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Our perpetually petulant governor – Part MCMLXXXII

Given the latest MN legislative session ended without nearly $700 million in funding for roads and bridges being passed, both parties consistently pointed to a silver lining: The overwhelming bipartisan support for tax relief. Per Susan Closmore, Director of Public Affairs with the House Republican Caucus, the bill passed […] Click here to view original post bradley1969.blogspot.com

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Gov. Dayton’s pocket veto a reality

Gov. Dayton’s pocket veto a reality

On Monday, I wrote this post to highlight Paul Thissen’s hypocrisy on a tax bill that got strong overwhelming bipartisan support in the Minnesota legislature. Monday night, Matt Swenson confirmed that Gov. Dayton won’t sign this year’s tax relief bill , saying Dayton “will not sign a tax bill […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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If we only have had John...

If we only have had John…

"Is there an honest person alive who thinks the press would have been this quiet during a McCain Presidency? Not a chance." Before we start, I need to give my usual disclaimer. John McCain is a hero of mine. Should be a hero for all of us after what […] Click here to view original post veryangrybird.blogspot.com

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Hann puts Skoe on defensive

David Hann’s op-ed about DFL opposition to the bonding bill is hard-hitting and to the point. The opening paragraph to Sen. Hann’s op-ed says “It’s no secret why the bonding and transportation funding bills failed on the last day of the session: Senate Democrats, including Sen. Rod Skoe, tried […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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Thissen’s big dollar tax mistake

Thissen’s big dollar tax mistake

Rep. Thissen just posted this tweet in an attempt to criticize Republicans to distract attention away from Gov. Dayton vetoing a series of middle class tax cuts. In his tweet, he said “I bet those Republican House members wish they’d voted w/ us for 24 hrs. to review bills. […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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“Minnesota men” go to trial (19)

The tiger, beyond a reasonable doubt

The New York Times pioneered the form of the story portraying the suffering of favored groups (i.e., groups they favor). Comedian Mort Sahl has been credited with the satirical headline that captures the form with his version of the New York Times’s take on the apocalypse: “World ends, women […] Click here to view original post www.powerlineblog.com

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Defining victory downward

This article shows that the Iron Range knows that the DFL isn’t their friend. It doesn’t mean that they’re smart enough to vote for Republicans yet but that isn’t surprising. Iron Range DFL activists attending the DFL State Convention this weekend defeated Resolution 54, which said “Oppose sulfide ore […] Click here to view original post www.letfreedomringblog.com

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