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Special interests, special sessions

Special interests, special sessions

It wouldn’t be a special session if the DFL’s special interest allies didn’t suddenly rush out of the woodwork like they’re doing now. This morning, legislative leaders met with Gov. Dayton and Lt. Gov. Tina Flint-Smith. PBS’s Mary Lahammer tweeted that negotiations are underway . Meanwhile, David Montgomery is […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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The Green Line Of Death: All Is Proceeding Exactly As Predicted

Two years after it first “rolled” out, the results of the “Green Line” train between the downtowns are, put diplomatically, “mixed”: As Metro Transit’s $957 million Green Line project marked its second anniversary on June 14, even die-hard transit advocates acknowledge jobs, housing and commercial development have been a […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Delicious Irony

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My mom worked at a nursing school. My niece is a NICU nurse. I have quite a few nurses among my closest friends. So it’s hard not to say “I have all the sympathy in the world for the nurses that are striking at the various Alina hospitals”. So […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Minnesota Military Pensions

Minnesota Military Pensions

"If the article had not been so ridiculously funny, I might have puked." Oh oh. I am in trouble this morning. So are the other 18,000 people in this state who receive military pensions. It seems like the editorial board for the Star and Sickle has finally found out […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Good Customers With Guns

While the pundits and talking heads make fervid proclamations about the Second Amendment – something many of them really just don’t get – the free market is voting with its feet : “After getting robbed twice over the last three months, the owner of a Shell gas station in […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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GOP winning special session fight?

GOP winning special session fight?

When this year’s legislative session ended, the CW was that the DFL held the upper hand in the PR/campaign fight. Whether that was true or not at the time isn’t relevant anymore. What’s relevant is who’s fought the smartest fight to this point. This statement hammers home some important […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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Lie First, Lie Always: Audio Carnage

Lie First, Lie Always: Audio Carnage

Andrew Rothman of the Gun Owners Civil Rights Alliance was apparently on WCCO yesterday. “Protect” MN put out an email blast for its badly-informed chanting point bots to call in – which I doubt worked especially well. I was extraordinarily busy over the weekend, so I didn’t get a […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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