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Richard O'Neil

Shoreview
Commenter for
3 years 27 weeks

Recent Comments

You "get it," Mr Eklund. The story of Steve Smith is one that I hear over and over again. The disease of alcoholism is "cunning, baffling, powerful,..."

Posted on 04/11/14 at 01:20 pm in response to Republicans claim near-total power to cancel minimum-wage raises

Perhaps I am wrong, but haven't we had and do we not now have a "government-set minimum wage" at the state and federal level? Doesn't "minimum wage" legislation go back to the "New Deal" era under Roosevelt?

Posted on 04/10/14 at 04:51 pm in response to Legislature 'making sure' they can be arrested for DUI

According to the article in the Strib, the Senate will not vote on this bill so this is just for show?

Posted on 04/10/14 at 05:09 pm in response to Legislature 'making sure' they can be arrested for DUI

Typical Tea Party talk of government "Fraud and Waste." There doesn't appear to be anything of substance that he is willing to comment on for fear of alienating his base of supporters.

Posted on 04/09/14 at 04:42 pm in response to House DFL pushing women's pay and workplace protection

Not very far.

Posted on 04/09/14 at 04:51 pm in response to House DFL pushing women's pay and workplace protection

Wow! It would be so easy to give in to hate.

Posted on 04/04/14 at 11:55 am in response to Rye oh Rye: Did we let our Jewish deli die?

Oh, man. It has to be about 20 years ago when we moved to the 'burbs. I can taste the corned beef sandwich like it was yesterday.

"To single out Chavez is to suggest that his accomplishments are set apart and somehow better than those not named.’’

Look at it this way. Maybe this is one of those rare occasions on which our elected leaders are honoring someone who actually
did some good. I am certain that the fact that this is an election year has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with their vote.

Posted on 03/27/14 at 02:34 pm in response to Ramsey County asks St. Paul to re-open Nienstedt and Wehrmeyer cases

Ah, I hope you are not suggesting that Mr Hartman's age may explain the error?

Posted on 03/26/14 at 05:24 pm in response to AA and the Twelve Steps come in for another drubbing

I've been to AA meetings for the last 20 years and I've never experienced anything like John J. I suggest that he find another meeting. There are literally dozens going on in the Twin Cities every evening. AA works for a lot of people but obviously not everyone. The challenge for recovery is to find a therapist or program that meets your needs. I know, easy to say - hard to do.