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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
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4 years 13 weeks

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Mr. Mills really only has ONE set of interests: his own.

Anyone who believes he would seek, in any way, to make their own lives easier (except, of course, for business owners of his own social class), is deluding themselves.

Folk such as Mr. Mills are a dime a dozen, these days, all of them sharing a singular blindness:

they can't even come close to imaging what it would be like to be anyone but themselves (they never have, nor would they care to "walk a mile" in any...

I beg to differ. Gov. Dayton was raised by a family of hard working folk who grew wealthy because of their hard work, just as Mr. Mill's parents did,...

BUT

The Dayton family (as did the vast majority of Minnesota's business leaders of earlier generations) ALWAYS believed their wealth gave them special responsibilities to the community and the society around them. Yes, they lived well, but not nearly so ostentatiously as they might have, because they also built into their...

Posted on 08/25/14 at 10:23 am in response to 50 school districts got waiver to start before Labor Day

If South Dakota is starting to copy Minnesota in important areas such as health care availability,...

where will all those alleged thousands of businesses that ran from Minnesota when we elected a Democratic legislature now run to?

Perhaps they can find their new utopian "business climate" in Sam Brownback's Kansas, Scott Walker's Wisconsin, or Rick Perry's Texas...

but they'd better be realistic about the truth that, if they're not wealthy enough to "pay" the ruling...

In my years as a teacher and pastor, I couldn't help but notice that there seemed to be two types of law enforcement personnel:

1) those whose experience had jaded them so thoroughly that they saw every citizen as a criminal who hadn't been caught, yet (or who came into law enforcement based on their own dysfunctional need to exert power over others in order to bolster something lacking in their own psyches, which tended to undergird and exacerbate that attitude that everyone's a "...

The entire state (except for their small base) has a SERIOUS case of "been there, done that, bought the T-shirt, donated it to a charity which sent it to Africa."

Some among us thought Pawlenty was a failure as governor because the Democrats wouldn't go along with him,...

but then, when the Republicans controlled the legislature and didn't have the courage to pass any legislation (lest someone be upset with them),...

except for two ill-advised constitutional amendments...

Posted on 08/19/14 at 09:18 am in response to Duluth to ask for state constitution change to build casino

to criticize the political influence or personal actions of anyone and everyone who's not in my social/racial/economic class, too,...

because those other people, those not like me, cannot possibly have any legitimate points of view or the right to due process that I, myself, have the right to enjoy.

We just know they're guilty of anything and everything, because,...

because,...

just look at them (they aren't like "us")!

Posted on 08/15/14 at 07:18 am in response to Judge allows off-duty cops to pack firearms at Vikings games

Would have been to seek to bring some light into the darkness of his mind and his attitudes (and those of his followers and admirers),...

and to seek to puncture the alternate reality bubble with which his psyche has surrounded him in order try to bring a more accurate reality to his awareness.

Since Rep. Boehner et al, have proven singularly unable to allow light and actual, factual reality to enter their awareness,...

and seem likely to try to tell the Almighty that...

Into deep underground wells is going to contaminate every aquifer where it's being done, and those for many hundreds of square miles around,...

and realize that the outrageous cost of trying to clean up water from those polluted aquifers enough to make that water safe to drink,...

we're going to discover how thoroughly we screwed ourselves by ignoring those who were trying to warn us about what was happening right under our noses and our feet.

Meanwhile, some of the...

Posted on 08/06/14 at 12:47 pm in response to White House exploring ways to stop Medtronic-like tax avoidance

That I need any of the products that Medtronic produces,...

I will do everything in my power to ensure that I benefit from the products of their competitors, instead.

I believe their is a very serviceable substitute for each and every product Medtronic produces,...

and most of THOSE are produced by Medtech companies with a substantial presence in the Minnesota, as well.

I can't help but wonder whether its possible to discover which hospitals and doctors use those...

Posted on 07/31/14 at 01:30 pm in response to Against the über-presidency: Minnesota Republicans vote to sue Obama

You, know, the one where the feathers are falling off and the flesh is rotting,...

can't bring themselves to seek the things it would take to return them to health,...

because they're terrified that in doing so, they might have to face the fact that their ill health is the result of their sorry state of intellectual, moral, and spiritual bankruptcy which is completely of their own creation.

So the GOP will continue to circle from its former heights down toward a...