Sia Lo is the GOP-endorsed candidate for the 4th CD US House seat, running against Betty McCollum. He could use a hand.
Jason Flohrs is with Americans for Prosperity.
Good in the Hood – AM1280’s Business Benefacor program beneficiary.
Here’s the link to the Free Minnesota Coalition. The Government Oppression Hotline is (844) RIGHTS-0 (which is 1-844-744-4870, if you prefer. They want to file a case next week, so get on board fast if you’ve got a case – or would like to donate money or (if you’re a lawyer) time.
Here are the twitter links to the two CDC studies on Covid transmission:
This one was from last week – a CDC article about a study in Hong Kong.
This one came out this morning – in re an outbreak in a call center in South Korea.
Diane Napper is running for MN State Senate in SD63 . Check out her website. Help out if you can.
And if I can’t convince you to “socially distance” yourself for the duration of the public health crisis, hopefully this excellent article will. It’s a long, it’s a long, technical read – but the uphot is, the difference between a flu-like .5% death rate, and Italy/Iran/Wuhan-like 3-6%, is keeping the rate of infections down to what the health system can handle. That means lowering the number of infections at any given time, so the heatlh care system can keep up.
It’s literally a matter of life and death.
Wash your hands – often. Wash down surfaces. Don’t sneeze on people – sneeze into a hanky or your elbow or anything but open air. Enjoy some alone time. Stay home from work if you can, and keep your distance if you can’t.
We had a couple calls to action on this week’s show.
Opioid Law Reform
Here’s the link to Rep. Munson’s fact page on opioid law reforms and his “intractable pain” bill, HF3746, which will reform the blunt-force abuses in MInnesota’s prescription opioid laws. The current law forces professionals – doctors, physician assistants, dentists, pharmacists and even veterinarians – to be far, far too cautious about helping people with long-term, intractable pain.
Please – call your legislators and have them support HF3746 (and its upcoming companion in the Senate).
The Truth about Coronavirus
And here’s Dr. Cathaleen Madsen’s piece on the realities of dealint with the Covid19 virus – and, really, all viral epidemics. Read it and be informed – something the mainstream media, in its lust to undercut the Trump administration, will effect only as a last resort.
For info on the Deplora Ball – a benefit for the widow and soon-arriving child of MN National Guard Warrant Officer Nord, killed in a December 5 helicopter crash near Camp Ripley – go right here.
Find out more about Mayor Tom Funk’s Senate race in SD 47 – Carver County and Chanhassen, the Scott Jensen seat – go here.
Here’s where to go for tickets to the Legislative Evaluation Assembly’s annual banquet featuring Newsmax Chief Political Correspondent John Gizzi.
Don’t forget – tomorrow, Saturday December 14, is one of the highlights of the NARN year.
King Banaian, Brad Carlson, Ed Morrissey and me will doing our more-or-less annual Culture show.
In this case, beating the bejeebers out of part of pop culture. Tomorrow’s victim, “Eighties Sitcoms”.
Tune in from 1-3PM on AM1280 The Patriot!
Here’s Lacy Johnson’s website. He’s looking for the GOP nomination to run against Ilhan Omar. Help him.
Find out more about Child Protection League Action and “Comprehensive Sex Ed”, and go to the rally at the Capitol on 9/22.
Rally information is here.
Join us today on the Northern Alliance Radio Network!
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 1-3PM.
So tune in the Northern Alliance! You have so many options:
Well, it seems at least one tradition is on a “pause” for the foreseeable future.
AM1280 and the NARN won’t be out at the State Fair this year.
Fifteen straight summers, the NARN guys and I worked out at the Fair. The station took a different route this year.
Which on the one hand is fine – no need to add “getting to the fairgrounds” to all the other show prep stuff.
On the other hand, it means I lose the big benefit of being with the station at the Fair: having an air-conditioned room with a fridge full of water to retreat to when the crowds get to be too much. That, along with getting to meet the audience face to face, was one of the highlights of whole “show at the Fair” experience.
I’ll have to come up with some other side hustle that offers that…
The Minnesota Voters Alliance is suing the cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul on First Amendment grounds over the use of landords to hand out voter registration info.
Need information on the Enbridge Pipeline fracas, among many other issues? Here’s the Senate GOP website.
To find out more and get admission to the Legislative Evaluation Assembly banquet.
The Salvation Army North could use your help this Christmas season.
Peter Wallinson’s “Judicial Fortitude” – get it here:
Michael Brodkorb and Allison Mann‘s book The Girls Are Gone – the true but still-unbelieveable story of the Grazzini-Rucki divorce, kidnapping and legal goat rodeo – is on sale now.
Shane Mekeland is running for MN House in 15B . He’ll be replacing Jim Newberger up in the greater Becker area.
Jason Lewis is running for re-election in MN CD2. He could use a hand.
Pam Myhra is running for State Auditor – the only auditor among the two major-party candidates. She could use a hand.
Jim Newberger is running for US Senate against Amy “The Kavanator” Klobuchar – rated as the worst boss in the US Senate. Please help him out.
And yes, you can help Doug Wardlow usher Keith Ellison out of public life. Please do.
Yesterday, I started telling the story of Dr. Massoud Amin – a man who came to the US as a teenager with his parents after the Iranian Revolution, became a citizen, and rose to the highest levels not only of academia, but of national security, as one of the nation’s foremost experts in cybersecurity.
And then, in the middle of a rancorous divorce with more than a whiff of academic backstabbing mixed in, an overzealous prosecutor turned a paperwork discrepancy in a civil divorce filing into, literally, a criminal case.
Pursuant to that case, the prosecutor and the police searched Dr. Amin’s house, and confiscated Dr. Amin’s firearm collection, planting the story of “The Iranian professor who collected a bunch of guns and swindled his soon-to-be-ex” – simultaneously defaming him to the left (“Serves the gun nut right!”) and the less-bright parts of the right (“Probably a terrorist!”).
The trial? It was a comedy of errors – but not remotely funny. All exculpatory evidence was suppressed, and that was just the beginning. The ending? A conviction – aided by bizarre courtroom antics and some sketchy lawyering on both sides.
The prosecution is asking for a ten year prison sentence for a conviction that normally carries a years’ suspended sentence and probation for a first-time offender – which Dr. Amin, who held a top-secret security clearance until the conviction, most assuredly was.
Why so much irregularity in what started as a typical ugly American divorce?
We’ll be talking with Dr. Massoud about that this Saturday on my show. Tune in, and call in if you havre questions.
Here’s Doug Wardlow’s website. He can beat Keith Ellison – the polls are looking good – but we can not get complacent. Help out.
Check out the Legislative Evaluation Assembly’s 2018 Report Card.