LETTER: Don't like Superior? Stay in Duluth
To The Telegram: "Land of drunks, public crooks, arrogant cops and immigration and abortion nuts! Driving there from Minnesota is like going to Tijuana from San Diego. Different rules, different world. Duluthians, stay and shop on your side of th...
To The Telegram:
"Land of drunks, public crooks, arrogant cops and immigration and abortion nuts! Driving there from Minnesota is like going to Tijuana from San Diego. Different rules, different world. Duluthians, stay and shop on your side of the bridge."
The previous paragraph is from a posting on the (KBJR) "younews" Web site. It amazes me more and more how many idiots live just across the bridge. Are we as a city so bad, or the state that bad? Before I go off, I want you all to know that, yes, I do work in Duluth. But I don't live there. Wisconsin, where we can still smoke in our favorite watering holes. Yeah, yeah, I know our goofy governor is on the warpath to ban smoking statewide. But not yet. Duluth went and extended bar closing hours to try and keep people from crossing the bridge. Whether it was to keep business in Duluth, or drunks off the bridge. I think both. Then ban smoking in public places, and now you have people coming across the bridge to sit and drink and smoke in Superior.
Years ago, Duluth ranked second only to Las Vegas in having the most bartenders. But what they didn't show in large bold letters was that Superior was included in their count. Superior is in Wisconsin last I looked.
Another irritant. Our Brule river. Read the News Tribune Outdoor section on the Sunday of Brule's opening weekend. Most all that are interviewed are from Minnesota. But it's that they have been there since Friday night that gets me. Why? Greed. That's why. They camp overnight, sleeping in cars and truck campers to make sure no one gets to their fishing hole before them. Greed.
Remember a few years back when Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty was going to sue one of the Dakotas because they opened their hunting or fishing season only to state residents the first week. I'm sorry I don't have all the facts here. I'm just going on memory. But why sue? Again...greed. Wait to fish the Lester, French and Knife rivers then.
I could go on and on -- from their newscasters having to tie national news in with Duluth.
For an example, if someone abroad passes away and it's national headlines, they have got to tie it into Duluth somehow. Even if the person only was in Duluth for a one hour layover flying to Montana. Watch the news. You'll see it. Channels 10 and 13 are bad for this.
Wisconsin is the greatest state in the union. So like the first paragraph says: Stay in Duluth if all is so bad in Superior.
-- Jeff Dembroski,