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  • In new ad, Bills likens underdog Senate bid to Wellstone's

    08/10/2012 7:29:20 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 8-10-12 | staff
    Kurt Bills' campaign released an online ad Monday, July 30, that mimics nearly shot for shot the landmark 1990 campaign ad entitled "Fast Paced Paul." That offbeat ad introduced Wellstone, then a virtually unknown college professor, to Minnesota voters. Initially seen as a sure loser, Wellstone upset incumbent Republican Rudy Boschwitz that year. Bills -- a high school economics teacher also largely unknown to state voters -- is encouraging a comparison as he challenges the popular and well-funded Democratic incumbent Amy Klobuchar. The version from Bills, "Quick Kurt," can only be viewed online.
  • Michele Bachmann and the politics of Minnesota

    02/20/2011 3:32:01 AM PST · by Scanian · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 19, 2011 | JAMES LILEKS
    Minnesota is confused. Minnesota confuses everyone, if they bother to look. One year it’s a governor who would sooner saw off the arm he uses to cast a fishing rod than raise taxes; the next it’s Al Franken, who would raise taxes to subsidize auto-amputations. (Your body, your choice.) The state that elected Paul Wellstone and Jesse “The Body” Ventura. In 2010, the House and Senate of the local legislature flipped to the GOP; the people also elected a Democrat governor, Mark Dayton, who promptly proposed taxes on the “rich.” He understands what it’s like to struggle, having sold off...
  • Why are Obama's poll numbers rising? (vanity)

    We can deny it all we want, but even Rasmussen has him improving. I cannot stand this administration so I have no objectivity at all. Is this a Tuscon bounce? Is it a product of a Republican house?
  • Jumbotron At Tucson Memorial Instructed People To Applaud

    01/15/2011 1:05:04 PM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    The other day outgoing White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told us they were surprised by the applause at the pep rally memorial  service in Tucson. I will say that I read the speech several times and thought that there wouldn’t be a lot of applause if any. I think many of us thought that. But I think there was a celebration, again, of the lives of those who had been impacted. Not just at that grocery store but throughout the country. And I think that, if that is part of the healing process, then that’s a good thing. That’s...
  • Glenn Beck criticizes Tucson memorial, compares it to Wellstone memorial debacle

    01/14/2011 4:16:19 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 39 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 14, 2011 | Marc Schenker
    Glenn Beck criticizes Tucson memorial, compares it to Paul Wellstone memorial debacle. A day after the Barack Obama-attended Tucson memorial for the victims of the Jared Loughner killing spree, Glenn Beck has nothing kind to say about the raucous crowd that seemed to think it was at, as Beck put it, a high school pep rally. Beck went on to address the inappropriate and zany behavior of the memorial crowd, comparing them to what occurred at the late Senator Paul Wellstone’s memorial more than eight years ago. At that memorial, opportunistic and exploitative Democrats used what was supposed to be...
  • Together We Thrive (Organizing for America Campaign Trial Balloon from 2008?)

    01/13/2011 4:38:48 PM PST · by mnehring · 57 replies
    For too long Americans have been set one against the other, it is a side affect of a free market society. How can profits be maximized, how can I get the work done for the lowest possible costs. This continually sets one group against the other, especially in the blue collar sectors of America. It has become a part of the American Business model, whether it was indentured servants, slaves picking cotton, sharecroppers, the industrious people that built the railroads or todays migrant workers. As long as we remain divided, fighting for the scraps that America has to offer it...
  • Richard Holbrook’s [sic] Last Words “Stop This War In Afghanistan”

    12/14/2010 7:23:52 AM PST · by libh8er · 53 replies · 1+ views
    AOMID News ^ | 12.14.2010 | Ben Adder
    Richard C. Holbrooke, 69, passed away Monday after doctors conducted the surgery to repair a tear in an artery in his heart. Most recently he served as the President’s point man in the highly volatile Afghan-Pakistani war zone. World leaders today mourn the death of a diplomat who led the end of the Bosnian war on the 15th anniversary of the peace deal he helped design. Deal Maker Of Respect In 1995 Mr Holbrooke seized the opportunity presented by the Bosnian/Croatian military prowess against the Serbs and the Nato decision after the Srebrenica massacre to finally intervene with air attacks....
  • MSNBC Covering Elizabeth Edwards Service LIVE, LIKE A STATE FUNERAL! (VANITY)

    12/11/2010 10:14:20 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 45 replies
    tcrlaf | 12-11-10 | tcrlaf
    MSNBC is running LIVE COVERAGE of the Elizabeth Edwards Memorial service, covering it like a STATE FUNERAL! What office did she hold, and why is she deserving of LIVE COVERAGE???
  • They Just Couldn't Resist

    08/29/2009 10:40:38 PM PDT · by TBP · 28 replies · 1,314+ views
    You Tube ^ | Today | A friend
    What these sleazebags won't do to pass national health care! Dems today pushed for Obamacare at Teddy Kennedy's funeral. And, they used a child as a prop. They politicized Ted Kennedy's funeral just as they politicized Wellstone's -- before the body was even cold. They even booed Tom DeLay and then-Gov. Jesse Ventura for the horrible crime of paying their respects. This is shameful conduct by shameless people.
  • 'Wellstone effect' for Kennedy?

    08/28/2009 10:19:22 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 17 replies · 485+ views
    Politico/YahooNews ^ | 8/27/09 | Ben Smith
    While most prominent Republicans stuck Wednesday and Thursday to sober condolences — and several Republican operatives said it was too early to accuse Democrats of politicizing a sad moment — the conservative media, as well as some operatives, has seized on the whiff of politicization of his passing, recalling the bitter charges and countercharges that followed Sen. Paul Wellstone’s (D-Minn.) memorial service in 2002.
  • Conservatives warn of 'Wellstone effect'

    08/27/2009 5:04:31 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 52 replies · 2,918+ views
    Conservatives warn of 'Wellstone effect' By: Ben Smith August 27, 2009 04:32 PM EST Key conservative voices have begun to charge in the day after Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death that Democrats are inappropriately politicizing the senator’s death, his memorial and his legacy. Kennedy was that ultimate political creature, a “lion of the Senate,” and the last son of the archetypal American political family — his passing is inevitably political. In his final days, he focused on a narrow political goal, pleading with state leaders to change state law to posthumously fill his Senate seat with an interim appointee who would...
  • Laura Ingraham Says Democrats Playing "Death Card" Now to Try to Pass Health Care Bill - Video

    08/27/2009 5:45:00 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 4 replies · 387+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 27, 2009 | Michael
    Here is video of Laura Ingraham in for Bill O'Reilly talking about the Democrats playing the "Death Card" to try to pass the health care bill in Ted Kennedy's memory. (Watch Video)
  • St. Olaf professor confesses to stealing McCain signs (MN)

    11/02/2008 3:35:33 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 37 replies · 1,142+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 11/1/08 | Laurie Blake
    Stealing through the dark to yank three John McCain yard signs from yards along rural Hwy. 19 in Northfield was wrong but also thrilling and satisfying, a visiting instructor at St. Olaf College recently told readers of a national website. Philip Busse, who teaches a class in media studies at the Northfield school, said he intended the posting to point out the foolish things people do in a highly charged political season. But neither the McCain nor Obama presidential campaign was amused by his exploits, St. Olaf has condemned the prank and the Rice County sheriff is investigating. In his...
  • Klobuchar says Wellstone mental health bill included in bailout

    10/03/2008 10:03:11 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 12 replies · 562+ views
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., said the Senate's version of a rescue package for the financial industry includes many extra provisions, including mental health benefits that were championed by the late Sen. Paul Wellstone. Klobuchar said Wellstone's cause is among a number of other additions to the bailout bill that the Senate will take up Wednesday night. Previous forms of the mental health legislation would have mandated equal health insurance coverage for mental and physical illnesses when policies cover both, which is known as mental health parity. Wellstone was killed along with seven others in a plane crash outside of Eveleth,...
  • Today In History - Sen Paul Wellstone, 5 others die in plane crash (10/25/02)

    10/25/2006 4:10:27 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 51 replies · 854+ views
    Dear Friends, Four years ago today, a plane crash took the lives of Paul and Sheila Wellstone, their daughter Marcia, and three campaign aides - Mary McEvoy, Tom Lapic, and Will McLaughlin. On that horrible day, it seemed like the ground had fallen out from underneath all of us. It was, and still is, hard to imagine that they are gone. Here at Wellstone Action, our work is focused on building progressive politics for the future. Yet as much as we look forward to that future, today is a day of remembrance. We miss our friends. We remember their commitment...
  • Teacher arrested in child-porn case

    10/11/2006 8:14:19 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 19 replies · 858+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 10-11-06 | ap
    A teacher at Wellstone Elementary in St. Paul was arrested for allegedly having child pornography at his home in western Wisconsin, police said. Police said they searched his home in Grantsburg on Thursday night after receiving a tip and found "several sexually explicit, illegal photographs of young females" inside. Police said they still didn't know whether he knew any of the girls. The teacher had not been charged as of Tuesday and was not in custody. Wellstone Elementary is conducting its own investigation.
  • St. Paul Teacher Arrested For Alleged Child Porn (Wellstone School Teacher)

    10/10/2006 5:23:04 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 5 replies · 476+ views
    WCCO.COM ^ | 10/10/06 | Heather Brown
    A St. Paul teacher was arrested last week for allegedly having child pornography at his home. Investigators in Wisconsin's Burnett County say Jim Wichmann teaches at Wellstone Elementary. Wichmann was arrested at his home in Grantsburg Thursday night after police found "several sexually-explicit, illegal photographs of young females" inside. They searched his home after receiving a tip. "We have no information indicating that any misconduct took place at school, or even in St. Paul for that matter," said Christine Osorio, principal at Wellstone Elementary. Osorio sent home a letter on Friday saying a staff member had been "arrested on allegations...
  • David Morris: What would Wellstone have done? He would have fought.

    10/09/2006 7:15:22 AM PDT · by RowdyYates · 26 replies · 718+ views
    The Red "Star Tribune" ^ | 10/8/2006 | David Morris
    The Geneva Conventions. The writ of habeas corpus. Presidential power. Torture. Four years ago this month Paul Wellstone was taken from us. Today, more than ever, American politics suffers from his absence. Just days ago, Senate Democrats agreed not to filibuster a bill allowing the president to detain indefinitely, even for life, any alien, whether in the United States or abroad, whether a foreign resident or a lawful permanent resident. The bill denies prisoners the right to challenge their detention in court.
  • Hartnett Has His Suspicions About Wellstone's Plane Crash

    10/04/2006 7:39:56 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 130 replies · 2,980+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 10/04/06 | Cheryl Johnson
    Count Josh Hartnett among the conspiracy buffs regarding Sen. Paul Wellstone's untimely death in a 2002 plane crash in northern Minnesota. The cover boy in this month's GQ says, " 'It didn't make any sense' " about the accident that killed Wellstone, his wife, Sheila, their daughter, the pilots and three others. "He's angry, and he's not convinced that pilot error or mechanical failure or fog was to blame for the crash," writes GQ's Alex Pappademas, who noted that Hartnett "points out how close the race was, how Republicans were hell-bent on winning control of the Senate, how George W....
  • Young David The Orator Fires Up The Democrats (Wellstone funeral-like moment)

    09/26/2006 4:30:15 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 17 replies · 841+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 9/25/06 | Doug Grow
    The kid shocked everyone in the place -- including himself. On the eve of the Sept. 12 primary, Keith Ellison asked 15-year-old David Gilbert-Pederson to introduce him at a get-out-the vote rally for Ellison's congressional bid. "I kept asking him for stats that I could use in the introduction," David said. "I wanted to know some specifics about how much we're spending on the war, that sort of thing. Keith said, 'I'm not telling you stats. Speak from the heart and people will listen.' " As it turned out, the audience didn't just listen. They roared as, before their eyes,...