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Greg Kapphahn

Alexandria, MN
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4 years 26 weeks

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Posted on 10/28/14 at 11:42 am in response to High-ranking cops sue Minneapolis police chief

Fail to realize that what you DO with that inherited wealth makes a massive difference in whether we "liberals" and "progressives" think you're a worthy citizen,...

or a schmuck.

Those who use their inherited wealth to run for office or, through campaign contributions, to influence public policy making in order to grease the skids for themselves and their cronies,...

so that they might pay themselves large amounts of taxpayer money in the form of no-bid contracts or "...

Posted on 10/27/14 at 02:18 pm in response to McFadden rallies friends to complain about Franken ad

"Mike McFadden has never closed a single plant or laid off a single worker."

Is the corporate lie in a nutshell. The company Mike McFadden worked for did these things,...

in pursuit of profit to pad the pockets of the owners and investors of that company,...

but the corporate lie is that NONE of those people,...

not those making the decision close plants and lay off workers,...

nor those carrying out the decision,...

nor those profiting from the...

Posted on 10/27/14 at 02:29 pm in response to McFadden rallies friends to complain about Franken ad

When the choice is between Enbridge continuing to use a leak-plagued, badly-constructed (considering the leaks it's had since the beginning of its use), 50-year-old pipeline,...

and replacing that pipeline with a new, better-built, presumably, far less-leak-prone pipeline,...

I can't help but think it's a good idea.

Especially if it will help keep oil trains off the local railroad tracks (just a couple of block from my home).

Unlike the Keystone pipeline, which...

Posted on 10/27/14 at 12:30 pm in response to Sparks fly in Franken-McFadden debate

is found in that he did NOT say that he has sought to be a trustworthy servant of the people in his district,...

but only that he has been able to convey to them that they can trust him.

In other words, he's managed to get the majority of people in his district to believe they can trust him,...

(the man must have a certain level of charisma),...

in exactly the same way a charming and charismatic used car salesman can convince people to pay inflated prices for...

Posted on 10/20/14 at 09:25 am in response to What we haven't heard from Mark Dayton and Jeff Johnson

Have guided our state in directions that have us moving in positive directions.

What I'd like to ask Mr. Johnson, is this,

"How and when in your previous life were you rendered so ideologically rigid that you can admire Wisconsin's Scott Walker,...

when the actions that he and the Wisconsin legislature have taken Wisconsin,...

and especially the lives of its average citizens,...

in a clearly LESS prosperous,...

far more negative direction, than...

Posted on 10/20/14 at 11:00 am in response to Gubernatorial debate gets personal

too.

Posted on 10/20/14 at 09:54 am in response to Our best hope for education solutions: teachers

without investing in their teachers and the school system.

I simply don't understand how such an approach could possibly work,...

but it sure makes good sloganeering,...

even if those spouting it never learned enough logic,...

nor enough ability to understand broader systems and concepts,...

allowing them to think that if you keep your car clean and polished,...

and the interior well vacuumed and dusted,...

but ignore routine maintenance of...

Posted on 10/17/14 at 11:15 am in response to Promises, promises: revisiting Mark Dayton's 2010 campaign pledges

on promises to Govs. Walker in Wisconsin and Brownback in Kansas,...

both states where the conservative experiment has proven a DISMAL failure,...

but nothing we can say would enter the awareness of those who "truly believe" that Walker and Brownback are far superior Govs...

despite the factual reality that their campaign promises have largely blown up in their faces,...

and the people of their states are far WORSE off than when they took office,...

except...

Posted on 10/17/14 at 02:08 pm in response to Promises, promises: revisiting Mark Dayton's 2010 campaign pledges

Because, as you can see from the responses they've already posted,...

they got NOTHIN' (of substance, facts, statistics, reality, etc.).

Posted on 10/16/14 at 03:46 pm in response to Small-business group endorses Johnson for governor

The "Minnesota Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Businesses" is not made up of local independent gas station owners (if there are even any of those left),....

or the owners of neighborhood or small town mom and pop grocery stores.

Added to that, the type of people who DO own and operate business concerns, these days, small and large, have been led by Wall Street into nothing but very narrowly-focused, short-term thinking. They simply do not understand broader...