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Dan Hintz

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St.. Paul, MN
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Posted on 04/10/14 at 10:23 am in response to How a Hennepin County DFL endorsing convention collapsed

I don't think anyone is being self-righteous in saying they are no longer attending DFL caucuses and conventions. The process is simply awful, and people who wanted to participate could not longer take it because it was so awful.

And the idea that the endorsement process is democratic is just laughable. Unless you can spend a couple of hours on a Tuesday night and most of a day on a Saturday or Sunday (and another day for statewide races) you don't get to vote. If you work nights...

Posted on 04/08/14 at 01:48 pm in response to GOP chooses ‘private sector guy’ to challenge Rep. Walz

This piece says that "he has worked in health care for 15 years and wants to see Republicans provide alternatives to Obamacare, rather than call for repeals." But in the Glean today, it says he supports "the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which he said could not be fixed."


You mean every voter in the district will have a say in who represents them? The candidate won't be picked by a small, unrepresentative group of people who don't have time contraints that limit them from spending many hours over multiple days to have their vote count?

I have to say that I have been really, really, really unimpressed with Betsy Hodges since she became mayor.
I can think of a lot of other things going on in Minneapolis that involve a much bigger "fundamental failure of fairness" than a train route. This is just embarrassing.

Oh Beth, if only you were as quick to "pop in" and disclose the positions of commenters supporting your positions.

There are some who want to ditch the bar exam, and even more who agree that it is completely worthless as a measure of lawyer competency. The bar exam is a joke, and I say that as someone who passed on the first try.

I know that I (and others) have explained this to you, and you won't listen and respond by name calling and using logical fallacies. Its time to stop calling yourself a progressive and to own up to the right-wing label you have been given.

Posted on 04/03/14 at 01:01 pm in response to Nienstedt deposition ends 'abruptly,' 'heatedly'

It is not uncommon to place time limits on depositions, but if the defense "ran out the clock" or otherwise hindered a complete examination (frivolous objections, non-responsive answers, etc.) the judge may give them another crack at it.

Sadly, it has nothing to do with good, or even bad, policy. Law enforcement just needs something to justify the money it collects from civil forfeitures and federal drug enforcement grants. Legalizing marijuana, even just for medical use, will have a huge financial impact, so opposing it is just self-preservation.

I don't necessarily blame law enforcement for not supporting something that will result in big budget cuts. I blame Governor Dayton for giving control of the issue to...

Posted on 04/03/14 at 01:35 pm in response to Leitz to Congress: MNsure 'stable, secure and successful'

Most of the people who "lost" coverage due to the ACA by having noncomforming plans simply got conforming plans through the same providers. The argument that its 169K in and 144K (with bigger national numbers) is simply not true.

And while there has been an increase in people on Medicaid, you were still paying for those people when they were uninsured.

Posted on 04/02/14 at 12:38 pm in response to Southwest Light Rail: It is not an equity train

Don't build the train in my fancy neighborhood. Build it by the poor people.