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    Then stop schools from starting at 7am! Instead of starting later, the legislature's fool with Mother Nature.

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    It didn't start in the US until World War I as a way to conserve coal. And was summarily stopped after the one summer of use. It was once again used during World War II (And called War Time not Saving Time).


    Ben Franklin was actually being a smarta** and didn't propose Daylight Saving. And farmers don't really care one way or another (but some linked studies show they prefer the earlier sunrise/sunset of Standard Time).




    It's actually the Department of Transportation and the Uniform Time Act of 1966 that makes us change time. Arizona and Hawaii opted out of the Uniform Time Act.

    An expansion of the DST period was sponsored in the '80s by Clorox and 7-Eleven to promote outdoor grilling and such.

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    Sounds like professor Richard Painter is going to run for frankenís seat. Iíve liked Painter for a while. Could be an interesting curveball to this race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Sounds like professor Richard Painter is going to run for frankenís seat. Iíve liked Painter for a while. Could be an interesting curveball to this race.
    I like him too but what party did he choose? Is he staying Republican? Going independent?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Sounds like professor Richard Painter is going to run for franken’s seat. I’ve liked Painter for a while. Could be an interesting curveball to this race.
    You do know he's a conservative. He was a lawyer for W and although a critic of Trump, I wouldn't be surprised if he was just playing to the crowd to get elected in liberal Minnesota. I consider this bad news.

    Painter, a law professor at the University of Minnesota, went on to say he isn't sure if he'll run as a Republican. He said there are three options -- running as a Democrat, Republican or independent -- but that he needs to figure out which would best suit his candidacy. "I need to think about whether there's a place for me" in today's Republican Party, he said. "I've been involved in the Republican Party for many years. If the Republican Party were the way it was in college or in the 1980s, that's the route I'd probably choose. We've had a very dramatic shift to the right, particularly on social issues. I'm not sure that path will be viable, but we'll find out."

    If he runs as a Republican, he could well beat Smith - I consider this bad. If he runs as a Democrat, he could well beat Smith...but he could also switch parties and go GOP after being elected. 30 years ago, I fully support him as MN Republicans were moderates. Today, I'm not sure why we should trust him.
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    Yes, because Iím not a moron. Heís also a fairly liberal guy when it comes to social issues.

    The way I see it, if he runs against a Democrat we canít really lose. He doesnít support the ultra right wing position of controlling womenís vaginas. He hates trump and that wing of the party. He wants campaign finance reform and wonít accept PAC money. He doesnít like the NRA.

    I like him.

    Would I vote for him over a Democrat? Probably not this cycle. But if he wins, I wouldnít be upset. Itís a two-year commitment. Not six.
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    It's easy to speak out when you aren't inside. Until I see he won't vote with Trump when the chips are down he gets no vote from me.

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    John kasich also disagrees with trump and heís still a full on nut job.
    I have no reason to dislike Tina smith right now, hope she runs again.
    I like painter on the talk show circuit but not ready to want him in office yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Yes, because I’m not a moron. He’s also a fairly liberal guy when it comes to social issues.

    The way I see it, if he runs against a Democrat we can’t really lose. He doesn’t support the ultra right wing position of controlling women’s vaginas. He hates trump and that wing of the party. He wants campaign finance reform and won’t accept PAC money. He doesn’t like the NRA.

    I like him.

    Would I vote for him over a Democrat? Probably not this cycle. But if he wins, I wouldn’t be upset. It’s a two-year commitment. Not six.
    Respect the opinion. Here's a bit more to chew on.

    I was fairly suspicious of Painter when he came out against Walz saying that he wasn't liberal enough (remember per wiki: "Painter is a longtime Republican"). The thing is Walz is going to be the Dem nomination. I don't think any other liberal Dems would be attacking a Dem front runner even if 'they weren't left enough'. I just don't trust that move which seems very strange and quite possibly devious.

    Painter knows Minnesota. Being tied to W or Trump is death. Of course, he's going to rush to the center. I predict knowing that Painter can't get the Dem nomination (Smith is a sitting senator and the establishment wouldn't trust him anyways)...Painter runs as GOP. He positions the run as 'hey everybody, I'm really moderate' which is the only way you win Minnesota. He gets elected and then throws in with the GOP hardcore. Being the sitting senator, he's going to be hard to dislodge.

    Erik 'I'm a moderate' Paulsen ran in Minnesota's 3rd. As soon as he got elected, he moved straight to the right. In fact, Paulsen is the second most disconnected with his constituancy out of 435 reps. Per FiveThirtyEight, Paulsen votes with Trump nearly every time...but western Hennepin (3rd District) I think is D+8% leaving a massive gap.

    Edit: took a closer look at his Tweets - there's a lot I agree with. I think this sums it up well: "I am a real republican (small r). At the rate we are going republican government could be lost. Campaign money, oligarchy and kleptocracy cannot be allowed to steal our republic." In today's climate, I still wouldn't vote for him.
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    Like I said, if he were running as a Republican, I would still vote DFL. If he somehow won the DFL nod, Iíd vote for him because heíll be further left than the Republican.

    And donít forget, this is a two-year seat. Itís the equivalent of a House rep.

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    Understood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
    Like I said, if he were running as a Republican, I would still vote DFL. If he somehow won the DFL nod, Iíd vote for him because heíll be further left than the Republican.

    And donít forget, this is a two-year seat. Itís the equivalent of a House rep.
    Right but once in it is hard to get them out even just two years later. I like him but I ain't voting for him.

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    Walker will probably jump of the state house...

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    Madison is one of the most liberal schools in the country so hardly a shock...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Handyman View Post
    It's easy to speak out when you aren't inside. Until I see he won't vote with Trump when the chips are down he gets no vote from me.
    Yeah there's a lot of phony never Trumpers out there who support a lot of the same positions and go along with practically everything he does like McCain but then whine about him. Whoop di do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trixR4kids View Post
    Yeah there's a lot of phony never Trumpers out there who support a lot of the same positions and go along with practically everything he does like McCain but then whine about him. Whoop di do.
    They'd be fine with Trump if he wasn't banging pornstars and giving people childish nicknames.
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    The Republican running of PA-18 says the Democrats are against God. A reminder, he is running to fill a seat vacated by a Republican who asked his pregnant mistress to get an abortion.

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