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This site was originally created so that We, the Taxpayers, would be allowed our lawful right to a referendum for the Twins Stadium Sales Tax. The current content of this site still documents that battle, which DID NOT go in our favor.
NOW Zygi Wilf and the Minnesota Vikings are gearing up to repeat the success that Carl Pohlad and the Minnesota Twins had in taking hold of your hard-earned money (without your permission).

If you agree that WE CANNOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN AGAIN!
AND you want to defeat this NEXT Stadium Sales Tax CLICK HERE to join our Yahoo Group

"We're not giving up and we're not going away"

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Call the TWINS
Tell them they suck
BONUS:
Call Carl Pohlad directly at his office!

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What's That Smell?
If I Were A Rich Man
They eat their young, too,  Don't they?
Build it yourself, Carl
These folks did!
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Seen on a bumper:
Where are we going?
And why are we in this
handbasket?

Traitors To The
Taxpayers
List of SHAME

"To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he
disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."
  - Thomas Jefferson

The taxpayers of Hennepin County
have been FORCED to pay a 30-Year Sales Tax
all for the benefit of one man's private entertainment business.

These three men were the cause of that FORCED tax burden,
and they were up for re-election.
We chased their tails through the primary election, and we did our best to kick their behinds out of office in November.
Unfortunately, our efforts did not prevail.

If he only had
a Heart

If he only had
a Brain

If he only had
the Nerve

Mike Opat
Mark Stenglein
Peter Mclaughin
612-348-7881

HOME:
763-533-8034
612-348-7882

HOME:
612-788-1235
612-348-3085

HOME:
612-722-3117

These three men are an embarrassment
to the concept of public service.
They are not worthy of the offices that they hold.

And
we're singing
this song
for you ....

"Pickpockets"
by Eskit

Click here

So, now what happens?
We carry on and continue in our efforts.
If we are going to be forced to spend the next 30 years adding to the Pohlad family forturne, we will be spending our time reminding the taxpayers just who is responsible.






The Hennepin County Commissioners are not the only ones who need to be reminded just who it is that pays their salaries.

The list is long and contains names from every part of the State of Minnesota; names of people who were more than willing to waste the taxpayers time and money arguing and debating and fine-tuning the Stadium Tax Bill - a bill that should never have even been up for discussion in the first place. Click here for the "List of Shame."

The Referendum Law should have been upheld
and a vote should have been given to the residents of Hennepin County.


But NO!

  • A new stadium for Carl Pohlad was more important than the rule of law.
  • A new stadium for Carl Pohlad was more important than We, the People.
  • A new stadium for Carl Pohlad was more important than health care, education, roads, transportation, crime, and the prevention of identity theft.

While Rome was burning, the Neros were busy fiddling.
They need to be held accountable.

"Circus dogs jump when the trainer cracks the whip,
but the really well-trained dog is the one that turns somersaults when there is no whip." -
George Orwell
Does anyone even remember "We, The People" anymore?

The Money and The Minion

Just who owns what in this town?

And just who owns whom?

And in our allegedly representative government, just who is being represented?

And just who is working in the best interests of the taxpayers?

All very good questions.
Just wish we had good answers.

"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys."  - P.J. O'Rourke





Now being updated:

The List of Shame

Find out just which one of your state-wide elected officials voted to impose a 30-year tax without a referendum.

Other interesting information at this website:

http://visittheanalyst.blogspot.com/2006/04/twins-stadium-vote.html


The 2006 Minnesota State Legislative offices




AND LET US NOT FORGET THE TWINS

The citizens of Hennepin County have just been forced into giving a private businessman 30-years' worth of our hard-earned money. But this obscene imposition of governmental tyranny was not just done to us by our elected officials. The Hennepin County Board of Commissioners and Minnesota State Legislature did not just dream up this scheme all on their own.

Our elected officials conspired, behind closed doors, with the Minnesota Twins. Refusing to accept the repeated statement of "No" from the taxpayers of Minnesota, the Minnesota Twins instigated and perpetrated this theft, and they should be held accountable also.

There has been nothing sportsmanlike about the decade-long battle the Minnesota Twins have waged against the Taxpayers of Minnesota, and there has been nothing democratic about the process of forcing the Taxpayers of Hennepin County to become the new, and unwilling, "local partners" of the Minnesota Twins.

Feel free to call and tell them that.

Write the Twins:
Minnesota Twins
Metrodome
34 Kirby Puckett Place
Minneapolis, MN 55415
 
Call the Twins:
(612) 375-1366

Insist that you be allowed to speak with someone other than the receptionist.


BONUS NUMBER:

Call Carl Pohlad directly!!
(612) 661-3880

This is the phone number for Marquette Services, and goes right to his office. His assistant will tell you that they take all calls seriously, and will ask for your name, etc., so that they can allegedly respond to your concerns.

We called and said that what the Twins have been doing for the past decade (going after the taxpayers) was just evil, and that Carl Pohlad should pay his own way just like all the rest of us are expected to do.

You can do the same if you like, and we hope you like!

Carl Pohlad was seen circling the block


"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."  - John F. Kennedy, 1962



We will go down with this ship,
And we won't put our hands up and surrender.
There will be no white flags above our doors.


"Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never - in nothing, great or small, large or petty - never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense."  - Sir Winston Churchill, 1941, Address at Harrow School

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