Monthly Archives: July 2011

Franken: What Took So Long For Blyleven To Get In Baseball Hall Of Fame?

Senator Al Franken Congratulates Bert Blyleven On Election To The Baseball Hall Of Fame

Senator Al Franken knows about delay. It took about nine months from the time he was elected until he was sworn in as a US Senator. So he has sympathy for former Twins pitcher Bert Blyleven who had to wait 14 years to be voted into the baseball hall of fame. Continue Reading →

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“They’re Trying to Make us Homeless!”

Click Picture to Watch Video of North Minneapolis Resident DeWayne

North Minneapolis resident DeWayne refuses to leave his home on Logan Avenue, which was damaged during the May 22 tornado, but which is still structurally sound and safe. The City of Minneapolis condemned the house and urged DeWayne and his children to go to a shelter. Continue Reading →

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GOP Budget Is “Beg, Borrow & Steal” Says DFL Minority Leader

DFL House Minority Leader Paul Thissen

Minority Lead Paul Thissen is branding the just passed Republican budget as “beg, borrow and steal”. “As the clock ran out on the regular legislative session, I said that 2011 was a colossal failure of leadership on the part of the Republicans. Little did I know that missed deadline was only the beginning of Republican failures to lead For the next 6 weeks, Republicans would be so stubbornly stuck to protecting millionaires that they would actually shut down our state. And I certainly didn’t know that the only way we would be able to end that shutdown would be to enact what can only be described as the most irresponsible budget it state history. The fact is that this is a beg-borrow-and-steal budget. Continue Reading →

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