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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 10:08 AM

I would like to share our state Representative Greg Davids’ record of times he proposed and voted for property tax relief in our district.

  • I would like to share our state Representative Greg Davids’ record of times he proposed and voted for property tax relief in our district.

     
  • Minnesota is a leader in percentage of voters, but sometimes we elect (or re-elect) a career politician when a statesman (or stateswoman) is running against him.   
  • Every fall, my cousin and I watch football games in his “man cave” that's equipped with sports memorabilia, Xbox, a fully stocked bar and the crown jewel, an HD 70-inch television. As a lifelong southerner who loves college football, this is nirvana. 
  • Members of Congress are home now, campaigning for the upcoming elections. Their messages are all over the map, and for a good reason: they have very little to brag about.   The Congress that just recessed until after the elections makes the 80th — the one that Harry Truman blasted as “do-nothing” — look like a paragon of productivity. This year’s members did manage to avoid a shutdown, but that’s about all. Congressional leaders spent the better part of the year avoiding tough votes.

     
  • When change is effected in the correct manner with the help and support of the base of an organization, change will be effective. While the current leadership of the Olmsted County Sheriff's Office has effected change, it has been done so without the support of the rank and file simply because the rank and file had no idea what the change or vision was. 

     
  • Buy local. Its a well known strategy for small towns. Keeping your grocery money close to home keeps the grocery store close to home.

     
  • This is an important time of year for Southern Minnesota Initiative Foundation (SMIF). We are wrapping up our annual update visits with local city and county government leaders, requesting their continued financial support of the work we do. In addition, we now kick off our fall solicitation of businesses, banks, and individuals who support the work of the Foundation.

     
  • The recent shooting of unarmed teen, Michael Brown, has sparked a national discussion about police brutality, excessive force, and police accountability.  According to a new USA Today/PEW Research Center Survey, two out of three Americans say officers dont do a good job when it comes to using the right amount of force, fair treatment, and accountability. Many are debating whether or not police should be required to wear body cameras to audio and video record interactions between officers and civilians.

     
  • Current Sheriff Dave Mueller claims success for a fitness program.  The Deputy Sheriff’s Association (DSA) disagrees. 

     
  • I am supporting Kevin Torgerson for sheriff.  I first met Kevin through Interfaith Hospitality Network where he donated his time to help us create the “Bed Race” held during Rochesterfest.  Kevin gives back to the community, through Special Olympics, Torch Run, Polar Plunge, and countless other events.  He doesn't join a cause for personal recognition, but because he cares. 

     
  • The primary is over and again, a disappointing turnout and a very important election coming up in less than two months. Are you happy with the way our representatives are doing in Washington? I certainly am not, however the only way to change this, is to elect people who can truly make those changes happen.

     
  • As a 21st century data-driven psychologist, I find it difficult to invoke the name of Sigmund Freud. In fact, when trying to type his name, I misspelled it on my first three attempts. Some sort of slip, I guess. It has been suggested by some that Freud’s influence today is more noteworthy in the field of literature than in the field of psychology. As it turns out, many of his psychoanalytic ideas have not been supported by research data.

     
  • Months ago, Olmsted County Sheriff Dave Mueller touted his “accomplishments” in conjunction with his announcement to seek re-election, including a reduction in detention staff at the adult detention center, saving taxpayers $300,000 annually.

     
  • In January, President Obama declared that despite congressional logjams, “America does not stand still — and neither will I. So wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for American families, that’s what I’m going to do.”

     
  • Despite these last few months of hot and lazy days, it’s been hard not to notice a cold political wind blowing through the country. The magazine Foreign Affairs captured it with its latest cover, a mockup of a travel poster featuring a crumbling U.S. Capitol with the tagline, “See America: Land of Decay and Dysfunction.”

     
Decision 2014

Have you already decided who you will vote for on November 4?



 

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