Skip to Content

Support MinnPost

Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
Commenter for
4 years 23 weeks

Recent Comments

Posted on 11/07/14 at 02:58 pm in response to KSTP savaged for Mayor Hodges 'gang sign' story

Daily Kos is very middle of the road, and far more fact based than most of what you'll find coming out of Limbaugh's mouth or see on weasel news...

(sorry, that was an insult to weasels).

Aren't the studios from which the weasel broadcasts lovingly referred to as "fantasy island?"

As far as KSTP goes, the old canard that things "rot from the head" definitely comes to mind.

Considering the size of the police force of Minneapolis, I'm sure an enterprising "...

Posted on 11/07/14 at 05:02 pm in response to Same-sex marriage will now likely become a Supreme Court case

That the Supremes are quietly putting pressure on the Sixth District Court of Appeals to take this to the entire Court so that they can reverse the three-judge panel.

I don't believe the Supremes want to be caught in the middle of this particular culture war.

I think it has become clear to some of the most conservative justices that their big business friends believe same-gender marriage is "good for business."

They don't want to vote against what their wealthy friends...

Posted on 11/08/14 at 12:25 pm in response to The seven biggest takeaways from Minnesota's 2014 election

That those who voted against their representatives because of the passage of same gender marriage in Minnesota,...

and the clergy who lead them,...

would pay anywhere near as much attention to the issues which will actually damage their own lives,...

and even moreso, the lives of their children and grandchildren,...

which will do damage to God's world upon which we all depend,...

and pay attention to human society we share and the economy structures which...

Posted on 11/07/14 at 03:11 pm in response to MnSCU chancellor facing more complaints from students and faculty

"worst teachers in the poorest schools" reveals is the embarrassing ignorance of the current writers and editors of what was once a great newspaper.

NOT ONE of the people involved in writing that story would ever live in the neighborhoods from which the schools about which they are so loudly whining draw their students,...

nor would they, if given the opportunity, have even the slightest clue how to deal with the problems those students bring in the door with them each day...

Posted on 11/06/14 at 04:02 pm in response to U of M suing giant cell-phone companies

regarding how Minnesota's economy has fared during times when the various political parties were in charge,...

and who has done a better job of "killing it,"

but since what he would find would challenge what he believes to be true,...

he would never allow such factual information to enter his awareness.

He'd invent a hundred excuses to explain why those statistics were unreliable or why they didn't really say what they said,...

as a defense mechanism to...

Posted on 11/06/14 at 08:29 am in response to State tracking 48 travelers as part of Ebola monitoring system

After the 2000 elections we had two years of "gridlock," mostly because the Republicans who dominated the Minnesota house and senate couldn't bring themselves to actually do anything about "jobs, jobs, jobs,"...

or anything else, really, because when it came right down to it they didn't have a single, workable idea to offer,...

and Gov Dayton refused to allow them to do things which had long since been proved NOT to work, even though the Republicans and their base believe,...

Posted on 11/05/14 at 03:34 pm in response to The Wednesday after: How did it happen and what does it mean?

BIG tax cuts (for his state's wealthiest citizens),...

tax increases on monthly payments from annuitized pensions,...

and the privatization of all public schools, fire departments, and police forces,...

with all previous labor contracts wiped out,...

and individuals (or their municipalities) left on their own to contract for public safety services,...

and parents left to contract individually for education for their children.

Of course most of that...

Will have to be the GOP within itself.

With several senators aiming to gain the visibility necessary to move to the head of the 2016 Republican presidential pack,...

the Tea Party wing of the House strengthened by yesterday's election,...

the Warmonger wing looking to improve the economy of the military contractors in their home districts by starting a new war,...

and the moral conservative wing desperate to wipe out every morally progressive gain made in the past...

We're talking about Baby Boomers who are approaching retirement age,...

baby boomers who, because of their age, were quite likely to lose their jobs because of age-related discrimination, when the economy got tough,...

who, if they lost a well-paying job with benefits were unlikely to ever find a comparable job, because they're judged less valuable than younger applicants,...

who, if they took out student loans to retrain themselves for newer high-tech careers were...

Posted on 11/04/14 at 07:04 am in response to On campaign's final day, GOP hits Dayton on Ebola preparedness

Let him forever ever after now be known as,...

"cheap-shot Johnson,"

because any losing candidate willing to try to throw the public into panic about ebola,...

without a single fact to back up his bogus charges,...

and at a time when Gov. Dayton won't have time to put up a factual, corrective ad,...

can hardly described any other way,...

after proving that he's the kind of competitor who, just before the end of a game where his team is losing,......