Come Heller high water …
- Hi, Mr. Killjoy here. Yes, it was nice that “more people than ever” in Michigan history – 2.4 million – turned out for Tuesday’s primary to get their “I voted” badge of honor. But that’s still only 34 percent of voters. That means two out of every three people thought, “Meh, why bother?” which is astounding given the state’s bleak economy and even bleaker government. What, you had something better to do?
- Count me among those who felt the Bern. Nothing against Hillary, but there’s something about The Bern that seems right to me. I get the sense he’ll at least try to do the things he says he’ll try to do. I don’t get that sense with Hillary, especially when it comes to curbing Wall Street. She’s not bloody likely to go after the people who paid her and Bill so much money. Would you? Exactly. Simple as that. That’s why he surged in Michigan, where we apparently have more finely-tuned B.S. detectors than other states.
- Oddly enough, that’s also why Trump scares me much less than Cruz. Trump is just a blowhard. Blowhards don’t often do what they say they’re going to do. Cruz is a creepy, jiggly-eyed zealot. Jiggly-eyed zealots always do exactly what they say they’re going to do. Republicans, you may now send me hate mail and set me straight.
- Hass anyone else noticed that Trump wears his ties about a foot longer than everyone else? Maybe they make them that way in China, or wherever they’re made. (Go U.S.A.!) Or maybe he just ties them that way to point at what’s become the focal point of his campaign. (Hey, if he can joke about it, I can, too, right?)
- I’ve been watching and listening to a lot of news argument programs lately– the ones where you have three or four experts all talking at the same time – because I’m a bit of a political junkie. I have to stop it. Listening to these shows activates my inner parent, and I find myself scolding the TV: “Let her talk, wouldja?”
- Snyder just asked you and me (via the State Administrative Board) to cover his outside legal bills ($1.2 million) over the Flint water debacle. So the state doesn’t have enough money to clean up the mess it made but it does have enough to defend the guy whose administration caused it? Nice.
- Tell me again how great an idea it is to run state government like a business?
- Get ready to feel discombobulated again, Michigan. Daylight savings time starts this weekend. We morning commuters are thrilled. We’ve driven to work in the dark for what seems like six months now – and when we “spring forward” we get to do it for another month. Yay!
- We should get rid of daylight savings time because it’s annoying and anachronistic, but we won’t because it’s a habit. Could we at least, then, rename it so it’s accurate. We’re not “saving” any time. Time is time. It is what it is. All we’re doing is shifting time, so it be should be called “daylight shifting time,” right?
- Calvin Johnson is a smart guy. He’s got all the money he needs. His brain hasn’t been turned to mush from concussions. And he’s got his health and youth. Why not retire? (It’s not like the Lions were going to, y’know, win, anyway.
- “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.”— Dalai Lama.
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