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Be A Pain, To Fight Pain

Last session, the Minnesota State Legislature passed a law purporting to “fight the opioid epidemic”. They had three primary effects: Bringing down a suffocating wave of government scrutiny and legal peril for prescribing “too much” opioid pain relief – in the opinion of a committee that included nobody who […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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A-KLOsed (UPDATE: She gone)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has never faced significant opposition in her home state. Never in the person of a formidable political opponent for office. Never a local media willing to hold her proverbial feet to the fire. Never the majority of Minnesota voters. Never. Not once. But if Sunday […] Click here to view original post bradley1969.blogspot.com

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Will Esme Murphy Call It A “Hate Crime?”

And it started as such a big day for A-Klo, who shocked the world by winning the endorsement of the Star Tribune’s editorial board , a group composed of people who used to get blackout drunk with her father. There are no words to describe our amazement that the […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Logic Is Like Coronovirus

SCENE: Mitch BERG is watiing in line at his favorite barbeque joint when Aaron ROSTON, writer at the (possibly fictional) progressive blog “ MinnesotaLiberalAlliance.Blogspot.com “, walks into the store and gets into line behind BERG. ROSTON is a crossing guard at a school in rural southern Minnesota, and is […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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Is the DFL going further metro?

Extending Sen. Bakk an invitation

Now that he’s been dumped by the DFL, people must wonder what’s next for Sen. Tom Bakk. I’ve thought about that subject myself and I’ve reached the conclusion that Sen. Bakk would look fantastic with MNGOP after his name. What’s left within the DFL that fits Sen. Bakk? It […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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Now It Can Vote

It’s weird, the things that stick in memory. In my mind, February 2002 was cold and snowy. Who knows if that’s true – but that’s how it’s stuck in my mind. I was working at a company in Minnetonka whose death spiral, which incompetent management had started long before […] Click here to view original post www.shotinthedark.info

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