Virg Bernero is a bad Larry Owen cover band, dirt roads were good enough for the Founding Fathers, and gum time is overBy
Déjà vu all over again
We’re sharing this circa 1998 Google screenshot because, the Michigan Democrats should remember 1998. Except in Michigan, it was a good year for Democrats. That’s because the local party establishment and their union friends were totally gay for this nobody, Larry Owen. He lost the gubernatorial primary to Geoffrey Fieger, who was then steamrolled by John Engler. A new poll says the latest MDP/union boyfriend, Virg Bernero, is trailing Andy Dillon and Alma Wheeler Smith. Totally unrelated, but Dan Kildee’s children’s friends weren’t killed in a drug house. Too soon? Hey Mark Gaffney, enjoy your Governor Mike Cox! Or Governor Peter Hoekstra. Or Governor Andy Dillon. (DetNews, LSJ)
No surprise here
Oh look, turns out that you can’t just sell a non-profit hospital system to a for-profit company without problems. MOSES, Michigan Universal Health Care Network, and Michigan Legal Services basically call bullshit on the DMC selling itself to Vanguard, if the entire DMC campus is a renaissance zone. It’s like the DMC will be for-profit, in that it can make money, but still non-profit, in that it won’t have to pay taxes. Somewhere in the universe L. Ron Hubbard is sitting in a DC-8 space plane and very jealous of Mike Duggan. (Freep)
Which side are they on?
Generally, we like the labor movement. We know the alternative is bad. We saw Harlan County, USA. Later, local union bosses are more W.A. Boyle than Joseph Yablonski. Team Bing wants to fold the city’s pension funds into something called the Municipal Employees Retirement System. There may be good reasons to not do that, but you won’t hear about them from Bing’s opponents. The yellow unions morally oppose this assault upon the (sigh) precious jewel pension funds. That would be worth $1,200,000,000 more for their members, if MERS had managed them. Some things are more important than money. For instance, letting convicted felon Monica Conyers and the Right Reverend Wendell Anthony (praised be His name) “invest” pension money with well-connected assholes’ (see Pappas, Jim). (Crains, Freep)
The road is socialism is paved with pavement
Read the Constitution. No where does it say the government is supposed to pave roads. Yet, the government has unconstitutionally paved roads with our tax dollars for decades. Thank the Christ Jesus that WE THE PEOPLE of Michigan are finally standing up to this Nazi-like (remember the “autobahn”?) oppression. Michigan is planning to cut this anti-American “road budget” by 62% next year. We’re only behind Pennsylvania in demolishing these eight-lane monuments of totalitarianism. Finally, we’re getting our country back. (DetNews)
Tigers trade single greatest fourth starter in Major League history
A couple years ago, Lynn Henning lauded Nate Robertson’s ability to consistently throw 200 innings a season. One problem, Robertson accomplished that feat only once in his career. Still, he’s “a gamer” who can single-handedly win just by chewing lots of gum. And his grit. The Tigers traded Robertson for a B-level prospect because former All-Star Dontrelle Willis is throwing strikes again. Maybe Willis can win 20 games this year, but can he “eat innings” like Nate Robertson? Also, some Jim Price gibberish about the art of pitching and late movement. (Freep)
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