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Nathaniel Finch

Vadnais Heights, MN
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2 years 36 weeks

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Posted on 06/24/14 at 09:46 am in response to Honour says campaign cash gives him advantage to take on Dayton

“I know from my experience in the private sector you can always lower costs and get better results.”

Spoken like a true clueless man in a suit. The worker bees have been suffering from this kind of thinking for years now. Continuous improvement everywhere but in the pay and benefits packet. Squeeze people and destroy the community. Buy a bigger house in a gated enclave. It's a great life.

"maybe it’s time we have someone in the governor's office that still has kids."

Last I knew, Dayton still had two sons.

Zellers wasn't exactly a smashing success as Speaker of the House. Making him governor seems like a bad idea.

Posted on 04/16/14 at 10:21 am in response to Is it all downhill (cognitively speaking) after age 24?

Maybe older players take StarCraft2 less seriously than 24-year olds. They may actually feel there are more important things in life.

Posted on 04/09/14 at 09:23 am in response to There is no renaissance in U.S. public-transit use

Katherine Kersten is not known for honest and above-board use of statistics or any other kind of information. Trusting her viewpoint on this issue would be irrational. I'm disappointed to see MinnPost giving her ink. She's way over her lifetime quota already, considering the quality of her contributions.

Let's face it, politics these days has a generous dose of political theater. Because we have photos and videos and audio recordings readily available, the costumes, the dialog, and the presentation are really important.

In the photo, Ms. Ortmann looks like she's on her way to the Easter parade. Probably not a winning costume for this political theater presentation. The men's outfits are remarkably drab and boring - probably not winners either.

Posted on 04/03/14 at 09:28 am in response to Minnesota is big winner in Taylor's pending Strib buy

I guess Mike hasn't read the Star Tribune in quite a while. Every slightly liberal columnist was let go long ago and the news editing has been trending right for a long time.

I just hope this purchase means we Muslims and gay people won't continue to be subjected to Katherine Kersten on an ongoing basis.

I note that the salary for a Dakota County Commissioner is more than double the salary for a state representative. I suspect that retirement benefits for government employees are highly influenced by the years of highest earnings. Ms. Holberg may be at least as interested in ensuring a good retirement pension as in offering something to the community.

Posted on 03/05/14 at 06:33 pm in response to Rules, laws and proportion: Where's the common sense?

We hear way too much from Mitch Pearlstein and others at the Center of the American Experiment. You could give me the topic and I could write the opinion piece they're going to write about it. We've heard it all from them before. These folks are tiresome. If you're trying to attract readers, printing these people is not the way to do it.

And about that bullying bill that Pearlstein and Kersten are ranting about - their rants never bother to explore the gaps in the current law the bill...

Posted on 12/20/13 at 10:51 am in response to One estimate: Cost of Target data breach could hit $680 million

Nobody impeded Phil Robertson's free expression. He said what he thought. But that doesn't mean he should be free from any consequences of his speech. Speech has consequences. We all inhibit our speech in some circumstances because it's in our best interests. We don't tell the boss what we really think of his latest idea if it's likely to get us fired. That's just how the world works.

I'd like a full bio on Michael Henson - where he came from, how he ended up here, how he worked with other orchestras (if he ever did), etc. Who is this guy and how does it inform his actions on behalf of MOA.

I'd also like to know about MOA board members - who they are, how they got on the board, their philosophy about music and business, etc. Also, how do they make their decisions. Do they vote? Does the board leadership just roll everyone else on the board? Is there any dissension...