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MNSure’s Unreasonable Search and Seizure – I Plead The 4th

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

There is a new trend in Government, data is collected and shared with law enforcement and the IRS. Don’t worry though, its “just in case” you break the law. Of course this runs amuck of the Constitution, but that document is completely ignored now by politicians and agents of Government.

4th Amendment: The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

At the Federal level, the SAFE Act does a similar thing, including sending your finger prints and an FBI background check to the Department of Justice where it will be stored – just in case.

I saw a story on Drudge this morning about Maryland’s “marketplace” and how personal data is “protected” – more properly put – used to implicate you in a crime.

Maryland’s Health Connection, the state’s Obamacare marketplace, has been plagued by delays in the first days of open enrollment.  If users are able to endure long page-loading delays, they are presented with the website’s privacy policy, a ubiquitous fine-print feature on websites that often go unread. Nevertheless, users are asked to check off a box that they agree to the terms.

The policy contains many standard statements about information automatically collected regarding Internet browsers and IP addresses, temporary “cookies” used by the site, and website accessibility.  However, at least two conditions may give some users pause before proceeding.

The first is regarding personal information submitted with an application for those users who follow through on the sign up process all the way to the end.  The policy states that all information to help in applying for coverage and even for making a payment will be kept strictly confidential and only be used to carry out the function of the marketplace.  There is, however, an exception: “[W]e may share information provided in your application with the appropriate authorities for law enforcement and audit activities.”

Obamacare is a Federal law requiring ‘marketplaces’ so chances are every state will be the same….. MNSure is Mark Dayton’s version of Obamacare, I wonder what it does with data. Via MNSure’s terms and conditions page (aka what you must agree with to comply with this federal mandate. (AKA involuntary search and seizure)

With whom may we share information?

We will only share information about you as needed and as allowed or required by law. We may share your information with agencies or persons who need the information to do their jobs, such as MNsure employees, investigators and auditors, community assistance partners you are working with, law enforcement officials, other state, federal and local governmental agencies, your health care insurer, agency, managed care organization or others who pay for your care, and anyone else authorized by law to receive the information

What happened to the 4th Amendment?

I know defenders of Obama will quickly point out that most websites include similar language, but Obamacare is a mandate. Its involuntary (unless you helped elect Obama and Democrats and are owed a political favor so are granted a waver).

I guess Nancy Pelosi was right, we Congress did have to pass the bill before we could read the bill.

Just a reminder to everyone: Senator Al Franken was the deciding vote in passing Obamacare. Upon completion of his successful theft of the 2008 election recount, he became the 60th vote in the US Senate giving Democrats the ability to break a GOP filibuster on this disastrous law.

From the INBOX: Is Krinkie Self Funding?

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Via MPR

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former state Rep. Phil Krinkie has put down a big marker on his congressional campaign in Minnesota’s 6th District.

He said Tuesday he has loaned his campaign $300,000, adding to the $40,000 he says he collected from donors since joining the race in July.

[...]

After expenses, Krinkie reports having at least $300,000 in the bank. The heating and cooling company owner says he dipped into personal funds to, in his words, “do what it takes to succeed.”

The latest FEC reporting quarter ended at midnight on September 30 and reports will be officially released on October 15. Krinkie announced after the quarter began. His opponents Tom Emmer, Sen. John Pederson, and Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah all announced under a month before the previous deadline giving them just weeks to fundraise before their first deadline.

Their previous quarter reports were as follows:

Emmer: $225,416

Pederson: $35,050

Sivarajah: $19,066

I’m Sure Another e-book Is On The Way Too

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

This is why I vented yesterday.

Republicans in Minnesota are more concerned with critique than rolling up their sleeves and working. From Blois Olson’s MorningTake.

EMMER: A blogger’s post about a web commercial for a contractor featuring CD6 GOP frontrunner Tom Emmer picked up steam locally and in Washington media circles Monday.  The video has Emmer giving an endorsement to the company, in front of an Emmer for Congress sign.  The coverage of the ad by Washington media could help other MN06 candidates who are trying to keep national groups from falling in behind Emmer.  Meanwhile, expect more questions about Emmer’s work as a lobbyist and on issues like national popular vote’ – to arise.  Some GOP insiders suggest there is Emmer fatigue, even though he’s still the favorite.

Its really easy to point fingers at mistakes. What’s really hard, is to do more than just complain and actually get someone elected. No not by burying the opponent in so much mud that the people hate everyone involved. But by taking one’s self perceived monopoly of campaign and political know how and turning it inward and not using it to cultivate areas of the state where Republicans have no presence, like say, CD4, and help polish up a candidate there to run against the entrenched socialist Betty McCollum?

I understand the hypocrisy of me lecturing insider attacks, but if you notice, I don’t do them much anymore. Because I learned how damaging they are. Do they work? Sure, but is it worth tearing apart the base of the party simply because you despise a particular someone or would prefer your friend won instead?

If the merits of your candidate are how much the other guy sucks, its not a good idea to be loud and proud with that notion. Last guy or gal standing is a piss poor strategy for politics. Nobody likes the lone survivor of a family feud.

 

Sivarajah Indicates She Won’t Abide By Endorsement

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Rhonda Sivarajah sent out a fundraising email highlighting this article that mentions her candidacy for the 6th Congressional District race.

Facing a dwindling number of women in their ranks, House Republicans may be best served by adopting a strategy the party as a whole has shunned for cycles: playing in primaries.

Sounds to me like Sivaraja is not going to abide by the Republican endorsement.

Three months after its launch, the House GOP’s female candidate program — Project GROW — has pinpointed 13 strong female candidates in House races, and NRCC aides say they are recruiting more. But two-thirds of these female candidates face competitive primaries against one or more male candidates, so the NRCC won’t officially back their campaigns.

I have asked her before if she will abide and she couldn’t give me a straight yes answer.

The 6th District race currently has 4 Republicans running. Tom Emmer, Sivarajah, Phil Krinkie, & Sen. John Pedersen. Emmer is the only candidate who has definitively stated he will abide by the party endorsement.

The last thing Republicans in Minnesota need is a bloody primary fight right now. The Party is still in serious rebuilding mode and if we end up arguing with each other in the most conservative (aka an easy to win) District, instead of focussing our time, energy, and resources into picking up Democrat held seats…. we run the risk of helping to diminish the public image of our party even more.

When the public sees that Republicans can’t even stand a Republican candidate, how are we to expect them to consider that Republican come November? All eyes are on the GOP.

It will be a damn shame if this race turns as nasty as the 2010 Emmer/Seifert battle or the 2012 US Senate endorsement, but it seems that we may be going down that road again and with 3 candidates apparently promising to do it all the way up til August.

More over, I find it disappointing that someone will run for a party backed race, but refuse to take the advice of the party activists. To me, that smells like someone who won’t listen to the party activists once elected.

I am trying not to pick a side and trying to hold opinion on the candidates’ off the intertubes, but its getting harder and harder to bite my tongue. How about everyone put their egos aside and we think about the big picture. As in defeating Dayton, retaking the MN House, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor, Nolan, Walz, and starting to make a dent into Ellison & McCollum? Or are we going to put all our time and energy tearing apart each other in our safest District?

#makeDClisten No Training Included In Daytoncare – Killing Obamacare Is The Only Way To Protect Americans

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

What happens when a single party is allowed to exercise its ideology with out criticism, examination, or media scrutiny? Its called Obamacare and its crazy uncle Daytoncare (MNSure).

On October 1st, every Minnesotan will be required to participate in the Minnesota Health Insurance Exchange that was mandated by Obamacare. What is the exchange and how will it affect the millions of existing contracts Minnesotans have with insurance providers is unclear just a week out from the launch.

What should really scare all Minnesotans is this from the Pioneer Press:

A week before the launch of Minnesota’s health exchange, no insurance agents, county workers or “navigators” have been fully trained and certified to help consumers enroll in coverage through the new system, state officials told legislators Tuesday.

In a week 6 million Minnesotans need to know just what the law passed thanks to Al Franken’s stolen election means to them and their family. Hundreds of thousands of employers have to know what this means to their business. Thousands of state and county employees are being forced to impliment the Federal mandate, yet none of them have even received information or training as to explain what Minnesotans can expect.

A lot of Republican strategists are scared of taking a bold stand and “risking” a shutdown over defunding Obamacare, but the fact is no one knows what Obamacare really is. Heck, Nancy Pelosi said the only way to know what was in the bill was to pass it. Three years later, even the bureaucrats tasked with carrying out the Federal mandate don’t know what was in the bill.

Well the law is supposed to be enacted in a week and no one knows what the law really does or what it means. No one has yet been trained to explain to Americans what it means to American families.

Not stopping Obamacare’s unknown affects on Americans’ health care is immoral, unAmerican, and unDemocratic.

Repeal the provision in Obamacare that allows for the Obama appointed Secretary of Health & Human Services to grant a waiver to groups or businesses and force mandate every single state, federal, county, and municipal employee to participate in the same laws that other Americans will be forced to.

If Obamacare is so dang good, then every single American should be mandated to participate. No one should be excluded. No one should be granted a waiver. And no one should be forced to participate in a government policy that no one has been trained to even explain to citizens.

Common sense says this was a mistake. Logic says this is insanity and political marksmanship and overreach. Honesty says this was the mother of all political mistakes ever made in Washington and something that at the very least needs more time to be examined and tested.

To allow Obamacare to be implemented at this point, with no proof of readiness, benefits, or affordability is grounds for recall, impeachment, and a psych eval for anyone unwilling to be honest and admit that its one of the biggest hoaxes ever perpetrated on the American people.

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The Other September 11th We Must Never Forget

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

The Obama administration has blood on its hands over the Benghazzi attacks. Don’t forget that the same people demanding we bomb Syria today, did nothing when American lives were at risk. What’s worse is that they tried to blame the deaths on an American who made a stupid video on the internet rather than accept responsibility and admit the truth.

They did nothing when Americans were under attack in that Embassy. Ever since September 11, 2012, they have done what ever they could to cover up the facts that show how inept and derelict they are.

While I normally repost my Never Forget on this day, I chose to post this little video of the lady who was responsible for the security of the American lives lost. They were under her watch and supervision and died on the job. She’s a power hungry career politician who will do and say whatever she has to to achieve power for her egomaniacal quest to change America into a socialist utopia.

Democrats used to be upset at Republicans for remembering what happened in New York, Pennsylvania, and to the Pentagon in 2001. They would accuse us of politicizing it, and replaying the video of the Towers falling to drum up the public support for wars that they opposed. But now they are the ones waving flags trying to ramp up the Patriotism to support a war with no calculable benefit for America.

You see, I’m tired of people who used to slam Bush and Republicans for being war mongers waging those same wars, starting new ones, spying on Americans, and fucking up the world and America in their little quest to play Sim City with America. Like Foreign Policy is a burden when they really just want to control us little ants in the farm.

The Obama administration has spent more time and resources trying to undermine the American people, to divide and conquer us, in his (and don’t forget Hillary’s) quest to have a chicken in every pot. They are waging a political war on American soil trying to fundamentally transform the once greatest nation in the world, into a centrally planned bureaucratic nightmare where freedom, liberty, and personal responsibility are illegal. They didn’t start it, its been going on for decades, but they are the ones finally pulling the trigger on policies designed to undo America’s exceptionalism.

Where is Dennis Kucinich when you need him to introduce an impeachment bill on Obama?

He’s waging wars and getting people killed around the globe all to distract us from the progressive domestic agenda to destroy this country.

I’m sick of seeing Obama’s face everywhere. I’m sick of him politicizing everything to suit his unAmerican agenda. I’m sure by the weekend he will be speaking to a crowd of political drones with that with the usual rhythmic cadence that sways emotions instead of logic and reason, not to mention that goll darn pesky obstacle known as the Constitution. He’ll be blaming Republicans for something, making them the bad guy for his policies failing, or beating them up over some issue to mislead the American public in to supporting policies that are bad for them. And if the polls are really against him, he’ll probably go back to having someone faint in the front of the crowd at each and every rally.

An example would be “immigration reform”. Good reform to Obama is to just allow citizens from other countries to magically become American citizens with all of our rights and benefits (aka: Government handouts to make them dependent on Democrat policies). Its a goll darn election tactic folks. These are people that have likely been breaking laws for decades in some instances that we are now being morally challenged to show compassion to because their home country sucks so bad they have no choice but to sneak into America and steal our jobs, entitlements, and educations. Rather than use the power of his Presidency to help Mexico become a place people can find a good job, be safe, education, and such, we’re going to change or ignore our own laws because its compassionate? No it would be compassionate and the right thing to do to help change Mexico for the better. 

Yes, I said Obama has an unAmerican agenda.

May God bless the families of all those who have senselessly lost their lives under Obama and Clinton’s watch, and may God bless the American people that we take elections seriously from now on and never make such a colossal series of mistakes in the voting booths that puts people that really hate the things that made America so great for over 200 years into office.

I’m tired of people being taken seriously who want to legalize theft and criminalize success.

Redistribution of wealth is theft. You don’t have a right to be lazy but still get everything handed to you. Eventually you will run out of other people to tax in order to get your free stuff.

America has no moral authority to pick sides in a civil war where one side is a murderous dictator and the other side is who tried to kill 150,000 Americans 12 years ago. Al Qaeda is the rebels in Syria folks.

Frankly Obama and the Democrats have done more damage to America in the last 5 years than the terrorists did in the last 12. That is something that I will never forget and I hope my fellow Americans wake the fuck up.

We are being manipulated. We are being used to install Marxism in America. These people lie on a daily basis and manipulate the news to suit their deceitful and dangerous agenda.

They lie and people die. But why? So you will surrender another freedom, another choice, and allow them to impose their will on you, your neighbors, and the people who employ you because they don’t think its fair that some people are more successful than others (unless of course they write a big enough check to the campaign.

Fucking commies.

Yes, I am really angry. You should be too. These people are doing everything they accused Bush of doing, but they are doubling down and actually making the world a more dangerous place. Bush destabilized the Middle East, but Obama has set in on fire. Who the hell are the good guys? Everyone kills everyone just because….

I’ve come to realize that our attempts at defeating terror was a mistake. Maybe we shouldn’t have gone into Iraq and Afghanistan. Maybe we could have done things differently, taken a different approach or not at all. Fought the wars differently, or not at all. But what I don’t understand is why we are still fighting Bush’s war when the people who opposed it from the beginning are now in charge of giving the go codes to those drone strikes?

It makes no sense. What the American government is doing under Obama’s administration on our soil to our own people, not abroad, makes no damn sense. Why would they be doing exactly what they opposed for a foreign policy so vehemently after September 11, 2001? What are we or the world to gain by lobbing a few missiles and bombs into Syria? Dare I say, to blow up an Aspirin factory or something? A distraction? Another Cold war to make the American people galvanize around the party in power? Maybe we can get a 3rd term for Obama….

Sure, it could be this is the last chance to establish the perception of us being a serious world power before Russia rebuilds its a Soviet era world alliance. But that ship has sailed folks. We’d better wake the fuck up quick here at home and repeal these progressive laws and environmental bullshit because we have a cruel world coming where countries will be forced to choose between dealing with little old America desperate for fuel, food, and resources or the mighty Putin Axis of evil. We are going to need to be self dependent on resources, food, and fuel or we’re going to be begging from China and Russia. That’s their play in the Middle East. Control of the resources.

Rambling rant as usual, but I’m angry. I’m angry and you should be too. We’re being lied to and manipulated. There’s no logic as to why Obama is doing anything he is. Why Obamacare? Why the domestic spying? Why blame that movie for the murders in Benghazzi? Why bomb Assad? Why is his Treasury reporting $0 added to the national debt when we are running deficits over a hundred billion dollars? Why are federal agents being killed by guns that Obama bought illegally, smuggled to Mexico, and gave to drug cartels? Meanwhile they are trying to take them away from law abiding Americans?

What the fuck is this administration really up to? If you compare their past statements and intentions *if* they get elected, to what they are actually doing, there seems to be a design, a plan. Its not going to happen overnight. It will take quite a while, years, decades, but they will eventually succeed. It took them 50 years to get to the doorstep of socialized medicine. Obamacare isn’t the end goal, its the trojan horse that will destroy the current health care market we have, requiring a total Government take over.

“What difference does it make?” she screams when her incompetence is exposed and people are murdered.  You saw how angry Clinton was when being questioned about Benghazzi. I get that angry every damn time I hear about what Obama is going to do *to* the country I love so much. Not *for* it, but *to* America. His acceptance speak in Chicago on Election night in 2008 still gives me chills (bad ones). Fundamentally transform America….

I believe it is all by design. America is dying the death of a thousand cuts at the hands of its own President with the aid of the Democrat party. The ideas they hold dear for how to run a country are not founded in our Constitution, they are founded in the polices of Marxism. They don’t want to just run the country better than Republicans, they want to rule over the country and its people.

We must remove any politician who supports the policies of progressives from office electorally. Peacefully. We must take our country back from those who clearly hate it. We must educate the public into understanding that free markets, freedom, liberty, and Capitalism is why we have what we have. Marxism first requires the creation of wealth. Why? Because socialism doesn’t allow growth, it levels the playing field equally. Equal misery if you will. Not everyone is going to get to live in a penthouse if we just eliminate the 1%. Nope, the end result of the goal of the Democrats is a crappy life for everyone, but hey, everyone has the saem crappy life so there won’t be any envy. They don’t hate the Red, White, and Blue, but they hate the way we got here and they want to make sure they decide what’s best for you from now on.

So why are we waging wars around the world again when we were lead to believe they were wars of choice by Senators Obama, Clinton, and Kerry?  Wag the dog my friends. Wag the dog.

“If you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Spock

Krinkie Enters CD6 Race

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

I broke the news Friday evening on Twitter, here is the PiPress story on his candidacy.

Former Republican state Rep. Phil Krinkie, a businessman and the president of the Taxpayers League of Minnesota, announced Friday that he will run for Minnesota’s 6th District congressional seat.

Krinkie made his first campaign appearance Saturday at the Sherburne County Fair in Elk River, where he formally announced his candidacy.

[...]

The 6th District is considered one of Minnesota’s most Republican-leaning districts. Former Republican gubernatorial nominee Tom Emmer, Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah and state Sen. John Pederson also are running for the seat.

On Saturday, Krinkie called Emmer and Sivarajah “friends and political allies.”

You can read the whole story here. 

Further Proof Of MN Media Bias

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

In 2011/12: Congresswoman Michele Bachmann goes to Iowa, and the Minnesota media instantly declares she’s abandoning her District.

In 2013/14: Senator Amy Klobuchar goes to Iowa, and the Minnesota media gushes over it.

The narrative for the next 2 years to avoid covering Senator Franken and his leftwing agenda will be how great Amy Klobuchar’s hot dish recipe’s are received at Iowa backyard BBQs.

Meanwhile, in Congress, serious problems facing the country are being debated, but the constituents back here in Minnesota are being left out in the dark about what is really happening and the consequences of the Obama administration’s reckless domestic and foreign policies.

Have You Taken Advantage of the Political Contribution Refund Yet?

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

Did you know you can get reimbursed for your donation of up to $50 to the CD6 Republicans?

We have an ambitious plan to maximize our “redness” and carry the load for Minnesota Republicans. We have a great leadership team and some of the most motivated and effective grassroots volunteers in Minnesota, but we need your help to make sure we have the tools and resources to keep the Democrats on the ropes.

Consider a donation to CD6 Republicans as an investment in Minnesota’s future.

In the 2012 election, our volunteers made 275,000 GOTV contacts.

We won 30 of the 33 Legislative Districts covering CD6. No other CD came close to those results and our hard work prevented Governor Dayton and the Democrat controlled Legislature from having enough votes to pass a billion dollar bonding bill on a party line vote.

Mitt Romney won CD6 by the largest margin in Minnesota, both amendments easily passed in CD6, and we reelected Congresswoman Bachmann in spite of the media onslaught and national Democrat money that flowed into our District to defeat her.

In 2014 our goals are simple.

Win every Minnesota House race in CD6.

Keep Bachmann’s Congressional seat in Republican hands.

And provide enough votes for the statewide Republican candidates to make up for the dark blue areas of Minnesota like Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth so that we can celebrate Al Franken, Mark Dayton, and the other statewide Democrats defeats on election night.

I am the Treasurer and Finance Director for the CD6 Republicans, so this post is self-serving, but I promise your all that money spent in CD6 is going to be effectively spent. If Republican candidates are going to win statewide, the votes to do so will come from CD6. Please help us provide the tools and resources our volunteers need to do the Voter ID and other work to find those voters and get them out to the polls and save this state from the Democrats and their reckless and failed liberal agenda.

Please consider a donation to CD6 Republicans. As I said above, you can get reimbursed up to $50 so giving to us can be “free”.

Donate online TODAY by clicking here. 

If you prefer to mail a check please send me an email and I will send you my new mailing address. aaa @ mncd6gop . com

First Reporting Period Tallies For CD6

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

Via PiPress

Former state Rep. Tom Emmer has an early lead in one aspect of the open-seat race in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District: The chase for campaign dollars.

Emmer’s first fundraising report filed Monday showed he had collected $225,000 since entering the race to replace retiring GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann.

[...]

Among his Republican challengers, state Sen. John Pederson reported raising $35,000 and spending little so far. Anoka County Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah said her campaign raised over $19,000 in about one week.