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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:33 PM

DFP Editorial: Silenced voices get even louder over vagina remarks in Michigan

Editorial: Silenced voices get even louder over vagina remarks in Michigan
June 19, 2012 | Comments

Did it never occur to Michigan's Republican legislative leaders that muzzling two Democratic state lawmakers might serve to amplify their voices rather than stifle them?

If not, they surely know better now.

Most Michiganders had never even heard of Rep. Lisa Brown, D-West Bloomfield, or Rep. Barb Byrum, D-Onondaga, until last Thursday, when House Floor Leader Jim Stamas, R-Midland, decided to ban both women from speaking on the House floor in retaliation for remarks they made in opposition to anti-abortion legislation.

How spectacularly have Stamas' heavy-handed tactics blown up in his party's face? Let us count the ways:

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http://www.freep.com/article/20120619/OPINION02/206190322/Silenced-voices-get-even-louder-over-vagina-remarks-in-Michigan?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|FRONTPAGE|p

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 01:36 PM

1. Vagina.

With teeth.

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Response to Bozita (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:59 PM

2. Good read. I like this:

More unfair is the injury to Michigan, whose campaign to reposition itself as a progressive global competitor has been set back yet again by the legislative majority's jackassery.


Snagglepuss would call it self-inflicted bar-b-que. They cooked their own goose.

Exit stage left.

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