Blue State Ball, 2015

I had the pleasure of attending the Ball for the 2nd time this year – Friday night.

Besides meeting a fantastic group of bleeding heart liberals (I don’t like the word ‘progressive’ sounds like an exercise machine) I also got to chat with Minnesota’s Attorney General, Lori Swanson, (guess what we talked about, I’ll give you a guess, he has a couple of buildings named after him in Sioux Falls).

I also got to discuss for a brief moment with Tom Hartmann about the ‘Grim and Determined’ and how revolutions get started, I mentioned to him that community organizer, from Seattle, Jim Diers calls the loud and angry minority ‘The Grim & Determined’ while progressive radio talk show host and author, Tom Hartmann calls them ‘The ones who start revolutions.’ This was a real eye-opener for me, and what separates those who get involved to protect our Republic, and those who try to bat us away like flies.


Detroit, Bruce and Hartmann, talking ‘social’ revolutions.

It was also a blast to talk with Stephanie Miller, who not only does a daily radio show but is well known for her ‘Sexy Liberal’ tour.

Let’s just say, I have audio of her performance, and it is even too raunchy for DaCola. But I will give you a teaser, “The Minneapolis airport made me gay.” Larry Craig, the gift that keeps giving.

I also was able to get a good story in about state Legislator Isaac Latterell and my ‘nickname’ for him. Stephanie made fun of him a few weeks back (sorry, not sharing).


Detroit, Stephanie and Bruce laughing our asses off at this quit-witted lesbian.


The Aria in Minneapolis, where the event was last year.

Of course, the trip got off to a good start by stopping at Brau Brothers Brewery for lunch in Marshall, Minnesota. While we got 2 flights, I drank most of them. Special of the day? Crab Cake sandwich with slaw on top. Fantastic!



#1 scott on 03.01.15 at 2:23 pm

why are the funny hot women always lesbians?

#2 Dan Daily on 03.01.15 at 9:52 pm

And you didn’t even bring me a doggy bag.

#3 Helga on 03.02.15 at 1:25 am

How cool, you got to meet all the people I listen to every day. I am envious. I am glad you got to go.

#4 l3wis on 03.02.15 at 8:33 am

Dan, I should have, there was so much GOOD food!

#5 Oliver Klosov on 03.02.15 at 12:11 pm

“Detroit, Stephanie and Bruce laughing our asses off at this quit-witted lesbian.”

This seems to be an oddly-stated caption. What does her sexual orientation have to do with anything? I assume you meant quick-witted, but why the lesbian part?

#6 l3wis on 03.02.15 at 12:17 pm

Oliver, you are obviously not familiar with her comedy routine.