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Mark Heuring

New Brighton, MN
Commenter for
4 years 7 weeks

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Posted on 04/21/14 at 12:57 pm in response to Minimum wage and the price of a sandwich

DM suggests,

The idea that McDonalds can't absorb a wage increase is a favorite of conservative thought - but McDonalds is more concerned about the price of beef, fish and chicken than they are about paying workers.

Of course, but the purveyors of these ingredients will also have their labor costs go up as well. Might they pass along the costs, too?

No one takes one for the team. We aren't able to vote ourselves rich; if we could, we'd have done it long ago.


Posted on 12/10/12 at 04:55 pm in response to The Supremes take up gay marriage

My son attends a metro-area high school. He's learned this in middle school and high school. My daughter is learning the same thing.

It's not an accusation. It's just reality.

Posted on 12/11/12 at 06:11 am in response to The Supremes take up gay marriage

The original judge in the case was Vaughn Walker, not Reinhardt. He wrote the original opinion. And his ruling, not the 3-judge panel's ruling, will be what the Supreme Court will take up.

There are a lot of "larger points" involved in what happened in California.

Posted on 12/12/12 at 12:11 am in response to The Supremes take up gay marriage

Technically you are correct, but the 9th was affirming the original decision of the district court, which is part of the 9th Circuit. And Walker's original decision, and the reasoning behind it, will certainly be an issue when the case gets to the Supreme Court.

Posted on 11/29/12 at 08:48 pm in response to Pundits think Franken is in good shape for Senate re-election

Bachmann won't run against Franken. Erik Paulsen or John Kline? Maybe. Either would be a pretty formidable challenger.

Posted on 08/28/12 at 07:22 pm in response to Supreme Court amendments rulings — What we've learned

Yes, I am a partisan. And I've never pretended otherwise. Thanks for reading, Lyn and Rachel.

Posted on 08/21/12 at 06:56 am in response to Practically everyone tells Rep. Gauthier: 'Leave'

Did he just say the Democrats are responsible for Todd Akin?

He did and he has a point. Missouri has an open primary and a lot of Democrats voted for Akin, because they rightly saw him as a weaker candidate than the other candidates in the race. In fact, Democratic operatives actually ran pro-Akin ads during the campaign. And if you've noticed the coverage, about the only person who hasn't rushed to condemn Akin is Claire McCaskill.

Yes, a lot of Republicans would have had to...

Posted on 06/25/12 at 08:30 pm in response to Supreme conservatives decline to reconsider Citizens United

General Mills is a corporation. Should they be allowed to express their views on the Marriage Amendment?

Posted on 05/25/12 at 07:49 pm in response to Bills comes due

Fair point, Joe. Two different audiences, though -- the delegates in the room vs. the larger electorate. I'm not confident that Bills is going to be able to reach as many people as Hegseth would have. I'd be very happy to be proven wrong.

Posted on 04/24/12 at 06:48 pm in response to Music in the cafes at night and revolution in the air

All cults of personality are bad, Mr. Udstrand.