"I really am ready for the Twin Cities to do what some in California want to do - become a separate country. Heck, they might as well. They sure don't act like the rest of us."
When I was in the service, and someone asked where I was from, I often replied Minneapolis. Even though I really was from Robbinsdale, most everyone knew where Minneapolis was. Back then, I was proud to say so. Today when asked, I say I live just northwest of the Twin Cities. And today, to say the words "Twin Cities" is very hard for me to do. These once great cities have been reduced to nothing but clown towns.
The Democrats, who became progressives, who now proudly call themselves socialists in growing numbers, have taken a sledge hammer to both towns. They have formed an oligarchy in both city governments. In other words, Republicans need not apply. Both towns have also been PC'd to death. The most popular lake in Minneapolis has been renamed to something very few can pronounce or spell. Why? The previous name was given after Vice President Calhoun. But he was bad. A zillion years ago, he owned slaves. Well, guess what? A zillion years ago, many folks owned slaves. Including George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Last week was a banner week for Minnesota. We made national news. John Marty, a favorite son of St. Paul and Ramsey County, stood up in the Minnesota Senate and told all he found God offensive. He did not want "In God we trust" on the money in his pocket nor on all public buildings. Why? Because Marty typifies the current resident in the bowels of Hennepin and Ramsey Counties (home of the Twin Cities).
The early settlers, the strong willed and faithful Norwegian Lutherans, Finnish loggers and Germanic farmers, have been replaced by today's snowflakes. And trust me, there are more snowflakes in the Twin Cities than what lies on the slopes of Aspen.
I have said this before. It really does seem that to fit into the Twin Cities these days, you must be a socialist, maybe a communist, an agnostic, or an all out atheist. To be anything but in the Twin Cites, puts you in the "one off" category.
Do I hate Minnesota? Not a bit. With the right Governor, House and Senate, we can bring the state back from the brink. However, the Twin Cities are lost. The clowns in clown town have taken way too many blue pills to save them.
Bottom line? I really am ready for the Twin Cities to do what some in California want to do - become a separate country. Heck, they might as well. They sure don't act like the rest of us.