Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's not all about you, Barack

Area Iraq war veterans: 'We made a difference' For Staff Sgt. Kristel Amundson, today’s official end of combat operations in Iraq signifies the fruit of two tours of duty. Fargo Forum

No Ceremony For Our Troops Coming Back From Iraq From This White House KathleenMcKinley.com

Obama to UN: I'm a Great Leap Forward for Human Rights in America Critical Narrative

Dayton-Emmer Dead Heat

Powerline. (And from a leftie poll.)
Dayton makes Jesse Ventura look like a model of stability and good judgment...

Monday, August 30, 2010

Taxpayer "Donations" in St. Louis, Louis

"Local Organization" Often Means Laundered Federal Money 24th State

This is not waste, fraud and abuse, it's deliberate policy.

Is it worth it?

Most Americans probably would think not.

And frankly, most parents would probably prefer real school choice.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Does SD need Herseth-Sandlin's brand of political royalty?

...she is political royalty. The daughter of a longtime state legislator, granddaughter of a former governor and a former state secretary of state, Herseth Sandlin is sometimes called "South Dakota's princess."
Washington Post profile of her race vs. Republican Kristi Noem.

The Democrat Herseth-Sandlin is a vote for Nancy Pelosi's poison pill for America. She voted for the stimulus--a big waste and a jobs bust:
"The whole philosophy behind what they have promoted . . . has been completely out of step with South Dakota," Noem said at her home, Racotah Ranch, in tiny Castlewood, about 100 miles north of Sioux Falls. "South Dakotans identify with having the freedom to make choices for themselves, believing in competition and being able to run their small businesses the way that they see fit, not being forced with dealing with government mandates all the time."
And it will only get worse, in red ink and lost jobs unless we throw the Dems out in November.

...Anything to say Stephanie? You voted for this:
The federal government has served as enabler. Although the special tax-free status it bestows on municipal bonds amounts to a subsidy, Washington does little to enforce responsible budgeting. In its fiscal stimulus packages of 2009 and 2010, for instance, the federal government funneled hundreds of billions of dollars to the states without regard for their fiscal practices, treating irresponsibility in New Jersey and New York the same as prudence in, say, Texas and Indiana.
Or say, South Dakota. Dem spendthrifts need to be held accountable. That means YOU.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Astroturf in Fergus Falls

Via Let Freedom Ring:

This weekend, the DFL’s astroturf machine was in full operation. According to this Fergus Forum article, protests were held at Target stores across the nation:

Read on.

Related post: Who Knew MoveOn Shopped at Target?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Who knew MoveOn Shopped at Target?

Well, I guess Michelle Obama's favorite is the Target at Roosevelt Rd. at the south end of Chicago's loop. I've shopped at Target since I got out of college in the 70's and started my first job in the Twin Cities.

It's kind of funny, though, because Target is the overall corporate name of the higher end retailer that launched it--Dayton's--which has now been sold off and is defunct.

The company has donated to Tom Emmer, the Tea Party GOP candidate for Minnesota governor, as he's pro-business, in their view. The MoveOn people are not happy, but then when are they ever? When they swear off George Soros' money maybe I'll listen.

What's the number one issue for most Americans these days--jobs and economic growth, not social issues. Sometimes man has to live on bread alone.

Um, and who's the Democrat candidate for governor in the Gopher State?

His name is Mark Dayton.

As for me, I shopped at Target this morning. They were having a sale or two.

--crossposted at Potluck

Monday, August 16, 2010

Obama's Land & Water Grab

Growing up in the Midwest, my idea of the West as a child was the wide open spaces. Yes, we visited more than a few national parks. As I got older I tended to visit more cities.

When I had kids of my own, I subscribed to National Geographic for a while. It was good for school projects and I could dream of travel while homebound. The maps were beautiful.

I tacked up some on the basement playroom's walls. They were double-sided so I had to choose. The map on the back of the continental United States was a stunner--the percentage of land owned by the Feds.

Here's another version.

But it's not enough for President Barack Obama, he wants to nationalize still more. Now he's going after New England and still more states. Michelle Malkin:

Have you heard of the “Great Outdoors Initiative”? Chances are, you haven’t. But across the country, White House officials have been meeting quietly with environmental groups to map out government plans for acquiring untold millions of acres of both public and private land. It’s another stealthy power grab through executive order that promises to radically transform the American way of life.

Yet another disastrous power grab. Couple that with the job-killing drilling moratorium on the Gulf and we're well on the way to becoming vassals in our own country.

One of the reasons I started blogging was because I was so outraged at the Kelo decision. I did a rewrite of Woody Guthrie.

Another Tea Party reason for revolt.

Oh, and HUD is mucking around in North Dakota--one of the few states where the economy is doing well, while ignoring the fraud in Chicago. Aren't Fannie and Freddie wreckage enough by the Feds? More Malkin:
The lives of coyotes, deer and prairie dogs would be elevated above states’ needs to generate jobs, tourism business and energy solutions.
I say raze Hyde Park. And our President Barack Obama can pat a cougar or coyote. Naturally.

--crossposted at BackyardConservative

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Enter Sen. John Thune, South Dakota Republican

He toppled Tom Daschle (the Dem majority leader before nasty Harry Reid).

Is Thune presidential material? Up until now stellar Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has been drawing the most fire in making the GOP case for fiscal solvency for this country. Sen. Thune offers a blueprint for budget reform, TWS.

He's campaigning for challengers as well.

The heartland heard from again.

More. Polling in Wisconsin and bellwether Missouri favors GOP races. Rasmussen. Tom Bevan, RCP on Feingold.

--crossposted at BackyardConservative

Dayton a Dismal Choice

True, growing up the department store was well thought of, but the enduring memory of the onetime Minnesota Sen. Mark Dayton was his bizarre and cowardly abandonment of his Congressional office post 9-11.

Does Minnesota really want to elect this erratic dilettante as governor during these trying times? Or any other time. Get the Dayton Facts.