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INC. for President


Fri, May 9th, 2008
Posted in Commentary

I figured out the problem with political races- human beings are just too flawed to withstand such scrutiny and pressure. We get to see all their weaknesses, their peculiar family members that remind us of our peculiar family members. We hear about their finances as if we could relate to their hedge funds and speculative real estate transactions. We are drenched in discussion on matters of sex and prayer. With the schedules the major candidates maintain, I'm guessing they have their aides doing the praying and sex is out of the question.

I suggest we trade the humans in, give them a break, and choose a corporation to be our leader.

Look around your house- already you have a long and satisfying history with many of them.

Proctor and Gamble has been in the bathroom for years and years if we'd like a leader who is concerned for our most intimate needs. Sony and Panasonic have been entertaining our families, providing quality time in the living room. Now, I suppose the constitution might require the corporation be American born but we'll let the courts work that out. General Motors has taken us across the USA in our Chevrolets. Time Warner owns most of the media outlets so they deserve credit for almost everything we know, as well as all we don't know. Food starts with farmers in the field but we hardly recognize it that way - Kraft has really been feeding us and deserves consideration. We might note the size of Americans in recent years, and really thank Kraft for its contribution. Kraft should be honored as VP, at least. The Health Care giants care a great deal about our well being and should be in the race.

Now I could never vote for Walmart as leader because they are really an Evil Empire but it is a free country and many will consider Walmart to be the best candidate. These would be the same folks who voted for George W. Bush twice.

The debates can be moderated by any major network - not the journalists or anchors, the network itself. They might ask the corporate candidates:

• Compared to your wage slaves, how much do your CEO's get paid? If you fire them, how many millions do they get in go away money?

• We know you are abused and harassed by the EPA and such, so, how much pollution have you moved to a third world country?

• Since American workers are so difficult and wish to live on more than rice, how many jobs have you sent to follow the pollution?

• If we can .....
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Why Bio?

Fri, May 9th, 2008
Posted in Commentary

In an increasingly competitive world marketplace, every region must identify and build upon areas of strategic advantage. Here in southern Minnesota, the bio-sciences offer us that edge. What is bio-science?

Bio-science applies biological te ..... 
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Farmers aren't to blame for increased food costs

Fri, May 9th, 2008
Posted in Commentary

In a world of finger pointing, farmers have had to shoulder the blame for the increased costs of food, when in reality, the facts point to other influences that contribute to the rising costs. I would like to share some statistics with you:

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Why not a greater Rushford?

Fri, May 2nd, 2008
Posted in Commentary

It is worth mentioning, that according to the Minnesota Design Team, of all the greater Rushford residents who took part in the recent brainstorming exercise, R-P students made the most lasting impression.

High school senior, Carina Schiltz, ..... 
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It's time for an "elite" president

Fri, Apr 25th, 2008
Posted in Commentary

Political discourse, besides becoming more confrontational, has become more Orwellian. It seems almost a requirement to name programs in a manner that obscures their intent.

The Clear Skies Initiative, that has obstructed the Clean Air Act ..... 
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The marvels of small things

Fri, Apr 18th, 2008
Posted in Commentary

Take a look at your desk/work table. Notice all the small, marvels, things you can hold with one hand, which make our lives easier. Many of them have been developed in my lifetime, or not long before. A few are very ancient. I wonder how many other ..... 
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The beginning of the end

Fri, Apr 18th, 2008
Posted in Commentary

The news from our leaders regarding the war in Iraq continues in the same old vein: just hang in there, it will all turn out OK. General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker, during their appearances before Congressional committees this past week, essent ..... 
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Everyone loves a loser

Fri, Apr 18th, 2008
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Our collective mean streak sure does show itself on television. I know you think we're nice people. I think I'm nice, my friends are nice and some of my relatives are nice but somebody is enjoying the blood sport of televisions "You are a Loser!" fr ..... 
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The Three Trillion Dollar War

Fri, Apr 11th, 2008
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A new book, by Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz and Linda Blimes, a public policy professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, called The Three Trillion Dollar War - the true cost of the Iraq conflict challenges the Bush administration's ..... 
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