The over reach of a democrat governor

Greenie Gretchen’s great war on garden seeds

Within every liberal, there’s a totalitarian dictator, screaming to get out, to paraphrase the great David Horowitz. Nowhere is that more evident than in the case of Michigan’s ambitious left-wing Democratic governor, Gretchen Whitmer.

She’s declared war on garden seeds, forbidding their purchase from big box retailers now that there’s a pandemic on, arbitrarily claiming they’re not “essential.”

This, from a governor who claims, of all things, to be a green, putting “climate change” at the “heart” of her governorship. That’s some green — a green who advocates for brown, at least among the locals. Seems that changing the world “one act at a time,” not to mention “growing local” and “going organic,” isn’t as important to her as being a tyrant and winning the approval of the Democratic establishment in D.C. Oh, and she’s widely touted as vice presidential material for doddering Joe Biden. Imagine her giving orders at a national level with this record.

The Federalist cites her as one of America’s self-outed “little tyrants.” The American Spectator cites her as the “worst governor in America.” We hope she’s proud of herself.

The latest news is that angry Michiganders have launched a recall petition to throw her out.

This is precisely what needs to happen, just as “change” is probably going to eventually happen to Xi Jinping of China in the post-COVID-19 world that’s sure to come.

It makes no sense whatsoever. Michigan is an agricultural state. Farming is still big. Growing things is a Michigan tradition — some really nice things, like asparagus, dairy, cherries, apples, berries, corn, cucumbers, tons of wonderful crops and livestock products. The state produces so plentifully that it exports. One of my cousins is an asparagus farmer on the west side and exports to Japan. The state has magnificent botanical gardens, such as the renowned Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park of Grand Rapids. Things grow well there.

In a crisis, as in World War II, it’s also a tradition to plant victory gardens, to help lessen the load on supply chains, as well as keep people fed with alternative sources such as fresh and utterly organic vegetables.

With food shortages on the horizon — pork, chicken are already calling trouble — it’s about as counterproductive as it gets.

More specific still, anyone who knows anything about gardening (and Whitmer doesn’t) knows that one must plant seeds at specific times, which means that her order forbidding their purchase now means the seeds will probably die, same as any agricultural product left out too long.

What a hideous waste.

And as many news reports have mentioned, planting seeds is a perfect tool for encouraging social distancing. Bored, housebound people with a patch of land or a few pots ought to be encouraged to start little gardens; there’s nothing like them for focusing attention as they watch things grow. I garden all the time, and it’s an amazing little pleasure to tend and care for little plants one grew as a result of one’s labors. To Whitmer, it’s little more than Michael Bloomberg’s contemptuous idea of gardening: put a seed in the ground, and let what happens happen.

Petty little diktats like Whitmer’s are profoundly unenforceable, and instead of encouraging obedience to the law and the general project of getting rid of the pandemic, they encourage the opposite: widespread flouting of the law. When the law has no credibility and stupid orders are in the substance, you can bet that public support for all of them is going to go downhill.

This isn’t Whitmer’s first instance of tyrannical stupidity, either. In a bid to Get Trump, she first threw out a diktat against the use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 patients, praised by Trump as a possible treatment, without knowing what she was dictating about, and then reversed herself, obviously hearing from locals who needed it to save the lives of their loved ones.

Now she’s throwing out a string of diktats, including an irrational war on garden seeds. Yes, throw her out, if for nothing else than to send a message to the other Democrats about tyranny not paying. Whitmer’s nothing but a bad seed who’s got to go.


And then there was this!

One thing about the seeds at big box stores is if you take the seeds from them they will not reproduce. Best to buy seeds that do. I buy heirloom seeds online.

As to her intentions, she’s shown herself to be incompetent. I hope the recall succeeds and she is thrown out of office. Let’s hope the voters learn their lesson so another moron doesn’t take office like her again.


This woman is an absolute lunatic. It just goes to show you that when a Democrat is in control all they care about is controlling everyone else. Now you look at some of the less populated western states like Wyoming. They haven’t enacted any draconian measures and everyone seems to be doing just fine. I like how one of their senators mentioned that there were no plans to shut down the state of Wyoming because social distancing is a way of life out there. That sounds like the right way to be living through this.

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According to a federal prosecutor, Michigan leads the nation in political corruption . Go figure . :roll_eyes:

Maybe she should ban blacks from buying guns too. :roll_eyes: :grimacing:

Unfortunately Michigan is no different than California or NY.

The cities determine who is elected not the rest of the state.

Democrats think they know what’s best for everyone.

They are generally clueless that the cities are different from rural areas in their needs and they could care less as the cities are who elect them.

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And so it begins:

Coronavirus stay-at-home orders stir protests nationwide amid fears of economic collapse

At least 15,000 cars and trucks are expected to descend on Michigan’s state capital on Wednesday to protest what they’re calling Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s tyrannical new guidelines to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in the state.

The so-called “drive-by” demonstration – in order to maintain social distancing – aims to bring traffic to a gridlock in Lansing and protest the “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order by Whitmer, a Democrat, mandating what businesses could stay home, what some businesses could sell and ordering people in her state against any gatherings – no matter the size or family ties.

“Quarantine is when you restrict movement of sick people. Tyranny is when you restrict the movement of healthy people,” Meshawn Maddock, an organizer of the protest with the Michigan Conservative Coalition, told Fox News. “Every person has learned a harsh lesson about social distancing. We don’t need a nanny state to tell people how to be careful.”

The protest – called “Operation Gridlock” – would be just one of a number of demonstrations of civil disobedience around the country by Americans upset with their state’s stay-at-home orders amid the pandemic. While the contagion has infected over 568,000 Americans and killed over 23,000, according to the latest estimates, protestors from North Carolina to Wyoming said they’ve been just as concerned with the economic and financial impact the coronavirus has inflicted on the country – echoing President Trump’s complaint that “the cure be worse than the problem.”

Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter who has been sounding the alarm about what he believes are flawed models dictating the aggressive strategy, drew attention to the protests in North Carolina, as well as a social media uproar in Michigan.

I went to Walmart up in Cadillac, where I reside, and the Garden Department was closed off. It had those yellow tapes so no one can go through the aisles. Not to mention, the Electronic section. You could only buy stuff that were in the middle aisles - where they didn’t tape off.
People at the store were even trying to sneak under the yellow tape, just to quickly get what they wanted and pay for them at the self-service registers.
It’s freakin’ crazy here. Lol

Just last week (before Easter), there was a line being formed, since there was only one entrance being used - the Food area entrance. And they were only allowing 10 to 20 at a time inside the store. The other entrance (including the Garden entrance) were closed off.

I swear that there would be some idiot who would want to start a scene there, and start getting annoyed, because she had to stay in time for over an hour just to get a few items. But she apparently did the right thing - she left and drove off. Lol

The new Michigan has appeared.

In Colorado POT as well as alcohol is essential. Selling your home is not.

If you cannot walk and need a hip it isn’t essential.

If you need therapy, it’s not essential.

Automobile sales are not essential.

Crazy is crazy.

If you’ve ever skied in Utah, you would be familiar with “Interlodge”…

When the avalanche risk in the canyon is sufficient, people are ordered inside…this year they had a 52 hr. interlodge…

When called, it isn’t limited to people staying on the mnt…you could have 10,000 day hoppers, between Alta and Snowbird…they just gotta find a place to sit…

The biggest fear?

Running out of booze…

And that’s Utah…

Imagine the governor of Massachusetts closing liquor stores for 6 weeks…

It would occasion his prompt defenestration…

That’s pretty spot on for people who can think for themselves.

"We don’t need a nanny state to tell people how to be careful.”

People who support a governor such as this would be lost without the nanny state telling them what to do.

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Keep the population numb and dumb. :wink:

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Pretty much spot on.


What an arrogant, arbitrary bitch she is.

And this bitch wants to be Biden’s running mate…

No government official has a right to determine which items a citizen can buy from the shelves of a department store.

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And she is thinking again, about extending the lockdown (despite of the protest that occurred Wednesday in front of the State House in Lansing) to July. Even though, she had it only extended to the end of April.
There is nothng about her that would make me want to vote for her. I didn’t vote for her to begin with. But I will certainly vote her ass out!

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Brian Tillery has been hurting for cash lately, since his job was deemed unessential in Michigan. He worked as a floor layer, and has been desperate to find people willing to hire him for handyman jobs.

All trades in Wyo and Colo aer considered essential.

She’s a nut case and the people that elected her deserve what thy get.

One problem is that not only do the people that elected her get punished, those who voted against her get punished. The entire state gets punished.

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Think again if you believe draconian controls recommended by a few (but far from all) medical experts are saving many lives from COVID-19. Facts reported by mathematician Yitzhak Ben Israel of Tel Aviv University don’t support such beliefs.

Professor Israel found that no matter how much or little politicians quarantined the population, “coronavirus peaked and subsided in the exact same way.” Whether the country relied on politicians shutting the country down (the US and UK, for example) or private voluntary actions (Sweden), Prof. Israel’s work shows that “all countries experienced seemingly identical coronavirus infection patterns, with the number of infected peaking in the sixth week and rapidly subsiding by the eighth week.”

There are many people that are disregarding the “Six feet distance rule” and huge gatherings due to what Governor Bitchmer has imposed on the state. They never wanted a Governor that was “authoratorian”. They wanted a Governor that would “help and assist” her state. She is really not helping - despite the numbers of death from the Coronavirus.