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Tag: Carl Levin
By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Now, what was that you were saying again, One Term Nerd?
OABTW... Listen to your mother, Jeb.
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Outgoing Michigan Senator Carl Levin had a hand in the IRS troubles related to conservative groups.
Levin used his weight to ask the IRS to give special attention to groups that were somewhat political:
"Levin's list contained nine conservative groups, including Club for Growth, Americans for Tax Reform, and Americans for Prosperity. It also included two liberal groups and one centrist group.Way to champion free speech brother Carl!
Thank God this clown is moving along. However, what about his protege, Gary Peters? Congressman Peters, who had lately been commenting on the actions of the IRS,
"For the IRS to wildly misuse its authority and target people or groups on ideological grounds goes against the core of our democracy and sets a dangerous precedent,"sure could have said something sooner, one might think. It sure would of been nice if he had spoke up when this was first being reported on.
Nope. Peters was standing with Obama and the Dem Senators like Levin when his reelection was years away, but now he's just hoping to resonate with some voters back home. Just another election year conversion of convenience.
Way to be a real advocate for free speech, Gary.
When Levin is gone, does anyone think a SENATOR Peters would be any less abusive?
By JGillman, Section News
While Dick Durbin the senior senator for Illinois uses the Obama administration's EPA to beat up on Ludington's SS Badger, costing Michigan jobs, Michigan Senators Stabenow, and Levin sit idly by and mind their place.
The SS Badger, a coal fired ferry has just received its last reprieve from the Obama administration and a deal brokered between the EPA with the Justice department and the ferry company. But still it must replace its engines in two years or be done. In the mean time restrictions have been added so that the hammer of government is felt and appreciated. Coal fired, is the line that crosses the political hairs of president Obama, who's EPA has directed the greatest assault on energy production and other use of the fossil fuel. This administration has been gunning for the up to 900 jobs (200 directly and 700 indirectly) affected by this recent development. In a January 2008 Interview, Obama said:
"Under my plan of a cap and trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Even regardless of what I say about whether coal is good or bad. Because I'm capping greenhouse gases, coal power plants, you know, natural gas, you name it -- whatever the plants were, whatever the industry was, uh, they would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that money on to consumers."
And he is making good on his promise.
The decision to allow the ferry the small window of continued operation is not good enough for Durbin however, who (with nary a peep in opposition from Michigan's US Senators) would like to see those jobs lost permanently.
"The SS Badger, the filthiest ship on the Great Lakes, has been given two more years to dump hundreds of tons of dangerous coal ash into Lake Michigan .. The millions of people who live, work and play in and around this beautiful Lake should be outraged that this filthy ship will continue to operate."
Says the guy who blocked some fixes we would have had for another environmental (and more pressing) issue; the Asian carp threat.
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After 36 years in the Senate, 87-year-old democrat senator Carl Levin is finally retiring. Levin has amassed a long and terrible record that this I only partially chronicled back in 2008.
Michigan is pretty democrat in Presidential years, but leans Republican in midterms. Still, the last time Michigan Republicans defeated an incumbent democrat senator was 1952. While we had essentially no chance of beating Levin, this open seat is a prime opportunity.
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Carl Levin announced today he is not seeking office again!!! Can we get a collective - "OMG it's about time for his sorry a$$ to be gone!!!"
This is a huge opportunity for a conservative to make a good run at this office - and HELL NO we don't need a Pete Hoekstra run!
How about it Tim Bos???
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"There is no bar to this nation's holding one of its own citizens as an enemy combatant." ?
If you answered that it was Michigan's own destructive insect, domestic enemy, and professional, pathological liar, Karl Levin, you'd be correct.
The author of the indefinite detention, section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA, isn't done terrorizing everyone in this country yet.
Simon Black at the Sovereign Man informs us
Mr. Levin is now at it again.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Branch President Rev. Wendell Anthony said there is no way an emergency financial manager can come in over the next 18 months and fix problems that have taken 50 to 100 years to develop.
Who in the Hell in their right mind would want that? Their coveted Obamessiah isn't sending them any bacon. It's time for Lansing to stop scratching Ilitch's, Penske's, and Gilbert's back with the rest of the states tax dollars, too.
Send LBJ's resulting "Model Cities" Detoilet to bankruptcy.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
Details forthcoming on the Granholm/Dillon era Democrat dystopia since 2005.
Folks, get ready to open your wallets for the DitherNerd's whims of saving Detoilet... All Hail Bill Milliken!
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