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I Must Be a Feminist

How Healthcare Reform Would Actually Work

That is all.

The Fair Is In Town

The Chelsea Community Fair begins today (kinda). The Chelsea Blog has all the details and links you could want.

Also, nice redo on the website, Chelsea Fair. From The Chelsea Blog:
Schedule Highlights

The fair takes place from 10am until 10pm Tuesday 8/19 through Saturday 8/23. See the ChelseaFair.org website for full schedule.

* Rides open Tuesday at 5pm

* Children's Parade and Tricycle Pull - Tuesday 5:30pm

* Animal exhibits - every day

* Nature's Creation of Life tent - every day

* Demolition Derby - Tuesday and Wednesday night

* Figure 8 Derby - Thursday night

* Chainsaw Carving - several shows daily

* Horse Shows - various times each day

* Colors the Clown - Tues 5-8pm, Wed through Sat 3-7pm

* Ladies Day - begins Friday at 8am

* Tractor Pull - Saturday night

* Chelsea Fair Parade - Saturday 1pm
$7 daily or $25 for the week.

via The Chelsea Blog: Chelsea Community Officially Fair Starts Today!.

links for 2009-08-24

AKMuckraker: The Truth About Nazis
"I am tired of people comparing Obama to Hitler. I am tired of seeing signs with swastikas and Nazi symbols at health care rallies. I am tired of people saying that a health care plan intended to uplift millions of Americans to give them dignity, and choice and the ability to care for their families, is like Naziism."

There are too many people in Michigan who need to comprehend (not just read) what this article says. I doubt they will, but here is it, just in case they stumble by.
(tags: healthcarenazisGOPteabaggers)

The Only Response The Right Wing Deserves

If only more politicians would tell these idiots off. The thought process that leads anyone to equate any President with Hitler surely is a process which only bolsters the need for more coverage in this country. Obviously, we are not servicing the mental health needs of our fellow citizens.

The Ann Arbor Bias - Zingerman's

Ever since one summer as a college student in Paris, sipping cappuccino on the Champs Elysees, I’ve been looking for that same type of European, al fresco atmosphere that makes you feel like you’re on vacation. But so often, outdoor dining means you’re just steps from a busy street, inhaling car exhaust.
What's the best place to capture that feeling in Ann Arobr? Zingerman's Roadhouse, of course. You know, the one at the corner of Jackson and Stadium, less than 300 yards from I-94. So what makes it one of the best outdoor dining establishments (aside from the food)?
...wobbly tables and hard, rather uncomfortable seats...

...the descent of tiny bugs on our remaining food at the end of the meal...

...noise can be a problem outside. When crowded, it is virtually impossible to hear your fellow diners amid the din.
I think there should have been some standards set forth before reviewing restaurants where you'd dine al fresco.

Don't get me wrong, we drop a C-note at that place on…