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My neighborhood newspaper published possibly the worst political cartoon to ever exist, so I contributed some, um, insightful commentary πŸ™„ ✊ πŸ†

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Image 1: A remarkably bad political cartoon, where a farmer character labeled "city council" is about to stab a sleeping goose labeled "Community business converted zone" with a knife labeled "TN2 Rezoning". The goose is laying on eggs labeled "Grand Ave's Charm" and a mouse in the background says "There goes Saint Paul's Small Business Incubator!"

Image 2: My letter, published in the next issue of the Villager. The good bits:

"I'd like to congratulate the Villager for publishing a groundbreaking political cartoon by Steve Michaels in the April 10 issue...

To grasp the sophisticated satire at play here, it's important to know that the knife represents an ice cream shop and the goose represents another ice cream shop."

@Pixley Karen, the thing you have to understand about Saint Paul is that we are all very stupid

@firewally I love St. Paul a lot but it certainly is an easily spooked populace

@Pixley @firewally the Great Municipal Trash Collection Wars will leave scars that will never heal.

@firewally the incredible strife on Grand Ave. continues as I read on the MPR ticket that Grand Old Day is cancelled! Dark days for The Avenue...

@lawremipsum @firewally We must remember to keep Grand Old Day in our hearts and spend in the small businesses of our ventricles.

@densetsu @lawremipsum Grand Old Day 2019 is moved to my house and will feature Burrito Mercado grilling elote, Bill Linedeke selling flags, music by Heiruspecs, and nothing else

@firewally wally, i must know: whats the new ice cream shop that grand old creamery is being murdered by, and: is it good

@t54r4n1 I don't believe it's open yet, but Treats Ice Cream & Boba Tea will soon be joining the Grand Ave community: twincities.com/2019/03/20/prop

The owner of Grand Ole Creamery spoke against their zoning request, which was described by locals as "A real bad look"

@firewally lmaooooo okay i dont even like boba but imma go in there to grab a boba then walk down the street to get ice cream with it in hand. GET PATRONIZED

@firewally I like how it looks like he realized he wanted to put in a period to abbreviate "avenue", but only after there was already an apostrophe in the space (or vicy versy)

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