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Lay off our mitten, Wisconsin!

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I couldn't believe it when I saw the Detroit Free Press article that talked about how Wisconsin is using the mitten as a symbol for its state in a new tourism campaign.

Excuse me, Wisconsin?

You take away our roses, and now you want our status as the Mitten State?

You've simply gone too far, and us Michiganders will not allow it. It's been so funny to see the reaction on Facebook from my many Michigan friends, people who have been born and raised into holding up their hand to show where they are from and where they live.

I doubt any Wisconsin native holds up a hand to show what part of the state they are from.

So you just sit yourself down Wisconsin and accept the fact that your state doesn't look like much of anything, let alone a mitten. I'll give you this: your state looks like a frozen chicken breast out of the value pack we buy at Costco.

I just want to pick up the state of Michigan and give a swift smack to the state of Wisconsin.


It reminds me of a quote from one of my favorite movies, Waiting for Guffman, with Christopher Guest as Corky St. Clair.

"It's like in the olden days, in the days of France, when men would slap each other with their gloves say, y'know..."D'Artagnan!"... y'know, "how dare you talk to me like that, you!," and smack 'em."

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