Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The usual buffoonery

Remember last week when President Trump was asked about a timeline for this COVID-19 pandemic that he expressed a desire for America to "get back to work" by April 12? The anti-Trump folks offered up the obligatory hyperbole, this time along the lines of "The President wants to kill off Grandma and Grandpa to save the stock market." As usual, these loons chose to merely glom onto a small portion of Trump's sentiment. The President said that while the Easter time frame was a worthwhile goal to see the country up and going again, he also conceded that he would weigh heavily the advice of the two medical professionals, Drs. Fauci and Birx, on his COVID-19 task force. Sure enough, within less than a week of his initial statement, Trump has re-calibrated expectations at the behest of.......SURPRISE!.....Fauci and Birx.

On Sunday, Trump indicated the Federal government's social distancing guidelines would be extended to April 30.




If the poo-flinging monkeys on the left (as well as the self-anointed "principled" "conservative" never Trumpers) had a scintilla of shame......BWHAHAHAHAHAHA. Yeah, I know. I crack myself up.

Truth is, these vacuous bobbleheads look for any reason to emit their impotent rage in hopes it will lead to Trump being defeated for reelection this November. I guess to them it's easier than helping their distressed neighbors in the midst of this pandemic.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Box Score of the Week

There's no telling when (or if) a Major League Baseball season will occur in 2020. Nevertheless, I've decided to re-up this feature given the season was supposed to start late last week.

So with that, let's look back at Opening Day 1974 when the Cincinnati Reds hosted the Atlanta Braves

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I decided to go with the proverbial layup (Yeah, I know. Different sport) and feature the game where Atlanta's Hank Aaron tied Babe Ruth on the all-time home run list with his 714th career homer. Aaron would hit his 715th four days later at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

If I were you, I'd better watch out.....

So the month of March has really dragged on, eh? Nevertheless, radio stations are deemed "essential" in this COVID-19 outbreak, so I'll be in the Patriot bunker this afternoon for today's edition of my radio program The Closer. The 2-hour blitz will get started at 1:00 Central Time.

At 1:15, Minnesota State Senator Jim Abeler (R-Anoka) will check in to discuss the details of the MN Legislature's coronavirus relief package. He'll also weigh in on Gov. Tim Walz's executive orders concerning the outbreak. 

In the second hour, I will come to bury the national media, not to praise it.


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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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Vile hag

This woman has been irretrievably broken. It's genuinely sad to watch. 




In fairness, Shrill Hill is at least consistent in her personal worldview in America *not* being first. After all, as U.S. Secretary of State she was negligent in responding to calls for reinforcements from our consulate in Benghazi before the slaying of innocent Americans there in 2012. As you recall, it was then an *American* citizen who was thrown under the bus for the attack. The rationale by Clinton et al was the person's video on YouTube, which was not flattering towards Muslims, incited a spontaneous attack. 

I digress.

Shrill Hill's tweet was in reference to a report that America now has the most COVID-19 cases in the world, which means she stupidly believes the spoon fed lies coming from the Chinese Communist Party claiming their country's coronavirus cases have drastically reduced. So the CCP thanks you for spreading their propaganda, Hill. 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Where credit is due

I don't really have a whole lot to add to the news of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz issuing a "stay at home" order for the next two weeks in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. I believe we know enough to ascertain that if merely a handful of people avoid infection that it could potentially spare hundreds if not thousands from obtaining it. Exponential growth is legit with this thing.

On a different note, I will say that I have been impressed with Gov. Walz's leadership in the midst of this pandemic. He has been matter-of-fact in assessing the seriousness of this coronavirus without engaging in fear mongering or using it as a cudgel against his political opponents. Can you imagine for a millisecond if we were still under the Mark Dayton administration?!?!? I'm not being flip when I say that I don't believe he would have lasted an entire week maintaining a modicum of dignity.

Personally, I'm OK staying at home since I have everything I need to fulfill the tasks of my day job. And in talking to management at the site of my side hustle, AM 1280 The Patriot, they have the technology which will allow me to broadcast my Sunday radio show from home!

In the meantime, I will pray fervently that we get through this pandemic with as few casualties as possible. Stay safe, all.

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Quick Hits: Volume CCXV

- Gee, who could have ever predicted this would happen?

The University of Tampa announced on Saturday that five of its students have tested positive for coronavirus and are recovering after returning from a spring break trip.

The students were not identified and it’s unclear where they traveled or how many people were with them. None have been hospitalized and they are reportedly self-isolating now.

They traveled together with other UT students during the schools' break which took place from March 8 through 15.

"UT has been notified that five UT students, traveling together and with other UT students during Spring Break, have tested positive for COVID-19," the school said on Twitter. "We sincerely wish our students, and any others who may be affected, a full and rapid recovery."

Four of the five students who tested positive returned to campus after their spring break trip, while one did not.

You know the ol' saying: Friends should never let friends drink alcohol out of someone else's ass crack.


- When it was reported that Gov. Tim Walz (now self-quarantined due to someone in his security detail having coronavirus) was going to be making an announcement Monday afternoon, I assumed it was going to be a shelter-in-place order. Despite that not being one of the Executive Orders handed down, my employer nevertheless felt it best to "thin the herd" at our corporate office and thus have as many people work from home as possible. As such, I was one of the chosen.

Starting Tuesday morning, I will be working from my home office. And then on Monday, March 30, the fetching Mrs Carlson (a Science teacher) will be holding class via e-learning, also from our house.

This is gonna be....uhhh....interesting.


- With the coronavirus outbreak in this country, I was very concerned how this would affect Americans who were already enduring mental health issues. With anxiety and depressions seeming to be an epidemic in our society, something like a pandemic to adversely impact one's physical and financial health would only serve to heighten such anxieties.

As such, many of our first responders on high alert.

Growing tensions over job loss and isolation measures are forcing police and paramedics to be prepared for an uptick in domestic violence and mental health calls.

As a result, police departments are ramping up their efforts. Minneapolis Police is one of them. They say they are already seeing a rise in calls related to domestic abuse issues and we are only heading into the second week of this new normal.

Police want people to realize there are plenty of options to reach out for help.

“People are facing major changes in their life,” said MPD spokesperson John Elder. “This adds to a heightened stress level.”

Elder wants residents to know they have outlets in these times of crisis.

First responders are fully prepared to deal with a rise in domestic violence and suicidal calls as people face job loss, staying indoors and an uncertain future.

My wife and I are blessed in that we're able to remain gainfully employed during these times. Heck, we're likely to save significant money given we won't be spending a heckuva lot on gas for the foreseeable future. But that said, we're keenly aware of those who feel helpless right now. These folks will definitely be in our prayers.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

When lonely days turn to lonely nights, you take a trip to the city lights....

Despite the continuing coronavirus outbreak, I plan on being in the Patriot bunker for today's installment of The Closer. The 2-hour broadcast will get started at 1:00 PM Central Time.

Obviously we'll monitor the very fluid situation with the coronavirus pandemic, including MN Gov. Tim Walz weighing on whether or not to implement a "shelter-in-place" order for the state. 

In non-coronavirus news, I'll opine on some primary elections from this past week, including in Illinois where a pro life incumbent Democrat was sent packing. Also, NFL free agency went ahead as planned with perhaps the greatest QB of all time saying goodbye to his 20-year home.


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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