If gambling is such a good revenue stream, then they should be using it to fund the general budget, not to buy a billion dollar Christmas present for Wilf and the people who's lives center around professional sports.
As #3 says here, the first two responders ignore tha fact that we all derive benefit from the government in one form or another and we all should have to pay for that. Their greed blinds them to their greater social responsibility.
I sort of wish we still had the draft so that these people could learn first hand the obligation of a citizen to its country. Scrooge was a "conservative" Republican, at least up until that night of epiphany. You die alone but you live with all.
Let the Republicans try to balance the budget by punishing the poor and unemployed while extending tax cuts to the rich. This is a typical Republican bill: raise spending and cut taxes without doing anything to fix the effect on the budget. Worry about the budget later (you can always blame the Democrats) and get a little something in there for yourselves and your rich friends.
Obama caves for the sake of the unemployed, at least a worthy motive. Hopefully a lot of the unemployed...
I was one who feared and thought the Republicans would drag this out. I'm glad I was wrong and in this instance Emmer bowed out with grace. I'll still be looking for a Sutton quote that suggests that the election was rigged though.
I looked at many of these ballots at the state web site and intent is obvious in most of them. It is also obvious to me that ultimately they will be thrown out, Dayton will become governor and the Republicans will forever after complain that another election was "stolen" from them. The whole point is to delay and frustrate the opposition at the expense of the electoral process and to have a bogus talking point for the future.
No offense to the local creative types but I doubt the Twin Cities is any more of a "hotbed of creativity" than any other comparably-sized metropolitan area in the US. As far as "Minneapolis sound" goes it seems to be whatever artist currently has some national exposure. We've had Prince, a genius who coincidentally was born here, there was a good 80s punk/alt scene that still reverberates, but what about Willie Murphy or Lamont? They were my "Minneapolis Sound". What about Red House?...
It is my theory that the Republicans want to have enough "frivolous" votes thrown out so that if all those challenges were decided in their favor they would win the election. They would need this for any court case based on this issue to proceed. Then when the court takes the sensible postion that they are indeed frivolous the Republicans can say that corrupt officials stole another election from them. Truth is not an issue for them.
Seems like the only chance Emmer has had from the very beginning is to disenfranchise 8800 voters who voted in good faith but may have not made perfectly filled ovals. There's a certain messy something about democracy that Republicans seem to dislike. Could be that they have marginalized themselves so much by swinging so far to the right extreme that the only way they will endure is to circumvent democracy by either undermining the voting process or by using lies and dirty politics as...
Just a guess but I would think two of the top things that would be red flags to a woman who is internet dating would be potential date stalks her when she says she is busy and potential date likes to pack a pistol to dates. It is newsworthy to me because it is about an elected official who is a total LOSER!
The liberal elitist media wants to bury the truth about the NFL. That's why we only get the truth from unbiased media like Fox. If we knew the truth about the NFL we wouldn't be so quick to pour corporate welfare bailouts in the form of new stadiums on their heads. This is just another example of the unconstitutional takeover of our daily lives by the cabal of liberal media and the so-called Democratic party. I'm going to bring all my old newspapers to my church's next book burning.