More on Rep. Ray Franz, the idiot who wants to ban offshore windpower in Michigan

Just to recap: Michigan Congressman Ray Franz is an idiot.

Michigan Congressman Ray Franz is an idiot that wants to ban (BAN!) offshore wind energy in Michigan.

While the rest of the world is diversifying their energy portfolio to include renewable energy sources, Michigan Congressman Ray Franz (an idiot) wants to take us backwards.

Why does Congressman Franz want to ban offshore wind turbines in Michigan? Here’s why:

“It’s not environmentally sound to have machines like these on our lakes. They are our greatest asset, and industrialization on them is a hazard to nature and the economy.”

What’s he worried about?…

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About that whole Gitmo thing…

Amen to this.

Considering the circumstances, if you are against the use of military courts to finish the trials of the remaining detainees, then you might as well be advocating indefinite detention without trial because congress has blocked anything else from taking place.

If you believe this administration is left with any other choice, you are flat wrong.

I’m just sayin’……

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More Dem threats against conservatives? Or not?

I’m sorry, but I am having a very hard time believing that this is actually coming from liberals:

A free-market think-tank at the center of a controversy over Freedom of Information Act requests to labor-studies departments received a series of death threats and bomb threats Thursday night and early today.

Personnel at the Midland-based Mackinac Center for Public Policy reported the five calls to the FBI and the local police. Spokesman Michael Jahr told the Free Press they appeared to come from one or two women and made repeated references to “The Rachel Maddow Show” on MSNBC.

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Four of the messages appeared to be from the same person.

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19th Century-vintage Islamophobe Terry Jones incites riots in Afghanistan, 21 people killed

On March 20th, Islamophobe and 19th Century throwback, “Pastor” Terry Jones, held a mock trial where he put the Koran on trial, found it guilty and then burned it with video cameras rolling. It was part of something they called “International Judge the Koran Day” which, apparently took place only in the sad little backwater community in Gainesville, Florida where Jones has his “church”.

You can read more about the event HERE if you have the intestinal fortitude to wade through their drivel. Here’s a snippet of the hypocritical pap that Jones spews about his “religion”:

This has been set up like an American court.…
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Woman arrested for sending death threats to Wisconsin Republicans

Dumbass.

A 26 year-old woman from Cross Plains, WI has been charged with two felonies for allegedly sending death-threat emails to Republican state Senators at the height of the dispute over Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) collective bargaining law.

According to reports from the Dane County, WI district attorney’s office, Katherine Windels of Cross Plains admitted to investigators she was behind the March 9 emails, which were sent to 15 Republican senators on the night the Senate passed the controversial collective bargaining restrictions for state workers favored by Walker.

Windels allegedly wrote that opponents of the collective bargaining law were planning “to assult you by arriving at your house and putting a nice little bullet in your head” and said “we have built several bombs that we have placed in various locations around the areas in which we know that you frequent.”

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According to the investigating documents, Windels acted alone out of frustration with Walker’s law.

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Bring back the left-handed Whopper!

Man, remember these?

BURGER KING INTRODUCES LEFT-HANDED WHOPPERS

Burger King UK today announced the launch of its latest salvo in the battle of the Burger Wars – the new left-handed Whopper – which will become available nation-wide tomorrow April 1.

The UK’s most preferred hamburger will still consist of lettuce, onions, pickles, mayonnaise, ketchup and four-ounce flame-grilled hamburger patty, but the sandwich has been re-designed to fit more comfortably in the left hand. This will result in fewer condiment ‘spills’ for left-handed hamburger lovers.

The new Left-Handed Whopper will have all the condiments rotated 180 degrees, thereby redistributing the weight of the sandwich so that the bulk of them skew to the left.…

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Michigan Republicans introduce bill to ban offshore wind turbines in Michigan

I know you think this is an April Fool’s Day joke.

It’s not.

Michigan Republican Ray Franz has introduced House Bill No. 4499 which literally prohibits off-shore wind development in Michigan.

The department shall not enter into a lease or deed that allows the use of unpatented lands for the siting, placement, construction, operation, or maintenance of any structure to research wind energy development, any wind turbine, or any equipment or structure related to a wind turbine, including, but not limited, to a transmission line.

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The department shall not grant a permit under this part for the siting, placement, construction, operation, or maintenance of any structure to research wind energy development, any wind turbine, or any equipment or structure related to a wind turbine, including, but not limited to, a transmission line.

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Big Three sales up big time — double digits — over last year

Good news for the Rustbelt states like mine (Michigan): Ford sales up 19% over last year. GM up 11%. Chrysler up a whopping 31%. Ford actually sold more vehicles than GM for only the second time since 1998.

Ford reported March sales of 212,777, up 19 percent from the same month a year ago. That compares with GM’s 206,621 sales for the month, an 11 percent increase from a year ago. GM sales dipped slightly from February.

But GM remains the dominant seller for the quarter with 592,545 vehicles sold compared with Ford’s 496,720 sales.

Crosstown rival Chrysler Group LLC posted another strong month with sales of 121,730 vehicles in March, up 28 percent from February, and a 31 percent increase from a year ago.

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