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Mark Gisleson

St Paul, MN
Commenter for
6 years 39 weeks

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Posted on 09/30/14 at 03:59 pm in response to Minnesota high schools taking football concussions seriously

are not shy. About a week ago I accidentally followed a link to Newsbusters and stated Walker's record in a comment. Forty comments later I had been told I was an idiot, a fool, a tool, etc.

No ideology in my comment, just straight facts about Wisconsin's sad economic plight which I've been observing for the last year from the heart of Paul Ryan's district.

Not one commenter engaged me on the issues other than to introduce some blatant falsehoods into the discussion.


Posted on 09/16/14 at 02:58 pm in response to Dayton: Adrian Peterson's actions are 'a public embarrassment'

all they have to do is limit the choice to Clinton or Klobuchar.

You know, Bernie Sanders isn't really that old....

Posted on 08/28/14 at 12:07 pm in response to Some assembly required for the new-look Timberwolves

I wish you were more of a homer, altho for you I guess this was pretty homerish.

Great assessment as always, just wish there was more to be optimistic about.

Posted on 08/26/14 at 10:30 am in response to Minnesota farmland prices starting to decline

to rehabilitate one who has fallen from political grace. The more Brodkorb rats out his former peers, the more ink he gets and the faster he regains his pundit's chair on all the talk shows.

I thought MinnPost was — at least in part — a cure for the punditocracy that has destroyed the credibility of the mainstream news corps.

Posted on 08/21/14 at 03:18 pm in response to Value of Vikings up $319 million since signing stadium deal

But I was living near University Avenue in St. Paul throughout the construction of the Green Line. Long enough to have two flat tires from construction debris, long enough to see that Ted Mondale was too busy with outside projects to actually do anything remotely resembling oversight of the construction process.

I witnessed construction crews hold up lunch hour traffic for three consecutive light cycles while trucks moved around. I saw frontage signs blocking access to access roads (I...

Posted on 07/02/14 at 08:56 am in response to Twin Cities have 'best' unemployment rate of any U.S. metro area

as gamed as the unemployment rate. How many Twin Citians who don't have a full-time job but want one weren't counted? And how many of the new jobs involve flipping burgers, running a cash register or working on someone's lawn?

The economy's only fixed for some. Both parties take turns lying about how well we're doing because Wall Street pays them not to care.

Yes, Minnesota's doing better than most places, but that should never be reported on without an all-caps headline...

Posted on 06/20/14 at 01:19 pm in response to Rivers still rising, Feds asked for cash

Tallies up which local TV stations ran the most John Doe coverage. I left a comment asking them to add up which local stations ran the most ads for the rightwing front groups. Amazingly, they haven't deleted that comment yet.

I'm not ready to forgive the Strib for their shamelessly promoting new professional sports arenas and stadiums, but compared to the Journal-Sentinel, the Strib is strictly from Pulitzerville.

Posted on 05/27/14 at 12:44 pm in response to Joerger? Good riddance. Which coach should the Timberwolves target now?

I lost my mother just a year ago to ovarian cancer, and there isn't a deadline I wouldn't have missed to have spent more time with her.

You were missed, but family is more important.

Posted on 05/20/14 at 12:18 pm in response to It's Super Bowl pitch day in Atlanta, but will it be Big Easy?

please do not link to Mr. Brodkorb as any kind of factchecker. He is a hyperpartisan whose only claim to objectivity is that the Republicans no longer want him in their party.

Brodkorb is not contributing to public discourse, he is seeking to profit from it and will ALWAYS have an opinion worth linking to, whether it is one he actually holds or has simply formulated to glean more clicks.

Don't get played by this guy more than you already have been. MinnPost had the class not to...

Posted on 03/28/14 at 04:14 pm in response to St. Paul downtown development: dreaming (really) big

I thought if anyone in MN media would pick up on this morning's Romenesko item about Glenn Taylor being in the process of closing a deal for the Strib, it would be you.

I will miss Effenberger. I didn't send him as many emails of complaint as I meant to, but I'm sure he didn't mind.