Who knew all those endless nights live-tweeting city council meetings would eventually lead to fame and fortune? Writing for Concentrate, Patrick Dunn, has an article about those of us who clog up your twitter stream every first and third Monday with #a2council tweets. You should check it out. And while we are on the subject, stay tuned for an upcoming city council viewing party.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Have I mentioned how much I am now paying for health care? Not a lot, it's actually scary how little I am paying. Or maybe the number itself has scary connotations. $6.66 a month. You can be impressed/worried if I am from The Omen. Now, this woman has been hailing the dark forces of Obamacare for much longer than I have.
As it turns out, The Detroit News has exposed the commercial above to be a little misguided. Or maybe outright wrong. The commercial was put together by Americans for Prosperity (or the prosperity of middle class white people) and tells how a Dexter woman was not allowed to keep her health insurance. Instead, she was forced to enroll in another plan that might, in fact, save her money. Check out the article, and pay attention to how Sen. Harry Reid is reacting. He's got a pretty good pun somewhere.
According to an in depth analysis from Slate says Michigan's official meat is corned beef. From the article:
The Dinty Moore is a delightfully named sandwich, so much so that its contents actually come as a letdown: corned beef, lettuce, tomato, and Russian dressing on rye. (It and Hormel’s line of beef stew can trace their names back, in a convoluted fashion, to an early-20th-century Irish restaurateur in New York.) If the Dinty Moore were Michigan’s only contribution to corned-beef culture, I’d hesitate to entrust it with corned beef as its state meat. But Detroit is also home to Grobbel’s, “America’s oldest corned beef specialist.” Sold!Not the most ringing endorsement, but at least we didn't end up with squirrel. Sorry West Virginia.
Monday, March 10, 2014
|Two sandhill cranes (Grus canadensis) call to each other high above the Diag|
I know there is snow in the forecast and that there is a risk of dipping below zero again on Thursday morning. Still, it felt like spring today and all the signs point to an imminent end to winter. Geese and cranes are flying north. Dominick's is open. Our huge snow piles are melting. Buds are beginning to swell. Gentle readers, I think we just might survive winter.