Another list of links to stories from around the South Metro that I found interesting this week but was too lazy to do any more digging on for a full post:
When the officer asked Brueske if he had been drinking, he replied, “Yes, way too much.” Brueske refused to take a field-sobriety test and further stated to the officer, “Just take me to jail and let’s get this over with. You and I both know that I’m drunk.”
I guess when you’re on your 4th DWI, you’re bound to know when you’re too drunk.
3. The MNSun reports (more from Thisweek too) that MnDOT is looking into ways to ease traffic congestion on Cedar (this was mentioned in last week’s roundup). The interesting this is that Mayor Mary claims Cedar traffic is the one thing that residents complain most about to her.
What about raising taxes and giving yourselves pay raises? What about the barren wasteland in the middle of Apple Valley? What about that stupid motherfucking roundabout that you made look pretty but still is pointless and has ruined the businesses that operate there? What about those stupid fucking painted bricks, which are now being converted into real bricks? What about us having to pay even more for Cedar BRT because the County thinks that it needs to look nice? What about Liquor Store #3 losing money faster than ever could have been imagined? How about Sharon LaComb’s conflicts of interest? How about you changing the name of the Senior Center to something stupid? But Cedar traffic is the number one issue–something you can do anything about?
They’re using it to learn about marketing, etc and are thinking of a name for it. If they go with ‘Nook’ they better serve a mean Jucy Lucy.
5. A great picture of some fungus growing on moss out of Lebanon Hill’s Schultz Beach in Eagan.
6. Jeff Achen from Thisweek interviews Al Franken on The Show. While I am not an Al Franken fan nor do I agree with him, I do think he brings a bit of humor to Washington–like in this clip about health care reform.
On a related note, Jeff Achen complained on Twitter back at the beginning of November that Congressman John Kline refused a request to appear on The Show. WTF, do the fucking show you asshole and be done with it. You aren’t that important and maybe, just maybe, you’ll end up being portrayed in a decent light because Jeff throws a lot of softballs. I’m so sick and fucking tired of politicians that believe they are above everyone else. Douchebag.
7. The Pioneer Press dumped a bunch of stories this morning including pay raises for teachers/nurses in District 196, the news that Burnsville is going to employ an expensive carbon filtration system for the water that tastes like ass, and more on Farmington wanting to find money to pay for the ice arena that I argue shouldn’t have been taxpayer funded in the first place.
That’s it for this week’s Roundup. I’m mainly interested in your thoughts on Apple Valley’s dumbass mayor claiming that Cedar traffic is the #1 issue in the city. Do you think that it is? But whatever you think about any of what’s listed above (maybe you just want to make fun of that idiot John Kline for refusing an interview?!) go ahead and comment on as I’d love to hear your thoughts.