Joe Doakes from Como Park emails:
I visited a woman in the hospital this weekend. She had a heart attack and was unresponsive on arrival. The doctors didn’t know if she would make it. Here’s a note from her husband (I did their estate plan, back when I was in private practice):
“When you are laying in bed at 2:00 a.m and your mind is running the gerbil wheel of ‘what if she doesn’t wake up, would she want burial or cremation and what do I do with the ashes, keep them or scatter them, and what funeral home should I hire, and who is going to scan photos for the video but would she even want a memorial, and what are her friends’ phone numbers or maybe invite only family, and can we even have a memorial, what are the Covid rules and oh God, what if she doesn’t wake up?’ . . . it’s not as much fun as you might think. Spend some time talking to your family so they know the plan.”
What Joe said.
I’m told sex trafficking is a huge problem, particularly during sporting events. The Star Tribune says pipeline workers in Duluth engage in sex trafficking, which is grounds to shut down the pipeline that the Indians don’t like. And now we have a conviction for sex trafficking a minor during the NCAA Final Four, State v. Abdulazeez, see attached.
Except . . . there was no sex, no minor child, nobody trafficked, in either incident. They’re both undercover police sting operations aimed at ordinary prostitution Johns. The cops neither liberated a trafficked person nor jailed a trafficker. Which tells me that sex trafficking MAY be a problem, but the official statistics cannot be used to support that claim. They are as unreliable as Covid statistics and good only for one thing: demanding more funding.
It’s like the guy in the Target parking lot who wants to panhandle five bucks because he’s out of gas and his girlfriend is pregnant and they’re trying to get home to St. Louis to see his ailing mother before she dies of cancer and . . . lies, they’re all lies to get money out of me. However many cops are involved in fighting imaginary crime in chat rooms – go ahead, defund them all. Won’t stop a single crime in the real world and it will free up resources to man the barricades when People Whose Lives Matter show up with bricks and Molotov cocktails.
Worse, the media missed the most obvious conclusion of all. If sports events create sex predators then sporting events are bad so why are we not only condoning them, but actively subsidizing them? Subsidized stadia = subsidized sports events = trafficked children for sexual predators. Why does the State of Minnesota and the City of Murderapolis promote trafficking children for sex? Why do they hate children and want them to die?
If the people of Minnesota ever start thinking about what their media and government do, it’ll get ugly.