Tag Archives: Minnesota

Weather…..

Climate Change, GloBull Warming, Gore’s Scam, Weather..

Record cold..

Arkansas…

Alabama…

Texas..

Memphis…

Ohio..

Washington…Unfortunately hell did not freeze over…

West Virginia…

Here in Minnesota we would really not notice those temps as ‘cold’..

But that us Minnesotans whom some Southerners think we have ice and snow years round..

Well we don’t..Why we have not had snow since May!!!

 

 

Minnesota’s Obamacare Failing Taxpayers…Again

Minnesota’s Obamacare Failing Taxpayers…Again

Today Delloitte Consulting released a report on the condition of Minnesota’s Obamacare, MNsure. The report indicates MNsure continues to be littered with problems slowing the program down, with numerous issues to fix before open enrollment begins, including a confusing and inefficient website. Just a month ago, it was slammed with yet another report indicating massive system failures.

Amidst problems Democrats Al Franken and Mark Dayton continue to praise Obamacare, even though it is failing Minnesota families and causing healthcare premiums to rise.

 

Watch the video here!

 

Morning Miscellany ………………………..

Nothing like a ‘well-trained’ gun to protect your self, family and property..

When attacked by a knife, is a good thing that the ‘well-trained’ gun was there..

Since the left likes to ‘blame’ the gun, might as well show the ‘gun’ not the ‘victim’ as the savior!!

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Another ‘well-trained’ gun, a shotgun, holds off a machete!!

Good thing otherwise machete would have injured or killed victim!!
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Gun rights expanding in some states..

In others not so much..

In Minnesota, we are ‘maintaining’!

Just barely it appears.

And no thanks to the NRA

After the Minnesota bill passed, Minnesota Democratic State Rep. Dan Schoen said: “The NRA has been really good to work with on this particular issue. It pains me to say, but they have been.”

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Terrible..

Not only is Hobby Lobby denying contraceptives to employees (/snark)

They are forcing higher then average wages on both full time and part time workers!!

And stores are closed on Sundays!!

Side note. Hobby Lobby covers 16 of the 20 contraceptive drugs MANDATED by Buck Ofama and his not so affordable health care albatross!
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Once again the DemocRATS want to ‘dump’ more on the taxpayer..

Like paying legal fees for illegals!!
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SCOTUS Bader Ginsburg..

Hater, racist…

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Looming Bailout

Looming Bailout


Governor Dayton’s Minnesota implementation of Obamacare, MNsure, is failing on many fronts. Aside from the 140,000 canceled plans, higher premiums, higher deductibles, and reduced choice that Obamacare and MNSure have brought to our state, we now know that Obamacare in Minnesota (MNSure) has failed to attract enough sign-ups to be financially viable in the future. Who will pick up the tab?

KSTP News reports that MNsure has fallen woefully short of the commercial enrollments needed for financial sustainability. (Watch Video Here).
 
Governor Dayton’s Obamacare exchange is a total failure. In fact, Governor Dayton’s MNSure mess is now the subject of a congressional hearing. (Full Story)

When will Democrats admit that Obamacare (MNSure in Minnesota) is broken and is hurting Minnesota families? 

Minnesota’s Legislature’s Assault On Free Speech!!

IRS Targeting is not the only Avenue of Attack

 

As we’ve learned, the IRS under the Obama Administration has been weaponized against conservative non-profits in an effort to stifle opposition speech, but that’s not the only avenue of attack. A partisan bill was introduced in the Minnesota Legislature, but ultimately defeated last year that would impose onerous new regulations on grassroots organizations like Minnesota Majority, Tea Party groups and numerous other non-profits

It’s back this year and it contains all manner of vague, subjective language (like “clearly;” “reasonable;” and “biased,” that will allow a small 6-member board, appointed by the governor to determine who has violated the proposed new campaign finance laws and who has not. “Bias” is often in the eye of the beholder. In this case, it’s up to the governor to determine who the “beholders” are.

HF1944/SF1915 proposes to create “free speech zones” on the calendar, allowing the state to determine when grassroots groups can engage in unfettered speech and when such speech would be regulated.

Last year, Governor Dayton pledged not to sign any elections bill that didn’t have “strong bipartisan support” and legislators mostly seemed to respect that, but this year, it looks like Democrat leaders want to test the waters and pass bills that will alter our election laws on a purely partisan basis in hopes that the governor will break his pledge and sign them into law.

 

Take Action Now!

 

This onerous bill has just passed both the Minnesota House and Senate Elections Committees despite lack of any support from the minority party (Republicans).

 

The Democrats arecurrently fully in charge of Minnesota’s government and are still aiming to stifle free speech in an apparent effort to keep it that way. With your support, we beat this back last year and Governor Dayton pledged not to sign any election bills that lacked “strong bipartisan support.” Hold him to it and simultaneously remind your own district’s lawmakers by clicking the Take Action Link.

 

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New Minnesota Session. New Gun Grabbing Legislation!

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After the humiliating defeat of every bit of gun control proposed last session, you’d think that the gun grabbers would learn.

Unfortunately, you’d be wrong.

On Thursday, a Senate committee will hear two bills — six hours apart — that would infringe on the rights of Minnesota gun owners.

Gun Confiscation Court Orders

Civil rights opponent Ron Latz, chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced SF2639, a bill that would create de facto confiscation of firearms from persons accused of domestic violence. THE BILL WILL BE HEARD THURSDAY EVENING, March 20, at 6 p.m. in Room 15 of the Capitol.

While GOCRA has no love for wife-beaters, this bill goes far beyond protecting victims, and would impose a back-door theft of personal property through exorbitant fees.

Capitol Carry Traps

Based on the flawed recommendations of lame duck Lieutenant Governor Prettner Solon’s capitol safety advisory committee, and steamrolled by lame duck Representative Michael Paymar, SF2690 would impose additional red tape hoops to jump through, and “gotcha” felonies for permit holders visiting the State Capitol Complex. THE BILL WILL BE HEARD THURSDAY, March 20, at noon in Room 15 of the Capitol. 

Bad information leads to bad policy, and the information presented by the Department of Public Safety at those committee meetings this summer was terrible: the DPS spokesman had no idea that the DPS managed the permit holder database!

This bill would create a trap for harmless permit holders whose meaningless, duplicative, unused notifications “expired.” A visit to any capitol-area building — even the Minnesota History Center — after this false “expiration” would turn a permit holder into a felon.

Disturbingly, SF2690 was introduced by A-rated Senator David Tomassoni. We believe, at this point, that he was handed the bill by his caucus leadership, and doesn’t fully understand its meaninglessness to public safety, nor its the legal trap it would create for law-abiding permit holders.

Between now and the hearings, we’ll be gathering support at the Capitol to challenge these bills — either by changing them to respect our rights, or killing them outright.

We need you there to remind your representatives who they work for!

Victory goes to those who show up!

Get involved…..!!!

Precinct caucuses offer an incredible chance to influence the political process in our state. The very few people who show up set the course of the party for the year.

By showing up at the caucus, you can steer your political party toward gun rights! Minnesota’s state constitution, unlike most other states, doesn’t have a Right to Keep and Bear Arms provision. We can change that.

Here’s all you have to do:

  1. Find Your Caucus Location:
    http://caucusfinder.sos.state.mn.us/
  2. Be Prepared:
    Print several copies of the RKBA resolution for your party, and fill in your name and contact info:

    Republican Party of Minnesota: http://www.gocra.org/pub/caucus-2014-Republican-RKBA.pdf
    Minnesota DFL Party: http://www.gocra.org/pub/caucus-2014-DFL-RKBA.pdf

  3. Go to the Caucus:
    Caucuses start at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Show up around 6:15 – 6:30 to sign in and find your precinct.
  4. Present the RKBA Resolution:
    When the time comes for resolutions to be presented, hand over a copy. You will have a brief opportunity to explain the need for the resolution. Others will have the opportunity to speak for or against it as well.
  5. Become a Delegate:
    Submit your name as a candidate for delegate (or alternate, if all delegate slots are filled). You will then have the opportunity to affect policy at the next level.
There’s more info below about the process, but just remember this: victory goes to those who show up, so go to your caucus, and invite your pro-gun-rights neighbors!

The Importance of being a Delegate

Delegates select who is running and what the issues are!  That’s why being a delegate is so important: all politics is local and most things in politics are decided by those who show up.
The precinct caucus is the entry zone to affecting politics from the grass roots. All of the later conventions select from delegates elected at the previous level. This is your chance to get involved and have your opinions heard through interactions and support of candidates, as well as affecting the party platform with resolutions.
Precinct caucuses are open to any eligible voter.  Eligible voters attending the caucus are asked to sign in and to be comfortable supporting the positions of the party.  At the most grass roots level, delegates are selected from the Basic Political Operating Unit (BPOU) — your local precinct. The process then continues in a pyramid fashion from the Precinct Caucus to the BPOU Convention, to the Congressional District Convention to the State Party Convention. At each level, delegates are chosen to pass on to the next. You cannot skip a step! You must be present to win! The only way to get inside and affect your party is to start at the precinct caucuses and work your way up.
Over the course of these caucuses and conventions, resolutions on the important issues of the day, and endorsements of candidates for elected office take place.  Resolutions continue on to the state convention and make their way into the party platform. Platforms offer a clear picture of the philosophical and policy goals of the party. The degree that candidates support or distance themselves from the platform provides insight into those candidates’ positions.
Endorsing candidates is far and away the most important activity of delegates. The endorsement provides candidates with the benefits of the party including access to volunteer lists, party organizations, and, of course, party money.  Endorsed candidates have access to party funds as well as state campaign finance money.  Many elections have been won or lost at an endorsing convention. In a horse race, those wh o pick the horses can determine who wins the race!
Remember: parties, political campaigns, and politics are run by people, and people listen to those they remember and recognize. Being able to say, “Hello, we met at the caucus“ is a much stronger opening than a cold call.

Resolution for an amendment to the Minnesota constitution:

WHEREAS self-defense, and defense of home, family and liberty is a fundamental human right; and

WHEREAS the Minnesota Constitution contains no provision guaranteeing this right; and

WHEREAS forty-three other state constitutions contain a guarantee of such rights;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Minnesota ____ Party support an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Minnesota to guarantee the right to keep and bear arms which states as follows:

 The right of individuals to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms for defense of life, liberty, self, family, and others, sanctity of dwelling, and for all legitimate purposes, is fundamental and shall not be denied or curtailed. Any restriction must be subjected to strict scrutiny. Registration, mandatory licensing, special taxation, fees, or any other measure, regardless of type, manner, or purpose, that suppresses or discourages the free exercise of this right, is forbidden.

Get educated, show up, get involved, and make a difference. Thank you!