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Thomas Swift

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St. Paul, MN
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Posted on 11/26/14 at 08:56 am in response to Unions set to strike retailers on Black Friday

With the swipe of his pen, Obama creates a pool of 5 million unskilled, undereducated workers ready for action. This is a great time to test the power of a janitorial resume!

Posted on 11/25/14 at 10:22 am in response to To move forward, black youth must be seen as part of 'we,' not as 'you'

"Saving more black lives"


And yet, the Democratic party and it's allies rule a public school system which each and every year steals the education from tens of thousands of black kids for financial and political advantage, then sends them out to face the struggle and misery of practical illiteracy.

That same Democratic party and allies fight like banshees to ensure black families are not afforded the opportunity to choose their own schools, lest their monopolies...

Posted on 11/25/14 at 01:58 pm in response to To move forward, black youth must be seen as part of 'we,' not as 'you'

Educate yourself; one of many things Republicans have tried to do for struggling minority students only to have it set on fire by Democrats protecting the status quo on behalf of the teachers unions.

Posted on 11/25/14 at 02:03 pm in response to A call for sales tax on cars and gasoline

I'm in agreement. The only option for Minnesota is to raise gas taxes, raise 'em high and keep raising them.

Posted on 11/25/14 at 09:28 am in response to Bill Clinton on our ‘one remaining bigotry’

"I need to know what they're saying so I have an answer and I need to know what they're saying in case they're right.”

I read leftist media for much the same reasons. Haven't had any reason to doubt any conclusion I've come to through observation and discussion, but you never know.

Posted on 11/25/14 at 10:10 am in response to Bill Cosby, agenda setting, and the Democrats in 2014

"When politicians know that cynical behavior and cynical words bring them dividends, and that their constituents don’t know what is really going on, the incentive to “race to the bottom” will just continue, with the media being active participants."

This would be a fine epitaph to the end of Obamacare, and of Jonathon Gruber's career.

Posted on 11/24/14 at 10:04 am in response to Whom do you trust to decide who shall live or die?

This issue is an important one, but coming, as is does, from a guy so nihilistically myopic he personally censors comment threads below his stories, Greenwald's complaint of media whitewash rings particularly hollow.

Posted on 11/24/14 at 11:48 am in response to Whom do you trust to decide who shall live or die?

Ah, I see I wasn't clear. My complaint was in regards to Greenwald's censorship, not Black's. It's pertinent, I think, because he's complaining about a biased media while he evidently sees nothing wrong with maintaining his own bias.

Posted on 11/24/14 at 07:59 am in response to Minnesota's revenue growth 'far out-paced' most of the nation

N. Dakota revenues are up because people are making more money. It's the consequence of allowing the free market to exploit opportunities for the benefit of all.

Minnesota revenues are up because the state is taking more money. It's the consequence of taxing the pants off citizens irrespective of what the market is doing.

One of those models is sustainable; one is not.

Posted on 11/21/14 at 10:27 am in response to Twin Cities immigrant community welcomes Obama's action

"Immigrant communities in general want to see that there are benefits for families who have been here for a long time...”

Let that soak in for a minute.