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    Tag: Oakland

    Seat Belt Oppression Stepped Up

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri May 24, 2013 at 10:01:16 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Click-it, Abuse, Seat Belts, Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Chippewa, Delta, Eaton, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Marquette, Monroe, Muskegon, Oakland, Ogemaw, Ottawa, Saginaw, St. Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw, Wayne, Jack Boots (all tags)

    One of the long running abuses of government is being stepped up as is normal at this time of year.

    Possibly the most in-your-face government nanny state BS to ever grace a televised Tiger game is LIVE this weekend.  Seat belt enforcement zones in effect through Memorial Day

    ".. law enforcement officers from 155 agencies will be conducting safety belt enforcement zones in 26 counties across the state through June 2.


    Agencies in the following counties will have extra officers out enforcing the state's seat belt law during the Click It or Ticket campaign: Allegan, Berrien, Calhoun, Chippewa, Delta, Eaton, Genesee, Grand Traverse, Houghton, Ingham, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Livingston, Macomb, Marquette, Monroe, Muskegon, Oakland, Ogemaw, Ottawa, Saginaw, St. Clair, Van Buren, Washtenaw and Wayne.

    Good places to avoid if driving sans the safety harness.

    Annoyance at this program stems not so much from a common sense application of the tools used to protect passengers of automobiles, but rather the steamy breathed way it is presented as LAW. And that we pay for those ads. (perhaps legislators could look at funding that drives that type of inane garbage?)


    But that isn't entirely all of it either.  Go below for more..

    (10 comments, 384 words in story) Full Story

    Michigan Redistricting: State House Part II: Oakland and Genesee

    By Conservative First, Section News
    Posted on Tue Apr 19, 2011 at 04:13:14 AM EST
    Tags: redistricting, census, state house, Oakland, Genesee (all tags)

    Cross-posted at The Western Right.

    The first part of my analysis of redistricting the Michigan state house focused on Wayne County. That article contains the basics on the rules that any map must follow.

    Michigan Redistricting: State House Part I: Wayne County

    In particular, a good map avoids county breaks when possible. We have seen that districts in Wayne County can be drawn to avoid a break. This is also true for Washtenaw, Livingston, Ingham, and Lapeer Counties.

    Part II begins by considering Oakland County. It is technically possible to avoid breaking Oakland, but only by significantly overpopulating its districts, which would lead to more city/township breaks, which must also be avoided.


    (1 comment, 807 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Planned Parenthood Coming To Oakland County

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Tue Apr 21, 2009 at 02:05:32 PM EST
    Tags: abortion, Michigan, oakland, Planned Parenthood (all tags)

    (Promoted by Nick...)

    Cross-posted at theblogprof

    That's right - Murder, Inc. wants into Oakland County. As is their typical modus operindi, they're not eyeballing Rochester, or Bloomfield Hills, or any other well-off suburb. The ghouls are targeting Pontiac, the poorest most despondent population in the County. Yep - poor minorities targeted for termination. Isn't this exactly how Margaret Sanger set up Planned Parenthood? From the Oakland Press today:

    Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan announced Monday that it is looking to expand into Oakland County.

    "We're looking for a place in the general Pontiac area to open a new health center," said Lori Lamerand, president and chief executive officer of the Mid and South Michigan chapter.

    The announcement was made at the organization's 15th annual fundraising luncheon at the Troy Marriott on Monday, where folk singer Judy Collins was the keynote speaker."

    For quite awhile, there have not been family planning services in this area and the state is willing to partner with us to try to make that happen," Lamerand said.

    "Our goal is to always maximize and meet the need the community has the most," Lamerand said. "We're working to create a community guidepost."

    Lots of 1984 Newspeak there. They made the filleting of a baby sound so -- benign. "Health Centers." Tell that to the multitudes of dead babies. And what's with "the State is willing to partner with us" all about? Just remember what this organization was founded to do: abort minority babies at as high of a rate as physically possible. Thus the locations here in southeastern Michigan: Detroit, Warren, Jackson, Lansing, East Lansing, Livonia, Ypsilanti, etc. What do all these have in common? They are close to large minority populations.

    (4 comments, 507 words in story) Full Story

    DetNews: Macomb County may raise taxes

    By Theblogprof, Section News
    Posted on Thu Feb 19, 2009 at 11:20:41 AM EST
    Tags: corruption, macomb, oakland, taxes, unions (all tags)

    cross-posted at theblogprof

    May raise taxes? MAY raise taxes? The News seems to be a bit behind the curve on this one. I posted several stories linking article in local papers as to what is going on with the budget deficit in Macomb County (see here, here, here and here amongst others). In any case, the subline of the article is Long-avoided millage rate change among few options commission has left to erase $10M shortfall in budget.

    Uh - long-avoided? As if the overspending by the 20-6 Democrat majority didn't overspend for years on end with this year being the one where they have to finally pay the piper? Long-avoided? From the article:

    It has been more than 30 years since Macomb County adjusted its tax rate -- and at that time, officials lowered the millage.
    Gee. What could have happened? In 2 generations (it's been more than 30 years since an increase happened) the taxes haven't been increased. Not one fraction of one mil. Until now. But, ... they HAVE to raise it now! They have no other choice. None. Zero, zip, zilch. No choice. You know what's coming next, right? You have to know what's coming next in the argument stream.

    (1 comment, 827 words in story) Full Story

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