Politics Posts

Michele Bachman: Benedict Arnold

from The Huffington Post:

Representative Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) announcement today that she planned to re-register as a Democrat, has sent the Democratic leadership into crisis mode.

May 2nd Campaign Rally & Dance – Robert Wagner for City Council – District 2

‘Thrilla’ – Dance event and campaign rally for Robert Wagner – District 2 City Councilor Candidate
‘A New Outlook on City Government’

Vote Rob Wagner for City Councilor - District 2

Vote Spud!

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I spotted this sign along Wisconsin Highway 13 between Ashland and Mellen a few weeks ago, right before the spring elections in Wisconsin.

I got a kick out of so many things about the sign – the use of “Spud” as the primary name, the (afterthought?) addition of “AKA Ryan Collins,” the use of scrap wood and (probably) leftover purple paint, nailing the sign right on a tree trunk… Small-town, north woods campaigning at its best. Well, except for that whole nailing to a tree trunk thing. I’m not a big fan of that.

Apparently Spud won a seat on the town board (scroll to the bottom). Godspeed, Spud – I hope you serve the Town of White River well.

Spring Sustainability Fair

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April 21 at the UMD Kirby Student Center

10 am-4 pm

Call: 722-SAVE for bus schedules

Informational booths, demonstrations and panel discussions on many topics, with a focus on energy.

Call 722-SAVE for Bus Schedules.

*Panels and Presenters* (Kirby Lounge)
11:00 a.m. Wind Power! Community wind projects in NE Minnesota, and results from wind resource research on the UMD campus: Mike Mageau, UMD Geography and Center for Sustainable Community Development

12:00 p.m. Campus Energy Research – Malosky Solar Array: Andrew Bentley, Brandon Eberle, and Scott Norr, UMD Electrical and Computer Engineering

12:30 p.m. Campus Energy Research – Multiple-Energy Source Integration: Jeron Smith, Tom Soldner, Drew Jensen, David Buszmann, and Paul Weber, UMD Electrical and Computer Engineering

1:00 p.m. Energy: Choices, Issues, and UMD’s Role: Tom Ferguson, 3M McKnight Professor, UMD Elect & Comp Engr

2:00 p.m. Go lean before going green: The role of energy conservation and why it should always come first: Dean Talbott, Residential Program Specialist, Minnesota Power

3:00 p.m. Twin Ports Campus Sustainability Panel: How are Twin Ports universities and colleges addressing sustainability? (UMD, CSS, LSC, UWS)

4:00 p.m. Hartley Nature Center’s Electron-Search for Smart Energy (Near UMD Bus Stop)

*Booths and Presentations*

David Syring’s Anthropology Seminar Class Sustainability Projects
NE Minnesota CERTs
Conservation Technologies
UMD Office of Sustainability
UMD Office of Civic Engagement
True North AmeriCorps
Western Lake Superior Sanitary District
Minnesota Power
Jes Durfee Glass Blowing
Outdoor EdVentures
Duluth Community Supported Herbalism
Sustainable Twin Ports
UMD Sustainability Coalition
Cut Loose Creations

MORE???

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.

Superior 2009 General Election Results

WISCONSIN STATEWIDE RACES

State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Rose Fernandez — 1,836  (Superior) — 437,598 (statewide)
Tony Evers — 2,102 (Superior) — 329,034 (statewide)

Justice of the Supreme Court
Shirley S. Abrahamson — 2,804 (Superior) — 473,277 (statewide)
Randy R. Koschnick –1,369 (Superior) — 319,481 (statewide)

Tisdales at Carmody

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In conjunction with Concert for a Home: Music Opens Doors, Heading Home St. Louis County is also pleased to be working with The Tisdales! They are the head-liner band for the LATE-NITE PARTY at Carmody! Donations will be accepted at the door.

More “from Duluth to Balad” Showings

If you missed it the first time, find out what all the hubub is about, and tmicroposteralk about the economic future of our town-3 more showings with Q+A:

Tuesday March 24th, 6:30 PM, College of St. Scholastica, Tower 1121

sponsored by Amnesty International at CSS

Wednesday March 25th, 7 PM, UWS, Old Main 316 sponsored by SDS

Wednesday April 29th, 7 PM, Superior Public Library

sponsored by Grandmothers for Peace

for more info (and to see the movie online, see crispykale.blogspot.com

War sucks

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Bobby Jindal = The New Palin

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Any bets on who Saturday Night Live skewers this week?

“from Duluth to Balad” Premiere March 5th

"From Duluth to Balad" Microposter

Crispy Kale Productions (aka Michael Latsch) is premiering his new documentary “from Duluth to Balad.” The video is sponsored by Veterans for Peace, Chapter 80 and the Northland Anti-War Coalition. It goes up Thursday, March 5th at the Friends Meeting House, 1802 E. 1st St at 7:30 PM. Admission is free, and the showing will be followed by Q+A with the producer.

The documentary uses historic photos and modern combat footage to tell the story of how the wing started making deployments to Iraq in 2005. It examines the costs of that deployment, asks if Duluth can find a different way to sustain its economy.

see the trailer at crispykale.blogspot.com. Questions, contact [email protected], 218-260-7047