Archives for August, 2008

The New Al Franken Ad

Is it true that everyone in the US knows about this talking fish thing? Billy Bass, or maybe Wally the Walleye? Almost everyone in Minnesota no only knows about this, but owns or at one time owned a billy bass or a wally the Wally. Not me, but everyone else, almost. Anyway, here’s the new…

Ashwin Madia

Ashwin Madia is running for congress in my district. As a Democrat, he’ll replace (if elected) a long term Republican who is retiring. I was a delegate for Madia at the local level. I live in one of those gerrymandered districts. It looks like a giant amoeba attempting to engulf the Twin Cities (the Minneapolis…

No Way, No How, No McCain

With Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama, and a zillion other people looking on, Hillary Clinton made clear her support of Obama, re-articulated key Democratic values (especially focusing on health care, education, human rights, workers rights, and the environment), Eulogized the recently dead, and kicked the ass of John the Joker McCain. (Note: I do resent and…

Latest McCain Campaign Ad

Oh wait, that wasn’t a campaign ad. Whatever.

suffrage

I know women that are older than suffrage. Mind boggling. Today, Aug. 26, marks the 88th anniversary of the day that the U.S. Constitution was amended to grant women the right to vote. The nonpartisan League of Women Voters, formed when women were first granted the right to vote, will mark this occasion with reflections…

Republicans! Welcome to Saint Paul!

But please, avoid Minneapolis, OK? With the Democratic National Convention going on in Denver, and the Republican Convention about to start in Saint Paul, I thought I’d pass on some helpful advice for Republican delegates and others who may be coming to town. This is for your own good. Pay attention. People always hear that…

DNC Tonight: Clinton

Hillary speaks tonight. The word on the street is that the Obama people have not seen, and will not seen, this speech. That is actually highly unusual for a convention speech. Maybe she’s going to make one last appeal……

They say Lake Itasca is the source of the Mississippi. This is why there is a big state park surrounding the lake, a park that preserves some beautiful old forest despite the best efforts of 19th century lumberjacks to cut it down. Amanda next to the tallest white pine tree in Minnesota I’ve been to…

Kennedy

FOX is not a news network. Here, they are being shown the door. These protesters are mostly fairly silly, but here I applaud them.