Archive for the ‘Keith Ellison’ Category

Keith Ellison’s priorities are getting clearer with each lawsuit. This week, the “Minnesota Department of Public Safety Alcohol and Gambling Enforcement Division has let Cornerstone Café in Monticello, The Interchange in Albert Lea and The Pour House in Clarks Grove know of its intention to revoke their liquor licenses for 60 days for violating Gov. Tim Walz’s Executive Order 20-99.”

That’s just part of it. According to the article, “Alibi Drinkery in Lakeville, Mission Tavern in Merrifield, Neighbors on the Rum in Princeton and Boardwalk Bar & Grill in East Grand Forks, which the Attorney General’s Office also has a temporary restraining order against, are among those facing suspensions.”

Cease-and-desist orders and restraining orders

Meanwhile, Attorney General Keith Ellison’s office has filed lawsuits against Cornerstone Café, Cork in Anoka, Neighbors on the Rum, Boardwalk Bar & Grill and St. Patrick’s Tavern in New Prague.

Ellison and Walz are doing their best to put Minnesota out of business. These bars aren’t causing the spread of COVID. Walz and Ellison know that. They don’t care apparently. They’re power-tripping and loving every minute of it. The only cure for that disease is firing them the next time they’re up for re-election. This is exactly the right way of thinking of Gov. Walz during this Christmas season:

Gov. Walz isn’t a leader. He’s an autocrat. There’s a gigantic difference between the 2. An autocrat says ‘go this direction.’ A leader says ‘let’s head this direction.’ An autocrat gives orders. A leader provides insight, instruction. Gov. Walz isn’t insightful. He doesn’t provide leadership, either.

Keith Ellison is an autocrat, too. Thus far as Minnesota’s AG, he’s been thrilled to push people around. That’s especially true of mom and pop restaurants. As a young attorney, he ran interference for Joanne Chesimard, aka Akata Shakur, and for Kathleen Soliah:

Sara Jane Olson pleaded guilty Wednesday to possessing bombs with intent to murder Los Angeles police officers. The St. Paul resident said despite her guilty plea, she is innocent of the charges. Olson says she wasn’t able to get a fair trial in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. Local supporters say they’re surprised, but supportive of Olson’s decision.

Sara Jane Olson, previously known as Kathleen Soliah, had been charged with conspiring to blow up two police cars in 1975. Prosecutors said the bombs were retaliation for the deaths of six Symbionese Liberation Army members who died in a shootout. The bombs never exploded. Since the incident, Olson, 54, had been living in St. Paul and was arrested here two years ago. The actress and mother of three has always maintained her innocence.

Keith Ellison isn’t a leader, either. Pushing people around is his specialty, too. He’s enforcing a dictate that isn’t enforceable. The court rule is that a solution must be the least intrusive when taking away a person’s fundamental rights. Feeding one’s family is definitely a fundamental right.

Further, the court is supposed to insist that there be proof that the dictate be proven scientifically. With roughly 2% of COVID cases coming from restaurants, it’s safe to say that shutting down restaurants isn’t the least intrusive solution. In fact, it isn’t proof that it’s a solution. I’d argue that a court is giving the government too much deference in these cases.

After reading this article and this article, it’s clear that Minnesota doesn’t have a justice system. It has a system that coddles criminals and sues law-abiding citizens.

The first story is about Farhan Musse Ibrahim, who “was charged in 2019 with four counts of second-degree attempted murder and other charges in two separate cases stemming from incidents in February of that year.” According to the article, Ibrahim, “who police say is a member of the Somali Outlaws gang”, “recently received a plea bargain and concurrent sentencing that will leave him free in under three-and-a-half years.”

That isn’t justice. That’s injustice. Getting out in 3 years getting charged with 4 counts of second-degree attempted murder is the personification of injustice.

Meanwhile, the second article focuses on Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison. According to the article, “Ellison’s office yesterday filed lawsuits against two restaurants that have been open for dine-in despite the governor’s executive orders. Cornerstone Café in Monticello and Cork in Anoka are Ellison’s latest projects.”

Gov. Walz’s EO is utterly too restrictive. It isn’t supported by science whatsoever. Attorney Gen. Ellison’s lawsuit is about intimidating hard-working citizens so they don’t step out of line in the future. These restaurants have installed mitigation devices to keep people safe. Apparently, in the Walz-Ellison police state, that isn’t enough. Walz and Ellison apparently hate businesses because they’re suing them each week.

The DFL’s priorities aren’t Minnesota’s priorities.

According to the Blaze’s Daniel Horowitz, Tim Walz is a tyrant. In his article, Horowitz writes “There is no subtlety to Walz’s tyranny, and his evils are clearly no longer sufferable. His regime is now threatening to imprison business owners who have no options to feed their families other than keeping their businesses open. At the same time, he is releasing violent criminals, including child murderers, as violent crime consumes the Twin Cities region.” Check this out:

Larvita McFarquhar is America embodied. An African-American single mom with four children to support, Larvita never asked for handouts. She opened Haven’s Garden, in Lynd, Minnesota, a family-oriented restaurant with an attached gymnasium for kids to have a good time. She is the ultimate entrepreneur and family woman, but in Walz’s Sodom and Gomorrah, she is now a criminal. She had the audacity to pursue the rights spelled out in the Declaration of Independence and kept her business open at great expense with full compliance with all the unscientific distancing restrictions.

The twisted irony is that Walz is all in on the de-incarceration agenda. Just last month, he stated that “incarceration is a failure of the system.” But what he really meant was only incarceration for dangerous criminals should be shunned. On Wednesday afternoon, Nathan Hansen, Larvita’s attorney, posted on Twitter that “Assistant Minnesota Attorney General Kaitrin C. Vohs filed court documents to have Ms. McFarquhar potentially imprisoned to force her compliance with Governor Tim Walz’s executive order.”

With so many criminals being released for violating real laws, you know, like not to steal, carjack, or murder, wouldn’t “Mr. Anti-incarceration” himself not want lovely people like Ms. McFarquhar to be imprisoned for living a free life? Don’t count on it.

President Trump, a supposedly heartless Republican, signed the First Step Act to reform sentencing laws. Tim Walz, a supposedly compassionate Democrat, wants to jail a black single mother of 4 for wanting to put food on her family’s table and keep a roof over their head.

Who’s the heartless politician? Who’s the compassionate person? I think LFR readers understand that that’s a rhetorical question. The heartless politician, IMHO, is Tim Walz with a dishonorable mention to Keith Ellison:

Tim Walz’s indifference towards law-abiding citizens doesn’t stop there. Logic isn’t Gov. Walz’s strength. Be prepared to clench your fists after reading this:

On Tuesday, Gov. Tim Walz and Attorney General Keith Ellison, as part of the state’s Board of Pardons, voted to immediately commute the life sentence of Myon Burrell after he served 18 years for the murder of 11-year-old Tyesha Edwards in 2002. He intended to kill someone else in a gang fight that day, but a stray bullet hit Edwards in the heart while she was in her home doing schoolwork. Burrell’s cousin and jailmate testified in 2002 that he confessed to the killing, and Timothy Oliver, the intended victim of the shooting, testified that Burrell pulled the trigger. But, of course, Burrell and his lawyer maintain that he is an innocent man.

Why did Walz release him? The “science” of teenage killers! “We cannot turn a blind eye to the developments in science and law as we look at this case,” said Walz. “We can’t shackle our children in 2020,” added Walz. “We need to grow as our science grows.”

The science? What the hell is Walz talking about? I get it that Ellison has supported murderers in the past. That’s old news. That he still supports murderers is disappointing on steroids, though it isn’t surprising.

Minnesota deserves a governor that applies logic to situations like this. Tim Walz doesn’t fit that description. He’s a tyrant drunk on his authorities. He’s unfit for office.

Minnesota’s two-headed DFL monster, aka Tim Walz and Keith Ellison, stopped President Trump’s mega-MAGA Rochester rally. At least, they tried to limit it. Despite trying to limit the crowd to 250 people, an estimated 25,000 people showed up.

President Trump took aim at Walz and Ellison right from the start of his speech, saying “We’ve been given a very hard time by your so-called leaders. But they’re not very good leaders, as you found out during the riots.” President Trump continued his riff, saying “Keith Ellison and Joe Biden want to imprison you in your homes while letting anarchists, agitators and vandals roam free as they try to destroy your cities and states.”

This message hits home because DFL ‘leaders’ like Tim Walz and Jacob Frey didn’t respond quickly to the riots. The DFL is getting dragged into this prolonged shutdown by Tim Walz, too. It’s time to open Minnesota up. Minnesota’s business owners shouldn’t get treated like children. They’ve earned the right to be treated like adults.

President Trump did the right thing in visiting the people who showed up that weren’t allowed to attend the rally:

Trump supporters vented their frustration. Jamie Scherdin, a psychology student at Winona State who was wearing a “Women for Trump” hat, said protests throughout the summer had larger crowds, adding, “It’s just to try to silence the Republicans.”

Connie Anderson of Rochester did not make the 250-person cutoff but showed up along with hundreds of others who gathered outside the airport to show their support. She said the state needs to remove virus restrictions and believes businesses will follow health guidelines without mandates.

There’s no doubt in my mind that President Trump will win Minnesota. People stood in the chilling wind to get a glimpse of Air Force One. If they’re willing to do that, they’ll turn out to vote.

Tim Walz, Keith Ellison and the DFL tried stopping President Trump. That failed miserably. They failed because it’s impossible to stop a force of nature.

Keith Ellison is Minnesota’s chief law enforcement officer in name only. It’s indisputable that he doesn’t apply the laws equally. If there was any doubt that he’d turn a blind eye towards his political allies, this Powerline article puts that question to rest.

The story starts with “The organizers of a rodeo in the tiny northern Minnesota town of Effie are facing state punishment after disregarding warnings not to hold the event in violation of an executive order restricting the size of public gatherings. It’s the first time the state has brought an enforcement action against an entertainment venue that has operated ‘in open defiance of the law,’ Attorney General Keith Ellison said in a news release.”

Effie is roughly 40 miles from Grand Rapids. It’s literally timber wolf country. The thought that Keith Ellison would file this type of action is beyond disgusting. The first thing to do is sign this petition to tell Mr. Ellison that his double standard doesn’t comply with the Constitution, which requires equal application of the law. Specifically, the Fourteenth Amendment states “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

How many lawsuits has Mr. Ellison filed against Black Lives Matter-Minneapolis? Certainly, their riots in Minneapolis exceeded the limits of Gov. Walz’s EO. They didn’t wear masks and they didn’t social distance, either. This part is infuriating:

Ellison said in a news release that his office has been working with businesses and events across Minnesota for months to help them understand the law and the governor’s orders. In most cases, he says they have reached agreements that led to voluntary compliance, but his office is charged with enforcing the law when people don’t comply.

“Business owners and event operators need to know that they are not above the law. If they risk the health and safety of our communities, my office will take strong action, as we are doing today,” Ellison said in a news release.

“My office will take strong action” ‘except if they’re protesting against the police, rioting in the streets or share the DFL’s priorities. Apparently, then you’re invisible to his office. Tim Walz has been silent on this action. This picture explains why:

Finally, let’s remember that 1 person who attended the event got diagnosed with COVID. Let’s remember that a total of 125 cases have been reported for all of Itasca County since February. If Ellison won’t apply the law equally, then he isn’t fit for this job. He should be removed ASAP.

It’s time to throw away the Democrats’ anti-police spin/lies. The latest in the series is Ilhan Omar’s op-ed. It contains one of the biggest whoppers I’ve ever seen, which is something considering the fact that I just read an op-ed written by Adam Schiff.

In the op-ed, Rep. Omar wrote “In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, people across the country and around the globe are standing in solidarity with the protesters in Minneapolis. The message and movement of ‘Black Lives Matter’ has at long last gained the acceptance they long deserved.” That’s almost pure BS. First, the people that’ve gotten out in the streets aren’t protesters. They’re anarchists, rioters and looters. That’s substantially different than the definition of a protester.

The definition of protester is “an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid.” The definition of rioter is “a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets.” This isn’t a protest:

That’s what a riot looks like. Next, Black Lives Matter is getting discredited, thanks in large part to the fact that BLM’s co-founders said that they’re “trained Marxists.” America-hating Somalis might think Marxists are gaining acceptance with Democrats but that’s the only place BLM is gaining acceptance. Then there’s this:

For too long, people who live and work in Minneapolis, particularly black and other marginalized communities, have faced violence at the hands of police. Despite attempts at accountability and reform, the department continues to fail the city, as was laid bare with George Floyd’s murder and the department’s actions since his killing.

That’s because Minneapolis is ‘governed’ by activists, not policy-makers. Further, DFL City Councilmembers think first about how situations can be used for their political advantage. The Minneapolis City Council is entirely DFL. If the police aren’t trained properly, then that’s 100% on the DFL.

Ilhan Omar is part of the DFL. Ditto with Keith Ellison, the person who represented Minnesota’s Fifth District. Ditto with Phyllis Kahn, the woman who represented the legislative district Omar represented. Kahn represented the district for almost 50 years.

The legitimate argument is that Minneapolis should throw out the Democrats who’ve represented Minneapolis’s failed status quo for 40+ years. Why doesn’t the DFL get the blame? They’re the people representing the city at all levels of government, from the City Council, to the State Legislature to the U.S. Congress. The results are in and indisputable. Democrats have failed Minneapolis for half a century.

It’s pretty clear that the Democrats’ urban agenda isn’t that appealing. That’s because the Democrats’ agenda thus far has been to let rioters burn minority-owned businesses. Democrats have failed to protect people, whether they’re living in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Minneapolis or Detroit.

If that isn’t enough, major Democrat cities like Los Angeles and Minneapolis have announced that they’re either boarding up their police department (Minneapolis) or cutting the police budget by $150,000,000 (Los Angeles). They’re essentially telling businesses that they won’t protect businesses, whether they’re minority-owned businesses or major corporations like the New York Macys.

The Democrats’ agenda isn’t about uniting people. It’s difficult picturing the Democrats’ agenda of appeasing the far-left and the criminal left as working in battleground states. That’s especially true in the suburbs. Security moms won’t vote for people who won’t protect their families. You can virtually hear the firearms flying off the shelves as single moms realize that Democrats won’t protect their homes.

Bit-by-bit, the mask is getting ripped off the Democrats image towards minorities. It’s been Democrats that didn’t protect minority neighborhoods. Democrats didn’t protect minority-owned businesses.

We’re told that there’s systemic racism everywhere we turn in the U.S. What’s systemic is the failure of Democrat policies. Democrats have insisted that all solutions flow from Washington, DC. That’s BS. One-size-fits-all policies aren’t solutions. They’re the problem. Accountability isn’t a feature of one-size-fits-all policies.

Then again, having idiots like Keith and Jeremiah Ellison proposing policies that strip protections from minority neighborhoods isn’t what’s needed, either. Eliminating the police who protect citizens is just plain stupid. If competence were a job requirement, most Democrats would be out of a job.

It isn’t that I think that Antifa didn’t play a role in last week’s riots in St. Paul. It’s that I’m not sure they aren’t homegrown Antifa terrorists. Apparently, the authorities aren’t confident that their initial opinion is accurate. The notable exception to that list is Tim Walz, the DFL activist who plays the role of an incompetent governor for his day job. According to this article, “Gov. Tim Walz continued to suggest Sunday that ‘it can’t be Minnesotans’ who would loot and burn homegrown businesses.”

I’d argue that that’s misguided thinking. Why wouldn’t a gang from north Minneapolis burn down businesses in south Minneapolis? These gangs are often ideologues who want to destroy the existing system from the roots. They often see private property as inherently evil, capitalism as a rigged game against the people.

Why couldn’t these terrorists be homegrown? Jeremiah Ellison, a member of the Minneapolis City Council and the son of Minnesota’s Attorney General, recently published this tweet announcing his full support for Antifa:


Then there’s this:

In St. Paul, police received numerous reports of suspicious vehicles without license plates parked and driving around the city, according to department spokesman Steve Linders. Officers also spotted some of those vehicles. They investigated an abandoned pickup truck loaded with construction equipment. Callers reported that people had gone to and from the truck, taking items from it.

Vehicles without license plates are often stolen vehicles. The plates are removed so they can be used during riots, when police use video cameras to identify criminals.

Ed Morrissey’s post offers the proper insight into what’s happening in the Twin Cities:

Not that Livingstone’s dispensing with the meme, at least through his friends. A GoFundMe page for the trio claims that police arrested them “after peacefully protesting & being chased by the KKK.” In a car with no plates? And peacefully protesting with two guns and a “grinding tool”? The idea that three young men with sufficient self-defense tools could be “chased by the KKK” in Minnesota is outright laughable, especially young men who just spent several days at least in the midst of the rioting.

Being chased by the KKK in Minnesota is as plausible as Jussie Smollett being told that Chicago is “Trump country.” Both statements are dishonest as hell. I wrote this post in July, 2016 to highlight the fact that Minnesota-grown ‘activists’ turning violent isn’t a myth:

It’s become clear that #BlackLivesMatter isn’t interested in healing racial divides. They’re proving that they’re interested in injuring police officers. At least one officer is injured. Police are reporting that “protesters started arming themselves with rebar from the construction site” and that police then used smoke and glass balls to clear the crowd. Protestors also threw glass bottles and liquids at the officers. One officer is injured from being hit with a glass bottle.”

The Star Tribune is reporting that as “many as 200 protesters were blocking both the eastbound and westbound lanes of the major traffic artery connecting Minneapolis and St. Paul near the Lexington exits. Many sat on the freeway while others stood, the air filled with yelling and chanting. Some onlookers were climbing over the freeway fence to join the blockade, with the crowd swelling to an estimated 300 people filling the lanes in both directions.”

I remember that night. It was a Saturday night. There wasn’t much happening until the local TV stations (KSTP, WCCO) jumped into programming to show these protesters throwing cement blocks at police officers from a bridge on I-94. I was able to ‘cover’ it via Twitter.

The Twin Cities media is acting like the Twin Cities’ leftist activists are law-abiding, upstanding citizens, pillars of the community types. There’s no doubt that there’s a need for police reform. That’s obvious. What’s equally clear is that the DFL needs to clean out the festering pile of antagonizers and America-haters. Today’s DFL turns a blind eye towards people like Keith Ellison, Ilhan Omar, Jeremiah Ellison and Ryan Winkler.

Simply put, it’s time for DFL ‘activist’ reform, too. These aren’t nice people. They’re people without integrity.

This afternoon, President Trump delivered a passionate speech in the Rose Garden. It’s a relatively brief speech, one that’s definitely worth reading in its entirety. Several parts jumped out at me, including where he said “we cannot allow the righteous cries and peaceful protesters to be drowned out by an angry mob. The biggest victims of the rioting are peace-loving citizens in our poorest communities, and as their President, I will fight to keep them safe. I will fight to protect you. I am your President of law and order, and an ally of all peaceful protesters.”

There was no mistaking what President Trump’s primary message was. He delivered that message powerfully and dramatically when he said “A number of state and local governments have failed to take necessary action to safeguard their residence. Innocent people have been savagely beaten, like the young man in Dallas, Texas, who was left dying on the street, or the woman in Upstate New York viciously attacked by dangerous thugs.”

Most powerfully, he said this:

That is why I am taking immediate presidential action to stop the violence and restore security and safety in America. I am mobilizing all available federal resources, civilian and military, to stop the rioting and looting, to end the destruction and arson, and to protect the rights of law-abiding Americans, including your Second Amendment rights. Therefore, the following measures are going into effect immediately:

First, we are ending the riots and lawlessness that has spread throughout our country. We will end it now. Today, I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets. Mayors and governors must establish an overwhelming law enforcement presence until the violence has been quelled.

If a city or a state refuses to take the actions that are necessary to defend the life and property of their residents, then I will deploy the United States military and quickly solve the problem for them.

It’s time to stop the violence, whether it’s happening in Minneapolis, Philadelphia or Dallas-Fort Worth. Further, I’m tired of hearing about the peaceful protesters’ right to protesters. A significant portion of those ‘peaceful protesters’ got arrested for looting and vandalism.

Jeremiah Ellison, the son of Minnesota’s Attorney General Keith Ellison and a Minneapolis City Council member, tweeted this:


So much for peaceful protesters. I get it that Mr. Ellison doesn’t represent all protesters. The point is that there isn’t a bright defining line between rioters and protesters.

It doesn’t require the prognostication skills of Nostradamus to see that there will be lots more riots in Minneapolis this summer. Minnesota’s version of the 3 stooges, DFL ‘leaders’ Tim Walz, Keith X Ellison and Boy Toy Jacob Frey, apparently want to spit on George Floyd’s grave, hand over the keys to the state to rioters and withdraw from the red lines they’ve imposed on the rioters.

If these inept Democrats won’t enforce the curfews, then that’s what they should become famous for. In ‘honor’ of their spinelessness, stupidity and corruption, the riots that’ve already been held and the riots still to come should be called the “The Walz-Ellison-Frey Riots.” Let’s examine this trio.

First, let’s examine Tim Walz, the overwhelmed DFL governor of Minnesota. When Boy Toy Mayor Jacob Frey called him asking for National Guard support, Walz sent the troops. Unfortunately for Minneapolis, he sent them without asking what assignments they’d be needed for and without coordination with the Boy mayor. Thanks to that stupidity, the 3rd Precinct Police Station was essentially decimated.

Thanks to the Walz administration not having a plan for riots, much less large-scale riots like these, the rioters are expanding their terrorist activities to the suburbs. Minnesotans have a right to ask when he’ll say ‘Enough! I’ve had it with these rioters. If peaceful protesters mix with the rioters, then they’ll get arrested, too.’

Next, there’s Boy Toy Jacob Frey. His claim to fame thus far is saying that the Third Precinct Police Station is just brick and mortar, making it expendable compared to human life. Apparently, they didn’t teach him that police officers are often asked to run into dangerous situations. Thanks to Frey’s combination of spinelessness and stupidity, half of Minneapolis is in flames, the other half gutted or pillaged.

Newt Gingrich is right. These riots aren’t typical U.S. riots. They’re attempts by anarchists to destroy America.

When Gov. Walz assigned the prosecution of the Floyd murder to Keith Ellison, he turned the prosecution over to a man who isn’t interested in prosecuting criminals:

Back in 1993, Ellison teamed up with Vice Lords gangbanger Sharif Willis to lead protests decrying the prosecution of the gangbangers who shot MPD officer Jerry Haaf in the back. Haaf’s murder might have been the lowest moment in Minneapolis’s history until last week. Ellison was out to torment the police on behalf of the gangbangers.

Turning the Floyd prosecution over to Ellison’s office is like telling George Floyd’s family that Walz is attempting to lose the case. Ellison isn’t a prosecutor. He’s an advocate. Prosecutors and advocates mix together like oil and water. They’re opposites. Further, Ellison’s son, Jeremiah, is a member of the Minneapolis City Council. Check this out:


The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, does it? A skilled prosecutor would have a difficult time getting a conviction thanks to Minnesota’s poorly-written laws. Handing the case over to a former defense attorney is like giving up.

If Derek Chauvin isn’t convicted, the riots we’re experiencing will seem mild compared with the riots that will happen upon Chauvin’s acquittal. Those riots will be historic.