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Freedom Rocks!




Shot another event for CCHF on Friday night. They are group dedicated to protecting your freedoms and rights in all matters health care. This event was a little different. First of all, I got the call the morning of the event asking if I was available. It’s nice to be wanted, but advanced warning is always nice. This meant running home on my lunch break to get batteries charging, and delaying our trip up north by a few hours. Last minute planning aside, this was more of a party than a typical political fundraiser. The venue was crazy: “Retro Tonic” was the name given to this space that used to be six apartments. The building owner has converted it to an interconnected collection of party rooms, all with different themes. Everything from giant chess pieces, tiki huts and an up-north cabin room to a replica of the inside of the I Dream of Jeannie bottle. Every room was small and very dimly lit… and I was told that they wanted a bright look to the photos. So lots of flash, but we kept if off the camera and bounced it all around the room to keep it from being too harsh.
There was the obligatory speech block with Twila Brase (the force behind CCHF); radio personalities Sue Jeffers and Jason Lewis; MN State Senators David Hann and Gretchen Hoffman; and MN State Representatives Mary Liz Holberg, Mary Franson and Kathy Lohmer. They kept the speeches short, and then got back to the party, which featured Beatles tribute band Rubber Soul. Those lads rocked the house, er, apartments.
The highlight of the night was when Jason Lewis got up on stage and sang lead for the lads from Liverpool the Twin Cities to dedicate a song to our own Governor Dayton: “Back in the U.S.S.R.” After that, the band convinced Jason to do one more number and he sang again on “Get Back.”
The photos are now online. You can find them in our photo gallery under events.


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on April 5th, 2011 at 11:28 pm. Filled under: Photography,Politics,Random. | No Comments |

Reclaiming America Event



Another event for AM 1280 The Patriot. The photos are now online. You can find them in our photo gallery under events. This one featured Hugh Hewitt, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Dennis Prager. Appearances were also made by MN gubernatorial hopeful Tom Emmer as well as several other state and local candidates.


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on October 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm. Filled under: Photography,Politics. | No Comments |

AM 1280 “Undoing ObamaCare” Event

MN Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Michael Medved and Hugh Hewitt

Photos from Wednesday night’s AM 1280 The Patriot event are now online. You can find them in our photo gallery under events. It was a great night for conservative thought. One message was clear from Mr. Medved: we must stay focused on the message of small government and personal freedom and not get distracted by fringe issues. MN Governor Tim Pawlenty made a great point that very soon, it will not be a matter of liberal vs. conservative — it will simply be an issue of elementary school math. Our nation is spending more than we are taking in, and increasing taxes on the working class (and those who employ them) is not the answer to that problem. Hugh weighed in with his usual witty and concise legal knowledge, framing many of the current issues and pointing out what we can expect from the courts in the future.


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on May 1st, 2010 at 3:21 pm. Filled under: Photography,Politics. | No Comments |

AM 1280 pictures are online

Just a quick update to let anyone interested know that the photos from Tuesday night’s AM 1280 The Patriot event are online. You can go directly to the gallery here. Guests can download low resolution files for sharing via email or posting online for free, and you can also order prints directly on the site as well.


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on May 15th, 2009 at 12:23 pm. Filled under: Photography,Politics. Tags: | No Comments |

An evening with Bennett, Prager and Hewitt

Bennet, Prager & Hewitt Tuesday night I worked an event for local talk radio station AM1280 The Patriot called “Obama: The First 100 Days” with radio hosts Bill Bennett, Dennis Prager and Hugh Hewitt. It was a discussion of how the first 100 days of this historic presidency have gone, and how it will effect this greatest nation on God’s green earth, if I may borrow a catch-phrase from the absent Michael Medved. An outsider might expect this to be an evening of Obama bashing, but that would be discounting the sheer intelligence and wisdom represented by the three gentlemen pictured above. Every criticism they had was backed up by logic, common sense and even history. These guys know their stuff. And they even had some points on which they commended Obama, usually something that didn’t go quite as he campaigned, but rather showing that the president is either more level-headed than we feared, or that perhaps access to higher-level intelligence and advisors have changed his tune. It was great to see people that I have listened to and hold in such high regard, in person.

More photos of the event and portraits of the VIP dinner attendees with the hosts will be available online by the end of this weekend.


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on May 14th, 2009 at 1:15 pm. Filled under: Photography,Politics. Tags: , | 1 Comment |

Vote Early, Vote Often!


I think Congressman Moran sums up the key difference in this election when he says that we have been guided by an administration that believes in “…the simplistic notion that people with wealth are entitled to keep it.”
I just cannot understand where this idea that if you work hard you are not entitled to keep the fruits of your labor. How fundamentally UN-American can you get? The land of opportunity… but if you succeed we will take away what you have earned!
I’m not saying that we should have no taxes, but those who keep calling for higher taxes on “the rich” need to take a look at how much the rich already pay in taxes. It is heavily weighted towards the rich already… if we go too far, what incentive do they have to risk their money by investing in new companies, hiring people and keeping our economy going in general?
http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/incometaxandtheirs/a/whopaysmost.htm
And you can put “big business” in that same category. As Fred Thompson said at the convention, “No, they’re just going to tax ‘businesses!’ So unless you buy something from a ‘business,’ like groceries or clothes or gasoline … or unless you get a paycheck from a big or a small ‘business,’ don’t worry … it’s not going to affect you.”
But, don’t let me change your mind. Vote how your conscience tells you – do your own research, but please KNOW something about your candidate other than how eloquent a speaker they are and judge them not on the color of their skin, but the content of their character. The bottom line is of course: VOTE… or shut up!


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on November 4th, 2008 at 12:09 pm. Filled under: Politics. | No Comments |

Typographers against Obama!

Does no one care about good looking type anymore? About consistency of image? Building a brand identity? It should be noted that this is not the “official” bumper sticker, but I have seen plenty of these around town on the back of Prius’ (or is it Prii?) and the like. So, if you needed more reasons not to vote for Barry, look no further than the backwards apostrophe on ’08. Not only is it ugly, it’s just plain WRONG… you know, the opposite of right. In case that’s hard to see, I’ll blow it up:

Correct: ’08 Incorrect: ‘08
The apostrophe should point toward (or be “open” in the direction of) the missing letters from the abbreviation. In the spirit of fairness, I should note that there is plenty of knock-off McCain/Palin merch floating around the tubes with the incorrect apostrophe as well. So, I guess the lesson learned here is that if you are going to support a candidate by defiling your car, be it SUV or hybrid, make sure that somebody proofread it first!
…and yes, I know that Toyota considers the plural form of Prius to be just “Prius” – like the plural of deer or shirmp. Unless you are a certain famous chef, then it’s “shrimps!”


Published by Shawn A. Krueger, on September 4th, 2008 at 1:54 pm. Filled under: Politics. | No Comments |