I got up before the sun today to roam around with my cameras and some guns. I'm not a hunter, but I knew I'd probably swing by the range in my travels, and I was not wrong. It's an interesting time to be a photographer, this hunting season. For instance, I don't hike anywhere off the road...I don't want to get shot.
Traveling the back roads is quite entertaining, however. I appreciate when I run into things like this, where someone has taken the time to provide a laugh for passers-by. Of course, on a road as remote as this, I doubt many people would get to see it (aside from the new hunting arrivals). That's why I'm pleased to be able to share it with you.
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Drew Wrigley was announced as the new Lieutenant Governor of North Dakota today. You may remember him as the US State's Attorney under the administration of George W. Bush. He's the one who prosecuted Alfonso Rodriguez for the murder of UND student Dru Shodin a few years ago. He was replaced by a big Democrat Party donor/operative once the Obama regime took over in 2009.
The announcement was made by our next Governor, current Lt. Governor Jack Dalrymple. Since Governor John Hoeven is moving on to the United States Senate, Lt. Gov Dalrymple will assume to role in a fashion that hasn't taken place in North Dakota in 75 years.
It was a very happy (and well-attended) event at the Great Hall of the North Dakota State Capitol. The second Mr. Wrigley stepped out, the place erupted in cheers. I was pleasantly surprised and excited as well! I wish both these men the best and will pray for them as they prepare to take over the executive branch of our state government.
I see the newspapers are all using stock photos (or none at all) for this story. I sent one to Rob at the Say Anything Blog along with the news of Wrigley's selection just before the announcement was officially made. I guess that chalks one up for us crazy bloggers! Not that we're keeping score...
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Here's to the babies in a brand new world,
Here's to the beauty of the stars...
Here's to the travelers of the open road,
Here's to the dreamers and the bards...
Here's to the soldiers on the desert dunes,
Here's to the farmers in the fields...
Here's to the preachers of the sacred Word,
Here's to the loving God who heals...
Here's to you, my little loves, with blessing from above, now let the Day begin.
Just sharing a friendly good morning with you and the windmill perched near Farmer's Livestock southeast of Bismarck and some lyrics modified from one of my favorite songs by The Call.
If I had to pick the question I have been asked most frequently at the Republican Victory Party or even online yesterday, it would have to be a variant of "what will you blog about now?" My stock answer has been "sunsets and windmills!" Of course, the lead photo of this post is a sunrise, but I'm sure you get the picture (pun intended).
I started this blog as a photo diary of a guy who loves Bismarck-Mandan and North Dakota in general. It shall remain exactly that. Desperate times call for desperate measures, they say, and we certainly are in those. I won't rule out a political post from time to time, especially with a lame duck session of Congress to deal with yet. A Republican sweep in North Dakota makes things much more optimistic here at home, but let's not forget that we're in very pivotal times for our country. I may periodically comment on things as a result. Regardless, I intend for things to return to "business as usual" here at the ol' Blog.
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Get. Out. And. Vote. Can't make it any more plain than that. It's time to take the first step in setting things right in our government. Here are a couple of quick resources to help you out:
Here's a link to several maps showing you which legislative district you're in: LINK
Here's a link to find out where your polling place is so you can cast your vote: LINK
The link above is part of the Secretary of State's VIP (Voter Information Portal): LINK
Oh yeah...about the free TV thing. Plains Daily and Say Anything are reporting that the Spirit Lake Tribe was caught offering gas cards to people for transporting people to the polls. The person who hauled the most would receive a flat screen TV. THIS IS ILLEGAL. Here's the law (PDF).
This is the same law Earl Pomeroy's cronies violated up at UND, using a Student Government van to transport college students to the polls and providing them pizza. UND's legal counsel put a stop to that one right quick.
Get out and vote! If you see anything irregular, like someone bringing in vans of mentally disabled people and filling out their ballots for them, MAKE IT KNOWN. Take photos. Shoot video. Provide it to the Secretary of State's Office IMMEDIATELY. Get it on YouTube, get it online. Make it public.
Let's not allow North Dakota to become another Minnesota, where ballots are suddenly found at the last minute, waiting to give a liberal Democrat the victory. Don't think the Democrats won't do it if they think they can get away with it. I've just shown two examples of how they're already trying.
Let's settle this the old fashioned way: by overwhelming them at the polls! Vote, tell your friends to vote, tell your family to vote. See you tomorrow.
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I don't watch much TV, but even the little bit I do watch made me sick of Earl Pomeroy's claims of Rick Berg wanting to "privatize Social Security." Especially since it's Pomeroy that wanted to do an even riskier thing back in the late 1990s!
I'm not the only one - RJ over at RegularGuyRant.com as done some great work in compiling news articles about Mr. Pomeroy's history with Social Security privatization. It paints an entirely different picture than what our hapless Congressman would have you believe.
Watch the video, then enjoy the link to the Regular Guy Rant for all the supporting documentation.
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