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jody rooney

withrow, MN
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Mr. Tester. I would also say it is highly likely that the Col. himself has been there. No one who is a career officer understands what it means to die for your country. While I am sure that he does mourn his son's death he perhaps knew way better than civilians the path he was following.

I would venture to guess that many retired Army officers would tell you the same thing the article says. There are also probably many active officers that think the same thing but can't say it...

Posted on 11/26/14 at 02:22 pm in response to Unions set to strike retailers on Black Friday

after all he could have sited American Indians since Mt. Tester says he is a card carrying member of the Sioux Nation. I believe the have a worse graduation rate than African Americans and for a number of reasons not just under performing schools. Odd that he didn't mention that.

Posted on 11/24/14 at 11:35 am in response to Minnesota's revenue growth 'far out-paced' most of the nation

I saw one on the road and thought it was a Buick.

Posted on 11/24/14 at 12:52 pm in response to Minnesota's revenue growth 'far out-paced' most of the nation

And yet when the do surveys of businesses they find that taxes are way down on the list of things they look for:

Decrease taxes is just background noise for business. It's almost like filing out a viewing form on real estate transaction on sale price "above market value" has no down side. Taxes are to high...

Posted on 11/21/14 at 11:16 am in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

funding powers by not passing balanced budgets? Since they are the ones who initiate tax bills are they putting the US at risk for default?

Posted on 11/21/14 at 11:25 am in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

What people like Mr. Swift seem to forget if the want government to change then the government needs to act. No action means no change and as you so articulately pointed out things that most citizens can agree need changing like perhaps our immigration policies just don't get done.

I would say there is no upside for Republican's. My prediction is that debt will grow under their regime and serious issues won't be addressed.

Posted on 11/21/14 at 03:30 pm in response to Obama’s immigration maneuver: This isn’t how it’s supposed to work

They complain about government spending but spend more money and run up more debt when they had control of both houses and the White House.

They rail against abortion but again passed nothing when they were in the majority...

Immigration is now bad and yet when they held both houses and the presidency...

Government spending is bad - except when it buy equipment in your district....

The Republicans don't actually do anything other than cut taxes for the people...

Posted on 11/20/14 at 03:07 pm in response to Minnesota to New York Times: We do not eat grape salad for Thanksgiving

hadn't ever been to the former Minnesota Museum Modern Arts Scandinavian restaurant in St. Paul.

One of their staples was a grape dish that was basically a platter with a thin coating of sour cream a layer of grapes and sprinkled with brown sugar. It was along side other...

Posted on 11/19/14 at 03:20 pm in response to Macalester students kick MPIRG off campus

The grapes on a thin bed of sour cream with brown sugar sprinkled over the top is a nice easy dessert and very tasty.

I was introduced to it at the Scandinavian restaurant across from the St. Paul City Hall.

Posted on 11/19/14 at 11:04 am in response to MN GOP beware: Biking and pedestrian improvements have broad appeal

with the walkers. That's how they get out of contributing any funds to maintenance or construction. And don't give me the "we all pay taxes" argument if we did a contingent valuation assessment for public expenditures would end up?

Walking and biking are not compatible activities they are accomplished at different speeds, that is one of the reasons bike paths are separated from walking paths. Grouping the two activities together is deceptive.

A closer look at the data...