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  • Ted Cruz makes visit to Kalamazoo

    10/06/2015 10:24:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 8 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | Mon, Oct 05 2015
    KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Presidential politics took center stage Monday morning in Kalamazoo.Senator Ted Cruz just wrapped up a rally at Wings Events Center.It was a packed house for Senator Cruz's rally and he got more than a dozen standing ovations as he listed the things he plans to get rid of when he becomes president.Obamacare, the Iran nuclear deal and common core were just a few things Cruz says he will do away with if elected."The first thing I plan to do is resend every single illegal and unconstitutional executive action," said Sen. Cruz.Cruz had the crowd riled...
  • Civics, but for Grown-Ups

    10/06/2015 7:48:14 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 2 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | October 6, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Some professors are more rooted in reality than others. Unfortunately, they tend to be retired. “President Lincoln called on every mother to whisper words of liberty to every listening babe,” William B. Allen, a professor emeritus at Michigan State University said in Indianapolis last weekend. “We should do the same for grownups.” Dr. Allen is the author of Reviving National Character in the Midst of Political Disorder. He was speaking at the regional meeting of the Philadelphia Society, a group of conservative intellectuals that was formed in the wake of the Goldwater defeat in 1964. Dr. Allen disputes the “nation...
  • Ted Cruz in Michigan: 'Nothing short of crazy' to take in Syrian Muslim refugees

    10/05/2015 9:24:05 AM PDT · by VinL · 19 replies
    Mlive ^ | 10/5/15 | Jonathan Oosting
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, speaking Monday morning in Michigan, said it would be "absolutely crazy" to bring Syrian refugees to the United States, despite a humanitarian crisis that has captured the attention of the world. The U.S. Senator from Texas spoke to a crowd of roughly 800 pre-registered guests at the Wings Event Center in Kalamazoo, criticizing President Barack Obama for plans to allow more Syrian refugees into the country. "What President Obama is proposing to do, bring tens of thousands of Syrian Muslims to America, is nothing short of crazy," Cruz told the crowd during a question and answer...
  • Join Ted Cruz In Kalamazoo, MI (Tomorrow - October 5)!

    10/04/2015 1:24:55 PM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    Michigan for Ted Cruz
    Join us to hear Senator Ted Cruz speak in Kalamazoo County! Monday, October 5th 2015 Wings Event Center 3600 Vanrick Drive Kalamazoo, MI 49001 No Charge, But Registration Requested Doors Open 8:30 AM Program Begins at 9:00 AM Senator Cruz will speak at 9:15 AM Seating is limited, so reserve your spot and get there early! RSVP
  • Trump Leading by 27% in Union Stronghold as Teamsters Want Meeting and Unions Abandon Hillary

    10/03/2015 6:30:57 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 55 replies
    Conservative Intel ^ | Oct 1, 2015
    Reports say that the influential Teamsters union may snub Hillary Clinton in favor of endorsing a Republican candidate such as Donald Trump for the White House in 2016.Such a move would likely be a notable boost for Republicans with Independents and “Reagan Democrats,” a critical segment of swing-voters that candidates spend millions trying to woo. These “middle of the road” type voters are crucial to winning bellwether regions like Michigan’s Macomb County.Clinton also faces snubs from other powerful unions like the AFL-CIO and AFSCME, refusing to back Hillary as they try to push Vice President Joe Biden into the race.According...
  • The GOP Immigration Plan to Save Detroit—and Syria (50,000 refugees)

    10/04/2015 7:07:18 AM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | September 29, 2015
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, is upset about the number of immigrants in his state—in his estimation there are far too few of them. In contrast with Republican politicians who want to rein in president Obama’s executive actions on immigration, the governor asked the Obama Administration early last year to use its executive powers to designate 50,000 extra visas to the Detroit metro area for high-skilled immigrants. Citing population loss and the need to jumpstart the Motor City economically ....Snyder—a former CEO for Gateway Computer and head of a venture capitalist firm—called on his state to “embrace immigration.”
  • Anti-Muslim Protests Nationwide:'Global Rally For Humanity' Calls On Demonstrations

    10/01/2015 12:53:55 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 22 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 9/30/2015 | Michael Kaplan
    An anti-Islam group has called on "patriots" to hold demonstrations in front of mosques across the country in October. Responding to the call, protests organized under the name "Global Rally For Humanity" have already been scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 in at least 20 locations, including Charleston, South Carolina; Atlanta; Dearborn, Michigan; and Phoenix, Imagine 2050 reported Tuesday. Some of the organizers have encouraged demonstrators to leave their weapons at home, while others have encouraged participants to utilize their right to bear arms, the website said. “As this invasion of Muslim colonization continues unchecked on American soil, we can...
  • Gov. Snyder Wants More Syrian Refugees, ‘Would Love To See’ Michigan’s Middle Eastern Population

    10/01/2015 5:45:35 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 62 replies ^ | September 29, 2015
    LANSING (WWJ/AP) – Michigan has one of nation’s largest Middle Eastern populations and Gov. Rick Snyder says he “would love to see it grow.” The governor says Michigan can expect to see more Syrian refugees in the coming months as his administration continues talks with federal officials about the role the state can play in taking more refugees from war-torn Syria and the Middle East. “The governor thinks it’s an economic plus,” reported WWJ Lansing Bureau Chief Tim Skubick. “And to those who fear that the immigrants would take away jobs, the governor says, Michigan has a record of immigrants...
  • Transgender teen given hormones by mom to transition into female

    10/01/2015 3:39:34 AM PDT · by markomalley · 59 replies
    WJBK ^ | 9/29/15 | Taryn Asher
    A local mom is going viral over a big decision to give her teenager hormones to transition into a female. The video is being shared millions of times on Facebook tonight and now Erica Maison is talking about her decision. Anticipation and excitement was on display as the 14-year-old New Baltimore girl opened a hidden box from her mother. It wasn't jewelry or concert tickets."Do you know what that is?" Erica asked, as Corey smiles and moves toward mom for a tearful hug. Corey's mom surprised her with her first dose of hormones, something the transgendered teen has waited to...
  • More layoffs hit Bowie coal mine ( Colorado, Utah, and )

    09/30/2015 7:43:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Grand Junction Media ^ | September 29, 2015 | Dennis Webb
    Bowie Resource Partners plans to lay off nearly 100 people at its Bowie #2 Mine near Paonia in the latest setback to coal employment in the North Fork Valley. The company said Tuesday that it anticipates laying off 78 workers and 19 contractors from the mine, where 181 full-time employees and 19 contractors work now. ... it is continuing to evaluate the market for the mine’s coal after losing a contract to sell to the Tennessee Valley Authority a year ago. The loss of that contract caused Bowie to eliminate about 150 jobs at that time. Bowie operates three underground...
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Obama administration: Conservative college isn’t a real school

    09/25/2015 10:49:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    Personal Liberty ^ | 09/25/2015
    Hillsdale College, a 135-year-old liberal arts school in Michigan, eschews federal financial aid and provides students with an education steeped heavily in classical liberalism. So it probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Obama administration found a bogus excuse to omit the institution on its new “College Scorecard.” According to the Department of Education, Hillsdale isn’t listed on its scorecard, touted as a government sponsored effort to help students “identify which schools provide the biggest bang for your buck,” because it hands out too few bachelor’s degrees. “Hillsdale does offer bachelor’s degrees,” DOE spokesman Denise Horn told Hillsdale’s Collegian...
  • Brady rank Belichick or the Pope higher? 'In Bill we trust!'

    09/23/2015 11:16:45 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 16 replies
    Comcast Sports ^ | 09/23/2015 | Phil Perry
    FOXBORO -- We know Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reveres Bill Belichick, and on Wednesday he put his head coach next to God. Kind of. With Pope Francis stateside, Brady was asked about the Holy Father and laughed when posed the question, "You rank Bill or the Pope higher?" "In Bill we trust! You kidding me?" Brady answered.
  • VW Is Said to Cheat on Diesel Emissions; U.S. to Order Big Recall

    09/20/2015 2:48:12 PM PDT · by kristinn · 78 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Friday, September 18, 2015 | Coral Davenport and Jack Ewing
    The Obama administration on Friday directed Volkswagen to recall nearly a half-million cars, saying the automaker illegally installed software in its diesel-power cars to evade standards for reducing smog. The Environmental Protection Agency accused the German automaker of using software to detect when the car is undergoing its periodic state emissions testing. Only during such tests are the cars’ full emissions control systems turned on. During normal driving situations, the controls are turned off, allowing the cars to spew as much as 40 times as much pollution as allowed under the Clean Air Act, the E.P.A. said. “We expected better...
  • Ted Cruz in Michigan: 'If you see a candidate that Washington embraces, run and hide'

    09/20/2015 8:26:18 AM PDT · by Isara · 17 replies
    MLive ^ | September 19, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    Ted Cruz: 'We're going to win Michigan' (Video at the link) MACKINAC ISLAND, MI — U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, speaking Saturday to a crowd of Michigan Republicans that included plenty of "establishment" figures, positioned himself as the grassroots presidential candidate of choice. "If you see a candidate that Washington embraces, run and hide," Cruz said during a keynote address at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference. "...If you think things are going great in Washington, if you think we need to continue heading in the same basic direction -- just kind of fiddle around the edges -- then I...
  • Corker: WH foreign policy talks 'bizarre'

    05/23/2014 1:12:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2014 | Justin Sink
    Top White House officials have reportedly been holding private meetings with lawmakers this week to boost support for the president’s foreign policy strategy, although the outreach effort appears to have left some lawmakers confused and upset. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) described a meeting with White House chief of staff Denis McDonough and National Security Adviser Susan Rice earlier this week as “one of the most bizarre I've attended on Foreign Relations on foreign policy in our country.” “I know several of us were involved in a very bizarre discussion last night. This continues a very bizarre discussion,” Corker added, according...
  • Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at Michigan Republican gathering on Mackinac Island

    09/20/2015 4:54:06 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 39 replies ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    MACKINAC ISLAND, MI — Rand Paul won the presidential preference straw poll this weekend at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a biennial gather of more than 2,000 Michigan Republicans. With 785 attendees voting, the U.S. Senator from Kentucky received 22 percent of the vote in the MIRS/Detroit News straw poll. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina finished second at 15 percent. Each of the top five vote-getters spoke at the island event, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich (13.7 percent), Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (13 percent) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (9.7 percent). John Yob, national political director and Michigan...
  • Live Stream: Ted Cruz at Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference around 11 am CT.

    09/19/2015 8:53:16 AM PDT · by Isara · 22 replies
    Michigan Republican Party ^ | September 19, 2015
    12:00PM – 1:30PM Lunch ProgramFeaturing: Senator Ted Cruz and Governor John Kasich Live Stream
  • Michigan lawmaker who resigned over sex scandal to seek his old seat

    09/19/2015 8:40:58 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 19 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/18/15 | Nick Gass
    A Michigan state lawmaker who resigned from office after admitting an affair with a colleague and then launching a bizarre coverup said Friday that he plans to seek his old seat because voters should be able to decide whether he deserves to be in the legislature, not his fellow legislators. "I think voters should be able to weigh in. It shouldn't be that legislators who have a political axe to grind can get together and decide they want to get rid of a member who's been a problem for them," said former state Rep. Todd Courser in an interview with...
  • Ben Carson, Donald Trump top Michigan poll of Republican presidential candidates

    09/18/2015 11:17:17 PM PDT · by glabbe · 8 replies
    Marketing Resource Group ^ | September 16, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — A political outsider leads a new Michigan poll of Republican presidential candidates — but it's not brash businessman Donald Trump. Ben Carson, a Detroit native and retired neurosurgeon, led the field in a poll of 600 likely voters, including 221 who said they would definitely vote in the GOP primary, conducted last week by the Lansing-based Marketing Resource Group ahead of tonight's CNN debate.
  • Gay Michigan Pastor Forced to Resign Shares Story in Bay Area

    09/19/2015 1:15:42 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 9/18 | Pete Suratos
    A Methodist pastor who was told to resign from his Michigan church because of his sexuality visited the Bay Area to share his story. Rev. Benjamin Hutchinson spoke to the Twin Towers Methodist Church in Alameda on Friday and discussed the life-changing moment when he was told to resign because he is gay. He said he has decided to take his story on the road and change minds along the way. Hutchinson said he was forced to resign from Cassopolis United Methodist Church after he told the bishop about his gay partner. According to the United Methodist Church's guidelines, that...
  • How Flint, Michigan Became The Most Dangerous City In America (2013)

    06/10/2015 8:33:05 AM PDT · by SaveFerris · 26 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jun. 16, 2013, 12:11 PM | Christina Sterbenz and Erin Fuchs
    We've been ranking America's most dangerous cities for several years, and there's one city that keeps making the top of the list — Flint, Michigan. Flint had 66 homicides in 2012, tying a record it hit two years ago. Forbes has also ranked Flint as one of most dangerous places for women. The most striking attack of 2012 occurred when an 87-year-old woman was raped outside her home in broad daylight. She decided to leave Flint. The city has probably changed a lot in that woman's lifetime. Flint hasn't always been this dangerous or depressing. Flint had a booming auto...
  • Volkswagen Accused Of Hacking 482,000 Diesels To Fake U.S. Emissions Tests

    09/18/2015 11:14:17 AM PDT · by Reaganez · 51 replies
    Yahoo Autos ^ | September 18, 2015 | Justin Hyde
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California officials say some 482,000 Volkswagen and Audi diesels were engineered to falsify their emissions for federal tests—a violation that opens the German automaker to a theoretical fine totaling $18 billion. The EPA and California Air Resources Board say the affected models had software in its computer engine controls that could sense exactly when it was being tested for emissions quality. At all other times, it would run the diesels in a different mode with illegal levels of pollution; for example, spewing up to 40 times more nitrogen oxide, a key component of smog,...
  • Barroom fight begins GOP leadership weekend on Mackinac Island

    09/18/2015 6:59:53 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 28 replies
    FOX17online ^ | September 18, 2015 | Josh Sidorowicz
    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. — A Grand Rapids political consultant, now director and chief strategist for the national Rand Paul campaign, claims a top official for the Marco Rubio campaign punched him Thursday night at a bar on the island, which is hosting the biennial GOP Leadership Conference. John Yob, the national political director for the Rand Paul campaign, posted on Facebook early Friday morning he’d been punched in the face inside the bar by a man he said is the deputy campaign manager for Rubio, a Florida senator.
  • Obama set to deport 12 Iraqi Christian refugees

    09/17/2015 4:13:09 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    WND ^ | 9-17-2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Detained for 6 months while criminal illegals allowed to stay. More than half of the 27 Iraqi Christians the Obama administration has been holding for the past six months at an ICE detention center in Otay Mesa, California, are set to be deported in coming weeks. ... Iraq is home to one of the most ancient Christian communities, evangelized by the Apostle Thomas not long after the time of Jesus. ... Many of Iraq’s historic churches, some dating back to the second and third century after Christ, have been destroyed or converted to mosques. Others sit empty. ... Thousands of...
  • Brady says he hopes Trump can win presidency

    09/16/2015 10:46:52 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 11 replies
    Mining Journal ^ | September 17, 2015
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Wednesday that he hopes Donald Trump can win the presidency, hours before Trump was set to participate in the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, grinned broadly as he talked about his golf partner. "I hope so," he said. "It would be great. There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I'm sure of that." Brady's locker sported a "Make America Great Again" red hat sent to him by Trump. "It was...
  • Tom Brady says he's supporting Trump for president

    09/16/2015 2:25:05 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 32 replies ^ | 9/16/15 | AP
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw his support behind presidential candidate Donald Trump Wednesday, hours before the second Republican debate. The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, says he thinks his golf partner can win. "I hope so," he said. "It would be great. There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I can tell you that."
  • Benishek chooses not to run in 2016 (MI 1st district)

    09/15/2015 7:58:23 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    September 15, 2015 ^ | Petoskey News
    Dan Benishek announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2016, stating he will retire at the end of his term. “Serving the 1st district in Congress has been a privilege and an opportunity that I will be forever grateful for. I am proud to be able to represent the people of Northern Michigan," Benishek said in a released statement. “Today I’m announcing that I won’t seek re-election next year, which will allow me to focus my time and attention on helping our veterans and working to make things better for the families and workers throughout Northern Michigan, and...
  • UAW Names Fiat Chrysler as Lead Target in Big Three Contract Talks

    09/14/2015 2:09:48 AM PDT · by equaviator · 36 replies
    Fox Business ^ | September 14, 2015
    The United Auto Workers union will accelerate its bargaining efforts with Fiat Chrysler Automobile in the hopes of hammering out a template for a new labor contract the other two Detroit auto makers will match. The choice of Fiat Chrysler's FCA US unit as the target company for shaping the new contract, disclosed by the union on Sunday, kicks off an intense negotiating period expected in part to focus on a two-tier wage system that has financially benefited auto makers but rankled workers. The UAW's current contract with Fiat Chrysler, General Motors and Ford Motor expires on Monday, but labor...
  • Disgraced Michigan lawmaker resigns in sex scandal, another expelled

    09/11/2015 2:41:51 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 52 replies
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2015 | Tom LoBianco,
    The Michigan lawmakers at the center of a sex scandal at the Statehouse were forced out by angry colleagues early Friday morning, following hours of heated debate. Rep. Todd Courser resigned his House seat at 3:12 a.m., according to the Detroit Free-Press, and one hour later Rep. Cindy Gamrat, his colleague with whom he reportedly had an affair, was expelled by the legislature on a 91-12 vote. The moves came just a day after Courser apologized for the affair, as a 90-minute recording was played for lawmakers in which he asked his staffer to concoct a bizarre cover-up story alleging...
  • Police: Deliberate hit-and-run killed Michigan firefighter (while collecting for MDA)

    09/10/2015 3:00:10 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 65 replies
    AP ^ | September 10, 2015
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Police in Michigan have arrested the driver of a pickup truck who they believe intentionally struck a firefighter standing in a roadway collecting money for charity, killing him. [Snip] The 35-year-old Rodeman, who also served in the U.S. Marines in Iraq ... [was] participating in an annual fundraising campaign for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters, authorities said. [Snip] Rodeman was married two months ago, and he and his wife were expecting their first child, Fire Chief Randy Talifarro said.
  • Man stabbed after finding wife naked in bed with her father

    PONTIAC, Mich. — A 25-year-old man told police that he was stabbed after finding his wife in bed with her own father, WWJ reports. It happened just after 3:30 a.m. Saturday when the man arrived at his home on West Rundell Avenue to find his wife, completely naked, in bed with her father, police say. The man then reportedly woke his father-in-law up and the two began to fight. Police say the father-in-law, identified by authorities as Henry Allen Michael of Detroit, allegedly stabbed the younger man in his back with a knife. He then fled the scene in the...
  • Ted Nugent Just Made A Big Time Announcement About Donald Trump That’ll Make Waves

    08/01/2015 12:11:34 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 73 replies ^ | 7/31/2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    Between social media posts excoriating those he feels have a romanticized view of the lion recently killed in Africa by an American hunter, outspoken musician Ted Nugent this week weighed in again on the 2016 presidential primary. At this point, he told radio host Rita Cosby, he has a clear early favorite. "I think Donald Trump,” he said, “if he stays on course, he’s gonna be the next president of the United States.” He offered many of the same attributes other Trump supporters mentioned when asked why he supports the brash billionaire. Nugent said he appreciates the candidate’s “bold, brazen,...
  • Proposed Mosque In Detroit Suburb Draws Sharp Opposition

    09/08/2015 8:47:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 25 replies
    Aljazeera ^ | Steve Friess
    Proposed Mosque In Detroit Suburb Draws Sharp Opposition September 8, 2015 by Steve Friess STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. — The nation’s largest concentration of Iraqi Christians, many driven from their homeland by persecution at the hands of Muslim groups, is mounting an intensive campaign to block a proposed mosque in Sterling Heights, Michigan — sometimes by deploying public anti-Islam invective unusual in its bluntness even in this post-9/11 era. The 20,500-square-foot mosque, to be built on four acres by the American Islamic Community Center (AICC), is to stand 60 feet tall along a major thoroughfare in a middle-class neighborhood if the...
  • ADVISORY: President Obama to Travel to Warren, MI

    09/08/2015 7:21:17 AM PDT · by equaviator · 18 replies
    WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday September 9, the President will travel with Dr. Jill Biden to Macomb Community College in Warren, Michigan to deliver remarks on the importance of investing in skills and growing the economy. The arrival and departure of Air Force One in Warren, MI are open to pre-credentialed media, but closed to the public. The President’s remarks at Macomb Community College are open to pre-credentialed media. The President’s remarks will also be streamed live at Members of the media who wish to cover the arrival and departure of Air Force One in Warren, MI on Wednesday,...
  • Air Force wants owners to give up property near secret Area 51

    09/07/2015 5:53:06 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 45 replies
    AP Fox News ^ | 09/07/15
    LAS VEGAS – The U.S. Air Force is giving an ultimatum to owners of a remote Nevada property that over time has been surrounded by a vast bombing range including the super-secret Area 51. They're being told to take a $5.2 million "last best offer" for their property by Thursday -- or the government will seize it through condemnation. The owners include descendants of a couple who lost their hardscrabble mining enterprise after the Air Force moved in in the 1940s. Nuclear tests then began in 1951, their mine mill mysteriously exploded in 1954 and they ran out of money...
  • Victim with Concealed Carry Permit and two suspects shot during armed robbery at Detroit bank

    09/06/2015 5:19:44 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    Police say a 50-year-old resident of the neighborhood was going to the ATM at a Citizens' Bank branch when he was approached by two young men that police describe as being around 18 years old. Those young men were armed with a sawed off rifle and a handgun.
  • Madonna’s Brother Defends Kim Davis: ‘Gay Community Feels the Need to Be Sore Winners’

    09/06/2015 1:03:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 09/06/2015 | Josh Feldman
    Kim Davis is getting a lot of support from conservative Christians, but Madonna‘s openly gay brother has come out defending her.Christopher Ciccone posted about Davis on Facebook this weekend, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, said she deserves as much support as a Muslim woman “who insisted on covering her face and refused not only gay marriages licenses, but divorce, accusations of rape and driving a car without your man’s approval.”He said that the feds pick and choose which laws to follow, citing marijuana in two states and “the abstract notion of sanctuary cities” before making this point: Once again,...
  • Iran Deal Scorecard (Only 5 Undeclared Democratic Senators remain - contact info at link)

    09/05/2015 9:30:46 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 15 replies
    5 on the Fence Senator Blumenthal (D - CT) Senator Manchin (D - WV) Senator Peters (D - MI) Senator Wyden (D - OR) Senator Cantwell (D - WA) 38 stand with Iran 57 stand with America
  • Accused carjacker to witness: I only rob white people

    09/04/2015 9:49:38 PM PDT · by saul 01 · 17 replies
    TopNewsToday ^ | 09/04/2015 | Bill Bonds
    Detroit -- A hapless carjacker failed to get away with the crime after his gun jammed, he forgot to release the parking brake and let a witness go, saying: "You good, I only rob white people," according to the FBI.
  • Armed teen shot after trying to steal sunglasses from man with concealed carry license in Detroit

    09/04/2015 5:21:22 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 41 replies
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Police say a 17-year-old remains in the hospital in critical condition after the young father he tried robbing shot him several times. It happened late Wednesday afternoon near the corner of Warren and Grayton on the city's east side. Angela Lanier tells 7 Action News her 24-year-old son Joe fired his gun when the teenager tried robbing him while he was sitting in his car. She says he was on the job as an exterminator when the teenager pulled a gun on him for his sunglasses. Joe Lanier says, "The boy tried to rob me, and I...
  • Is Emanuel building a loophole into his gigantic tax hike? ( Chicago )

    09/04/2015 2:00:31 PM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Crain's Chicago Business ^ | September 04, 2015 | GREG HINZ
    Is Mayor Rahm Emanuel preparing to exempt some homeowners from his big new property tax? A series of fascinating signals is emanating from City Hall that suggest, to ease passage of his $500 million plan through the City Council, the mayor indeed is preparing a plan—being dubbed internally the "bungalow belt exemption"—to give a break to owners of middle-income residences. No figures are available as to exactly who would be covered. The Emanuel administration is in high message-control mode since word of the pending tax hike leaked out earlier in the week, with the mayor apparently trying to float ideas...
  • Did Comet Trigger The Great Chicago Fire?

    03/06/2004 2:15:32 PM PST · by blam · 48 replies · 1,387+ views
    Discovery ^ | 3-6-2004 | Irene Mona Klotz
    Did a Comet Trigger The Great Chicago Fire? By Irene Mona Klotz, Discovery News The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 March 5, 2004 — Perhaps it was not Mrs. O'Leary's cow kicking over a lantern that sparked the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, which destroyed the downtown area and claimed 300 lives. New research lends credence to an alternative explanation: The fire, along with less-publicized and even more deadly blazes the same night in upstate Wisconsin and Michigan, was the result of a comet fragment crashing into Earth's atmosphere. The comet theory has been around — and most often discarded...
  • Alternative to the U.S. News College Rankings

    08/31/2015 6:10:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 29, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    A welcome alternative to the U.S. News college rankings. If you’re looking for an alternative to the U. S. News rankings of colleges, the Washington Monthly offers one. texas a&m students The U. S. News rankings generally focus on how much money goes into colleges, which mostly benefits administrators. Conversely, the Washington Monthly also looked at what students get out of college. Thus, the Washington Monthly guide gives higher marks to lesser-known schools which those who look at the U. S. News rankings might normally not encounter. The Washington Monthly guide rated schools on, among other things: ~ Student loan...
  • Anchors Away: Ridiculous to believe that the 14th Amendment was intended for children of illegals

    08/27/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Jan LaRue
    “Bin Laden 2016” raises the question: Does “birthright citizenship,” regardless of parentage, qualify one to become president of the United States? Now that I have your attention, let’s consider a logical consequence of the current policy of the U.S. government, granting “birthright citizenship” to a child born in the United States of illegal immigrants, otherwise known as an “anchor baby.” Section I of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” At...
  • As UAW contract ends, Wisconsin workers’ rights expand

    08/29/2015 3:22:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 8-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — A worker-freedom organization is sending a special legal notice to unionized employees of the Big Three automakers in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation wants United Auto Workers members at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to know their new workplace rights now that they are residents of right-to-work states. Those new rights kick in Sept. 15, after the old UAW contracts, which included forced union dues, expire. In a statement Thursday, the Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation said that once the UAW’s “monopoly bargaining contracts” with the automakers end, all...
  • Young Buckeyes fan worried heart surgery at Michigan would convert him

    08/27/2015 11:35:43 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 08/27/2015 | staff
    --SNIP-- In an announcement revealing the successful implementation of a new tool in battling heart defects, the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital also passed along an amazing anecdote. It turns out one of its patients was a 10-year-old Toledo boy named Ivan Applin, who roots for Ohio State. According to his mother, Jennifer, young Ivan had a concern about trusting his heart to just anyone. “He asked if the Michigan doctors were going to make his heart love the University of Michigan instead of Ohio State
  • Michigan: Lansing mayors September 11 Ramadan celebration rescheduled

    08/26/2015 9:26:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Notice how big and bold they made the new date? In blood red font. The cities of Lansing and East Lansing announce that the 9th annual Ramadan Unity Dinner, co-hosted by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett, will be rescheduled to Friday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.After due deliberation, the event organizers have decided that the community’s remembrance of the tragic events of 9-11 and the celebration of diversity and inclusion embodied in the Ramadan Unity Dinner should be held at separate times.All tickets purchased for the original...
  • Democrats to Spend 9/11 Partying w/CAIR and ISNA Terror Supporters

    08/26/2015 8:21:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    FrontPage mag ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's the last place any patriotic American should be on 9/11. This is like spending Victory in Europe Day dressing up in Nazi uniforms or Pearl Harbor Day playing kamikaze. But it's business as usual for the Democratic Party, which does treason like it's going out of style.First up is a very special 9/11 party with ISNA over in Lansing as the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing throws its 9th Annual Mayor’s Ramadan Unity Dinner hosted by two Dems, Mayor Virg Bernero and Nathan Triplett, as Creeping Sharia reports. Come for the 9/11 ambiance, stay for the party at an...
  • Report: Obama Accused Derek Jeter Of Hustling Him In Golf Game

    08/25/2015 9:24:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies ^ | August 25, 2015 | Trent Baker
    President Barack Obama has played a lot of golf in his days as the nation’s leader. On Monday, Obama relayed one of his golf stories while speaking at a fundraiser for the Nevada Democratic Party hosted at the home of The Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun. Obama talked about about golfing with Greenspun and former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, saying the two “stole money” from him because Jeter was “shanking balls everywhere” at the practice range and then beat him on the course.