Joel seems confused about who built the new Downtown Library in Sioux Falls (You and Me, the citizen taxpayers)

At least Rosenthal still loves me!

Joel spreads his lovefest about King Dave, then he goes into a strange rant about the library;

Last Friday Mayor Munson’s record of accomplishment was highlighted by the ribbon cutting and re opening of the Main Library in Downtown Sioux Falls.

Taking MY money to build something for ME is an accomplishment?  How is spending other people’s money on things that are obviously good for EVERYONE community an accomplishment? Kinda sounds like he was ‘doing his job.’ Good for him. But I wouldn’t label it as an accomplishment.

Many deserve kudos for this spectacular addition to our City. The most important group responsible is the Sioux Falls Taxpayer, without whose money, it would not have been built. It surely could not have been built with library fines or user fees. Some quality of life facilities require community investment.

He finally thanks us towards the end, but only so he can take a jab at an imaginary politician that lives in his head.

Sidebar – Remember in the last election all the nonsense about if you don’t use it you should not have to pay for it?

Joel, which councilor voted against the library expansion? None of them. While amendments were offered to get rid of expensive roof trim and unneeded wiring in the floor (could have been done cheaper in the ceiling) not one single councilor voted against the expansion. So who are you talking about? You really need to stop listening to the voices in your head.


#1 Plaintiff Guy on 05.10.10 at 10:22 am

Munson takes credit for everything except what he’ll be remembered for, Home Rule Tyranny and High Taxes.

He appeared over the weekend addressing departing troops. If they knew he, as dictator, violated constitutions and destroyed city democracy they’d consider staying behind and fighting here.

Any mayor is better than Mumbling Munson. Go back to beating up defenseless drunks.

#2 redhatterb on 05.10.10 at 7:09 pm

From what I have seen of the new library on the news, I wonder why it needed to be so fancy. What library needs a fireplace with an upholstered chair by it? That is the only thing I can think of right now, but I’m sure as time goes on I will think of more. lol

#3 l3wis on 05.11.10 at 4:59 am


Funny you bring that up. When the council was debating the extra ‘amenities’ above they said that in order to attract people to the library they needed to make it appealing. At the time I said, “You know what attracts people to the library? Free literature.”

#4 Scott on 05.11.10 at 6:18 am

That’s oh so true. What stopped people from using the library isn’t amenities like fireplaces and fancy architecture; it’s the fact that outside of top-of-the-charts popcorn romance novels their selection seems to have stopped at 1989.

#5 l3wis on 05.11.10 at 10:09 am

I forgot to mention FREE internets.