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Hiram Foster

Crystal, MN
Commenter for
7 years 10 weeks

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Questioning yourself if you are a racist for some normal reactions to events around you is already a proof that you are not a racist.

Actually, it's very common for racists not to think they are racists. There is a lot of self delusion out there.

Posted on 01/09/15 at 12:41 pm in response to The Wolves' losing culture

The problem with American professional sports is that there is no relegation or promotion system. The teams simply are not under pressure to produce. What this also means is that the fans are stuck with bad owners, sometimes for decades. Wouldn't it be great if somehow the T-Wolves could be demoted to a minor league to be replaced by a team, hopefully with an ownership team capable of putting a good team on the court?

Posted on 01/10/15 at 07:56 am in response to The Wolves' losing culture

The Wolves would be replaced by a better team or at least a team with more of a record of success. And who knows, maybe the Wolves owner would perform better when faced with the negative incentive of relegation, which in the soccer leagues, is financially castastrophic.

Rep. Emmer, once a member of a legislative body where something happens is now a member of a legislative body where nothing happens. This is a promotion?

Posted on 01/07/15 at 08:37 am in response to Mike Ciresi breaks up with himself

There is a glut of really capable attorneys in the market. Lots of folks are ready, willing and totally able to do the scut work. But what is in short supply are the rainmakers. At this point in his life, Mr. Ciresi is now able to focus on really big his reputation and skills bring to the office while farming out the minutiae.

Posted on 01/08/15 at 06:46 am in response to Mike Ciresi breaks up with himself

This is the way things are going, or at least one way they can go. There is opportunity here, for individuals to create legal support firms, entities that do some of the really boring work associated with the practice of law. The fact that so much is online now, makes that a lot easier. One thing firms like Ceresi can do is send work to India.

I personally don't care for these trends. But is that because I am some sort of Luddite? In any event, they happen to the extent that they do...

Posted on 12/30/14 at 10:38 am in response to Why Minnesota's biggest GOP donors like Jeb Bush so much

I would like to see an article from MinnPost discussing why a guy whose main qualification for office is that he is the son of a poor president and the brother of perhaps the worst presdient in modern history has such appeal for wealthy Minnesota Republicans.

Posted on 12/14/14 at 01:20 pm in response to Borowitz satire: Citigroup to move HQ to floor of U.S. House

Space on the House floor might come rather cheap since as viewer of CSpan know, it's rarely used.

Posted on 12/10/14 at 03:24 pm in response to Soccer as political football

There are lots of stadiums around town that can converted fairly easily to soccer stadiums. And some of them would turn out to be a lot nicer than some Premier League stadiums. Let soccer prove itself before giving it a local edifice.

Posted on 12/10/14 at 10:20 am in response to The real journalistic question of Pointergate

For me, this comes back to the Dan Cohen case which raises the question, when does the fact that there is a source for a story, become the story? What I thought was interesting here was that the police union, it seems, has been mining data in order to find items that can be used to embarrass the mayor. That indicates that there is bad blood between the mayor and the police, which is, I suppose, information of some significance.

Whenever journalists receive information from a source,...