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About those fetus dolls

August 25, 2013

Mary Graner, Minot I write in regards to the letter of Aug. 18 in The Minot Daily News by Cody Stanley. Children love little dolls....

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locomotive

Aug-30-13 9:21 AM

"The reason Mitt Romney talked about the Chinese women living overcrowded in their factory is because he and those listening love the thought."

This is idle, liberal speculation.

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TheDiogenist

Aug-29-13 3:08 PM

What a shocking twist of intent this letter makes. The point of the replicas is only to shock and upset children in order to make a political statement, not to entertain them.

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locomotive

Aug-29-13 11:46 AM

"All but labor are free to raise their prices at will in our private sector system. All but labor have more money for lobbyists to push their cause."

I've been thinking about this assertion, Legend. Non-organized labor, like workers in ND, a right-to-work state, are free to determine which wage (i.e., company or self-employment) they will work for, commensurate with their abilities and work experiences. Many times, union members have to work or be laid off when the top guys tell them. ND's UPS workers were not thrilled when UPS went on strike years ago.

Last summer, one former union worker from WA told me he finally got fed up with his scheduled union layoffs. He had a larger family to support and wanted to work, but his union didn't "allow" that during the layoff period. He said he was enjoying his new job in ND, with no restrictions on when or how hard he wanted to work, with a wage that matched his ability and experience.

ND is now a great place to be

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locomotive

Aug-29-13 10:12 AM

"Switch channels and start searching."

Typical leftist slam - yes, I've heard that one plenty of times.

A statement, like that from KFGO on how many fewer abortions occur under Democrats, is one thing. A citation of statistics, like those done to prove that there were fewer abortions that occurred under a Democrat administration, would be another thing.

For example, anyone can say that "Republican policies have been good for business" in North Dakota. Those with the talent can try to prove that Republican policies have been good for business in North Dakota, by gauging statistics and/or studies of business activity under those Republican administrations.

That's what I was looking for: a source that can be cited, not a station that does some talking.

Side note: I used to listen to Joel Heitkamp's KFGO show when it ran on KFYR 550. He's a likable guy and firm in his positions. Even if I didn't agree with everything he said, I learned a few things.

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locomotive

Aug-28-13 2:26 PM

Legend, it appears with your last post that you left no Democrat talking point untyped. An amazing feat.

However, I'd like to request a source for your very last point: "There are fewer abortions when the Dems have Congress."

That one is just a little harder to swallow.

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centerfield

Aug-28-13 2:26 PM

What a great and convincing theory, change/whistler. But, incorrect. Let me see, one of the biggest farmers is the Governor. Republican. A great number of those farmers are Red. Now, as to the Farmers Union... Yep, labor union. .bad, bad, bad. So, what shall we do with state and federal workers or those Base people...Your general wave of your wand does not solve the problems. It only shows how little you know about the problems and the solutions.

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centerfield

Aug-28-13 12:31 PM

Let me see, who is more dependent on government than those bad, bad liberals. How about Farmers? Or, maybe all of the State employees? Well, we also have people who work at the air bases? Now, where else could the Red State of ND get jobs? Seems like the welfare state leads the way in government support and they are Red???? Get real, righties, your people are the main group of people in ND bleeding the government. Oh, yes, there is a huge part of the Federal bureaucracy in ND too, especially those supporting agriculture. Shoot yourself in the foot much, changie/whistler.

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disgusted

Aug-27-13 1:38 PM

from the Dept of Human Resources, or the horse's mouth, ..."A family of three now can have a gross income up to $4,915 per month to qualify for the program. Families will also see a reduction in their monthly co-payment, which is the amount they are required to pay towards the cost of care. A co-payment is determined on a sliding scale based on income and family size." Since when does any family making that kind of money need assistance?

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centerfield

Aug-27-13 1:18 PM

Actually, if anyone on here has a foothold on stupid, it is you, BDGI. Now, I did research surrounding states: would you like to hear it...Nope, well here it is. family of three--- Federal guidelines for Free (25K) and reduced (36k) meals. Federal poverty level- 18,500. Now, max guidelines for child care help-- SD-34,200, Mich-23,900, Iowa-25,500, Louisana-36,100, Idaho-23,200, Wash St.-38,200, Penn-39,000, and, we could go on and on. But, there are also restrictions based on other factors as well. In addition, if the child is handicapped, the guidelines get bigger. Now, the amounts are based on the average income per state and therefore, ND would be higher. So, did not disappear, I just asked a question.

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BeeMarie

Aug-27-13 12:44 PM

Yeah, abortion debates (especially when you're able to hide behind user-names) can get really weird, as evidenced by a solid 80% of the posts below. Again, abortion should be kept safe, legal, and rare.

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locomotive

Aug-27-13 10:50 AM

As a disinterested bystander, I approve this blog's discussion.

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disgusted

Aug-27-13 12:46 AM

yep, you're right. it was not Loco that posted the $60,000/yr qualifier for gummint assistance. It was me. he didn't read the sarcasm that was there, but far more importantly he did show that liberals blindlyaccept every gummint handout, no matter HOW ridiculous. They have NO boundries, limitations or understanding of anything except they are truly latched onto the 'gummint milk'.

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centerfield

Aug-26-13 8:52 PM

I really don't know how to approach this question so, I suppose: Loco, where did you get your information on child care assistance? Now, don't be offended, but $60,000 a year? Now, how many children in the family? Gosh, It sounded so good when you wrote it, even gusty gave you a kudo. My, my, I must be looking in the wrong place...Oh, yes, I know, loco, as usual. So, present us with those sites.

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locomotive

Aug-26-13 5:34 PM

I liked Matt's post, "how a group at the local county fair had something like that, but it was a display on their table. And my (s)on went right up and began playing with them, but we have to give them back before we left."

This would have been the better way, instead of what was done.

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locomotive

Aug-26-13 5:23 PM

leftywing, your dis of disgusted fell disgustingly flat. Aww...

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disgusted

Aug-26-13 4:50 PM

You assume all those abortions are done by poor little girls and women. got news for a buddy, But now that those making $60,000 are eligible for child care assistance. What a great state/country this is!

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centerfield

Aug-26-13 4:15 PM

"My what a novel idea but then the gal who couldn't keep her wits about her would have to endure this terrible 9 months of looking fat and ugly and that would lower her chances of all night sex parties and drug use.."

There you go again, BDGI, shooting your mouth off. Oh, and as to those Republicans, like you gusty, who support cutting preschool programs, food programs for children, and many other cuts to those who need it over huge subsidies to Big oil, gifts to the rich, and tax cuts for big corporations. Yep, I would let those who want to cut those programs name themselves. Course, you will deny believing in that but that is par for the course.

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mschevs

Aug-26-13 3:46 PM

Yea I know when I was a small child I really wanted a fetus doll instead of a cabbage patch doll so my mother could explain what pregancy and abortion was before she chose to instead of HAD to. Wow...

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disgusted

Aug-26-13 1:49 PM

legend, name those republicans that won't help a girl in trouble, would you? all you did was reword the liberal talking point.

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MattRothchild

Aug-26-13 11:28 AM

Sounds just like the analysis I gave awhile back on these boards...how a group at the local county fair had something like that, but it was a display on their table. And my won went right up and began playing with them, but we have to give them back before we left.

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disgusted

Aug-26-13 9:59 AM

btw, I didn't have a sex change either. I am still quite female!

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disgusted

Aug-26-13 9:57 AM

leftwing, are you referring to me? I never left, and have not changed my moniker. Glad to make your day!!

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muleskinner

Aug-25-13 1:06 PM

How much more ridiculous to you have to be?

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centerfield

Aug-25-13 12:41 PM

Great blog, chasin.

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ChasinND

Aug-25-13 11:40 AM

This letter is disrespectful to the people of North Dakota. How stupid do you think we are? This stunt was about trying to push your views on to little children. You and the group they represent give everyone in North Dakota a black eye. Just shows they will try anything! Just disgusting, very disgusting...

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