A Tale Of Two Churches

First things first: Like every human being with a living soul, I abhor the violence that took place yesterday in Charleston, South Carolina. While one can expect the Obama Justice Department’s to politicize this episode for all it’s worth (more later), in this case the hate crime investigation seems entirely warranted; the alleged shooter, who seems at first glance to be a fairly demented young man, gives off a lot of the surface signs of being motivated by some form of racial hatred or another, rather than mere insanity.

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DFLers: Do Not Bakk Down!

I heard Steve “Spotty” Timmer on the lesser talk station the other day.  He’s leading a “movement” to petition Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk to resign his leadership role. Now, I periodically refer to regional progressive bloggers as “people who don’t belong under police surveillance.   And how about those Twins? However, if you are a Minnesota progressive, Timmer is exactly right.  You need to excise Tom Bakk from power forthwith, or all of your “progressive” chatter is just baked wind. You must rise up and remove Bakk from power by all means necessary. Accept nothing less than progressive perfection! Get on this, folks. It’s vital.

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Trulbert: A Comic Novella About The End Of The World As We Know It

My first book, Trulbert, hits Amazon on Monday; it’ll be available for Kindle and compatible e-book readers. The book asks the rhetorical question “What if the world shrugged before Atlas did?” What if every Libertarian purist, every anarchist, everyone who ever walked out of an IRS audit, got their fondest wish, and – poof – government disappeared overnight?  What would happen? Would the world spontaneously sort itself into a functioning order, and society – now the assortment of individual, autonomous bits of pure reason that some of the Founders dreamed of – prosper and be perfectly happy?  Would mankind spontaneously order the world into the Best Possible one? Or would the baser impulses of human nature – laziness, demagoguery, evil, or unfamiliarity with the works of Ludwig Von Mises – rot the utopia from the outside in? The book explores those questions through mankind’s greatest analytical tool – broad, tongue-in-cheek hamfisted satire.

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Governor Tease

This is actually a post about state politics.  But there’s a tangent. Along about thirty years ago, Holly Dunn – a twangy honky-tonk girl, and one of the highlights of country-western music at a time when the genre was still suffering through the last of its “crossover” mania – had a huge, but controversial, hit with “Maybe I Mean Yes”.

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Our Lazy Biased Media Overlords

Last week, the MSM and its greek chorus in the lefty noise machine were all a’-chortle over Marco Rubio’s driving records. Such as they were; two dismissed tickets and two trivial moving violations in 18 years.  No innocent women drowned; he apparently paid the fines, unlike a certain sitting celebrity Minnesota congressman. And how did that happen (emphasis added)?

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Greasy

The Strib reports on the weekends “tar sands resistance” protests. Thousands of progressives swarmed the streets, and DFL scientific and economic illiteracy was on full display… … But I repeat myself:

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It’s A Start

Bloomington residents turn out against racketized trash hauling (emphasis added): Some angry residents want to take decisions on trash hauling out of the City Council’s hands. Residents are circulating petitions for both an initiative and a referendum that would allow citizens — rather than their elected officials — to have the final say on the issue. Hard to say if the bolded parts are a little bit of editorializing by the Strib writer, John Reinan – but either way, it was a great turnout:

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