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10:42 am on Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Taco Bell is food. Delicious, terrible for you food. Anything that involves more Taco Bell locations makes me happy.
11:23 am on Tuesday, March 5, 2013
This is the land of Honey Boo Boo, The Kardashians, and The Real Housewives. If the news isn't entertaining, or sensational, the average person changes the channel.
Ellison was baited by even accepting the invite. The respective camps likely knew it would be fodder for both sides, or the invite would never have happened. We're obviously still talking about it, so they won. No one else.
Especially not the people of MN - because we already have a representative on the national level who likes to make us appear unable to elect intelligent representation.
12:15 pm on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Anyone who has listened to Hannity's radio show or seen his TV show knows he likes to sensationalize but then again, that's what is consumers want him to do. I'm curious what Congressman Ellison was hoping to achieve by not maintaining his composure on Fox News - a network with a decidedly conservative viewership - but after all that I sure hope he feels it was a success.
3:15 pm on Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I don't know if it's gotten any better, but we hated the plowing in Richfield in the house I grew up in. Our driveway was plowed shut, twice, every time - once by the street plow and then again by the sidewalk plow. If you had to leave after one came through and before the other, you better have a shovel in the car, or you're not getting back in the driveway. As far as Minneapolis, there is no consistancy. 1/2 the city gets towed away, the other 1/2 not - so depending on the street, it's either somewhat decently curb to curb or it's horrible drifts where the cars they didn't tow were. It looks awful and makes it so no one can park easily. Street parking is already at a premium - either tow everyone who violates the snow emergency or don't bother declaring one.
12:47 pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Not sure how many people in MN smoke, but for the heck of it, let's say it's 50 thousand. 50,000 x 94cents is $47,000. Most regular smokers buy a pack a day. So, that's $47,000 a day the state would lose - about 17 million a year. Totally rough math, based on a random number with no factual basis. Oh and forget the fact that much of the cost of cigarettes is already tax. Super America itemizes the tax for you (or at least they used to). </endrant>
Don't be silly Joshua, if they made smoking illegal, they'd have to raise taxes on something socially acceptable, like alcohol. Otherwise, the state would go bankrupt.
11:27 am on Wednesday, January 23, 2013
I think roundabouts are some of the most dangerous intersections because people do NOT know how to use them. God forbid you have to worry about pedestrians and cyclists. Sadly, it's not rocket science either. Turning left, left lane - turning right, right lane - continuing on same road, either lane - yield but when it's clear, MOVE!
I used to ride my bike all over town - I didn't even own a car till I was 23. 10 years of driving later, I've learned all about why drivers get pissed at cyclists. My observation is the vast majority of cyclists do not signal turns and follow other traffic laws. If you as a cyclist believe it's acceptable for you to run a red light because your legs are your motor (and who pulls over bicycles!), then you are pretty much asking for motor vehicles to be annoyed you and perhaps even aggressive. Safety begins with the individual, and if you're taking risks like not signaling turns, not wearing light colored clothing, and using caution when approaching intersections when people ahead of you may be turning, you shouldn't cry foul.
For the record, I get angry when I see people in cars purposefully run red lights and don't signal their turns also.
8:17 am on Thursday, January 17, 2013
I agree with the person who said if they do this, the main entry should be on the 65th street side. There's actually quite a lot of spots back there that are rarely used. Evidently it's not common knowledge (or people forget) that you can "cut thru" to the front of the mall via a hallway (In between Foot Locker and the Dollar Store).
7:29 am on Friday, December 7, 2012
I think Vets Park is a better site. There's quite a lot of parking for one thing, and I think Penn Ave. is a little easier to traffic control than Lyndale. Plus it's been home to summer concerts and events like 4th of July for years. Depending on where they place the stage, the Lyndale site could be very close to the many apartment buildings in the area, who's tenants may not be thrilled with the added traffic/noise. Sure, there are homes on Portland Avenue but that effects 10-20 families, who've been exposed to it for as long as they've lived there. One of the Lyndale Apartment buildings likely houses the same amount of people, on top of the adjacent single family dwellings along 64th Street and such.
8:27 am on Thursday, December 6, 2012
All these silly little rules might discourage me from buying a house in Richfield...
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