Our New Brahmins

I’ve known a few news reporters over the years.  They are, for the most part, human like the rest of us; they’re prone to the same sins as all of us. Now, the news media as a whole has been coasting on a decades-old laurel – the whole “watchdogs of government” thing – that they have largely done a terrible job of earning for the past thirty years (unless Republicans are in office), and a nonexistent one this past six years.

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Marching Orders

As we get ready for tomorrow’s beginning of the 2015 Legislative session, Senator Dave Hann gave the state a pretty fair look at conservative GOP priorities in an open letter to Governor Flint-Smith…er, Dayton in the PiPress over the weekend.

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Boehnless

It matters not so much exactly who the GOP elects as Speaker of the House, with two special criteria: It’s not John Boehner, It’s an actual conservative Is Louis Gohmert the guy?  Hell, I’d go for just about anyone:

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Targeted

H2O –  two atoms of hydrogen and one of oxygen – makes water.  You drink a lot of it daily. H2O2 is Hydrogen Peroxide.  It just adds an extra oxygen atom – but if you drink it, you’ll get sick; it’s toxic. They lookalmost the same – but they are very different, just with the addition of that one little Oxygen atom. Little changes mean a lot. Like Crack Whores With A Stolen Credit Card: Minnesota has a “billion dollar surplus” – meaning that the state is on track to take in about a billion dollars more than even the DFL planned to take in after jacking taxes up by two billion dollars in the last two sessions.

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How The GOP Should Respond To #BlackLivesMatter

Today’s Democrat Party represents an unbroken line of “urban policy” thought in majority-black areas – from urban Chicago to rural Mississippi – stretching back 50 years. It’s a school of thought that says if we throw enough money at poverty, at bad education, and at crime, they’ll magically get better.

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