Swords up, ladies.

Republican legislators in five different states have introduced bills that would quell peaceful demonstrations. Here’s an example of one from North Dakota. Motorists can run over and kill a protester blocking access — provided it was an accident. Here’s more on a bill in Minnesota. Legislators should know this will not quiet the demonstrations. If anything, […]

Ladies (and gentlemen)? We march.

This is a Google map of the warming stations that are opening in and around the Women’s March on Washington on Saturday. It struck me this weekend that about the time the inaugural balls are winding down, and the new president is taking to Twitter to create his sham of a reality, my bus from Middletown, […]

Look at the difference between this Minnesota police chief & the Republican presidential candidate

Bless the heart of Chief Blair Anderson, a Real American. Despite the attempts of  the folks at Fox & Friends, Anderson stayed on message after a horrific attack by a 22-year old college student who hailed from Somalia, but had been in the States for 15 years. The attacker was shot and killed by an off-duty police […]

See how pretty is your county…

…but see how pretty is your country based on criteria from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Leftover sent this, and maybe you notice that Minnesota and North Dakota share some truly (government-labeled) ugly spots. The criteria included the amount of winter sun, summer humidity, and topographic variation, among three other elements. A deeper dive from […]

Why some legislative-types want to do the shopping for the poor

At least, we can only assume as much, as the discussion about precisely what impoverished people on assistance choose to buy through the SNAP program (formerly food stamps). The first examination started in 2003 and Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty and junk food, according to this ThinkProgress article, and continues on to today. Pawlenty’s efforts were […]