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  • Girl Who Battled Cancer Is Dismissed for Missing School

    04/25/2015 11:08:43 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    CBS News ^ | April 24, 2015
    A 12-year-old Michigan girl who just made it through the biggest fight of her life has been dealt another blow. In August 2012, Rose McGrath, of Battle Creek, was diagnosed with leukemia. But last week, her family received a letter from her school that would turn her world upside down. As CBS affiliate WWMT reports, the letter addressed concerns regarding Rose's attendance and academic performance, and stated that Rose had been dismissed from St. Joseph Middle School. "I didn't do anything wrong, but they still got rid of me," Rose said. screen-shot-2015-04-24-at-11-24-21-am.png Rose McGrath WWMT Rose has been with the...
  • Woman gets 3-7-years for shooting over bacon-less burger

    04/23/2015 7:51:50 AM PDT · by PROCON · 66 replies
    apnews.myway.com ^ | April 21, 2015
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan woman has been sentenced to three to seven years in prison for opening fire at a McDonald's restaurant after workers twice failed to put bacon on her burgers. Authorities say 30-year-old Shaneka Torres became angry in February 2014 when the first burger she ordered at the restaurant's drive-up station was missing bacon. She was offered a free meal, but bacon also wasn't added to a second burger order.
  • Michigan Lawmakers Want Homeschooled Children Registered Like Dogs and Inspected by Social Workers

    04/22/2015 12:38:31 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 27 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 20, 2015 | Paula Bolyard
    In the wake of the tragic murders of two Michigan children whose mother tortured them before stuffing them into the family’s freezer, lawmakers are calling for more stringent regulation of homeschooling in the state. The proposed legislation from state Rep. Stephanie Chang, a Detroit Democrat, would require homeschooled children to be inspected twice per year by a licensed social worker or law enforcement officer. The bill would also require homeschooling parents to register their children — like dogs or sex offenders — with the superintendent of the school district in which they reside. Michigan is one of eleven states that...
  • If Greedy Employers Discriminate by Paying Women Less, Why Don't They Hire a Lot More of Them?

    04/22/2015 10:05:46 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 17 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/21/2015 | Dr. Antony Davies
    The claim that women make less than men is one of those claims that is true but not in the way that people want you to believe. The true part is that women earn less than men. The untrue part, and this is the piece union leaders would like you to believe, is that women with the same work history, the same educations, and working in the same fields as men earn less than men. The earnings data is quite clear that this is simply not true. What does all this mean? It means that the (very real) male-female wage...
  • Michigan Lawmakers Want Homeschooled Children Registered Like Dogs and Inspected by Social Workers

    04/21/2015 4:47:07 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-20-2015 | Paula Bolyard
    In the wake of the tragic murders of two Michigan children whose mother tortured them before stuffing them into the family’s freezer, lawmakers are calling for more stringent regulation of homeschooling in the state. The proposed legislation from state Rep. Stephanie Chang, a Detroit Democrat, would require homeschooled children to be inspected twice per year by a licensed social worker or law enforcement officer. The bill would also require homeschooling parents to register their children — like dogs or sex offenders — with the superintendent of the school district in which they reside. Michigan is one of eleven states that...
  • Woman strip-searched after Frontier Airlines flight settles lawsuit [LOL - Backwards title!!]

    04/21/2015 4:24:27 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | April 21, 2015
    A woman of Arab and Jewish descent who was strip-searched at a Detroit-area airport has reached a settlement in a lawsuit filed on her behalf, the American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday The federal government will give Shoshana Hebshi $40,000 as compensation for being humiliated on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks after armed agents forced her from a plane at Detroit Metropolitan Airport, made her undress during a search and held her for hours. American Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday.
  • Fund for Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder hints at presidential run

    04/17/2015 6:23:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 17, 2015 7:58 PM EDT | David Eggert
    People close to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder have formed a fund allowing him to travel the country to more aggressively tell of the state’s rebound under his watch, raising the prospect of a potential Republican presidential bid. A spokesman for the governor told The Associated Press on Friday that a 501(c)(4) group, Making Government Accountable, was established within the past month. “Once we get into May, the governor will travel more out of the state and promote Michigan, particularly the remarkable economic comeback,” Jarrod Agen said. An aide close to the governor said Snyder is considering a presidential run and...
  • [Author/Professor] Mom's live tweets from her son's sex ed class

    04/17/2015 12:35:30 PM PDT · by Tired of Taxes · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 17 April 2015 | Flora Drury
    An outraged mom live tweeted her son's sex education class after becoming outraged by its abstinence only stance. Author Alice Dreger took to Twitter to express her horror at what she heard at East Lansing High School, in Michigan, when she sat in on a lesson earlier this week. Ms Dreger, a respected professor, began furiously tweeting out the contents of the lesson - which was filled with horror stories about what happened to people who have pre-marital sex. MORE AT THE LINK ABOVE... SOME OF HER TWEETS: @alicedreger: Uh oh. They stuck me in the corner with my computer...
  • Fallen soldier monument stirs controversy in Milford (no "assault weapon" statues!)

    04/17/2015 5:55:53 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    13WMAZ.com ^ | 2015-04-17 | Laura Colvin
    Officials worry a monument featuring a gun may be an inappropriate centerpiece in the village park. MILFORD, Mich. -- A veterans group wants to complete the Veterans Memorial in Milford's Central Park with a fallen soldier monument, but the village council isn't sure the piece — which features a pair of boots and a helmet atop an M-16 rifle — is an appropriate focal point for the park.Bear Hall, founder and chairman of the local Friends of American Veterans (FAV), approached the council earlier this month hoping for approval of the plan.The group wants to place a fallen soldier memorial...
  • Tea party state Rep. Cindy Gamrat kicked from House Republican caucus (Michigan)

    04/17/2015 6:13:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 10 replies
    mlive.com ^ | 4/16/15 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI - Freshman state Rep. Cindy Gamrat, R-Plainwell, has been indefinitely removed from the Michigan House Republican caucus. Gamrat, a tea party favorite, allegedly broke caucus confidentiality rules by posting a comment on Facebook during an off-campus budget workshop on Wednesday afternoon. A source familiar with the situation said Gamrat was not aware that caucus rules were in effect during the workshop but was confronted by House Speaker Kevin Cotter, who later told her she was no longer welcome in GOP caucus meetings. "In no way did I reveal anything confidential from the meeting, and I have never violated...
  • 8 Arrested After Protesters Rush Tables At U-M Board Of Regents Meeting

    04/16/2015 4:58:33 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 13 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 4/16/15 | WWJ Ann Arbor
    Eight people were arrested at a protest that disrupted a University of Michigan Board of Regents meeting Thursday. Protesters — arguing that the school should admit more minorities — rushed the tables, causing a disturbance similar to one that took place last November. “Several people from the audience swarmed the tables,” said Campus Public Safety spokeswoman Diane Brown. “The police officers were able to control them in the middle of the room.” At least four tables went flying, along with multiple chairs, the Detroit Free Press reported; and several police officers tackled protesters, who fought back, shoving and kicking. Photos...
  • Detroit Charter School Parents: Don’t Take Away Our Freedom to Choose

    04/17/2015 9:04:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 4 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/16/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Educational choice in Detroit is worth the fight. That's the message from 11 Detroit-area families whose children attend charter schools and spoke to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy about a proposal to limit public charter schools in the city. The Mackinac Center met with the families at their homes and at schools so they could publicly share their views on school choice. “Let them flourish,” said Corey Hughes, who has had experience with charter schools first as a father and now as a grandfather. A coalition of foundations, public school officials and other interests has proposed centralizing control of...
  • Michigan auto-repair business owner: I won’t serve “openly gay” customers

    04/17/2015 7:51:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/17/2015 | AllahPundit
    First case I know of since the gay rights/religious liberty debate sharpened up over the last few years where a Christian business owner threatened to refuse all service to gay — or “openly gay,” i.e. affection-displaying — clients rather than service for gay weddings specifically. Although, strictly speaking, this isn’t a “religious liberty” case: There are no state or local laws where this guy lives that require him to serve gays. He can refuse for any reason he likes, religious or not. I wonder if it occurred to him when he was posting to Facebook that what he wrote,...
  • Michigan Auto Shop Owner Faces Backlash After Declaring He Won’t Serve Gays

    04/16/2015 11:18:05 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 48 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 04/16/15 | Staff
    GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WWJ) – A west Michigan business owner claims he’s been the target of death threats after he announced he won’t serve gays. Brian Klawiter, who owns Dieseltec Automotive Repair in Grandville, posted a message on his business’ Facebook page saying that he is a Christian, and that his company does not welcome “immoral behavior” — including homosexuality. “Our rights as conservative Americans are being squashed more and more everyday. Apparently if you are white (or close to it), you have a job, go to church, and own a gun… That translates into racists, privileged, bigot, conspiracy theorist.
  • Michigan Shop owner will deny ‘openly gay’ customers

    04/16/2015 9:45:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    Wood TV ^ | 04/16/2015 | By Leon Hendrix
    GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WOOD) — The owner of a Grandville auto repair shop says he won’t hesitate “to refuse service to an openly gay person or persons.” Brian Klawiter, the owner of Dieseltec on Ottawa Avenue in Grandville, posted the statement to his company’s Facebook page on Tuesday because he says the voices of those who have Christian, conservative values are often overshadowed by those who do not. “I want to have a voice about this,” Klawiter told 24 Hour News 8 Wednesday. “I want to be heard about this… It’s challenging to decide to say I’m on the opposing side...
  • Sen. Cruz Joins Amicus Brief Supporting the Right of States to Define Marriage

    04/13/2015 3:03:40 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    www.cruz.senate.gov ^ | April 9, 2015 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    In our federal system, states should be able to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on Friday joined an amicus brief on behalf of 57 members of Congress in support of the right of states to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The brief was filed in four cases that the Supreme Court will jointly hear on April 28, 2015, in which same-sex couples challenge the marriage laws of Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky, all of which were upheld by the U.S....
  • Ann Arbor schools bans guns with new policies

    04/16/2015 3:58:18 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 34 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Lindsay Knake
    If anyone but a law enforcement official carries a gun into an Ann Arbor school, administrators will ask the person to leave and call the police. Under a new policy, a weapon such as a gun in a school constitutes an emergency. The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education on Wednesday, April 15, unanimously voted to ban dangerous weapons, including guns, from school buildings and property. The vote approved three policies that outline the superintendent's ability to be able to close schools, cancel buses or student and staff events before, during and after school in the case of an...
  • Detroit hit man says he, not teen, responsible for 4 deaths

    04/15/2015 3:47:08 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 15 replies
    Milwaukee Journal sentinal ^ | 4/15/15 | Ed White
    DETROIT (AP) - An imprisoned hit man has signed a chilling affidavit taking responsibility for four murders at a Detroit drug house in a renewed effort to free a young man who pleaded guilty to the same killings at age 15, attorneys said Wednesday. Davontae Sanford was just 14, illiterate and blind in one eye when he walked up to police at the murder scene in 2007 and immediately became a suspect. He eventually pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and was sent to prison, but a new legal team from two law schools wants the conviction thrown out. The affidavit...
  • Livingston County Republican Party comes out against Proposal 1 (Michigan)

    04/14/2015 8:06:47 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 11 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | 4-14-2015 | Dave LewAllen
    BRIGHTON, Mich. (WXYZ) - Is Proposal 1 the right solution for our crumbling roads? It has the support of Republicans in Lansing, but one local GOP group is breaking with their party on this vote. Three weeks from today, voters across the state will have the final say on Proposal 1. In the meantime, there's no shortage of opinions on this proposed "fix" for Michigan's crumbling roads. "I'm like everyone, I'm for getting the roads fixed and I don't want taxes to increase," says voter Jim Johnson. "I want it to go to what they actually are saying it's supposed...
  • Proposal Will Cost Average Michigan Household Up to $525 a Year in Extra Taxes

    04/13/2015 10:39:48 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 11 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/11/2015 | Jack Spencer
    The average household in Michigan will pay as much as $525 more in taxes in 2016 if Proposal 1 is approved by voters on May 5, according to a study by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. The study estimated that increasing the sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent would cost a typical Michigan household $389 and the change in the fuel tax would cost between $88 and $136. “Policymakers chose to fix the roads with a tax hike instead of budget cuts,” said James Hohman, the author of the study and the assistant director of fiscal policy...
  • Protesters detained after disrupting 'American Sniper' showing at EMU

    04/13/2015 6:05:27 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 12, 2015 | Darcie Moran
    The University of Michigan isn't the only area university whose showing of the film "American Sniper" on Friday caused controversy. Four protesters were temporarily detained after disrupting an 8 p.m. showing of the film April 10 on the Eastern Michigan University campus, according to university officials. EMU spokesman Geoff Larcom said during the first of two planned showings at university's Student Center, protesters got on stage and disrupted the movie. The EMU Police Department received complaints for subjects causing a disturbance and refusing to leave at about 8:10 p.m. at the Student Center, according to their police log. About 40...
  • Liberal Activist Vandalizes Muslim’s Apartment to Claim College is Unsafe for Muslims

    04/12/2015 12:52:12 PM PDT · by rightistight · 25 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 4/12/15 | Aurelius
    Zeinab Khalil, a liberal Muslim activist who went to the University of Michigan, has complained that Michigan is an unsafe environment for Muslims. Her evidence? Supposed "oppression" of Muslims, such as showing a movie and the fact that a Muslim student's apartment was vandalized last December. The problem with that statement is that Khalil herself is the one who vandalized the apartment. The student who lived there, Omar Mahmood, has had enough of Khalil's hypocrisy, however, and has released irrefutable evidence that Khalil was behind the act. At the end of last year, Khalil and other Muslims pelted Mahmood's apartment...
  • Unions fight to preserve Obama’s immigration actions, their members

    04/11/2015 10:50:25 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2015
    Two of the country’s most powerful and politically influential labor unions are backing President Obama in the recent court challenge to his 2014 executive action on illegal immigration, saying they support the president’s effort because "undocumented workers" need more workplace protection and their participation helps the U.S. economy. The AFL-CIO and the National Education Association on Monday each filed so-called amicus briefs in a federal appeals court case in which Texas and 26 other states are challenges the president’s 2014 memorandum on illegal immigration. The memorandum essentially expands work authorization and delayed-deportation programs for illegal immigrants. And it provides similar...
  • At U of Michigan, a Muslim Student Unmasks the Hypocrite He Says Vandalized His Apartment

    04/10/2015 9:11:38 PM PDT · by grundle · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | April 10, 2015 | Robby Soave
    The perpetrator was a liberal activist and decorated campus Muslim leader who said American Sniper promoted violence.Is the University of Michigan a hostile place for Muslim students—or just a hostile place for freethinkers? Zeinab Khalil, a recent UM graduate, Muslim, and progressive activist who won numerous distinctions during her time on campus, including an award named for Martin Luther King, Jr., thinks it’s the former. A UM group’s decision to screen the film American Sniper offended the sensibilities of some Muslims, including Khalil, who claimed on Twitter that the campus “is already a hostile place for Arab/Muslim students. In one...
  • Jim Harbaugh For President

    04/11/2015 4:41:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2015 | Steve Deace
    As a lifelong Michigan fan who grew up with Jim Harbaugh as his favorite Wolverine, I didnÂ’t think my man-crush on the Maize-and-BlueÂ’s new football coach could get any bigger than it already is. The guy hasnÂ’t even coached a game yet in Ann Arbor, but Captain America hosannas, like the ones he earned as quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts, are already raining down on him after he beat the toughest opponent of them all this week. Political correctness. Faced with the douchetastic dumb-arsery of campus victimologists, who felt a showing of the movie American Sniper would be insensitive to...
  • VIDEO: Meet The Girl/Patriot Who Saved "American Sniper" At UofM!

    04/10/2015 3:00:22 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 48 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/10/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Political correctness is a disease. It’s a cancerous growth on the posterior of America that continues to grow. One of the prime examples of that is this week’s controversy surrounding the University of Michigan, and it’s screening of American Sniper. Long story short, American Sniper was going to be shown on campus, some Muslims at UofM complained, got a petition going and got the screening canceled. They claimed that the film was “racist” and that it would make students feel “unsafe”. Jeez. Then one girl, one brave girl, named Rachel Jankowski, got a counter-petition going to get the screening back...
  • Couple Tied to Michigan Militia Accused of Stealing for Guns

    04/10/2015 12:21:12 PM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 21 replies
    abc news ^ | 4-7-2015 | ap
    DAVISON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A couple who are both school bus drivers with ties to the Michigan Militia embezzled at least $50,000 from the woman's mother and used it to buy an arsenal of firearms that included a machine gun and 17,000 rounds of ammunition, authorities say. Sarah Nick, 32, and her 33-year-old husband, Steven Nick, embezzled the money from Sarah Nick's 67-year-old mother, who has serious health problems, Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell said at a news conference Tuesday at which he displayed the weapons. The investigation started in November because of suspicions of possible elder abuse, The Flint...
  • Michigan AG's legal team defends fight to uphold same-sex marriage ban

    04/09/2015 7:51:53 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 12 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | April 09, 2015 | Matt Vande Bunte
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- The lawyer arguing in favor of Michigan's same-sex marriage ban before the Supreme Court later this month defended the state's pursuit of the case, despite the fact that it runs contrary to a wide swing in public opinion since a 2004 voter-approved definition of marriage as between one man and one woman. "It's the attorney general's job to defend the (Michigan) Constitution whether he thinks it's a good idea or a bad idea," said John Bursch, the special assistant attorney general who will argue the case before the high court. In a March 31 meeting with...
  • Deficit-Ridden District Almost Demolishes Building Rather Than Take $3.5 Million From Charter

    04/09/2015 10:56:03 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/10/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The Saginaw Public School district has been operating with a deficit since the 2010-11 school year, and the proposed sale of a shuttered school building could erase the red ink, according to the Michigan Department of Education. Rather than sell the building to an interested party— a charter school — the Saginaw school board originally elected to demolish it. However, after months of effort, the board had a change of heart and approved the deal. On Thursday, the Saginaw district board accepted a $3.5 million offer from the Francis Reh Academy to purchase the Phoenix Science and Technology Center, which...
  • Jim Harbaugh sticks by 'American Sniper' amid Michigan controversy

    04/09/2015 11:37:03 AM PDT · by TangledUpInBlue · 19 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 4/9 | Nick Bromberg
    According to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, his team would have been watching 'American Sniper' no matter what Michigan's student life department had done this week. MY INSERT - (Harbaugh's Tweet)Michigan Football will watch "American Sniper"! Proud of Chris Kyle & Proud to be an American & if that offends anybody then so be it! — Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) April 9, 2015
  • Three Reasons Why Michigan Should End Film Incentives

    04/09/2015 9:47:52 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/7/2015 | Jarrett Skorup
    The Michigan House recently passed House Bill 4122 which would end the state’s film incentive program. The legislation now moves on to the Senate. But Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, has raised concerns about ending the subsidy. And Gov. Rick Snyder, who previously proposed eliminating the subsidies, now says he doesn’t believe ending the program abruptly is an “appropriate answer.” So those are the obstacles standing in the path of terminating payouts to Hollywood. The good news is that it is believed most Michigan Senators want to end the subsidies. There may end up being an agreement between...
  • University of Michigan reverses decision, will show 'American Sniper' as scheduled

    04/09/2015 5:09:45 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 28 replies
    Fox news ^ | 4/9/15 | Fox news
    The University of Michigan said late Wednesday that it will show the film "American Sniper" as originally scheduled after a protest by students and staff caused the screening to be scrapped. University Vice President for Student Life E. Royster Harper called the decision to cancel the Friday night showing a "mistake" in a statement. "The initial decision to cancel the movie was not consistent with the high value the University of Michigan places on freedom of expression and our respect for the right of students to make their own choices in such matters," Harper said. "The movie will be shown...
  • After University Canceled ‘American Sniper’ Showing, Football Coach Harbaugh Made This Announcement

    04/09/2015 8:51:34 AM PDT · by w1n1 · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/8/2015 | Oliver Darcy
    University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh announced on Twitter Wednesday night that his team will hold a screening of “American Sniper” after the school pulled a showing when some students called it “anti-Muslim.” Shortly after coach Harbaugh’s tweet, the University of Michigan reversed course and said their decision to cancel the screening was wrong. See the rest of story here....
  • ‘American Sniper’ too violent for U. of Michigan; students shown ‘Paddington’ bear flick instead

    04/08/2015 12:30:50 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 8, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    The University of Michigan canceled a scheduled movie screening of “American Sniper” on Tuesday after nearly 300 students and others complained the film glorifies a “mass killer” and perpetuates anti-Muslim stereotypes. An online petition, titled a “collective letter from Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) and Muslim students on campus,” accused the school of “tolerating dangerous anti-Muslim and anti-MENA propaganda” by showing the Chris Kyle biopic, The College Fix reported. “The movie American Sniper not only tolerates but promotes anti-Muslim and anti-MENA rhetoric and sympathizes with a mass killer,” the letter reads. “Chris Kyle was a racist who took a...
  • UMix won't screen film in wake of complaints (University of Michigan, American Sniper)

    04/08/2015 10:11:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Michigan Daily ^ | April 7, 2015 | Lara Moehlman
    The Center for Campus Involvement announced Tuesday afternoon they would cancel a planned showing of “American Sniper” at UMix following a student petition over the depiction of certain communities in the film. In a statement posted on by Facebook CCI, which runs UMix, the organization said the choice was made in response to concerns raised by students about the film in the petition. “Student reactions have clearly articulated that this is neither the venue nor the time to show this movie,” the statement read. “We deeply regret causing harm to members of our community, and appreciate the thoughtful feedback provided...
  • Crews clearing path through Lake Superior ice; ships stuck

    04/08/2015 8:20:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    myfoxny.com ^ | 4/8/2015 | unknown
    SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. (AP) - Crews are working to clear a path through ice on eastern Lake Superior that's left freighters unable to move, including one that had a hole punched in its hull.......The cargo shipping season started last month on the upper Great Lakes.
  • Stolen Flint police guns used in crimes around Michigan

    04/07/2015 8:18:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    mlive.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Gary Ridley
    In all, 17 service pistols and shotguns belonging to Flint police are officially listed as stolen, while another 22 guns used by Flint police are listed as lost or missing -- including a sub-machine gun and a short-barreled shotgun.
  • Video on Muslim bakers points to double standard on gay weddings

    04/04/2015 4:05:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2015 | Valerie Richardson
    It turns out some Muslim-owned bakeries are no more willing to create wedding cakes for same-sex ceremonies than their Christian counterparts. Conservative podcast host Steven Crowder posted hidden-camera video Thursday showing employees at several Muslim-owned bakeries in Dearborn, Michigan, declining his business or referring him to other shops when he asked for a wedding cake with the message “Ben and Steven forever.” Which was fine with Mr. Crowder. “I’m not even saying these Muslim bakeries shouldn’t have a right to do whatever they did — they absolutely should — and many more of them would than Christian bakeries,” he said...
  • Is Dearborn, Michigan, the Model of American Muslim Integration Meet the Press Claims It Is?

    01/12/2015 12:20:32 PM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    pjmedia ^ | Jan. 11, 2015 | Patrick Poole
    A bizarre report from NBC News by Ayman Mohyeldin this morning broadcast during Meet the Press highlighted the city of Dearborn, Michigan, which has the highest Muslim population concentration of any city in America, as a beacon of American Muslim integration. As Jeffrey Myers at Newsbusters observed, Mohyeldin blamed U.S. foreign policy for increased radicalization inside the Muslim community: For some, radicalization and attacks against the U.S. stems from anger at American foreign policies and wars in the Middle East. While the overwhelming majority of muslims have successfully assimilated and integrated into U.S. society, the challenge remains to find individuals...
  • Why Aren't the Mainstream Liberal Media Going After Muslim Bakeries?

    04/03/2015 3:04:52 PM PDT · by drewh · 31 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | April 3, 2015 | 12:42 PM EDT | Kristine Marsh
    The liberal media’s witchhunt on Christian bakeries and florists after the passage of Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act ignored facts that should have been obvious: Christianity wasn’t the only religion that considers homosexuality sinful. Fox News contributor and comedian Steven Crowder traveled to Dearborn, Mich. to do something the liberal news media would never dare. He asked Muslim bakery owners if they would bake a wedding cake for a gay couple. Crowder noted that the media were “deliberately trying to set the narrative of mean, hateful Christians vs. poor, innocent gay people who are having their rights completely trampled.” Meanwhile,...
  • Fact or Fiction?: Dark Matter Killed the Dinosaurs

    04/02/2015 10:15:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 58 replies
    Scientific American ^ | March 25, 2015 | Lee Billings
    A new out-of-this-world theory links mass extinctions with exotic astrophysics and galactic architecture Every once in a great while, something almost unspeakable happens to Earth. Some terrible force reaches out and tears the tree of life limb from limb. In a geological instant, countless creatures perish and entire lineages simply cease to exist. The most famous of these mass extinctions happened about 66 million years ago, when the dinosaurs died out in the planet-wide environmental disruption that followed a mountain-sized space rock walloping Earth. We can still see the scar from the impact today as a nearly 200-kilometer-wide crater in...
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Muslim Bakeries Asked to Make Gay Wedding Cake

    04/02/2015 5:15:15 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 94 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 04/02/15 | Steven Crowder
    What do you think happens when a gay, like SUPER gay Crowder (me) tries to get a super gay wedding cake baked at a Muslim bakery? I’m pretty sure you can guess, but you might as well watch this week’s adventure to Dearborn, MI to find out... Reactions and intolerance ahoy!
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Gay Wedding Cake At Muslim Bakeries

    04/02/2015 7:30:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 33 replies
    Louder With Crowder” ^ | 4/2/15 | Steven Crowder
    Gay wedding cakes! Yes folks, I did this. I went there. You have this now. Actually, I taped this video a long time ago but due to audio corruption issues, was never able to upload it. Now that my in-house whizz kid, Jared was able to salvage the footage, I am passing it onto you. What do you think happens when a gay, like SUPER gay Crowder tries to get a super gay wedding cake baked at a Muslim bakery? I’m pretty sure you can guess, but you might as well watch this week’s adventure to Dearborn, MI to find...
  • HIDDEN CAMERA: Gay Wedding Cake (Ordered) At Muslim Bakeries in Dearborn, MI

    04/02/2015 9:13:35 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 39 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | April 2, 2015 | Louder With Crowder
    Gay wedding cakes! Yes folks, I did this. I went there. You have this now. Actually, I taped this video a long time ago but due to audio corruption issues, was never able to upload it. Now that my in-house whizz kid, Jared was able to salvage the footage, I am passing it onto you. What do you think happens when a gay, like SUPER gay Crowder tries to get a super gay wedding cake baked at a Muslim bakery? I’m pretty sure you can guess, but you might as well watch this week’s adventure to Dearborn, MI to find...
  • Fast Food Workers Continue To Protest After A ‘Weak’ Raise, Demand $15 An Hour And A Union

    04/02/2015 7:07:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    DETROIT (WWJ) – After McDonald’s announced a $1 an hour raise, increased vacation time and educational benefits for employees in its non-franchise stores, local cashiers and cooks marched to one of the company’s restaurants Thursday. And it wasn’t to offer thanks. Dozens of protesters burst into the McDonald’s on W. McNichols and Livernois Thursday to have their voices heard, demanding raises to boost them to $15 an hour....
  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder: I'd veto a bill like Indiana's

    04/02/2015 6:05:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 04/02/2015 | By ADAM B. LERNER
    Amid a nationwide firestorm over so-called religious freedom bills, Michigan’s Republican governor is taking cover. Rick Snyder told the Detroit Free Press on Thursday that he would veto a bill like Indiana’s if it made its way through the state Legislature. “Given all the events that are happening in Indiana, I thought it would be good to clarify my position,” he told the Detroit paper. “I would veto RFRA legislation in Michigan if it is a standalone piece of legislation.” Though state Religious Freedom Restoration Act bills are not as controversial when the state also has anti-discrimination laws that include...
  • Leading Islamic University textbook: Eating dead Jews, Christians and infidels ‘halal’

    04/02/2015 4:54:32 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    Pamela Geller.Com ^ | 4/1/2015 | Pamela Geller
    Founded in 970 or 972 by the Fatimids as a centre of Islamic learning, its students studied the Qur’an and Islamic law in detail, along with logic, grammar, rhetoric, and how to calculate the lunar phases of the moon.[citation needed] It was one of the first universities in the world and the only one to survive as a modern university including secular subjects in the curriculum. It is today the chief centre of Arabic literature and Islamic learning in the world Bon appetit! Al-Azhar textbook: Eating dead Jews, Christians and infidels ‘halal’ if necessary Wed, 01/04/2015 – 18:10 Al-Masry Al-Youm...
  • Arabs living in Dearborn MI

    04/02/2015 4:55:50 AM PDT · by thesligoduffyflynns · 43 replies
    Business Insider ^ | today | thesligoduffyflynns
    Well this is what the Arabs have established for themselves in Dearborn Michigan. As you can see a lot of these pics center around food and food preparation.
  • Great White Hope: Why Some Dems Are Moving Right: Democrats have been losing ground in Midwest

    04/01/2015 3:31:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/01/2015 | JOSH KRAUSHAAR
    Republicans are debating whether their path to the presidency in 2016 runs through the blue-collar Rust Belt states, or the demographically changing new South and Sunbelt states. For Democrats looking to retake the Senate, however, the formula is more clear-cut: Win back white working-class voters, or be consigned to a longer-term minority. Most of the Senate battlegrounds run through the Midwest—Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Illinois, Ohio—along with New Hampshire, which carries demographic similarities with those older, whiter Great Lakes states. To defeat the vulnerable Republican incumbents, Democrats have a challenging task ahead: Making inroads with blue-collar voters, who have been stubbornly resistant...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Suiting Up for the Moon [looks like Kerry]

    04/01/2015 1:17:40 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    NASA ^ | April 01, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: How will cows survive on the Moon? One of the most vexing questions asked about space, scientists have spent decades debating this key issue. Finally, after extensive computer modeling and over a dozen midnight milkings, engineers have designed, built, and now tested the new Lunar Grazing Module (LGM), a multi-purpose celestial bovine containment system. By now, many of you will not be surprised to be wished a Happy April Fool's Day from APOD. To the best of our knowledge, there are no current plans to launch cows into space. For one reason, cows tend to be large animals that...