People In The Street Carrying Signs, Mostly Saying Hooray For Our NARN

Today, the Northern Alliance Radio Network – America’s first grass-roots talk radio show – is on the air!

Today on the show:

  • Fascists On The Left Of Me, Nazis On The Right
  • Andy Cilek of the MInnesota Voters Alliance.

Don’t forget – King Banaian is on from 9-11AM on AM1440, and Brad Carlson is  on “The Closer” edition of the NARN Sundays from 2-3PM.

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Ellison – The New Brownshirt

Keith Ellison may be a democratic – but, at least in a classical sense, he is far, far, far from a liberal.

The fifth district congressman says twitter should block President Trump:

"The problem is he’s been doing it and he’s never had to pay a price for it,” Ellison said. “I personally think that Twitter should treat him like any other social media harasser and snatch his account.”

If saying corrosively stupid things without consequence is actionable, Keith "The Germans bombed Pearl Harbor" Ellison is facing multiple life sentences. Including this statement.

Backwards Schadenfreud

I’m not sure what I like most about the proposed plan to save KFAI Radio – the long- running ‘Publicly-Supported” Pacifica affiliate in the west bank (where, I note in full disclosure, I was a volunteer news guy 25 years ago, trying to find a way to infiltrate the MPR Borg).

Is it the idea that a plucky underdog might survive against the MPR juggernaut (MPR’s former generalissimo, Bill Kling, spent decades trying to extinguish small community stations, the better to snarf up their funding sources)?

Could be.

But I think it’s the fact that the plan involves actual radio people bringing some actual radio programming common sense to the station, which endlessly cheeses off the sort of people who’ve been killing off these sorts of “community” stations.


Marketing Genius

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails;

There are two kinds of proof: prima facie and conclusive.  Prima facie means “on its face” which allows the possibility it could be rebutted.  Conclusive is final – there can be no rebuttal, it is proof beyond doubt.

Her complaint described in this article is conclusive evidence that Jerroll Sanders is an idiot.

Wherever women wear tights – at yoga, at work, in the mall – men look at their bottoms.  We can’t openly stare because that’s impolite and will get us smacked by our wives.  But we peek. It’s natural, automatic, and inevitable.

The message printed on the waitress’ bottom does not draw the peek, we were going to peek anyway, it simply takes advantage of the pre-existing condition to slip in some marketing.  It’s the same logic behind putting a logo on a NASCAR racer – we were already looking at it before you put your logo on it.

Joe Doakes

The world is coming to an end.


Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

Trump tried to implement an anti-terrorist vetting law passed by Congress and initially implemented by President Obama.  The courts have struck it down repeatedly.
Even if we did have aggressive vetting, would it help? Europe has vetted thousands and many of the recent attacks were carried out by persons on the watch list.  The authorities don’t have enough manpower to watch all the suspects.
It seems to me the obvious solution is to limit the number of new potential terrorists entering the country, but that’s exactly what the court don’t let the President do.
So stop admitting anybody.  Moratorium.  Complete halt.  Equal to all.  Give us a cooling-off period, for recent immigrants to assimilate and for us to root out sleeper terrorists here at home.
Joe Doakes

Watching The Defectives

At the “Pride” Parade in Minneapolis yesterday, the processijon got delayed 20 or so minutes by a BLM group that apparently couldn’t find the freeway.

After they’d had their die-in, they got up and spent the rest of the parade marching a block or two ahead of the rest of the procession.

But not before issuing a list of demands…to the Pride organizers.

Here they are – direct and unedited:


  1. We demand that Twin Cities Pride honors the legacy and life of trans women of color and recognize Pride as the byproduct of their resistance of police brutality and repression
  1.  We demand Twin Cities Pride combats State violence with the total elimination of police and law enforcement

I’m sure that’ll go over well.

  1. We demand Twin Cities Pride is accountable for their perpetuation of white supremacy and homonormativity and that they eradicate their normalization of these violent systems


I’m just gonna let that sit there like a big glob of goo.

  1. We demand Twin Cities Pride provide an exclusive healing space at future events for indigenous and people of color to process, rest, and restorative justice

“Process, rest and restorative justice” – Verb, Verb, Noun phrase?

Apparently grammar is an agent of white supremacy.

  1. We demand Twin Cities Pride divests from all corporations as they promote the marginalization, exploitation, and criminalization of marginalized communities
  1. We demand Twin Cities Pride funds and organizes a Town Hall alongside members from marginalized communities including but not limited to Twin Cities Coalition for Justice 4 Jamar, Native Lives Matter, and Justice4MarcusGolden
  1. We demand Twin Cities Pride provide radical reparations via redistribution of resources and monetary compensation to grassroots organizations of the coalition’s choice

And there we are;  good old-fashioned extortion.

My big question:  will the left manage to eat itself before it eats everything of worth in our society?

Greater Love Hath No Man…

Sailor on the USS Fitzgerald saves over a dozen shipmates from flooding berthing  compartment, dies trying to save the rest.

When the Fitzgerald collided with the merchant ship, 37-year-old Fire Controlman 1st Class Gary Leo Rehm Jr., “leapt into action,” according to The Daily Beast.

The Fitzgerald was struck below the waterline, and Rehm Jr.’s family was told by the Navy that he went under and saved at least 20 sailors, according to WBNS-10TV in Columbus, Ohio.

But when he went back down to get the other six sailors, the ship began to take on too much water, and the hatch was closed, WBNS-10TV said.

“That was Gary to a T,” Rehm Jr.’s friend Christopher Garguilo, told NBC4i in Columbus, Ohio. “He never thought about himself.”


Mark Your Calenders

Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

Republicans in Congress told me they couldn’t accomplish anything because they didn’t control the House.   So we got them the House.

They told me they couldn’t accomplish anything because they didn’t control the Senate.  We got them the Senate.

They told me they couldn’t accomplish anything because they didn’t control the White House.  We got them the White House.

Now they can’t accomplish anything because they don’t like the guy in the White House.  They won’t work with him.  And he hasn’t given them proposed legislation to consider.  He’s not their leader and even if he were, they wouldn’t follow him.  He’s a poop.

Pretty much, Republicans in Congress can’t accomplish anything.  So what good are they?

I’m thinking primary challenges.

Joe Doakes


Winning our own party is going to be as hard as winning the country.

Ghouls WIth ELCA Hair

I got this the other day:

The first thing I thought was after reading this part:

I missed it.

I got so wrapped up in work yesterday that I forgot to send out an email commemorating the anniversary of the mass shooting at Pulse Nightclub, in Orlando, FL., one year ago.

Put another way:  “I’m such an incompetent tourist on this issue, I had to be reminded by my minions about one of the key parts of my job.

Which leads to the bigger question – what is this “Job” that the Reverend Nord Bence is supposed to be doing?

She follows with a list of mass shootings:

Absent from the list?

Any reference to perpetrators; every one of them a terrorist, a criminal, a  deeply mentally-ill person, often a narcissistic delusional bent on going out in a blaze of glory.   Most of them, by the way, in places where legal carry of firearms by civilians was strictly prohibited, sometimes by federal law, often in cities and states where civilian gun ownership is very stiffly regulated.

What she is doing is exploiting the blood of this long list of victims – victims of human evil and dementia, and of government’s short-sighted deprivation of the means of self-defense – for her “group”‘s onanistic gain.  .

What a foul  person the “Reverend” Nord Bence is.  Truly vile and disgusting.

Loathe as I am to elaborate, she makes one other “point”:

The average person will react in one of two ways when confronted with such a list: give up, or get to work.

Wrong.  They respond one of three ways:

  1. They give up.
  2. They assume, deluded as they are, that oppressing the law-abiding will solve the issue, in complete contravention of all rational evidence
  3. They work to deprive the terrorists and madmen the gun-free zones and defenseless victims they crave.

We know which one the depraved ghoul Nancy Nord Bence is.

How about you?

I don’t imagine she will.  Exploiters never do.

Your Wish Is Our Command

To: “Randy”, Owners of “Camden Tavern” in NoMi
From:  Mitch Berg, Law-Abiding “F**k” with a clean criminal record and some disposable income
Re:  Your Wish Is My Command

(Advisory:  the language on the graphic below is NSFW)


Seems you’ve made your intentions clear regarding law abiding citizens who exercise their legal, constitutional right to see to their own self-defense:

Not sure where you get “insecurity” from taking prudent, legal measures to protect oneself, but I gotta ask you:  Is a 100 pound woman worried about roaming gangs of repists “inept at protecting herself?”   Maybe a guy who’s not 25 anymore who notes that today’s hoodlums are faster than they were when he middle-aged woman beset by a small criminal enterprisewas 25?  Maybe someone who’s physically handicapped?

Anything to say to those “inept f**ks, Mr. Patrick?

It should go without saying I wouldn’t use your tavern for an outhouse.  And I sincerely urge all carry permittees to pass the word that you, Randy Patrick, don’t want people who follow the law in your bar.

The Camden Tavern is posted “no guns”.  I’m sure the hoodlums of the North Side will respect your wishes.

Good luck, a****le.

The “Conversation About Guns”

Just remember – when the gun-grabbing left says they want a “conversation about guns”, what they mean is “they talk, scream, defame, slander and insulit; you listen”.

“Aw, Mitch – you’re just being hyperbolic”.

Nope.  If only.

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is hosting an “art” exhibit entitled “Unloaded” – styled as “a nationally traveling multimedia group exhibition that explores the historic and social issues surrounding the divisive nature of gun ownership in the United States.”

Let’s look at their idea of history and social studies via “art”

Yep. It’s a figure of…something with a pistol for genitals.

The exhibit’s hoarder – well, OK, “curator” – says her ambition is to melt down all guns.

This is the “conversation”.

(Response:  “What is it about firearms that instantly, inevitably turns your thoughts to genitals?)

Dreamsicle Day Humor

On national Dreamsicle  day,”Protect” Minnesota proved they have a sense of humor.

That’s Betsy Hodges, mayor of Minneapolis – a city with a murder rate 4-5 times that of the rest of Minnesota, and getting worse fast. A city who’s crime rate stands out as a national disgrace.

And she’s lecturing the rest of us – the people who live in the parts of the state with extremely low crime, where perhaps a majority of adults own firearms – about “gun safety” and – Seinfeld’s writers couldn’t have made this up – preventing violence.

Who said they were a bunch of humorless dullards?

Bravo, “Protect” Minnesota!


Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:

Garrison Keillor wrote a column for the Washington Post about taking down historical monuments to “declutter” the nation.

History has nothing to teach us.

Everything in the past was done wrong.

We are the smartest, funniest people who ever lived.

Joe Doakes

Keillor’s got a way of talking…about himself.

In Which I Temporarily Lower My Normally Rigid Standards

I take a dim view of most social “science” – and none is dimmer than the social “science” that the partisan fringe media toss around every from time to time as a palate-cleanser for the kool-aid drinkers in their respective audiences.  You remember them – “Study shows Liberals are Smarter” or “Conservatives are happier”, usually based on some very, er ,focused reading of data from other studies that found a correlation that served the writer’s narrative.

And make no mistake about it; I do in fact disdain this sort of thing.

But sometimes, a story is too much fun not to dain…:

…while cautioning the gentle reader not to take it too, too, too seriously.

Summer NARN, Rolling Like Thunder

Today, the Northern Alliance Radio Network – America’s first grass-roots talk radio show – is on the air!

Today on the show:

  • Urban Progressive Privilege?
  • What’s the deal with Minnesota high school principals?
  • And, maybe, Norwegians at War!

Don’t forget – King Banaian is on from 9-11AM on AM1440, and Brad Carlson is  on “The Closer” edition of the NARN Sundays from 2-3PM.

So tune in the Northern Alliance! You have so many options:

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The MN House’s Four Multiculturalists

Here was the MN House vote on the Genital Mutilation bill yesterday.

The bill would – how can I put just the right point on this – hold parents responsible for the genital mutilation of their children, with felony charges against parents who facilitated any of the wide array of culturally-based, barbaric genital mutilation practices.

There were four “no” votes – all DFLers, naturally:

  1. Rep. Rena Moran (D-St. Paul) who is noted as saying she thought it’d impose on a cultural value, like spanking; Ms. Moran (my “representative”) apparently confuses a swat on the ass with carving up girls’ sex organs.
  2. Rep. Susan Allen (D-St. Paul)
  3. Rep. Tina Liebling (D-Rochester), who is running for governor, and believes the law will separate families.
  4. Rep. David Bly (D-Northfield – where else?)

Ilhan Omar and John Lesch – after getting headlines for criticizing author Mary Franson for ostensibly seeking headlines – voted yes.

“Oceania Has Never Been At War With Eurasia, Winston”

Ed Driscoll:

‘\I’m enjoying the sight of Democrats who were calling for Comey to be fired suddenly turning him into a Saturday Night Massacre martyr.

It’d be a Berg’s Law, except it’s almost too obvious:  logical consistency would make most liberal positions self-refuting.

My prediction:  there’s no there there.  But the chattering classdes – and the Hillarycrats whose only source of information those chattering classes are – will chase this around and around and around their pole until they run out of leash. because there’s no there there.

(And if there is a there, there, Truimp is an idiot and deserves what he gets.  That would fit with the dumbest two or three quartiles of Democrat opinion – the same people who were calling Trump stupid and crazy even after he beat The Greatest Candidate Ever™.