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The other view of who you are


By Col. Stan Gudmundson

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Peterson Commentary

Who are you? Do you know? What dumb things to ask, you say, of course I know who I am. True, you may know yourself, but in the world of the lamestream media, on college campuses, and in the view of many in the political establishments, especially on the left, most of us are not who and what we think we are.

There is a great email floating around on the internet that helps clarify all of this. It doesn’t have an author that I could find, however, it’s a great summary. Some of what is below is either a quote or a paraphrase from that email. Here goes.

Were both of your “parents white” and do you believe all lives matter? Besides benefiting from white privilege, you are a “racist.” Now don’t argue, it is what it is.

Are you a “fiscal and moral conservative?” Then you would be “a fascist.”

Are you “heterosexual?” You are a raging “homophobe.” But you already knew that.

Are you “non-union?” You are “a traitor to the working class and therefore an ally of big business.” Big government socialism is the answer. If you have any doubts, Venezuelans can testify as to how great it is. You might want to share your lunch with them before you ask though.

Are you “a Christian?” Any guesses? If you said you are an “infidel,” go to the head of the class.

Do you think there should be a temporary halt to Muslim immigration? You do? That means you are an Islamophobe. And not fit to be in mixed company.

Do you suspect the lamestream media is biased? You are a “reactionary.” Of course.

“Proud of” your “heritage and” our “American culture.” “Xenophobe.” That is what you are. America isn’t any better than any other country. Founded on racism and hatred, you know.

Do you believe in defending and protecting America? You “militarist” you.

Are you “patriotic?” You are nothin’ but a warmonger.

Do you “believe in hard work, fair play, and fair compensation according to each individual’s merits?” Seriously? You do? You are obviously “anti-social.”

Do you own a gun? Are you concerned about the “safety” of your “family” and do you support and “appreciate the police and the legal system?” The chances that you are a “right-wing extremist” are virtually 100%.

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Words of wisdom from an old baseball coach

By Jeff Erding

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Wykoff Commentary

Dear readers, I want to share a speech given in 1996 by a retired baseball coach at the annual ABCA coaches’ convention in Nashville. The speaker, John Scolinos, was well respected by his peers, having posted over a thousand wins during a career ..... 
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Rushford to market city-owned land

By Kirsten Zoellner

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Rushford Government

By Kirsten Zoellner At the Monday, August 22 Rushford City Council meeting, the council approved retention of services from Darr Realty to market a number of city-owned properties, mainly land and lots. At the Rushford Economic Development Authorit ..... 
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Spring Valley Capital Improvement plan discussed

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Spring Valley City Council met on Monday, August 22, 2016. All members were in attendance: Tony Archer, Todd Jones, Mayor Jim Struzyk, Bill Bires, Jeff Vehrenkamp and City Administrator Deb Zimmer. The council approved minutes of the previous me ..... 
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Glenn Hisey retires - bowhunting’s legacy continues in museum

Mon, Aug 29th, 2016
Posted in Chatfield The Great Outdoors

A person never retires from the activities which are a part of his life. Yet after thirty-five years of leadership roles within the Pope and Young Club, Glenn Hisey has changed the direction of his involvement with the museum he was instrumental in ..... 
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Welcome bags made for Winona Campus Ministry students

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Preston Faith & Worship

On Sunday, July 31, members of a Thrivent Action Team at Christ Lutheran Church Action Team assembled 30 “Welcome Bags” that will be donated to Winona Campus Ministry students. The team was led by Muriel Hanson. Thrivent donated $250 toward the ..... 
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Kingsland sets ballot for November 8

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in Spring Valley Government

The Kingsland School Board met on August 15 in regular session. Members present were Doug Plaehn, Deb Larson, Kristin Beck, Gwen Howard and Ann Oeltjen, along with Superintendent John McDonald. Troy Asher was absent. The board unanimously appro ..... 
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Ask a Trooper - 8/22/16

By Sgt. Troy Christianson

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Question: How long has there been a drunk driving law in Minnesota? Answer: The Minnesota Legislature criminalized DWI in 1911, making “driving while in an intoxicated manner” a misdemeanor. The laws and sanctions addressing DWI have evolved i ..... 
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Police Report - 8/22/16

Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
Posted in All Police Reports

Fillmore County Sheriff’s Office Ryan Franklyn Ament, 40, Winona, Minn.; 7/19/2016, Speeding (65/55), Fine $40, Total Fees $130. Keith William Dennler, 56, Forest Lake, Minn.; 7/22/2016, Speeding (65/55), Fine $40, Total Fees $130. Gaylord ..... 
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