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Weather and Politics or Why Minnesota is Driving me Crazy

I’m going to move soon, only I’m moving in the wrong direction. I’ve decided I need to pack up and head south. I went through this stage last year after spring took too long to get here, but this year it’s not just the weather making me consider leaving the great state of Minnesota.

True, the weather has been annoying. Granted, days where the sun shines and the temps get above 40 are great. The problem with Minnesota spring is the tease before it actually arrives. I know it's coming every year, but it still gets to me. I'm not sure how to cope, I was going to fly south in February earlier this year, but I decided to spend my money smartly and pay down some debt instead. On top of that, I ended up getting sick this Saturday and staying in bed Sunday and Monday. This meant I missed most of the nice weather this week. I know I just need to get over it but still, if anyone knows how to combat the annoyance of the Minnesota pseudo-spring please let me know.

However, the weather is not the main reason I’m on the verge of renting a U-haul. It's our messed up congressional situation. By now, everyone and his or her pet bird know we still do not have a second Senator. If you don't know about the two imbeciles who basically tied you should set your time machine for 2009 and come join us. I haven't written about it because I don't think either Franken or Coleman deserve the seat, but the law is the law. It's just sad it's going to be six months into the term before Minnesota has a full voice in the Senate

You would think that the recount would be enough idiocy. But no, Michelle Bachman, who proved herself crazy during the run up to the general election has opened her mouth again. This time instead of accusing members of Congress of holding anti-American views, she is claiming we are running out of rich people. I am not sure what to say to this. Good? Waaa? WTF? I had forgiven her district for re-electing her, but honestly what were those people thinking. It's a mystery to me how someone like this got elected, and how she continues to hold onto that seat.

You can see my dilemma, first I have to put up with Minnesota weather, something I came to terms with before I moved here. Like other Minnesotans though, complaining about the weather is just what we do. I did think this congressional thing was different, until I thought about it a bit and realized that I did move to the state that elected Jesse Ventura governor. It was then that I realized I had made my own bed, and would stick with this state through the winters and the elections. It may be a little messed up, but Minnesota knows how to combat the insanity.