Minnesota Joins New Jersey In Insolvency, Shuts Down, Harbinger Of Debt Ceiling Negotiation Outcome?

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Fri, 07/01/2011 - 08:39 | 1418236 pan-the-ist
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Government shutdown will probably save the state some money.  My heart goes out to all the 612ers who won't get to go to a state park on the fourth, and all of the parasitic business that make their living on the tourism from those parks.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 08:50 | 1418275 TheTmfreak
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Parasitic business? That is such a ridiculous statement. Considering the consumers that purchase from those business do so voluntarily, and WANT to purchase the goods, that is a complete and total nonsensical argument.

You might as well call ALL business parasitic at this point. Hell all trade and barter must be parasitic then.

The fact that people WANT to go camping and engage in business transactions but cannot because the government won't let them use "state" property (what happened to it being owned by public?) is the part that is ridiculous. Just because they close down doesn't mean that the parks should "close."

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 08:51 | 1418283 pan-the-ist
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Do you hail from the 612 area code?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 08:52 | 1418290 TheTmfreak
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Fri, 07/01/2011 - 08:57 | 1418311 pan-the-ist
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I was trolling, I'd like to be doing that in a boat, but since the government shut down, I have to do it here instead.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:02 | 1418355 SoNH80
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What's the deal in Minnesota?  Here in the East, it's known as a liberal state, but one that's well-run (sort of Hubert Humphrey tradition), lacking in the Mass./N.J./R.I./N.Y./Md./Pa.-style corruption.  Is that still accurate?  How's the economy doing out there?  I know that some quality companies like General Mills and 3M are based there....

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:06 | 1418370 fuu
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Target, Best Buy, Super Valu, and Mayo as well.


It all went down hill after the wrestler was elected.



Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:31 | 1418430 Pegasus Muse
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No, Jesse V. was fine.  The cruel joke is that comedian they elected to play US senator.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:41 | 1418470 weinerdog43
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"...elected to play US Representative." 

She is indeed a clown.  Fixed it for ya.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:01 | 1419132 Freddie
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LOL!  Ob*ma's cock boys are here. 

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:43 | 1418506 Calmyourself
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Jesse was not fine..  Dropped car tab costs and then voted like a fricking money drunk lib for four years..

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:33 | 1418454 tarsubil
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Nah, Jesse was the best option between Skippy and northeast slimeball. Not saying much but still. He certainly is better than uber loser Pawlenty and nutjob Dayton.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:38 | 1418480 Agent 440
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Jesse rocked.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:43 | 1418505 spanish inquisition
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The wrestler did a good job. Republicans and Democrats linked arms and agreed on everything to eliminate the viable threat of a third party, then continued on their partisan ways.

Once in charge, T-Paw accounting shifted the state into bankruptcy, that is the State governor way to print money. Every position he took was calculated to appeal on a national basis gearing up for his presidential run.

I think it is funny that the Republicans who are so set on not spending are the ones crying that a lights on bill was not passed. I don't agree with everything Dayton is doing, but he is actually managing the state and we haven't seen that in a while.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:49 | 1418519 Calmyourself
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You best get the boys i nred to smack your head against the wall, "managing" the state are you serious?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 10:07 | 1418615 spanish inquisition
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Fri, 07/01/2011 - 10:55 | 1418852 Agent 440
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 +1 : )

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:17 | 1418917 Calmyourself
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612 fools..  Wait till Dayton gets scared and runs away like he did as a Senator maybe he can "manage" somewhere else..

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:12 | 1418374 pan-the-ist
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MNs strength was always it's natural resources, while we weren't Venesula with oil, we had trees, fertile land, and iron ore.  It was easy for the socialism here because they could take the wealth out of the ground.

Today, instead of extracting wealth (they can't because it's scarce), they tax it from workers to give to farmers to grow corn which is further subsidesed and made into ethanol, Shelly Bachmann style.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 10:57 | 1418870 Agent 440
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I suspect that the Federal subsidies for ethanhol are net gain for Minnessota, so you should probably consider puckering up and kissing Shelly Bachmann's ass for buying you're dying Parasitic-Industrial complex a little more time.



Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:21 | 1418975 pan-the-ist
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It's a net gain for the socialist farmers and Shelly supporters, but not for MN.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:15 | 1418382 hedgeless_horseman
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What's the deal in Minnesota?

"All the women are strong, all the men are good looking, and all the children are above average."


Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:30 | 1418438 Agent P
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"Where the introverts stare at their shoes, and the extroverts stare at your shoes."

   - Tim Bedore

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:30 | 1418439 tarsubil
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GK is the most pretentious smarmy guy on the radio. None of his stuff is funny. The twits laugh because they think that makes them cultured and smart.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:40 | 1418466 hedgeless_horseman
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Pretentious, smarmy, democrats that think they are cultured and smart?  In Minnesota?

Maybe people like him because he is one of the most handsome people on the radio.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:46 | 1418524 Calmyourself
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State is full of them sooner or later we will push them into Iowa or WI.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 17:35 | 1420273 MisterMousePotato
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I beg to disagree. A Young Lutheran's Guide to the Orchestra is actually pretty funny.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:36 | 1418467 Agent 440
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Uh-huh. Most of those companies have outsourced or moved. It is fair to describe the businesses there as 'parasitic' since most of those still in the state only remain for the priveleged concessions the state has made to keep from losing all private employers. Especially if those employers have the requisiste political access to the union machine. My guess is the public employees will win this one and those not 'Willing To Pay For A Better Minnesota' will continue to file out the state.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 10:08 | 1418623 pan-the-ist
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Blah Blah Blah. Good riddance. Take Shelly and the socialist farmers with you.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 10:20 | 1418693 Agent 440
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Sorry Comrade. Regular programming will resume now:



Fri, 07/01/2011 - 10:38 | 1418797 SoNH80
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Obviously, Wisconsin isn't a huge destination for Minn. migrants.  Where do they go?  Iowa?-- I have an Iowan friend, she's always raving about how solid the Iowa economy is.  Or Florida, Texas, those other semi-tropical states?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:56 | 1419129 Freddie
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It is filled with islamic Somalis now.  They also elected Al Franken or he actually stole the recount.  looks like the Repubs in MN have some stones.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:39 | 1418469 Calmyourself
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I would like to troll you down Hennepin perhaps with a #10 treble hook..  I just hope no one phones in a rabid bunny rabbit warning as Dayton will pack up, close his office and run away..  When do you think Mr. Dayton will move his assets instate so he can be taxed properly?  statists in MN even though heavily enabled by our sycophant media will not be able to turn this debate no matter how many sob stories they self generate.  Dayton threw Bre'r rabbit in the briar patch on this one..    He will regret this when he loses the messaging war..  So you know the Republicans offered to raise the budget in this Biennial budget, Dayton will not budge too bad, so sad.   We will see if $34 billion is big enough for 5 million people..



Fri, 07/01/2011 - 10:10 | 1418635 pan-the-ist
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Dayton wants to balance the budget and the others (like Pawlenty) want to kick the can. 

It's that simple.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 10:24 | 1418713 Agent P
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You guys need to take a page out of our (Illinois) playbook, and pass a budget that's bigger than you can afford, then just drag your feet on paying your bills and run up a multi-billion dollar backlog.  Then, shove a huge tax increase down everyone's throat, only to discover you still don't have enough money to pay your bills. 

Illinois, a shining example for all to follow (off a cliff).


Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:19 | 1418924 Calmyourself
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Bullshit your a liar..  it is balanced as it sits, he will not sign it..

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:22 | 1418979 pan-the-ist
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You mean "You're."

Kick. The. Can.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:52 | 1419081 Calmyourself
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Wow, thanks for the grammar lesson, what a mensch..  Now if you could move onto typing lessons.  Pan your wrong and you know it, but if I am wrong lets agree on a solution all Minnesotans can agree upon.  Our budget moving forward is the last two years actual state revenue we borrow not a penny..


How is that sport, no more can kicking starting right now..

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 13:23 | 1419448 pan-the-ist
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Accounting tricks and kicking the can make it look like you're balancing, but you're not.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:30 | 1419685 Calmyourself
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Gee Pan like every time I rub your nose in it you forget to answer the question..  Lets stop kicking the can see the post above... But you don't like that do you, Holy Government would stop growing..  You want that can kicked, you need that can kicked dont you..

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 16:11 | 1420056 fuu
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He is the can.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 17:20 | 1420249 pan-the-ist
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That's fine, can we agree that if revenue falls short then we raise taxes? Didn't think so.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:03 | 1419140 Freddie
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Is this POS Dayton still a shareholder in Target?  Target was created out of the old Dayton Hudson. 

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 14:32 | 1419689 Calmyourself
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Yes, he is very wealthy and he holds his wealth in out of state trusts that are not taxed in MN..  POS hypocrite, standard MN liberal just like Pan above...

Sat, 07/02/2011 - 11:50 | 1421197 pan-the-ist
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Just another 612er upset because the Republican short term lights on farce didn't pass and he had to change his plans and stay home.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 09:57 | 1418562 bankrupt JPM bu...
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Ontario will there soon.


Fri, 07/01/2011 - 11:22 | 1418956 Moe Howard
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Why are they locking out the public from the parks?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 12:29 | 1419231 spanish inquisition
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It is the old (closing the) statue of liberty play.

No one to monitor campgrounds. A judge is determining what are concidered essential services.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 08:43 | 1418238 Bob
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Already got the channel set and the snacks ready!  Anybody who thinks the Publicons are not "serious" about tax cuts for the rich and austerity for everybody else must have been asleep for the past 10 years.  "Privatization" will be the name of the game from here on out . . . sound familiar?

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 08:51 | 1418284 SheepDog-One
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LOL, people actually STILL believe its a 'demican republicrat' game....so cute. No wonder the world banksters who own them all  have such an easy time plundering.

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