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craig furguson

Minneapolis, MN
Commenter for
4 years 13 weeks

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Posted on 05/09/12 at 01:46 pm in response to Judicial independence: The new threat from within

I call it political when someone uses their position to influence the allocation of scarce public tax dollars to their favor using the media outside of the normal political process. The other 62 judges in the county were not doing that.

Posted on 05/08/12 at 12:30 pm in response to State GOP report reveals lack of accountability in party spending

You mean by the guy who was working for Sheriff Stanek in the Hennepin Sheriff's Office when he was booked and released from the Ramsey Jail for DWI in his underwear after refusing to put on his pants? And he was on the short list for a job with the GOP, no wonder they have problems.

Posted on 05/07/12 at 09:19 am in response to Needed to fix parking blight: Lots of trees

They took all the trees, and put em in a tree museum
And they charged the people a dollar and a half to see them
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you got till it's gone
They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot

The GOP will be blamed for botching the stadium if they can't get this through the legislature. And Dayton's got two more years.

Posted on 05/03/12 at 11:56 am in response to Twins hit a new rock-bottom, no-hit by the Angels

Yup, that new stadium sure made them competitive. Now we'll see if beauty is enough to fill it.

Posted on 05/02/12 at 09:03 am in response to Legislators’ out-of-blue stadium proposal badly fumbles trust issue

Minneapolis' real total contribution is $675 million, not $150 million.

The GOP continues their effort to be a record holder in Jumping the Shark this year.

Posted on 04/27/12 at 10:27 am in response to Transit fare cards gain popularity

I get a significant percentage of my rides for free when the Go card reader is not working. The driver just looks at our cards and flags us off when the meter is broken at the end of my express bus ride. Good for me, bad for MTC

Posted on 04/27/12 at 10:23 am in response to Vikings stadium momentum slows

"‘We don’t trust the estimates’ on tax revenue from newly authorized electronic forms of charitable gaming, said Mike Benson" So gaming must be a tax, it has a tax estimate.

Posted on 04/25/12 at 11:04 pm in response to Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan stepping down at year’s end

Served the city well and I hope he has a good retirement.

"...found the state to be spending less of its money on in-state health care plans while overcharging the federal government, through Medicaid reimbursements, to make up the difference." This sounds exactly what Hospitals do. Different rates for different customers.