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Larry Culp

Larry Culp is a life long resident of Minnesota. He began blogging (Very Angry Bird on Blogger) at the suggestion of a friend shortly after his retirement. He is a retired Lieutenant commander (LCDR) whose specialty was cryptology. Since part of his service was done in the Naval Reserve, he also had a civilian career as a Contract Manager at such companies as Sperry Univac, Control Data, FMC and IBM. He has two grown daughters, and one grandson. He lives with his wife of 40+ years on a wooded lot just north of the Twin Cities. A political conservative, he is located in a very red BPOU within the very red CD6. And that is how he likes it.

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Walter Hudson

Walter Hudson is a freelance political commentator and activist in Minnesota. He is a contributor to PJ Media, and host of the daily Fightin Words podcast. Walter was an associate editor for David Horowitz’s NewsReal Blog, and has been published in FrontPage Magazine and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Walter also contributes to True North, a well-traveled hub of conservative commentary in Minnesota. Walter has appeared on local television and radio, including regular appearances on Twin Cities News Talk KTCN AM 1130. Walter serves on the boards of the Republican Liberty Caucus of Minnesota, Minnesota Majority, and the Minority Liberty Alliance. He also serves on the Republican Party of Minnesota’s State Central Committee and sits on the Republican Party of Wright County Executive Committee. Walter previously served as MNGOP vice chair of House District 58B, and as a precinct chair in Farmington.

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Mark Heuring

Mark Heuring is the very model of a modern suburban father typeHe’s paid his taxes every year and suffered through the school board hypeHe’s married to a lovely gal named Jill and has two children whoAre bright and sweet and full of fun and cause him endless whoop-de-dooHe earns his dough from writing words for businesses and catalogsHe’s lost his share of golf balls in hazards, traps and other slogsHe coaches baseball, basketball and sometimes helps out with the ScoutsAnd sometimes writes on politics, discussing lies and all the loutsA cheesehead? Yes, but fully understanding Minnesota witsAnd Catholic to his very core despite no time with JesuitsThere’s more to say, but if more facts are what you wantYou can always see his work by visiting Mr. Dilettante.

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Ed Morrissey

Ed Morrissey began blogging at Captain’s Quarters in 2003. During the past five years, his work has been published in the Washington Post, New York Post, New York Times, Weekly Standard, and other national publications. In 2007, Ed made the leap to full-time employment in New Media when he became political director for Blog Talk Radio. You can see all of his past work in the archives at Captain’s Quarters. He can be reached at [email protected] where he blogs currently.   Ed has lived in Minnesota for more than ten years after leaving his native California. He and his wife have a son and daughter-in-law finishing their college education and a beautiful five-year-old granddaughter. He has a weekly radio show on Minnesota’s AM 1280 The Patriot every Saturday afternoon.

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Brad Carlson

Brad was born and raised in Saint Paul. He graduated with an Accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in 1992. It was upon graduation from college when Brad started to foster his conservative ideals. Hearing Rush Limbaugh for the first time helped him realize what was really in his heart. Since 2001, Brad has been very active politically. In 2004 he was named leader of the Minnesota chapter of Protest Warrior, a counter-protest organization whose sole purpose is to point out the absurdity of the political left by parodying their empty slogans. He also volunteered in the 2004 re-election campaign of President Bush as well as the 2006 Senate run of Mark Kennedy. From 2006-08, Brad was Chair of Coon Rapids precinct 5-3 in House District 49B. Now part of the Northern Alliance Radio Network, Brad can be heard every Sunday from 1:00 pm until 3:00 PM Central […]

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Dave Thul

Dave is a resident of Owatonna, MN where he lives with his wife and two children. A member of the MN National Guard since 1992, he started blogging at Foreign and Domestic in 2007 when his unit was extended in Iraq as part of the surge.  Since he retired from the Guard in 2014, his opinions on military matters are much less likely to get him in trouble with the Army. A proud independent conservative for years, Dave finally got off the fence and joined the Republican Party on Jan 20th, 2009 in response to the news of the day. He was elected co-chair of the Steele County BPOU four months later, and in April 2011 was elected chair of the CD1 Republican Party.  Dave currently serves as CD1 delegate to the MNGOP state executive committee, vice chair of the Minnesota Oraganization of Republican Veterans,and  temporary chair of the MNGOP […]

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