Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Minnesota Legacy Fund & the Minnesota Vikings

Dear Minnesota Lawmakers,

The voters approved the Legacy Fund to "protect drinking water sources; to protect, enhance, and restore wetlands, prairies, forests, and fish, game, and wildlife habitat; to preserve arts and cultural heritage; to support parks and trails; and to protect, enhance, and restore lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater."

It is beyond a stretch to think that a private corporation such as the Minnesota Vikings could be included in this definition.

It would be a violation of the amendment, as approved by voters, to divert funds to a project that will benefit a small sector of the population.

It is furthermore a violation of the public trust to be diverting any public money to private interests such as sports franchises.

If you want to waste public money on a stadium, let the voters weigh-in.



Minnesota Legacy Fund

Minnesota Historical Society's page to take action

Art Rolnick MPR op-ed on Early Childhood Education or Stadium

Monday, October 10, 2011

Don't Believe in Evolution?


Evolution doesn't believe in you. Doesn't matter. It's still happening. Even to you, hard as that may be to believe, given that you don't believe in evolution, which says something about your evolution. Your lack of belief in facts is probably a result of evolution as well, which is another point against the "idea" of intelligent design.

My only caveat is that you keep your disbelief out of the public schools and out of public life in general. It has no business there. If you want to live out a pre-Darwin existence, have at it. I suggest you also disbelieve in airplanes, computers, women's suffrage, The Emancipation Proclamation, and the world-wide-web.*

*(Unfortunately, if you don't believe in evolution, you may already be half-way to not believing in two of these things.)

Bravo, Mr. President

"You wanna be commander in chief? You can start by standing up for the men and women who wear the uniform of the United States even when it's not politically convenient." --President Barack Obama at the Human Rights Campaign dinner, regarding the boo-ing of a US soldier during a GOP presidential debate

Monday, October 3, 2011

Family Values

The recent ICE raids may well have brought in some dangerous people-- Aracelio is not one of them. Please take a moment to read the information on this link and sign the petition. I know Aracelio and one of his daughters. He is an asset to our country, and he should be with his family.
Link to petition on