Monday, May 25, 2020

Box Score of the Week

It's Memorial Day, so let's check out a game from that holiday in 1995. The Cleveland Indians hosted the Chicago White Sox.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

I won't stay here locked behind the door.....

Sure it's Memorial Day weekend, so we at the Northern Alliance Radio Network roll on by indulging in the freedoms so many died to protect. As such, my radio show The Closer will get started at 1:00 PM Central Time.

A lot of COVID talk in the first hour, specifically Gov. Tim Walz's borderline incoherent plans to re-open some public places in Minnesota. On the national front, Florida has been impressive in its COVID response despite false leftist narratives attempting to undermine them. 

In the second hour I will weigh in the left's bungling of their #MeToo narrative, specifically how they now try to blame conservatives for their hypocrisy on the issue.


So please call (651) 289-4488 if you'd like to weigh in on any of the topics we plan on addressing.

You can listen live in the Twin Cities at AM 1280 or, if you're near downtown Minneapolis/West Metro area, 107.5 FM on your radio dial. In and out of the Minneapolis-St Paul area you can listen to the program on the Internet by clicking this link, or check us out via iheart radio as well as Amazon Alexa (just say "Alexa, play The Patriot Minneapolis")If you're unable to tune in live, please check out my podcast page for the latest show post.

And if you're so inclined, follow along on Twitter at #NARNShow or "Like" our Facebook page.

Until then.....

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Waiting for gaffe man

He's back and better than ever!




Seriously though, is it any surprise that a guy who said eight years ago Republicans want to put black people back in chains would say something like this?


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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Coming to a head

I was encouraged by Gov. Tim Walz's announcement last week that he was allowing Minnesota's stay-at-home order to expire this past Monday. I definitely believed it was a positive first step.

Unfortunately, Walz  was borderline incoherent on Wednesday when announcing his plan for re-opening businesses, churches, etc.

Bars and restaurants in Minnesota can open June 1 for outdoor service under a revised COVID-19 response strategy announced by Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday that also allows for limited reopening of hair salons and campgrounds.

While COVID-19 remains a growing concern — causing 777 deaths and 17,670 lab-confirmed infections so far in Minnesota — Walz said beloved summertime activities can take place amid the pandemic with precautions.

“While the virus won’t yet allow for business as usual, let’s do what we do best after winter in Minnesota and head outside. Whether it’s a Jucy Lucy, a plate of tamales, or a walleye dinner, Minnesotans can support their local restaurant by enjoying a socially distanced meal outdoors,” Walz said.

Outdoor patios and serving areas will be limited to 50 patrons at a time who are encouraged to wear masks and must make reservations — which among other things will make it easier for state investigators to identify their close contacts if they end up infected later on. Employees must wear masks.

Similarly, salons will only be allowed to operate at 25% capacity, and stylists and customers will need to don masks.

And what about churches?







The pastor of the church my wife and I attend didn't take this very well.






On Wednesday evening, the Minnesota Catholic Conference and the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS) indicated they would not be complying with the Governor's order. No word if AG Keith Ellison will attempt to fine church officials. That'd be a good look, eh?

In the end, it's good to be a public sector employee during this pandemic.



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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Quick Hits: Volume CCXIX

- With much of the world sequestered in their homes for the past few months, there's obviously been less driving. Less driving means less carbon emissions. How much less?




Naturally many anti-capitalists environmentalists are jumping around like poo flinging monkeys, essentially saying it is possible to substantively reduce carbon emissions. But if they were intellectually honest (I know. Just go with it), they'd acknowledge that it requires a borderline world economic collapse in order for such objectives to be met. Sorry folks, that's just not sustainable.


- CNN's Oliver Darcy unwittingly indicted his own network with this gem.




There has been much debate among the medical community regarding the use of hydroxychloroquine and its effectiveness. And it would appear hosts/contributors on Fox News reflect that diversity of opinion. However, a personality from CNN would have you believe that a network's personalities walking in lockstep is a feature, not a bug. 


- It was only a matter of time before the left's mantra of "all women accusing men of sexual harassment/assault deserved to be believed" was going to blow up in their collective faces. Sure enough, the Tara Reade saga laid that bare. So instead of standing with Ms. Reade or admitting what many already know, which is the left was weaponizing the issue for political gain, leftists have resorted to gaslighting.

For a perfect example, see the journalist Susan Faludi in The New York Times: "'Believe All Women' Is a Right-Wing Trap," reads the headline on her article. Faludi accuses conservatives of inventing the idea that feminists were demanding that all women be believed. According to her, "the preferred hashtag of the #MeToo movement is #BelieveWomen. It's different without the 'all.' Believing women is simply the rejoinder to the ancient practice of #DoubtWomen."

"Good luck finding any feminist who thinks we should believe everything all women say—even what they say about sexual assault," Faludi continues. This directly contradicts her earlier admittal that she had in fact "encountered some feminists who seemed genuinely to subscribe" to the more extreme interpretation of the hashtag.

Faludi is narrowly right that "believe women" was the more popular phrasing among #MeToo activists, and that contrarians were more likely to introduce the word "all" as a means of pointing out how silly the concept was. But whether the phrase contains "all" is unimportant: It means the same thing, regardless. The command to believe group X is straightforwardly and obviously a plea to have faith in the entire collective entity. Faludi claims in her piece that "believe women" is actually the opposite of "believe all women," but this is absurd. She is, to use a term beloved by victims' rights advocates, gaslighting her readers.

Oh, and be sure to check out this tweet storm put together by Mary Margaret Olohan of The Daily Caller. You'll notice some pretty prominent leftist female politicos setting that "right-wing trap."

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Monday, May 18, 2020

Box Score of the Week

New York Yankees at Chicago White Sox - July 1, 1990.

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It's not unprecedented to pitch a no-hitter but give up a run. But four runs? Yankees starter Andy Hawkins pitched a no-no this game yet still lost, allowing four unearned runs. The four runs allowed while tossing a no-hitter is a MLB record. 

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

I believe I can see the future 'cause I repeat the same routine......

These days the "routine" is doing pretty much everything in my home office, including the radio show. As such, today's 2-hour edition of The Closer will be live from my home studio, beginning at 1:00 PM Central Time.

In the first hour I will discuss the big stories both locally and nationally concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically how so many got it so wrong about Georgia.

Then at 2:00 pm, Townhall columnist and longtime friend of the broadcast Katie Kieffer will check in to discuss her latest piece entitled "Google's monopoly on speech."


So please call (651) 289-4488 if you'd like to weigh in on any of the topics we plan on addressing.

You can listen live in the Twin Cities at AM 1280 or, if you're near downtown Minneapolis/West Metro area, 107.5 FM on your radio dial. In and out of the Minneapolis-St Paul area you can listen to the program on the Internet by clicking this link, or check us out via iheart radio as well as Amazon Alexa (just say "Alexa, play The Patriot Minneapolis")If you're unable to tune in live, please check out my podcast page for the latest show post.

And if you're so inclined, follow along on Twitter at #NARNShow or "Like" our Facebook page.

Until then.....

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