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  • Jennifer Granholm: Not doing what Obama wants is Republicans’ ‘Katrina Moment’ (VIDEO)

    07/13/2014 10:11:22 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 10 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | July 13 2014 | Soopermexican
    Former Michigan Governor Jen Granholm is one of the nuttier of the Democrats, and she didn’t fail to fulfill expectations on Meet the Press, when she claimed that Republicans denying what Obama wants to do is their “Katrina Moment.” (Video @ http://therightscoop.com/jennifer-granholm-not-doing-what-obama-wants-is-the-republicans-katrina-moment/ )
  • Feds Ask Churches To House Migrant Families

    07/12/2014 4:10:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7/12/2014 | Neil Munro
    The Department of Homeland Security has asked Catholic churches in California to temporarily house and feed groups of Central American migrants until 2016, according to an official at the diocese of San Bernardino.But any unpaid cooperation is legally questionable, because it may be intended to bypass Congress’ authority to fund — or to not fund — federal agencies’ new practice of distributing the flood of migrant families to homes across the country.The department “has reached out to the diocese and the bishop, and asked us to shelter families in transition,” Maria Christina Mendez, at the Office of Hispanic Affairs, told...
  • UMich Libertarian Students Prevail in Lawsuit Alleging Political Discrimination

    07/11/2014 10:38:33 PM PDT · by bamahead · 8 replies
    Reason ^ | July 11, 2014 | Robby Soave
    College campuses often seem culturally biased against non-liberals. But in some cases, political bias so deeply and obviously pervades official campus policy that no one can even defend it when challenged. On that front, the Young Americans for Liberty declared victory in their legal battle with the University of Michigan after administrators agreed to pay out $14,000 and revise discriminatory funding policies. Last year, YAL asked the university for $1,000 to bring anti-affirmative action activist Jennifer Gratz to speak on campus. UM collects mandatory fees from all students and uses them to subsidize events hosted by recognized student groups. But...
  • Ice on Lake Superior in July

    07/11/2014 8:41:48 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 39 replies
    IceAgeNow.info ^ | 11JUL2014 | Robert Felix
    The mainstream media tries to pretend that ice remained on Lake Superior “only” into June. “How about July?”asks reader E Stephens. “We should name icebergs still floating in Lake Superior in July after infamous AGW scientists. This one is Gavin,” says Tilly LaCampagne via Twitter. See photo dated 11 July 2014:
  • Elderly Rape Victim's Daughter to Criminal: 'I Hope the Same Thing Happens to You'

    07/11/2014 1:34:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | July 02, 2014 | Barton Deiters
    Referring to the man who brutally beat and raped her 77-year-old mother as an “animal,” the victim's daughter said she hopes that 31-year-old Shane Chambers gets the same treatment as he spends the rest of his life in prison. “I hope you get to think about this while someone is raping you,” the victim’s daughter said to Chambers who stood a few feet away during the sentencing hearing Wednesday, July 2, in Kent County Circuit Court. "I hope the same thing happens to you," she said. In May, Chambers was found guilty of first-degree home invasion, assault and criminal sexual...
  • DDOT works to keep buses clear of bedbugs ( Detroit )

    07/10/2014 6:10:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | Jul 09 2014 | Lauren Podell
    There's a reason why bedbugs are nicknamed "hitchhikers." But Detroit city bus riders don't want to share a ride with them. "I never ever imagined they would be a problem on buses," said Anthony DeRamus. "It makes me uncomfortable."
  • Republican wins second quarter Michigan cash race

    07/09/2014 2:36:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 9, 2014 | Abby Smith
    Former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land (R) brought in more than $3.35 million in second quarter fundraising, besting her Senate opponent Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) by more than $1.3 million. ADVERTISEMENT The Republican's numbers came from more than $2.15 million raised and a personal contribution of $1.2 million, her campaign announced Wednesday. At the end of June, Land had more than $5.25 million cash on hand. She has outpaced Peters in donations during every fundraising quarter since entering the race to clinch retiring Rep. Carl Levin's (D-Mich.) seat. Peters' campaign announced Wednesday that the congressman has raised nearly...
  • Prominent Political Consultant Tells Detroit To Shuck Off UAW, Democratic Party

    07/09/2014 1:37:28 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | July 9, 2014
    DETROIT (WWJ) Prominent Detroit political consultant Adolph Mongo threw a verbal Molatov cocktail with an open letter in Deadline Detroit today saying it’s time for black people to “tell the UAW and Democratic Party to buzz off.” In a long opinion piece, he wrote the two stalwarts of African American political life haven’t done enough to help black people, and it may be time to embrace Republicans. “Look at our recent history and the best years in Detroit came under a working relationship between a black mayor, Coleman A. Young, and a white Republican governor, William Milliken,” he wrote. He’s...
  • Citizens assemble to voice opinions on housing Central American refugees

    07/09/2014 11:12:39 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Tuscola County (MICH) Advertiser ^ | July 9, 2014 | Bill Petzold
    VASSAR — Wolverine Human Services officials say Central American child refugees could arrive here in “a couple weeks,” though protesters didn’t roll out a welcome mat outside Vassar City Hall on Monday night. “I want them to go home where they came from,” said Julie Blossom Hunt, 48, of Vassar, one of several dozen people at a pro- test held by Michiganders for Immigration Control and Enforcement, or MICE. “I’m a big believer in going (to their home countries) and ministering to them, and helping improve their quality of life for them and for their future.” Monday night’s gathering featured...
  • Michiganders Protest Immigration Issue

    07/08/2014 8:50:38 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 9 replies
    wilx.com ^ | July 8, 2014
    More than 150 people in Tuscola Co. protested Monday night after learning the non-profit group Wolverine Human Services offered to house some children who crossed the U.S. border illegally near Saginaw. Wolverine runs a juvenile facility in Vassar. It says it has dozens of empty beds. "We don't have a lot of jobs around here," said Tamyra Murray, of Michiganders for Immigration Control and Enforcement, who protested the idea. "The cost to the taxpayer would be tremendous, even though Wolverine said it would be at the expense of the federal government-- that's our money. Eventually it would fall on local...
  • An Earth-sized planet that might hold liquid water

    07/08/2014 4:03:30 PM PDT · by robowombat · 22 replies
    Space Daily ^ | Apr 27, 2014
    An Earth-sized planet that might hold liquid water by Staff Writers Ann Arbor MI (SPX) Apr 27, 2014 An artist's conception of the newly discovered exoplanet Kepler-186f orbiting the red dwarf star Kepler-186. The planet is the first Earth-sized world to be found orbiting a star at a distance that would allow it to harbor liquid water, a necessary ingredient for life as we know it. Image courtesy NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle. In a dim and faraway solar system, astronomers have for the first time discovered a rocky, Earth-sized planet that might hold liquid water-a necessary ingredient for life as we know...
  • After Detroit, another city ponders bankruptcy

    07/08/2014 12:24:40 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 14 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/8/14 | Jeff Karoub
    As Detroit works to emerge from bankruptcy following a court-supervised overhaul, another Michigan city with strong auto industry bonds could be on the brink of beginning the same process, the latest sign that the spate of municipal defaults may not have ended. Flint, which was the birthplace of General Motors and once had 200,000 residents, also has suffered a spectacular drop in population and factory jobs and a corresponding rise in property abandonment, much like its insolvent big brother an hour's drive south
  • After Detroit, Another City Ponders Bankruptcy

    07/08/2014 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 8, 2014 | By JEFF KAROUB, AP
    As Detroit works to emerge from bankruptcy following a court-supervised overhaul, another Michigan city with strong auto industry bonds could be on the brink of beginning the same process, the latest sign that the spate of municipal defaults may not have ended. If a judge rules against Flint's effort to cut its retiree health care benefits, the city is expected to join about a dozen cities or counties to seek court relief since the beginning of the recession.
  • School Official Says Illegal Language Should Be Removed From Union Contract ( Michigan )

    07/07/2014 11:45:57 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | July 5, 2014 | Tom Gantert
    Monroe Public Schools assistant superintendent quick to acknowledge that changes should be made. Unlike school officials in some other districts, the assistant superintendent of the Monroe Public Schools acknowledges that its union contract for teachers has provisions that are in violation of the state's right-to-work law and says they should be removed. The union contract, which runs from March 1, 2014 to Aug. 15, 2016, states that a teacher must pay union dues or an agency fee as a condition of employment. That is in conflict with the state's right-to-work law that took effect March 28, 2013. Assistant Superintendent Ryan...
  • Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door For Daycare Workers To Get Money Back

    07/07/2014 11:39:08 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Mackinac Center for Public Policy ^ | July 7, 2014 | Jack Spencer
    Unions took $4 million from Michigan daycare workers; class action lawsuit now possible. Michigan daycare operators who had millions of dollars taken from them in a unionization scheme that has since been outlawed, may get some of their money back. On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Harris v. Quinn that people who take care of others and are paid with funds that partially come from the state cannot be unionized because they are not state workers. It also opened the door for Michigan daycare workers involved in a previous, separate scheme to revisit a class action...
  • 13 shot as holiday weekend begins: 'It's like an everyday normal thing' ( Gun Free Chicago )

    07/05/2014 9:55:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 4, 2014 | Peter Nickeas, Michelle Manchir and Liam Ford
    At least 13 people have been shot in Chicago at the start of the long holiday weekend, including a woman killed as she sat on a porch near Garfield Park and a man slain in front of a hair salon on the South Side, police said. ... The mother of the boy, Andrea Byes, said she is planning to move out of the two-flat where she lives with her children because of the violence, drug sales and loitering on the block. "I'm not surprised something like this happened," said Byes, 40. "It was a matter of time. They're all over...
  • Pension chaos hits Chicago, Illinois budgets

    07/04/2014 10:40:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 71 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | July 04, 2014 | GregHinz.
    yesterday's decision in a key Illinois Supreme Court case has set off a first-class explosion in state and local government, potentially punching tens of billions of dollars in holes in their collective budgets. Some elements of the court's decision are drawing intense debate. But if the overnight consensus is anywhere near correct, everyone from City Hall and the Capitol to your local village and school board will have little option now but to dig deep, cut services and raise taxes a lot — and labor unions little incentive to compromise. "The law in Illinois is now crystal clear: Politicians cannot...
  • Michigan man kills 2-year-old girl by shooting her execution-style to torture her dad: police

    07/04/2014 5:41:30 PM PDT · by BBell · 44 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 7/3/14 | Deborah Hastings
    Michigan man kills 2-year-old girl by shooting her execution-style to torture her dad: policeRaymone Bernard Jackson, 24, walked up to the little girl as she sat on her porch with her dad and then opened fire, police said. Then he shot the child’s dad and a 12-year-old family friend. 'Anybody that feels that they can execute a child in the state of Michigan, we’re going to go after them,’ state police said. A little girl sitting on the porch with her daddy on a beautiful summer day was shot execution-style by a “coward” who wanted the child’s father to watch...
  • Michigan man charged in punching death of soccer referee (Knockout Death)

    07/02/2014 4:20:56 PM PDT · by equalator · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | 7-2-2014 | Zachary Slater
    A Michigan referee of an adult-league soccer match died Tuesday, two days after being punched in the head by a player, authorities said. John Bieniewicz, 44, died at Detroit Receiving Hospital from injuries suffered in what police said was an unprovoked attack. The blow left the victim unconscious and not breathing on the field, Livonia Police Chief Curtis Caid said. After the attack, the player fled the field and waved his middle finger at the crowd. Bieniewicz was in critical condition when he reached the hospital and was pronounced dead Tuesday morning.
  • Cops: Killer Wanted Dad to See Girl, 2, Die

    07/04/2014 2:15:49 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 29 replies
    Newser ^ | July 4, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    A Michigan man accused of shooting a 2-year-old girl dead at point-blank range as she sat on a porch with her father has been charged with torture as well as first degree murder. Police say the torture charge is because Raymone Bernard Jackson, 24, wanted to torment Kamiya French's father with his daughter's death, making it the last thing he ever saw, the Detroit Free Press reports. Jackson was in court yesterday and another suspect in the killing in the Detroit suburb of Inkster is being questioned. "The first coward's in custody," a police spokesman says. "Anybody that feels that...
  • Moody's pushes Puerto Rico debt deep into junk status

    07/01/2014 2:58:11 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    AFP ^ | 01 July 2014
    Ratings company Moody's on Tuesday slashed Puerto Rico's debt rating by three notches into even deeper junk status after the US territory passed a debt-restructuring law. Moody's Investors Service cut the rating to "B2" from "Ba2" and said the outlook was negative, indicating further downgrades were possible. Now dubbed the "Greece of the Caribbean," the archipelago is, like Greece, reeling under massive debt. Over the past decade, the commonwealth's debt has doubled to nearly $70 billion and investors are growing increasingly worried the government is running out of cash. In a bid for debt relief, the Puerto Rican authorities recently...
  • LIVE: Derecho Aims East, Threatens Chicago, Detroit

    06/30/2014 7:52:56 PM PDT · by gusopol3 · 53 replies
    Severe weather will lash through areas from the Midwest to the Great Lakes into Tuesday, hitting some of the major cities in the United States, including Chicago, St. Louis and Detroit.
  • The 15 Most Annoying Expressions in Politics

    06/28/2014 7:43:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    RCP ^ | 06/28/2014 | Carl M. Cannon
    Irritating phrases and words are not confined to political circles, or solely to Washington, although here in the nation’s capital they burrow in and proliferate like obsolete, but entrenched, government programs. This is a call to arms to fight them—but only metaphorically.15: “WAR ON [FILL IN THE BLANK]” Syria’s civil war has produced 2.5 million refugees and a death toll of 160,000, a tragedy that has galvanized neither major political party into action. So next time a Democrat brays about the so-called Republican “war on women” or a Republican trumpets the Obama administration’s “war on coal,” tell them you’ve...
  • Charlie Bothuell's siblings removed from father's Detroit home, stepmother arrested

    06/26/2014 8:22:29 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 8 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | June 26, 2014 | Gus Burns
    DETROIT, MI -- Detroit police have arrested Monique Dillard-Bothuell, the stepmother of 12-year-old Charlie Bothuell V, on a probation violation; and Child Protective Services removed two children, 4 and 10 months, from his father's Detroit townhouse Thursday, Detroit Police Sgt. Eren Stephens confirms. The Wayne County Prosecutor's Office charged Dillard-Bothuell with illegally carrying a concealed firearm and purchasing a pistol without a permit in 2013. She pleaded guilty to the illegal purchase charge and the illegal carrying charge was dismissed, Wayne County Circuit Court records show. After an 11-day search that began when Charlie's father, 45-year-old Charlie Bothuell IV, reported...
  • Michiganders should expect to pay more for Obamacare next year

    06/25/2014 4:14:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    Michigan NPR Radio ^ | June 25, 2014 | By STEVE CARMODY
    The cost of Obamacare health insurance plans will likely rise next year in Michigan. 272,000 Michiganders signed up for health insurance using the marketplace created by the Affordable Care Act. They will be paying more for those plans if proposed rate increases released this week are approved by state and federal regulators. Josh Fangmeier is a health policy analyst with the Center for Healthcare Research and Transformation at the University of Michigan. He says he wasn’t surprised to see Blue Cross/Blue Shield proposing rate increases of 9.3% to 9.7% on their Obamacare health plans.
  • Divers begin Lake Michigan expedition to find fabled Griffin ship

    06/24/2014 4:53:36 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 10 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | June 16, 2013 | Associated Press
    ON LAKE MICHIGAN NEAR POVERTY ISLAND, Mich. – In a remote part of northern Lake Michigan, divers have started looking at an underwater pit, hoping to find the resting place of the Griffin, a ship commanded by the 17th century French explorer La Salle.
  • Explorer says Griffin shipwreck may be found

    06/24/2014 4:31:23 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | June 23, 2014 | John Flesher
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A debris field at the bottom of Lake Michigan may be the remains of the long-lost Griffin, a vessel commanded by a 17th-century French explorer, said a shipwreck hunter who has sought the wreckage for decades.
  • Nearly Half Of Detroit Water Customers Can’t Pay Their Bill

    06/23/2014 12:17:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 06/23/2014
    It’s a basic human right: water. But could the United Nations soon help the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department provide the service to struggling customers? Water department spokeswoman Curtrise Garner says it’s a possibility — but for now, the water bills must be paid. “We do have programs that do help those that are just totally in need; can’t afford it — but we also know that there are also people who can’t afford it would can not pay and we know this because, once we shut water off, the next day they are in paying the bill in full....
  • Mayor Aims to Reverse Detroit Exodus

    06/22/2014 11:26:02 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 35 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 22, 2014 | Matthew Dolan
    DETROIT— Mike Duggan wants to do what no mayor of Detroit has done in more than half a century: attract more people than the city loses. "The single standard a mayor should be defined on is whether the population of the city is going up or going down," Mr. Duggan said in an interview at his City Hall office six months after he was sworn in. If he fails, he says he doesn't expect to run in 2017 and win—marking the boldness of his undertaking, considering the long odds he faces. Other former industrial powerhouses including Cleveland and St. Louis...
  • Detroit activists call for UN help as city shuts off water for thousands

    06/22/2014 6:32:43 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 75 replies
    AlJezeera ^ | June 22, 2014 12:51PM ET | by Peter Moskowitz @ptrmsk
    Detroit has too much of some things – stray dogs, abandoned houses – and not enough of others, such as residents who pay their water bills. The latest sign of Detroit’s decline came from the city’s water department, when it said in March it would begin shutting off water for up to 3,000 homes and businesses a week in an attempt to stop the utility from sliding even further into debt. The announcement sparked outrage among activists groups, who say the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) is going after the city’s most vulnerable citizens to shore up its bottom...
  • Judge Orders Deployed US Sailor To Attend Custody Hearing Or Lose Daughter, Face Arrest

    06/20/2014 11:14:05 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 59 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 20, 2014 | Staff
    A U.S. Navy sailor from Washington State is currently serving on a submarine thousands of miles away in the Pacific Ocean, but a judge has ordered him into an impossible custody scenario: Appear in a Michigan courtroom Monday or risk losing custody of his 6-year-old daughter. Navy submariner Matthew Hindes was given permanent custody of his daughter Kaylee in 2010, after she was reportedly removed from the home of his ex-wife, Angela, by child protective services. But now a judge has ordered him to appear in court Monday, or risk losing his daughter to his ex-wife in addition to a...
  • Presbyterian assembly: Gay marriage is Christian

    06/19/2014 4:45:11 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 63 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 6/19/14 | Jeff Karoub
    DETROIT — The top legislative body of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has taken major steps toward recognizing gay marriage. The General Assembly voted Thursday in favor of redefining Christian marriage in the church constitution as the union of "two people," not just "a man and a woman." The redefinition will take effect only if most of the 172 regional Presbyteries approve it in voting over the next year.
  • Gary Peters Has Received Thousands From Union Representing IRS Agents

    06/18/2014 2:37:54 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 18, 2014 | Bill McMorris
    Democratic Senate candidate Rep. Gary Peters (D., Mich.) has received thousands of dollars from the labor union representing IRS agents, leading to strong criticism from Republicans. Peters has collected $8,500 from the National Treasury Employees Union over his career, according the National Republican Senate Committee. The union has spent more than $100,000 so far in the 2014 cycle, including a $2,500 donation to Peters Senate campaign. The NRSC demanded that Democrats benefitting from the largesse of the union return the money, since IRS employees are “stonewalling” a congressional investigation into the agency’s admitted targeting of conservative non-profit organizations. The scandal...
  • Michigan imam calls for Sharia restrictions on free speech

    06/18/2014 2:17:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 6/17/2014 | Robert Spencer
    This is not the first time that al-Husainy has called for restrictions on the freedom of speech. In 2012 he declared: “They should put a law not to insult a spiritual leader.” Al-Husainy is also a virulently antisemitic supporter of Hizballah. With the President of the United States having declared the “the future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam,” and many in the mainstream media eagerly practicing self-censorship to appease Islamic supremacists, he probably sees this as his best chance to impose Sharia speech restrictions upon the U.S.I’m not in favor of book burnings, but...
  • America's Longest Running Antique Car Show (Greenfield Village-Dearborn, Mi.)

    06/15/2014 4:50:13 AM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 17 replies
    thehenryford.org ^ | 6-14-14 | various
    Rev it up with hundreds of authentic vehicles from the 1890s through 1932 at America’s longest-running antique car show. Open ’til 9pm on Saturday night! For one weekend a year, we celebrate the triumphs of the earliest years of the automotive industry. It is a glorious spectacle, as the streets and grounds of Greenfield Village fill with the sights, sounds and smells of hundreds of authentic vehicles made from the 1890s through 1932. Wander through the village and talk to owners about their treasured vehicles. Watch drivers engage in games of skill, see a Model T assembled in just minutes,...
  • Peters Leads Land by 3% (Michigan alert)

    06/14/2014 11:52:16 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    Mitchell Research & Communications ^ | June 11, 2014 | Steve Mitchell
    —Governor Rick Snyder continues to lead his Democratic challenger, former U.S. Congressman Mark Schauer, while Congressman Gary Peters now leads former Michigan Secretary of State Terri Lynn Land in the U.S. Senate race according to the latest Mitchell Poll of Michigan conducted for MIRS (Michigan Information Research Services) and announced during a presentation for Farmers Group, Inc. at a meeting in Lansing today. However, Snyder’s lead has dropped since an April poll while Peters has taken the lead over Land. According to the new Mitchell Poll, Snyder leads Schauer by 5% (46%-41% with 13% undecided). In an April 9, 2014...
  • Court upholds Walgreens’ firing of pharmacist using handgun

    06/12/2014 12:40:37 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 10 replies
    DrugTopics ^ | 06/12/2014 | Mark Lowery
    A federal appeals court has ruled in Walgreens’ favor regarding a pharmacist who was dismissed after shooting at armed robbers with a legally concealed handgun. Citing its non-escalation policy, Walgreens in 2011 fired Jeremy Hoven from its Benton Harbor, Mich., store eight days after shooting at robbers during his overnight shift. . . . . The court disagreed, citing Hoven’s status as an at-will employee who could be fired at any time, for any reason.
  • Feds Force Michigan Town to Cancel July 4th Fireworks [M.Moore's Hometown]

    06/12/2014 9:52:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 17 replies
    www.progressivestoday.com ^ | Thursday, June 12th, 2014 | by Kyle Olson
    Thanks to the federal government, the Torch Lake, Michigan July 4th fireworks show will be a dud. In fact, it won’t even happen. “Organizers didn’t comply with a federal rule, so now the holiday tradition has to be canceled. The rule states that when anyone buys shells and fireworks, they have to be brought to town the day of the show. They cannot be moved ahead of time and left overnight,” the news site reports. The rule was reportedly changed after the Boston Bombings. Resident Douglas Colwell told the news station the July 4th fireworks show has happened every year...
  • Article V Constitution: Mount Vernon Assembly [Live Web Stream Now! Today (6-12) & Tomorrow]

    The Mount Vernon Assembly – Indianapolis FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Skip Brown skip.brown@iga.in.gov 317-232-9521 The Mount Vernon Assembly to Meet at Indiana Statehouse June 12 and 13 INDIANAPOLIS (June 9, 2014) – More than 100 state legislators representing 33 states will meet at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis on June 12 and 13 to continue establishing the rules and procedures needed for a future state-led convention for proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution, as authorized by Article V of the Constitution. The meeting is a continuation of efforts that began in December 2013 at George Washington’s historic Mount Vernon estate...
  • Romney backs challenger in Michigan

    06/12/2014 1:12:11 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10, 2014, 10:40 am | Cameron Joseph
    Former presidential nominee Mitt Romney (R) is endorsing businessman Dave Trott (R) in his primary against Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-Mich.), the latest big-name Republican to weigh in on Trott's behalf. "As someone who grew up in Michigan and has family currently living in the 11th District, I am confident that Dave Trott has the honesty, integrity and experience we need in Washington," Romney said in a statement released by Trott's campaign. "As a job-creator, Dave Trott knows how to balance budgets, cut spending, and fix the mess in Washington. I am proud to endorse Dave Trott for Congress."
  • Satanists seek religious exemption to pro-life laws, call gay unions their ‘sacrament’

    06/10/2014 10:21:28 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 6/10/14 | Ben Johnson
    DETROIT, MI, June 10, 2014 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Whenever the American people try to curtail abortion or maintain marriage laws, the followers of Satan will be there to fight back, promises the national spokesman for the Satanic Temple. “Lucien Greaves” told Detroit's Metro Times that he would like to help women avoid complying with pro-life laws by saying abortion restrictions violate their Satanic religious beliefs. He added that gay “marriage” is a Satanic “sacrament.” He said Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican from the party's moderate business wing, “has been trying to make it untenable for women to terminate a pregnancy.”...
  • Man severely beaten after crashing vehicle

    06/10/2014 4:09:32 PM PDT · by equaviator · 31 replies
    www,clickondetroit.com ^ | Jun 08 2014 | Hank Winchester
    DETROIT - A man is in the hospital after he got into a car crash, but it wasn't the crash that injured him. Instead, he was severely beaten afterwards on a nearby street corner. Nathanial Szczerbinski admitted to Local 4 he caused the wreck because he was driving the wrong way down an unfamiliar Detroit street. He said he stopped and started to turn around when he was struck by a Chevy van. As Szczerbinski got out, he was confronted by the three guys who were in the van. Police sources told Local 4 the men quickly went on the...
  • Democratshima - Detroit Photos Before and After (VANITY)

    06/09/2014 11:23:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    Or.. Democratrina. Far more destructive than any bomb or hurricane, Democrat locusts destroy lay waste to Detroit. This is the 'progress' they want for the rest of America.
  • Michigan's endless winter: Yes, there's still ice on Lake Superior

    06/04/2014 11:00:36 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 33 replies
    Lansing State Journal | June 3, 2014 | Doyle Rice
    Title and link only - Gannett publicationMichigan's endless winter: Yes, there's still ice on Lake Superior
  • Lake Superior could rise nearly a foot thanks to ice cover

    06/04/2014 9:18:43 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 54 replies
    wnmu-fm ^ | June 4, 2014 | AP story
    ANN ARBOR, MI (AP)-- The aftermath of the long, frigid winter continues to affect Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. A research team funded partly by the University of Michigan finds that surface water temperatures over the deepest sections of the lake are expected to be at least 6 degrees colder than normal by August. That will delay the point at which heavy evaporation begins, which will boost water levels faster than normal.
  • Supreme Court could deliver crippling blow to Big Labor

    06/03/2014 9:31:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2014 | Sean Higgins
    In the first year since the Wolverine State adopted a right-to-work law in 2013, SEIU Healthcare Michigan lost a staggering 80 percent of its members. The case illustrates a dirty secret of the modern labor movement: A lot of its rank and file members don't want to be in a union in the first place and will leave if given the chance. What right to work did in Michigan, the Supreme Court might soon do nationally: In the case of Harris v. Quinn, the justices must decide if Illinois state government can force its own public sector employees to participate...
  • VA Chaplain: Gov’t Made Me Hide Crosses and Pictures of Jesus, Banned Me From Reading Bible Aloud

    06/02/2014 1:19:40 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 46 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | June 2 2014 | Emily Hulsey
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    06/01/2014 10:14:56 PM PDT · by madison10 · 7 replies
    Monroe Evening News ^ | June 1, 2014 | Ray Kisonas
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    05/30/2014 1:01:26 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 66 replies
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    05/30/2014 9:51:42 AM PDT · by House Atreides · 49 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | 5/29/2014
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