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Dominos falling: yet another Michigan city faces imposition of an Emergency Manager

This is becoming a daily thing for Michiganders.

On the heels of an announcement yesterday by the Governor’s office that Flint may soon be put under the control of an Emergency Manager, today it was announced that Inkster may also receive an Emergency Manager, as well.

The state Treasury Department announced today that a preliminary review of Inkster’s books shows the city is in ‘probable financial stress’.

Treasury spokesman Terry Stanton says the city is having trouble solving a multi-million dollar deficit.

“And the review also found city officials…have proposed unrealistic budgets and failed to make budget revisions in a timely manner,” says Stanton.
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Update on Ace the Pitbull from Detroit Dog Rescue – Updated

Update on Ace the Pitbull from Detroit Dog Rescue – Updated

I have received a rather unfortunate update from Monica Martino, the co-founder & CEO of Detroit Dog Rescue. The original post about Ace is HERE. Here’s the latest news:

Detroit Dog Rescue has become very involved in this fight — we were able to find the owner of “Ace” (she saw him on the news — he had been stolen from her months ago). My partner Hush went to the Department of Animal Control this morning with her to claim Ace. She brought all the proper documentation, including vet records, rabies certificates, and personal photos of her dog. Department of Animal Control showed her the wrong dog and tried to convince her it was Ace, despite her protests.…
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Herman Cain’s supporters call his latest accuser Karen Kraushaar “an ugly bitch” – UPDATED x2

Herman Cain’s supporters call his latest accuser Karen Kraushaar “an ugly bitch” – UPDATED x2

The screenshot below tells you pretty much everything you need to know about Herman Cain’s supporters and why he is actually doing pretty well in the polls and with fundraising right now.

The screenshot is from his PAC. The title of the post is “Herman Cain Accuser Karen Kraushaar works for Obama and she’s ugly”

The comment with the photo of Kraushaar says “Ew, gross! Who the hell does this ugly b1tch think she’s fooling? Just to be clear, Karen Kraushaar is the one on the left.”


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Get it? She’s an “ugly bitch” so there’s no way Cain would have ever hit on her.…

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More “We Can’t Wait” goodness from President Obama – cutting waste in government

President Obama is on a tear lately. Under the banner “We Can’t Wait”, he is using Executive Orders to accomplish things that Congress is unable or unwilling to do themselves. The latest salvo is cutting government waste.

WASHINGTON, DC – This morning, President Obama will sign an Executive Order that will cut waste and promote more efficient spending across the federal government. With this Order, the President is directing agencies to reduce spending on travel; limit the number of information technology devices (e.g. cell phones, smartphones, tablets, laptops) that can be issued to individual employees; stop unnecessarily printing documents that can be posted online; shrink the executive fleet of the federal government; and stop using taxpayer dollars to buy swag — the plaques, clothing, and other unnecessary promotional items that agencies purchase.…
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Ohio Governor Kasich gets only half the message sent to him right

Here’s Ohio Governor John Kasich about the stunning defeat handed to him yesterday by Ohio voters who are having none of his union-bashing garbage:

At a news conference Tuesday night, Mr. Kasich congratulated the winners and said he would assess the situation before proposing any new legislation. “It’s time to pause,” he said. “The people have spoken clearly.”

When asked about the people’s message, Mr. Kasich said, “They might have said it was too much too soon.”

He would have been 100% correct if he had left off the last two words.…

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Everything would be fine in this country if it wasn’t for Baal

America is about to get saved. On 11/11/11, TheCall Detroit prayer rally is gonna save us all.

On November 11–12, 2011, thousands from across America will gather to Ford Field (Home of the Detroit Lions) to fast, pray and cry out to God. We will gather to this city that has become a microcosm of our national crisis—economic collapse, racial tension, and the shedding of innocent blood of our children in the streets and of our unborn.

But the place where they say there is no hope, God has chosen as His staging ground for a great communal healing and His house of prayer for all nations.

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The little GOP recall that could – recalling anti-teacher, anti-union Rep. Paul Scott

The little GOP recall that could – recalling anti-teacher, anti-union Rep. Paul Scott

In what can only be called a nail-biter last night (see my liveblog HERE to see what I mean), the effort to recall anti-teacher, anti-union Republican Rep. Paul Scott from Grand Blanc was successful last night. After all of the votes were counted, Scott was recalled by a margin of only 197 votes – 50.4% to 49.6%. This is, however, quite a different result than the final poll before the election that had Scott winning by 8 percentage points.

Over the course of this campaign, the recall organizers displayed a nearly-Herculean level of determination. Recall language approval happened very late in the game.…

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LIVEBLOG: Recall of Michigan Rep. Paul Scott – UPDATED: Recall succeeds!!!

At 10:12 p.m., with 65.7% of precincts counted, the recall of anti-teacher, anti-union Michigan State Representative Paul Scott stands thusly:

49.49% FOR recall
50.51% against recall

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10:18 p.m., with 74.29% of precincts counted, the recall of anti-teacher, anti-union Michigan State Representative Paul Scott stands thusly:

49.39% FOR recall
50.61% against recall

Difference is 237 votes. Think your vote doesn’t count?

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10:39 p.m. Okay, Genesee County just took the Scott recall numbers off their website

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10:43 p.m. Okay, Scott recall numbers back up. With 82.86% of precincts counted:

49.21% FOR recall
50.79% against recall

Difference is 302 votes.…

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Detroit’s latest hero: Ace the Pit Bull. Will the City of Detroit kill him?

Detroit’s latest hero: Ace the Pit Bull. Will the City of Detroit kill him?

This little guy is “Ace”. Ace was found near an Ace Hardware store in Detroit last Friday, unbelievably emaciated and near death. He was turned over to Detroit Animal Control who operate under a Detroit law that says they must hold him for four days unless the owner retrieves him. After that, he will be euthanized because adoption of pit bulls to non-owners is not allowed in the city.

Ace’s story has taken off like wildfire. A Facebook page was created. The page had around 4,000 likes this morning. As I type this Tuesday evening, it has almost 7,300 (300+ just while I was writing it.) An online petition was put up.…

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Michigan Governor Snyder says Flint is next for Emergency Manager

While many of us expected this and knew it was coming, it’s still painful to see. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder says Flint is ready for an Emergency Manager.

Governor Rick Snyder says a financial emergency exists in Flint.

That determination could lead to the appointment of an emergency manager for the city.

“The State’s decision shows how serious our financial challenges are in the City of Flint,” Mayor Dayne Walling said in a statement. “Significant progress has been made to stabilize the City’s finances during a very difficult economy, but without shared sacrifice across the board the City has not been able to implement all of the necessary cost-savings.

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Banks glad you’re moving your money to credit unions – you aren’t profitable enough & they have too much $$$

Banks glad you’re moving your money to credit unions – you aren’t profitable enough & they have too much $$$

I’m sorry, but I’m having a REAL hard time believing this load of manure:

DCDecoder asks [Motley Fool’s] Morgan Housel: Why do you think Bank Transfer Day may end up working out for banks AND customers?

Housel: One of the drivers behind [Bank Transfer Day] is people trying to teach banks a lesson. The irony of that is since the financial crisis, and especially over the last three months as there has been a panic about Europe… banks have been inundated with cash deposits. They’ve been seeing a higher inflow of deposits than they can turn into loans.

That’s putting pressure on their margins because banks have to pay [Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.] premiums and overhead costs.

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