Progressive Action Spaghetti Dinner April 17!

Progressive Action is holding its annual Spaghetti Dinner Extravaganza! on Friday, April 17, at 6:o0 pm at Peace Church, in the downstairs hall. It’s going to be a fabulous evening of FOOD (spaghetti! meatballs and veggie options, bread too) live music (Mad About Jane!), a silent auction with some seriously great items, a kids activity area, AND a keynote speech from Minneapolis Mayor RT Ryback! How cool is that? The evening MC is City Councilor Jeff Anderson. Tickets are $15 each, children 10 and under are free. You can buy tickets in advance at the Green Merc or buy them at the door. For more information, www.prog-action.org or call the lovely and talented Barb Olsen at 349-6681. BE THERE.

20 Comments

tiogatime

about 14 years ago

is rybak running for governor?

Calk

about 14 years ago

rumor has it he is considering doing so.

Calk

about 14 years ago

TONIGHT!!! BE THERE!!!!!!

Patty Jo

about 14 years ago

Ryback for Governor news from March 10th:

http://mnpublius.com/2009/03/coleman-rybak-sound-like-candidates/

The lede: "First off, anyone who thought that Rybak isn't running for Governor needs to rethink their opinion."

Personally I don't see his support being all that high outside of Mpls, and I wonder if most Northlanders really know what his deal is. I'm a Mpls resident and I'd definitely support him, but whether or not he can win a primary (let alone a general election) is up in the air. I guess he's got a year-and-a-half to make his case and I wish him the best.

I also wish you the best on the dinner.

Danny

about 14 years ago

OH CRAP!  This is TONIGHT?!?!?!  Oh well.  I'm too drunk to drive, now.  Giess I'm missing out tonight.


See you at the next one, Calk.

Calk

about 14 years ago

RT Rybak totally blew me away at tonight's dinner. He is very smart, very progressive, he loves Minnesota -- and he sees all the possibilities for making Minny even greater place to live than it is now. If he runs for gov, I am voting for him. Keep an eye on this guy.

Calk

about 14 years ago

Danny, somehow I think you are always drunk -- I'm just glad you realize how uncool it is to drink & drive, so the rest of us can rest safe. 
Your BFF,
Calk

Danny

about 14 years ago

Ahh Calk.  I wish I was always drunk.  Wouldnt that be great.

Anywho...I thought I would chime in and let you know that the wife and I just got back from a local establishment I've noticed you talking up a bunch.  The Triple C.  We sort of went in on a whim.  My review: Eh.

Calk

about 14 years ago

Danny, I practically live at CCC, but was party hopping tonight so did not drop in. Good thing too. The place rocks -- but they may have sensed that you were a republican, hence the "eh" service.

Danny

about 14 years ago

The service was good.  Food.  Pretty much "Perkins".

Calk

about 14 years ago

Well, then, I'm safe from you and "the wife" making CCC a regular dining destination. Hope your friends on that other local blog don't find out that you dined at a known left-wing gathering place, while they insist on skulking outside, hiding in the bushes, oh my!

Danny

about 14 years ago

He he.  Friends.  That's funny.

And no, I doubt I'll be going back there.  I'll stick with Hell's Kitchen, Burrito Union, and Bellisio's.

One more observation I made last night, however.  There sure were alot of SUV's in the parking lot.  And the bike rack in front was empty.  Just an observation.

Calk

about 14 years ago

Danny, don't be a moron. It was COLD yesterday, with the temps dropping steadily throughout the evening. No way is anyone going to ride their bikes to CCC when they're freezing their patooties off.

Danny

about 14 years ago

On the way home I noticed no less then 4 people riding their bikes.  Either way, still doesn't explain the SUV's.

But whatever.  I really am not trying to pick a fight here.  Just offering my opinion of the place that was pretty so-so in my opinion.

Calk

about 14 years ago

Danny, the secret is to order one of their featured specials, rather than off the regular menu. What'd you and "the wife" have?

Danny

about 14 years ago

You could be right.  However, I like a restaraunt where everything is good and you don't have to know some insider "secret" to get something special.  But I was in a pretty boring mood last night.  Instead of the salmon (which I probably should have tried) I got a burger.  I do take some of the blame since I ordered something so blah.  However, going to a restaraunt for the first time it's sort of good rule to get the most generic thing on the menu.  If it's impressive, you know to go nuts on future visits.  Hell's Kitchen's Bison Burger did that for me, for example.

Calk

about 14 years ago

You shoulda ordered the salmon. It's always a winner. but that's ok, I'm just happy you never want to go back there.

Danny

about 14 years ago

Ouch.  A little harsh.  But ok.

Patty Jo

about 14 years ago

Calk: Another guy to keep an eye on for Governor is Nick Coleman. Nick is a former columnist for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and is the epitome of modern progressive leadership. The buzz is just starting to brew over his potential candidacy. His biggest drawback is that he's never run for political office and the governorship may be a step too high at this time. I wish he'd relocate to the 6th District and take a run at Michelle Bachmann because I think he'd give her a good fight. Right now, Bachmann's most serious challenge seems to be state senator Taryl Clark, who is a fine DFLer and leader, but she might be too much a political insider to gain the full trust of 6th District voters.

I'm interested about something though Calk: You're not a fan of Mark Dayton? Dayton's candidacy for Governor seems to have the most traction right now in the minds of potential DFL delegates here in the Cities and he's already proven that he can win a statewide election.

Calk

about 14 years ago

Patty Jo --

I've rad Nick Coleman's columns in the Strib; I did not know he was contemplating a run for governor. I think such a candidacy might not play well outside of the TC Metro, where he's not a known entity. As for Mark Dayton, I thought he did a good job as our US Senator, but there were some impulsive things he did that are going to bite him in the butt if he runs for governor. While he may have the most traction down in the Twin Cities, that buzz has not percolated up to the Northland. I hear John Marty's name bandied about by progressives here, but I think he'd be a terrible candidate: he ran a lackluster campaign the last time he ran. And I, first and foremost, want to support a progressive candidate who can *win.* Gov. Pawlenty is a smart and charismatic guy -- we need a progressive candidate who is just as smart and charismatic to beat him and take back Minnesota.

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