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  • Let Them Eat Cake? You Won't Believe What The Tone-Deaf Michigan Governor Just Ordered

    While the residents of Flint are drinking bottled water with no solution in sight, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder threw a party. And you have to see the cake to believe it. 

    One thing about Michigan's governor Rick Snyder. He appears to be completely tone-deaf. 

    Michiganders have been venting their outrage this morning over a photo from a swanky birthday party the governor threw his wife Sue this weekend at the upscale West End Grill.

    According to Jessica Webster at MLive, the centerpiece for the party was an elaborate cake made by Heather Anne Leavitt of Ann Arbor's boutique cakery, Sweet Heather Anne, which is known for its high-end, detailed cakes. 

    "I had no idea, like seriously no idea," said Heather Anne, who designed the cake. "We delivered it to the West End Grill and put it down and I'm taking photos of the cake. Then Claudia, who was also working on the cake with me, looks up and sees Rick Snyder on all the photos in the room, and so we put two and two together. We knew that renting out West End Grill is not a cheap thing to do on a Saturday night, but we have a lot of high end clients. We just didn't know this one was the governor."

    The governor chose a cake for his wife made to look like Nordstrom and Tiffany & Co. boxes, a Michael Kors designer purse, a "diamond" necklace, and a bag from Chanel, all made from cake batter and fondant.

    The cake took 30 hours to design, bake and decorate, and might have been appreciated more by the people of Michigan if it hadn't come at the end of a week when the governor told the 100,000 residents of Flint that the state can't afford to replace the water pipes that are leaching lead into their drinking water and poisoning their children, even though Michigan has a surplus sitting in a "rainy day" fund.

    Here's Governor Snyder's cake:



    Although the governor said he couldn't afford to replace Flint's pipes, he did promise to allocate money to cover the water bills of Flint residents, so they would no longer have to pay for the poison they've been drinking for the last two years. 

    What a guy!




    Gov. Snyder's photo is from his Facebook album

    Cake is a screenshot from WJBK News 

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    • commented 2016-02-09 19:18:48 -0500
      “And so we see how the Snyder Family celebrates Ma Snyder’s birthday:
      An offering to the God Mammon.
      Come eat of this CHANEL, and let the power of Mammon be with you.
      Come gorge on this NORDSTROM, and feel the essence of Mammon enter your soul.
      Come devour this MICHAEL KORS, and become one with Mammon anon and anon.

    • commented 2016-02-08 22:40:54 -0500
      Not sure how it is such a problem. Did everybody expect him to acknowledge his wife’s birthday because their is a crisis in Flint? I am also not sure how the state not being able to afford to replace all the lead pipes that should have been replaced years ago, has any bearing him throwing his wife a birthday party.

      I also agree with BJ Lincoln, fondant is not very good.

    • commented 2016-02-08 15:15:59 -0500
      Why hasn’t he been arrested! The cake is beautiful but not fit to eat. I don’t care to eat fondant. It’s like eating sweet clay. I’m guessing his wife doesn’t care mush for the water problem in Flint either.

    • commented 2016-02-08 14:55:37 -0500
      Of all the arrogance! This Rethuglican needs to be brought up on charges NOW !

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