By Chuck Muth
KB Balla, a black American, “invested his life savings” into opening a sports bar in Minneapolis. But before he could open the doors to Scores Sports Bar, which had already been delayed thanks to COVID-19, rioters destroyed it. The entire building was burned down.
The tearful and distraught man — a firefighter and youth sports coach – said to a CNN interviewer in the midst of the rubble…
“I don’t know what we’re gonna do. We worked so hard to get here. So hard.” No, that’s not the cheerful news. Hang on. It’s coming. The day after the destruction, Mr. Balla wrote… “I went to Scores yesterday and all I could do was cry. As a firefighter and public servant, I am used to saving lives and being strong, but this broke me. The glass was broken, it was looted, and vandalized. While filming for CNN, people came in trying to steal the safe and I wondered what next?
No, that’s still not the cheerful news. Here ya go… “My community, that’s what. Strangers showed up with brooms, cleaning supplies, trash bags, and food. They helped me and my family clean up in 20 minutes what would have took days. THIS IS WHAT GIVES ME HOPE! I want to thank and shed light on the real true Minnesotans who helped many of us small business owners clean up yesterday.”
Hang on. It gets better… Brad Parscale, President Trump’s campaign manager, posted Mr. Balla’s CNN interview on Twitter, writing… “Feel bad for Korboi Balla. This country is about making your dreams come true. Before he could open his bar, rioters destroyed it. I just donated to his GoFundMe page. Korboi, hope you make an even better
Following Mr. Parscale’s lead, I went to the GoFundPage and kicked in $100. But no, that’s still not the best, most cheerful news. Get this… The goal of the GoFundMe campaign was $100,000. But the amount raised so far isn’t anywhere near that amount.
In fact, at the time I made my donation over 32,000 people had already kicked in a total of over $979,000!!!
Freaking AWESOME! And I hope this good man breaks a million.
Back in the 2018 GOP gubernatorial primary, then-Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt supported a referendum to repeal Gov. Brian Sandoval’s controversial “Commerce Tax.”
When asked about the referendum, then-State Treasurer Dan Schwartz, who was running against Laxalt, called it a “waste of time.” Said he could only support its repeal if the funds from the tax were replaced with funds from another tax source rather than reducing spending.
“There’s a hole in the budget,” Schwartz said, “let’s take money from another source (and) use that to plug the hole.” In other words, “Don’t tax you. Don’t tax me. Tax the guy behind the tree.”
That is decidedly NOT the conservative position, despite the fact that Schwartz is billing himself on his campaign website as a “Constitutional Conservative.” He should thank his lucky stars there’s no truth-in-labeling laws that apply to political campaigns!
Clear choice in Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District GOP primary this year: Big Dan Rodimer.
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Chuck Muth is president of CitizenOutreach.org and publisher of NevadaNewsandViews.com. He blogs at MuthsTruths.com. His views are his own.