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Monday, June 19, 2006


I'm going to pretend to be all MDE for now, because over there certain people are making a big deal about an apparently legal contribution from the spouse of a candidate to the House DFL Caucus.

Now, of course Republicans would never do such a legal thing.



Well, anybody can go over to the Campaign Finance Board's website and take a look at the House Republican Campaign Committee's (HRCC) report.

And what do we find?

That on 8/23/05, Dr. Laura Dean of Stillwater made a contribution of $1,500 to the HRCC.

Now, Republican Representative Matt Dean, who represents Stillwater, has a wife, named Laura, who also happens to be a doctor.

So I can't exactly prove that Dr. Laura Dean is Matt Dean's wife, but how many Dr. Laura Deans can there be in Stillwater who aren't married to Matt Dean?

Also in the report, we see that the (Rep.) Pat Garofalo Volunteer Committee donated $550 to the HRCC on 10/11/05. A Peter Nelson giving the same address as Rep. Pete Nelson donated $300 on 2/7/5. And the Tim Wilkin for State Representative Committee gave $1,500 on 12/30/05, perhaps trying to get rid of some unnecessary money at the end of the year.

Are these donations illegal, unethical, wrong? Not in the least. I am sure that all donations were well within the law. But for those who think that only Democrats use the law to their advantage....well, let the facts speak.


At 3:27 PM, June 20, 2006, Blogger Da Man said...

I'm reposting a response to Question of the Day (June 18) so you can see it.

Ye have little faith in the power of the human spirit, and much faith in your college poly-sci instructor.

Sadly, the U.S. doesn't have a good way of bringing democracy anywhere.
A: How about Germany and Japan? Was it the ACLU that brought that about?

And you are telling me that's not implied racism? What is it then?
A: For the second time, it's tribalism. Tribalism. Tribalism. You're a tribalist, unwilling to help someone you can't relate to (Arabs). Capiche?

In no country in Eastern Europe were 5% of the population willing to resort to violence to prevent democracy. Nor in South America.
A: How about the Communist Party during the 1953 East German uprising? Who suppressed the 1956 Hungarian revolution? Who crushed the 1968 Prague Spring? What was the objective of the Shining Path terrorist group, defeated in democratic Peru during the 1990s?

Me thinks you ought to take a few 20th century history courses, and drop your political science classes. And have more faith in the human spirit.

Freedom is a God-given right, and we should help others whenever possible. Why are you so selfish, and also uniformed about Communism and other totalitarian systems?

At 4:27 PM, June 20, 2006, Blogger KT said...

Sorry Da Man, MN Pol Pot does not want to answer this question either. Sadly it’s because the lefties and MN Pol Pot want to see a Socialist style system implemented here in the USA. They do not seek freedom, democracy or up hold our God-given rights since they are the people who support the ACLU so stridently. How much do you think the ACLU cares about God?

At 5:41 PM, June 20, 2006, Blogger Da Man said...

I just find it amazing that the author of a political blog does not remember that people of Eastern Europe were enslaved for nearly 60 years by the Communists. These people also believe that other people such as the Iraqis and East Asians (Vietnamese, Cambodians, etc.) don't deserve our help in securing their freedom. Why? Some lame excuse about the futility fighting back against violent totalitarians.

At 10:12 PM, June 20, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

da man,

Keep beating the drum, brother. It's important that no one be allowed to gloss over what happened in Eastern Europe and gloss over history.

I spent an afternoon in East Berlin in 1985. This by no means makes me an expert on totalitarian governments, but the contrast with West Berlin was unbelievable at the time. There were half-destroyed buildings in East Berlin which were still under repair for damages sustained during World War II (40 years before!). There were bookstores which contained little more than Marxist texts and assortments of road maps. The people were courteous and reasonably friendly, but they had guarded, depressed and weary looks about them, a look that was not present in West Berlin, just blocks away. Guards with machine guns patrolled the "death strip" between the two cities. There were numerous crosses and memorials at the wall marking the places where those who had tried to cross from East to West had been gunned down.

I remember all the "socialist utopia" rhetoric that was parroted by left-wing idiots at the time. Those German people deserved (and got) their freedom, just like the rest of the people of the world also do now. Political freedom is never an easy process, but it's ultimately the only moral system that, as you said, has "faith in the human spirit".

At 2:11 PM, June 21, 2006, Blogger Da Man said...

It is difficult to understand what has happened to the Democratic Party over the last 30 or so years. Patriots such as Hubert Humphrey and Henry "Scoop" Jackson would not recognize today's selfish, God-less Democratic Party. They were staunchly anti-communist, and humanitarians to boot, not like these so-called progressives of today.

Back in the 1970s, Minnesota liberals played a leading role in helping tens of thousands of Indochinese refugees (Vietnamese, Laotians/Hmong, Cambodians) escape the Communist death camps and settle in the US. Today, they'd ignore their cries for help and then spit on their graves afterward.

And now they are attempting to whitewash history of their past indifference to communist barbarism. It's a sickening to witness.


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