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  • Bakery owner says customer canceled cake order after finding out she was Muslim

    05/19/2016 1:23:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 90 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/19/16 | FoxNews.com
    An Iraq war veteran in Michigan canceled his order for a cake when he discovered the bakerys owners were Muslim, one of the owners told Fox 17 West Michigan. Zeinab Mohamed, who co-owns the Sweetcakez bakery in Grand Rapids with her husband, Javon Borst, said the wife of the buyer sent a message to them that read: "Hey actually we're going to order our cake somewhere else my husband just found out your Muslim. And I'm not against it but he is because he was in Iraq fighting for our country against your people. He even changed his new doctor...
  • The unrecognized decision that saved Apollo 13

    04/15/2016 5:23:58 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 138 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 Apr, 2016 | William Park
    While planning the lunar landings, Nasa had a decision to make: What route would they use to reach the Moon? It was one of many that needed to be made, but little did they know then, it would have an important effect of the survival of the ill-fated Apollo 13 crew. This Sunday, 17 April, marks the safe return of James Lovell, Jack Swigert and Fred Haise after almost 88 tense hours on board their critically wounded craft thanks to that stroke of luck. The drama started unfolding at almost 56 hours Ground Elapsed Time (GET), meaning it was the...
  • Woman Stabbed, Assaulted in 'Random' Killing on GRCC Campus, Police Say (Desperately Random)

    05/03/2016 7:33:24 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 16 replies
    MLive ^ | 5-2-2016 | Angie Jackson
    Police say the homicide of a 34-year-old woman on Grand Rapids Community College's campus was a random act of violence that occurred after the suspect tried to befriend the victim. Marcus Lamar Bivens, 19, of Grand Rapids, was arrested Sunday and is held on a count of open murder. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday. "We are still looking into all evidence as to what was behind the actual killing itself," Dixon said, regarding a possible motive. "We do believe that this was a random act of violence."
  • A Word For The Leaders and Body of Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/11/2016 2:13:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 4-11-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    I AM looking for unity, I AM looking for my love working in you in such a way that you see your brother and sisters needs above your own.Let there be great charity among you, yes, but this love comes from me through you and as you see others as part of your body without paper or pen. It is then they become part of you and you come to abide in Me. There is no room for arrogance and vanity, just my love and the fruit thereof,For it is only in oneness you then have gained the access as...
  • Leaking jugs of urine led to unlawful eviction, lawsuit claims

    03/24/2016 5:14:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    WZZM ^ | March 24, 2016 | John Hogan
    A disabled man living in subsidized housing is suing his Grand Rapids apartment complex, saying he is being wrongfully evicted because jugs of urine set on his seventh-floor balcony leaked, generating complaints from a ground-floor tenant. The man, who is obese and can't reach the bathroom in time, routinely urinates in jugs and sets them on the balcony of Grandview Apartments on Bridge Street NW, according to the lawsuit filed this week in federal court. . . . Hamblin's 34-year-old son has offered to help with housekeeping, but was banned from setting foot on complex grounds due to a 2010...
  • In Grand Rapids, Your Home is Not Always Your Castle

    03/16/2016 1:56:37 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/12/2016 | Anne Schieber
    Most homeowners regard their home as their castle and private domain. But some Grand Rapids residents with homes in historic districts may have cause to wonder, given the experience of Nancy Wilson, who says the city has put her in a debtor's prison. First, officials slapped Wilson with a fine for not getting her three-story house painted in time. Then, after the work was partially completed, regulators turned around and charged her with a misdemeanor. I dont think it is the job of the neighborhood code compliance people to cause harm for anyone who lives in the city. They are...
  • Grand Rapids: Michigan's Boomtown

    03/10/2016 4:51:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/7/2016 | James Hohman
    Michigans economy performed poorly during the 2000s, only to be hit hard by the recession near the end of the decade. While growth in the current decade has been tepid in Southeast Michigan, the Grand Rapids area is a boomtown. The region fully recovered from the recession and has grown beyond its peak in 2000. There are more people employed in the area composed of Kent, Barry, Montcalm and Ottawa counties and those workers are both producing and earning more. There are 542,600 jobs in the area, 19.8 percent more than its 2009 recessionary trough and 4 percent...
  • The Vessels of The Lord's Heart[charismatic Caucus]

    03/03/2016 9:28:37 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible ^ | bible
    Junctions of The heart of My body and Bride are opening and closing in perfect Sympatico now with the Father's will in that those that have guarded their heart from guile through perfect love shall always remain centered upon the throne of My love for all mankind. This is the season where the Fruit of My Spirit shall reign supreme as My Blood courses through the vessels of My heart . . . "course through something" - to run, race, or flow rapidly through something Sympatico - The definition of Sympatico is getting along and having mutual understanding with another...
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Trump Boosted By Midwest Democratic Party-Switchers, So Racism, Sneers NY Times

    01/03/2016 12:58:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 3, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    New York real-estate developer Donald Trump has dominated the Republican nomination campaign for months -- but his strongest support doesn't come from any of the organized blocs in the Republican party. He polls well among conservative and evangelical voters, to be sure, running competitively against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with these voters. He draws considerable support, also, from self-identified "liberal"or "moderate" Republicans. In fact, in the latest Quinnipiac poll, his biggest polling margin against his GOP rivals was among moderate and liberal Republicans. But his strongest support comes from Republicans who used to be Democrats, according to new polling analysis...
  • When The Media Said, "Trump Has Hit The Ceiling," THIS Is Not What They Had In Mind

    01/01/2016 3:59:21 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 113 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 1 | Bill Mitchel
  • NPR host who used ‘schlonged’ on the air explains the term

    12/24/2015 4:32:04 AM PST · by Drango · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 12/23/15 | Callum Borchers
    see link Conan, semi-retired ... tells me that as far as he knows the term is meant to connote genitalia. And he doesn’t think his usage makes Trump’s okay.
  • Does being 'Schlonged' make Hillary a 'Bimbo Eruption?'

    12/24/2015 4:01:10 AM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/24/15 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    **SNIP** But then again, the truth is that, especially when dealing with a "brazen genius" like Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, Mrs. Clinton could use a pantsuit leg up. That's why being a perpetually-offended woman might be a powerful weapon in 2016. In fact, a shrewd calculation may be the reason Hillary conveniently forgot to mention that her husband, based solely on his reputation as an adulterous fornicator, earned a starring role in an ISIS propaganda/recruitment video. Instead, the woman who habitually gets her video stories confused insisted at the last Democratic debate that anti-Muslim videos starring Donald Trump were...
  • CNN Anchor Ends Segment Early After Guest Says Bill Clinton Turned Monica Lewinsky ‘Into A Humidor

    12/23/2015 1:22:21 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 53 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6:47 PM 12/22/2015 | Steve Guest
    Turned Monica Lewinsky 'Into A Humidor' [VIDEO] Political commentator Kurt Schlichter argued that with Hillary Clinton's enabling, Bill Clinton was able to turn "the Oval Office into a frat house and his intern into a humidor." Tuesday on CNN Newsroom hosted by CNN anchor Don Lemon, guests Terra Grant and Schlicher were discussing Donald Trump's comment that Barack Obama "schlonged" Hillary Clinton in 2008. When Schlichter kept bringing up Bill past sexual history, Lemon ended the interview early. Lemon asked Schlichter if it was appropriate for Trump to suggest Obama "schlonged" Hillary and Schlichter explained, "Don, it's going to take...
  • Politico Performs Deep 'Schlong' Analysis

    12/23/2015 8:20:15 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 14 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 23, 2015 | P.J. Gladnick
    Just how much did Ben Zimmer chuckle while writing this "schlong" analysis for Politico? Well, no matter how much he was laughing, he did manage to write in a serious tone on the subject...which made it come off even funnier than was probably intended. At first Zimmer slams Donald Trump for his use of the term "schlonged" but ends up exonerating him when other examples of the slang word being used as a synonym for "defeat" were found.
  • These are the drunkest, horniest, most well-endowed places on Earth

    12/23/2015 4:24:19 AM PST · by Labyrinthos · 11 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 22, 2015
    These are the drunkest, horniest, most well-endowed places on Earth
  • After Action: Donald Trump Rally Grand Rapids Michigan

    12/22/2015 9:30:14 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 49 replies
    Anatomy of a Donald J Trump Rally 2 days prior I Googled “Donald Trump Grand Rapids” and found the reservation sight. Tickets are free parking was 5$, some parked locally and walked Protesters (Idiots) on the corner at entrance of parking, standing in the cold rain (ha ha!) Line moves fast No umbrellas or signs allowed inside, wall just outside used to leave for retrieval 6 airport like metal detectors manned by secret service (pleasant), random wanding Long line at the concessions inside Elephant Ears, Frozen Lemonade, Dogs/Drinks Entered the venue 1.5 hours before Trump spoke, about the right time...
  • Hillary Is the Islamic State's Best Recruitment Tool

    12/23/2015 6:17:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 23, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    During the little-watched pre-Christmas Democratic debate, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump of being the Islamic State group's chief recruiter. Relying on her penchant for blaming videos for Islamic evil, she stated that the Islamic State is "showing videos of Donald Trump insulting Islam and Muslims in order to recruit more radical jihadists." Well, no. The Islamic State's videos -- the ones that actually exist, not the ones Clinton makes up in her fevered imagination during debate pee breaks -- show that the group uses three main themes in its recruitment. First, it talks about Islamic prophecy....
  • Clinton Campaign Walks Back Her Claim That Trump Was Featured in ISIS Recruitment Videos

    12/20/2015 8:47:08 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 104 replies
    nymag.com ^ | Dec 20, 2015
    In Saturday night's 3rd Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton sought to emphasize her line that Donald Trump has become "ISIS's best recruiter" by suggesting that the extremist group was using Trump in their recruiting videos, a claim which has now been widely discredited by fact-checkers and ISIS experts, and which prompted Trump to call Clinton a liar on the Sunday morning talk-show circuit. As a result, Sunday morning also saw Clinton campaign manager John Podesta and spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri work to walk Clinton's statement back. Appearing on ABC's This Week, Palmieri said that Clinton "didn't have a particular video in mind"
  • Donald Trump: 'I Will Demand An Apology From Hillary'

    12/21/2015 4:59:06 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 74 replies
    today.com ^ | December 21, 2015
    Donald Trump says he wants Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to apologize for claiming that he was "becoming ISIS's best recruiter." "I will demand an apology from Hillary. She should apologize," he told TODAY's Matt Lauer on Monday. "She lies about emails, she lies about Whitewater, she lies about everything. She will be a disaster about everything as president of the United States." Over the weekend, Trump fired back at his Democratic rival for claiming that Trump was "becoming ISIS's best recruiter," saying Islamic extremists were using Trump's comments about Muslims and Islam as a recruiting tool.
  • Clinton Camp Responds To Trump's 'Schlonged' Remark

    12/22/2015 7:26:06 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 90 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | DECEMBER 22, 2015
    Hillary Clinton's campaign acknowledged the current hubbub around Trump's use of the word "schlonged" to describe her defeat to Barack Obama in the 2008 election, by calling on "everyone who understands the humiliation this degrading language inflicts on all women" to respond to Trump, via tweet by campaign spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri.
  • Washington Post: Donald Trump's 'schlonged': A linguistic investigation

    12/22/2015 4:28:38 AM PST · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 22, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    In a long campaign that's far from over, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's comment in Grand Rapids, Mich., that Hillary Clinton - former first lady, former U.S. senator, former secretary of state, woman = "got schlonged" in her 2008 primary run might be considered just another insult from a tycoon-turned-politician eager for the spotlight. Trump, after all, has been down in the dirt slinging mud before, calling Rosie O'Donnell a "fat pig" and a "slob" and making comments that certainly seemed critical of Megyn Kelly's menstrual cycle. But there was something different about "schlonged." Sure, it was sexist - especially...
  • If You Care About Trump’s ‘Schlonged’ Comment, You’re a Dumb Schmuck

    12/22/2015 7:08:21 PM PST · by servo1969 · 91 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 12-22-2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Here's what Trump said. "Everything that's been involved in Hillary has been losses," Trump averred. "Even her race to Obama, she was going to beat Obama. I don't know who'd be worse. I don't know. How does it get worse? She was favored to win and she got schlonged." Schlong, of course, is Yiddish for penis. So she got reamed. Or screwed. Or any other plethora of English-language equivalents. But no, Trump's vulgarity is suddenly the talk of the town. Not Hillary's lies about Trump appearing ISIS promotional videos. The fact that Hillary Clinton must face down that awful sexist...
  • Trump played a clever trick when he called Clinton’s bathroom visit ‘disgusting’

    12/22/2015 9:48:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Washington Post's Wonkblog ^ | December 22, 2015 | Zachary A. Goldfarb
    On Monday night, Donald Trump made his latest polarizing comment, saying it was “too disgusting” to talk about Hillary Clinton’s use of the bathroom during the last Democratic debate and that she had got “schlonged” by Barack Obama when she lost to him in the 2008 Democratic primary. Trump was surely talking off-the-cuff in his usual style — and the comments were criticized as offensive and sexist — but it was another example of his mastery in exploiting the psychological biases of conservatives who see much to dislike in today’s society and express support for Trump in the polls. In...
  • ‘That’s Not True’: Dems TERRIFIED By Black Woman’s Remarks At Trump Rally

    On Tuesday, presidential hopeful Donald Trump held a rally in Michigan, and over 10,000 people attended, including women from all walks of life. But one black woman in particular spoke up, and what she had to say is beyond terrifying for the Democrats going into election season. If you follow the mainstream media, you know the current narrative is that women, especially minority women, wouldn’t ever vote for The Donald because of his “rampant sexism” combined with “racist rhetoric.” But, apparently, that’s not the case, as a video taken by the American Mirror shows.
  • Donald, don't you dare apologize for saying Hillary got "schlonged"

    12/22/2015 10:31:29 AM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 12-22-15 | DrJohn
    Recently both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have made statements that give one pause. How they've been taken and the manner in which they've been addressed is really entertaining. Trump made the statement that thousands of Muslims in Jersey City celebrated the collapse of the Twin Towers: "Hey, I watched when the World Trade Center came tumbling down," the billionaire businessman and former Atlantic City casino tycoon said during a rally Saturday night in Birmingham, Ala., according to video of his speech. "And I watched in Jersey City, N.J., where thousands and thousands of people were cheering as that building...
  • Donald Trump’s ‘schlonged': A linguistic investigation

    12/22/2015 9:56:17 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 82 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | December 22, 2015 | Justin Wm. Moyer
    In a long campaign thats far from over, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trumps comment in Grand Rapids, Mich., that Hillary Clinton, former first lady, former U.S. senator, former secretary of state, woman — got schlonged in her 2008 primary run might be considered just another insult. Trump, after all, has been down in the dirt slinging mud before, calling Rosie O’Donnell a fat pig and a slob and making comments that certainly seemed critical of Megyn Kelly’s menstrual cycle. But there was something different about schlonged. Sure, it was sexist — especially given Trumps general disapproval of Clintons bathroom use...
  • Donald Trump Speech at Grand Rapids, Michigan Rally, Mon. Dec. 21, 2015

    I don't know if this is a good link.
  • Trump draws record DeltaPlex crowd: 'We love Michigan'

    12/21/2015 8:29:34 PM PST · by Red Steel · 58 replies
    Fox 17 ^ | December 21, 2015 10:41pm | Josh Sidorowicz
    WALKER, Mich.- A record-setting crowd packed into the DeltaPlex Monday night to see Republican front runner Donald Trump take the stage. "We love Michigan, we love it!" Trump said as he first entered the arena for his first campaign stop in West Michigan and second in the state since announcing his presidential run. ... At least 10 people were escorted out of the building by security during the hour-long speech for heckling Trump, shouting various and usually inaudible things at the candidate. Trump didn't miss a beat, calling the protesters sad and staged. ... Expectedly, Trump also hit hard against...
  • Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton ‘Disgusting’ For Using The Restroom During A Debate

    12/21/2015 7:10:42 PM PST · by Steelfish · 122 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 21, 2015 | Jenna Johnson
    Donald Trump Calls Hillary Clinton ‘Disgusting’ For Using The Restroom During A Debate By Jenna Johnson December 21 Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump remarked on Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton's brief absence from the debate stage on Dec. 19 saying, "Where did she go? I thought she quit." GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Donald Trump launched an aggressive attack on Hillary Clinton on Monday night, saying she was "disgusting" for using the restroom during the latest Democratic debate and that she was "schlonged" by a male political opponent. Standing before a crowd of 7,500, Trump recounted how the Democratic debate on...
  • Donald Trump: Hillary Clinton 'got schlonged' in 2008

    12/21/2015 10:10:23 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    Grand Rapids, Michigan (CNN)Donald Trump attacked Hillary Clinton in vulgar terms Monday night, saying that her bathroom break during the last Democratic debate was just too "disgusting" to talk about and then stating she "got schlonged" by Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential race.
  • LIVE Stream: Donald Trump in Grand Rapids, MI

    12/21/2015 3:25:17 PM PST · by JoeSeales · 221 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting ^ | 12-21-15 | Donald Trump
    Last Trump stump for a whole week! GOP Presidential candidate Donald Trump will hold a campaign rally in Grand Rapids, MI at Deltaplex Arena tonight. Event begins 7:30 EST. Add any other live streams please! http://rsbn.tv/watch-live-donald-trump-holds-rally-in-grand-rapids-mi/ shift.msnbc.com abcnews.go.com PROBABLY
  • Donald Trump to Campaign in Grand Rapids Next Week (Michigan)

    12/14/2015 6:08:08 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 7 replies
    WILX 10.com ^ | Posted: Mon 8:39 PM, Dec 14, 2015
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is planning to campaign in Michigan next week. The billionaire real estate developer has scheduled a Dec. 21 event at the DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center in Grand Rapids, according to his campaign website. The event is free people who register in advance on Trump's website. http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/Donald-Trump-to-Campaign-in-Grand-Rapids-Next-Week--362075791.html
  • A NOW Word to The "TRUE" OVERCOMERS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/20/2015 7:56:18 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-20-15 | Jedediah
    Systematic changes are in effect now for all those accessing The Highway of Holiness for Truly as you meet each waypoint in Steps of Faith , your "Knowing" what has changed from where you were to where you are now shall be entrusted to you for your hands have been found clean and your hearts free from guile for this is the road for all those that "HAVE" Overcome ! 2 Peter 1:1-11 1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle (special messenger) of Jesus Christ, to those who have received (obtained an equal privilege of) like precious faith with ourselves...
  • MI developer 'struck oil' with micro-apartments

    11/12/2015 5:44:56 AM PST · by equaviator · 106 replies
    http://www.constructiondive.com/news/mi-developer-struck-oil-with-micro-apartments/408817/ | November 9, 2015 | Kim Slowey |
    The Grand Rapids, MI, planning commission — which sees small apartments as a way to alleviate the city's affordable housing shortage — is adding the term "micro-unit" to its zoning ordinances and allowing developers to provide less vehicle parking than usually required in exchange for building them. Developers, however, must provide two bicycle parking spaces per unit. Micro-units, the planning commission’s solution for people who make too much money to qualify for subsidized rent yet not enough to afford new, market-rate apartment, must be 475 square feet or smaller and be incorporated into a mixed-use commercial building, according to MLive....
  • LIMITLESS "JEHOVAH" [charismatic caucus]

    11/09/2015 1:58:31 PM PST · by Jedediah · 7 replies
    Bible,the Joshua Chronicles ^ | 11-9-15 | Holy Spirit,bible
    Limitless and eternity walk in tandem, In other words they both speak I AM, The power and knowledge of all that is or can be, The the sum of which is infinity, to walk and breathe yeah exist in and through all, Understanding that there is no wall, Nothing can stop the synergy, Of The Creator for I AM HE, Job 38 38 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, 2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now your loins like a man, and I will demand of you,...
  • The Lord's Heartstrings of Grace [Charismatic Caucus]

    10/06/2015 7:06:27 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Please start with this song . . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPy0ctqMwE0 Beautiful day ~ Jamie Grace My orchestra plays in time with the strings of My heart that is My 7 Spirits of Righteousness in the truth of Who I AM for there is no other :o) Isaiah 11:1-2 Righteous Reign of the Branch 11 Then a Shoot (the Messiah) will spring from the stock of Jesse [Davids father], And a Branch from his roots will bear fruit. 2 And the 1Spirit of the Lord(Love) will rest on Him The 2 Spirit of wisdom and 3 understanding, The 4 Spirit of counsel...
  • Founders Brewing Co. is forced to get rid of the baby on its label

    09/09/2015 11:44:38 AM PDT · by rey · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | 9 Sept. 2015
    Michigan has followed New Hampshire by banning the sale of Founders Brewerys Oatmeal Breakfast Stout because a baby appears on the label The Grand Rapids-based brewery announced last week it was changing the label after the image was said to promote underage drinking.
  • Daily Beast: Its 'Violence Against Women' if Ronda Rousey Fights Floyd Mayweather

    08/15/2015 7:55:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/15/15 | Melissa Mullins
    Emily Shire at The Daily Beast thinks its a terrible idea for UFC champion Ronda Rousey to go head to head in the ring with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Why? Because Mayweather has a history of domestic abuse (hes been convicted of violence against women five times, though only served one sentence) and, as Shire writes: A future fight between Rousey and Mayweather wouldnt strike a blow for equalitybut would likely underscore how appalling violence between men and women really is. Rousey thinks differently. Shes been going after Mayweather, notoriously slamming him fresh off her win of the ESPY award,...
  • Gay Man Files $70M Suit Against Bible Publishers Over Homosexual verses' (2008)

    07/09/2015 2:21:54 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 94 replies
    A homosexual man has filed a $70 million lawsuit against Bible publishers Zondervan and Thomas Nelson, alleging that their version of the Bible that refers to homosexuality as a sin violates his constitutional rights and has caused him emotional distress. Bradley LaShawn Fowler, an ex-con turned author, filed the federal suit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan on Monday, the same day a judge refused to appoint him a lawyer for his suit against Thomas Nelson, The Grand Rapids Press reported. The Court has some very genuine concerns about the nature and efficacy of these...
  • Residents describe Michigan earthquake as 'a big thump'

    06/30/2015 2:43:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 20 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | June 30, 2015 | Emily Monacelli
    TEKONSHA, MI L.G. Rogers ran outside of his home on 13 Mile Road in Tekonsha Township Tuesday morning, certain he would find some kind of explosion. Dishes and knick knacks rattled with the noise, though none fell or broke. "I run outdoors because I thought it was an explosion of some kind," Rogers said as he and his wife Joan ate lunch in downtown Tekonsha. Rogers later learned the noise was from an earthquake whose epicenter was on 12 1/2 Mile Road, surprisingly close to their home. He described what he heard as "a giant booming sound." And he...
  • Did Michigan Court Violate Sixth Circuit Decision on Open Carry?

    06/13/2015 5:52:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2014, Johann Deffert was exercising his second amendment rights by peacefully openly carrying a holstered handgun in Grand Rapids. As he passed a Church, someone called 911, perhaps to harass the open carrier. Such harassment has become common, and is advocated by disarmists. When the police arrived on the scene, Deffert was already well past the Church. The officer drew his pistol and pointed it at Deffert. The most threatening activity appears to be something the 911 caller never mentioned, and which the officer characterised as "talking to nobody", certainly an innocuous activity in these days...
  • 20 years later, man's cherished gold ring discovered by county workers

    04/01/2015 6:27:01 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 12 replies
    Grand Rapids Index ^ | 4-1-15 | Andrew Krietz
    When a county worker knocked on Abraham Joshua's front door Tuesday morning, he only expected notice that maintenance on a clogged culvert was complete. So, the 70-year-old Grand Rapids resident shuffled over, still dressed in pajamas. "It was still early," Joshua laughed. The news - that a crew from the Kent County Road Commission had found a cherished ring missing for about 20 years - was an awakening. "The man goes, 'Does this belong to you?'" Joshua said. The ring, even after a couple decades buried in dirt, still shined and a cut out of a cross was still visible....
  • Record cold continues; next week could be colder

    02/20/2015 9:07:46 AM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 43 replies
    WoodTV.com (Channel 8; Grand Rapids, MI) ^ | 19FEB2015 | Kyle Underwood
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) Cold weather records continue to fall across West Michigan and more brutal cold is on the way. Friday mornings low of -13 degrees in Grand Rapids tied the existing record low set in 1966. Hundreds of schools closed due to the extremely cold temperatures with wind chills colder than -20 degrees. Thursdays high of 7 degrees in Grand Rapids was a new record for the coldest high temperature for the date, and were already on pace for this to be one of the coldest February months ever. Well briefly warm to the upper 20s on...
  • Union Drops Attempt to Stop Vote on Decertification

    02/16/2015 5:58:53 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 2/14/2015 | Anne Schieber
    The Michigan Education Association has dropped an unfair labor practices complaint against Grand Rapids Community College, and also dropped its request for suspension of an election to decertify a union local which represents college secretaries. The decertification vote was authorized when one-third of the nearly 100 members of the Grand Rapids Community College Education Support Professionals signed a petition requesting it. The MEA filed its complaint and request a few weeks later. Supporters of the election say time was of the essence because the local bargaining units contract expires June 30 and contract negotiations are set to begin April 1....
  • Nation's largest Christian bookstore and gift chain files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

    02/15/2015 9:50:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | February 13, 2015 | Jim Harger
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Family Christian Stores, the nation's largest Christian bookstore and gift chain, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in hopes of restructuring its debt in the face of declining sales. The Grand Rapids-based chain said it does not expect to close any of its 266 stores in 36 states or layoff any of its 3,100 full-time and part-time employees. "We strive to serve God in all that we do and trust his guidance in all our decisions, especially this very important one," said President and CEO Chuck Bengochea in a news release. "We have carefully and prayerfully...
  • Rep. Brandon Dillon: Why I'm now pro-choice on abortion

    02/09/2015 7:17:28 PM PST · by Morgana · 49 replies
    mlive.com ^ | February 05, 2015 | guest writer
    Democratic state Rep. Brandon Dillon represents the 75th House District, which includes part of the city of Grand Rapids. He is in his third and final term in the House. Growing up, I always considered myself "pro-life." As someone who was raised in Grand Rapids, went to Catholic school for 13 years, and has been blessed with beautiful (and active!) twin 12-year-old boys of my own, it was just part of who I was and the community I came from. That's why, as an elected official at both the county and state level, I previously sought the endorsement of Right...
  • GOP strategist Greg McNeilly sees West Michigan's attitude on gay marriage shifting

    02/07/2015 1:54:18 PM PST · by darrellmaurina · 23 replies
    Grand Rapids Press ^ | 2/7/2015 | Shandra Martinez
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Greg McNeilly occupies the chasm dividing gay rights activists and conservative Republicans. The GOP strategist unabashedly claims membership in the two groups that have been on opposite sides of the battle over legalizing gay marriage. McNeilly's marriage to Lansing attorney Doug Meeks is one of 300 that will now be recognized by the state following a federal court injunction, and Gov. Rick Snyder's decision not to appeal the decision. Savoring the legal victory is difficult for McNeilly when thousands of same sex couples can not be married or have their marriages recognized in this state. The...
  • Micheal Moore shouted down in Grand Rapids!

    01/31/2004 4:20:51 PM PST · by TomasUSMC · 26 replies · 2,111+ views
    Hi True With Tomas | 30 Jan 04 | Tomas Ojeda
    Today Micheal Moore went to speak in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The event was held at the Fountain Street Church. ( In reality it is a sanctuary for druggies, anti- war protesters, America haters etc.) I arrived and there was a crowd gathered around the Osama of the Left. As I approached the target from the high ground, I got flashbacks from my Marine Corp days. Gotta love that high ground, (more about that later). I was armed with not one but two large American Flags. Combat boots for stomping, hard plastic hand wraps for skull collapsing, and other assorted Bushido...
  • The Problem With That Catcalling Video (Race Card)

    10/30/2014 9:05:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | October 29, 2014 | Hanna Rosin
    <p>On Tuesday, Slate and everyone else posted a video of a woman who is harassed more than 100 times by men as she walks around New York City for ten hours. More specifically, its a video of a young white woman who is harassed by mostly black and Latino men as she walks around New York City for ten hours. The one dude who turns around and says, Nice, is white, but the guys who do the most egregious thingslike the one who harangues her, Somebodys acknowledging you for being beautiful! You should say thank you more, or the one who follows her down the street too closely for five whole minutesare not.</p>