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.

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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).

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

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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!

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6 comments ↓

#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.

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