But it hardly makes it right. ‘Franking’ has been used by sitting politicians to expressly ‘inform’ constituents, and cleverly advantage their public budget in electioneering efforts. Incumbency has its privileges. Congressman Dan Benishek, holding true to DC assimilation, doesn’t even hide the abuse in any meaningful way.
In a recent ‘Franking’ mailer, his announcement of an upcoming event celebration arrives far too late for those he supposedly wishes to inform.
There were actually two related hoaxes. The first was a false accusation by a student government leader of racist threats by an advocate for open carry. This was quickly debunked when the actual recording of the meeting showed nothing of the sort.
The second hoax was a threat anonymously posted to a student commission Google doc on March 4.
K-College officials learned early Wednesday that a “highly inflammatory entry” had been posted in the Student Commission Google Doc, an online collaboration tool that allows for group sharing and anonymous editing, according to an email to the campus community.
“The entry is racist, anti-Semitic, sexist and homophobic” and included a direct threat to K-College faculty, the email stated.
The post, which included “vitriol aimed at a wide range of campus members,” included the following line, according to another email, this one from the president’s staff to K-College faculty and staff: “At 900AM 3/5/15 I am going to start systematically executing faculty at Kalamazoo U, that will teach them the value of campus carry.” Neither email repeated the entire posting.
Grand Traverse County residents have for the most part, been kept in the dark about the truth surrounding Dams removal.
There have been stories covering the removal process, and no doubt most folks are familiar with the mistakes made during the removal process, but what is the back story behind the entire affair that needs to be told? Who did what, and why is it being done?
However, the as-demonstrated limited attention span of most of the electorate who read this must confine it to some previously unpublished facts. Take it for what you will.
In September and October of 2008, a survey was taken to quickly gauge public knowledge/concern/interest in dam condition/repair/options. The executive summary noted that it was as much informal, as looking for opinion:
“The Public Opinion Survey developed and administered through this project was not designed as a referendum or a statistically valid sample of public opinion. Rather, the Survey and associated Informational Booklet were intended to inform and engage the general population while offering another opportunity for public participation. The Surveys were distributed as broadly as feasible given time and funding limitations between September 23 and October 10, 2008.”
Of course, the “public participation” is quite limited when removal meetings are held mid afternoon, on weekdays when many who might otherwise be engaged, are busy working.
Sometimes, as Republicans, we have to think a little outside the box when it comes to presidential candidates.
Right now, the story line is that the most conservative among us must support Ted Cruz, the moderates among us must support Jeb Bush, and the angriest among us must cheer for the unelectable Donald Trump.
Last week, I stretched a bit and traveled downstate to Livonia and attended a rally for Marco Rublo. I came away convinced that if he becomes the face of the Republican Party we can beat even the developing Biden-Warren ticket (Sweet Joe and Redistributor-in-chief Rebecca), let alone the duplicitous duo of Hillary and Bill.
“It’s essential that making Michigan’s infrastructure safer remains a top priority. While voters didn’t support this particular proposal, we know they want action taken to maintain and improve our roads and bridges. The ‘relentless’ part of relentless positive action means that we start anew to find a comprehensive, long-term solution to this problem.” – Gov. Rick Snyder after the crushing defeat of Proposal 1 on May 5, 2015
Unless of course, you are on yet another “vacation” to peddle blueberries to the Chi-Comms?
Or, maybe that’s what he wants everyone to believe.