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David Galitz

St. Anthony, MN
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6 years 36 weeks

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I'm sure it's quite easy for you to wait 20 years for some other group to gain their rights.

But try telling that 60 year old gay couple they have to wait another 20 years for their relationship to be recognized. They (and plenty others) are not exactly in a position to afford to wait.

What you view as "policy" others view as rights.

Posted on 11/07/12 at 04:54 pm in response to Foes did 'the unthinkable' in stopping the voting amendment

part of it was the fact that historically, polls have under reported opposition to same sex marriage. That gap has been falling, but until last night, has always been present. Even in California.

Posted on 11/07/12 at 10:12 am in response to Divided U.S. government reelected

There was a lot of analysis during the last year that indicated that the actual unemployment figure was far less important than the trend in the numbers, which the last couple of years has favored Obama.

Posted on 11/06/12 at 09:59 am in response to On Election Day: What would Lincoln do?

Some states still (or at least Indiana did, when I was in graduate school) have a one step straight party ticket option on the ballot.

of course, if you submitted an absentee, you can show up on election day and vote in person. In that case, the absentee ballot is pulled, and not counted. That's why absentee ballots are left uncounted until the others are counted.

It's true, that process won't cover someone voting in multiple states as Ms. Kohls posits, but then, neither will the voter amendment on the ballot.

Only a national voting regimen with either a single national database, or interlinked state...

Posted on 11/05/12 at 03:01 pm in response to How to end the war on walkers in the Twin Cities

Add the pedestrian walk signals as a full, exclusive cycle to the traffic signal.

In that cycle, pedestrians cross all four intersections, and even diagonally. Automobiles don't move at all: no right turn on red.

The same applies to pedestrians: no pedestrians move when cars are moving anywhere in the intersection.

This eliminates all car/pedestrian interactions (no pedestrians in a blind spot of a turning car, e.g.).

And it could actually reduce gridlock, as...

Posted on 11/06/12 at 10:04 am in response to The marriage amendment and people of faith

You have your logic backwards.

There is no need to "prove" atheism.

Posted on 11/02/12 at 09:09 am in response to GOP complaint against Secretary of State Ritchie dismissed

At least Parry will be "self-deporting" from the legislature at the end of the year.

Posted on 10/29/12 at 03:04 pm in response to Bill Clinton coming to Minnesota Tuesday

I think primarily because he was already in Fargo for Heitkamp. A jaunt over to Duluth would be a boost for Nolan, who is also in a close race.