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Tag: Genesee County
By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
Back in July of this year, when 18-term U. S. Representative Dale Kildee (D-Flint) announced that he would not seek a 19th term, the predictable herd of jackasses started jockeying for position in whatever's going to pass for a Democrat Primary in Michigan's 5th Congressional District. And with the John Kupiec (Kildee's 2010 challenger) not sure if he's going to run again, and Rick Wilson (Kupiec's 2010 primary challenger) currently mulling over a potential U. S. Senate run, we're sort of left wondering what sacrificial lamb the MIGOP might find to show up on the 2012 ballot for this seat.
And that, ladies and gents, is where we go below the fold.
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What the hell is going on in Flint?
With 50 murders this year alone, one wonders if Michiganders should even get anywhere near this war zone. And apparently NEAR is enough, is enough to get you hurt:
Rison said today that she spoke to a woman in her 80s this weekend who told her about a stray bullet ending up in her home.
Oh, and before someone goes all crazy with a "guns are bad, m'kay" comment, let me point out the story is about calling in the Michigan Guard.. An ARMED force.. That uses GUNS.. To defend people..
People, who apparently are not armed enough to defend themselves..
Which wouldn't need to happen if law enforcement would do its job. The prosecutors office can claim that it has had it's budget cut, but deals with murderers do not exactly send a message that leads to less work for them later.
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This past week the Republican State Senate passed SB250 which creates a new agency, some say just shifts responsibility. More wrongly, however, it takes money from Veteran's Service Organizations and leaves it up to the state how to dole out that money, and leaves the VSOs competing for those dollars.
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The Genesee County Republican Party (yes, Virginia, there is such a thing) welcomes the opportunity to tie Lt. Gov. John Cherry with Gov. Jennifer Granholm's record. Not only does the Lt. Gov. have to convince nearly half a million newly unemployed to vote for him, but convince nearly a million Michigan Veterans why cutting their budget is a positive thing.
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