Stuff like this in paper gets me off to a crabby start. So much so that I’m breaking my rule against blogging on the bus, and blogging from my stupid iPhone thingie. Regarding the vote last night to approve giving $500M in free money to America’s most successful entertainment francise and a New Jersey based bazillionaire. Ms. Rosen had this to say:
;‘It seems like we’re hanging [the Vikings] upside down and trying to get all the loose change out of their pocket,’ said a frustrated Sen. Julie Rosen, R-Fairmont, the chief Senate stadium author. ‘We just keep smacking them around.’ “
Seriously? If she thinks saving ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS is loose change and she’s supposed to be steward of my tax dollars she needs to be fired at once because box or rocks doesn’t even begin to describe how irresponsible and frankly stupid this woman is. And she’s a Republican, they’re supposed to be against this sort of thing.
And by-the-f’n way, if the Vikes decide this deal isn’t sweet enough, half a billion in free cash being loose change, will those purple shirt goofballs who screaming and whining has drowned out the 62% of MN voters who are against this, will these folks FINALLY agree that the NFL doesn’t give a rip about them until they give up tax dollars? And will they be pissed at the NFL for once, or is still the fault of Minnesotians who are against massive corporate subsidies? Just asking the question.
BTW lost in Senator Rosens lame statement, please don’t forget we’re still handing over, gratis, for nothing, ONE HALF BILLION in public tax dollars.
And while were in the spending mood we also voted to spend $44M to start renovating the State Capital. Vikes get their house, we want one too. I don’t think we can afford a new state capital, God knows theres a lot of empty office space in town that could house state government. Seriously, tear it down, it was built in 190 somthing or other. Other states have newer more modern buildings. I say let the government move to LA. We’d all be better off here!</