"Minnesota, you elected an idiot and a lemon. Not only a lemon, but an expensive one at that. This year the table was set for a newer better government in this state. Our first conservative Governor in just about forever. Instead, as the picture above shows, we now have our own version of AOC."
I still like to read the op/ed page in the local rag some call a newspaper. Gives me a feel for the "pulse" of the state. Usually, I am very dismayed and/or disappointed after reading it. Today however, was an interesting article, penned by someone whose name I did not recognize. It was about our esteemed carpet bagger Governor. The one who likes to be looked at as a kindly gentleman, a former school teacher, and retired Sargent in the National Guard. In other words, he thinks he is kind of a Mr. Rogers.
Well, this article laid the wood to our Mr. Rogers. Said his budget was just more of the same from Democrats. About as clever and innovative as tuna casserole three nights in a row. Tax and spend, tax and spend. Period. Anybody else see something different? I know I have not. What was missing from this new budget from a new Governor? INNOVATION!!! CHANGE!!! BETTER FOR LESS, NOT STATUS QUO FOR MORE!! Jeepers Creepers, where in the world did we get this guy?
A side note before I continue to lay the wood to this poser we call Governor. A high school friend from way down south sent me an article this morning which lists the 50 states by misery of winter. As no surprise, Hawaii was the best state, and Minnesota was the worst. We even beat out North Dakota. That article comes right on the heels of a CBS poll which shows Minnesota to be the least tax friendly state. So let's get this straight. We live in a state, known for having the worst winters and the highest taxes. What does our Mr. Rogers want to do to make it better? Like any socialist democrat worth his or her salt - raise taxes (again).
Back to the article. The budget with no glimmer of hope. No new ideas. Some know I was on Jeff Johnson's team this past election. I was not on Jeff's team because he is a nice guy. I was not on Jeff's team because he and I are friends. I was on his team because Jeff Johnson had a fountain of ideas how to make government work better for less. Not just a few ideas, but a blizzard of ideas. In other words, Jeff Johnson would not have been a Mr. Rogers for Minnesota, he would have been a Mr. Fixit.
But that scenario now only exists in the land of "never happen". The minions fell for the "feel good" promises of Tim Walz. Now we are stuck. The broken parts of our government will stay broken. Pour good money after bad. Want an example? Walz thinks extending the North Star up to St. Cloud is a "good idea". Really Mr. Rogers? This heavily subsidized rail line which few people ride - make it longer?
And then there is the Line Three fiasco. Since Mr. Rogers still worships at the feet of special interests, instead of providing thousands of jobs in northern Minnesota to replace an old worn out pipe line, Mr. "No Imagination" put it on hold. Instead of a new pipe line, we will have more and more oil trains rumbling through the metro area.
Minnesota, you elected an idiot and a lemon. Not only a lemon, but an expensive one at that. This year the table was set for a newer better government in this state. Our first conservative Governor in just about forever. Instead, as the picture above shows, we have our own version of AOC. Lord, help us make it though the reign of Mr. Rogers.