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Defend Patty Wetterling

The Repubs are attacking Patty Wetterling (Minnesota's 6th Congressional District candidate) mercilessly in negative advertising.  This is a woman who is nationally known as a tireless advocate for...

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Minnesota victory

In Minnesota, the Republican party lost a lot of seats in State house races.  Minnesota voter turnout was highest in the nation. In Minnesota, the Repubs have blocked public investment in roads.  They...

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Fake democrat Randy Kelly trails challenger

The mayor of Saint Paul is Randy Kelly.  He calls himself a "lifelong democrat", yet in 2004 he actively campaigned for George W Bush and has supported Minnesota repub governor, Tim Pawlenty. He...

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Ongoing, online, fundraising rummage sale?

If you could buy, sell or give away an item in a venue that would benefit a liberal cause or a liberal democratic canditate, would you give it a try?   Liberals and progressives don't have the deep...

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Grover Norquist: ""The Democrats cannot be bribed, cajoled or...

We should not forget that Bush still is going to try to attack Social Security, Medicare and other "entitlement programs" after the election.     However, Grover Norquist says the Democrats are too...

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Fauxians: Iraqians, I mean Iranians, I mean umm...

In a journalistic scoop Faux News is reporting that somebody is shredding live rabbits. Always thorough in fact checking, the Great Fauxians report: Live Rabbit Torn to Pieces by Iranian Soldiers...

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Listening to Iraqi Sami Rasouli

I originally posted this as a comment in another thread, but decided to make it a diary. On Sunday, I heard Sami Rasouli, an Iraqi American who has traveled to Iraq repeatedly since 2004 promoting...

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Breaking! ABCnews Shamelessy Slants an Online Poll

ABC News has on online poll. The Home page asks:   "VOTE: Should Bush Agree to a Timeline for Withdrawal? " If you click on the link, you see three choices:  O Yes, blah blah blah  O No,  blah blah...

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Bush connects "killing fields" to vietnam

According to CNN, Bush will invoke Vietnam to demonstrate why we should stay in Iraq. http://www.cnn.com/... One of his references is to the "Killing Fields", implying that they occurred because the US...

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Big Gains in the Burger Market! Up 145 Points!

I am not an economist, so I have long wondered how the increase in market price of stocks relates to the value of the dollar.    The two topics are rarely covered together.  It often seems as if they...

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Obama vs ClintonMcCain

Now that  Clinton has developed the narrative that,  because of experience, McCain and Clinton are both better than Obama.  It follows naturally that McCain is better than Clinton, because he has more...

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Does Obama respond to media requests? (w/poll)

As a tech business owner, I read Information Week magazine.  There was a posting today titled:  Obama's Tech Outreach Betrays Small Glitches See: http://www.informationweek.com/...

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Where does the pork go? A curious paradox.

This discussion of Pork and the Repubs supposed rejection of it sent me looking for some maps I have seen from time to time that compare the tax paying states with the tax receiving states. The...

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700 Billion to Invest ... In what??

If we have 700 billion ( or more ) to invest, wouldn't there be a lot better ways to pump it into the economy than buying up worthless paper? Why should we pump money into the losers and thieves that...

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Did Dave Durenberger just endorse Obama?

In a letter to our local paper, our moderate republican former senator from Minnesota ( http://en.wikipedia.org/... just wrote a letter to our local paper that sounds a lot like an Obama endorsement....

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I have lonely money ...(updated)

Proposal for Blue Action Fund I was one of the many people who supported Obama and other Dem candidates all over the country this year with small donations. Now that the elections are over, I have...

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REDSTATE WEBSITE VIRUS

The redstate website has a virus that is designed to trick you into installing fake antivirus software on your computer. If you visit the Redstate homepage, a window will pop up saying you have a...

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MN: Norm Coleman: Broke,Incompetent,Corruptable

A couple of shockers from todays StarTribune. Norm Coleman owes 3/4 Million dollars on a house that has a 2009 estimated market value of $615,000.   He refinanced 12 times in 14 years....

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Praying terrorist drives truck into Planned Parenthood

Today, the anniversary of Rove V Wade, a praying man drove his SUV into a planned parenthood clinic in St Paul Minnesota. The man, who has refused to identify himself, was arrested and charged with...

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Say No to Mark Dayton, please

In 2000 Mark Dayton ran in the primary, spending his own money to defeat the DFL endorsed candidate for senate.   He weaseled his way through six years as a Senator and decided not to run for...

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ND Health Insurance profits go to Cayman Islands

This is how the insurance companies spend the money they save by denying patients the care they need. http://www.inforum.com/... Blue Cross Blue Shield of N.D. sales leaders rewarded with trip to Grand...

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MN Capital Teabaggers (3 pictures)

This is a short diary, just two pictures at 4PM .. http://www.flickr.com/... http://www.flickr.com/...

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Awful ad from MoveOn

I contributed $150 to an earlier ad by move on, but their latest attempt has me horrified.   It is in some respects WORSE than the Betrayus ad. The ad portrays two people in a funeral parlor...

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Picking Crabs ( no, not that kind )

Last night on NBC news Tim Brokaw had a moving story about a family business in Cambridge Maryland who just can't find enough Americans, even in this economy, to do the job of Crab Picking.  The whole...

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My Gift to the DSCC

I've received several URGENT EMERGENCY appeals from the DSCC for donations in the past two weeks.   I called the DSCC today to give them the most valuable information that they can use to keep the...

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Ordinary (Highly Taxed) People (With Pix&Poll)

As I wandered the webs yesterday I came across a "Story In Pictures" at Forbes magazine that seeks to tell the reader how the health care surcharge might affect people like you....

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 No Thug Rule ( signs )

We need a way to show our presence at health care townhalls without trying to shout down the shouters.   I thought some clear simple signs could help.       Can someone help me put a big red raging...

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Remember 2005.  Bush "had a mandate" .  Time to gut SS, Medicare...

I was going through old emails from 2005 and remembering that Republicans were seriously trying to undo Social Security and Medicare See minute 1:40 on the Bush video  on 12/9/2004 "But for the sake of...

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Grassy Rootsy Palin Rally in Mpls

Sorry for the short diary, but I want to share these photos.   Apologies in advance to the DP.

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Target Thinks I'm Stupid

I sent a long email to target, expressing my displeasure at their donation to MN Forward. I did not keep a copy, and the web site did not forward mine to me. The tone of my letter was one of shock and...

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University of Minnesota Cancels Agriculture Documentary (update*3)

The UofM, my Alma Mater, and that of my kids, today embarrassed me and our state by suppressing the public broadcast of a film about the effect of large scale farming on our rivers and ground water....

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University of Minnesota WILL SHOW ag documentary

University of Minnesota says it will show the documentary it previously canceled. My diary yesterday highlighted the suppression of a film by the UofM. ( http://www.dailykos.com/... ) A lot of pressure...

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More Gunsites from the Young Guns

I just received an email from "Darrell Issa, GOP Watchdog" using email address "stimulussigns@mail.house.gov" It shows a scope and gun-site focused on a highway sign.   It is, once again,  a clear...

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The magic of tax cuts ( funny + poll))

So I admit, I found this great video and wanted to share it. First, I had to figure out how to make it meaningful in these days of magic tax cuts for job creators. Enjoy the story of the Magic...

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MN don't need no stinkin government

In a preview of what our society could look like in the teabagger version of paradise with no government services, Bloomington Minnesota ( a well off suburb ) found out just how far people will go...

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Hooray for the Right to Rise!

Ryans idea that there is "right to rise" is  100% correct. Problem is, he is 180 degrees off on what it means.   I right is something that everyone can claim.   Ryan Bush is applying it to only the...

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Minnesota Business Climate

I want to share parts of a comment that was posted on our local newspaper site.  The site does not provide any ability to link to, or react to a comment, but I want to share this as widely as...

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We are the 47 percent

We need a website, and fast, that people can upload pictures and stories of the 47% of the country that pays "no federal income tax" I am thinking of the very effective "we are the 99%" that appeared...

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Red Lobster to charge Seniors an extra 10% to pay for Medicare (not)

Try googling this today:"olive garden red lobster obamacare" It seems that the attitude of taking it out on the servers is not going over so well in corporate - profits land. I'd like to see them try...

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15 trillion divided by 315 million

15 trillion divided by 315 million Thats the gross national product of the USA, divided by the total population. Thats  $47,619 When I saw Boehners advertisement about the effect of the debt on White...

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Is this good news on health coverage?

As awful as the mandated-insurance health plan is, there seems to be some good news on how it may affect part time employees. The administration issued a rule saying that any combination of part and...

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Too many disasters

This is not going to be much of a diary, because it is such a simple message.   I give a lot of money ($500 to $1000 per year)  to dem candidates and causes.  I figure it is the least I can do to help...

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Kansas has been too hard on terrorists.

The Kansas legislature wants to soften a law that allows criminals to be sentenced to 50 years without a parole hearing.   Apparently the people of Kansas want to lighten up on their treatment of the...

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How much are your benefits worth?

The Ryan Group is anxious to do a hostile takeover of our public investment programs.   They tell the public that these are “entitlement” programs, and that we are expecting the government to take care...

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GOP Family values

Republicans are trying to take your health care at the same time they are demanding help for hurricane damage. Tell them the American people are at least as important as their red state property....

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