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mark wallek

minneapolis, MN
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2 years 38 weeks

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Posted on 04/17/14 at 09:24 am in response to McFadden’s first attack ad lacks substance, but it could work

Generally, lack of substance is a deal maker. Got the look down. Practiced at the passion/compassion/ready to fight looks a good pol needs. Getting the years worth of common folk wages together to fight this fight, so you know he must really be hungry to "serve" the citizen. Just like his opponent.

Posted on 04/17/14 at 09:26 am in response to New owner Glen Taylor: less liberal Star Tribune ahead

The Star Tribune stopped being anything of consequence a number of owners ago. No sense longing for what will never return, but an independent press was a real value the nation will very soon not remember.

If Rice is thought to deserve a place on this panel, then you might as well invite Dick Cheney as well to make a real joke out of the proceedings.

Posted on 04/13/14 at 10:56 am in response to Franken raised $2.7 million in 2014's first quarter

Al is getting his war chest together like a good politician. In the meanwhile, bank usury continues, offshore accounts still fill and the campaign finance is a drunken extravaganza. He looks good in office, very senatorial. Wish he was actually doing something of substance.

Posted on 04/11/14 at 09:49 am in response to A plan to stitch Minneapolis together again: Cover a stretch of I-35W

There are so many other issues of livability in this city that this looks to be a total waste of money benefiting a small area of the city. When there is tremendous excess of public capital then maybe we can think about this. In the meanwhile, let's get roads drivable and carpetbagger landlords out of business, just two of a number things that would vastly improve the quality of life in this city.

Posted on 04/11/14 at 09:59 am in response to For Minnesota's maxed-out donors, court ruling gives new leeway

Systemic rot is a good description of the current condition of the political body. Any hope for genuine campaign reform short of violent rioting looks to be done away with now that the funding floodgates have been opened to the elite players. Since 9/11, much has been done to shape a toady society afraid of stepping off the green line. Politicians have flapped lips and enriched themselves all the while touting some invisible "change" they are "fighting for." The nation is not better off than...

Posted on 04/10/14 at 09:16 am in response to Franken to Comcast, Time Warner: ‘I’m against this deal’

This is nice for Al to be involved in. However, ridding the nation of bank usury and stopping the flood of capital into offshore accounts would be even nicer. I won't get into the entire stock market debacle, because it looks like we're riding that corruption to the grave.

When I wonder, are we going to start asking parents to actually parent their children? We cannot have teachers assuming even more of the burden of parenting than they already do, because what share they have now is too much. In the protection of our illusory american "freedoms" we've taken a hands off approach to the general failure to parent. Issues of bullying today are no different than what children faced in school 50 years ago. What is different is the involvement, or lack thereof, of...

Posted on 04/04/14 at 10:11 am in response to The very future of Minneapolis depends on a Nicollet Mall overhaul

The title of this article is saturated with fictional drama.

I hope the mayor realizes that the additional funds required of the citizen is a substantial addition to the monthly obligations. Though I see no figure mentioned in this article, I certainly will be hard pressed to squeeze more out of my income stream for another city fee, which would undoubtedly be substantial. Time to back off adding to the citizen burden. What with the addition of obligated healthcare fees for mediocre coverage to the already obligated auto insurance fees on the private...