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Lee Jones

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 06/03/14 at 11:54 am in response to One awesome video explains the entire Uptown housing boom

If I could afford to drive a Maserati, I wouldn't be renting in Uptown. That's just bad financial planning.

It'd be interesting if these people would drive 6 hours to have a book signed by someone who was fighting the war on education, or poverty or hunger.

There's a certain wing of the right wing that has made subterfuge an art form, finding a battle where there isn't one for a very specific, uninformed but powerful demographic. A sleight of hand for a certain type of person to chew on, while their real rights and privileges are stomped on. Enter Palin and her dopey spangled campaign of...

Posted on 07/03/12 at 09:49 am in response to Michele Bachmann mangles facts on health care tax

Surely there has to become a time when dangerous liars - such as this woman - face the consequences of their bare-faced lies? I say dangerous because making salacious comments about vaccinations or laws that may save lives are dangerous. Many politicians lie every day, few do it with such disregard for the consequences as Michele Bachmann.

The mass media has become such a monster that they will no longer call out liars in the political sphere, they merely revel in their narcissism so...

Posted on 04/11/12 at 08:22 am in response to Is political conservatism our 'default mode'?

This study is interesting, although not too surprising - and I'm sure Conservatives have known this is the case for many years. Why else would U.S. Conservative politicians have spent years screaming down the megaphone about abortion, gay marriage and contraception? While America spends its time debating such issues that don't affect most people's day-to-ay lives, the right is allowed to carry on winning votes that allow them to fleece the people and moving the country's wealth towards the 1...

It's difficult to position Prime Ministers or indeed British political views with that of the US because they are so different. Americans would baulk at the idea of a stauch conservative who believed in the economics of Reagan but still oversaw universal healthcare and double-digit taxes.

That said, Maggie, as we lovingly call her, is our Reagan. She won the Falklands back, she built the City of London but she also made a lot of poor people a lot poorer and (some say) callously shut...

Posted on 12/22/11 at 01:39 pm in response to Should the media report Brodkorb rumors in Koch scandal?

There's no factual evidence anywhere that Brodkorb was involved with Koch so journalists should not write about it - I was trained to write about facts, if I didn't have those facts I couldn't write anything, even if the whisper mill told me otherwise. The sad thing is, too many journalists do not follow the stone-carved rules of a respectable skill anymore - gossip and innuendo have replaced facts at the highest level.

If the facts come out (or even better, good investigative...

Posted on 12/19/11 at 02:39 pm in response to Latest Amy Koch developments complicate GOP plans across the board

I'm sure there's a big bit in the bible about infidelity. Actually there's a lot more in Bible 101 about being faithful than being gay.

Posted on 10/11/11 at 10:31 am in response to Romney's foreign policy message: God is on our side

I think the rest of the world will be rubbing its hands with glee to hear a potential future President talking as if it's 1961, not 2011.

Keep it up Mitt, because the tighter you tie that star-spangled blindfold over your eyes, the further behind the US will be in the future global market.

Young Americans have two choices - listen to this drivel or ignore it. Those who ignore it and embrace the world, which is now closer than ever to these shores, will find prosperity. It may...

Posted on 09/26/11 at 12:37 pm in response to End of newspapers is closer than you think

I worked in London for several years on a variety of print publications (trades mainly, which are much healthier than consumer dailies) but the problem for publications is mainly the skew of online/print in terms of effort and reward.

I used to spend 75% of my time writing for online. If we got a story, it went up. It had to because if we didn't get it up early enough, we'd be pipped to the post by a rival. Online is instantaneous and that's great for readers, but it's hard work for...

Being a recent resident of Tottenham, I am not surprised that the London riots began there. It's the poorest borough in London and I witnessed violence and crime all too regularly. More often than I would have liked, I was forced to take longer routes through adjacent streets to avoid police barriers and squads of police vans handling yet another violent crime.

But to say the spending cuts and austerity measures are to blame is ridiculous.

Yes, Britain has made much sharper...