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From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune:

Landscape of rubble persists as Minneapolis demands taxes in exchange for permits

In St. Paul, officials have waived the tax rule so property owners can clean up.
By Jeffrey Meitrodt Star Tribune AUGUST 13, 2020 — 7:54AM


Don Blyly stood on the ruins of Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction & Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstores on S. Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

In Minneapolis, on a desolate lot where Don Blyly’s bookstore stood before being destroyed in the May riots, two men finish their cigarettes and then walk through a dangerous landscape filled with slippery debris and sharp objects. The city won’t let Blyly haul away his wreckage without a permit, and he can’t get a contractor to tell him how much it will cost to rebuild the store until that happens.

In St. Paul, where Jim Stage’s pharmacy burned down during the same disturbances, crews have already removed the bricks and scorched timbers. A steel fence keeps out trespassers. Stage expects construction of his new Lloyd’s Pharmacy to begin later this month.

The main reason for the different recoveries is simple: Minneapolis requires owners to prepay the second half of their 2020 property taxes in order to obtain a demolition permit. St. Paul does not.

“Minneapolis has not been particularly friendly toward business for some time,” said Blyly, who prepaid $8,847 in taxes last week but still hasn’t received his demolition permit. “They say they want to be helpful, but they certainly have not been.” …

“We don’t feel like we have an ability to block these permits, and I don’t see why we would,” said Derrick Hodge, one of the managers in Hennepin County’s property tax office. “One of our missions in the county is to reduce disparities, and if we took action to block these permits, that would arguably be creating more disparities instead of reducing disparities.”

Local business owners are appalled by the finger-pointing, noting that nearly 100 properties in Minneapolis were destroyed or severely damaged in the riots following the death of George Floyd. The vast majority of those properties are either still standing or have been turned into ugly and often dangerous piles of rubble. Owners say the lack of progress is discouraging reinvestment and sending customers to other parts of the metro.

Cleaning up that mess is expensive. Most property owners must pay $35,000 to $100,000 to clear their sites of debris, with larger tracts — such as strip shopping centers — costing as much as $400,000, according to property owners. That doesn’t include the money those owners must pay to get their permits. On average, the owners of properties destroyed or significantly damaged owe $25,000 in taxes for the second half of 2020, which come due in October, according to a Star Tribune review of county property records.

 
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  1. “the death of George Floyd”

    No longer “murder” or even “killing”

    • Agree: bruce county
    • Replies: @Olorin
    @Catdog

    Noticed that myownself.

    [dry dadly chuckle]

    , @Richard S
    @Catdog

    Note also the passive mood to describe the sacking of the city:


    Jim Stage’s pharmacy burned down during the same disturbances

    nearly 100 properties in Minneapolis were destroyed or severely damaged in the riots

    have been turned into ugly and often dangerous piles of rubble
     

    I’ve never seen that done so egregiously without it having been intended as satire. Sentences with objects but no subjects.

    Journalists impute more intent to weather phenomena. Maybe if we start giving the riots names, like we do with hurricanes? “Nihilistic Tumult Kevin” or “Anarchic Violence Betty” or “Scumbag Vandals Running Amok and Literally Destroying the Fabric of Society Mike”?

  2. “Cleaning up that mess is expensive”
    No sh*t, Sherlock! But who allowed the mess to happen in the first place? The same authorities who stood idly by as the businesses were destroyed now turn around and ask taxes from the very same owners they let down? I guess they won’t be collecting more taxes next year as businesses flee the Minneapolis area. How long will it take to turn Minneapolis into Detroit?

  3. Businessmen: seriously, just pack up and move away from anyplace with “vibrant” diversity and run by Democrats.

    ~~

    Republican pols: for once in your life stop all the oleaginous cucking, and protect your voters. Give states and counties and towns the right to issue residency and work permits as they see fit.

    Let people live and work in a community of their choice, with the ability to preserve that community, that choice.

    Let 100 flowers bloom.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  4. Who Knew That a Post-Apocalyptic Wasteland Would be So Bureaucratic?

    Anyone who’s lived in Latin America.

    • Agree: J.Ross
    • LOL: Daniel H, BB753
  5. LEAVE.
    They’re doing everything they can to make you go. Take the hint. Let Minneapolis become a ghetto.

  6. While this was all fresh, Uncle Hugo’s communicator, one “Elizabeth,” was busy blaming whitey.

    May 30, 2020

    Hello loyal Uncles fans,

    The photo above was taken this morning. 2864 Chicago Ave as viewed from the sidewalk across the street.

    Elizabeth here to give you a quick update. The Twin Cities are facing arson, rioting, and vandalism. Per the local authorities, as of this morning, virtually all of the people arrested for these crimes are from out of state. Eyewitness accounts and livestreams report fires being set by young white men.

    I spoke with Don this afternoon. He appreciates the outpouring of support he has received from around the globe. He is currently considering various options, but will need some time to process this tragedy and loss before he is ready to make decisions. Please respect that. Watch the store Facebook page for news.

    http://www.unclehugo.com/prod/index.shtml

  7. @Catdog
    "the death of George Floyd"

    No longer "murder" or even "killing"

    Replies: @Olorin, @Richard S

    Noticed that myownself.

    [dry dadly chuckle]

  8. Anonymous[385] • Disclaimer says:

    Holy crap! Guess who’s getting prosecuted in Portland for crossing state lines to riot?

    Not Antifa. Nope. It’s a Proud Boy. Of course. Plus he’s a non-white guy.

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/proud-boys-seattle-chop-assault-portland-protests

    Doesn’t matter that 1000s of Antifa scumbags cross over from Vancouver to riot every week! Feds do nothing! (Portland and Vancouver straddle the state line)

    It’s a felony and it’s federal law. Castrated cuck AG Barr could theoretically do mass arrests without any interference from state officials. Instead …crickets.

    Kamala Harris would put right wing rioters in a open air chainlink prison in the eastern Oregon desert (nasty place) on her first day in office! All busted on trumped up federal charges.

    Wake up people…

    IT’S ALL RIOT CONTROL THEATER

    Thanks POTUS! Thanks FBI Director Wray!

    Thanks for the “law & order” you assholes!

    Cynical machiavellian Trump wants this sh*t to boil right thru Halloween because it’s the only way he can get his lame ass reelected.

  9. It’s the surprise that gets me. You riot, things get broken. You spit in the face of the wider taxpayer community, they might not throw you money to clean up. This isn’t a question of what anyone “deserves” so much as a societal law of gravity.

  10. Fentanyl Floyd’s life was apparently more important than Minneapolis.

    Unfortunately too many of Don Blyly’s neighbors voted for loony council members and a parachuted-in lefty mayor (Frey) .

    Lutheran Charities refugee resettlement has done mucho damage to Minneapolis also.

    Of course when Minneapolis looks like Detroit racism will be blamed.

  11. Dude is a long-time liberal Democrat. It warms my heart to see his life destroyed by the forces he worked for years to create. He got exactly what he deserved.

    • Agree: Kronos
    • Replies: @bomag
    @S.Atan


    ...his life destroyed by the forces he worked for years to create
     
    He has to be protected from himself.
    , @gkruz
    @S.Atan

    It's like Greek tragedy without the tragedy.
    Schadenfreude at the distress of liberals, priceless.

  12. Minneapolis requires owners to prepay the second half of their 2020 property taxes in order to obtain a demolition permit.

    BLM and Antifi don’t need permits to demolish things. So businesses can just hire them to finish what they started.

    • Agree: Kronos
    • LOL: The Alarmist
  13. The vast majority of those properties are either still standing or have been turned into ugly and often dangerous piles of rubble.

    Well that clears it up.

  14. Squirrels and blue jays practice “scatter hoarding” as a way of protecting themselves from larger competitors. It looks like they are only hiding acorns when what they are also doing is making sure that the concentration of food is dispersed to the point that pigs and deer will not be attracted in numbers and wipe out the harvest.

    In one sense this is what whites will need to do to maintain any semblance of wealth and culture. If they all immediately concentrate in another area they will just be followed and the cycle will repeat itself. But if they scatter or settle in smaller concentrations, there will be less of an incentive for minorities to eat all the seed corn.

    Thank goodness for the suburbs. My guess is that larger cities, broke with large brown and black populations, will turn their hungry eyes on neighboring towns that managed to avoid the calamity by maintaining a loyal police force and favorable demographics.

    • Replies: @Mr McKenna
    @Prof. Woland

    Those are all good points, except for the fact that Harris-Biden are going to bring back AFFH with a vengeance, and wreck every white suburb they can get their grimy little mitts on.


    Don Blyly stood on the ruins of Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction & Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstores on S. Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis
     
    He's going to pay his taxes, clean up the mess, rebuild, and watch everything happen all over again. Too dim to realize that this was a gift horse, and that the clock sort of ran out on "Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction & Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstores" in the first place.

    Replies: @Clyde, @artichoke

  15. Horrible behavior.

    The damaged/ruined business and property owners in Minneapolis should organize a class action against the city of Minneapolis for the damages. Also sue BLM in any and all of its corporate/legal forms.

    Let the city and state, and BLM have to defend its passive behavior and BLM for instigating the riots.

    They have raised millions, so lots of good PR on the lawsuit.

    It wouldn’t cost but a fraction of the damages and such publicity and pressure might do wonders for getting recompense. Time the legal actions in tandem with the timetable for local elections. Opponents of existing commie politicos there will be happy to amplify these claims and negligence causes.

  16. Anon[200] • Disclaimer says:

    I’m willing to bet most of you didn’t read the article. There is a State law that is causing the issue. I know Republicans like to pick and choose which laws are OK to follow, but that’s the reason why. Hopefully they can come to some resolution since it does seem ridiculous in this instance.

    only two presidents in the past 50 years have lowered the deficit. Clinton and Obama. That’s a fact. Not an alternative fact. Lastly, in that same 50 years, Democrat Presidents have created many millions more jobs vs. Republicans Presidents. Again, that’s a fact. Call me what you want, but it ain’t stupid. Look it up, buttercup. VOTE BLUE!

    The city of Minneapolis has consistently changed for the better over the last 20 years. I’m happy to raise my family in the city and last few months haven’t changed that. Perhaps one day you guys will realize that screeching about necessary protests and hyperbolizing all aspects of change and conflict for political purposes is an equal or larger problem.

    • Replies: @RonaldB
    @Anon

    "The law, however, leaves enforcement to the county, and Hennepin County officials said they made it clear to the city of Minneapolis this summer that they would not enforce the requirement for any riot-damaged properties."

    Are you really as dyslexic as you make out?

    , @Ozymandias
    @Anon


    The city of Minneapolis has consistently changed for the better over the last 20 years.
     
    And the charred, smoking ruins are not the apex. Onward and upward!
    , @El Dato
    @Anon


    only two presidents in the past 50 years have lowered the deficit. Clinton and Obama
     
    The _federal_ deficit.

    Plus Clinton presided over one of the largest economic bubbles ever. This should bring in some taxes.

    But saying that Obama "lowered the deficit" is just too liberal even for the Internet.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/18/barack-obamas-real-debt-and-deficit-legacy/


    The national debt sky-rocketed from $11 to nearly $20 trillion on Obama‘ watch. Is a diet successful if you start by weighing 200 pounds and eight years later you weigh 400 pounds? I may be super-obese now, but at least I’m putting on the lbs. at a slower pace.

    It is incontrovertible that the national debt nearly doubled in eight years, which makes Mr. Obama the runaway Olympic gold-medal winner of all presidents for fiscal incompetence. The figure below compares Mr. Obama’s record on red ink compared to every president since Eisenhower. Mr. Obama’s record is far and away the worst.

    So how did Mr. Obama lower the deficit by more than 60 percent? Here is the answer. The left starts counting Mr. Obama’s deficit meter in 2010, after he passed the $800 billion debt bomb fiscal stimulus bill.

     

    Yes.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

  17. @Prof. Woland
    Squirrels and blue jays practice "scatter hoarding" as a way of protecting themselves from larger competitors. It looks like they are only hiding acorns when what they are also doing is making sure that the concentration of food is dispersed to the point that pigs and deer will not be attracted in numbers and wipe out the harvest.

    In one sense this is what whites will need to do to maintain any semblance of wealth and culture. If they all immediately concentrate in another area they will just be followed and the cycle will repeat itself. But if they scatter or settle in smaller concentrations, there will be less of an incentive for minorities to eat all the seed corn.

    Thank goodness for the suburbs. My guess is that larger cities, broke with large brown and black populations, will turn their hungry eyes on neighboring towns that managed to avoid the calamity by maintaining a loyal police force and favorable demographics.

    Replies: @Mr McKenna

    Those are all good points, except for the fact that Harris-Biden are going to bring back AFFH with a vengeance, and wreck every white suburb they can get their grimy little mitts on.

    Don Blyly stood on the ruins of Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction & Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstores on S. Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis

    He’s going to pay his taxes, clean up the mess, rebuild, and watch everything happen all over again. Too dim to realize that this was a gift horse, and that the clock sort of ran out on “Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction & Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstores” in the first place.

    • Agree: donut
    • Replies: @Clyde
    @Mr McKenna

    Don Blyly is not all crazy. It must be that he was insured up the wazoo, he is getting a great sum from his insurers. Only problem is it must be spent on rebuilding his Sci-Fi bookshop. So rebuilding costs him nothing.
    My theory.

    Replies: @artichoke, @Mr McKenna

    , @artichoke
    @Mr McKenna

    Very important:

    AFFH depends on taking HUD money. It is imposed as conditions for participants in HUD programs. Not in any HUD programs? AFFH can't touch you.

    If you're in a place you like, try to keep them from grabbing some "free money" from HUD. Don't give up your town's freedom.

  18. Please come Nibiru and smash everything.

    • Replies: @bomag
    @J.Ross

    Thanks.

    Candidate for the event that signals the end has come and gone.

    Replies: @artichoke

    , @El Dato
    @J.Ross

    These are evil times.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtkFei4wRjE

  19. Well, if they keep voting for Democrats they deserve what they are getting.

  20. The article is hilarious and pretty much sums up the current situation – there is enough money sloshing around that the byzantine bureaucracy can still be supported. At some point that will end, and that waste of a human being Mr. SJW paper-pusher will be let go, and then things might finally become interesting. However, the system has a lot of inertia and right now the status quo still works, probably will still work for a few months at least, if not years.

    …what they are also doing is making sure that the concentration of food is dispersed to the point that pigs and deer will not be attracted in numbers and wipe out the harvest.

    In one sense this is what whites will need to do to maintain any semblance of wealth and culture.

    I am all for HBD, but I still think your average NAM is smarter than a deer.

  21. @Anon
    I'm willing to bet most of you didn't read the article. There is a State law that is causing the issue. I know Republicans like to pick and choose which laws are OK to follow, but that's the reason why. Hopefully they can come to some resolution since it does seem ridiculous in this instance.

    only two presidents in the past 50 years have lowered the deficit. Clinton and Obama. That's a fact. Not an alternative fact. Lastly, in that same 50 years, Democrat Presidents have created many millions more jobs vs. Republicans Presidents. Again, that's a fact. Call me what you want, but it ain't stupid. Look it up, buttercup. VOTE BLUE!

    The city of Minneapolis has consistently changed for the better over the last 20 years. I'm happy to raise my family in the city and last few months haven't changed that. Perhaps one day you guys will realize that screeching about necessary protests and hyperbolizing all aspects of change and conflict for political purposes is an equal or larger problem.

    Replies: @RonaldB, @Ozymandias, @El Dato

    “The law, however, leaves enforcement to the county, and Hennepin County officials said they made it clear to the city of Minneapolis this summer that they would not enforce the requirement for any riot-damaged properties.”

    Are you really as dyslexic as you make out?

  22. … business and property owners in Minneapolis should organize a class action against the city of Minneapolis

    Brilliant idea! Just one question: where exactly would they find a court of law that is not already 100% co-opted by public unions and other Leftoids?

    • Agree: donut
  23. screw them. they got what they voted for.

    was there even one single republican voting business owner there?

  24. @S.Atan
    Dude is a long-time liberal Democrat. It warms my heart to see his life destroyed by the forces he worked for years to create. He got exactly what he deserved.

    Replies: @bomag, @gkruz

    …his life destroyed by the forces he worked for years to create

    He has to be protected from himself.

  25. @J.Ross
    Please come Nibiru and smash everything.
    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1293979262584840192

    Replies: @bomag, @El Dato

    Thanks.

    Candidate for the event that signals the end has come and gone.

    • Replies: @artichoke
    @bomag

    Judge Brown’s ruling came without the hearing that was scheduled to take place yesterday. There was no explanation why Judge Brown issued her order without the proper hearing.

    According to the “Save James” Facebook page, “a special evidentiary hearing is scheduled for September,” to review the current orders. [LifeSiteNews]


    Well, making such a ruling without a proper hearing is pretty abusive. If the father can afford a good lawyer -- which is where money should be going now -- maybe this procedural weakness can be turned against the evil stepmother.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

  26. @Mr McKenna
    @Prof. Woland

    Those are all good points, except for the fact that Harris-Biden are going to bring back AFFH with a vengeance, and wreck every white suburb they can get their grimy little mitts on.


    Don Blyly stood on the ruins of Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction & Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstores on S. Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis
     
    He's going to pay his taxes, clean up the mess, rebuild, and watch everything happen all over again. Too dim to realize that this was a gift horse, and that the clock sort of ran out on "Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction & Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstores" in the first place.

    Replies: @Clyde, @artichoke

    Don Blyly is not all crazy. It must be that he was insured up the wazoo, he is getting a great sum from his insurers. Only problem is it must be spent on rebuilding his Sci-Fi bookshop. So rebuilding costs him nothing.
    My theory.

    • Replies: @artichoke
    @Clyde

    He paid for every bit of that insurance, and paid for it years before when it turned out not to have been needed. Having insurance that you pay for is not privilege, so the attitude of your comment is wrong.

    Replies: @Clyde

    , @Mr McKenna
    @Clyde

    Yeah, I'm still unclear at what point insurers will abridge their coverage due to civil insurrection. So far it looks like punks and thugs get to party, we all (ratepayers) get to pick up the tab, and none of it ever gets onto the reparation ledger.

    That said, the guy's business model sucks.

  27. @S.Atan
    Dude is a long-time liberal Democrat. It warms my heart to see his life destroyed by the forces he worked for years to create. He got exactly what he deserved.

    Replies: @bomag, @gkruz

    It’s like Greek tragedy without the tragedy.
    Schadenfreude at the distress of liberals, priceless.

  28. They owe property taxes? Can’t they appeal their taxes because their properties are now worth less than land value?

  29. @Clyde
    @Mr McKenna

    Don Blyly is not all crazy. It must be that he was insured up the wazoo, he is getting a great sum from his insurers. Only problem is it must be spent on rebuilding his Sci-Fi bookshop. So rebuilding costs him nothing.
    My theory.

    Replies: @artichoke, @Mr McKenna

    He paid for every bit of that insurance, and paid for it years before when it turned out not to have been needed. Having insurance that you pay for is not privilege, so the attitude of your comment is wrong.

    • Replies: @Clyde
    @artichoke

    Of course I agree with you that he has "earned" his insurance payout. Next!

  30. @bomag
    @J.Ross

    Thanks.

    Candidate for the event that signals the end has come and gone.

    Replies: @artichoke

    Judge Brown’s ruling came without the hearing that was scheduled to take place yesterday. There was no explanation why Judge Brown issued her order without the proper hearing.

    According to the “Save James” Facebook page, “a special evidentiary hearing is scheduled for September,” to review the current orders. [LifeSiteNews]

    Well, making such a ruling without a proper hearing is pretty abusive. If the father can afford a good lawyer — which is where money should be going now — maybe this procedural weakness can be turned against the evil stepmother.

    • Replies: @The Alarmist
    @artichoke

    The father should admit defeat and flee the jurisdiction to shack up with some third-world sugar-baby.

  31. People getting the gubment they voted for, good and hard.

  32. @Anon
    I'm willing to bet most of you didn't read the article. There is a State law that is causing the issue. I know Republicans like to pick and choose which laws are OK to follow, but that's the reason why. Hopefully they can come to some resolution since it does seem ridiculous in this instance.

    only two presidents in the past 50 years have lowered the deficit. Clinton and Obama. That's a fact. Not an alternative fact. Lastly, in that same 50 years, Democrat Presidents have created many millions more jobs vs. Republicans Presidents. Again, that's a fact. Call me what you want, but it ain't stupid. Look it up, buttercup. VOTE BLUE!

    The city of Minneapolis has consistently changed for the better over the last 20 years. I'm happy to raise my family in the city and last few months haven't changed that. Perhaps one day you guys will realize that screeching about necessary protests and hyperbolizing all aspects of change and conflict for political purposes is an equal or larger problem.

    Replies: @RonaldB, @Ozymandias, @El Dato

    The city of Minneapolis has consistently changed for the better over the last 20 years.

    And the charred, smoking ruins are not the apex. Onward and upward!

  33. @Catdog
    "the death of George Floyd"

    No longer "murder" or even "killing"

    Replies: @Olorin, @Richard S

    Note also the passive mood to describe the sacking of the city:

    Jim Stage’s pharmacy burned down during the same disturbances

    nearly 100 properties in Minneapolis were destroyed or severely damaged in the riots

    have been turned into ugly and often dangerous piles of rubble

    I’ve never seen that done so egregiously without it having been intended as satire. Sentences with objects but no subjects.

    Journalists impute more intent to weather phenomena. Maybe if we start giving the riots names, like we do with hurricanes? “Nihilistic Tumult Kevin” or “Anarchic Violence Betty” or “Scumbag Vandals Running Amok and Literally Destroying the Fabric of Society Mike”?

  34. @Mr McKenna
    @Prof. Woland

    Those are all good points, except for the fact that Harris-Biden are going to bring back AFFH with a vengeance, and wreck every white suburb they can get their grimy little mitts on.


    Don Blyly stood on the ruins of Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction & Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstores on S. Chicago Avenue in Minneapolis
     
    He's going to pay his taxes, clean up the mess, rebuild, and watch everything happen all over again. Too dim to realize that this was a gift horse, and that the clock sort of ran out on "Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction & Uncle Edgar’s Mystery Bookstores" in the first place.

    Replies: @Clyde, @artichoke

    Very important:

    AFFH depends on taking HUD money. It is imposed as conditions for participants in HUD programs. Not in any HUD programs? AFFH can’t touch you.

    If you’re in a place you like, try to keep them from grabbing some “free money” from HUD. Don’t give up your town’s freedom.

    • Agree: Mr McKenna
  35. @Clyde
    @Mr McKenna

    Don Blyly is not all crazy. It must be that he was insured up the wazoo, he is getting a great sum from his insurers. Only problem is it must be spent on rebuilding his Sci-Fi bookshop. So rebuilding costs him nothing.
    My theory.

    Replies: @artichoke, @Mr McKenna

    Yeah, I’m still unclear at what point insurers will abridge their coverage due to civil insurrection. So far it looks like punks and thugs get to party, we all (ratepayers) get to pick up the tab, and none of it ever gets onto the reparation ledger.

    That said, the guy’s business model sucks.

  36. @artichoke
    @Clyde

    He paid for every bit of that insurance, and paid for it years before when it turned out not to have been needed. Having insurance that you pay for is not privilege, so the attitude of your comment is wrong.

    Replies: @Clyde

    Of course I agree with you that he has “earned” his insurance payout. Next!

  37. Is there a fine for simply signing the deed to the property over to the city and walking away?

  38. @artichoke
    @bomag

    Judge Brown’s ruling came without the hearing that was scheduled to take place yesterday. There was no explanation why Judge Brown issued her order without the proper hearing.

    According to the “Save James” Facebook page, “a special evidentiary hearing is scheduled for September,” to review the current orders. [LifeSiteNews]


    Well, making such a ruling without a proper hearing is pretty abusive. If the father can afford a good lawyer -- which is where money should be going now -- maybe this procedural weakness can be turned against the evil stepmother.

    Replies: @The Alarmist

    The father should admit defeat and flee the jurisdiction to shack up with some third-world sugar-baby.

  39. I’m happy to see a leftist suffer. He deserves what he is getting, good and hard.

  40. @Anon
    I'm willing to bet most of you didn't read the article. There is a State law that is causing the issue. I know Republicans like to pick and choose which laws are OK to follow, but that's the reason why. Hopefully they can come to some resolution since it does seem ridiculous in this instance.

    only two presidents in the past 50 years have lowered the deficit. Clinton and Obama. That's a fact. Not an alternative fact. Lastly, in that same 50 years, Democrat Presidents have created many millions more jobs vs. Republicans Presidents. Again, that's a fact. Call me what you want, but it ain't stupid. Look it up, buttercup. VOTE BLUE!

    The city of Minneapolis has consistently changed for the better over the last 20 years. I'm happy to raise my family in the city and last few months haven't changed that. Perhaps one day you guys will realize that screeching about necessary protests and hyperbolizing all aspects of change and conflict for political purposes is an equal or larger problem.

    Replies: @RonaldB, @Ozymandias, @El Dato

    only two presidents in the past 50 years have lowered the deficit. Clinton and Obama

    The _federal_ deficit.

    Plus Clinton presided over one of the largest economic bubbles ever. This should bring in some taxes.

    But saying that Obama “lowered the deficit” is just too liberal even for the Internet.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/18/barack-obamas-real-debt-and-deficit-legacy/

    The national debt sky-rocketed from $11 to nearly $20 trillion on Obama‘ watch. Is a diet successful if you start by weighing 200 pounds and eight years later you weigh 400 pounds? I may be super-obese now, but at least I’m putting on the lbs. at a slower pace.

    It is incontrovertible that the national debt nearly doubled in eight years, which makes Mr. Obama the runaway Olympic gold-medal winner of all presidents for fiscal incompetence. The figure below compares Mr. Obama’s record on red ink compared to every president since Eisenhower. Mr. Obama’s record is far and away the worst.

    So how did Mr. Obama lower the deficit by more than 60 percent? Here is the answer. The left starts counting Mr. Obama’s deficit meter in 2010, after he passed the $800 billion debt bomb fiscal stimulus bill.

    Yes.

    • Replies: @Harry Baldwin
    @El Dato

    Not to defend Obama, but I believe an approximate doubling of the debt is going to occur under every two-term president as it's baked into the cake at this point. It may more than double under Trump, judging by current trends.

  41. @J.Ross
    Please come Nibiru and smash everything.
    https://twitter.com/JackPosobiec/status/1293979262584840192

    Replies: @bomag, @El Dato

    These are evil times.

  42. Chicago suburb children’s lemonade stand robbed at gumpoint, you know who did it.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8628219/Two-boys-robbed-GUNPOINT-teen-lemonade-stand.html

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    @J.Ross

    The Daily Mail must have 10,00 reporters in the USA because they find all kinds of stories the MSM can't.

  43. @J.Ross
    Chicago suburb children's lemonade stand robbed at gumpoint, you know who did it.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8628219/Two-boys-robbed-GUNPOINT-teen-lemonade-stand.html

    Replies: @Jim Don Bob

    The Daily Mail must have 10,00 reporters in the USA because they find all kinds of stories the MSM can’t.

  44. I stopped in his bookstore while in Minnesota on a business trip. Great place to browse. I had to laugh at the literal wall of Don Pendleton books stacked up.

    It’s a shame, but they are reaping what they sowed up there. Gettin’ it good and hard.

  45. @El Dato
    @Anon


    only two presidents in the past 50 years have lowered the deficit. Clinton and Obama
     
    The _federal_ deficit.

    Plus Clinton presided over one of the largest economic bubbles ever. This should bring in some taxes.

    But saying that Obama "lowered the deficit" is just too liberal even for the Internet.

    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/feb/18/barack-obamas-real-debt-and-deficit-legacy/


    The national debt sky-rocketed from $11 to nearly $20 trillion on Obama‘ watch. Is a diet successful if you start by weighing 200 pounds and eight years later you weigh 400 pounds? I may be super-obese now, but at least I’m putting on the lbs. at a slower pace.

    It is incontrovertible that the national debt nearly doubled in eight years, which makes Mr. Obama the runaway Olympic gold-medal winner of all presidents for fiscal incompetence. The figure below compares Mr. Obama’s record on red ink compared to every president since Eisenhower. Mr. Obama’s record is far and away the worst.

    So how did Mr. Obama lower the deficit by more than 60 percent? Here is the answer. The left starts counting Mr. Obama’s deficit meter in 2010, after he passed the $800 billion debt bomb fiscal stimulus bill.

     

    Yes.

    Replies: @Harry Baldwin

    Not to defend Obama, but I believe an approximate doubling of the debt is going to occur under every two-term president as it’s baked into the cake at this point. It may more than double under Trump, judging by current trends.

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