Minnesota National Guard to get 8 TVs...

Minnesota National Guard to get 8 TVs bought for sex offenders

There are 30 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 28, 2009, titled Minnesota National Guard to get 8 TVs bought for sex offenders. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Eight of the flat-screen TVs removed from a Minnesota sex offender treatment facility on Gov.

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Nice

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Oct 28, 2009
And still GW Bush, the world's biggest terrorist and war criminal, is on the loose. Go figure.
White Flour

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Oct 28, 2009
Outstanding choice !!

Since: Jan 09

United States

#4 Oct 28, 2009
Nice wrote:
And still GW Bush, the world's biggest terrorist and war criminal, is on the loose. Go figure.
Such an ignorant statement.

It seems you need quite a large lesson in history.
Zach

Loganville, GA

#5 Oct 28, 2009
Nice wrote:
And still GW Bush, the world's biggest terrorist and war criminal, is on the loose. Go figure.
WTF are you smoking???
Bill Hicks

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Oct 28, 2009
Taken from sex offenders and given to mercenaries.
oldmanemil

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Oct 28, 2009
Why were so many televisions bought in the first place? Was it an inside deal? That is alot of TVs!

Since: Jan 09

Clinton, IL

#8 Oct 28, 2009
Bill Hicks wrote:
Taken from sex offenders and given to mercenaries.
Yes, the very people defending your right to say that are "mercenaries".

F-ing moron.
Your mom

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Oct 28, 2009
Bill Hicks wrote:
Taken from sex offenders and given to mercenaries.
Shut it you little shite stain.
All Pigs Go Nowhere

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Oct 28, 2009
lobster68w wrote:
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Such an ignorant statement.
It seems you need quite a large lesson in history.
You mean the BUSH ERA of government where he single handedly
put the American people out of house & homes and tank the
economy to were we haven't seen for decades????

Ha! Ha! Ignorant and hypocritical little man you are!
badgerone

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Oct 28, 2009
Bill Hicks wrote:
Taken from sex offenders and given to mercenaries.
Ya Just remember this if it wasen't for those "mercenaries" defending your freedom you would be wearing a fuching rag on your head.(if you ain't already)..And would be made to get down on your knees and pray to Ala....Or crying to some terrorist not to kill your dumb chit a s s.
Mia

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Oct 28, 2009
Find out who signed the purchase order, then who signed the check.
Mary Henry

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Oct 28, 2009
Wow...great story turns into a political forum. How about just comments on the story. And if you dont like the military and/or certain politicians then maybe not read the story if you dont have any comment self control.
ISRW

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Oct 28, 2009
Mary Henry wrote:
Wow...great story turns into a political forum. How about just comments on the story. And if you dont like the military and/or certain politicians then maybe not read the story if you dont have any comment self control.
You are Don Quixote. The web is a windmill. Good luck with that.

This story does involve more than a touch of political posturing, but that has nothing to do with the sort of trolling that started with comment #1.
sheila

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Oct 28, 2009
There he does again-- predictably carrying the torch for the wingnut Repugnuts. It's the same old irrational Pawlenty formula. His comments on social problems really should be the subject of a one-man show and, in fact, I'm tempted to write it. It would be so easy. Instead of dealing with serious issues, he makes Groucho Marx gestures that the right adore and which either don't address problems or make them worse. Take the issue of the TVs for the repeat sex offenders who are committed for life as incurable. He doesn't address this as an area of inquiry-- how they arise in society and how to keep our kids and ourselves safe from them. He comes out with the "grand gesture" of removing new TVs and scapegoating the person who approved this purchase. The man is simply ass backwards.
Did you remember his solution to the growing number of high school students who couldn't pass the senior math test to graduate? His solution was to give them the test another time and if they failed it again, then they would graduate. Duh! That solution is a great way to recruit companies to come to MN because we have such a highly educated work force. How about his solution for the increased cost of health care in the state. His solution was to
remove the indigent from insurance; therefore, they wouldn't have access to clinics when they became ill and, in the end, will end up in emergency rooms with more extreme medical problems and at greater cost to the taxpayer, to say nothing of the moral decay of the state that his decision represents.
How about his solution to the state budget crisis. He reduced the amount of money the state gives to the cities to run their programs so now the cities just have to raise property taxes on its citizens or reduce police and fire and library and school services. And yet, in his own anachronistic way, he still refuses to raise taxes.
How he ever got voted in, I'll never know nor do I want to know.
Has something in the drinking water debilitated the intellect of the people of MN who once had the very highest caliber of elected officials-- Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale, both of whom should have been President?
I've just finished reading an article about Charles Darwin in the NYT, "Darwin, Ahead of His Time, Is Still Influential" by Nicholas Wade. As Mr. Wade states, "He (Darwin) had the objectivity to put aside criteria with powerful emotional resonance, like the conviction that evolution should be purposeful."
In other words evolution does not always progress upwards towards a higher evolutionary plane. Gov. Tim Pawlenty certainly is a fine example of Darwin's scientific observation.
Tom Van Putten

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Oct 28, 2009
Bill Hicks wrote:
Taken from sex offenders and given to mercenaries.
crackhead
BRuTaL BRuNeTTE

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Oct 28, 2009
That is AWESOME!!! GO TIM~~~~~~The WAR VETS get treated like shit. I CANNOT believe someone would authorize PERVERTS to get 26 [email protected]$2,200 each??? What a FLIPPEN JOKE!!!! Who ok'd that? One person? Whoever it was, NEEDS TO BE FIRED!!!!
frank

West Concord, MN

#20 Oct 28, 2009
what the heck were flat screens doing in a treatment place for pervert sick freaks. why should these criminals get what most of us working people cant afford.
Hey Now

Delano, MN

#21 Oct 28, 2009
sheila wrote:
There he does again-- predictably carrying the torch for the wingnut Repugnuts. It's the same old irrational Pawlenty formula. His comments on social problems really should be the subject of a one-man show and, in fact, I'm tempted to write it. It would be so easy. Instead of dealing with serious issues, he makes Groucho Marx gestures that the right adore and which either don't address problems or make them worse. Take the issue of the TVs for the repeat sex offenders who are committed for life as incurable. He doesn't address this as an area of inquiry-- how they arise in society and how to keep our kids and ourselves safe from them. He comes out with the "grand gesture" of removing new TVs and scapegoating the person who approved this purchase. The man is simply **** backwards.
Did you remember his solution to the growing number of high school students who couldn't pass the senior math test to graduate? His solution was to give them the test another time and if they failed it again, then they would graduate. Duh! That solution is a great way to recruit companies to come to MN because we have such a highly educated work force. How about his solution for the increased cost of health care in the state. His solution was to
remove the indigent from insurance; therefore, they wouldn't have access to clinics when they became ill and, in the end, will end up in emergency rooms with more extreme medical problems and at greater cost to the taxpayer, to say nothing of the moral decay of the state that his decision represents.
How about his solution to the state budget crisis. He reduced the amount of money the state gives to the cities to run their programs so now the cities just have to raise property taxes on its citizens or reduce police and fire and library and school services. And yet, in his own anachronistic way, he still refuses to raise taxes.
How he ever got voted in, I'll never know nor do I want to know.
Has something in the drinking water debilitated the intellect of the people of MN who once had the very highest caliber of elected officials-- Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale, both of whom should have been President?
I've just finished reading an article about Charles Darwin in the NYT, "Darwin, Ahead of His Time, Is Still Influential" by Nicholas Wade. As Mr. Wade states, "He (Darwin) had the objectivity to put aside criteria with powerful emotional resonance, like the conviction that evolution should be purposeful."
In other words evolution does not always progress upwards towards a higher evolutionary plane. Gov. Tim Pawlenty certainly is a fine example of Darwin's scientific observation.
Do us and yourself a big favor. SHUT YOUR YAP!!
Bridge Repair Money

Saint Cloud, MN

#22 Oct 28, 2009
People who blame everything on President Bush must have flunked 7th grade civics.

Congress makes public policy -- Presidents "Execute" the laws that congress passes.

Duluth has a lousey Economy because it's full of pot smokers who sit around and wait for the government to do everything.

Congress created gitmo and sent us to war in Iraq.
Kevin G

Hugo, MN

#23 Oct 29, 2009
Thank you Mia.
This isn't about politics it's about flagrant misuse of taxpayer money by arrogant taxpayer employees that treat OUR money as their own.
The responsible individuals need to be held accountable and dismissed without recourse. As someone "in the know" I can assure you this crap goes on daily and in all agencies within our State government. Next time taxpayers are required to pony up we should ask for a full accounting of where the money went and more importantly, to whom.

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