing for fornicating with a superior. Brodkorb was fired by the Mullahs of the GOP in December after a subaltern reported him for...

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Let’s Kill Us Some Wolves! Nasty, Smelly Varmints: And That’s Just the Legislators!

Jan 27

Let’s Kill Us Some Wolves! Nasty, Smelly Varmints: And That’s Just the Legislators!

We are going to start teaching the gray wolf who’s boss around here, and, dang it, we have a mighty good reason: We are pent-up. Yes, I’m afraid that’s what it boils down to: An official of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources kicked off a chorus of “we are so pent-up we are about to burst” demands for wolf-killing when he told...

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Why Amy Koch Should Have Acted Like Newt

Jan 24

Why Amy Koch Should Have Acted Like Newt

The humiliation of Amy Koch is now complete: The Republican state senator and first female Majority Leader of the Minnesota Senate has been 1) stripped of her leadership positions 2) branded with a scarlet “A” in the public square by her own caucus and 3) bullied — just yesterday –  into relinquishing the short-lived idea of reconsidering ...

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Democracy or Wilfare? Shut Up, Morons!

Nov 29

Democracy or Wilfare? Shut Up, Morons!

For anyone following the so-called “stadium debate” in Minnesota, the agenda for today’s joint Senate committee hearing at the State Capitol is quite educational: After testimony from the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission, the Vikings, Ramsey County and Minneapolis — in other words, ALL of the players trying to milk the taxpayers for...

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MN: Wilfare State

Oct 18

MN: Wilfare State

DAY Three: Minnesota Held Hostage by Wilfare ‘Queens It may be s worse than we thought: Gov. Mark Dayton, always a threat to become a loose cannon on any topic (he resembles his late mentor, Gov. Rudy Perpich, in his penchant for going off on tangents without regard to his base), has thrown himself under the limo, claiming that he, himself, will  devise a...

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GOP Wins Control of Legislature, “Drops Trou” for Vikings

Nov 18

GOP Wins Control of Legislature, “Drops Trou” for Vikings

Politicians Still Pimping4Purple Wet-behind-the-ears Republicans Likely to Be Easy Pickings The StarTribune is reporting today that incoming leaders of the GOP-controlled 2011 Minnesota Legislature have gone all weak-in-the-knees for the Minnesota Vikings and its collective-billionaire-family-of owners, the Wilfs, who want the public to build them a new...

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