So yesterday, when we left you, the stadium deal was dead, thanks to Kurt Zellers. Oh, and before we go any further, this is ALL on Kurt Zellers at this point.
All of it. Make sure he knows he will be held personally responsible if the Vikings leave, and our voices will be heard at the ballot box. Honestly, I've already got leave approved from my boss for the two weeks leading up to the state elections next year. I can't vote, since I don't live in Minnesota, but here's what I WILL do.
If the Vikings leave, I am driving to Minnesota in the two weeks leading up to the election, and I am going to volunteer to work for the person that is running against Zellers. I will work phone banks, knock on doors, put signs in yards, and do everything in my power to make sure Kurt Zellers is defeated.
So make sure you keep calling his office and letting him know he's a dickbag, but when you do, remember, it's not going to be Kurt Zellers answering the phone. He's too busy torpedoing a Vikings stadium to answer the phone.
No, Kurt is leaving the dirty work to his office staff. They're people just like you and me, and it's not their fault that their boss is like he is. Be nice to them, because they're having a hard day. How would you like it if you had to pick up the phone at 651-296-5502..that's...
...Speaker of the House Kurt Zellers at 651-296-5502...
and get called everything under the sun for no other reason than your boss is being a, well, dickbag? No, be nice to them. Say something like "hi, my name is So and so (replace 'so and so' with your name) and I am calling to express my displeasure in Speaker Zellers' obtuse stand that is going to result in the Vikings leaving Minnesota.'
Don't cuss them out or call them names, because remember, the roadblock in all of this is Kurt Zellers.
So, anyway, when we last left this dumpster fire...
Speaker Zellers had said NYET on a special session, and Governor Spineless collapsed, much like the Texas Rangers did in game 6 of the World Series. I mean seriously, did you see that game? They were one strike away from winning the whole damn thing--twice--and they choked.
But Governor Spineless really might not be. In an announcement today, Governor Dayton basically said 'It's on like Donkey Kong, Bitch.'
Dayton has just bypassed ol' Kurt and is now directly working with the two people who sponsored the bill in both the House and Senate--Rep Morrie Lanning, and Sen Julie Rosen.
Unlike Zellers, Lanning and Rosen are what we like to call here at The Daily Norseman 'Restaurant Quality Americans', and they are of the belief that something can, in fact, get done to keep the Vikings in Minnesota before the expiration of the Metrodome lease expires.
While all of this was going on, Kurt Zellers was was running around trying his best to piss all over that, saying that there wasn't 68 votes in the House to pass a bill. Well here's a great idea, Kurt--work with the Governor and other legislators to get a bill that CAN get 68 votes, instead of running around sabotaging anything that seems to get legs.
It's not too late, Kurt. But you are about to unleash a political firestorm the liked that you can't even imagine.