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By JGillman, Section News
Not a bad way to start the Memorial day weekend. A bad back, fighting to keep the starter plants alive through overnight frost, and the county budget still with a great gaping hole.
Nothing says "hello summer!" like an adversarial life situation.
But I suppose its not too bad. The back is only one part of me, the county has programs to cut, and the plants would die of neglect anyhow. And in the big picture, there are bigger fish fries to be had.
So I figured I would let you know there is some good news. I am polling Michigan State Representatives and Senators for an upcoming article on Freedom to work (right-to-work) initiatives. I have received almost half of their replies so far, and mostly all of them are going to be with the winning side of freeing our workers to work where their skills find them. Free to work, with no regard to a forced union membership or dues in lieu of said membership.
Predictably, the Democrats who have answered so far do not believe in worker freedom. I must give them credit however, for answering my inquiries, with the full understanding of who I am, and where the article will be written.
As we prepare for the Memorial Day weekend, I still encourage those good servants of our state to reconsider any opposition to the concept of freedom to work they may hold. ~ More below ~
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Aside from the barbecue, picnics, and travel plans, consider taking a moment and offering a prayer or moment of silence to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on this country's behalf. These are two Michigan based articles I thought were worth taking a look at..
Wades Conservative world - I Remember when it was patriotic..
Here Comes Later - Flying a flag is my daily memorial
Enjoy, contemplate, and have a safe Memorial Day weekend.
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By apackof2, Section News
I just received this video via my e-mail.(thank you Saul Anuzis)
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