An entire American city in Republican Governor Rick Snyder's state has been drinking poisoned water for two years, but that didn't stop Snyder from throwing his wife a lavish birthday party in one of Ann Arbor's swankiest restaurants. That's tasteless enough, considering the suffering and pain the citizens of Flint have been going through these past months, but the icing on this crass story is the cake Governor Snyder surprised Michigan's First Lady with:
This is all cake and all edible:
It took the cake designer, Heather Anne Leavitt, 30 hours to make the cake, which represents all that is important to a swell like the First Lady of Michigan: Tiffany's, Nordstrom's, Chanel, and a Michael Kors handbag. Oh, with a gaudy necklace thrown in to finish off this example of vulgar exhibitionism that would put Marie Antoinette to shame.
Let's see, 30 hours for a custom designer cake to feed 60 people? Probably close to $1,000.00, considering the craftsmanship and work that was put into it.
Nothing says more about a person than a cake decorated to show what's meaningful in her life.
"[W]E...bet that there isn’t so much as a single part per billion of lead in that frosting. Clearly, a lot of planning went into that cake, and lord only knows the rest of the party was almost certainly as beautiful. As Mark Maynard says, a birthday party and a cake are nice things. But the timing might be a little off:
"Had I been in a similar situation, though, I’m relatively certain that I would have forgone a party, asking friends instead to give money to the Flint Child Health and Development Fund. “You know what,” I’d probably say, “as much as I love my wife, I just don’t think that we should be getting drunk and dancing around a big, creamy-frosting-filled Nordstrom’s box right now.” But, then again, I have a little bit of my soul left. And, perhaps more importantly, I’m not so delusional as to think that something like this wouldn’t get out."
Children and adults in Flint poisoned and suffering because of stupid decisions to save money? Meh! says Governor Snyder.
The cake is not a lie!
The great state of Michigan's legislature and its flamboyant governor, (who generously feted his wife on her birthday with an extravagant birthday cake costing hundreds of dollars) have now done some really important busy work which includes sticking its collective nose into people's naughty parts. Attending to crucial human needs (no, it has nothing to do with poisoned water in Flint), the state legislature has made Michigan safer by passing a law that prohibits Michiganers from getting B.J.s and criminalizing homosexual activity.
Good going Michigan! You're keeping your citizens safe for Jesus while you poison them!
The Michigan Senate has passed a bill that effectively reaffirms the state's unconstitutional law making sodomy a felony punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Michigan is one of more than a dozen states that still have sodomy bans on the books, despite the U.S. Supreme Court's 2003 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas declaring them unconstitutional. Some states' sodomy laws specifically target gay relations, but Michigan's is among those that make oral and anal sex crimes illegal regardless of whether they're same-sex or different-sex.
Michigan is also one of several states with a sodomy ban that's intertwined with a prohibition on bestiality – effectively equating the two. The law makes it a felony for anyone to commit "the abominable and detestable crime against nature with mankind or with any animal." If the person is already a sex offender, violations are punishable by life in prison.
For the last several years, Michigan legislators have been trying to pass an important package of bills referred to as Logan's Law, designed to keep pets out of the hands of animal abusers, according to The Detroit Free Press.
Among the bills in the Logan's Law package — named for a Siberian husky who died tragically after acid was intentionally poured on him — is Senate Bill 219, by GOP Sen. Rick Jones. In addition to barring convicted animal abusers from owning pets for five years, SB 219 would update language in the state's ban on bestiality and sodomy