Tainted Thursday

Glaydes Williamson

Flint, Mich. resident Glaydes Williamson holds up water from Flint and hair pulled from her drain, during the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing to examine the ongoing situation in Flint, Mich., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Michigan should have required the city of Flint to treat its water for corrosion-causing elements after elevated lead levels were first discovered in the city’s water a year ago, the state’s top environmental regulator says in testimony prepared for congressional hearing. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

Gladyes Williamson paced the halls of Congress on Wednesday, armed with a bottle of brown water and clumps of her own hair.

She’d traveled with a group from Flint, Michigan, where high lead levels have made the water irritating to the skin and unsafe to drink since 2014. Williamson trekked 14 hours on a packed bus, with no sleep, to remind Washington of what’s happening in a poor, embattled, industrial town nearly 75 miles north of Detroit.

“Not only do we feel like the Republicans hate us, but now that the Democrats don’t care either,” Williams, 62, told The Huffington Post. “We just need something tangible to make us believe that politicians care about us. The wards in Flint haven’t seen any of this federal aid, but we do all the tax paying and all the dying.”



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20 Responses to Tainted Thursday

  1. Den says:

    Maybe if the DOD would quit pissing money away in wars of choice we would have enough to properly maintain our infrastructure.

    I blame the greedy $MoneyPigs$ and dunderhead voters for this mess.


    • David B. Benson says:

      Republicants can’t.


    • David B. Benson says:

      See the insanity over the energy bill regarding Flint?


      • Den says:

        Expecting cuts in other areas to pay for MI aid is a typical Pugger ploy.
        Yea we can cut, the DOD!


        • º¿carol says:

          I was listening to NPR radio in the car this morning. The water bill problem: the city, or whoever, is going to not make residents pay for water they drink and cook with. However, they won’t cover the water residents use to bathe, wash clothes and water lawns with.

          Hmm. How will they figure out the split?


  2. David B. Benson says:

    Nice to see the sun.


  3. David B. Benson says:

    @ the Hillside Cafe for chickenless chicken.


  4. Den says:

    Nothing in the World as tasty as Popeyes Chicken Strips if you have a chicken fix needin fixin.


  5. º¿carol says:

    Doc, you acquired shorter sticks? I hope that was the first time you mentioned it, I don’t want to have missed something.


    • David B. Benson says:

      My sticks are of ajustable length. Earlier I mentioned one had slipped shorter. That length seems better so I shortened the other.

      By the way, there are now two others in Pullman using a pair of walking sticks. Recommended exercise.


  6. º¿carol says:

    There are 17 McDonald’s scattered around Lansing. Well, you can see why we’ve never had a Popeye’s anything.


  7. David B. Benson says:

    Home after a vocal recital. My, Sarah sang well. Afterwards a few words with Hanae, Julie Wyck and then encouraged Sarah to continue.


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