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Ex-journalist. Caregiver, Twitter Dad, @JCA_Mn board chair. I am the god of hellfire and I bring you 🔥. Also likes puppies.
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Oct 27, 2022 13 tweets 4 min read
To be more specific, Friedberg savaged Martha Holton Dimick. It starts about 2:45 into the podcast. “There’s one thing missing from all these endorsements - anybody who’s litigated with or in front of her has not endorsed her. The answer is very clear. …” 1/x 2/ “I started making calls to many people who I knew had been in front of her & dealt with her as a prosecutor. She was *without a doubt* as a judge, the nastiest, most overbearing, self-congratulatory that ever sat in Hennepin County.”
Aug 10, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Minneapolis Ward comp 🧵 for Omar-Samuels. Please note; wards were redistricted this year, so not perfectly apples-to-apples, but the trends will be apparent. 2020 Ward map (1st image), 2022 Ward Map (2nd image) 1/X 2/ First off: Don Samuels lost the North side.
- Lost both wards.
- Lost Ward 5, his home ward, 56%-44%.
- Lost the other north side ward (4), 53%-47%
Jul 15, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ Many of us are grieving the loss of choice throughout America - and it's no sure thing in Minnesota, either. The path to keeping abortion legal here runs through the suburbs. So I’m hosting a fundraiser for Shakopee legislative candidate @BradTabke Saturday 7/23 at 4:30 p.m. 2/ Brad is a former DFL legislator and former mayor of Shakopee, proudly pro-choice and really great on other economic & social issues. He lost his seat in 2020 when a Republican filed as a pot-party candidate; electing of the worst GOP legislators (Erik Mortensen, google him).
Jul 13, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
“This [Hennepin redesign] must be driven by metrics such as transit delay, speed, and reliability; corridor operations; and safety,” Frey said in his email - despite the findings from Kimely-Horn that showed a negative impact on the E line’s operation without dedicated lanes. … this is such a cool example of citizen journalism! @wyseapple used a public records request to detail how elected officials gaslit the public that “data” required subverting a transit improvement was subverted. Other media didn’t go nearly as deep. southwestvoices.news/posts/city-ema…
Jan 7, 2021 14 tweets 7 min read
1/ Last night KSTP’s Jay Kolls - of #pointergate infamy - did a story on the US Capitol invasion. Despite direct links to President Trump & white supremacists, the story named only one group: Antifa. kstp.com/news/minneapol… (Pointergate primer here: journalmpls.com/voices/2014/11…) 2/ Kolls’ source is a local “security consultant” named Michael Rozin. “Rozin said there were some rioters inside the U.S. Capitol who used symbols & had tattoos which seem to be aligned with the ANTIFA movement,” adding, “Rep. Matt Gaetz also suggested ANTIFA may be involved.”
Jun 19, 2020 16 tweets 7 min read
My friend Jon Kerr interviewed Coleman & Griffith in 1990 for his book “Calvin’s Last Dinosaur.” (Kindle/Amazon link, it’s cheap/free: amazon.com/Calvin-Basebal…). This was 12 years after Waseca & 6 years after Calvin sold the Twins. A few quotes from it: 1/ #griffithstatue 2/ Coleman went to Griffith’s Waseca speech with his father-in-law; he had neither tape recorder or pen/paper. “After the first couple of comments I realized I’m just gonna have to start salting some of these away because I’d never heard anybody talk like this.” #griffithstatue
Mar 27, 2019 16 tweets 11 min read
Are you folks ready for the 2019 Target Field Concessions Price Analysis #TargetFieldFood? If no, please mute #TargetFieldFood because here it comes … Reminder: the #TargetFieldFood price spreadsheet was created for those who pay for concessions, unlike media folks who get free feedbags. I believe fans who fork over their hard-earned dough care about prices. I also chart dropped items, which write-ups rarely mention.
Oct 16, 2017 18 tweets 3 min read
Just got some good news, I’m teary, and I’d like to share a #thread since a lot of you are like family. This is especially for new parents. So, today, our son’s transfer application to the University of Minnesota was accepted. He’ll start in January. We are truly #UMNPROUD.