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Paul Brandon

Mankato, MN
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Posted on 01/22/15 at 12:49 pm in response to Why the U.S. is rarely at peace and often seeking monsters to destroy

There's a difference between a Republic and a Democracy.

Posted on 01/22/15 at 07:35 pm in response to Why the U.S. is rarely at peace and often seeking monsters to destroy

that we have entrusted decision making to elected representatives.
People who say that when we disagree with the decisions made by those representatives we should over rule them with a referendum, rather than be electing new representatives are distorting the way our system works.
The Founders did NOT want mob ('demos' in Greek) rule, and set up a system to prevent it.

Of course, 'democracy' has also become a political slogan do distinguish between 'us' and 'them'.

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Posted on 01/16/15 at 11:25 am in response to The indomitable Gorgui Dieng

all the way.
I can't wait to see what happens when (or if) Rubio gets back at full strength.
It's interesting that some of Saunders' criticisms of Dieng playing outside of the official team concept sound like the criticisms of Rubio when he started with the Wolves.
Maybe the problem is with the concept?

Posted on 01/16/15 at 05:30 pm in response to The indomitable Gorgui Dieng

Sounds like Gorgi agrees with you that he doesn't need to gain weight.
Of course, he could never (or at least for a few more years) get away with KG's chippy play.

Posted on 01/17/15 at 10:21 am in response to The indomitable Gorgui Dieng

Love would have been out for two weeks.
As I recall from my sporting days, we were taught to -land- relaxed to minimize damage; not to relax on contact.
And Gorgui is smart enough to use his strengths (speed, lift, anticipation and mobility), not the bulk which he doesn't have.

Posted on 01/14/15 at 01:20 pm in response to One Mo night

As a team the Woofies actually had a lower shooting percentage than the Pacers, who lost the game at the foul line.
This game was an outlier, not a change in the way the Wolves play.

Posted on 01/14/15 at 01:21 pm in response to One Mo night

May the Lord bless and keep Kevin Garnett...

Far away from us.

Posted on 01/14/15 at 05:30 pm in response to One Mo night

is that this game didn't mark any sort of turnaround in the TWolves' level of play.

Posted on 01/15/15 at 03:46 pm in response to Elizabeth Warren says she will not run for president in 2016

is pulling the party to the Left.
She was not going to be nominated and knew it, and to her credit did not try to ride the publicity of a doomed nomination attempt (see Bachmann; Pawlenty).

As for Hilary, her baggage gets lighter by the day.
As time passes, people who weren't of voting age when Bill was President wonder what the fuss was all about.
On the other hand, the economy (including jobs AND wages) was better, and we didn't get into any endless and pointless...

Posted on 01/13/15 at 05:13 pm in response to The U.S. ally that flogs bloggers

by actually -reducing- our energy usage -- that's also doable.