Golly, its as if we’ve never offered an opinion before. I can picture the call:
“Oh my gosh, they hurt my feelings.. please help..”
Of course, what good newspaper editorial department dogs its own former leader when he wants to turn hero and run for office in the ‘other party.’
That’s pretty much all I have to say. Now Jennifer Hensley on the other hand? She has a bit more
“In my ideal world, every primary race would have at least two candidates. There would be a spirited campaign with in-depth media scrutiny, several debates or forums, and the voters could then compare their options and vote for the candidate who best represents their positions. Human nature being what it is, this almost never happens. Let’s use the Michigan 42nd House race as an exemplar.”
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Not surprisingly, certain lawmakers scored higher than their supposedly ideological brothers. We have seen the squishy unprincipled selling out of the USA for far too long to not expect it to be revealed in this type of scoring.
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Hospice has been a way to deal with terminal situations in a compassionate way that suits patients and their families.
The way it has evolved with medicare has made it an affordable option; one that allows the passing of loved ones in comfortable and appropriate surroundings. The medicare component has been affected by the ACA however, and the continued meddling by government in its attempt to provide broad health coverage to all has accelerated the financial troubles experienced by all in the health industry.
I have to face it, without my two dads I would be a very different man.
Most people who know me, understand that I shy away from that which is politically correct.
This Fathers Day, it seemed to be an excellent time to reinforce that understanding, and offer a view that may not be widely held. Try as I might, I can no longer disguise the fact that I have not one, but two fathers; each of whom are so incredibly important, that the loss of either one would leave me in a state of severe depression.
Both of my fathers have cared for me since I was young, somehow knowing what to provide for my brothers and I, and always making sure we had what was needed. Though they did not always provide the things that we wanted, there is no question we were never without the essentials, and those necessary things were given with unconditional love, and often a touch of sacrifice.
That big ol tax increase a hard sell in Lansing all of a sudden
Report from Joan Fabiano
Despite the best efforts, arm twisting, promises and amendment upon amendment) of Gov. Snyder, Senate majority leader Randy Richardville (term limited) and Speaker of the House Jase Bolger (term limited) to put lipstick on a pig the legislature could not muster the votes Thursday for a big tax increase. The Senate has adjourned until July 16 returns August 13, but doesn’t resume the regular schedule until September 9.
In fact it was high drama under the Dome as Snyder, Richardville and Snyder huddled trying to find a way to “get er done” including keeping the Senators in session long into the night on Tuesday to wear them down however, time after time the big tax increase was rejected.
"Biblical" might be the word applied to recent political electoral happenings
The defeat of US House Majority Leader Eric Cantor yesterday has revived the hopes of tea folk across the country, and has set a different tone for the 2014 election season.
While it is only ONE race, it is a whopper; the coattails of which might have real consequence in current GOP contests. One of those is the Dan Benishek (CD-1) incumbency being challenged by business owner, veteran, and political newcomer Alan Arcand.
Arcand, who has been highly visible in Northern lower Michigan, will likely see a boost from the news of Cantor’s defeat; primarily because it drives home the reality that a successful challenge CAN be made if the incumbent is seen as giving in to the other side. It is not all automatic for the good Dr., who rode in to a win on the tea party train of 2010.
Could the unexpected defeat of Eric Cantor foretell another conservative wave like the Bob Bennett race did in 2010?
Michigan’s capitulating Republicans should take note.
In 2010 Bob Bennett was the first contemporary shot fired across the bow of ‘establishment’ Republicans. His denial in the 2010 selection process served as a warning to those who capitulate a little too well with THE OTHER SIDE. He was removed and replaced with a rock solid Mike Lee.
Since that that year’s drubbing of liberals, the importance of the tea folk has been ignored or belittled, as the GOP old guard attempted to take back the power they had only ‘loaned’ to the Gadsden waving conservatives.
One of the issues that is a hot button issue amongst the constitutional crowd is immigration reform. Its not a problem that we have immigrants, but one of loading the system and the federal government not doing their job. House majority leader Eric Cantor has taken a position favorable to immigration reform and amnesty. It was likely the reason he fell.