Activists in the DFL Party are profoundly anti-copper/nickel/precious metals mining, with many of them just plain against any form of mining. They love their computers and cellphones and green-energy windmills and catalytic converters and, if in need, hip and knee replacements. But don’t you dare safely extract the minerals needed for all those products on Minnesota’s Iron Range and create much-needed jobs in Northeastern Minnesota. No, let those metals be mined in countries that either don’t have sufficient environmental standards or just don’t enforce them.
“Rick Nolan needs to explain what exactly he meant when he called the Constitution an imperfect document on Friday…As a Member of Congress, he took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution, but now he’s showing his true colors. For hundreds of years, countless Americans have fought and made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our way of life. They stood up to defend not only their country, but their Constitution and all it stands for. The Eighth Congressional District needs someone who will respect the principles our country was founded on, not someone who thinks that foundation is imperfect.”
In California, diagnosed instances of whooping cough, or pertussis, are reaching incredibly high levels. Compared to this time last year, several counties in California are reporting an increased presence in the potentially fatal disease. By mid-June, so many cases of whooping cough had been reported that the California Department of Public Health proclaimed the state to be in the middle of a whooping cough epidemic.
So, our brilliant Gov. Dayton has been saying, “We need to eliminate the use of coal” in Minnesota. He simply states it as a matter of fact and offers no reason whatsoever for this economically disastrous course of action.
A pernicious, little-known Obama administration policy – one that that incentivizes adult illegal immigrants to use children as human shields to escape arrest and deportation at the border – largely has escaped the media’s notice.
Meanwhile while No Jobs Nolan keeps blowing rhetoric up the DFL's mascot, Georgia Pacific in DFL Duluth still sits empty, Boise Cascade in Int'l Falls lost 300 + jobs, and the Post Office in DFL Duluth is another 70 jobs lost since No Jobs Nolan came out of retirement.
The Obama administration, in July 2013, quietly introduced a new regulation that critics say will dramatically increase Washington’s power over local zoning laws in every city and town that accepts federal block grants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
And it's all because the Gay friend proposes gun control, or some other nonsense.
Does anyone else long for the days when "Archie" was all about who the main character wanted to date, Veronica or Betty?
Rule to the wise: If you hire Liberal writers who grossly alter your characters to reflect their own politics, odds are you will have to kill off your biggest character.
One Nation by Dr. Ben Carson is an inspirational book. It begins with his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, as he stood a few feet from President Obama. He warned of the dangers facing this nation and called for a return to the principles upon which this nation was founded. Dr. Carson discusses current important issues including the increasing national debt, ObamaCare, and the inability to debate subjects in a civilized manner. He takes aim at political correctness and its impact on curbing honest speech by encouraging Americans to take more individual responsibility.
Federal regulations cost Wisconsin $2.4 billion in just the first half of 2014 according to a study by American Action Forum (AAF), a national public policy institute.
Wisconsin faced the largest per capita regulatory cost in the Midwest, costing every person in the state $415 from January to June of 2014. Minnesota ranked a close second at $408, while Iowa had the lowest regulatory cost in the Midwest at $282 per capita.
The Liberal executives of Target are losing their minds. If they aren't banning guns among legal CCW holders, they are firing their employees for doing their job.
At least this young man can claim racism (true or not) and actually find justice from Target, as it seems being PC is the only thing they care about.
Isn't it strange that these Govts would come up with this plan without any fear of angering the US? Doesn't anyone else have an irritating suspicion that this is yet another plan of a Community organizer turned President?
The government really needs to get its message out to the American people, and it knows that the best way to do that is by using the American news media, said Shanker. The relationship between the government and the media is like a marriage; it is a dysfunctional marriage to be sure, but we stay together for the kids.
Hilariously, Burke made her point about banning out of state contributions at a meeting with the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, biggest newspaper in the state. She was immediately questioned about her own out-of-state fundraising (she even has a scheduled EMILY’S LIST fundraiser in Chicago next Tuesday), and her response was so priceless that the Wisconsin GOP immediately made a video:
Sen. Sean Nienow, R-Cambridge, is in the process of liquidating his assets to pay more than $900,000 in debt he owes to the federal government, credit card agencies and a past business partner. Chief among Nienow’s debts is a loan he and his wife secured through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Premium rates will escalate sharply for Minnesota enrollees in the MNSure system in 2015, but no one’s quite sure just how much they’ll rise. The lowball estimate is 8%, far above inflation, and the high estimate puts the increase into double digits. Either would be a direct rebuttal to claims by Barack Obama, Governor Mark Dayton, Senator Al Franken, and the DFL that the ObamaCare system will control costs for Minnesotans. With an election coming up for Dayton and Franken, will Minnesota voters get the final data before they have to cast their votes? Not if Dayton can help it, apparently:
Two of the most powerful, out of control and corrupt segments of American society, Wall Street and the intelligence community, want to formally merge in order to better protect their power structure in a “public-private partnership.”
State income tax: 5.35% - 7.85%
State sales tax: 6.875%
Mean property tax rate as a percentage of mean home value: 1.09%
Property tax ranking: 19
Estate tax: 0.8% - 16%, with $1 million exemption
Inheritance tax: None
The North Star State where ice hockey reigns and moose roam free gives retired residents a chilly reception.
Minnesota imposes a hefty personal income tax, sale tax (though food, clothing and medication is exempt) and property tax. It also taxes retirement income, including Social Security benefits and pensions, and wants a piece of your estate.
The state does offer a break to those 65 and older with household incomes of $60,000 or less, with a property tax deferral program that limits the amount of property tax they pay to 3 percent of total household income.
Detroit’s bankruptcy is about numbers: a 26 percent drop in population since 2000, 78,000 abandoned properties, $10 billion in underfunded pension and health care obligations for public employees and billions more in bond and other debt that make it impossible to pay for adequate city services.
Wisconsin's public employees in unions make 7.8 percent more in salary than their non-union colleagues and 7.9 percent more when benefits are included. This is referred to as a "union premium." Wisconsin's premium is greater than the national average of 6.8 percent and 7.4 percent respectively.
The average unionized public employee makes $35.43 an hour in wages and benefits, for an annual total compensation of $73,611. A non-unionized public employee makes $32.80 an hour, or $68,224 per year. That is a difference of $5,387 per employee.
Union membership is down but Big Labor bosses’ profits are up. More than 400 labor chiefs pocketed at least $250,000 each last year, even as their collective ranks fell by 400,000 members. They say they are fighting for the working class. Not quite. We did the math…
"The well-known co-owner of popular businesses such as Fitger's Brewhouse and Burrito Union has been at UMD since 1989. However, after months of questions and an investigation - has been let go."
The violations included the following:
• "Violation of the Regent's Policy on Outside Consulting and Other Commitments and the Administrative Policy on Outside Consulting and Other Commitments.""
• "Violations of the Regent's Policy of Nepotism and Personal Relationships and Administrative Policy on Managing Nepotism and Personal relationships."
• "Untruthfulness during and Office of Equal Opportunity investigation."
• "Violation of the Administrative Policy on Acceptable Use of Information Technology Resources."
• Inappropriate sexual conduct with a UMD student on University premises, and during work hours."
I am writing this to highlight the disconnect the majority of government workers have with those in the private sector. Is it too much to ask that government employees’ benefits be more in line with those in the private sector? Is it possible the attitude of “I’ve got mine” is so prevalent throughout this class of workers that they just don’t care?
Libtards don't get confused with facts. Libtards keep voting DFL for more taxes and fees so their government union buddies can keep living high off the hog AND support fellow Libtard No Jobs Nolan and his gang of anti-mining enviro-radical extremists.
This is why Marx Dayton and the DFL henchmen are gutting middle class incomes more with all of the DFL's 2013 tax increases. Expect the income migration out of Minnesota to gain greater momentum as the DFL desperately attempts to keep all of the government union folk and retirees happy...at the expense of those left behind.
Don't believe the happy talk coming out of the White House, Federal Reserve and Treasury Department when it comes to the real unemployment rate and the true “Misery Index.” Because, according to an influential Wall Street advisor, the figures are a fraud.
Excerpted from Zero Hedge: While what little remains of America’s middle class is happy and eager to put in its 9-to-5 each-and-every day, an increasing number of Americans – those record 91.5 million who are no longer part of the labor force – are perfectly happy to benefit from the ever more generous hand outs of the welfare state. Prepare yourself before listening to this… calling on her self-admitted Obamaphone, Texas welfare recipient Lucy, 32, explains why “taxpayers are the fools”…
The DFLX received a new production from an email tipster. Apparently DFL Duluth's 'Clean and Safe' crew do not go behind the Historic Norshor. OccuFAIL Duluth has been known to loiter in the neighborhood at the crumbling but Historic Kozy Bar property.
Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. Then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows 57 to 62. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Chance of rain 40 percent.
The University of Wisconsin System and the billion dollar surplus controversy was, once again, the center of the debate at the Joint Committee on Finance. Back in 2013, Legislators and the Governor demanded answers from the UW System when the legislature's CPA Caucus discovered a hidden, $1 billion cash surplus. The political reaction to this discovery was so negative and severe that Gov. Scott Walker immediately called for a two-year tuition freeze on all UW campuses, which was included in the 2013-2015 state budget.
The first 477 DFL Duluth public schools administrators and teachers take over $100,000 per year in salary and benefits. Not bad for 8 months of showing up. Click on the title above and see for yourself.
Do you get a $40,000 benefit package and taxpayer backed against losses retirement fund? How about additional pay to cover your medical deductible that can even be carried forward as deferred compensation? DFL Duluth Federation of Teachers members do thanks to their union backed school board members.
Reviewing the public records, DFL Duluth's superintendent appears to have much less education that the other top 25 paid superintendents in MN presented in this link.
DFL Duluth Schools current 'leader' had very little superintendent experience, serving only 2 years and an assistant superintendent. Yet the DFL Duluth union run screwal board is paying the second highest salary in the state of MN.
With screwal board decisions like this, is it any wonder why ISD709 has big money problems?
Thanks to the DFL’s hostility towards mining, Eveleth’s median household income is $23,600 less than the statewide average. Virginia’s median household income is $22,700 less than the statewide average. Hibbing’s median household income is $21,600 less than the statewide average.
The DFL is controlled by the environmental activists of the Twin Cities. Just ask Tina Smith about that.
Village idiots Rick Klun and Doug Zaun, husband of DFL Duluth City CLOWNcilor Emily Larson, want to bring more crime and decay to DFL Duluth.
Can Larson even vote for her husband to profit from taxpayer monies?
Rick Klun doesn't even live in DFL Duluth but makes a healthy six figure salary, $130,741(ten containers worth) pushing low income housing in DFL Duluth and we all know well that is working out in the Crackhouse City with its crumbling streets and infrastructure.
“People who don’t play well together,” Klun said of the tenants most likely to end up in converted containers in Duluth, the containers grouped together and fenced in with supervision and services made available. Klun said he envisions up to 20 converted containers in groupings he referred to as “villages.”“Those people deserve a place to live also,” Klun said.
The TV networks seem to have two tracks in covering Democratic scandals: ignore them, or if coverage is unavoidable, ignore the party label of the unethical politician under investigation. Often, Republicans in an ethical probe are blown up into alleged national problems for the GOP.
Most people do not realize the extent to which unions dominate special interest spending on elections. When you talk about special interests, it is hardly worth mentioning any other than unions. This chart, from Open Secrets, shows the fifteen largest contributors to federal campaigns during the period 1989-2012. Ten of the fifteen are unions.
Unions have chosen to turn themselves into an arm of the Democratic Party rather than represent their members.
The North Carolina State Board of Elections has found thousands of instances of voter fraud in the state, thanks to a 28-state crosscheck of voter rolls. Initial findings suggest widespread election fraud.
•765 voters with an exact match of first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in N.C. and the other state in the 2012 general election.
•35,750 voters with the same first and last name and DOB were registered in N.C. and another state and voted in both states in the 2012 general election.
•155,692 voters with the same first and last name, DOB and last four digits of SSN were registered in N.C. and another state – and the latest date of registration or voter activity did not take place within N.C.
Bergson got his first OWI after crashing into a bridge near Spooner on Dec. 9, 2005, while he was serving as Duluth’s mayor. Last November, he was found guilty of his second offense by a Sauk County jury and served a 22-day jail sentence earlier this year.
Bergson, 57, of Waunakee, Wis., pleaded guilty Monday to his third OWI, a misdemeanor offense, in Dane County Circuit Court.