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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
Commenter for
4 years 18 weeks

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Posted on 10/20/14 at 10:25 am in response to What we haven't heard from Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson

Have guided our state in directions that have us moving in positive directions.

What I'd like to ask Mr. Johnson, is this,

"How and when in your previous life were you rendered so ideologically rigid that you can admire Wisconsin's Scott Walker,...

when the actions that he and the Wisconsin legislature have taken Wisconsin,...

and especially the lives of its average citizens,...

in a clearly LESS prosperous,...

far more negative direction, than...

Posted on 10/20/14 at 12:00 pm in response to Gubernatorial debate gets personal

too.

Posted on 10/20/14 at 10:54 am in response to Our best hope for education solutions: teachers

without investing in their teachers and the school system.

I simply don't understand how such an approach could possibly work,...

but it sure makes good sloganeering,...

even if those spouting it never learned enough logic,...

nor enough ability to understand broader systems and concepts,...

allowing them to think that if you keep your car clean and polished,...

and the interior well vacuumed and dusted,...

but ignore routine maintenance of...

Posted on 10/17/14 at 12:15 pm in response to Promises, promises: revisiting Mark Dayton's 2010 campaign pledges

on promises to Govs. Walker in Wisconsin and Brownback in Kansas,...

both states where the conservative experiment has proven a DISMAL failure,...

but nothing we can say would enter the awareness of those who "truly believe" that Walker and Brownback are far superior Govs...

despite the factual reality that their campaign promises have largely blown up in their faces,...

and the people of their states are far WORSE off than when they took office,...

except...

Posted on 10/17/14 at 03:08 pm in response to Promises, promises: revisiting Mark Dayton's 2010 campaign pledges

Because, as you can see from the responses they've already posted,...

they got NOTHIN' (of substance, facts, statistics, reality, etc.).

Posted on 10/16/14 at 04:46 pm in response to Small-business group endorses Johnson for governor

The "Minnesota Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses" is not made up of local independent gas station owners (if there are even any of those left),....

or the owners of neighborhood or small town mom and pop grocery stores.

Added to that, the type of people who DO own and operate business concerns, these days, small and large, have been led by Wall Street into nothing but very narrowly-focused, short-term thinking. They simply do not understand broader...

But for the vast majority, their addictive use of alcohol, other chemicals, other people, some forms of religion (definitely not the case with every religious person or every religion), etc.,

are based on preexisting psychological dysfunctions which pursuing their addiction allows them to express.

This can clearly be seen in anyone who goes through a distinct personality change when in the midst of pursuing their addiction.

Those without such dysfunctions demonstrate...

like simply donning rose-colored glasses.

Yes, these students have had to be resilient,..

but not all of them have been able to do so. Some of them are barely surviving, emotionally, day-to-day.

The SAME is true for their teachers.

There is no magic bullet, no set of lenses, no single approach that will suddenly allow ALL disadvantaged students living in families with severe economic and social challenges to rise above their circumstances,...

to have the...

Posted on 10/16/14 at 12:52 pm in response to Ebola rumor shot down by U of M

and, sadly, for ALL of us, our news media finds sociopathic zeal to be the surest way to catch and hold the eyeballs of mindless channel surfer zombies.

I fully expect that, before this ebola situation is resolved (and it will eventually be),...

the weasel will broadcast an interview with a dying ebola patient,...

wherein their correspondent (unsuccessfully) seeks to ask that patient the equivalent of "how do you feel?".

If they can catch that patient at the...

Posted on 10/16/14 at 12:54 pm in response to Ebola rumor shot down by U of M

if it's on the weasel,...

the death of that patient, no matter where in the world he or she was located,...

will be proclaimed to be the fault of "Obama," "liberals," and "big governemnt."