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Mark Gisleson

St Paul, MN
Commenter for
6 years 30 weeks

Recent Comments

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.

Posted on 01/07/14 at 12:13 pm in response to Wolves get a boost: The Turiaf effect

and hopefully there'll be a winning streak for you to comment on when you get back.

Posted on 11/15/13 at 01:40 pm in response to Wolves barometer: Gauging the trends of NBA season thus far

from Canis Hoopus where you are widely believed to be a semi-deity among sportswriters. (Actual deities have more hair.)

Insightful analysis that really adds to my enjoyment of the Wolves and this breakout season. I admit to being a homer and firmly believe that our current one-game winning streak will not be broken until well into the playoffs!

Posted on 11/12/13 at 02:00 pm in response to Timberwolves' starting lineup is one of the best in NBA

this is the most entertaining Wolves team ever. My new schedule has me getting up at 4 am and I just assumed I'd fall asleep during last night's game. Not hardly.

Bud and Turiaf will help the bench but this team is just one trade away from greatness. I could not believe we played that tough on the second night of a back to back against a rested team. I won't say the refs robbed us, but I think it's clear the Clippers couldn't have won without them.

Great analysis. Between you...

Posted on 11/05/13 at 07:24 pm in response to Mature Wolves ready for playoff contention

Just got a 14GB hotspot plan today so I could keep following the Wolves from the wilds of internet-free Wisconsin (Paul Ryan's CD, of course).

Glad you did your research on Corey so fans like me would have some ammunition to take on the haters. I always thought when Corey was here that the only reason he wasn't a lockdown defender was thanks to all the help defense he was giving his teammates.

Four games into the new season and already I feel sorry for all the players who are...

"Why are we so indifferent to this kind of casual, serial fatherhood?” Tragedy aside, that seems like a fair question."

It's a fair question only if you're the kind of person who goes around trash talking women who have children by different fathers. If you are, I suspect most of the same pejoratives would work just fine.

But since Mr. Peterson financially supports his children, I really do not see why this is any of our business.