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Minneapolis-burning

Minneapolis: City of Shame

Once upon an eternity ago now, Minneapolis was a city  built around lakes and parks and open spaces.  Now it’s simply become a lunatic asylum.  Being Scandinavian-rich, it gave birth to such clowns as Hubert Humphrey, Orville Freeman, and Walter Mondale.  They typified the soft socialism that marred the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s.   Then […]

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"Congressman Tim Walz" by cursedthing is licensed under CC BY-ND 2.0

Governor flap jaw

Over the years I have been exposed to politicians who don’t know when to shut up–windbags who are so full of themselves that they think everyone wants to be entertained by them.  I recall an interview I conducted as a  young reporter in Crookston, Minnesota.  Word leaked out that Hubert Humphrey was visiting the fair […]

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virtue signaling

Insanity unleashed: the plague of “wokeness!”

Why is it impossible to avoid holier than thou apostles wearing halos and continually pointing to their saintliness as symbols of “wokeness?”   The crowd has become a scourge to life.  As George Orwell wrote they’re  “like idiots staring over an asylum wall.”  Examples bombard us daily from all manner of sources.  One that arrived in […]

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A protester carries the carries a U.S. flag upside, a sign of distress, next to a burning building Thursday, May 28, 2020, in Minneapolis. Protests over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody Monday, broke out in Minneapolis for a third straight night. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Unintended outcomes

Things don’t happen in vacuums, much as so many seem to believe they will. The recent racial discord following George Floyd’s death is a case to consider.  With all the riots and looting tied to calls for punishing police officers, it would be reasonable to anticipate police calls to trouble areas  in cities are going […]

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Thomas Massie

Hurray for Thomas Massie!

It is long past the time when the political primadonnas in Washington have been called out for their antics.  Thomas Massie, the Kentucky congressman, did it  when he demanded members of the House of Representatives cast a recorded vote on the Coronavirus spending legislation.  The wailing that accompanied his call for a recorded vote sounded […]

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