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South Metro Tea Party: Johnson and Abler and Howe - Oh My
by Dave Mindeman

A Tuesday night and its that time of the month....South Metro Tea Party meeting. They had a big agenda tonight...so let me fill you in on what the 40 or so members are up to.

They have this thing at the beginning...something like an open mike night, where they get a minute to just speak their mind or make announcements. In this case, they were discussing the need to get people to school board and city council meetings for reports. Well, a hand in the back shot up and told the gathering . . .
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GOP MN US Senate - Ranking The Field
by Dave Mindeman

Al Franken is up for election this year and there are a number of Republicans that want to take his job. Who will be the last person standing? Well, again, its fun to speculate. Here we go:

4. Rep. Jim Abeler - Abeler appears to have entered this race as a kind of alternative candidate. After all, he was a member of the Override Six and it would seem he thought he could appeal beyond the base. Unfortunately, he doesn't appear to appeal to any faction, and it looks . . .
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Medical Marijuana - Enforcement And Policy Don't Mix
by Dave Mindeman

Governor Dayton and some legislators have given law enforcement too much power in the Medical Marijuana debate.

Legislators must make policy - Law enforcement has to enforce it.

Letting law enforcement do both is, in a word, a mistake.

I understand that Governor Dayton wants a close relationship with the law enforcement community. They have a difficult job and a lot of responsibility. But they also screw up.

In too many instances, law enforcement has overreached...or succumbed to temptations....or developed their own rules.....or have let their personal biases get in . . .
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GOP Governor: Ranking the Field
by Dave Mindeman

We have about 6 weeks before the state conventions happen...which means a lot of the action for the GOP governor and Senate candidates will be under the radar, calling and meeting with delegates.

But where do things stand? Well, it is always fun to speculate, so let's do that, shall we? Race for Governor....

#6 - Rob Farnsworth - Not moving. Barely worth mentioning.

#5 - Sen. Dave Thompson - Thompson has been a disappointment so far. He hasn't raised much money and hasn't even been particularly great with . . .
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Condi Rice Is The Antithesis Of Human Rights
by Dave Mindeman

Condoleeza Rice spoke yesterday as part of a Civil Rights lecture series at the University of Minnesota. There were a number of protesters - many of them feeling that Dr. Rice's invitation should have been withdrawn. More of them wanted to make it clear that they consider her a war criminal as an enabler to torture.

I'm not going to go into any analysis on whether or not Dr. Rice should have spoken. That was for others to decide. I DO question the idea that Dr. Rice should be part of . . .
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