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  • Hillary surrogate Jennifer Granholm gets election hilariously, breathlessly, disastrously, wrong

    11/09/2016 5:05:48 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/09/16 | Robert Laurie
    So much for her Supreme Court nomination In addition to being a top flight Dating Game contestant, Jennifer Granholm has the distinction of being the worst Governor in the history of Michigan. When her gubernatorial tenure was up, she packed her backs and fled for California, where she embarked on a decade-long career of licking all the right boots at DNC headquarters. Over the last five years, she’s become something of a professional sycophant. First, she cozied up to the Obama campaign (delivering that insane 2012 convention speech) and then later she became a chief talking head for the Clinton...
  • Weak Sauce: Pro-Clinton Granholm Defends Clinton's Flip-Flop On Trade,

    07/26/2016 3:35:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | July 26, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    The first day of the Democratic National Convention is over—and the Trans-Pacific Partnership was probably the major punching bag of the night. There is vicious opposition within the Democratic Party over this free trade agreement. An agreement that Hillary Clinton once called the gold standard for free trade deals. She has since walked back her praise. Yet, Donald Trump criticized free trade as well, and is actively trying to court Sanders supporters based on the issue of trade. The anti-TPP sentiment is stronger here than on any other issue that's been mentioned.— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) July 26, 2016 Sanders forced...
  • Maher: Obama’s Pulling His Numbers on Islam ‘Right Out of His A**,’ ‘It’s Not One Small Slice’

    03/26/2016 7:07:59 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Mar 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    HBO host Bill Maher argued that “it’s not one small slice” of Muslims who hold extremist beliefs, and President Obama’s claims to the contrary are pulled “right out of his a**” on Friday’s “Real Time.” Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) said, “ISIS is a narrow, and far extreme sect of the wide band of the Muslim religion, the Islamic religion, to — and this gets back probably to your previous conversation, and the point you’ve been making a lot, I think, on this show, is, why not say ‘Islamic terrorism?’ However, we’ve got a huge number of moderate Muslims,...
  • Mia Farrow assures everybody that Hillary ‘never emailed anything classified’

    01/30/2016 5:07:58 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 82 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 1/30/16
    Yep, we’ll probably be seeing lots more of these kinds of defenses from Hillary Clinton’s supporters: Mia Farrow "Reminder: Hillary's emails were not marked classified at the time they were sent. She never emailed anything classified. #letsmoveon" Perhaps Mia Farrow and Jennifer Granholm should join together take their vast knowledge of the content of Hillary’s emails straight to the FBI.
  • Al Jazeera America going dark after less than three years on-air

    01/14/2016 6:13:46 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/14/16 | Robert Laurie
    Can't imagine why you weren't watching. When fossil fuel-phobic Al Gore sold his “Current TV” network to Al Jazeera, we noted the oil-based irony and mourned the passing of our favorite primetime lineup. After all, Current had been home to crackpots like Keith Olbermann and Dating Game contestants like Jennifer Granholm for the better part of ten years. That kind of crazy is hard to come by and we knew that we wouldn’t see anything quite like Current again. MSNBC does it’s best to fill the void, but it’s just not the same. Anyway, Al Jazeera America premiered a little...
  • Trump, for good of America, get out of race

    12/02/2015 5:39:48 AM PST · by McGruff · 148 replies
    CNN ^ | December 1, 2015 | Jennifer Granholm
    Even though some say Hillary Clinton would benefit if you were to be the GOP nominee, for the good of the country I want you to get out of the race. Your lies and vitriolic rhetoric are causing irreparable damage to the nation. In "The Leadership Challenge," a best-selling tome on leadership by James Kouzes and Barry Posner, 89% of people across the globe identify honesty as the most important characteristic of a leader. It seems counterintuitive, then, that despite spewing lies every week and managing to offend people of every race, creed and color, you have still managed to...
  • Fmr. Dem. Gov. Granholm, Who Vetoed Partial Birth Abortion Bans Twice, Caught Lying on Camera...

    07/16/2015 9:29:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2015 | Sarah Rumpf
    FULL TITLE: Fmr. Dem. Gov. Granholm, Who Vetoed Partial Birth Abortion Bans Twice, Caught Lying on Camera About Law Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) had a very liberal record during her tenure, twice vetoing a ban on partial birth abortions. A recent hidden camera investigation caught Granholm misrepresenting the true nature of Michigan’s abortion laws, saying that they were more restrictive than they actually are in what appears to be an effort to downplay the horrors of late term abortions. The video was taken by a citizen journalist who wishes to remain anonymous and has provided the video exclusively to...
  • SEIU Revenue Cut in Half After 'Dues Skim' Ended

    06/24/2015 1:06:20 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 8 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/22/2015 | Jack Spencer
    The union that exploited Michigan’s home-based caregivers for the best part of a decade has seen its revenue tumble since the scheme that enabled the exploitation ended. SEIU Healthcare Michigan reported $5,398,383 in dues and fees in 2014. That's just 48 percent of the $11,307,314 it reported for 2012, the last full year during which the union's dues skim was in place. The information was contained in a financial disclosure report the union submitted to the federal government 57 days after the March 31 deadline it is apparently required to meet. The disclosure finally took place shortly after Michigan Capitol...
  • Film Tax Credits Don’t Grow the Economy

    06/22/2015 1:45:52 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 12 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/21/2015 | Dr. Michael Thom
    Six years ago, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm promised in a radio address that listeners should “get ready: the movies are coming to Michigan.” Each dollar spent on the state’s newly minted film tax credit program, the governor claimed, would “generate up to $3 in economic activity.” Since then, Michigan taxpayers have spent $500 million trying to lure Hollywood to the Great Lakes State. Unfortunately, they have little to show for it. A Senate Fiscal Agency report concluded that Michigan spent $37.5 and $100 million on tax credits in 2009 and 2010 to generate just $21.1 and $59.5 million, respectively,...
  • Martin O'Malley challenges Hillary Clinton

    03/29/2015 9:21:51 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 24 replies
    cnn aka Clinton News Network ^ | 3-29-15 | Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley took a major shot at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, saying the country needs a "new perspective" and "new leadership" in the 2016 election. "Let's be honest here," O'Malley said. "The presidency of the United States is not some crown to be passed between two families." The Democrat's comments, in an appearance on ABC's "This Week," are another signal that he's likely to challenge Clinton in the 2016 Democratic presidential primary. He's focusing in recent weeks on issues like income inequality and wage stagnation -- which liberal darling Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has made her...
  • Hillary Supporter Threatens O’Malley: ‘He Better Watch It’ [VIDEO]

    03/30/2015 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | March 29, 2015 | Alex Griswold
    A former governor on ABC’s “This Week” made a not-so-veiled threat Sunday to former Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley that he could lose a cabinet position in Hillary Clinton’s administration by running against her. Former Democratic Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who also serves as a Senior Advisor to Ready for Hillary PAC said, “She is comfortable enough to be able to withstand a primary.” Granholm added, “And Martin O’Malley, he’s a very nice guy, and I was thinking he might make a nice member of a President Clinton administration, so he better watch it.” “I think he and anybody else,...
  • Iraq: Exclusive Photos Show Al-Hanooti's Political Clout

    03/28/2008 10:26:14 AM PDT · by llevrok · 14 replies · 619+ views
    Investigative Project on Terrorism ^ | 3/27/08 | Steven Emerson
    Before he was alleged to have become a spy for Saddam Hussein's regime, Muthanna Al-Hanooti's charity work and political activism provided him with access to the highest echelons of government. Newsletters collected by the Investigative Project on Terrorism, some published now for the first time, show Al-Hanooti photographed with dignitaries ranging from First Lady Hillary Clinton in 1996 and Vice President Al Gore along with significant members of Congress. That may explain why Iraqi intelligence agents had confidence that Al-Hanooti would be able to persuade Congress to lift economic sanctions against Iraq. A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses him of...
  • Who Is Marianne Williamson, the Kardashian Kandidate?

    04/12/2014 2:10:53 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/12 | Kat Stoeffel
    Followers of the Kardashian clan were introduced to an unlikely new character this week: Marianne Williamson, the independent candidate running for soon-to-retire Representative Henry Waxman’s seat in California’s 33rd district. “I went to hear @mariannewilliamson speak the other night w @kourtneykardash & @rachel_roy,” Kim reported on Instagram. “Very inspiring!” Also inspired by the 61-year-old author and spiritual adviser: Katy Perry and Nicole Richie, who attended a recent campaign event sporting new green and purple dye jobs respectively; Steven Tyler and Chaka Khan, who performed at a fund-raiser; and former Desperate Housewives Eva Longoria and Marcia Cross, who reunited at another...
  • Granholm: Leaders in Iran, Syria ‘Acting More Rationally Than the House Tea Party Republicans’

    09/30/2013 2:35:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 30, 2013 - 1:03 PM | Melanie Hunter
    During an appearance on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopolous” on Sunday, former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm said Syrian and Iranian leaders are behaving “more rationally” than “House Tea Party Republicans.” “It, to me, it is mind blowing this week that we see leaders of our most, biggest global adversaries, Iran, Syria, to your point, acting more rationally than the House Tea Party Republicans,” said Granholm. …
  • Canadian Born Gov. Jennifer Granholm Was Naturalized In 1980. When Did Ted Cruz Naturalize?

    07/21/2013 5:34:04 PM PDT · by Cold Case Posse Supporter · 581 replies
    Cold Case Posse Supporter | July 21, 2013 | Cold Case Posse Supporter
    Since Canadian born Ted Cruz has emerged on the scene in Washington as a future presidential candidate for 2016, attention has turned to whether he is Constitutionally eligible for Article 2 Section 1, the presidential qualification clause. This is what we know. Ted Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Many say that disqualifies him to be eligible for the presidency. Enter former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. She was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I came across an interview she did with Fox News's Chris Wallace in February of 2010. During the interview Wallace brought up the fact that...
  • District's P.E. Teachers Average Tens of Thousands of Dollars More Than Math and Science Employees

    03/05/2013 12:27:58 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 27 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/2/2013 | Tom Gantert
    In the Wayne-Westland Community Schools, high school math teachers are the lowest paid as a group and make on average almost $25,000 less a year than the physical education teachers. The high school science teachers make $11,000 less than the district’s gym teachers on average. The salaries are set by a six-year teacher’s contract Wayne-Westland agreed to in 2008 and runs through 2014. The salary schedule determines pay solely by years of experience and education background. On average, physical education teachers were the highest paid group and made $78,675 a year. Teacher gross salaries can also include pay for extracurricular...
  • Michigan Gets Flying Monkeys for $40 Million - A review of 'Oz'

    03/20/2013 11:40:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/18/2013 | Bruce Walker
    As reported recently in Michigan Capitol Confidential, Michigan taxpayers shelled out a cool $40 million in tax credits to the House of Mouse for the perceived benefits of filming the movie "Oz: The Great and Powerful" in our state. As noted by several Mackinac Center analysts, there are reasons aplenty for opposing film subsidies given to any movie. Just what exactly did Michigan residents get for their government's extremely generous $40 million gift to Disney? Even if "Oz: The Great and Powerful" measured up to the aesthetics of MGM's 1939 classic "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (it doesn't), it would...
  • Al Gore, Joel Hyatt Sell Out Israel

    01/03/2013 7:20:52 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies ^ | January 3, 2013 | Dick Morris
    Al Jazeera is coming to America — courtesy of former Vice President Al Gore and entrepreneur Joel Hyatt. The Arab network, funded by Qatar, has just bought Current TV — the low rated liberal cable station Gore and Hyatt founded — for a reported $500 million. The deal gives the anti-Israeli Arab network access to 40 million homes in the United States. Beyond bringing anti-Israeli propaganda into these new American outlets, Al Jazeera has a long record as the chosen news outlet for Al Qaeda and other terrorist cells. It was through them that Osama bin Laden would regularly post...
  • Keiser Report: Hollywood Accounting (Granholm film studio scam0

    12/08/2012 9:08:57 PM PST · by Lorianne · 1 replies
    You Tube ^ | 08 December 2012
    Video 25:46 First half: discussion about Governor Jennifer Granholm and her connection to tax funded Hollywood film studio scam in Pontiac MI Second half: Matt Taibbi
  • Michigan Town Woos Hollywood, but Ends Up With a Bit Part (Ganholm)

    12/08/2012 9:14:47 PM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03 December 2012 | Louise Story
    PONTIAC, Mich. — Even the great and powerful Oz could not save the film studio that was supposed to save this town. The studio, a state-of-the-art facility fit for Hollywood blockbusters, had risen from the ruins of a General Motors complex here. It was the brainchild of a small group of investors with big plans: the studio would attract prestigious filmmakers, and the movie productions would create jobs and pump money into the local economy. A glamorous sheen would rub off on this down-on-its-luck town. But in Pontiac, happy endings do not usually come Hollywood-style. The tale behind the studio,...
  • Sheer hypocrisy of the left: Iraq War under bush VS. Benghazi scandal

    10/14/2012 6:37:23 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    On NBC, DEM Rep. --former . Gov Jennifer Granholm (D-MI)-- again repeated VP Biden's line that that was the info we got from the intel, at the time of the attack, and that it was the REP. that cut the defense, thus(as a result) it affected (somehow) the security around the embassy... My question is, why is it that liberals can not stop hammering us on Iraq and refuse to take the truthful answer that we all thought that Saddam Hussein had WMD according to our intel at the time? -- BTW The DEM Mayor Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) kept spinning...
  • Jennifer Granholm on the Dating Game (1978)

    09/14/2012 8:04:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 19 replies
    Jennifer Granholm on the Dating Game (1978)
  • CurrentTV 'Journalist' Jennifer Granholm Goes Nuts On Stage At DNC

    09/06/2012 7:54:06 PM PDT · by bronxville · 39 replies ^ | 09-06-2012 | Staff
  • Illegal arrangement that netted SEIU $29.4 million from the developmentally disabled comes to an end

    04/17/2012 5:14:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2012 | Mackinac Center
    MIDLAND — Michigan’s 60,000 home health care aides will no longer be deemed government employees — meaning they cannot be forced into a government employee union and have dues withheld — as a result of legislation signed today by Gov. Rick Snyder. The next step is for the Michigan Department of Community Health to immediately stop the collection of dues from subsidy payments intended to assist developmentally disabled adults and the diversion of those funds to the Service Employees International Union, said Patrick J. Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation. “Ending this lucrative charade is terrific news for...
  • Janet Napolitano Signed 'Stand Your Ground' Law for Arizona in 2006

    04/14/2012 4:14:23 PM PDT · by hope · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/14/12 | AWR Hawkins
    Amid Democrat attempts to use the Trayvon Martin shooting as a means to push for the repeal of Stand Your Ground laws, it’s been interesting to note how many Democrats have a past that includes support for them. For example, on April 2nd, I had a post on Big Government that highlighted how former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm, a Democrat, used her Current TV show to lambaste Stand Your Ground laws, and to blame Republicans for the existence of such laws in the first place. However, as I showed, the dirty little secret is that Granholm signed Michigan’s Stand Your...
  • Michigan's Solyndra?

    01/31/2012 12:04:22 PM PST · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/31/2012 | Jack McHugh
    According to The Detroit News, former Gov. Jennifer Granholm made a deal with a group of wealthy and politically connected individuals in Oakland County to use state pension funds to guarantee $18 million they borrowed to set up a film studio in Pontiac, essentially making the pension fund the “co-signer” on the loan. The “business model” for this studio was completely dependent on another of Gov. Granholm’s corporate welfare schemes, a subsidy program that paid up to 42 percent of film producers’ Michigan expenses. No reputable economist has ever defended these subsidies, which are pure “political development” programs, not economic...
  • Jennifer Granholm's 'The War Room' on Current TV: Some 1st night stumbles, but solid guests (review)

    01/31/2012 4:06:31 AM PST · by equaviator · 20 replies
    The Grand Rapids Press ^ | January 30, 2012 | Troy Reimink
    (Jennifer) Granholm's first night on Current TV offered plenty of fodder for her fans and critics alike. “The War Room With Jennifer Granholm” tonight joined the prime-time lineup on the left-leaning cable channel half-owned by former Vice President Al Gore, and her show will run at least through the November elections. “I'm obsessed with democracy,” the former Michigan governor said, by way of introducing the first episode, which combines standard talking-head political analysis with pre-produced segments. “I've been there on the ground when people have lost their jobs, their homes, their loved ones overseas.” Since cable political talk shows do...
  • An Election Year Dawns Without Keith Olbermann (Current drops him from IA coverage)

    12/29/2011 2:49:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | December 29, 2011 | BRIAN STELTER
    Keith Olbermann, who came to Current TV this year to remake the channel and compete against his old home, MSNBC, is sitting out the biggest political nights of the season. Despite being the biggest star on the fledging channel, Mr. Olbermann is not scheduled to anchor Current’s coverage of the Iowa caucus or the New Hampshire primary in January. Instead, Current’s other prime time anchors, Cenk Uygur and Jennifer Granholm, will be joined by the channel’s chairman, the former vice president Al Gore. Mr. Olbermann also was noticeably absent from two special reports that Current produced after Republican debates in...
  • Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm: Sarah Palin isn't qualified to be president

    01/06/2011 7:41:15 AM PST · by rintense · 61 replies
    mlive ^ | 1/6/2011 | Susan J. Demas
    Is Sarah Palin qualified to be president? Well, why not ask the woman who played in while prepping Joe Biden for the 2008 vice presidential debate? MIRS did ask Jennifer Granholm in our weekly podcast before the New Year. Her answer? "I don't think so." For more on that interview, you can listen here.
  • Another Dem Rising Star Implodes: Michigan's Gov. Jennifer Granholm

    01/05/2011 4:21:07 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 48 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 5, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Touted as an Ivy-League-educated 'genius',  the results simply aren't there... sound familiar? A guest-post by Hannah McKale: The After Effects of Jennifer Granholm's Failed Governance In her 2006 State of the State address, Jennifer Granholm declared, “You are going to be blown away!” in regards to the hopeful future Michigan had. She claimed her attempts to attract jobs using foreign investments would both diversify the job climate as well as allow the economy of Michigan to move away from the auto-making industry. She must really regret making those statements, despite being oddly keen on the events of years to come. Now...
  • Governor Describes Film Subsidies as Jobs Program, so "Why Not Give Them Spoons?"

    10/11/2010 10:20:08 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 10/11/2010 | Jack McHugh
    The headline of a story in today's Detroit Free Press characterizes Gov. Jennifer Granholm's understanding of the state film production subsidies: "Goal of film tax credit is jobs, not more revenue." There's a story from the 1960s about the late economist Milton Friedman visiting a large public works project in a third world country that was funded by U.S. foreign aid. Given the substantial investment, the famous economist was surprised to see thousands of men with shovels moving dirt one spadeful at a time. He asked his host, "Why don't they use bulldozers?" "It creates more employment this way," came...
  • Michigan Governor Sides Against Meat, Calls for One-Day Boycott of State's Billion-Dollar Industry

    03/17/2010 1:12:32 PM PDT · by BobMcCartyWrites · 66 replies · 1,130+ views
    Bob McCarty Writes ^ | 3-16-10 | Bob McCarty
    Instead of showing support for an industry that generates more than $1 billion of revenue annually, Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D) is touting Michigan Meatout Day.
  • Governor Jennifer Granholm Asks Americans To “Experience Michigan”

    01/07/2010 6:34:05 AM PST · by writer33 · 112 replies · 1,962+ views
    Elective Decisions ^ | 01/07/09 | Chris Davis
    Lansing, MI—As the snow pack just barely edges the unemployment rate, Governor Jennifer Grahnolm has kicked off her new advertisement in hopes that it will help change the sluggish tourism business in Michigan. In February, she’ll unveil a brand new advertisement, asking Americans to “Experience Michigan”— something she’s sure will help the failing car industry. With Granholm’s second term as governor winding down, many have felt this term falls well short of incompetence. Experts have all agreed that her term has set women back almost 100 years, and that “as an example of women, Granholm makes people question how it...
  • The Democrats' Sinking Ship

    01/06/2010 4:41:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 2,691+ views ^ | January 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Election 2010: The back-to-back Senate retirements of Byron Dorgan and Chris Dodd may be just the beginning. The people have seen the future of health care reform and found it doesn't work. Apres moi, le deluge. We don't know what the Mayan calendar says about 2010, but it's starting to look like the end of the world for Democratic electoral prospects. Americans who watched in shock as government tried to step between them and their doctors, may have the last laugh. The tea party isn't over until the angry mob votes. As rage grew over the attempt to nationalize one-sixth...
  • America's Worst Governor? (Yep!)

    10/27/2009 4:20:24 PM PDT · by Bushbacker1 · 62 replies · 2,629+ views
    Forbes ^ | 10/26/09 | Reihan Salam
    ...Among liberals and progressives, there is a puzzling admiration for Crist, long considered by Democratic and Republican veterans of Florida's political scene to be something of an opportunist if not a lightweight....
  • A Brief Moment of Candor (Granholm, again)

    10/24/2009 3:03:53 PM PDT · by ditchdigger · 4 replies · 708+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/24/2009 | Henry Payne
    Detroit — This week’s “The Business of Plugging In” electric vehicle gabfest in Motown was a Who’s Who of powerful Big Auto execs, Big Green honchos, and Big Government officials — but it was the power of the American consumer that had all of them gnashing their teeth. In the conference’s final panel discussion, Kleiner Perkins partner and green zealot Ray Lane worried about how to force a carbon tax on Americans when we have to deal “with the four-year election cycle.” Fellow panelist and Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm (who insists on calling her state tax hikes “investments”) blurted out:...
  • Granholm vetoes late-term abortion bill

    06/13/2008 6:19:55 PM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies · 179+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/13/2008
    LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Jennifer Granholm as expected has rejected a proposed ban on a late-term procedure that opponents call partial-birth abortion. Granholm announced Friday she vetoed the bill recently passed by the state Legislature. The bill was designed to mirror a federal ban that was ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court last year. The state-level measure does not include an exception for a mother's health, which Granholm says is why she won't support it. Granholm vetoed a 2004 ban, but hundreds of thousands of voters signed petitions that allowed the bill to become law with only the approval...
  • Check it out! Pics of the "Nativity Scene" set up by the University Of Texas Young Conservatives.

    12/05/2006 9:51:35 AM PST · by redstates4ever · 57 replies · 2,605+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 12/04/06 | staff
    "Tony McDonald, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, sets up a protest anti- American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin December 4, 2006. The display features a 'Nancy Pelosi' angel, a 'suicide bomber' shepherd, and Marx, Lenin and Stalin as the Three Wise Men." "Josh Perry, a member of the University of Texas Young Conservatives, spreads hay as he sets up a protest anti-American Civil Liberties Union nativity scene, dubbed a 'solstice barn,' on the university's campus in Austin, Texas December 4, 2006. The display features a...
  • Jack Kevorkian Gets Medical Evaluation on Governor Granholm's Orders

    07/31/2006 4:17:24 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 59 replies · 700+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/31/06 | Steven Ertelt
    Coldwater, MI ( -- Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm ordered state officials to carry out a medical examination on jailed assisted suicide crusader Jack Kevorkian. The exam comes after the Michigan Parole Board recently turned down another request to commute his sentence. While Kevorkian and his attorney claim he has less than six months to live, the board said an independent doctor couldn't certify that. Wanting a second opinion, Granholm wants to confirm whether the former pathologist is near death or not. "The governor is not in the business of second-guessing our courts, but she has commuted sentences of prisoners with...
  • (Vanity) Political Limerick 04-30-2006

    04/30/2006 7:59:10 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 201+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 04-30-2006 | grey_whiskers
    See for example this thread first. They said "What is good for GM is good for America."...'HEM!! I will give no hugs to those damn union thugs to avoid ending bankrupt, like them.
  • Thompson charter offer to City of Detroit renewed

    Philanthropist and ex-paving mogul Bob Thompson has renewed his offer to donate $200 million to the City of Detroit to create 15 charter schools, all of which must have a 90% graduation rate.  The first time he offered, the meltdown between Governor Jennifer Granholm, Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, and the Michigan legislature prompted him to disgustedly withdraw the offer. This time, he has timed his offer against the school board elections, thus allowing the local media to pressure candidates into a sensible position on the issue.
  • Of Taxes and Treason

    07/16/2005 6:48:33 AM PDT · by lisaann8 · 13 replies · 517+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 07-14-05 | Opinion Journal
    Of Taxes and 'Treason' Michigan's governor explodes after reading The Wall Street Journal. Thursday, July 14, 2005 12:01 a.m. EDT Never say we aren't willing to help an editorial subject in distress, and Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm clearly needs some friendly advice. Last month the state legislature buried the Democratic Governor's top legislative priority, a grandiose proposal to raise taxes on insurance companies, banks and thousands of small businesses that private studies said would have cost up to 20,000 jobs. Ms. Granholm's plan was widely criticized, including in these columns in March and in an op-ed article on the opposite...
  • Of Taxes And Treason (MI Gov. Jennifer Granholm Explodes At WSJ Alert)

    07/13/2005 9:43:04 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 34 replies · 1,781+ views ^ | 07/14/05 | WSJ Editorial
    Not so long ago, Ms. Granholm was regarded as the rising star of the Democratic Party--innovative, articulate, and attractive--and some even talked of changing the Constitution so she could run for President (perhaps against Austrian-born Arnold Schwarzenegger). But her latest public approval ratings have hit the skids while her legislative agenda lies in shambles. She's now off to Japan in a quest to "bring jobs and businesses to Michigan," and her latest complaint is that her task has been undermined by a global business newspaper--The Wall Street Journal--"bad-mouthing the state." Let us be clear: No one would like to see...
  • SCHLUSSEL: Jihad Journalism: Detroit News' Fabricated Terror "Reporting"

    05/11/2005 10:00:11 AM PDT · by Cool Chick · 18 replies · 1,370+ views ^ | May 11, 2005 | Debbie Schlussel
    Jihad Journalism: Detroit News’ Fabricated Terrorism “Reporting” May 11, 2005 By Debbie Schlussel “Former Terrorism Suspect is Deported: Moroccan . . . Was Forced to Leave,” screamed a sympathetic headline in Gannett’s Detroit News, last week. Problem is, the deportation of alleged Detroit terror cell member Ahmed Hannan never happened. Hannan is still here. And other details in the apocryphal article by Detroit News reporter David Shepardson were also wrong or made-up. The May 3, 2005 article claimed that Hannan—who planned to blow up U.S. tourist sites and a U.S. Air Force Base in Turkey—was deported two weeks before the...
  • It's not all fun and games - Governor, senator push restrictions on video entertainment

    03/29/2005 4:39:36 AM PST · by freepatriot32 · 13 replies · 922+ views ^ | 3 28 05 | AMY F. BAILEY
    LANSING -- Gov. Jennifer Granholm and her Democratic colleagues in the state Senate want to ban stores from letting youths under 17 buy or rent violent and sexually explicit video games, some of which the governor called "sickening." During a Friday news conference at the Capitol, the governor and Democratic Detroit Sen. Hansen Clarke showed clips from a game called "The Guy Game" published by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. The game rewards players who correctly answer trivia questions with video footage of topless women, said Don Hazaert, who works for the Senate Democrats. It is rated "M" for mature audiences,...
  • Maybe Anyone Can Be President ((R)nold For President 28th Amendment BARF Alert)

    02/02/2005 5:02:44 AM PST · by goldstategop · 23 replies · 449+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 01/02/05 | Joe Mathews
    Hatch, who has known Schwarzenegger for at least a decade, introduced the Equal Opportunity to Govern Amendment in July 2003. It would allow people who have been citizens for 20 years to serve as president. Schwarzenegger was naturalized in September 1983. In October 2003, four days before California's recall election that made Schwarzenegger governor, the Utah senator said in a speech in Washington that he could see Schwarzenegger as president. "If he turns out to be a tremendous leader and he proves to everybody in this country that he's totally dedicated to this country as an American," Hatch said, "we...
  • Catholic Governor Vetoes Ban on Partial-birth Abortions

    10/14/2003 10:03:43 AM PDT · by · 93 replies · 862+ views
    10-14-03 | Frank Joseph MD
    Dear Friends, Jennifer Granholm, the Catholic Democratic governor of Michigan, vetoed a bill that would have banned the barbaric and excruciating painful partial-birth abortion. Before she became governor, she readily admitted that a woman should have the right to have her unborn child killed. She said that she was personally opposed to abortions but a woman should have a choice. Such pathetic reasoning is mind boggling. But, when you are a Democratic politician, all logic must be discarded. The "Party of Death" comes first and common sense and decency, last. This is yet another Catholic Democratic politician who breaks with...
  • Day-Long Raid Seizes McNamara Files

    11/23/2002 1:54:15 PM PST · by madison10 · 10 replies · 223+ views
    The Detroit Free Press ^ | 11/23/02 | Dennis Niemiec, Tina Lam and David Zeman
    Day-long raid seizes McNamara files Data about campaign contributions, Metro Airport contracts targeted November 23, 2002 BY DENNIS NIEMIEC, TINA LAM AND DAVID ZEMAN FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS With just over a month left in his powerful political career, Wayne County Executive Ed McNamara was greeted at work Friday morning by FBI agents with warrants to search nearly every crevice of his Democratic political machine. Throughout the day, federal agents, accompanied by state police, conducted a dramatic and wide-ranging hunt for computer and paper records connected to political campaigns, Detroit Metro Airport contracts and a slew of charitable groups tied...
  • Catholic Church Pressured to Condemn Gubernatorial Candidate

    09/03/2002 12:52:48 PM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 11 replies · 204+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 9/3/02 | Jim Burns
    Pro-lifers in a Detroit suburb Tuesday increased the pressure on the region's Roman Catholic leader to repudiate the pro-abortion views of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jennifer Granholm. A letter, requesting a condemnation of Granholm's views, was delivered to the residence of Cardinal Adam Maita, nearly a month after the associate pastor of the church where Granholm worships defended the candidate's political views in a letter published in the church bulletin. Sources tell that many of the parishioners at Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic church in the western Detroit suburb of Plymouth plan to leave the parish as a result...
  • Lieberman: Reception to possible presidential campaign is good [Election 2004]

    08/28/2002 2:30:48 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 5 replies · 221+ views
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman spent Tuesday visiting with Michigan AFL-CIO President Mark Gaffney and other labor leaders, wooing those who could be useful in a potential 2004 presidential bid. On Monday, he campaigned with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jennifer Granholm, attorney general candidate Gary Peters and secretary of state candidate Melvin ``Butch'' Hollowell. Lieberman also met with Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and Wendell Anthony, head of Detroit chapter of the NAACP. Lieberman, D-Conn., said he expects to make many more visits to Michigan as 2004 grows closer. He's been in the state four times over the past...