And yes, we COULD get more money out of the deal for our state. But this is a Republican state. They don't give an F about the kids--excuse my school pun--otherwise, we wouldn't have lost six to seven schools over the past two years. Not to mention the fact that the new stadium won't be completed until 2010. Which means that our money--loot that could go towards our educational system or even A NEW BRIDGE FOR 35W--is goin' down the toilet.
The Twins are good, but not that good. When they play at the Metrodome, the place never gets full--let alone half full--so why a new stadium? Becuase the Vikings won't share?? They've been sharing that damn arena since I've been alive... Since BEFORE then!! When I was seven, you could've brought up a new stadium for the Twins, and I'd probably poop myself in excitement. But that's when the 'Dome was so packed you couldn't sit down half the time (especially when we made it to the World Series). But now? When our kids get way worse than what we got in school? Hell to the no!
Put our schools back! Give our teachers money! Quit making us buy handsoap!! (No lie, one of my co-workers just told me today that she's got a list of stuff she has to buy for her kid's school shopping and the school said she had to buy tissue and hand soap... What? Our schools can't afford soap???) If you're gonna close down schools, close down the ones with too much money on thier hands. None of the suburban schools are affected by this; it's just the inner-city schools.
They're basically saying, "Who cares if the colored people learn or not?"