Let’s look at the British auto bailout . . .
My first car was a very ancient, very rusted MGB convertible that I bought for $1200. It had split batteries (always running dry) that you could only access by removing the rear jump seat. It was beautiful to look at but an engineering nightmare. Its basic design was from the days when cars were driven for fun, only on weekends, and only by the rich, | Read More »
Record number of Michigan families forced to live on streets under Dem leadership
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Talk about the economy and eyes can glaze over. There are numbers and statistics and projections and data points and bar charts… it’s all very academic. Except that it isn’t. The Ivory Tower connects, this morning, with the human side of the Granholm – Cherry economy.The faces of that economy? A mom and a dad and their little girl, evicted | Read More »
This ISN’T an economic tsunami?
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Barack Obama has been the President-elect for over six days now. Heck, he’s even got an extra large majority ballooning in the House and the Senate as of last Tuesday’s elections. His transition team is living and breathing and working out of the White House and he has Jennifer freaking Granholm and David Bonior on his economic advisory panel. (Remember? | Read More »
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Lansing Dems demand another tax hike while Granholm-Cherry economy destroys mental health
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.You wanted it, Michigan, you got it. It took approximately five days for us to learn the amount of the next tax hike Democrats are looking to impose on families already struggling to make ends meet here in the Great Lakes State and it could make the (appropriately) reviled Michigan Business Tax surcharge look like loose change. Now that I | Read More »
What happened to my country?
This country was founded by those who worked their butts off to survive and then succeed. From the aboriginals to the European settlers and beyond. At first, you worked hard or you died. Do we really believe that the aboriginals would have given the “Pilgrims” any help had they viewed them as lazy and seeking only a handout? Achievement has been the fuel and fire | Read More »
Michigan economy continues slide while Gov, bureaucrats leave the country
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Barack Obama swept in a host of new Democrats in Michigan on Tuesday and here we are, two days later, and not only has no one walked on water, the local economic news just continues to get worse.And the Governor’s reaction? She’s heading to the Holy Land on a quixotic crusade to bring jobs back to Michigan. The Lansing State | Read More »
Eminem endorses Obama… I’m switching my vote!
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.There are so many important topics in the news today it’s tough to know where to start. I mean, seriously. We could cover Jack Hoogendyk’s second debate yesterday with Senator (for Life) Carl Levin, this one down in the motor city at the Detroit Economic Club. After all, Hoogendyk again assailed Levin’s position on the bailout, pledging that were he | Read More »
Keeping the MSM Honest: “Life long Democrats” are NOT Swing Voters
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.This morning’s Detroit News features an article detailing the return of the “Reagan Democrats” and the importance Michigan’s independent and cross-over voters have as we help elect the next leader of the free world. There’s a picture of a burly looking Macomb County man, scraggly hair and blue jeans, sitting in front of his big black motorcycle, because apparently he | Read More »
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A different take on that staggering drop in DPS enrollment
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.(Former Detroit Public School students fleeing the district.)Nearly seventeen-thousand kids left the Detroit Public Schools before the new semester started this month. Seventeen-thousand. That unbelievable number easily represents the largest single year dips in enrollment in the history of the school system and could probably go toe-to-toe with any other record of futility in any other public school district in | Read More »
MI Morning UPdate
36 Days until Election Day September 29, 2008 QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Who does he think I was talking about when I said ‘people on Main Street?'” -John McCain, responding to Obama’s attack for not using the phrase “middle class” in the debate. MORNING UPDATE: OBAMA IN DETROIT…same old rhetoric…but wasn’t it funny that the Obama campaign needed to bring Hillary Clinton into Michigan | Read More »
Shrek Takes Over As Detroit Mayor
Mind you, I do not follow Detroit politics. I’m not that much of a masochist. But I work with someone who is a Michigan native and who keeps me informed about the goings on in the Motor City. Thus came the news into my email box that the former head of the city council, Ken Cockrel, was today sworn in as mayor, taking over from | Read More »
MI Morning Update
55 Days until Election DaySeptember 10, 2008QUOTE OF THE DAY:"You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them…And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant | Read More »
As a Michigan voter (home of the one-recession state), I can attest that we have been hungry for real change. A plurality of Michiganders finally get it — that we are in this position exactly because of the control the Democrats (and unions) have over our state.It (like Ohio) is ripe for picking. Keith Naughton writes in Newsweek that with Friends Like These, Obama is | Read More »
Welcome to Detroit, Denver!
Cross-posted on Right Michigan at www.RightMichigan.com.Denver police issued the following statement to Local 4: “A dispute took place and our officers responded to the hotel. We are told hotel guests became upset by the loud outbursts. No charges were filed, but additional officers were called to help control congressman Conyers wife, Monica.”Welcome to Detroit, Denver!Apparently the Detroit City Councilwoman and DNC convention goer arrived at | Read More »
Detroit Mayor Jailed
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sent to jail today by 36th District Court Judge Ronald Giles for violating terms of his bond. Some are calling for Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) to remove Kiplatrick from office, a move her office seems to be seriously considering. Kilpatrick was elected to his second term as Detroit Mayor in 2005. http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage.