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  • Anchors Away: Ridiculous to believe that the 14th Amendment was intended for children of illegals

    08/27/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Jan LaRue
    “Bin Laden 2016” raises the question: Does “birthright citizenship,” regardless of parentage, qualify one to become president of the United States? Now that I have your attention, let’s consider a logical consequence of the current policy of the U.S. government, granting “birthright citizenship” to a child born in the United States of illegal immigrants, otherwise known as an “anchor baby.” Section I of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” At...
  • As UAW contract ends, Wisconsin workers’ rights expand

    08/29/2015 3:22:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 8-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — A worker-freedom organization is sending a special legal notice to unionized employees of the Big Three automakers in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation wants United Auto Workers members at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to know their new workplace rights now that they are residents of right-to-work states. Those new rights kick in Sept. 15, after the old UAW contracts, which included forced union dues, expire. In a statement Thursday, the Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation said that once the UAW’s “monopoly bargaining contracts” with the automakers end, all...
  • Meeting Between Eminem and Minister Louis Farrakhan Was ‘10 Years in the Making’

    08/28/2015 8:01:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    The Root ^ | Aug. 27 2015 | DIANA OZEMEBHOYA EROMOSELE
    The Nation of Islam leader said that he and the Detroit rapper had a “beautiful dialogue.” At first glance, Minister Louis Farrakhan and Eminem may look like an odd pairing. But not so much, when you think about how Detroit is such a significant starting point for the Nation of Islam. Both men—Minister Louis Farrakhan and rapper Eminem—have strong ties to the city. The minister and Eminem met in Detroit earlier this week, and according to an Instagram post by an NOI member, the meeting was “over ten years in the making.” Hajj Hasaun Muhammad, describing the meeting as...
  • Alert about a possible freeway sniper on I-94, I-69 near Battle Creek (Michigan)

    08/28/2015 4:39:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | August 28, 2015 | Jim Kiertzner
    Police say one car was shot at, and several other cars possibly hit by a sniper lurking along I-94 between I-69 and Battle Creek. Other possible hits happened on I-69 south to the Indiana border. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Saxton tells 7 Action News, people in Metro Drive who have driven through that area from the end of July through last week may have also been hit and did not know it. If you've found suspicious damage to your vehicle, contact police. Also, if you are driving and believe you are shot at, don't stop. The Sheriff says drive to...
  • Young Buckeyes fan worried heart surgery at Michigan would convert him

    08/27/2015 11:35:43 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 08/27/2015 | staff
    --SNIP-- In an announcement revealing the successful implementation of a new tool in battling heart defects, the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital also passed along an amazing anecdote. It turns out one of its patients was a 10-year-old Toledo boy named Ivan Applin, who roots for Ohio State. According to his mother, Jennifer, young Ivan had a concern about trusting his heart to just anyone. “He asked if the Michigan doctors were going to make his heart love the University of Michigan instead of Ohio State
  • Michigan: Lansing mayors September 11 Ramadan celebration rescheduled

    08/26/2015 9:26:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Notice how big and bold they made the new date? In blood red font. The cities of Lansing and East Lansing announce that the 9th annual Ramadan Unity Dinner, co-hosted by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett, will be rescheduled to Friday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.After due deliberation, the event organizers have decided that the community’s remembrance of the tragic events of 9-11 and the celebration of diversity and inclusion embodied in the Ramadan Unity Dinner should be held at separate times.All tickets purchased for the original...
  • Democrats to Spend 9/11 Partying w/CAIR and ISNA Terror Supporters

    08/26/2015 8:21:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    FrontPage mag ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's the last place any patriotic American should be on 9/11. This is like spending Victory in Europe Day dressing up in Nazi uniforms or Pearl Harbor Day playing kamikaze. But it's business as usual for the Democratic Party, which does treason like it's going out of style.First up is a very special 9/11 party with ISNA over in Lansing as the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing throws its 9th Annual Mayor’s Ramadan Unity Dinner hosted by two Dems, Mayor Virg Bernero and Nathan Triplett, as Creeping Sharia reports. Come for the 9/11 ambiance, stay for the party at an...
  • Teacher Union Has Lost 34,000 Members in Last 10 Years

    08/26/2015 7:11:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/23/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In 2005, the Michigan Education Association had 130,882 voting (active) members that were teachers and support professionals. According to recent disclosure documents, in 2015 the state's largest teachers union has 96,561 members, a decline of about 34,000 since 2005, or 26 percent. The numbers on the most recent MEA membership came from the Portage Education Association’s website which cites MEA Secretary Treasurer Rick Trainor as its source. The numbers significantly differ from the MEA’s federal report from the previous year. The MEA didn’t respond to an email seeking comment on its overall decline in membership. There are four main reasons...
  • Outrage spreads as cities plan Ramadan celebrations on 9/11

    08/26/2015 9:41:42 AM PDT · by Nachum · 62 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 8/26/15 | Pamela Geller
    We have come full circle. Muslim celebrations on 9/11, with the West heralding the progressive triumph of savagery over humanity.Don’t be surprised if Obama follows suit at the White House.These same cretins teach us about “mutual respect” and “mutual understanding.” - See more at: http://pamelageller.com/2015/08/outrage-spreads-as-cities-plan-ramadan-celebrations-on-911.html/#sthash.U0AVqx8Z.dpuf
  • Teacher Union Toys with Members Wanting Out, Demands Requests Go to 'Stealth' P.O. Box

    08/25/2015 1:20:40 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/22/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In an apparent effort to make it even more difficult or even stop school employees from exercising their right under right-to-work to not pay union dues or fees, the state’s largest teachers union has quietly set up an obscure post office box address to which members must send the required opt-out paperwork. It's P.O. Box 51 East Lansing, MI 48826. Based on a letter the Michigan Education Association sent to members who had tried to get out, and discussions with some of them, resignation requests sent to the regular union headquarters address will not be honored. An extensive search of...
  • Report: Obama Accused Derek Jeter Of Hustling Him In Golf Game

    08/25/2015 9:24:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Trent Baker
    President Barack Obama has played a lot of golf in his days as the nation’s leader. On Monday, Obama relayed one of his golf stories while speaking at a fundraiser for the Nevada Democratic Party hosted at the home of The Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun. Obama talked about about golfing with Greenspun and former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, saying the two “stole money” from him because Jeter was “shanking balls everywhere” at the practice range and then beat him on the course.
  • Michigan Medicaid Comes with a Wal-Mart Gift Card

    08/24/2015 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Uncover Obamacare ^ | August 24, 2015 | Kristina Ribal
    Yes, you read the headline correctly. Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program includes $50 Wal-Mart gift cards for Medicaid enrollees that “follow the doctor’s orders.” It seems that although, “the state doesn’t itself purchase or give out any Wal-Mart gift cards, their cost is baked into the Medicaid managed care contracts.” In essence, the taxpayers of Michigan are paying for $50 Wal-Mart gift cards for people on Medicaid whether they know it or not. And getting one of these gift cards is pretty easy.
  • Satan worshipers drown women with milk in Planned Parenthood counter-protest

    08/23/2015 11:31:36 PM PDT · by Morgana · 27 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 8/23/15 | Barbara Boland
    Satan worshipers launched a counter-protest against pro-lifers outside the Detriot and Ferndale, Michigan Planned Parenthood locations Saturday. Clad in black robes, members of the Satanic Temple of Detriot drenched bound women with milk, simulating water-boarding to "illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies." The milk symbolized breast milk, one of the protest organizers explained on Facebook. The group attached a symbol of their temple to the American flag and held up a sign that read, "America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood."
  • The Roger Stone Zone: McCain Aides Attacks On Palin Grow Tedious Schmidt = Incompetent (Trump's Ex)

    08/13/2015 4:51:37 PM PDT · by Sontagged · 17 replies
    The Stone Zone ^ | November 19, 2009 | Roger Stone
    By Roger Stone The continued attacks on Sarah Palin by campaign Aides to Senator John McCain are almost beyond belief. Continued attacks on Palin, and on her performance as the Vice Presidential candidate by McCain Aide Steve Schmidt, are particularly ridiculous given Schmidt's track record of incompetence and missteps by the senior McCain aide during the Presidential campaign. Schmidt is, after all, part of the gang that had McCain suspend his presidential campaign and rush back to Washington to take the exact same position as Barack Obama on the first Federal bailout bill which in the end, only bailed out...
  • Packing heat in Detroit: Motown residents answer police chief's call to arms

    08/22/2015 3:30:10 PM PDT · by PROCON · 23 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | Aug. 21, 2015 | Perry Chiaramonte
    Detroit resident Darrell Standberry doesn't navigate streets of the Motor City without his licensed handgun, and it already has saved his life once. “I never leave home without my weapon,” he said. “You never know when or what you’ll encounter.” It was 2011, when Standberry stopped at a gas station on Six Mile Road after attending his son’s football practice. After filling up the tank of his SUV, he left the car running and went inside to pay, only to spot a man jumping in behind the wheel. “I went back over and told him to get out of my...
  • Rubio Leads Clinton by 9% in Michigan, Trump and Bush Tied...

    08/21/2015 11:22:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 33 replies
    Mitchell Research ^ | 8/21/15 | Steve Mitchell
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has opened up a 9 per cent lead over presumptive Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (45% - 36%) while both Jeb Bush (41% - 40%) and Donald Trump (40% - 39%) have a narrow 1 per cent l ead , well within the margin of error of the latest Mitchell - FOX 2 Michigan Poll . The poll of N=1,310 likely voters in the 2016 General Election was conducted Monday night August 10, 2015, the night before Donald Trump spoke at a packed Republican Party rally in Birch Run, by Mitchell Republican...
  • RG3 gets roughed up again, suffers possible concussion

    08/20/2015 6:59:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 15 replies
    Profootballtalk ^ | August 20, 2015 | Zac Jackson
    The Redskins have plenty of work to do. The offensive line, specifically pass protection, would be a good place to start. Robert Griffin III and the Redskins starters managed 10 total yards on their first three series of Thursday night’s preseason game vs. the Lions. On the fourth series, Griffin got sacked on consecutive plays. On the second sack, his fumble was recovered by Gabe Wright of the Lions at the Redskins’ 11-yard line. To make matters worse, the Redskins announced Griffin was then evaluated for a right-side stinger and possible concussion. He was cleared to return to the game...
  • 1913 hometown photo [vanity]

    08/20/2015 2:35:25 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 82 replies
    free republic ^ | 8/20/15 | cripplecreek
    Photo of my hometown of Hanover Michigan taken by my great grandfather in 1913.
  • No Evidence Michigan Business Owners Support New EPA Mandates

    08/19/2015 12:12:36 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/17/2015 | Jack Spencer
    An environmental advocacy group is promoting what has all the markings of a rigged survey and presenting it as a poll that shows 68 percent of Michigan business leaders (owners, presidents, managers and so on) support President Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan. According to the storyline, the 68-percent figure was the finding of a survey of 403 Michigan business leaders conducted by California-based Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin, Metz & Associates on behalf of Environmental Entrepreneurs, a national group that bills itself as “The Independent Business Voice for the Environment.” But the poll's methodology was not released and the group did not...
  • Attorney General Bill Schuette among Michiganders who support presidential candidate Jeb Bush

    08/19/2015 12:00:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WDIV-TV ^ | August 19, 2015 | Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor
    DETROIT - Attorney General Bill Schuette is among the Michiganders who are endorsing Republican presidential hopeful Jeb Bush. In a statement Wednesday, Bush listed a handful of state leaders whom he said would help bring his "message of opportunity and renewal to every corner of the state." "I am happy to have the support of so many of Michigan’s great leaders and look forward to growing the team. Michigan is a key state and I will work hard to earn the support of every voter," Bush said. Bush is scheduled to visit Michigan for the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference on...
  • Teacher Quits, Rips GOP ‘Goons’ — Who Gave Her District $5.3 Million Extra Despite Fewer Students

    08/18/2015 12:57:04 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 43 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/16/2015 | Tom Gantert
    A Michigan teacher is receiving national media attention for going public with her resignation, claiming that “Gov. Rick Snyder and his Republican goons took over Michigan and declared war on teachers.” Plymouth-Canton teacher Stephanie Keiles penned her resignation “Why I Can No Longer Teach In Public Education,” which was picked up by MLive, The Washington Post and Huffington Post. She claims there has been a “chronic, purposeful underfunding of public schools” and that she barely scrapes by on a $63,000-plus salary. However, her district has received $5.3 million more in state funding spread over the last four budgets approved by...
  • Escaped tiger recaptured in old Detroit factory

    08/18/2015 6:10:03 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 52 replies
    upi ^ | Aug. 17, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    DETROIT, - Police in Detroit confirmed a tiger was on the loose in a disused plant on the east side of the city and it has now been recaptured. Detroit police said the tiger escaped from a British film crew Monday while they were shooting footage inside the old Packard Plant and the crew was unable to recapture the big cat. Representatives of the plant's owners said the film crew had permission to shoot inside the building, but not to bring wild animals. They said the crew brought the tiger along with a bobcat and a wolf without informing officials....
  • Daily Beast: It’s 'Violence Against Women' if Ronda Rousey Fights Floyd Mayweather

    08/15/2015 7:55:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/15/15 | Melissa Mullins
    Emily Shire at The Daily Beast thinks it’s a terrible idea for UFC champion Ronda Rousey to go head to head in the ring with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Why? Because Mayweather has a history of domestic abuse (he’s been convicted of violence against women five times, though only served one sentence) and, as Shire writes: “A future fight between Rousey and Mayweather wouldn’t strike a blow for equality—but would likely underscore how appalling violence between men and women really is.” Rousey thinks differently. She’s been going after Mayweather, notoriously slamming him fresh off her win of the ESPY award,...
  • Why Donald Trump makes sense to many voters — even some Democrats

    08/15/2015 12:32:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | August 15, 2015 | David Weigel, journ-o-list member
    <p>FLINT, Mich. — A few hours before Donald Trump’s plane landed, 20 minutes south of where he would speak, people gathered outside the Flint Assembly Plant to take a peek into the past. Some of them were retired, reuniting with friends. All of them remembered how there used to be more to the place.</p>
  • Film Incentives Clearly Hurt

    08/14/2015 6:41:55 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/12/2015 | James Hohman
    Neal Rubin laments the elimination of Michigan’s film incentive at The Detroit News. But he paints a false picture of the scholarship on this subsidy. The incentives work — 37 other states currently have them — but at a cost. What cost, and what value, depends on who’s crunching the numbers. There are plenty of policies where economists can find different effects, but the studies of film incentives are clear. As Dr. Michael Thom, a professor at the University of Southern California, recently wrote: Think tanks from across the political spectrum — including the liberal Center on Budget and Policy...
  • Local Governments Look To Cash In On Commercial Truck Inspections

    08/14/2015 8:48:57 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 9 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/13/2015 | Anne Schieber
    Local police departments that get into the truck inspection business insist their only interest is safety. But truckers and traffic enforcement watchdogs believe there is another agenda in play — money. “Local enforcement of commercial motor vehicle safety standards is about revenue, not about safety," said Mike Matousek of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association. "There is a greater chance that local law enforcement officials will wrongfully issue a citation. It can effectively force professional truck drivers out of the industry and impact consumers." James Walker of the National Motorist Association has a related message: “This is a very complex area...
  • State's Largest Teachers Union Fails to Disclose 30 Percent of Its Income

    08/13/2015 1:53:22 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/12/2015 | Tom Gantert
    The Michigan Education Association, the state's largest teachers union, routinely submits financial reports to the federal government, as it is legally required to do. But the reports can leave outsiders wondering about the source of the roughly 30 percent of its income that is categorized under the heading of “All Other Receipts.” That’s the only description the Michigan Education Association provides to account for more than $30 million of its annual income. Specifically, on its 2014 LM-2 disclosure form, the MEA reported over $38 million in receipts from unspecified sources under the "All Other Receipts” heading. “This is something that...
  • Trump leads with primary voters in Michigan

    08/12/2015 12:17:53 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 39 replies
    Mitchell Research ^ | 8/12/15 | Mitchell Research
    EAST LANSING, Michigan --- Donald Trump is leading his Republican hallengers among those who would vote in the Michigan GOP Presidential Primary next year according to a Mitchell Poll of Michigan conducted last night. Trump with 20% leads Carly Fiorina at 15% with Jeb Bush and Ben Carson tied for third place at 12% . Marco Rubio is fourth at 10 % with Ted Cruz and John Kasich both at 8 % tied fo r f ifth.
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Rally In Birch Run, MI

    08/11/2015 6:55:52 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 70 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-11-15 | Donald Trump
    'Teflon Don' is at it again. Is this for real? I mean, I know it is- but...Donald Trump? The true frontrunner for our dear GOP? I have to admit, I am still skeptical of him- but he is saying all the right things...this speech tonight even made me believe. Anyone else coming around? I've seen the polls...but how many of you really are considering voting for Trump? We should have some kind of Freeper Poll by state. This is gettin' kinda real. He can't be dismissed anymore. Thx
  • Most Michigan School Districts Privatize Services

    08/12/2015 5:59:23 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/8/2015 | Jonathan Moy
    The Lansing School District is considering privatizing custodial services. The Lansing State Journal first reported the development in mid-July, and July 29 was the deadline for service providers to submit bids. With almost 12,000 students, Lansing is one of the state’s largest school districts. In Michigan and around the country, privatizing custodial services has saved school districts money. For example, the rural Ludington school district saved $150,000, about $67 per student. Lansing’s neighbor, the Okemos Public Schools, saved $600,000 — or $150 per student. If it follows through, the Lansing district will join nearly 260 others across Michigan that have...
  • Ford Throws UAW (and Trump) a Bone, Shifts Work from Mexico to Ohio

    08/12/2015 12:05:53 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 94 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Paul A. Eisenstein
    With barely a month to go in its contract talks, Ford Motor Co. has thrown a meaty bone to the United Autoworkers Union. And it may also take Ford out of the presidential debate, where it recently became a target of Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Negotiations got off to a slightly testy start last month following news that the second-largest domestic automaker would likely move production of several key small car lines from Michigan to Mexico. Now, however, Ford says it plans to shift a heavy-duty version of its F-Series pickups from Mexico to a plant in Ohio, a move...
  • A lovefest for Donald Trump in Michigan

    08/12/2015 11:29:19 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 21 replies
    gopusa.com ^ | 8/12/2015 | Detroit Free Press
    Addressing about 2,000 very enthusiastic people at the Birch Run Expo Center, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump touched on everything from immigration, China, the military, Obamacare and his Republican opponents. The crowd, some coming from outside of Michigan, ate it up, giving him frequent standing ovations and breaking into chants of "Trump, Trump, Trump!" and "U.S.A, U.S.A." "I love people, I love this country. We are going to make it so strong and so powerful," he said. "You are going to love a President Trump."
  • State Gives Billions in Dollars to Corporations – But We Don't Know Who They Are

    08/12/2015 11:31:44 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 10 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/9/2015 | Jack Spencer
    The state of Michigan gives tens of millions of taxpayer dollars to private companies each year. Yet remarkably, the public is kept in the dark about how much each corporate beneficiary receives — or even who receives the money. That's because the subsidies — most of which are likely delivered in the form of cash payments — are styled as "refundable tax credits." The Department of Treasury claims that revealing details about these credits would violate a law that makes tax return information confidential. It's a scheme that until 2011 let politicians authorize billions in corporate welfare extending years into...
  • ‘Little House’ Actress Announces Run For Congress As Democrat, Has $360,000 Tax Lien

    08/12/2015 6:38:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/11/15 | Derek Hunter
    Call it “Little House of Representatives.” Actress Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie,” has announced she will challenge Michigan freshman Republican Rep. Mike Bishop. Gilbert moved to Michigan in 2014 with actor husband Timothy Busfield (“Revenge of the Nerds”). In June of 2015, it was revealed that IRS had filed a tax lien against Gilbert for $360,000 in unpaid taxes. Asked about the tax lien, Gilbert, former president of the Screen Actors Guild, told the Detroit Free Press, “The truth is I got caught in a perfect...
  • ‘Little House’ Actress Announce Run For Congress As Democrat, Has $360,000 Tax Lien

    08/11/2015 8:03:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/11/2015 | Derek Hunter
    Call it “Little House of Representatives.” Actress Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie,” has announced she will challenge Michigan freshman Republican Rep. Mike Bishop. Gilbert moved to Michigan in 2014 with actor husband Timothy Busfield (“Revenge of the Nerds”). In June of 2015, it was revealed that IRS had filed a tax lien against Gilbert for $360,000 in unpaid taxes.
  • Did the 49ers just have the worst NFL offseason ever? Let's rank them

    08/10/2015 6:13:32 PM PDT · by Michael.SF. · 9 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Aug. 10, 2015 | Frank Schwab
    1. 2015 San Francisco 49ers On this list we have seen examples of great players retiring suddenly in their prime, losing big-time players in free agency, the stunning departure of top coaches at or near their peak and legal troubles bringing down elite talents. The 49ers had a combination of all of those factors this offseason, I couldn't find another example of a team having so many various factors resulting in so many huge hits to the roster: Coach Jim Harbaugh was chased off to Michigan, guard Mike Iupati, running back Frank Gore and others departed in free agency, offensive...
  • Melissa Gilbert of 'Little House' fame running for Michigan seat in U.S. House

    08/10/2015 1:53:30 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 94 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI — Actress Melissa Gilbert, best known for her childhood role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on "Little House in the Prairie," is running for the U.S. House out of Michigan. Gilbert, a Democrat who has lived in Livingston County since 2013, announced Monday that she is running for the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop of Rochester. "Here in Michigan, I know people are doing their best to make a good life for themselves and their families. When it comes down to it, I think that's what we all really want," Gilbert said...
  • Case of illegal immigrant facing sixth deportation from Michigan not unusual

    08/09/2015 12:42:26 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 10 replies
    mlive ^ | August 08, 2015 | Gus Burns
    PONTIAC, MI -- The case of 30-year-old Rogelio Peralta-Espino, who was born in Mexico but repeatedly returns to the U.S. illegally, highlights the cat-and-mouse relationship between immigration officials and those intent on staying in America. Peralta-Espino's situation, his repeated illegal reentry into the U.S. after being returned to his native country, is not an anomaly. Immigration and Customes Enforcement agents arrested Peralta-Espino in Pontiac Tuesday. He is now facing his sixth deportation. With 26 percent of all federal cases prosecuted in 2013 being for illegal reentry according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, Peralta-Espino, and tens of thousands of others like...
  • Meijer enters Wisconsin, runs into New Deal-era minimum markup law

    08/06/2015 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 6, 2015 | STEVE EGGLESTON
    Michigan-based Meijer, which began the supercenter combination of a general merchandise store and a supermarket in 1962, began its expansion into Wisconsin in late June, and officially opened its second wave of Wisconsin stores today. As is often the case with new stores, Meijer is holding a “grand opening” sale. Enter the heavy hand of government. From the MacIver News Service: Likely in an attempt to break into the new market, Meijer is allegedly advertising and selling products for less than cost. In Wisconsin, however, that practice is illegal under the Unfair Sales Act – also known as the minimum...
  • FBI spy plane reportedly making flights above Muslim-concentrated Dearborn

    08/05/2015 5:19:34 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 47 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 05, 2015 | Gus Burns
    DEABORN, MI -- Robert Snell of the Detroit News analyzed flight data that shows a single-engine, 2010 Cessna tied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by an Associated Press investigation this June spent a good amount of time in the skies above the Muslim-concentrated city of Dearborn this weekend. The flight data showed the plane on Saturday and Sunday made 19 slow-speed, several-mile-wide loops above Dearborn, as well as neighboring cities of Allen Park, Melvindale, Dearborn Heights and Taylor. "The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times,...
  • Ontario man spending $300,000 on iconic sports car axed by Chrysler

    08/03/2015 10:26:26 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 43 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | August 3, 2015 | Dan Proudfoot
    Al Boughton paid $135,000 for his 1970 Plymouth Superbird seven years ago and what a kick it was, driving the most high-winged, cone-nosed, eye-popping, breath-stealing muscle car ever fashioned in Detroit, with its 450-horsepower V-8 and beep-beep Road Runner horn. In fact, last September, he realized it was so good, he had to make it perfect, and perfection meant returning it exactly to original form, just as it had left the Lynch Road, Mich., assembly line in 1969. With the stripped chassis trussed to a rotisserie at Davies Autobody in Etobicoke, he pointed to the firewall as an example of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- A Proton Arc Over Lake Superior

    08/03/2015 8:51:02 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | August 03, 2015 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: The setting had been picked out -- all that was needed was an aurora. And late last August, forecasts predicted that an otherwise beautiful night sky would be lit up with auroral green. Jumping into his truck, the astrophotographer approached his secret site -- but only after a five hour drive across the rural Upper Peninsula of Michigan. What he didn't know was that his luck was just beginning. While setting up for the image, a proton arc -- a rare type of aurora -- appeared. The red arc lasted only about 15 minutes, but that was long enough...
  • Municipal IDs could give Detroit homeless access to city services, voting

    08/02/2015 4:16:51 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 13 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 02, 2015 | Ian Thibodeau
    DETROIT - Following suit with Washtenaw County, City of Detroit officials are working on a plan for city municipal IDs. The program would allow the city's homeless, immigrants and others to obtain proof of person. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, members of the Detroit city council and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan are currently working on a plan they hope to implement in the next six months. Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda-Lopez said in a press conference discussing the IDs that requirements to obtain an ID from the Secretary of State can make it hard for some to prove...
  • Ted Cruz's father makes campaign stops in Hamilton, Holland (Michigan)

    07/31/2015 6:46:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 7 replies
    Hollandsentinal.com ^ | 7/31/15 | By Staff report
    Holland, Mich. Pastor Rafael Cruz made two campaign stops in the Holland area Friday, July 31, as a part of his speaking tour in support of his son, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz — one of 17 Republican presidential hopefuls. Rafael Cruz held court over breakfast at the Trestle Stop in Hamilton before moving to the Southside Inn on 35th Street in Holland from 10-11 a.m. Born in Cuba, Rafael Cruz legally immigrated to the U.S. as a young man and worked to put himself through engineering school at the University of Texas. He has been actively speaking and campaigning for...
  • Democrats to 'rally against Donald Trump' at Michigan appearance

    07/31/2015 5:36:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Saginaw News ^ | July 31, 2015 | Mark Tower
    BIRCH RUN, MI — The Michigan Democratic Party is organizing a protest outside the Saginaw County venue where GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump will speak on Tuesday, Aug. 11. The Facebook page for the protest, "Rally Against Donald Trump," was created on July 30 by the Michigan Democratic Party. "We cannot let Trump's anti-immigrant, anti-veteran beliefs be welcome anywhere in our state," the event page states. A poster for the protest references the current GOP frontrunner's "anti-immigrant, anti-veteran statements." Trump will be the keynote speaker at a Lincoln Day event, a fundraiser for the Republican Party in Saginaw and Genesee...
  • Ted Cruz ‘celebrated’ Trump’s Mexico comments, dad says

    07/31/2015 11:14:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Detroit News | July 31, 2015 | Chad Livengood
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2015/07/31/gop-presidential-candidate-ted-cruz-celebrated-trump-controversial-immigration-comments-dad-says/30944153/
  • Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop

    07/31/2015 12:21:32 PM PDT · by archy · 28 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 30 July 2015 | Bob Owens
    Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop Posted by Bob Owens on July 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm ď‚‚ Somehow, I donÂ’t think Flint Township Police will be stopping people who open carry firearms any time soon unless they have a darn good reason. A man who claimed he was wrongfully arrested on Christmas Eve while legally open-carrying his pistol has reached a $35,000 settlement with the officer who stopped him, according to the manÂ’s attorney. John David McMorris reached the agreement Tuesday, July 28, after he sued Flint Township Police and Sgt. Russell Fries following his Dec....
  • Breaking News: FBI Searches Wooded Area for Hoffa

    05/17/2006 2:06:21 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 125 replies · 4,014+ views
    WXYZ TV Detroit ^ | 5/17/-06 | WXYZ TV Detroit
    Breaking News: FBI Searches Wooded Area for Hoffa By Cheryl Chodun Web produced by Seth Myers May 17, 2006 A group of FBI investigators is searching a wooded area in the vicinity of Milford and Wixom in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters’ leader Jimmy Hoffa. Investigators have cordoned off a section of woods where the bones of the long-missing union official may lie. Hoffa was last seen at the Mocas Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township in July 1975. Speculation regarding his whereabouts – or his body’s whereabouts – certainly comes and goes. Recently, a mob hitman named...
  • Jewish Gangster: Jimmy Hoffa Is In The Concrete Of The Detroit Renaissance Centre Hotel

    11/23/2011 7:03:47 AM PST · by AtlasStalled · 19 replies
    Friends of Ours ^ | 11/23/11 | Friends of Ours
    Apparently you can serve two masters. In Montreal, QB Canada Marvin Elkind was a small-time Jewish hood working for the Italian Mafia who later became a police informant, and the 77-year-old's double life is the subject of the new book The Weasel by Adrian Humphreys as reported by Rene Bruemmer for The Gazette. Elkind got his underworld start at the age of 18 as the driver for Jimmy Hoffa whom he chauffeured for four years, and he claims to know where the infamous Teamsters boss is buried as reported by Joe O'Connor for the National Post: "' have it on...
  • Jimmy Hoffa’s Driver Says He Was Buried In Cement Foundations Of GM Headquarters

    12/25/2011 10:43:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies · 2+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | 12/25/11 | Daily Mail
    The disappearance of Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa remains one of America’s most enduring mysteries. But now, nearly four decades after Hoffa vanished, his driver has claimed he knows where he is buried – and how he got there. Marvin Elkind said Hoffa was killed by a mob enforcer and buried in the foundations of the towering General Motors’ HQ in Detroit, Michigan. ‘It was his own people who did it,’ Mr Elkind said in excerpts of a new book published in the New York Post, adding Mafia member Tony Jack insinuated he was responsible.