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Fried Chicken Frank expresses upset over partisan gamesmenship in column attacking Dems

by: Eric B.

Fri Aug 29, 2014 at 09:59:09 AM EDT


Let's just dive right into the muck that is the bottom of this week's column by Fried Chicken Frank for the punchline.

This situation is too serious for political gamesmanship.

The situation in question is the flooding in the Detroit area in the middle of the month. It's so serious that Fried Chicken Frank penned this as his next paragraph.

The Democrats who seek power need to pressure the administration to free up some of our federal tax dollars to help defray recovery costs – after all, there’s still stimulus money remaining for those shovel ready jobs – and Republicans in power in Lansing need to get serious about addressing the longer term problem of improving Michigan’s road infrastructure system.

It's so serious that Fried Chicken Frank attacked Republicans in Lnsing for not being serious about infrastructure funding. From nine paragraphs preceding the first snippet.

Then, citing the massive flooding on area freeways, they criticized him for overlooking the longtime need for road infrastructure improvements, ignoring his years long call for increased spending on such projects, an initiative the Legislature has failed to address.

They are "Democratic office seekers," the ones who presumably are playing political games by criticizing Lansing for not properly funding infrastructure ... the same Lansing crowd who Fried Chicken Frank ends his column by attacking for the same thing.

It's a touch different, of course. Fried Chicken Frank is attacking our ongoing experiment in the Dunning-Kruger effect and saying that the governor should be shielded from similar criticism because he's called for more road funding, because the flooding is too serious for political games.

The entire column is like that.

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I have to say it again, because it can't be said too often (4.00 / 1)
I'm looking forward to listening to Michigan football without having to hear the dulcet tones of Mr. Beckmann.

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

I'm torn... (4.00 / 1)
While traveling to Ireland, a friend and I were in Belfast and got our hands on real, actual English pounds. My friend described the heft and weight of it as being a currency that could dent a man's head. With Beckmann, I wonder if that's true or if it would just sink in and be absorbed like water to a sponge.

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