The LGBTIQ (whatever that stands for anymore) crowd, along with PFLAG, Sterling Heights “One Love”, Unity Michigan, several Unitarian Ministers and some guy from the Michigan ACLU had about twice as supporters on hand compared to those against granting special rights and infringing upon Religious Liberty.
The meeting had a last-minute addition shoved onto the agenda which delayed the consideration & vote for almost an hour and a half due to a “closed session” item (and no, I have no idea what that was all about).
The final vote on the “Human Rights Policy” was 8-5 broken down like this:
Just a reminder to everyone that the Macomb County Board of Commissioners will be voting on the “Macomb County Human Rights Policy” tomorrow morning (September 18th) at 9:00am in the County Administration Building (9th Floor) in downtown Mount Clemens..
Short version for those of you who may be unaware, it is a method of incrementally expanding Elliot-Larsen to include LGBTIQ language.
A copy of the meeting packet is here (starting on page 6).
Also, given the amount of public support it received at the September 8th meeting (no one came out to speak in favor of it), the LGBTIQ-crowd will reportedly be out in force tomorrow.
I’ve had a few people ask me about what we can expect to see from the Michigan Legislature in the coming days.
My pat response has been to the effect nothing of substance for a few weeks. This is after all, an election year.
They are surprised by my response until I include the caveat that prognostication will hold only until November 5th. After than date, you will see legislation introduced that you would never have imagined by republicans.
This afternoon, my sources informed me that the Macomb County Board of Commissioners – Government Operations Committee approved the “Macomb County Human Rights Policy” early this afternoon by a 7-4 vote.
Despite lacking any examples of “discrimination” to cite as justification for implementing such a policy in Macomb County, every democrat voted lockstep in supporting this, while every republican voted “no”.
I was doing some reconnoitering several days ago up in Vassar.
Five-way intersections aside, nothing stood out of the ordinary while I got the lay of the land and some pictures for future use.
What I did get though as I was starting to head back was a text from someone asking for me to stop at certain well-known Michigan business (Bronners) and pick them up something on the way back.
I’ll bet that most people here would be surprised at how close they’ll be “storing” illegal aliens near a major Michigan tourist area. Goes a long way towards explaining why illegal aliens would be needing training provided by a “Culinary Arts Vocational Counselor”.
Long story short. After getting the item in question, I walked around for a few minutes and sat in on one of the videos they show visitors about Christmas, Bronners, etc.. The video isn’t what caught my attention, it’s what I saw when they turned on the lights that did. Wedged in-between the screen and the Hummell displays was a lot of Americana.
Trying to placate the latest batch of “visitors” to Michigan?
Yes, I did bring it up to the staff there (several of them, actually).
No, they didn’t appear very interested in fixing it.
And for the record, no I didn’t have the time to deal with the FPD after chucking a certain flag into the nearest dumpster.
Not letting something called local opposition (or Heaven forbid…national sovereignty) get in the way of them assuaging their troubled conscience, Gov Rick Snyder announced that around 100 illegal aliens are already in Michigan.
According to the Cadillac News, at least 100 of these illegals, a breakdown from where they are coming from has not been provided, will be here on a “temporary basis”.
No word on exactly how long “temporary” might be.
While speaking to a business round table this morning in Washington, Gov. Snyder said,
“It’s really terrible the whole situation with the undocumented children and that’s really generated the crisis that you’re currently talking about.”