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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
Commenter for
4 years 27 weeks

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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,......

Posted on 11/04/14 at 11:36 am in response to On campaign's final day, GOP hits Dayton on Ebola preparedness

"non sequitur"?

Posted on 11/03/14 at 05:03 pm in response to Molitor (finally) will be named Twins manager

to vote tomorrow,...

if you haven't already voted early.

Whatever the future may hold, under the leadership of whomever we elect,...

it would be tragic if that future were based on the votes of only a small portion of the electorate.

Oh, and don't forget,...

if you don't vote, you have no right to complain about the outcome.

Posted on 11/03/14 at 05:16 pm in response to Does the field of social psychology have an anti-conservative bias?

The difference between liberal folk and "conservatives,"

is that when liberals read reputable, peer-reviewed research which disproves one or more of their pet ideas - things they may have believed must certainly be true,...

liberals tend to take that information into account and revise what they consider to be true.

When "conservatives" come across reputable, peer-reviewed research which disproves one or more of their pet ideas - things they believe must certainly be...

They're not a bit reluctant to lie in promotional materials.

They won't be the least bit reluctant to lie about what they intend to do if elected,...

nor lie about whose interests they'll be trying to serve if they gain office.

Suffice to say, they'll be expressing their eternal gratitude to their largest campaign contributors,...

while lying to their "base" about what they're REALLY trying to do.

but I must have missed where Mr. McFadden actually ANSWERED the question regarding how to get the "too much money" out of politics.

But I suppose his position on this issue is every bit as clear as his positions on every other issue are,...

the equivalent of putting voters in the position of trying to find the rural township road where they're supposed to turn in fog so thick that visibility doesn't extend beyond 5 feet.

Posted on 10/30/14 at 01:39 pm in response to What if McFadden wins and Republicans take the Senate?

I'm sure we can expect to see as many bold, new initiatives and legislation passed as we saw when the GOP controlled the Minnesota House and Senate,...

i.d. ZERO, ZIP, NADA.

The GOP has become so addicted to being the party of "no," that they'll never be able to go cold turkey and quit swilling that very seductive brew.

By the operating style they have so assiduously programmed into themselves and their party, doing NOTHING is free,...

doing SOMETHING might...