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By JGillman, Section News
For Dennis Lennox. And maybe some things you could really care less about.
As Lennox goes on a personal campaign to destroy Decorated Veteran Dave Agema, the credibility he carries with some folks needs to be put back in check. A little background on this guy is in order.
First off, Lennox is no dummy. He is a little queer, (Odd, but I reserve that the matching definition could be that of the reader's own thoughts) but he knows the political game better than most children his age. In fact, a little better than many who have been in the Republican party for some time, as he plays THEM so well. He is a CMU grad or some such thing, and was vice president at one time of the Young Americans for freedom, a group that was once sanctioned (and relieved by the administration)for anti-homosexual chalkings prior to a veterans support event. It was rumored the chalkings were an attempt to drum up 'news' by SOMEONE in that YAF chapter. It made national news, and attention was given. A lot of attention.
Almost as much as the fabled attacks by university officials while doing the Gary Peters video taping thing, at one point earning him a label of "mentally unstable and a potential "campus shooter" because of his aggressive, in your face tactics". Which was false, and drew the ACLU to his side, yet was likely a label he sought. It also made national media.
Lennox went to the 2008 RNC event in MN as an alternate delegate. I was there as well. On the way in during one session he happened to be walking up the same route on the outside of the security fences. Along that route, was every national leftist blogger in the US. He made it a point to stop and announce himself to quite a few of of them. to make sure THEY know who he was and gave them 'official' interviews as a Republican going in.
At that time of course, he had other things going on as well that would add to his 'national persona'.
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By JGillman, Section News
As one of those who think that traditional newspapers still have a place in small towns, from a forum and accountability perspective I have made the offer to salvage one particular fish wrapping.
The Traverse City Record Eagle is one of those papers that persist in perpetuating the belief that the news is slanted, and editorial bias is more important than actual news. The editorial page is even worse with frequent attacks and letter limitations that would make the casual observer think this is a leftist community; a non truth if ever there was one.
One of the results seen in a community that is still conservative, and mostly traditional, is that the profitability of such enterprise can be lessened to a degree which puts it continuing viability in peril. The Record Eagle has become a leftist blog, as partisan and unreasonable as any out there. It is poised to attack opinions as soon as they are uttered, as long as those opinions don't jibe with their ideological perspective.
I am, as always concerned about collateral damage to a community that has such firepower, loose, and uncontrollable. Not from a censorship perspective, but one that recognizes the bullying done, and how it will in the end do a disservice to the community, and the owners who expect profitability from their acquisition.
On January 19th, I offered my services to Community Newspaper Holdings Inc., (CNHI) which owns this paper.
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In an article "Bandwidth by the barrel", Nancy Derringer of Bridge Magazine [more than] casually mentions our community.
"While the collection of regular bloggers at Right Michigan represents a wide spectrum of political opinion, Gillman said he is interested in policing the principles the party stands for.
Yep. Hard love.
We aren't here to bash the R's, but rather keep them from driving into the ditch along with the Demoncrats and moderate train wrecks who have wreaked havoc on this state for too many decades.
Feel the love.
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All day today, it seems everywhere you looked the Romney faction (media elites and party insiders) have declared victory in the Michigan primary.
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By DetroitRight, Section News
Now this is unbelievable. A couple of Marines decided to treat a few dead Taliban terrorists to a good old fashioned "golden shower."
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Governments that watch their people,fear them
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Happy Monday folks.. OK, now get over that feeling.
Many of the conservatives on this site are familiar with David Nolan. Nolan, the inventor of the 'Worlds Smallest Political Quiz' was also one of the principle founders of the Libertarian Party. Nolan died yesterday at the age of 66.
Many of you might also be familiar with Kwame Kilpatrick. It seems another brave stripper has decided to take her chances with new testimony as a new witness saying the rumored Manoogian party happened.
And if you haven't caught the news, we have a new Michigan based airline?? (Shameless plug for some creative endeavors that might work) Over at MTTM.
Why does the term 'Inmate running the asylum' come to mind when I hear that Debbie Stabenow now runs the agriculture committee in the US Senate? Note the reference of FOOD to FUEL in her comment.. sigh..
Detroit? Losing your shine as most dangerous city already.. I guess with the population falling faster than slim shady's popularity, it had to happen. Flint closing in FAST!
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A man is known by the company he keeps.
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+ Mike Huckabee's comments on birth control gift for Dems
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+ Bill would let lawyers opt out of Michigan state bar
+ Michigan lawmakers launch more bills against sex trade
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