How is the manufacturer of a product liable for its irresponsible or illegal use?

The story came out a few days ago that Cartoon County is hiring a law firm from the Twin Cities to join a federal lawsuit against the manufacturers of these legal opioids that are addicting and killing so many.  First, I wonder why the AG’s office isn’t doing it if there are grounds for a lawsuit and second, I fail to understand why its the manufacturers fault that some Doctors are overprescribing or prescribing to some that may not need it.  Read the story here:  https://www.pinejournal.com/news/crime-and-courts/2712014-Carlton-County-files-lawsuit-against-opioid-companies

“The brother angle”? Why wouldn’t it be pursued with the other allegations?

What is Ilhan Omar hiding about her marriages?

People don’t like to discuss their personal lives in public, much less when multiple divorces and children are involved. Even in public life, there ought to remain a reasonable amount of privacy when it comes to a purely intimate matter. But red flags about the two or three marriages of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have now produced evidence of lawbreaking.

It’s time to start asking questions.

The first question of public interest is whether Omar violated federal tax law. In 2014 and 2015, she filed her taxes jointly with a man named Ahmed Hirsi. She was legally married to another man, Ahmed Nur Said Elmi, at the time.

Omar’s marital history is complicated, to say the least. In 2002, Hennepin County marriage records show that Omar applied for a marriage license with Hirsi, according to the Associated Press, and Omar said that while “we never finalized the application and thus were never legally married,” they married in a “faith tradition.” Omar and Hirsi had two children and ended their relationship in 2008.

On Feb. 12, 2009, Omar legally married Elmi, a British citizen.

This is where things get dicey. Omar says that she and Elmi divorced in their faith tradition in 2011. In a public statement, Omar said that “since 2011” she and Hirsi reconciled, and according to the local outlet Twin Cities, Hennepin County records say that she and Hirsi reconciled in 2012. Omar had her third child, Ilwad Hirsi, in June of 2012, implying that she and Hirsi must have reconciled in 2011.

Omar did not file for divorce from Elmi until 2017, the year after she was elected to the Minnesota House. On Dec. 4, 2017, they legally divorced, and on Jan. 5, 2018, Omar and Hirsi legally married.

On its own, the situation is curious. Omar spent some six years legally married to one man while, according to her own telling and her tax filings, in a relationship with another, who is presumably the father of all three of her children. That there’s an apparent tax violation here is enough to make this a matter of public interest. But the story gets stranger.

It has been unearthed that on the morning of Aug. 15, 2016, Omar’s crisis manager, Ben Goldfarb, emailed multiple members of Omar’s team, including the then-candidate and her divorce and campaign attorney, Carla Kjellberg, trying to shut down journalist Blois Olsen and his story “down with him as [they did] with the [Star Tribune].”

That afternoon, Goldfarb emailed the same group of people, “I’ve talked to the [Star Tribune] and they are generally in a good place (they get that there are not 2 legal marriages and are not pursuing the brother angle),  Read the entire story here: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/what-is-ilhan-omar-hiding-about-her-marriages

Why has nobody questioned her alleged marriage to her brother?

Ilhan Omar’s ‘credibility’ questioned by hometown newspaper in stinging editorial

Ilhan Omar is facing some fresh criticism from her very own backyard.

Rep. Omar, D-Minn., was the subject of a stinging editorial in Minnesota’s Star Tribune on Wednesday in the wake of her recent campaign finance violations — with the paper suggesting that it was just the latest “misstep by the first-term congresswoman.”

“U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar is back in the news again, and not in a good way,” the editorial began. “The former state representative who won a seat in Congress last fall continues to be dogged by past missteps, this time eight violations of Minnesota campaign-finance law that will cost her nearly $3,500 in reimbursements and civil penalties.”

Minnesota campaign finance officials ruled last week that Omar owed her campaign committee nearly $3,500, as well as a $500 civil penalty to the state, after using committee funds for personal travel and help on her tax returns.

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As the Star Tribune noted, the state’s Campaign Finance and Public Disclosure Board reported that Omar and her husband filed joint tax returns while she was married to another man. Minnesota law only allows spouses to file jointly in civil marriages whereas Omar filed with a man with whom she was only married in “faith tradition.”

“It is even more disturbing, therefore, to learn that among the board’s latest findings … Omar, for two years running, filed joint tax returns with a man she was living with but not legally married to. Complicating matters further, she was legally married to another man at the time,” the editorial read.

The paper also called on Omar to disclose whether she benefited materially from the filings. “That is something that voters, who are obliged to follow tax laws no matter how painful, are entitled to know,” it read.

The incident was just one of many issues — including collecting allegedly illegal speaking fees — that could prompt an investigation, the paper said.

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“Omar’s political rise has been marred by a series of unforced errors,” the paper also said, “including intemperate remarks and tweets earlier this year that were widely perceived as anti-Semitic. Every month seems to bring a fresh problem.”

At the national level, Omar has received criticism for appearing to play off of anti-semitic tropes in her criticisms of Israel. She was one of several freshman lawmakers — including Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — who caught attention for controversial statements they made during their first term.

On Friday, Tlaib and Omar both caught flak from the president’s son who described them anti-Semitic and part of the “Hamas Caucus.”

Your tax dollars hard at work. Think maybe they should audit the U of M extension office?

Records: Ex-U of Minnesota ticketing director skimmed $361K

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court documents show a former University of Minnesota ticketing director skimmed more than $360,000 in a long-running scheme.

The Star Tribune reports the amount was disclosed shortly before a federal judge sentenced 37-year-old Brent Holck of Maple Grove to prison.

Holck reported to prison on Monday. He will be there for 21 months after pleading guilty to siphoning money from April 2012 to January 2017.

According to sentencing documents, Holck must repay more than $361,000 to the university.

The complaint says Holck would locate completed sales in the ticketing system, often after an event had occurred, delete orders and have refunds issued to accounts he controlled.

Holck was fired in February 2017 after an audit discovered discrepancies in ticket transaction records.

School officials said no fans dollars were lost.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Cloquet sure seems to have its fair share of problem employees.

Cloquet Area Firefighter Resigns After FOX 21’s Report on Sexual Assault Allegations

CLOQUET, Minn. – We have a follow-up to a story FOX 21’s Nikki Davidson brought you Wednesday night involving a Northland first responder who was accused but never charged in St. Louis County and Carlton County of two separate cases of sexual assault, which in one case involved a 16-year-old girl.

Thursday at 6 a.m., that 29-year-old first responder with the Cloquet Area Fire Department for nearly six years resigned from his position.

Fire Chief Kevin Schroeder released the following statement to FOX 21. It reads in part:

“As a public safety provider we take the integrity and morality of our employees very seriously.  We conduct background checks on all employees and conduct annual employee evaluations.  As the issues discussed were never charged, they did not appear in our background checks, and local law enforcement/prosecutor agencies did not provide information on these accusations.

While the employee featured in your story had no disciplinary action or public complaints with our organization, he separated from employment with us this morning.”

Chief Schroeder says he will be reaching out to the Carlton County Attorney’s Office to find out if there’s any protocol in place to inform city agencies of active criminal investigations against public employees.

Schroeder says while cases may not be charged, the Cloquet Area Fire Department performs its own investigation on allegations of misconduct of all types, which can result in termination.

For the Wednesday night’s original story, Northland First Responder Accused Twice of Sexual Assault, click here.

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The question is if he’ll be charged with misconduct of a public employee. Look it up, 609.43.

Cloquet Council terminates detective

Detective Scott Holman

The Cloquet City Council has dismissed a police officer due to allegations of misconduct.

Following more than an hour of closed session Tuesday, June 4, the council voted 4-2 to terminate Detective Scott Holman. Mayor Roger Maki and councilors Warren “Bun” Carlson, Ward 1; Kerry Kolodge, Ward 4; and Lara Wilkinson, at-large, voted in favor. Councilors Dakota Koski, Ward 3, and Steve Langley, Ward 5, were opposed; Ward 2 Councilor Sheila Lamb was absent.

The allegations against Holman weren’t available. Cloquet City Administrator Aaron Reeves said Tuesday the issue is a personal matter and there would be no further comment from city officials.

In March, Assistant County Attorney Jeffrey Boucher provided Daniel Lew, chief public defender for the Sixth Judicial District, a Brady disclosure regarding Holman.

Read the entire story here: https://www.pinejournal.com/news/government-and-politics/4621975-cloquet-council-terminates-detective

Let the libtard hysteria begin.

Trump’s approval rating hits highest point in two years

I’m going to miss Trey Gowdy..

Trey Gowdy slams ‘wannabe senator’ Adam Schiff for opposing declassification of Russia probe documents

Former Republican congressman Trey Gowdy slammed the media and Rep. Adam Schiff as “an overtly ambitious partisan wannabe senator from California” for protesting Attorney General Bill Barr’s move to declassify documents related to the probe of the Trump campaign.

Gowdy reacted during a Wednesday appearance on “Fox & Friends” to Schiff calling Barr’s move “un-American,” despite once calling on President Obama to declassify Russia-related documents because “Trump won’t.”

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“Here’s the thing, Schiff is an overtly ambitious partisan wannabe senator from California. So your expectations should be exceedingly low for Adam Schiff,” Gowdy said.

“What I find amusing is the duplicity with which the D.C. media covers these events. Remember 2016 and 2017, the front page of almost every major newspaper was some leak of classified information,” he continued. “They didn’t care about that. Now they’re concerned that Bill Barr as he looks into the origins of this investigation may disseminate classified information.

“So Schiff, your expectations should be really low. The media, that is where you should be very disappointed in the duplicity you’ve seen over the last two years.”

For most not blinded by the hypocrisy of of liberalism, this would seem painfully obvious.

New York Times op-ed calls out ‘unlivable’ conditions in Democratic-led cities

A New York Times opinion piece is calling attention to the “unlivable” conditions in many American cities, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi‘s hometown of San Francisco.

In the op-ed, titled “America’s Cities Are Unlivable. Blame Wealthy Liberals,” author Farhad Manjoo wrote of the “developing-world nightmare” unfolding in his home state.

“To live in California at this time is to experience every day the cryptic phrase that George W. Bush once used to describe the invasion of Iraq: “Catastrophic success.” The economy here is booming, but no one feels especially good about it. When the cost of living is taken into account, billionaire-brimming California ranks as the most poverty-stricken state, with a fifth of the population struggling to get by. Since 2010, migration out of California has surged,” he explained.

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In San Francisco, Manjoo contrasted the homelessness epidemic with the fact that one of every 11,600 residents is a billionaire and “the annual household income necessary to buy a median-priced home now tops $320,000.”

Manjoo went on to explain how a bill to expand affordable housing failed to move forward despite support from “a diverse coalition of business and advocacy groups.”

On “America’s Newsroom” Thursday, Fox Business Network’s Cheryl Casone agreed with Manjoo’s perspective on a “not-in-my-backyard” mentality taking root in big cities like San Francisco.

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“Then you have billionaires that say, ‘we don’t want a homeless shelter in our neighborhood. We want you to deal with the homeless, but can you ship them over to Pleasanton or the East Bay,'” she explained.

Democrat Mo Elleithee said on the show that the issue goes beyond partisan politics and there is a growing problem of cities thriving economically, but becoming “less livable” for lower-income residents at the same time.

Keep your eyes and ears open…. I’d like to think this extension office scandal isn’t over..