America's toughest converstation

Guns and poses

A few thoughts: I’m not much of a gun guy. I didn’t grow up in a family that liked shooting sports and the only time I’ve ever been near a deer camp is to drink beer, but I am a 2nd Amendment guy. The notion that giving up the […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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The sign says New Brighton, but...

The sign says New Brighton, but…

Last month, a New Brighton commissioner wrote a letter to the editor of the New Brighton Bulletin questioning the motives of the former city council to change elections from odd years to even years. On Tuesday, the commissioner lost his volunteer position because of that letter. The council voted […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Agreement with an op/ed?

Your government at work — Mass Shooting Edition

If we want to stop mass shooters, we need to take your gun away. Apparently that’s the solution, because we can’t even do the basic work : Documents obtained by CNN show that law enforcement officers responded to Cruz’s house on 39 occasions over a seven-year period. No police […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Knuth Gets the Kibosh

You might remember Kate Knuth, who was supposed to be the bright young DFL hope. She once represented New Brighton in the legislature, but mysteriously stepped aside after three terms. After kicking around for a while, she got herself a plush job with the City of Minneapolis as "Chief […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Just so you know. . . .

There is no way to completely stop school shootings, so long as we value an open society where people can come and go as they please. Mental health treatment might help some; as we learn more about the young man in Florida who killed 17 people, we might gain […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Layers of the onion

Yes, it was clear that [FBI Agent Peter] Strzok engaged in serious misconduct: The married G-man’s reported extramarital affair with his married FBI colleague Lisa Page was scandalous not only for the obvious reasons but as potential blackmail material against counterintelligence agents. Plus, Strzok appears to have been the […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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