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Rosalind Kohls

Glencoe, MN
Commenter for
4 years 1 week

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It's not the polls, or the poll questions that are shaping US opinion. Most people don't read polls and have never been surveyed by pollsters.
Also, most people form opinions based on their own experiences. For example, the climate change issue the author related. On the morning of Sept. 13, here in St. Cloud, I found a sheet of ice on our tabletop outside on the deck. I remember thinking, "So much for global warming!"
However, if the news media continues to rant in a steady...

Is Franken's comedy/show biz experience an asset or liability in the Minnesota Senate race? Discuss.

The author used the Swiftboating of John Kerry as an example of a lie. But in my opinion Kerry was the one who misrepresented his service in Vietnam, not the Swiftboaters. People in the courts don't know anymore about what the truth is than I do or the author of this article does. Let the people who hear the speech decide, not government officials.

Posted on 09/03/14 at 02:12 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

It is possible many Republicans reading the survey question, "to protect our private information and constitutional rights" might have thought the question referred to gun registration and the Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Posted on 08/18/14 at 12:03 pm in response to Outside money not yet a factor in Franken-McFadden Senate race

I thought DFLers were against both the Keystone pipeline and mining for environmental reasons. Why are they complaining about the materials used in the pipeline when they are against it being built in the first place? No US or Chinese steel will be used if the pipeline is never built.

Posted on 07/31/14 at 04:03 pm in response to Against the über-presidency: Minnesota Republicans vote to sue Obama

The House should cut off the money. King Obama is helpless if he doesn't have the funds to pay his underlings to do his bidding. Those federal employees will not work for free.

Posted on 07/18/14 at 01:20 pm in response to Politics, money, media and the Senate office building

The biggest component of the US budget is entitlements, including Social Security, Medicare, food stamps etc.. It's not defense.

Posted on 07/18/14 at 03:10 pm in response to Politics, money, media and the Senate office building

I would classify the cost of caring for disabled veterans as an entitlement. The veterans' service entitles them for this care.
Defense might be the biggest discretionary expense, but the author of this post called it a component, not a discretionary expense.

I like Zellers. I want someone like him who can appeal to other generations besides baby boomers and senior citizens. Minnesota needs a fresh approach.

Posted on 06/12/14 at 09:08 pm in response to Tempest over the Bergdahl deal is mostly irrelevant

The Obama administration chose these top five Taliban commanders for the trade with Bergdahl because it was the fastest way to get to a feel-good public relations stunt. The administration wanted something quick to distract the public from the incompetence and deceit shown in the Veterans Administration and other scandals in which Obama is floundering. The administration didn't take the time to check out the accusations of Bergdahl's desertion or even the odd sympathy Bergdahl's dad...