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Michigan’s Gov. Says “Let’s Go Brandon” Calling on the Republican Legislature to Fund a Wall to Keep “Invasive” Carp Out of the Great Lakes

Trigger (heh) warning: This post is of a political nature. If you can’t take a joke (or if you think it was okay to say “F*** Trump” but “Let’s Go Brandon” is beyond the pale, you need help), you won’t want to go any further in this post. Hit the little “x” in the upper right and call it good. You have been trigger (heh) warned.

That’s right, folks! Michigan’s Governor, Gretchen Whitmer joined the chorus with her very own way to say “Let’s Go Brandon”!

This is from the Gov’s office:

In a stunningly ironic rebuke of President Biden’s southern border policy, the Democrat Governor’s December 10th announcement calls for full funding of the Brandon Road Lock and Dam to keep invasive carp out of the Great Lakes with a wall. Dam folks, you simply can’t make this stuff up. Apparently, someone on her staff wasn’t paying attention during their diversity and sensitivity training.

Somebody pass the popcorn.

UPDATE: Folks, this is all too ironic to take serious. It’s just meant to showcase how “willy-nilly” Democrats can be with policy. I’m all for keeping carp out of the Great Lakes. It’s one of those perfect government jobs – one of those you’re talking about when you say, “Hey, good enough for government work!” The Great Lakes are so vast, you can’t possibly hope to keep a fish that’s in too many inland lakes to count, out… is invasive, and just wants to get to a “better life” in a bigger, better lake. In all truth, I don’t want to see the things in the Great Lakes, either. In this case, though, the irony is just too good.

You Never Know When You’re Going to Need Your Program (So It’s Good to Keep It at the Ready)

I’ve never heard of anyone making a perfect run at recovery, where they decide to sober up, work their program, clean up the wreckage of their past, and bam. That’s it for the bad stuff. Life just doesn’t work that way.

See if this sounds familiar: you’re cruising along and you realize there are a couple of things you’ve been neglecting, things you can do a little better at. You thank your HP for opening your eyes and ask for the strength to fix what needs to be fixed, confident that strength will be there, and you go about it.

And that’s precisely when the wheels really fall off.

This is where you’d better hope you’d been working at that program, that it isn’t as dusty as that Big Book on the shelf (there’s no dust on my Big Book app, however). And while we’re at it, if you’re like most in the program, it’d be a good time to pick up that phone.

Rather than take a deep breath and calmly assess the situation before getting to work on one thing at a time, all of those things you’ve been neglecting (not because you were working a bad program, but because things were going well and you didn’t even see there were issues you were neglecting in the first place – this happens, don’t stress about it. We just go about rectifying the problems), it’s all too easy to lash out and make matters much worse (I had to work extensively on this in the past, and still work on exercises to stay calm when I’d otherwise go).

In truth, when things really go wrong, with the right perspective, this can be looked at as a positive. A few little things are easy to shuffle around and make it feel like we’re making progress while we’re just doing busy work to appease our ego. When things really go wrong, it’s easier to put the brakes on and really take a step back and assess what the f*** just happened.

The key for me is that I know myself. I know exactly when every button has been pushed and I go from manageable to RED DEFCON 4. If I don’t stop and take a deep breath, extract myself from the situation (either physically or mentally), and reflect, I won’t be able to control what happens next. I don’t look for the cool one-liner, I don’t morally berate anyone for “going there”, or anything else. I stop and extract myself from what’s going on immediately, if not sooner.

And then I have to go to work.

Look, shit happens. There’s no reason to get down about it. Stewing in that shit just makes you stink. Get in the solution and work those steps like your life depends on it. It very likely does.

Recover hard, my friends. And don’t f’in’ drink. Even if you ass falls off. And if it does fall off, put it in a paper bag and take it to a meeting and someone will show you how to put it back on.