Il Duce Whitmer Won’t Sign Any Bill Taking Away Her Power

The question is, will the people of Michigan remember all this stuff come election time? (via Twitchy)

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Michigan lawmakers move to limit Whitmer’s emergency authority, create coronavirus oversight committee

The Republican-led Michigan legislature approved measures to limit Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive authority to declare a state of emergency and create a legislative panel to investigate the state’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

After roughly an hour of passionate debate, the Michigan Senate voted 22-15 along partisan lines to pass Senate Bills 857 and 858, which respectively would repeal the Emergency Powers of the Governor Act of 1945 and limit the number of days the governor can unilaterally declare a state of emergency under a separate law from 28 days to 14.

Most of the power vested in the governor of Michigan was authorized by the state legislature: very little comes from their Consitution. They can take it back. But, wait, it gets better

Whitmer’s office said she’d veto the bills ahead of Friday’s session, and reiterated that stance during a morning news briefing: “The powers of the executive office are incredibly important, especially in times of crisis where lives are on the line.”

Dictator in the making. But, wait, it gets even better

She said she found it “odd” the legislature was continuing to congregate and go against the spirit of the stay-at-home order, which she extended through May 15, albeit with several revisions on allowed activity.

She’s actually telling the legislative branch that they shouldn’t meet.

And she’s extended the stay at home order till May 15th.

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20 Responses to “Il Duce Whitmer Won’t Sign Any Bill Taking Away Her Power”

  1. formwiz says:

    There is such a thing as an override.

    Also a recall.

    Time for some tar and feathers.

  2. rodney stanton says:

    hang her by her heels; alive!

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Tar and feather her! Lock her up! That woman! Hang her by her heels!

      I’m sure you tough guys could get a gang of AR-15 toting Flu Klux Klan members and string her up!

      The Trump Plague is driving you crazy.

      • formwiz says:

        Tar and feather her!

        People did as much to elected officials who thought they were dictators. As your Uncle Joe said, it’s good to shoot a few every now and again.

        Lock her up!

        I’d be willing to bet she’s overstepped her authority and violated a couple of laws.

        And it’s really the Fauci Phlegm. He’s been wrong on this at every turn.

        And BTW, guess who recommended to the Mocha Messiah that research into all these manufactured bugs should be farmed out to the Red Chinese in ’15?

  3. John says:

    Lol
    Trump says HE has absolute authority
    And Teach in the last month 1500 Asians reported harassment and discrimination
    Are you still going to ramp up anti Asian
    With your choice of rhetoric ?

    • formwiz says:

      Trump says HE has absolute authority

      When and where did he say this?

      It has, of course, been refuted.

      And Teach in the last month 1500 Asians reported harassment and discrimination

      They have?

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        At a Coronavirus press briefing (campaign mini-rally) a couple weeks ago:

        “I have great authority if I want to use it. I would rather have the states use it.” “I have absolute authority to use it, but so far, our relationship with governors and the job they are doing, I haven’t had to do it. Would I do it? If I saw a state that was out of control and they didn’t have a stay-at-home policy? I would do it in a heartbeat.”

        Trump doesn’t have absolute authority. It is absolutely true that he said he had absolute authority. So what was refuted?

        • formwiz says:

          I note no link, especially to a transcript, so I must regard your statement as your usual lies.

          I have absolute authority to use it

          He was referring to something specific. Dare we ask what?

          Or would that shoot your lie as full of holes as the one yesterday about injecting Lysol?

    • Kye says:

      John There is nothing “anti-Asian” in what Teach is saying unless yo’re a racist. My own wife calls it the “China Flu”. Ya think she’s anti-Asian? The fact that it triggers you is just icing on the cake for Teach.

    • Jl says:

      “1500 Asians reported harassment and discrimination…”. Reported and actually happening are two different things. And where? The US? The entire world? Thanks for your detailed, specific report, John

  4. formwiz says:

    OK and MN opening today.

    Tidal wave expected.

  5. Dana says:

    Governress Whitless “found it “odd” the legislature was continuing to congregate and go against the spirit of the stay-at-home order, which she extended through May 15, albeit with several revisions on allowed activity”?

    But no, don’t worry, don’t worry at all that these state governors are trying to become authoritarian dictators.

  6. formwiz says:

    Here’s the transcript Jeffery and his cartoon characters didn’t link.

    There’s a long passage where they’re talking Constitutional issues and Trump says he has absolute authority to act on the issue of lockdowns. Fauci, if you recall, wanted a national lockdown and Trump demurred, handing it over to the states.

    It appears, Fake News being their usual disingenuous selves, they were discussing his authority to impose one or to step in if the Demos overstepped their authority (many legal scholars say he would through the Commerce clause in the Constitution).

    Trump is letting the Demos hang themselves and letting the people judge who is at fault.

    And some people say he doesn’t know what he’s doing. The longer this lasts, the worse it will be for the Democrats.

    YMMV

    • formwiz says:

      Trump would have authority to declare a national lockdown through the Public Health Service Act.

      So there.

  7. Bob M says:

    Mark Twain once said: “Every six months, take a lawyer out and hang ’em. Doesn’t matter wich one, any will do That will keep the rest in line.” <maybe we should do the same with politicians.

  8. CharleyC says:

    The Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America was written with Whitmer, and other would be tyrants, in mind.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      Charley,

      So if Americans viewed a US president as a would-be tyrant would it be constitutional to shoot him or her?

      BTW, Governor Whitmer has an approval rating of 57% on her handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.

      In your opinion would it be constitutional to shoot and kill Gov Whitmer, or are you just venting out of frustration?

      • formwiz says:

        My, my, little Jeffery never gets tired of his phony Uncle Saul gotcha questions that are easily undone.

        The Second Amendment (actually, the Ninth) gives the American people the right to protect their homes and families from tyrannical authority.

        In your opinion would it be constitutional to shoot and kill Gov Whitmer, or are you just venting out of frustration?

        Depends on the provocation. I’m sure a lot of Americans would have gladly shot King George (III or IV, Santa Anna, or Tojo

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