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Tag: Useful Idiots
By JGillman, Section News
Conveniently, the bigger power concerns in the state capitulated to ridiculous 10% energy mandates during the Granholm administration.
In 2012, an even MORE ridiculous 25x25 requirement was promoted (and failed) as a constitutional amendment, in a state which has a monstrous electricity appetite as a leader in manufacturing. Now as the legislature approaches the crossroads of [Oh gosh we can't meet the 10%!] and [What the hell happened to electricity prices?] in Michigan, another 35% 'mandate' pusher shows up with a 'conservative' emphasis and the useful idiots who have already signed on.
As soon as Michigan State Representative Mike Shirkey announced a solid-as-steel return to electricity competition in our state, the rust of cronyism began eating away at the plan. Snyder stepped up the call for increased renewable energy in the midst of the current mandate meltdown, and a new shadow group was formed with friendly 'conservative' faces to front it. (see useful idiot mention above)
Sometimes however, its worth looking to other experts who have a different take on such things.
Are the mandates even legal?
Thanks to the TB912, and Dining Room productions for another useful and informative video.
And On a related note: Cap Con today, has another take on this.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
What better place can one possibly think of to promote the concept of "Free Monies" and a spiffy DIA tax advertisement than Washtenaw County's very own Moscow on the Huron.
As noted from WXYZ.
One of the team members tells 7 Action News that their professor even shed a tear while watching the ad.
So did comrades Karl, Friedrich, and Vladimir Ilyich.
By JGillman, Section News
This Is NOT Your Daddy's 'Paul'
Some of the ideas are familiar, but limited in ways typically embraced by establishment Republicans.
Rand Paul's visit to Detroit was precipitated by a conference call being reported by the Detroit News. In it, Senator Paul speaks of enterprise zones, with taxes so low as to "bail yourselves out". Adding to this an loosened visa incentive for a flow of foreign "entrepreneurs" into the city.
Paul, widely considered a 2016 potential presidential candidate, said he will introduce legislation Monday to create "economic freedom zones" by dramatically lowering taxes in depressed areas and loosen visa rules to encourage foreign entrepreneurs to immigrate to the city.
So now instead of "jobs that Americans don't want to do," perhaps we will be talking about cities that Americans don't want to live or work in.
I wonder how that would work?
Maybe something like this?
"Mr Chen, you are welcome to stay, invest, develop, and work in our country. However, you are limited to this particular region. If for some reason you are not satisfied there, I guess you are out of luck."Or in other words,
"Welcome to the Hotel Detroit. Love it, or get the hell out of our country.."Right, somehow I can't see THAT happening.
Which of course begs the question of what happens to those who emigrate, and decide to move somewhere a little safer than Baghdad of Michigan? When "loosening visa requirements," it seems that a genie let out is a little hard to stuff back in the lamp. Its hard to imagine 'restrictive' movement placed on those who simply seek a better life, and upon finding out that Detroit is no better than the hole they left, it is highly likely that they will indeed "seek" such a place.
And it seems we have heard those words about foreigners feeling welcomed before.
Go below the fold.
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By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
It's been almost two months since the MIGOP 2013 State Convention and the House vote on 2013-HB-4111 tweaked the ire of the constitutional conservatives in the liberty movement, and I'm already starting to see evidence of discohesion amongst the grassroots activists. By this I mean that the righteous outrage over the House yielding on the ObamaCare Exchanges and the resolve to make sure that the blueblood elites don't go back to using the grassroots as an outhouse is already starting to dissipate amongst the discussion of the latest "headline" political distraction.
Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov was a Russian born, KGB trained subverter who defected to Canada in 1970 after becoming discouraged with the Soviet system. About a dozen years later, he lectured in Los Angeles under his nom de plume (Tomas David Schuman) and gave an interview to G. Edward Griffin (under his real name), in which he provided a detailed description of the process by which Moscow would quietly take over an enemy nation (specifically explaining the methods being used by the KGB for the gradual subversion of the political and economic systems of the United States). Regardless of which video you prefer to watch, either is a rather an eye-opening explanation of just how thoroughly screwed this country really is, as well as critical information that the true American patriots need in order to prevent (or at least forestall) our nation's collapse.
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By Corinthian Scales, Section News
~ Interesting piece by Michigander Kyle Olson. Watch for Fithian's arrival somewhere in Michigan next. Given the MEA on its heels already, we likely have our own "arrestables" waiting in the wings. ~ (JG)
Ht. Big Government
~ Promoted because we voted to make him an honorary Michigander. ~
He has a valid point.
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