Comment of the Day: MacDonald didn't even represent herself well

Yesterday was a day of grim financial news for Michelle MacDonald, the embattled, MNGOP-endorsed candidate for the Minnesota Supreme Court: It also brought this comment from sndgab on our post from earlier this month, "MNGOP stands by Supreme Court candidate Michelle MacDonald in ultra-bizarre email."

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Comment of the Day: On police body cams

Cameras of this sort could help reveal the truth when officers are hit with misconduct allegations.
One thing that would certainly help clear up controversies like the one surrounding the arrest of community activist Al Flowers -- an arrest that left him bleeding from the head -- would be police body cams.

It's an idea Mayor Betsy Hodges supported during her campaign, at least until Police Chief JaneƩ Harteau went on the record and said she was "frustrated" by Hodges's "premature" proposal.

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Uptown hot tub: Top comments

Photo via Mark Bradby
The word "bro" doesn't appear a single time in our post about the new hot tub that hangs over Lake Street in Uptown.

It did manifest itself many times in the comment section, however, sometimes in hilarious fashion.

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Christian Ponder has a baby: Top comments

Christian, Sam, and baby Bowden.
What, you didn't think people were just going to congratulate the happy couple, did you?

In response to our post about Christian and Sam Ponder introducing their baby girl to the world, some of our readers broke out their best tried-and-true jokes about the embattled Vikings quarterback, who, two years after being viewed as the organization's quarterback of the future, heads into this season as the likely third-stringer.

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Comment of the Day: Brad Pitt? Try Kato Kaelin

Mills (left) and Pitt
In fairness, Kato Kaelin is no slouch in the looks department himself.
Every day, new comments are posted on old Blotter posts. And sometimes they're LOL-worthy.

For instance, last month, we told you about Politico's comparison of the looks of Republican Eighth District U.S. House candidate Stewart Mills and Brad Pitt. Some people flat-out don't buy it -- others pointed out comparisons they think work better.

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Comment of the Day: Why our Constitution is far from perfect

Howard Chandler Christy's painting of the scene at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia
Earlier this week, Stewart Mills criticized Rick Nolan for deleting a tweet from his official account calling the U.S. Constitution an "imperfect document."

But as commenter Patrick Solomon points out, there's at least one glaring reason why our country's founding document is flawed.

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Comment of the Day: Dog biscuits, not guns

Our report about yet another family dog being gunned down by police prompted a lot of discussion, most of it critical of law enforcement's "shoot first, ask questions later" mentality.

But as regular reader ChazDanger points out, there's a more peaceful, tried-and-true way for police officers to deal with dogs.

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Comment of the Day: More to Minnesota than drinking

In response to our post about the top 10 #bragMPLS tweets, one reader couldn't get beer off the brain.

We'd like to remind him, however, that this ain't Wisconsin.

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Comment of the Day: The MNGOP's poster child of injustice

Michelle MacDonald
In light of recent stories about racial disparities in arrest rates for drug-related crimes in Minnesota -- to take just one example -- it's strange to see local Republican hold up Michelle MacDonald as their exemplar of legal injustice.

Yet that's exactly what party officials are doing in justifying their endorsement of the controversial Supreme Court candidate.

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Comment of the Day: What's worse, tax hikes or forced child labor?

Our post about Eden Prairie GOP House candidate Sheila Kihne's controversial blogging features criticisms of her made by Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington), who has been putting Kihne on blast for supporting tax increases.

Garofalo cites Kihne's blog as a source. But in criticizing her on Twitter, he fails to mention the fact that on the same blog, Kihne openly supports forcing "any children 12 or over" who live in families that receive welfare to "have a job to contribute to the household income."

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