Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Debbie Dingell discusses Ukraine and the State of the Union Address on Fat Tuesday

Happy Paczki Day AKA Fat Tuesday! Despite today being a fun holiday, serious events like the Russian invasion of Ukraine are taking place. WDIV/Click On Detroit's Michigan US Rep. Debbie Dingell on Russia-Ukraine, Biden's 1st State of the Union speech reflects that.

It's a Fat Tuesday tradition, with Michigan U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell stopping by WDIV. She talks with Rhonda and Evrod about what's happening in Ukraine, and what she's expecting for President Biden's first State of the Union speech on Tuesday night.
In addition to the war, which is taking place next door to Poland and causing refugees to flee to the home of the paczki, Representative Dingell expects the pandemic and inflation will be major subjects of tonight's speech. I plan on blogging about the address and reactions to it tomorrow.

Speaking of holiday traditions, I'm continuing my tradition of using WXYZ's location reporting with today's 'Paczki Day everyone is Polish.' Metro Detroiters wait in long lines for Paczki. I couldn't be "all DOOM all the time" today.

Alex Bozarjian mentioned that this is her first Paczki Day. Welcome to Detroit, Alex! Glad you're enjoying the local cuisine and culture!

Speaking of local culture, today may be Paczki Day in Detroit and elsewhere Polish immigrants settled, but it's better known as Mardi Gras, most famously celebrated in New Orleans. Since I like marching music, I'm closing with Southern University's Human Jukebox at Bacchus parade from WWLTV.

Southern University is one of the most sought after bands for Mardi Gras parades. They entered the Convention Center to huge applause at Bacchus.
That was fun to watch, but not as great to listen to. I might have a better sounding video of the Human Jukebox this Friday for Marching Music Day. Stay tuned.

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