Word comes this week that the organizing committee for a group of North Dakotans who want to raise North Dakota’s Oil Extraction Tax back to the level it was at before the Legislature cut it in 2015 has decided to postpone its initiated measure campaign. Postpone, but not abandon. A wise choice, I’d say. Although … Continue reading Whither the Measure 6 Coalition?
Most of my Democratic friends have a hard time understanding why I like Kevin Cramer. I think it’s because they’ve never been a part of a brotherhood. Let me explain. I’m thinking about this today because of Gary Emineth’s announcement yesterday that Kevin Cramer would run for the U.S. Senate against Heidi Heitkamp. Thanks for … Continue reading Donald Trump, Harold Hamm and Kevin Cramer
This might be the shortest blog post I’ve ever written. Or will ever write. But it’s an important one, so if you are concerned about the possibility of an oil refinery being built next to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, as I am, please take just one minute to read it. I had a chance encounter … Continue reading A Short Message About Our National Park
I’m about to break two rules. Never argue with someone who buys ink by the barrel. Never get in a pissing match with a skunk. This one’s a two’fer, because it’s the skunk that buys ink by the barrel. The skunk is The Bismarck Tribune, which has just pulled off the slickest “Bait and Switch” … Continue reading Buying Newspapers From a Skunk
Note: I am reprinting (reposting?) below a story I first ran three years ago this week. It's about tomatoes. I was thinking about it because today I am preparing my basement "greenhouse" for Spring. I'm getting ready to plant peppers, which need to be started indoors really early, because they take a long time to … Continue reading Thoughts of Spring, Tomatoes and Peppers on a Cold Winter Day
I just read on The Forum’s website that Governor Doug Burgum is taking free tickets to the Super Bowl. “Burgum and first lady Kathryn Helgaas Burgum will be attending the game at the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis as guests of Xcel Energy, which leases a suite at the venue, Burgum spokesman Mike Nowatzki said.” "’So … Continue reading Should a Governor Take Free Super Bowl Tickets?