Monday, November 22, 2010

New Years with Elvis!

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The 'Build America' Debt Bomb

Steven Malanga: The 'Build America' Debt Bomb - WSJ.com
"One sure signal has been the sharp rise in the cost for investors to insure against default.
In June, the price of a contract protecting an investor from a default by Illinois on its bonds rose to a record high of $309,100 on $10 million of debt over five years, according to CMA Datavision.
The national average for states is $190,000 per $10 million in debt.
At that point, Illinois surpassed California as the worst credit risk among U.S. states"

Grab a drink and read it all.
This is scary!

Dying with debt: A dirty little retirement secret

Dying with debt: A dirty little retirement secret - USATODAY.com
"Retired Americans are racking up credit-card debt like never before, be it for vacations or medical expenses, and a surprising number have no intention of paying it off before they die."

Climbing to the top of a transmission tower.

Grab your balls and watch this video!

Michigan Forbids City of Hamtramck to Seek Bankruptcy; My Advice to Hamtramck: "Default"

Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis: Michigan Forbids City of Hamtramck to Seek Bankruptcy; My Advice to Hamtramck: "Default":
"No Michigan local government has ever filed for municipal bankruptcy, Stanton said, a rarely used tool that allows cities and other local governments to deal with creditors and extract concessions from its unions."

More pension bad news. This time for locals

More pension bad news. This time for locals - Orange Punch : The Orange County Register
"There really are only a few options: cut benefits, increase contributions or go belly up when the bills come due.

Since going belly up is the one option that is easiest because no one has to do anything for that to happen, that’s pretty much the path most government policymakers have opted for, with a few modest exceptions as outlined in the Pew study, which is the subject of our editorial today."

Retirement shortfalls measured in trillions

Retirement shortfalls measured in trillions pew, state, california - Opinion - The Orange County Register
"Despite recent attempts to mitigate the crisis, the unfunded debt for public retirement benefits poses a massive and growing problem in California and throughout the nation.
A study by the Pew Center on the States captures the gravity of the issue in its title: 'The Trillion Dollar Gap.'

Rising costs of promised public-sector employee pension and retiree health benefits in 50 states now are more than $1 trillion in the red, Pew calculated.

Other studies estimate even greater deficits, including a Free Enterprise Nation study this year that put the combined state and local government unfunded liability at $3.5 trillion."

We the people will defend our liberty!

#t=19
Great video!

Rating the Spartans on a scale of 1-10

Rating the Spartans on a scale of 1-10 greenandwhite.com Lansing State Journal
"How to judge this team's place in MSU history, considering it's the third to reach 10 wins?

Obviously, more games are played now, and at least a couple are gimmes every year.

The other two to hit 10 were the 1965 national champs and the 1999 team that finished 10-2.
This group is comparable to the latter.

Perhaps it's best to look at losses to see where this team could be remembered.

Since those great squads of 1965 and '66, the number of MSU teams to finish with just one loss is: 0"

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Muskegon County Airport dodges new airport security measure controversy

Muskegon County Airport dodges new airport security measure controversy MLive.com

So the suicide Muslims just buy a ticket in Muskegon and fly to O'Hare?

Three unions sue Michigan to block wage plan

Three unions sue Michigan to block wage plan lansingstatejournal.com Lansing State Journal
"Three state employee unions are suing to block a measure that forces workers to pay 3 percent of their salaries toward retiree health care."

12 Facts That Will Blow Your Mind – Federal Employees And Members Of Congress Are Getting Rich While Those Of Us Who Pay Their Salaries Suffer

12 Facts That Will Blow Your Mind – Federal Employees And Members Of Congress Are Getting Rich While Those Of Us Who Pay Their Salaries Suffer

In Likely Parting Shot, Civil Rights Commission Approves Controversial Report On Justice Department Actions

In Likely Parting Shot, Civil Rights Commission Approves Controversial Report On Justice Department Actions - FoxNews.com
"The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights approved Friday its latest report on the Justice Department's handling of a controversial civil rights case, even though the report makes no findings related to the case or the larger question of whether the Justice Department enforces civil rights laws in an even-handed manner."

An Updated List of the 80+ Airports with Full-Body Scanners

An Updated List of the 80+ Airports with Full-Body Scanners Jaunted

Culver OKs state pay raises

Culver OKs state pay raises desmoinesregister.com The Des Moines Register
"Gov. Chet Culver's administration agreed Friday to offer pay increases for state employees that will cost taxpayers more than $200 million"

Friday, November 19, 2010

For Northwestern Wildcats-Illinois Illini game at Wrigley, offense will use one end zone

For Northwestern Wildcats-Illinois Illini game at Wrigley, offense will use one end zone - ESPN Chicago
"When a team is on offense Saturday, it will be positioned to head to the west end zone."

Another TSA Outrage

Another TSA Outrage RedState
"A friend of mine sent me this about his TSA experience.

He, unlike most of us, was coming back into the country from Afghanistan on a military charter."

EU demands Italy repay Elton John concert costs

My Way News - EU demands Italy repay Elton John concert costs
"The European Union said Friday it has ordered Italy to repay almost $1 million in EU money that was used to pay Elton John for a concert in Naples last year.
Italy used euro720,000 ($983,000) in EU money - typically used for investment projects in poorer EU countries - for the British singer's performance fee.
The European Commission said that was inappropriate.
National authorities have much leeway in using EU funding.
But to qualify for EU money, cultural projects must be long-term events such as art exhibits, building cultural centers or restoring old buildings."

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Newly elected County Commissioner meets with Muskegon Tea Party

Newly elected County Commissioner meets with Muskegon Tea Party Muskegon News
"Alan Jager, Muskegon County Commissioner elect met last night with the Muskegon Tea Party.
Jager narrowly beat out long time commissioner Charles “Buzz” Buzzell"

Low-tax states will gain seats, high-tax states will lose them

Low-tax states will gain seats, high-tax states will lose them Washington Examiner
"“in eight of ten losers, workers can be forced to join a union as a condition of employment.

In 7 of the 8 gainers, workers are given a choice whether to join or contribute financially to a union.”"

State withholding Muskegon Heights funds due to tardy audit

State withholding Muskegon Heights funds due to tardy audit MLive.com
"No other Michigan municipality’s revenue-sharing payment is being withheld for this funding cycle, Buhs said.

“It comes up occasionally.
It happens,” Buhs said, saying that in the past Detroit’s revenue-sharing payment has been withheld by the state."

Have Sex With a Guy With a Mustache Day

Have Sex With a Guy With a Mustache Day « American Mustache Institute
"November 18 is “Have Sex With a Guy With a Mustache Day.”"

US comfortable with GM IPO pricing, investors

UPDATE 1-US comfortable with GM IPO pricing, investors Reuters
"Bloom said GM has done the right thing and pricing of $33 per share is a 'fair deal' even though the partial sale represents a loss of roughly $9 billion on taxpayers' original investment.
'We're very comfortable with the way this went,' Bloom said"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

GOP to Force Vote on NPR Funding

GOP to Force Vote on NPR Funding - By Andrew Stiles - The Corner - National Review Online
"House Republicans announced today that they will force a floor vote to eliminate taxpayer-funded support for NPR in response to the firing of Juan Williams.

A proposal to defund NPR was the winner in the GOP’s weekly “YouCut” contest, in which the public votes online for various spending cuts — GOP leaders have pledged to force votes on the winning items"

Isn't it about time our legislators eliminated funding propaganda outlets that advocate for more government spending?

This is really cool!

Norton Shores looking for election inspectors.

This is a great way volunteer and to insure that our elections are fair and honest!

If you don't live in Norton Shores, google or call your city/township clerk and tell them you want to be on their list of election inspectors as a republican!

The City is looking for residents of Muskegon County interested in serving as election inspectors in Norton Shores.

The City is looking for residents of Muskegon County interested in serving as election inspectors in Norton Shores.
Applicants should be comfortable using or learning to use computers and simple software.

Training is required so daytime availability is a must.

Elections are held up to four times a year in February, May, August and November. Election Day hours begin at 6:00 a.m. and may conclude well after 10:00 p.m.

Click the link below for an application, complete the form and return it to the City Clerk's Office as soon as possible:

http://www.nortonshores.org/vertical/Sites/%7BFF3C7447-59C5-49A5-8AC0-3258B1B50FAA%7D/uploads/%7B95A5607B-AE87-4E42-87FF-E472E46091FE%7D.PDF

The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for a citizen appointments

This is an opportunity for us little guys and gals to get involved!

These must be submitted by the 1st week in December.
The Citizens Review Committee will be appointed VERY soon.

click the link for an explanation of each board:
http://co.muskegon.mi.us/boardofcommissioners/citizens.htm

"The Muskegon County Board of Commissioners is currently accepting applications for a citizen appointments to the following:
Department of Human Services Board,
Accommodations Tax Advisory Committee,
Airport Advisory Committee,
Agricultural Preservation Board,
Citizens Review Committee,
Community Corrections Advisory Board,
Lakeshore Coordinating Council,
Lakeshore Museum Board,
MSU District Extension Council,
Road Commission Board,
Solid Waste Planning,
Veteran's Advisory Committee
and Workforce Development Board.

click link for application:
http://co.muskegon.mi.us/boardofcommissioners/brdcommapplication.pdf

Please call 724-7139 for further information."

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