Benton Harbor EFM Joe Harris to rescind City Commission’s “unconstitutionality” resolution

As I reported yesterday, the Benton Harbor City Commission passed a resolution, declaring the takeover of their city by Emergency Financial Manager Joseph L. Harris to be unconstitutional. Joe Harris doesn’t give a damn.

He’s going to rescind their resolution.

Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joseph Harris tells [WSJM] that he plans to issue an order rescinding this week’s city commission vote on a resolution to declare Michigan’s emergency manager law unconstitutional. Harris says that the vote has no legal validity, and notes that it was in violation of his directive to the commission that it may not vote on anything, other than to open and close meetings, and approve minutes.…
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Intensity in the Situation Room

In case you thought President Obama wasn’t engaged or playing an active role in the killing of Osama bin Laden, check out this photo by White House photographer Pete Souza:

Check out President Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s faces. I can’t even imagine how tense that room must have been.

I’m just sayin’……

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BREAKING: Benton Harbor City Commission declares EFM takeover unconstitutional

Yesterday, by a vote of 6 to 2, the Benton Harbor City Commission and Mayor declared the appointment of Joseph Harris as the Emergency Financial Manager and his subsequent stripping of the Commission’s ability to govern the City unconstitutional.

Whereas, The City of Benton Harbor declares the appointment of an Emergency Manager a violation of Article I §1, which states that all political power is inherent in the people and that government is instituted for their equal benefit, security and protection.

Whereas, The City of Benton Harbor declares the appointment of an Emergency Manager a violation of Article I §3, which allows the citizens of Benton Harbor the right to petition the government for redress of grievances.

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EXCLUSIVE: Eight more Michigan state Representatives targeted for recall

On the heels of the start of the recall effort against Rep. Al Pscholka, I have learned that eight additional state Representatives in Michigan are now being targeted for recall. These Republicans are being targeted because they won narrow victories in November 2010 and most are in traditionally blue (Democratic) districts (like Mark Ouimet in the 52nd District, i.e. MY district.)

Here is the list:
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District Counties Vote total Democrat Votes Republican Votes Signatures
23rd Wayne 29,804 Deb Kennedy 13,877 Pat Somerville 15,927 7,451
24th Macomb 32,987 Sarah Roberts 15,516 Anthony Forlini 16,552 8,246
30th Macomb 28,234 Ken Lampar 12,502 Jeff Farrington 15,732 7,058
32nd Macomb/St.

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Protest Rick Snyder at the Blossomtime Grand Floral parade this Saturday

This Saturday, May 7, 2011, is the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade. As I previously reported, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will be the “Grand Marshal” of the parade. I have also learned that Representative Al Pscholka, the father of Michigan’s odious Emergency Financial Manager Law, will also be in the parade. The appearance of both of these men in the parade is an audacious display of arrogance and chutzpah. It smacks of a conqueror reviewing the lands recently vanquished.

Here is the parade route which winds through both St. Joseph and Benton Harbor:

St. Joseph route

Benton Harbor route

A protest is being organized by Heartland Revolution, the same group that organized last week’s rally/march in Benton Harbor.…

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Ambivalence about the killing of Osama bin Laden

Don’t get me wrong, when I saw this, I made martinis:

Photo by Anne Savage. Please do no reuse without permission.

But, I have to say, when I woke this morning and saw the mass celebrations that happened around the country, I was a bit unsettled by it. Ten years of living in fear, of constant “yellow” or “red” alert status at our nation’s airports, and the near-invasion of Pakistan all because of this one man?

Actually, not really. The bogie man we fear wasn’t just bin Laden. And all that he represents is still out there, living with seething hatred toward us and our culture, feeding on the desperate poverty that breeds hatred of the “haves”.…

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Fifth face of Mt. Rushmore

Stoneface McGee tonight at the White House correspondence dinner where Barack Obama and Seth Meyers ran him over and then backed up a few times:

Donald Trump wants to run the country and he can’t even take a joke at his own expense at a celebrity roast???!

Whatevs, dude. So. Not. Worthy. (Or. Qualified.)

I’m just sayin’……

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Even a blind dog…

Even a blind dog finds a deer femur once in awhile.

Kona. Diabetic. Blind. Mostly deaf. My inspiration.

She found this bone on our walk yesterday. When she got home with it, she completely buried it by digging a hole, putting the bone in it and then covering it back up using her nose.

I’m just sayin’……

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