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Rep. John Dingell, the Michigan Democrat who helped write the Environmental Protection Act, questioned an auto-generated Tweet by the EPA water account promoting the "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" game. (Photo: Getty Images)
joe smoe July 23, 2014 at 11:23 am
Not sure if Dingell is playing dumb about knowing "what/who a Kardasian is"? But is heRead More proving his being dumb by being an obama lover. obama is human excrement.
birminghammarge.blogspot.com July 23, 2014 at 01:09 pm
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priscillahlewis July 23, 2014 at 06:43 pm
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The Detroit Water and Sewerage Department has temporarily suspended water shut-offs, but residents who filed a lawsuit against the department aren’t budging. (Patch file photo)
Joyce Richey July 23, 2014 at 05:19 pm
I am outraged and discouraged by the lack of empathy and compassion for the infants, children,Read More handicapped, and seniors as well as a lot of other good people in Detroit who are being ridiculed and insulted by the readers above. I am not naive, and there will always be a percent of people who just don't want to pay their bills, but I see that in the suburbs as well. I see or know of so many young people that are healthy and capable of working and yet choose to live on welfare and handouts so they can stay home and play video games or get free medicaid drugs for abuse, not for health reasons. Why is there no outcry for the companies that owe thousands and thousands in water bills and their water is not turned off because they know the "right" people. Where is the outcry for the broken pipes that flood houses, schools, and streets for months at a time that never get fixed by the city and waste the precious life saving water. These people are being charged on an average of $75 a month for water - what is your water bill in the suburbs? The water problems of Detroit is NOT just a Detroit problem. According to the Detroit News, metro Detroit suburbanites will pay much more than they expected for water and sewage services with most communities planning double-digit hikes for the next several years to pay for improvements to the aging water and sewer system, which serves 126 municipalities from Monroe County to Flint. Average rates are going up 12.5% with communities like Eastpointe going up 30%, New Baltimore, 24%, Grosse Ile Township, 17%, and Taylor, 15%. Where is the outcry for this statement by Atty. Jerome Goldberg: “In 2011, there were bonds floated in total of a billion dollars to fix the infrastructure, but $537 million went instead to pay off interest rate swaps to JP Morgan Chase, UBS, Morgan Stanley and (other financial institutions),” Goldberg said. “The banks were rewarded. More than half of the money for infrastructure went to banks. (Now) we’re talking about raising rates on Detroiters and going through with tens of thousands of shut offs.”
joe smoe July 23, 2014 at 11:51 pm
l am near Detroit. Figures the residents there expect water, as well as EVERYTHING for free. Most ofRead More them voted/love liar obama. That makes them pure ignorant. obama is human excrement.
Joyce Richey July 24, 2014 at 01:07 am
No, they expect fair bills, not an average of $75 per household. If we want to blame someone, thenRead More let's blame the corrupt and greedy politicians who turned Detroit into what it has become, an educational system that has failed, and a government that is turning this country into an entitlement nation. I am no Obama fan, but it took a heck of a lot more people then the people who live in Detroit to get him voted into office twice.
Standard & Poor's reaffirmed Oakland County's AAA bond rating. (Patch file photo)
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Mr Rogers July 22, 2014 at 12:59 pm
Go Brooks!
Black-and-white stripes will become the new orange at a Michigan jail. A judge wants to be sure prisoners are distinguishable from citizens wearing orange after "Orange is the New Black" made the color cool. (Photo: Pinterest)
junedcoffman July 22, 2014 at 03:49 am
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A St. Clair Shores woman has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court alleging St. Clair Shores police officers and an animal control officer unnecessarily shot her dog, Lexie, multiple times. (Photo: Justice for Lexie public Facebook page)
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Venue operators, consultant and poker gaming supplier say the state is twisting the facts surrounding charity poker games as a matter of retaliation. (Patch file photo)
Heather Johnson Schuchaskie July 21, 2014 at 02:55 pm
Wow! Way to misquote Aces and Doug Cruce. If you're going to tell the story, please make sure whenRead More you quote someone you do so with accuracy.
junedcoffman July 22, 2014 at 03:50 am
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Burt Vincent July 23, 2014 at 04:32 pm
At least they didn't link you to Joe Potvin...oops.
Four private-contract workers at the Bellamy Creek Correctional Facility were fired after they were caught in sexually compromising positions with male inmates inside a walk-in cooler. (Photo: Michigan Department of Corrections)
joe smoe July 16, 2014 at 05:29 pm
That is where obama needs to go for his anti-American tactics. Then Hillary and Nancy Pelposi canRead More come in to feed his sorry ass and they can end up on their knees, like they do now, when they kneel to worship his sorry ass.
K. Scott July 16, 2014 at 05:41 pm
Hey, Smuck boy, stay on topic, take your meds. This is Snyders baby. Take it up with Lansing. Go toRead More red state and rant.
Michiganders are able to possess professional quality fireworks under the 2011 expansion of the state law. Some want it repealed, but others say it allows the state to capture revenue on activity that is already occurring. (Patch file photo)
RON Ostrodamus July 16, 2014 at 01:55 pm
How old are you Jason? I ask as it is usually the younger kids who love fireworks. In my day as aRead More kid getting a hold of an illegal "brick" of firecrackers was what made the fourth of July fun. Taking that away would be like Halloween without candy and costumes. We heard about some of the big kids using cherry bombs and M-80s in mailboxes and ponds but most of us stayed clear of that temptation as the small firecrackers did occasionally go off and sting our fingers before we could throw them. You are so wrong. Some idiot set of a rocket so close to our Street that a windows shook. It sounded like a war was going on. I was amazed that there were no reports of serious injuries as the sirens of the fire department were heard more frequently. As it was RO dodged a bullet in my opinion. Bet we could make a lot more revenue if we legalized dynamite but don't tell that to the mayor.
Several thousand Michigan residents have signed an online petition asking the Michigan Legislature to repeal a law that allows residents to shoot off powerful pyrotechnics on 10 major holidays. "I felt like I was in a war zone," one resident said.
Brad Jensen July 18, 2014 at 10:58 am
Rich, set up video cameras. That is actually legal as long as it isn't pointed into a bedroomRead More window, etc. Either that or gather a bunch of your neighbors together and go over to his house as a group and politely ask him to stop.
Rich Margittay July 18, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Brad: With reasonable people, this group technique (of a request from you) will likely work inRead More neighbor-problem cases. However, with sick individuals, the person may think about a reprisal against the complainant(s). IMO: Never let a sick (meaning: possibly sick in the head) neighbor or law-breaker know you dislike what he/she is doing. Otherwise, your troubles may become even worse. It is often healthy and wise to play it safe and let police handle law-violators/trouble in your neighborhood (anonymously). Generally, people who break laws know they are in violation and don’t care about you. Cops are paid to handle violators and neighbor troubles; and you can still remain on friendly terms with that disruptive/inconsiderate nuisance.
Rich Margittay July 18, 2014 at 01:23 pm
Brad: With reasonable people, this group technique (or a request from you) will likely work inRead More neighbor-problem cases. However, with sick individuals, the person may think about a reprisal against the complainant(s). IMO: Never let a sick (meaning: possibly sick in the head) neighbor or law-breaker know you dislike what he/she is doing. Otherwise, your troubles may become even worse. It is often healthy and wise to play it safe and let police handle law-violators/trouble in your neighborhood (anonymously). Generally, people who break laws know they are in violation and don’t care about you. Cops are paid to handle violators and neighbor troubles; and you can still remain on friendly terms with that disruptive/inconsiderate nuisance.
Plymouth Township has plans to build a new amphitheater on Ann Arbor Trail. The project will cost nearly $350,000 and will serve as a performing arts space. (Photo: Facebook)
Debra Madonna July 8, 2014 at 06:15 pm
An average day at Music in the Park - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8fpYLDcKYs
Hairman July 9, 2014 at 08:54 am
Where do you get the signs negating the proposal?
Dennis Waling July 9, 2014 at 04:58 pm
Mr.'s Edwards, Reaume, and Cozemal what are you thinking? You borrow $2,000,000 to put up anRead More amphitheater but won't use the money for 3 fire trucks and 2 EMS vehicles. You are thinking like the Federal government. WASTE! WASTE! WASTE! TAX the residents they don't mind. We are having a hard enough time making a living. We don't need or want entertainment...we need services. You all lost my vote!!!!!
Leon Echols was sentenced to 75 to 150 years in prison for a crime that typically carried a sentence of 10 to 25. (Photo: Michigan Department of Corrections)
Scott Adams July 10, 2014 at 01:36 pm
I am in complete agreement with the U.S. Supreme Court and the Eighth Amendment: the punishmentRead More should fit the crime and Mr. Echoles committed the ultimate crime. 25 years in prison does not equate to "paid the price." He was also a convicted junkie. With a gun. Those wanting clemency really think he didn't know it was wrong to sell/do drugs and shoot people dead .....with a gun he illegally had? Let him do his "good works" right where he is. In prison. Flood our schools with reprints of this story....and our comments....maybe it'll deter young impressionables that acting as Mr. Echols did is inhumane and simply not forgivable.
JB July 11, 2014 at 07:13 am
He was 18 years old! Not to say that someone that young should not serve a lengthy sentence forRead More murder, but it is a proven fact that impulse control is not yet fully matured until 25 or older. We are not asking for clemency. Just that he be released after serving the full sentence (10-25, the norm for this type of case in Michigan) and they say he was a model citizen during his time in jail. That is all I have to say on this subject.
Scott Adams July 11, 2014 at 11:54 am
He was a convicted felon and he was carrying an unregistered weapon. "Impulse" isn't evenRead More part of this equation. He deserves to stay right where he is. One of the problems inherent in the last couple of generations that we've been raising ( a very hot topic among adults today) is they've been taught excuses are a way out of responsibility. And they've been taught by people like you, JB. I only hope that future families and educational systems bring back the teaching of responsibility as a top item in the nurturing of our young.
Farmington Hills' city attorney is drafting a human rights ordinance that protects all citizens, including LGBT individuals, against discrimination. (Patch file photo)
Nancy Hand July 2, 2014 at 06:54 am
Was this article written 20 years ago????? Concern over HIV? HIV has long ago been proven to notRead More be contagious through touch or association. It is easier to catch the common cold! I was proud of this article....until I read it. Shame, shame, shame.
Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services, which has been providing meals to Michigan’s penal system since December, doesn't think the discovery of maggots near a food-service line and food poisoning reports are connected. (Patch file photo)
Sue Czarnecki July 1, 2014 at 11:29 am
Maggots even NEAR food to be consumed creeps me out. Think Gov. Snyder would stop by a grab a biteRead More at this prison?
Ruth Luce July 1, 2014 at 02:44 pm
Absolutely Sue! Maggots and fly larvae I believe are one and the same, and they call that a 'pest'Read More issue? Pests would be mosquitos! That is most certainly a health and sanitation issue, how long between cleanings in the food service area if you have maggots? I do believe Gov. Snyder needs to stop in for lunch!
K. Scott July 1, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Cancel the contract with Aramark period. Between smuggling drugs, sex with prisoners and now this?Read More come on! where is the accountability?
Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act Tuesday. It protects nursing mothers from being tossed out of businesses and other public places as they feed their babies. (Patch file photo)
Berkley Mom June 26, 2014 at 07:10 am
Joyla - you are exactly what is wrong with our society.
Diane Cliff June 26, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Most women who breast feed do not let it "all hang out." There are blankets and otherRead More coverups to allow modesty. Ms. Chimes, if you think feeding your child in a public restroom is ok, why don't you take your food in there and enjoy your meal? I would suggest if you see someone nursing their baby you just turn your eyes away and keep on walking.
cookiepro2 June 26, 2014 at 07:09 pm
Thank you Gov. Snyder and legislators, appears that breastfeeding mothers needed this protectionRead More from busybodies and know-it-alls. Between a howling infant and a mom nursing said infant, if I were on a bus, I know which I'd pick. Also agree with Diane Cliff, there are discrete ways to breastfeed, even more covered up than in this article's photo.
The panel of three 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges will hear arguments on five same-sex marriage appeals in four states, including Michigan, on Aug. 6.
Sue Czarnecki June 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Finally - let's undo the Engler-backed discrimination.
Jay Charles June 27, 2014 at 04:23 pm
While Engler backed the anti-gay marriage amendment to the Michigan Constitution, the idea wasRead More actually developed by Karl Rove as a means of getting conservatives who were somewhat disenchanted with George W. Bush out to vote ensuring a re-election victory for him in 2004.
Jay Charles June 27, 2014 at 04:25 pm
The 10th Circuit just upheld the District Court's ruling that Utah's anti-gay marriage law wasRead More unconstitutional. I expect the same ruling from the 6th Circuit.
Delegates of the Presbyterian Church approved a major policy shift allowing its clergy to marry same-sex couples. The policy still needs final approval from the Church’s 72 Presbyteries. (Patch file photo)
Patricia Kirschling June 21, 2014 at 11:23 pm
"Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit toRead More homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God's Kingdom." 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 The Bible's view on homosexuality is more important than any human opinion, because it gives us the thoughts of mankind's Creator. The Presbyterian Church must not care how our Creator feels about this. That's why I became one of Jehovah's Witnesses, they actually LIVE what the Bible teaches.
Glenn Harris June 24, 2014 at 10:14 am
Clarification is in order: there are several Presbyterian denominations, and it was only the PCUSARead More that came to this decision. For example, the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) and the OPC (Orthodox Presbyterian Church) do not endorse this. For the record, I am not Presbyterian (I'm Jewish), but I know what it feels like to be miscategorized and misjudged.
Robert June 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Why do any of their members even bother getting up and going to church on Sunday. This isRead More completely un-Biblical and sinful. Revelation is upon us.
A state audit that showed Michigan paid more than $60 million to convicted criminals over a 29-month period. (Patch file photo)
Elizabeth Clark June 18, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Insanity !@!
Joseph Borrajo June 18, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Greed is driven by our materialistic society. If there's a buck to be made, the corporate state willRead More corner the market. Building prisons is a growth industry that requires incarcerating a lot of people who have no business being in prison. P3
courtney frazer July 9, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Greed? Insanity? How about regular people simply working at a job. Once an individual has earned aRead More felony, do you realize how difficult it is for them to become gainfully employed? Do you also realize how very easy it is to earn a felony? DUI, (not just for drugs but alcohol too, folks), petty theft, multiple violations of certain vehicle codes, marijuana possession- all subject to the possibility of being a felony offense. I am sure each and every one of you has a friend or family member with a felony on their resume, whether you know it or not. Perhaps these "criminals" were collecting a paycheck for services rendered. Not collecting "improper payments". Where did it say these people had submitted falsified timesheets? Or stolen identities? Where exactly would you allow these people to work upon rehabilitation? Last time I checked, caregivers for the low-income portion of society were greatly needed. This is a job that can be grueling and heartbreaking or very rewarding and could be wonderful opportunity for someone down on their luck to learn humanity, humility and make a living at the same time. These people were employed by a social program created to keep low income elderly and disabled from "long-term and more expensive care". This article references 17 individuals with charges filed against them, (only 6 of whom were convicted), yet it fails to mention if those charged were felons. However, it DOES say "...3800 felons working in the homes of the disabled and the elderly." WORKING is the key word. The fact that they are gainfully employed probably means that they have done their time, paid their debt to society as deemed proper by a jury of their peers, (or the judge that day), and are now getting on with their lives- doing a selfless job that doesn't seem too high in demand. So, get down off of your high horses, use a little common sense, (not to mention have a little empathy), and read between the lines here....... "There but for the grace of God go I".
Another town meeting on the drilling and possible fracking" in Oakland County will take place June 24 in Farmington Hills. (Patch file photo)
Allie Bishop June 18, 2014 at 06:32 pm
What about surrounding communities? Do we have a voice in whether or not we want to introduceRead More earthquakes into the environment?
Kathleen Rodak June 20, 2014 at 08:51 pm
I would hope that the people of Oakland County are informed enough about fracking that they wouldRead More not allow it. It should be put to a vote by the people before anything is decided about drilling. Our environment is not for sale.
Bob June 25, 2014 at 01:46 pm
Fracking will destroy the water supplies and surrounding environment
Sen. Gretchen Witmer, D-East Lansing, and Rep. Sarah Roberts, D-St. Clair Shores, are sponsoring legislation to repeal Michigan's so-called "rape insurance law." (Patch file photo)
K. Scott June 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm
MaryLynn, how many are you adopting? or are you going to start employing the 15 and 16 year olds?Read More Not to mention are you willing to go down South in Mississippi and tell some folks in the rural backwoods how it's wrong to have sex with their children? Because I have a friend who's job was to do this and if you don't think incest is going on today you are severally uninformed.
T as in Truth June 19, 2014 at 01:12 am
K. Scott - You are correct. These people want to "force women to obey" their own personalRead More moral code (or more likely the moral code that some extremist religion gave them). Once they "force women to obey" and the baby comes out, the false caring for that life ends and the mother (or society) is left to deal with the consequences created by the anti choicers. They truly don't give a rats back side about the baby as evidenced by all the children waiting/wanting to be adopted.
T as in Truth June 19, 2014 at 04:21 am
K.Scott-You are correct.These people want to "force women to obey" their own personalRead More moral code (or more likely the moral code that some extremist religion gave them). Once they "force women to obey" and the baby comes out, the false caring for that life ends and the mother (or society) is left to deal with the consequences created by the anti choicers. They truly don't give a rats back side about the new born baby as evidenced by all the children waiting/wanting to be adopted.
Should libraries be added to the list of places where weapons should be prohibited? (Patch file photo)
Gregg T Jenkins June 18, 2014 at 03:01 pm
Keep deleting it. I'll keep posting the truth! The 2nd amendment says: "A well regulatedRead More Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Let's take a look at this. "A well regulated MILITIA, being necessary to the security of a free State," [Yes a free state needs a MILITARY to defend it's boarders.] "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" [Let's look at that line there. It outlines 2 rights here. To KEEP and BEAR arms To KEEP means to acquire, in most cases buy or to have handed down (by family.) And BEAR means to carry, and deploy as the need arises. That means we have the right to carry our guns openly or concealed, without restriction, and should the need become reality, to deploy said gun to the intended effect of ending the threat to your life and/or property (property being items and persons.) Not this is on a federal level. Your own state may have some extra stipulations regarding carry and deployment. If you think that only the police and military should be armed, and you think that the 2nd amendment was meant to signify that, you would be incorrect. Simply put, if that was the case, it would say "the right of the MILITIA to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This is worded this way because the PEOPLE had just gotten out of a 2 year war against a MILITIA! The 2nd amendment says the right of the PEOPLE not the MILITARY If you dont like guns, no one is forcing you to own one, or even to be around them. If you dont want them around you, when you see someone carrying one, leave. No one is forcing you to arm, you have no right to try to force anyone to disarm. You dont want to carry, that's perfectly fine. You dont have to if you dont want. but nowhere does it say that you can demand that I dont.]
Dan MacGregor June 18, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Three Things- -The article is not correct in saying any Concealed Pistol License Holder (CPL) canRead More carry in the no-carry locations. -The survey is confusing because answering "It should be illegal to openly carry a weapon in Michigan" is a separate issue from adding libraries to "gun-free" zones. -Although the library folks overreacted, responsible gun owners have a duty to not just obey the local and state laws, but to also respect the societal norms of where you're at. Libraries should not be gun-free zones, but Dads at children's parties should use better judgment. Carrying concealed in this instance is a much better choice in my opinion.
Kyle Dyson June 18, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Actually dan a person with a cpl is excempt from laws restricting carrying in gun free zones as longRead More as they open carry. A person with a cpl can open carry just about anywhere except a federal building and a few other places. Please refer to msp update 86. Why should my safety be jeopardized because you are uncomfortable
A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Aug. 6 on the appeal of Michigan's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.
K. Scott June 17, 2014 at 04:09 pm
So Supreme Court Justices are the homo lobby? Wow, someone has their pants in a wad and their noseRead More in everyone's bedroom.
Jay Charles June 19, 2014 at 02:40 pm
Read Judge Friedman's decision. The 6th Circuit is going to find it very difficult to overturn hisRead More decision that Michigan's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
Jay Charles June 25, 2014 at 01:41 pm
The 10th Circuit has upheld the ruling that Utah's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. InRead More Indiana, a federal district court judge struck down that state's ban prohibition on gay marriage.
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