As you grapple with a perceived need for a new or modified long term energy plan, please allow me some observations.
First, there is no shortage of energy and there will not be.
Energy is plentiful in numerous forms, some you may not have heard of yet. The question is, which technology to use when? That should be decided by a free market – supply and demand. When (if) solar and wind becomes cost effective and solar panels repairs afforded by everyone, it will be used without government force. End monopolies and regulations that protect favored suppliers, and unleash technology, investment and alternatives.
In effect, SB 437 and SB 438 would perpetuate, extend and exacerbate the equivalent of Michigan’s OPEC. Two companies that charge Michigan energy users much more than appropriate, want you to sanction their monopolistic practises and lock in failed energy policies. DTE, e.g., is selling energy in Ohio at about half the amount they charge Michiganders.
The voters spoke on November 8, for a President-elect who promised to deregulate the very scare and radical policies that these bills would lock into place for decades. It is bad policy, and we ask you to reject it. Allow the new Republican Administration to look at and change policies before to close out our options, please!
The recount was over when the appeals court said Stein had no standing.
That’s a wrap, everyone can go home.
As I said yesterday, when the Michigan court of appeals demonstrated the logic we expect from our best legal minds, it was a done deal. Tonight, the big news is that judge Goldsmith followed the constitution, and responded properly to the state court decision of recount propriety. From ABC news:
U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith agreed with Republicans who argued that the three-day recount must end a day after the state appeals court dealt a blow to the effort. The court said Stein, who finished fourth in Michigan on Nov. 8, didn’t have a chance of winning even after a recount and therefore isn’t an “aggrieved” candidate.
“Because there is no basis for this court to ignore the Michigan court’s ruling and make an independent judgment regarding what the Michigan Legislature intended by the term ‘aggrieved,’ plaintiffs have not shown an entitlement to a recount,” Goldsmith said.
Clearly, he recognized his role was not to determine standing in this case.
The image on the right btw, is for those who think the GOP is forcing them into a safe space.
Michigan Court of Appeals gives Mandamus ruling to canvassers.
It ends here.
The Michigan Court of Appeals has ordered [suggested?] the canvassers to do their job. There was no reason to hold a recount when the outcome was not going to benefit Stein, and that she was not an aggrieved candidate with standing.
Jill Stein has no reason to continue. The recount will end. The federal decision was not in conflict with what should have happened in the canvasser’s hearing. The federal decision was unrelated to the decision by the canvassers, and was timing related only. Thus, as reported by the Detroit Free Press:
Andrea Bitely, a spokeswoman for Schuette, said the Michigan Court of Appeals said that “there is no conflict between” its order and the federal district court’s temporary restraining order, so the recount should end immediately.
Michigan's Supreme Court can intervene and save taxpayers millions and end the Democrat created chaos.
An Obama appointed federal Judge has ordered the recount to begin today at Noon.
This wouldn’t have happened by itself, and required a petition by Jill Stein to ‘expedite’ the process. Michigan Law dictates that state officials must wait two business days after hearing objections to a recount petition before they can start counting. This allows court review of the Board of Canvassers ruling on recount requests.
The federal Judge is attempting to circumvent Michigan’s election law, which is not it’s role.
If the canvassers had ruled for the Trump objection to the recount, this couldn’t have happened. The decision is based on the presumed ability to complete the recount in the shortened time and not whether it should go forward. However, the net decision requires an expedited ruling from the Michigan Court of Appeals or the Michigan Supreme court, or taxpayers on Attorney General Bill Schuette’s motion.
Stein has no skin in the outcome, and even admits the process is not expected to change the results of the election. Yet Stein has pursued this avenue in order to insert chaos into the electoral process.
And the Democrats including Mark Brewer, former chair of the Michigan Democrat party are happy to see it happen.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein attempts to justify her lunacy
Jill Stein has no skin in the game.
Except maybe in a way that gives her a donor base to work off of for her next 1% run at the presidency. Stein, looking a little jaundiced in this clip tries to convince even herself that wasting the time of election officials in three states serves some enlightened or higher purpose.
Professing that 75,000 ballots in Detroit having no presidential preference chosen as a reason for the recount, and also saying it is not about Trump, Clinton, herself or any particular candidate, Stein will be announcing her lawsuit against Pennsylvania’s election board for cancelling the recount in NYC.
As best I can tell, (with a minor exception of two) the scheduled recount counties are those which have a traditionally higher Democrat voting, an/or did fairly well for the indicted criminal, Hillary Clinton. If there were errors or machine missed/uncounted ballots, the percentages advantage Democrats in these counties.
If you are in the most conservative areas, Jill Stein (AKA Campaign for Hillary) does not want to recount your votes.
If the objection is accepted by the board of canvassers, its done, and Trump Wins Michigan. If they do not accept the objection, then next Tuesday will be the beginning of the ‘fun.’