I grew up reading comic books wanting to be a superhero. Those who speak the truth are heroes, anything less is a lie.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Moving Into Summer

Working on getting the house in shape to sell...and of course gardening...always...lots of rain this spring...the garden never looked better...posted up the garden pics on my facebook page...

look up at deck in backyard

Hope to have the house ready to sell in about two weeks...will post finishing pics then. Enjoy.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Rep John Kline's dubious achievement -- tops "Flip a District"





Wish granted.... over this last weekend..DFL candidate Mike Obermueller was endorse in CD2 to run against Congressman John Kline (R-MN)...

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

A Living Wage in Minnesota

When did it become acceptable to work all day and still not earn a basic living wage?

A living wage is the minimum income necessary for a worker to meet their needs that are considered basic (housing/food)

Go here to see the living wage calculator for your state/county

Finally Minnesota is looking to raise the minimum pay to $9.50 by the end of this week but that's still doesn't cover most rents. we fall behind the majority of other states... Many advocates believe that $10.58 an hour is a better wage rate, but it appears that progressive Minnesota does not...Currently half a million jobs in Minnesota are below $10 an hour...
Our current minimum wage is below what the federal government has set for the minimum wage...needless to say

The current legislation would make exceptions for anyone under 18 years old, or small companies earning less than half a million a year. If the business has gross sales less than $500,000 a year, then they can pay a $7.75 minimum wage. Higher wages would be phased in annually for the next three years. The bill is expected to pass in both the House and Senate this week.

A living wage is a moral value!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

This Is Spring?!

Finally the first day of Spring has come to....well not in Minnesota...

It's 23 degrees out...and snowed yesterday...but expected to warm up into the forties...thankful for that...before dipping again this weekend. After twenty years here, I've had enough...too cold for too long. Time to bail...Got back last week from the gulf area *Texas, Alabama, Mississippi.." where it's actually warm with sunshine!

There's a hill of snow from shoveling the driveway that still about 5 feet tall, the dogs are in sweaters, and for flowers to bloom, the snow needs to melt...this is not spring! Maybe next month...