Dayton chooses Minneapolis attorney a...

Dayton chooses Minneapolis attorney as Commerce chief

There are 20 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 5, 2011, titled Dayton chooses Minneapolis attorney as Commerce chief. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

An attorney who has been on both sides of insurance industry fights has been chosen to lead the Minnesota Department of Commerce, which regulates the insurance, banking and other key industries.

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TaxTaxTax

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jan 5, 2011
Dear chief Rothman:

Please do not recreate the antagonistic relationship Mike Hatch had with insurers.

If it's really about jobs in the Dayton administration, then an insurer-friendly department will be what is needed to retain existing insurers and attract new job-creating insurers.

If you intend to simply be a Dayton puppet and spew all the socialist party-line stuff that you will read from a script, then I will assume you're more interested in AFSCME job creation for your department.
Renee

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Jan 5, 2011
Dear Chief Rothman:

As you take the helm, please also consider the interests of insureds. We all depend on insurance and spend a great deal for it. And insureds do not have the specialized knowledge and economic bargaining power of the big insurance companies. That's why your department exists in the first place.
TaxTaxTax

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Jan 5, 2011
Dear Chief Rothman:

Please disregard Renee's assertion that your department exists because we "do not have the specialized knowledge and economic bargaining power of the big insurance companies".

Allah sent us a Messiah called B. Hussein Obama to save us. He gave us the the specialized knowledge and economic bargaining power of the big insurance companies Renee refers to in the form of Obama Care. So, cancel that order.

Just apply the law like you are supposed to and refrain from using your office as a nextension of rthe whacky political views of the Dayton administration.

We will be watching you!

Renee wrote:
Dear Chief Rothman:
As you take the helm, please also consider the interests of insureds. We all depend on insurance and spend a great deal for it. And insureds do not have the specialized knowledge and economic bargaining power of the big insurance companies. That's why your department exists in the first place.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#4 Jan 5, 2011
TaxTaxTax wrote:
Dear Chief Rothman:
Please disregard Renee's assertion that your department exists because we "do not have the specialized knowledge and economic bargaining power of the big insurance companies".
Allah sent us a Messiah called B. Hussein Obama to save us. He gave us the the specialized knowledge and economic bargaining power of the big insurance companies Renee refers to in the form of Obama Care. So, cancel that order.
Just apply the law like you are supposed to and refrain from using your office as a nextension of rthe whacky political views of the Dayton administration.
We will be watching you!
<quoted text>
Dear TaxTaxTax:

Stick to the topic if you can, instead of lashing out. This has nothing to do with President Obama.
TaxTaxTax

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Jan 5, 2011
Who made you the "topic police"?

This is very "on topic".

Democrats have a history of turning the commerce department into a punitive arm of the administration by levying "administrative fines" against evil corporations.

check in one year and see if it isn't true!

The worst offendor of administrative punishment of evil corporations was Mike Hatch. They all come from the same mold.
Civitas wrote:
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Dear TaxTaxTax:
Stick to the topic if you can, instead of lashing out. This has nothing to do with President Obama.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#6 Jan 5, 2011
Lawyers and community activists. And Dayton's focus will be on creating jobs in the private sector? How?
Colt

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Jan 5, 2011
With the mess these educated lawyers running this country have created why in the world do these politicians keep selecting lawyers to fill these top positions to run things, it's time to realize lawyers are not that smart.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#8 Jan 5, 2011
TaxTaxTax wrote:
Who made you the "topic police"?
This is very "on topic".
Democrats have a history of turning the commerce department into a punitive arm of the administration by levying "administrative fines" against evil corporations.
check in one year and see if it isn't true!
The worst offendor of administrative punishment of evil corporations was Mike Hatch. They all come from the same mold.
<quoted text>
"Topic police?" What devastating wit! You've neither learned nor forgotten anything since the fifth grade, have you?

You really are stretching it with the "all from the same mold" bit. The President of the United States does not control state governments, as I'm sure your tea-sipping cronies will be pleased to remind you. I will check back in one year to see how you can make a better connection between Preseident Obama and the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

On second thought, I don't think I will. I have little doubt that I will have better things to do.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#9 Jan 5, 2011
Civitas wrote:
<quoted text>
"Topic police?" What devastating wit! You've neither learned nor forgotten anything since the fifth grade, have you?
You really are stretching it with the "all from the same mold" bit. The President of the United States does not control state governments, as I'm sure your tea-sipping cronies will be pleased to remind you. I will check back in one year to see how you can make a better connection between Preseident Obama and the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
On second thought, I don't think I will. I have little doubt that I will have better things to do.
You mean to tell me that a couple of do nothings when it comes to being productive in the real world like Dayton and Obama don't both get their marching orders from the same Party Bosses? Yeah, right. And Mark Ritchie is not hand picked by George Soros.

You don't have to wait a year to compare anything. It is easily done right now.
TaxTaxTax

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Jan 6, 2011
Typical utopian, unrealistic, AM950 view.
Civitas wrote:
<quoted text>
"Topic police?" What devastating wit! You've neither learned nor forgotten anything since the fifth grade, have you?
You really are stretching it with the "all from the same mold" bit. The President of the United States does not control state governments, as I'm sure your tea-sipping cronies will be pleased to remind you. I will check back in one year to see how you can make a better connection between Preseident Obama and the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
On second thought, I don't think I will. I have little doubt that I will have better things to do.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#11 Jan 6, 2011
IrishMN wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean to tell me that a couple of do nothings when it comes to being productive in the real world like Dayton and Obama don't both get their marching orders from the same Party Bosses? Yeah, right. And Mark Ritchie is not hand picked by George Soros.
You don't have to wait a year to compare anything. It is easily done right now.
I could reply to the "substance" of your post, but that would be pointless.

Sorry to see that your drug problem continues unabated.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#12 Jan 6, 2011
Civitas wrote:
<quoted text>
I could reply to the "substance" of your post, but that would be pointless.
Sorry to see that your drug problem continues unabated.
OK, you can argue that Dayton and Obama have extensive backgrounds in the private sector and have built industries while providing jobs for thousands of people. No, that angle sure won’t work.

Can you say they do not dance when the Party Bosses tell them to dance? Can't argue that either.

Or, you could argue that George Soros does not wield significant influence over both of these people. Nope, that won’t work either.

Perhaps you meant you could say that argue that Mark Ritchie was not the first major victory for the George Soros funded Secretary of State Project that was implemented through The Democracy Alliance. Oops, that one is a fact too.

So, those are the points of the post. Other than throwing personal insults at me, what can you argue to prove your point?
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#13 Jan 6, 2011
IrishMN wrote:
<quoted text>
OK, you can argue that Dayton and Obama have extensive backgrounds in the private sector and have built industries while providing jobs for thousands of people. No, that angle sure won’t work.
Can you say they do not dance when the Party Bosses tell them to dance? Can't argue that either.
Or, you could argue that George Soros does not wield significant influence over both of these people. Nope, that won’t work either.
Perhaps you meant you could say that argue that Mark Ritchie was not the first major victory for the George Soros funded Secretary of State Project that was implemented through The Democracy Alliance. Oops, that one is a fact too.
So, those are the points of the post. Other than throwing personal insults at me, what can you argue to prove your point?
I wasn't insulting you, I was expressing sympathy for the most likely cause of your issues with reality. You try to be nice to some people ...

Just about anything you said could be turned around against Republicans:

Can you say that Sarah Palin or Tim Pawlenty have extensive backgrounds in the private sector and have built industries while providing jobs for thousands of people? No, that angle sure won’t work.
Can you say they do not dance when the Party Bosses tell them to dance? Can't argue that either.
Or, you could argue that Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Fox News, the Koch family, et al. do not wield significant influence over Republican officeholders. Nope, that won’t work either.
Maybe you want to argue that wealthy plutocrats do not push Republican candidates and fund "grassroots movements" like the Tea Parties? Try again, sport.

Perhaps it's just easiest for you to admit that you disagree with the policies of the DFL and the Democratic Party, and so cannot abide the fact that the voters sometimes prefer Democrats to candidates you support. That's why you have to lash out with ultimately irrelevant arguments about background or funding sources. There is no moral superiority for you on the red herrings you toss out, unless you want to go through some ridiculous gyrations about why it's okay for Republicans, but only Republicans, to do it (a feat I have no doubt you have attempted many, many times).

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#14 Jan 6, 2011
Civitas wrote:
<quoted text>
I wasn't insulting you, I was expressing sympathy for the most likely cause of your issues with reality. You try to be nice to some people ...
You wrote: "Sorry to see that your drug problem continues unabated." And you say you were trying to be nice?

Stuff it up your wazoo pal.
anti stupid

United States

#15 Jan 13, 2011
Civitas wrote:
<quoted text>
I wasn't insulting you, I was expressing sympathy for the most likely cause of your issues with reality. You try to be nice to some people ...
Just about anything you said could be turned around against Republicans:
Can you say that Sarah Palin or Tim Pawlenty have extensive backgrounds in the private sector and have built industries while providing jobs for thousands of people? No, that angle sure won’t work.
Can you say they do not dance when the Party Bosses tell them to dance? Can't argue that either.
Or, you could argue that Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Fox News, the Koch family, et al. do not wield significant influence over Republican officeholders. Nope, that won’t work either.
Maybe you want to argue that wealthy plutocrats do not push Republican candidates and fund "grassroots movements" like the Tea Parties? Try again, sport.
Perhaps it's just easiest for you to admit that you disagree with the policies of the DFL and the Democratic Party, and so cannot abide the fact that the voters sometimes prefer Democrats to candidates you support. That's why you have to lash out with ultimately irrelevant arguments about background or funding sources. There is no moral superiority for you on the red herrings you toss out, unless you want to go through some ridiculous gyrations about why it's okay for Republicans, but only Republicans, to do it (a feat I have no doubt you have attempted many, many times).
Sarh palin sarah palin, i wish people would quit referring to her, cant stand to read her name or hear it anymore, god i wish she would just drop dead, along with the moron rush jumbo, glen dork.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#16 Jan 13, 2011
anti stupid wrote:
<quoted text>Sarh palin sarah palin, i wish people would quit referring to her, cant stand to read her name or hear it anymore, god i wish she would just drop dead, along with the moron rush jumbo, glen dork.
Sarah Palin. Geez, I love how just the name drives Libs nuts.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#17 Jan 14, 2011
IrishMN wrote:
<quoted text>
Sarah Palin. Geez, I love how just the name drives Libs nuts.
And that's all she's got going for her, isn't it? No policy or ideas to speak of, just polarization.

What a leader for all Americans.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#18 Jan 14, 2011
Civitas wrote:
<quoted text>
And that's all she's got going for her, isn't it? No policy or ideas to speak of, just polarization.
What a leader for all Americans.
She is not a leader for Americans, and will not be the Republican nominee for President.

Until 2012 though, it is fun watching the Libs make that woman rich. You think she would be the draw that she is if not for the Libs hating her? If you think this woman is where she is because of the Republicans supporting her, you have rocks for brains.
Civitas

Saint Michael, MN

#19 Jan 14, 2011
IrishMN wrote:
<quoted text>
She is not a leader for Americans, and will not be the Republican nominee for President.
Until 2012 though, it is fun watching the Libs make that woman rich. You think she would be the draw that she is if not for the Libs hating her? If you think this woman is where she is because of the Republicans supporting her, you have rocks for brains.
How many "Libs" bought her books? I'm guessing it was mostly conservatives, hoping someone would read to them.

Who watches her on Fox? That one should answer itself.

Who watched her TV show? After the first episode ("car wreck curiosity"), I doubt it was any but the most devout Palinistas. There aren's a lot of them, according to the ratings.

"Libs" aren't making her rich. It's the passel of rubes who call themselves conservatives who are lining her pockets. If they/you are only doing it to make people mad, that speaks very poorly of your maturity level, not to mention intellect.

“I am always right.”

Since: Oct 09

Former MN Taxpayer

#20 Jan 14, 2011
Civitas wrote:
<quoted text>
How many "Libs" bought her books? I'm guessing it was mostly conservatives, hoping someone would read to them.
Who watches her on Fox? That one should answer itself.
Who watched her TV show? After the first episode ("car wreck curiosity"), I doubt it was any but the most devout Palinistas. There aren's a lot of them, according to the ratings.
"Libs" aren't making her rich. It's the passel of rubes who call themselves conservatives who are lining her pockets. If they/you are only doing it to make people mad, that speaks very poorly of your maturity level, not to mention intellect.
Keep telling yourself that while your rants keep her in the headlines.

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