Posts Tagged ‘Michigan’
The U.S. Supreme Court will take a look at Michigan’s ban on affirmative action, it was announced today. The court is already looking at the issue of race in university admissions in case out of Texas. Court watchers say the court could issue a ruling in that case this spring and still hear the Michigan case in the fall, depending on what the ruling is. Carl Tobias, a professor at the University of Richmond School of Law, said since the justices haven’t ruled yet on the Texas case, the decision Monday could indicate the court is looking to the Michigan case to consider an even broader ruling. “This could be a much broader ruling if the court were to decide that the (Michigan) ban was constitutional,” Tobias said. If such an admissions policy a ban were found [...]
Employees in right-to-work states can buy a lot more stuff with their money than their counterparts in union shop states, according to a new study from a Michigan economic think-tank. Apparently, the cost of living in right-to-work states is so much lower than in the union shop states that right-to-work employees have higher purchasing power. “For example, Texas per-capita income was $37,098 but would have a purchasing power of $49,700 in the state of New York in 2007,” according to the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. “New York’s per-capita income was $47,852.” Read More Right-to-Work States Have Higher Incomes A constant claim by opponents of right-to-work, whether it be from the AFL-CIO, state Democratic legislators or the president, is that income is [...]
By now you’ve probably seen the TV specials and glossy magazines reviewing major highlights of the past year. There are still a few days left before we close the books on 2012 (and action appears likely on the fiscal cliff). But in the meantime, let’s recap some of the good news (and bad) that conservatives faced over the past 12 months. Let’s begin with the disappointments: Campaign of Condescension The election results disappointed many conservatives. Even more disappointing than the outcome was the accompanying campaign of condescension. Americans weren’t treated as self-governing citizens. Women were portrayed as birth control pill-popping dependants looking for the next handout. The President insisted that our achievements have nothing to do with our own [...]
By Joe Keck Why is it that the tenderhearted, peace-loving Liberals are the ones punching news contributors, biting off fingers, needing the police to be called out to keep them from vandalizing, beating, and raping at political gatherings? Remember Bill Rice? Originally, our unbiased MSM reported Mr. Rice as the perpetrator of the violence and mayhem against an ObamaCare supporter. The unbiased MSM got it wrong. Rice, A 65-year-old father of a marine and protestor against ObamaCare, had his finger literally bitten off by the Liberal ObamaCare supporter. Remember the Wall-Streeters with their rapes, assaults, filthy desecration of police cars, attacks on women at their protest gatherings? Liberal television writer, Adam Sorkin, who did The West Wing, has a show [...]
Must watch Video: Its OK to destroy private property because it is from a group that disagrees with them. Spoils of War? With knoves adn Box Cutters, Handing out Souvenirs piece by piece. Calling the Koch Brothers the owners and, "you know they are from Russia". An hour after the Americans for Prosperity tent is destroyed on the Michigan Capitol lawn, a demonstrator in a Teamster jacket cuts shards from the tarp and hands out as souvenirs. via Cutting Up AFP Tent on Michigan Capitol Lawn - YouTube.
Yesterdays Union violence over Michigan Right-to-Work legislation toward a comedian, Stephen Crowder, went unreported on the network news programs. In Contrast, during peaceful teaparty rallies, Networks went out of their way to call the movement 'raciest' or 'violent' with little or no evidence to show on their programs. This is an example of bias reporting when the networks disagree with the outcome of legislation. The networks further failed to report the violently charged rhetoric, "there will be blood," even when they focused on the rights 'target maps' and political chatter that spoke of "taking a candidate out." Anyone with a few weeks in journalism school knows the difference between metaphorical language in political speech and a Union leader referring to an actual [...]
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announces the signing of Right to Work / Freedom to Work legislation and calls for the next steps to reinventing Michigan and bringing more and better jobs to the state. via Governor Rick Snyder Signs Right to Work Legislation in Michigan - YouTube.
Gov. Rick Snyder said today he has already signed right-to-work legislation into law, soon after the House passed it earlier today. The bills will go into effect 90 days after the Legislature adjourns, which will put the start of the new law around the end of March or early April. Read More
Union mob turns violent on conservative commentator in Michigan Steven Crowder explained that the union mob tore down a AFP (Americans for Prosperity) tent over the heads of women and children in Lansing. When he went to calmly ask the involved parties to stop, because women were under the tent, he was met by hostile union members who proceeded to yell and antagonize him. As you can see in the video, things quickly turned violent. Read More
REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT THE DAIMLER DETROIT DIESEL PLANT Daimler Detroit Diesel Plant, Redford, Michigan 2:29 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Redford! (Applause.) It is good to be back in Michigan. (Applause.) How is everybody doing today? (Applause.) Now, let me just start off by saying we have something in common -- both our teams lost yesterday. (Laughter.) I mean, I would like to come here and talk a little smack about the Bears, but we didn’t quite get it done. But it is wonderful to be back. It is good to see everybody in the great state of Michigan. (Applause.) A few people I want to acknowledge -- first of all, the Mayor of Detroit here -- Dave Bing is in the house. (Applause.) We’ve got the Redford [...]