“In a rare move, a federal judge allowed claims brought against Gov. Tim Walz by two religious organizations to move forward late last month. Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison, both named as defendants in the lawsuit, frequently boast about winning every case brought against the governor’s COVID-19 restrictions, which limited the number of people who could attend religious services.” Thanks, Alpha News.Read more
“Walz issued an executive order on Friday calling in the National Guard to Minnesota’s “Twin Cities,” Minneapolis and St. Paul, to handle expected demonstrations and potential unrest. The trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin is scheduled to start in March.”Read more
“Minnesota’s top Republican threatened the budget of Democratic Attorney General Keith Ellison after Ellison sought to crack down on two bars that openly defied coronavirus restrictions. The threat of the purse string from Senate Majority Leader Paul Gazelka, R-East Gull Lake, came as tensions over COVID restrictions on bars and restaurants seemed to reach new levels.”Read more
Please forgive us, but we seem to have heard this before.Read more
“We are pleased that Governor Walz lifted his March 27 Executive Order 20-23 restrictions on chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine. As the governor’s Executive Order 20-84 issued on August 12 states: 'The authorization for the Minnesota Board of Pharmacy to implement dispensing limitations related to these medicines is no longer necessary and can be rescinded. . . Paragraph 5 of Executive Order 20-23, which pertains to chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, is rescinded.'Read more
No More Mr. Nice Guy?Read more
“Once again, I have the great honor to translate remarks from the esteemed (maybe just steamed along about now) Governor of my home state. He is articulate but sometimes you might miss the subtleties in the message. No questions allowed last night, and why take the risk of doing that, since even the press corps is starting to wonder if he has a real grip on reality. This was a concession speech.”
Note, Yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court threw out Governor Evers' Stay-at-Home Order. Thank You Kevin Roche.Read more
“These briefings have become tiresome in their repetition of that same old messages. I am going to do a video and a podcast soon that helps people understand the typical tricks that politicians use to mislead the public, and our Governor is increasingly utilizing the complete bag of those tricks.”
Thank You, Kevin Roche.Read more
Coronavirus: Businesses, churches sue Gov. Walz over executive orders, calling them 'unconstitutional'
“A federal lawsuit has been filed against Gov. Tim Walz related to his executive orders that have required certain businesses and other organizations to close during the COVID-19 pandemic.”Read more
"Our Governor did another daily briefing yesterday with the usual assortment of messaging–it’s dangerous, we are trying to balance safety, we can’t let the virus run unchecked (seriously, no one is suggesting that), we are saving lives, we are getting prepared. The focus was on long-term care facility cases and deaths, and the Governor revealed a “battle plan” to take on the problem. "
Thank You Kevin Roche.Read more