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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Want to see how Ronulans deep-six Rep. Bentivolio's reelection? Chem-trails.
"We'll bring in some Air Force folks right here in our district. We can have an oversight reform committee hearing right here and we'll investigate," said Bentivolio in response to an audience question. "I'd like to find out about it too."
Oh, Lord. Please Kerry, don't play with your vegetables. We here at RM didn't bust our asses in 2012, just to have a few PaulTards in the crowd grenade us in 2014.
But despite such embarrassing diversions the first-term Congressman, say political insiders, will be difficult to unseat in 2014 - even with last week's announcement that
In the redrawn CD-11, I wouldn't be so cocksure as to hang my hat on "the power of incumbency". Not in Oakland, and Wayne County's den of vipers, anyway.
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Gary McDowell's latest commercial says "The Democrats don't want to cut the spending."
But I ask you this Gary, when have you ever wanted to cut spending? I remember a certain former state rep. who voted for the Granholm Stimulus, the Michigan Business Tax and supports Obamacare!
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Just so we don't forget whom we are fighting, or what we are fighting for please take a few minutes to deaden the nerves for the longer fight ahead.
Note that her reign of terror ended with MANY closures and empty union halls.
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Even more JenniRick Snydholm transparency issues via MCC
In an April 25, 2011 email, the head of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association advised state employees to delete emails pertaining to a potential recommendation that Michigan's noise level limit for wind turbines be lowered.
"The Great Lakes Compact shows the value of cooperation across the Great Lakes basin," the governor said.
Entanglements with other deceitful grant money parasite John Sarver types and bureaucrats from Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, and the Feds?
Attorney General Orders Home Health Dues Skim to End
Illegal scheme continued despite law explicitly stating providers are not government employees
MIDLAND -- Michigan's 60,000 home health care aides should no longer have so-called union dues skimmed from their subsidy checks as a result of an informal but binding opinion letter issued today by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. The opinion was issued in response to a request by Rep. Paul Opsommer, R-DeWitt, six weeks after Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation ending the stealth unionization. The Service Employees International Union has taken some $30 million from the state's most vulnerable residents over the last six years, including more than $680,000 since the scheme was outlawed.
"This episode demonstrates how government-sector unions often act in ways that benefit themselves at the cost of taxpayers and their shanghaied members," said Mackinac Center Legal Foundation Director Patrick J. Wright. "The independent contractors and family members who provide aid to the developmentally disabled were never government employees and should not have been paying dues in the first place."
The SEIU was able to skim the so-called "dues" under a scheme that was concocted during the administration of Gov. Jennifer Granholm. An interlocal agreement between the Department of Community Health and the Tri-County Aging Consortium allowed for the creation of the Michigan Quality Community Care Council, which served as the shell employer for people who are actually self-employed independent contractors or, overwhelmingly, family members caring for loved ones.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
I just can't get over this one.
Wind farms in the Pacific Northwest -- built with government subsidies and maintained with tax credits for every megawatt produced -- are now getting paid to shut down as the federal agency charged with managing the region's electricity grid says there's an oversupply of renewable power at certain times of the year.
At least I have my memories of this nation when it didn't blow.
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By JenKuznicki, Section News
Mitt Romney's literature and signs have been at every Republican event for years. He had quite an organization in 2008 with signs that said, "Michigan for Mitt," with the cute reference of the appearance of the lower peninsula being a mitten, and Mitt's name, well, it's just precious.
But here we are, 9 days from Michigan's Presidential Primary, which the GOP in Michigan moved up and lost half of it's delegates as a result, and now Mitt has to actually compete.
Mitt lost Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, South Carolina, and Minnesota, and may lose Maine. He has so far won New Hampshire and Florida.
So as I read what is happening downstate and about how wonderful Mitt is, I noticed how the press says Romney has not defended the auto bailout, and that it will hurt him. Michigan Republicans defend the auto-bailout because Michigan is the auto industry and it's too big to fail, etc.
But the auto rescue is an awkward issue in a state in which both Republicans and Democrats wholeheartedly supported it.
Then I typed, "Mitt Romney supported auto bailouts," into my little google search thingy and I found out that he flip-flopped on that issue too.
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SE Michigan Democrat state representatives apparently have a new plan for retirement. Criminal enterprise.
A story about a drug bust in Detroit offhandedly mentions the aspirations of a former Michigan State Representative (Democrat) who like so many of his criminal minded brethren have little regard for rule of law or the health and well being of our youth. From MLIVE:
"Powell and 11 other suspects, including former State Rep. Ken Daniels of Detroit, face a host of federal charges, including conspiracy to distribute more than 30 grams of heroin, 12 kilograms of cocaine, 1,000 pounds of marijuana and money laundering in excess of $21 million."
Isn't that special?
Daniels, who has a saying on his website "It takes teamwork to make the dream work" talks about public safety on that same site:
"The safety of our citizens is a number one priority. Many people in our communities have been impacted by crime. We need to take steps to create policies, not only in Lansing, but in our local communities, to help reduce crime. As your State Senator, I want to work on various programs that will rehabilitate inmates in our correctional facilities, so that they don't commit more crimes once they are released. I will work hard to secure funding for more police officers and place them in high crime areas in our communities. We are dealing with a cycle of crime, especially in Detroit and it is time for us to take our neighborhoods back. But it all starts with new policies at the local and state level."
Well, I guess the 3rd place drubbing he received in the 2010 senate primary bid (he lost to Bert Johnson) really motivated him to seek alternate campaign financing resources. If I am figuring this right, $21,000,000.00 is $1,750,000.00 for each of those folks busted. Why for THAT kind of cash he could have been planning to primary against Debbie Stabenow for HER stake in the federal criminal enterprise!
While the former state rep offers himself as a sacrifice to increase feelings of self worth in our drug teams, we give him credit for toting the Democrat line to the "T." Criminal enterprise fits them so well.
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+ Detroit fights creditors' request for independent DIA appraisal
+ Convicted ex-Mayor Kilpatrick ordered to pay Detroit $4.6M in restitution
+ Officials showing off revitalization efforts under way at Belle Isle
+ Charter school share tops 50% in Detroit, report finds
+ Inkster teams with sheriff's office, volunteers to boost patrols
+ Detroit man arraigned in deaths of two young sons
+ Bashara requests laptop for his jail cell
+ Suspension recommended for Wayne County Judge Morrow over misconduct
+ Small fire forces temporary Book-Cadillac evacuation
+ Detroit man wanted in Dearborn Benihana shooting turns himself in
+ Don't count on Team Snyder to aid in Detroit pension rescue
+ Cavanagh considering run for Wayne County executive
+ Bing declares Sunday as Nelson Mandela Day in Detroit
+ Michigan will add up to 9 schools to EAA, state superintendent says
+ Lady in reindeer antlers delivers toys to kids with cancer
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+ Bipartisan negotiators reach budget pact
+ Labor, education secretaries to visit Macomb County, Detroit
+ Reid says Senate will not extend farm law
+ Local GOP leader questions Agema for making AIDS care comment
+ Bipartisan fix advancing for Medicare doctors' pay
+ Michigan House committee OKs bill allowing anonymity in issue ads
+ IRS nominee on track for approval despite acrimony
+ U.S. touts benefits of health law for African-Americans
+ Democrats use new power to tilt appeals court
+ U.S. ban on high-risk bank trades set for approval
+ State Sen. Bert Johnson enters race to fill Peters' seat
+ Land-line legislation draws opposition from police, AARP
+ Congress renews ban on undetectable guns
+ Workers' health care fees may rise under Obamacare
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