Wednesday, November 30, 2011

City orders family to take down Christmas decorations

City orders family to take down Christmas decorations - WAFB Channel 9, Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather

This is a very weird story!

School board election dates now dictated by state law

School board election dates now dictated by state law MLive.com
School officials who have resisted moving elections to coincide with general elections have said they didn't want their races to get lost on ballots filled with other national, state and local races.

This is BIG!
School board elections will be less expensive to the taxpayers AND will have a far larger voter turnout.
A giant win for students, parents and taxpayers!
A great gift to all from our Republican government.
Watch out for the big unionists at the MEA to make big trouble for all over this.

America's Tallest Singing Christmas Tree

Singing Christmas Tree opens Thursday, set to air on The Learning Channel (trailer)

Singing Christmas Tree opens Thursday, set to air on The Learning Channel (trailer) MLive.com
As seasonally ubiquitous as “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol,” the Singing Christmas Tree concert is a West Michigan yuletide staple.

If you live in Muskegon county and haven't seen the monster Christmas tree show....sup wit dat?
Go and enjoy!
And tell your family to watch the TLC show on Dec. 10 to see it on TV.
And sign my petition to ban the uber-ubiquitous use of the word ubiquitous!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

EyeOnMuskegon-Sunday 11-27-2011 Showprep-Are the "rich" paying their fairshare?

http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2011/11/muskegon_county_young_people_f.html


http://www.infowars.com/why-are-ows-protesters-repeating-white-house-talking-points/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111903918104576504650932556900.html

http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=351121

http://www.moneynews.com/StreetTalk/obama-wallstreet-electioncampaign/2011/07/22/id/404563

http://www.prisonplanet.com/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/22/house-republicans-rich-fair-share-taxes_n_1108600.html

http://constitutionalconservative.wordpress.com/myth-the-rich-dont-pay-their-fair-share/

http://www.cbo.gov/doc.cfm?index=5746&type=0

http://www.financialsamurai.com/2011/10/12/who-are-the-top-1-income-earners/

http://biggovernment.com/tag/fair-share/

http://news.yahoo.com/top-0-1-nation-earn-half-capital-gains-172647859.html

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/12626

http://www.mackinac.org/10154

http://www.itepnet.org/

http://www.freep.com/article/20111126/SPORTS03/111126002/NBA-owners-players-reach-deal-end-lockout?odyssey=tab

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/who-are-the-1-percenters/2011/10/06/gIQAn4JDQL_print.html

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kenrapoza/2011/11/14/who-are-the-real-1/

Heritage and Railroad Historical museums hosting open houses

Heritage and Railroad Historical museums hosting open houses MLive.com
The Muskegon Heritage Museum and Muskegon Railroad Historical Society Museum, 561 W. Western, are hosting open houses 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 4.
The Heritage Museum and Railroad open house will be 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for students. Children 5 and under are free.

The Railroad museum is fab!
If you like trains, go!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Girl trampled in Black Friday Wal-Mart rush

Girl trampled in Black Friday Wal-Mart rush MLive.com
Among the incidents he referenced was a woman who fell and hit her head at Bed Bath & Beyond, an elderly man with a medical emergency in the mall's food court, and a shortness of breath call at Victoria's Secret.

Oh, my!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Welcome to the Official Occupy Muskegon Website

Welcome to the Official Occupy Muskegon Website
We, the 99% are protesting social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporate money and lobbyists on our government.

Well, here's their website.
Interesting the only greed they see is from the American corporations that pay taxes, employ workers and provide goods and services we need.
No government greed out there.......?
The "Occupy" movement has been taken over by the big government employee unions and the democrat party.
Bummer, dudes.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Don't be surprised!

No Muskegon county commission meetings until Thu. Dec. 1.

Those 5 meetings in November musta tuckered 'em out!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Muskegon Area CTC Principal Jeanne Roe resigns, gets $45,000 severance

Muskegon Area CTC Principal Jeanne Roe resigns, gets $45,000 severance MLive.com
As part of the severance agreement with Roe, the MAISD agreed to not reveal the nature of its concerns about Roe, said MAISD Superintendent Dave Sipka.
He said the severance agreement was equivalent to about three months' worth of Roe's salary and benefits.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Occupy Muskegon "Press Release"

Contact:
Dean Vanderstelt
Media Representative
248-953-5816
occupymuskegonmedia@gmail.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Occupy Muskegon Protests “Referendum-Proof” Laws

MUSKEGON, November 11, 2011 – The Occupy Muskegon (OM) movement voiced opposition to the passage of “referendum-proof” laws in Lansing during a meeting with Senator Geoff Hansen (R – Hart) on Friday.
Approximately 30 members of the group launched a protest at the Senator’s “coffee hour” meeting with the
public at Tanglewood Park in Norton Shores. Article II, Section 9 of the Michigan Constitution provides for public referendum of laws with the verbiage
“The people reserve to themselves the power to propose laws and to enact and reject laws, called the initiative, and the power to approve or reject laws enacted by the legislature, called the referendum.” The constitution does, however, exclude appropriation laws from the referendum process. Through procedural slight of hand, the legislature has circumvented the Michigan Constitution by using appropriations (expenditures) to make policy laws referendum-proof.
Already this year the legislature passed three laws; individual item pricing, tax reform…including pension
taxation, and political redistricting with appropriation provisions that made them referendum-proof, and is in process of preparing to pass a fourth, (HB 4936) in a similar manner. HB 4936 significantly restructures the no-fault insurance law in a way that is surely beneficial to big business. That law, if enacted, would significantly reduce no-fault Personal Injury Protection (PIP,) while at the same time reduce liabilities for the insurance companies, in doing so, essentially transfer the burden of costly medical treatment and rehabilitation on the injured and other parties. Per the Michigan House’s own analysis, and the estimation of the Michigan
Catastrophic Claims Association, (MCCA) the passage of this law would result in 22.7% of the injured, well over 3,000 people each year, unable to receive needed and adequate care, due to limits included in the bill. To ensure the “referendum proof” nature of this bill the legislature has added a relatively small $50,000 appropriation to print brochures, something that could have easily been put in a separate appropriation.
Although not taking an official position on the pending law, Occupy Muskegon strongly objects to the use of
procedural slight of hand to circumvent the Michigan Constitution, and feels that these maneuvers by the Michigan legislature are an affront to democracy. Occupy Muskegon demands that no further laws be passed with this referendum-proof language, and that those laws already passed be revised to eliminate the offensive language.
To reinforce Occupy Muskegon’s position, protesters carried signs and chanted slogans such as “We are the 99% and so are you”, “Tell me what democracy looks like…this is what democracy looks like!” during their
march along Seminole Rd., and in front of the Tanglewood Park facility prior to, and during Senator Hansen’s visit. The group received support from many people in cars on Seminole Rd. through cheers and
honking horns.
The group subsequently joined the Senator’s meeting to voice their objections directly to the Senator, and

repeatedly asked the Senator for his support to:
1) ensure that no further laws are passed with this referendum-proof language, and 2) those laws that have
already been passed as such be revised to remove the appropriation language. Despite repeated requests from the movement’s representative, Dean Vanderstelt, the Senator was unable, or unwilling, to agree with the request.
After the meeting, Mr. Vanderstelt stated “We felt the questions were fair, our demands were reasonable, but felt Senator Hansen’s response was evasive and did not show likelihood that he would support these demands.” “We believe that the public’s trust in their legislators has been terribly violated. Further, the movement feels that all the citizens of Michigan should be enraged by this affront to their expectation that elected officials are there to represent them, not corporations. The movement will continue its efforts to rectify these violations of our democracy.”
One sign seen at the protest seemed to state the demonstrator’s views clearly: “Michigan Legislators: What
Part of Democracy Don’t You Understand? When you fear the citizens, you pass referendum proof laws – Have you no shame?”

Monday, November 14, 2011

Occupy Muskegon Protests “Referendum-Proof” Laws

Occupy Muskegon
In Solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Together Movements

We, the “99%”, are protesting social and economic inequality, corporate greed, and the influence of corporatemoney and lobbyists on our government.

NEWSRELEASENEWSRELEASENEWSRELEASENEWSRELEASE

Read the rest.
I bet most at the camp haven't.

Jeff Bezos Owns the Web in More Ways Than You Think

Jeff Bezos Owns the Web in More Ways Than You Think Magazine
Bezos may well be the premier technologist in America, a figure who casts as big a shadow as legends like Bill Gates and the late Steve Jobs.

Read this and see the future.
My Fire arrives Wednesday!

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing

All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing
(or words to that effect)

A study of a Web quotation

I mistakenly attributed the quote to Albert Einstein on Sunday's "EyeOnMuskegon".
My quest for truth led me to this interesting article.
Enjoy.

Free e-books and e-book managers

Free e-books and e-book managers - Komando.com, Website for The Kim Komando Radio Show®, Komando Downloads
I recently bought a Kindle and I love it!
But books can be expensive.
Here are some great sites for free or cheap books.
And don't miss the $2.99 or under Kindlehttp://www.amazon.com/Kindle-eBooks/b/ref=sv_kinc_2?ie=UTF8&node=1286228011DailyDeal.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Ohio election shows power of government to vote itself money

COMMENTARY: Ohio election shows power of government to vote itself money
Every Ohio household should write a check for $76,000 today just to pay unfunded pension benefits for government workers betrayed by politicians and union bosses who made them promises taxpayers now must keep.

We’re No. 2! Ala. default tops O.C. bankruptcy

We’re No. 2! Ala. default tops O.C. bankruptcy - OC Watchdog : The Orange County Register
Leaders of Alabama’s most populous county have filed an estimated $4.1 billion bankruptcy, the largest for a municipality in U.S. history.

It's starting......

Jeremy Minnier: 18-year-old Wins Iowa Mayoral Race

Jeremy Minnier: 18-year-old Wins Iowa Mayoral Race
"the senior at Hampton Dumont High School was elected mayor of Aredale (AHR'-dayl) on Tuesday with 24 write-in votes. Incumbent Mayor Virgil Homer received eight votes."

Another "off year" election result?

EyeOnMuskegon 11-13-2011

ITPP Tea Party Legislative Scorecard for Michigan - Michigan Votes

ITPP Tea Party Legislative Scorecard for Michigan - Michigan Votes
ITPP Tea Party Legislative Scorecard for Michigan
A public service of the Independent Tea Party Patriots (www.itpp.us)
The Tea Party Scorecard only includes votes on tea party issues.
Unanimous and party-line votes are largely excluded to highlight the differences between members of the same party rather than differences between the parties.
"Messy" bills with complex, competing content were also excluded as no clear "correct" vote could be assigned.

Hansen 48%
Hughes 73%
Hovey-Wright 12%

Checking the Numbers on Michigan's Auto Jobs

Checking the Numbers on Michigan's Auto Jobs [Michigan Capitol Confidential]
But just 1,000 of those 65,300 jobs were from the “transportation equipment” sector, which includes the state’s core blue collar jobs that are tied to the auto industry.


Union power to protect your job?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ohio vote shows unions still a political force

Ohio vote shows unions still a political force - CBS News
Labor unions are celebrating one of their biggest victories in decades after turning back an Ohio law that curbed collective bargaining rights for the state's public workers.
The vote showed unions are still a potent political force that can't be ignored.

This is big for Michigan too.
The unions won this one BIG Time.
Will they continue to prevail?

City elections: Muskegon Heights Mayor Darrell Paige wins; Muskegon City Commissioner Clara Shepherd loses | MLive.com

City elections: Muskegon Heights Mayor Darrell Paige wins; Muskegon City Commissioner Clara Shepherd loses MLive.com

Lots of local election coverage!

Result of Norton Shores Ward 2 City Council race unknown until write-in candidates certified

Result of Norton Shores Ward 2 City Council race unknown until write-in candidates certified MLive.com
The write-in candidates are: Nick Dreliozis, Scott Drier, and Cindy Jurkas.
Typically, the vote totals for write-in candidates are available within a week or so.

Muskegon County Election Results

Muskegon County Election Results
The Unofficial November 8, 2011 election results for Muskegon County will be published on this site.

click on "All Results" on left.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Herman Cain confirmed to appear in Kalamazoo on Thursday

Herman Cain confirmed to appear in Kalamazoo on Thursday MLive.com
It's official — Herman Cain is coming to Kalamazoo on Thursday.

According to an e-mail from Jack Hoogendyk's blog, Core Principles, Cain will appear at Pine West, 2425 South 11th Street in Kalamazoo at 2:15 p.m. on Thursday.

The stop will come a day after Cain, and seven other candidates, participate in a GOP primary debate at Oakland University.

More information is available my e-mailing michigan@hermancain.com

Muskegon County plans open house celebrating transportation center's 10th anniversary

Muskegon County plans open house celebrating transportation center's 10th anniversary MLive.com
The event, scheduled for 4-5:30 p.m., is open to the public and will feature tours of the 30,000-square-foot facility that serves as the base of operations for the Muskegon Area Transit System.
The Muskegon County Board of Public Works also is set to host its monthly meeting at 3:30 p.m. at the center.

Note location change for Public Works board meeting.
THURSDAY-Nov. 10!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

And While You Are At It

RightMichigan.com And While You Are At It
2011 SB 638.
A bill to designate English as the official state language; to provide certain rights; and to provide the powers and duties of certain state and local agencies and officials.
Senators KAHN, GREEN, COLBECK, WALKER, BRANDENBURG, HANSEN and PAPPAGEORGE are right on target in sponsoring this legislation that will save state government in a number of ways.

Give Sen Hansen a call and tell him you support him on this issue!
You can be sure the opponents are melting his phones!
(517) 373-1635

Thursday, November 3, 2011

How does the launch of the MLive Media Group affects the Muskegon Chronicle

How does the launch of the MLive Media Group affects the Muskegon Chronicle MLive.com
Q: What is going to happen to our local newspaper employees?
A: Chronicle Editor Cindy Fairfield has voluntarily left The Chronicle; the interim editor is Peg West, currently a local news editor at The Grand Rapids Press.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Montague mayor's death, a week before election, sends officials scrambling to find answers

Montague mayor's death, a week before election, sends officials scrambling to find answers MLive.com
Montague Mayor Henry Roesler Jr.'s death Tuesday sent election officials scrambling to find out what it means for next Tuesday's election.

The answer: Based on state law, it appears that Roesler's sole opponent for mayor, 32-year-old Kevin Erb, will automatically win the election.

You can't change public policy unless you run.
Good for you Mr. Erb!

Final list of candidates, proposals for Nov. 8 election in Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Northwest Ottawa counties

Final list of candidates, proposals for Nov. 8 election in Muskegon, Newaygo, Oceana and Northwest Ottawa counties MLive.com
Wondering who is running for what in the Nov. 8 election?
Here is the final list, which includes all potential write-in candidates.

Plus the county clerk's site:
http://www.co.muskegon.mi.us/clerk/elections/index.html

Progress made at 2 toxic hot spots in Michigan

Progress made at 2 toxic hot spots in Michigan MLive.com
Deer Lake and Muskegon Lake are among 43 sites designated by the U.S. and Canada as environmental "areas of concern" in 1987.

"Toxic"?
To whom or what?
Another word dumbed down by our increasingly dumber media.

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