Capitol Republican Women Host a Panel Discussion with MNGOP CD4 Officer Candidates Feb 20th

The Capitol Republican Women (CRW) will host a candidate forum for the CD4 Officer Candidates on February 20, 2017 at Yarusso’s Italian Restaurant at 635 Payne Ave, St. Paul, MN 55130.   Yarusso’s Map

What:  CRW Hosts a CD 4 Republican Officer Candidate Panel Discussion

When:  Monday, February 20, 2017

Where:  Yarusso’s Italian Restaurant at 635 Payne Ave, St. Paul, MN  55130  Yarusso’s Map


  • 5:30 pm   Short meeting while ordering from the DELICIOUS Menu!
  • 6:00 pm  start for the panel discussion – JOIN US! come with questions for the candidates!

Cost:  $5.00

CRW member Karen Bauman is running for CD4 Deputy Chair, come out to support her, see her flyer for information about her Republican activities.

Karen Bauman for CD4 Deputy Chair Flyer

At this time we know of only two candidates for CD4 GOP Chair:

Michelle Manke (the current CD4 GOP Deputy Chair, a friend of Jim Carson)

Dave Sina (his wife Candy ran for the SD 42 seat in the last election)

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MNGOP BPOU & CD Convention List from February 13 to April 22, 2017

We are posting the Republican Party of Minnesota BPOU Convention list and also the Congressional District Convention list as a courtesy to Minnesota Republicans, those curious about the party, and for members of the press.

We noticed that there is no mention on the events calendars of either the CD4 Republicans nor the Republican Party of Minnesota.  The Deputy Chairs of both of those organizations are running for the Chair for their respective group.  You would think they would oversee the posting of this information to their websites?  They have not but we are.

The following list was prepared by Melissa Hamilton, the Political Director of the RPM, and was sent out to Candidates for the Organizing Offices in the CDs and also the State Party.  Thanks to Dave Sina, candidate for CD4 Chair we obtained this list.

We will list the BPOU Conventions for a week starting February 12 (Lincoln’s Birthday).  Then according to the Date, Congressional District, then from the lowest numerical bpou to the highest.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you.  ~~ Publius Jr.


Week of February 12 to 18

Date  CD   BPOU    City   Registration/ Convention Start   Convention Maps

2/13   8       Cook County      Grand Marais        6:45/ 7:15pm          Map

2/14   1        Dodge County    Kasson                 6:30/ 7:00 pm          Map

2/14  3 & 5      SD40              Brooklyn Park      6:30/ 7:00 pm        SD 40-Map

2/14   7       Grant County     Elbow Lake          8:00/8:30 am          Map

2/14   7    Roseau County     Roseau                6:00/7:00 pm            Roseau Map

2/16  7    Renville County   Bird Island         5:30/6:30 pm             Renville Map

2/16  8   Chisago County   North Branch    5:30/6:30 pm              Chisago Map

2/16  8   HD 7B                   Duluth                 6:15/ 6:30 pm              HD 7B-Map

2/18  1   Martin County  Fairmont              10:15/ 10:30 am            Map

2/18  2  SD 57                   Lakeville              9:30/10:00 am              SD 57-Map

2/18 3&5  SD 49              Bloomington      7:30/ 9:00 am                SD 49-Map

2/18 3,5,6  SD 37             Fridley                 9:15/ 10:00 am              SD 37-Map

2/18  3    SD 34                 Maple Grove      8:00/ 8:30 am               SD 34-Map

2/18  3   SD 48                  Eden Prairie      8:30/ 9:00 am               SD 48-Map

2/18 4,6  SD 39                 Stillwater          8:30/ 9:00 am                SD 39-Map

2/18  4    SD 43            White Bear Lake   9:00/ 9:30 am                SD 43-Map

2/18  4   SD 53                  Woodbury         8:30/ 9:00 am                SD 53-Map

2/18  5   SD 45                  Crystal               9:30/ 10:00 am              SD 45-Map

2/18  6  Wright County  Buffalo               1:00/ 2:00 pm                Wright-Map

2/18  6   SD 14                  St Cloud            8:00/ 9:00 am                SD 14-Map

2/18  6   SD 35                  Anoka                8:15/ 9:00 am                SD 35-Map 

2/18  7  Becker County   Detroit Lakes   8:30/ 9:00 am                Becker-Map

2/18  7  Meeker County  Litchfield          8:30/ 9:00 am                Meeker-Map

2/18  7  Murray County   Slayton            9:30/ 10:00 am               Murray-Map

2/18  8  Cass County        Hackensack   9:30/ 10:00 am                Cass-Map

2/18  8  St Louis County  Cotton             8:00/ 9:00 am                Map

2/18  8  HD 3B                   Duluth            8:00/ 9:00 am                HD 3B-Map

2/18  8  HD 15A                  Milaca            9:00/ 10:00 am              HD 15A-Map

Week of February 19 to 25

Date  CD   BPOU    City   Registration/ Convention Start   Convention Maps

2/21  1      Olmstead County   Rochester   6:00/ 7:00 pm      Olmstead-Map

2/23  5     SD 46                        Hopkins     6:30/ 7:00 pm       SD 46-Map

2/25  2   Goodhue County      Goodhue    8:00/ 9:00 am       Goodhue-Map

2/25  7   McLeod County      Silver Lake  8:15/ 9:00 am        McLeod-Map

2/25  7  Yellow Medicine Co  Canby         9:45/ 10:00 am      Map

Week of February 26 to March 4

Date  CD    BPOU                     City            Registration/ Convention Start   Convention Maps

2/28  3       SD 33                     Orono        6:30/ 7:00 pm                              Orono Map

3/4    1        Rock County         Luverne    5:30/ 6:30 pm                               Rock Map

3/4   7         Sibley County       Gaylord     8:30/ 9:00 am                              Sibley Map

Congressional Districts 1-8

The following CD Conventions will be listed by earliest date.

Date  CD     City            Registration/ Convention Start   Contact Person     Convention Map

3/18   2      Lakeville     8:00/ 9:00 am         Lloyd Cheney                               CD-2 Map

3/25   6     Albertville   8:00/ 9:00 am         Luke Yurczyk                               CD-6 Map

4/1     1      Owatonna   9:00/ 10:00 am        Carol Stevenson, Pam Seaser  CD-1 Map

4/6    5      Crystal         6:30/ 7:00 pm          David Pascoe                               CD-5 Map

4/22  4      Roseville    TBD                             Jim Carson                                   CD-4 Map

4/22  7   Thief River Falls    8:00/ 9:00 am  Craig Bishop                              CD-7 Map

More Info on the CD 3, 4, & 8 Conventions and Maps

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MNGOP BPOU Conventions This Saturday February 11, 2017 (42B, 66A, & 66B)

You wouldn’t know it from the or from the Events Calendars that there are Bpou conventions this weekend but there are.

House District 42B is having their convention at the Roseville Oval roughly from 9 am to 12pm.  Then House District 66A Republicans will take over the room and will have their convention from 12 to 3 pm.

House District 66B is having their convention at the Arlington Hills Community Center at Payne Avenue & Maryland Ave E in St Paul, from 11 am to 1 pm.  Registration begins at 10:30 am.

These conventions will determine who will be House District Officers (Chair, Deputy Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, and Vice Chairs).  Also State Central Committee Delegates and Alternates will be elected as well.  All of these positions have a term of 2 years.

(Note: these times are not confirmed, please arrive well in advance to park, to sign in and for fellowship).

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OPPOSE REAL ID, FIGHT FOR ENHANCED ID on February 7th, 1:00 pm

We are posting this from the newsletter Citizen’s Council for Health Freedom.  (No time to format it properly). ~~ Publius Jr.




REAL ID is an attack on state sovereignty. It is not innocuous, it is not just another type of state driver’s license…and it is not required to fly, despite what many say. REAL ID is a federally-controlled ID card. MN legislative leadership is pushing for passage, even as 116 PENNSYLVANIA legislators sent a letter to PRESIDENT TRUMP asking him to stop Homeland Security’s unconstitutional overreach. Under the Tenth Amendment, no state needs to conform to REAL ID…or pay the millions of dollars each year to do so.

We can still stop REAL ID in Minnesota! But we need you!

PLEASE COME:  Tuesday, February 7, 20171:00 PM

The Senate Judiciary committee will be devoting the entire hearing to testifiers (pro and con) and member’s questions. Please let us know if you intend to testify or can join us as a visible support in the room.

Here’s what you need to know:

Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety Finance and Policy – MN Senate Chair: Sen. Warren Limmer (R-Maple Grove) 1 pm – 2:30 pm Room 1100 – Minnesota Senate Bldg. Senate File 166 (Sen. Pratt)

The details of SF 166 will be presented and public testimony will be taken during the first hour. Remaining time will be for Q&A with testifiers.

TO TESTIFY: If you wish to testify, call or email in advance to be listed on the testifier list. Those wishing to testify, please call Angela Cook at 651-296-4842 or email

NOTE: The committee will not be voting on the bill during this hearing. They will meet again on Wednesday, February 8 to discuss the bill and vote.

Citizens’ Council for Health Freedom 161 St. Anthony Avenue, Ste 923, St. Paul, MN 55103 Phone: 651.646.8935  |  Fax: 651.646.0100
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2017 Black American History and Heritage Month

This month We will post a number of stories about the contributions of Black Americans who have contributed to achievements to better our nation and our culture.

Many of them you probably have never learned about in school. Which is not surprising what with the eroding nature of our Public School System.  In St Paul Public Schools nearly 3/4 of the students are not Caucasian and they seem to be neglected by the DFL who like to pose with them for photo ops during their campaigns for School Board.

We are glad to produce articles about Black Americans.  They have contributed the most and have sacrificed the most for their freedom and a shot at the American Dream.  The stated goal of the 1854 Republican Party was to free the slaves and ensure their civil & voting rights.  During the Civil War we secured their freedom and during the Reconstruction Period from 1865-1875 we Republicans enacted the 14th & 15th Amendments that gave Citizenship, Civil Rights, and Voting Rights to former slaves.  Most people don’t know that the Slaves almost were given their freedom at the start of our country but that motion failed in the Constitutional Convention.  This is where the worst compromise was put into place the 3/5 clause that would award southern states with Representation for the number of slaves they had.

There is more History to be found this month, and we are glad to present it to you.

~~ Publius Jr.

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Why are there Still Palestinian Refugees?

It has been almost 69 years since the Palestinians who fled Israel in May 1948 have been Refugees.  There are camps in Jordan, Gaza, Lebanon, and in Syria.  You would think that their muslim brothers & sisters in the countries that surround Israel would have taken them into their populations and helped them to become citizens there.  Yet they still are there pretending they are suffering.  We can thank the United Nations for this mess.  When will the UN ever get something right?

We found this PragerU video featuring Dumisani Washington, Diversity Outreach Coordinator for Christians United for Israel interesting.  We think you will too.

~~ Publius Jr.

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To Save Social Security Roe v Wade needs to be Overturned in Congress

Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed into law Social Security. He also had declared that the USA was a Christian Nation as numerous Supreme Court case opinions have shown.

When Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) and Congress enacted Social Security it was a pension system designed after a German plan that would reward retirees at the ripe old age of 65. It was rare that people lived to that age back then to even claim Social Security. So the Democrats knew that this was a sleight of hand back then. They knew it was a pyramid or Ponzi scheme where for every retired worker there would be a number of workers supporting that person through their wages.  There was no lock box, just smoke and mirrors.

The Democrats never thought many things about social security: that your number would be your tracking #, that the ratio of workers to retirees would change, that it would be used for other things than retirement, that interest rates would spiral out of control, and that abortion would be a plank of their party.

Abortion has doomed Social Security’s solvency. When the Baby Boom generation made the previous generation solid it doomed itself by demanding abortion be made legal. Since 1973 over 59 million people have been discarded at the convenience of the living. Now at the time when 64 million boomers are getting ready to retire, there isn’t enough people to support them. Changes will have to be made.

To ensure the current and future generations on social security abortion on demand must end and or the younger generations must be given a different path forward.

Star Parker said that if the US government were to start up a social pension plan today they wouldn’t have set it up the way FDR did it. She said as an example that if one were to put their money into US Savings Bonds their return on their money would be higher than the return that the current system has. Also taxing social security is detrimental to the person receiving it.  Parker says that at the time of the program’s start there were 40 workers to every retiree, now it is down to 3 workers to each retiree.

Minnesota is one of 13 states (MN, CO, CT, KS, MO, MT, NE, NM, ND, RI, UT, VT, WV) that taxes people receiving social security. That may change soon after the MN Republicans took control of the State House and Senate in the 2016 election.

One might wonder what FDR would say about abortion and that it is a major plank of their party. Unlike the current Democratic Party FDR had declared that this country was a Christian Nation. The phrase, “Separation of Church and State,” had a different meaning then. Students in school could pray and study the Bible and the government didn’t dictate to those that freely associated as Christians what to do. Christians were welcome in government.  Homosexuals and other perversions were permanently in the closet or were ministered to as the Bible teaches.

It was always postulated what would happen if Christianity were held at arm’s length, weren’t allowed to practice in public, and divorced from public schools–exactly what we have now. The founding fathers and Christian First elected officials prophesied exactly what our country would be like from 1947 onward when the words Separation of Church and State were ripped from President Thomas Jefferson’s 1802 letter to the Danbury Baptist Church saying the Federal Government will never interfere with Christianity.

The Democrats have “cooked” up false claims over the years to get their way. They claimed indoctrination into Christianity to get School Prayer stopped then a year later Bible Study stopped. The first signs of that action produced the loose morals of the late 1960s and disruptive civil disobedience and disrespect of elders.  All the things that our society cherishes took a nose dive while social ills skyrocketed.  Our public education system has never recovered.  They also produced a “right” out of thin air to murder babies in the womb or moments away from an actual birth.

Abortion Rights were based on lies that were fabricated in the Roe v Wade court case. Norma McCorvey who was cast as “Jane Roe,” in the case admits it now that she is a born-again Christian that the case was based on lies. If it were a criminal trial most likely there would be a new trial now that new evidence has surfaced. The fact that tens of millions of babies have been murdered this case should be retried with the new evidence of tampering with the truth.

Here is a video from 2013 about Norma McCorvey.

When Roe v Wade is overturned there would be an intact generation of future workers to provide the numbers where future retirees can be secure in their retirement.

Morality must return to pre-1964 levels as well. The rate of illegitimate births spiralled out of control once there was no moral standard on sexual desires. The Church needs to get back in a position of leadership.

Other Fixes are Needed

The retirement age should be boosted up to an age where general capacity in contributing to a business is still viable. That age will be mostly on an individual basis but 70 or 75 is more reasonable than 62 or 65.

Different industries have different requirements for work. Industries that rely on manual labor such as farming and hand made short production diminishes with age. If companies can transition older workers to mentoring and advisory roles the loss of business experience when one retires can be retained. There is a certain age when workers can’t grasp new techniques or they refuse to be retrained, this should also be considered.

With private individual retirement plans one can determine when they retire. Individuals’ workspan freedom should be supported. The goal of ones life shouldn’t be directed at living in retirement from 65 to 90. With full supporting generations behind potential retirees Social Security and other retirement programs will be solvent for the future.

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Transparent Language Online & are MELSA’s Crown Jewels of Learning

This post was originally posted on site on January 13, 2017.  Greg Copeland started up the site to post his concerns about the St Paul Public Schools and for his campaign for the School Board in 2015.  ~~ Publius Jr.

Sometimes you don’ t have to look very far outside of a school to learn new things.  Not everything we adults have learned came from the inside of a classroom, sometimes having a zest for learning new things, new things just seem to find you.

If you attend any of the Metropolitan Libraries you may find MELSA’s (Metropolitan Library Service Agency) newest tools for flexible learning on your own time.  There are two such online tools that you can partake of for FREE. That’s right we said FREE.  They are Transparent Language Online and

Transparent Language Online

Transparent Language Online is a powerful language learning system that uses flashcards to teach you a set of words or phrases. It is the fastest possible way to lock foreign words and phrases in your long-term memory.

Once you have created your account you will be able to access Transparent Language Online from any computer with Internet access.  Subscription purchased by the Metropolitan Library Service Agency (MELSA), with funding from state and federal tax revenues.

To access the Transparent Language Account Set Up click here. This access is from Ramsey County.

You will identify your current language then select from a huge array of languages the one you want to learn.  The education course has a tutorial how to use the software and how to interact with it.  You will need a headset with a microphone to practice the spoken word, otherwise you can go around that and listen and practice writing the new words.

It could be a way to help you to prepare for a vacation where English is not the first language spoken, or to converse with a new neighbor who immigrated legally to this country.

How Does One Navigate Transparent Language Online? teaches the latest software, creative, and business skills. Users will get unlimited access to a vast online library of high-quality, current, and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized experts and working professionals.

Use your library card to login to for free.

To use without the Library will cost you quite a bit.  Thanks to the Library system here and across the country you can learn the latest software for work, school, or just learning something new that is interesting to you.

This is from the About Us section of leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals. Through individual, corporate, academic and government subscriptions, members have access to the video library of engaging, top-quality courses taught by recognized industry experts.

For 20 years, has helped students, leaders, IT and design pros, project managers—anyone in any role—build software, creative, and business skills. Now part of LinkedIn, serves more than 10,000 organizations. With tutorials in five languages, is a global platform for success.

If you’re wondering what areas can instruct you in here are the categories:  Business, Design, Developer, IT, Marketing, Web, Photography, Video, Audio+Music, 3D+Animation, Education + Elearning, and CAD.

For each learning category there are three areas to explore: Topics, Software and Learning Paths.  In some categories there will be a Guide as well.

In each tutorial you’ll have a video and a text that is highlighted as the audio covers a topic.  You can stop it at any time and review what you just saw.

If say life interrupts your learning. You can log off where you are at and your account will list where you left off and resume after life has settled down.

The tutorials are by people who are credentialed in the field they are teaching.  As there is a need for new software or tools, more tutorials will be created.

The Library isn’t just about books only anymore…but it will always be about learning.  ~~ Publius Jr.

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Jeff Johnson: What’s Wrong with the Met Council?

One note on the Met Council, if you live or HAD a business on University Avenue in St Paul you don’t have to watch the video, you just KNOW.

Here is Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson to tell you about the Metropolitan Council.

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DFL Being Dragged Kicking & Screaming to Fix Unaffordable Care Act Fallout

When MNSure was put into place the Republicans in the DFL-Controlled Minnesota Legislature made prophecies that ACA & MNSure would affect the private insurance market adversely. Not one Republican voted for MNSure, so much for Governor Dayton’s bi-partisanship support for “important” bills.

Ron Latz DFL-St Louis Park, John Marty DFL St Paul-Roseville, Jeff Hayden-DFL-Mpls were whining about the drastic changes to the insurance market on January 12, 2017, preferring to drag out the discussion to session long committees. The rush to complete this is to provide premium relief as soon as possible.  Latz, Marty, and Hayden were for the partisan rushed legislation in 2013 to enact MNSure without a precedent or guarantee that any of it would lower healthcare insurance costs. Now they and other Senate & House DFLers are crying that going back to an upgraded version of the old system prior to the MNSure enactment is wrong.

In the House the DFL whiners John Lesch, Erin Murphy, Tina Liebling, Diane Loeffler, and Minority leader Melissa Hortmann talked about the lack of proper review of the new legislation.  Erin Murphy oddly was extremely oblivious in her comments during the HD 64A Debate in 2016 about the problems of MNSure. She had been a chief ramrod on the passage of MNSure in the House. Now she is claiming all sorts of alarm at being “forced” to pass relief & reform on this issue.

Essentially these whiners, who had no sympathy for the then minority view in passage of horrible legislation, want to provide maximum pain to their constituents and other Minnesotans for political gain. Most likely they’ll misconstrue who is at fault for constituents’ pocketbook pain. Demagogues and Far Leftists have professional ability to use the Fear Card. Unfortunately Republicans don’t hit back at these baseless claims.  Those days are over with a new slate of leadership in the MNGOP and the MN Senate & House. The old leadership in the MNGOP HQ let the Fear-Mongers in the MN Legislature off the hook for their unaccountable behavior.

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