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Thomas Swift

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St. Paul, MN
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Posted on 12/06/14 at 11:51 am in response to The new solid South

Once the repository of our nations shameful past, the South is now becoming the repository of all that made America great.

As an aside, I've never met more virulent racists than I did in Minnesota, and nowhere in my travels have I seen a modern American city with more a pronounced racial divide than Progressive, Diverse Minneapolis.

Y'all are the victims of an ill deserved smugness.

Posted on 12/03/14 at 03:43 pm in response to Judge: Banks' suits against Target can proceed

Let's see. 144,000 lost their health insurance due to MNSure. MNSure has signed 50,000 back up.

Meanwhile, tens of thousands are in limbo after Preferred One dropped out, while everyone else forked over a 20% hike in premiums to cover the 70% MNSure enrollees that they are subsidizing.

I guess in government circles that's a win.

Posted on 12/02/14 at 02:20 pm in response to Why local aids are never a magic bullet for controlling property taxes

As long as people keep electing leftists, they will receive generous tax hikes every year. One can only assume they like it.

And that's why the state should do away with LGA all together. What started as a well intentioned boost to small communities has blossomed into a well funded pool of cash leftist mayors and councils use to fund programs to pay back election debts to special interests and to fuel their own penchant to spend, spend, spend.

Posted on 12/02/14 at 10:24 am in response to Minnesota may find new ozone standard not much of a hurdle at all

In January, when cooler heads are put in place to address an struggling economy, I'd bet anything proposed to put an additional $4.7 billion to $16.6 billion hit on it will be revisited.

By 2016, when we seat a new President to work with those cooler heads to address an economy that is still struggling, I'd bet anything the revised plan he or she directs his or her EPA to implement will not make Bob's boss happy.

Which is still a good thing for Minnesota, since it won't have...

Posted on 12/01/14 at 10:35 am in response to Why riots? A lawyer's thoughts on Ferguson

Remember the destructive riots in Salt Lake city when a black policeman shot an unarmed 20 yr. old white kid in September?

Me neither.

I've never understood what hair extensions,...

Posted on 12/01/14 at 12:36 pm in response to Why riots? A lawyer's thoughts on Ferguson

"One reason we have the guarantee of a speedy, public trial in this country is .."

What? Sometimes the amphigory posted here just demands correction. The 6th amendment has *nothing* to do with calming a suspicious public. It is to keep the accused from being detained indefinitely while awaiting trial.

For your enlightenment:

"According to the US Department of Justice, blacks accounted for 52.5% of homicide offenders from 1980 to 2008, with whites 45.3% and Native Americans and Asians 2.2%. The offending rate for blacks was almost 8 times higher than whites, and the victim rate 6 times higher."

No excuses, just cold, hard facts.

Posted on 12/02/14 at 12:51 pm in response to Why riots? A lawyer's thoughts on Ferguson

There were riots all over the country after the Martin incident, and I'm not going to waste my time on the equivalence of a bunch of drunken idiots to a rolling theft mob.

The lack of outrage after the Sean Bell massacre was interesting, though. 3 of the 5 coppers that mowed him down were black. Does that tell us something?

Posted on 11/30/14 at 05:27 pm in response to Minnesota imam looks at 'caliphate' through Islamic lens

For a look at 'Caliphate' through an unbiased lens, we turn to Daniel Pipes, a scholar on Islamic history.

Dr. Pipes notes that a disagreement in the establishment of caliphates was central in the Sunni \ Shiite split.

One can only wonder if even Ben Ameur's tepid refutation of ISIS would be forthcoming if...

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!