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Lora Jones

Minneapolis, MN
Commenter for
5 years 25 weeks

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Posted on 10/30/14 at 11:23 am in response to What if McFadden wins and Republicans take the Senate?

are impeachment and fast track for TPP. Both bad.

Posted on 10/22/14 at 03:10 pm in response to Why the DFL will lose the Minnesota House

What does he think the GOP's is? If it's anything beyond "Dem Bad, Me Good," I have yet to see or hear it.

Almost equally confusing, is that Schultz, after acknowledging what we all already know, that Democratic turnout during midterms is a primary cause of Democratic midterm losses, criticizes "cookie cutter" GOTV efforts. What, exactly, does he think led to the defeat of the Amendments? GOTV was a lot of it.

And beyond that, I wonder what exactly Schultz and co. see...

I wonder whether the 70/30 "rule" is why a good number of these neighborhood places have 1/2 price bottle of wine nights?

Posted on 10/10/14 at 03:12 pm in response to Minnesota malaise afflicts 2014 voters

Not that I have much faith in Gallup after their abominable performance in 2012, but it is interesting how they spin it as the "majority" thinking it will make things worse, when, in fact, the majority of independents and democrats think it will make things better or have no effect. The only group with a majority thinking it will be worse identify as republicans --- at what, maybe 28% max of the electorate?

Posted on 10/09/14 at 01:07 pm in response to Corn farmers say Syngenta's GMOs have cost them the Chinese market

even if they don't plant that variety, if their corn is commingled with someone who has, theirs will be rejected.

Posted on 10/09/14 at 09:28 am in response to One intriguing argument why potential voters aren’t going to the polls

but sitting silent in the corner doesn't amplify your voice, it only makes it easier for that same big money to continue on its march towards world domination.

I could, and sometimes do, argue that we are no longer living in a representative democracy, but in an oligarchy. Wealthy corporations and individuals rule, and are the only ones whose interests are protected by the Roberts Court or promulgated by the legislators their money/"speech" elected.

BUT the underlying...

Posted on 10/09/14 at 01:12 pm in response to One intriguing argument why potential voters aren’t going to the polls

And that the more people weigh in on something, the more likely the result will be the correct one, whether it's guessing the weight of a bull at a fair or selecting an able representative

or have a very short memory. Dayton was NOT the endorsed DFL candidate 4 years ago. He won the primary. So, it wasn't the "DFL" telling him anything other than "don't run." Of course, rank and file had another idea -- or repub crossovers, who knows.

Let's see, a Harvard educated policy wonk versus a vulture capitalist whose idea of humor revolves around groin hits . . . no, not a tough choice at all. I'll vote for Franken

Posted on 09/08/14 at 03:50 pm in response to Former candidate Tom Horner likely to join Johnson campaign for governor

There never WAS an independence party -- it was always just a large subset of Republicans who weren't gaining traction in the caucuses and a smattering of Conservadems to give it the façade of moderation.