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Thomas Swift

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St. Paul, MN
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Posted on 10/27/14 at 01:14 pm in response to Strib polls: governor and Senate races tighten

The debates and the MNSure rate spikes are doing their work.

Posted on 10/27/14 at 02:02 pm in response to About those MNsure weighted rate increases

Dave, you can spin it all you want, but the people that will be opening mail announcing double digit rate hikes are not gonna buy what you or the DFL is selling.

Sorry, but there it is.

Posted on 10/27/14 at 07:47 pm in response to About those MNsure weighted rate increases

Paul, MNSure put 144,000 formerly insured people "out on the street"; these were paying customers, people who provide for themselves. Of those, 60% chose Preferred One. Now they are in for a 60% rate hike, or will be out on the street again.

I'd love to watch you tell them about "winners and losers".

The only people who are winning here, are those with their hands out, expecting others to subsidize yet another aspect of their lives. That's not a sustainable system...just like...

Posted on 10/27/14 at 01:21 pm in response to Why the DFL's chief attack dog is the DFL chief

Martin hasn't responded to MPR politifact pieces that label Frankens ads "Misleading". As Connie points out, he's got the "real facts", but all we hear is crickets chirping.

Why is that?

Posted on 10/27/14 at 01:09 pm in response to Sparks fly in Franken-McFadden debate

It's working pretty well too, don't ya think?

Posted on 10/25/14 at 01:42 pm in response to Ebola in Africa: A product of history, not a natural phenomenon

Touched 'em all Ilya, with one exception. While its indisputable that foreign corporations have exploited African resources and people, that could not have occurred without the connivance of African leaders.

In that, the Prof stumbled upon a truth, it could have been avoided but for the human propensity to use power for personal gain no matter the cost to others...that's something any Cuban could speak to.

Posted on 10/21/14 at 02:23 pm in response to New outside groups target Minnesota races

A mishmash of deep pocketed lefty schemers and union bosses for one, a coalition of agribusiness for the other.

But what does it matter? Unless they are airing something that is libelous or slanderous who cares who's footing the bill?

Consider the message and weigh it on its merits, or, in this case, the lack thereof.

Thank you for that thoughtful insight, Todd. It's that sort of deep commentary that makes Minnpost such an amusing read.

Posted on 10/17/14 at 12:12 pm in response to KSTP/Survey USA poll: Stewart Mills leads Rep. Rick Nolan by 8 points

Losing the Range will have consequences for Dayton and Franken....Peterson's in big trouble too.

Posted on 10/17/14 at 01:03 pm in response to Promises, promises: revisiting Mark Dayton's 2010 campaign pledges

Oh...censored. I guess I'll just stand over here and shake my pom-poms. Goooo Mark!