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Tom Christensen

New Hope, MN
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3 years 36 weeks

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Posted on 10/02/14 at 08:22 am in response to McFadden goes at Franken's record in first debate

Do you ever wonder where voter apathy comes from? It just might be meaningless political debates. Everyone sets up their debate boundaries of what they will and won't talk about, stale talking points are the majority of the debate, the front runner tries not to make any gaffes, the other guy tries to look like he has a great plan but can't figure out how to let anyone know what it is. Voters, in the end, stick with the known quantity because the other guy scares the heck out of them.

Posted on 09/29/14 at 11:16 am in response to Why do so few citizens participate in our democracy?

Politicians are not required to speak the truth. One will say something and minutes later the other side will have concocted their own truth, which of course is to the contrary. The voters are very confused. The politicians have no concern for the good of America anymore only their next election. One election completes and within hours the next election, starts, no time for getting work done. The Supreme Court, I use that term loosely, has done all they can do to help the wealthy get...

Posted on 09/18/14 at 12:46 pm in response to Should the Twins fire Ron Gardenhire?

It would seem that four consecutive years of 90+ games lost would be a clue. We tried a new stadium to get beyond mediocre and that didn't work. They've changed the general manger an that didn't work. They've tried grossly over paying Mauer and we got under performance so that didn't work. They've tried changing players and that didn't work. They've tried bobble head dolls and that didn't work. I guess they are down to changing the management - see yah Gardy and crew.

Posted on 09/18/14 at 09:21 am in response to Peterson likely gone for the season, maybe for good.

Of course the change of course by the Vikings was triggered by sponsor's reactions. The only thing that matters to the Viking management team is the money. That is why they fumbled so badly. They were busy trying to protect their money rather than fix their part of the NFL's problem. Since 2000 there have been 730 arrested NFL players. What took so long NFL? You were busy managing your money is the reason it took so long. Along with your great fortune goes great responsibility now...

Posted on 09/15/14 at 01:18 pm in response to Balls & Strikes: Johnson’s tongue-tied about Tea Party support

Either you are or you are not a tea party member/sympathizer. There is no gray area. Given your previous statements you are a tea party member/ sympathizer. Honesty will take you farther than riding the fence will ever take you. Thanks you tea party. You have dug a political hole Mr. Johnson can not get out of in Minnesota.

Posted on 09/08/14 at 02:45 pm in response to MN GOP: The bargain of silence on social conservative issues

The GOP mantra is repeal Obamacare, reduce taxes, reduce regulations, reduce government, conduct a war on women, conduct a war on minorities, and conduct a war on common sense. Whether spoken loudly or softly it doesn't matter because that is the only chants they know. Now if you ask them specifics, that is where they speak very very softly, if at all. If you are a Republican the only beliefs you can have are listed above. Any contrary beliefs and you will be drummed out of the party.

Posted on 09/03/14 at 03:30 pm in response to Survey finds Republicans' biggest concern is not what you think it is

All you have to do is listen to what the GOP is saying, then assume the polar opposite, and you will have figured them out. They claim they don't have a war on women, which is a bunch of nonsense. If they could, they would prefer to be in the bedroom of every woman to guide what they can and can't do. They fight women's pay issues. They have a war with the LGBT community because they want to dictate what a relationship is. They have a war on voters because only those who will vote for...

Posted on 09/01/14 at 10:41 am in response to Manufacturers find their niche, in the smallest of places

I'm happy for small towns that manage to keep their citizens employed. Small towns are a very important part of America. I think the problem will come when they run out of local workers and growth will be stifled because of it. For years the business community's mantra has been everyone needs to have a college degree. Now, because of that stupidity, we have a shortage of valuable trades workers. Not everyone is college material, but that doesn't make them stupid. They just have...

Posted on 08/14/14 at 02:23 pm in response to McFadden hurriedly walks back gas-tax idea

He must have gotten a phone call from one of his mega donors that advise him on what to say and do. Kind of like a marionette where someone pulls the strings for you. Incapable of making his own decisions.

The President has had some accomplishments but we have to remember he is working for the UNITED States of America and is only able to work with half of America because the other half has decided obstructionism is much more fun. He is working with disguised and sometimes overt racism, the Republican noise machine, and a do nothing congress. He has put Republican ideas out there and the Republicans have been against their own ideas, ACVA for example. Everything the Republicans propose...