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  • Trump [Anti-Religious Freedom] Judicial Pick to Be Withdrawn

    06/12/2019 9:37:05 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 17 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 11, 2019 | Natalie Andrews and Lindsay Wise
    Mr. Bogren, a Kalamazoo-based lawyer, was nominated for the Western District of Michigan judgeship in March by the Trump administration. But Republican Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri and Thom Tillis of North Carolina all voiced objections to Mr. Bogren’s nomination . . . Republicans objected to Mr. Bogren’s recent writings in a case in which he was defending East Lansing, Mich. The city barred a Catholic couple from participating in the farmers market over their opposition to hosting same-sex marriages on their farm, and the couple sued. In defending the city, Mr. Bogren compared the couple’s...
  • Mich. Farmer Fights Back Against East Lansing for Violating His Religious Freedom

    04/17/2019 6:29:10 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 4/12/19 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    'If you have a government that can go after somebody because they don’t agree with his beliefs, that is a problem for everybody'A Michigan farmer is challenging city officials after he was banned from a farmer's market following a Facebook post in which he affirmed the Catholic Church's teachings on marriage. Steve Tennes, who runs Country Mill Farms, is challenging the city of East Lansing and seeking a permanent order in federal court on Friday that would allow him to continue participating at the city's farmer's market, according to the Alliance Defending Freedom. City officials targeted Tennes after seeing a...
  • Catholic farm family fights to stay out of gay-wedding business with help from Colorado baker

    04/11/2019 5:46:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 11, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    All Steve and Bridget Tennes want is to sell their apples, peaches and blueberries at a Michigan farmers’ market without being required to get into the gay-wedding business, and they’re hoping for an assist from Colorado baker Jack Phillips. The Tenneses, who make their home on the Country Mill Farm with their six children, contend that their Catholic faith has been maligned by East Lansing officials who have sought to bar them from the farmers’ market over the couple’s refusal to host same-sex ceremonies on their property. That’s where Mr. Phillips comes in. It was the state’s animus toward the...
  • Farmer says gay marriage views cost him market spot [East Lansing MI]

    05/31/2017 11:47:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 31, 2017 5:17 PM EDT
    A Michigan apple grower who posted on Facebook that he wouldn’t allow gay couples to get married at his farm filed a lawsuit against the city of East Lansing on Wednesday after he was shut out of an outdoor farmer’s market. The city said Stephen Tennes wasn’t invited back to the market because vendors must follow its civil rights ordinance, which bars discrimination. Tennes alleges that the city’s actions violate his rights to free speech and religion. Tennes’ farm, 22 miles away from East Lansing in Eaton County, is a popular place to have weddings. In a Facebook post in...
  • Why Did Huma Abedin Feel the Need to Bring the Desecration of a Koran to Hillary Clinton's Attn?

    09/01/2015 10:04:41 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 20 replies ^ | 2015-09-01 | Ben Weingarten
    This email begs the question: Why did Huma Abedin feel the need to bring the desecration of a Koran in East Lansing, MI to the attention of the Secretary of State? Did Abedin feel that Clinton might be concerned about the news “inciting” attacks in America or abroad? Might she have felt that such a story could be leveraged politically? Was it just something Abedin as a Muslim found personally reprehensible, that she felt her confidant ought to be made aware of? Actions like Koran-burning presumably would have been important to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, given her stated support...
  • Michigan St upsets Ohio State 17-14

    11/21/2015 3:47:55 PM PST · by Perdogg · 56 replies
    Ohio State's 23-game winning streak is over. Ended by a 41 yard field with no time left.
  • Late-game heroics help Huskers upset undefeated Spartans

    11/07/2015 8:54:36 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 21 replies
    Omaha World-Herald ^ | NOVEMBER 7, 2015 | By Jon Nyatawa
    LINCOLN — Finally. It was Nebraska's turn for some late-game heroics. The Huskers stunned undefeated Michigan State and snapped the Spartans' 12-game winning streak Saturday night with an improbable game-winning drive — covering 91 yards in 38 seconds — to earn a 39-38 victory. NU got the ball back without any timeouts trailing by five. And quarterback Tommy Armstrong went to work. He found Jordan Westerkamp for gains of 28 and 33 yards on back-to-back plays.
  • Justice Department Studying ‘Far-Right’ Social Media Use

    06/01/2015 5:55:49 AM PDT · by lbryce · 91 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | June 1, 2015 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Department of Justice is concentrating on “far-right” groups in a new study of social media usage aimed at combatting violent extremism. The Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) awarded Michigan State University $585,719 for the study, which was praised by Eric Holder, the former attorney general, earlier this year. “There is currently limited knowledge of the role of technology and computer mediated communications (CMCs), such as Facebook and Twitter, in the dissemination of messages that promote extremist agendas and radicalize individuals to violence,” according to the NIJ grant. “The proposed study will address this gap through a series...
  • [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...
  • Michigan State should end union organizing seminars, say anti-union lawmakers and builders

    03/27/2014 4:55:33 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies ^ | March 27, 2014 | Jay Scott Smith
    EAST LANSING – The Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan is demanding that Michigan State University cancel its Building Trades Academy program on the grounds that it encourages "organizing in non-union construction companies," while a state legislative committee has struck funds from the university's budget for 2014-2015. "Such activities lack legitimacy when performed by an academic institution," Chris Fisher, president of Michigan chapter of ABC, said in a statement. "Would the university support a similar program geared toward union busting?" But MSU spokesman Kent Cassella said that the program, which began in May 2013, is not paid for by taxpayer...
  • MSU Prof. To Class: ‘Republicans Are Dead White People Who Raped This Country’

    09/04/2013 4:44:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 60 replies
    Conservative Videos ^ | 9/4/13 | staff
    Michigan State University (MSU) officials will investigate anti-Republican comments award-winning professor William Penn was secretly recorded making to his literature class on Thursday, a school spokesman told Campus Reform Tuesday evening. “At MSU it is important the classroom environment is conducive to a free exchange of ideas and is respectful of the opinions of others,” Kent Cassella,an MSU spokesman wrote. “MSU is thankful we’ve been made aware of the situation,” he said, referring the secret video recording which was viewed by hundreds of individuals on Tuesday. “We will be looking into it,” he added.
  • Professor’s Anti-Republican Classroom Tirade Caught on Video: ‘They Are a Bunch of

    09/04/2013 3:52:57 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 61 replies ^ | september 3, 2013 | Oliver Darcy
    A new video uploaded to YouTube on Tuesday shows a professor at a public university slamming Republicans as old, white individuals who want to keep black people from voting. The eight minute video, released by college news outlet Campus Reform, reveals Michigan State University Professor of Creative Writing William Penn opening the first day of class with an anti-Republican rant. “If you go to the Republican convention in Florida, you see all of the old Republicans with the dead skin cells washing off them,” said Penn. “They are cheap. They don’t want to pay taxes because they have already raped...
  • $10,000 Reward In Koran Burning Case [East Lansing, Michigan]

    09/18/2010 11:56:52 PM PDT · by Cindy · 53 replies ^ | Posted: Sep 15, 2010 12:27 PM | n/a
    SNIPPET: " It was found at the front door of the Islamic Center of East Lansing." SNIPPET: "The department is offering $10,000 for any information that would lead to the identification and prosecution of those responsible for this act. Those with information are asked to call Det. Sherief Fadly..."
  • Meadows reflects on tenure as mayor (E. Lansing's Mark Meadows running for state rep? God help us)

    04/19/2005 9:33:57 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 9 replies · 602+ views
    State News ^ | 4-20-05 | Melissa Domsic
    Meadows reflects on tenure as mayor By MELISSA DOMSIC The State News Editor's note: This is the third in a five-part series to reintroduce the people who run East Lansing. Two council members, Bill Sharp and Vic Loomis, are up for re-election this fall. When East Lansing Mayor Mark Meadows was elected as the city's top leader in 1997, he had no idea his duties would involve marriage ceremonies. "One of the things I get the biggest kick out of as mayor is I perform weddings," Meadows said. "After I was elected ... a friend of mine had called and...
  • High School Censors Conservative Paper

    03/18/2005 12:01:02 PM PST · by kc8nsb · 32 replies · 2,759+ views
    The State News ^ | 5/17/05 | Tyler Whitney
    East Lansing High School Censors Student Newspaper Distribution of independent publication prohibitted EAST LANSING, Mich. – East Lansing High School student Tyler Whitney denounced the censorship of the Right Way, an independent conservative newspaper that students were barred from distributing. “Our paper featured respectful opinions from well-informed and open-minded moderates, libertarians, and conservatives. It was not disruptive,” explained the Right Way’s editor Tyler Whitney. Whitney faced punishment for distributing a paper, which he considered to be a part of his constitution rights to free expression. Before the administration halted the distribution of their publication, the writers stood in the hallway...
  • Snow removal fines to continue(Spring break or not, East Lansing government fines for sidewalk snow)

    03/03/2005 10:32:01 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 3 replies · 340+ views
    State News ^ | 3-4-05 | Kris Turner
    Snow removal fines to continue City says break no excuse not to keep E.L. sidewalks clear By KRIS TURNER The State News As students and East Lansing residents prepare to leave the area for spring break, city officials warn that the sidewalks around homes must remain clear of snow and ice, even if residents are out of town. According to a city ordinance, residents must shovel snow from the sidewalks around their homes within 24 hours of snowfall, or face an $85 ticket. "It is just really a deterrent," said Todd Sneathen, director of the city's Department of Public Works....
  • East Village residents concerned, optimistic about area's future (East Lansing's Cedar Village)

    02/07/2005 9:58:50 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 2 replies · 223+ views
    State News ^ | 2-8-05 | Kris Turner
    East Village residents concerned, optimistic about area's future By KRIS TURNER The State News As East Lansing officials work to reform the East Village, some students living in the area are wary of the city's motives and the consequences of such a large project. According to city documents, plans for the area include creating buildings to house businesses, permanent residents and renters in addition to demolishing structures in place, including the Cedar Village apartment complex. "I don't know if it goes with MSU's campus," said Heather Kerver, a zoology senior and East Village resident. "It seems like it would inconvenience...
  • FahrenHYPE 911 Showing with Republican Speaker

    10/24/2004 4:14:43 PM PDT · by kc8nsb · 16 replies · 984+ views
    I organized a public screening of FahrenHYPE 911 that is scheduled for 6:30 PM October 29th at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing. The communications director of the michigan republican party is even going to find a speaker for the event. If you want you can print up some flyers
  • College students face high rent, dangerous overcrowding (East Lansing)

    10/23/2004 10:52:05 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 17 replies · 782+ views
    AP ^ | 10-23-04
    College students face high rent, dangerous overcrowding 10/23/2004, 11:33 a.m. ET The Associated Press A few years ago, Mike VanConant and his two roommates, all Michigan State University students, invited three extra people to live in their six-bedroom rental home to cut costs. But that violated city regulations that limited the number of people that could live in the home to three and everyone living there was slapped with a $259 fine. "It's worth over-occupying in East Lansing considering the price of rent here," VanConant told the Lansing State Journal for a Saturday story. He moved out after receiving the...
  • Democratic lawmakers say law keeps college students from voting (No it doesn't and Wahhhhhhhhhhhhh)

    09/26/2004 5:45:24 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 17 replies · 1,078+ views
    AP ^ | 9-26-04 | David Eggert
    Democratic lawmakers say law keeps college students from voting 9/26/2004, 8:22 a.m. ET By DAVID EGGERT The Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Kurtis Hussler, an 18-year-old Michigan State University sophomore welcoming any excuse for a study break, heard a knock on his dorm room door the other night. The visitor was a member of the MSU College Democrats who, after a brief introduction, asked: "Are you registered to vote?" Hussler signed up within minutes. Though he had wanted to vote in November, the Cass City electrical engineering major admitted he would not have gotten around to registering. "I...