Senator William Proxmire, formerly of my ancestral homeland, used to make a big deal of awarding a "golden fleece" to public officials that he deemed to be wasting public money. I think Proxmire fashioned himself as a modern-day incarnation of "Fighting Bob LaFollette" and was pandering to the Wisconsin Populist tradition, but so what? It beats pandering to the religious right.
In the spirit of Senator Proxmire and in homage to Fightin' Bob, I am awarding my first "Golden Weasel" award to Sarah P. for shenanigans regarding a "cabin" worth "nothing" and the taxes she's not paying on it.
Way to go, Sarah! At least it's not your fault...
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