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Frank Phelan

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Bloomington, Minnesota
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Posted on 12/12/14 at 03:05 pm in response to For healthier hearts, focus on sugar, not salt, say researchers

The starch in bread, whether made from whole wheat or not, is quickly converted to sugar by the body.

Despite it's wholesome image and darn right tastiness, wheat flour is no a healthful thing to eat.

Posted on 12/11/14 at 05:45 pm in response to John Kline pushes for cuts to union pensions

John Kline concerned about union pensioners. Yeah, sure. I'll bet Scot Walker is too.

And I seriously question any union that lobbies in favor of a Kline bill or amendment.

Kline has sold out his fellow vets in favor of the for profit higher ed industry. Why would I think he would look anymore favorably on union pensioners?

How come we could bailout Wall Street and the big banksters who drove us into worldwide near depression, but we can't afford to help retirees that...

Posted on 12/09/14 at 03:09 pm in response to Career St. Paul teachers among highest paid in the country

There is more myth than reality to the skills gap. But when employers look for trade schools to pump out more graduates, I think of southeast Minnesota, where grads from electrical programs flee the low wages for other parts of the state which pay more.

Hmm, no what would any good conservative economist say about this situation? When you want more of something, do you offer less, the same, or more money?

Posted on 12/10/14 at 07:51 am in response to Maybe the key question is really voter turnoff — not turnout

Are conspiring to get behind one establishment presidential candidate for 2016, so they can save their cash for the general election. They don't want to make the mistakes they did in 2012, when they funded separate candidates in the primaries.

Billionaires don't like to waste their money or let ordinary folks decide who their candidate is. Those decisions are best made in exclusive hotel conference rooms while enjoying a glass of expensive wine.

Posted on 12/08/14 at 04:17 pm in response to U.S. birth rates decline for 6th year in a row

A decling birth rate goes hand in hand with declining real incomes for most Americans. Look for this trend to continue.

Posted on 12/08/14 at 09:05 am in response to Minneapolis' fast-changing suburbs deal with unique challenges

Is not moving to the suburbs. It's growing.

Posted on 12/08/14 at 01:31 pm in response to Minneapolis' fast-changing suburbs deal with unique challenges

Wage income for most Americans has been declining for decades, an upward mobility has become a joke. More than almost any other time in American history, people are locked into their class.

Sorry to burst that whole American Dream ideological bubble, but facts are more important.

Posted on 12/08/14 at 09:08 am in response to GOP leader says State High School League needs legislative oversight

To remove sports from high schools and colleges all together, save for intramural teams.

Posted on 12/04/14 at 09:50 am in response to Scott Honour sure sounds like he wants to run for office again

Yeah, that teacher tenure has got to go. Because we all know that management decisions are never motivated by favoritism, nepotism, boot licking, yes-men (or yes-women), or any thing of that sort. Nope, there is no racial discrimination, and there certainly is no bias against long term employees (who are at the top of the wage scale).

Personnel decisions are only motivated by what's best for the mission of the institution.

And if you believe that, you believe Stewart Mills got...

With GOP control of the House, it should sail through that body. After all, they love local control.