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by MWmetalhead
Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:30 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Snyder approval high; Legislature not so much
Replies: 2
Views: 616

Re: Snyder approval high; Legislature not so much

I'm surprised the disapproval ratings of the legislature aren't higher. Snyder's "leadership" helped produce the abortion known as prop 1. Ya know, the ballot proposal denied by an 80 to 20 margin. Snyder has been nearly useless with regard to the road funding issue. What happened to all the matchin...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Jun 13, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Get arrested for cheering at graduation?
Replies: 28
Views: 3411

Re: Get arrested for cheering at graduation?

Too many public school administrators in my view are barely better than politicians when it comes to decision making and ethics. Many get too cozy and too complacent in their positions and have a sense of undeserved entitlement and elitism. They view students, parents and teachers with disdain and f...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Jun 13, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Lemonade Stand Standoff
Replies: 6
Views: 1130

Re: Lemonade Stand Standoff

And here I thought Texas was a state that prided itself on independence and lack of government intrusion... Apparently my preconceived notions were wrong. Not only do they need a permit to sell the lemonade (the city was kind enough to waive the normal $150 fee), they also need a health department i...
by MWmetalhead
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Get arrested for cheering at graduation?
Replies: 28
Views: 3411

Re: Get arrested for cheering at graduation?

I think the Superintendent ought to be placed in jail for being a complete, over-reactive jerk! Great post, Audiophile. I completely agree with you. The guy's a coward, too. He refused to speak to the media on camera. I hope someone leaves a bag of burning dog crap on his front door step. Almost equ...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Bad Political Drivers
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Bad Political Drivers

Why weren't the accusations made when the victim was still alive? Wouldn't the sister's statements be regarded as "hearsay" in a "D" case and court? Excellent questions. Let me add one more - why weren't the accusations made when Speaker Hastert was still serving in Congress? Why weren't they made ...
by MWmetalhead
Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:31 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Bad Political Drivers
Replies: 6
Views: 990

Re: Bad Political Drivers

His wife appears to be an absolutely horrible driver who jeopardizes the well being of others on the road. However, she's not the one running for President. Also note that all those new "crimes" mentioned in the previous sentence involved Republicans that have been accused of being "in the closet". ...
by MWmetalhead
Fri May 29, 2015 10:37 am
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Crony Capitalism Conference on Mackinac
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Re: Crony Capitalism Conference on Mackinac

Good points across the board from each of you. The crony capitalists are whining that any reduction to the MEDC budget would cause curtailment or elimination of the Pure Michigan campaign. I view that rhetoric as nothing more than deceptive scare tactics. The MEDC would simply need to live within th...
by MWmetalhead
Thu May 28, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Crony Capitalism Conference on Mackinac
Replies: 12
Views: 1421

Crony Capitalism Conference on Mackinac

I love how these country club patrons want to soak rank-and-file Michigan citizens with new taxes while keeping their corporate welfare intact and participating minimally in the "new revenue" side of the equation. Our dipshit Governor is leading the charge: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/poli...
by MWmetalhead
Thu May 28, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: If A White Guy Had Said It...
Replies: 9
Views: 1287

Re: If A White Guy Had Said It...

I agreed with Brooks' original statement at the time and still do today. A few neighborhoods might be exceptions, but in the vast majority of the city, there's no way in hell I'd gas up there, especially after sundown. Chief Craig is doing an outstanding job. All residents, commuters and visitors to...
by MWmetalhead
Wed May 20, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: Jeb-Jab
Replies: 16
Views: 2075

Re: Jeb-Jab

Bush's campaign is far from being in trouble. Still very early, the real campaigning hasn't begun yet, and the debate stage will ultimately separate the men from the boys. I also refuse to accept the narrative that Hillary Clinton is some sort of invincible, unbeatable candidate. She isn't. Everyone...
by MWmetalhead
Wed May 20, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Political Potpourri
Topic: There is/was no Plan B
Replies: 31
Views: 3613

Re: There is/was no Plan B

The film subsidies sucked, were a bad idea from day one, and received a lot of positive press primarily because too many TV personalities across the state are actress or actor wannabes and/or dreamed of interviewing big hollywood stars (and suddenly had access to such individuals). Completely elimin...