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RB Holbrook

Minneapolis, MN
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4 years 11 weeks

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Posted on 10/22/14 at 03:39 pm in response to Is big business sitting out the governor's race?

The business community is so disgusted with Minnesota that they are abandoning the state en masse. That is why the state has an unemployment rate below the national average, and household income above the national average. In fact, over the past three years Minnesota household income has grown while the national average household income has decreased.

Forgive me for thinking there is a flaw in your reasoning somewhere.

Posted on 10/22/14 at 04:12 pm in response to KSTP/Survey USA poll: with two weeks to go, Franken up by 15 points

They are coming up with excuses. I'm sure the liberal media failed to give their message the deference it deserved. Also voter fraud.

It wouldn't surprise me to hear that a lot of Republican voters will have stayed home out of fear of contracting Ebola.

Of course it is. As the lone "no" vote, he can paint himself as a tight-fisted fiscal conservative. At the same time, because he is routinely outvoted, Hennepin County does not have to live with the consequences of his simplistic approach to government spending. Commissioner Johnson gets the political benefits of opposing spending, the residents of the county get the benefits of the spending. Win-win.

I notice that he's not so tight-fisted when it comes to bringing home the bacon...

Posted on 10/10/14 at 03:17 pm in response to Minneapolis should skip streetcars

I thought he was trying to be funny.

I have heard that the Twin Cities are bad candidates for a subway due to the relatively high water table. Does anyone better versed in geology or civil engineering know if that's true?

Posted on 10/10/14 at 05:03 pm in response to Minneapolis should skip streetcars

How would self-driving cars eliminate congestion? It seems to me that they would take up road space the same as a non-self driving car. The "Park-n-Ride" part just makes me think we will need to dedicate even more land to parking lots.

Posted on 10/08/14 at 05:23 pm in response to Down in polls, McFadden offers 'Contract with Minnesota'

A balanced budget amendment has always been a bad idea. There is no reason for Mr. McFadden to resurrect it, unless he is trying to make his campaign look so pathetic that he will get a strong sympathy vote.

Posted on 10/09/14 at 12:17 pm in response to Down in polls, McFadden offers 'Contract with Minnesota'

What is the acceptable maximum for voting with the party? Using his logic, if it's wrong to vote "with" the President 97% of the time, would it be equally wrong to vote against him 97% of the time?

Ms. Nicollet will help Governor Dayton by being a distraction. This will keep Mr. Johnson from showing his laser-focused side, as a persuasive contrast to his affable side.

All that's missing are some pats on the head for all concerned..

Posted on 10/09/14 at 11:04 am in response to One intriguing argument why potential voters aren’t going to the polls

The hoi polloi are as affected by the government as if they were part of the better element. They are entitled to a voice, as distasteful as that voice may be.

Posted on 10/09/14 at 11:08 am in response to One intriguing argument why potential voters aren’t going to the polls

If you're just going to grouse about the system and stay home, you are accomplishing nothing besides grousing.

Yes, an individual vote may be a futility, and yes, politicians often--regularly--disappoint their supporters. How is staying home on Election Day and yelling at kids to get off your lawn going to change that?