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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
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4 years 32 weeks

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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...

Posted on 11/12/14 at 09:54 pm in response to Audit found ineligible people on state's public-health rolls

"...the state Department of Human Services has failed to adequately verify the eligibility of people who enroll in public health care programs through the state's health insurance exchange MNsure."

But I haven't heard any quantification of this anywhere.

If you think the private sector gets such things 100% correct, you've never worked for a private company doing similar work.

The private sector generally uses targets for how many mistakes are allowed, because the cost...

Perhaps it's time for those cops to remember that the Mayor is their boss's boss,...

and they are supposed to be serving the people of Minneapolis.

It's ALWAYS been the case that some cops join the force in order to exorcise the ego demons brought about by their internal fears that they're quivering wimps,...

by daily throwing their weight around especially at people whom they perceive to lack the community standing to come back at them.

The sad thing is, the...

Posted on 11/10/14 at 01:57 pm in response to Ready or not, winter has returned. With ferocity.

Minnesota is all that exists (and an early snowstorm, therefore, helps undergird their denial that we humans are carelessly changing the world's climate, worldwide, beyond our ability to move it back to "normal,"),...

i.e. "I don't have to allow any of the facts, figures, and statistics showing the reality of global climate change to enter my awareness because we're having a mid November snowstorm in Minnesota.

(Of course I have to ignore the unusual origin of this snowstorm,...

Posted on 11/10/14 at 06:29 pm in response to Ready or not, winter has returned. With ferocity.

Be sure to always, always, always find a way to push as far away from yourself as possible,...

the facts, figures, and statistics that clearly show that what's happening now with climate change,...

how it's happening and the rate at which it's happening,...

is unprecedented in the history of our planet,...

because you clearly could not handle what would happen to your carefully protected psyche,...

if you allowed that reality to enter your awareness.

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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 "...