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I’m a US Army Veteran, who used his GI Bill to earn a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering & Engineering Mechanics at the U of MN. I had transferred in from Iowa State University. I had a Secret Security Clearance for the job I did in the Army. I am a Packers Shareholder. I am a straight knitter. I put my intellectual ideas in a file I keep called Tom’s Bright Ideas. I’m a writer of sorts started from my letter writing I used to do in the Army at Ft Bliss Texas. I’m originally from Winona MN and I love maple frosted Long Johns from Bloedow’s Bakery.

Help Save Lives Dig Out St Paul Fire Hydrants

We never get tired of this video below.  Okay it is a little bit corny but the message of cleaning off the nearest fire hydrant to your house is an important one.  Time is of the essence when the nearest Ladder Company of the St Paul’s Bravest show up to put out a fire.  Let us say that again, Time is very important to saving lives in a fire.  If a firefighter has to waste time digging a hydrant out of a snow bank, your loved one, or your pets, or your neighbors, and their pets could die.

You can take turns with your neighbor over who gets to do the honor of Digging out the Hydrant.


This article was re-posted by permission of Saintpaulrepublicans.us.  It was published on December 16, 2017.  I used to shovel sidewalks for extra cash during the winter, and I always used to shovel the hydrants free of snow near the clients I had.  ~~ Publius Jr.

 

SD Candidate Greg Copeland Opposes Organized Trash while Senator Marty Wrote a Law For it

Greg Copeland ran for St Paul’s Ward 6, an open seat vacated by the long time Councilman Dan Bostrom. His top position was and is now is to oppose the Organized Trash Ordinance in St Paul MN.  That’s what the tag line “The Original Vote No Candidate,” refers to.  Though Voting No is an easy position to take in St Paul as the DFL Controlled Government can’t say no to a new tax or freedom limiting ordinance or regulation.  The unfairly, unevenly administered Organized Trash Ordinance was essentially a Garbage Tax hitting people hard on low incomes, zero-wasters, people who shared a garbage bin with a neighbor, and retired people on fixed incomes, while letting businesses and multiple unit apartment building landlords off the hook.

The areas that are light green, white, or light or dark red are mainly in HD 66B

It should not come as a surprise as evidence on social media, Nextdoor.com and other platforms, residents are complaining about the lousy service and high Trash bills.  Those who Voted Yes in the 2019 Referendum tend to come from more affluent neighborhoods and when compared to the Poverty Level stats you’ll see why those areas just east of Lake Como on the map above are not in favor of the “garbage tax.”

According to the website censusreporter.org House District 66B has 40% of Household children under 18 are living in Poverty and 15% of Senior Citizens are living below the poverty line, an estimated 26.7% of people are living in poverty in HD 66B according to 2018 census data.  How do those people afford another increase in fees and taxes?  

Is this Ethical?

Senator Marty seems to not to care at all in the upper middle class neighborhood he lives on the edge of Roseville and St Anthony. How does John live there on just a State Representative’s salary?

Senator John Marty, the author of SF 510 during the 2013-14 Session wrote the language to allow Organized Trash Ordinances to be enacted by cities. You can read how that bill went through the legislature at TrackBill.com Minnesota SF 510.

As seen in the Census Reporter link Senator John Marty doesn’t seem to care that the high poverty seen in the Eastern side of House District 66B was against his inspired Organized Trash Ordinance.  Greg Copeland happens to live in that neighborhood of high poverty.

If you would like to reverse the unfairly applied Organized Trash Ordinance vote No to John Marty, Vote For Greg Copeland.


This article was re-posted by permission of the SD 66 Candidate Greg Copeland Campaign.

MNGOPAC Endorses HD 66B Mikki Murray & SD 66 Greg Copeland

The Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, does not endorse candidates, but their Political Action Committee, MNGOPAC does.

MNGOPAC Endorses Republican Candidates of SD 66 Greg Copeland and HD 66B MIkki Murray

 

[This is from the letter sent to SD 66 Republican Candidate Greg Copeland, Mikki Murray probably got something similar to this].

We are pleased to inform you that the Minnesota Gun Owners Political Action Committee has officially endorsed your candidacy in the 2020 General Election.

In addition, our parent organization, the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus, has awarded you a grade for your support for gun rights in Minnesota.

Your endorsement letter is attached and contains your specific grade. Details of our grading scale and process can be viewed at http://gunowners.mn/grading.

We are confident that you will be a strong, steadfast supporter of gun rights in Saint Paul during the 2021 – 2022 legislative biennium – pushing for our legislative priorities such as Constitutional Carry and Stand your Ground and opposing all facets of the gun control agenda.

Thank you for your strong support of the Second Amendment and your commitment to individual liberty.

Please accept our best wishes for a successful campaign.

Yours in Liberty,
Bryan Strawser, Chair
Rob Doar, Political Director

Bryan Strawser, Chair
Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus
http://gunowners.mn | 612-424-4032 | @mnguncaucus

MNGOPAC 2020 General Election Grading & Endorsements

Greg Copeland & Mikki Murray filled out the surveys which were sent out to the candidates and earned an “A” Rating.


Find out how some incumbent legislators did, like the 33 year Career Politician Senator John Marty or other Career Politicians

MN Gun Owners Caucus MN Legislative Scorecard 2019-20


 

2020 Booya Schedule

Booya is a hearty stew cooked up in large cauldrons for fundraisers

Excerpts of  Jess Fleming’s article was Published on September 9, 2020


Social and Political Distancing could not keep the local tradition of holding a Booya from being offered this year, come rain, snow, sleet, or shine, or pandemic.

Booya might mean something to another part of the country but in the Upper Midwest it means a thick stew that is mixed and cooked up in a giant vat, or 55 gallon drum and served at non-profits and churches by the bowl until it’s gone.


Jess Fleming posts, “We do have a very notable newcomer this year in Saint Paul Brewing (688 E. Minnehaha Ave., St. Paul; 651-698-1945; stpaulbrewing.com) Map HD67B, which will be serving booya from 3 p.m. until close on Thursday nights, starting Sept. 17. If you haven’t been to the brewery, it was recently taken over by the owners of Can Can Wonderland and the previously primitive patio transformed into something that can best be described as an art park with lots of seating and beer, of course. They also serve really good wood fired pizzas.

If your organization is holding a Booya, please send your information to eat@pioneerpress.com, and Jess Fleming will add it to their list.

While Booyas are not political in nature, we’ll add an extra notation of what Minnesota House District each Booya is located in case your House District group wants to meet there.

Oct. 3: Croatian Hall, 445 S. Second Ave., South St. Paul Map HD 54A; noon until gone.

Oct. 3: Roseville VFW Post 7555, 1145 Woodhill Drive, Roseville Map HD 66A; 11 a.m. until gone. 16 ounces, $5; 32 ounces, $9; scoop, $5.

Oct. 3: South St Paul Girls Fastpitch Association at Lorraine Park, 315 S. 7th St., South St. Paul Map HD 54A; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 a bowl, containers will be available for takeout.

Oct. 4: Church of St. Mary, 261 E. Eighth St., St. Paul Map HD 65B; 651-222-2619; 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Drive-up, carryout only. $5 per scoop or $15 per quart.

Oct. 10: House of Coates,  16300 E. Clayton Ave., Rosemount Map HD 57B; 11 a.m. until gone; $5 for 16 ounces or $25 for 90 ounce bucket. Dine in, takeout or drive-up.

Oct. 11: Hugo American Legion Post 620, 5383 N. 140th St., Hugo Map HD38B; noon-3 p.m. $25 per gallon, $8 per quart, $5 for 16 ounce bowl, $4 for a 12 ounce cup. Takeout is encouraged, but limited, socially distanced seating will be available in the banquet hall.

Oct. 17: Arcade-Phalen American Legion Post 577, 1129 Arcade St., St. Paul Map HD 67A; 11 a.m. until gone. Pint, $5; quart, $9; gallon, $30.

Oct. 18: St. Agnes, 535 Thomas Ave., St. Paul Map HD 65A; 651-925-8800; 10 a.m. until gone. Takeout only. Booya will be pre-packaged in 16- and 32-ounce containers ($6 and $12, respectively). Buy four and get one of the same size free.

Oct. 18: St. Pascal Baylon Church, 1757 Conway St., St. Paul Map HD 67B; 10 a.m. until gone, drive-through only. Four and eight scoop containers, $17 and $34 respectively; containers provided. Cash or check only.

Oct. 31: North St. Paul VFW Post 1350, 2483 E. Seventh Ave., North St. Paul Map HD 43B; noon until gone.

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