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Thomas Swift

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St. Paul, MN
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7 years 2 weeks

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Posted on 11/05/14 at 08:08 am in response to Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate

I'm guessing that's exactly what Wisconson is saying about Minnesota today.

Posted on 11/05/14 at 12:42 pm in response to Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate

I predicted the GOP would hold the US house, retake the Senate and their SSM vote would cost outstate Minnesota Dems their jobs.

How'd I do?

Posted on 11/05/14 at 12:44 pm in response to Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate

I did think Mills would win, I was short 1%. But never said anything about the Senate or Gov race.

Posted on 11/05/14 at 08:47 am in response to Dear winners: Congratulations! And now, remember you're a public servant

Too bad Dane didn't give this lecture after the Democrats took the House in '12. A few DFL legislators might still be in office in outstate swing districts.

Posted on 11/05/14 at 01:05 pm in response to Dear winners: Congratulations! And now, remember you're a public servant

Getting the government they deserve might well have been what put them off this time around.

Everyone has been Hope & Changed into the poor house.

Posted on 11/04/14 at 08:01 am in response to On campaign's final day, GOP hits Dayton on Ebola preparedness

You're right, Myron. Light rail has killed more Minnesotans than Ebola

Posted on 11/03/14 at 12:56 pm in response to Unpacking the Strib's teacher-eval story — and a puzzling MPS response

If that's true, it's not because some union boss put them there or made it impossible for someone better equipped to replace them.

It's a difference, see?

Posted on 11/03/14 at 12:59 pm in response to Unpacking the Strib's teacher-eval story — and a puzzling MPS response

That anecdote fit the story perfectly. That blue-collar trade labor mentality is why teaching is not considered a profession. It's also why true teaching professionals chafe under the yoke of the NEA.

Posted on 11/03/14 at 09:08 pm in response to Unpacking the Strib's teacher-eval story — and a puzzling MPS response

Anyone that subscribes the the same rules the prescribes the work of widget makers is by definition not engaged in a profession.

If that sounds harsh, I'm sorry, but facts don't always lend themselves to gentility.

Posted on 11/03/14 at 09:46 am in response to The big question: Is our election system working?

It can work, but when 1/2 of the electorate is convinced the other 1/2 engages in widespread fraud and cheating we got problems.