Sunday, September 30, 2018

Like a dream in the night, who can say where we're going.....

The Vikings got their loss out of the way early this week, so tune in to the Northern Alliance radio Network this afternoon! The 2-hour broadcast of my weekly show The Closer gets started at 1:00 PM Central Time.

Obviously I'll devote a good portion of the first hour to the testimonies of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as well as Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh assaulted her 35+ years ago. Spoiler alert: I don't believe this story will have a happy ending.

At 2:00 PM, MNGOP U.S. Senate candidate Jim Newberger will check in to tout his candidacy as he attempts to defeat incumbent  Amy Klobuchar.

Then at 2:30, it's the return of basketball wonk Mike McCollow! We'll discuss with Mike the messy saga surrounding Jimmy Butler refusing to play for the Minnesota Timberwolves and how Wolves head coach/ President of Basketball Operations Tom Thibodeau refuses to entertain offers.

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. 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.....


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Two Tinas

US Senate candidate Tina Smith (D-MN) stands with DFL Attorney General of Minnesota candidate Keith Ellison despite very disturbing (but credible) allegations of assault against him.

Apparently all it took was Ellison claiming innocence for Karen Monahan to not be believed.

If you watched Judge Brett Kavanaugh's testimony regarding allegations against him, you likely noticed that he too was very emphatic in his denial. So did he receive the same courtesy from Sen. Smith?

You probably ascertained the answer to my question before even clicking on the video, didn't you?


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Keep the proper perspective

The recent developments surrounding a certain defensive lineman on my favorite NFL squad are equally sad and bizarre.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen has been battling a serious mental-health related issue for the past several weeks and currently is undergoing evaluation at a local hospital, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Tuesday morning.

Griffen was able to play in the Vikings' first two games of the season, recording a half sack in each contest, but "the situation became unmanageable this past week when they ruled him out against the Bills," Pelissero reported on NFL Network's Good Morning Football.

Vikings coach Mike Zimmer told reporters following Sunday's loss to the Bills that Griffen did not play due to a personal matter, and there have been a number of reports concerning Griffen's status following the game.

"I had two team sources reach out to me to specifically refute a report that Griffen was arrested over the weekend in connection to an attempted break-in at one of his teammate's houses," Pelissero said.

Vikings general manager Rick Spielman released the following statement Monday night:

"We are aware of the situation involving Everson Griffen and certainly concerned by what we have heard. We are focused on Everson's well-being and providing the appropriate support for him and his family."

The Vikings face the Rams this Thursday night in Los Angeles, and Zimmer has already ruled Griffen out for the game.

I would imagine that gauging Griffen's return to the football field is next to impossible given that mental health issues aren't as easily treatable as, say, a sprained knee. Nevertheless, it was inevitable that some hardcore Vikings fans lamented this news in context of how it will impact the team's Super Bowl prospects now that the Vikes' top pass rusher is out indefinitely.

Look, I've been a Vikings fan for 40+ years. I've witnessed some of the more gut-wrenching losses this franchise has endured outside of its four Super Bowl defeats. But when I heard of what Griffen has been enduring, my immediate thought was this:

A post shared by Everson Griffen (@eversongriffen) on

That's a picture of Griffen, his beautiful wife Tiffany and their three small children. I imagine Tiffany would give anything right now for their biggest problem to be whether the Vikings can make a deep postseason run.


Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Doesn't work that way

With no corroborating witnesses in Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's sexual assault accusations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, it appears we've reached the "he said, she said" conclusion in light of Kavanaugh's vehement denials.

Since there are neither corroborating witnesses nor forensic evidence, there would likely be no conviction by a jury. However, the threshold for being confirmed to the highest court in the land is much lower than the standard to be found guilty in a court of law. That's why I believe Democrats are exploiting Dr. Ford here, in that if they can plant the slightest seed of doubt in the minds of just two Republicans senators (Jeff Flake and Susan Collins seem to be waffling a tad), then Kavanaugh can be stopped via an up-or-down vote. As I've said before, Dr. Ford is now receiving the courtesy that Karen Monahan is not (at least by leftists), which is "all female accusers should be believed." Even if Kavanaugh categorically denies the incident in question? Let ABC political guy Matthew Dowd break it down for you.

This is utterly absurd on its face. For decades women have struggled for equality, specifically to be seen as equals to men in terms of respect in areas such as employment, elected office, etc. There's simply no question that women today have orders of magnitude more opportunities than at any time in American history. That said, if an accused male's vehement denials of wrongdoing are summarily dismissed because the default sentiment should be with the female, in what sane and rational world is that equality?

Sorry, Matt. My gender (especially when innocent) should not have to pay reparations for past injustices against the opposite sex. You don't achieve justice by creating more injustice. So with all due respect, Mr. Dowd, go suck a brick.


Monday, September 24, 2018

Box Score of the Week

Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals - September 10, 1963.


Have a day, Stan Musial!

On the morning of September 10, 1963, Stan and wife Lillian welcomed a grandchild into the world. That evening, Musial homered on the first pitch he saw in the Cards' win over the Cubs. 


Sunday, September 23, 2018

Countdown, it's getting to the flight time.....

Yeah, it was one of those news-y weeks where I need an additional hour of air time. Nevertheless, today's installment of The Closer will be in its normal two-hour time slot, 1:00 until 3:00 PM Central Time.

Much of the first hour will be dedicated to the 35+ year old sexual assault allegations levied against U.S. Supreme Court nominee. There's lots of layers to this story, but perhaps the most egregious is how Democrats have so blatantly politicized such a serious issue as sexual assault. 

I will also discuss the latest in a couple of Minnesota statewide races and how the Republicans are within striking distance of winning at least a couple of contests. 

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. 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.....


Friday, September 21, 2018

Doug's digs at Ellison

Republican candidate for MN Attorney General Doug Wardlow puts forth an extremely good campaign ad.

Even without the credible domestic abuse allegations levied against DFLer Keith Ellison, pointing out his far left record is the proverbial shooting fish in a barrel. Ellison never tried to run away from his proggie chops due to the fact he never had to. Representing a Congressional District like Minnesota's Fifth (which is at D+26 according to Cook PVI) means never having to apologize for such leftist lunacy.

It'll be quite the spectacle to see how Ellison responds given that he's never had a serious challenge for political office in his career. The fact he called his 2012 GOP Congressional opponent a "low-life scumbag" prior to an election he'd win by nearly 50 points shows he isn't content to be challenged in any scenario.

With some recent polls showing the AG race basically a dead heat, this is exactly the kind of ad which the Wardlow campaign needs to put forth.

Popcorn's poppin'!!


Wednesday, September 19, 2018

If you had paid close attention, .....

....this little tidbit shouldn't have come as a huge surprise.

"I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert and Ernie, they were (gay)," Mark Saltzman, who worked for (Sesame Street) for 15 years, told Queerty in an interview. "I didn't have any other way to contextualize them."

Don't believe him? Just check the tape.

OK, the second video is obviously satire, but you get the point.

Granted I had no idea about sexual orientation when I was watching Sesame Street back in the 1970s. However, looking back now, it's definitely not a stretch to see how some writers threw in subtle references which kids of my day would not be able to glean. But the elementary aged kids of the 21st century? Certainly possible.


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Quick Hits: Volume CLXXII

- I don't know that I have a lot to add to the 35+ year old rape allegations levied against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was age 17 at the time. But I do find it interesting (and by "interesting" I mean "utterly predictable") that many leftists have suddenly pivoted back to "all female accusations of sexual assault/harassment deserved to be believed" after abandoning such a principle concerning accusations against Keith Ellison (oh hai, Sen. Tina Smith).

But perhaps the most egregious aspect of this saga is how Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sat on this allegation for weeks. If this allegation is as serious as leftists claim it to be, then to go through that entire dog and pony show of confirmation hearings without broaching the subject is downright malicious.

It's so despicable that even that conservative rag known as the San Francisco Chronicle is taking Feinstein to task over it.

- I'm convinced that one's occasions to utilize internet memes when engaging in political discussions are in inverse proportion to the substantive knowledge one possesses regarding the subject matters in question.

I realize I'm not conveying any original insights here. I've just noticed that such vapidity is more prolific today than ever.

- It's been pretty well established that the majority of the country's college professors are leftists. That in and of itself is not a bad thing, provided they don't allow their bias to dictate how they evaluate students. But when anti-Semitism starts to rear its ugly head, that's another matter.

A University of Michigan professor refused to send a letter of recommendation for a student who wished to study in Israel, according to an email obtained by The Times of Israel on Monday.

John Cheney-Lippold, an associate professor in the university’s Department of American Culture, had previously offered to write an undergraduate’s reference letter for a semester abroad program in Israel.

But he notified the student, named Abigail, that he missed a critical piece of information in her request that made him change his mind.

“I am very sorry, but I only scanned your first email a couple weeks ago and missed out on a key detail,” he wrote. “As you may know, many university departments have pledged an academic boycott against Israel in support of Palestinians living in Palestine. This boycott includes writing letters of recommendation for students planning to study there.

“I should have let you know earlier, and for that I apologize,” he went on. “But for reasons of these politics, I must rescind my offer to write your letter.”

I fail to see how the professor's personal boycott of Israel should impact a student who willingly wants to study there. This overall elitist attitude of knowing what's better for others is exactly how you get a President Donald Trump.


Monday, September 17, 2018

Box Score of the Week

Let's check out a game from this past week where the Philadelphia Phillies hosted the Washington Nationals in the second game of a doubleheader.


Jose Bautista hit a home run for the Phillies in this game. In 2018, Bautista also homered as a member of the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, which made him the first player in MLB history to hit a home run for three different teams in the same division (in this case, the National League East) within the same season. 


Saturday, September 15, 2018

I can't remember what was said and what you threw at me.....

With my friend and Northern Alliance Radio Network colleague Mitch Berg out on assignment today, we are switching things up this weekend. I will be on the Saturday edition of the NARN this afternoon from 1:00 until 3:00 Central Time.

There were a lot of poignant remembrances this past week regarding the 9/11/2001 terror attacks on U.S. soil. However, many leftists disgustingly used the occasion to attack President Trump.

At 2:00 pm I will welcome to the broadcast Raheel Raza of Clarion Project. Ms. Raza will be on to discuss to continued fallout in Iran (particularly among the mullahs) over the U.S. opting out of the nuclear deal entered into during the Obama administration.

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. 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.....


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Quick Hits: Volume CLXXI

- My congressman, Tom Emmer, announced via his Facebook page the passage of some doggone good legislation.

Yesterday the House passed, and I was proud to support, the Dog and Cat Meat Trade Prohibition Act of 2018  (H.R. 6720) to prohibit the slaughter of dogs and cats for the purpose of human consumption in the United States (which is still legal in 44 states!). Dogs and cats are beloved companions for millions of Minnesotans and should not be slaughtered and sold as food.

Say, why wasn't common sense legislation such as this broached during the Obama years?

Oh, right.

- If the Minnesota Twins are ever to resurrect a marketing campaign similar to their early 2000s "Get to know 'em" series, then 5'9" 225 lb. reserve catcher Willians Astudillo absolutely needs to be its face.

Astudillo scored from first base on a Max Kepler double in the 7th inning of Wednesday's win over the New York Yankees. Said scamper was an instant classic.

When asked about his determination to score all the way from first on a double, Astudillo said "I just wanted to show that chubby people also run." In a beleaguered 2018 regular season for the Twins, young Willians is the hero we fans need but clearly don't deserve.

- In an era where American political/cultural/social debates are held to an impossible standard of "You can't support ______ if you also are in favor of ______," David French of National Review engages in a solid analysis surrounding police shootings involving the black community.

To put it bluntly, when I look back at my older writings, I see them as contributing more to a particular partisan narrative than to a tough, clear-eyed search for truth. So I’ve set out to rectify that imbalance. A person can walk and chew gum at the same time. One can rightly condemn riots and radicalism while also noting that each time a bad cop walks free it damages the fabric of trust between the government and its citizens. One can rightly say that it’s not “open season” on black men — or that any given inflammatory allegation has been thoroughly debunked — while also noting that the same DOJ that refuted “hands up, don’t shoot” also found evidence of systematic police misconduct in Ferguson.

Most cops do what’s right. Many cops are extraordinarily brave. But I also think the best evidence indicates that race is more of a factor in modern policing than I wanted to believe. I also think a pro-police bias has infected our criminal-justice system — including the way juries decide cases — and that pro-police bias has helped bad cops walk free. Moreover, there are legal doctrines that need to be reformed or abolished (such as qualified immunity, but that explanation requires a whole separate piece). And there should be a culture change in the way officers are taught to perceive risk, a culture change that thoughtful veterans of the Iraq and Afghan wars could help initiate.

Riots are vicious and wrong. Cop-killers are depraved. We should defend, not disrupt, the nuclear family. We should tell the truth even when the truth hurts our own side. Racism still plagues our land, and race too often plays a pernicious role in American policing. It is not “open season” on black men, yet too many bad cops go free, and too many black men die at the hands of the state. Our laws and culture grant the men in blue too much latitude and too many privileges. All of these things can be true at the same time. All of them are true at the same time. It’s the immense and monumental American challenge that we must deal with them all at once.

Definitely read the piece in its entirety here.


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Remembering 9/11/2001

Paying homage to Minnesota native Thomas Burnett, Jr. on the 17-year anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on U.S. soil.

At the Flight 93 National Memorial in Stoystown, PA, circa 2017.

Tom was one of 40 passengers and crew members on United flight 93 on 9/11/01. This particular flight was noteworthy in that the passengers, knowing what had happened to the World Trade Center earlier that morning, decided to thwart further carnage by overtaking the hijackers in the cockpit.

The flight ended up crashing in an abandoned field in rural Pennsylvania, approximately 20 minutes flight time from its intended target of the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Here is a transcript of Tom's final call to his wife Deena).

We often recall the heroic acts of law enforcement officials and fire fighters who rushed into the Twin Towers to perform rescue efforts, knowing full well they may not make it out alive. However, the passengers of United 93 conceded that they certainly would perish, but they were damn sure not going to allow any additional deaths on their watch. It's safe to say they too showed remarkable heroism.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Box Score of the Week

Baltimore Orioles at Boston Red Sox - September 9, 2018.


Bob Montogmery of the Red Sox came to the plate without a batting helmet, making him the last player in MLB history to make a plate appearance sans that now required equipment. 


Sunday, September 09, 2018

Makin' my connection as I enter the room......

It's the first Sunday of the 2018 NFL regular season but the Northern Alliance Radio Network will still air live. Today's edition of The Closer will be on the air from 1:00 until 3:00 PM Central Time.

For the first two segments of the broadcast, I will be chatting with political wonk Matt Mackowiak regarding the circus surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh for U.S. Supreme Court confirmation hearings as well as the the latest in the Congressional midterm races. Matt will also weigh in on the anonymous "senior official" in the Trump administration who reveals alleged chaos within the Trump White House.

In the non-guest segments, I will discuss Nike's decision to use Colin Kaepernick as the spokesperson in its latest ad campaign. Also, I will opine on some of the local political news from this past week.

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. 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.....


Thursday, September 06, 2018

Bobbling Buxton

I haven't weighed in much on my Minnesota Twins this season. The reason being, quite simply, is they haven't been within a whiff of first place in the mediocre American League Central Division since literally mid April. And now that the Vikings are beginning their NFL regular season this weekend, the Twins are about to become as relevant (or less so) than the MN United soccer team (or is it "futbol club?").

Given the Twins brain trust of Derek Falvey (Executive Vice President and Chief Baseball Officer) and Thad Levine (senior VP and general manager) are just shy of two years into their tenures, I'm willing to be patient while they construct the on-field product. Certainly there are some promising young players at the big league level as well as the high minor leagues, thus there are reasons to be optimistic that there are core players in place. Combine that with the fact the Twins only have approximately $33 million in guaranteed money to dole out in 2019, an immediate return to relevance is very possible with some smart free agent signings.

One of the youngsters in whom the Twins have pinned their hopes upon is center fielder Byron Buxton, who was the second overall pick in the 2012 draft. While his outfield defense has been major league worthy (he won the Gold Glove in 2017), his offense has left a lot to be desired. However, he finished last season on a tear by hitting .314 (including .359 On Base Percentage and .553 Slugging) with 12 home runs after July 4. As a result, there was much optimism that the five tool potential many saw in Buxton had finally come to fruition.

Then came the 2018 season.

As is his wont, Buxton got off to a terrible start to the year by hitting only .195 with 2 RBIs and 11 Ks over the first eleven games. He was then placed on the 10-day disabled list due to persistent migraine headaches. While in AAA Rochester for a rehab assignment, Buxton fouled a ball off his big toe, resulting in a hairline fracture. Nevertheless, the Twins rushed him back to the big club where his offensive woes (not surprisingly) continued. Over the next 17 games, Buxton hit a paltry .122 (with a pathetic OBP of .140) while driving in only two runs and striking out 17 times. He was placed back on the disabled list and, as I write this, has not returned to the big leagues. This is in spite of the fact that MLB rosters could expand to 40 players as of August 31 and that Buxton had played well at AAA over the past few weeks.

Given the Twins are well out of postseason contention (evidenced by their pre-July 31 fire sale), there is absolutely zero reason why Buxton should not be with the big club. But he isn't. And the Twins brass sent him home for the remainder of the year. Why? Chip Scoggins of the Minneapolis Star Tribune lays it out.

 Levine listed several reasons in explaining their decision, but let’s not be naive, there’s only one real reason.

This decision was driven by service time and preventing Buxton from reaching free agency in 2021, which would happen if he spent two more weeks in the majors this season. By telling Buxton to hit the road, he won’t become a free agent until 2022.

Not only is this bad optics that reinforces a negative view about the organization’s perceived cheapness, they are making a fairly large assumption that seems iffy at best right now.

Buxton hasn’t shown that he can hit major league pitching. He ultimately might be viewed as a colossal bust. But yet the team is worried about his free-agency timeline? The organization might not even want Buxton in 2020 if he doesn’t learn to hit.

He needs instruction. He needs big-league at-bats. He needs confidence. The Twins need to do everything possible to give him the best chance to succeed. Instead, they alienated and angered him.

Buxton reportedly packed up his stuff and left Rochester two days before Monday’s season finale. No one should be surprised if his agent files a grievance.

Was this their goal?

Levine told reporters that the organization views Buxton as a starting center fielder but that they didn’t envision him getting at-bats during a call-up. That’s weird logic.

On Monday, the Twins started an outfield of Robbie Grossman, Jake Cave and Johnny Field. But, sure, Buxton can’t crack the lineup.

I believe that even if Buxton is little more than a .250 hitter for his career, the other-worldly speed on the base paths and the gold glove caliber defense in CF would make him more than a serviceable player. As such, the month of September on a non-contending MLB team is the absolute perfect time to give him ABs in an attempt to get back his swing and become more productive offensively. Unfortunately, Buxton will not have that opportunity in 2018.

In my mind, the honeymoon period for "Falvine" is quickly approaching its end date.


Wednesday, September 05, 2018


What's sad is I understand every reference contained in these Stephen Miller tweets: 

What a time to be alive. 


Tuesday, September 04, 2018

The obligatory Colin Kaepernick "Just Do It" post

As an unabashed capitalist I believe major corporations such as Nike are free to advertise their product however they see fit. But that doesn't mean one shouldn't question the wisdom of their latest ad campaign.

Colin Kaepernick is back -- at least as far as Madison Avenue is concerned.

The former NFL quarterback, who is suing NFL owners for allegedly colluding to keep him out of the league, is one of the faces of a new Nike campaign meant to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the brand's iconic "Just Do It" motto.

The new ad, which Kaepernick shared on social media Monday afternoon, features the message: "Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything."

Nike signed Kaepernick in 2011 and kept him on its endorsement roster over the years. The company had not used him in the past two years.

"We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward," Gino Fisanotti, Nike's vice president of brand for North America, told ESPN.

I guess Nike Corp. feels they're at a point where they've made so much money that they'll be able to financially weather the public relations storm which has already ensued.

As Jim Geraghty notes, perhaps Nike is merely looking to expand its market share to those who are typically hostile towards capitalism.

If you ever wondered what it would take to get the woke Social Justice Warrior crowd to loudly support a multinational corporation with nearly $35 billion in revenue in 2017; that pays its assembly line workers about 2.5 percent of production costs; that faces accusations that its factories bar independent inspections of working conditions; whose workers frequently faint from heat and exhaustion, and suffer wage theft, forced overtime, restrictions on their use of toilets, exposure to toxic solvents, and padlocked exit doors . . . well, apparently Colin Kaepernick is all that it takes.

Wouldn't it be ironic if Kap does somehow make a NFL roster this season and then kneels in protest of billion dollar corporations who implement questionable labor practices?

Seriously though, if SJWs had an ounce of intellectual consistency (BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! I slay me), they would call on Kap to use his newfound influence with Nike to look into these particular issues. Ah, but as we've witnessed for some time now, most progs deem it better to virtue signal than to actually be virtuous.


Monday, September 03, 2018

Box Score of the Week

A key September matchup for the "Ya Gotta Believe" season of the 1969 New York (Amazin') Mets. Here they took on the Chicago Cubs in a September 1969 game.


Known as simply "The Black Cat game."

It didn't happen on a Friday the 13th -- but in 1969, one of the spookiest, most ominous events in MLB history happened. On September 9, Hall of Famer Ferguson Jenkins was on the hill for the Cubs in a crucial late-season game against the Mets. The Mets had already won the first contest in the two-game series and were now just 1 1/2 games behind the Chicago in the newly-created NL East, and the Cubs were trying to avoid losing their sixth in a row. Things were already looking bleak for the Cubs, and then this happened:

As Jenkins has said, the black cat could have headed to the Mets dugout -- but it didn't. It went right for the Cubs, and stared into their dugout for a good 10 seconds. Chicago, which had been in first place all season, ended up losing 18 of their 27 games in September and October and failed to qualify for postseason play.

A lot of factors contributed to the collapse -- manager Leo Durocher's reluctance to give position players days off has often been cited -- but the black cat became another chapter in the Cubs' history of bad fortune.


Sunday, September 02, 2018

Will you visit me please if I open my door....

The 2018 MN State Fair wraps up tomorrow evening, so I will be broadcasting the final fair show of the Northern Alliance Radio Network. Today's edition of the The Closer starts at 1:00 PM Central Time.

As always, it's a guest-a-palooza at these particular shows

  • 1:15 - Republican AG candidate Doug Wardlow, who was on last week to tout his candidacy, will appear this week to preview the confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. 
  • 1:30 - Jim Newberger, who is the MN Republican candidate opposing incumbent senator Amy Klobuchar. 
  • 2:00 - Longtime friend of the broadcast Karin Housley, who is the MN GOP candidate in the special election for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by Al Franken. 

If you happen to be out at the Fair today, feel free to stop by and say hello. We're located on Machinery Hill, which is at the north end of the fairgrounds, specifically near the corner of Underwood Street & Murphy Avenue (next door to the big orange Home Depot building; see map here).

You can listen live in the Twin Cities at AM 1280 (or FM 107.5 in the  West Metro) 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.

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

Until then.....