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  • Residents Disgusted by Michigan Strip Club Hiring High School Graduates

    05/26/2016 4:55:45 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 87 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-25-2016 | Jerome Hudson
    “If you’re a graduate, you [should] want to go to college,” Lisa Mulholland, a Harrison resident said according to TV5. “Children fresh out of high school shouldn’t be taking their clothes off for money. I think it’s sickening,” said local resident Lisa Dickerson said. “They’re good people, but I still don’t think it’s right. I don’t think it’s right at all,” Mulholland said. The billboard is gaining traction and responses on social media. The sign also features the club’s hours and a telephone number. Facebook user Jason Swejkowski posted a picture of the strip club’s advertisement, with the caption, “Miceli’s...
  • 'Got Your Back' or Stab It: Union Sics Bill Collectors on Right-to-Work Exercisers

    05/24/2016 12:30:28 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/21/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A leaked memo revealed how the state’s largest teachers union planned to get around Michigan’s new right-to-work law soon after it was enacted. The law repeals the power previously enjoyed by the union to get a school employee fired for not paying it dues or fees. In the memo from December 2012, Michigan Education Association President Steve Cook laid out the union’s strategy: “We will use any legal means at our disposal to collect the dues owed under signed membership forms from any members who withhold dues prior to terminating their membership in August for the following fiscal year. Same...
  • Three Reforms to Bring Down Michigan Health Care Costs

    05/24/2016 9:44:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 20 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    LANSING — The federal government’s involvement in health care policy has grown dramatically over recent decades. But when it comes to how and where health care services are delivered, and who may or may not provide care, state governments still play a major role — one Michigan is performing badly. That's the message from a panel of experts from Michigan and elsewhere recently assembled in Lansing, who offered some specific reforms that would make care more accessible and affordable in this state. The panel of four experts assembled for a Mackinac Center event called “Free Market Solutions to Problems in...
  • Federal Red Tape Costing Michigan Families and Businesses Billions

    05/23/2016 12:06:45 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/21/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    Federal regulations are costing Americans about $4 trillion in lost economic output every year, and Michigan is one of the states hardest hit by the mandates and impositions. That’s the conclusion of a new study from the Mercatus Center, a think tank based at George Mason University, which looked at the cumulative growth of federal regulations from 1977 to 2012. The researchers estimated that if regulations had been held in check since 1980, the nation's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would be 25 percent larger today: $20 trillion instead of $16 trillion. That $4 trillion in lost output amounts to $13,000...
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV ... Shares Tumble On Vows Of Possible Emission Scandal

    05/23/2016 11:39:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 44 replies
    The Country Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Myrna Salomon
    Shares of Fiat Chrysler are down more than 4% in pre-market trading today as investors react to a possible emission scandal relating to the company's vehicles in Germany... in over the counter markets in the US following a report from a German Newspaper that the company could be banned from vehicles in the country if it is found disregarding strict emission standards. German paper Bild said in a story on Saturday that multiple tests from the German motor transport authority KBA have shown that several Fiat Chrysler's models had exhaust treatment systems that were switching off automatically after running for...
  • Top Thirteen Reasons We Need Trump’s Ability To Say “You’re Fired”

    05/21/2016 8:47:48 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-21-2016 | MOTUS
    Tyler O’Neil gives us a list of the Top Thirteen Incompetent Failures in the Obama Administration. I’m not sure how he narrowed it down, but here it is, presumably starting with the least of the incompetents and counting down to the most incompetent. Ben "The Aspiring Novelist Who Became Obama's Foreign-Policy Guru" Rhodes. Makes sense he would land a gig with "the Aspiring Singer, Basketball Player, Community Organizer Who Became President. Tommy “Dude, that was like 2 years ago” Vietor. The former press van driver who became National Security Council spokesman and special assistant to the president (and beer pong...
  • Rail on the brink (Detroit-Ann Arbor rail project)

    05/21/2016 7:40:43 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 24 replies
    SE Michigan Start UP ^ | 5-20-2016 | Patrick Dunn
    Ann Arborites often talk about the possibility of commuter rail service between Ann Arbor and Detroit in wistful tones, as if envisioning a beautiful pipe dream. But this November's election will make that vision a very real possibility. The Regional Transit Authority of Southeast Michigan (RTA) will put a millage proposal before voters in Washtenaw, Wayne, Macomb and Oakland counties this fall to fund its transit master plan for the region. In Washtenaw County, along with bus rapid transit service from Ann Arbor to Ypsilanti, that plan includes Detroit-to-Ann Arbor commuter rail making eight round trips a day at speeds...
  • Fears About State Pension Underfunding Drive School Employees to Other Options

    05/20/2016 10:27:14 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/15/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    For every dollar Michigan school districts budget to pay their employees, 36 cents goes into the state-run school retirement system. Most of this money (87 percent) goes toward catching up on decades of systematic underfunding that has left the pension system with a massive unfunded liability. The system is called the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS), and it is currently underfunded by $26 billion. The potential for instability contributes to thousands of school employees choosing to skip the traditional defined benefit pension and instead take advantage of employer contributions into an optional 401(k)-style account they then own. Michigan...
  • 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 bakery’s 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...
  • New Estimates Show Detroit Population Continues To Decline; Lowest Since 1850

    05/19/2016 11:35:28 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    AP ^ | May 19, 2016 | Staff
    New U.S. Census Bureau estimates say Detroit’s population continued its decline, knocking it off the list of the nation’s 20 most populous cities. Figures released Thursday say Detroit’s population was 677,116 last summer, down 3,107 from the previous year and putting in 21st on the list. The Detroit News reports the Census Bureau says the last time Detroit wasn’t in the Top 20 was 1850, when it was 30th.
  • Contaminated Water Dominates Flint Headlines, But Pension Earthquake Looms

    05/19/2016 4:55:46 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 3 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/16/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Contaminated drinking water has dominated daily headlines in Flint, but a looming crisis of a different kind casts a pall over the city’s financial future: A $285 million unfunded pension liability is consuming ever more of the city’s budget. In 2015, Flint paid $20.4 million to cover retirement system costs. To put the burden of pension obligations into perspective, that amount is 42 percent of the city's general fund budget. The financial stress has been growing: In 2010 Flint paid just $13.4 million into this system. The general fund represents just one part of the city’s budget (the water and...
  • Donald Trump Releases List of Potential Supreme Court Appointments

    05/18/2016 2:21:53 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | May 18, 2016 | Sundance
    Today Donald J. Trump released the much-anticipated list of people he would consider as potential replacements for Justice Scalia at the United States Supreme Court. This list was compiled, first and foremost, based on constitutional principles, with input from highly respected conservatives and Republican Party leadership. Mr. Trump stated, “Justice Scalia was a remarkable person and a brilliant Supreme Court Justice. His career was defined by his reverence for the Constitution and his legacy of protecting Americans’ most cherished freedoms. He was a Justice who did not believe in legislating from the bench and he is a person whom I...
  • Study Sheds Light On Ancient Roman Water System In Naples

    05/18/2016 1:46:36 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    Popular Archaeology ^ | Monday, May 16, 2016 | editors
    A study suggests that lead isotopes can reveal the history of ancient Roman water distribution systems. The impact of the Vesuvius volcanic eruption in AD 79 on the water supply of Naples and other nearby cities has been a matter of debate. Hugo Delile and colleagues measured lead isotopic compositions of a well-dated sedimentary sequence from the excavated ancient harbor of Naples. The isotopic composition of leachates from the harbor sediments differed from those of lead native to the region, suggesting contamination from imported lead used in the ancient plumbing. The authors observed an abrupt change in isotopic composition in...
  • Trump's 11 potential Supreme Court Justices (bio and Wiki link)

    05/18/2016 12:48:45 PM PDT · by justlurking · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2016-05-18 | Me
    Don Willett is a Texas Supreme Court justice:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Willett David Stras is an associate justice on the Minnesota Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Stras Allison Eid is a justice on the Colorado Supreme Court:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_H._Eid Joan Larsen is a justice on the Michigan Supreme Court.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Larsen Steven Colloton is a federal judge who has served on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Colloton Raymond Gruender is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raymond_Gruender Thomas Hardiman is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Hardiman Raymond M. Kethledge is a federal judge...
  • Navy secretary fires back at conservatives: Will name warships as I please; no politics involved

    05/18/2016 12:09:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says in a letter that he has the power to name warships as he chooses, in response to a former Marine and congressman who charges he has politicized the process.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee member, wrote Mr. Mabus to question the naming of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • Donald Trump releases list of potential supreme court nominees – live

    05/18/2016 11:09:45 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 14 replies
    ABCNEWS ^ | 05/18/16 | staff
    Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has released a list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices he plans to vet to fill the seat of late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump said in March he planned to release the list to ease concerns about his conservative credentials...
  • Trump unveils list of his top Supreme Court picks

    05/18/2016 11:31:12 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 13 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | JILL COLVIN
    Trump's picks include Steven Colloton of Iowa, Allison Eid of Colorado and Raymond Gruender of Missouri. Also on the list are: Thomas Hardiman of Pennsylvania, Raymond Kethledge of Michigan, Joan Larsen of Michigan, Thomas Lee of Utah, William Pryor of Alabama, David Stras of Minnesota, Diane Sykes of Wisconsin and Don Willett of Texas. Trump had previously named Pryor and Sykes as examples of kind of justices he would choose.
  • Trump unveils list of 11 potential Supreme Court justices

    05/18/2016 11:11:10 AM PDT · by TontoKowalski · 233 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 5/18/16 | Jill Colvin
    The names are at the link.
  • Fixing Flint With Tough Love

    05/17/2016 4:49:16 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | May 17,2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    You’ve probably never heard of Sebring, Ohio. Despite tainted water, which the EPA knew about for months before the public did, shipments of water bottles for the angry residents, two EPA employees being put on leave, and all the other elements of a scandal, it was missing something.
  • 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...
  • Clarence Thomas tells graduates to simply be good citizens

    05/16/2016 5:25:03 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 16,2016 | Joel Gehrke
    Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas urged college graduates who seek to "preserve liberty" to do so by fulfilling the duties of their daily vocations rather than attempting to achieve sweeping political goals. "At the risk of understating what is necessary to preserve liberty in our form of government, I think more and more that it depends on good citizens, discharging their daily duties in their daily obligations," Thomas said Saturday during a commencement address at Hillsdale College, a small liberal arts college in Michigan.
  • Higher Lake Michigan water levels affect beaches, boaters

    05/15/2016 5:33:16 AM PDT · by skimbell · 36 replies
    AP via QCOnline ^ | 5/15/2016 | AP centerpiece
    ...It's in contrast to water levels for Lake Michigan and Lake Huron in 2013, which were 2 feet below average, The (Waukegan) News-Sun (http://trib.in/23IJPoG ) reported. The two lakes are measured together because the Straits of Mackinac connect them. "That's almost a 4-foot difference between today," Hungness said. "Right now, the lake is closest to being the highest it's ever been...
  • Detroit Bd. of Education has a...Cessna?

    05/13/2016 5:20:06 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 17 replies
    Serial Number 17261081 Status Valid Manufacturer Name CESSNA Certificate Issue Date 07/09/1980 Model 172M Expiration Date 11/30/2017 Type Aircraft Fixed Wing Single-Engine Type Engine 4 Cycle
  • Flint mayor diverted water-crisis money to political PAC, suit says

    05/11/2016 2:52:31 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 19 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 5/9/16 | Sara Ganim, Dominique Debucquoy-Dodley and Lorenzo Ferrigno,cnn
    (CNN)The mayor of Flint, Michigan, reacted to a federal lawsuit which claims donors were directed away from a charity for victims of the city's water crisis and toward a fund sharing a name with her campaign fund Wednesday, calling the allegations "outrageously false." In the suit filed Monday, fired administrator Natasha Henderson claims that in February 2016, Flint's current mayor, Karen Weaver, directed a former city employee and a city volunteer to stop directing potential donors to a charity called Safe Water/Safe Homes. That charity was run by the Community Foundation of Greater Flint and had been approved by the...
  • Humana Seeks 50% ObamaCare Premium Hike In Michigan

    05/11/2016 2:28:13 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | May 11, 2016 | by JED GRAHAM
    Humana wasn't kidding when it hinted last week of big premium hikes for 2017 in those ObamaCare markets where it remains. This year, the nation's fifth-largest insurer offers the cheapest bronze and silver plans in Michigan's largest market, including Detroit. But Humana has filed for a 50% premium hike for its low-cost silver plan. Meanwhile, Humana wants a 38% premium increase for its lowest-cost bronze plan. So far only Oregon, where insurers are requesting an average 27% premium hike, and Virginia, where insurers want an 18% hike, are the only two states to make all rate filings available.
  • State of Michigan Employees Averaged 10 Sick Days Last Year

    05/11/2016 1:27:45 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 22 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/8/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The average state employee is not at work the equivalent of about one month out of the year, according to an annual report from the Michigan Civil Service Commission. The days off include 10.2 days of sick leave and 17.7 annual leave days, which includes vacation time. ForTheRecord says: State employees were on the job about half a day more in the 2014-15 fiscal year than the previous year. In the 2013-2014 fiscal year, state employees took 10.7 days of sick leave in addition to 17.7 days of annual leave.
  • Group at Fore of Detroit School Preservation Effort Has Mixed Record

    05/10/2016 1:28:31 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/5/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Detroit Public Schools has experienced massive student flight and its teachers have conducted illegal strikes. It also is considered by to be the worst urban school district in the country by the federal government and is immersed in a corruption scandal involving bribes and kickbacks to top administrators. It will run out of money at the end of this school year. That is not the picture of the district’s future painted six years ago by an organization that has played an active role in defining that future. Excellent Schools Detroit was formed in 2010 with the goal of transforming DPS...
  • Lawsuit accuses Flint mayor of trying to redirect water crisis donors to campaign fund

    05/10/2016 6:05:38 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Yahoo.com ^ | 5/9/2016 | Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle; Editing by Peter Cooney
    (Reuters) - A former administrator in Flint, Michigan, charged in a federal lawsuit on Monday that she was fired for seeking a probe into allegations the mayor tried to redirect donations to her personal campaign fund from a charity meant to help families hurt by the city's water crisis. The wrongful termination lawsuit filed in federal court in Detroit said former City Administrator Natasha Henderson was fired in violation of whistle-blower and free-speech protections under Michigan law and the U.S. Constitution. An attorney retained by the city of Flint on the matter did not immediately respond to a request for...
  • Justice Clarence Thomas to Give Commencement Address at Hillsdale College

    05/09/2016 4:58:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 9, 2016 | Justin Holcomb
    U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas is set to deliver the 2016 commencement address to the graduating class of Hillsdale College on Saturday, May 14. This will mark one of the few times that Justice Thomas has spoken publicly since the surprising death of Justice Antonin Scalia back in February of this year. Statistics show that conservative leaning speakers such as Justice Thomas are becoming increasingly rare at graduation ceremonies around the country. According to Campus Reform, out of the top 100 universities, 40 of them are featuring explicitly liberal speakers at their commencement ceremonies. Only 10 are hosting...
  • IRS-Style Viewpoint Discrimination in Grand Rapids City Government

    05/09/2016 12:17:55 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/7/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The city attorney’s office in Grand Rapids appears to have targeted a nonprofit think tank for ideology-based viewpoint discrimination in what should have been a routine property tax matter. That conclusion was reinforced this week by recently obtained emails sent by the former head of the office. At the center of the controversy was former Grand Rapids City Attorney Catherine Mish, who resigned from her job about a month before a state tax tribunal ruled in favor of the Acton Institute. The institute was in a dispute with the city over its status as a tax-exempt charitable organization. Court filings...
  • How Jodie Foster stays one of the most ‘real’ stars in Hollywood [Wash Post pushes Lesbianism]

    05/08/2016 1:46:53 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 69 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | May 7, 2016 | Ann Hornaday
    Jodie Foster is on point. Mere minutes into conversation and she’s talking politics, specifically as they pertain to “Money Monster,” a timely thriller she’s directed. It’s impossible to watch “Money Monster,” which stars George Clooney and Julia Roberts and opens May 13, and not be reminded of the indeterminate rage of the Trump phenomenon. She’s eager to talk about “Money Monster,” in which Clooney plays Lee Gates, the swaggering, superficial star of a cable financial show who’s taken hostage by a young man, played by Jack O’Connell, whose savings have been wiped out by one of Gates’s stock tips. Foster...
  • Trump Asks Son-in-Law, Jared Kushner, to Plan for Transition Team

    05/08/2016 2:33:48 PM PDT · by GilGil · 210 replies
    New York Times ^ | 5/8/2016 | CNN-John King
    Posted on | May 8, 2016 | 1 Comment Economy is the most important issue for the voters. Poll after poll voters put economy as the number 1 issue. Today on CNN John King quoted recent polls. Overall around the country Trump beats Clinton on economy by 5%: Trump-50%, Clinton-45% What is really huge, is the fact that in the North-East, the rust belt, Trump beats her on economy by 25%: Trump- 59%, Clinton-34% This is extremely important as Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan are the most important swing states.
  • California Likely Voting on Marijuana Legalization This November

    05/08/2016 4:54:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/7/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    It looks as though California will be considering a measure this November to legalize the recreational use of marijuana by adults over the age of 21. If the ballot measure actually makes the ballot, both California and Maine may soon be joining Oregon, Washington, Colorado, Alaska, and the District of Columbia as states where it's completely legal to toke up. To make the ballot, organizers had to garner more than 365,880 signatures. According to the coalition behind the ballot initiative, over 600,000 people have signed in support. Supporters of the measure include Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsome (D) and Facebook president...
  • Library Fines: Couple Narrowly Avoid Jail Time For Lost Dr. Seuss Book

    05/08/2016 5:27:11 AM PDT · by xp38 · 33 replies
    huffington post, canadian press, associated press ^ | Thursday May 5, 2016 | CHRISTOPHER BRENNAN
    TECUMSEH, Mich. -- A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free. Cathy and Melvin Duren of Tecumseh were charged with failure to return rental property and a judge told them in April that they faced up to 93 days and a $500 fine.
  • First Muslim Miss USA Rima Fakih converts to Christianity: ‘Religion doesn’t define me’

    05/07/2016 5:06:12 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    zap2it ^ | May 6, 2016
    Rima Fakih, the 2010 Miss USA who made headlines by becoming the beauty pageant’s first Muslim winner, is converting to Christianity. Fakih, who is from Michigan and is now 30, will marry Maronite Christian music producer Wassim Salibi later this month, according to Christian Today.
  • Aspiring actress who was paid to star in 'Walking in NYC as a Woman' cat-calling video..

    07/14/2015 11:30:31 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/14/15
    ..files $500K lawsuit against the director for 'violating her civil rights' Shoshana Roberts says she was paid $200 to be filmed walking through the streets of Manhattan for 10 hours, with the resultant video of her being catcalled more than 100 times quickly going viral. Now the 24-year-old aspiring actress has filed a lawsuit against the director of the clip and the advocacy group who came up with the idea of documenting street harassment, claiming they did not get her written permission to air the video before using it to cash in on advertising. The two-minute footage received over 40...
  • See list of 98 top Republicans who refuse to back Trump

    05/06/2016 5:42:10 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 106 replies
    wnd ^ | 5/5/2016 | Garth Kant
    •Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich. •Gov. Charlie Baker, R-Mass. •Brian Bartlett •Glenn Beck •Michael Berry •Max Boot . •Brent Bozell •Bruce Carroll, GayPatriot.org •Jay Caruso •Mona Charen •Linda Chavez •Dean Clancy •Eliot Cohen •Former Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn. •Charles C. W. Cooke •Doug Coon •Rory Cooper •Jim Cunneen •Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla. •Steve Deace •Rep. Bob Dold, R-Ill. •Erick Erickson •Mindy Finn •David French •Jon Gabriel •Michael Graham •Jonah Goldberg •Alan Goldsmith •Stephen Gutowski •Rep. Richard Hanna, R-N.Y. •Jamie Brown Hantman •Stephen Hayes •Doug Heye •Quin Hillyer •Ben Howe •Former Rep. Bob Inglis, R-S.C •Cheri Jacobus •Robert Kagan •Randy Kendrick, GOP...
  • New Law Stops Rapists From Getting Custody of Child When a Raped Woman Rejects Abortion

    05/05/2016 1:21:15 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    lifenews.com | May 4, 2016 | Right to Life of Michigan
    Governor Snyder signed the Rape Survivor Child Custody Act into law on May 3. The new law helps prevent a rapist from gaining custody of a child. The law was included in a larger package of bills addressing domestic violence that Governor Snyder also signed. Right to Life of Michigan President Barbara Listing said, “Half of women who become pregnant through rape don’t have abortions and most of those women decide to keep their child. Michigan was not doing enough to protect women from their attackers in those circumstances.” Under old state law a parent whose child was conceived through...
  • 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."
  • Czar-Like Detroit Education Commission Part of Establishment's 'War on Charters'

    05/03/2016 1:55:29 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/1/2016 | Tom Gantert
    At the heart of the current debate over the future of public schooling in Detroit is a proposed entity called the Detroit Education Commission, various forms of which appear in different proposals. The most recent version is included in a Detroit Public Schools bailout bill passed by the state Senate. Half the Republicans and all but three of the Democrats in the Michigan Senate voted to approve a seven-member commission appointed by the Detroit mayor. Among its powers, the commission would be able to veto any new public school from opening in the city. Critics say the veto would apply...
  • Michael Bloomberg Denounces ‘Safe Spaces’ in University Commencement Speech

    05/01/2016 8:32:02 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 25 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 30 April 2016 | Josh Feldman
    “The fact that some university boards and administrations now bow to pressure groups, and shield students from these ideas through safe spaces, code words, and trigger warnings, is in my view a terrible mistake. The whole purpose of college is to learn how to deal with difficult situations, not to run away from them. A microaggression is exactly that, micro.”
  • A Rare Blood Infection Is Killing People in Wisconsin and Michigan

    04/30/2016 9:02:35 AM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 28 replies
    A rare blood infection is claiming lives, and the CDC can't pinpoint the source. The infection, caused by the Elizabethkingia anophelis bacteria, has killed 17 people in Wisconsin since November and just claimed a life in Michigan, the Detroit News reports. Elizabethkingia is often found in water and soil, but – until now – has seldom caused infections. So far, 54 Wisconsin residents have contracted the infection, CNN reports. "We don't see 48 of the identical organism causing an outbreak like this very often," Michael Bell, deputy director for the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease...
  • Israeli car engine could halve fuel costs, emissions

    04/29/2016 10:51:22 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 86 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | April 27, 2016 | David Shamah
    Aquarius’s new take on internal combustion engines will be the big leap forward that vehicles need, says company founder. The notoriously conservative car business – autos, after all, are still largely powered by the internal combustion engine, developed nearly 150 years ago – is in for big changes, according to Gal Fridman, chief marketing officer and co-founder of Aquarius Engines. “Our enhanced engine design uses energy much more efficiently, and eliminates the valves and rods that cause energy loss,” he said. “If a car equipped with a modern standard internal combustion engine can go about 600 kilometers on a tank...
  • Satanists are furious that Boehner compared Ted Cruz to the Dark Lord

    04/28/2016 5:45:50 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 18 replies
    Raw Story ^ | 4/28/16 | Bethania Palma Markus
    On Wednesday night, former House Speaker John Boehner bluntly called GOP candidate Ted Cruz “Lucifer in the flesh.” When asked for his opinion about the Texas senator, Boehner said, “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life.” It turns out that the Satanic Temple agrees with Boehner’s sentiments — but they said there’s no way Cruz is the living incarnate of Satan. When asked by the Friendly Atheist, Satanic Temple spokesman Lucien Greaves bashed Cruz.
  • Lawyers file claim EPA Michigan water crisis

    04/27/2016 1:03:53 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 12 replies
    Lawyers for residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a $220.2 million damages claim alleging negligence on the part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contributed to dangerous lead levels in the city's water supply. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Michael Pitt said his firm Royal Oak, Michigan's Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, along with others, had filed an administrative complaint on Monday with the EPA alleging injuries to over 500 people. They said they would file a similar complaint next week covering 250 more Flint residents. Federal law requires that such complaints be filed as precursors to actual lawsuits...
  • WATCH: Satanists Mock Killing of Unborn Children in Bizarre and Grotesque Protest

    04/26/2016 5:53:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life protesters faced a disturbing scene this weekend in Michigan when a group of Satanists arrived to counter-protest wearing baby masks and carrying whips. Citizens for a Pro-Life Society organized a protest outside of the Detroit Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Saturday as part of a larger #ProtestPP movement to expose the abortion giant’s deadly trade of aborting unborn babies and trafficking their body parts. During the pro-life event, a local Satanist group arrived and conducted a disturbingly grotesque counter-protest. Some of the Satanists dressed in masks and diapers to look like babies, while others dressed in black, carried whips...
  • Parole Bill Would Revise Standards for Prisoner Release

    04/26/2016 6:34:56 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/22/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    In Michigan, prisoners who become eligible for parole begin a process that determines whether they will go free or remain behind bars. A proposed law, House Bill 5273 from Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Berrien Springs, would slightly change the process for those serving long criminal sentences. There are many steps involved in determining whether eligible people convicted in “lifer law” cases (crimes with long sentences outside of first-degree murder) can obtain parole. When a prisoner is up for parole and files for a review, one of the 10 parole board members is assigned to do a preliminary interview. That member can...
  • I-Team: Mother says daughter has been isolated, bullied since father's open carry incident

    04/26/2016 11:40:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | 4/21/16 | Walter Smith-Randolph
    A Kalamazoo mother says her daughter has been isolated and bullied all because her father followed the law. As Newschannel 3 reported, the KRESA West Campus was locked down after the father of a 4-year-old legally open carried his gun on campus. Now, the man's wife is speaking out for the first time about the ramifications of that decision. The mother says her daughter refuses to go back to the music class, because she's alone. All of the students have been transferred to another class on a different campus. The mom says her husband just wants to protect his daughter,...
  • Mayor Approved Ban on Selling Closed Detroit Schools to Charters

    04/26/2016 10:51:21 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/23/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In 2014 the Detroit City Council passed and Mayor Michael Duggan approved a resolution that banned the city from selling any one of 53 closed Detroit school district school buildings to a public charter school for a period of five years. The action raises questions about the mayor's impartiality in a plan recently approved by the state Senate. The plan would give Duggan a key role in whether school choice in the form of charters keeps expanding in Detroit or becomes a dwindling remnant. The resolution was part of a deal the city made with Detroit Public Schools to forgive...
  • Fiat Chrysler to increase North American factory workers

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 9:41 AM EDT | Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher
    The number of Fiat Chrysler factory workers in North America will increase as the company reduces production of passenger cars and shifts toward trucks and SUVs, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. […] He (Sergio Marchionne) said new Ram pickup truck will come out at the beginning of 2018. It will be built at two U.S. factories in suburban Detroit, so it won’t cost the company any production of the current model. A factory in Sterling Heights, Michigan, that now makes the Chrysler 200 sedan will be retooled to make pickups, he said. The company also plans to build a...