Having a race on the other side of the fence makes it SO MUCH EASIER for true Conservatives to prevail.
Out of four candidates, there are two conservatives in this race.
Guess which ones?
The vote, was one by the executive board of the Grand Traverse County Republican Party on whether to endorse State Senate Candidate Wayne Schmidt over Greg MacMaster in the 37th State Senate primary contest. The vote to choose one candidate over another in partisan (GOP) races would normally be considered off the table except under extraordinary circumstances. At least that is how it is designated in the by-laws of a number of other GOP county parties.
Questions must be asked. Is it prudent or even a legitimate practice? Is it fair to the candidates? Is it fair to the membership, and does it misrepresent the opinion of the party at-large?
One of the stupid things we do when applying the law, is to attempt to read minds.
Motivation is certainly a part of the considerations when determining guilt in circumstantial considerations, but applying a specific penalty to those motives? Nolan Finley gets it right this time:
“It just doesn’t matter. No one should ever be charged with a hate crime.
For one thing, layering on the hate crime charge creates unequal classes of victims.
If you get murdered by a junkie who wants your wallet, or a jealous husband, or a maniac on a killing spree, you’re just as dead as someone who gets offed by a racist.”
And frankly if the punishment ought to be increased under the suspicion that the perpetrator(s) were doing a ‘hate crime’, then it ought to apply always.
Americans For Prosperity Engages For Tax Day Rallies In Michigan And Elsewhere
On Saturday April 12, AFP will be with activists to stage demonstrations across the country, and at a couple of places in Michigan. In Livonia, AFP is holding a Tax Day Rally at the VisTaTech Center, Schoolcraft College from 11 AM to 3PM The rally will feature speeches by Tony Katz, host of the radio talk show “Tony Katz Tonight” on 93.1 FM WIBC and contributor to Townhall.com; and Frank Beckmann, host of “The Frank Beckmann Show” on News/Talk 760 WJR and Detroit News weekly columnist.
Up North, In Gaylord, AFP will have a “Going After the Bucks” Tax Day Rally at Big Buck’s Brewery in Gaylord; 550 S. Wisconsin Ave Gaylord, MI 49735 to rally for our economic freedoms! If you register, AFP is buying lunch! You can register here! (we hear the food is really good) Time of the rally is 11:30 to 3pm
Detroit City Council's New Knee-Jerk Licensing Requirements Out Of Line
I sell security cameras, and the related security recorders. There are few people who understand the advantages of having a properly set up security camera system than myself. One light think I would always advocate on behalf of my profession. However, like other mandatory (kaf kaf- Obamacare) ‘solutions,’ forcing a business to buy those systems is just plain wrong. The Detroit news reports that the Detroit city council is doing just that:
“The City Council on Tuesday unanimously voted to strengthen licensing requirements for self-service gas stations in the city and requires strategically placed indoor and outdoor digital surveillance cameras in the wake of a brutal beating on the city’s east side last week.”
“Licensing Requirements” are being used as an excuse to provide public policing tools (remember, police are there AFTER the events) on the back of the gas station owners.
As Reason magazine puts it “This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things.”
The emasculation of America continues. ‘Fairness’ above common sense or decency, and the dear of losing precious federal favor for our institutions of indoctrination.
H/T Bruce Hall
Because Indiana is the epicenter for earthquakes
Saturday, a taxpayer funded exercise in preparedness was going on. From the always-up-to-something folks in state government:
LANSING. In an effort to practice and test its emergency mobilization capabilities, the Michigan State Police (MSP) is participating in a simulated exercise tomorrow; Saturday, April 5, 2014.
The simulated preparedness exercise will test the department’s response to an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request for police officers to assist the State of Indiana with recovery operations in the aftermath of a simulated earthquake. The scenario will require the mobilization of 60 MSP personnel from across the state to the Lansing area. ..
Please note: This is not a media event but rather an advisory to the media to help prevent any public concern during the activities of this simulated exercise.
Nothing to see here.
Move along now folks.
This is an update to a post that I wrote yesterday.
Let me start off by saying that sometimes I get feedback on what I write. Usually e-mail. Sometimes face-to-face. Last night/this morning it was different…someone actually called me. I didn’t recognize the number at first, but later found found out afterwards it was through a mutual friend.
I got some complements on what I wrote, but they wanted to know why I stopped where I did.
Truth be told, I was on the Eastside for most of that day. I didn’t have enough time for a more thorough follow-up because of my own schedule.
I spoke to them about what was missing and asked them to forward me some links for verification.
It’s amazing what gets “omitted” in a product put out by “professional” journalists. In this case, The Detroit Free Press’ own Niraj Warikoo.
It never gets tiring going after the PC crowd on the radio, online or in the rare instance face-to-face.
But what really sets me off is when they try to bastardize the meaning of the documents that they cite in an pathetic attempt to win an argument.
Dateline: Dearborn, Michigan
On Friday, a parent in Dearborn Public Schools blew a gasket when his children brought home a flyer from the local elementary promoting “Eggstravaganza!” at the Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn.
A copy of the “offending” flyer can be seen here.
Basically, the flyer for the April 12th event (not actually held on Easter), invited people to participate in egg hunt, relay race and egg toss (not actually tenets of the religious holiday of Easter). They were asked to RSVP if they wanted to attend along with an image of a Easter Eggs and a bunny (not actual symbols of the religious holiday of Easter).