Hey, Buddy, Can you spare $235 million dollars?
Carl Pohlad probably already is breaking the aggresive panhandling ordinance already on the books. As the City of Mpls looks towards trying to register panhandlers, Mr. Phohlad should easily fall under that as well. Except that the rules are different between rich and poor. Even getting a few port a potties downtown for folks who are homeless to use while they are waiting to get into the shelters on Currie is like moving a freak'n mountain. The County Commissioners voted a couple of months of ago for that livability ordinance to further harass poor people in the downtown area. This stadium deal is not about improving the downtown business area, what a fallacy. It is about lining the pockets of those already wealthy. It is about continuing to give over control of our city, county, and state to those who do not have the best interests of the majority of our residents in mind. Instead of pointing the finger at those most culpable in the struggles faced by our city, local politicos and business interests scapegoat those who have so little voice already. The Twins need a home? What an irony when so many without homes will be in a shelter just a few blocks away from that "proposed" stadium. It isn't called panhandling when you have the financial resources to pretty it up and call it lobbying. Margaret Hastings Kingfield REMINDERS: 1. Be civil! Please read the NEW RULES at http://www.e-democracy.org/rules. If you think a member is in violation, contact the list manager at [EMAIL PROTECTED] before continuing it on the list. 2. Don't feed the troll! Ignore obvious flame-bait. For state and national discussions see: http://e-democracy.org/discuss.html For external forums, see: http://e-democracy.org/mninteract ________________________________ Minneapolis Issues Forum - A Civil City-focused Civic Discussion - Mn E-Democracy Post messages to: mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org Subscribe, Un-subscribe, etc. at: http://e-democracy.org/mpls