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Susanna Patterson

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Stillwater, MN
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Posted on 04/06/12 at 10:07 am in response to The purpose behind those long, ‘pointless’ legislative debates

Michael Jungbauer's specious argument is just exactly what he was buying at Cub -- baloney. I've heard all the comparisons: cold medicine, prescriptions, beer, vists to the doctor's office... and they all amount to the same thing: baloney. I am seldom if ever asked for photo ID in any of these instances, but if the voter ID amendment is added to our constitution I will ALWAYS be asked for that specific ID every time I go to the polls. Indeed, any kind of photo ID will suffice in most of...

Posted on 03/15/12 at 02:59 pm in response to Brodkorb threatens to depose women, out Capitol affairs

...that says it all!

Posted on 10/14/11 at 04:10 pm in response to Voter ID crowd says Minnesota is tops in voter fraud

I'm echoing David Greene's comment (I hope he's not trying to mock the message) and adding that the proposed voter ID mechanism is not designed to prevent convicted felons who have not completed their sentences from voting. There is no provision for the inclusion of that information on the ID, nor would it prevent people from voting in the wrong precinct. Actual cases of voters impersonating other voters were non-existent -- and that is the only thing that the ID is designed to prevent....

She's worth every penny!!! I attended junior high and high school with Karen, graduating in the same class. I was fortunate to count her as a friend. she was -- and she remains -- one of my all-time favorite people. We graduated in a class of 700 high-achievers -- Karen was far and away the brightest of us all. She will undoubtedly be the best Provost the University has ever had. Congratulations and best wishes, Karen, from at least 3 of your classmates -- all of whom are duly impressed!...

Posted on 09/01/11 at 01:04 pm in response to Why Rick Perry could be our next president

"...a Michele Bachmann with better hair" Better hair??? I just read something -- I believe it was in the Huffington Post -- about how many women are seeking "Bachmann hair" the same wome who used to want "Palin hair..."
Seriously. Voters don't pay attention to much beyond that, and Perry has all too good a chance of becoming our next -- and perhaps our final President.

By her own admission, Ms. Bachmann won with the help of a "large number of Democrats and Independents." (from Sunday's interview with Chris Wallace) Genuine supporters who have "seen the light" -- or something else?

Posted on 07/06/11 at 09:49 am in response to Dayton seems increasingly intent on finding some way to end shutdown

I'd go along with Rachel Kahler's "torches-and-pitchforks" approach. Negotiating with the GOP seems about as futile as negotiating with a suicide bomber. Even the mainstream publication USA Today compared the GOP in Washington, DC to the Taliban...I'd say that the same goes for our local Republicans.

It is a sad day when the Church comes down on the WRONG side of civil rights. What were we to expect, though, from an Archdiocese that would squander time, money and postage on sending out a ridiculous DVD to all its parishioners, urging upon them the ridiculous notion that "gay marriage destroys families and encourages single-parenthood," among other ridiculous notions. One of my favorite priests, Father Valit, urged us NOT to support Michele Bachmann's marriage law, reminding us that "...

Why not repair the existing bridge? Stillwater has adopted it as its symbol, much as Duluth has adopted its lift bridge as its emblem, and I've heard nothing about replacing or demolishing that bridge. Aside from the environmental question, aside from the architectural aesthetics of whatever bridge might be built, a crossing that BYPASSES Historic Downtown Stillwater would certainly seal its fate as a GHOST TOWN. Local retailers refuse to consider this threat -- they have been brainwashed...

Posted on 06/02/11 at 02:30 pm in response to Twelve-day hunger strike ends at Minneapolis Cub store

We first heard of this hunger strike at a rally at the Capitol on May 21 with Take Action Minnesota, AFL-CIO, MNA, et. al. Since that time we have been quietly boycotting Cub. We applaud the efforts of St. Matthew's church and think that the time might be right for an organized boycott of Cub stores generally. This affects us all; when one of our fellow workers is denied a living wage or at least the opportunity to negotiate for it, we all suffer!