Just my two cents worth, but according to local TV
(5, CBS, most popular), in the Saginaw/Midland/Bay City area, the shut
down of government means:
Oh my God, the casinos and lottery will close, and
we might run out of liquor. Deer hunters might not get to test their
kill for T.B., and personal sales of vehicles might be delayed because
the Secretary of State would be closed. Car dealerships would not be
While these might be important things to some in
Mid-Michigan, is there really any wonder why we have gotten to this
I truly wish we could fire each and every elected
official and start over. What an embarrassment to our state. They
should all be ashamed.
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Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 11:12
Subject: Re: E-M:/ Anatomy of a
David,If this is off topic when it is grist for all Independents,
Democrats and Republicans, then what in the world is on topic?
Thanks for sending this classic.
On Sep 28, 2007, at 8:12 AM, David Holtz wrote:
Perhaps I am on the edge of being off-topic
with this post, but with so much at risk for Michigan's environmental
protection, with the Senate majority proposing to absolutely gut enforcement,
drinking water programs, air quality programs, and leaders of all stripe
seemingly unable to lead, it is a reasonable thing for us to discuss how did
we get to this point and where do we go from here?
posting Anatomy of a
under the pseudonym Hazen Pingree (the dead governor) is a
good place to begin with the question, How did we get to this point?.