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Brian Simon

Minneapolis, MN
Commenter for
7 years 5 weeks

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Posted on 04/09/12 at 11:27 am in response to Brodkorb heads back to university to finish his degree

If the U's poly-sci curriculum doesn't require an ethics class, I'd recommend Mr brodkorb consider taking one as an elective.

Posted on 03/02/12 at 12:59 pm in response to Vikings stadium plan likely the best lawmakers will see

What an utter disappointment. Is this really the best use of multiple blocks of downtown real estate & a half billion dollars? I am disgusted.

Posted on 02/23/12 at 03:22 pm in response to From GOP debate: Why Obamacare is really Santorum's fault

For santorum's base SCOTUS appointments trump 'obamacare'. The former may yet eviscerate the latter... The question is how much of the MI vote is evangelical. He may yet pull out a win there & be an ongoing headache for establishment Rs.

Posted on 01/20/12 at 12:41 pm in response to Gary Eichten and the craft of journalism

I was just thinking that too: put Collins on midday.

Regarding those so-called 'hidden' costs of replacing the dome, perhaps we ought to schedule demolition for the Dome this spring & see how fast new 'hidden' costs start showing up for the Arden Hills or other sites. Seems to me the vikings want to assume they'll have a sweetheart deal at the dome for as long as they want it. Instead, if we don't have a tenant for that building, its time for it to go & make room for something productive.

$8.5 million per year to pay off bonds? Why can't Zygi afford that?

Posted on 09/30/11 at 07:23 pm in response to Long-running Vikings stadium debate could drag on for years yet

""But the thing you have to understand about this process is you've got a lot of people saying 'no' before you get to 'yes,' " he said."

There's only one guy who has to say yes: Zygi. He's the developer & the owner. Seems like a match made in heaven into which the rest of us should not insert ourselves.

Posted on 09/07/11 at 12:02 pm in response to Erik Paulsen's usual 'Opie' charm doesn't play well at town hall meeting

Mr Swift - if we let the irresponsible Bush tax cuts expire, more Americans will pay taxes.

Posted on 08/22/11 at 11:23 am in response to Who's tracking state HMOs' cash?

Re: klobuchar should 'do something that matters'.

Yes, she should. Given the nature of the Senate, she's probably accomplished more than most freshman. A Rand Paul is on TV more, nut I wouldn't necessarily describe that as being more productive.

Posted on 08/05/11 at 02:27 pm in response to Minnesota's county highway funding system supports roads to nowhere

"You don't have to drive on every roadway to benefit from it"

Sure. Just like you don't have to ride on the light rail to benefit from it, as Rachel Kahler describes, above.

From the article, this paragraph stood out, for me:
"The suburban counties frequently have complained they are expected to accommodate nearly three-fourths of the metro area's projected growth — much of it outside of the Interstate 494-694 beltway — but they are not being given adequate...