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  • Transgender Women Tell Women’s March They’re Not Inclusive Enough

    11/03/2017 4:57:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | November 2, 2017 | Kelsey Harkness
    DETROIT—In public, transgender activists often blame conservatives for being intolerant. But behind closed doors inside their own safe spaces, a different story unfolds—one in which the most ardent supporters of the Women’s March are the oppressors. Speaking at the Women’s Convention in Detroit, an event organized by the leaders of the Women’s March, transgender women berated conference organizers for assuming transgender speakers were qualified to only speak on panels addressing trans-specific issues. “Why is my voice confined to just one panel?” asked Katelyn Burns, one of three transgender women featured on the panel, “Not All Pussies Are Pink and Not...
  • What Does Maxine Waters Actually Do In Congress?

    10/28/2017 6:21:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies ^ | October 28, 2017 | Timothy Meads
    Maxine Waters (D-CA) has rebranded herself in the Trump Era as a strong public servant standing up to the corrupt, demagogic president. Repeatedly, she has harangued the president during speeches that range from AIDS fundraisers to LGBT Gala award dinners.Today in Michigan, Waters led a raucous chorus at a women’s rally, chanting “Impeach 45! Impeach 45!” But, people would be wise to remember that her career is one of corruption and failure.Rep. Waters has passed just three bills in her 27 years in Congress. That means on average, Waters produces something noteworthy for constituents every 9 years. One of the...
  • Support John James For Senate in Michigan vs. Debbie Stabenow. Vanity

    10/26/2017 1:17:34 PM PDT · by petercooper · 13 replies
    petercooper ^ | 10/26/2017 | petercooper
    Let's support John James for U.S. Senate in Michigan against Debbie Stabenow. Veteran, Conservative, Businessman.
  • Hillary Clinton sounds off on Trump's campaign and the presidency in Ann Arbor

    10/25/2017 8:21:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | October 25, 2017 | Lauren Slagter
    As Hillary Clinton reflected on her 2016 presidential campaign in Ann Arbor on Tuesday, Oct. 24, President Donald Trump inevitably came up a few times. Clinton was in town as part of her tour promoting her new book, "What Happened," which examines what she sees as the main factors that contributed to her loss of the presidential election. Scroll down for a look at five things Clinton had to say about Trump’s campaign and his performance so far as president, including how Trump has responded to the issues she brought up. 1. Alternative facts Clinton said the presidential campaign showed...
  • John James could be the future Republicans have been waiting for

    10/24/2017 4:30:00 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 52 replies
    DETROIT — John James emerges with confidence from a former Detroit elementary school that has been transformed into a charter high school in the northwest side of the city. It is a stride any parent would hope to see in a son or daughter graduating from this school, founded by Jalen Rose, a former NBA player and member of the University of Michigan's legendary "Fab 5" squad. Outside the leafy campus of Jalen Rose Leadership Academy High School, parents wait for their children to emerge as a handful of students play on the school's clay basketball court. James, a member...
  • 'We just want sh-t done.' Results are all that matter to working-class voters in swing county

    10/23/2017 1:12:15 PM PDT · by leaymane · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/23/17 | Daniel Allott
    <p>Paul Mitchell was trying to find a polite way to say it. I had just asked Mitchell, who represents Michigan’s 10th congressional district, which includes northern Macomb County, to tell me what voters in the famous swing county want from their elected leaders. After hesitating for a moment, Mitchell said, “I had someone say at an event this week, ‘We just want shit done.’” It is there, somewhere in the excrement of modern American politics, that President Trump’s chief political challenge can be found. Trump won the presidency by making specific promises to working-class people in Macomb County and other crucial swing counties. The fate of his presidency will be determined by whether he can make good on at least some of those promises. A northern suburb of Detroit, Macomb is Michigan’s third-largest county with 840,000 people. In my three weeks traveling Macomb, I found that it doesn’t have a stellar reputation among people in southern Michigan.</p>
  • Melania Trump makes surprise visit to Detroit school

    10/23/2017 9:47:28 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    UPI ^ | 10/23/2017 | Sara Shayanian
    Oct. 23 (UPI) -- First lady Melania Trump made a surprise visit to a middle school in Detroit Monday morning to kick off the White House's "Week of Inclusion." Trump was accompanied on the visit to Orchard Lake Middle School in West Bloomfield by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, as part of the first lady's anti-bullying initiative. The first lady and DeVos spent time Monday in the school's Viking Huddle Class -- a 6th grade classroom that focuses on social and emotional learning. Trump was also set to visit 7th and 8th grade students in the cafeteria to promote "No One...
  • MI to use P3 to cut $1B highway project schedule by 10 years

    10/22/2017 10:07:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | October 2, 2017 | Kim Slowey
    Dive Brief: The Michigan Department of Transportation announced it will take on private-sector partners to finish a $1 billion state highway modernization project in Oakland County, MI. Using the public-private partnership (P3) model to design, build, finance and maintain the remainder of the project, rather than waiting on public funds to become available, could shorten the construction schedule by up to a decade, The Detroit News reported. MDOT will issue requests for qualifications from potential private partners before the end of the year, and it anticipates the selection process will wrap up in the summer and fall of 2018. The...
  • White female cop takes stand on anti-American NFL ‘ingrates.’ (Is forced to apologize)

    10/21/2017 10:42:18 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 46 replies
    Full original title--White female cop takes stand on anti-American NFL ‘ingrates.’ It nets her punishment nobody saw coming Last month, Michigan State Police director Colonel Kriste Kibbey Etue shared a Facebook post displaying the sentiments of literally the majority of America, but one that has gotten her into hot water with liberals in the peanut gallery. The September 24 post, which has since been removed, decries NFL players ‘taking-a-knee’ during the national anthem as “millionaire ingrates who hate America.” Etue was forced to “apologize” for the post three days later. “It was a mistake to share this message on Facebook...
  • 'Elitist East Coast, West Coast values don’t sell' in county Trump won

    10/20/2017 8:52:08 AM PDT · by leaymane · 6 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/18/17 | Daniel Allott
    Rep. Paul Mitchell’s district, which includes northern Macomb County and parts of other counties in Michigan’s thumb, voted two-to-one for Trump over Clinton. Mitchell did only slightly worse, beating his Democratic opponent 63 percent to 32 percent Both Trump and Mitchell appealed to voters here because they’re straight-talking businessmen who promised to bring back jobs lost to trade, cut taxes, and address Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure The Democrats have lost touch with Macomb County values, Mitchell said. Their preoccupation with gender and race “doesn’t sell” here. “I guess the best way to view it is elitist East Coast, West Coast values...
  • Michigan: Four City Council Members Take A Knee for Pledge of Allegiance

    10/18/2017 6:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 18, 2017 | Fuzzy Slippers
    Because rejecting “the republic for which she stands” is the real message of the left The latest addition to the “this protest is not about America” leftist playbook is taking a knee for the Pledge of Allegiance. Four members of the Ann Arbor city council took a knee during the saying of the pledge that opens their meetings. Michigan Live reports: Four Ann Arbor city council members chose to kneel during the Pledge of Allegiance at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 16. Chip Smith, 5th Ward; Chuck Warpehoski, 5th Ward; Sumi Kailasapathy, 1st Ward; and Jason Frenzel, 1st Ward; moved...
  • FL Turnpike breaks ground on test track for smart highway tech

    10/15/2017 12:14:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mary Tyler March
    Dive Brief: The Florida Turnpike broke ground earlier this month on a new test track where it will experiment with high-speed toll technology as well as systems for vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, according to FleetOwner. The 400-acre SunTrax site, in Auburndale, FL, will test toll equipment and interoperable tolling systems, as well as smartphone-based payment methods. Other technologies to be tested include high-speed connected platooning trucks, moveable barrier systems and machine vision and materials testing for new pavement types, lane markings and signage. Construction on the site's oval track is expected to be complete in spring 2019 with the first...
  • Dramatic self defense by concealed handgun permit holder caught on high definition video

    10/12/2017 8:56:27 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2017: An attempted robbery in Detroit didn’t turn out the way the criminal hoped it would. A concealed handgun permit holder was able to react quickly. “Police told the CPL holder it was a good thing he was legally armed or he and his cousin may not be alive today.”
  • Cops accept wanted man’s Facebook challenge

    10/12/2017 9:50:20 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 6 replies
    The Extract ^ | 10.11.17 | Editor
    When a Redford, Michigan, man with outstanding warrants posted his challenge to local law enforcement, cops did not take long to respond.
  • Man who raped 12-year-old awarded joint custody of her child

    10/08/2017 12:41:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    Yahoo! news/The Independent ^ | Octoer 8, 2017 | Natasha Salmon
    A man who raped a 12-year-old has been awarded joint custody of her child despite being convicted of her rape and another sexual assault on a child.The convicted rapist assaulted the girl nine years ago and she subsequently became pregnant. A judge has given Christopher Mirasolo, 27, parenting time and joint legal custody of the eight-year-old boy after a paternity test found he was the father. Since his conviction for the rape in 2008, Mirasolo, from Brown City, Michigan, has been convicted of another child sex assault, for which he served four years in prison. As reported by The Detroit...
  • Detroit firefighter fired for bringing watermelon to station

    10/07/2017 2:14:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 175 replies
    DETROIT (WJBK) - Fired before he officially started. Last Monday, 41-year-old Robert Pattison went to introduce himself to his fellow firefighters at Engine 55 at Joy and Southfield in Detroit. Second Battallion Chief Shawn McCarty calls it a tradition for firefighters. by Taboola Sponsored Links Ad Content U.S. Trust: The Growth of Wind Power & Its Economic Affects From U.S. Trust The States Most Affected by Rising Sea Levels Zillow "It's not mandatory, it's voluntary," he said. "You come in bearing gifts. The usual gift is doughnuts but you are allowed to bring whatever you want to bring in." photo...
  • University Of Michigan President Insults Trump Supporters In Emails He Tried To Hide

    10/06/2017 2:38:34 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/05/2017 | Eric Owens
    The president of the taxpayer-funded University of Michigan, Mark Schlissel, wrote in an email that he found it “ironic” when students who supported Donald Trump felt “marginalized and ostracized” on campus after the 2016 presidential election. A few months earlier, Schlissel wrote in another email that he “would feel awful if Trump won the election” and seemed to suggest that he wanted to use his taxpayer-funded job to defeat Trump. Schlissel then refused to release the emails — and others — in which he disparaged Trump and Trump’s supporters.
  • Teachers union granted restraining order against Project Veritas

    09/30/2017 9:24:29 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    "The restraining order, granted Friday by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Brian Sullivan, prevents Project Veritas and Marisa Jorge, who allegedly works for the organization, from releasing video footage and information obtained during an operation at the Michigan chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. AFT alleged Jorge used a fake name, Marissa Perez, to land an internship with AFT Michigan starting in May, "ostensibly to obtain material Project Veritas could use in one of its infamously misleading hit videos," according to a complaint filed in court."
  • False hate crime report portrayed Trump supporters as 'dirtbags,' attorney claims

    09/28/2017 3:41:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | September 28, 2017 | John Counts
    ANN ARBOR, MI -- A Washtenaw County judge is weighing whether to seal court records in a lawsuit filed by conservative pundit Debbie Schlussel against the Ann Arbor Police Department. Schlussel's lawsuit alleges the department is improperly suppressing the name of a Muslim woman who falsely reported a hate crime in November. Schlussel attempted to get the name via a Freedom of Information Act request, but it was redacted -- or blotted out -- by the city attorney's Office, which cited privacy and medical concerns. Assistant City Attorney Thomas Kent subsequently filed a motion to seal the case so the...
  • American University Unveils New Degree: Marijuana Chemistry

    09/26/2017 7:10:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    big think ^ | September 26, 2017 | Stephen Johnson
    Northern Michigan University is offering students the chance to major in a new program called medicinal plant chemistry — marijuana analysis, basically. The program is the first of its kind at a four-year university in the U.S., according to CBS Detroit. Students will take classes in chemistry, plant biology and business entrepreneurship, and the program will also feature a capstone “research experience” involving “experimental horticulture and instrumental analysis of natural products.” As far as hands-on experience? “We’re not going to be actually growing anything on campus,” said Brandon Canfield, associate chemistry professor at Northern Michigan University, to CBS Detroit. “Maybe...