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    Tag: RINO (page 2)

    Breaking - RINO Turned Dems Down

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri May 04, 2012 at 01:44:11 PM EST
    Tags: Republican, RINO, Joe Shwarz, Walberg, CD7, Michigan, Democrats, Fail (all tags)

    $20,000 wasn't enough for the template of all RINOs to run as a Dem according to sources.

    That was the amount reportedly offered to Schwarz for his campaign on their behalf. From M-Live

    Former Republican Congressman Joe Schwarz said Friday he has decided not to run for the seat now held by Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg.

    Schwarz, of Battle Creek, represented the 7th Congressional District - which includes Jackson County - for one term in the U.S. House and lost to Walberg, of Tipton, in the 2006 Republican primary.

    He had been considering a run in 2012 as a Democrat.

    Because his natural tendencies have always favored failure.

    And even though the story doesn't mention it, he may still run as an Independent.

    Something that ought to make the Democrats even happier if they stop to think about it.

    (1 comment) Comments >>

    Is Ardesta LLC The Real Impediment?

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Sat Mar 31, 2012 at 09:39:48 AM EST
    Tags: Rick Snyder, Ardesta, MEDC, Public-Private Partnerships, Stem Cell Research, Right to Life, Pro Life, Dead Babies, Embryos, Prevarication, Michigan, RINO, Anti-Right To Work, DRIC-NITC, Light Rail boondoggles, Massive Federal debt is not a factor, Obamacare Health Exchange, Autism Mandates, Foreign National Job Preference, H-1B Visas, EB-5 Citizenship, Wholesale Gas Tax, Registration Fees, Government Funding, Cowardly with Detroits Financial Disaster, Progressives, Crony Capitalism, Corporate Welfare, Been there done that with Granholm (all tags)

    Remember folks, this is only about transparency.

    Lansing- The University of Michigan and Michigan State University could lose millions in state aid next year if they don't  comply with legislative dictates that some view as ideological micromanaging of the state's largest universities.

    The Republican-run House higher education appropriations subcommittee approved a plan Friday to withhold $4.78 million in state aid from U-M next year if it fails to report how many human embryonic stem cell lines it has in its research labs.

    MSU could lose out on $6.79 million for requiring students to have health insurance, the committee said. Under the label of "performance measures," the panel attached the restrictions to a pool of $36 million in new money for universities.

    It is very important to note the following.

    Voters authorized a constitutional amendment in 2008 to allow Michigan scientists to create embryonic stem cell lines. But lawmakers included a requirement in the 2012 budget to have researchers file an annual report with a handful of figures, including how many stem cell lines it has created.

    The Senate and Gov. Rick Snyder did not include such restrictions in their recommended university spending plans, Boulus said.

    Rest here.

    Now, let's flashback to July 19, 2010.

    (394 words in story) Full Story

    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    "Skim Tracker" Points out Failure of Michigan Senate

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jan 13, 2012 at 11:44:52 AM EST
    Tags: Theft, SEIU, Labor, Unions, Randy Richardville, Puppet, Tool, RINO (all tags)

    The Capitol Confidential "Skim Tracker" continues to show escalating costs to the state's home health care workers who were placed into the SEIU by the criminal enterprise known as the Granholm administration.  It is composed of two parts:
    The first counter tallies SEIU dues skimmed since the union and state officials first launched this scheme in 2007. The second shows the amount skimmed since June 9, 2011, when the Michigan House passed and sent to the Senate a bill to ban this and all similar "stealth unionization" efforts.

    Of course with the Senate firmly in control of the labor puppet Randy Richardville, don't expect any action straightening this mess out anytime soon.  Add to this the milquetoast R Snyder will not likely put any pressure on Richardville to get this off to a vote either.

    Fact of the matter is, any substantive reform in labor should not be expected until a vote of no-confidence for the senate majority leader is held, and he is removed from his powerful post.

    And the theft continues to grow.

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    URGENT ACTION ALERT AGAIN: Patriot Tax Up for a Hearing in Committee TOMORROW!

    By LessGovernmentPlease, Section News
    Posted on Wed Nov 02, 2011 at 10:56:56 AM EST
    Tags: Patriot Tax, RINO (all tags)

    Don't know if you guys saw this, but it looks like the Patriot Tax Jason has been warning us about is going to go before the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee tomorrow!  Here's the link.  It is at 12:30 PM on Thursday.

    I reached out to all of those Senators yesterday.  I might send them a follow up note today too just to be sure they know I was serious.  I still can't believe there are Republicans (or even Democrats for that matter, though I've grown less surprised by their antics every day) in the legislature who think it is OK to sneak in such a big pot of tax hikes into a bill that they claim is about something else.  

    This is bad form and bad politics.  Shame on them if they vote the wrong way.  I can't speak for everybody, but I know I'll remember on election day.

    So it really is like Jason said.  Time is of the essence. I copied and pasted the contact information Jason gave us and put it below.  Remember to contact all of these guys to encourage them to do the right thing and to stand up for "mom, apple pie and liberty."  Ask them to VOTE NO on the Patriot Tax, House Bill 4293.


    Committee Chairman Tory Rocca (R-Sterling Heights)

    P: (517) 373-7315

    E: SenTRocca@senate.michigan.gov

    Senator Rick Jones (R-Grand Ledge)

    P: (517) 373-3447

    E: SenRJones@senate.michigan.gov

    Senator Joe Hune (R-Hamburg Township)

    P: (517) 373-2420

    E: SenJHune@senate.michigan.gov

    Senator Arlan Meekhof (R-West Olive)

    P: (517) 373-6920

    E: SenAMeekhof@senate.michigan.gov

    Senator Phil Pavlov (R-St. Clair Township)

    P: (517) 373-7708

    E: SenPPavlov@senate.michigan.gov

    (8 comments) Comments >>

    Before we forget

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 09:19:38 PM EST
    Tags: Kahn, Richardville, Corruption, Forced Unionism, RINO, Dirty Tricks, Collusion, Who knows what else., Michigan, SEIU (all tags)

    What the heck is going on here?

    I can hardly keep up with the scandal laden atmosphere that apparently is still Michigan.  One piece of work that in my view has a prison sentence with the former governor's name all over it, is the forced unionization scam that was perpetrated on the very folks who could hardly realize in time what was happening much less have a chance to object.  A plan so deliberate and sinister, it took on a life that apparently continues to this day.

    What is going on I ask?!

    "For the state to operate a dubiously formed government entity that has been defunded by the Legislature seems unprecedented," said Patrick Wright, director of the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation. "But such shenanigans aren't entirely surprising given the origination of this agency and the machinations to preserve it for the sake of skimming `union dues' from independent contractors."

    Wright was referring to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request filed by the Mackinac Center that point to behind-the-scenes legislative efforts to keep the council operating by other means. Among the documents, emails indicate that Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw Twp., was particularly focused on maintaining MQCCC."

    Ah crap.  We have criminal activities on our side too?

    There can be only one way a republican could move to support what was at the least a vary BAD mistake, and more likely a collusive effort between a cash seeking union and our former governor. Victims were many, yet there are still those who wish to see more.

    Kahn? Fess up. Spill the beans on the shenanigans you and Richardville are involved in, and walk away with SOME form of dignity.  You are about to see a whole lot of fun here with your name on it.

    Your move.

    (5 comments) Comments >>

    Take this law and shove it!

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jun 27, 2011 at 08:43:00 AM EST
    Tags: HR-6 of 2007, Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, HR-91 of 2011, BULB Act, Fred Upton, RINO, Rick Perry, Not a RINO, Incandescent Light Bulb Ban, And just where did they get this power?, Nullification, Yeah! (all tags)

    First off H/T to Henry Payne!

    I knew that other people weren't exactly thrilled by his inept contribution to the law put forth by RINO-Rep. Fred Upton back in 2007 when he, well, to be honest here, I really don't know what the possessed him to even propose this law to begin with, let along a RINO-President to sign it, but I digress.

    For those without a scorecard here's the rundown.

    (15 comments, 484 words in story) Full Story

    John Huntsman 2012

    By JGillman, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 09:56:39 AM EST
    Tags: RINO, Huntsman, Why Bother, Time Magazine's Choice. (all tags)

    I don't have to add a thing.  Enjoy.

    Comments >>

    RINO Season

    By Corinthian Scales, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Fri Oct 01, 2010 at 12:10:05 PM EST
    Tags: Snyder, Whitman, Moderates, RINO, TEA Party (all tags)

    Meg Whitman idolizing a self-avowed communist should be held exemplar of the many ills within the Republican Party.  Sure, Whitman is running for governor in California, but we here in Michigan have our own RINO, err, "Moderate" candidate backed by the MI-GOP.

    (5 comments, 132 words in story) Full Story

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