Frisbee golf, long the sport of choice for former hippies and other types of “free thinkers” (Dude!) has been hit by the recession like everything else: the town of St. Paul, MN has had to start charging fees to disc golfers at a course in Kaposia Park. The response? A reign of terror the likes of which we have never scene.
Okay, actually, we probably see it every day: someone painted graffiti on the course trailer.
No, seriously. They got mad, pulled out a can of paint and wrote the words “I pay taxes, why pay for the course” on some trailer in the middle of the night. The paint probably cost more than the fees. But that’s not the point, is it? Just another example of “the man” sticking it to the little guy. Next thing you know, they’ll find a way to tax pot.
Hey wait a minute, then they’d have to legalize it first, wouldn’t they? Woah!
But we digress. Here’s more from the Star Tribune:
Not everyone has embraced the new fees being imposed on disc golf players at Kaposia Park in South St. Paul. For the second time in less than a month, vandals have expressed their opposition, most recently in the form of profanity-laced messages spray-painted on a trailer where the fees are collected.
Sometime between the close of business Tuesday night and daylight Wednesday, someone painted the words “I pay taxes, why pay for the course” on the back of the trailer owned by Fairway Flyerz, the city-approved vendor collecting the fees. The words “Free” along with expletives were spray-painted on the front door and windows, said Brian Snelson, a company spokesman.
On June 27, someone broke into Fairway Flyerz’s trailer and stole a cash box containing about $200, along with hats, 60 golf discs and other items, according to a police report Snelson said he believes the culprits are protesting the fees that the South St. Paul Parks and Recreation Department began collecting on May 28. The department began charging $5 a day or $30 for a season pass to generate revenue to spruce up the popular but heavily worn 24-hole course. It had offered free play since it opened in 1987.