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RightMi.com 2015 Year In Review

RightMi.com top stories for 2015

Year in reviewWe’ve reached the end of 2015.

Running the gamut from man eating roads to bald face lies, Michigan politics is a ‘special’ place. RightMi.com highlights certain aspects of our system by bringing certain aspects not typically examined by the mainstream to the forefront.   With writing from folks in all parts of the state, we have been able to add perspective not found elsewhere.  Please enjoy, be active, and keep coming back!

STOP-167Coming out of 2014, that session’s legislative knuckleheads carved out a wonderful political battle extending right up to a special vote May 5, which was soundly defeated 80 to 20.  Add to this the cost of the special election that could be as high as $10,000,000, and the resources necessary on both sides to fight it.

In RightMi.com’s opening salvo for 2015, KG One says

“But, I’ve also heard that very same sales pitch before (going back at least several decades, in fact), and have been very disappointed by the outcome each and every time.”

And he was hardly wrong in hedging his optimism as disappointment has once again begat the theme with the political class we have learned to trust so implicitly. <sarc=off>

The ‘safe roads’ nonsense was replete with payoffs to just about every single constituency, and the majority GOP legislature made sure that those ‘po folk’ would get their due if the tax hikes would pass.

The PowWow happened, and we promoted, then reported on it.  The Mackinac Center made an unexpected decision to withdraw from the opportunity to reach 400 or so Michigan activists.  Apparently, Dave Agema, a white haired old veteran ‘racist’ (seen on the right with one of his ‘mortal enemies,’ Pastor Phil Smith) was too overwhelming and politically incorrect that he might rub off in some way.  We gave them a “bad doggie” award and moved on. (I still love you guys..  just don’t do that again, OK?)

A shame they didn’t show up.  One guy who did however, was Lt. General William G Boykin.

Now that guy was the real deal. He offered an inspirational speech (click the link above), and was later used as an example of concern about the lack of will by a couple of ‘tea soldiers’ to fight in Michigan’s legislature.  Though with a couple of highlights, the powwow takeaway in the end, was less than stellar from the perspectives of attendees and some organizers.

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Switch SuperNAP Michigan Data Center: Chaos in the Offing

A Few Details Michigan's Legislators Might Want to Consider

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Michigan’s nitwit media have been gushing over the announcement last Thursday that Switch, LLC will purchase the erstwhile Steelcase Pyramid southwest of Grand Rapids and convert the site into one of their state-of-the-art SuperNAP cloud computing data centers. The ‘information economy’ has been touted as Michigan’s future by no less than Michael Dell. He was in Detroit to address the Economic Club after his company purchased EMC Corporation, another major data center operator with three facilities in Michigan, in a blow out $ 67 billion buyout. Switch SuperNAP promoters, notably The Right Place, Incorporated, are touting 1,000 new jobs in Gaines Township, but this should be regarded wth the same skepticism as any other MEDC clone employment prediction. No one has said anything about financing, but there is good reason to believe that Michigan will be asked to ‘participate’ here as well.

Steelcase vacated their distinctive Corporate Development Center in 2012 and sold it to to Norman Properties in May. Norman Properties, in turn, has agreed to sell this property to Switch LLC, pending the approval of State tax breaks. Those tax breaks have been introduced in the Michigan House by Representatives VerHeulin, Yonker, and Schor. Identical tax break legislation has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Hildenbrand, Schuitmaker, and MacGregor. These legislators are targeting quick passage in the legislative session which convenes after their Thanksgiving break. They might want to consider a few details before they lunge further forward.

This being RightMI, you might think this post is about those tax breaks. You would be wrong. There is actually a critical flaw in this project which will injure Consumer’s Energy electricity customers all across West Michigan. A couple of other issues exist as well, but they pale in comparison to the electricity consumption of this project.  Those tax breaks are a lost cause in American politics today – not even worth protesting.

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More weasel words from Gov. Rick Snyder

It’s all about the roads!

Remember: It’s about the roads.

Say it with me again so there’s no forgetting: It’s about the roads.

No, it’s not. And I’ve got it straight from the horse’s mouth on why this actually isn’t.

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Just like our Founding Lawyers intended…


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The Nerd’s Potholed Pathway to Indentured Posterity

Because we all know exactly how much Higher Ed matters.

Are you understanding it, yet?

Bonus. We all now know what the jagoff on the right in the photo above collects a taxpayer funded paycheck for.

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He really must not be looking very hard!

Don't bother me. I'm letting people think that I know what I'm doing.

Don’t bother me. I’m letting people think that I know what I’m doing.

 

When he’s not busy assuaging his troubled conscience with other people’s money or letting terrorists into Michigan for the very same reason, Gov. Rick Snyder (along with his BFF’s Lil’ Guv Calley, Sen. Meekhof and apparently Speaker Cotter) are still working diligently behind the scenes to shake down Michigan Motorists and businesses to fix the perpetual joke that is Michigan Roads.

I should stress how important the latter is, because the guv’s crew often “forgets”  that goods actually get onto those shelves at your local store via truck…not some transporter beam from Star Trek or magical fairies daintily waving their wands.

I also shouldn’t need to remind anyone here of Basic Econ 101, where my boss isn’t going to eat the cost of higher fees & taxes Gov. Snyder & Co. will eagerly impose on him. He (and I’ll venture a guess every other business as well) will pass most, if not all, of that cost along to you.

Just something to keep in mind the next time you run out to your local store for anything.

So where is MDOT flushing more of your hard-earned road funding down the toilet this week?

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Quick! Check Your Wallets!

Slick Rick‘s lips are moving again

Nerdschmuck

Only 1,215 days remaining of this detestable, nasally voiced a******.

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Here’s an Idea Bill, go Arrest the F*****

Top Cop, right?

http://michigan.gov/minewswire/0,4629,7-136-3452-361125–,00.html

The only slack I’ll cut Schuette at this point, is that the a****** governerd hasn’t said diddly-squat about us being raped.

But, because of Go Team ~ Republicans, don’t hold your breath that any of them will stop you from being raped, fellow Americans.

Case in point: http://thehill.com/homenews/house/234766-dems-would-back-boehner-in-coup-attempt

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Trump is Right, Again

Oh, lookie here at this headline. The Donald sure knows how to make things happen. Within a week’s timeframe Trump, has ’em jumping through hoops on the deplorable treatment of our Veterans with a simple poke at the war zero who screws over anything and anyone for personal gain, and now, the Undocumented Democrats.

Michigan Republicans, Congress rush to ban immigrant ‘sanctuary cities’ in wake of murder

The Bee-esS is so thick in our alleged two party system one needs wings to stay above it. Michigan Republicans, which hold every lever of power in Lansing, have sat around with their collective thumbs up their posterior for damn near a half decade on this illegal alien issue.

Want an “extra” Billion Dollar$ for fixing roads? We wrote about where to find it here: http://rightmi.com/old/www.rightmichigan.com/story/2011/5/20/24824/7155.html

Does anyone see this schmuck bringing up that issue? Hell no! Tax more (new Revenue), spend more (without accountability) ’cause, you know, “jobs, jobs, jobs“. That sleazy organization is little more than being about defending and expanding “cheap” subsidized labor: http://rightmi.com/old/www.rightmichigan.com/story/2012/7/13/20938/7728.html

So, where do you think Slick Rick stands on the issue of illegal aliens? Why, he fabricates history in his Progressive little mind and spews it out as if it’s a normal thing to do. There’s the problem with Snyder’s brand of crony capitalism. His house of cards falls when sunlight shines upon his gamed leveraged use of public monies becomes apparent for everyone to see.

But I digress.

Back to illegal aliens. Remember this?

Gatecrashers. They’re an insult to all who have legally obtained citizenship. But, whose base are we talking about here? Democrats and their poverty plantation, which pandering whores like Boehner, McConnell, and Priebus, desperately try to imitate. Do not even get me started on the state party apparatchik’s dunce trying to wage a cat-fight with sHillary.

Luckily for Little Ronna, she has someone who is her mental midget equal. Yes, Brandon, we get the “Mexican immigrants” drift your race hustling, vote buying, MDP/DNC sleaziods parrot because if the gatecrashers voted Conservative, your Party would have the borders sealed tight in a heartbeat.

Fact.

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$18,000,000.00 that Did Not go to Fixing Roads

Our tax dollars at work because we all need virtual reality in Detoilet.

So, there you have it. The Nerd’s affirmative action toad had a pet project to oversee.

Really, dingbat? Perhaps, Little Ronna should be telling us what Hillary would be doing any different from, Lansing Republicans.

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