Skip to comments.Minnesota businesses plan defiant mass reopening
Posted on 12/14/2020 7:26:47 PM PST by george76
Employees of closed businesses have "bills to pay, children to feed, presents to gift and they're going to lose their homes."
More than 150 businesses plan to reopen this week in defiance of Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz’s coronavirus shutdown.
The businesses have organized as the Reopen Minnesota Coalition. This group has created a Facebook page and GoFundMe to raise awareness and money for business owners who will likely face legal consequences for their actions. Rural businesses involved in the effort plan to open Wednesday, Dec. 16, while metro businesses will open two days later on Friday. Walz’s current shutdown order is set to expire on Friday, but an extension is possible.
Those who choose to participate in the statewide reopening effort are encouraged to indicate their intent and sign up with the Reopen Minnesota Coalition to receive publicity and support.
At least three Minnesota businesses were sued in recent weeks by Attorney General Keith Ellison after they reopened.
Already, the coalition has raised over $3,000 to support business owners and their employees should legal action against them occur. The group’s founder, Darius Teichroew, assured listeners of this recently on the radio show Justice & Drew.
On the show, Teichroew described his group as “a grassroots coalition” to “get businesses back on their feet.”
While he expressed concern for business owners during the interview, his top concern seemed to be with unemployed workers.
“They’ve got bills to pay, children to feed, presents to gift and they’re going to lose their homes,” he said of employees who are presently without wages.
He also shared his frustration that Minnesota is “going further and further into the lockdown with less and less data to support it.”
Meanwhile, the coalition’s Facebook page posted comparisons of Minnesota and South Dakota COVID-19 data, apparently showing little effect from the shutdowns. Both Minnesota and her western neighbor have seen a similar number of cases, but South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has kept the economy open.
“Minnesota is largely behind these [business] owners,” Teichroew said. What remains to be seen is if the governor will extend his order and if Attorney General Ellison will choose to prosecute those who return to business as usual.
“For those detractors to our cause, we appeal to your sense of justice and mercy, which we hope you have,” the group said in a recent Facebook post. “These businesses represent not some money-hungry owners looking to swim in pools of gold, but rather people who have spent their lives risking so much to accomplish their dreams, employees struggling to put food on the table and a roof over their heads just as Christmas arrives, and so many other suffering Minnesotans. So we ask you simply and gently, have a heart.”
They have to get with the program. From now on its state run capitalism and authoritarianism.
A lot of defiance in Pennsylvania as well!
Here is the list of heroes:
Before I give a rats ass what happens to these people, I’m going to need to know who they voted for.
Yes, it has, in fact, come to that.
I say on January 1st we all quit wearing masks.
They will never take their knees off our necks if we let them.
It has. It has, indeed.
You are absolutely correct. There is simply no way these politicians and their cabals of unelected bureaucrats are going to give up their self-anointed vast new powers without a fight .... and the first step in that fight is ignoring — completely — what they command. I mean, they’re just politicians for pete’s sake!
Ellison is licking his chops. He can’t wait to put people in jail.
Agreed - same with New York City, Michigan, etc. I want to sympathize with these people but if they cant or won’t connect the dots then I can’t do it for them.
Keith Ellison defended Farrakhan’s anti-Semitism since at least 1989, under the alias of Keith Hakim..
I went to South Dakota a few months ago. It just seemed normal. I was in Rapid City and I didn’t see any closed stores. No required masking except for the big box stores.
Apparently we need some (a lot) blood of tyrants.
I think the rebellion people voted for Trump. Trump won and even pussy justice Roberts knows it. There will be many rebellions until it all falls into war. It’s all a matter of time until the shooting begins. Antifa/BLM will be peanuts compared to the big rebellion which will erupt into war.
Good for them.
Went to my favorite coffee shop to get lunch today in Los Altos, California. The owner is hurting so bad. She had only FIVE customers before 1 PM today. She invested a lot in outdoor dining only to have the Santa Clara County bastards yank that rug out from under her.
Go a few miles north and cross the San Mateo / Santa Clara County line and the restaurants are open for outdoor dining.
There’s one restaurant in Los Altos giving a big FU to the County and keeping their outdoor dining open. I hope they don’t get their license yanked.
Good thing Nancy Pelosi stopped those stimulus checks President Trump was going to send to Americans!
No, kulak, abandon your business and take a minimum wage job at an approved employer.
I left Minnesota in 2011. The straw that broke the camel’s back for me was Mark Dayton’s government shutdown tantrum. In the days leading up to the shutdown, the State was refusing to renew business registrations. All because Dayton (of premature evacuation fame) did not want to look at the new budget because the state house majority at the time was Republican, and Republicans were bad people. This was insult to injury after Obama messed with the economy. It was time to go back to Texas.
It’s the New World Order way!
Yay ‘1984’! /shiny side out
Oops we’re not supposed to say that!
Thanks for the list. I’ll be in York PA tomorrow and will be sure to eat at one of the restaurants on the list.
One thing I have yet to see anywhere is how badly the cheating happened in MN. Polls just before election day indicated that Trump was within 1%. Somehow Biden won officially by over 10%. That seems impossible.
We later find out that the MN 5th district (Minneapolis D-Omar) kicked out all Republicans who were supposed to help count the ballots alongside the Dems (totally illegal per MN election laws). The turnout in MN statewide was allegedly over 90% (physically impossible). Yet there doesn’t seem to be any reportage on this anywhere I can find.
They voted for Biden screw em
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