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Calling Out the Cop Lobby

Next door in Minnesota a heated debate is brewing about legalizing medical marijuana. Democratic Governor Mark Dayton has said he’ll sign a medical marijuana bill, but only if the state’s top law enforcement officials will get behind it. But they won’t.

So second term State Rep. Carly Melin (D-Hibbing) is doing what someone should have […]

Inquiry: On Rights and Privileges

Do Americans possess a right to a paycheck?

Is livelihood in America a matter of privilege?


Beatles: Strawberry Fields Forever: In memory of John Lennon

The Latest Reality Show

This is the webcam at the Government Accountability Board Office where they are reviewing recall petitions. So far nobody has jumped up and down to show a signature of Mickey Mouse to a friend, though the woman with the dyed black hair was making eyes at Kevin Kennedy about 9:00 pm on Thursday night. The […]

Life’s short….tell someone you love them

Earlier today a friend and co-worker lost her fight with cancer. She was a hell of a fighter and a hell of a person, and she’ll be missed. My friend was only a few years older than I am, reminding me just how short life can be and how suddenly it can come to an […]

Common – part 2

US Secretary of State Rice shake hands with Equatorial Guinea's President Teodoro Obiang Nguema at State Department in Washington

We touched on the \"Common Controversy\" yesterday, and called it silly. After re-thinking it a little bit, I think the White House sends a message as to who they invite to visit them and who they associate themselves with. The Bush administration would NEVER do something like that: O wait!

In case you […]

Show me what democracy looks like


In the Village of Cottage Grove, we found out recently, that we have a royal family and no one is allowed in and no one can be voted out.

As I wrote yesterday the Village Board was getting ready to appoint registered (secret) lobbyist Paula Severson to fill out a one year […]

Sandy Pasch to oppose Alberta Darling

It looks Republican State Senator Alberta Darling has an opponent, as Democratic State Rep. Sandy Pasch has announced she’ll oppose Darling in the recall election in the 8th State Senate district. “One of the main reasons I’m running in this recall election is because of the huge cuts and hits that is happening to public […]

They have a candidate….?

Senator Jim Holperin, is the subject of a recall election. Local tea party organizer Kim Simac, will be announcing her candidacy to run against Senator Holperin. Why Kim Simac you may ask? because Dan Baltes was busy) But I digress, back to Ms. Simac.

Ms. Simac is the author of numerous children’s books, including […]

Randy Hopper Stakes out Moral High Ground

Senator Randy Hopper, who we last saw was living in Madison, has weighed in on the story of the UW-Oshkosh Professor who was charged with asking his students to think. In a story brought to our attention by our own notalib, UWO criminal justice professor Stephen Richards said the following to his students:

“I’m […]