Monthly Archives: February 2015

MICHIGAN: Aramark Sued Over Rotten Tacos

Aramark’s in the news again. This time they are being sued for “cruel and unusual punishment” by five former inmates who were housed at the Kent County Correctional Facility that became ill after consuming chicken tacos contaminated with a spore-producing … Continue reading

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Emergency Manager’s Tag Sale Santa Goes to Hollywood

Okay, maybe not exactly Hollywood, but Flint’s second-hand Santa, sold-off in 2013 by the city’s Emergency Manager, is going to Boston to be in a 20th Century Fox production starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro in a … Continue reading

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Michigan Lawmakers Try Again for a Transvaginal Probe Law

They tried it in 2012, and again in 2013, and now, after taking a year off, they’ve brought it back again. Did they think we’d forget, or not notice? Each piece of legislation was carefully crafted to look like a … Continue reading

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State-by-State, Lawsuits Over Inadequate School Funding Abound

Late last year, when the Michigan Supreme Court ruled against more than 450 school districts in a lawsuit over inadequate school funding, champions of public schools took a punch. But, they’re not down — and they have a lot of … Continue reading

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Saginaw High School May Close — For No Good Reason At All

No Clear Rationale The Saginaw School District Board of Education is considering shuttering one of two high schools to consolidate them under one roof. Much of the discussion has centered around closing Saginaw High School and merging its orphaned student … Continue reading

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Michigan’s Competing Bills on Same-Sex Adoption

Earlier this month Rep. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) introduced legislation to allow second-parent adoptions. House Bill-4133 would make it possible for unmarried partners of biological parents and sole legal guardians to share legal custody through adoption. This would permit same-sex … Continue reading

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Alabama Congressman Mean-Tweets FLOTUS Over School Lunch Program

FLOTUS Winning the Food Fight  (read below the fold for an interesting post script on censorship of this article) Congressman Robert Aderholt (R-Alabama) co-chaired the 2015 National Prayer Breakfast late last week. An event that has since inflamed the delicate … Continue reading

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Michigan Lawmakers Move to Make Abortion Illegal After 18 Weeks

Different legislature, same old crap. Michigan lawmakers have proposed two bills placing certain limits on women’s reproductive rights that in unison would make it impossible to obtain an abortion in the state after 18 weeks gestation. The first, HB-4145 would … Continue reading

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Boy Scout Ban on LGBT Leaders On Its Way Out

February 8 – 14 is the official 2015 Boy Scout Week in Michigan, celebrating an organization with a long history of discrimination against the LGBT community. Until very recently, Boy Scouts of America prohibited gay membership. The 103 year-old ban was … Continue reading

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As Romney Cashes-Out, Contenders Fight Over His War Chest

So, Romney’s dog gets a break from the campaign trail in 2016, but after the aborted presidential bid, there’s still much to be settled. It’s all about the money. The question now is who gets the keys to the Romney … Continue reading

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