You know, if one really needed a better reason for a part time legislature in Michigan, all one would need to do is shine light for the pedestrian observer (that’s you, taxpayer) as to what our elected politicians do once all the campaign talk is over, and they settle into their sworn Oath’s of office.
What are we talking about? Let’s take one particular individual to use as example of what idiocracy occurs, which is innocuous in appearance but, when they all use the same topical claptrap while shirking actual duties such as, oh say, allowing roads to deteriorate and crying poor?
It’s possible Michigan students might have a state lawmaker reading to them in the classroom this month.
The leaders of the education committees in the Michigan Legislature are challenging their colleagues to each read to 1,000 Michigan students as a part of March is Reading Month.
Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, and Sen. Phil Pavlov, R-St. Clair Township, issued the challenge to their colleagues last week. If each lawmaker reads to 1,000 children, the legislators would read to a total of 148,000 Michigan school children during March.
When it comes to campaign finance, the tea party movement just doesn’t get it
“You can’t save the world if you can’t pay the rent.” – Morton Blackwell
It’s always an interesting academic exercise to attempt to calculate what Judas Iscariot’s 30 pieces of silver would have been worth in contemporary American currency. Depending upon whose calculations you use (and what assumptions they started with), estimates have varied from a few “benjamins” to a quarter-million “eisenhowers.” Almost all of the speculation, however, misses the point. And if you’re wondering how Judas’ epic infamy is connected to Mr. Blackwell’s wisdom, well, we’ll discuss that after the break.