Bill Ayers awarded ‘visiting scholar’ status at Minnesota State University
Campus Reform ^
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013 5:05:57 PM by oliverdarcy
Administrators at Minnesota State University – Moorhead (MSUM) announced late last month that former Weather Underground co-founder and domestic terrorist Bill Ayers has been selected as the 2013 “visiting scholar” by the school’s College of Education and Human Services.
“Dr. William Ayers… will be the 2013 College of Education and Human services Visiting Scholar,” read the Feb. 25th campus-wide announcement.
There are certain individuals who have made an impact on the American psyche whether they intend to do it or not. In the last few years, one of those who has made such an impact in both the worlds of entertainment as well as the world of politics is a man by the name of James George Janos.
The reader may know Mr. Janos by his stage name, Jesse Ventura, politician, actor, author, veteran, broadcaster, body guard and former professional wrestler who went on to serve as the 38th Governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003.
Is America in Danger of a Federal Takeover of Our Elections?
The New American ^ | Mar. 8, 2013 | Kurt Hyde
Posted on Friday, March 08, 2013 10:30:22 PM by EXCH54FE
The Obama administration has appointed a bipartisan presidential commission with the stated purpose of recommending changes in election procedures supposedly to streamline our elections. No fewer than five bills to increase federal control over American elections have been filed in the 113th Congress. Even a cursory review of the five bills already proposed reveals an unconstitutional federal power grab over American elections. If these measures are passed, they would also result in a drastic reduction in the remaining electoral safeguards left in at least some of the states.
Hannity Issues New Attack on Ellison
Newsmax ^ | Friday, 01 Mar 2013 12:07 PM | Lisa Barron
Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013 12:57:23 PM by Olog-hai
Hannity stated that Ellison, the first Muslim elected to Congress, was tied to Farrakhan and the late militant leader Khalid Muhammed when he was a law student at the University of Minnesota in the late 1980s and early 1990s. …
Making fun of traditional marriage?
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December 3, 2012
Reblogged from Fellowship of the Minds:
Lesbians threaten to ‘steal your boyfriends’ in hilarious same-sex marriage spoof
DailyMail: Among the historic Election Night wins earlier this month were three states that voted in favor of gay marriage. Maine, Maryland and Washington State joined six others that already approve same-sex unions.
Calling into the Y94 Morning Playhouse radio show, Fargo-area resident “Donna” aired her frustrations about a number of deer-related car accidents she has been involved in recently – three to be exact.
Donna believes the North Dakota and Minnesota Departments of Transportation are responsible for the problem, however, she told the radio hosts that she has written local news outlets about her grievance and they refuse to take her seriously. It’s extremely frustrating to Donna as she believes she has crafted a very simple and effective solution to her problem.
This section is one that frequently applies to my own law practice. I provide legal services in jurisdictions where I am not admitted to practice all the time, under the pro hac vice rules of the local state and federal courts.
Under those rules, I can apply to practice in the courts of other states, including Massachusetts, as long as I am licensed and in good standing in Minnesota, and agree to abide by the ethics rules of those states. But you can’t practice under pro hac rules in the state where you reside, and no one claims that this exception applies to Elizabeth Warren’s practice in Massachusetts.
I told my apolitical daughter I’d interviewed Michele Bachman the day before and asked if she knew who Bachmann is. My daughter thought for a second and said, “Yeah, that crazy lady.”
During the GOP’s blatantly rigged 2012 primary season, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., distinguished herself as a sincere spokeswoman for the conservative grass-roots constituency the nomination of Mitt Romney will emphatically betray. Just recently she joined with several of her colleagues courageously to demand an investigation into evidence the Obama faction has placed people associated with organizations that promote Islamic jihad and Shariah law into high-level positions in the U.S. government, from which they may be exerting inordinate influence on America’s foreign and national-security policy. Now key members of the elitist faction’s leadership in the Democratic and Republican parties have embarked upon a scurrilous campaign of personal destruction aimed at discrediting Bachmann’s demand.
Their campaign makes use of ad hominem attacks that accuse her of anti-Muslim bigotry and falsely suggest that her apprehension has no factual basis. Yet the ad hominem assault appears to have been launched precisely because Rep. Bachmann capably established the solid basis for her concerns. In a letter to Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., she rebutted his scurrilously false characterizations of her actions with a meticulously footnoted response amply documenting the facts that justify her security concerns.
A rampage shooting at the Youth With a Mission center in Arvada, Colo., the night before had taken two lives and left a third man critically wounded. The crime scene was 70 miles from the Colorado Springs campus of the New Life Church. But the killer had escaped into the snowy night, and one member of the congregation — former Minnesota policewoman Jeanne Assam — had an ominous feeling he might strike again.
“American Conspiracies” which is going into its third season. In this interview, he speaks with Russia Today‘s Anastasia Churkina and reveals some of the dirty secrets about the government’s lies and cover-ups of the most important events of our time.
In his new book DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans, Jesse Ventura argues in favor of abolishing all political parties within what he calls a corrupt two-party system.
From my perspective, I can’t advocate anymore for third-party politics. We’ve got to face the reality that the two parties control the system to such an extent that, to be viable, a third party would have to sell out and become just as bad.
Jesse Ventura to Military Personnel: “Remember Your Oath!”
Obama’s Economic Plan: Give Every American $3,000 to go buy “Thingamajigs”
Posted on Sunday, June 03, 2012 3:46:18 PM by TigerClaws
accding 2 pool, Obama basically cked out some dude’s butt at Honeywell plant in Minneapolis -wuz admiring “elaborate embroidery” on pants
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GOP WHISTLING PAST THE END OF AMERICA … Ann Coulter
Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 30 May 2012 | Ann Coulter
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 5:21:06 AM by Rummyfan
An election almost as important as the presidential election will be held next Tuesday, and conservatives aren’t making a big deal of it, just as they didn’t make a fuss over the 2008 Minnesota Senate election as Al Franken stole it from under their noses. (Gov. Tim Pawlenty: “Minnesota has a reputation for clean and fair and good elections. We’ve got 4,100 precincts run by volunteers. They do a good job, and we thank them.”)
The public sector unions are trying to oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office for impinging on their princely, taxpayer-supported lifestyles. If Walker goes down, no governor will ever again suggest that snowplow operators work when it snows. No governor will dare try to deprive public school teachers of their Viagra. Forget about ever firing self-paced, self-evaluated, unnecessary government employees.
Always leading the nation, California has already been bankrupted by the public sector unions. That’s the country’s future if Walker doesn’t win, and it’s not going to matter who’s in the Oval Office.
Democrats know what’s at stake. They’re treating this election like the Normandy invasion. Meanwhile, Republicans are sitting back, complacently citing polls that show Walker with a slight lead.
Polls don’t register passion.
National Republicans were high on former Vets for Freedom head Pete Hegseth as a Minnesota Senate candidate, but when the state GOP gathered for a convention this weekend — Ron Paul happened:
From the YouTube description:
Ron Paul took the Republican Party Convention in Minnesota by storm. Paul was able to snag 12 of the 13 delegates bringing his total to 32 of the states 40 GOP delegates. This marks a huge win for the Texas congressman and his supporters but can he keep it up?
Don’t look now, but Ron Paul has just secured 30 of 36 delegates in Minnesota. Although he won only four counties and finished 18% behind Rick Santorum, the February 7 caucus winner, superior organization has enabled him to stuff the delegate rolls with committed Paulistas.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul emerged from the Minnesota state Republican Party convention in St. Cloud with a clean sweep, winning nearly all the national convention delegates available for his presidential campaign in addition to a party endorsement of the Paul-aligned U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills.
According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Paul’s campaign organized at the precinct, congressional, and state levels to win the 13 delegates chosen May 19 at the state convention. One Paul-aligned prospective delegate graciously stepped aside – resulting in Paul garnering 12 of the 13 available slots – so local Congresswoman and former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann could attend the Tampa national convention as a delegate.
Overall, including delegates won prior to the state convention, the Paul campaign has claimed 32 of the 40 national delegates selected in Minnesota, a state where Paul had handily lost the caucus to Rick Santorum.
Presidential candidate Ron Paul swept the board at the Minnesota State convention this past weekend, winning 12 of the 13 delegates to the Republican National Convention and effectively taking complete control of the party in the state.
Congressman Paul would have won all of the open delegate slots, for the fact that the 13th went to former presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, only after a Paul supporter withdrew his name from the ballot.
Police Caught in the Act of Drugging Protestors?
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Friday, May 4, 2012
Alex Jones interviews Dan Feidt, who recently produced alarming video documentation that shows police officers and county deputies from across Minnesota picking up young people near Peavey Plaza for a training program to recognize drug-impaired drivers. Multiple participants say officers gave them illicit drugs and encouraged them to be informants.
Last week, I wrote about the Ron Paul movement’s success in Minnesota, organizing effectively to take delegates in the Congressional-district conventions that elect delegate to the big show in Tampa.
Minnesota isn’t the only caucus state where this has taken place, the Washington Times reports, and the Paul campaign may end up with a more significant presence on the campaign floor than the official caucus/primary counts suggest. Will they be able to create “mischief” on the floor and disrupt Mitt Romney’s smooth ascent to the top of the ticket?
Mitt Romney may be the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, but Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is quietly racking up some organizational victories that could complicate Mr. Romney’s anticipated coronation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., this summer.
Exploiting party rules, loyalists for the libertarian congressman from Texas in recent days have engineered post-primary organizing coups in states such as Louisiana and Alaska, confirming what party regulars say would be an effort to grab an outsized role in the convention and the party’s platform deliberations.
In Massachusetts, the state where Mr. Romney served as governor, Paul loyalists over the weekend helped block more than half of Mr. Romney’s preferred nominees from being named delegates at state party caucuses — even though Mr. Romney won his home state’s primary with 72 percent of the vote. Many state GOP establishment figures, including longtime state Republican National Committee member Ron Kaufman, won’t be going to Tampa in August as official delegates.
Mr. Paul, who is Mr. Romney’s only active challenger with the expected withdrawal Wednesday of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, “is doing more with less than any modern presidential campaign in recent memory,” said Doug Wead, a Paul campaign adviser who served as an aide to President George H.W. Bush.
“More surprises coming,” Mr. Wead, an evangelical Christian, blogged this week. “It means that Ron Paul will be a factor in Tampa.”
Ralph Hallow writes that a few more surprises might make Paul strong enough to deny Romney a first-ballot nomination, but that’s unlikely. Massachusetts aside, the Paul campaign has mainly flexed its muscles in states where Romney didn’t do well — and where Rick Santorum succeeded, such as Minnesota, Iowa, Louisiana, and probably Missouri when they hold their fourth or fifth event that will actually select delegates.
The net effect of the Paul conversion will be to weaken Santorum’s influence, not Romney’s. Romney will win enough bound delegates from primary states to secure the nomination on the first ballot.
At this point, what would Paul gain from disrupting the convention? He won’t get the nomination, and he’s not going to get the VP slot, either, especially if he disrupts the convention. Neither will his son Rand, who only just started his first-ever political office. The Pauls want to play a long game, transferring the movement leadership from father to son, while maintaining their influence with the GOP. Rand has much more potential than his father ever did within the party, and everyone knows it.
That potential will be destroyed if Ron Paul and his movement derails the convention and it leads to a second Obama term; they will take all of the blame, and they will deserve it if they pursue that strategy. The Pauls are more rational than that, and they have used a frankly brilliant strategy to lay the groundwork for Rand in the next few cycles. They played by the rules and won these obscure battles. The big question — at least here in Minnesota — is whether they will stick around and do the work that these jobs require. Paul movement members have a reputation for a lack of follow-up in this state, and we’ll see whether that applies after these victories.
Now three people have won Iowa during this primary season. Last night, Ron Paul’s delegate finagling strategy paid off as he guaranteed himself at least half of the delegates in Iowa and Minnesota.
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April 24, 2012
Who is in charge of efforts to bring about a “New World Order?” It is not George Soros! No matter how much money and influence George has, he never could be the chief organizer. He is part of it, but much more is needed than a single individual with a plan and unlimited resources.
What is needed is an organization that reaches into every country, has the sanction and cooperation of governments, has unlimited national and international contacts, and the respect and support of millions of ordinary citizens who do not really understand what they are doing or where the organization is leading them. I submit that the chief organizing body for the New World Order is the Chamber of Commerce.
There are millions of Chamber of Commerce members in communities all over the world. They promote their own communities, welcome visitors, help promote local businesses, and sometimes perform community services. They also try to influence legislation.
In the United States the many Chambers of Commerce were mostly separate organizations until 1912. Change began in December 1911 when President Taft suggested to Congress that an association of Chambers of Commerce would be of great value in supporting American interests. 
Several weeks ago, Newt Gingrich was the first to emphasize the fact that the current administration is engaged in a war against religion, specifically the Scriptural foundation of America. He also was the first to stress that the choice in November would be between a State that pushes people into dependency and manages their lives and one that encourages the ability to find work particular to one’s abilities; to liberate Americans from the lethal hand of government ‘regulation’ (‘protection’).
Now candidates Santorum and Romney are stressing these points, the former with more frequency and credibility, given his background. Anyone who saw and heard Romney speak after the Nevada and Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri votes know that he makes great speeches that succinctly identify and criticize the policies of the current President.
This is nice but no surprise for he can afford excellent speech writers. They are doing a good job but it doesn’t tell us much about him except that he relies on speech writers and attack ads (now targeting Santorum).
His handlers are positioning Romney as an ‘outsider,’ a quaint appellation for someone who has been Governor of Massachusetts. Perhaps they can accomplish this redefinition; surely with the media’s help they could. Romney does not hate America or Americans as some high officials do. When he spoke of his father, with whom he grew up and saw work, he spoke with obvious pride, love and firsthand knowledge of how someone can realize the American dream by hard work rather than by magic, underground channels or autobiographies of dubious provenance. Romney is tall and rugged with clean-cut, square features; his black hair, perhaps natural, is grayed at the temples in aesthetically perfect fashion and he looks natural in jeans and a white shirt, sleeves rolled up (ready to work) and displaying manly forearms.
Republican Ron Paul said front-runner Mitt Romney’s inability to brush back challenges in votes Tuesday “opens up the door” to him and others looking to deny the former Massachusetts governor the party’s presidential nomination.
The Texas congressman was headed for a solid second-place in Minnesota’s caucuses, which were won by former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum. Santorum also won Missouri and was in the hunt for a victory in Colorado’s caucuses.
“I’m a little surprised.
I thought Romney would have some of this automatic carryover,” Paul told The Associated.
“It certainly doesn’t hurt us.”Paul was on course to capture more than a quarter of Minnesota’s vote.
He was a distant third in Missouri’s non-binding primary and far back in Colorado.
Ron Paul turns to Minnesota
February 5, 2012
Reporting from Washington— The last time Nevada Republicans caucused in a presidential contest, they delivered a stunning second-place finish to Texas Rep. Ron Paul, the libertarian-minded candidate who had been largely written off, averaging last place in polls leading up to caucus day.
The lesson was that Paul may not appeal to a broad base of voters, but the people who like him can be counted on to turn up and disproportionately represent themselves at caucus events, which typically draw few participants.
Four years later, Paul has turned the lesson of Nevada into a national campaign strategy, focusing his attention on caucus states where his loyal followers could keep him in the delegate hunt.
Alex speaks with Tyrel Ventura, the son of former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.
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The Alex Jones Channel
January 7, 2012
On Thursday’s O’Reilly Factor, Bill sat down with Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL sniper credited with 150 certified kills and author of the book American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.
Kyle, the recipient of five Bronze Stars and two Silver Stars, revealed to O’Reilly why he punched former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura, knocking him to the floor. Kyle said that he encountered Ventura at a bar while attending the wake of a fallen SEAL, and that Ventura started bad-mouthing America, then-President Bush, and the Iraq war.
Appearing on Alex Jones’ nationally syndicated radio show today, the former governor of Minnesota and best selling author, Jesse Ventura, emphatically declared his support for Ron Paul’s presidential run.
Daily Caller ^ | December 17, 2011 | Jeff Poor
Posted on Saturday, December 17, 2011 10:07:29 AM by Rufus2007
In an appearance that lasted three segments on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Friday, Republican presidential candidate Texas Rep. Ron Paul gave a wide-ranging interview about his vision and how we would handle certain issues.
However, at the end of his interview, the Texas congressman gave his thoughts on some of his competitors, with some less-than-flattering words for his Republican colleague Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann.
The latest assault on the civil liberties of the American people in the name of fighting terrorism is President Bush’s recent decision to use U.S. military tribunals to try foreigners accused of terrorist attacks and to decide on sentences, including the death penalty. This is a horrible idea with a horrible precedent: the largest mass execution in U.S. history.
In 1851 the Santee Sioux Indians in Minnesota sold twenty-four million acres of land to the federal government for $1.4 million. By August of 1862 thousands of white settlers continued to pour into the Indian lands even though none of the money had been paid to the Santee Sioux. There was a crop failure that year, and the Indians were starving. The Lincoln administration refused to pay them the money they were owed, breaking yet another Indian treaty, and the starving Sioux revolted.
Obama pardons five people
Politico44 ^ | 11/21/11 | POLITICO STAFF
Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 7:25:48 PM by ColdOne
President Obama granted five pardons and commuted one individual’s sentence for distribution of cocaine, according to a White House press release. Those pardoned were incarcerated for charges ranging from distribution of illegal drugs to running an illegal gambling business.
The White House press release below:
• *Lesley Claywood Berry Jr.* - Loretto, Ky.
“Sentence”: April 29, 1988; District of Minnesota; three years in prison.
• *Dennis George Bulin* – Wesley Chapel, Fla.
“Offense”: Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute in excess of 1,000 pounds of marijuana, 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and 846 and 18 U.S.C. § 2.
“Sentence”: March 10, 1987; Middle District of Alabama; five years of probation and $20,000 fine.
• *Ricky Dale Collett* – Annville, Ky.
“Offense”: Aiding and abetting in the manufacture of 61 marijuana plants, 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1) and 18 U.S.C. § 2.
Collecting and storing every newborn’s blood violates Genetic Privacy Act
November 18, 2011
In a long running case, a Supreme Court has ruled to limit the use of blood samples collected from newborns by the government.
The case has exposed the fact that there is an ongoing semi-covert movement by state and federal governments to claim ownership of every newborn baby’s DNA for the purpose of genetic research without the consent of individual citizens.
Overruling a lower court’s decision, the state Supreme Court found that the samples are “Genetic Information” under the State Genetic Privacy Act, and held that “unless otherwise provided, the Department must have written informed consent to collect, use, store, or disseminate [the blood samples].”
WND Exclusive ELECTION 2012
Leaked CBS memo backs Bachmann ‘snub’ charge
Campaign says network debate manipulated to shut her up
WND Exclusive ELECTION 2012
Leaked CBS memo backs Bachmann ‘snub’ charge
Campaign says network debate manipulated to shut her up
Posted: November 12, 2011
7:34 pm Eastern
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Several times throughout the course of the 90-minute presentation, Rep. Bachmann, R-Minn., attempted to follow-up questions and answers by other candidates – just as the moderators of the debate suggested they would be allowed to do at their discretion.
Can he appeal to enough Americans to get on the map?
Yes, undoubtedly. No one expected him to win the governorship in Minnesota, and yet he did. He didn’t win big, but he did beat out some better known candidates. Ventura has exceptional skills in reaching people and with our disgruntled populace, he’s sure to strike a chord with a measurable group of people.
Can he raise enough money to be a credible contender against the hundreds of millions of dollars that’ll be spent by his competitors?
This is where his chances drop precipitously. This next election may well cost the GOP and the Dems a billion dollars each. It’s highly unlikely Ventura could raise even a tenth of that.
He did win in Minnesota with a fraction of the money of his then competitors, but playing in Duluth and Eden Prairie isn’t exactly like playing on Time Square. It’s far from clear that Ventura could carry even a single cranky red state, and he might upset the fragile sensibilities of blue staters.
Posted on Monday, November 07, 2011 5:17:20 AM by markomalley
Which of the Ten Commandments is most pertinent to today’s headlines? A group in Minnesota thinks it is the 10th–thou shalt not covet, for those who haven’t read Exodus for a while. I think they have a point; if the Occupy movement isn’t covetous, what is? Anyway, they put up this billboard here in the Twin Cities:
I believe the billboard just went up this morning, but it is already getting considerable notice.
Liberal press bias has been so stark and the lying by omission so blatant that it’s time to take stock again. Here are some examples culled from the “mainstream media,” a term conditioned with quote marks because the media are seriously out of step with America’s mainstream.
…Soon after the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln unconstitutionally suspended habeas corpus (later made constitutional by the acquiescence of Congress, which is authorized by the Constitution to suspend habeas corpus in times of war or rebellion). Lincoln also suspended freedom of the press, closing down some 300 newspapers in the North that had either expressed sympathy for Southern independence or had criticized Lincoln’s harsh suppression of the Bill of Rights.
In addition to Lincoln’s crimes against the Constitution, the war against secession also produced a cash crunch for the federal government, and it delayed gold payments to the Dakota Indians as part of a treaty to purchase 90 percent of the current state of Minnesota from the Dakotas. Facing starvation and bankruptcy from loss of both their lands and income, the Dakotas rebelled in 1862 and claimed their land back in a violent rampage. American military officials put down the justifiable Dakota rebellion and held sham military commission trials. The Dakota military commissions convicted 323 Dakota Indians, handing the death sentence to 303. The judicial process included the trial and sentencing of as many as 42 in a single day. Lincoln ordered a review of many of the sentences and, in the face of the massive and obvious injustice, demanded that no death penalty be carried out without his explicit approval.
Lincoln’s suspension of the freedom of the press did not prevent everyone in the North from speaking out against the war, so the President had General Ambrose Burnside issue General Order #38 on April 13, 1863, which ordered the trial by military commission of anyone who had the “habit of declaring sympathies for the enemy,” followed by death…..