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Mid-afternoon Hump Day links

by: Eric B.

Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 15:45:03 PM EST

By now, you've probably seen the video in which Willard Mitt "Mittens" Romney extolls the many virtues of the state of Michigan, including that the trees are the right height. My first reaction, upon hearing that, was, "What the hell is he talking about? Then, I remembered that it's Willard Romney we're talking about, the man who will say absolutely anything to get elected president. He can't pander to the far right like he'd probably like to, but the demographic of people who like trees comes with the handy advantage of being much bigger.


*--Peter Luke writes in The Bridge that benevolent overlord Rick Michigan's second budget is a gutless document, intended mostly to protect his party's advantage in the House of Representatives.

*--Pete Hoekstra tries to make his Superbowl ad go away.

*--Local governments not entirely certain what to make of benevolent overlord Rick Michigan's budget document. You can understand their hesitation, considering that the repeal of another major source of revenue is being discussed in Lansing.

*--Michigan moves on for-profit prisons even as the national trend is starting to move away from them.

*--An attempt to further restrict access to abortion has gotten surprisingly little attention in the last couple of days, especially given the current political mood. Note to Michigan's House: There is no need to make it a crime to stalk or use coercion against others. Those are already illegal.

*--The Michigan Senate passes a bill solely intended to prevent research assistants at the University of Michigan from forming a labor union, a clear violation of the state constitution. I am starting to suspect that the state Legislature employs a large number of people who simply have no idea what their jobs are supposed to be, or what elections are for.

Eric B. :: Mid-afternoon Hump Day links
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Free Press Cartoon and Comments From Trees

"Jack Pine is delighted to hear that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney thinks he and his fellow Michigan trees are pretty much perfect. 'I have deep roots in Michigan' Jack told me 'so I was flattered to hear that Romney thinks I'm just the right height.'"

I'd comment about the sap running...
but that would be a cheap laugh.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

[ Parent ]
Nothing wrong with branching out!
Don't leaf a good series of jokes! ;-)

Now on Great Lakes, Great Times, Great Scott: Cotter vs. Jesus and Reagan

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