Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Oops! Comstock Park budget off by $400K


Oops! Comstock Park budget off by $400K
"Instead of $931,000 in its reserve fund, the district has just under $540,000 and now district leaders are working with accountants to sort it all out.
Basically, in June 2008, the school board approved a 2008/2009 budget with a reserve fund of $931,000. Then auditors did their annual audit and found the fund was off by about $400,000."

This is a SCHOOL district.
And it doesn't sound like a simple mistake.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Michigan lawmakers want government help to free up auto loans

Michigan lawmakers want government help to free up auto loans
"Michigan lawmakers asked the government on Thursday to make it easier for car buyers to get loans, in hopes of helping U.S. automakers ride out the financial crisis."

"easier car loans..?"
Will those fools never learn?!!!!!!!

Michigan State University raises tuition, but covers its costs

Michigan State University raises tuition, but covers its costs
"Michigan State University will raise tuition by 1.2 percent but students won't have to pay the higher rate until summer.
Technically the tuition increase announced Friday takes effect with the spring semester. But the university will cover the cost, meaning students wouldn't have to pay higher rates until summer.
Many students don't take summer classes and would not feel the effects of the higher rate until next fall.
The university said higher tuition rates are needed because state aid has been less than anticipated.
The higher rates would have a freshman from Michigan taking 15 credits pay $4,721.25 for a semester. That's $56.25 more than this fall.
Michigan State raised tuition 6.8 percent headed into this fall."

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

TaxProf Blog: Obama and the Tax Tipping Point

TaxProf Blog: Obama and the Tax Tipping Point: "What happens when the voter in the exact middle of the earnings spectrum receives more in benefits from Washington than he pays in taxes? Economists Allan Meltzer and Scott Richard posed this question 27 years ago. We may soon enough know the answer"

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

90% of Mich. school buses pass safety check

90% of Mich. school buses pass safety check
"Michigan says nine in 10 school buses passed safety inspections last school year.
Ten percent failed the checks. Some could continue operating as long as defects were repaired within two months."

Thankfully our kids aren't riding 747s to school!

Cockrel: Detroit could face $100M budget deficit

Cockrel: Detroit could face $100M budget deficit
"Mayor Ken Cockrel Jr. says Detroit could be facing a budget deficit of at least $100 million"

Monday, July 14, 2008

Obama tells NAACP blacks must take responsibility

Obama tells NAACP blacks must take responsibility

What a concept!

This dude must be really, really smurt.....

Where Is Obama Going?

Where Is Obama Going?
"So what we thought was a promise was a goal. What we thought was an unqualified timetable is not. What we thought was his determination to issue new orders really wasn’t. But whatever he committed to the American people he is still committing. (There are only so many questions one can ask, but Brokaw might have asked how his vote to cut off funding immediately figured into all of this.)
Can you imagine if he had said this during the primary? Hillary Clinton would be the one with the White House redecorating plans now. (I can understand why McCaskill was pleading to get back to the economy.)"

The Political Scene: Making It: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

The Political Scene: Making It: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker

The Times is No Place for 'Funny, Bittersweet, or Just Bitter or Idiotic' Political Bumper Stickers

The Times is No Place for 'Funny, Bittersweet, or Just Bitter or Idiotic' Political Bumper Stickers [Update]
"Journalists have no place on the playing fields of politics."

This is TOO funny!
I'm guessin' the "emperor-has-FABULOUS-clothes" according to these fools.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Shelby eyeing big wind farm

Shelby eyeing big wind farm
"John Deere Wind Energy in conjunction with Michigan Wind LLC of Big Rapids is proposing a wind farm that would include 30 turbines at 60 megawatts just east of Hart. If the township board approves and economic studies continue to be favorable, it could be constructed by 2010, developers said during an informational meeting Thursday at Elbridge Township Hall."

It would be interesting to see how much federal, state, local tax money is going into these projects.

$3.4M cleanup to restore lake shoreline

$3.4M cleanup to restore lake shoreline
"The Great Lakes Commission donated the first $50,000 for the project and NOAA is seeking Congressional approval of another $1.5 million for the initiative. The remaining funds are expected to come from federal agencies."

"Clean" is nice but "broke" is what's going on.

How many thousands of similar projects are sucking our future dry?

GVSU hires Muskegon diversity advocate

GVSU hires Muskegon diversity advocate
"He will assume duties Aug. 11 as Grand Valley's assistant vice president for Affirmative Action"

College costs explode and they tell us there is no "fat" in their budget.

But there's ALWAYS room for a new department!

Gimme a break!

Friday, July 11, 2008

Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com: "Lt. Cmdr. Robert Hemp used to hear about the Coast Guard Festival in Grand Haven all the time but never attended when he was stationed in Detroit"

Authorities: Dice game fight ended in shooting death - Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com#more

Authorities: Dice game fight ended in shooting death
"An argument over a dice game led to the fatal drive-by shooting of an innocent bystander in Muskegon Heights, authorities said Friday afternoon"

The Wrong Education Fix - WSJ.com

The Wrong Education Fix - WSJ.com

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Do democrats really hate average Americans?

Representative Tim Walberg:
"U.S. Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI) introduced a discharge petition in the House on Tuesday to bring the No More Excuses Energy Act, legislation to increase U.S. energy production and invest in alternative sources of energy, to the House floor for a vote. House rules state that a discharge petition must have 218 signatures (a simple majority) in order to bring a bill to the floor for a vote.
As of this afternoon, 139 members signed the petition."


Think about it.
The democrat party bosses are keeping this bill from even being VOTED on!
Their dream of a socialist utopia may not be far from happening in our USA.

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