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    Why Rick Nolan and not Stewart Mills in the MN 8th District?

    Stewart Mills’ social-media history should rule him out for office

    By Jennifer Schultz AUGUST 2, 2016 — 6:03PM

    “What do 500,000 battered women all have in common … ???”

    That was the first part of an offensive joke told by Stewart Mills III on his Facebook page. It was unearthed more than a week ago, along with many other sexist and offensive posts he has made over the years.

    When a friend pointed me to Mills’ posts, I became upset. It is deeply concerning that someone who is seeking to represent us in Congress — Mills is the Republican challenger to Democratic U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in Minnesota’s Eighth Congressional District — would say things like this about women. These weren’t the musings of a high schooler or the “mistakes” of unenlightened youth. Mills was an adult and, according to him, had important responsibilities at his family’s company.

    In another post (from just four years ago), Mills links to a tabloid article about the supposed health benefits of women performing oral sex. Purporting to prove that drinking ejaculate improves mood and has a calming effect, Mills later responded to someone unhappy with the article by commenting, “I spent a lot of money funding [this] research, please don’t try to debunk it or otherwise question our findings. We all want to make the world a better place, this is just the way I choose to contribute.”

    (snip)

    So, Stewart, would you start a note to your grandmother with these words: “What do 500,000 battered women all have in common … ???”? A better “contribution” you can make is to put your political ambitions on hold while you spend time learning about the devastating effects of domestic abuse and gender inequality.

    In the meantime, women throughout our state are waiting for an apology.

    http://www.startribune.com/stewart-mills-social-media-history-should-rule-him-out-for-office/389002741/


    Stewart Mills, a stereotypical spoiled winner of the luck of birth lottery and a rotten prick of a bully.

    99F

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  • Marym625 (26488 posts)
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    1. you're on the Spotlight!

    Thank you for the post. We need to get as many progressive candidates elected as possible.

    "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
  • jwirr (3869 posts)
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    2. That is so easy to tell you – Mills is one of the 1%, a liar and not too

    interested in MN. Not to mention Nolan has been a Bernie man from the beginning. I heard him speak at the MN state convention and he rocked. He and Keith Ellison were elegant. Everyone else was trying to center themselves between Hillary and Bernie.

    • glinda (2182 posts)
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      3. and this from the Company that bought Fleet Farm (In part)

      Mills love oil, gas, mining, etc…..nice to see his focus would be on the Brainerd Lakes area for destroying.

      http://finance.yahoo.com/news/private-equity-firm-kkr-eyes-143750589.html

      And of course the forces of interests and one behind him also….

      http://www.kkr.com/our-firm/leadership/david-h-petraeus

      Animals know more than we do. - Native American proverb
    • azurnoir (2014 posts)
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      4. Nolan voted for Hillary @ the DNC convention in Philly

      despite his promise to endorse Bernie, I’m glad I do not live in MN 8

      why do establishment Democrats appear to be 'progressive' only when dominated by republicans? 
      • glinda (2182 posts)
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        8. Moved here 11 years ago and hope to move to Duluth. Same Rep but that's ok

        at the moment. Mills is an ignorant mouthpiece and employee of the worst corporations possible.

        Animals know more than we do. - Native American proverb
        • azurnoir (2014 posts)
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          9. well that's your prerogative of course

          it is a binary choice after all-but did you vote for Mark Dayton who’s family owns  Target Corp? moreover

          http://www.startribune.com/counterpoint-sleazy-attack-ignores-my-work-for-battered-women/389239381/

          are dirty politics better when practiced under the DNC label? As I stated I’m glad I do not have a choice between a Republican or a Dem using what appears to be a Clintonesque sleaze attack to distract from the fact he failed to keep his word at the DNC convention

          why do establishment Democrats appear to be 'progressive' only when dominated by republicans? 
          • glinda (2182 posts)
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            10. I like Mark. But I am not happy with most and do like and support Ellison.

            Animals know more than we do. - Native American proverb
            • azurnoir (2014 posts)
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              11. Keith Ellison stayed true to his word about Bernie but sadly

              I’m not 5th district either, my DFL congress person never supported Bernie was always Hillary and is someone before now I was honored to vote for, however this time she is running unopposed so in her case it is more of a reaffirmation of her position – whether or not I vote for her doesn’t really matter

              why do establishment Democrats appear to be 'progressive' only when dominated by republicans? 
  • Enthusiast (10266 posts)
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    5. I don't like rotten prick bullies.

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." - Frederic Bastiat, 1848
    • jwirr (3869 posts)
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      6. Nolan represents our area very good. He works with the Unions but at the same

      time manages to help most of the rest of us also. I much prefer him to Mills.

      Bully?

  • azurnoir (2014 posts)
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    7. Stewart Mills: Sleazy attack ignores my work for battered women

     

    It comes as a surprise to no one that the political season is here. In fact, many would argue it has been here for quite some time, when you consider the never-ending 2016 presidential campaign that’s been underway for three years.

    State Rep. Jennifer Schultz’s Aug. 3 missive, following the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s script, expressed outrage over a Facebook post I made repudiating a tasteless joke made by someone I know. It started: “What do 500,000 battered women all have in common…???”

    I assume she used the ellipses because she didn’t want your readers to know that my very next words in that sentence were: “It makes me hate him.” That’s correct: My sentence in the Facebook post Schultz references is actually of me repudiating an acquaintance’s tasteless joke.

    Campaign veterans suggest that it’s politically unwise for me to hit this sleazy attack head-on. Instead, Washington experts no doubt would say I should ignore the attack and change the conversation.

    http://www.startribune.com/counterpoint-sleazy-attack-ignores-my-work-for-battered-women/389239381/

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    as it happens the whole thing is rather Clintoneque and a distraction from Noland’s betrayal in Philly less than a week prior to this article

     

     

    why do establishment Democrats appear to be 'progressive' only when dominated by republicans?