CD4 Republican Convention April 22, 2017 at Roseville Oval

Location for the CD4 Convention, April 22, 2017 registration 8:15, Convention start at 9:00 am

The Minnesota Fourth Congressional District (CD4) will be having its Convention to elect new executive leadership, conduct business, and possibly change their Constitution.

The Convention Call does not mention what in the Constitution is to be specifically changed.  The Call had a note about registering early if you wanted to run for a position but the bylaws allow for nominations from the floor for officer and state executive positions.

CD4 will have a new chair, being that the current one Jim Carson is termed out.  The current Chair candidates are Deputy Chair Michelle Manke and Dave Sina.  Dave’s wife Candy Sina ran unsuccessfully for Senate District 42 last year.

There will be a number of Republican Party of Minnesota State Officer Candidates speaking or their representatives speaking in their stead.  Congressional District 7 will be holding their Convention on April 22nd in Thief River Falls at the same time.

What:  CD4 Republican Convention

When:  April 22, 2017Registration begins at 8:15 am and the Convention starts at 9:00 am.  It is predicted the convention will be over by 2:00 pm.

Where:  Guidant John Rose Minnesota Oval, 2661 Civic Center Dr, Roseville, MN 55113 CD4 Convention Map

Cost:  Pre-Registration $20, Day of Registration $20

If you would like to pay by check:

CD4-RPM Federal Committee, 3425 McKnight Rd N, White Bear Lake, MN 55110-5558

If you would like to pay online via PayPal:

Instructions in the email convention call:  “please fill out the form. We will know what the donation is for.”

We are posting this information as a courtesy to the CD4 Republican Convention Delegates & Alternates, and others who are curious or interested in the ideals of the Republican Party, and to some of our reporter friends.  We know our website is much more functional than the site.  We at do not get any funds nor donations from CD4 Republicans.

If there are any changes that we learn between now and the date of the convention we will make amendments and or additions to this post. ~~ Publius Jr.

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USO: Help Them Help our Troops

The photo from the 2017 USO Calendar for March.


I, Publius Jr, met the MN CD-2 Chair at a recent event at the Minnesota Capitol building.  He was a 20 year US Military member before he retired in 2006.  He had a service dog with him at this event.  I also served some time ago in the US Army towards the end of the Cold War.  I remember the uptick in excitement when the USO came to the base with a rock group, or a special event.  It is lonely being so far away from home.

The United Service Organization (USO) is not funded by the United States Government.  It is supported by donations from grateful citizens and like me, former military members who know the value of a phone card to call home, or an event that brightens an otherwise dull, drab, or frightening day.

Military life is not a 9 to 5 job, though at garrison (on base) it can feel that way, you are on-call 24/7/365.  The distractions are many.  Morale of a unit is a delicate subject.  Military leaders take great steps to ensure a positive morale amongst the troops despite added social changes the military did not ask that politicians have added to an otherwise stressful environment.

Please give to the USO to brighten the day of so many that make our country and our allies safe from harm.  I give what I can. You might get a Flag, a shirt, a hat, or a calendar like I requested above.  Below is how you can take action to support the USO in its mission

How to Support the USO

USO Centers   Programs for Service Members & Their Families  Entertainment  USO Gift Catalog WishBook


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Franklin Graham: Ways to Engage Your Community For Christ

An estimated crowd of 6300 Christians gathered. We are just to the right rear of the bus and the right rear corner of the stage, June 16, 2016 Decision America Tour.

You can take a stand for God’s truth in your community.
Did you know that nearly 1 out of 3 people at the 50 Decision America Tour stops last year signed the pledge to God and country? This means 72,000 people just like you committed to engage in their community with God’s truth and prayerfully consider running for office.
Here are some ways you can do this and be salt and light in your community:
• Attend a school board or city council meeting.
• Pray about running for a local office.
See which city elections are happening this year.
Find information on school board elections, including filing deadlines.
We’re sharing the Gospel in communities like yours here at home and across the globe—and you can partner with us by praying and making a gift online at
“Be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us.” –Ephesians 5:1–2, NKJV


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Rep Kathy Lohmer’s Letter Read at Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference March 25, 2017

Representative Kathy Lohmer (R-39B Stillwater) serves on the Public Safety & Security Policy Committee.  She sent a letter to be read at the Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference held on March 25, 2017.  The press conference was to address the disruption of the 1st amendment peaceful assembly of the #March4Trump, which was on March 4, 2017.  The use of mace, tasers, smoke bombs and fists by the ANTIFA Thugs aka #Fascist6 posed a serious risk to the health and welfare of those in attendance, Capitol security personnel and State Representatives like Rep Kathy Lohmer.  How can the Ramsey County Attorney, the St Paul Attorney, or the State Attorney General let these civil rights violators off the hook?  That’s what those at the press conference wanted to know.

Here is the letter Rep Kathy Lohmer sent to the organizers of this group at the Rotunda of the Minnesota State Capitol.

Thank you all for coming today.  I regret not being able to join you. I do support your efforts to call on Ramsey County Attorney John Choi, and St Paul’s City Attorney to follow through and charge the 6 individuals arrested on March 4th in this building during a peaceful gathering of citizens from the state of Minnesota who had gathered to show support for our President – Donald J Trump.  I was one of several speakers that day and I experienced hearing the chaos and bedlam created with shouting and the use of fog horns.  I saw the videos of the police asking masked men to remove those masks and leave the building.  I heard from our peaceful, law abiding citizens who were tazed, maced, and told of the smoke bombs that were thrown in the building.  Six individuals were arrested because they were breaking the law as they assaulted these citizens.  This cannot be dismissed or excused and these individuals should be charged with the crimes that police arrested them for.

We have had similar incidents where people have chosen to block our freeways and throw objects at police and others and have subsequently had charges dropped.  We cannot continue to have a peaceful society where this type of behavior goes unpunished.  For this reason, I authored House File 1066 which changes the penalties for blocking a freeway from a misdemeanor to a gross misdemeanor.  We citizens believe in the rule of law and we know that we cannot continue to turn a blind eye to what is transpiring here.

Again, I applaud your efforts and stand with you in calling for these individuals to be charged for their crimes.  We ask that you would do the job that the citizens of this state pay you to do.

Rep Kathy Lohmer (R-39B Stillwater)

Other Letters from the Press Conference

Kelly’s Letter

Rep Mary Franson’s Letter

Rep Nick Zerwas’ Letter

Yazdan Bakhsh’s Letter

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Rep Nick Zerwas’ Letter Read at Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference March 25, 2017

Representative Nick Zerwas (R-30A Elk River) could not be at the Press Conference.  Here is the letter read at the Press Conference.  He says that violence isn’t the answer when it comes to expressing one’s free speech.  Woody Kaine and the other #Fascist6 ANTIFA thugs disrupted a peaceful assembly of Pro-Trump supporters exercising their 1st Amendment rights at the MN State Capitol Rotunda.  See the other letters posted below this one.  Rep Nick Zerwas is a member of the Public Safety & Security Committee and he is the author of the Interstate Blocking Bill, he sent his best wishes to those that attended the press conference.

Hello everyone and thank you for attending today.  My apologies to you that I’m attending a wedding out of state this weekend, and I am unable to attend today’s rally.  I want to thank all of you for showing up to the Capitol and demanding accountability.

For over a year I have been trying to demand accountability too.  I have worked on legislation to hold people that violate the law by blockading our airports and closing down our freeways accountable.  I am convinced the vast majority of Minnesotans believe these actions should be prosecuted and the perpetrators should go to jail.

We cannot allow lawlessness to take over.  We cannot allow blockades or violence to be tolerated under the guise of free speech.  It is time for us to stand firm and demand justice.

Rep Nick Zerwas (R-30A Elk River)

Other Letters from the Press Conference

Kelly’s Letter

Rep Mary Franson’s Letter

Yazdan Bakhsh’s Letter

Rep Kathy Lohmer’s Letter

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Rep Franson’s Letter Read at Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference March 25, 2017

Representative Mary Franson, (R-8B, Alexandria) could not be at the Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference on March 25, 2o17.  So Dave Sina, a Candidate for CD4 Republican Chair, read Representative Franson’s letter.  Her letter addressed the lack of accountability that Woody Kaine and the other 5 from the #Fascist6 of ANTIFA thugs did to people exercising their First Amendment Rights to peacefully assemble and to free speech.

We are posting the letters read at the Press Conference at the Rotunda of the MN State Capitol Building.

Happy Saturday, thank you for attending the event today.  Please forgive me for not being able to attend the event.

The First Amendment gives us the right to peaceably to assemble, something that went missing on March 4th.  Individuals should feel safe coming to the Minnesota State Capitol and expressing their First Amendment Right.  Sadly, lawlessness and chaos took over that day.  The young, elderly, and those in between were assaulted simply because they did not think the way the Left thinks.  The Left wants to continue their assault on the First Amendment and are pushing the boundaries to where we are today.  We are asking for accountability and justice.

Being the son of a US Senator does not mean one can bring his friends into a peaceful rally, cause chaos, hurt people, and get off scot-free.  Today we ask prosecutors to do their jobs and set an example that we will not tolerate the infringement of the right of the people to assemble peacefully.

Rep Mary Franson 8B-Alexandria

Other Letters from the Press Conference

Kelly’s Letter

Rep Nick Zerwas’ Letter

Yazdan Bakhsh’s Letter

Rep Kathy Lohmer’s Letter

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Kelly’s Letter From the Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference March 25, 2017

Thanks to the organizers of the Press Conference on March 25, 2017, they made it all about the events, attack, aftermath, and lack of prosecution of what we call the #Fascist6.  There were some speakers who were at the Press Conference who made it all about their campaigns for State Party Office and their future political careers.  We thank those that refrained from this practice.

We at have decided to publish the letters that were read from the press conference.  We think they speak louder than the lack of local press coverage.  We pray that Ramsey Count Attorney John Choi, St Paul Attorney Samuel J Clark, and certainly the Minnesota State Attorney General and Governor hopeful Lori Swanson read these letters and move to the prosecution of the #Fascist6.

We will copy the way the letters were written complete with the Capitalization of certain words.  No letter’s content will be altered.

The following letter is from Kelly, a US Military Vet.  Who could not be at the press conference due to uncertainty that this press conference would be over run by anti-free speech thugs.

Dear Friends, Dear Fellow PATRIOTS,

I was watching the speakers in the rotunda when I saw that a young lady and her friend run past me after she was hit in the face by one of the cowards who came to disrupt the (Planned) peaceful event.  I then handed off my sign to a friend and went into the hallway where those were trying to shut us down. For about a half hour, I stood next to the Capitol Security Officers at the bottom of the stairs, staying between the rally attendees and the protestors.  Suddenly they started pushing down the stairs and as I tried to hold my position, one of the cowards sprayed Pepper Spray into my right eye at point blank range, blinding me for over an hour and causing my eye to burn for the rest of the day.

It’s possible that the POS that sprayed me was the one arrested and held for Disorderly Conduct and eventually released the following Tuesday.  I’m told by the investigator that despite him and the others being released without charges, the ongoing investigation may lead to charges.  I’m hoping that those involved in this JUSTICE system understand the seriousness of these PREMEDITATED, DELIBERATE ATTACKS on us CITIZENS who were merely there to exercise our Constitutional Liberties.  I spent 22 years in the military to help ensure those liberties and I won’t stand for a bunch of cowards to use VIOLENCE or THREATS OF VIOLENCE TO TRY TO CAUSE POLITICAL CHANGE – !

I hope those that will be prosecuting this case can imagine what it’s like to be pepper sprayed, tazed, punched in the face by thugs who are wearing MASKS, HOODS, GOGGLES, etc in an effort to conceal their identity.

When we piece together the EVIDENCE, the hours of video showing threats via their chants, signs, actions.  The use of weapons, the websites encouraging violence, the actions of ANTIFA here and across the nation, our justice system has an amazing opportunity to make a statement, to set an example, lets hope this isn’t missed.


Other Letters from the Press Conference

Rep Mary Franson’s Letter

Rep Nick Zerwas’ Letter

Yazdan Bakhsh’s Letter

Rep Kathy Lohmer’s Letter

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Yazdan Bakhsh’s Letter Read at Protecting Civil Discourse Press Conference March 25, 2017

Yazdan Bakhsh is a naturalized US Citizen who was born in Afghanistan, immigrated to Iran, then Syria, then to Lebanon, until their Civil War.  He eventually made his home in North Oaks MN.  He has his own business, and he has written a book called, “You’ll be my Son Joe: A story of Courage and Circumstance

Here is a video of his journey to America beginning in Afghanistan.  He is an immigrant success story.


Here is Yazdan Bakhsh’s letter from the Protection Civil Discourse Press Conference on March 25, 2017.  He had a 9 point statement that questioned Ramsey County Attorney John Choi’s decision to let the ANTIFA Thugs aka #Fascist6 be prosecuted by the St Paul City Attorney Samuel J Clark.  Mr Bakhsh talked about how he came to this country as well.


  1. In Afghanistan:  If we worked we ate, if we didn’t work we died.
  2. I went through many struggles to come to America where people are free.
  3. I was so proud when I got my citizenship; I ran down the streets of St. Paul with an American Flag.
  4. But now I see America being changed.  People who do not understand true freedom & want to change it.
  5. Today our freedoms are taken from us — little by little.
  6. When our peaceful support of Donald Trump was disrupted by the six rioters, it brought back memories to me of Lebanese Civil War, which I was in.
  7. Dragging their feet, John Choi’s office sent the decision to charge the six rioters, to the city attorney’s office.
  8. It was criminal that the six felons came to disrupt the March 4th peaceful rally in support of President Trump.  Wearing masks, they sprayed people with mace, smoke bombs, and were loud and disruptive.  At the very least they should be charged with a felony.
  9. Fellow Americans, we need to defend our rights and freedoms; John Choi and the city attorney need to do the same.  They need to realize that we have rights too.

Other Letters from the Press Conference

Kelly’s Letter

Rep Mary Franson’s Letter

Rep Nick Zerwas’ Letter

Rep Kathy Lohmer’s Letter


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Happy Varfrudagen (sounds like Vaffeldagen or Waffle Day) March 25th

Waffle Day is a tradition that is celebrated in Sweden, and to a lesser extent elsewhere, on March 25.  Waffles are usually eaten on this day. The name comes from Vårfrudagen (“Our Lady’s Day“), which in vernacular Swedish sounds almost like Våffeldagen (waffle day).

Our Lady’s Day is celebrated on March 25 (nine months before Christmas), the Christian holiday of Annunciation.  It is the day that the Virgin Mary found out that she was to be Jesus’ mother.  The Archangel Gabriel told her this.  We believe that Jesus was not born in December due to a number of factors like how the shepherds were herding their flock, and that there was no mention of Hanukkah, which had been practiced for about 150 years or so.  Until the actual day is determined we err on the day as being December 25 as Jesus’ birthday, and the Immaculate Conception on March 25th.

Here is the American Swedish Institute’s Recipe for some great waffles.

Try our recipe to make your waffles extra crispy and delicious. Serve with jam in lightly whipped cream.

Recipe for Waffles

  • 1.25 cups cold water
  • 1.5 cups flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 cups of whipping cream
  • butter for the waffle iron
  • whipping cream
  • jam

Mix water, flour and salt until smooth. Whip cream until stiff and fold together with batter. Bake with butter in a waffle iron at full power and put them on a grid to cool. If you don’t have a waffle iron or sandwich press, cook them as you would pancakes. Beat the cream and place on waffles with raspberry, strawberry or cloudberry jam.

We used Wikipedia, and the American Swedish Institute websites for this article. We are half Swedish and we enjoy this holiday. ~~ Publius Jr.

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MN’s Do Nothing US Senators Embarrass the State at Gorsuch Hearings

The Neil Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings for the US Supreme Court has underscored a need for better US Senators from the state of Minnesota.  The days of these two Do-Nothing Senators embarrassing the people of the Great State of Minnesota are over.

Amy Klo-Petters aka Klobuchar

The Angry Clown–Al Franken


We need to replace these two clowns immediately, after we get better leadership in the Republican Party of Minnesota HQ.

We copied and pasted these videos from the Justice & Drew website, posted on March 21, 2017. ~~ Publius Jr.


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