Tuesday April 9, 2013

U of M Loses

No championship for the U Click Here for Details

Pipeline Collateral Damage

Do farms suffer from residual after effects from pipeline placement? Click Here for Details

 The Preschool Paradox

By Michael Van Beek |Courtesy of Michigan Capitol Confidential

The Center for Michigan recently made the claim that retaining 5-year-olds for another year of kindergarten doesn’t work. The evidence they provide for this is weak, but that aside, this appears to run counter to their other argument that an additional year of state-funded preschool for 4-year-olds yields huge benefits. In both cases, students enter first grade with two years of formal schooling, so why does one “work” and not the other? … more

Confirmed: The SEIU ‘Dues Skim’ Finally Ends

Confirmed: The SEIU ‘Dues Skim’ Finally Ends

Home-based caregivers no longer losing money to the union

By Jack Spencer | Courtesy of Michigan Capitol Confidential

It’s official: Michigan’s home health care dues skim has ended. For the first time since 2006, the Service Employees International Union is not deducting money from the Medicaid checks of the state’s 59,000 home-based caregivers.  … more

Death of a Legend

Margaret Thatcher Britain’s  “Iron Lady” dies at 87 Click Here for Details

Caught Again with Bad Facts

Obama beats the dead horse…. with 20 year old data Click Here for Details


Marriage and Liberty

Travis Flores, Columnist     

If you asked any politician why America is the greatest country in the world, their response would most likely be our freedoms. So why then are we still denying equality to gays? In my personal experience, I”ve never once heard a logical argument why gays should not be allowed to marry. The responses seem to have much more to do with peoples own discomfort over other peoples actions, or a verse from the old testament.

I’d like to reference the political philosopher John Stuart Mill, in his book On Liberty. “The only freedom which deserves the name is that of pursuing our own good in our own way, so long as we do not attempt to deprive others of theirs, or impede their efforts to obtain it.”

To expand upon the thought a little bit, the only reason liberties should be denied, is when it does harm to others. We also need to add, that feeling uncomfortable, is not a sufficient justification for discrimination, and yes it is discrimination. When you look down upon another person and say you don’t deserve all the freedoms I have, you are labeling them as a second class citizen.

To those who choose to fight against marriage equality, time is not on your side, young people overwhelmingly support gay marriage, and we will continue to fight for the rights of our fellow Americans. It really is in the best interest of churches to give up this fight, when Millennials  are asked why they’ve left their church, nearly 70% reference at least in part because of religious attitudes towards gays. In this fight over principles we’re merely trying to help you end up on the right side of history.

I’d like to end this on a lighter note so I’ll leave you with Stephen Colbert’s comment to actor Neil Patrick Harris. “But you are also the biggest threat of all… you are a gay person I like. Your threat is that you make being gay seem non threatening. Its almost as if your happiness doesn’t take away from mine.”

Dictator in Chief Warns GOP

Don’t mess with me on gun control? Click Here for Story

Using the Dead

Obama visits Connecticut to use Newtown tragedy to his advantage in gun control Click Here for Details

Anti-Semitism on the Rise

Attacks on Jews increase by 30% Click Here for Details

Immigration Bill: Another 1500 Page Boondoggle

1500 pages of crap from our legislators? Click Here for Story

Gold Rush?

More US states look to gold as currency Click Here for Details

Killing Christians

Egypt continues to allow muslim extremists to kill, maim and torture Christians Click Here for Story


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