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Rachel Kahler

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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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3 years 23 weeks

Recent Comments

Posted on 07/23/14 at 02:50 pm in response to Mike McFadden open to raising the age for Medicare benefits

This is how I envision the interview going.

EB: Dials McFadden from his iPhone or Android.
McFadden: Lifts the handset from its base, answers, and commences to nonchalantly twirling the cord around his finger while turning in his office chair back and forth, back and forth. He's got this stuff DOWN.
EB: Asks question about how McFadden would do something.
McFadden: Gives talking point about how bad Washington is, particularly his opponent.
EB: Re-asks question...

Posted on 07/23/14 at 03:30 pm in response to Bachmann considering 2016 presidential run

Hell, it sounds like entertainment to me. Set up a debate of the GOP candidates. Make it open carry. May the best aim win! I'll buy the popcorn.

Posted on 07/23/14 at 03:20 pm in response to Minnesota adds 8,500 jobs in June; unemployment rate drops to 4.5%

Prices are both market and cost based. If the market can handle the cost plus profit, a product is sold at the cost plus the market-accepted profit. If not, the product simply isn't sold or doesn't exist. No one sells at or below cost unless they can gouge the market elsewhere to make up for it. No one.

To the original comment: this is why the GOP will collapse. It feeds off this sort of antisocial attitude. And antisocialism isn't the opposite of socialism, it's actually...

Posted on 07/17/14 at 10:58 am in response to Poll: 68 percent of Republicans say Obama should be impeached

You start out sounding all reasonable and then...

Well, the problem with these polls is that they're limited to the people who actually take them. I don't know about you, but I didn't receive a call. That's because I work and I don't have a land line. And though some polls have actually started using cell phones, people who have to pay for cell phone use (pretty much anyone who owns one and isn't a child on a parent's cell package) generally don't want to receive random calls on...

Posted on 07/17/14 at 11:06 am in response to Poll: 68 percent of Republicans say Obama should be impeached

The title of this should say "68 percent of POLLED Republicans say Obama should be impeached"
As I've said, and others as well, poll results are only as good as the poll, itself. Polls are inherently flawed because they don't get the opinions of those who aren't polled. Further, the questions often bait the respondents into a specific answer. In addition, especially with a poll such as this, which asks a legal question, opinion of laypeople is pretty worthless. Finally, in a great...

We are still failing to build a SYSTEM. Most people with mental health problems don't need a bed outside their home. They need the ability to either recover or cope. Some of the things they need include medication, counseling, financial help, and general welfare checkups. Beyond an official system, they need friends, family, and community to understand that mental illness shouldn't be a stigma. The need for counseling or medication isn't a weakness. Further, the official system (...

Posted on 07/17/14 at 01:13 pm in response to Whatever happened to the gay-marriage backlash?

Although I do agree that the old law was not going to stand forever, it would well have been possible that you would have died in a state that didn't allow gay marriage had your party not decided to push for a constitutional amendment, Tom.

However, the thought that our legislature had nothing better to do than embed such a law into stone, against the general culture of the state (including the many businesses that rely on our open culture), ticked off enough people who would have...

Posted on 07/17/14 at 01:18 pm in response to Whatever happened to the gay-marriage backlash?

for the laugh.

Posted on 07/23/14 at 02:22 pm in response to Whatever happened to the gay-marriage backlash?

As much as it skeeves me out, the main problem with sibling marriages is incest/biological children. If biological children aren't a possibility (and both parties are consenting adults), then it's possible that such an arrangement could be legally acceptable. There was a time and a place where such arrangements weren't uncommon amongst people who had property and titles to protect. And, since legal marriage is truly about property (and not biological children or sex, as some would argue...

Posted on 07/13/14 at 06:34 pm in response to Voter-fraud allegations dismissed in Kahn-Noor race

I don't think there's a Big Bad Wolf here. The problem is that a lot of people failed to properly register. It WAS an anomaly that needed to be reviewed. There was no ill intent on the part of the registrants, I would assume, and likely no ill intent on the part of Kahn's campaign. Kahn isn't a horrible representative--she's done a fantastic job. I only hope that whoever fills the seat after the elections can continue the good work.