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Transgender Rights Are Not Up For Public Debate
by Dave Mindeman

This idea of local control in regards to the transgender issue is not sound policy in any way, shape or form. It is laughable.

When Trump or any GOPer says that the issue of transgender bathrooms, or any other issue involving transgenders, is up to the local jurisdiction, what they are really saying is that transgender discrimination is entirely determined by the number of biased individuals in any given place. And can be changed from one place to another.

What if black civil rights (voting rights) had remained "locally controlled"? What we had was . . .
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MN House Targets Protest
by Dave Mindeman

The Minnesota House Republican protest bill is wrong in so many ways.

To single out protesters in a public safety context is ridiculous. Personally, I don't condone blocking freeways. It is dangerous and shouldn't happen. But I understand the need to get people to pay attention.

But the real thing is this. Any blocking of the freeway for any reason is already illegal. It already has consequences. Years ago, truckers were protesting increased fees and did convoys that slowed interstate traffic to a crawl. The police charged people. They made arrests. It was difficult . . .
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I Pledge Full Support To The Next DNC Chair
by Dave Mindeman

Ladies and gentleman...I do not care who comes out of the meeting this weekend as DNC chair. Doesn't matter. Just want somebody coming out of there, fired up and ready to go.

I don't want to hear about factions or divisions or purity or even principle. I want somebody that will work hard for the entire party and focus on the other party and not have to deal with internal strife.

Democrats got cheated in the last election. And for some of it, we only have ourselves to blame. The consequences have been severe, . . .
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Where Were You?
by Dave Mindeman

As Trump's new immigration policies sweep the nation, I can appreciate the anger and distress that has shown itself in demonstrations and public meetings.

But my question is this....Where were you?

This sense of urgency was not found prior to November 8th. This anger at Trump's ideas didn't seem to be manifesting itself. Where were you?

Was it a sense of complacency? Was it ideological purity? Was it just plain laziness? I don't know. During the last days of the campaign, my worry level kept increasing.

It is not like he didn't . . .
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Trump Products - Mostly Manufactured Elsewhere
by Dave Mindeman

Trump is assuring all of those supporters out there that he is going to bring back their jobs. He, alone, can keep those manufacturing jobs in America.

Well, I know one way he can keep some of them. He can make his own stuff in America.

Checking on the origin of Trump products, I managed to find 4 items that are made here:

His brand of cologne
His Spring water
His MAGA hats
Bedding comforters

But look anywhere else and you get this:

Trump Home brand crystal and china - Slovenia
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