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Robert Langford

Minneapolis, MN
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5 years 14 weeks

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Posted on 04/19/14 at 09:18 am in response to Federal judge: Let the greenhouse gasses flow into Minnesota

Bachman's should receive the thanks of all of us for informing customers of the opportunity to help save the bees! Talk to a bee keeper about the use of neonicotinoids and you quickly realize it is a monster challenge to our bees. This important action by such a respected local business is a great way to help, but we all have to join in this effort to stop the use of this insidious poison.

Posted on 12/10/13 at 12:52 pm in response to Timberwolves' offense spiraling down

You have been blowing the horn of Adelman for a long time. Your main complaint about DWill was that he was not able to understand and play the system that Adelman was so noted for as a coach. I think you should rethink your criticism, both of the coach, and DWill. Perhaps you noted his play for Sacramento. He must be smart enough to be able to get their system OK. Last night, after only a short time with the Kings, he scored 31, got 5 steals and they beat a lot better team than those...

I suspect that the people who can and are interested will conceal and carry to the event, even though their demonstration is called off. I also suspect that they will not learn how to spell before the event. Shouldn't we all be happy that they will be there to protect us from the bad men with guns?

I suspect that the financial industry is ruing the agreement that they made with Pawlenty to be their bagman! They really did not get much of a bargain in their effort to curry favor with the regulators, and now with the return of Obama, noone will listen to his political misinformation and their money has been wasted.

Posted on 11/07/12 at 12:58 pm in response to Mayor Rybak joins his mother in a crowd-surf after Obama win

I suspect it is about time for the Mayor to move his extensive knowledge, judgment and skills to a larger arena. Would anyone be surprised if he is given a large role in the next Obama administration? He has been a great Mayor for Minneapolis, an ardent supporter of the Obama administration, and a very skilled advocate for the interests of the middle class and urban residents. The surfing is just one of many abilities, but shows how he is able to take a bit of risk to have some fun....

Rather than dredging up the Republican leadership for more deserved condemnation, it would seem appropriate to acknowledge the efforts of the DFL, and particularly Thissen. So many good candidates does not happen without a lot of ground work to find them, prepare them and support them during the campaign. We have been blessed by our party leadership, and I suspect will find their efforts in this legislative year to be as sublime!

Posted on 10/23/12 at 02:31 pm in response to Both orchestras locked out; Chanhassen's 'Bye Bye Birdie' delights

It is so disappointing that the Board of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra has chosen to lock out the musicians rather than continuing to negotiate in good faith. This must be some kind of scorched earth policy the board and its lawyers feel will bring the players to their knees begging for something. I am a very disgusted patron, and would hope the people who decided this strategy will be replaced by someone who knows the meaning of good faith in negotiations. Lock out is a crude anti-...

Posted on 10/16/12 at 11:32 am in response to Bachmann raises more than rest of delegation combined

This is a strange world. Bachmann raises obscene amounts of money by weird positions, outlandish attacks, and bizarre theory. One of our greates athletes is demeaned for her sexuality, and someone actually thinks Tom Petter is important enough to review his tastes in a public document. Have we gone mad?

Posted on 10/11/12 at 06:46 pm in response to Erdrich, two other Minnesotans up for National Book Awards

I am very disappointed with the lockout of the Minnesota Orchestra's musicians, and the Board's refusal to find an answer or negotiate in good faith. I have used mediation, been a mediator; used arbitration and been an arbitrator. Those processes work to find common interest. There seems little effort by the Board in finding and responding to the interests of the most important, if not the only body of the Orchestra that makes music. To suggest that the person or persons involved in...

Posted on 10/02/12 at 11:28 am in response to Report on Mississippi River health shows the hardest work lies ahead

Thirtyfive years ago I was a member of the Upper Minnesota River Basin Commission. We studied the same Minnesota River that is now contibuting mightly to the problems on the Mississippi. We prepared both the evaluation of the Minnesota and answers that if implemented, would have greatlly mitigated the continuing damage to the Mississippi. The succinct and accurate report here suggests both problems and solutions. But, unfortunately, if my experience is repeated, little will be done,...