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Thomas Swift

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St. Paul, MN
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6 years 45 weeks

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The Detroit-Minneapolis inversion makes sense if you consider their respective public sector hiring is on inverse slopes.

Private sector hiring tells another story:

"According to the new data, which everyone agrees is more reliable than the monthly numbers, Minnesota ranked 41st in the nation in private sector job growth from March 2013 to March 2014, with a growth rate of 0.8 percent.

That ranks last in the Midwest. Behind Michigan, behind Iowa, behind Illinois, and,...

Posted on 09/26/14 at 09:49 am in response to Democrats target Mills' wealth — will it work?

Imagine what would happen if he sold a Renoir to finance his campaign...

Posted on 09/26/14 at 05:51 pm in response to Democrats target Mills' wealth — will it work?

RB, for the discussion before us I got my information regarding Renoir (and Lautrec) from MPR. http://blogs.mprnews.org/capitol-view/2010/07/dayton_releases/

To be fair to Dayton, the Masters in question weren't something Dayton chose for himself. He hocked that part of his inheritance from his mother's estate. There is no mention of boat...

Posted on 09/26/14 at 06:11 pm in response to Democrats target Mills' wealth — will it work?

You folks do realize that outside the soothing cocoon of the lefty echo chamber everyone is pointing and laughing about this, don't you?

Do you think anyone at the DCCC has any clue who the Governor of Minnesota is?

Posted on 09/26/14 at 06:17 pm in response to Democrats target Mills' wealth — will it work?

No, you're right RB. I have no idea what a "Renoir" is, ignorant hillbilly that I am. But I do know Mark Dayton sold one of them there things and also something called a "Toulouse-Lautrec" to finance his campaigns.

Sounds kind of snooty...I'm guessing Mills ain't got any of those.

Posted on 09/26/14 at 06:24 pm in response to Democrats target Mills' wealth — will it work?

"The attacks on Citizens United are not for the fact that they are "outside" money, but that they are corporate money."

Right. As opposed to union money, or squeaky clean Soros money.

Sometimes I wonder if you're all just playing out a bet to see how far you can go before everyone catches on.

Posted on 09/26/14 at 06:45 pm in response to Democrats target Mills' wealth — will it work?

I see what you mean, Greg. Dayton just lived on his inherited trust fund. Mills is actually working his family's business.

Posted on 09/26/14 at 06:48 pm in response to Democrats target Mills' wealth — will it work?

I don't know that anyone is expecting the Democrats to play it pure. Speaking for myself I'd be happy if they just didn't play it stupid. With Mark Dayton heading the DFL ticket, these "1%" ads are an insult to anyone unfortunate enough to sit through one.

Posted on 09/26/14 at 06:51 pm in response to Democrats target Mills' wealth — will it work?

" the issue is not the wealth"

Somehow, the lobster, campaign and boats didn't get that across to us hicks, RB. Maybe you should alert HQ.

Posted on 09/27/14 at 10:29 am in response to Democrats target Mills' wealth — will it work?

Nothing of substance to go after Mills for, and nothing of substance to brag Nolan up for. That is exactly what I take from these ridiculous, desperate ads.

Have you seen Nolan's "pro-second amendment" photo op?

http://www.shotinthedark.info/wp/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/20140924-122...