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    Tag: Hammer Of Government

    Give Him A Bigger Hammer

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 10:01:34 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Snyder, Pigs, Rodney Stokes, Parks & Rec, Failure, DNR, Hammer Of Government (all tags)

    Anyone who had been paying attention to the DNR jackboot operations that took out a number of Michigan farm operations, should know the name Rodney Stokes.

    Rodney Stokes, the parks and rec guy appointed by Jennifer Granholm, and kept on board by Rick Snyder, misread the regulations his agency was responsible for, and this year finished the job of destroying family based operations which bred and marketed particular breeds of swine.  The DNR mislabeled captive swine with certain characteristics, as 'feral' and used that designation as causality to destroy them, or force destruction by the owner's hands directly.

    All of this of course happened with nary a peep from the governor, who had more important issues to deal with than the systematic destruction of those family institutions which had operated for decades providing food, jobs, and game sport.

    And NOW, as a bonus for his exemplary work destroying a way of life for so many breadwinners, Rodney Stokes will be given a job that has a chance to destroy a way of life for many many more.  From the MI News wire:

    LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced that Rodney Stokes will be the administration's point man on working with cities to help them become more vibrant and inviting by enhancing their existing resources. Stokes, who currently serves as Department of Natural Resources director, will leave that position to join the Executive Office.

    "Michigan's cities are brimming with unique natural and man-made assets that can be cultivated in ways which attract families and visitors, retain talented workers, encourage investment and enhance our overall quality of life," Snyder said. "Rodney has the talent and experience to make that happen. His expertise in the areas of natural resources, outdoor recreation, policy development and civic engagement make him well suited to partner with cities in these efforts. A strong Michigan needs strong cities. Rodney's work will be key to that success and we're fortunate to have a person of his caliber at the forefront of this critical initiative."

    Expertise,  Policy development,  Civic engagement?

    (5 comments, 1404 words in story) Full Story

    Democrat Wields The Hammer Of Government

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 08:44:06 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Abusive Power, Sander Levin, IRS, Mackinac Center, Hammer of Government, Political Press, Stinky Cheese (all tags)

    It has to happen.

    When the squishy policies of entitlement theory fall from the vine under their own weight, sour grapes soon turn to whine:

    "Rep. Levin Asks I.R.S. To Look Into Mackinac Center

    Questioning whether the Mackinac Center for Public Policy engaged in lobbying activities when it claimed on its tax disclosure forms it did not, U.S. Rep. Sander Levin (D-Royal Oak) has sent a letter to the Internal Revenue Service asking it to review the organization and take "appropriate actions" to ensure it complies with requirements for tax-exempt charitable and education organizations."

    A brick of the finest aged Taleggio to match for the kid that senator Carl used to hide under the stairs.

    (2 comments) Comments >>

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