Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
Ramsey County proudly announced the opening of premier courts for a Hmong game called Tuj Lub at Keller Park in Maplewood.
Players need a piece of grass about the size of a tennis court. But they can’t provide their own lawn, or form a club like the Curling Club on Selby Avenue, or get a business to sponsor them like the bocce ball courts in the basement of the Halftime Rec on Front Avenue. They need Ramsey County government to subsidize their hobby.
I’m a shooter, an American competitive sport with a long and noble tradition. When do I get a shooting range?
If we’re not going to subsidize all sports, then how do we pick and choose which?
For that matter, why subsidize ANY sports? Is that the purpose of Ramsey County government?
In pioneer days, the County was the principal organizational unit of government statewide. But Ramsey County is almost entirely contained within cities. What is the purpose of Ramsey County government nowadays?
To provide an income for the Democrat oolitical classs.
Come on, Joe. You’re not new to this.