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City of Flint, Michael Brown
City of Flint, Michael Brown
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Flint’s Toughest Jobs

Flint has a pretty tough reputation.  Terms like "Murder Capital USA" and "One of the 10 Worst Places to Live in America" are not uncommon.  We're like Detroit, but without being featured in an Eminem Chrysler commercial

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Would You Rather be Tased or…?

With tasers soon to be legalized here in Michigan, let's play would you rather:

1) Would you rather be tased or sprayed with mace?

2) Would you rather be tased or have to serve as Flint's emergency financial manager?

3) Would you rather be tased or waterboarded?

4) Would you rather be tased or let your son ride a motorcycle without a helmet?

5) Would you rather be tased or have to bathe in the Flint River (downtown) for a month?

6) Would you rather be tased or bungee jump from the Citizen's Bank Building?

Remember there ARE wrong answers

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Adventures in La La Land: Ted Nugent & Mother Jones

One of the things I enjoy is arguing with the frothing left.  I stumbled across a rich vein of particularly foamy specimens at Mother Jones, commenting on Ted Nugent.  I eagerly joined the fray.  Below is the response with which I am most pleased

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Blessed are the One Percent for They Shall Help Re-elect Obama

The Bible offers a pretty nifty solution to the problem of envy.  To paraphrase: blessed are the 99 percent for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.  As for the one percent: they have as much chance of entering heaven as Michael Moore has fitting into a Chevy Aveo

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Should Flint Have a City Manager?

Flint Attorney Terry Bankert joined Brenda and Dan today to talk about revising the Flint City Charter.  Bankert favors a city manager model for the city of Flint,  a change that would required revision of the Charter.   Former City Administrator Darnell Early is an exampl

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No More Hoping or Changing; What Will the President’s New Slogan Be?

Hope and change was last election's mantra for the President.  Apparently the campaign is floating some new trial slogans for the upcoming Presidential election.  Any suggestions?

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Genesee County Jail
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No room at the Inn, er, County Jail

Why is it that Flint always seems to make national news when there's something wrong?  Never mind, don't answer that.  Well, it's happened again.  Fox New has the story up at their website. For the ti

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Requiring a photo id to vote: civil right infringement or common sense?

Is requiring a photo id to vote a civil rights infringement that prevents minorities and the poor from voting, or is it a common sense measure that helps prevent voter fraud?  John Fund from the American Spectator has written extensively

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I miss the old-time Easter Bunny

I miss writing on hard-boiled eggs with those ridiculous wax pencils and then dipping them into cups with pellets of color that smell like vinegar. I miss wrapping baskets in transparent colored paper with bright ribbons. It's no fun buying stuff fo

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Pay That Ticket or a Strip Search is in your Future

Albert Florence of New Jersey was a passenger in the family car being driven by his wife, when they were stopped by a New Jersey state trooper. The officer found that Florence had a warrant for an outstanding fine

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