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Power and the powerful...

Power and the powerful…

"We all remember that old adage, ‘Absolute power corrupts absolutely’. Well amen to that brother!" So far, this has really be some election season. Seen some very odd and disturbing things. Once again, when all the chips are on the table, the party which I am stuck with supporting […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Le mot juste (and it's NSFW)

Le mot juste (and it’s NSFW)

You may have heard that a number of attorneys general are trying to go after energy companies and others for global warming and whatnot. Our own Lori Swanson is part of it. While I try to keep this feature family-friendly, sometimes the right response requires use of a few […] Click here to view original post mrdilettante.blogspot.com

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Hope it was worth it...

Hope it was worth it…

"So everything was set in concrete for the general, right? Not so fast." I almost named this article a waste of time, a waste of money. Not just for me, but for many others. And the way this has turned out, it made a liar out of me. Unintentional, […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Legislative pretender update

Legislative pretender update

This is the time of year when hope springs eternal for legislative hopefuls. Think of it like the spring training for state politics. One pretender that’s feeling particularly enthusiastic is Ann Buckvold. She’s the DFL-endorsed candidate for House District 13B. This morning, Ms. Buckvold sent me a flurry or […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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The Accidental Activist

As I’ve noted here before, I wasn’t always a Second Amendment activist. I grew up in a pretty gun-controlly family, actually; dad’s a union Democrat, mom was a sort-of-repressed hippie. I didn’t grow up around guns – which took some doing, in rural North Dakota. Mom didn’t allow toy […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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DFL losing the outstate PR battle

DFL losing the outstate PR battle

Saying that this editorial doesn’t have a pro-DFL tone to it is understatement. Let’s start with where the editorialist says “when Gov. Mark Dayton pocket vetoed HF 848 which would’ve provided significant tax relief to the citizens of Minnesota, it sort of felt like something major was lost.” I […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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Transportation brawls shaping up

The special session that everyone wants to have hinges on 2 things: Gov. Dayton’s insistence on more spending in the general budget and funding of the SWLRT. Of the two, it’s thought that funding SWLRT is the higher priority for Gov. Dayton and the DFL. That makes sense since […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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