Tag Archives: Minnesota

One wonders what the situation in Michigan might be like today if Rick Snyder had governed like Minnesota’s Mark Dayton

Along with a lot of my social media friends, I spent a good deal of this evening reading and thinking about an article in The Atlantic titled The Miracle of Minneapolis, about how the 14th-largest metropolitan area in the United States had accomplished what so few American cities have been able to… which is to […]

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It’s not that they don’t know their history, it’s that it doesn’t fit their narrative

As I noted a few posts ago, Tea Party favorite, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, mentioned in a speech this past weekend that our founding fathers had worked tirelessly to end slavery in America. Her exact words, as she was going on about the sanctity of the Constitution, were, “(W)e also know that the very […]

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FOX News caught faking Bachmann rally footage

A week or so ago, reality-challenged Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann called on her tea-bagging minions to come to D.C. for “an emergency house call on Congress.” The idea was that there would be a rally at the Capital, and, after the rally, all the logic-impaired Bachmann followers would be set loose like wild dogs on […]

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Baltimore’s Book Thing

I just stumbled across yet another reason to love Baltimore. It’s called Book Thing. According to the story, the founder of Book Thing – a guy named Russell Watterberg – was a bartender in Baltimore five years ago when the idea first struck him. He was there, at the bar, talking with drinking schoolteachers about […]

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Quote of the day: Jesse Ventura on Cheney

Former Navy Seal and Minnesota Governor, Jesse Ventura, in an interview largely about Norm Coleman’s loss to Al Franken, had the following to say about waterboarding to Larry King. [Video of the exchange can be found here.]

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