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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
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4 years 26 weeks

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Posted on 12/15/14 at 01:22 pm in response to On the roads, again: lessons from the last big transportation debate

that there's so much fraud and waste in the state government that all the needed road funding can just be squeezed out of the existing budget,...

which, somehow, always ends up meaning cutting programs that assist what rural "conservatives" generally regard to be,...

the shiftless, worthless, lazy, urban (i.e. black) poor, NONE of whom they actually have met or talked to...

((as opposed to the rural (white) poor whom they know a few of and who are more often seen as...

Posted on 12/12/14 at 10:48 am in response to For healthier hearts, focus on sugar, not salt, say researchers

has, more than likely,...

CAUSED the obesity epidemic,...

not to mention a LOT of cardiovascular disease.

Perhaps the post-holiday season would be a good time for ALL of us to being to steer away from sweets and carbs,...

just until the cravings drop to manageable levels,...

and, if the cravings DON'T drop to seek help to discover why,...

and/or seek psychological healing of those previous traumas that have caused us to substitute food for things...

when we move away from all these dinosaur energy sources,...

and move fully into renewables?

How bad will things have to get before we finally start trying to undo the damage we've already done and continue to do?

How long will we allow those who profit so massively from our current energy system to influence policy and get away with continuously lying about what damage their industry is doing,...

for no other purpose than to maintain their current rates of wealth...

Posted on 11/25/14 at 09:05 pm in response to Bill Clinton on our ‘one remaining bigotry’

BUT when the facts are in, the evidence is clear, the science is settled,...

we are QUITE CAPABLE of drawing a conclusion,...

at least until previously unknown or unknowable facts are brought to light,...

or new evidence comes into play,...

or science discovers that, in long-established areas, it was drawing the wrong conclusions from that data,...

and a different set of theoretical principles and interpretations far better summarizes and explains the...

Posted on 11/28/14 at 08:51 am in response to Bill Clinton on our ‘one remaining bigotry’

Who do not want to go into their beliefs because they don't know why they believe what they believe,...

and they certainly don't want to argue with someone in an official position at their college or university,...

a discussion which might have a less than desirable impact on their future.

The difference is, however, that when those liberals do go to the trouble of doing the research to discover whether what they believe to be true actually IS true,...

it tends to...

Posted on 11/21/14 at 01:23 pm in response to Tom Mann on the 'crocodile tears' of the Republicans

For their inaction over the next two years of congressional dominance,...

and they will BE inactive, because as soon as they enact ANYTHING, they risk offending some small-but-necessary slice of their fractious coalition,...

not to mention generating outrage in moderate and/or undecided voters coming up on 2016.

But their base will grow restive, various slices demanding that actions diametrically opposed to those demanded by others be taken,...

every faction...

Posted on 11/21/14 at 01:06 pm in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

Our Republican friends are putting themselves, and ALL of us in by all their continuous expressions of outrage.

His immigration action won't make a shred of difference in how the Republicans treat him in the next two years. They Republicans were NEVER going to work cooperatively with President Obama, no matter what he did to try to make that happen,...

and if he had been willing to play the fool for them, they would have just continued playing the game of Lucy telling Charlie...

Posted on 11/20/14 at 04:06 pm in response to Archdiocese is contemplating bankruptcy

of recent months,...

I'm sure the Republicans who will now dominate the Minnesota House of Representatives will be doing their very, very, very best,...

to take us back to the "good old days" when things were going backward fast,...

as they still are in Wisconsin and Kansas, those two bastions of "conservative" Republican miracles.

What the people who elected those new Republican house members fail to realize is that the current Republican Party's idea of an "...

Posted on 11/17/14 at 03:56 pm in response to Forbes: Minnesota among the most 'business friendly' states

Bill Frenzel could NEVER have gotten elected (or nominated) as a Republican.

He'd have to run as a moderate Democrat.

R.I.P. Bill. You did a lot of good back when it was possible for a Republican to get away with it.

Posted on 11/13/14 at 04:29 pm in response to Among distracted driving offenders: Tech-choked cops

"Now, on the other hand, a 1,000-mile oil pipeline",...

In the minds of those who believe we simply MUST keep using fossil fuels until we kill ourselves choking on the pollution and/or baking in the resulting heat,...

new pipelines are free,...

new fossil fuel power plants and the transmission grid improvements required to move the power they generate from the middle of nowhere to more populated areas are free,...

roads are free and just magically appear and are...