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John Edwards

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 01/22/15 at 12:00 pm in response to Kline opposes Obama's idea for free community college

I don't understand why President Obama is so, so . . .so STINGY
If it is free, why not give everyone who wants one a FOUR-YEAR college degree. And just like the athletes, these students should also get a stipend to help with their living costs while in school.

I don't know Ms. Brucato's height, so from her perspective Paul McCartney may have appeared tall. So is the only one I have seen who described him that way. There is pretty good evidence, however, McCartney might be 5-7 1/2 inches. Ringo is famously about 5-6, and the other Beatles not much taller.

The website...

Posted on 01/12/15 at 01:57 pm in response to Walter Mondale on life and loss — and finding ways to matter

I certainly have respect for Walter Mondale’s admirable career and sympathy for his familial losses. I do think he is wrong, however, in blaming solely Republicans for the current divisiveness he complains about.

What has happened is that thanks to talk radio, cable TV and the Internet—specifically Rush Limbaugh, Fox News and Matt Drudge—the nation now has a dialogue on issues, which to Mondale appears as discord.

In Mondale’s day, liberals had a lock on all communications....

. . . could go murder a Minneapolis cop. Knowledgeable people will remember that Minneapolis police officer Jerry Haaf was fatally shot in the back while sitting in a restaurant in 1992. That racially motivated shooting was carried out by the members of the Minneapolis Vice Lords gang. Racial tensions then were as high as they are now.

It would not take much to incite the many unstable members of the mob that descended on the mall. The racist murders of police officers that...

Posted on 12/19/14 at 03:53 pm in response to GOP boots DFL environmental leader from House committee

In the aftermath of the 2012 election, the glib phrase to those who wanted to work be heard was: elections have consequences. Sorry to see Green Jean go, but elections . . .

Seeking out Jim Bernstein to comment on politics of the Commerce Department is certainly an interesting choice. Bernstein is best known for driving 1,000 State Farm employees with excellent jobs out of the state a decade ago after the insurer tried to set up an HMO-like network for auto glass repair to keep costs down. In a populist political move in 2002, Bernstein charged the insurer with unfair trade practices. He wound up settling for $75,000, or what amounted to pocket change for State...

Posted on 12/09/14 at 12:16 pm in response to The real journalistic question of Pointergate

Duchense Drew has set an interesting new standard for his newspaper: “if you don’t believe the story to be true, then there is no story.” What a subjective standard that is.
For example, in recent months the Star-Tribune ran front-pages stories alleging that Republican Gov. Chris Christie was involved in Bridgegate; Republican Scott Walker illegally coordinated campaign activities; and Republican Gov. Rick Perry abused his power. At the same time, the newspaper had no story about...

Posted on 12/05/14 at 11:57 am in response to Hubbard defends KSTP-TV's Hodges story after SPJ seeks disavowal

What a clear and concise explanation of the issue. Minnesotans are fortunate to have at least one news organization that will tackle an issue the liberal media (that would be the Star-Trib, WCCO, MPR, KMSP, AP and to a lesser extend the Pioneer Press) lack the will and courage to examine.

Posted on 11/10/14 at 12:18 pm in response to Ready or not, winter has returned. With ferocity.

When we experienced high heat several years ago, the then global warming purveyors were very concerned about those changes:

(http://www.climate.org/PDF/MacCracken_AGU_2010.pdf)

WWF Climate Witness story from 2007: “My name is Joe Schaedler.... I have lived my whole life in the vicinity of Minneapolis, Minnesota.... Minnesota is considered a part of “The...

What possible reason would the Commerce Department have for releasing such obviously confusing and highly misleading average rates? Hmm. I wonder. Is it possible that many people will receive double digit increases?