Dem. Abandons House Bid After Saying ‘ISIS Isn’t Evil’ In Act of PCism Gone to Logical End

-By Warner Todd Huston

A Democrat candidate for the House in Minnesota has abandoned his campaign and fled his social media after saying that ISIS “isn’t necessarily evil” prompting an avalanche of criticism. He said his Tweet was poorly worded and didn’t relate what he actually meant, but his nonsense is a perfect encapsulation of the utter stupidity of left-wing, politically correct thinking taken to its logical end point.

Dan Kimmel, of Burnsville, Minnesota took to Twitter on Saturday to belch out the proper level of PCism as a response to Friday’s terror attacks in Paris. But unbeknownst to him his Tweet was to become the end of his own campaign for office.

The foolish Tweet read as follows: “ISIS isn’t necessarily evil. It is made up of people doing what they think is best for their community. Violence is not the answer, though.”

In minutes the Democrat was heavily criticized and not long afterward he deleted the Tweet. But the recriminations continued and got so harsh that even the state Democrat Party called on him to quit the race. In short order he did end up quitting his campaign and retreated from the public eye.

Kimmel apologized on his campaign website saying the Tweet “was poorly worded and did not convey my intent.” He also said, “the tweet was stupid.”

But, while the Tweet was certainly very, very stupid and made Kimmel out to be a moron, it most certainly did convey exactly what he meant and he meant it in only the best PC style.

Let’s parse his Tweet…
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Liberals are So Un-American, They Don’t Even Like Cookies

-By Warner Todd Huston

We are living under a tyranny of the minority in the United States today. Gays are barely two percent of the country, yet they are able to get TV stars suspended if even only for a few weeks just because they claim he is “homophobic.” And now, in Minnesota, a woman that has made cookies for school kids for 15 years has been told to stop because one person complained.

One person. One jerk of a person. One cowardly, anonymous, jerk of a person.

A Minnesota mom started the habit of baking cookies for kids at a local bus stop because she wanted to thank the bus driver for driving her kiddos to school. But she thought it wouldn’t be neighborly to give the bus driver cookies but not the kids on the bus. So, she made enough for the whole bunch of ’em.

The mom, Anne Tabat, said she did it to try and reach out to neighbors and be friendly.
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Liberals are So Un-American, They Don’t Even Like Cookies”

OUTRAGEOUS: School Bans Kid’s Christmas Poster Because it ‘Might be Religious’

-By Warner Todd Huston

It’s a sales job, not a religious message!

It could be, it might be, it… isn’t religious, but the fearful authorities at a Minnesota school thought that a skeleton carton on a kid’s Christmas poster was “religious” and should be taken down.

The poster featured the cartoon character Jack Skellington from the Tim Burton movie “The Nightmare Before Christmas” but this didn’t stop the absurd authorities at the PACT Charter school in Ramsey, Minnesota from taking it down for fear of “religious” themes.

The civil rights advocacy group The Rutherford Institute has taken up the cause and sent a letter to the school warning them of their folly.
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Victim Recovering After Gang Beating in St. Paul, Minn.

-By Warner Todd Huston

Ray Widstrand, a 26-year-old white man, moved to a St. Paul neighborhood that many feel is dangerous. On August 4, Widstrand found out why people think so badly about the neighborhood when he was beaten into a coma by a group of local gangbangers.

The young man moved to St. Paul’s Payne-Phalen neighborhood sometime in June but never expressed any fears of the neighborhood to family or friends. In fact, they say he was very excited about moving into his new apartment.

But on evening of Sunday, August 4, Widstrand was walking along the street in his newly adopted neighborhood when a fight between rival street gangs erupted. It wasn’t long before some members of the gangs turned their attention to Widstrand.

The gang members set upon Widstrand and beat him into unconsciousness. When police finally arrived, Widstrand was found bleeding from his mouth and nose. He had also had his clothing ripped off and his belongings stolen.

According to police, some of those involved in the fight belonged to the black street gang the East Side Boys or its younger affiliate, Ham Crazy.
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Victim Recovering After Gang Beating in St. Paul, Minn.”

Minn. TV News Ignores Facts: Muslims Attacked Christian Church Meeting

-By Warner Todd Huston

A Minnesota TV news story perpetrated a perfect example of one-sided “news” coverage especially where it concerns the politically correct treatment of two, innocent, doe-eyed Muslims who, gosh darn it, just want to be loved like you and me. Naturally, the TV station does not report the truth that the two Muslims they laud actually infiltrated a meeting at a Christian church in order to attack a guest and disparage Christians.

An Assembly of God Church in Perham, Minnesota, invited well-known critic of radical Islam, Walid Shoebat, to speak about the evils of radical Islam and two Muslim exchange students decided to attend to confront Mr. Shoebat on his “lies” about Islam.

ABC TV affiliate, WDAY Channel 6 News (in nearby Fargo, ND) reported the incident saying that these innocent young foreigners–here in America on a student foreign exchange program–attended the church merely to hear the speaker and when they asked an innocent question, why these innocent young innocents were cast bodily out of the church by the evil, evil, racist Christians just for daring to ask their innocent questions.
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With 100,000 Safe Gun Carries in Minnesota, Journalist Worries About ‘Violence’

-By Warner Todd Huston

The State of Minnesota started handing out concealed carry permits all the way back in 2003 with no statistical rise in crime. Yet still, in 2012, a journalist from the Minnesota Star is still worrying about “gun violence” being perpetrated by the same CC people who have not been responsible for any great rise in crime in almost ten years. This really shows the bias against our Second Amendment rights that so many journalists harbor.

At the top of his piece for the Star Trib, Larry Oakes writes of a Minnesota permit holder that carries his firearm daily. Of this law abiding citizen, Oakes says, “He’s just another average Minnesotan who has acquired the power to kill.”

Sensationalist rhetoric like “acquired the power to kill,” is a bit absurd but typical of the bias journalists reveal when talking about guns. The truth is, this citizen had “the power to kill” without ever having to get a legal carry permit. Everyone has “the power to kill,” for Lord’s sakes, carry permit or no.

Oakes goes on to worry about all the violence that hasn’t happened — but he imagines will happen despite the facts. Not only does he worry about it in Minnesota, but across the United States where at this date every state but one has some sort of shall issue law on the books and the number of gun-carrying Americans has gone up exponentially.
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The Atlantic Magazine’s Lies: Of Breitbarts, Kochs, and RightOnLine

-By Warner Todd Huston

Last weekend Americans For Prosperity once again held its RightOnLine conference, this year in beautiful downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. Consequently, the Atlantic Magazine decided to do a report on what went on at RightOnLine. Unfortunately, the whole thing was filled with opinions stated as fact, misconstructions of facts, and outright lies. Sadly, along with the rest of the Old Media, it seems as if the veracity of The Atlantic has taken a hit in this bad Obama economy.

The Atlantic assigned third string reporter Tina Dupuy to handle the RightOnLine retrospective, apparently, if her reports are any indication, because she was already in town to cover Netroots Nation. Netroots Nation is the far left conference made famous by the Daily Kos and its YearlyKos conference. YearlyKos started in 2006 and was later re-branded as Netroots Nation in 2008.

As always the RightOnLine event was held at the same time and in the same city as this year’s left-wing extravaganza. AFP does this because, in AFP President Tim Phillips’ words, “to see the true nature of our opponents.”

In order to ingratiate herself with the Nutrooters, at the top of her piece the Atlantic’s Dupuy went right for the left’s favorite boogey men: the dreaded Koch Brothers. Dupuy lamented, “Why is there a giant Koch-funded conservative gathering at the same time and in the same city as Netroots Nation, anyway?”
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VIDEO: Herman Cain Raises Voice at Blogger, Holds His Ground

-By Warner Todd Huston

Herman Cain appeared at last weekend’s RightOnLine conference (June 18) to two standing ovations. His rousing campaign speech apparently hit all the right notes with the conservative audience in attendance. But afterward, in the blogger access room, there were a few sour notes, in one case Cain even angrily yelled at a blogger over a question hard pressed.

The RightOnLine conference is a get together held annually by Americans For Prosperity and aimed at helping citizens become more involved in their government both on and off the Internet. This year’s event was held in Minneapolis, Minnesota but Cain has spoken at this conference several times in the past.

This time, though, Cain is running for president and questions were a tad less fawning in the blogger access session. Several questions about his refusal to sign the abortion pledge, how his foreign policy ideas are perceived as weak, and his statements on Muslims in his administration got Cain passion flowing and his eyes flashing.

I was at this meeting and was able to get a full video of the session.
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Freedomist at RightOnLine 2011

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Collier brothers, William and Paul, have a great booth set up at RightOnLine 2011 to begin to build a network of interested citizens to affect conservative change.

The Colliers have a great site, too, called The Freedomist. Their tag line couldn’t be more true: “Government Costs Too Much, Let’s Stop the Progressive War on Freedom.”

The Freedomist is a great site of news, commentary, and political action items we should all pay attention to. Bookmark The Freedomist, won’t you?

Bill will be blogging about RightOnLine HERE
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RightOnLine 2011

-By Warner Todd Huston

This weekend I’ll be writing a few posts about the always great RightOnLine event, of which I am a part, here in beautiful downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota at the Hilton Hotel. At this fourth annual RightOnLine conference, local citizens can come out to learn how to become involved in elections, to become citizen journalists, and to use the tool found on the Internet to affect change.

RightOnLine 2011 is sponsored by Americans for Prosperity, the premier grassroots conservative activist organization in the country.

Many great speakers and breakout sessions are going on as I write. Some of the speakers that will be in attendance will include former Minn. Governor Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Andrew Breitbart, Michelle Malkin, Rep. Thad McCotter and others.

Also, tonight we will be screening the new documentary about Sarah Palin, The Undefeated.

So, as things occur, I’ll be posting about it all right here.
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Getting Muddy: Tim Pawlenty Attacks ‘ObamneyCare’

-By Warner Todd Huston

Tim Pawlenty is one of only two GOP contenders that have a nation-wide ground game and it looks like he’s starting to go on the attack against Mitt Romney, the other Republican with a nation-wide organization. On Fox News Sunday today he attacked Romney’s disastrous healthcare bill that he signed when Governor of Massachusetts head on calling the legislation “ObamneyCare.”

With one phrase he was able to link Romney’s healthcare law directly to the hated Obamacare legislation. It was clever, but it shows that Pawlenty feels that Romney is not only the guy to beat, he’s vulnerable as well.

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Drunken Pawlenty Worker At Iowa Family’s Door at 3AM

-By Warner Todd Huston

For some unexplained reason a drunken campaign worker for the Tim Pawlenty Presidential Exploratory Committee was found at a Polk County, Iowa Family’s back door at 3AM on Wednesday morning.

Ben Foster was arrested and ended up in the Polk County jail after the Steward family called police about a drunken intruder trying to get into their back door. Foster was charged with public intoxication and trespassing.

An Iowa consultant for the Pawlenty campaign confirms that Foster was an employee of the Tim Pawlenty Presidential Exploratory Committee.
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Truth in Accounting Issues: Minnesota’s ‘Financial State of the State’ – Minnesota’s True Tax Burden $10.3 Billion

From the Institute for Truth in Accounting…

Chicago (November 29, 2010) Today, the Institute for Truth in Accounting released Minnesota’s “Financial State of the State.” After an intensive review of the State’s 2010 audited financial report the Institute determined the State is in a precarious financial position because it does not have the funds available to pay almost $10.3 billion of the State’s commitments as they come due. Each taxpayer’s share of this financial burden equals $5,600.

Minnesota state law requires a balanced budget. “If governors and legislatures had truly balanced the state’s budget, no taxpayer’s financial burden would exist,” said Sheila Weinberg, founder and CEO of the Institute for Truth in Accounting (IFTA). She continued, “A state budget is not balanced if past costs, including those for employees’ retirement benefits, are pushed into the future.”
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Truth in Accounting Issues: Minnesota’s ‘Financial State of the State’ – Minnesota’s True Tax Burden $10.3 Billion”

The 11 Republicans on the Powerful House Ways and Means Committee

-By Warner Todd Huston

Veteran fiscal conservative Congressman Peter Roskam (R, IL) has announced the names of the 10 Republicans that are joining him on the House Ways and Means Committee, the powerful committee that has jurisdiction over taxes, trade, and programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

Peter Roskam is the Representative for the 6th Illinois Congressional District which is situated just west of Chicago. He is about to begin his third term in Congress and will advance to the position of Chief Deputy Whip in the 112th Congress. Roskam ranks fourth in the House GOP leadership. His American Conservative Union (ACU) ranking is 97.33 percent.

Two freshmen Representatives will be taking their place on this powerful committee.
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Mental Health Facility Staffer Coerces Handicapped to Vote

-By Warner Todd Huston

In Crow Wing County, Minnesota voting for the mentally handicapped instead of allowing them to vote for themselves is apparently like “instructing a young child on how to stay between the lines when coloring.” At least that is what a staffer for a facility for the mentally handicapped was heard saying at an early voting poll place last Friday. The staffer was seen filling out ballots for people that hadn’t the slightest idea why they were in the polling place.

Brainerd resident Montgomery Jensen witnessed this absurdity as he participated in early voting himself on Friday and filed an affidavit with County officials about the incident.

Jensen said that he saw “a large group of mentally handicapped people were told whom to vote for by mental health staff members and that staff filled out the ballots themselves without the disabled voters close by.”
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