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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
Commenter for
4 years 19 weeks

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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."

Posted on 10/15/14 at 05:02 pm in response to AG Swanson is suing Texas credit-card processor

I'm starting to feel like the residents of Cleveland must have felt in the movie "Major League."

I doubt the new stadium is going to change that impression one iota.

But it may be that, by the time the Super Bowl comes to Minneapolis, local football fans will be so desperate to be part of an winning effort,...

even if the Vikings aren't involved,...

that they'll volunteer to help out.

Meanwhile, we can guarantee that the Wilfs will not field a winning...

Posted on 10/15/14 at 05:06 pm in response to AG Swanson is suing Texas credit-card processor

who should know better,...

thinks we could and should have forced Iraq to allow an occupying force of US troops to remain on Iraqi soil,...

and that doing so (which was not possible) would have prevented ISIS from arising.

In reality, the ONLY thing that would have prevented ISIS from arising is for the Bush Administration and Donny Rumsfeld not to have "De-Bathified" the Iraqi government after our invasion,...

or, of course, not to have invaded in the first place...

Posted on 10/16/14 at 09:45 am in response to Do we have too much democracy?

lies in the fallacy that "free speech" means candidates, political parties, and interest groups cannot be penalized for committing the fraud of telling even the most egregious lies about themselves and their opponents.

If we applied the same "free speech" standards to corporations or individuals, NO con man, NO investment huckster, NO snake oil peddler, NO ponzi scheme perpetrator, would EVER have gone to jail for anything,...

since all he or she was doing was exercising their...