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Neal Rovick

St Anthony, MN
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Posted on 07/31/14 at 01:30 pm in response to Against the über-presidency: Minnesota Republicans vote to sue Obama

Sue the executive branch because it delayed a provision of a law that Republicans wanted delayed or prevented in the first place.

And then, if they win in a year or two, the delayed provision will be in full effect.

And they'll still be trying to remove health care from 11 million people.

Posted on 07/31/14 at 02:30 pm in response to Against the über-presidency: Minnesota Republicans vote to sue Obama

Hey, if they were " totalitarians", they would just lock up or shoot their opponents.

It's a pathetic flip-flop that Republicans engage in--weekly changing from claims the "most incompetent administration" and "masterminds evilly scheming".

Why not admit it--the Republicans want totalitarianism, because they certainly have proved with Clinton and Obama that can't accept their losses in elections.

That's how it goes, from "for the good of the country", to dictatorship....

Posted on 07/31/14 at 10:30 pm in response to Against the über-presidency: Minnesota Republicans vote to sue Obama
Posted on 07/31/14 at 08:59 am in response to Ventura verdict sends message to writers: Be careful

I have to disagree, when so much of media is orientated toward "messaging" in the service of power, it is entirely critical that the "facts" be enforced with serious penalties.

If plagiarism is a firing offense, lying should be more so.

Why let facts get in the way of spin?

http://www.bls.gov/lau/maps/cnseries.pdf

Looks like the unemployment in those northern counties are improving along with the rest of the state. And they are doing better than a lot of other red states.

Posted on 07/24/14 at 10:58 am in response to Larry Sabato upgrades his rating of McFadden's chances

....there is no polling to really justify the ratings change, but I can tell you that there's a bit of buzz in the universe of the politically-obsessed that the Minnesota race will tighten up....

Gosh, would we be talking about Sabato's predictive powers if he didn't pull that out of his "rear pocket" at this time? Maybe Sabato is just feeling lonely right now.

Candidates after endorsement and with a pocket full of big money certainly rate higher that un-endorsed, poor...

The fires in Canada and Siberia are massive and unprecedented in recorded history.

There are several thing going on. Drought has increased the fire risk. Unusually warm weather removes more water from the ground and plants. Heat lightning occurs more frequently The fires are sometimes fed by methane releases from thawing permafrost. And given that there may be 4 or more feet of peat-type material which means that the fires may be spreading in the "basement" of the forest--long term...

Posted on 07/24/14 at 09:22 am in response to Examining McFadden’s charge that Franken uses scare tactics

Using the word "bankrupt" is a scare tactic.

Pot, meet Kettle.

And then, what does "all things are on the table" mean, if not ALL things such as privatization, limiting, removal, and only funding in proportion to payments into the system.

Posted on 07/24/14 at 10:48 am in response to Examining McFadden’s charge that Franken uses scare tactics

How many signing statements did Bush do that changed or negated legislation?

Should we have trusted that SS survivor benefits would continue? And how? Would there have been a separate line item deduct from from the paycheck, so that even if a person opted out of contributing to SS, in general, they would still fund the survivors benefits.

Everything is on the table means everything.

It's all speculation until a bill is written and signed (without a signing statement...

Posted on 07/23/14 at 07:25 am in response to A new, potentially very serious blow to Obamacare law

The end-game has changed and the Republicans pursuing the closure of the ACA have not realized it.

How much applause will those who benefit by the act have for those who triumphantly shut it down? How much applause will those who see the effect of the loss of insurance have for the Republicans?

Shedding crocodile tears over the uninsured does little to answer the very real issues.

The Republicans are chasing a narrower and narrower segment of voters.