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With Election Behind Us, A Return To Normalcy OR Let’s Get Back To Saving My Conservative Friends Government Job!

Thank GOD, now that the election is firmly behind us noted higher education expert Gary Gross and his also notably unbiased conservative political blog can get back to brow beating MNSCU and St. Cloud State University for daring to cut their budgets! That isn’t speculation. That will be reality within the next 5-7 years. President Potter and Chancellor Rosenstone have the ability to change that by rescinding the decision to cancel the Aviation program at SCSU. It’s without question that SCSU can’t produce all of the graduates it’ll take to replace the soon-to-be-retiring pilots. Still, they’re capable of being a significant part of the solution. When oh when will these damn leaders of higher education finally LISTEN to an unemployed conservative blogger who thinks government … Continue reading

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Gross Inaccuracies: HOW DARE YOU QUESTION THESE POLITICIANS!

Local layabout, Gary Gross, took to his blog today to register his displeasure over a recent town hall meeting hosted by Representatives Banaian & Gottwalt and Senator Pederson. The purpose of these meetings, apparently, is to only hear from those members of the community with whom the elected officials agree. Well, at least according to Gary Gross. Any departure from this formula can only be the result of mean old union thugs who come and demand answers. It really is a sad state of affairs here in ‘merica with these unionish people and their questions. It was OUTRAGEOUS, Gross says, that people (who happen to be in a union) came out to attend this town hall meeting. Can YOU believe they even asked QUESTIONS? The … Continue reading

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Gross Inaccuracies: Government Jobs Are For CONSERVATIVES ONLY!

For some time now this blog has been following the highly amusing story of conservative activist and local layabout, Gary Gross, trying desperately to convince his readers that his friend, a conservative elected official and public university professor, Jeff Johnson deserves his government job at Saint Cloud State University. You see, despite all his other writings about how the super evil menace of government should be cut to the bone, Gross feels that perhaps an exemption should be made for Mr. Johnson because frankly he is super awesome and his government job is useful to the community [disclaimer: the aforementioned statement about the super awesomeness of Mr. Johnson's government job should in no way indicate that maybe government can create jobs]. [on a side note, … Continue reading

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St. Cloud Townhall Attendee: Obama Is A “Muslim Communist”

At a townhall meeting Tuesday evening for St. Cloud area state legislators, one local man chose to skip right past the state and local issues and go straight for the most important issue of our time. The issue of President Obama being an anti-Christian Muslim Communist. The man expressed his disgust for our current President then launched into a litany of standard conservative boogeymen such as the fairness doctrine and the ACLU as he pronounced that our President, despite being Christian, stood in opposition to EVERYTHING the man stood for as a Christian man. The audio is somewhat soft given that the man couldn’t seem to grasp the concept of modern technology but I tried to pump up the volume as best I could. Here … Continue reading

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St. Cloud Town Hall Photostream

I attended the SD 15 Townhall of area state legislators (Representative Steve Gottwalt, Representative King Banaian, and Senator John Pederson) this evening. While I have some analysis of the event coming soon, I also snapped some pictures and put them up on my flickr account as well as on a page in the menu bar above. Take a look while you wait patiently for the rundown of this event at which “constituencies” for government money were chastised but strangely enough one “constituency” was given every assurance that he would be fought for. Any guesses as to which one…

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