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John E Iacono

St. Louis Park, MN
Commenter for
6 years 50 weeks

Recent Comments

Posted on 11/04/10 at 09:14 am in response to Iowa justices who struck down same-sex marriage ban voted out

If put to a citizen vote in MN the up/down margins would be at least as strong.

Posted on 11/04/10 at 08:36 am in response to Post-election analysis: Highlights from a lively session

As for post-election prognostication, it will be fun seeing in-denial dems like Kelliher trying to force a progressive agenda on the new legislature majorities no matter who is the gov.

Posted on 11/03/10 at 06:03 am in response to Partying with Republicans and Michele Bachmann on Election Night

EB, what were you doing at a Repub election party?

Just wondering.

I'll add one to Rothenberg's comments:

In my opinion once again we have seen the tried and true corrupting power of a party machine.

In our precinct at 7:00am there were 2,200 registered voters, a little less than the 08 turnout. By the end of the evening, 2,700 ballots had been counted. Then this morning the total had been adjusted to 1461, an unlikely number if a simple double addition had occurred. A computer glitch was blamed. All the votes had already been counted when...

Posted on 11/02/10 at 10:46 am in response to Dems' defeat: It's not about new campaign finance loopholes

I do agree, however, that the attack ads, unless they point out a significan ACTUAL flaw in the candidate, serve no purpose other than to make the relief on the day after the election greater.

Posted on 11/02/10 at 10:36 am in response to Dems' defeat: It's not about new campaign finance loopholes

I just have to respond to some of the statements in this EB post:

>"Money is not the same as speech."

Money talks, and if it speaks for the viewpoints of thos with whom one disagrees whose group happens to be a corporation or a union, an Archie Bunker "Stifle, Edith" is not the way to deal with it. I believe the supreme court was right. I would go along with disclosure ONLY if the unions were ALSO required to report EACH individual contributing over $100.00, as must be...

Posted on 11/02/10 at 10:42 am in response to Facing the Nation

As for tax cuts don't help the economy:

Presumably this is to be taken to mean that tax increases do not hurt it.

Let's try taxing everyone at 100% and see what happens to the economy.

Posted on 11/02/10 at 10:41 am in response to Facing the Nation

(#6) Paul Brandon says: John--
"Please note that Bush's tax cuts and Medicare reform were passed with bipartisan support".

Please reread my post and note that I said "the past FOUR years. Things have changed since the tax cuts, and I never saw a dem that would vote against an unfunded benefit.

Posted on 11/01/10 at 12:28 pm in response to Facing the Nation

(#4)Greg Kapphahn says:
"Their idea of "compromise" is for Democrats and independents to give them absolutely everything they want."

Very likely learned from the way their dem brethren have thought and acted for the past four years.

Posted on 11/01/10 at 12:45 pm in response to Blaming the message, the messagers and the messagees

(#11)Jesse Mortenson says:
Is there a country on the planet that has been "broken" by labor unions?"

Well, I could mention France, where they are currently trying. And then Greece, where they are still attempting to keep nation crashing benefits in place.

Labor unions don't really try to break a country, but by their single minded focus on preserving and amplifying any benefit they have ever won, the cost to the citizens or country be darned, when they are powerful enough...