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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,...
  • DFLers Endorse Ellison In District 5 (1st Muslim Congressman coming...?) MN

    05/08/2006 3:54:34 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 10 replies · 591+ views
    WCCO ^ | 5-8-06 | ap
    AP) St. Louis Park, Minn. State Rep. Keith Ellison won the Democratic Party's endorsement as its candidate for the 5th Congressional District on Saturday, putting himself on a path to be Minnesota's first black member of Congress. Ellison's rapid victory was unexpected in the crowded field of candidates seeking the seat. By the third ballot he was just a few votes short of the 60 percent needed to claim the endorsement, and the two remaining contenders -- Hennepin County Commissioner Gail Dorfman and peace activist Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer -- withdrew and backed Ellison. "We've got to unify," Ellison, 42, told the...
  • But does it come with the Wellstone bumper sticker?

    03/27/2006 12:39:19 PM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 12 replies · 467+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 3-27-06 | Rakkasan1
    1995 Jeep Wrangler Mileage 78,500 Cylinders 4 Cylinders Body Style SUV Transmission Automatic Doors 3 Condition Good Drive Train 4WD VIN Exterior Color Red Listing Date March 22, 2006 Interior Color Listing Source: Star Tribune
  • Truth Scarce During Coretta Scott King Funeral Service

    02/11/2006 10:59:08 AM PST · by LdSentinal · 17 replies · 1,753+ views
    Lincoln Tribune ^ | 2/11/06 | Jim Kouri
    Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), when speaking during Monday's funeral service and memorial for the late civil-rights icon, Coretta Scott King, only told half the story when he spoke of his two brothers, John and Robert, and their relationship with Mrs. King's husband. Sen. Ted Kennedy drew roars of approval when he invoked the 1960 phone call placed by his brother, then-presidential candidate John F. Kennedy, to Coretta King to pledge his help in freeing her husband from jail. Kennedy also mentioned the call placed by another brother, Robert F. Kennedy, JFK's campaign manager, to a local judge to inquire...
  • DFU SONG: Don't Fear the Reaper (at a Dem funeral, there is not one weeper...it's party time)

    02/08/2006 9:03:42 PM PST · by doug from upland · 10 replies · 359+ views
    DFU SONGS | 2-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - DON'T FEAR THE REAPER - Blue Oyster Cult, version 2 Funeral time has come...Dems will have some fun You're not gonna find one weeper They all are there for partisan rants (there is not one weeper) They're not solemn (there is no weeper) They are there to bash Bush (you won't find one weeper) Like the Wellstone rally day (there is not one weeper) They just want to win Eulogies abound...it's George Bush they pound Where's the body now...it's been lost somehow No one knows where it has gone...they don't even seem to care (you won't see...
  • Oops, he did it again (Jimmy Carter cheapens Coretta Scott King's funeral)

    02/08/2006 6:55:29 AM PST · by RightCanuck · 18 replies · 730+ views
    Matt May blogspot ^ | 8 Feb 2006 | Matt May
    How low has James Earl Carter sunk? It took Bill Clinton – the man who lied under oath during a legal deposition, the man who had sex with that woman before he did not have sex with that woman, the man who had bin Laden’s head on a platter but thought more golfing was in order, the first elected President to be impeached – it took Bill Clinton to restore a modicum of dignity at the funeral of Coretta Scott King. During his remarks at Mrs. King’s funeral yesterday, the wrinkled friend of dictators and despots implicitly lashed President George...
  • Cheapening Coretta Scott King's Legacy

    02/08/2006 6:46:10 AM PST · by Quilla · 116 replies · 3,730+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | February 8, 2006 | Ben Johnson
    IF LAURA INGRAHAM WRITES A FOLLOW-UP BOOK, IT SHOULD BE TITLED, SHUT UP AND MOURN! Yesterday, the Left again chose division over reconciliation, bitterness over harmony, and the transient over the transcendent at the funeral of Coretta Scott King. For the third time in as many years, leftists politicized a funeral service. And the most outspoken partisans present were a failed former president and a man who once bestowed an award on Moammar Qaddafi. President Bush, as ever, maintained his dignity and demeanor. He honored Coretta Scott King at the opening of his State of the Union Address and spoke...
  • What Is It With Democrats And Funerals?

    02/07/2006 4:43:50 PM PST · by george76 · 205 replies · 5,210+ views
    polipundit ^ | February 07th, 2006 | Lorie Byrd
    What is it that makes Democrats incapable of controlling their hostility, even during funerals? Especially during funerals. Rush Limbaugh just played a clip of today’s “Wellstone Funeral moment” from Rev. Joseph Lowry in which he raised the issue of weapons of mass destruction in the Coretta Scott King funeral, then talked about how not enough money is going to the poor. I know I have seen figures that indicate that Bush has spent more on some programs for the poor than Clinton did, but it wouldn’t matter if he had spent ten times more. Facts don’t matter. This is pure...
  • KING FUNERAL TURNS POLITICAL: BUSH BASHED BY FORMER PRESIDENT, REVEREND

    02/07/2006 12:57:12 PM PST · by blogblogginaway · 618 replies · 15,756+ views
    The Drudge Report ^ | FEB 7, 2006 | Drudge
    Today's memorial service for civil rights activist Coretta Scott King -- billed as a "celebration" of her life -- turned suddenly political as one former president took a swipe at the current president, who was also lashed by an outspoken black pastor! The outspoken Rev. Joseph Lowery, co-founder of Southern Christian Leadership Conference, ripped into President Bush during his short speech, ostensibly about the wife of Martin Luther King Jr. "She extended Martin's message against poverty, racism and war. She deplored the terror inflicted by our smart bombs on missions way afar. We know now that there were no weapons...
  • A deal with the Democrats: Bernie Sanders ignites passion, controversy ( Barf Alert )

    01/30/2006 9:08:15 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 615+ views
    Vermont Guardian ^ | January 27, 2006 | Shay Totten
    After months of tacit approval, Vermont Democrats made it official: Bernie Sanders is one of them, at least for this election season. Despite the endorsement — and the campaign cash is likely to follow — Sanders still keeps the Democratic Party at arm’s length. “Congressman Sanders put it best when he said the Democrat Party is ‘ideologically bankrupt.’ Their endorsement of him proves it,” ... Attracting national Democratic support...Howard Dean, ...Harry Reid...Sen. Russ Feingold have backed Sanders’ Senate bid. Feingold...was in Vermont earlier this month to stump for Sanders. “Bernie is a true progressive,” said Feingold. While a top Sanders...
  • Michael Moore Keynotes 1st annual Paul Wellstone Memorial Dinner [tonight @ 8 -Live Thread]

    11/23/2005 9:54:45 AM PST · by OXENinFLA · 100 replies · 4,077+ views
    C-span ^ | 11-23-05 | Michael Moore
    At the first annual Paul Wellstone Memorial Dinner, filmmaker and activist Michael Moore is honored. Moore speaks about Bush administration policy and various labor and economic issues. Sen. Wellstone (D-WI), one of the more liberal and progressive members of the Senate, died in a plane crash in October of 2002. TODAY [11-23-05] , C-SPAN, 8PM ET
  • Wellstone's Way - The Wellstone Memorial Is Here!

    09/25/2005 8:08:40 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 32 replies · 907+ views
    Minneapolis Star/Tribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 9/25/05 | Jean Hopfensperger - Report
    The Wellstone Memorial and Historic Site opened to the public Sunday, drawing an appreciative crowd of supporters -- and the late senator's famous green bus, of course -- to a remote, wooded area near Eveleth where the plane carrying the senator and seven others crashed in October 2002. For most of the crowd Sunday, it was their first glimpse of the area where Sen. Paul Wellstone; his wife, Sheila; their daughter, Marcia Markuson; three campaign staffers, and two pilots died. They read the markers and walked the grounds with a mix of sadness and smiles. "I didn't know how I'd...
  • Wellstones' Legacy Alive and Well

    09/25/2005 3:50:51 PM PDT · by MplsSteve · 61 replies · 1,874+ views
    Minneapolis Star/Tribune (aka The Red Star) ^ | 9/25/05 | Jean Hopfensperger - Reporter
    This weekend, students at Brandeis University in Massachusetts are learning the ABCs of political organizing at the new "Campus Camp Wellstone." Actors at the Great American History Theater in St. Paul are rehearsing "Wellstone," a three-person play based on the life of the late U.S. senator from Minnesota. Construction workers are pouring sidewalks at the nearly-finished Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building in St. Paul. And today, a month shy of the third anniversary of the couple's death, the Wellstone Memorial and Historic Site will be dedicated in Eveleth, Minn., near the field where the senator's plane crashed,...
  • Latest Nigerian Email Scam Cites Estate of . . . Late Sen. Paul Wellstone!

    03/08/2005 4:08:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 10 replies · 1,048+ views
    Nigerian email scam | governsleast governsbest
    Those Nigerian scammers are getting creative! The classic formulation is, of course, that of some foreign official who has died leaving ill-gotten gains which the scammer would be only too happy to share if the email recipient would willing to let the scammer use his bank account to receive the funds. But in this variation, the deceased government official who has died without identifiable next-of-kin is none other than . . . the late Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota. Just how Wellstone supposedly came by the $9+ million left in a European bank account is not explained! Anyone else receive...
  • Camp carries on Sen. Wellstone's legacy (barf alert)

    01/29/2005 10:44:13 AM PST · by Rakkasan1 · 7 replies · 401+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-28=05 | Freddy Frommer
    WASHINGTON — Minnesota state Rep. Steve Simon, a St. Louis Park Democrat, doesn't consider himself a "Wellstone Democrat." But he used the lessons he learned from Camp Wellstone to help win election last year. Simon said the techniques taught at the camp, established to train activists in the tradition of the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, transcend ideology. "A conservative Republican could get as much from the program," said Simon, who was one of 20 Camp Wellstone graduates who won elected office last year, according to the group's tabulation. "The principles are ideologically neutral — energizing people." As it happens, most...
  • Senators Satisfied With Their 'No' Vote On Iraq

    07/27/2004 3:03:58 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 1 replies · 804+ views
    The Hill | July 27, 2004 | Lauren Shepherd
    July 27, 2004 Pg. 1 Senators Satisfied With Their 'No' Vote On Iraq ‘We were all firmly convinced we’d done the right thing’ By Lauren Shepherd By 1 a.m. that Friday morning, almost every senator had left the Capitol for home. Three Democrats, though, were still on the Senate floor, waiting for the final vote count on a resolution that would allow President Bush to launch a pre-emptive strike on Saddam Hussein and Iraq. Sens. Kent Conrad (D-N.D.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Paul Wellstone (D-Minn.) — had voted against the resolution along with 18 other Democrats, one independent and one...
  • GOP Official: Senators Land in Mobile After Reporting Landing Gear Problems

    10/29/2002 12:51:08 AM PST · by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace · 41 replies · 2,074+ views
    AP Breaking ^ | Oct. 29, 2002 | AP
    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - A plane carrying three U.S. senators bound for a campaign event in Missouri landed in Alabama after pilots reported problems with the landing gear, a Republican official said. Ann Wagner, co-chairwoman of the Republican National Committee and the Missouri Republican chairwoman, said late Monday that a plane carrying Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., and Sens. Peter Fitzgerald, R-Ill., and Rick Santorum, R-Pa., reported problems with its landing gear and landed at Mobile. A police report at Mobile Regional Airport indicated that a Challenger 250 landed safely Monday at 3:28 p.m. CST after reporting its landing...
  • New inquiry into Wellstone death urged

    10/26/2004 12:21:26 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 116 replies · 2,661+ views
    Minneapolis Star Tribune ^ | October 26, 2004 | Kevin Diaz
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- University of Minnesota Duluth Professor James Fetzer, a Kennedy assassination theorist, called on Congress Monday to investigate the death of Sen. Paul Wellstone, who Fetzer believes was the target of a White House plot. Fetzer, a McKnight professor of philosophy, told a group of journalists and supporters at the National Press Club that the official government probe into the Wellstone plane crash on Oct. 25, 2002, whitewashed a broad Republican murder conspiracy, a charge he has made before. "Something very wrong has happened in this case," he said. Fetzer's assassination theory, now the subject of a book...
  • Is there an activist in the house? You bet

    10/25/2004 6:26:40 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 4 replies · 333+ views
    NORTHFIELD, MINN. -- Paul Wellstone taught for 20 years at Carleton College, but there's no statue or even a plaque on a wall to mark the fact. Dave Holman thinks that's just fine. Holman and seven other students have created a living memorial to the former Minnesota senator in the Wellstone House of Organization and Activism (WHOA)...
  • The quaint green bus seems so very long ago

    10/25/2004 6:14:00 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 9 replies · 436+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 10-25-04 | Susan Lenfestey
    "Wellstone!", the locally made documentary about the lives of Paul and Sheila Wellstone, is both a comfort and a painful reminder of all that was lost two years ago today in the piney bogs of northern Minnesota. Clearly a labor of love, the film also touches on some of the more loopy moments of the firebrand professor's unlikely trajectory to the U.S. Senate, and even revisits the controversial memorial service that followed the plane crash.
  • Crash site to host memorial- Iron Range 'a fitting place' to remember Wellstones' spirit

    10/20/2004 6:56:24 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 4 replies · 281+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 10-2-04 | Jim Ragsdale
    EVELETH, Minn. — U.S. Sen. Paul Wellstone drew his earliest support and his last breath on Minnesota's Iron Range. On Tuesday, Rangers claimed him as one of their own forever
  • Wellstone was Murdered (Barf Alert)

    10/18/2004 6:00:53 PM PDT · by Aeronaut · 39 replies · 808+ views
    Website ^ | 10-18-04 | Drench Kiss Media Corporation
    Two years ago, all eyes were on the Senate race of Senator Paul Wellstone. In the wake of the defection of Jim Jeffords, the White House hand-picked Norm Coleman to attempt to unseat the populist Wellstone. But Coleman still trailed Wellstone late in the campaign. On October 11th, Wellstone voted against the President’s war on Iraq, despite a dire personal warning of "severe ramifications" from Vice President Cheney. As the result of his vote, Wellstone’s popularity soared. Then tragedy struck. Just ten days before his probable re-election, Senator Wellstone was killed in the mysterious crash of his small aircraft. On...
  • SCARE: EDWARDS PLANE ABORTS TAKEOFF

    10/15/2004 2:37:14 PM PDT · by olde north church · 78 replies · 2,676+ views
    drudge report ^ | 10 15 2004 | olde north church
    SCARE: EDWARDS PLANE ABORTS TAKEOFF John Edwards almost followed in the footsteps of Paul Wellstone and Mel Carnahan when his plane aborted take-off. An old favorite of the Democrats trying to eliminate weak candidates from their ticket ... Let's see how the conspiracy theorists try to link this one to President Bush...
  • Groundbreaking a toast to Wellstones' memory

    09/27/2004 6:42:25 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 16 replies · 447+ views
    Pioneer Press ^ | 9-27-04 | shannon prather
    The groundbreaking celebration for the Paul and Sheila Wellstone Center for Community Building on St. Paul's West Side on Sunday would have been one of those events that reminded the late senator why he went into politics in the first place, his son told a crowd of supporters. Longtime Wellstone supporters, young parents toting strollers, children on bikes and neighborhood politicians all milled about to toast the new $25 million Neighborhood House facility that, when complete, will help the group continue to serve the growing number of immigrants relocating to St. Paul. The 93,000-square-foot building is being named in the...
  • Court says state should get more money from Wellstone crash

    08/25/2004 7:47:36 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 9 replies · 342+ views
    MPLS Star & Sickle ^ | 8-25-04 | Associated Press
    The state of Minnesota is entitled to more money than it got from a $25 million insurance settlement in the crash of Sen. Paul Wellstone's plane two years ago, the state Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday. The case was sent back to St. Louis County District Judge James Florey for recalculation of how much the state should be reimbursed for covering some benefits for four campaign workers who didn't have worker's compensation coverage. Minnesota earlier was awarded $200,000, but attorneys estimate that the state will ultimately pay almost $1.5 million to the victims' relatives from a special fund. Wellstone's campaign...
  • Wellstone strategist pleads guilty, admits to fraud

    07/31/2004 6:57:04 AM PDT · by AlaninSA · 16 replies · 797+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | July 31, 2004 | Paul Mcenroe and Tony Kennedy
    Pat Forciea, one of Minnesota's most recognized political strategists who helped launch Paul Wellstone into the U.S. Senate, waived his rights to a trial in U.S. District Court on Friday and admitted to scamming millions of dollars from friends and banks in an attempt to build a minor-league hockey empire. Forciea, 46, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud and four counts of wire fraud in connection with forgeries and unauthorized cash transfers used to acquire United States Hockey League teams in Cedar Rapids and Council Bluffs, Iowa.
  • A Tale of 2 Funerals

    06/20/2004 6:55:31 PM PDT · by paltz · 17 replies · 227+ views
    nysyr.us ^ | 6/20/04 | Paul Horra
    Michael Reagan, the late president's oldest son, stepped to the podium, retrieved a folded page from his breast pocket, and after a few obligatory remarks in which he described the deep love and affection he felt for his departed father, he launched into a vicious attack on those in the Democratic Party and the liberal media who'd made his father's life a living hell during his days in the Oval Office. Michael was followed to the microphone by his step-sister, Patty Davis, who questioned why liberals and Democrats had found it so easy to hate her father, a man who...
  • DFU SONG: In My Life (a fitting Beatles' song for William Jefferson Blythe Clinton's book of lies)

    06/18/2004 8:22:33 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 7 replies · 304+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 6-2004 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - IN MY LIFE There are women I remember...most were wi-illing but some said no I don't take no for an answer...I guess that is just the way it goes You with kneepads still are my biggest defenders I even admit sometimes I had strayed As you leave the bookstore you must all remember When you re-ead "My Life," drink Kool-Aid (There's one born everyday...there's one born everyday) Of my victims I've not written...there was one I had met in some dark pub When I finished, I was smiling...she had screamed in my face, "Beelzebub!" You with kneepads...
  • The Eileen Wellstone Chapter you will never see in Clinton's book -- ghostwritten by DFU

    06/01/2004 6:35:58 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 27 replies · 533+ views
    dfu | 6-1-04 | dfu
    She was cute in her own way. I caught a glimpse of her across the pub, and we finally made eye contact. I knew how the night would end, but I didn't know whether it would be voluntary on her part. Her name was Eileen, and she was nineteen years old. She looked innocent. She was perfect for defiling. After a few beers and conversation about how I was going to change the world, she agreed that I could walk her home. Southern charm gets 'em every damn time. While she made a restroom stop just before we were ready...
  • NRA's Wayne LaPierre Speaks to the Commonwealth Club 03-11-04 [Must hear!]

    03/20/2004 3:49:30 AM PST · by risk · 9 replies · 249+ views
    Commonwealth Club ^ | 3/19/2004 | Commonwealth Club
    "Audemus jura nostra defendere" has been translated as: "We Dare Maintain Our Rights" or "We Dare Defend Our Rights." This Latin phrase is on the state coat of arms completed in 1923.
  • WELLSTONE CRASH: State seeks share of insurance funds

    12/04/2003 5:54:05 AM PST · by gore_sux · 7 replies · 172+ views
    Saint Paul Pioneer Press ^ | December 4, 2003 | CHARLES LASZEWSKI
    The state of Minnesota wants at least $1 million of the insurance money being paid to the heirs of the campaign workers who died in the plane crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone last year. Attorneys representing the state say some of the $25 million insurance settlement received by the families of the crash victims earlier this year should be used to replenish a fund set up to protect injured workers whose employers have failed to provide workers' compensation coverage as required by law. It was discovered after the Oct. 25, 2002, crash that the Wellstone for Senate Committee did...