Our Governor is a ninny. She is super over-protective and her fans love her for it. I actually voted Libertarian for governor in Michigan because the dems had the ninny Whitmer, and the reps had a evil maniacal ex-prosecutor. No good choices. Our prior governor (Snyder) was a really good guy in my opinion and ran the state super well. He saved Detroit through and amazing bankruptcy... but... through almost no fault of his own, he was blamed for the Flint water crisis. So... Michigan voters picked an over-protective ninny for a governor. She has been very ineffective so far except that she is famous for being the first governor in the US to illegally ban vaping. Her ban was overturned in the courts. She is on the short list for Biden's VP. I am not sure if I hope for her to run because we would be left with an inexperienced toady as vice-governor (Gilchrist).Matt Cavanaugh wrote: ↑Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:48 pmI hope things are copasetic between John D and the missus, cuz his state's Gauleiter governor has banned travel between residences:
https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/ ... 129316002/Beginning Saturday morning, previously permitted travel between two Michigan residences will end, including jumping in the car to visit a friend, or even walking across the street to watch TV with a neighbor.
Michiganders are also forbidden from buying seeds or paint. For some reason the purchase of lottery tickets was deemed essential. :think:
In Michigan they are making stores close down certain sections of the store. So if you go to Walmart you can buy groceries, but you can't buy seeds to plant your garden. This is one of the most draconian of all the states. The news in Michigan has also focused on why COVID-19 is hitting blacks at three times the rate as whites. There is already a big government commission on this. They need all kinds of experts to figure out why this is happening. Shit... they just need to ask me. 1) Detroit is our high density city and it is almost entirely black. This is where the virus is spreading. 2) Blacks are disproportionately poor which means they has more trouble with health care, co-morbidity, and distancing. 3) Blacks in Detroit are still having giant block parties since everyone is off work. Sorry, but white folks just don't do this. There... commission conclusion is complete.... now pay me the million dollars you will spend on the commission.
Michigan has the third largest number of COVID-19 cases in the US. This is really surprising since Michigan is not a large state. What happened is that we have the auto industry. So... compared to almost every other state, we have more Chinese and Italian travelers. At this point, doctors are saying most of our cases came from Europe. This is caused by three letters; "FCA". Fiat Chrysler of America is run by Italians from Fiat. The stories are pretty funny here at Chrysler because Americans think the Italians look like mobsters. They dress in really good European suits... and the Americans wear polo shirts... haha. An interesting detail in these interesting times. So, it's the degos that did this to us... haha.
My wife and I are getting along better than we have in years. It has been really encouraging. She started seeing a therapist on a regular basis. She can still see her on zoom during the lock-down. It has had the effect of getting her to become more active and more open with me. We have recently started seeing the therapist once per week together. There is no magic to it, the therapist just gives us an independent format to discuss our relationship. What has been the most improved is that my wife has stopped directing all her personal issues on to me. Also, everything my daughter and I have been telling her has been repeated by her independent therapist. And... to be honest... at the same time I have decided to do what I can to improve. I was in a head-space where I was mostly interested in avoiding her... not helpful. Thanks for asking.... haha.