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Utility work begins at site of county’s first roundabout (From the Feb 25th County Press)

BY JEFF HOGAN
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Added by William Gavette on February 28, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Davison Community School Board's new Socialist Agenda

Davison Community School's proposed so-called "Balance School Calendar" is a bad solution looking for a problem to solve.  On January 27, 2015 I attended a forum presented by Superintendent Lieske at Davison Middle School regarding Davison School's “Balanced School Calendar” BSC. Mr. Lieske is proposing to eliminate the traditional school year and replace it…

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Added by David Edward Bloch on February 27, 2015 at 12:43am — No Comments

Lefty loses court battle, faces euthanasia Feb. 19 (From the 2-8-15 County Press)

LAPEER — Unless his owners file an appeal Lefty will be put down. After listening to six witnesses Wednesday and Thursday, visiting District County Judge John Conover granted the Lapeer County Prosecutor’s Office’s motion to have the pit bull euthanized.

Without additional court action, Lapeer County Animal Control officials will put Lefty to sleep Feb. 19.

 

“No matter what that ruling is,” Conover said, “some of you are going to be…

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Added by William Gavette on February 8, 2015 at 6:16pm — No Comments

A letter from Rep. Candice Miller regarding the recent U. S, House vote for the new Speaker -

We always try to promote and encourage good communications with our State and Federal lawmakers. Jusst as we encourage you to keep in contact with Legislators, we also welcome news and other communications from them as well. Though we may disagree with this particular vote from Rep. Miller, we very much respect her as a Congresswomen and thank her for taking the time to reach out to our group. Below is the letter from Rep. Miller:…

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Added by William Gavette on January 12, 2015 at 2:24pm — No Comments

VOTES WON'T BE FORGOTTEN by Carol Brown

Disappointment does not begin to express my feelings about the amnesty issue facing our nation. When the Mulvaney/Salmon/Brat amendment was introduced to the CRomnibus spending bill that would block funding for President Obama’s amnesty policy, I was hopeful & encouraged that a solution had been found to stop our tyrannical leader from being able to implement the immigration amnesty law. My hopes were dashed to pieces when the House Rules Committee blocked all amendments including the…

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Added by Tim Lintz on December 18, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

GOP Michigan U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers continues his Fraud on Benghazi

As I outlined in a previous post, GOP Michigan U.S. Representative Mike Rogers is abusing his office to cover-up incompetence and lies regarding Benghazi, in order to cover for his wife who was CEO of the British firm that was paid by the U.S. government for security in Benghazi.  Rogers is abusing his office to protect his wife from lawsuits. The latest report released by a committee led by Rogers was called "garbage" by none…

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Added by David Edward Bloch on December 4, 2014 at 12:03am — No Comments

Thoughts On The Ferguson Issue by John Lengemann

 

            "A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest" wrote Paul Simon over 30 years ago in his song "The Boxer."  That describes much of what's taken place in Ferguson, Missouri. 

 

            From the time Michael Brown was killed until now the media, the President and the protesters have heard what they wanted to hear.  From the beginning the media [principally the left wing leaning media] told a tale that fit the template…

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Added by Tim Lintz on November 30, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Elections have consequences by Terry martin

Elections have consequences

In 2009 President Obama famously told Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a private meeting that “elections have consequences” referring to the 2008 election when Democrats won the White House and majorities in both the Houses and Senate. Unfortunately we have witnessed the consequences of that election for the last six years with devastating results.…

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Added by Tim Lintz on November 23, 2014 at 3:29pm — No Comments

NO MORE GAS TAX by Tim Lintz

NO MORE GAS TAX

The Michigan Senate just passed a bill that is on its way to the House of Representative for their approval (HB5477).  You may want to contact your State House of Representative member and ask him to vote no on this bill.  This bill will allow the state to increase our gas tax by about 1.2 billion dollars or an additional 9.5 to 15.5% per gallon, in phases over the next 4 years, according to the “Senate Fiscal Agency”.  The gas tax now, a…

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Added by Tim Lintz on November 18, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments

A Shield Surrounding The White House by John Lengemann

There must be a shield surrounding the White House that's impervious to information until it becomes a part of the national conversation.  Over the past several years Obama just didn't know about a number of things until he either read it in the newspapers or learned of it at the same time the news media learned of it.  He just didn't know about the gun running scheme "Fast & Furious."  He learned of the IRS scandal by reading about it in the newspaper.  He had no knowledge about…

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Added by Tim Lintz on November 18, 2014 at 11:53am — No Comments

Michigan GOP and Jonathan Gruber

Jonathan Gruber is the MIT Economics Professor who was recently exposed in video tapes stating that it was the "stupidity" of the American voter that allowed Obamacare to get passed.  He gloated about how successfully deceitful both he and the Obama Administration were in getting government control of the health industry.…

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Added by David Edward Bloch on November 15, 2014 at 12:20am — No Comments

The election is finally over by B. T.

The election is finally over. The votes have been counted and more importantly the phone calls have stopped.

There has been a lot of discussion about the meaning of the results. The obvious answer is that the people do not like the direction our country is heading. If they did, they had the opportunity to grant one party control of all 3 branches of government. The results are most likely due to the electorate becoming uncomfortable with the extent to which the political…

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Added by Tim Lintz on November 14, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Beware LCS Voters, Its time for new blood in Lapeer Community Schools Board of Education

   Recently, Lapeer Schools voters were sent a combined campaign piece from Mike Nolan, Mike Keller, Peggy Bush, and Denise Becker urging voters to re-elect them into office. According to their flyer, these four have are responsible for everything from balancing the districts budget, to creating Capstone AP, to putting in district wide wifi. What a bunch of poppycock.

  While of late, these four have joined the newer board members in approving 3 year Superintendent Matt…

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Added by William Gavette on October 23, 2014 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Vote NO on the Lapeer County Road Millage Nov. 4

   While we do understand that many of our roads are in need of repair, there are several problems with this road millage as proposed. There are numerous reasons we we should NOT support this ballot initiative, but here are some of the biggest. 

1. Our  Governor and Legislative leaders have stated a willingmess to raise State Road taxes in the upcoming Lame Duck session of the Legislature,

2. Our County Road workers are in the middle of a big budget contract that goes through…

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Added by William Gavette on October 19, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

America’s People Must Stop Illegal Immigration by Carol Brown

I see illegal immigration as an economic fairness and rule of law problem. Our economy is slightly improving, but there are more people who are under-employed because of Obamacare and economic hardships in America. The thought of bringing even more people into the country to compete for jobs that Americans here are still having trouble finding is very troubling. What is happening at the border, the way people are coming across, ignoring the rule of law and being unfair to those who…

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Added by Tim Lintz on October 16, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

We’re Dragging Anchor

                                                        We’re Dragging Anchor

The nightmare continues as the current administration’s flawed ideological approach to world affairs brings us ever closer to disaster. Much as a large ship dragging anchor in a storm, the United States drifts ever closer to the rocks and could ultimately wind up in the Sargasso sea of the failed nations and empires of history. The United States has suffered through poor leadership…

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Added by Tim Lintz on October 3, 2014 at 9:31am — No Comments

Oservations From Europe by John Lengemann

Oservations From Europe

 

Listening to the news on BBC, Sky News and CNN Europe you obtain a different take from what you get by listening to those who cheerlead for the administration in the United States. There is little support for Obama’s policy against ISIS and for any intervention in the Ukraine. However those who live in the Baltic States such as Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia are extremely fearful of what will be the next shoe to fall. With…

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Added by Tim Lintz on September 25, 2014 at 11:26am — No Comments

There is a difference between news reporting, and editorializing the news.

 

   As the Tri City Times in Imlay City cant seem to report the news without blatantly referring to Republican Candidate Todd Courser as "Right Wing, I thought I would pass along similar information that we got…

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Added by William Gavette on September 24, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

conservative policies at the state level by: Bill Thomas

conservative policies at the state level

To the editor:

There is an election coming up and with it a chance to help determine the direction that our country will take.

We currently have a federal government that has gone off the rails into lawlessness and a Congress that is unwilling to assert its rightful authority to serve as a check against a runaway executive branch.

With little hope of seeing a change in federal policies, it…

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Added by Tim Lintz on September 17, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

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Collecting Signatures for Colbeck Campaign

   One of Michigan's most Conservative legislators has announced and is running for Governor of the state of Michigan. Pat Colbeck has led in many fronts over the last several years, From opposing Obamacare, fighting for Freedom to Work, and holding our state accountable, Sen. Colbeck has been there.  As part of the Colbeck for Governor Team, we are collecting the signatures for getting Sen. Colbeck on the ballot. If you live in Lapeer, Sanilac, Tuscola, St. Clair, Genesee, or Huron counties,…See More
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New CPLs in county double in one year (From June 4, 2017 Lapeer County Press)

BY ANDREW DIETDERICH810-452-2609 • adietderich@mihomepaper.comOriginal Article HEREPhoto by Andrew DietderichLAPEER — The number of…See More
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Lapeer Indivisible Team organized to resist President Trump’s agenda (From 3-26 Lapeer County Press)

LAPEER — Lapeer Indivisible Team (LIT), a new chapter of the national group, Indivisible, was recently launched in Lapeer County.As with other Indivisible groups organized to resist President Donald Trump’s agenda around the country, LIT’s purpose is to stand up for democracy through implementation of the “Indivisible Guide” and provide county residents opportunities to gather, share opinions and hold members of Congress accountable.LIT will focus attention on local members of Congress…See More
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Tentative deal reached between LCS, teachers (From 1-29-2017 Lapeer County Press)

Tentative deal reached between LCS, teachersBY JEFF HOGAN810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.comLAPEER — Culminating nearly 10 months of negotiations, Lapeer Community Schools officials announced Friday the district has reached a tentative agreement on a two-year contract with the union representing its 270-plus teachers.The bargaining teams from the district and the Lapeer Education Association (LEA) met Thursday to finalize the terms of the contract.…See More
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Daley, Howell may square off (From 1-22-17 Lapeer County Press)

GOP heavyweights consider Senate bidBY JEFF HOGAN810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com…See More
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Felony charges against Judge Konschuh dropped (From the Tuesday, March 8th County Press)

FLINT — Judge Byron Konschuh’s nearly 20-month fight with the legal system has come to an end with all felony charges against him dismissed.After 6 ½ hours of mediation negotiations in front of retired Genesee County Circuit Court Robert Ransom in Tom Pabst’s Flint law offices, Shiawassee County Prosecutor Deanna Finnegan agreed Tuesday to drop the five felony charges against Konschuh.“The justice system won here,” Pabst said.Konshuch, whose annual salary is $140,000, has been on paid leave…See More
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Modern Political Conservatism: A Preliminary Obituary

 First, let me describe what I believe to be traditional or true political conservatism.  True political conservatism has five core principles: (1) Respect for the Constitution and its literal interpretation, (2) Limited federal government and respect for state’s rights, (3) Fiscal responsibility - low taxes, balanced budget, and low debt, (4) Individual liberty – defense of the Bill of Rights, and (5) A strong military.  The word conservatism, of course, may also apply to religious and moral…See More
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"So sad. Everybody lost. Todd, Cindy, their Constituents, but most of all, their families..."
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Turkelson not charging Joe Gamrat in Courser fiasco (From the 11-15-2015 County Press)

LAPEER — Lapeer County Prosecutor Tim Turkelson on Friday said his office will not be authorizing any charges following a criminal investigation regarding allegations that former state representative Todd Courser was the victim of a text message extortion scheme.Turkelson’s decision follows review of the extensive investigation conducted by the Michigan State Police.“The result of the investigation,” said Turkelson, “confirm that Joe Gamrat, the husband of former representative Cindy Gamrat,…See More
Nov 15, 2015
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Candidates muster for packed forum (From the 10-18 2015 Lapeer County Press)

Candidates muster for packed forumBY JEFF HOGAN810-452-2640 • jhogan@mihomepaper.com  Thirteen of 14…See More
Oct 18, 2015

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