Dear DFL: You Own This Town

The feds turn down Governor Klink’s disaster funding request:

The federal government has denied Gov. Tim Walz’s request for aid to help rebuild and repair Twin Cities structures that were damaged in the unrest following George Floyd’s death.

Walz asked President Donald Trump to declare a “major disaster” for the state of Minnesota in his request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on July 2. More than 1,500 buildings were damaged by fires, looting and vandalism in the days of unrest that followed Floyd’s May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody, racking up more than $500 million in damages, according to Walz.

“The Governor is disappointed that the federal government declined his request for financial support,” [Walz spokesperson Teddy] Tschann said in a statement. “As we navigate one of the most difficult periods in our state’s history, we look for support from our federal government to help us through.”

The “disaster” was, of course, caused by sixty years of DFL governance that is swerving exponentially to the left, decades of mismanagement, a toxic culture run by white liberals more concerned with virtue-trumpeting than competence and justice, and of course by a city that simultaneously rolls out the red carpet for young, largely white, largely upper-middle-class radicals (the direct action arm of the DFL) which the city was packed full of when Mayor Frey made his ill-fated decision to evacuate law enforcement from East Lake Street.

Why should the American taxpayer – especially those who work hard to support competent government, almost invariably in red states – pay for the DFL’s decades of depraved indifference to their own incompetence?

You break it, you buy it.

13 thoughts on “Dear DFL: You Own This Town

  1. Mitch, as you know I am a Minneapolis resident of many decades. I support this decision by the feds. The state should make the same decision. The voters of my fair city have screwed up for decades. We will now reap what they have sowed. These troubles have likely cost my family into six figures. There is no other way to get the voters attention other than hitting them in their pocketbooks. I don’t know if the city can come back at this point. We’ve crossed the tipping point.

  2. Well, to be fair, the Governor’s request wasn’t unreasonable. FEMA emergency declarations are for natural disasters, and with the DFL in control of both the governor and Minneapolis then it was natural that this would be a disaster.

  3. Really doesn’t matter one way or the other. True, the DFL never cared about those neighborhoods in Minneapolis or St Paul before. In fact, the DFL might even like the destructive arson. At least in St Paul, much of it surrounded their precious soccer stadium. The property owner has now evicted those business owners. So, a developer who donated to the DFL will get the property, ask for some sort of federal aid, get it, and build a playground for the DFL supporters. The same will happen in Minneapolis.

  4. The ones that burned, looted, and pillaged should be the ones footing the bill and putting their physical efforts into rebuilding the damage they caused. A lot of people (voters) outside Mpls are going to be PO’s if they are the ones that get stuck with the bill.

  5. Most of the damage was to private property. I imagine many insurance policies specifically exclude social unrest, which means either the taxpayers will have to coff up some reprayshuns for the business owners or they will have to conclude it makes financial sense to reinvest.

    I wonder how eager banks will be to extend loans in a city filled with violent reprobates that has proven itself incapable and unwilling to protect property?

    If Baltimore, Detroit or Kansas city KS are any measure, I think y’all are gonna just have to get used to your new landscape.

  6. After Compton was burned to the ground, the rubble was cleared and filled with fast food joints, ie; low capital investment. They didn’t even rebuild the movie theater.

    Now, the walls are felon painted with the image of George Floyd and leftist propaganda; who wants to look at that shit? I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t change Chicago to George Floyd Ave. That would really seal the deal.

    I doubt you’ll see anything like Chi-Lake or Minnehaha liquor again. The dingy little Mexican places will probably come back, but there won’t be anything of real value, IMO.

  7. If you build it, they will burn it and your insurance won’t cover it.

    Oh, and if you read “they” as being black folks then you are the racist not me. It’s mostly your white upper-middle-class suburban kids who burn inner-cities down….gosh, then, maybe you should pay.

  8. What’s wrong with arresting, persecuting and making angels that did that to the city pay for the reconstruction? I bet top 1% of the perps could pay for the entire restoration out of their trust funds. But, but, that would entail enforcing the rule of law! That cannot happen in sunny. police-free MSP! Law is only for law-abiding. Rest… meh…

  9. Hopefully the response went something like “you clowns let it burn, you pay for it.

  10. Trump: “Minneapolis. Minneapolis? Hey, wasn’t that where the twerp mayor wanted to charge me $500k for extra security to protect the city from the goons he invited? Yeah…no. He should have got a security deposit from Antifa.”

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  12. Well, well, well. Roll me in the mud and call me a pig.

    Channel 9 reported that they “had learned that the city of Minneapolis paid $152,000 for private security for three city CLOWNcil members, due to alleged death threats, after the defund the police movement began.” Of course, converted guy Andrea Jenkins, Philippe whatever, and surprise! Surprise! Ms. Virtue Signal herself, Alondra Cano. Supposedly, the private security stopped in June, meaning, as soon as they got caught.

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