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    Tag: Macomb County

    R is for Reverse... When Riding With Democrats

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 09:13:58 AM EST
    Tags: L. Brooks Patterson, Detroit Institute of Arts, How do you circumvent Headlee and raise taxes? Create an authority...that's how, Art Tax, PA 296 of 2010, Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County, Detroit, Anyone want to take a wild guess whose going to pay for this boondoggle?, DIA TAX, DRIC-NITC, Republican kakistocracy, memory holes, 11th District Republican Star Chamber, backroom shenanigans, Tom Stroup, Write-in Campaign, 'Nutty Nancy' and Babbling Brooks, Seat belts? Feh, Laws shmaws! That's for those little people, Pay up Suckers (all tags)

    Do you remember what Oakland County's "king-maker" said when pushing through the DIA Tax?  I do.

    Voters in Oakland County will decide this August on a property tax to support the Detroit Institute of the Arts. Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson is encouraging residents to support it.

    "So the tax would have been 19 bucks on the average home sold last year. You know, that's a bad day at Starbucks," Patterson said to laughter from the audience [Sheeple] at Friday's Pancake & Politics panel discussion.

    "I think the tax will fly.  I think people understand appreciate. And then when you get, if the tax passes ... the communities that pass it get free admission to the DIA, so you're gonna get it back your first trip. So, I think it's gonna pass overwhelmingly."

    M'kay, so Babbling Brooksie got his way with herding the 7 Republican turncoats on the Oakland County Board of Commissioners who voted with the unanimous Democrats to send the DIA Tax Hike and Oakland County Art Institute Authority creation (see page 387) off to a vote by the Sheeple.    Yannow, it is written that the age-old axiom says, Even a fool is thought wise if he keeps silent, and discerning if he holds his tongue.  Congratulations, Oakland County, voters!  You have spoken!  By your vote, YOU OWN THE DIA TAX.

    Oakland County officials plan to take their first step next week to safeguard property taxes meant for funding the Detroit Institute of Arts from getting in the hands of the city's creditors.

    Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said the resolution is a pre-emptive strike against Detroit and its creditors as the city prepares to fight to persuade bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes the city is eligible for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection.

    "That would be a tremendous betrayal of public trust. That's not what that tax was passed for," Patterson told The Detroit News on Tuesday. "We will take steps to suspend the tax levy. We're clearly within our rights, and we're going to exercise that."

    Read on.

    Then what was the tax passed for, Brooksie?  A hint.  Would you like to know what would be a tremendous betrayal of public trust?  Still being led around by a hoary County politician who refuses to accept he has outlived his usefulness (tho, apparently now sober), and now wants his Obamacare-esque "do over" for his DIA Tax hike scheme with November 2014 elections approaching.

    Now pay up, suckers.

    OABTW, next time, don't "forget" to wear your seat belts when riding with Brooksie and his Democrat friends.

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    Balding Silver Ponytail Prosecutor Stirs Zimmerman pot Sharts on MI Law

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 02:53:16 PM EST
    Tags: Macomb County, Laws Shmaws, Whatever Cataldo decides, Governments Greatest Creation, The Sheeple, Socialism Justice, Zimmerman, Michigan, Dumb Things People Do, Racism, Stephen Henderson, Dan Calabrese, A Republic if you can keep it (all tags)

    Noticed in today's detnews.com, Neal Rubin has taken up the Eric Holder mantle (so shocked) with finding an aging long-haired government paycheck shyster county prosecutor (seriously, get a load of the hair) to pop off about Michigan's Stand Your Ground Law signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm D-lighted she's in California.

    Had George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin in Michigan, the outcome of the trial would have been different.


    But the case, says William Cataldo, "would not have played out the way it did."


    Not here, says Cataldo, the chief of homicide for the Macomb County Prosecutors Office. In Michigan, by statute and by precedent, "If you are the aggressor in a fight, you cannot then claim self defense when you use deadly force."

    We'll never know who actually shoved or punched first on a rainy night in Sanford, Fla. In this jurisdiction, it wouldn't matter.

    After prosecutors and defense attorneys finished lobbing pretrial motions at one another, Cataldo says, "it's clear that a defendant who acted as Mr. Zimmerman did would be defined as the aggressor."

    Besides William Cataldo talking out his a$$ about our Law in comparison to Florida's Law.  Why yes, how dare George batter Trayvon's fists with his nose, then make poor li'l Tray sit on his chest while George bashed the back of his skull repeatedly onto a sidewalk.  Clearly, that would be "defined as the aggressor" by... Cataldo's office.  Yannow, after a cursory once over of William Cataldo's background, the following quote is fitting and appropriate.

    "The function of the law is not to provide justice or to preserve freedom. The function of the law is to keep those who hold power, in power." - Gerry Spence

    That's about how it's working these days...

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Beware of the fine print.

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Sun Apr 07, 2013 at 11:44:59 PM EST
    Tags: Macomb County, Macomb County Art Institute Authority, Oakland County Art Institute Authority, Wayne County Art Institute Authority, Let's call it what it really is: A tax for the Detroit Institute of Arts, Shakedown, Graham Beal, Annemarie Erickson, MCL Act 331 of 1976, MTA, Simon Haddad, Leon Drolet, Judy Buchholtz, Dennis Buchholtz, Philis DeSaele, Circuit Judge John Foster, Macomb County Circuit Court (all tags)

    When does "Free" mean that something is not actually "Free"?

    Here's a hint: It involves this morally bereft excuse of a museum director,

    morally bereft excuse of a museum directorr

    his right-hand woman/enforcer,


    oh, and this place.

    Front Door

    {Story continues below the fold}.

    (14 comments, 1296 words in story) Full Story

    Really? You had to wait until the very last minute?

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 03:15:00 PM EST
    Tags: RINO, Do-Nothing Debbie Stabenow, Nope...not this time, Macomb County, Macomb College Tax, Facilities and Technology Bond, Ever hear of raising tuition? Adding student fees?, Why does the Macomb County GOP even tolerate her? (all tags)

    Hey, Gang!

    Guess which RINO just threw her support for another tax hike here in good old Macomb County?

    I'll give you three chances, but you'll only need one.

    So who is it?

    {Continued after the fold}

    (3 comments, 415 words in story) Full Story

    Hello, I'm Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh. And I approve of voter fraud.

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 11:29:59 PM EST
    Tags: Are you a US Citizen?, Macomb County, Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh, Voter "suppression", Gov. Rick Snyder, Voting integrity, Voting fraud, SB-754, SB-803, HB-5061, Sen. Mark Jansen, Sen. Darwin Booher, Rep. Bradford Jacobsen, Michigan Election Coalition, Front Group, Fair Elections Legal Network, Common Cause, Progress Michigan, Project Vote, same tune...just with a different band this time. (all tags)

    Macomb County Clerk Sabaugh

    Hello, I'm Macomb County Clerk Carmella Sabaugh. And I approve of voter fraud.

    And the hits just keep on coming.

    {Details below the fold}

    (2 comments, 774 words in story) Full Story

    Oh, you gotta have Art...

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Tue Apr 24, 2012 at 10:59:58 PM EST
    Tags: Detroit Institute of Arts, How do you circumvent Headlee and raise taxes? Create an authority...that's how, Art Tax, PA 296 of 2010, Macomb County, Oakland County, Wayne County, Detroit, Anyone want to take a wild guess whose going to pay for this boondoggle? (all tags)

    ♪All you really need is Art...♪

    ♪But those of us who really like to go, are really cheap you know...♪

    ♪We want to see some van Gogh (so you better cough up some dough)...right now!♪

    ♫All we really need is Art! ♫

    {Story Continues After the Fold}

    (9 comments, 670 words in story) Full Story

    `Cos I'm the Taxman, Yeah, I'm the Taxman!

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jan 20, 2011 at 12:41:49 PM EST
    Tags: Macomb County, Taxes, Paul Gieleghem, Ted Wahby, democrats collecting taxes, oh my! (all tags)

    In one of the worst kept secrets in Macomb County politics, it proves that it's not what you know, but who you know.

    So, just who is this latest person to benefit from this time-honored axiom?

    {Film at eleven.}

    (213 words in story) Full Story

    Bomb Threats & Backfires

    By leondrolet, Section News
    Posted on Thu Apr 30, 2009 at 07:56:11 AM EST
    Tags: macomb county, taxes, tax hikes (all tags)

    The campaign to stop the Macomb County Board of Commissioners from raising the County property tax by 9% has gotten heated.

    The MI Taxpayers Alliance has been campaigning against the tax hike using an extensive phone call campaign that allows taxpayers to connect directly through to their Commissioner by pushing "1" on their phone. So far, thousands of citizens have exercised that option to express their opposition directly to their commissioner.

    Other people have decided to use their phone to express their "opinion" in a far less civil manner. Yesterday, I had to fill out a police report after someone began leaving bomb threat messages on the MI Taxpayers Alliance voice mail.

    The union representing many county government employees has also been sending out robo-calls to union members in the county to urge support for the tax hike. This union has spent big bucks on full-page, full-color ads in The Macomb Daily newspaper urging citizens to call commissioners and demand they vote for the tax increase. According to one commissioner, the unions ads may be backfiring. The below article is from today's Macomb Daily:

    (1 comment, 495 words in story) Full Story

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