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Tom Christensen

New Hope, MN
Commenter for
3 years 23 weeks

Recent Comments

Posted on 07/14/14 at 10:31 am in response to Walk away, Scruff Face: An open letter to Jesse Ventura

Win or lose this will get Jesse on the talk show circuit where the spotlight is that he seeks. Self promotion is his game. He doesn't have any shortage of ego. Just like little kid. It doesn't matter if it is good attention or bad. Attention is attention. Jesse wins.

Posted on 07/11/14 at 10:35 am in response to Voter-fraud allegations dismissed in Kahn-Noor race

Time and again the politicians that lose claim voter fraud, but can't come up with any proof. It isn't voter fraud, it's the politician's egos that cause the disbelief that they lost. They can't go to the fact that they lost contact with their constituents or that they were on the wrong side of key issue. It can only be voter fraud. It is a tired, costly, political excuse. Face it, House District 60B has a new Representative. If Rep. Noor does good, rejoice. If he does poorly there is...

Posted on 07/09/14 at 08:57 am in response to UberX and Lyft clear key Minneapolis City Council committee

No matter the outcome Jesse will be the winner, in his eyes, because the attention spotlight will be on him. Endless self promotion is Jesse's M.O. The talk shows will light up with Jesse talk and that is all he is after. Jesse's a "C" level actor with one acting line, I don't have time to die", to his credit, which is the sum of his resume. As a politician, it turned out he had a paper thin skin when it came to the publics critique of him. Jesse has a far better impression of himself...

Posted on 07/07/14 at 12:46 pm in response to Twin Cities are short 460 bus shelters

It doesn't matter to Jesse if he wins or loses. The main thing to him is he will have the spotlight once again. Win or lose Jesse will be able to make the talk show circuit to self promote. Of course it will all be Jesse babble but the heat of the spotlight will feel so good. He is just like Punxsutawney Phil, the ground hog, he has to make an appearance about once a year, for a very brief moment, but worth it to him. A little spotlight is much better than no spotlight.

Posted on 06/24/14 at 10:13 am in response to Honour says campaign cash gives him advantage to take on Dayton

but a failed right wing philosophy will make it an effort in futility for him. He will find the $300,000, he lent his campaign, will be a bad investment. Just as it will be bad investment for the voters to vote for him and the failed Republican talking points. The Republicans have hamstrung themselves, even if they have any new ideas, because anyone straying from the Republican talking points is considered not Republican enough. It is more important to the Republicans, to be Republicans...

Posted on 06/20/14 at 08:39 am in response to Major flooding of the Mississippi feared

Rep Bachmann says the House is now unified like Cantor was their only problem. If she digs ever so little bit deeper she will find many more problems causing disarray among the House GOP. Among the problems, if she is able to look inward she will find she is part of the problem. Lucky for all she is leaving.

Posted on 06/20/14 at 08:42 am in response to Major flooding of the Mississippi feared

Why am I not surprised of the allegations against him. You can only operate on the fringe so long before it become obvious why you are on the fringe. One by one the fringe element of the GOP is finding itself in trouble.

Posted on 06/11/14 at 09:44 am in response to Dayton's reaction to NFL freebie grab: 'It doesn't look good'

The NFL GREED Factor continues to be on full display for all to see. Have the public build you a stadium that much of the public will never use or can't afford to use, put a mediocre football team on the field, ask for everything, just for you, to be free. It is why the rich keep getting richer. Unabashed GREED.

From now until the Republican primary will be the free for all where each Republican candidate will be required to do the obligatory political dance to prove why the other person isn't qualified to be the Republican candidate. In most cases they will be right. Their main problem will be to find out what the other person is for, as we all know what they are against. The list of what each is for will be short and pointless because it will be based on the failed talking points of a broken...

to see if the Republicans can get any answers, any at all, out of the candidates their own candidates? I suspect it will be more evasive, no content, answers. The kind that leave you wondering what the heck did they say or what did they mean? It will also be interesting to see if Minnesotan's want more social engineering and can kicking done by the Republicans or do they want more real progress. My guess is there will be another election lost by the Republicans in November.