All The Way Down

Tens of millions of dollars of daycare assistance, bundle up in cash and sent overseas. Same with hundreds of millions of dollars of food assistance.

And now…

The city of Minneapolis is a huge graft machine. Same with the state, under DFL control.

18 thoughts on “All The Way Down

  1. Just look at the way that woman effortlessly lies. You don’t learn that kind of stoic mendacity overnight, lads. It’s pretty clear Tyeastia Green’s focus is collecting her $140k/yr salary, and has little time for anything else.

    She is, indeed, her Ancestors’ Wildest Dream.

    “The expo was to be the department’s — and the city’s — annual marquee event celebrating its African-American community.”

    What has the black community done that warrants celebrating? Serious question. According to the story, the blacks themselves couldn’t figure that out, so hardly any showed up to the party.

    Can someone explain to me, what benefit having a large black population brings to Minneapolis, or any city in the world?

    To me, it looks like a pox. Please straighten me out.

  2. Also, your city council looks and sounds like a grade 8 student body council, except I couldn’t identify the adult mentor anywhere in sight.

  3. I dunno. Looks to me like this is easily fixed. Tayeesha or Tawana or whatever her name is, simply states that after encouragement from officials of the foundation, an application to the Bush Foundation was, in fact, made. She even produces a copy of the application.

    It was the racists running the foundation who purposely lost it. Because racism.

  4. “In the end, the free Feb. 25 event at the Minneapolis Convention Center, while praised by some who attended, cost taxpayers upwards of $500,000 and drew some 3,700 people to register online. There’s no official attendance number, but it’s clearly far fewer than the 20,000 that Tyeastia Green, the city’s lead organizer, forecast weeks before.”

    From an earlier Stein story:

    “Scores of people flocked to the Minneapolis convention center Saturday for the “I Am My Ancestors’ Wildest Dreams” expo, a convention showcasing Black-owned businesses, services and goods.”

    Odd choice of words…”scores”. Not thousands, not hundreds….”scores” of people showed up.

    What is a “score”? According to Merriam-Webster ” the meaning of SCORE is twenty.”

    So, more than 10, but less than 100.

    I really can’t blame Tyeastie. She’s delivering exactly what is expected of her. And, evidently the citizens who paid $500k to entertain anywhere from 40 to 80 black people are satisfied, because they always come back for more of the same.

    I guess it’s up to me to redefine my expectations of what excellence is…or nah.

  5. Also…”There’s no official attendance number”

    Some might leap to the conclusion the tally was memory-holed, but it’s every bit as likely none of the organizers could count past 10.

  6. One last thing. It’s easy to slam grifts like this, but it’s important to maintain perspective.

    Yeah, y’all got beat for 500 large, but compare that to the $Billions Vlad Zelensky’s crew is taking us down for.

  7. Personally, I would not want to live in a city that an Executive Director of Racial Equity, Inclusion & Belonging.
    “We could not receive those funds,” she said, explaining that city attorneys had informed her that her direct solicitation of funds from private entities violated the city’s ethics code.
    Makes sense. That would be too much like a protection racket. When I lived on the Big Island, there were problems with county politicians linking business licenses & commercial building permits to donations to charities they controlled.
    So what Green should have done is partner with an NGO to get the Bush money. I wonder why she didn’t? Very curious. Sometimes foundations want to look at the books of an NGO before dishing out the cash, but in the current environment I doubt if Bush Foundation auditors would look very closely.

  8. I’m not out there digging for this shit. It oils up on my morning news feed every day.

    “Capital, money, reparations… that will stimulate this economy for the 2.6 million Blacks in California,” one speaker said at a Sacramento meeting on Friday.

    “There’s only one thing that would stop our children from busting into these liquor stores; there’s only one thing that would stop our kids from busting into these jewelry stores, stealing watches and jewelry, and that’s reparations,”

    That’s really not accurate. I can think of half a dozen things that would work much better, and cost less.

  9. I don’t care what the topic de jour is, but this explains everything, including the fish:

    “On its world, the people are people. The leaders are lizards. The people hate the lizards and the lizards rule the people.”
    “Odd,” said Arthur. “I thought you said it was a democracy.”
    “I did,” said Ford. “It is.”
    “So,” said Arthur, hoping he wasn’t sounding ridiculously obtuse, “why don’t the people get rid of the lizards?”
    “It honestly doesn’t occur to them,” said Ford. “They’ve all got the vote, so they all pretty much assume that the government they voted in more or less approximates to the government they want.”
    “You mean they actually vote for the lizards?”
    “Oh yes,” said Ford with a shrug, “of course.”
    “But,” said Arthur, going in for the big one again, “why?”
    “Because if they didn’t vote for a lizard,” said Ford, “the wrong lizard might get in.”

  10. Green’s linked in bio looks perfect for a grant writer. Do you suppose she got the job thinking she would be writing grant proposals, only to discover from the city’s lawyer that she is not allowed to write grant applications?
    Anyhoo, large gatherings of blacks in Minneapolis tend to end with gun fire & sirens. Probably for the best that the event was a bust.

  11. JPA – God has blessed the British with a supreme gift for sarcasm & Irony.

    RIP Douglas Adams – I’ll toast his memory with a gin & tonic!

  12. Wow, learn something every day. I must remember this technique.

    I’ve been wanting a new deck boat but they are spendy. Except I once remember Emery posting something about being willing to buy me a boat, which is pretty much an iron clad contract and basically money in the bank. So I guess I’m off to the dealership this afternoon. No need to wait for the money to actually show up before I spend it, it’s not like it’s half a million dollars.

  13. Anyhoo, large gatherings of blacks in Minneapolis tend to end with gun fire & sirens. Probably for the best that the event was a bust.

    According to the story, AIUMMP, there was supposed to be some “big name entertainers” there…I think we all know what that means.

    Without some rappers showing up, the “community” had better things to do than walk around some makeup and weave shop displays…perhaps putting an 80IQ EEOC grad in charge was a blessing, after all.

  14. /“We could not receive those funds,” she said, explaining that city attorneys had informed her that her direct solicitation of funds from private entities violated the city’s ethics code./

    The funds they did not receive were one thing. The $3M Green said the Bush Foundation promised was never even applied for. Green called their info line to inquire about the process. And then never followed up with the paperwork requesting money. Who knows where Green came up with the figure of $3M.

  15. A comment, lifted from the StarT, from an actual attendant:

    “I attended this event. You could not enter unless you registered providing your email. An Atlanta events company was hired to produce the event. No corporate sponsorships. A Black Market (which occurs monthly in Minneapolis anyway) and a wellness space. Entertainment was pre-recorded music. No food vendors. No local music performances. No spoken word. No speakers. A lot of money spent to an outside Georgia events company for a sub-par experience. There are so many solid, qualified local events planners in this market who know this market and Black entrepreneurs, why not use them? Overall grade: C-”

  16. Pretty much follows the theory expressed in my 8:57, Starbuck. Minneapolis hired a grant proposal writer who is not allowed to write grant proposals, when what they needed was an event coordinator. Hoe deep are Green’s contacts in the black community of the Twin Cities? From her linked in bio Green seems to have spent most of her career dealing with academics, corporate executives, bureaucrats, and politicians.

  17. Reviewing Green’s employment history reveals a couple of recent years as the diversity inclusion equity manager in Burlington Vermont, one of the whitest states in the union. They would need to import more blacks in order to sufficiently oppress them. She resigned after running afoul of the very liberal mayor and city council. I believe she’s risen to her level of incompetence in Minneapolis.

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