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Bill Schletzer

Plymouth, MN
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Posted on 11/24/14 at 01:18 pm in response to Only 1 in 10 heavy drinkers in U.S. are alcoholics, CDC study finds

...you want. "Everybody" knows somebody who drinks daily and doesn't seem to have a problem. Doesn't matter what you call them. My dad drank several drinks every day of his life for decades. Fortunately for him he married a woman with the same drinking habits. He was a daily smoker too. I know for my own sake that these habits were responsible for my mom (not his wife) outliving him by 15 years.

As Paul above says, "The old definitions of "addiction" were largely un-researched...

Posted on 11/17/14 at 11:52 am in response to The Wolves weren't just bad against New Orleans. They were disgraceful.

...I think this just shows his value. No way New Orleans does that with Rubio on the floor.

When they are losing I want to see them put in Bennett and Dieng and Muhammed rather than stick with the old guys. I'm also disappointed at the three old guys you call out and agree Brewer was the only one showing real effort this weekend. Unfortunately from a position balance standpoint he may be the most expendable. I'm glad they put Levine into the fire but when Williams, a shot first...

Posted on 11/17/14 at 11:55 am in response to The Wolves weren't just bad against New Orleans. They were disgraceful.

Gee, I forgot about Budinger. Is he invisible?

Posted on 11/15/14 at 09:33 am in response to Today in #pointergate: mayor blogs … and KSTP digs in

I haven't heard the chief say anything or her media spokesperson. They found a couple cops that don't like the chief and they word it in a way to imply that it is the official position of the Minneapolis police. I bet a wider survey of Minneapolis police opinions would find all sorts of things like "Police" think all blacks should "go back to Africa" or that Jay Kolls is the ugliest newscaster in the Twin Cities or the world is ending on New Year's Day, 2016..

KSTP goes cherry...

Posted on 11/13/14 at 07:19 am in response to After #pointergate, where do we go from here?

then perhaps some other Minneapolis cop or spokesman or the chief will speak up against him. Haven't heard that yet and don't expect to.

Posted on 11/13/14 at 07:32 am in response to After #pointergate, where do we go from here?

If that guy had been white doing the exact same thing there would have been no story. Period. His race made the story.

And while everyone is bemoaning the slight to the mayor, how about this guy who is accused by innuendo on TV for being a gangster and criminal. He served his time, he is redeeming himself, he is turning his life around, but because he is black channel 5 accuses him of being a gangster and criminal.

Cherry pick your stats all day, pretend we are a color...

Britt,

Seems like these recent columns contain the most positive things you've ever said about Rubio. The injury is unfortunate but it is good news that Levine is getting the time and not some unsigned back up PG that was waiting for a chance. I'm glad to see Levine get his minutes in spite of all the negativity he has been getting from all the experts. He did a decent job the other night.

What struck me in Rubio's last couple of games is that if Adelman had stuck around...

Last year I thought I was way more pro-Rubio than you or most of the posters here. I think all the stats you show here indicate that Rubio's contributions go way beyond points scored. He may never get the recognition he deserves because of his scoring, but for years to come he will be making his teammates look better and he will be fun to watch.

I was never the biggest basketball fan. During Lindsey Whalen's sophomore year I became a huge fan of women's basketball and she is one of...

Posted on 11/11/14 at 08:31 am in response to Paul Molitor can't save the Twins

You could replace him with a guy with similar stats for a couple million and that would leave 20 million to spend on pitching. Aren't first base men supposed to be power hitters?

You could write a whole column about all the guys the Twins have let go who are stars now. We've become a feeder team for the major leagues, call it AAAA, a step about triple A.

Posted on 11/05/14 at 08:13 am in response to Overlooking lack of experience, Twins hire Paul Molitor as manager

Minnpost had an article a month ago entitled, "After another awful season, expect Twins to make big changes". Hiring Molitor, who I like, is easily the smallest, most incremental change they could have made at manager.

Another "big change" will be picking up some third tier pitcher and maybe a position player and then letting Hughes start on opening day instead of Nolasco or whoever started last year.

By June the novelty of Molitor's hiring will be over, the Twins will have...