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The Great Minnesota Get Together…

Lottsa people..Took this as we were heading out…Tired and footsore we were..

People

 

Raining when we first arrived….

Rain

Wandered about, enjoyed ourselves, commented how different it was to not have two boys with us, kinda nice, no one begging to do this or that, but….

Saw the daily parade..

Which included..

Cow..

MoreBeefMore cow…

Lotsmorebeef

 

Even more cow…

HeiferOh good grief, another cow!?

Beef

 

We do like our cows big here…

Now for something completely different..

Snowplow

A snowplow! Well it is Minnesota and we do see these quite often, in the winter, which is not all that far away…But on a warm, wet, muggy day in August?

Some headless dude..

Headless

And finally…Something really different..

Wheel

 

I think this was an escapee from a hamster cage…

Did not appreciate the Ban Guns Here sign at the gate..But you know….What they don’t know..

All in all a good day, but footsore and a  little weary…Forgot how damn big the State Fair was and we skimmed a lot and am sure missed a lot..

Now for an adult beverage…

 

 

 

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.

 

 Take Action

 

 

 

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!