« Last post by Sal Atticum on May 25, 2016, 12:21:16 pm »
He also engaged in some sort of public ritual using copies of the Constitution and the New Testament.
Hi! I'm new. I'm curious how we're supposed to pay for land-grant schools. North Dakota fixed tuition and so UND is a few million in the hole this year. How can they possibly keep college affordable?I think they need to do a more in-depth look at expenses. Why has tuition skyrocketed nearly 500% in the past 40 years (national average)?
I would recommend everyone read the following article, found on page C3 in the Saturday (3/26/16) Grand Forks Herald. The title is "Americans haven't eased up much on the gas pedal." It states that Americans ("Grand Forksians") are not giving up their cars for walking, biking, or mass transit. As mayor, I will focus on properly maintaining our roads. This article will be an inconvenient truth for those advocates of an environmental utopia.https://www.facebook.com/BjerkeForMayor/posts/217648651927912
You need to pay attention whenever you hear a politician talk about "traffic calming." Our current mayor, along with some city council members, are pushing this issue. The three people who ride their bikes year-round have convinced them to focus on bike lanes, bike paths, etc., instead of roads. As mayor, I will not put the agenda of a few radical environmentalists ahead of the tens of thousands of people who drive to and from work or school on a daily basis.https://www.facebook.com/BjerkeForMayor/posts/213601072332670
This article has a connection, I think they picked it up from the Herald: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/12/13/muslim-owned-cafe-defaced-with-nazi-graffiti-then-firebombed.html
At the end of Dakdok’s November presentation, Bjerke held up the free copies of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and the New Testament that were handed out that night, saying there was only one way enemies foreign and domestic would take them from the bombastic city councilmen.
“From my cold, dead hands!” he yelled.
Lol, and now Port's blog is owned by Forum Communications, which owns every other media outlet in North Dakota. Way to stick it to the powers that be, Rob...It definitely seems like Forum is pushing everyone else out. Here's a conspiracy theory from Facebook:
March 23 at 11:17am ·
So, this is how it's going to be...
(These comments are directed at the people who decided it would be a good idea to hire an uneducated smear blogger as a columnist, not the skilled employees of Forum Communications. I realize it would have been hard to find a qualified & talented writer in the Valley, since you can't throw a Port without hitting someone with a friggen Masters Degree, and there is a school of journalism RIGHT HERE!)
Step 1: A normally innocuous letter-to-the-editor is printed in Forum Communications Company owned Grand Forks Herald.
But; the writer is one of those educated uppity women, an educator, a #UND professor...some of Rob Port's most hated things.
Step 2: Port, a #Forum Communications employee goes into smear mode with a blog post. He makes up a misleading headline, uses a deceptive photo, and spins the rest.
Of course, the Algonquin Round table of vultures, that guard Port's comment section from sanity, go from nuts to venomous in 1.2 seconds. #Port knows his audience.
Step 3: Forum Communications owned InForum promotes Port's manufactured story, pushing more people to the blogger's cesspool.
O'boy, an anonymous comment section! Let's join the mob and stone the hoity–toity book-lernt feminazi!
Step 4: The Herald get's a zillion more page views.
They are making their own weather, and it's acid rain.
Sayanythingblog is now on the Forum Communications server, so they own this hazardous waste.
And, why is Port the only columnist (cough) allowed a comment section, anonymous, no less?
I've written two LTE's in the last six weeks and flat out called Port a liar, but curiously, he hasn't pushed back on those. He would rather pick on an English teacher.