During the House hearings on victim disarmament measures last week, this happened.
The reason it’s impossible to have a “conversation about ‘gun violence'” is that so many of the other side are just not equipped to have it.
During the House hearings on victim disarmament measures last week, this happened.
The reason it’s impossible to have a “conversation about ‘gun violence'” is that so many of the other side are just not equipped to have it.
Alternate title: “Ryan Winkler tries to make the trains run on time”.
The DFL majority in the House has moved all the House’s committees under the Ways and Means committee – meaning that Ways and Means chair Lyndon Carlson can can move bills around, and forward to votes, without a whole lot of scrutiny:
According to the DFLers who now make up the majority in the House, the newish method of managing the flow of budget-related bills is more efficient: a way for legislation to spend less time on the House floor and more time in committees, where the heavy lifting of legislating is really done.
But for House Republicans — both the 55-member Republican Caucus and the four-member “New Republican” caucus — those same rules constitute an anti-transparency move that puts democracy at risk. The newbie GOP even borrowed the motto of the Washington Post — “Democracy Dies in Darkness” — when discussing the rules, and one person testifying against them even drew a comparison to the casus belli of the Revolutionary War.
So is the move anti-democratic or a way of making things more efficient? Both? And does anyone outside the halls of the state Capitol much care?
Given that we now have situations with pages of bills moving through “divisions” – not even “committees”, anymore – with a single terse memo of commentary, I’d say “anti-democratic”.
Indeed, given that Ryan Winkler is behind it, I’d say “prima facie anti-democratic“.
Ken Martin’s “investigation” into the domestic violence allegations against Keith Ellison is almost done.
Is the suspense killing you, too?
So Minnesota will have a new Speaker of the House – Melissa Hortman, longtime DFL extreme Metrocrat.
What do you suppose her first priority is going to be? Minnesota’s fragile rural economy? Crumbling infrastructure? Our rural-urban educational divide?
The new speaker, Rep. Melissa Hortman, DFL-Brooklyn Park, said gun-violence prevention is priority No. 1
Minnesota already has among the lowest homicide rates, with or without firearms, of any state – and perhaps the lowest of any state with a major metro area in it.
We must be doing something right, right?
No – they’re answering to the master that put them in office: Bloomberg and the rest of the Democrat plutocrats with deep pockets.
If you’re a Minnesota gun owner or someone who cares about the Second Amendment, it’s that time again:
The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus needs you to get involved. Go sign up. Become a sustaining member. The MNGOC is the group doing all the work for 2nd Amendment rights in Minnesota.
This is one of those “Their Finest Hour” moments. But they don’t happen on their own.
“Jewish Leaders” in the Twin Cities – who vote overwhelmingly Democrat, and likely played the role they needed to play in getting her elected last week – express dismay that Ilhan “Minnesota Socialist Barbie” Omar lied through her impeccable teeth at them:
U.S. Rep.-elect Ilhan Omar this week reaffirmed her support for a pro-Palestinian movement to pressure Israel, rankling Jewish community leaders who say she contradicted remarks made at an August candidates forum.
Omar’s office told the website MuslimGirl.com on Sunday that she supported the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel but expressed “reservations on the effectiveness of the movement in accomplishing a lasting solution.” The Minnesota Democrat later reiterated her position in a series of text messages exchanged with a reporter for TC Jewfolk that were posted on its local news site.
Jewish community leaders previously expressed optimism after Omar criticized the BDS movement during an Aug. 6 Democratic candidates forum at Beth El Synagogue in St. Louis Park — about a week before Omar defeated four other candidates in the party’s primary. Omar said she supported a two-state solution in the Israel-Palestine conflict and that the BDS movement wasn’t helpful in trying to achieve that goal. Pressed by moderator Mary Lahammer to specify “exactly where you stand on that,” Omar replied that the BDS movement was “counteractive” because it stopped both sides from coming together for “a conversation about how that’s going to be possible.”
Why, it’s almost as if she knew she’d never be held accountable for any lies she tells to get elected.
How might this have manifested itself elsewhere in her life?
If only we had an institution – perhaps one with printing presses, and transmitters – staffed by people who considered “telling the truth about politicians to people” to be a monastic calling, or something like that?
Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
I now know as much as I need to know, to cast an informed vote in the governor’s race.
Leaving aside the Orwellian use of “Health” to refer to dismembering fetuses, I just want to smack Democrats for making up “rights” as they go.
There is no “right” to health. There is a responsibility to take care of yourself.
Tina Smith didn’t show up for her debate with Karin Housley on KSTP last night.
On the one hand, this is the time of the race went under dogs in challengers get that notion, all too often mistaken, that “this could actually happen!”. It’s a time in many races when hearts of plucky challengers start on the road to getting completely, utterly, totally crushed.
On the other hand – this is been an interesting week. The polls in the eighth congressional district jumped 15 points in favor of Pete Stauber as, I suspect, the likely voter model became clearer. The star Tribune “Minnesota Paul” show the governor’s race is very, very tight, and we’re hearing anecdotal reports that Collin Petersen and even Amy Klobuchar are having to actually work, this year.
That in mind – it’s common political wisdom that debates never benefit front runners – all you can do is screw up. At this point in the race, is Tina Smith playing the prevent defense, watching out for last minute flubs?
Fingers crossed, here.
The Joe Radinovich Campaign, stunned by polling that showed them slipping from a one point lead to being 15 point dogs, hit another bump on the campaign trail yesterday; J-Rad’s campaign manager has bailed:
Meredith Raimondi has confirmed with Alpha News that she is no longer with Radinovich’s campaign. Raimondi would not give any further details regarding her departure.
Raimondi’s exit is another setback amidst a difficult week for Radinovich’s campaign.
On Tuesday the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) cancelled $1.2 million in ads in the district, redirecting the funds to races that Democrats are more likely to win.
The sudden loss in funding comes after a new New York Times poll that shows Radinovich’s opponent, Republican Pete Stauber, up 15 percentage points.
The independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report also weighed in on Radinovich’s chances, downgrading the race from “Toss Up” to the “Lean Republican” on Tuesday.
If you’d told me when I started my blog in 2002, or my show in 2004, that I’d see CD8 looking at sustained GOP victories of any kind, much less two-digit ones, in my lifetime, I’d have said you should get that traumatic brain injury looked at.
And yet here we are.
The DCCC pulls the plug on Joe Radinovich, the DFL candidate in CD8.
If you had told me when I first started doing this blog that I’d ever be writing a post like this, I’d have had a brisk laugh.
So let me get this straight – Keith Ellison wants his domestic abuse allegations “investigated” by a group with no criminal jurisdiction, composed of his peers, which has a long history of giving out whiffleball “consequences” for just about any crime or misemeanory, on behalf of a body that he’ll be leaving in January?
Sounds fair and just…
Caron Monahan – the ex-girlfriend of anti-somatic DFL congressman Keith Ellison, who is running for state auditor this fall – reports that the big social media platforms appear to be engaging in shenanigans.
Since the big social media platform is our plan I’d like to make sure the actual record gets out:
Pass it along.
A few years ago, when the city of Minneapolis jumped on the “raise the minimum wage to $15 and mandatory benefits“ bandwagon, the owners of popular downtown eatery “Hell’s Kitchen” led the way in virtue-signaling how very OK they were with it.
And they stuck to their guns (their owners would not be OK with me using that phrase, but it’s still a free country) as a wave of other restaurants shut down around the metro, many of them explicitly citing the City mandated bludgeoning of their bottom line. No, seriously – one of them, “Ward 6“ in Saint Paul – pops up in the story, although the article never really connects the dots.
The star Tribune assures us that the owners saw they had a problem – they don’t specify which problem, although they hinted at it in a few places – but, for the moment, the bleeding is stanched.
Incredibly, the article points out in almost as many words that the owners of the restaurant almost geometrically match the stereotype every conservative has of restaurantears who virtue signal their approval of laws that, historically, shred through restaurant jobs like wood chippers through particleboard end tables: they spent years really not paying much attention to their financials, floating on a wave of profits from a thriving business and a good location (and, let’s be honest, really good food – I haven’t been there in years, but I did love it) until almost literally waking up one morning and realizing they were in serious trouble.
And you have to go about 2/3 of the way down the article to get to this bit here:
“The restaurant’s staff of 180 was trimmed to 160, chiefly through attrition and by adjusting start times to better match the flow of customers, producing a wage savings of $170,000. “
I am sure that most of the cuts were “through attrition” – not only does the restaurant industry have famously high turnover, but so does any business when the owners start frantically slashing expenses – but let’s break the story’s numbers down: that’s $170,000 in wages – the equivalent of 11 part time, 20 hours a week jobs at the new city of Minneapolis $15 an hour minimum wage – that don’t exist anymore.
So underneath all of the restaurant management‘s and started being as happy talk, what’s happening is…
…Exactly what conservatives, business people and anyone who passed economics 101 and said would happen: the Minneapolis city council’s wage and benefit laws are not just killing businesses, they’re killing jobs.
Of course, the virtue signaling Minneapolis city counselors and the bureaucrats who work for them don’t work in restaurants (or any private sector or entrepreneurial business, for that matter); Minneapolis’s restaurant industry has been one of the service industry’s “it“ sectors for decades, now, so I suspect they figure they’ll always be another.
By the way – I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that Hell’s Kitchen’s current owners furtively start looking for a buyer in the near future, that the expenses continue getting slashed, the Yelp reviews start spiraling, and the place quietly closes within five years. And if that happens – heaven forfend – the last thing the city, the Star Tribune or the restaurant’s compliant DFL management will do is blame the city’s policies for it.
I hope not – I genuinely like eating there, although I actually can’t eat there anymore – but I wouldn’t bet against me on it, either.
Minnesota Democrats and the media that work for them will be and to some on natural angles to justify the behavior of Democrat politicians – especially virtue signal sponges like Keith “Thumper” Ellison.
But once in a while, you get surprised:
If the allegations are true, Keith Ellison has no right to serve as the state’s chief legal officer. And he had no right to run under false pretenses, as a man standing wrongly accused. Voters had only his word on that claim, and the investigation is ongoing.
In the meantime, Keith Ellison must withdraw from the race and not put Minnesotans through another cycle of political scandal. They’ve been through enough.
It’s very simple. We believe survivors.
Politics doesn’t matter. We believe survivors.
Keith Ellison says he wants to protect women from domestic violence and sexual assault. That starts by believing survivors.
As a matter of fact, I believe that people are innocent until proven guilty.
Given that representative Allison as often supported policy is (especially on domestic violence and gun control) that repudiate that idea, I don’t feel a lot of sympathy for him.
DFL-endrosed gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy commented on the Thurman Blevins shooting on Facebook.
He ran, yes. He was armed, yes. He reportedly was drunk and had fired shots, yes. All of those things might have led to his death, but none of them had to. I don’t understand why calmly starting a conversation wasn’t an option or wouldn’t have been a better course.
There is something about the whole “Shots Fired” thing that tends to make cops a little edgy. Also everyone else – provided they’re in the real world, and not on Facebook, opining for a tame, partisan crowd.
(And am I the only one thinking “so why isn’t ‘starting a calm conversation with gun owners, rather than advocating confiscations and wholesale crushing of civil liberties, not an option for you, Miss
Just a few days ago in South St. Paul a mentally ill man was reported to be threatening people at a group home. Officers arrived and engaged with the man. He too had a gun, he actually fired it at and shot the officers, injuring two of them. They subdued him not with a hail of bullets but with other tools, their words, their determination to find a better solution. Those officers— Todd Waters, Derek Kruse, Dennis Brom and Julie Bishop, are heroes who found humanity in what must have been the worst and scariest situation in their lives.
The message? Cops should be willing to get shot first, then ask questions.
Is there a conversation to be had about use of police force? About the limits or shape of qualified immunity? Absolutely.
Is Erin Murphy the one to be lecturing the cops about it?
I don’t know much about Thurman Blevins. Had the officers approached the situation differently he might be in jail right now for firing his weapon into the sky and ground, or could be sitting on that curb with his family enjoying a morning off. I don’t know.
I’m no cop fanboy – but this may be the dumbest bunch of monday-morning quarterbacking I’ve ever seen.
To: Represenative Tim Walz
From: Mitch Berg, Ornery Peasant
Re: Sell Sell Sell
You’re running in a primary this fall against a dog’s breakfast of people who, notwithstanding your attempt to re-paint yourself as a “progressive”, are far, far to your left.
To your credit, you’ve taken that “re-painting” pretty seriously:
But your fellow DFLers prefer their “Democratic Socialism” neat. No ice.
And apparently, with a little communist chaser.
For years, I’ve heard my Democrat friends chanting “Ronald Reagan wouldn’t get endorsed by today’s GOP” – with the premise being Reagan was “too centrist” for today’s GOP . It’s a perfectly plausible claim, if you have no idea about the history of the GOP; go and google “A Time For Choosing”, the full hour-long speech, if you need proof; it’d fit in at any Tea Party meeting in the past decade. If anything, Reagan would still scare the DC establishment; George Will was deeply unhappy with Reagan’s performance, and we know what George has been up to lately.
So no – Reagan would *not* have trouble in today’s GOP, or at least the part of the party that swept the elections in 2010 and 2014.
But Paul Wellstone and Hubert Humphrey would get laughed out of today’s Democratic Party. Of that, there can be no doubt.
That is all.
Ilhan Omar – DFL endorsed candidate for Congress in the 5th CD – is a raving anti-semite.
State representative Ilhan Omar has yet to complete her first term in the Minnesota legislature, where she has accomplished approximately nothing of substance, though she has now secured the DFL endorsement to succeed Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison in Congress. In the brief Weekly Standard article “The anti-Israel seat,” I conclude with observations related to Omar’s frank hatred of Israel. She doesn’t sugarcoat it. She calls Israel an “apartheid regime.”
That is a defamatory falsehood with a shabby provenance. In Omar’s case, it is something more than an impulsive comment in a recent tweet. It represents her considered judgment. One can see it at work in her remarks on the floor of the Minnesota House in opposition to a bill (HF 400) opposing the boycott of Israel promoted by so-called BDS groups harking back to the “Zionism is racism” lie of the 1970’s.
And it’s fascinating how local media treats Omar’s anti-semitiem; exactly the same way as they treated her dubious family history.
It makes sense; their editors and producers know they’ll never get another invite to the Oceannarie if they do.
Erin Murphy’s big campaign video.
Unintended comedy: Alondra Cano makes an appearance.
I’m going to just love watching Erin&Erin trying to campaign outstate.
Not to mention her warhorse.
This past weekend was all about political conventions; for the first time in a long, long time,
The Gales Of November Came…In Spring: When I left Saint Paul on Friday morning, it was up around 80 degrees. When I got to Duluth two hours later, it was 47 with a wind howling off the lake.
But the cold on the first day of June was just about the only surprise. Every one of the front runners – Jeff Johnson for Governor, Karin Housley and Jim Newberger for Senate – got the endorsement.
It wasn’t completely uneventful, of course. All weekend, there were rumors that the Pawlenty campaign had voting shenanigans afoot – getting his delegates to vote No Endorsement, and then flip to Parrish. There were signs early – the first ballot showed 7% “No Endorsement”. That faded to 2% by the second ballot.
More surprising was Mary Giuliani Stevens’ showing. The Woodbury mayor had a large, enthusiastic showing on the floor. Scuttlebutt had it that if Johnson didn’t win on the first ballot, there’d be a huge Giuliani Stevens surge. It didn’t pan out – Johnson won the first ballot 45/26 (with 20 going to Parrish), and extended his lead to 50/25/16 on the second ballot. Dock a point from the rumor mill.
So given that the whole thing is going to a primary with Pawlenty, it’s probably just as well we didn’t waste a lot of effort on convention dramatics.
Especially since the other convention was providing plenty of that.
Crazy In Clinic Town: We knew it was going to be a doozie when we read Rep. Jamie Becker Finn’s endorsement statement for Tim Walz:
With a sendoff like that, what could go wrong?
The first signs that the crazy train had pulled into the station came early in the afternoon Saturday, when the first ballot came in in the DFL Attorney General race. Lori Swanson won the ballot – by four points, 52/48, over left-wing extremist Matt Pelikan. Then, reportedly, Pelikan spoke to the delegates, telling them that Swanson had an “A” rating from the NRA (for all of Swanson’s liberal interventionism, she has always been solid on 2nd Amendment rights). She reportedly dropped out of the endorsement race, leaving Pelikan to get endorsed by acclamation.
Rebecca Otto – one of the most disagreeable people in Minnesota politics – went out early, after one ballot, with 18 paltry percent. The conversation in the press pit turned to What IT All Meant for the DFL Governor endorsement. The conventional wisdom had been calling for a Tim Walz win, early and fast.
But after six ballots, extremist Saint Paul prog legislator Erin Murphy was pulling ahead. After six ballots, not wanting to fight against the endorsement, Otto and Walz came out on the floor, urging a “No Endorsement” vote. But Murphy was not to be denied. She took the endorsement after, I forget, six or seven ballots.
And so two vital DFL seats were decided, in large part, because of current or former stances on the Second Amendment. Let’s put a pin in that.
But we’re not done yet.
Upshot; The DFL convention continued until Sunday – when Murphy made her big announcement; her running mate was…
…Erin Maye Quade. A left wing extremist, whose wife is a paid organizer for Michael Bloomberg.
So the message from the DFL convention: “Don’t be silly, nobody’s coming for your guns. But we’re coming for your guns”.
DFL endorsed gubernatorial candidate Erin Murphy has never minced words about her antipathy toward civilian gun owners; her platform is a dog’s breakfast of every terrible, ineffective bit of security theater that *can not* affect crime rates *or* mass shootings. And Erin Maye Quade’s wife is a paid “Everytown” employee. Long on snark, short on reasoning, Maye Quade never saw any pointless theatrics she didn’t like.
And long-time DFL Attorney General Lori Swanson lost the DFL’s endorsement, almost like flipping a light switch, when challenger (and extreme gun grabber) Matthew Pelikan mentioned that, as liberal as Swanson is on every other issue, she’s a solid defender of the law-abiding citizen’s right to keep and bear arms. And Tim Walz lost what had been considered a sure-fire endorsement in large part because he *used to be* a strong 2nd Amendment supporter (before throwing Minnesota’s law-abiding gun owners under the bus to unsuccessfully woo the increasingly extremist DFL delegate base; even that wasn’t enough to save the endorsement.
The DFL reflects a base that is more afraid of law-abiding citizens than they are of society’s actual problems. Don’t take my word for it; look at their endorsements.
Every last one of them.
SCENE: DFL headquarters in Saint Paul. Behind a door with a sign labeled “Field Worker Training”, Avery LIBRELLE is leading a group of DFL employees, including Moonbeam BIRKENSTOCK, Edmund DUCHEY, Gutterball GARY, Cat SCAT and about a dozen other activists being trained to start working for the DFL’s 2018 campaign season.
LIBRELLE: OK, everyone. It’s been a good session. Can you recap the lessons so far? (Points to DUCHEY). Start?
DUCHEY: Say whatever it takes, because none of our voters are going to check facts anyway.
LIBRELLE: Excellent. And… (points at GARY) you?
GARY: We’re running against Trump!
SCAT: He’s literally Hitler.
LIBRELLE: Good! And…(to BIRKENSTOCK) You.
BIRKENSTOCK: Tax hikes put people directly back to work for the children.
LIBRELLE: Outstanding. Now – each of you has an envelope in front of you. It’ll explain where you’re assigned for this campaign.
(There is a mad rustling of papers as the trainees open the envelopes and take out their assignments)
DUCHEY: W00t! I got South Minneapolis!
SCAT: I got Edina!
GARY: I got Crocus Hill in Saint Paul!
BIRKENSTOCK: (looking and sounding crestfallen) I got…Marshall?
(The other trainees visibly wince)
LIBRELLE: Do you have a problem with your assignment?
BIRKENSTOCK: Well, for starters – where is it?
LIBRELLE: I have no idea. You’ll have to Google it.
BIRKENSTOCK: But isn’t that way outstate? Where they…grow corn and stuff?
LIBRELLE: Could be. I didn’t make the assignments. They’re places where people…well, voted, I guess.
BIRKENSTOCK: But they voted…Republlican. Right?
LIBRELLE: They’re farmers, though. Right? And the “F” in “DFL” means Farmers.
GARY: Is that what it means?
LIBRELLE: I guess. Anyway – Moonbeam, that’s your job. Do outreach in Marshall.
BIRKENSTOCK: But there’s no DFLers there. Who wijll I do outreach to?
LIBRELLE: Well, I have no idea. But good news! You can pay people to talk to you!
BIRKENSTOCK: Ah. Problem solved!
LIBRELLE: It’s good to be Democrat!
The House passed a bill barring people form blocking freeways yesterday, on a largely party-line vote:
Following an impassioned debate, the House voted to make it a gross misdemeanor to participate in protests that block freeways, transit or airport roads, despite intense opposition from DFLers.
The problem isn’t that we don’t already have laws against disturbing the peace, trespassing on freeways (just try riding a bike on one) and the like.
The problem is, neither Betsy Hodges / Jacob Frey nor Chris Coleman / Mel Carter nor Mark Dayton were ever going to enforce them against Black Lives Matter.
Had Pro Life Action blocked a freeway, they’d have been met with attack dogs and water cannon.
The problem in Minnesota is, some protesters are more equal than others. The Ramco and Henco attorneys, who don’t even up-charge gun criminals, aren’t going to enforce this law (on the off chance Dayton doesn’t veto it) under any circumstances.
So what’s the point?
Opponents said the bill does nothing to address injustices that could prompt people to march on freeways and quashes one of the most important tools people have to draw attention to an issue: civil disobedience.
Dear idiot entitled whiffleball-life DFL fops: if it’s not illegal, then you’re not disobeying anything. Grow a pair.
The “Republican Farmer Labor” caucus picked a logo that looks suspiciously like the logo of another state organization that has (not coincidentally) nothing to do with farms or (non-government) labor:
The DFL has sent a “Cease and Desist” to the RFL.
Now, if I were the RFL’s lawyer, I’d response demanding that the DFL stop falsely pretending to represent farmers or non-government workers.
Which brought up an interesting question: since 2/3 of the Democrat Farmer Labor party’s name is now obsolete, what should the party be called these days?
I’m taking nominations.
I’ll start out:
The CD8 DFL had a very long convention on Saturday, After ten ballots, everyone promised to go to the primary.
Nothing especially unusual htere.
The unusual thing? The DFL trucked a bunch of Latino activists from the Twin Cities to canvass for the Metro DFL’s chosen candidate.
Phifer, a college professor who previously worked at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement, initially entered the race to challenge incumbent DFL Rep. Rick Nolan.
When Nolan announced his retirement in February, Phifer had the advantage of a five-month head start over the four candidates who jumped into the race afterward. It showed on Saturday: her blue-shirted supporters were a vocal presence in the convention hall, and she got the most votes of any candidate on each of the 10 ballots.
But Phifer’s background as an ICE employee revealed a deep rift on immigration: members of the Latino DFL Caucus protested her candidacy and urged delegates to reject her in a speech from the floor, one of the convention’s most dramatic moments.
Which leads us to the sort of unintended comedy that makes me love the Metro DFL so much. Alondra “The Brain” Cano, tweeting (what else) about a Duluth DFLer’s response to the fllood of – I”ll emphasize this – non-CD8 ringers – with the sort of club-footed fake victimization that’s become her trademark:
Don’t you just love it when elected members of a one-party autarchy with boundless political privilege and power unimaginable to regular schnooks start whining at other people with similar Urban Progressive Privilege about what victims they are?
SCENE: A recording studio. Mitch BERG is recording a voice-over for a video about Minnesota politics.
BERG: Democrat activist and former candidate Lindsey Port, whose allegations of sexual harassment against Al Franken led to his political demise…
PRODUCER: (breaks in) Er, let’s cut there.
BERG: Is everything OK?
PRODUCER: Yeah – but Port didn’t actually file charges against Franken. Franken was never alleged to have harassed her.
BERG: Ah. So – do it again?
PRODUCER: Yep. Take two!
BERG: Lindsey Port, whose condemnation of Al Franken led to his resignation..
PRODUCER: Er, cut.
BERG: OK, what’s up?
PRODUCER: Port didn’t condemn Franken. She never even mentioned him.
BERG: OK, so what happened?
BERG: That’s just crazy.
PRODUCER: I know, right?
BERG: Minnesota Democrats, right?
PRODUCER: Yepper. Take three?
BERG: Lindsey Port was attacked by Minnesota Democrats for standing for something they claimed to believe in…
PRODUCER: Perfect. That’s a wrap.
The “crisis” over school security (which isn’t – schools are a quarter as violent as they were 20 years ago) may be causing all sorts of problems…
…but to Patricia Torres Ray, Susan Kent and Chuck Wiger – Metrocrat senators – it’s a fundraising bonanza for DFL public sector union constituents.
Go ahead – read the bill. It’s got more pork than a Wrigley Field concession stand.
I gotta wonder – when there’s a spree killing, do DFLers hear “Cha Ching?”