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Don't know if you've heard anything about this but apparently there's something big and fancy happening in Washington, DC today. Something about an inaugural and history and yes we can hope for change. It's been on the news.
And while we little people have to sit at home in an icy, very much global-warming-free climate hoping for the change that Michigan needs in the worst way, the people we elected to deliver it for us here at the state level are out of the state getting ready to attend fancy balls this evening.
Sure, plenty of political hacks and activists and volunteers made their way to the inaugural, and good for them. This is their day. They want to self-identify with an incoming administration that has pledged to make its first official act all about making it easier to kill cute little innocent babies via the Freedom of Choice Act, hey, that's between them and their maker. I know I wouldn't want to self-identify with that particular administration but I have what at least approaches a healthy fear of the almighty. And karma.
Particularly frustrating on a personal level that our supposedly pro-life Speaker of the House, Andy Dillon, is away from Michigan attending the festivities, jovially celebrating the arrival of a political climate that will be openly hostile to innocent life. But he still finds a way to sleep at night and manages to justify each of his two faces and that's worthy of a round of applause.
(Pictured at right are Dillon with lefty political consultant and radio personality Kerry Ebersole. Apparently this one popped up on Facebook with a headline indicating it was taken yesterday in DC.)
Of course, he's not the only prominent lefty who's taken the opportunity to abandon the ship here in Michigan to go party it up instead. The Associated Press highlights the different approaches to potential state stimulus cash headed this direction via massive new deficit spending by congressional Democrats. The most obvious difference is that our local lefties want to use the cash to cover up their own budgeting mistakes by erasing red ink while Republican leaders in the House want instead to apply the cash, if it has to come, the way it seems to be intended, to sponsor work projects and give some of unemployed families a chance at a paycheck. Oh, and the Republicans are actually here in-state working on fixing our problems.
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