Political News and Commentary with the Right Perspective. NAVIGATION
  • Front Page
  • News
  • Multimedia
  • Tags
  • RSS Feed

  • Your New Scoop Site

    Welcome to Scoop!

    To help you figure things out, there is a Scoop Admin Guide which can hopefully answer most of your questions.

    Some tips:

    • Most of the layout is changed in "Blocks", found in the admin tools menu
    • Features can be turned on and off, and configured, in "Site Controls" in the admin tools menu
    • Stories have an "edit" link right beside the "Full Story" link on an index page, and right beside the "Post a Comment" link on the full story page. They can also be edited by clicking the story title in the "Story List" admin tool
    • Boxes are what allow you to write new features for Scoop; they require a knowledge of the perl programming language to work with effectively, although you can often make small changes without knowing much perl. If you would like a feature added but cannot program it yourself, ScoopHost does custom Scoop programming as one of its services.
    • If you aren't sure where to look for a particular feature or piece of display, try the "Search Admin Tools" link in the admin tools menu.

    For support, questions, and general help with Scoop, email support@scoophost.com

    ScoopHost.com is currently running Scoop version Undeterminable from .

    Tag: Florida

    Florida REJECTS Obamacare Exchange

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 05:40:45 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Florida, Health Care, No Thank You, Obamacare (all tags)

    Governor Rick Scott of Florida, after initially turning down the idea of Obamacare in Florida, eventually gave in, raising eyebrows in all conservative communities.

    However, instead of the Medicaid expansion to a million new recipients, Florida legislators are calling for some skin-in-the-game and an eventual withdrawal from ALL Medicaid.

    "Sen. Joe Negron says he hopes the state can eventually exit from the Medicaid system entirely and called this proposal the beginning of a transformation. Lawmakers also discussed using state funds to help with co-pays.

    A House panel last week also rejected expanding Medicaid. "

    Oh Snap.

    Following up on this, Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today issued the following statement praising Florida Senate and House committees that have killed Governor Rick Scott's proposal to expand Medicaid:

    "Both these Senate and House committees have saved federal taxpayers some $20 billion from 2014 to 2019, and Florida taxpayers another $1 billion by 2022 by not following Governor Scott's ill-advised proposal to expand Medicaid by 1 million people. This should set the stage for other state legislatures, like Arizona, Michigan, and Ohio, to break ranks with their governors by refusing to implement Obamacare.

    "Overall, if every state were to expand Medicaid, it would increase spending by more than $117 billion a year in additional costs just for starters. In this case, not implementing Obamacare is the best medicine for what ails the U.S. economy: too much debt."


    Long term damage for short term perception of gain.

    As I suggested earlier, Michigan lawmakers need to think about letting go of the curious things in the hole, or risk becoming trapped and used.

    (3 comments) Comments >>

    Busses Have Consequences

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 03:43:18 PM EST
    Tags: Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, scorched earth tactics, Barry Goldwater, Pat Buchanan, Reagan's Eleventh Commandment (all tags)

    I remember well a certain story told about Chuck Yob and the 1992 Republican National Convention.  During the 1992 Republican Presidential Primary Campaign, Pat Buchanan had finished better than expected in state primaries (frequently a strong second), even though President Bush, sr., had won every single statewide contest.  Nevertheless, Buchanan's campaign wanted to use their "victories" as a reason to exert some influence over the national platform, obtain some delegate seats, and receive a few favorable speaking slots.

    That year, Yob was the chairman of the credentials committee, and during one of their meetings was invited into a side room into a conference with Rich Bond (then the RNC Chairman) and President Bush.  Bay Buchanan, Pat Buchanan's sister and campaign manager, was expected to be making an appearance at the meeting, and the president had some instructions for what he thought needed to be done.

    What Bush wanted Yob to do was to let Buchanan lay out her entire case, put all her cards on the table.  After that, he was to spend the next 5 hours picking apart all of her arguments, and keep her in that room arguing her case for the rest of the afternoon.  And then, at 4 o'clock, he was to give up and let Buchanan have whatever she was still asking for.  She'd take the story back to her people that they'd fought all day with the establishment, and at least got them to give ground on what really mattered.  The story that would go back to the Bush supporters that they'd negotiated all day with the challenger's team, and finally given them their way on some positions that really didn't matter . . . for the good of the party.

    I think that there is a lesson taught here that really should have been applied to the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary Campaign . . . and the 2012 Republican National Convention (especially when viewed in light of the 1964 campaign).

    (66 comments, 1582 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Moderates Cannot Be Trusted

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Aug 27, 2012 at 10:58:51 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Florida, Charlie Crist, Rick Snyder, Moderates, RINOs (all tags)

    Bottom line, don't expect a squishy Republican to have your back.

    Michigan House and Senate Republicans have found this out.  Between vetoing some of the new voter rules, ignoring legislative will with the bridge, and making it clear he would not be signing on to RTW once it appeared to have broader support, Snyder has been as squishy as a Halloween pumpkin left on the porch till April. Add to this an almost eager demeanor (promoting it early 2011) on the (Obamacare) healthcare exchange and its about as rotten too.

    He makes the arguments for team Obama.  He's made the argument for Team Granholm.

    So what happens when Rick gets primaried in 2014?

    It may not be like the RINO loser Charlie Christ who lost in 2010 to Marco Rubio, and has since shown his true colors:

    Former Republican Florida governor Charlie Crist, writing in Sunday's Tampa Bay Times, endorsed President Obama, calling him "the right leader for our state and the nation."

    Cough .. Cough .. GAG... OMG Charlie, this is NOT Venezuela!

    And now he will be a speaker at the Democratic Convention next week in Charlotte. Continuing:

    Crist lost a bid for the Senate two years ago to tea party favorite Marco Rubio in a bitter battle that divided the state's Republican Party. The moderate Republican ran as an independent in the general election after polls showed him losing the GOP primary to Rubio.  

    In his endorsement, Crist continued to criticize what he says is a Republican Party "pitched so far to the extreme right on issues important to women, immigrants, seniors and students that they've proven incapable of governing for the people."

    See what happens when you steal candy from a baby?

    NO, I don't expect Snyder to go all out and pick up his toys and go home like Crist.  But the pandering to the left, and trying to appease them on THEIR issues is unproductive and teaches no lessons.  Shaking the non conservative elements out of our party can only help when insisting OUR message is correct.  We cannot endure the acceptance of platforms crafted by the other team.

    A primary MUST happen in 2014.  

    Recall that Snyder got 36% of the vote in the 2010 primary, during a year when the Dem crossover into Republican territory was at its peak.  Its time to stop the Crist-crossing of political moderation.  

    If we cannot stand for our message, and cannot stand by it, we cannot teach it.

    (6 comments) Comments >>

    Lies, Damned Lies, and Vote Suppression Allegations

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jul 07, 2011 at 11:57:43 AM EST
    Tags: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Wisconsin, potentially 27 other states, ballot box integrity, electoral vote math, 10% of 10%, Ruth Johnson (all tags)

    Promoted for Ruth Johnson mention

    To anyone with whom I've been in regular contact for the past eight months or so, what I'm about to say won't come as a big surprise:  My wife, Christie, is about 33 weeks pregnant.

    I mention that to say this:  I was with my wife in the doctor's office a couple of weeks ago, and the USA Today headline caught my eye.  Evidently, there are some republican controlled state legislatures that are taking steps to crack down on the most dangerous form of fraud in any free society.  Pay attention to the map available from the National Conference of State Legislatures, we'll be referring to it after the break.

    (1 comment, 2934 words in story) Full Story

    Right To Work Statistics - Higher Income!

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jun 13, 2011 at 11:33:42 AM EST
    Tags: Higher wages, Wyoming, Virginia, Nevada, Florida, North Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, Texas, Iowa, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North Carolina, Tennessee, RTW, Right To Work, Forced Unionism, Freedom To Work, FTW, Michigan (all tags)

    Often the argument against Right-To-Work laws is a flippant "Oh yeah .. Right to work for less" type of response.  Many of those who say that might actually believe it, but the truth is far different.

    Personal income is higher in Right to Work states

    Yessiree, employees in Right to Work states enjoy higher personal income per capita than in Michigan.

    Per recent census data:

    Wyoming           $48,608
    Virginia                44,224
    Nevada                41,182
    Florida                 39,893
    North Dakota        39,870
    Nebraska             39,150
    Kansas                38,820
    South Dakota       38,661
    Texas                  37,774
    Iowa                    37,402
    Louisiana             36,424
    Oklahoma            35,985
    North Carolina      35,344
    Tennessee           34,976

    Michigan            $34,949

    Source: 2010 U.S. Census: Personal income per capita

    (5 comments) Comments >>

    Right To Work Statistics - Job Creation

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sat Jun 11, 2011 at 10:54:50 PM EST
    Tags: More Jobs, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Virginia, Nevada, Less Jobs, Michigan, California, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, RTW, Right To Work, Forced Unionism, Freedom To Work, FTW (all tags)

    Regulars know I am pushing for Freedom to work (right to work) in Michigan.  Part of the argument going forward in this state will be to present the data for all to see. For this installment, we look at the top Job creating states versus the bottom.

    Right to Work states lead the nation in creating new jobs (1999-2009)

    1. Texas              +866,000
    2. Florida             +291,600
    3. Arizona            +194,800    
    4. Virginia            +138,400
    5. Nevada            +124,500

    Michigan and other forced unionism states lead the nation in losing jobs (1999-2009)

    1. California        -170,400
    2. Indiana           -225,300
    3. Illinois            -332,700    
    4. Ohio              -508,200
    50. Michigan       -687,600

    Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor

    (15 comments) Comments >>

    Advertise on RightMichigan.com


    Make a new account

    Tweet along with RightMichigan by
    following us on Twitter HERE!

    External Feeds

    Metro/State News RSS from The Detroit News
    + Craig: Cushingberry tried twice to elude police, was given preferential treatment
    + Detroit police arrest man suspected of burning women with blowtorch
    + Fouts rips video as 'scurrilous,' defends Chicago trip with secretary
    + Wind, winter weather hammer state from Mackinac Bridge to southeast Mich.
    + Detroit Cass Tech QB Campbell expected to be released from custody Friday
    + New water rates range from -16% to +14%; see change by community
    + Detroit's bankruptcy gets controversial turn in new Honda ad
    + Royal Oak Twp., Highland Park in financial emergency, review panels find
    + Grosse Ile Twp. leads list of Michigan's 10 safest cities
    + Wayne Co. sex crimes backlog grows after funding feud idles Internet Crime Unit
    + Judge upholds 41-60 year sentence of man guilty in Detroit firefighter's death
    + Detroit man robbed, shot in alley on west side
    + Fire at Detroit motel forces evacuation of guests
    + Survivors recount Syrian war toll at Bloomfield Hills event
    + Blacks slain in Michigan at 3rd-highest rate in US

    Politics RSS from The Detroit News
    + Apologetic Agema admits errors but won't resign
    + Snyder: Reform 'dumb' rules to allow more immigrants to work in Detroit
    + GOP leaders shorten presidential nominating season
    + Dems: Another 12,600 Michiganians lose extended jobless benefits
    + Mike Huckabee's comments on birth control gift for Dems
    + Granholm to co-chair pro-Clinton PAC for president
    + Republican panel approves tougher penalties for unauthorized early primary states
    + Michigan seeks visas to lure immigrants to Detroit
    + Peters raises $1M-plus for third straight quarter in Senate bid
    + Bill would let lawyers opt out of Michigan state bar
    + Michigan lawmakers launch more bills against sex trade
    + Balanced budget amendment initiative gets a jumpstart
    + Feds subpoena Christie's campaign, GOP
    + Poll: At Obama's 5-year point, few see a turnaround
    + Obama to release 2015 budget March 4

    create account | faq | search