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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Michigan Vagina

Sometimes I'm astonished at where the internet takes me. Who'd have ever thought a few years back I'd find myself Googling "Michigan vagina" and find anything other than a porn site.

Yes, I'm a little late to the comment dogpile, but you can't run down every titillating or outrageous statement a politician makes these days -- especially in an election year.

How did we get to the place where you can boil a complex discussion of deep personal values (even a nasty little incident like this one) into a crude two word search term? No wonder many of us choose not to engage in political advocacy of any kind other than marking our ballots.

Took me a bit of searching to dig past all of the outraged posturing to find what was really said. I'm not going to recount the exact exchange; if you cared, you'd have already read it.

When I finally made it to the actual words exchange, I was dissappointed at the rude posturing made on both sides. Why do we allow our country's leaders to turn an important discussion into theater?

Google is truely an amazing search engine. It's a powerful tool that gives each of us equal access to all human knowledge. What we need now is a solutions engine. For we seem to be unable to come together in civil discussion on our core differences.
Mark. Ev. Bill. Larry. Get busy!