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  • Kwame Kilpatrick’s sentence commuted; Trump-appointed prosecutor calls him ‘unrepentant criminal’ who only served quarter of sentence

    01/20/2021 7:06:40 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | 1/20 | Gus Burns
    By | fburns@mlive.com Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and departing President Donald Trump share some traits in common. Both left divided communities in their political wake, enlisting devout supporters who engaged in emotional faceoffs with disgusted opposition along the way. Kilpatrick, now 50 and one of Michigan’s most notorious taxpayer-funded convicted conmen, is set to be released from prison after serving seven years of his 28-year federal prison sentence. He was originally slated to live behind prison walls until age 67 with an earliest release date of Jan. 18, 2037. That changed when the Trump administration announced Kilpatrick’s sentence will...
  • Rep. Rashida Tlaib goes off on ‘racist state’ Israel for refusing to vaccinate Palestinians like her grandma, but she left out some details [video]

    01/19/2021 9:09:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib — who is definitely not an anti-Semite — is absolutely disgusted with the State of Israel’s refusal to vaccinate the Palestinians it regularly persecutes against COVID19. After all, Israel has become a global model in COVID19 vaccinations.Why does Israel hate the Palestinians so much? Why does Israel want Palestinians to die???Rep. @RashidaTlaib on Israel not vaccinating Palestinians: “It’s really important to understand that Israel is a racist state, in that they would deny Palestinians like my grandmother access to a vaccine, that they don’t believe she’s an equal human being who deserves to live.” pic.twitter.com/vPCeXjdqrZ— Tom...
  • Republican Rep. Says He ‘May Very Well Have’ Committed Political Suicide By Supporting

    01/17/2021 7:22:47 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 93 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 01/17/21 | Brandon Gillespie
    Republican Michigan Rep. Peter Meijer said that his vote to support the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump “may very well have” ended his political career. In a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week,” Meijer was asked by host George Stephanopoulos if he thought he committed “political suicide” with his vote because Trump still “has such a strong hold on the Republican party.”
  • Michigan Judge Orders Democrat Sec of State To Release All Communications With Dominion, Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google

    01/13/2021 7:25:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    100 Percent Fed Up ^ | 01/13/2021 | Patty McMurray
    The fight in Michigan to expose what really happened in the November 2020 election is far from over.MI Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn BensonThe morning after the election, in a solidly red county in northern Michigan where Trump banners, flags, and yard signs can be found in almost every front yard, voters woke up to discover Joe Biden had walloped President Trump in the November 3rd general election. Upon further examination, it was discovered that 6,000 votes tabulated by Dominion Voting machines were flipped from Donald J. Trump to Joe Biden. The media called it a “glitch” and blamed it...
  • House Impeaches Trump, Again, First President in History to Reach 2x, 10 Republicans Vote Yes

    01/13/2021 2:09:38 PM PST · by conservative98 · 333 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Jan 2021 | JOSHUA CAPLAN
    The vote to impeach President Trump was approved by the House by a vote of 232 to 197, with 10 Republicans supporting the measure. The following House GOP members voted in favor of the move: Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (OH), Rep. Peter Meijer (MI), Rep. Fred Upton (MI), Rep. Liz Cheney (WY), Rep. John Katko (NY), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (IL), Rep. Tom Rice (SC), Rep. Jamie Herrera Beutler (WA), Rep. Dan Newhouse (WA), and Rep. David Valadao (CA).
  • Former Gov. Rick Snyder to be charged with crime in Flint water crisis

    01/12/2021 1:35:29 PM PST · by Coronal · 30 replies
    MLIve ^ | January 12, 2021 | Ron Fonger
    FLINT, MI -- Former Gov. Rick Snyder and others have been told they’re being charged for crimes related to the Flint water crisis, the Associated Press is reporting. Snyder, who served as governor during the water crisis, appointed a series of emergency financial managers who ran Flint government before and during the water crisis, and has previously apologized for state government’s role in the emergency.
  • Ex-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to be charged in Flint tainted water scandal

    01/12/2021 1:31:24 PM PST · by dynachrome · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | 1-12-21 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and top officials in his administration have been indicted in the Flint water scandal that led to a deadly outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease, according to a report. Snyder, who was in office when the state’s decision to alter the city’s water supply in 2014 flooded largely minority neighborhoods with lead-tainted water, will be charged by the state attorney general, the Associated Press said. Sources close to the investigation told the wire service that Snyder’s former health department director, Nick Lyon, will be among those charged “soon” in the scandal. State prosecutors are mum on the...
  • The Morning Briefing: Andrew Cuomo Reminds Us That He's the Worst Ever

    01/12/2021 6:21:58 AM PST · by george76 · 4 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JAN 12, 2021 | STEPHEN KRUISER
    Andrew Cuomo — Fredo the Elder — crawled out of the cave where he spends his days pulling wings off of flies and smelts participation trophies for his handling of the pandemic in his state to remind us that he is perhaps the worst governor in America. I only said “perhaps” because who knows what Gavin Newsom will do this week? ... he has led what might be the most botched vaccine rollout in the country. Originally he had set strict rules about who would have priority to receive the vaccine, and threatened to levy fines of up to $1...
  • Amid Capitol riot fallout, Michigan lawmaker says legislature's election inquiry will continue

    01/11/2021 7:53:13 AM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 9 replies
    JUST THE NEWS ^ | jan 10 2021 | Daniel Payne
    Members of the Michigan legislature will continue their inquiry into reported irregularities in the 2020 election, a state lawmaker revealed this week, despite growing pressure to abandon further scrutiny of the 2020 presidential election results amid fallout from the recent Capitol riot. The riot at the U.S. Capitol came amid a pro-Trump "Stop the Steal" rally to protest the certification of Joe Biden's victory in the 2020 election. Trump himself spoke at the rally, urging participants to "show strength" and "be strong" in their protests of the certification. Though the president stressed that the protests should be done "peacefully and...
  • Amash's Successor Peter Meijer: Trump's Deceptions Are 'Rankly Unfit'

    01/09/2021 1:01:53 AM PST · by Zhang Fei · 23 replies
    Reason ^ | 1.8.2021 10:42 AM | Matt Welch
    Definitely didn't expect to be donning a smoke-inhalation hood and having to get down under some chairs because there were concerns that they might start shooting into the House chambers, getting evacuated from the House chambers and running around corridors to try to find a secure location, not knowing what was going on, who was where, and what was happening. So obviously it was chaotic on that front, and then just the fact that finding pipe bombs all over the place—I think there were several of those at the DNC, RNC, I think one on the Capitol grounds. Dudes breaking...
  • Opinion | Could tolls be the answer to fix Michigan's roads, bridges?

    01/07/2021 7:22:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 57 replies
    Bridge Michigan ^ | December 24, 2020 | Baruch Feigenbaum
    Michigan drivers and taxpayers have been complaining about road and highway conditions for years. But the solutions policymakers have recently proposed ranged from the politically impossible, like raising the gas tax 45 cents per gallon, to financially-risky short-term fixes like borrowing billions in bonds to pay for teacher pension contributions so that money could be shifted to funding for roads. But it seems like Michigan lawmakers may be warming up to a long-term, sustainable, users-pay solution to achieving better roads: tolling. Lansing's interest in tolling has gone back decades but this year the state Legislature and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's administration...
  • Betsy DeVos Resigns as Education Secretary

    01/07/2021 6:11:16 PM PST · by Alter Kaker · 64 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/7/2021 | WSJ
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos submitted her resignation to President Trump on Thursday night, saying the Capitol riot was an inflection point for her
  • JIM JORDAN Blasts Democrats: “Four years and forty million dollars on the Russian hoax, but we can’t look into an election that 60 million Americans think was stolen!?”[Video]

    01/06/2021 6:26:47 AM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    100% Fed Up ^ | Jan 5, 2021
    Staunch Trump ally, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), put his name on the list of objectors to the electors from 6 contested states early in the process. Today, Jordan stood in front of fellow members of Congress and asked, “For nine weeks, Democrats have been afraid to have a real debate on election integrity. Why?” Jordan also reminded them that “60 million Americans think the [November] election was stolen.” He continued, “Four years and forty million dollars on the Russian hoax, but we can’t look into an election that 60 million Americans think was stolen!?” Jordan explained that they’ve asked multiple...
  • Muslim Former US Professor Renews Call for Israel’s Destruction

    01/04/2021 7:13:33 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Jan 4, 2021 | Robert Spencer
    It’s easy to see why the American Left loved Sami al-Arian. Leftists hate Israel, too. Longtime FrontPage readers will remember Sami Al-Arian, the former University of South Florida professor who for years was a darling of the Leftist intelligentsia. IPT News reported Monday that he has resurfaced, but that the stalwart old Jew-hater hasn’t changed: while he has reined in his rhetoric a bit and speaks in a more civilized manner, he is still calling for Israel’s destruction, which would result in the murder of millions of Jews. Back in 1991, during a speech in Chicago, al-Arian screamed: “The Quran...
  • WHAT?!: Michigan’s Sec. of State Secured Court Order Redacting Evidence of Vote-Flipping

    12/27/2020 9:12:11 AM PST · by RideForever · 41 replies
    National File ^ | 12/20/2020 | Frank Salvato
    Michigan Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson (D), won a court ruling that ordered the redaction of critical evidence found in a forensic examination of Dominion Voting System machines and software that proves empirically that the enacted algorithm was written to flip votes. Russell Ramsland Jr., the analyst who led the forensic audit team on Dominion Voting Systems machines and software in Michigan, said Friday that the information state officials successfully petitioned the court to order redactions in their report that hide information that the outcomes of November 3, 2020, General Election races were changed. Lawyers for Benson’s office petitioned 13th...
  • Michigan AG Dana Nessel Pursues Legal Sanctions Against Lawyers Questioning Election

    12/27/2020 3:40:47 AM PST · by USA Conservative · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12.27.2020 | Kyle Olson
    Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) is pursuing legal sanctions against lawyers who questioned the outcome of the November election. Nessel, who has defended Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) and Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson (D), said this week she is going to go after the attorneys who filed lawsuits alleging vote fraud and that votes were manipulated by Dominion Voting Systems. “You know if you will have your name attached to it, and you have made intentional misrepresentations of facts to the court, I absolutely believe that you ought to be held accountable,” Nessel said, Michigan Radio reported. Nessel said...
  • Conservative Legal Team Sues Mike Pence, Demands He Reject Unconstitutional Electoral College Slates

    12/25/2020 9:20:03 PM PST · by Hostage · 67 replies
    National File ^ | December 24, 2020 | FRANK SALVATO
    The lawsuit before the Supreme Court seeks to direct the Vice President to refuse to include the Electoral votes from five states until those state legislatures can certify their votes. In one of the most potent lawsuits to reach the US Supreme Court, the Amistad Project has filed a lawsuit on a point of constitutional order that would force the President of the Senate – Vice President Mike Pence – to remand the Electoral College votes of five states to their respective legislatures for certification. The Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project filed a lawsuit on December 22, 2020, claiming that...
  • 'Squad' introduces bill for $2,000 stimulus checks backed by Trump

    12/25/2020 8:48:32 PM PST · by conservative98 · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 25, 2020 | By Tyler Olson
    'Squad' bill not tied with other coronavirus aid, unlike bill introduced by Rep. Richard Neal ------ Members of the progressive "Squad" in the House on Thursday introduced their own bill to send $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans after President Trump this week demanded the $600 checks included in Congress' stimulus deal be increased to that number. The legislation was spearheaded by Reps. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich.; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.; Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.; and Pramila Jayapal D-Wash. It came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said the House will meet on Monday to vote on stand-alone legislation for $2,000...
  • WATCH: We Support Karl Marx Not Biden, Say Armed Michigan Protesters

    12/24/2020 8:18:59 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 33 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 23 Dec 2020 | Bob Price
    An armed group of protesters carrying Antifa and Black Lives Matter gear denied supporting President-Elect Joe Biden. Instead, the Lansing, Michigan, protesters said they support Karl Marx.Video tweeted by independent journalist Brendan Gutenschwager shows a group of protesters, some of whom were armed with rifles, facing off against Trump supporters who gathered for a Christmas celebration. When asked why they support Joe Biden, one responded: “I don’t support Joe Biden.”“Who do you support?”“Karl Marx.”--The crowd of Trump supporters is now gathering along Capitol Avenue for tonight’s Christmas parade they’ve organized that’s coming through shortly #Lansing #LockdownProtest #MichiganAs the two groups...
  • University of Michigan is blasted as 'parochial and moronic' after task force bans words like 'picnic,' 'brown bag' and 'blacklist' for being offensive and harming morale

    12/24/2020 1:07:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 24 2020 | HOLDEN WALTER-WARNER
    The University of Michigan has been blasted as 'moronic' for launching a task force which has branded the words 'picnic,' 'brown bag' and 'blacklist' as offensive terms which could harm morale. The 'Words Matter Task Force' - set up by the school's Information and Technology Services department - listed more than two dozen words and phrases that could be perceived as offensive to some people, and provided an alternative term that could be used instead. 'To effectively communicate with customers, it is important for ITS to evaluate the terms and language conventions that may hinder effective communication, harm morale, and...