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Steven Bailey

Glden Valley, MN
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3 years 23 weeks

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Posted on 07/31/14 at 07:27 pm in response to Against the über-presidency: Minnesota Republicans vote to sue Obama

Obama is by far the biggest disappointment I have ever voted for and it is just stunning that these "morans" in the republican party hate Obama so much. He is the best republican president that I know of. He has done things that no real Democrat would do like protect Wall Street crooks at any cost, blocking the Senate from investigating Rove under oath, he gives more to faith based groups than Bush did (after promising he would stop it), restarting nuclear power, opening the Atlantic coast...

Posted on 07/23/14 at 11:43 am in response to Mike McFadden open to raising the age for Medicare benefits

Cut the FICA tax on all people and employers in half and apply the new rate to all income levels. No one over making less than $213,600 would see any increase and people making less than $106,800 would see their rates cut in half. It would be the biggest stimulus ever for small businesses and the self-employed. Medicare has real financial problems unlike Social Security which is still solvent for a long time. Without Medicare being able to openly bargain for drug prices we have no chance of...

Posted on 07/18/14 at 07:27 am in response to Computer modeling shows the disastrous impact of a pipeline break

We have shown over and over again that we do not have the interest or the will as a society to move to cleaner forms of energy. No matter how disastrous the past failures have been and how devastating the future consequences will be it doesn't matter. We will not change.

Posted on 07/13/14 at 09:12 am in response to The Minneapolis housing boom, explained

Minneapolis has fairly poor public transportation which means for most of the transportation needs of the average person they need to get into a car. The new apt living is not just a lot of people locating downtown but a huge influx of cars that will make congestion, parking and air quality much worse. It is very sad that Mayor Hodges wants to increase the population of Minneapolis to 500,000. The infrastructure can't handle that without a lot of headaches and wasted time for everyone. Once...

I voted for Obama in 2008 but not in 2012. As Obama had almost no experience in government, I didn't expect a lot from him except to be better than Bush. I was well aware that the Republicans would move to block everything Obama would try to do. The one hope I had was that Obama, needing no Congressional approval, would prosecute the Wall Street crooks for the biggest criminal financial conspiracy in human history. I guess I expected too much. Obama likes to talk about helping people but...

Posted on 06/09/14 at 06:44 pm in response to Yet another archbishop can't remember much

With the tens of thousands of allegations of sexual misconduct by Catholic priests (that's the nice way of saying it). It is entirely possible that priests molesting young boys was so prevalent that it just became Catholic white noise to other priests and their hierarchy. I mean how horrible can something be when it is constantly happening?

Posted on 05/20/14 at 07:37 pm in response to NFL owners award 2018 Super Bowl to Minnesota

So after Minneapolis residents were illegally blocked from voting on the new billion dollar stadium they now get to pay for a super bowl too. No economic net gain for the hosting city. Tons of inconvenience for the locals. Another win win for the uber wealthy. How miserable.

Posted on 04/29/14 at 07:06 am in response to Do we hate Comcast so much we'll miss them when they leave?

It wasn't too long ago that a few honest politicians and consumer rights groups all warned against the result of reduced competition in the cable industry. Sadly they were all correct. Today due to monopolization of cable we have low quality service at obscenely high prices. It will get worse and there is nothing we can do about it.

Posted on 04/23/14 at 05:14 pm in response to The case against right turn on red

We have an epidemic of people not obeying any traffic laws. On my way into work (NE Minneapolis) there isn't a day where someone doesn't completely run a stop sign or red light. It isn't just where I work either. There isn't any area of the Twin Cities where you can count on drivers to stop for stop signs or stop lights. As far as right on red most drivers now don't even slow down at a red light and go right on red whether the way is clear or not. Sadly I have recently seen police at an...

Posted on 03/29/14 at 07:18 pm in response to St. Paul downtown development: dreaming (really) big

Tim Russert got Cheney to admit that there were no WMD's in Iraq and that none were ever found. Days later Condi was confronted about the lie she had done so much to perpetuate. When asked what she had to say about the fact that Iraq never had WMD's she, without a second of hesitation stated "He had aspirations of ambitions". "Aspirations of Ambitions", off the cuff and alliterative. That is all she had to say. The question was dead, the issue was dead. Author Peter Michaelson wrote a great...