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Hiram Foster

Crystal, MN
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6 years 21 weeks

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Posted on 04/17/14 at 10:01 am in response to McFadden’s first attack ad lacks substance, but it could work

Why would a guy who seems to be without opinions even go door knocking let alone run for office?

Posted on 04/17/14 at 01:33 pm in response to McFadden’s first attack ad lacks substance, but it could work

It's a tangled tale of woe, but what Mr. McFadden seems not to understand is that Obamcare is intended to apply to people who don't have health care through their employer, not those, like Sen. Franken, who do. Knowing that, I wonder if Mr. McFadden would change his views.

Shouldn't we insist that candidates for public office have at least a minimal grasp of the issues?

Posted on 04/17/14 at 03:01 pm in response to McFadden’s first attack ad lacks substance, but it could work

Nobody has chosen Mr. McFadden other than himself. And one wonders why. His passion seems to be education, yet senators have relatively little impact on education policy. In these days, senators In these partisan times, there isn't much on which senators do have an impact.

Posted on 04/17/14 at 04:21 pm in response to McFadden’s first attack ad lacks substance, but it could work

The reason spending is out of control in Washington, is because we don't control the things we spend money on, mainly health care, Social Security, and the occasional war. For McFadden to think, as he apparently does, that he can control spending without addressing what we spend money on, is sort of like a very small tail trying to wag a very large dog.

I am told that Mr. McFadden is a problem solver, and that's something we desperately need. Wouldn't it be great if Mr. McFadden...

Posted on 04/16/14 at 12:12 pm in response to New owner Glen Taylor: less liberal Star Tribune ahead

It's not something I am going to rend my garments or gnash my teeth about. The Star Tribune has been becoming more conservative, more business oriented for a while now. But it's also been slowly melting away both in terms of size and influence.

What I thought was interesting was that the U was selling the prestige of a University appearance to "private sources".

The payment of high speaking fees to politicians is always suspect.

I'm unable to recall what then Senator Hillary Clinton and John Kerry votes were on using force in Iraq?

As I recall both of them voted for war in Iraq, which is obviously a problem for Mrs Clinton going forward. Giving Hillary a hundred and fifty thousand dollars to speak at the U is an even worse idea than giving the money to Ms. Rice.

Posted on 04/13/14 at 06:47 am in response to Mike McFadden fences with reporters and ducks specifics

"McFadden said the public did not want the campaign to be about "divisive issues.""

Mr. McFadden has apparently been reading too many Ranked Choice Voting where elections are viewed as something that brings us together. Maybe elections aren't about the ways in which we disagree rather than the ways that we agree. And how can you have an election that doesn't divide the winner from the losers? Even in Minneapolis?

Posted on 04/09/14 at 10:24 am in response to How a Hennepin County DFL endorsing convention collapsed

My favorite quote. "I don't belong to an organized political party. I am a Democrat."