STAFF BLOG COMPASS POINTS New CRP sign-up makes news at National Pheasant Fest
Pheasants Forever and Quail Forevers National Pheasant Fest and Quail Classic in Minneapolis drew 28,855 people during the three-day event, which wrapped up Sunday in the Minneapolis Convention Center... Posted on 2/18/13 at 11:48 AM
STAFF BLOG ASTROBOB Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan are beyond sleepless in Seattle
Tom Hanks zoomed just 151 million miles from Earth Monday and Meg Ryan will make a pass at us from 191 million miles later this month. How did these celebrities travel so far from Earth without a si... Posted on 9/14/11 at 7:48 AM
RETIRE EARLY IN MEXICO Is Plan B to Be or Not
Bruce and Mary are still in their vacation condo, but the day of reckoning is quickly approaching, this month on the beach ends on March 15, 2008. No vacation can last forever and in order to make the... Posted on 11/27/09 at 12:00 PM
The political proclivity of the mainstream media (MSM) has become the subject of much recent discussion in the Echo. I once had a boss noted for his malapropisms – and in this instance he would have said it just depends on “whose axe (ox) is being gored.”
Bills making it legal for severely ill Minnesotans to use marijuana to ease their pain continues moving through the House and Senate.
In other news from the Capitol:
-Minnesota republicans have introduced bills that would ban abortions designed to select a sex of a child and forbid human cloning.
-State legislators are considering a bill to give veterans disabled in action a tax break.
When Ruth and I retired to Alexandria in 2001, an old (well, long-time) family friend came up to us and said, “Thank goodness you returned home, you just doubled the number of Democrats in Douglas County!” OK, that was just a bit of hyperbole.
Several recent letters have promoted state control of a woman’s reproductive rights. They don’t call it that – they call it being pro-life. But ultimately it endorses Big Brotherism – an Orwellian tint that belies a conservative’s usual anti-government nature, e.g., that people know how to spend their money better than government does.
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