Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Twin Cities Rib Redux: Cap's, Ted Cook's, Big Daddy's 'Saturday Only,' Roosters, Rudolph's BBQ & Market BBQ

Not everything is wrong with the world. In the Twin Cities, where I have lived most of my life, we have some of the best rib joints in the world. Since I was a kid, I always enjoyed ribs. There was a place called PT Pit BBQ that we went to sometimes that was delicious. It is not now in business.

Many wonderful rib places thrive in the Twin Cities. I am offering reviews of the following restaurants with the utmost respect to all of them. I only mention them because I have positive things to say about them. I have carefully sampled all of the restaurants I mention and provide first hand analysis.

It's difficult to rank ribs, but the following is my Twin Cities Top 6:

1) Ted Cook's 19th Hole (South Minneapolis, Hwy 55 & 38th, at light rail stop by the Cardinal);
2) Big Daddy's Saturday Only (Dale & University, St. Paul);
3) Rudolph's (1933 South Lyndale Avenue, Mpls);
4) Market BBQ (Wayzata off 394);
5) Cap's (South Minneapolis, south of Ted Cooks, near Minnehaha Falls)
6) Rooster's (Randolph Avenue, St. Paul)

If you live in the Twin Cities or plan on visiting the Twin Cities, check out any of these rib places.

If you have not sampled ribs in the Twin Cities, you are missing out.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Breaking: Norm Coleman says "i'm not looking for another elected ofice [sic]" in post on facebook.

In response to a recent post on his facebook wall by a well-known GOP activist, Jennifer DeJournett, Norm Coleman stated as follows:

"i have the greatest respect for all your efforts on behalf of our party and conserative values. i'm not looking for another elected ofice. but i do care about whether folks in this state can find a job and take care of their families. i also have a proven record as a former mayor of growing jobs by keeping lids on taxes and reforming govt-a record of real change!
i fully respect the endorsement process-but none of us should ever be afraid of listening to the voices of the people(or the party faithful). if that was done more often washington wouldn't be about to stuff government run health care down our throats!
all my best,

Everything I have heard indicates that Norm is running for Governor, therefore his written assertions on facebook appear to be simply not true. Norm's record of Bankster Bailouts and carbon tax bills have not done working people in Minnesota any favors. Bailouts for Wall Street elites have been put on our back and Norm voted for it. Norm seems to hint in this post replete with weasel words and equivocation that there is some sort of grassroots support for him to run for Governor.

I received a call from "Capitol Research Group" from a Washington DC area code a few days ago. They indicated that they were working off of a "MN GOP list." I don't know if it was a list they got from the MN GOP or not, I sort of doubt that it was received directly from the Party. The last question asked of me was: "Who would you vote for in a Norm Coleman versus Mark Dayton governor race?" Obviously, this is the Washington establishment putting forth its dream slate of "heads I win, tails you lose" candidates.

Stay tuned.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Is Norm Coleman Electable? Carbon Taxes, Bailouts, the expansion of the ATF & 30 years of Government Paychecks & Elections

The evidence of Norm Coleman's involvement in carbon tax bills has been covered previously in this blog. He co-sponsored a carbon tax bill with Chuck Schumer, Ron Wyden, and Amy Klobuchar. Norm also voted for the Bankster Bailout that has resulted in unknown amounts of money (by some estimates in excess of $27 trillion) going to Wall Street Banksters.

Norm Coleman is not electable for multiple reasons:

1) Has been a career politician for 30 years;
2) Voted for Bankster Bailout;
3) Has lost elections to wrestlers and comedians;
4) Only a tragic plane crash gave him the upper hand in an election;
5) Will profess that he supports gun rights but ATF has multiplied in size during his watch;
6) Will talk about how he is pro-life, but cannot point to any progress on this front in 30 years of public office.

Whoever you support for Governor of Minnesota, do not subject us to someone who is demonstrably an agent of Banksters. Go to your precinct caucuses on February 2, 2010 for the GOP and become a delegate against Bankster Bailouts.