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Nathaniel Finch

Vadnais Heights, MN
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Posted on 11/18/14 at 03:03 pm in response to Ben Golnik to be executive director of state House GOP caucus

Is the executive director of the state House Republican Caucus position a state-funded position or will he be paid by the Republican party?

“I think the Minnesota Jobs Coalition is well positioned to be the lead the group on the right,” said founder Ben Golnik.

I'm sure Ben Golnik would like to think so. The more successful the group is at raising money, the more he can skim off the top for his salary. I'm sure Norm Coleman is paying himself a nice salary for collecting and disbursing shady money too. Nice work if you can get it.

Then Ben goes from associating his group with "the right" to calling it "center right...

Posted on 11/07/14 at 08:55 am in response to House Republicans to the Twin Cities: It's not about you

I grew up in a rural area. I also happen to be gay. The area where I grew up is hostile to gay people, as are most rural areas, frankly. They are not places where someone like me can live a fulfilling life. If people in rural areas continue to be hostile toward people who aren't just like them, they will continue to lose population. If they want to blame that on people in the metro, they will get what they deserve.

Posted on 11/07/14 at 09:32 am in response to House Republicans to the Twin Cities: It's not about you

We have this repeated blaming of the metro because it's a useful strategy for Republicans. They make sure rural voters maintain a chip on their shoulders against the metro so those voters will vote their emotions instead of the facts. The facts are that urban residents subsidize state spending in rural areas. Rural areas already get proportionally more state spending than their population and tax base support. By stoking feelings that metro people look down on outstate voters, Republicans...

Posted on 11/07/14 at 12:19 pm in response to House Republicans to the Twin Cities: It's not about you

I'm talking about one of the reasons rural areas aren't booming. They drive away all sorts of creative people who don't fit the prevailing norms. Then they complain about the places where those people moved.

I've lived in both rural places and in cities. I'm not being narrow. I'm being realistic.

Maybe if you focused on how you could make rural places thrive instead of taking out your disappointments on urban folks, things would be better.

Posted on 11/05/14 at 09:22 am in response to With big assist from rural voters, GOP retakes Minnesota House

I predict that Daudt will be a complete failure as House Speaker. There's no sign that he can or will "work across the aisle," as he says, and even less sign that he can keep his rabid caucus in line. We'll see a lot of far out bills pass in the House and die a complete death there.

Posted on 11/05/14 at 11:33 am in response to With big assist from rural voters, GOP retakes Minnesota House

It may be time to reconsider the term "Greater Minnesota."

For a "fresh face," Mills certainly has a tired old hair-do. Anyway, I prefer a "fountain of smart" to a "fountain of youth."

Posted on 10/28/14 at 09:04 am in response to Bachmann pondering a 'Gingrich-like' path for when she leaves office

Does that mean she's going to divorce Marcus and marry her paramour from an adulterous affair - just like Newt?

Posted on 10/20/14 at 10:34 am in response to Coleman group to spend against Peterson

Norm is selling used cars and swampland in Florida too.