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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
Commenter for
4 years 15 weeks

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"thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor,"

the DFL would have a lot less to say,...

the GOP would be rendered completely mute,...

and weasel news would broadcast nothing but dead air.

The reality is, because we have reached the point where it is often the case that those who most loudly tout their religious bona fides are precisely those most likely to violate the most basic dictates of their own faith,...

our society threatens to unravel...

Posted on 09/08/14 at 09:16 am in response to Minnesota faces growing conflict over public housing for disabled

If you value your own life, your own ability to find a well-paying job with benefits, your chance to have a comfortable retirement, your access to health care, and your own right to hang onto what you own,...

pay attention to the candidates the "Chamber" endorses,...

and vote for someone else.

As we learned (the hard way in Minnesota over the Pawlenty years) and as Wisconsin is currently learning, very much to the detriment of its citizens,...

when the Chamber...

Posted on 09/08/14 at 09:06 am in response to Minnesota must raise Q Comp cap to support teachers

presumes that the average teacher isn't bothering to do a decent job, day-by-day,...

but will be "incentivized", to get off their lazy backsides and do a far better job if we just offer them a financial reward for doing so.

Of course we can all see clearly how such an approach has led to truly excellent work on the part of our nation's outrageously highly compensated corporate executives, none of whom has EVER run a company into bankruptcy or failed to massively increase the...

Posted on 09/05/14 at 09:03 am in response to Kyle's widow asks judge to throw out Ventura verdict

Have worked so hard for the past thirty+ years to denigrate teachers, destroy their due process job protections, and keep their pay as low as possible, it's not surprising that fewer young people are interested in becoming teachers.

Who would want to get a four-year college degree to prepare for a job which will pay you LESS than almost any other job with similar qualifications,...

a job which will mean that, in many communities, especially outstate communities in "conservative...

Posted on 09/04/14 at 02:16 pm in response to Michelle MacDonald and the anatomy of a political train wreck

You're on the wrong website.

You can't decide what makes sense to YOU if you want every article you read to "cut to the chase,"...

which means the writer tosses aside everything that doesn't support their own perspective,...

which gives you much shorter articles, but also makes sure you never get a chance to read the evidence which might cause you to come to a very different conclusion than the author of those shorter articles does,...

or reduces every article to...

Posted on 09/02/14 at 06:41 am in response to Yet more evidence that trying to prop up industries won't work

that we are all so determinedly pretending is not there of course,

is that we have already reached the point where we have no need for such a high proportion of the population to be employed.

Everything that needs to be done can be done with the number of workers who are already working (or fewer).

It's not as if there are jobs out there that aren't being done because workers are refusing to allow themselves to be hired to do those jobs, unless of course the pay is...

That by "capturing people's hearts" Mr Johnson hopes their emotional response to him will overcome their ability to think logically or consider any actual, factual evidence,...

and they'll trust him enough to vote for him based on how they feel about him,...

while ignoring the effect of two terms of Tim Pawlenty followed by a Republican-controlled legislative biennium here in Minnesota,...

and the dismal results produce by Gov. Walker's Republican-dominated government...

Posted on 08/29/14 at 11:02 am in response to Medtronic will pay $25 million to cover CEO's taxes on inversion deal

an angioplasty catheter, pacemaker or other high-tech medical device may be in my future.

You can be sure that I'll be doing everything in my power to make sure that those products do NOT come from Medtronic, should that need arise,...

since every product Medtronic produces can also be had from other, equally-capable companies.

Posted on 08/28/14 at 09:55 am in response to Franken details education views and defends net neutrality

Would be to repeat the mistakes made as the PC market exploded,...

mistakes which allowed Microsoft to put its fingers on the software market scale by bundling it's operating system and other software onto nearly every non-Apple PC sold in the US.

There were vastly superior software packages available: the Lotus "SmartSuite" Office Suite, for instance, which, if you can find it, still has vastly better capabilities and far fewer flaws than Microsoft office,...

Microsoft...

Posted on 08/28/14 at 10:01 am in response to Minnesota Orchestra pulls in $13.2 million in donations

do what conservatives have been trying to do for the past 80 years:

zero out all funding for mass transit of any and every kind,...

because "we can't afford it,"

then plug that money into making sure Minnesotans continue to travel by the LEAST efficient, MOST fossil-fuel hungry means possible:

individual automobiles (on toll roads and bridges if he could get away with it).

Who cares if we're killing the planet and our grandchildren? There's MONEY to be...