A great deal of support on the floor of the GOP convention in Novi Michigan for challenger Nakagiri
“I appreciate your enthusiasm” Says Candace Miller as the 300 Nakagiri volunteers do the sign walk.
There were so many, that the next nomination was delayed a moment. (yeah THAT’s the ticket) Truthfully, the video camera work was a little sloppy because I was looking around trying to gauge how many Snyder/Calley supporters were sporting new trouser cookies. As we have known for a week however, signs unfortunately don’t equal votes.
It was just plain fun as a people watcher however. As a takeaway, we don’t have to think there are no folks actively seeking to better the party. We are NOT alone, nor are we done yet.
New Minimum Wage for Michigan Employees Kicks in .. and
We slide a little deeper into the fiery pit of progressivism
Because everyone knows that ALL employers are filthy rich.
Beginning September 1, 2014, Michigan employers will face an increase in the minimum wage rate from $7.40 to $8.15. The first rate increase since Granholm jacked employers in 2008, this new change to state law marks the beginning of a gradual 25 percent increase of the minimum wage resulting in $9.25 per hour by 2018. The State of Michigan makes new online resources available at www.Michigan.gov/miosha to help workers and employers face the facts as the new rate takes effect.
On May 27, 2014 the ‘Workforce Opportunity Wage Act,’ Public Act 138 of 2014 (Act 138), took immediate effect replacing the Michigan Minimum Wage and Overtime Act (Act 154). Act 138 is enforced by the Wage and Hour Program within the Technical Services Division of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA). And we know No-One enforces like MIOSHA.
Act 138 applies to employers in Michigan that have two or more employees age 16 and older. A copy of Act 138, along with guidelines and the required poster may be downloaded from the Wage and Hour Program website.
There is a lot of chatter still going on regarding the convention results, campaign polling, and Frank Foster peddling destructive behavior as a ‘civil right’ throughout the house to those who will cosponsor it.
Before our convention in Grand Traverse County, some of us were advised to video tape the proceedings to prevent shenanigans. Fortunately, we nipped the chair election in the bud, and any screw ups were honest and dealt with properly. (I have never seen a convention go perfectly as planned.) Ottawa County apparently had some issues.
Peters is being accused of hypocrisy for paying women less and being a part of the group that has jammed the Lilly Ledbetter nonsense down our throats. Forget about all that (seriously Terri, fergetaboudit) and concentrate on the workable populist nonsense. Like the “right To Have Drinking Water!”
Blaskapelle, a 47 piece band from Gimmengen, Germany will be in concert
4:00 PM September 1, 2014 American Legion 4819 Mary Sue St., Clarkston, Mi 46819
On beautiful Lake Oakland
The concert is free.Come early for the beach, horseshoe pits, ball fields and great outdoor fun. Limited pavilion seating. Please Bring chairs
Blaskapelle has a youth band and an adult band that is known for its concerts at the Jagermeister festivals. The 30 piece youth orchestra will begin at 4:00 PM.
Food and refreshments will be available with dinner at 5:30. Beer and Brats and accompaniments or hamburger and trimming, etc. and Soda, $10. Hot dogs and soda, juice or milk for youth, $6.Family $25. Additional beverages and food ala carte; cash bar.
“I am a strong supporter of equal pay for equal work, and the two laws on the books that protect women in the workplace – the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.” – Terri’s Solutions
Pride Parades have become the vogue for the “Look at me, I’m a celebrity” crowd that now rules pop-culture and its romance with Reality TV.
The MI GOP Convention last weekend, staged like a mindless reality TV show, solidified the MI GOP squarely in the ranks of the Progressive-Pride Parade marching across America.
Scripted to look genuine but only if you believe that professional wrestling and reality TV are real – Much ado about Nothing – No mention of the MI GOP’s repeated violations of the Republican Party Platform – Little if any grappling with the important threats to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness that we face as citizens of Michigan.
A token gesture to the heroic campaign of Wes Nakagiri and his Constutionalist supporters may have been the last hurrah for the Tea Party/Libertarian coalition within the Progressive GOP, calls for unity notwithstanding.
The power of government can be instructive AND abusive.
When an operation hosted in publicly owned property is as successful as what might be considered only in ‘wildest dreams,’ it is then eyed with a lust that is found only within the failure of bureaucracy.
I’ve seen it first hand. In Grand Traverse County in 2010, a highly successful baseball program run by veterans was quite literally confiscated, and taken over by the landlords. An empire building, bureaucratic strategist, coupled with a misunderstood management glitch in the popular 62 year old program opened the door to it being taken over by the county.
The PRIVATE program which began more than a half century earlier by veterans building ball fields was summarily sequestered because the landlord didn’t like the way ‘management’ of the program was operating. The county board was convinced to back a parks decision to take the program away from the vets, and the participation dropped by 30%.
In the end, a newly elected county board (including myself) in the beginning of 2011 convinced enough of the old to give it back. In the end as well however, we should note that it was a government entity (the parks department) trying to justify its existence, (programming beyond rental of properties) show a profit (a stated argument during the takeover) and be a controlling authority.