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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   Rich guy says public dock near his luxury home gets in the way of his three boats. Bonus: he knew it was there when he bought the house but assumed he could "fix the problem" with enough money and lawyers   (startribune.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Easement, Property, Hennepin County, Minnesota, Title, Angle, Ownership, Steven Schussler, municipal dock  
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2020-05-15 12:51:56 PM  
I hear senators are REALLY cheap these days. I'm positive that he'll be able to buy the solution he wants.

Besides, what do the poors need with lake access? They'll just poor up the water with their poorness anyway.
 
2020-05-15 1:12:55 PM  
"But in the meantime we're moving on, and we just want everybody to have a fantastic summer."

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He only cares about his own summer. 

If there's a murderous vigilante out there, add this coont to your list of possibles.
 
2020-05-15 1:13:44 PM  
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2020-05-15 1:16:19 PM  
I think this is how the Enclosure Movement started.
 
2020-05-15 1:20:58 PM  
Lake Minnetonka is definitely the main regional hive of yuppie trash and entitlement.
 
2020-05-15 1:21:50 PM  
There's always an article about some asshole trying to close off public waterway access.

Rich white people problems >.>
 
2020-05-15 1:22:41 PM  

Majin_Buu: Lake Minnetonka is definitely the main regional hive of yuppie trash and entitlement.


Now how is he supposed to purify himself?
 
2020-05-15 1:22:56 PM  
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2020-05-15 1:23:07 PM  
Cock.
 
2020-05-15 1:23:15 PM  
Somebody needs to purify him in the waters of lake Minnetonka, preferably under water.
 
2020-05-15 1:23:29 PM  
Lake Minnetonka? Gonna need a proper purification ritual...
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Not that one...
 
2020-05-15 1:23:50 PM  
If he were Bruce Wayne, he would pay to have built a far nicer public boat dock near where the one blocking him is, but just out of his way, so that everyone wins.  He would then launch and retrieve his Batboat and Batsubmarine in peace.  Since he is more like a Batman villain, he just wants to steal the public option away from everyone else, for his own selfish benefit, and call it a day.  Since Batman is fictional, the only type of rich people we actually have in this world are the second type.
 
2020-05-15 1:24:36 PM  
I'm disappointed that the judge didn't mandate that he receive a cockpunch.
 
2020-05-15 1:25:31 PM  
Looks like the law rained on his forest.

The bonus with these stories is that you find out which businesses to avoid patronising.
 
2020-05-15 1:25:48 PM  
A surprise witness, the Ghost Formerly Known as Prince, dropped a bombshell when he asserted it actually wasn't Lake Minnetonka.  He then smirked and drove away on his ghost cycle.
 
2020-05-15 1:26:41 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I'm disappointed that the judge didn't mandate that he receive a cockpunch.


Don't worry, his home and a helpful map was included in the article.  Certain people, seeing that he clearly has more money than sense, will no doubt look into the matter.
 
2020-05-15 1:26:46 PM  
Here's a link that isn't subject to the Strib's paywall: https://bringmethenews.com/m​innesota-l​ifestyle/rainforest-cafe-founder-loses​-suit-over-dock-on-lake-minnetonka

Here's hoping that public dock is constantly busy all summer long.

Rich pieces of shiat are too good to use the dock at their other house on the same farking lake.
 
2020-05-15 1:26:53 PM  
There really are so many great arguments for bringing back guillotines.
 
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2020-05-15 1:27:55 PM  

winedrinkingman: If he were Bruce Wayne, he would pay to have built a far nicer public boat dock near where the one blocking him is, but just out of his way, so that everyone wins.  He would then launch and retrieve his Batboat and Batsubmarine in peace.  Since he is more like a Batman villain, he just wants to steal the public option away from everyone else, for his own selfish benefit, and call it a day.  Since Batman is fictional, the only type of rich people we actually have in this world are the second type.


Yeah, he could cover the cost of the new dock, get a tax deduction, public kudos, and even a nice plaque.  But some people have to have competition and victory.
 
2020-05-15 1:27:57 PM  
sometimes its a shame a boats hull is so thin and fragile

sometimes its a bonus
 
2020-05-15 1:29:58 PM  
Rich guy? Not rich enough to buy a good piece of waterfront property.
This guy is Trump rich, not real rich, if he can't afford to just buy an ideal piece of property.

/not many farks to give on this one, folks.
//sorry
 
2020-05-15 1:32:55 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: Rapmaster2000: I'm disappointed that the judge didn't mandate that he receive a cockpunch.

Don't worry, his home and a helpful map was included in the article.  Certain people, seeing that he clearly has more money than sense, will no doubt look into the matter.


If I were him, I would be concerned about dudes drinking at night on the lake deciding it would be fun to take a dump in his yard.
 
2020-05-15 1:33:16 PM  
He was planning from the start to take it all the way to the Supreme Court.  I wonder why he feels so confident that it's going to end well for him.
 
2020-05-15 1:33:35 PM  
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2020-05-15 1:34:54 PM  

Mr_Vimes: Looks like the law rained on his forest.

The bonus with these stories is that you find out which businesses to avoid patronising.


He hasn't owned Rainforest Cafe in a long time. I bought a car from him (his representative is who I dealt with) back in 2005 and he had already sold it a few years before that.
 
2020-05-15 1:34:55 PM  

Mr_Vimes: Looks like the law rained on his forest.

The bonus with these stories is that you find out which businesses to avoid patronising.


Yep my thought exactly. Wiki has a conveniently provided info...
"Steven Schussler is a developer of theme restaurants and the creator of the Rainforest Cafe.[1] He has created, built and owns T-Rex Cafe, Yak & Yeti Restaurant, Betty & Joe's, Hot Dog Hall of Fame, Galaxy Drive In, and Backfire Barbeque."
What do you want to bet that he or one of his employees wrote that paragraph.
 
2020-05-15 1:37:32 PM  
Does Rainforest Cafe still exist? I remember them being in malls but that was like 30 years ago.
Can't remember the last time I saw one.
 
2020-05-15 1:41:32 PM  
Forgot the three rules of buying real estate:

Location
Location
Location

You chose poorly.
 
2020-05-15 1:42:19 PM  
Well, since it's a public dock, perhaps he could rent a slip there for his boats.

Oh, that means sharing.  Never mind.
 
2020-05-15 1:43:21 PM  

wage0048: Here's a link that isn't subject to the Strib's paywall: https://bringmethenews.com/mi​nnesota-lifestyle/rainforest-cafe-foun​der-loses-suit-over-dock-on-lake-minne​tonka

Here's hoping that public dock is constantly busy all summer long.

Rich pieces of shiat are too good to use the dock at their other house on the same farking lake.


Thanks! That story makes a lot more sense than the two paragraphs I was allowed to see on the other site

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Yeah it's not ideal. However, according to the article a shiatload of people have tried to make it work at that property and none have. I also lost sympathy when his complaints were that there *was* a dock but it wasn't in deep enough water for his 41 foot yacht.

Meh.

I hope he does take it all the way to the supreme court. And when he loses, i hope some astute young city accountant has a detailed list on what they spent fighting his frivolous NIMBY snowflake ass and take him for 3 times that amount in court for wasting everyone's time
 
2020-05-15 1:45:45 PM  

wage0048: Here's a link that isn't subject to the Strib's paywall: https://bringmethenews.com/mi​nnesota-lifestyle/rainforest-cafe-foun​der-loses-suit-over-dock-on-lake-minne​tonka



Huh.  He's the third? owner in a row who decided that they could fight and win.

Honestly, running the dock out at that angle is a bit of a dick move since the county could just as easily run it out straight from the end of the access road instead of at the same angle as the road, but people have apparently been fighting this battle and losing for a long time now.
 
2020-05-15 1:50:46 PM  
I worked for a Planning Department in central Washington. Two rich assholes living in million dollar house on a lake next to each other suing each other and the county over setbacks from the shoreline. Both had spectacular views.

They kept the lawyers busy and wealthy. They also litigated access and dock permits.
 
2020-05-15 1:50:59 PM  

Murflette: wage0048: Here's a link that isn't subject to the Strib's paywall: https://bringmethenews.com/mi​nnesota-lifestyle/rainforest-cafe-foun​der-loses-suit-over-dock-on-lake-minne​tonka

Here's hoping that public dock is constantly busy all summer long.

Rich pieces of shiat are too good to use the dock at their other house on the same farking lake.

Thanks! That story makes a lot more sense than the two paragraphs I was allowed to see on the other site

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Yeah it's not ideal. However, according to the article a shiatload of people have tried to make it work at that property and none have. I also lost sympathy when his complaints were that there *was* a dock but it wasn't in deep enough water for his 41 foot yacht.

Meh.

I hope he does take it all the way to the supreme court. And when he loses, i hope some astute young city accountant has a detailed list on what they spent fighting his frivolous NIMBY snowflake ass and take him for 3 times that amount in court for wasting everyone's time


The guy has a 41ft boat he wanted to dock there and he "assumed" he could make it fit?

You know that whole "measure twice, cut once" mantra?  Combine it with "you can't fight city hall" and you have landed where this guy did.

My sympathies for a guy with a 41 ft boat and no place to dock it are...miniscule.  Except he does have a place to dock it...at his OTHER beach house in Orono.

whomp, whomp.
 
2020-05-15 1:51:08 PM  
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2020-05-15 1:54:35 PM  
Ozark really should have ended when it was still a neatly contained before Marty got all boss hawg.
 
2020-05-15 1:57:50 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: wage0048: Here's a link that isn't subject to the Strib's paywall: https://bringmethenews.com/mi​nnesota-lifestyle/rainforest-cafe-foun​der-loses-suit-over-dock-on-lake-minne​tonka


Huh.  He's the third? owner in a row who decided that they could fight and win.

Honestly, running the dock out at that angle is a bit of a dick move since the county could just as easily run it out straight from the end of the access road instead of at the same angle as the road, but people have apparently been fighting this battle and losing for a long time now.


Yeah, it's a real dick move how those poor people continue to exist. *eyes rolling, in case you can't tell*

Unless you have a citation that the dock was purposely built at that angle to affect the owners of the adjacent property, how is it a dick move?
 
2020-05-15 1:58:21 PM  
Some rich asshole should just farking move.
Maybe he should donate the adjacent land to the city, and be done with it. He'd have saved lots in taxes, and not come off being such a stupid twat. Some folks just don't deserve to have money at all.
 
2020-05-15 2:01:09 PM  

Truck Fump: Murflette: wage0048: Here's a link that isn't subject to the Strib's paywall: https://bringmethenews.com/mi​nnesota-lifestyle/rainforest-cafe-foun​der-loses-suit-over-dock-on-lake-minne​tonka

Here's hoping that public dock is constantly busy all summer long.

Rich pieces of shiat are too good to use the dock at their other house on the same farking lake.

Thanks! That story makes a lot more sense than the two paragraphs I was allowed to see on the other site

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Yeah it's not ideal. However, according to the article a shiatload of people have tried to make it work at that property and none have. I also lost sympathy when his complaints were that there *was* a dock but it wasn't in deep enough water for his 41 foot yacht.

Meh.

I hope he does take it all the way to the supreme court. And when he loses, i hope some astute young city accountant has a detailed list on what they spent fighting his frivolous NIMBY snowflake ass and take him for 3 times that amount in court for wasting everyone's time

The guy has a 41ft boat he wanted to dock there and he "assumed" he could make it fit?

You know that whole "measure twice, cut once" mantra?  Combine it with "you can't fight city hall" and you have landed where this guy did.

My sympathies for a guy with a 41 ft boat and no place to dock it are...miniscule.  Except he does have a place to dock it...at his OTHER beach house in Orono.

whomp, whomp.


Which, for those of you not from around here, is on the Same Farking Lake!
 
2020-05-15 2:03:18 PM  
I wonder if anyone might be bored enough to swim up with a bottle or three of accelerants and a waterproof road flare taped together... Not having a boat would solve his boat access problems neatly.
 
2020-05-15 2:03:42 PM  
Looks like there is a public road that runs along his property. Be a shame if all those empties and chicken bones from the lake trip were tossed over the fence.  Also looks like a great place to drive a boom car all night long.
 
2020-05-15 2:05:23 PM  
PUBLIC DOCK 10 IS A DICK

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It's like manspreading
 
2020-05-15 2:10:00 PM  
I used to live about a half mile from there. Lake Minnetonka is a magnet for entitled bastards and Minnetonka Beach residents are the worst.
 
2020-05-15 2:12:50 PM  
The upside for me? I dont think we have any of his businesses around here to avoid.

Those are sad creatures.
 
2020-05-15 2:12:59 PM  
Eat the rich.
 
2020-05-15 2:13:21 PM  

Murflette: wage0048: Here's a link that isn't subject to the Strib's paywall: https://bringmethenews.com/mi​nnesota-lifestyle/rainforest-cafe-foun​der-loses-suit-over-dock-on-lake-minne​tonka

Here's hoping that public dock is constantly busy all summer long.

Rich pieces of shiat are too good to use the dock at their other house on the same farking lake.

Thanks! That story makes a lot more sense than the two paragraphs I was allowed to see on the other site

[bringmethenews.com image 534x424]
Yeah it's not ideal. However, according to the article a shiatload of people have tried to make it work at that property and none have. I also lost sympathy when his complaints were that there *was* a dock but it wasn't in deep enough water for his 41 foot yacht.

Meh.

I hope he does take it all the way to the supreme court. And when he loses, i hope some astute young city accountant has a detailed list on what they spent fighting his frivolous NIMBY snowflake ass and take him for 3 times that amount in court for wasting everyone's time


HAHAHAHA!
Let me laugh harder.
this is the kind of thing I deal with on a regular basis.
Guy bought a property with a "pie shape".
The dock does not extend 45 degrees onto his shoreline if that map is correct.  The community dock is smack in its ROW.  He's just got a narrowing lot that allows no space.  IDJIT.
 
2020-05-15 2:14:35 PM  

saddestmanonearth: PUBLIC DOCK 10 IS A DICK

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It's like manspreading


no its not like manspreading.  Look at the exhibit posted above.  Its entirely within its riparian lines.
 
2020-05-15 2:15:00 PM  
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2020-05-15 2:15:43 PM  
Dude who makes environment themed restaurant has three boats.
 
2020-05-15 2:21:51 PM  
Good thing the judge told him to fark himself.
 
2020-05-15 2:22:34 PM  
That photo should have been in the article, but then you might have learned something from the Star-Tribune.
 
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