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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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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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Will Representative Banaian Rhetoric Match His Voting Record?

Representative King Banaian (R), in a radio interview with AM1240, sounds unwilling to govern by constitutional amendment: The Republican controlled House and Senate are considering putting a number of constitutional amendment questions on the November ballot.  However, Republican Representative King Banaian of St. Cloud is not so sure that’s a good idea. [emphasis mine] That sounds good but Banaian has already voted to govern by constitutional amendment once through the marriage discrimination amendment. We will have to wait and see if he really believes his own rhetoric or if he says one thing at home for his constituents and then votes another way at the Capitol. Unfortunately, in my experience with King, he talks a good game about helping his constituents but when action is … Continue reading

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What If You Tried To Reform Education Without Any Actual Educators?

Apparently you would get a conservative campaign event that looks an awful lot like this: Morning Session: K-12 Moderator: State Rep. Steve Gottwalt 9:00 – 9:20     A.J. Kern:  Teacher Quality 9:20 - 9:40     Erin Haust:  Indoctrination in schools 9:40 – 10:00   Dr. John Kern: Role of research in policy decisions:  Pre-K  case study 10:00 – 10:40  RiShawn Biddle:  Families Taking Power: The Importance of Choice and Parent Trigger Laws in Helping All Kids Succeed 10:40 – 11:00  State Rep. Pat Garofalo:  K-12 Legislation 11:00 – 11:40   Panel Discussion:  RiShawn Biddle, Allen Quist, Sondra Erickson, Pam Myhra 11:40  – 11:50 Final Remarks: State Rep. Steve Gottwalt 11:50 – 1:00 Lunch break This conference, being held at St. Cloud State University, will feature local Republican legislators, failed conservative school board candidates, and conservative writers. Unfortunately, what it lacks … 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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