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Bruce Johnson

Walnut Grove, MN
Commenter for
6 years 29 weeks

Recent Comments

Posted on 07/23/14 at 06:35 pm in response to Mike McFadden open to raising the age for Medicare benefits

Franken's website, search 'Medicare', from about the 4th result on 1st page of 10 or more, a 15 minute video of a Senate floor speech in late 2012. Extending age of eligibility at 11:40.

"This is exactly the kind of bad idea that explains why our health care costs twice as much as (elsewhere) and in most...

Posted on 07/23/14 at 10:26 am in response to Bachmann considering 2016 presidential run

Tha Bachmann announcement is just part of her gifting enterprise, and that she had to do it herself isn't a good sign for her. There is too much of this among "prominent" Republicans, holding or seeking public office as part of a broader strategy of permanent political celebrity.

Posted on 07/23/14 at 01:44 pm in response to Bachmann considering 2016 presidential run

I definitely meant grifting but spellcheck was having none of it.

Posted on 07/22/14 at 01:43 pm in response to Is the Tea Party changing its tune on Mike McFadden?

I agree.

Posted on 07/16/14 at 04:41 pm in response to Minnesota resorting to 'nickel and dime' gimmicks to fund road work

Rod Dreher's quote about the unfolding scandal in the Minneapolis-St. Paul Archdiocese are as solid as most other outraged comments in the past few days.
Two things struck me as odd. One, his self-reference as a "non-Catholic." He is, having renounced his 13-years' long Catholicism in 2006. It seems former Catholic would be a better description.
Second, Dreher's use of this topic to complain that blowback from it will hurt his fake "religious liberty" arguments is disgusting.

Referring to the 7th and 8th Districts the article says "... we’re looking at a couple of spendy races up north this fall."

This is mostly true but remember that the 7th comes within about 45 miles of the Iowa border.

Posted on 07/07/14 at 04:11 pm in response to D.C. chatter: McFadden v. Franken a 2% game by Labor Day?

The Daktronics plant making the Wild screens and which has also made screens for TCF Bank Stadium and Target Field is in Redwood Falls and is currently undergoing an expansion to allow for building larger ones.

Posted on 06/30/14 at 05:10 pm in response to McFadden is replacing his campaign manager

I agree with you, Ray. But here a kid wore her good shoes out to the barn today, and ended up outside scraping them clean, not unlike the younger McFadden's LinkedIn profile. She hasn't been to Stanford, yet, so I'll take the blame.

Posted on 03/10/14 at 01:42 pm in response to Dessa Darling moves easily from rap lyrics to poems and essays

"with her band, Doomtree."
That's not quite right.