40 Burst results for "Michigan"
Fresh update on "michigan" discussed on Not Free America
"It's travel Michigan I'm Dave Lorenz from pure Michigan We're going to head up to the UP next to one of my favorite places Actually this is one of my favorite places all time of anywhere Serious I'm not just saying that because we're going there in our guest is listening to me right now and I'm sure he knows I'm sincere because he knows the absolute beauty and interesting history of the QAnon Peninsula Let's head out up there up to the key one on next to talk to Brad Barnett he is the executive director of the QAnon convention visitors bureau The voice from the south from way up north how you doing Brad I'm too well Dave Thanks for having me today And honestly if you don't love the QAnon then you've spent a lot of time getting some place you don't want to be That's one thing about that for the vast majority of Michigan's population The key went out Peninsula is a ways away Yeah it is I mean we're a 7 hour drive from Traverse City If that tells you anything So in order to get here you're really you really need to want to get here But once you do I think just like a lot of people I think you fall in love with a QAnon That's what happened to me coming up here I don't know 8 years ago fell in love with the place originally from Kentucky as you kind of hinted at there And we just fell in love with it because it's a magical place to be year round It really is And you know the nice thing about the upper Peninsula wherever you're going to you are in the middle of it already this absolute stunning beauty and interesting cool places with tremendous history And I guess I'd like to start out talking about the QAnon By talking about the history this is copper country Tell us what that means Yeah so the key one right is located in the heart of lakes if you're what really brought people up during the early 19th century the 1800s 1850s was the discovery of abundant copper And so the key one is actually home to one of the United States first real big mineral booms when travelers from all across the world Europe predominantly came to mind the red metal And so there was a huge copper boom Really beginning in the 1850s And that helped develop and really build the area's population at one point in time actually Houghton county had the second largest population of any county in Michigan second only the Wayne county So if that tells you anything there were a lot of people up here doing a lot of mine Of course that build other industries like the shipping industry and the timber industry But in about the mid 1950s the copper mining industry really collapsed the price of copper fell And so the industry busted and so there was a huge population decline Well today a lot of the legacy of that industry still remains in the QAnon right So there are several mines that you.
Rabbi Dovid Weiss Hates the Existence of Israel
"And this Michigan rally featured others controversial speakers Including rabbi David Weiss I told you This idea that all Jews think the same way He hates the existence of Israel He's attended Holocaust denial events With former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and former KKK leader David duke Rabbi Weiss Gave a gift to the head of Hezbollah an event in Beirut in 2018 Now this rally was held to commemorate what they called the nakba A Palestinian phrase for Israel's founding that loosely translates to the catastrophe It's affiliated with Talib and the other squad anti semites This resolution is just the latest in a long this is Lee zell and running for governor In New York of anti semitic and anti Israel statements and policies and actions by the most radical voices in the Democrat party And he's exactly right
Fresh update on "michigan" discussed on Not Free America
"That will go perfectly with wine beer cider and spirit choices It sounds like fun Are there going to be games on the beach as well There will be games on the beach I mean it's a well attended event We've had a couple of thousand people that have been no room In the past Yeah Yeah it sounds like it's You can roll in the beach Yeah there you go Roam the beach is right Everybody wants to do that in that area It's such a beautiful area And I have to tell you I was recently with you in Benton Harbor Benton Harbor is one of those towns that it's got a bad rap because of the past but I was so impressed to see how the town has continued to grow and build up And there are still some open storefronts like a lot of our cities have But I was really impressed to see what's happening there And as part of that visit I stayed at the inn what is that called the in of the harbor shores The inn at harbor shores and I know that have the spectacular golf course there I was really impressed And speaking of the golf course the senior PGA Championship we also missed out in 2020 But the senior PGA Championship is returning this year the 25th through the 29th to the golf course at harbor shores So we're excited about that Yeah we think the Whirlpool folks have done such a great job to bring that great event and bring those senior players in And I have to tell you you just have to check out that golf course whether you come for that event in a year or just any other time of the year because it's just really beautiful And it kind of meanders through various communities It's kind of over like multiple communities pretty unique And then check out that whole area We also had some folks from saint Joe there at the event you and I were at And I know that's a bustling town this time of year as well It is It is I mean the whole area is doing so well We lost very little retail and businesses during the last two years which is remarkable considering what everybody has gone through And yeah the harbor shores golf course is located in Benton Harbor Stephen Phil and Benton shared her township and it has holes that run along the papa river in Lake Michigan I mean it's outstanding Beautiful a beautiful venue and I really love the way it was all laid out as well And so you need to check that out Just kind of plan a weekend there or plan a week there I'm going to give you a couple of websites here to find out more about the entire region go to the southwest Michigan tourism council website It is S W Michigan dot org that's SWS in southwestern Michigan dot org and then to find out more about this big party at Waco beach in bridgman is part of the makers trail festival You'll want to go to that website specifically and I know millicent was saying that you can actually get your tickets in advance and such By going to makers.
Rashida Tlaib via Pro-Hamas Newspaper: Attack Israel
"Within days representative Rashida Tlaib and this hasn't gotten any attention except again from the free Beacon She spoke at a rally this month Reports chuck Ross and Adam credo With a pro Hamas newspaper publisher who urged Palestinians to attack Israel In other words the Jews That's what they mean Now this is 2022 2022 and this is spreading ladies and gentlemen This is stuff is spreading The culture rot is spreading Talib shared the stage with Osama The publisher the Dearborn based Arab American news At the second annual metro Detroit march for Jerusalem Palestine on May 15 Whose newspaper co sponsored the event urged Arabs and Michigan and elsewhere to quote fight within their means Against Israel whether it be with stones or guns or their hands
Fresh update on "michigan" discussed on Anything is Possible
"I'm Jack Priscilla This is anything is possible and we're talking about Granada and since 2018 he's been the CEO of 8 pix corporation Bob welcome an honor to have you Good morning Jack Thanks for having me Let's start with talking about your childhood Your mom and your dad please Yeah well so actually I think I mentioned just this past weekend I celebrated my 57th birthday And I was raised my wife in I was raised in Warren or Michigan and she broke my father and mother were barbers My father was a barber As long as I could remember and my mother went into beauty school So we probably had the shortest here of anyone in the school because we're always getting haircuts But as it would grow up in a very very modest lifestyle you know 900 ft² home and Warren three bedroom one bath home and really never looked back It's been a great experience I would probably change nothing What's the biggest thing bob you learned from mom And what's the biggest thing you learned from death Well you know in the case of my father which God Russ's soul he's passed away now When he was 65 you know he's a son of an immigrant Italian immigrant Actually Sicilian immigrant And when they all came over to the U.S. you know they had a lot of perseverance And so my father he went to the military when he as he grew up and he had the pleasure of eating really good Italian food My grandfather was also a caterer a UAW member and he actually worked with Briggs But what I found was in my family was there's a lot of perseverance to succeed And take care of the family You know my father had at any one time two to three jobs to put food on the table for us And as did my grandfather And the biggest thing you learned from mom I probably was mostly compassion You know my mother was very compassionate Hardworking very loyal loyal mother In most cases probably back then probably more prevalent than today but they were mostly she was probably most of the mostly the disciplinarian The way I knew that if we got the word that wait till your father gets home we were probably in big trouble She handed it up to a certain extent and then if we knew we would push it a little bit further my dad would get involved so we made sure that didn't happen Did you have any business experience as a kid growing up Well I think it was always I probably started out very early from the days of the first snow when you threw the shovel over your shoulder and went around and you carried that through the spring into cutting lawns paper routes restaurant business worked in the dormitories at Michigan state university in restaurants Actually I was going to be going to I was going to go to school to be a hotel restaurant manager And decided instead to go into materials and logistics management But in most cases more of an entrepreneurial spirit I would say All right You graduated as you said from Michigan state in business materials and logistics management And in 1998 you founded CIA Inc which is sold I believe in 2018 Talk about CIA ink please Yeah so CIA was a company I formed stands for commercial imports in assembly I started answering the phone that originally CAA and a lot of people were hanging up on me because they thought they were calling the CIA I started with answer the phone commercial imports and assembly And it was mainly because of the we developed a couple of patented products magnetic fasteners for the automotive industry And we were using magnetics in the use to fasten interior trim in the vehicle With that we ended up most of the oars required for magnetic fastening We're actually mined in the far east So it kind of brought me to the far east to secure relationships and supply mostly in China because of the mining they had going on there to make what we call neodymium magnet a very strong magnet that was attached to a medium Used to attach trim in the vehicle Most fledgling companies especially from a new entrepreneur don't make it bob What were the couple of keys that made CIA ink successful Well you know it's a matter of for me it was identifying a need and fulfilling it At the time at the time I developed the magnetic fastening concept most of the time we saw in vehicles let's say for example the headliner above your head we saw a lot of screws being used a lot of push pins a lot of visible fasteners And also we started putting more weight on the headline area So duck work more lighting screens for your children watch television while they're driving So we needed to develop something that was not so visible And or wasn't visible what's called a blind fastener and to number one help for sag so the head on it didn't say but also while the assembly workers to assemble without having to drive a screw or push getting a vehicle and.
Joe Biden Blames the Uvalde Shooting on the Gun Lobby
"I try to understand the mindset of the thinking process that says some monster slaughters 19 children in an elementary school in Texas and it's the gun lobbies fault. I can not get there. I'm going to try. Let's listen to the president of the United States. As a nation, we have to ask, when in God's name, are we going to stand up to the gun lobby? When in God's name, we do we all know in our gut needs to be done is through 340 3448 days. Ten years since I stood up at a high school in Connecticut, a great school in Connecticut. Or another government massacred 26 people, including 21st graders at sandy hook elementary school. Since then, there have been over 900 incidents of gunfires reported on school grounds. Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Parkland, Florida. Santa Fe high school in Texas. Oxford high school in Michigan. The list goes on and on and on this grows. When it includes mass shootings at places like movie theaters, houses of worship, as we saw just ten days ago to grocery store in Buffalo, New York. I am sick and tired of it. We have to act.
Fresh update on "michigan" discussed on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show
"Wanted the president saying we're going to win by so much that the cheating isn't going to matter Comma also we're going to do everything we can before the votes are cast to make sure to your point that they aren't pulling nonsense and shenanigans which is what they did during the COVID year I mean Pennsylvania is a perfect example of this Pennsylvania state constitution explicitly did not allow some of the voting changes that were made to expand I mean it's clear as day And what I was having to say to people at the time after that election after the 2020 election was guys I hear you you're right we're right There's a problem in Pennsylvania with this No judge is going to say well That shouldn't have been the rules that people voted under therefore I'm going to throw out these votes Now that can make people very angry and I get it but that was the reality No judge was going to say well the you know the 100,000 votes or the 50,000 votes or whatever it is that came in later than what would have been allowed with the rule change and we got basically Trump campaign got caught flat footed on the preemptive action against the way look the way the Democrats want to cheat Because look my attitude is I always cheat How much I think you're a 100% right buck We got to win Wisconsin We got to win Pennsylvania We got to win Michigan Minnesota Georgia New Mexico I think is in play Minnesota New Mexico I think Nevada is going to be in play if I can ever learn how to pronounce the state name correctly The people in the state are happy And I think if you Arizona certainly Georgia all of those states right I don't want to win by a pinprick And let's be honest Trump won in 2020 2016 by a small margin right You change a 100,000 votes Hillary's elected you change you know 40,000 votes in 2020 we flipped the election both ways Trump or whoever the nominee is in 2024 because I think there's going to be a robust primary debate about who the best Republican standard bearer is It needs to be a campaign that's not trying to win in the margins It needs to be a campaign that kicks ass I think you could have with the right GOP candidate because you and I both know It's not going to be some great turnaround effort from his Biden administration They know the disaster This is a mess It's going to go down in history as one of the least effective worst presidencies in living memory certainly maybe going back a hundred years And look I think the GOP right now right now a lot of things can change right now is on track to get more than half of the Latino vote And maybe double their share of the African American vote which would be fantastic It would destroy the Democrat party as it exists today if that happened So we'll have to see We'll continue to push for this folks We'll talk to you more about.
Police report 2nd death from tornado in northern Michigan
"Two people in their 70s are dead and at least 40 others injured after a tornado ripped through Gaylord Michigan Friday afternoon The tornado left damaged debris and destruction in its wake resident Mike goodrich looks around his property with 15 down trees Thankful his home was spared The wind came up and I headed for the basement And it didn't make it and I looked out the back door and the trees were coming down and it was over The tornado hit the trailer parking Gaylord destroying most of it according to county fire chief Chris Martin who said at a news conference with WXYZ TV they were digging through looking to see if anyone else was killed Trailers picked up and turned over on top of each other The national weather service office there says it's been keeping records since the 50s and a tornado has never touched down in the northern Michigan town The governor has declared a state of emergency for the area I'm Julie Walker
Fresh update on "michigan" discussed on The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show
"My heart dropped Now the deputy says he and his wife support a ban on AR-15 rifles More help on the way for families needing baby formula millions more containers are on the way from Australia and the UK says the Food and Drug Administration ABC's Mary Alice parks Communities organizing giveaways to help desperate families in need of baby formula I have no baby for the last two weeks An estimated 70% of the nation's baby formula supplies now out of stock In Dearborn Michigan on Friday cars lined up for nearly a mile waiting for formula Volunteers struggling to meet the demand as some in line returned away empty handed Kremlin says Russian president Putin held an 80 minute phone call today with the leaders of France and Germany they told him to withdraw from Ukraine he told them to stop NATO from sending weapons to Ukraine Looking for three more bodies along the Wilmington river near Savannah Georgia after two motorboats crashed into each other today They're going in different directions.
Rare northern Michigan twister kills 1, injures more than 40
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting at least one person is dead 40 are injured in a northern Michigan tornado It's very windy It's the start of one It is one A rare tornado ripped through Gaylord Michigan Friday leaving a path of destruction in which at least one person was killed and at least 40 were injured Gaylord is a city of about 4200 people roughly 230 miles northwest of Detroit Oh my God You're fine Multiple homes and businesses were damaged Video posted on social media showed extensive damage along Gaylord's Main Street Jim keysor a Gaylord based meteorologist with the national weather service said extreme winds are rare in that part of Michigan because the Great Lakes normally suck energy out of such storms I'm Mike Gracia
At least 1 killed, 23 hurt in rare northern Michigan tornado
"I'm Mike Gracia reporting at least one person is dead 23 injured in a northern Michigan tornado It's very windy It's the start of one It is one A rare tornado ripped through Gaylord Michigan Friday leaving a path of destruction in which at least one person was killed and at least 23 were injured Gaylord is a city of about 4200 people roughly 230 miles northwest of Detroit Rose Oh my God Things are fine Multiple homes and businesses were damaged Video posted on social media showed extensive damage along Gaylord's Main Street Jim keysor a Gaylord based meteorologist with the national weather service said extreme winds are rare in that part of Michigan because the Great Lakes normally suck energy out of such storms I'm Mike Gracia
What Lead to the Stolen Election of 2020?
"I'm going to listen now just some of the usurpations that have occurred in our time. The stealing of the election from Donald J Trump. I read, I don't know how many months ago it had to be right after the election. Over 20 anomalies on Dennis's show I read this that had to occur for president Trump to lose. And I remember 3 a.m. like a lot of people wrote to me on election morning, I went to sleep thinking this is pretty good. President Trump is going to win. This has to happen. I remember thinking to Wisconsin and this has to happen in Michigan. And this has to happen in Pennsylvania. He's got this down unless I think I thought of this unless they do something. Lastly, play around. I thought of that that very night. The excellent documentary 2000 mules confirms what I was confident had happened. And to cement their pyrrhic victory, what do they do? These thieves use January 6th to arrest and even put, can you believe in this country? Put people in solitary confinement. Those who asked for a redress of grievances,
FDA head: Baby formula factory could reopen by next week
"The Food and Drug Administration's chief says the shuttered baby formula factory at the heart of a national shortage could reopen as soon as next week The abbot plant in Michigan has been closed since February due to contamination issues FDA commissioner Robert califf faced tough questions from a house panel about why it took months for the agency to investigate whistleblower warnings in the fall about safety violations Why did the FDA not spring into action Caleb told Connecticut's rosa de lauro and others he can't say much for now We have an ongoing investigation about the details Wisconsin's Mark pocan says that's unacceptable You can talk about it honestly You should talk about it Abbott says it could take about two months for a new formula to hit store shelves once production resumes
Biden to invoke Defense Production Act to address baby formula shortage
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Judge suspends Michigan's dormant 1931 abortion ban
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US allows more baby formula imports to fight shortage
"Under under under under fire fire fire fire from from from from parents parents parents parents and and and and politicians politicians politicians politicians president president president president Biden's Biden's Biden's Biden's administration administration administration administration announcing announcing announcing announcing steps steps steps steps Monday Monday Monday Monday to to to to ease ease ease ease a a a a nationwide nationwide nationwide nationwide shortage shortage shortage shortage of of of of baby baby baby baby formula formula formula formula the the the the FDA FDA FDA FDA says says says says it it it it streamlining streamlining streamlining streamlining its its its its review review review review process process process process to to to to make make make make it it it it easier easier easier easier for for for for companies companies companies companies including including including including foreign foreign foreign foreign manufacturers manufacturers manufacturers manufacturers to to to to sell sell sell sell formula formula formula formula in in in in the the the the U. U. U. U. S. S. S. S. also also also also regulators regulators regulators regulators reaching reaching reaching reaching a a a a deal deal deal deal with with with with abit abit abit abit to to to to restart restart restart restart its its its its Michigan Michigan Michigan Michigan plant plant plant plant shut shut shut shut down down down down for for for for contamination contamination contamination contamination commissioner commissioner commissioner commissioner Robert Robert Robert Robert Calif Calif Calif Calif the the the the experts experts experts experts said said said said the the the the measures measures measures measures and and and and steps steps steps steps it it it it is is is is taking taking taking taking with with with with them them them them a a a a formula formula formula formula manufacturers manufacturers manufacturers manufacturers and and and and others others others others will will will will mean mean mean mean more more more more and and and and more more more more supplies supplies supplies supplies on on on on the the the the way way way way or or or or on on on on store store store store shelves shelves shelves shelves moving moving moving moving forward forward forward forward none none none none of of of of the the the the steps steps steps steps expected expected expected expected to to to to have have have have an an an an immediate immediate immediate immediate effect effect effect effect on on on on those those those those desperately desperately desperately desperately searching searching searching searching for for for for baby baby baby baby formula formula formula formula Abbott Abbott Abbott Abbott says says says says it it it it will will will will take take take take eight eight eight eight to to to to ten ten ten ten weeks weeks weeks weeks and and and and supply supply supply supply chain chain chain chain issues issues issues issues will will will will affect affect affect affect other other other other companies companies companies companies turn turn turn turn around around around around times times times times I'm I'm I'm I'm Julie Julie Julie Julie Walker Walker Walker Walker
Abbott Says Agreement Reached to Reopen Michigan Baby Formula Plant
"Abbott agrees to FDA oversight of Michigan baby formula plant. Look, they signed a consent decree yesterday to reopen the Michigan Abbott plant. That consent decree could have been signed a month ago, Abbott is strenuously protested from the beginning that their infant formula had nothing to do with the infant death being investigated across the country. The FDA was using at moving at its usual snails pace, its bureaucratic morass, plunging the country into a baby formula crisis that is real. So they got an order. It's pretty easy to surmise here what happened. Ron klain or someone from the president's office called over to the FDA and said, open that plant. And the FDA said, how do we save a little face here? I know we'll do a consent decree that says they can open the plant. And so their plant will be up and it's going to take a while.
Abbott says agreement reached to reopen baby formula plant
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The Whitmer Kidnapping Defendant Who Was Trapped by the FBI
"The indefatigable Julie Kelly has tracked down one of the Whitmer kidnapping defendants. This is the guy who got off. He was exonerated because the jury realized that he had been entrapped by the FBI and Julie has an exclusive interview with this guy. His name is Brandon casar down. But and he's gone through a horrible two year ordeal. Involving losing his job involving incarceration. Of course, the familiar FBI raid, the kind of massive demonstration of power almost a shock and awe type of campaign. So Julie gives a little bit of background. She says that this fellow Brandon cassata was charged along with other defendants, 5 defendants, Adam Fox, Thai garden, Caleb Franks Barry Croft, and a guy named Daniel Harris. These are the people who were charged. Now, what the interview reveals is the sort of naivete of these guys and how they were targets of the FBI from the beginning. And by the beginning, I mean, before the plot was even hatched. That's what's so telling about it. So here's talking now to Julie. And he says, you know, I was kind of locked down under a COVID court. I was stuck in my apartment with most of my family out of state. I was just trying to find people to network with. So this is the COVID frustration and the anger, by the way, at the left and imposing these lockdowns, interestingly, that was a factor here in what got these guys to demonize Whitmer and think, oh yeah, it'd be kind of cool if we so these are big talkers, these are guys who buy and large have difficult lives with not a whole lot going on and they're looking for other like minded people who give them a sense of camaraderie. So what happens is this fellow brand in Casa goes online and in June, a leader of a group called the Wolverine Watchmen, a self styled kind of militia group, basically tells casar that they are inviting him to firearms training in Michigan. Firearm streams. This guy's like, yeah, in lockdown, I wanna get out of the house. Little does he know that this being organized by not a guy named quote big Dan. And guess who big Dan is? An FBI informant. He is in a sense cooking up the plot.
The 'Fact-Checkers' of '2000 Mules' Are Out of Their Depth
"When I'm seeing sort of two weeks into 2000 mules, a number of critiques in the movie initially, it was just the fact checkers, and the fact checkers clearly were out of their league. They had a very limited understanding of geo tracking and B had a very limited understanding of state laws, which vary on elections and so, for example, they would say things like, well, vote harvesting is legal. Well, no. What harvesting is not legal everywhere. It's legal in some states, and even in states that allow it, the conditions are normally quite restrictive. So my question is for the fact checkers, did you look at the ballot harvesting law in Wisconsin? Did you look at it in Michigan in Pennsylvania? Did you look at the nuances of these laws? No, the answer is no. So the 20 and 30 something fact checkers are kind of in too deep.
Kevin McCullough on the Failure of Democrats' Abortion Legislation
"Tell us both triggered Thomas. When I saw. The Senate try to push forward this insane abortion law and fail, I thought this is pure politics. They're doing this because they know they're going to get destroyed in November. So they're trying to come across like we're the only hope we're doing everything we can to save you from the evil Republicans, something like that. Well, what's interesting about the failure of that vote was that it not only didn't meet the cloture standard, which I think they were required to have 60. And this is why Elizabeth Warren was all out of sorts when she was in the hallway with the hill afterwards saying, oh, it's time to do away with the filibuster. It didn't even get a majority of votes. So it failed 49 51, you had a couple of Democrats that sided with Republicans that swayed the difference there. And at the end of the day, we are still not a country that is eager to. We don't worship moloch here. We don't eat our children. This is not and it feels somewhat surreal saying that, Eric, but when you look at the insanity that the left has gone after our kids with, they hate children from the pre born stage to the infant formula shortage that is cropping up all over the place now where the USDA actually controls about 60% of the production of formula and it had this been the Trump administration and he had taken the same blueprint that he did with vaccines and said, let's go get a private public partnership and get formula made and get it out to the shelves so that babies are okay. They could have done that in there's a couple of factories in Michigan right now that are sitting still that have been lifeless since mid last year.
Michigan profs push 'pee for peonies' urine diversion plan
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Daily Mail: Could Take 10 Weeks to Restock Baby Formula, Says Abbott
"Let's look at this baby formula issue As the daily mail puts out Abbott Laboratories said it could be ten weeks Before baby formula is restocked That's two and a half months by my calculation Well guess what Babies can't wait that long Once given FDA approval Abbott's Michigan plant could reopen in two weeks But the company said it will take 6 to 8 weeks to replenish its supply So the plant closed in mid February amid reports of infant illness and death For infants two died two got sick The plant closed in mid February After a thorough review of all the available data Abbott said there is no evidence to link our formulas to these infant illnesses No evidence So what is the FDA doing It's sitting on its hands It's keeping this plant closed Now if Donald Trump were president he would override the FDA and hope and order the plant to be open
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Since two thousand eighteen head to our emerge store today the economy continues to grow rapidly and jobs are coming back but still below the pre cova levels but all of it can be derailed by the delta variant of the virus which is taking us back to the worst days of last summer there are a boatload of developments as half the nation fights the virus and the other half fights the science and this is so disappointing. What are we started in the schools christie and that is sort of your wheelhouse and the advisories and the decisions are rapidly changing on whether or not our kids should be masked up since of course anybody under the age of twelve is still ineligible to get any vaccination yeah in schools are starting to go ahead and announce their policies unmasks. I i know that the boards took some time to get input from families but We've had some more schools in michigan. Come out and say masks are mandatory. And that's just all there is to it and the majority of teachers are vaccinated which is good and probably most of the school personnel. But they're still having trouble staffing the schools We have one article in the show notes about a bus driver talking about all the challenges of going back to her job. And i'll tell you what this this problem that we're having the staffing the schools is because we built our school system in an unsustainable way there are so many stressors on an already that we did not build in support for you know. We've we've basically starved them. So that when we make an investment now we can say wow. It's a record investment in. It's still not really record. Investment when you look at the investments where we should be and so this this bus drivers story when she's talking about it's not worth it for her to come back to work because she has an auto immune issue. She doesn't get enough hours to make it worthwhile. She has to by our own insurance because she's not really hired by the school..
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Didn't even happen in the civil war. They never got inside. Yeah i forget what he said. Actually but i have the quote in the show notes. I think what they did is very destructive. I hope they get sanctioned if they do get sanctioned in michigan's eastern court than there are other courts with reciprocal agreements that will likely follow suit and Well barred you know and they'll get disbarred from there or not be allowed to practice. Joe walsh will move stuff that is so discouraging and go to something. That's fun to talk about. And that is money and money coming into the state of michigan while all the political battles continue. There's a little matter of the three point five. Trillion dollar invest in america. Bill being carefully shepherded through congress. There's going to be a key. Vote on it in the senate on wednesday. We're not going to get into the nuts and bolts of the dc debate or the bill. There's plenty of that from the national media. But i did want to focus on the potential impact for michigan lou. Glazer is ceo of michigan. Future a nonpartisan nonprofit think tank whose name is pretty self explanatory lewis and very strong thoughts. How michigan should invested share of the three point five trillion dollar effort full disclosure. Lewis my immediate supervisor. At the michigan department of commerce during the blanchard administration he was the deputy director for economic development. I was public affairs director. We have remained friends over the decades. Luke leisure you spend a lot of time analyzing michigan's economy and how we make it better over time. We had this incredible influx of money. That's already here. Plus more than his promised for the infrastructure plan and possibly also through the american families plan. How should michigan invest the so that is not just one off money and five years from now. It's money that's long gone so that's actually not such an easy question answered. Be honest with you. I mean i think the normal instinct. If you don't wanna take on nuku movements is going to be the us the money or you know sort of physical project sort of building graduates. Ready broked bridges schools particularly with schools. Making sure that they have the air circulation. That's needed in time. Coated water sewer led by and god only knows there's a very long list of sort of infrastructure investments that we failed to make over the last Twenty years thirty years however long that are worth doing we as michigan future. We have certain a different perspective is new. Money can be used is essentially all that different than the pros. Which is the sir fundamental challenge that she is facing economically. Now is that. Structurally we have to Economy wherever economy. That's keep for the upper half Leaving even when it's strong wasn't twenty nineteen is leaving for your shoe mission also behind a lot of those. Oh to working adult. In the united way doing this alison analysis which is just a fancy acronym that they're using for certain calculating the proportion of households in missionaries struggling to pay the bills pay for based subsidies in in two thousand nineteen was almost four in ten. Now with only four comey's study under thirty percents so sergei replaced in the state. So our sense is is a strategy michigan. It's been pursuing for the last twenty or thirty years. If you define economic success sir also do while like now the dead strategy worth in what we should be using this neutral money for is to make the move away from sort of the old balance is that haven't were tuned. Tuning pouncing machine that specifically designed to achieve rising income for all the economy is grows benefits every and we understand that you make the pivot. Some of the driven put in place is all it'll be funded temporarily but our since is as let's get going at net stuff when the federal money runs out our hope is that the legislature in the governor will agree that it's important enough to continuing to fund long-term one of the pivots. The governor is already made is to invest large sums of money in continuing education through the community college system primarily for the skilled trades but for things as well like nursing and other medical Medical professions that could be very lucrative and don't require a four year degree a good move so generally answered yes to be. I think they're really important. The first is higher it in general but the community colleges later have really low completion rates. The cost of tuition is mad. The major reason trillo completion merits so unless you substantially improve the completion rates. The money basically is not going to end up doing what it's intended to do so you have to fix the completion problem along with the free tuition to have a program that's really effective in moving people up Into better paying jobs. That don't require for you. Wanna do the second challenge. Which i think in terms of the big pictures. Probably more severe seventy percent of michigan goldstone before you agree. There's only about seventeen or son of michigan jobson. Twenty nineteen paid enough to support a household of three at the middle class. Let that don't require for your degree. So the funnel very narrow in this notion that we keep telling ourselves that there's a boatload of I'd paying supposedly skilled trades. Or what's the term were using ounce professional trade since they wanna include healthcare on the idea along with construction Things like installation maintenance repair candidate. Jobs is just not accurate. We really need a strategy that helps all low paid workers nine just a small number of low page. Paid workers for boom is the step of job. So that's the caveats in general providing training to.
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"I am not a lawyer not even google lawyer. None of that. And i didn't dig into their claims because their claims were just so silly unleashed the crack. And give me a break if you had a crack and it would have already been out in the open. Those people weren't holding anything back and so the way they were speaking pandering to This maga crowd. I think there was. There was one attorney who made a connection between these lies that these attorneys spread in. These is the attorneys. Aren't the only ones doing it. But they were very high profile. And like i've said before while they in creating these lawsuits they've created documents and artifacts of this lie that are now legal mall legal artifacts is what they are now and so you keep adding legitimacy to this lie. That led to january six insurrection where people died and his biden. Put it the confederate flag and cross the capital. I mean entered the capital or something and not since the civil war has happened. It didn't even happen in the civil war. They never got inside. Yeah i forget what he said. Actually but i have the quote in the show notes. I think what they did is very destructive. I hope they get sanctioned if they do get sanctioned in michigan's eastern court than there are other courts with reciprocal agreements that will likely follow suit and Well barred you know and they'll get disbarred from there or not be allowed to practice. Let's move stuff. That is so discouraging and go to something. That's fun to talk about. And that is money and money coming into the state of michigan while all the political battles continue. There's a little matter of the three point five. Trillion dollar invest in america. Bill being carefully shepherded through congress. There's going to be a key. Vote on it in the senate on wednesday. We're not going to get into the nuts and bolts of the dc debate or the bill..
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Repayments laggardness attention broke college students. Yup i i saw that they Texas republicans did advance voting restrictions and a special session and If i if. I'm reading this correctly they did it overnight. In one of the things that they banned was overnight voting at. It's kinda called out one of these articles. I think the washington post article that we're going to link to so ironic. What's really interesting about voter suppression. This time is that they're just doing it right out in the open damon care. They don't even care that we know what they're doing and i agree with you. It's not really the photo. Id that people are upset about On the on the more liberal progressive side of of this fight. It's not the actual picture. Id or anything that says you have to prove who you are. It's those back door poll taxes and the one. That's especially egregious in. Michigan is taking away the affidavit of identity on the back of a ballot application and replacing it with a provisional ballot that you then can't even count you can't your vote won't countless you go down to the clerk's office within six days prove you are who you are with a higher standard than what you would have to prove if you were there voting with your id and then if that clerk gets it over to the people who count it in time then it will be counted That's that that's something that i'm i would do it just out of spite. But i mean that's a burden even on me. So and i say even on me because i'm relatively privileged with my time. And you know bid it my mobility and being able to get to places. So that's the kind of stuff that's upsetting but when you see on their social media whenever you see them talk about it. The republicans are all like well if you have to have photo. Id to buy a beer. Why can't you have photo..
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"Our winner for this week the Midas touch which responded almost immediately to the president's infection with covid-19. It's called Trump's lies have consequences. I think wearing a phone number Basque I don't know somehow I don't see it for myself the second. Can you take it off because I cannot hear I'll just speak louder sir. This guy could you want to be politically correct? Go ahead. No, sir. I just want to wear the mask off virtually. Nobody. It's a it's an amazing thing. I don't wear masks like him every time you see him. He's got a mess. He could be speaking to hundred feet away from it. He shows up with the biggest mask I've ever seen is a president of the United States now confirming to the world that he and the first lady of the United States have both tested positive for the coronavirus and they will quarantine song. It is what it is. And that's a wrap for this week's pandemic pod head on over to our website Michigan policastro, I'll have links and tweets and stuff that you can use to get a bank check us or share No hospital reports Uno Chicago medical reports vaccines coupons. They get some hydroxychloroquine, whatever you can email us at Mi polycast at gmail.com or reach out through the emission calling cache page on Facebook run Club app avoid crowds maintain social distancing mask up and stay safe back in Michigan polycast was a production of Michigan citizens for a better tomorrow..
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"On our state and you know, people are being very litigious and making sure that every I is dotted and every T is crossed off but I'm confident that you know importantly you mentioned things that I'm doing. All I'm doing is just activating the will of voters and I'm confident that when they voted overwhelmingly to create a right to vote by mail in our state in 2015 and gave my office the responsibility to to make that right or reality that we've done everything that we can and the best practices would indicate are needed to make that right come to fruition for all of our citizens regardless of who they vote for and now it's up to the voters to make sure they take advantage of those options and exercise them to have their voices heard and their votes counted this fall even if you and your elections dead. And are dealing with the most challenging election probably in the history of the state. You got a couple other little minor issues going on to you've got to petition drives about the dump a total of nearly 1 million signatures on them have to be verified. One of them will probably end up in court the other one not very controversial in terms of opposition. What's the timeline for the signatures you receive from unlocked Michigan Thursday well as from fair and equal, Michigan Oh, we were referred citizens to the Bureau of Elections for all delivering of petitions and initiatives and we treat everyone the same. Yeah, and no matter what the subject matter of the petition or the purpose behind life or the number of signatures or anything like that. All of that goes through the Professionals of the Bureau Elections. Another also is an attorney general investigation into one of those petitions, which we are mindful of and you know, there's always the possibility the Attorney General may find or instruct us to do something but beyond that we're treating this petition and all petitions like any other it takes on average just over a hundred days for our Bureau of Elections professionals to review and signatures and they actually just do a sampling they don't do the whole lot which we take much longer..
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"So they can easily still campaign for him and reach a millions of people. Yeah, especially done Junior. He's he's not at his father's ability to stir up a crowd and he's very good that man and he's a mess just like his dad to he looks like he's always on Coker disheveled or something. I just that he's a mess off meanwhile in Michigan. We've got a straight party-line vote in the Supreme Court 4 to 3, which basically takes away from Governor Whitmer her unilateral power to continuous state of emergency and really make sure that among But weakest of Governors in the nation now at responding to the virus..
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"The Michigan polycast is progress, Michigan providing a strong credible voice that holds public officials in government accountable and assists of the promotion of progressive ideas. Would you rather listen hooked up? Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up. Shut up Donny. I'm Joe Biden and I approve this message. Well, that's the summary of the debate as imagined by Stephen Colbert and his Mad Men at CVS. It was the start of a week that when it ended seemed like an extended version of Saturday Night Live which thankfully returned at the end of the week with their version of the debate which a Christine made more sense than the real thing. But the debate seems like a distant memory as the campaign is rocked by what almost seemed inevitable The Mask skating Donald Trump infected with the potentially fatal virus and on the same day. The president was helicoptered to Walter Reed Medical Center, Michigan Supreme Court, effectively took away Governor witmer's power to continue to protect us from the virus. Those are the Michigan polycash where we always practice social just sing and wear our masks were all about Michigan policy and politics and the national occurrence impacting our Pleasant peninsulas thoughts org, Christine Barry, Joe Biden's campaign moves on focusing on Virtual voter contact in place of large crowds. He was in Grand Rapids at the end of the week the 2nd Biden wage campaign here in the space of four days. Also on the Pod this week. We'll talk with Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson about preparations for a record-setting voter turnout birth magazine business, editor, Paula Gardner joins us with a report on the plight of Michigan restaurants as the cold weather makes outdoor dining more difficult a bipartisan group of Michigan announced Sportsman and sports women for Biden. We'll talk with one of the organizers and attorney-general Dana nessel charges to right-wing political hacks with voter suppression. Which targeted dog. African Americans in Detroit Walt it feels like this just goes on and on. I think we're going to be here for an hour and half two hours three hours something like that. But let's begin with the twin Cove. It stories Trump's office and witmer's legal defeat and they're both big big stories Christine. Of course. We hope the president first lady and all the Trump Republicans who are infected last week recover fully and boy, there's a bunch of those gets longer every day. We can lead the medical story to the National media that gets updated. Regularly. Let's talk politics a little bit. First of all the impact of Donald Trump being stuck off the campaign Trail which he loves so dearly and what is now the last 30 days to the election. Is this the end of the Trump campaign and does that mean the end of the Trump presidency? Well, I don't think so. And I first of all want to just you know, Echo your comments about we want hoping for everyone to recover quickly. I don't think that this even keeps him off the campaign Trail off. He's really much worse off than we know I think that he'll campaign virtually if he can I think his kids are out there. Mike Pence has already started increasing his profile page and he's out there kind of campaigning for President Trump. So I don't think it's the end of the campaign but we have seen a little bit of a shift. This is actually was in Seminole a table all that. We saw a little bit of a shift moved toward Biden after the announcement on President Trump testing positive. I'm going to argue with you a little bit. First of all, the the Trump children are a quarantine self quarantine right now. I saw a tweet from Don Jr. Yes. I followed on Junior on Twitter. You can punish me for that later, but he is back in quarantine against the second time for him cuz I bought a girlfriend was already infected..
"michigan" Discussed on Michigan Policast
"And joining the effort against voter suppression the Reverend Wendell Anthony Head of the Detroit Nwea, C. P. in this era of voter suppression along with the misinformation and miscommunication. From some of our nation's leading officials, we must speak up and speak out now. It is vitally important that the citizens know that we still live in a democracy voting is at the very heart and essence of preserving our republic. We to Detroit branch aren't sending the largest body of lawyers and advisors for the November general election. We will not tolerate any individual or groups that threaten US seek to prevent members of any group from exercising their right to vote despite voter suppression efforts the turnout. Record setting I think I could venture to say it will be record setting. Floyd is pulling numbers from Michigan, show the top of the ballot races tightening. But with Democrats still in the driver's seat for more detail we're joined by Michigan's top-ranked pollster Bernie porn of epic MRI. Bourdier numbers are tightening up on the presidential race, but it's not because trump is getting more support but it's ratcheted down a little bit for Joe Biden. Where's it going? Well. It is still a pretty solid, a basis support in Michigan eight points at forty eight to forty percent trump is still worry was in our last fall when it was a fifty one to forty percent the lead for Biden over trump the demographics the now showing the the outstayed areas pretty much even up a between trump and biden but biden is increasing his support in southeast Michigan Wayne, Oakland mccomb, and the outer. Metro area. And AMANDA ARE Even up but he's a as in the past surveys. Biden is getting a lot of support from women. Eight percent of Republicans are supporting trump a ninety, two percent of them's supporting. Biden, and Biden is. Only leading among independent or by a few points. So that's where some of the changes come based on what you're seeing with the change of the Biden support in the Greater Detroit area that would soon to be good news for the to Democrats that are on the bubble Hayley Stevens and Elissa slot didn't pull those districts specifically if those are strong, Biden's every reasonably good for them. Yeah. Absolutely. Again, if there is a strong letter level of support for Biden, if he wins by even six seven points that will help. Down ballot, not only at the congressional level that also could help Democrats win for the State House representatives. Of course, the a state senate is not on the ballot until only twenty two. So that's not not in play, but Democrats could potentially pick up a control of the Michigan House is only few seats that they need to pick up to a gain control in terms of the US Senate race that is also tightening, but you've still got a very large undecided and we're literally days away from the beginning of early voting. Yes. And among those undecided, there's a higher favorability rating for Peters. There is for Jane and keep in mind that in our and our last surveys attempt point lead. Now at a four point lead forty, five to the forty one james actually getting one point more than than Donald Trump. I think the higher undecided. Also movement toward the third party candidates is because both of these candidates are attacking each other and they were unknown to about twenty percent plus. in our previous survey, and now it's about ten percent for both of them. So Lotta those. Of voters are. Seeing the negative ads there In the candidates for maybe not feeling positive about the either one of them and going to undecided or going to a third party candidate. Usually the third party voters end up a moving toward one of the major party candidates as the election nears. What about the undecided do you think there's an edge for either candidate in the undecideds? Yes. A slightly for Peters because he is higher favorability ratings among those who are still undecided and also when you look at. Other responses to issues. They are likely to move toward Democrats than and there are more democratic leaning undecided voters than there are Republican leaning undecided voters. So I think that that should benefit peters although she's not on the ballot Gretchen whitmer certainly is a factor in the campaign as well. How does she measure into this election? She has slipped a little bit but she still has very high favorability numbers fifty, six percent which are mirrored with her Positive Jab rating, and we did that ask a question this time about rating on the corona virus but she gets a even higher ratings in our previous polling and handling of the corona virus at sixty, three, sixty, four percent, and it was even up to sixty nine percent in previous bowl when you think about trump attacking whitmer on the Cronin virus and not opening up the economy. It is just a head scratcher to me given that he has his high unfavorable and negative ratings on handling the coronavirus as whitmer has favorable ratings in handling it. So why on Earth would attack or? Just nonsensical. Four years ago your polling definitely showed that Hillary Clinton's support in Michigan collapsed over the last month. The had a series of polls that show to going down and down and down. Do you see anything lead you to believe that could be a repeat of that this time. No for one thing Joe Biden Hillary Clinton, that Sir First, and foremost when the campaign began, she had high unfavorable numbers almost as high as a now trump and compared how she ran against trump. Compared to other candidates, for example case. If it were not trump were the republican nominee. She would've been solidly beaten by any of the other innovates. In terms of testing we did case it would have beaten by twenty points, and so the only possible way she had a winning the presidency was. Donald trump were the nominee and even with that he was able to target those states and and gain enough support in the key states to win the Electoral College. The popular vote, which by the way, the polling showed would happen than the two or three percent range, which is what it ended up being. Bernie Poor, and always a pleasure talking with you. Thank you so much. You're very, very welcome. Secretary Benson was on a show in the past week talking about how it's going to be an election week rather than an election day have a little bit of early voting starting. But then judge Cynthia Stevens ruling about those absentee ballots, allow the clerk stick count absentee ballots up to fourteen days after the election. So it's going to take awhile for all those ballots to be counted and they get a few more hours in the beginning but then they've got fourteen days after to count all those ballots so. Days of Donald Trump yelling about a rigged election to because he will probably at the end of election night will probably be in the lead in Michigan.
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"For political, note I as we've discussed in previous pods, the strong desire to reopen the school. The fall is running headlong into reality of Michigan's huge budget crisis. The Michigan schools are going to need one billion dollars to reopen safely. Whitmer has been informed of this by group. That took a look at what it was going to take to make sure that all the protocols are in place for the students and the staff. Staff to be safe and number. We heard I think was up to a million dollars for artists strict, and that would kill us on top of the budget that we've already asked. I don't know how we could possibly do it. Nothing's a done deal yet. We did adopt the budget, but I can't imagine schools that We had a pretty good. We were sitting pretty good with our general then. I can't imagine schools that. Are In trouble are going to be able to weather this crisis very well without a lot of help. Just to put in perspective that's that's six hundred sixty five dollars per pupil just for enhanced safety stuff. Getting the masks and doing the cleaning you're talking about last week. And all those things and that's money or not spending now, so our schools, the schools across Michigan where already underfunded, and then we had different scenarios to work with when we look at our budgets, and as you know, probably, won't I. Think I've talked about it before. School budgets need to be in an approved before the Michigan State budget has to be finished just one of the dumbest things I've ever seen. But. Had four scenarios. We adopted one that we thought was most realistic, was a cut of seven hundred dollars per student, so the worst case scenario was that we would lose two thousand per student. Now if the worst case scenario happened. And we had to reopen. A and these numbers were real. That's two thousand six hundred fifty five dollars per student that we would lose two thousand dollars per student. I don't know how we would operate, but I also don't think it's a realistic number, so like I said we adopted the seven hundred dollar cut these safety guidelines would double the cuts that we would have to make, and the cuts were already making especially in a situation where schools were already underfunded going into it a very difficult. Already to do what we need to do to deliver the education and take care of these kids and he was the right thing by them. The right to life petition drive, which would effectively outlaw second abortions admission. Did Not collect enough valid signatures, but this week. The State Board of Canvassers gave the Group A second chance that proved they did. In fact. Get enough valid names. It gets into the weeds of requirements for petitions, and how the state verifies the number of valid signatures, but basically they're going to do a bigger sampling of the petitions. They're going to review some of the petitions that. That were thrown out because of technical deficiencies, and it was basically at the behest of one of the Republican members of the Board of canvassers at all of this was done. It is not unusual to have a second review of petitions that are relatively close. Although they fell short by about seven thousand signatures, which is an awful lot quite obviously, they did collect enough to begin with. The rule of thumb is you want to go lead have at least a twenty percent, if not a twenty five percent pad over what is needed. They needed about three hundred forty thousand signatures, and they only submitted about three, hundred, eighty thousand, and that's not nearly enough to guarantee that you're going to be successful. Just put in comparison. We needed four proposal to anti gerrymandering proposal. We need a three hundred, fifteen thousand plus signatures. We turned in four, hundred, twenty, five thousand, so we knew Golden, but they'll get a second at it. May Or may not get on the ballot as a result, the other ballot committee that his try to figure out what to do right now. Is the group fair equal Michigan which wants to add lgbtq protections to Michigan's Elliot Larsen. Civil, Rights Act. They got a big win during the week from the US Supreme Court when it ruled that LGBTQ citizens have the right to not be discriminated against it employment, which is a part of what they're trying to do in Michigan that the petition Michigan also applies to housing situations among other things with. With right now, because of the the their way, short signatures. They're trying to figure out what to do next. It's hard to say right down what they're gonNA. Do because they have the option of starting over again in focusing on twenty twenty, two of trying to get enough signatures now's get an Unin- twenty, twenty, two or working lobbying the legislature and hope that there's a change of control especially in the house during the next election, because that's the big road block is the speaker of the House. He's absolutely against making any of these changes. Senator Gary Peters has responded to the calls for reforming. The race is introduced bipartisan legislation focusing on community policing. This approach has been endorsed by the Aa C., the National Urban, league and the Police Officers Association of Michigan when you have an officer who's from the community understands the community has built. The trust in that community is important, but we also have to make sure there's accountability when someone does cross the line and engages in in an activity that is unacceptable. There needs to be an investigation, and it should be done in an independent entity so that the community has faith that it was actually done properly well. the accountability piece is really important, but when it comes to community policing, the really important thing is the relationships that built out of that. And I truly believe community policing has been something that has you have felt the absence of that the backyard that is left when you don't have. A peace officer who comes from the neighborhood I can see it out here in Josse just that you don't have relationships to go into a neighborhood and know who's who and certainly some of them are. Well known cases of deaths at the hands of police officers Tamir Rice example to me Royce that little boy would never have been killed if they had community policing in that area and the police officer who responded to the area or responded to that nine one one call. Would have known who he was. They would known. That was a toy gun in it for people who don't know I'll have information in the show notes I. Have a link, but he's the little boy who's playing with a toy gun and the police officers drove up to him and shot him when they got out of the car for political ship would. It's really important that the cosponsor. This bill with Peters is Republican senator. John Cornyn of Texas. that gives him a much better shot at getting the thing past Corden, one of the more respected members of the Senate on the Republican side and you got a lot of influence. I agree. Republicans are continuing their war on absentee voting with President. Trump saying flat out that widespread vote by mail would kill his campaign and defeat him. Okay, that's good. The Republican claims totally unsupported by any actual facts. They claim that vote by mail means widespread potential for fraud secretary of State Jocelyn Benson who just happens to be considered a national expert on these things, actually just the opposite in mailing in these applications intriguing talk about the reasons to do so in the benefits of doing so for our democracy, a secondary element is that it helps us when voters respond or people send them back to offer to our clerks with the appropriate. Appropriate designation.
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"And taking over the state of Michigan and as a man I'm perfectly happy with because they're doing a hell of a job well, it was a cheerleading session for the thousands who joined the call. There was a big word of caution from Debbie Dingle reminding folks of what happened for years ago and her message. Just don't believe the polls. Evie down has arrived in I. Am going to meet Debbie Downer for this. Call I all four years ago. Many of you on this phone call thought that I was nuts and I was in enough communities invert enough people talking that I was very worried about the outcome of that election, and it's time for all of us to come together because we cannot afford to happen has happened in the state. What happened for years ago and I tell you I. Some people say Oh, look at the numbers I. Don't believe these numbers. I was a really interesting called, and I was invited to join a women for Biden. which kind of intrigued me But I'm very honored to be a part of women for Biden even though I. Don't pass the physical. Yes COUPLA. Thank you all. Debbie Downer also was Debbie upper when it came to talk to you about the personal side of this campaign, very emotional moment focused on what I think is. Most important characteristic that's humanity few talking about the longtime friendship between the dingle family and the Biden's and the support they received in John, Daniels, dying days in intensive care, and the doctor said he had switched his life, work and They've told me that they thought he divest weekend and I wanNA tell you who set hostile. We send in our and it was Joe Biden and Jill. And Joe Biden said to John Your is folks not. And he was just they're not I. Mean I know this man and I know his heart and I know Jill. And I know how much she cares. I stated people you up on.
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"While. Donald Trump's polling shows high approval amongst Republican voters. It isn't universal. A group of some of the top Republican national operatives is formed. A group called the Lincoln Project which is dedicated to defeating trump in November and kind of pissing them off. Along the way it's leaders include attorney George Conway the husband of White House Adviser Kellyanne Conway for McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt former New Hampshire Republican Party chair Jennifer Horn Republican media consultant Rick Wilson and our next guest former Michigan Republican Party director. Jeff TIMUR JEFF FOR SOMEBODY. Who's been high up in the Republican Party in Michigan comes as a Shock? Probably just some that. You're part of this anti trump movement through the Lincoln project. What got you to this point. Well when trump ran for election in in two thousand sixteen I guess going back to two thousand fifteen when the battle for the nomination was still underway or just getting started I happen to be at the first debate in Cleveland where trump was just donald trump and everybody thought it was. You know kind of this circus sideshow. Still he was nails on a chalkboard to me. Right from the get go and Everything about him seemed on serious From not just as personal style but to somebody who has. I've considered myself a Reagan conservative. That's when I came of age and started working in politics was the end of the Reagan presidency and everything that trump believed in stood for and at that time. And since is largely gone against that brand of of Republican conservatism. We could spend a many podcasts talking about the the the reasons why from policy to personality but the biggest thing for me is it caused me to really evaluate what was more important to me the party or the reasons I became involved in the public service sphere. It caused me to think that there are things far more important than winning campaigns in the future of the country And that's why I'm doing what I'm doing it's intriguing. There are a lot of Republicans who feel like you but it seems like none of them are speaking out if they're in elective office. The closest we've seen lately has been strangely enough another former Michigan Republican by the name of Romney. I'm sure George Romney. If he were still alive would be part of your movement. And it's Sunday more and more like his son. Mid is headed in that direction. What's IT GONNA take the price? Somebody loose like Mitt Romney. Perhaps a Ben Sasse or a judd case. Who's although not in office now close to having been in office? I believe there's absolutely nothing that will happen. Between now and November third that will shake loose re elected Republicans certainly not at the national level if what we saw prior to enduring impeachment to shake loose any Republican senators or any congressmen. Were not going to see it. Now if if if the last A February March April and now into may of the the bungling the of coded by trump a if that has shaken loose people already. There is nothing that's one to shake them loose. There's a few stalwarts out there Larry Hogan the governor of Maryland Charlie Baker in Massachusetts who've been trump critics not necessarily on the news every day. They also happen to be the most popular Republican politicians country. And you've also had Mike Dewine Ohio. Who's done a few things to urinate the president lately? He's he's not he's a strong conservative. No question yeah. I forgot his name. I just forgot list him Dewine is a another great example? Siri very popular Despite you know do taking measures to protect the people of Ohio. That trump disagrees with. Dwayne remains exceedingly popular more popular than most governors anywhere. When I see a strong support the trump has within his core within his base. I think back to nineteen sixty four which really dates me of course but when you had Barry Goldwater and was said he was going to bring down the Republican Party. It would be the end of it yet. Was that which later that we had Ronald Reagan in the White House into Republicans were Senate again is trump a temporary aberration for the Republican Party. Or something that's going to have some life. Impact trumpism will outlast trump. The loudest voices the plurality not the majority but certainly allowed plurality of voters within the Republican Party are a party of anger people of anger grievance. That's what motivates them whether it's Fan by Fox News in the conservative. Talk Radio. That's not going away. When trump looses this November if trump's assistant member the group I'm working with the Lincoln Project We certainly understand. This is going to be a long battle but first we have to a long war. I we have to win the battle between now and the third had an op. Ed that was in mlive yesterday. talking about this That I authored along with my colleague Jennifer. Warren who's the former chair of the answer of Urging Republicans in Michigan to vote for for Biden. We've not become Democrats Haven't changed our political philosophy The party has been co opted in those terms. Republican conservative have been bastardized to mean something that they didn't mean for most of the last fifty years That they've been in vogue. I think the government majority throughout most of the country and I I don't think that the parties willing to change quickly because when I ran the Michigan Republican Party fifteen years ago a lot of these same people that we saw at the protest at the Capitol waving their confederate flags. David existed in the Republican Coalition for a long time they were embraced by the Republican. Party they weren't they weren't Encourage they were motivated. We kept them away from conventions from rallies now they are Invited their embraced their promoted. And that's the difference. The Michigan Republican Party of the Modern Michigan Republican Party really was built by George Romney with the mantra of appealing to the swing voters and that's was the electoral success for the party. For the longest time. Two years ago we had a huge shift. Those swing voters. They really crossed over to flip through. Congressional seats. What's IT GONNA take for the Republicans to win them back? That's going to be a very steep hill for Republicans decline. There's been such damage done to the brand among suburban white voters in places like Michigan debt is especially among a suburban white women With white women with college degrees. Who were behaviorally Republican for the longest time but were more moderate in both their social. Espn a fiscal views. Have now become. I think Behavioral Democrats. They were trending that way. But trump has been a catalyst that has I think firmly pushed them into the decamp now. College educated white men are still largely sticking with trump but we saw significant erosion in two thousand eighteen. End The numbers. I look at Very frequently and when you look at cross tabs and polls show that there is a there is weakening among college educated white man and if it continues if there there's not a lot of persuadable voters this election. This is not a a persuasion elections as much as this is just a turnout election. But to the extent of persuadable voter existence. The college educated white male wanted to ask about a couple of very intriguing political campaigns. One that just ended and one in some ways hasn't even started The one that just ended of course was for Justin Amash running for president or maybe running for Congress again or something. Where is he going now? He says apparently not gonNA run for his seat again. In Congress that seed appears to be trending more democratic. The polling shows right. Now that it's a toss up. What now for Justin Amash? That's an interesting question. He has definitely built a following among the disaffected on the center right. It's largely libertarian. He's certainly I think. Been playing the both parties have failed us. We need something new carb. He's been playing that script very well. This is there is a strategy to what he's doing the strategy included. I think this announcement for president. I'm surprised that the I doubt he was ever serious about running for president. He did say that he thought he could win. At least he said that for a week or two which seemed to be the he was either delusion alert putting on a show. I think it was just to kind of turn a spotlight on him but I'm surprised that he he turned it off so quickly but he's still has a large twitter. Following social media. Does Matter I? He has a direct conduit to get his thoughts into the new cycle. His message still gets play in will continue to get play if we're successful. My group of real conservative Republicans in helping defeat trump. People like Justin. Amash could well be allies in the battle of what comes next. Our politics has operated in the center. Right Center left forever American Politics End Right now. There is a real vacuum I think on both parties are being pushed by their extreme elements to a larger degree than in at least in recent memory and there is a opportunity for whether it is just a reforming of a coalition within the one of the two major parties or for a new third party to emerge that eventually subsumes parties. You know the way. The Republican Party's subsumed the rights of the whigs you know back in the mid eighteen hundreds. I take issue with you. Though with the Democrats. At least in Michigan you look at the gains. They made in twenty eighteen and was Gretchen. Whitmer defeating Abdul El-Sayed in the primary. It was a listen slot and it was Hayley Stevens. All of them. Centre-left candidates certainly not extremists. No I agree. In Biden winning the nomination. I think speaks to that. What the the loudest voices I guess? The the most attention seems to be on those more extreme elements from the fact that Joe Biden won the nomination and if he wins and beach Donald Trump does not mean that there is a mandate for a progressive agenda in America. I think that there is a great danger after this election if by is to win to misread the results. I don't think that America is the American voters are yet ready for a green new deal or medicare for all. That's what I mean. When I'm talking about the extremes kind of are the the the Bernie Sanders dominating the conversation you if they're not dominating the polls exactly to dominating the in in the same thing trumpism there are a lot of Republicans elected officials and others have come to me and said we agree with what you're doing keep doing it. I just can't do this for X. Reason I'm elected don't want you know I I just don't need to deal with the you know the the the the trouble this will cause me. There are people in the party or Who have worked in campaigns like myself who don't want to jeopardize their incomes their businesses in this environment. I get that. But they're going to be the first to say. Oh you know the the the king is dead. Long live the new king. Whoever that is there will be some diehard trump is who've been empowered who will continue to fight a if if the Republican Party is not going to go away in November. The brand is severely damaged that might be like Enron. It might need to reform under a new name but the Republican Party of old is has become subsumed by trump and identified by person in a way. That didn't happen with Ronald Reagan. Didn't happen with Eisenhower. No person has personified the party the way that trump has it's it it is a striking phenomenon the other campaign. That really has me intrigued because of its tactic so far is John James. For United States Senate on paper. He's a great candidate in a lot of ways has a great back story. has obviously lots of money. But he's allowed Gary Peters in the Democrats to pretty much define them by being invisible this whole time and he he basically in hiding you never see them what is going on there. He is a very interesting candidate and I think he represents a very normal pre trump republican philosophy. I don't think he's trumpy but he doesn't dare not be trumpy in today's environment. He made some news a little bit of news in the last week. Or two by some criticisms he had lobbed against trump Were publicized and it's being used to you know show that he's not going to be lockstep with Donald Trump immediately has a fundraiser with Donald Trump. Junior right there i. It's trying to be too clever. You either have to cut ties and DISAVOW DONALD TRUMP in run toward the center. Or You have to tie your fate to him. There's not gonNA be a clever on with a Mandis. I'm not with him on this. John James is not gonNa have the wherewithal to establish a an awareness level with voters Neither is Gary Peters. Quite honestly that is able to overcome the din the hurricane force of the presidential race they are completely tied to the fate of the top of the ticket in this race if Donald Trump performs well John James has outside chance an outside chance of winning. I don't think it's a very strong one. Because trump for poor performing. Well since he he wins Michigan barely. There's no opportunity for him to like win. Michigan by a landslide. There is an opportunity for Biden to win by a margin. Like whitmer dead in two thousand. Eighteen You know a nice comfortable ten point margin of a debt just wipes John James off the face of the map. The result is the same as it was when Ranan Stamina let me give you a chance to reinforce your republican credentials at least a little bit and you're over West Michigan. You've got to Republican members of the House one of them's retiring Justin Amash. And then you've got somebody who's been there forever and Fred Upton. Could either of those districts be flipped? Yes I think you Fred Upton were to have retired. His district would be leaning Democrat for the the the just. The voting demographics in his district have been have been moving that way. I think that there is a growing likelihood I won't call it. A there is an increasing probability. That upton will loops he ran. The closest survived the closest challenge. He's ever had in thirty four years. In two thousand eighteen turnout is going to be substantially higher than it was in two thousand sixteen. We had five point. Four point eight million voters in two thousand sixteen. We're going to have closer to six million this time around. Is those extra one point..
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"That holds public officials government accountable in assists in the promotion of progressive ideas in an abundance of caution. I am ordering the closure of all K twelve school buildings in Michigan for three weeks. Starting Monday March sixteenth until Sunday April. Fifth much of the world's activity grinds to a halt as cove in nineteen becomes a worldwide pandemic. A pandemic that caught are very stable. Genius flat-footed now. I don't take responsibility at all. Because we were given a a set of circumstances and we were given rules regulations and specifications from a different time. was it meant for this kind of An event With the kind of numbers that we're talking about. This is the Michigan podcast. We're all about Michigan politics and policy and the outside forces impacting our pleasant peninsulas. I'm well sort practicing social distancing from lansing and I'm Christine Berry practicing my social distancing from my liberal blogging compound in Corona. It seems like in history but it was just this last week. This saw Joe Biden Storm. Three Michigan's presidential primary pulling off what Susan d-mass referred to as the full whitmer because much like whitmer and her primary. Joe Biden won all eighty three Michigan counties and essentially locked up the Democratic nomination. We'll take a look at some of the numbers behind his victory as well as some new wrinkles in the reelection efforts of Senator Gary Peters in a few moments we'll be joined by Detroit's former public health director in two thousand sixteen gubernatorial candidate. Dr Abdul. El-sayed ed his specialty is Epidemic Balaji. We'll talk about his new book healing politics and his thoughts on how both president trump and governor. Whitman have responded to the corona virus..
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"Christina. Are Sexism expert. Thank you while the Senate on a party line basis blocked Anna middling from an appointment on the natural resources commission which oversees fishing and hunting. It's a shame animator. Laying is politically independent. She has a master's in fishing and wildlife from MSU. She has a bunch of experience. A lot of people have said she was over qualified for the position and she was blocked like I said on a party line basis. Let me let me back up to win. Governor Whitman was elected when Mike Shirke was made Senate majority leader He. He started the advice and consent committee to oversee gubernatorial appointments and so This went to that committee which is chaired by Peter. The CDOE who is under investigation for being sexist pig yet total creeper if he's a creep in you ain't sleeping that. Kinda guy it went through the committee and she didn't make it. Shuki said this was because Anna. Meddling does not understand the intensity of the commission and she was unwilling to make tough decisions now prior to this Jerky had already called. Whitmer and asked for a second appointment that she had made. His name is George Hartwell. He was appointed by Whitmer as well. He asked Whitmer to pull him on the basis. That in two thousand and thirteen George Hartwell said he didn't want guns at a city council meeting. I don't know what to say about that but when Turkey was asked was hurt. Will the reason that you blocked this overqualified person? Shuki said well. We tried to find middle ground with the governor. You know a couple of things. First of all it's GonNa be a long long year with this guy again you know instead of learning from last year. He's leaning in on these attacks on the on the governor. You know he's leaning in on that bet shit crazy attitude. He has toward these people. It's just amazing. That the decide to use a woman who's incredibly qualified for the appointment that she received to use her as leverage against George Hartwell who's not exactly chop livery was the former mayor of grand rapids. A certainly qualified to be on a volunteer state. Commission is just the kind of games they're playing never had this problem with a unqualified appointees under the previous governor. But that's the way the game is being played in Turkey's power politics again and I think part of it's a lack of respect with the governor's office. The governor has a right unless somebody's blatantly unqualified for an appointment regardless of whether it's Republican or Democrat is governor. They should get their way on appointments. He out in the last time they did. This was when Jennifer Granholm tried to make some appointments and they blocked hers and then infect like I said Shuki just created this committee he they didn't have it When Rick Snyder was appointing all his buffoons. And so here we are. It's going to be just another year of political games and I'll tell you what I what I saw George Heart while he's not a quote unquote gun. Grabber you know. He has a seems to have respect for firearms and People's right to have firearms. He just didn't want them at a city council meeting and that is not unreasonable. Those things get heated. I don't want them at board of Education meetings when we talk. We talk about anything. That's not an unreasonable position. But if you will have a if you're opposed to one person why block the other one other than to just show off your power just to be a bully issued upper to another petition drive kicks off this week? We talked earlier this year. About our proposals to tighten state laws regarding lobbying in Lansing on. Wednesday this coming Wednesday. The State Board of canvassers will decide whether to approve the petition that puts a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. The proposal would prohibit lobbyists and their clients from giving anything Vita public officials and their immediate families mandate a cooling off period of two years for state officials before they could become lobbyists after leaving. Office prohibit contingency pay for lobbyists where they're paid depends on whether or not they get their bills passed and a lot of other requirements and co Around record keeping his well. The proposal is being promoted through our friends. At Progress Michigan Signature collection is already underway of course for a second proposal which? I'm working on to expand the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act to include. Lgbtq people. And I've got to put in a plug for the petition drive. I'm working on if you can help us out. Go to fair and Equal Michigan. All SPELLED OUT FAIRLY EQUAL MICHIGAN DOT COM. The previous a non paid political message for me and Don't forget the websites. Progress Michigan Dot Org and close lansing loopholes dot com for more information on the closing the lobbying repose issue three organized Labor versus pot the Marijuana Industry Christine. I don't even get this at all. So the State Regulatory Agency is trying to add what's called a Labor peace agreement Into the rules for licensing marijuana distributors. That's how I'm understanding this. The rules would be that the business owners would not stand in the way of the workers organizing and forming unions but then the workers would have to agree not to pick it. Stop Work Boycott or engage in any other economic interference with the applicants business. Of course the business community and the Chamber of Commerce and everybody is like this terrible we should not engage in anything like this labor peace agreement. I think it's terrible because I don't see the point telling people that were GONNA stop you from organizing but you can't do anything with your organized labor. It's a really strange conversation especially with right to work in the background. Where that's really the big argument from the business community? Is that this weekend's right to work but I find it really interesting that it's a wide speech we need the Republicans in the legislature and the Republicans at the Chamber of Commerce and the marijuana industry. The biggest thing that this says to me is that Labor is at a point where they're asking for permission to pick it if they organize. Labor does not need permission for that. I realized that this you know we're in a different era than we were in the nineteen thirties and through the seventies and even early eighties but Labor does not need permission to pick it. Stop work to boycott or engage if they're organized data what their tools are the top three issues in the presidential campaign or the economy healthcare in climate. We talked healthcare last week this week. We take a look at climate change and what Michigan government and each of us can do in the battle to save the Planet.
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"My name is Greta to Larry. I'm sixty years old. I they come from Sweden and I want you to panic. How do you respond to the fact that basically nothing is being done about this without feeling the the slightest bit of anger? I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean yet. You'll come to US young people for hope how at sixteen. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize Name Time Magazine's person of the year Ed in the Process Destroy Donald Trump in a twitter urban e. war on all a ray of hope in what otherwise is a grave moment in our national dialogue. A week that is one for the history books. The question now is an on article. One of the resolution impeaching President Donald J trump for abusing his powers. Mr Chairman there are twenty three is and seventeen knows. The articles agreed to thank question. Now is an article. Two of the resolution impeaching President Donald J trump for obstructing congress. Mr Chairman there are twenty three is and seventeen knows. The articles agreed to the resolution. Amended is ordered. Report it favorably to the House. This is the Michigan Paula casserole about Michigan Politics Policy and the national issues that impact at Gar pleasant peninsulas. I'm wall sort with the House of Representatives poised to make donald trump just the third president to be impeached. All eyes are on to Michigan. Members of Congress remain undecided undecided as the week begins will weigh the Options for Democrats Hilly Stevenson Elissa Slatkin Christine bury the long battle over. Michigan's budget has paused with compromise on most issues but still nothing on fixing the damn roads. What will it take to actually end? Michigan's ranking as the nation's pothole capital. I'm amy Macaire hired in a new report shows massive fraud and abuse in federal funding for charter schools with Betsy. Devos's Michigan the worst offender. There's a new civil rights investigation Schnitt one Michigan School district in new legislation inspired by Betsy. Devos's proposed weakening of protections for sexual assault victims and college campuses in our quick take segment a major right wing. Broadcaster says it's mending its ways. The great mention our lists Gretchen Whitmer as a possible vice presidential candidate it representative Larry end gets a second chance. The Supreme Court upholds a form of legalised sexual assault targeting pregnant women and sports betting. It's coming to Michigan and we'll wrap up with a two minute easy to understand summary of Donald Trump's high crimes and misdemeanors compliments of Judiciary Committee member. Eric swallow well L.. But let's be good at home with the mess that is public education. Amy thanks to the relentless campaigning of our good buddy. Betsy Devos Michigan has more charter schools in any state state and according to a new report the most fraud involving charter school operators. What's going on yet? Trump's secretary of education. Betsy Devos has no shame She's been the champion of what are known. Is Ghost schools. Those are charters that received funding through the Federal Charter School Program but either never opened or quickly. Shut down thirty five percent of those In the program either don't exist or Ridge at best a Potemkin ruse between two thousand six and two thousand fourteen. Eighteen five hundred and thirty seven go. Schools built tax payers out of forty five point five million dollars and naturally here in Michigan. We're number one with seventy to fake schools costing seven point seven million dollars than and another Michigan Public School issue with National Implications involving investigation of Discrimination National Pop pop public schools. The ACLU has compelled an examination by the US. Department of Education's Civil Rights Division into what is termed a quote quote pervasive racially hostile environment towards native American students. This is an important test case for districts that openly flaunt clearly racist mascots. In this case. It's the Papa Redskins and the district has tolerated physical assaults and intimidation of those who stand in protest of the racist imagery the big takeaway. If the school district is found in violation of title. Six of Civil Rights Act. They could lose their federal funding. And that's a harbinger for from many many public schools and colleges across the country that have offensive mascot names to measure with dust. Betsy Devos it seems like just when it gets bad. She can make it even worse as if she hasn't hasn't done enough damage to hey twelve education. She's also doing her best to make sexual assault on college campuses a little less threatening to the perpetrators and Elissa slot given the congresswoman from the Lansing area whose district includes Larry Nassar's former base of Operations of Michigan State. University is taking direct aim devices flan Christine. What's thrown on their? Here's the basic title nine sets policies on sex discrimination and assault at educational institutions that are receiving federal funds and title title nine focuses on Higher Ed but it also applies to secondary and elementary schools. Betsy Devos says title. Nine now goes too far in favoring the accuser rather than the accused under President Obama the guidelines held. That harassment was unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that was the definition of harassment that educational occasional institutions. Were supposed to act at. Betsy Devos wants to change that to unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex that is so severe pervasive and objectively actively offensive that it denies a Access to the school's education program or activity. So it's a much higher standard there now. Melissa Slot in hands hands other Democrats have been trying to convince not to go that far and it hasn't worked out so is she putting forward some legislation. MM to try to say no. You can't you can't do this. They want to handle it legislatively because what this does is it raises the legal standard for what constitutes sexual harassment. It makes is it harder for accusers to report and the colleges and universities would have to respond to fewer claims so devices proposal provides while it's called Rape Shield protection detection such as prohibiting questions about the accused sexual history it also allows cross examination of the accuser by any one and the accused person chooses. So that's not a neutral party it can be very intimidating. Schools could push both the accused and the accuser into mediation and then then once that mediation is started. He can't go back to a formal complaint process So the accuser would be stuck in that mediation agreement and in many cases schools would not not be responsible for addressing sexual harassment unless there was actual knowledge of the harassment by three specific types of employees such as a title nine coordinator or a particular kind of teacher and a K twelve school and so on and schools have to ignore harassment that occurs outside of school activity including most off campus just an online harassment. There just won't be as much done to combat sexual harassment in education now device wants to push this through by the end of the year. It's unclear when it will go through and it's not clear if a slatkin's legislation will go anywhere. Either I'll have more Orleans about this on the website. it's important on to note that a lot of this information comes from the National Women's Law Center which is an advocacy group for people who are victims of this sexual assault survivors. But I will have all the information on the website so that you can look it up and read it for yourself and see exactly what is in devices proposed changes because it really does shift things in favor of the accused. This whole subject brings to mind the fact that the trump administration even though we're all enthralled with the impeachment impeachment fight right now of the trump administration is making major major changes in every aspect of our government. They're going to have lasting impact and it goes goes far beyond whether or not Donald Trump Crook. It goes to the environment it goes to women's rights it goes education it goes to the regulation and inspection of food and everything else that the government does to keep us safe in to make our country a little bit better and it's really kind of frightening that regardless of the debate in the Senate which of course is going to result Zoltan acquittal. We're still going to have to deal with another year when they can make a lot of changes like this administratively. And as long as they've got Mitch McConnell in their bag they can do pretty much anything they want. Administratively defosses title nine. The puzzle is kind of an all or nothing. do or die sort of thing just like the metoo movement there's degrees he's of enforcement for title my title nine coordinators and in the past they have over enforced small violations that It's a matter interpretation as to whether it was actually a violation at all for example this young woman that was on campus. I can't recall which one she was studying for her final exams and some it was springtime and she had a window open and she saw this couple kissing outside and she yelled at them. Hey I hit it first and they filed a complaint and it was treated. She was tweet as if she had sexually physically sexually assaulted someone. So what we degrees I think. So you're never going to be able to take out the human women judgment when it comes to evaluating any kind of case I mean I think we can all agree on that and we can all agree that both the accuser and the accused should have improper due process in these investigations but Some of this really does go Crossed the line in terms of you. See You can't act on on it unless these specific types of people have actual knowledge of the harassment. That's that's not going to protect women of other development in the war on women the US Supreme Court declined to review Kentucky's extreme antiabortion law allowing the measure to stand up to the law. Doctors must conduct an ultrasound around. Describe the fetus in great detail and played the sound of its heartbeat before performing an abortion in early pregnancies. They will be forced to insert a transit jainal probe PROB- the Supreme Court's refusal to consider. The legality of this law indicates that the liberal justices don't trust the conservative majority will affirm the constitutional rights to abortion providers in patients. and to me this sends a signal to the right to life movement in Michigan that while they still have control of the Michigan Legislature. They may even try even more extreme measures in anticipation anticipation of the legislature flipping. The next election Michigan Republicans have already tried to pass a transformational on probe law twice and it. It never really got anywhere because the Young negative pushback on it but now that this is happening some heads probably going to happen. You know you've got to be sick perv to try title legislate a transactional probe on somebody. You really do. I mean what is going on in your mind that you think that's appropriate to put in legislation. That's disgusting Eh. It's not medically necessary most the time. Sometimes it is and that's that's the a call for the doctor and the patient would your women don't have a right to control your.
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"This is the Michigan podcast and this is the week that was from your testimony. Today I gather that you believe that knowingly accepting foreign assistance during the presidential campaign is an unethical thing to do and cry and a crime and what about total exoneration did you actually totally exonerate the president well now in fact you reports expressly states it does not exonerate. The president does so it's ready to say. The president tried to protect himself by asking staff to falsify records relevant to an ongoing investigation. I would say that a summary. Could you charge the president with Hey Trimbe after he left office. Yes you believe that he committed you could charge the president United States with obstruction of justice after he left office. Yes the president was not a scoping exculpated for the accident satire. He allegedly committed presumably the Russians could record that conversation could they not yes and so we have candidate trump was saying I have no dealings with the Russians but the Russians had tape-recording they could expose could not yes. That's the stuff of counterintelligence intelligence nightmares. Is it not the trump campaign officials built their strategy their messaging strategy around those stolen documents I generally that's true and then they lied to cover it up. At generally that's true.
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"Also in michigan politics the legislative lgbtq caucus joined with governor whitmer lieutenant governor garland gilchrist and attorney general dana nessel in calling for expanding elliot larsen civil rights act the tenant governor gilchrist for decades we've watches lawmakers have repeatedly attempted to right the wrongs of history by introducing legislation that guarantees comprehensive legal protection all michiganders' it's been thirty six years since the first lgbtq protections were first introduced in our state it's been fifty years since those historic moment at stonewall that began the movement for a complete equality but it will be this year in the state of michigan when we finally get it but i don't think they're gonna get it done i think you're absolutely right on that it's going nowhere i this is a weird one for me i actually worked with both daisy elliott and mel larson and wendy original law was passed daisy who's now passed on a was an african american woman from detroit a democrat mel larson white republican from pontiac who went on to become the republican state chairperson they work together to pass original bill and back then there was talk about including lgbtq rights although lgbtq wasn't even a thing back then the reality is we've got a speaker of the house is a graduate of the ultra conservative liberty university which is jerry falwell founded university and he and mike shirke in the senate majority leader said this isn't going anywhere i wouldn't be surprised if they even get a committee hearing let alone have a bill appear on the floor either chamber yeah we have to change the makeup of the legislature apple does change on this as well is on many other things too like say the roads plan we have eight new plans supposedly fraud they republicans in the legislature which is not enough it's another one of these half has plans is not gonna get the job done plus it guts education in the process what a perfect combination yeah that even a plan that's like a trump tweet right i mean it's ridiculous it's say for the record here's what they're gonna do they want to phase out these sales tax on gasoline which currently goes to education in revenue sharing and replace it penny for penny with a new gas tax would all go transportation that's gonna raise days of about half a billion dollars which is one fifth of what they need to fix the roads maybe a quarter of what they need to fix the roads and in the process is gonna screw public education and revenue share he's already been short for local communities unity's it's just it's a ridiculous planets they're trying once again just say we could fix a big problem pay without any pain well the reality is it's gonna be painful the fix the damn roads at such a statutory revenue sharing has been down and under both democrats and republicans over the years and they still have their constitutional revenue revenue sharing which they have to have but a lot of this money going to the school aid fund is going there to shore that up to patch it up because the school aid fund was wrapped in my name is transferred to a higher ed and then from there it was transferred to corporate tax cuts about ten years ago under governor snyder his first year in office so it's it's just a big shell game with the money what is so sad with this is according to the report in bridge be republican plan would dedicate three hundred thirty million dollars to county and city roads to put that in perspective i'm on a public service board in the city of lansing just in our city we need to fix all of our roads just in our city two hundred million dollars and that's just one city you go down to the southeast michigan where the roads are a disaster and much more used and they are in lansing grand rapids and flood and they need literally billions of dollars down there over the years to fix their roped in this republican plan comes nowhere near it it is just what the governor should give me a planned a this is a serious plan this is just something so they could say well we oppose the governor's gas tax we've got a better idea they're better.