Monday, August 19, 2019

Box Score of the Week

Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres - October 4, 2001.

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

They see me mowin' my front lawn....

It's shaping up to be another power packed broadcast on today's edition of my radio program The Closer. The 2-hour bonanza gets started at 1:00 PM Central Time.

Right at 1:00 I will be joined by Sen. Jim Abeler (R-Anoka). This past week, Sen. Abeler was part of a committee conducting a hearing into the stunning failures within the Minnesota Dept. of Human Services.

At 2:00 we'll hear from Liz Wheeler, who is the host of the show Tipping Point on OANN. Liz will appear to promote her book Tipping Points: How to Topple the Left's House of Cards.

In non-guest segments we'll discuss the shooting incident in Philadelphia this past week which left six police officers wounded. As usual, the left's politicization of a high profile shooting was woefully misguided.


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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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Philly shooting

Praise be to God that the six Philadelphia police officers who were shot on Wednesday survived the onslaught. And we should also be grateful that the gunman is now in custody after a long standoff.

Given the gunman (who will not be named here) has a lengthy criminal record containing firearm offenses, it's a safe bet that there are already laws in place which prohibit him from possessing a firearm. Ah but as is the leftist modus operandi, it's politicize first and then never apologize when the politicization rhetoric turns out to irrelevant to the incident in question.

You're up, Kamala Harris.




Speaking of Sen. Harris, she and fellow Dem presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren have some 'splainin to do. If rhetoric fuels violence (that's a lefty standard remember), then do Sens. Harris and Warren bear responsibility for a citizen shooting at police officers given the two  perpetuated the downright falsehood that Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson murdered Michael Brown five years ago? After all, stoking the idea that white police officers indiscriminately shoot black men could well have been the tipping point for the Philly shooter, right?

Yes, I'm being facetious here. I do not hold Harris and Warren responsible for this horrible incident any more than I deem President Trump at fault for the El Paso shooter or Sen. Bernie Sanders for the "Bernie bro" shooting at GOP members of Congress. However, this is yet another classic example of how progs can't come close to living up to the standards they set for their political opponents.

Mass shootings are depressing enough without resorting to using the victims as political pawns. That said, we can legitimately rejoice today in that all six police officers appear to be fine and the gunman is in jail, likely to never see the light of day again. That's the type of news that should result in bipartisan glee.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Sh*t show indeed

Upon arriving in Plymouth on Tuesday evening for my monthly co-hosting gig with Up And At 'Em, I received a text message from the podcast's host Ben Kruse about 15 minutes before we normally begin recording. It said that the audio editing for the show had put him "way behind" but that he was on his way. Said audio editing continued even after we settled into the studio, so we didn't begin the show until 8:00 pm, which is about an hour later than normal.

The lion's share of the broadcast was devoted to Tuesday's hearing conducted by the MN Senate Health and Human Services Committee where they looked into irregularities in the Dept. of Human Services. Let's just say that a conservative parody of bloated, inefficient government wouldn't be nearly as comical as what was on full display in St Paul on Tuesday.

Kudos to my pal Ben for putting together a top notch podcast which put the MN mainstream media coverage to shame (I realize that's probably a low bar, but still.....).

Check it out here =====>  https://upandatemshow.com/podcasts/upandatem/742/


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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Quick Hits: Volume CXCV

- I have often expressed dismay over conservative titan Rush Limbaugh validating what goes on in President Trump's administration when he would never accept (and rightly so) such occurrences when Barack Obama was President.

However, Rush had a refreshing moment of clarity regarding Trump's signaling that he'd be open to Democrat proposals for "red flag" laws.

Mr. Limbaugh told listeners on Friday that “swamp-dwelling Republicans” are urging the president to compromise with Democrats who will demonize him no matter what he does.

“You cannot satisfy them,” he said. “You cannot make them happy. You cannot compromise with them. Like they’re talking about gun control. Don’t give them a thing! It’s not going to buy us anything!”

“I know that there are people in the West Wing, in the Trump administration, urging him to do it, swamp-dwelling Republicans,” he continued. “Just like there were people in the George H. W. Bush West Wing, ‘You’ve gotta compromise on that tax cut promise you made. You gotta do it! You gotta raise taxes, you gotta give the left something.’ George H. W. Bush who had said ‘Read my lips: No new taxes’ raised taxes. And any kind of a deal with the Democrats on guns is going to risk the same fate happening to Trump.”

Let's face it. Trump didn't so much as win in 2016 as Hillary Clinton lost. As such, Trump can ill afford to alienate perhaps the strongest, most mobilized portion of the Republican base, which is the shooters. He has done little in his 3-1/2 years as POTUS to draw in new constituencies, never mind being able to make up ground if reliable support peels away. It would hardly seem worth it for legislation which will have little to no impact on the issue it's addressing.


- Honestly, I have a difficult time caring that CNN guy Chris Cuomo went on a foul-mouthed tirade toward some guy who referred to him as Fredo at Staten Island establishment last Sunday. However, I found Cuomo's hyperbole quite hilarious.

“Punk-ass bitches from the right call me Fredo,” Cuomo told the man, who claimed he thought the CNN anchor was named Fredo. “My name is Chris Cuomo. I’m an anchor on CNN. Fredo is from The Godfather.”

“They use it as an Italian aspersion. Any of you Italian?” Cuomo continued. “It’s an insult to your f---ing people. It’s like the N-word for us.”


Really? Then why did Cuomo refer to himself with that nickname way back when? Or allow a guest on his CNN program to use such a "slur" with no pushback?

Sounds more like Cuomo has daddy issues than anything else.


- In the aftermath of the mass shootings which took place in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz (who just in the past few years renounced his strong support for the 2nd Amendment) is demanding hearings on gun bills the DFL majority in the MN House proposed last session.




What surprises me more than anything about Walz's frustration is not so much the lack of movement on legislation which will do nothing to curb gun violence. No, it's that he finally found a schedule he deems worthy of releasing. I guess not all calendars are created equal in his mind.

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Box Score of the Week

San Diego Padres at Colorado Rockies - April 10, 2016.

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Cincinnati Reds rookie Aristides Aquino made his MLB debut on August 1. Over his first 10 games, he hit seven home runs. That tied a record set by Trevor Story for most homers in an MLB player's first ten games. 

The game referenced this week features the 7th home run hit by the Rockies' Story within his first ten games as a big leaguer. 

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

We are young but getting old before our time.....

Another Sunday, yet another venture into the Patriot bunker for this week's edition of my radio show The Closer. The two hour blitz begins at 1:00 PM Central Time.

In the 1:00 hour, we'll take a deeper dive into the aftermath of the spree killings which took place in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH last weekend. Unfortunately it's been much of the same unproductive finger pointing as opposed to substantive discussion on how to deter these tragedies. 

In the second hour I'll weigh in on a leftist Congressman doxxing Trump supporters in his district and how the left shrugged it off. I will also look into Dem presidential candidate Joe Biden's blunders on the campaign trail recently (hint: he's the same as he ever was). 


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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