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Robert Langford

Minneapolis, MN
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Posted on 12/09/14 at 12:32 pm in response to The real journalistic question of Pointergate

Today's NY Times has a similar picture of a young boy "signing" ( Page A24) at Catherine, Dutchess of York to the "signing" young man in the KSTP broadcast. KSTP should cover that in the same way if they really are serious about Hubbard's defense of their coverage. Years ago, there was a condition of integrity attached to a station license. That does not seem to apply any longer, at least to the media owned by the Hubbard interests. Isn't it clear that this was not a news story, but...

Posted on 11/08/14 at 06:53 am in response to Same-sex marriage will now likely become a Supreme Court case

and ACA. Should both cases be decided against the extant status, it will go a long way in supporting yesterday's Glean commentary. I fear this court will try to move culture back fifty years, when poor folks did not get care because they could not afford it, and relationship was only what a few men in political power said it could be. Rather than being the bulwark protecting the rights we should enjoy under our constitution, this court will likely return us to their outdated view of Nirvana...

Posted on 11/06/14 at 03:38 pm in response to State tracking 48 travelers as part of Ebola monitoring system

I was appalled on seeing the pictures of Peterson's son, with gross whip marks screaming abuse. If he is allowed to play, with little more than a faint word of condemnation, and Ray Rice is banned for life because the Commissioner said his confession was not big enough, I will be disgusted enough to forego the NFL for my lifetime. I would hope that Peterson could not even visit his kids without supervision, and the "sport" of football acknowledges that there should be no cheers or place in...

Posted on 09/05/14 at 05:46 pm in response to After playoff exit, what's next for the Lynx?

The Phoenix series surely proved the quality of basketball in the WNBA. Any basketball junkie was fully satisfied with the quality of play, the extraordinary strategy and execution of plays and the skills exhibited. The athleticism of both teams was really exciting. Phoenix was awesome. Griner was amazing in game three. Tough, smart, but mostly just an overwhelming basketball player, she became the mountain too high to climb. But no excuses, the Lynx were great, but Phoenix was even...

This new mayor is paying attention to the right issues. Effective police function is perhaps the most significant environmental aspect of good community living. We are at the very edge of comfortable in Minneapolis right now, and thoughtful attention to police function for our community must be a top priority, and the Mayor has it right. Keep a news view of this issue so it doesn't go away before we get it right.

Posted on 05/02/14 at 10:08 am in response to Coach Reeve challenges media to include Lynx among 'big' local teams

I admit that I have benefited from the lack of coverage of the Lynx for many years. The ticket prices are reasonable, seating is always good, and you can find a parking space within a short walk. If the media were more aggressive in coverage, if reporters really talked about athleticism, if the vibes at a game were accurately reported, the Lynx games would be oversold, and all of those folks now used to the commonality of losing would pack the Lynx games and find Nirvana.

Posted on 04/19/14 at 08:18 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 11:52 am 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.