Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

Texas Longhorns with newborn calf in Bluebonnets

Please note I have a new phone number...


Alan Maki

Alan Maki
Doing research at the LBJ Library in Austin, Texas

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

It's time to claim our Peace Dividend

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

We need to beat swords into plowshares.

A program for real change...


What we need is a "21st Century Full Employment Act for Peace and Prosperity" which would make it a mandatory requirement that the president and Congress attain and maintain full employment.

"Voting is easy and marginally useful, but it is a poor substitute for democracy, which requires direct action by concerned citizens"

- Ben Franklin

Let's talk...

Let's talk...

Monday, March 17, 2014

Is U.S. Congressman Rick M. Nolan a "liberal" or "progressive" as some Democratic Party hacks would have us believe?

Some die-hard Democrats have challenged me to "prove" my assertion that Congressman Rick Nolan is supporting the K-XL Pipeline.

I'm going to provide this proof but not until you listen to a little more of what I have to say about this phony.

In fact, Nolan supports the peat mining in the Big Bog.

In fact, Nolan is pushing for sulfide mining in northern Minnesota.

In fact, Nolan is pushing for Iron Ore mining in the Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin.

Kind of interesting, but the upper-middle class, muddle-headed "environmentalists" with the Minnesota Environmental Partnership and all the tribal governments and the Minnesota Indian Gaming Association support Rick Nolan.

Also interesting is how Nolan turns around and supports crooked and corrupt creeps heading up tribal governments like Floyd "Buck" Jourdain, Carri Jones and the wife-beater Kevin Leecy who goes to testify before government committees about how money is needed to fund education for spousal abuse.

But, the real hypocrisy of Nolan is demonstrated by his support for the violent and corrupt thug who terrorized the entire Leech Lake Indian Nation for years which includes sodomizing one of his opponents with a broom handle and beating with his fists on another opponent for over two hours.

Every election cycle, Minnesota Democrats like Rick Nolan go begging for money to these thoroughly corrupt tribal leaders and then when the election is over, Nolan turns his back on the victims of poverty.

Here is the letter Nolan sent to a constituent. Anyone may contact Nolan's office to verify the authenticity of this letter from him... and, I expect to read an apology here from those supporters of these Dumb Donkeys like Nolan who wrote and called me a liar:

February 28,2014
Ms. Janice Marie Ward
48063 North Big Island Road
Marcell, MN 56657-2133

Dear Ms. Ward.

Thank you for contacting me regarding your views on the Keystone Pipeline.

The Keystone Pipeline is a good and necessary project that will generate urgently needed jobs and economic development across our great nation.

I support the Keystone Pipeline, but I could not support the extreme Keystone bill (H.R.3. the Northern Route Approval Act) the House passed just prior to Memorial Day.

A privately-financed pipeline, properly maintained and regulated in an environmentally safe way, using today's highly advanced technologies. is the best solution. And I believe that approach will ultimately prevail.

As I told the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, the Northern Route Approval Act goes too far in exempting a non U.S.-based corporation from the regular construction, environmental, and health regulatory process we normally require of every single other pipeline we build in this country. Rest assured there are places in the permitting process that could be streamlined, but we should not exempt any
corporation, foreign or domestic, from being held financially liable in the event of a spill.

I do believe we can move this project forward in a responsible way, but not at the abandonment of everything that
protects our health, our safety, and our environment.

Fortunately, the bill is unlikely to pass the Senate. If it does, the President has promised a veto.

Thank you again for sharing your views with me. I appreciate your advice and counsel and hope that you will contact me in the future whenever I can be of assistance.

Richard M. Nolan
Member of Congress

1 1 East Superior Street, Suite '125
Duluth, MN 55802
Phone: (218) 464-5095