"But - I will continue the conversation. Melvin, you are an idiot. You are a lousy Mayor. The good people of St. Paul deserve better. They deserve to be safe."
In case you have not heard, both of the Twin Cities have had a bloody summer and a bloody early fall. Yes, I said both - including the saintly city of St. Paul. Seems that St. Paul is NOT as saintly as it once was. But - fortunately for St. Paul, they elected a young guy as Mayor, a young man whose father was a cop. He should be able to fix this festering problem.
The other night, not that far from our new deluxe soccer stadium, we had two more citizens get shot. Could not have been by crazed soccer fans - most of them are as docile as Monks. In any event, the Mayor jumped right on this one. Maybe more cops patrolling the streets? Heavens no! Instead (you will love this one, as it comes right out of the Democrat play book),"We need to have a conversation about gun violence."
(Don't get excited, this part is parody). The Mayor called some thugs into his office to start a "conversation". These are some excerpts from that meeting:
Mayor: How can we get all those guns off the streets?
Thug # 1: You can start by disarming citizens. Especially the ones who legally carry.
Mayor: I would love to. Would that help with our crime problem?
Thug # 2: Of course not, you idiot. It would just keep up safer while committing crimes.
Mayor: I am thinking about reducing the number of cops we have patrolling the streets.
Thug # 1: Great idea! Make sure the ones remaining are not armed.
Mayor: That is also a great idea! Less guns with the police, more social justice!
Mayor: We think much of the gang violence has to do with drugs? Make drugs legal?
Thug # 2: That is a stupid idea. We will use the black market and undersell you.
Mayor: Thanks guys! This had been really been helpful! Final words?
Thug # 1: Sucker.
Thug # 2: Ditto.
Whew! Sure am glad we had that conversation! It is always good to talk things over. Talking is better than acting. Most of our big blue cities are going the way of less cops, less armed cops, and more social justice. This is a thug's dream. Seems that Melvin wants to be part of that crowd. The mantra which is spreading in our big blue cities - cops = bad, thugs = good. Hey Melvin - that is why normal people don't want to step foot in either Minneapolis or St. Paul.
But - I will continue the conversation. Melvin, you are an idiot. You are a lousy Mayor. The good people of St. Paul deserve better. They deserve to be safe. All your conversations on this topic are just hot air, chasing hot air. Meanwhile, up here in God's country, we continue to respect our law enforcement, and eschew thuggery. That is our conversation - short and sweet.