FILE — In this March 18, 2019, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer listens to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., in Clawson, Mich. Whitmer has ordered a review of Michigan auto insurers’ use of non-driving factors to set premiums and their pricing of policies that coordinate medical coverage with drivers’ health insurance. The Democrat’s move Wednesday comes as Republican lawmakers prepare to soon unveil legislation designed to reduce what on average are the country’s highest car insurance rates. Whitmer says the state must take a “hard look” at how insurers set rates to ensure their practices are lawful. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
One of the people who Joe Biden is allegedly considering as a vice presidential running mate is Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.
Perhaps that says something about Democrats and Biden’s campaign and who they are, as Whitmer is earning the reputation through the pandemic, as one of the worst governors for restrictions on civil liberties, without sense behind some of the actions.
Whitmer gives new meaning to control and Orwellian regulations.
As we previously reported, Whitmer banned travel between residences with few exceptions such as helping out an elderly family member.
Gov. Whitmer is asking for another sacrifice: Don’t travel to your summer home or cottage.https://t.co/53wkc9qk0M
— WNDU (@WNDU) April 11, 2020
So you’re allowed to drive to a park or out of state, just not to any other cottage or residence. The idea sounds arbitrary but it was about trying to prevent those from the more likely infected areas from spreading it to other areas of the state not as infected.
Another thing people are finding arbitrary is what the state has chosen to ban them from buying.
You’re apparently not allowed to buy infant car seats.
Per order from @GovWhitmer, people in Michigan are now banned from purchasing a new baby car seat in stores.
— Tori Sachs (@Tori_Sachs) April 11, 2020
You’re definitely not allowed to buy seeds from a store and all nurseries and garden centers have been closed. Michigan resident Terressa Carson was furious that she couldn’t buy seeds for to plant her peas, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots — food that she and her family will eat all winter. Carson said those were “essential” services to her family.
Gardening happens to be great solitary activity to promote social distancing. But Whitmer for VP! https://t.co/jXa7i05Mvk
— Patrick Ruffini (@PatrickRuffini) April 11, 2020
Whitmer has also stopped lawn care services.
“They are not necessary to sustain life. To be candid, just by engaging in it can expose people to risk, serious risk,” Whitmer said of golf and landscaping. https://t.co/A3pt5iifVY
— WXYZ Detroit (@wxyzdetroit) April 9, 2020
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s stay-at-home order extension restricts stores from selling non-essential goods, including paint, flooring, garden centers and furniture. #WestMichigan #COVID19 #StayAtHome https://t.co/7m3AoX4Hxz
— Trisha McCauley (@TrishaWWMT) April 10, 2020
So anything that you might try to do at home to make good use of your time, like fixing anything or planting anything, you’re out of luck. Stay at home, sit in your corner and comply.
But there is one thing that isn’t forbidden in the mad Whitmer bans.
Wonder why Michigan Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmore is allowing people to buy lotto tickets but not paint at store to pass time?
Because Lottery ticket purchases pay the state.
Fraud sewage dweller. She needs to go.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) April 11, 2020
What sense does that make? Gotta get that state money.
So what counts as victory after all that?
Shh, Whitmer would ban victory gardens!
Whitmer [D-MI] would ban victory gardens https://t.co/def97mvcy0
— Georgia Log Cabin (@GeorgiaLogCabin) April 11, 2020
Thing people most want to ban now in Michigan? Governor Gretchen Whitmer. A petition to recall her has gotten almost 100,000 signatures as of this writing.