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Pat Berg

Twin Cities
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See "The Handmaid's Tale."

Yes, I know it's fiction. But it makes its point fairly well.

Posted on 08/21/14 at 10:48 am in response to As McFadden courts votes on the Range, DFL raises Chinese steel comments

of the imitation lawn sign strategy.

A lot of people will just see the large "McFadden" and not notice the subtitle beneath it. Especially if the sign resembles McFadden's own campaign signs.

It could actually backfire by increasing his name-recognition and apparent popularity level rather than drawing attention to the Chinese Steel issue.

Posted on 08/20/14 at 08:23 am in response to NHL concussion lawsuits consolidated in Minnesota

It says ‘They should be sitting right there with her on the stand". WITH her. Not INSTEAD OF her.

The article does not propose absolving the mother of her part in this child's death.

It scared the crap out of me last night! It literally shook my whole house, and when I ventured outside to try and see what was going on, I couldn't see a thing (not surprising now that I know it was black helicopters flying overhead probably without lights).

In the various articles and comments sections, it is also reported that these helicopters were flying down BETWEEN BUILDINGS in both downtowns. Yeah - no possibility for an unfortunate incident there, right?

This is just...

when one of them crashes into one of the downtown buildings they're dive-bombing between in their effort to re-enact Luke Skywalker's taking of the Death Star?

Assume much?

The "Night Stalkers" (that's the name of that black helicopter unit that was buzzing buildings in downtown Minneapolis and St. Paul) are an Army unit that deploys overseas. These training exercises have nothing to do with improving local crisis communications or addressing "all the things that went wrong with FDNY and police on 9/11".

These guys fly combat attack missions. Overseas.

And they're using the airspace of our densely-populated urban areas to do practice runs. '...

Posted on 08/18/14 at 11:26 am in response to Why boosting primary turnout in Minnesota would require big changes

Are election judges required to serve the entire day? Why? Should they be?

Why not have partial-day shifts? Would breaking up the day help get more volunteers to be judges? (And would it help to mitigate the possibility of exhaustion-driven errors at the end of that long day?)

Posted on 08/18/14 at 01:45 pm in response to Outside money not yet a factor in Franken-McFadden Senate race

Sounds good to me!

Posted on 08/15/14 at 07:48 am in response to Judge allows off-duty cops to pack firearms at Vikings games

Yet another reason to never go to the new stadium. As if I needed one . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .