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    Tag: Nolan Finley

    Itching Ears and Mad Prophets

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 09:06:46 AM EST
    Tags: Dave Agema, Republican National Committee, Republican National Platform, gay marriage, illegal immigration, creeping sharia, "itching ear disorder", donor blacklisting, smear campaign, selective outrage, Reductio ad Hitlerum, forced affirmation, Saul Anuzis, Ken Braun, Betsy DeVos, Leon Drolet, Nolan Finley, Kathy Hoekstra, Dennis Lennox, Paul Welday, L. Brooks Patterson, Rick Snyder (all tags)

    My pastor, when he's discussing contemporary culture from either the sanctuary pulpit or the classroom lectern, likes to refer to what he calls, "itching ear disorder."  The primary Scripture reference is 2 Timothy 4:3-4, referring to a time when people will have no further interest in the truth, and won't tolerate listening to anything that contradicts their philosophical predispositions.  As a student of Scripture, I can say with some certainty that the prophets and apostles were well acquainted with this disorder.  Hosea even wrote about a time when hostility against the truth would become so great that those who insist on speaking it would be considered fools and maniacs.  According to a disputed George Orwell quote ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.  The further a society drifts from truth, the more it will hate those that speak it."), "itching ear disorder" isn't exactly an unusual condition in the human experience.

    And this brings us to the current philosophical skirmish involving Michigan's Republican National Committeeman, which involves the latest escalation by some unsavory elements within the Michigan Republican Party, who seem to be in a desperate quest to reclaim lost relevance.

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    With Friends Like Finley, Who Needs Mark Brewer?

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Mon Dec 12, 2011 at 12:03:49 PM EST
    Tags: The Detroit News, Nolan Finley, Progressives, Rick Snyder, Stem Cell Research, Roe v Wade, Partial Birth Murder, CPB, PBS, Government Funding, Massive Federal debt is not a factor, Fred Upton, Foreign National Job Preference, H-1B Visas, EB-5 Citizenship, Wholesale Gas Tax, Registration Fees, DRIC-NITC, Light Rail boondoggles, Anti-Right To Work, Reinventing Climate Change, Cowardly with Detroits Financial Disaster, Been there done that with Granholm (all tags)

    Amazing.  I honestly believe Detroit has finally lost what passes for the last standing paper with a Conservative slant to it.  This past weekend Nolan Finley, took it upon himself to unleash a can of cognitive dissonance RINO whoop-ass on the Michigan Republican Legislature.

    But voters didn't give Republicans a mandate to drag the state to the far right on contentious social issues.

    And yet last week, the Legislature sent to the governor a bill banning public employers from offering domestic partner benefits. It strips local communities and school districts of the right to shape benefit packages that make sense for their workers, and places Michigan outside the mainstream of current employment practices.

    Exactly what "mainstream" would Mr. Finley be referring to?  Governor Moonbeams' bankrupt California?  Harry Reids' foreclosure epicenter Nevada?  Stanley Ann Dunhams' Hawaii?  C'mon Nolan, there are only 7 other Democratic Party controlled states left to hold up for your "mainstream" meme.  Mr. Finley, should also note the State of Wisconsin is smack in the face of his next double-down on the Michigan Legislature.

    More below.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Contact High In Grand Circus Park, Anyone?

    By Corinthian Scales, Section News
    Posted on Fri Oct 14, 2011 at 07:21:51 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Detroit, Nolan Finley, Occupy Wall Street, Protests, Tea Party, Redistribution, Freak Shows, Obama, Sympathizer (all tags)

    Americas Irish Spring soap requiring slackers hit Detroit.

    The Occupy Detroit group -- inspired by the protests on Wall Street seeking social, political and economic change -- plans to meet at 4 p.m. today at the Spirit of Detroit statute on Woodward. The group will march to Grand Circus Park at 6 p.m. and then occupy the area with sit-ins, pickets and other forms of protest.

    Among those who plan to participate is Darlene Westfall, a Detroit Public Schools special education teacher.

    "I've been teaching for 30 years and I have been considering getting another job because I can't make ends meet," said Westfall, a Westland resident. "I am getting the same salary I got in the mid-'90s. Something is not right."

    Go figure, Darlene.  BTW, nice Detroit zip code.

    (8 comments) Comments >>

    RIGHT ON Nolan - Occupy DETROIT

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 10:36:55 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Detroit, Nolan Finley, Occupy Wall Street, Protests, Tea Party, Redistribution, Freak Shows, Obama, Sympathizer (all tags)

    Nolan Finley, the best snark of the weekend pulls the whole "occupy" routine all together with his Sunday editorial.

    I have seen SOME tea party types exclaim that these kids should be courted into the "tea" movement so "they won't be lost to the left."  I argued I could offer no support other than to "agree the fed should be ended." And THAT argument however, needs even more discussion.  My main point against saddling up with the occupy crowd, is frankly that they are little but a tool of this administration's allies.  They are too closely aligned with Marxist and redistributive desires to be even slightly cozy. These kids are already tools of the left, and would be no more inclined to listen to conservative principles than Jennifer Granholm or Saul Alinsky.

    Take your pick whom might be more radical.

    In the editorial, Nolan calls them out as the radicals more aligned with the "sympathetic" administration of Barack Obama who as a matter of course ignored the millions of Tea Party types arguing for a return to limited government.  He notes as "odd" the disparity in acknowledgment between those two groups.  And as 'peace loving' lib-tards go, the occupy crowd doe not disappoint. Nolan closes with:

    "State lawmakers in New York have received emails reportedly connected to Occupy Wall Street containing this cheery call to action: "It's time to kill the wealthy."

    I haven't taken a poll, but my hunch is more Americans relate to "cut the spending" than to "kill the wealthy."

    That's why I'm eager to see this freak show arrive in Detroit."

    It'll be informative for voters to compare the American protesters Barack Obama sympathizes with to those he despises.

    Eager, yes. As am I.

    (27 comments) Comments >>

    Now We're Talking

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Thu May 19, 2011 at 09:12:19 PM EST
    Tags: RTW, Right-To-Work, Michigan, Nolan Finley, Top Ten States (all tags)

    Mr Nolan Finley, your words in today's column could not ring truer. Michigan does need to step it up even more.  It needs to be among the best.  We ARE hungry.  We ARE ready:
    The only way to put food on tables, people back to work and money in classrooms is to make business welcome here. The surest way to do that is to create a friendlier climate.

    That's what the states in the Top 10 have done. Led by Texas at No. 1, the 10 best are all right-to-work states, all have strategically courted employers with competitive tax rates and sensible regulations, and all are creating jobs and growing household incomes.

    The first part being business taxes, check.  Regulations being reigned in, check.

    Will our leadership step up to the rest?

    Only if we keep the pressure on.

    Get those answers from your state senators and reps.  Yesterday.

    Update [2011-5-19 21:17:47 by JGillman]: You know.. Cut and paste that line about the ten best states to your reps.

    Also don't forget my original request.

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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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    Nolan Finley crosses over to the dark side.

    By KG One, Section News
    Posted on Tue Mar 08, 2011 at 11:57:52 AM EST
    Tags: The Detroit News, Nolan Finley, CPB, PBS, Government Funding, Massive Federal debt is not a factor (all tags)

    Washington is in trouble.

    I don't mean a little trouble like presidential scandals, bureaucratic incompetence or the diplomatic faux pas caused by forgetting the birthday of the newest leader of Elbonia.

    No, I mean a financial time-bomb in the $14.2-trillion dollar range and rising (Thanks GOP for your outstanding financial stewardship with the CR-extension, but I digress).

    We need to cut spending, like, yesterday.

    The DNC proposed something in the neighborhood of $10-billion. The GOP $100-billion.

    In light of the fiscal collapse coming our way, that's literally shooting a BB gun at a freight train.

    It's a shame the GOP they didn't take a cue from within their own ranks. Rep Bachmann was able to find $105-billion secretly buried in Obamacare. Sen. Colburn found $200-billion in redundant federal agencies. And Sen. Paul came up with half a trillion dollars in cuts.

    Of course, with all of the talk about cuts, you'll be hearing more and more from those who made a career on the public teat.

    So what does this have to do with The Detroit News Editor Nolan Finley?

    {Click below to find out}

    (22 comments, 493 words in story) Full Story

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