Give the man his fish back

Give the man his fish back

There are 17 comments on the story from Feb 9, 2008, titled Give the man his fish back. In it, reports that:

This fellow catches a trophy of a fish . He is licensed, follows the DNR "rulebook" provided at purchase time.

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Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 10, 2008
Juan Silva may be surprised to learn just how many young conservatives have done exactly that, and are serving their country with honor. We owe them our gratitude.

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Feb 10, 2008
Actually Mr Nelson, I will grant you that Sen. Spector is spending too much time worrying about what the New England Patriots knew about their opponents and how they gained that knowledge. That shouldn't be a concern of the U.S. Senate at all. It should be a concern of the NFL and its fans who if they find practices like this to be outside of the realm of fairness, should vote on that by discontinuing to watch NFL games should they feel strongly enough about it.

But, Spector has not overlooked illegal wiretaps and has not overlooked at all the abuse of civil liberties in the name of "keeping us safe" by a long shot. Indeed he has incurred the scorn of many within his own party for breaking down the Patriot Act and calling a spade 'a spade' when it comes to that particular piece of legislation.
Sgt Dan

Montgomery, AL

#3 Feb 10, 2008
Excuse me Mr. Silva but as one of those hawkish conservatives and a proud member of the U.S. Military for over 16 years and with over 700 days in the middle east i ask what have you done for your country that has given you so much, like the right to say what you want in a newspaper?

Cottage Grove, WI

#4 Feb 10, 2008
President Bush, in his State of the Union speech, reported to Americans that our economic growth increasingly depends on selling American goods and crops and services all over the world. He pushed for passage of free trade agreements with Panama,Columbia and South Korea.He stated:"They will give us better access to nearly 100 million customers. They will support good jobs for the finest workers in the world:those whose products say "Made in the USA".
This seems to me to mean that we are on the completely wrong path in this country. American workers are the finest in the world but try to finding that "Made in the USA" label next time your out shopping. We live in the largest consumer economy in the world and we have to depend on someone in Panama to buy our products? We desparately need a shopper in Columbia to look for that "Made in the USA" that we can not find ourselves? Our country is at risk when we can not serve our own market but depend on the whim of strangers to service our needs. And that doesn't even consider our enormous dependency on foreign energy. In the long run we will be a stronger country if we put the "finest workers in the world" back to work. We do that by taking back our own markets and stock them with products labeled "Made in the USA".

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 10, 2008
If every item in the stores said "Made in the USA," the prices of many goods would rise dramatically. Lots of things would change. It's an interesting concept. Sounds like a great question for a college economics class. Too many variables in this equation, though, for a guy trying to relax on the weekend.
Bob in the Grove

Rosemount, MN

#6 Feb 10, 2008
Jon-I would love to buy American products, and I usually do, except for cars. After my two experiences with Japanese cars and my two experiences with American cars I do not think I can ever buy another American car. Sure it helps American jobs, in the repair industry.

Thomas-good one. But you forgot another accomplice in your little conspiracy theory concerning news and media; every journalist that ever existed. Are you trying to convince me that the corporations have such a monopoly on the news that current and former personnel are afraid to give us specific examples of how they are not allowed to report the news? Seems like we would have a few step forward, and maybe some have, but according to you this should be widespread.

Maybe the corporations are controlled by the mafia, because thousands of journalists are walking lockstep with the corporations, unwilling to come clean.

P.S.-I am being sarcastic.

Cottage Grove, WI

#7 Feb 10, 2008
KPball wrote:
If every item in the stores said "Made in the USA," the prices of many goods would rise dramatically. Lots of things would change. It's an interesting concept. Sounds like a great question for a college economics class. Too many variables in this equation, though, for a guy trying to relax on the weekend.
Well you are exactly right about prices on the shelves rising and that is exactly why people will not cooperate to save their own country. However if the President is correct that we are increasingly dependent on foreign consumers while we live in the midst of of the largest consumer market in the world we are extremely shortsighted in not recognizing that the price on the shelf is not the final cost to this country. The complexity of the problem is way beyond my abilities but I think that I can say if given a choice I think Americans should pay a little more retail to get a much stronger,safer, much less dependent country. Selling the fabric of our country for the price of cheap underwear is not good.
bill majors

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Feb 10, 2008
Hey Juan
We have a volunteer army! They signed up for it - so shut it about telling people they should join because they support policies that defend our homeland. If you don't like the policies run for office.
Any name

Alexandria, MN

#10 Feb 10, 2008
"Juan Silva may be surprised to learn just how many young conservatives have done exactly that, and are serving their country with honor. We owe them our gratitude" But I bet you're not one!

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Feb 10, 2008
Thanks to all of the soldiers who defend and serve our country regardless of their political viewpoints. Both sides have been hypocritical in their arguments in the past. Both the left and the right have entered our military into conflicts. Usually, the other criticizes the current administration for their actions. Right now it's the left criticizing this administration for entering this conflict in the Middle East. Yet, they are also the first to point out attrocities of the human condition all over the world and call for action. The Iraqi gov't killed and/or tortured tens of thousands of people. As soon as the US stepped in, those calling for action conveniently cry foul. How about rather than thinking politically, you think consistently. There will and have been far fewer deaths with the US in the area than without them. It's a poor argument to complain about an administration's actions just because your beliefs fall on the other side of the aisle. All the rhetoric that comes from both the left and the right sickens me.
Greg Krueger

Pulaski, TN

#12 Feb 10, 2008
Maple Plain ,MN.

I have fished with Tom for over 25 years and he deserves to
keep that fish ! He always obeys the rules .We have and will always practice catch and release. This magnificant catch was
a lifetime prize. I was not there to see the fish.Only the pictures.
It needs to be hanging in his house .

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Feb 10, 2008
About that fish, I expect nothing less than that from Gov Tiny timmy pawlenty. He does these tricks
just to tick off the good people of Minnesota. Long time ago when I was a kid, I caught a dog fish that I thought was something everybody wanted to get. I was like 8 years old. that thing was like 25 pounds. The local game warden even came by to see it and tell me what a good job in catching it. Everybody within two blocks thought it was the catch of a life time certainly for a kid. they all made me feel great including tiny timmmy's grandfather ( three houses away ) B ut Timmy is nothing like old grandpa. DNR return the fish now. I give myself five stars *****
Rich Anderson St Paul

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Feb 10, 2008
My God what a bunch of idiots--will you all take a serious look at whats happening in our country--give me a american car anytime--you are all a product of good marketing--I listened to all of this crap in the 60s when they wanted to sell honda or jawa motorcycles-- instead of Harleys--or the Opal Cadet instead of an oldsmobile---GM imported these cars and advertised them over our own products--see you at walmart kids--boy do I miss my 1961 pontiac starchief convertable as my 62--I glad I`m had the good life in America when America was still for the american people--it`s all your fault- and by the way the next time you go to church--thank them for giving us president bush-- face the facts--as the gay marrige trucks rolled around our cities-to scare you like gays were a nucular bomb--and you bought it---how dumb were you--look at this mess-what a differnt country we would be in if Kerry or Gore were not robbed of this office--Lord Please Protect Me from Your Folowers--and to you fools can think that everything is ok--I just don`t get it correct me if I`m wrong

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Feb 10, 2008
rich- are you on the eastside cus we dont see you nmaking anynoise here, you can talk in hiding but wont say a thing in public cus you is scared aint you? talk tough old man...
Bob in the Grove

Plymouth, MN

#16 Feb 11, 2008
Rich-I do not owe the American auto companies my hard earned money. When they produce something slightly better than junk maybe I will reconsider. As for now the car company that produced the car I donated after 180k miles (and all I ever did was change the oil) will get my business.

Also, you might want to mellow out a little.

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Feb 11, 2008
what happened to the fish? did he get it back or what? how did we get to cars anyways? everybody knows imports are better and lasts longer. theres no arguing bout it.
ok i think a ford can make it to 200,000m on two trannys and new water pump/ new engine and 3 mufflers....well thats what i saw happened...

good luck on the fish.....
turksterthecomed ian

United States

#18 Apr 6, 2010
give me that fish. give me that fish.

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