The Chicken Governor Who Became Tax Crazed!

English: Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Gov...
English: Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Governor Mark Dayton attending a joint meeting of the Republican House and Senate Caucuses of the State Legislature. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


A Fair Representation…

I had the rare opportunity to live in a more prosperous time.  Hell, almost any time of the 20th century, was more prosperous.  The only reason the unemployment rate is below 8 percent is because people have been out of work for so long that they gave up looking for employment.  The pres. takes undue admiration for bringing that rate down from a high of 14 percent in one state. 

Things are not improving as the media would have you believe and the only thing prospering are taxes…more and more taxes.  The Gov. of the state of Minnesota has even created the only tax of its kind in the nation – a warehouse tax! You know what that did, right? Yes, businesses that use a warehouse have said they will be moving to another state, probably the most neighboring states.  Minnesota is taxing its moneymakers away from here.

However, the chicken governor may get that tax repealed before it even starts, I hope so.   Incidentally, I refer to him as the “Chicken Governor” for two reasons… 1.) When he was a senator and there was a theoretical terrorist threat that the senatorial offices may be attacked, the now governor of Minnesota Shut Down His Washington Senate Office.  “When Senator Mark Dayton shut down his Washington office last week, supposedly out of concern for his staff’s safety, many on Capitol Hill wondered if the Minnesota Democrat knew something nobody else did.

Minnesota State Capitol building in Saint Paul...
Minnesota State Capitol building in Saint Paul, designed by Cass Gilbert (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  The answer, it turned out, was that he seemed just plain scared.  2.) The governor always appears to be crying or on the brink of tears.

I have not written anything not already heard or written before.  The public knew all about his history…and yet they elected him governor. 

Steve Richie

Hi folks, Two lives in one lifetime. The first me, lived to age thirty-four. That Steve was overly confident and oozing with pride. Then, on a record heat-setting day (107º) here in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota and western Wisconsin, a one car near-fatal wreck left me in a two-month long coma. I emerged much as I was before minus certain physical capabilities, but my mind seemed mostly in tact. The crash and its effects did not change me (I emerged a happy individual) but the deeds perpetrated against me in the ensuing months from my wife of sixteen years scared and humbled me as I was dragged down with nothing left by my wife who now had guardianship over all of our accounts. And neither would she allow me to see our kids. She took everything out of, "Our" names and changed them to her name only; then would not allow me to our home and divorced me. I was angry, but no more. I spent half of 1988 and more than half of 1989 in hospitals, nursing homes and a three month stint at a head-injury rehab center where I was being taught how to re-enter society as this different person, that I didn't know. I was not able to return to my previous line of work, a self-employed decorator, you know, painting and paperhanging. It was a physical job which required much dexterity, finesse, and a good grasp of numbers. I returned to the beginning, school, but on a community college level. One of the instructor's liked my writing and I began focusing my attention on that. I attended classes at, "The Loft," A Place for Writers in Minneapolis. While there, a classmate of mine was having her friend from New York, a CBS executive, to her home for the holidays and asked me if she could do a critique on a couple chapters of a book I was writing, "A Day I'll Never Remember" and I obliged. When she returned to class the following Monday she told me that the exec wanted a ten-page synopsis of the book for a possible movie; I was excited. After obliging for that also, I never saw or heard from her or the guy from CBS. Next thing I knew I was watching a movie called, "Regarding Henry" starring Harrison Ford and the scenes of therapy were exactly like what I went through and had written about. Regarding Henry - could've been my story except that, "Henry" got his head injury from a gunshot and his wife stayed with him throughout the ordeal. Coincidence I'm sure, though, the therapy scenes entailed what I described in the book so I always wondered..... My hope, my dream is to bolster our income for my daughter and for myself. I am and have been raising this beautiful, talented little girl who was diagnosed with autism at age two, since 2006 singlehandedly. I divorced her mother the same year following complaints that I spent too much time with our daughter. However, Stephanie began school with no need for special education. She has been reading since age four and understanding what she'd read. Stephanie maintains straight "A's" on her report card, has published two books (through school) and has been selected as an, "Honors" student for seventh grade English. My ex moved to New York to be closer to her sister and has been remarried now for a number of years. Well, that's only a snippet of my sixty-one years and I would like to thank you for reading, thank you.

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