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Bob Petersen

Blaine, MN
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3 years 6 weeks

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Posted on 01/27/15 at 09:38 am in response to LIFO isn't the culprit in poor student achievement

You are correct that LIFO is not the problem in how teachers are decided to be laid off. It is the mechanism that the union you belong to has fought for that had made for LIFO to be used and nothing else. Teachers are evaluated, but only the worst teachers are let go through a lengthy process.
Don't get me wrong, there are a lot of great teachers and they care for the kids. However, our education system is not working and our kids are beholden to a powerful union that is unyielding...

Posted on 01/13/15 at 08:48 am in response to Counterpoint: We don’t need no stinking bike tax

I think you miss the point that America has always had, and always will, have a love affair with their cars and the costs of adding bike lanes will be much more than you think. People love their cars because people really like to be able to go wherever they want to go, whenever they want, and be in something that is protective from other people and the elements. So the behavior change is not going to happen.
Also, most of the bike lanes used until recently are unused rail lines or in...

Posted on 12/23/14 at 08:12 am in response to Rochester-area legislators would like lower MNsure costs in their region

So the costs are too high on MNSure? Then another special request on this? So the solution is that you have a DFLer who wants that area's rates artificially dropped...but she doesn't know...or won't admit...that then the rest of the state...er, taxpayers...will have to subsidize even more.

Just more proof that this is merely about wealth distribution than what's it's intended for.

she's pretty far left. She only speaks of the uber progressive topics and as if business is the cause of all our problems. Many Democrats know that our country is not vested into this type of thinking and she would be trounced if she ever got to the general election.
Yes, we have a president with a thin resume and even thinner experience in the real world. But EW's fate is decided on her positions that are even farther left than our very liberal president.

Posted on 12/15/14 at 08:26 am in response to Minnesota Democrats vote against government funding bill

It was the left's need to force banks into bad loans to the masses of people that could not afford them. Forced 'equality' is never successful.

Posted on 12/15/14 at 08:27 am in response to Minnesota Democrats vote against government funding bill

I think you better add many, many names to that other than Kline.

Posted on 12/10/14 at 01:05 pm in response to Can Klobuchar’s Minnesota Nice melt Senate deadlock in 2015?

The senior senator has done nothing except be a rubber stamp for this president and offered nothing of substance in her time in office. If anything, her votes for the ACA and then repealing the medical device tax was nothing more than taking the lollipop from the baby and giving back the almost eaten stick.
She will not get Congress to agree. There's no need because it's too late. The Dems completely wasted their majority on their efforts to swing the country too far to the left...

Posted on 11/20/14 at 08:33 am in response to Minnesota to New York Times: We do not eat grape salad for Thanksgiving

the part about Lake Erie being warmer. All lakes are warmer in November than January and February. Duh.

Posted on 10/20/14 at 07:39 am in response to GOP targets Met Council as campaign issue

What's crazy is that business interested MUST be taken into account. The Met needs to ensure that people have vibrant places to live; create a climate the entices business to start, grow, and thrive; give the easiest way for these companies to move their goods or provide their services; and also make ways of getting people to work as easy as possible.

The Met is way, way, way to Minneapolis and St. Paul centric. It's as if the downtowns are the only places of light and should be THE...

Posted on 08/14/14 at 08:05 am in response to Otto trounces Entenza in auditor race

I just wish I had $700,000 period. Gotta love liberals with money to burn. The delusion reaches farther than just people mad at him.