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St. Paul, MN
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He got his deferment, that much we know. Unfortunately, the NYC school district doesn't have any record of him ever working there.

I give him the benefit of the doubt, but even if his story is true, his teaching gig was to avoid the draft...

I agree Jody, however as far as roads in Minnesota go, taxpayers' cars are being trashed by the backlog.

Also, isn't the very ability to garner cash by crying wolf an indictment against the idea that government supplied services "work well"?

That is to say, don't they work proportionally well as the pile of cash that greases them continues to grow?

Agree 100%. Let's propose that to Gov Dayton.

"2-A Registrant deferred because of civilian occupation (non-agricultural)." The end of deferments was in 1975.


Posted on 08/25/14 at 02:12 pm in response to 50 school districts got waiver to start before Labor Day

Walker's staff should have taken a lesson on "hard drive crashes" from Lois Lerner et. al. Maybe they didn't get the memo.

I agree 100% with this commentary. Although the Facebook pictures of Brown brandishing a pistol and the video suggesting he had just robbed a convenience store are hard to overlook, the cops have no right to shoot unarmed civilians; period.

And the militarization of civilian police is a clear violation of the Posse Comitatus Act. We have federally armed and trained soldiers patrolling our streets.

I see this as an opportunity for conservatives and moderate Democrats to unite...

BTW. The SPPD has said they don't expect to receive any military hardware for cooperating with the Army. That sounds like complete BS to me and others.

Maybe the Minnpost can send someone down to HQ and ferret some truth out of them. Taking a peek into the garage would be a great place to start.

Unless I'm mistaken, it is the left that is pro-Big Fed and anti-federalist. States rights is a dirty word, remember?

Loss of freedom is the inescapable consequence of handing our responsibilities.

LOL! Can I quote you on that, Bill? Sheesh.

That's fine, Richard. But does that mean they are above questioning?