This afternoon, my sources informed me that the Macomb County Board of Commissioners – Government Operations Committee approved the “Macomb County Human Rights Policy” early this afternoon by a 7-4 vote.
Despite lacking any examples of “discrimination” to cite as justification for implementing such a policy in Macomb County, every democrat voted lockstep in supporting this, while every republican voted “no”.
I was doing some reconnoitering several days ago up in Vassar.
Five-way intersections aside, nothing stood out of the ordinary while I got the lay of the land and some pictures for future use.
What I did get though as I was starting to head back was a text from someone asking for me to stop at certain well-known Michigan business (Bronners) and pick them up something on the way back.
I’ll bet that most people here would be surprised at how close they’ll be “storing” illegal aliens near a major Michigan tourist area. Goes a long way towards explaining why illegal aliens would be needing training provided by a “Culinary Arts Vocational Counselor”.
Long story short. After getting the item in question, I walked around for a few minutes and sat in on one of the videos they show visitors about Christmas, Bronners, etc.. The video isn’t what caught my attention, it’s what I saw when they turned on the lights that did. Wedged in-between the screen and the Hummell displays was a lot of Americana.
Trying to placate the latest batch of “visitors” to Michigan?
Yes, I did bring it up to the staff there (several of them, actually).
No, they didn’t appear very interested in fixing it.
And for the record, no I didn’t have the time to deal with the FPD after chucking a certain flag into the nearest dumpster.
Not letting something called local opposition (or Heaven forbid…national sovereignty) get in the way of them assuaging their troubled conscience, Gov Rick Snyder announced that around 100 illegal aliens are already in Michigan.
According to the Cadillac News, at least 100 of these illegals, a breakdown from where they are coming from has not been provided, will be here on a “temporary basis”.
No word on exactly how long “temporary” might be.
While speaking to a business round table this morning in Washington, Gov. Snyder said,
“It’s really terrible the whole situation with the undocumented children and that’s really generated the crisis that you’re currently talking about.”
“Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce.” – Ayn Rand, “Atlas Shrugged”
A long time ago, I would be asked to accompany family members who wanted to go to the local Fretter or Highland whenever they wanted to buy any appliances/electronics (yes, I know that I’m dating myself here). Part of it was because they knew that I had a vehicle big enough to bring home whatever they bought without much trouble. The other was that I could usually be counted on to hook it up after I brought it in.
One of the things I hated most about those experiences was dealing with the salesmen when actually making the purchase.
Even though my relatives were usually buying something listed in the newspaper ad so what we should be paying going out the door wasn’t a mystery, at the counter the salesman would always give them that sincere look and always ask them if they wanted to purchase additional items to go with what they were there to buy in the first place. Looking a little baffled at the salesman’s question and not appearing certain about how to answer, I’d step in at that point and tell them firmly, but politely, that I’ve hooked up enough TV’s, stereos, etc. to know what else I would need to get it to work and would’ve had it on the counter if we actually needed it. Being a little put off, but still undiscouraged, they turn to them again and ask about getting additional “warranty/insurance coverage” for their purchase. More often than not, it wasn’t any better than the manufacturer’s warranty. I strongly told them “no” for a second time.
At the time I didn’t know this, but they were using a technique called “upselling” which is a used for the benefit of the seller in additional to the actual sale of the item.
“Upselling” is also a technique being used by the Republican Leadership in Lansing to rationalize to the people they represent why they have abandoned their own stated principle of, ‘government practicing fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.’