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Thomas Swift

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St. Paul, MN
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6 years 32 weeks

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Krugman has burned up any credibility he ever had. Not only is he no longer taken seriously by them, Forbes suggests his latest public evisceration by peers is behind his hasty departure from Princeton.

http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx_mobile.html

Leftists are going to have to dig up another sacrificial lamb to champion their pie in the sky vision of...

All his scary smart fans might forget that Krugman's theories have been put to the test and remain on display for all to see in Greece.

Yeah, we want some of that.

Posted on 07/19/14 at 12:05 pm in response to Minnesota adds 8,500 jobs in June; unemployment rate drops to 4.5%

Someone took the time and effort to check DEED's numbers, and found voodoo accounting.

"Adding together the number of jobs created each month in 2014, as reported by DEED, produces a total of 17,700 jobs for the year so far. So that means that sometime during the last few months, 7,000 jobs have vanished from the official state rolls."

"Here’s a prediction: that 8,500 number for June will be quietly revised downward."

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Posted on 07/18/14 at 12:00 pm in response to Dismissing the cost of doing business in Minnesota will be at our peril

Couple problems with Minnesota's shiny new unemployment number:

1. Lower unemployment often means more people just quit looking for work. It really irks me that the labor participation number is not reflected.

2. Of the jobs that were created, how many are part time? How many are low wage? How many are temporary, or seasonal?

Posted on 07/16/14 at 02:43 pm in response to In these fractious times, where is King Solomon when we need him?

We can no longer agree on what common good is. America no longer shares common morality, traditions or goals.

Californians will have the opportunity to split their state into 6 new states which will allow them to live, and govern among people that do share those things.

I can see a future like that for the US.

Posted on 07/17/14 at 09:35 am in response to In these fractious times, where is King Solomon when we need him?

"The concept of common good is about respect for our neighbors’ sexual identity, our neighbors’ use or non-use of contraceptives or the number of children they bear.."

You couldn't be more misguided. Why do I need to respect things I don't? More important, why is my neighbors sexual preferences or birth control something I need to be informed of at all?

The left lays out a plateful of issues, behaviors and consequences out in the street and demands all show respect in the name...

Posted on 07/15/14 at 09:53 am in response to Poll: 68 percent of Republicans say Obama should be impeached

I think the calls for impeachment are premature. Let's at least wait until his IRS minions are indicted.

Posted on 07/15/14 at 11:18 am in response to Poll: 68 percent of Republicans say Obama should be impeached

Funny you mention Watergate. Article 2 of Nixon's articles of impeachment:

"He has, acting personally and through his subordinates and agents, endeavoured to obtain from the Internal Revenue Service, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, confidential information contained in income tax returns for purposed not authorized by law, and to cause, in violation of the constitutional rights of citizens, income tax audits or other income tax investigations to be intitiated or...

Posted on 07/15/14 at 01:39 pm in response to Poll: 68 percent of Republicans say Obama should be impeached

That's not true at all. Although I don't speak for them, I bet most Republicans would agree that impeaching Nixon for using the IRS as a weapon was the right thing to do.

What I find inexplicable is how leftists don't see how discouraging such blatant abuse of power doesn't protect them as much as the rest of America.

Posted on 07/15/14 at 01:42 pm in response to Poll: 68 percent of Republicans say Obama should be impeached

"there isn't one shred of evidence to support that statement"

Lois Lerner certainly believes she's covered her tracks, but I'd wait to see what the special prosecutor comes up with before dong the happy feet dance if I were her, or you.