My trip to Lansing was a bit of a bummer at some point. I was driving on some wet roads was trying to keep some distance between me and the cars & trucks in front. It was spraying that dirty water and I had to use my windshield wipers to get that off my windshield. The passenger side sprayer wouldn’t work, so that’s something I need to fix. I suppose that’s better than the driver’s side sprayer failing.
This is the first time I’ve set foot in Lansing since 1993 or 94. I want to say 1993 when I was in 5th grade. Back at Baldwin Elementary School. I think I have a photo of me wearing these stupid 3D glasses with the class clown in the background. In 5th grade, I was in a regular class opposed to Special Ed. I think one of the Special Ed teachers took that photo of me if I remember correctly. I gotta find that photo.
I think I’d visited this place back in 1993, but it doesn’t ring any bells. This is where you can find all the fun things of Michigan’s History. It also goes beyond Michigan and talking about world events such as World War II, Pearl Harbor and the Kennedy Assassination. They also had an area dedicated to music from Detroit, with a little area dedicated to Motown. The had a big display for The Supremes and mainly highlighted Diana Ross’ contribution to music. Diana Ross would make the 1980 hit, Upside Down. I hate that God damn song.
I was very intrigued by all of the news paper clippings of historic events for The Detroit News but also by other Michigan-based newspapers at the time. It’s been years since I bought a newspaper.
Anyways, I’ll shut the hell up and post a gallery of my favorite photos. I really enjoyed the mining exhibit and also the technology section in the first floor.
Since it was between Xmas and New Years, I wasn’t expecting to see representatives or even the Governor. I got into the first floor and I don’t recall ever being there before. I took a look at the Capitol Cafe to see it’s not manned by anyone and you have to scan and pay for the items yourself. Perhaps they have staff there on busy days, but I wouldn’t know.
The big thoughts that were coming to my head while on the first floor was the field trip and some of my Social Studies classes. When I advanced to the second floor, that’s when I began to think about the protest at the state capitol in 2020. Yes, I stopped to watch all five minutes of that. I do agree with some aspects of that protest. However, with most people there not wearing their masks at that time wasn’t a good idea. Also, there were some fanatical mofos there as well. I wasn’t allowed to walk into the representatives room. Then went to the other side where the senate room didn’t have a guard, but from the looks of it, they didn’t want visitors in.
I did take a look at the list of senators on a TV screen and saw both Lana Theis and Mallory McMorrow in that picture list. I went from thinking about that fiasco between the two of them. In April of 2022, Theis wrote on a fundraiser e-mail, accusing McMorrow of wanting to “groom and sexualize kindergartners.” Then McMorrow took the floor a few days later and called her out for it. I don’t personally know Lana Theis, but she seems like a pissy suburban Karen. Not sure why grown ass people believe in this QAnon shit, but maybe it’s beyond a Special-Ed moron like me to figure that out.
Now, for those who are reading this and getting angry for bashing a Republican, here comes my Democrat bashing. I saw the portrait to previous Governor Jennifer Granholm and I shook my head on that one. This stupid c–t made it so difficult on me to find work. Especially during 2007-09, I was doing part-time job to part-time job to fetching work on Craigslist. I barely had any full-time work in June 2007 – June 2009. I shut the hell up with my Granholm bashing and finish off with the rest of my photos.
One thing I like to add, there wasn’t many people in Lansing or even the capitol building. Kinda like that.