I think this is going to change, but at the moment the dude is still acting like he’s going to take this job. http://minnesotabrown.com/2015/01/job-conflict-dogs-tomassoni-rams-members-losing-faith.html What’s strange is, this has dragged out for some weeks in the face of overwhelming public disapproval. Tomassoni is one thing, he may rilly rilly want the extra $6500 a month along with his attendant recalcitrance / rationalization that makes him think he can ride this out. He’s deluded. Question is, where’s the RAMS executive(s) that offered him this job? Who’s running this show that allows for him to plod on and seek cfb opinions, etc? Time for a come to Jesus meeting. Let’s be real, Tomassoni can’t take this job. I thought it paid less, but it’s pretty choice. It might be a ‘real’ job by the way, with real duties, but its feather nesting as well as a violation of political norms.
Pedant (me) weighs in – http://bringmethenews.com/2015/01/30/police-arrest-man-suspected-of-buying-guns-for-new-hope-shooter/ It’s worthwhile to figure out how Kmetz got his guns, he being an ‘ineligible’ person. Story makes reference to some disappointment by Stanek that Kmetz’s straw buyer won’t be charged by Hennepin Co. Well, an offense for straw buying isn’t codified at the state level, umkay Rich? Not hard to grasp. Rather, it’s a federal crime. So jailing the straw buyer at the county jail for the 72 hours you have before charge or release seems like grandstanding and an abuse of process. I don’t know how they would have booked him. The straw buyer appears to be a barely adult functioning 42 year old, btw, albeit one with a clean record. If the feds think they can get justice by putting him in federal prison for several years, well, yeah, they can do that.
Scary Skyways – http://www.twincities.com/crime/ci_27425447/st-paul-police-arrest-man-connection-skyway-assault Uh, it’s a bit as if the police are telling you to believe them rather than your own lying eyes. There are a lot more ‘youths’ in the skyway since light rail. To what extent they are wild, this probably can be managed with some police presence. Prior to a couple weeks ago, the police did seem a bit absent. One just passed me in the skyway today on a Segway, which I think reflects a different and new intensity.
Government is just the things we do together and if you don’t like it you should just go live in Somalia chortle chortle…: http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2015/02/bill_legalizing_exploding_aerial_fireworks_in_minnesota_introduced_today.php
97% Consensus – http://www.wsj.com/articles/bjorn-lomborg-the-alarming-thing-about-climate-alarmism-1422832462 One question that ought to be is, is alarmism a thing? I mean, does it exist, is there a group of people who overstate AGW? Or are there no overstaters, ie they’re all right on the money. If the answer is yes, they exist, then the science ain’t settled.
God bothered http://www.minnpost.com/sports/2015/01/hail-mary-why-some-religious-scholars-say-prayers-are-wasted-super-bowl Minnpost’s editorial bent here would be to mock the believers, fair to say with subtlety, but mock them no less. And they have a couple of surveys here by which to demonstrate the believers’ ridiculousness. Chortle chortle. I think it’s a stretch to hang a hat on a caricature of someone who ‘prays for their team to win the Super Bowl.’ Prayer is quite a bit more nuanced and complicated than that.