Lame duck session is one of the most fascinating and illuminating times within our government. It is a period when all pretenses of our democracy are jettisoned and a mad cash grab takes place as term-limited legislators secure employment and other benefits in smoke-filled backrooms with lobbyists. It rips off the facade and exposes government for the cruel, soulless machine that it truly is.
Few watched the late-night session that went past 3AM last week when the worst bills were being rammed down our throats. I tuned in to watch the after-hours con job the next day on the Michigan Legislature website as I was sleeping at the time. The fact that the proceedings took place in the dead of night begs the following questions: What are the optics of using the midnight hour to push the lousiest bills forward? What does someone who is less politically inclined think of Republicans after the media reports on these shenanigans? And is it any wonder why we took it on the chin during last month’s mid-term elections?
Continuing with the “unofficial” theme this week, local officials have decided to strike while the iron is hot and use a tired old ploy to fix a problem that really should never have been a problem in the first place had elected officials done their jobs, looked at the problem as a whole and fixed the problem at the source rather than only reacting to the symptoms.
Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero sanctuary city clown show ensues.
A video with Virg is a great place to catch a giggle when going into the weekend.
Bernero defends his ‘executive order’ to turn Lansing into a sanctuary city as something to clarify what he described as “Modus Operandi.” He explained “It was what we were doing, but we didn’t have a written policy.”
Interestingly, further into his discussion with Carlson, he says “I wasn’t looking for this fight Tucker, This fight found me. I tried to avoid this fight.”
I am not sure how that works. Certainly there are mayors and community leaders around the country who have opted to not rattle the tree, but quietly oppose tighter immigration enforcement, But those folks are not opting for the news cycle in the process. In fact many might be trying to figure out how to hide the mounting problems they have due to the undocumented invasion we are facing.
Virg is off-the-hook pro-antagonist to be sure. And I gotta tell ya, when Virgil goes off on how the police are seen as an “occupying force” ?? Whooeeee!
I think it is getting harder actually, given the rampant stupidity exhibited by our political class, and promoted by a media populated by ideologues and vermin. The boy who saw that the emperor has no clothes has had to scream it so often that he must now feel like a pariah being scorned as the boy who cried wolf.
And the wolves dear reader, are here.
If you are in Lansing today, take a minute to stop by the capitol.
Details which popped in the ol mailbox this morning are below the fold.
Governor Rick Snyder takes the budget to nerd year six.
OK, not really 2 Trillion.
Likely more than last year however (a given since it’s never been less). Its that time again, when Rick Snyder rolls out his revenue projections and planning on how to spend it down. He’ll pop it out there, and the race horses in the legislature will lap it up like a milkshake at post time. From the Michigan office of Propaganda:
“Governor Rick Snyder presents his FY 2017 budget today at 11 am.
In the budget, the Governor proposes strategic investments to tackle challenges head on.”
And if you think that was exciting, watch him live at 11 this morning by clicking on the link above.
URGENT HELP NEEDED: An internal poll of the Michigan Femdom Fund has shown that Governor Snyder is up 100% to 0% over his challenger Mark Schauer. This “internal” poll must have only included “pegging” their staff members for these results?
But this November the stakes are too high and we need your help. Please consider making a donation today of $20, $35, $50 or whatever you can generously afford to help us assure that Gov. Snyder is re-elected as to advance the Common Core, Gay Marriage and other progressive issues that Gov. Snyder will support.
For those low information voters and party loyalist I have compiled a list of bullet points, headlines and search phrases as to make it harder for those types to justify to themselves how they cast their votes!
Can there be a comparison to Jim Crow and the behavioral based desire for special treatment by LGBT?
Outstanding courage on display in Lansing yesterday (H/T Stacy Swimp)
A generous crowd of pastors and ministers as well as others who see the fight for forced ‘equality’ under the guise of civil rights to be not only wrong, but dangerous to real civil rights and equality reforms.
The legislature would be making a grave mistake by enabling more of the family and liberty destroying agenda through the LGBT desired changes to the Elliot Larsen civil rights act. By forcing one group to accept another group’s behavior or face punishment is an affront to our constitutionally protected liberties.
Credit is due to those who take this seriously enough to stand up and face its evil.