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Fri Oct 9, 2020, 06:59 PM

About Michigan

I'm a Michigander. I love my state. I know all of you come from beautiful states, but my Michigan is really, truly beautiful.

On August 31st, I celebrated my 10th year diagnosed with Metastatic Breast cancer. Back then it didn't look promising, but here I am. Ta da!

To celebrate I wanted to go to the UP (Upper Peninsula). So my son tossed me in the car, and off we went. Crossing the Big Mac (Mackinac Bridge) was wonderful!

I won't bore you about the trip. But I do want to tell you something.

I got the best gift.

We live in Northern Michigan. So from here, up North, and throughout the UP, we saw so many Biden/Harris signs and flags, it made me laugh and cry with joy! Of course there was support for Donald, and his waxed bobble head, but in comparison --- Donald barely seemed to be a thought.

Plus, I watched my neighbor rip up and toss out his Donald sign last week. Yesterday he removed his "My Governor is an Idiot" sign from his upstair's window (I guess yesterday's news reports got to him, dunno, don't care). But it's GONE!

That's all. I'm happy. Our little trip was wonderful, except this year, the color change is slow, and didn't see the beautiful reds and crimsons, but I got to see my beautiful Michigan and so many, many Biden/Harris signs and flags, big flags, too boot! Yay! Thanks for reading.

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dmr Oct 9 OP
Wounded Bear Oct 9 #1
MaryMagdaline Oct 9 #2
SheltieLover Oct 9 #3
SharonClark Oct 9 #4
livetohike Oct 9 #5
Kaleva Oct 9 #6
Hekate Oct 9 #7
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BComplex Oct 9 #9
GreenEyedLefty Oct 9 #10
CanonRay Oct 9 #11
Kaleva Oct 9 #15
Dream Girl Oct 9 #12
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safeinOhio Oct 9 #14
pamdb Oct 9 #16
roamer65 Oct 9 #17
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ihas2stinkyfeet Oct 9 #19
tavernier Oct 9 #20
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dchill Oct 9 #23
yaesu Oct 9 #24
hauckeye Oct 9 #25
Hassler Oct 9 #26
Laelth Oct 9 #27
Jack-o-Lantern Oct 9 #28
fierywoman Oct 9 #29
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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:01 PM

1. It's the little things...nt

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:02 PM

2. Michigan is majestic!

Thanks for beautiful vision.
I was born in Michigan and have relatives from Detroit to Sutton Bay and Cross Village. Nobody in the UP but my mother always raved about UP.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:03 PM

3. Mi is truly beautiful!

Esp with Dem signs up!

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:03 PM

4. Thanks for posting this uplifting story.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:04 PM

5. I love Michigan. I have been to the UP several times. I

have never seen it in the Fall. We were going to go this year, but now COVID. Three years ago we stayed in Oscoda and explored north and south of there. You live in a beautiful state (Iím in PA).

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:05 PM

6. Places like Marquette and Houghton have lots of Biden signs but further out, Trump signs dominate

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:06 PM

7. dmr...

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:07 PM

8. From one of those in the State to Your South

Yes, Michigan is lovely and the UP especially so. We missed our usual September drive up for the Irish festival in Muskegon; it is always a time to see how your state has changed over the past year....y'all were hit hard with the last recession, but we watched as you made a comeback and cheered you on. It's also wonderful to see the beginnings of fall color arrive.

Yeah, you've had your share (and more) of stupid political choices...but you aren't fools and you do learn. Hopefully, you can say the same about us down here (and I never care about football, so let's just be happy Midwesterners together, ok?)
Glad you had a great trip!

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:08 PM

9. I've always said that northern Michigan is a very well kept secret.

Until I worked in Michigan for a few months in 1992, I had never imagined so much beauty existed up there. It really is breathtaking.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:08 PM

10. Also from Michigan

Waving hi!

I was born in Flint, raised in a blue collar family. I left this state for a few years in my early 20s but felt a strong need to come back home. And I've been here ever since.

I LOVE my home state; it is so beautiful here. My mom was born in the Upper Peninsula and I have been blessed to have visited "up home" many times over the years.

Michigan is full of decent, hardworking people. There is no way in hell any of those fucking terrorist morons represent *US* (lest anyone think otherwise).

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:08 PM

11. Wow. If the UP is going Biden

Michigan is in the bag.

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Response to CanonRay (Reply #11)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:26 PM

15. I live here and I don't think that's the case.

Travel US 41, US 2, M 28, M 26 and you will see lots of Trump signs compared to Biden signs.

Upper Michigan is deep red and we've only had 2 Dem Congressmen since the Great Depression. One of which lasted all of 1 term. The other was Bart Stupak who many here hated.

But i do think Biden will do better then Hillary did in 2016 and may even carry a county or two up here.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:09 PM

12. Congratulations on your 10 Year!

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:11 PM

13. You are very right.

Michigan is wonderful.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:20 PM

14. I moved back a few years ago.

Have spent 50 of my 71 years here. Worked in a Detroit car factory for 30 years and lived in 13 different towns in South East Mi for those years. Now in the dead center so I can travel all over the state. Go to the UP once or twice a month to pick up cars and bring them back. Travel to Lansing where I have a booth at an antique mall. Go to AA and the West Side of D to see friends. Itís great to be back.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:34 PM

16. Michigan death



I live in Grand Rapids and while Grand Rapids tends to be democratic, the surrounding
areas in Kent County are republican. Or, as I call it, trumpican. Walker, Wyoming, GR Two.,
Rockford, East Grand Rapids, we're surrounded, plus the small towns in rural areas, Sparta, Kent City, Marne, the Trump Pence signs are everywhere. And don't even get me started on Ottaw County, Allegan County and Newaygo County. I am just so glad we have the straight ticket back. I keep thinking if you've had to stand in line in the Detroit area for two
hours, it's so much easier to just fill in the Democratic circle and leave. This is the first year
we've voted absentee, we are very old (69 and 68) but mostly it was the Covid. What I wish is that Michigan had at least a week of early in person voting. I mean, we've had snow on Halloween before, you would think the weather alone...anyway, weather has been really beautiful this week, maybe load the dog in the car and take a short drive up north.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:36 PM

17. I've started calling the people with "my governor is an idiot" signs terrorists.

They support domestic terrorism.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:44 PM

18. Love Michigan

A Chicagoian, I spent many summers there. Gorgeous place, abundant produce and friendly folks. After retirement, became a seasonal resident. The militia folks have been around for 40 years, mostly irrevalent. Now it looks like they have been encouraged by POTUS. Take back your state folks, don't let the dummies win!

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:50 PM

19. so good to see you here. sounds like a great way to celebrate!

 

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:54 PM

20. I was raised in Michigan. Summer is beautiful!

Both weeks.

Sorry, couldnít resist.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 07:58 PM

21. TY for the story

We need more of this. Nice to hear of things that we all use to take for granted.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 08:01 PM

22. Synchronicity: Just coming back from the UP.

Visited Keweenaw, the Porcupine Mountains and sundry waterfalls and lighthouses amidst October foliage. Got the best pics at the Bishop Baraga shrine in LíAnse. Got 5 days in from Hancock. Writing this from the Holiday Inn in Mackinaw City, halfway to home in Detroit.

My wife and I also thought weíd see a lot more Dump flags. Our count was about Biden/Harris 50- Putinís Fly 50. Thatís saying something in the UP.

Most importantly: Congratulations on your good news, dmr!

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 08:02 PM

23. Thanks for this!

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 08:03 PM

24. Back in '17 I had a chance to lesve the state for NM. I decided against it

it was the worst mistake of my life. Lived here all my life, now I will be spending the rest of my life trying to leave for good. Glad your're in a good place here but for me there is nothing here worth putting up with the cold winters, super high property tax, high priced auto insurance & rightwing nuts.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 08:25 PM

25. I lived in Kalamazoo for 23 years

I canít believe Fred Upton is still the Representative there. Time to vote him out!

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 08:37 PM

26. "If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you." Haven't

Lived in my native state in over 40 years, but I remember the motto (English translation anyway).

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 08:43 PM

27. Did you get a Cornish Pasty? I love that part of the world. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 08:44 PM

28. Well as the Michigan license plates said for many years, Water Winter Wonderland...so true.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 08:55 PM

29. I'm so glad you're still among us and that you told us this wonderful story!

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 08:56 PM

30. Keep these great stories coming, DUers!!!! nt

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 08:57 PM

31. Every state has their nut jobs.

This will be resolved and we will all stand behind the good people of Michigan.



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Fri Oct 9, 2020, 08:58 PM

32. This ex-Kalamazoo resident salutes you!

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Fri Oct 9, 2020, 09:00 PM

33. I was there this time last year. The UP is truly a beautiful place.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 09:05 PM

34. Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary. That's a wonderful milestone.

My mom also had Breast cancer. She only made it to 5 years. Lost her when I was 26, she was 62.

So happy you could take a tour with your son and the scenery was so enjoyable.😄

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 09:06 PM

35. Congrats on 10 years--

that's a real milestone! Glad you are seeing Joe/Kamala signs all over, and that they are making you so happy! It makes me happy (in my unfortunately red state) to hear that bout MI!

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 09:08 PM

36. Congratulations! I'm a life-long Michigander, too. I grew up in Charlevoix, moved to

Grand Rapids to attend GVSU, and ended up working there until I retired in 2015. I live in Lansing now. I'm encouraged that northern lower Michigan isn't quite as red as they used to be. Granted, Charlevoix has always been more liberal, but then there are places like East Jordan, Boyne City & Mancelona that aren't.

Thanks for the optimistic report and I'm so glad you're doing well.

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Fri Oct 9, 2020, 09:47 PM

37. Brockway Mountain, MI, , 1-31-20 (upper peninsula, Keweenaw)

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Fri Oct 9, 2020, 09:56 PM

38. michigan, like wisconsin, ohio, penn, became talk radio states 25 -30 years ago

and in MICHIGAN, 19 limbaugh stations depend on 3 mich unis to keep broadcasting sports on them - Michigan St. 11, Michigan 7, Western Michigan 1

this is fucking absurd

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Response to dmr (Original post)

Sat Oct 10, 2020, 05:46 PM

39. From down here in Ypsilanti all are Biden/Harris

You don't see any tRump signs until you venture into the country and then they are rare.

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