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Tony Dunlop

Minneapolis, MN
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3 years 26 weeks

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Posted on 07/24/13 at 02:43 pm in response to With new gay-marriage law comes misinformation and tall tales

Silly Christians! You're not going to be prosecuted under the *marriage* law; you're going to be prosecuted under the *civil rights* law!

Or as The American Conservative's Rod Dreher puts it: “It’s a complete absurdity to believe that Christians will suffer a single thing from the expansion of gay rights, and boy, do they deserve what they’re going to get.”

This site, sad to say, seems determined to turn into the left's mirror image of RedState. It had a lot of promise in the...

Posted on 07/23/13 at 01:22 pm in response to Sorry Amy, I'm sticking with Hillary

...tend to come out of nowhere, at least in my lifetime. Jimmy Carter; Bill Clinton; to a lesser extent Barack Obama, who gave a stemwinder of a prime-time speech in 2004 but was otherwise hardly an "established" Democrat with extensive name-recognition and reputation (good or bad). Our own Senator Klobuchar would seem to fit in here, assuming she wants the job. My own impression of her is that she's far too sensible for that.

As for former Senator Clinton, she's far too much of a...

Posted on 07/23/13 at 09:42 am in response to Poll finds huge racial divide in perceptions of Zimmerman verdict

Replace "Zimmerman" with "Simpson" and you've got a headline from 20 years ago...

Minnpost stopped even pretending to do journalism on contraversial social issues quite some time ago; anything you read here on sexuality and the moral status of various related acts will be an advocacy piece, not a news story.

One of the arguments put forth by the pro-choice side (yes, I'm being polite and using the term they use for themselves; I thank Mr. Hintz for doing the same above) is that, prior to viability outside the womb, it's nobody's business but the mother - rather, potential mother - whether the organism within her is allowed to survive or not. That in itself is, of course, a moving target, as medical science will undoubtedly one day be able to do in a lab everything a womb can do, rendering "...

Of course a six-year-old has more rights than her 26, or 36, year-old mother; the parent, in fact, has legal authority over the child, which is entirely appropriate. But it's quite a stretch to go from having "more rights" than someone else to being legally able to *end the life* of the "less-righted" individual. Nobody, at least in polite company, suggests that a 26-year-old mother has the right to end the life of her six-year-old daughter because she finds her inconvenient. This is the...

Posted on 07/03/13 at 08:49 pm in response to Strib boss Klingensmith a contender to be Time Inc. CEO

...is that if exactly the same large U.S. foreign aid expenditure on AIDS treatment and prevention in Africa, which President Bush did indeed champion, were carried out by, say, Jimmy Carter, it would be just more bleeding heart big government to that crowd. Oh, and President Bush was also a big supporter of SNAP (formerly Food Stamps.) Looks like they've taken the "compassionate" back out of conservatism.

Posted on 07/01/13 at 02:39 pm in response to Scalia vents over same-sex marriage rulings

Justice Kennedy's not a conservative, he's a libertarian. Big, big difference, and there was never any real doubt, after his opinion in "Lawrence," how he'd come down on DOMA.

...Andrew supported welfare for Wilf, Hodges was against it. That's why I'm for Hodges, by the way.

...this thing is nothing more (nor less) than a massive government subsidy for developers (and their future customers).