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St. Paul, MN
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Posted on 08/28/14 at 10:23 am in response to Franken details education views and defends net neutrality

"The ground rules for this interview were...."

Oh. We didn't know you were letting subjects dictate the terms of your reporting, Eric. What were McFadden's rules?

Posted on 08/28/14 at 03:56 pm in response to Too many women lack full access to affordable reproductive health care

With all due respect, a cleric that makes the ending of life a cornerstone of their ministry is beyond comprehension.

They're rarely using their combat equip. Super. Send it back.

Posted on 08/26/14 at 10:08 am in response to It's one sorry campaign season in Minnesota

IMO, this silly clip of Franken was damning not because he was acting like a 13 year old, but because it illustrates who Al Franken is when not being carefully managed by is admittedly skilled staff of handlers.

Un-Senatorial? Yes, that works rather well.

Also, I do think it's fair to remind people that Franken never apologized for his decidedly twisted idea of what constitutes a joke, and that if seating a pornographic short story writer in the US Senate is appropriate, the...

Posted on 08/26/14 at 11:22 am in response to It's one sorry campaign season in Minnesota

That may well be true.

Unfortunately for her, she's hoping to be elected by Republicans who do not subscribe to the DFL's diminutive measure of acceptability irrespective of party affiliation. She's got no chance.

Posted on 08/26/14 at 11:34 am in response to It's one sorry campaign season in Minnesota

Small clarification: "A soundless sight gag from a US Senator any 13 year old boy would find amusing" See, it's not the "joke", it's the immature mentality behind it that is of importance.

"filling the bra" is clearly (to thoughtful readers) a reference to the folly of nominating someone because of gender, as opposed to pertinent qualification.

Caribou Barbie is a lefty slur. Bigots; heal thy selves.

And if you object to non-apologies and "homophobic" behavior, Al...

Posted on 08/26/14 at 04:37 pm in response to It's one sorry campaign season in Minnesota

I beg to differ sir! I am a fountain of love. Although I aver I don't have much chance of gathering the leftist vote; guess the US Senate run is out of the question for the foreseeable future.

Posted on 08/26/14 at 04:43 pm in response to It's one sorry campaign season in Minnesota

Being as the Minnpost seems to be your go-to source for info, you probably don't know that Michelle wasn't forthcoming with the vetting committee, or caucus delegates. She was approved under false pretenses.

You're right though, she wants everyone's vote but while her ability to dance under their bar of acceptable behavior might garner a few DFL admirers, she has no shot with the GOP electorate on Nov 2.

Trust me on this, I know more than a few Republicans.

Speaking only for this conservative, I'm fond of saying Franken cast the deciding vote because....he did.

Or perhaps you could enlighten us on how Obamacare would have been passed if Coleman had been seated.

We might recall that before he was elected, Franken couldn't even keep his taxes straight.

I'm sure that when McFadden is seated, his staff will keep him just as informed as Franken's does.

Perhaps more since they will not be tasked with simultaneously keeping him from making a buffoon of himself, as he did with the traffic cones.