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    Tag: Detroit News

    Good Grief: Now Patterson is Blowing Smoke with a Lottery Scheme

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 06:11:33 PM EST
    Tags: Kerry Bentivolio, Patriot, Conservatism, CD11, Nolan Finkley, Detroit News, MBT, Crassis, Baby Ruth, Republicans, Democrats, Cheating, Bobby Schostak, Roy Schmidt, Mark Brewer, L. Brooks Patterson, Crony Capitalism, Tom Stroup, Republican kakistocracy, backroom shenanigans, the write-in candidate, Spelling lessons, Nancey Casses, Corporate Welfare, Elite, GOP, Never Learn, Tax-exempt oligarchies, DIA TAX HIKE (all tags)

    Half-baked L. Brooks Patterson just can't stop himself from placing his ham-handed electioneering fingers into any CD-11 event that should be decided by voters.

    Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is renewing his call for Republicans and Democrats to narrow their selection to one candidate to avoid the cost of a special primary election to fill the term of former U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter.

    Um, Brooks .. there is only one Democrat from Local 245 in the special election.  AND there was only one Republican that filed well in advance too, well, until the cabals write-in candidate and her endorsing former state legislator and current Livonia council president, undoubtedly squeezed that Livonia civics grapevine enlisting at least two other filers covering for write-in Nansee Crassis.

    Patterson said Tuesday that both major political parties should hold a lottery to pick one Republican and one Democrat in order to avoid a special primary election Sept. 5.  

    "This is about fiscal responsibility," Patterson said in an early morning statement. "If there is only one candidate from each party running, there is no need to spend tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars on a special primary election.

    "It's ridiculous to spend that amount of taxpayer dollars on a special primary election for just a couple weeks in office."

    Fiscal responsibility?  Really?  Sorry bub, you tossed that meme out the window with pushing the DIA tax hike.

    But, OK, Brooksie, have your handpicked crony, MBT author and Corporate welfare write-in candidate drop out first.


    Comments >>

    Nancy Cassis, The Silverdome, and Pontiac's EFM

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jul 23, 2012 at 07:55:50 PM EST
    Tags: Kerry Bentivolio, Patriot, Conservatism, CD11, Nolan Finkley, Detroit News, MBT, Crassis, Baby Ruth, Republicans, Democrats, Cheating, Bobby Schostak, Roy Schmidt, Mark Brewer, L. Brooks Patterson, Crony Capitalism, Tom Stroup, Republican kakistocracy, backroom shenanigans, the write-in candidate, Spelling lessons, Nancey Casses, Corporate Welfare, Elite, GOP, Never Learn, Tax-exempt oligarchies, DIA TAX HIKE, Oakland Co pays (all tags)

    You read that right.  After the signature gathering primary election fact, smear merchant write-in Nancy voted for expanding Crony Capitalism that continues to spell doom in Pontiac, and Corporate welfare in Detroit.  Her vote.  Sure, ringleader L. Brooks Patterson is able to appear as the mack daddy of SE Michigan, if, or the reality is, when Oakland County is able to keep them taxpayer subsidized, write-in Nancy approved pie plates spinning in the air.  All it takes is for folk like them, is to reach into Joe Taxpayer's pocket to do it, and now, L. Brooks Patterson is pushing the DIA tax hike too.

    "Taxes go to projects that are worthy, whether we use them or not," Patterson said, noting that when he travels around the world to recruit business, he is always asked about schools, neighborhoods and cultural amenities. "The DIA is a huge opportunity for me to answer that question in a positive way. It's an economic development tool for me."

    Or not?  Holy bejesus!  Why don't you have another cocktail, Brooksie?  You too, Nolan.

    Now, the truth below.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Kerry's Obvious What?

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 11:24:28 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, CD11, Kerry Bentivolio, Nolan Finkley, Detroit News, MBT, Crassis (all tags)

    Nolan Finley of the Detroit news correctly assesses the CD11 Primary race between Kerry Bentivolio and the write-in candidate who (having more money than common sense) is willing to cough up $200k of her own money.

    But he takes a shot at the Veteran, Engineer, Teacher, Reagan organizer, Farmer, in a rather underhanded way that is confusing.  When talking about her strategy of attacking Bentivolio, a statement without foundation (as is often done by smug editorialists) is made:

    "She doesn't need to pound the negatives of Bentivolio, the tea party activist, reindeer farmer and school teacher. Nor does she need to extol her superior qualifications. Both are obvious."

    Perhaps you could elaborate Mr Finley? What is so obvious that it required merely a cheap shot from your pen to prove?  That he is crazy because he is a reindeer farmer? Or a teacher?  Help us out here.  And WHY is she superior?  Because she could pass a tax (the MBT) that is now threatening to have consequence on the budget because it was written so poorly?

    Uh Oh.

    Lets talk about obviousness. The write in candidate has her own issues.  Those including the fact she was AWOL when the opportunity arose to throw her name into the mix along with Bentivolio for the Republican nod.  OF COURSE she could have not known that McCotter had a crappy team working for him, and would put the district in play for primary action.  But like all other races, there are primaries for a reason.

    They help us select the best candidate going forward from the perspective of the party electing them.

    A late entry as if she is saving the party is pretty obviously a play for a faction's control of that seat.  Obviously, Brooks isn't happy Kerry is not his best bud.

    As an aside, if she is willing to spend HER OWN Money so recklessly, it should be a concern to those voters who would put her in the house that allocates money that is NOT HERS.

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    Not So Fast

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu May 05, 2011 at 09:38:01 AM EST
    Tags: Detroit News, Nolan Finley, Moderates, Romney, Pawlenty, Daniels, Conservatives, Caine, Palin, Bachmann, President, Elections (all tags)

    Mr. Finley.

    I like your work usually.  I am not often your worst critic, but you are making the same mistake as those folks who think "the middle is where it's at" have made for years. Its what has screwed this country up in the first place.  And its what was turned out in a number of primaries around the country, in a process that will continue to be done as long as we have a chance to rescue our constitution from the lefties and milquetoast RINOs.

    Nolan Finley writes yesterday about Trump, Palin, Bachmann as if they are on the same wavelength. Adding in Herman Cain, he postures further, that these four are as likely to be on the Republican presidential ticket as Dennis Kucinich.


    And then he adds:

    "Meanwhile, the Republicans with a legitimate shot at the nomination and a serious message to bring are practically ignored. Trump has accrued more air time over the past two months than have former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota, Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana and former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts combined."

    Nolan? Repeat after me: "I have largely ignored the message by the Tea Party over the last two years, and find myself afraid to challenge the conventional wisdom as designed by my media masters."  Its true.

    And you may be right that Trump will not be there. But for far different reasons that are as alien to your consideration as the square peg-round hole association of Palin, Caine, or Bachmann to Trump.

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    Detroit News suffers from psychological condition (or should apologize)

    By leondrolet, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jun 30, 2009 at 06:11:57 PM EST
    Tags: Detroit News, race preferences, constitutional amendment (all tags)

    Wikipedia describes Multiple Personality Disorder as "a condition in which a single person displays multiple distinct identities or personalities...with an associated memory loss that goes beyond normal forgetfulness;"

    Does The Detroit News need treatment for this disorder? Well, read this blurb from today's editorial praising yesterday's Supreme Court decision that ruled against treating job applicants differently based on their race:

    "Treating people differently on the basis of their race is both illegal and simply wrong. It's an easily understood concept...-- and the principle that racial discrimination is impermissible has been usefully reinforced."

    Okay, now read what the same editorial staff wrote about the 2006 Michigan Civil Rights Initiative to ban race preferences in government hiring, contracting and university admissions:

    "It's not a civil rights measure, far from it. It's a despicable piece of work aimed at blocking legal efforts to bring equality to the state's campuses. It ought to be soundly defeated."

    But at least The Detroit News was consistent before the passage of MCRI. Here's what they said about California businessman Ward Connerly when Connerly was considering helping Jennifer Gratz, a bunch of young activists, and I launch MCRI back on July 8, 2003. Their editorial's headline was:

    "So far, he's (Connerely) received a cold shoulder from state Republicans, whom he hoped to enlist in the campaign. The GOP rightly sees the potential for an affirmative action ballot initiative to further divide the state along racial lines and reverse the gains the party is making among African-Americans and other minorities.

    It's not clear what Connerly hopes to accomplish...the divide in understanding between whites and blacks remains wide. Toss in a ballot campaign that pits the two races against each other and all hope for finally closing that divide will be lost."
    (emphasis mine)

    (15 comments, 462 words in story) Full Story

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