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Michigan Gov Named Indiana Businessperson of the Year

"We thank you for the revenue!" says a satirical(?) billboard just south of the Michigan-Indiana border. The billboard also honors(?) Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as Indiana's businessperson of the year and welcomes residents of her state to "free-roaming Indiana." Whitmer made the news last year when she banned sales of gardens seeds and activities such as boating or traveling to a second residence. Sheriffs in various counties refused to enforce some of the orders. Peaceful protestors, mostly in cars but some of them armed, stormed the capital and surrounding blocks. 

Photo from Steve Swick.

Michigan's excess deaths per capita has been among the worst in the US. 

Sign owner Steve Swick says, 

It’s from the frustration that we see so much with Michiganders who are coming over the border,” said Swick, a Michigan native who grew up about 15 miles north of the billboard in Coldwater. Whitmer “effectively shut down and destroyed small businesses and industries up and down the entire state of Michigan and Michiganders were flooding over for some sense of normalcy.

Observing the craziness next door, Indiana governor Eric Holcomb eased restrictions in his state. 

How bad has coronavirus death toll been? Dr. Malcolm Kendrick arrives at the conclusion that the 1957 flu epidemic was worse. 



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