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February 26, 2017 at 10:24 am

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February 24, 2017 at 11:42 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Friday 2-24-17;

Income Tax Cut Vote Exposes Divide In House GOP Caucus

In the hours that followed a marathon 12-hour session ending in a failure to pass Speaker Tom LEONARD's (R-DeWitt) income tax cut, the talk of Lansing was on what it means for the nascent leader's future.

Within the House Republican caucus, however, the questions centered on whether the remnants of last fall's leadership race has created disabling philosophical divide.

Leadership denies there is division in the ranks after last night's vote that singled out 12 Republicans as opponents of an income tax reduction that would have rolled the state's income tax from 4.25 percent to 3.9 over the course of four years as long as the rainy day fund was at $1 billion.

But lawmakers and Lansing spectators -- who may or may not have gotten some sleep after the House adjourned in the wee hours of Thursday morning -- awoke to announcement of a press conference from Rep. Dave PAGEL (R-Berrien Springs) calling for an investigation into the tactics employed to bring Click to add MIRS Bill Hound HB 4001 to a vote.

Pagel was among the 12 who did not support the bill and said he backed off holding the press conference after speaking with Leonard. Nevertheless, Pagel wants answers next week for what he believes was punitive conduct.

"I'm not calling for anyone's head," Pagel said, but said he is still "not satisfied" and has "concerns with the process." Pagel listed the swift manner by which the bill was brought to the House floor and "seemingly strong-arm tactics" employed to whip votes as top concerns.

Leonard and other supporters have denied the use of threats, veiled or otherwise, those who resisted the bill maintain the threats were real and did not feel leadership was interested in allying concerns that the tax reduction would result in deep cuts to programs such as roads, revenue sharing and education.

Those who voted against the bill include: Reps. Chris AFENDOULIS (R-Grand Rapids Twp.), Julie CALLEY (R-Portland), Kathy CRAWFORD (R-Novi), Daniela GARCIA (R-Holland), Larry INMAN (R-Traverse City), Jim LILLY (R-Park Twp.), Dave MATUREN (R-Vicksburg), Mike MCCREADY (R-Birmingham), Pagel, Brett ROBERTS (R-Charlotte), Scott VANSINGEL (R-Newaygo) and Jason SHEPPARD (R-Lambertville).

Rep. Scott DIANDA (D-Calumet) was the one Democrat to vote yes. He said he worked in Lansing during the Gov. John ENGLERyears. Strong leadership moves were an "everyday" practice back then, something that is often forgotten in the years of term limits.

"People who get involved in this business, they need to come with their big boy pants on," Dianda said. "We're serving the people and sometimes conservations get a little uncomfortable. You need to get some thick skin. Don't take things so personal."

Others note that the new Speaker, by forcing the vote so early in the session and without proper preparation left 19 percent of his caucus on the outside to publicly defend their decision to oppose the cut and his leadership, creating the perfect picture of a fractured caucus.

Common among the dissenters was the belief that there is a divide in philosophy between them and their 50 other Republican colleagues.

VanSingel, a freshman, said he found it difficult to reason with leadership about what he called "valid functions of government" -- by which he meant those functions carried out by departments, such as the Department of Corrections, that are largely funded out of the general fund budget.

In keeping with state Treasurer Nick KHOURI's testimony last week that the majority of the General Fund is generated by the income tax and other sources of revenue, VanSingel said he was concerned that an income tax cut would cause those "legitimate functions to take a hit. Even if a tax cut resulted in increased economic activity that generated increased sales tax revenue, much of those dollars are restricted and can't go toward General Fund causes, and VanSingel said that gave him pause.

Another freshman, Calley, said she was uncomfortable passing a plan that resulted in a $2 billion budget deficit four years down the road that she and other members of the caucus may have no control over. Calley said the 12 offered Leonard and his team a compromise where the income tax was lowered by 0.1 percent for one year, but were turned down.

VanSingel said he would like to see Leonard succeed as Speaker and supports his leadership, but resents the tax vote being used as a litmus test for being a "real Republican."

Pagel said he believes the philosophical difference between the yeses and nos. For him those who voted yes we're not taking into account a broader view of "conservative" that includes paying down the state's debts and keeping other promises like fixing the state's roads.

But for those like Rep. Tom BARRETT (R-Potterville), the vote was an important watershed moment. Barrett said the vote was about putting on the record who was a true conservative -- someone who would keep promises to cut the taxes necessary to create an appropriations process poised to cut spending.

"I don't get how this was a tough call to make," Barrett said. He explained that in order to give the appropriations process parameters for budgeting with less revenue, the House needed to pass its tax reduction bill.

Some loyal to Leonard, including Barrett, have suggested at least a handful of the 'no' votes were not about policy differences, but animosity toward Leonard originating from the Speaker's race against Rep. Rob VerHEULEN (R-Walker). Garcia, formerly on VerHeulen's leadership team, said she was "absolutely not" motivated by politics in the Speaker's race to vote no.

Garcia also defended the motives of her colleague, Sheppard, who lost his position as chair of the Financial Services Committee after last night's vote. Garcia said that Sheppard "voted with his conscience and his constituents."

Some loyal to Leonard suggested Sheppard lied to Leonard "for weeks" about where he stood on the tax plan and was wandering behind the scenes to dissuade members from voting for the plan. Leonard said he removed Sheppard from his post because Sheppard lied to him, not because he took a no vote.

"It had nothing to the fact that he voted no, but that he was not honest with me," Leonard said. "If somebody is going to be leader in our caucus, I have to trust them."

Many of the 12 believe an uncomfortable caucus meeting awaits them on Tuesday, but Leonard said he "will continue to do what I've always done which is to build the caucus. I will continue to build all members."

Those who voted for Click to add MIRS Bill Hound HB 4001, on the other hand, feel galvanized by Thursday morning's vote. Rep. Gary GLENN (R-Midland) said that he was "proud" of Leonard for putting the vote up on the board and forcing members to be accountable.

Glenn was also quick to point out that Click to add MIRS Bill Hound HB 4001's defeat should not be considered a failure of leadership. " To some extent Speaker Leonard rewrote the rule book. . . The Michigan House is the only one in which it is deemed to be an indication of ineffectiveness if a bill doesn't pass," Glenn said.

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Facebook IconFebruary 24, 2017 at 10:18 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Friday 2-24-17;

Pastor Jerrry Troyer joined us to talk about their 9th Annual - Outdoor Sportsmen's Banquet on Saturday, March 4th, 2017 starting at 5:00 pm at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, MI which will have a great dinner, speaker and thousands of dollars of great prizes for those attending. For tickets, please go to their website at this link;

http://www.eastportbaptistchurch.org/sportsmen.html

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February 23, 2017 at 7:55 pm

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Gov. Snyder twists arms, this time it’s a different Calley who is his cheerleader, this one actually looks good in a skirt!!!

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Facebook IconFebruary 23, 2017 at 11:52 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 2-23-17;

Only in Ann Arbor, Michigan (U of M),...REALLY???!!!

http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/31322/

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Facebook IconFebruary 23, 2017 at 11:07 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 2-23-17;

The ONLY Michigan Democrat, State Rep. - Scott Dianda (110th District in the Western U.P.) called in to our show to explain why he voted YES with the 51 Republicans to start lowering our State Income Tax to it's constitutional rate of 3.9%;

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/michigan_house_votes_down_inco.html

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Michigan House votes down income tax cut after late-night session

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It failed 52-55.

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Facebook IconFebruary 22, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-22-17;

City of Detroit Mayor - Mike Duggan gave his State of the City address last night;

http://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2017/02/21/detroit-mayor-mike-duggan-state-of-the-city-analysis/98226174/

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Riley: Detroit Mayor Duggan's to-do list is his can-do list

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Three years ago, after listening to him use his first State of the City address to detail the seeming 1,001 things he wanted to accomplish, I wrote: “The first thing you want to ask Mayor Mike Duggan is: ‘You really think you can do all that stuff yo

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Facebook IconFebruary 22, 2017 at 10:04 am

Our 1st & 2nd hours discussion today, Wednesday 2-22-17;

Gov. Rick Snyder being against State Rep. - Lee Chatfield's bill (HB 4001) to eliminate Michigan's State Income Tax has forced a substitute bill to be introduced to just roll it back to 3.9% over 4 years;

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/income_tax_phase-out_abandoned.html#incart_river_index

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Income tax phase-out abandoned by Michigan House

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New plan would roll it back to 3.9 percent.

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Facebook IconFebruary 21, 2017 at 11:01 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-21-17;

*************** CALL TO ACTION **************

Call or email MI State Rep. - Triston Cole and tell him to support and vote YES on State Rep. - Lee Chatfield's bill HB 4001, TODAY!!!

The bill rolls back our State Income Tax bill to the Constitutional rate of 3.9%,...workers would get a .35% increase in their net paychecks on payday;

Click on this link to get Triston's contact information in Lansing;
Office Phone) 517-373-0829 CALL HIS OFFICE TODAY!!!

http://gophouse.org/representatives/northernmi/cole/contact/

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Contact Rep. Cole - Michigan House Republicans

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Name:(required) Street Address:(required) City:(required) ZIP:(required) Email:(required) Phone Number:(required) I would like my email added to the District Newsletter Mailing List. Message:(required) Lansing Office Anderson House Office Building S-1389 House Office Building Lansing, MI 48933 Maili...

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Facebook IconFebruary 21, 2017 at 10:15 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-21-17;

A public school Teacher is reassigned out of her classroom after posting a "Pro-Trump" comment on her own Facebook page;

http://eagnews.org/teacher-reassigned-after-praising-trump-action-on-immigration/

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Teacher 'reassigned' after praising Trump action on immigration

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NAPLES, Fla. – An elementary school teacher in Collier County, Florida was reassigned to administrative duties over a Facebook post during the “Day Without Immigrants” protest last Thursday. Parkside Elementary School computer lab instructor Veronica Fleming linked to a Chicago Tribune story about t...

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Facebook IconFebruary 20, 2017 at 12:02 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 2-20-17;

After recapping the Sunday "Fake" News shows, here is another perspective from Herman Cain;

https://www.hermancain.com/nyt-notices-radical-liberals-are-helping-trump

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NYT Notices: Radical liberals are helping Trump, destroying their own cause

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Bed made, lie in it. If you're a political observer, you know that one of the great post-election joys has been watching the left-wing press. Normally, outlets like the LA Times,

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Facebook IconFebruary 20, 2017 at 10:56 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Monday 2-20-17;

Termed out Michigan State Reps. get appointed to high paying jobs by Gov. Rick Snyder,...any reason to doubt why we receive such low grades on integrity and accountability in state government, being one of the most corrupt;

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2012/03/22/americas-most-corrupt-states.html

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America’s Most Corrupt States

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Every state has had its share of government corruption, but in these eight states, the problem is particularly acute.

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February 20, 2017 at 10:06 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Monday 2-20-17;

Why was this study performed??? How much did it cost taxpayers???

Snyder's Civil Rights Commission Says Race A Factor In Flint Water Crisis

(FLINT) -- A yearlong investigation that focused a civil rights lens on the Flint water crisis concluded the underlying issue beneath the crisis is "historical and systemic," with its foundation based on the "segregation of the Flint community."

The report, unanimously approved today by a Michigan Civil Rights Commission (MCRC) made up entirely of Gov. Rick SNYDER appointments, said the commission "believes that we have answered our initial question, 'was race a factor in the Flint Water Crisis?'

"Our answer is an unreserved and undeniable - 'yes,'" declared the report.

The MCRC set out last year to figure out whether Flint residents' civil rights were violated as a result of the water crisis (See "Civil Rights Commission To Look For Violations In Flint Water Crisis," 1/25/16).

The MCRC hosted three hearings in Flint that fed into the finished product, supplemented with research by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights (DCR).

According to the report, "It is abundantly clear that race played a major role in developing the policies and causing the events that turned Flint into a decaying and largely abandoned urban center, a place where a crisis like this one was all but inevitable."

Yet, the MCRC said it wouldn't directly answer if the Flint water crisis was the result of "illegal discrimination" and said that's a question left to the courts.

DCR Director Agustin ARBULU said the state's civil rights laws are "inadequate to address what happened in Flint."

He said that what happened in Flint wouldn't have happened in a place like Birmingham, but "that doesn't mean that laws were broken." Arbulu said they could say racism is at work, but not necessarily that it's discriminatory under current law.

Arbulu was asked what should be added to statute to fix the issue.

The MCRC said it wasn't aiming to replicate other Flint investigations, but rather to "better understand the role decades of structural and institutional discrimination and racism played" in the crisis.

The MCRC report made a number of recommendations, including creating a form of regional government to require suburbs and "the urban cores from which they grew to work collaboratively to solve problems."

Arbulu said if there was any place where regional cooperation was needed, it's Flint and Genesee County.

Yet, Flint activist Quincy MURPHY, speaking after the report was approved, contested what he called "regionalization," telling the MCRC that no one who spoke at the commission's hearings asked for such a proposal.

There were a number of others who spoke against the "regionalization" of the suburbs and Flint, but MCRC member Linda Lee TARVER told the public that the report recommended regionalizing "assets" to solve problems, not creating a regional government.

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Facebook IconFebruary 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Friday 2-17-17;

President Obama is scheming to sabotage President Trump!!!

http://nypost.com/2017/02/11/how-obama-is-scheming-to-sabotage-trumps-presidency/

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How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency

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When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more t…

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Facebook IconFebruary 17, 2017 at 10:23 am

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Our 1st hour discussion today, Friday 2-17-17;

A new local business in Petoskey owned by long time listener Randy, stopped by to talk about Retro Firearms (across from Bay Harbor), check out their Facebook page;

https://www.facebook.com/RetroFirearms/

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Every firearm has a story...we feel the need to tell it and pass it on. Specializing in vintage sporting and military weapons, antiques and collectibles.

Outdoor Equipment Store: 416 like this

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Facebook IconFebruary 16, 2017 at 11:04 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 2-16-17;

The liberal progressives are totally against the bill that would bring our State Income Tax back down to it's constitutional rate of 3.9%, they want to keep breaking the law;

http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/stephen-henderson/2017/02/15/henderson-gop-insanity-continues-over-income-tax-elimination/97958290/

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Henderson: GOP insanity continues over income tax elimination

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The GOP tries to sell the “something for nothing” narrative to boost the idea of zeroing-out Michigan’s state income tax.

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February 16, 2017 at 10:20 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 2-16-17;

State Rep. - Lee Chatfield's Tax committee passed his bill HB 4001 out of that committee, without the Governor's approval;

40-Year Income Tax Rollback Moves Sans Gov's Support

A 40-year state income tax rollback that would cost the General Fund $1.1 billion in its first year moved out of the House Tax Policy Committee today without a firm plan on how to offset the lost revenue.

The bill will not be taken up on the House floor Thursday, MIRS learned. The committee reported out Click to add MIRS Bill Hound HB 4001, 7-4, despite state Treasurer Nick KHOURI's serious concerns and Gov. Rick SNYDER's disappointment.

The plan would drop the state's income tax rate from 4.25 to 3.9% percent starting Jan. 1, 2018. Every year after, the rate would drop another tenth of a percentage point.

Your Defending Fathers
February 15, 2017 at 11:09 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-15-17;

Hey Lansing,...adopt the "Brian Sommerfield" budget plan for FY 2018!!!

Open the Electric Choice market back to 100%, for the entire State which would save BILLIONS of dollars for any consumer of electricity, especially Schools, Government buildings, etc... which would lower our State's budget and therefore would cover the costs of lowering our State's Income and Business Taxes!!!

This plan would attract more jobs back in Michigan too!!! HELLO???

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Facebook IconFebruary 15, 2017 at 10:05 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-15-17;

The 1st meeting of the "Energy" Committee in Lansing, chaired by State Rep. - Gary Glenn. Listen to find out the direction and goals of this committee and the amount of effort and work that will spent by these State Representatives over the next two (2) years.

Kudos to all of those participating on this Committee!!!

https://youtu.be/75Y0V93E8go

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Michigan House Energy Committee 2017 First Meeting

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Video of 39 minute long first meeting of the Energy Committee of the Michigan House of Representatives, Gary Glenn Chairman. At 12:30 Chairman Glenn appeals ...

Your Defending Fathers
February 15, 2017 at 8:50 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-14-17;

After we talked about it on yesterday's show, State Rep. - Lee Chatfield (107th District) introduced a resolution yesterday afternoon;

Rep. Chatfield introduces resolution to promote construction of new lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan:

State Rep. Lee Chatfield, of Levering, who serves as speaker pro tempore, introduced a resolution to support construction of a new lock at
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., and urge the president and Congress of the United States to fully fund the project.

“The construction of a new lock is incredibly important to the northern Michigan economy and our national security,” said Chatfield. “This project is long overdue, and with a new president focused on our national security and improving our nation’s aging infrastructure – it’s a no­brainer.”

Congress authorized construction of a second large, Poe­sized lock at Sault Ste. Marie in 1986, and in 2007, Congress authorized construction at full federal expense. Though the project has been authorized and preliminary work conducted, a lack of federal funding has stalled further work, Chatfield said.

Only one of the four Soo Locks is large enough to accommodate the modern vessels that commonly traverse the Great Lakes. Thus, the reliance on one lock poses a serious risk to national security and the economies of the state of Michigan and the United States.

A long ­term outage of the Poe Lock due to lock failure or terrorist attack would disrupt steel production in the United States, crippling the economy and plunging the country into recession, Chatfield said. Because no viable transportation alternatives exist, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security estimated nearly 11 million jobs would be lost.

Other studies indicate that even a short­ term failure of 30 days could result in economic losses of $160 million.

The economic benefits to Michigan, the Great Lakes region, and the entire country far outweigh the cost of constructing a new lock, Chatfield said.

A 2017 report to the U.S. Department of Treasury estimated that the $626 million investment in a new lock would provide a return of up to four times that amount.

“The construction of a new lock would be a boon for the Michigan economy and create good jobs in a region that continues to suffer from higher than average unemployment rates,” Chatfield said. “At its peak, the project would employ up to 250 workers and require 1.5 million working hours over the 10 years of construction.”

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Facebook IconFebruary 14, 2017 at 10:12 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-14-17;

On Wednesday 2-15-17 at Noon - 1:30 pm the House Competitiveness Committee will hold a hearing on HB 4192 to withdraw the state from the Common Core State Standards. This bill is similar to SB 81 - which was a strong bill but got watered down in the senate educational committee last year.

This bill was drafted with input from the folks of Stop CC Michigan and is supported by the 10th Amendment Center in Michigan. As far as I can see this is a good bill. It's 5 pages so you can read it for yourself!

Link here: http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2017-2018/billintroduced/House/pdf/2017-HIB-4192.pdf

HB 4192 would:

Terminate MI programs/expenditures related to the common core standards as well as the new MI science standards (must have adopted those when I was sleeping), and terminate the CC-aligned assessments (the real key here to CC compliance).

Take us back to 2008-2009 Massachusetts standards in english, math, science, and social studies. MA had the best standards in the nation prior to CC. CCSS were rated inferior to MA standards by SUPPORTERS of the common core!

Give local school board's the authority to determine curriculum, as well as standards if they want to deviate from the state standards. It also says there can be no financial penalty from the state for doing this.

The state will use MA assessments for now but (in a huge change from the CCSS) schools will not required to use technology to administer assessments AND state tests must be available for public scrutiny 30 days after the assessments are given! It also says any new state assessments must be approved by both houses of the legislature.
This bill also has provisions that prevent much of the personal data mining that schools are currently doing.

It appears to be a strong bill to return control of our educational standards (and therefore our curriculum to our state)....we can talk me about whether they are even qualified for that task later. Laughing

The House Competitiveness Committee will meet on Wendesday 2/15 at 12:00 -1:30 PM.

**Please contact the members of this committee and
tell them to pass HB 4192 AS WRITTEN!**

You can also submit email testimony to the clerk and ask her to include it in the public comments of the hearing.
Clerk: Sondra Gordon sgordon@house.mi.gov

Chair Lee Chatfield (R) (*cosponsor) 517-373-2629, LeeChatfield@house.mi.gov
Jim Lilly (R) 517-373-0838, JimLilly@house.mi.gov
Triston Cole (R) 517-373-0829, TristonCole@house.mi.gov
Hank Vaupel (R) 517-373-8835, Hank Vaupel@house.mi.gov
Daire Rendon (R) 517-373-3817. DaireRendon@house.mi.gov
Jason Wentworth (R) 517-373-8962, JasonWentworth@house.mi.gov
Erika Geiss (D) 517-373-0851, ErikaGeiss@house.mi.gov
Sheldon Neeley (D) 517-373-8808, SheldonNeeley@house.mi.gov
Abdullah Hammoud (D) 517-373-0847, AbdullahHammoud@house.mi.gov

Thank you! It's time to put an end to the Common Core!

http://www.legislature.mi.gov

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Facebook IconFebruary 13, 2017 at 11:01 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Monday 2-13-17;

State Representative - Scott Dianda (110th District-D) called in to discuss a resolution to get the 2nd (NEW) shipping lock constructed in Sault Ste. Marie (SSM) Michigan;

http://www.scottdianda.com/

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Scott Dianda for State Representative

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State Representative Scott Dianda is serving his first term representing Michigan’s 110th House District, which comprises Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties, as well as Powell and Ishpeming Townships in Marquette County.

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Facebook IconFebruary 13, 2017 at 10:45 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Monday 2-13-17;

"Trucker Randy" gave a field report about the bus ride down to Lansing with Congressman Bergman;

http://www.bergmanforcongress.com/

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Bergman for Congress

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Jack Bergman is running to serve in U.S. Congress representing Michigan’s 1st Congressional District. Learn Jack's positions on issues facing Northern Michigan, the Upper Peninsula (UP) and our country.

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February 12, 2017 at 10:30 am

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If you can't make it out to Church this morning,...come join us at New Hope Community Church (Williamsburg, MI) via this link;

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February 10, 2017 at 9:39 am

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Our 1st hour discussion today, Friday 2-10-17;

Sean Hannity hit it out of the park last night in his opening monologue!!!

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AMEN Brother Sean Hannity,....God Bless you for not only getting it, but SAYING IT!!!

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Facebook IconFebruary 9, 2017 at 10:08 am

Our 1st & 2nd hour discussions today, Thursday 2-9-17;

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/02/no_income_tax_cut_in_snyders_b.html#incart_river_home

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No income tax cut in Snyder's budget, but lawmakers still want it

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It could be considered as part of the budget process in the legislature.

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Facebook IconFebruary 8, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-8-17;

Jorge Ramos,...if you no longer recognize America now,...just wait!!!

http://fusion.net/story/385273/jorge-ramos-united-states-anti-immigrant-rhetoric/

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Jorge Ramos: 'I No Longer Recognize This Country'

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The anti-immigrant rhetoric being turned into policy under Donald Trump has made me realize that I just don’t recognize this country anymore.

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Facebook IconFebruary 8, 2017 at 10:26 am

Our 1st & 2nd hours discussion today, Wednesday 2-8-17;

MI Governor - Rick Snyder wants to increase our state budget again, and will NOT support eliminating the state's income tax;

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/02/06/dont-look-tax-cuts-michigan-2018-budget/97452588/

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Don't look for tax cuts in Michigan 2018 budget

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State officials say Michigan residents can expect more state investment in public safety and K-12 education.

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Facebook IconFebruary 7, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-7-17;

The spin is already starting over eliminating Michigan's State Income Tax;

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20170201/NEWS/170209978/in-bid-to-eliminate-michigan-income-tax-fears-of-another-kansas

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In bid to eliminate Michigan income tax, fears of another Kansas

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Republican lawmakers are proposing to eliminate a $9 billion source of revenue, the state income tax. Backers of the proposals have not said from where funds to compensate for that loss would come.

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Facebook IconFebruary 7, 2017 at 10:59 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-7-17;

A plan for Betsy DeVos to consider implementing at the U.S. Dept. of Education for a voucher program;

http://www.mlive.com/opinion/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/02/five_conditions_for_success_fo.html

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Five provisions for success of a DeVos-Trump voucher policy

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Mark Berends is director of the Center for Research on Educational Opportunity, a fellow in the Institute for Educational Initiatives and professor of sociology at the University of Notre Dame. He was a member of the Institute of Education Sciences...

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Facebook IconFebruary 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 2-7-17;

Democrats protest the confirmation of President Trump's choice of Betsy DeVos to be our next Secretary of Education, who will be confirmed later today;

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/02/06/the-democratic-protests-against-betsy-devos-prove-how-little-power-they-actually-have-in-washington/?utm_term=.896aa3697f5e

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Democrats’ 24-hour talkathon against Betsy DeVos proves how little power they actually have in Washington

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The talkathon means very little.

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February 6, 2017 at 12:12 pm

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Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 2-6-17;

Nebraska Senator - Ben Sasse on ABC's - This Week with George Stephanopoulos,...both don't get it!!!

President Trump called the George W. Bush appointed Judge,...a "so-called" Judge because he was "legislating from the bench",...trying to rewrite our laws when he undid Trump's travel ban!!!

Geez,...read the dang laws

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Nebraska Senator - Ben Sasse on ABC's - This Week with George Stephanopoulos,...both don't get it!!! President Trump called the George W. Bush appointed Judge,...a "so-called" Judge because he was "legislating from the bench",...trying to rewrite our laws when he undid Trump's travel ban!!! Geez,...read the dang laws

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Our 2nd hour discussion today, Monday 2-6-17;

REALLY???!!!

http://www.freep.com/story/opinion/columnists/brian-dickerson/2017/02/03/meekhoff-foia-michigan-legislature-bill/97396962/

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Subject Michigan Legislature to FOIA? Meekhof says MYOB

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Senate majority leader believes what Michigan taxpayers don't know about their elected officials wont hurt them

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Facebook IconFebruary 6, 2017 at 10:00 am

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State Parties, County Parties and the lowest elected office of Precinct Delegate;

http://migop.org/about/party-leadership

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Party Leadership – About – MIGOP

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As Chair, Ronna led the effort to win Michigan for Donald J. Trump, the first Republican Presidential candidate to win Michigan in 28 years since 1988. Ronna McDaniel had unprecedented victories in the 2016 Presidential election, defending all 9 GOP Congressional seats, maintaining a 63 State House…

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Dow Jones responded by getting back over 20K at Noon!!!

https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-02-03/trump-to-halt-obama-fiduciary-rule-order-review-of-dodd-frank

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Trump to Order Review of Dodd-Frank, Halt Obama Fiduciary Rule

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President Donald Trump will order a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis, a White House official said, signing an executive action Friday designed to significantly scale back the regulatory system put in place in 2010.

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Facebook IconFebruary 3, 2017 at 9:59 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Friday 2-3-17;

More "Sitting Duck - Killing Zones" were created in Kalamazoo Schools;

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2017/02/kalamazoo_board_of_education_b.html

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Kalamazoo board of education bans all guns on school property

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The board voted unanimously to pass the policy.

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Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2017 at 4:54 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 2-2-17;

Michigan will have a friend in the Trump Administration!!!

Agen Leaving To Join Pence In D.C.

Jarrod AGEN, Gov. Rick SNYDER's chief of staff since Dennis MUCHMORE left, is leaving the Governor to work as Vice President Mike PENCE's director of communications and deputy assistant to President Donald TRUMP.

"Jarrod's experience at both the state and federal level brings an unmatched perspective to our office," Pence said. "Having worked on the ground in several states throughout the country, he mixes an outside-of-Washington approach with high-level federal experience."

Agen started with Snyder in 2014 as his communications director and was praised by the Governor for his work in Detroit's Grand Bargain and the city's exit from bankruptcy. As Chief of Staff, Agen led the office during Snyder's arguably most difficult period -- the Flint water crisis.

"As Chief of Staff, Jarrod helped guide our team through times of crisis," Snyder said. "His calm leadership and steady influence were invaluable, and he will be missed in Michigan. I look forward to working with Jarrod in his new role. Our loss is a great gain for Vice President Pence and the Trump administration."

Prior to working with Snyder, Agen worked in various positions within federal and state government, media relations, international affairs and conservative politics. At the federal level, Agen served as Deputy Press Secretary and Associate Director of Strategic Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, handling communications for a wide range of issues including natural disasters, immigration, border security and counter-terrorism.

Agen has also served at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of State, where he worked on the planning and implementation of the 2004 G8 Summit.

Agen previously served in communications roles for Mayor Rudy GIULIANI in New York, Sharron ANGLE in Nevada, and Steve POIZNER in California. Agen started his career at MSNBC, working for the news network throughout the 2000 presidential election and the aftermath of the 9/11.

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Facebook IconFebruary 2, 2017 at 10:58 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 2-2-17;

Lansing,..REALLY???!!!

http://www.lansingstatejournal.com/story/news/local/2017/01/30/city-council-protests/97255726/

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Lansing closer to sanctuary city status

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LANSING -- A surprise move Monday night at City Hall could bring Lansing a step closer to sanctuary city status.

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Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 2-2-17;

President Trump's travel ban is totally LEGAL!!!

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Facebook IconFebruary 1, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-1-17;

Could we have a 5th Professional Sports team in Detroit???

http://www.crainsdetroit.com/article/20170131/NEWS/170139958/gores-gilbert-formally-submit-bid-for-mls-expansion-team-in-detroit?X-IgnoreUserAgent=1

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Gores, Gilbert formally submit bid for MLS expansion team in Detroit

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The Detroit application to Major League Soccer also calls for a 23,000-seat stadium. The bid could be awarded later this year or in the future.

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Facebook IconFebruary 1, 2017 at 11:17 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Wednesday 2-1-17;

Senate Majority Leader - Mitch McConnell says that Judge Neil Gorsuch "will be confirmed"!!!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/02/01/pelosi-rips-trumps-scotus-pick-as-republicans-weigh-nuclear-option.html

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Pelosi rips Trump's SCOTUS pick, as Republicans weigh 'nuclear option'

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House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi launched into a blistering attack on President Trump’s Supreme Court pick Tuesday, accusing Judge Neil Gorsuch of being hostile to everything from clean air to children with autism – a hint of likely Democratic resistance, as some Republicans eye a potential “nuc...

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After the Democrat Senators boycotted hearings on President Trump's cabinet picks,...Republicans said "Enough is Enough"!!!

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/317302-gop-changes-rules-to-push-through-nominees-after-dem-boycott

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GOP changes rules to push through nominees after Dem boycott

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Senate Republicans pushed through a pair of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees Wednesday, upending standard committee rules to circumvent a Democratic boycott.

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January 31, 2017 at 9:39 pm

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Senate Majority Leader - Mitch McConnell needs to us the "nuclear option", and confirm Neil Gorsuch,...quickly!!!

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Facebook IconJanuary 31, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Tuesday 1-31-17;

REALLY??? Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor doesn't know her history about the University of Michigan, which has been down this road before!!!

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2017/01/30/sotomayor-michigan/97240172/

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Sotomayor says University of Michigan needs more blacks

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U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has challenged the University of Michigan to get more black students

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Facebook IconJanuary 31, 2017 at 11:16 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Tuesday 1-31-17;

Opposition Party's News and the Democrats are flat out lying,...President Trump's Executive Order is NOT a Muslim Ban!!! #OPN #NotaMuslimBan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNu4xU9qOEM&feature=youtu.be

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The Truth About Trump's 'Muslim Ban'

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It's not a Muslim ban, you virtue signaling morons. Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/paul.j.watson.71 FOLLOW Paul Joseph Watson @ https://twitter.com/Pris...

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Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 1-31-17;

Gov. Snyder went to Washington to sell his Healthy Michigan Medicaid expansion to continue receiving funding for it while the repeal of Obamacare is coming from the Washington Republicans;

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/18/snyder-vouching-medicaid-expansion-plan-dc/96732746/

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Snyder vouching for Medicaid expansion plan in D.C.

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Gov. Snyder will participate in a Medicaid roundtable organized by Republicans on the U.S. Senate Finance Committee

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Facebook IconJanuary 30, 2017 at 2:41 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 1-30-17;

The Opposition Party News #OPN needs to listen more and attack President Trump less!!!

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/business/media/stephen-bannon-trump-news-media.html?action=click&contentCollection=Politics&module=RelatedCoverage&region=Marginalia&pgtype=article&_r=0

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Trump Strategist Stephen Bannon Says Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

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Mr. Bannon, one of President Trump's top advisers, gave a scathing assessment of the news media, calling it “the opposition party.”

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Facebook IconJanuary 30, 2017 at 11:04 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Monday 1-30-17;

Once again, Gov. Rick Snyder is WRONG!!!

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/26/snyder-rejects-push-make-cops-immigration-enforcers/97095884/

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Snyder rejects push to make cops immigration enforcers

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Gov. Rick Snyder rebuffs President Trump’s bid to use local police officers to enforce the nation’s immigration laws

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Facebook IconJanuary 30, 2017 at 10:02 am

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The Opposition Party News is flat out lying about President Trump's temporary ban on allowing passport holders from seven (7) countries from entering America,...it's NOT a Muslim Ban!!!

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January 28, 2017 at 9:22 pm

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President Trump is RIGHT,...voter fraud DOES EXIST in America!!!

"Cold, hard facts, caught on video tape"!!! #TRUTH #MAGA

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Facebook IconJanuary 27, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Friday 1-27-17;

Could Part-Time Legislature be coming back to Lansing!!!??? State Rep. - Michael Webber (45th District) has introduced a resolution to put it on our next general election ballot and joined Trucker Randy to talk about it;

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/jointresolutionintroduced/House/htm/2015-HIJR-E.htm

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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION E

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Facebook IconJanuary 26, 2017 at 12:23 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 1-26-17;

Could Part-Time Legislature be coming back to Lansing!!!??? State Rep. - Michael Webber (45th District) has introduced a resolution to put it on our next general election ballot;

http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2015-2016/jointresolutionintroduced/House/htm/2015-HIJR-E.htm

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HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION E

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Facebook IconJanuary 26, 2017 at 11:00 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 1-26-17;

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/01/26/andrew-napolitano-trump-has-committed-most-revolutionary-act-ive-seen-in-45-years.html

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Andrew Napolitano: Trump has committed the most revolutionary act I've seen in 45 years

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Within four hours of becoming president of the United States, Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to limit immediately the effects of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) in ways that are revolutionary.

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January 26, 2017 at 10:09 am

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Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 1-26-17;

President Trump is signing Executive Orders that simply undo Barack Obama's illegal/unconstitutional executive orders that did not enforce our laws!!!

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Facebook IconJanuary 25, 2017 at 10:04 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Wednesday 1-25-17;

Our discussion yesterday regarding Boyne City High School - World History Teacher, Mark Pontoni's editorial that appeared in Northern Express on Dec. 1st, 2016 (posted below) caused us to contact the Boyne City School Board President - Ken Schrader and the BC Schools Superintendent - Patrick Little.

They both said that citizens are invited to attend their next school board meeting on Monday, 2-13-17 at 7 pm at the BC Education Center and make their comments during the public comment segments, either at the beginning and/or at the end of their meeting. You can view their website at this link;

http://www.boyne.k12.mi.us/District/Portal/board-of-education-2

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Board of Education 2 - Boyne City Public Schools

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Facebook IconJanuary 24, 2017 at 11:00 am

Our 1st & 2nd hour discussions today, Tuesday 1-24-17;

Mark Pontoni (teaches World History at Boyne City High School/9th-12th grades) wrote this opinion piece which was published in Northern Express. After reading it, feel free to call his Prinicpal - Karen Jarema at; 231.439.8130

https://www.northernexpress.com/news/opinion/americas-new-911/

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America’s new 9/11

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Its been a couple of weeks since the country decided to elect arguably the least qualified and most inappropriate candidate in our history to its...

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January 21, 2017 at 11:34 am

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Broadcasting LIVE - Battle Cry Michigan 2017 from Soaring Eagle in Mt. Pleasant!!! Click on this link to listen in;

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Facebook IconJanuary 19, 2017 at 11:35 am

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 1-19-17;

Michigan State Senate introduces their first three (3) bills of 2017 as their top priority;

A three-bill package to repeal the 50-plus year-old law was the first legislation introduced in the Senate in the 98th session of the Legislature in 2015.

It will be the Senate's first bills in 2017, as well.

Senate Majority Leader Arlan MEEKHOF (R-West Olive) is personally introducing Click to add MIRS Bill Hound SB 0001. Sen. Peter MACGREGOR (R-Rockford) has Click to add MIRS Bill Hound SB 0002 and Sen. David ROBERTSON (R-Grand Blanc) has Click to add MIRS Bill Hound SB 0003.

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Facebook IconJanuary 19, 2017 at 8:37 am

Our agreement with WJNL-1210 AM/101.1 FM in Traverse City area has been terminated by Rick Stone (Owner/General Manager). If you would like "Your Defending Fathers" back on WJNL (from 9 am - Noon, Monday-Friday) call Rick at; 231.348.5000

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Facebook IconJanuary 17, 2017 at 10:10 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 1-17-17;

Brian Sommerfield is down in Lansing, broadcasting from State Rep. - Scott Dianda's office in the Anderson Building, just across the street from the State Capitol.

Tonight at 7 pm, Gov. Snyder will be delivering his 7th State of the State address, which you can see at this link (LIVE and recorded for viewing later);

http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-74857_78766---,00.html

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Snyder - 2017 State of the State

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Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan - 2017 State of the State

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January 16, 2017 at 11:57 am

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Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 1-16-17;

All of the Sunday news shows started with this story;

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During a NBC "Meet the Press" with Chuck Todd,...& on the eve of Martin Luther King Day, Democrat U.S. Congressman - John Lewis who marched with MLK, says this;

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Facebook IconJanuary 16, 2017 at 10:51 am

Our 1st & 2nd hour discussions today, Monday 1-16-17;

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/01/13_ways_michigan_residents_cou.html#incart_most-comments

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14 ways Michigan residents could be impacted by Obamacare repeal

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Republicans in Congress took the first step toward repealing the Affordable Care Act last week, with promises by President-Elect Donald Trump that the law will be replaced by "healthcare plan that really works - much less expensive & FAR BETTER!"

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January 12, 2017 at 10:03 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 1-12-17;

Senate Income Tax Elimination A 5-Year Phase-Out

Senate Finance Committee Chair Jack BRANDENBURG (R-Harrison Twp.) told reporters today that, under the bill he is introducing, the state Income Tax would be phased out over a five-year period.

It would drop by.25 percent the first year and 1 percent each of the following four years.

"Our population growth is stagnant," Brandenburg said. "Nobody's kicking down the door to come to Michigan. Maybe this would be something that will help attract them. In November when [Donald] TRUMP won the election, I think people were saying, 'give us something meaningful' -- like tax relief."

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Facebook IconJanuary 11, 2017 at 6:23 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Wednesday 1-11-17;

Michigan hiked its gas tax and registration fees $460 million this year. But only $160 million of that will go to road repairs.

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/where-the-money-from-higher-transportation-taxes-goes

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Where the Money from Higher Transportation Taxes Goes

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A bigger budget means more money for programs beyond road repair

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Facebook IconJanuary 11, 2017 at 10:34 am

Our 1st & 2nd hour discussions today, Wednesday 1-11-17;

During the Senate hearing of Attorney General nominee - U.S. Senator, Jeff Sessions,....fellow Senator - Ted Cruz points out the previous Attorney General and the Judiciary Committee acts and agenda;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9c0SR3jvBw

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Ted Cruz Questions Jeff Sessions. This is Awesome!

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Uploaded under "Fair Use" provisions for discussion and commentary at http://PolitiBrew.com 1-10-17...2:17 PM EST.

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Facebook IconJanuary 10, 2017 at 10:05 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 1-10-17;

Just 4 days after the Michigan State House passed HB 4714 (Medicaid Expansion/Obamacare) here in Michigan we interviewed State Representatives - Frank Foster (107th) and the Chairman and Author of the bill, then Representative (now State Senator) - Mike Shirkey. Here is the link to that interview;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKU9i93bSjM

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Your Defending Fathers with State Reps. Shirkey & Foster "HB 4714"

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Brian Sommerfield with "Trucker Randy" - "Your Defending Fathers" interview State Reps. Shirkey & Foster regarding "HB 4714" Medicaid Expansion in the State ...

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Facebook IconJanuary 6, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Our 1st hour discussion today, 1-6-17;

Finally,...Michigan State Senator - Jack Brandenburg will introduce a bill to eliminate the State's Income Tax!!!

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/06/income-tax-michigan-senate/96245982/

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Income tax elimination plan brewing in Michigan Senate

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Brandenburg is preparing legislation to eliminate Michigan’s income tax, saying it’s needed to draw new residents

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Facebook IconJanuary 4, 2017 at 12:26 pm

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MIRS Monday, Jan. 2, 2017

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Gov. Rick Snyder brings up the potential impacts of a trade war under a President Donald Trump presidency, discusses a way to tier local governments in the pending retiree health care discussion and addresses whether he believes his office should be subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Also, w...

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January 4, 2017 at 11:32 am

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Jason Allen To Run For MRP 1st Congressional Chair

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Facebook IconJanuary 3, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Tuesday 1-3-17;

Another victory for President Elect-Donald Trump;

http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2017/01/03/ford-invests-700m-mich-cancels-plan-mexico-plant/96102276/

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Ford invests $700M in Mich., cancels plan for Mexico plant

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seven of the 13 new global electrified vehicles it plans to introduce in the next five years, including hybrid versions of the iconic F-150 pickup and Mustang in the U.S.

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Facebook IconJanuary 2, 2017 at 11:08 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 1-2-17;

Meshawn Maddock of Michigan Conservative Coalition called in to talk about "Battle Cry Michigan - 2017" happening on Jan. 20th and 21st, 2017 at Soaring Eagle Casino in Mt. Pleasant;

https://www.battlecrymichigan.com/

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Battle Cry Michigan

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It's our party...Let's take it back!

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Facebook IconJanuary 2, 2017 at 11:35 am

Our 1st and 2nd hour discussions today, Monday 1-2-17;

Tom Stillngs of Congressman - Elect Jack Bergman's (R) team called in to talk about their decision to ask former State Senator - Jason Allen to be the new Chairman of the 1st Congressional District's - Executive Committee.

If you would like to talk with Tom Stillings and ask questions or to volunteer call or text his cell phone at; 231-883-6708
Or send Tom an email at; tstillings1947@gmail.com

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Facebook IconDecember 30, 2016 at 11:31 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Friday 12-30-16;

REALLY??? Are kids are so dumbed down we had to pass a law to make them take the "Naturalization Test" that people who want to become a U.S. Citizen;

http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/content/news/Michigan-law-brings-new-social-studies-requirements--408585935.html

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Michigan law brings new social studies requirements

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Law adds part of naturalization test to social studies.

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Facebook IconDecember 29, 2016 at 12:02 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Thursday 12-29-16;

From roadblocks to speeches to Tweets on Twitter, Obama is trying to destroy America and Trump's new administration before he leaves office on Jan. 20th, 2017;

http://www.mlive.com/news/us-world/index.ssf/2016/12/trump_accuses_obama_of_inflamm.html

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Trump accuses Obama of 'inflammatory' roadblocks

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump accused President Barack Obama on Wednesday of throwing up "inflammatory" roadblocks during the transition of power and his administration of treating Israel with "total disdain," further straining the veneer of civility between...

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Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 12-29-16;

Michigan State Senator - Patrick Colbeck called in to talk about this story, the recently passed energy package and Healthy Michigan (Medicaid expansion) maybe ending next year;

http://www.michigancapitolconfidential.com/bullying-failed-so-teachers-union-may-try-honey-to-attract-dues-payments

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Bullying Failed, So Teachers Union May Try Honey To Attract Dues Payments

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Bill collectors out, membership engagement director in

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Facebook IconDecember 29, 2016 at 10:06 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 12-29-16;

Old nuclear plant to be shut down in 2018,...at a cost of $500 Million dollars;

http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2016/12/entergy_responds_to_questions.html

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Entergy responds to questions about Palisades closure

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Employees were notified Dec. 8 that Entergy plans to permanently shut down the Palisades Power Plant on Oct. 1, 2018.

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December 28, 2016 at 7:03 pm

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"Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks,,,,Thought it was going to be a smooth transition - NOT!" ~ Donald Trump via Twitter

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Facebook IconDecember 28, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Wednesday 12-28-16;

"Fake News",...mainstream media is fighting back because Donald Trump and his supporters don't believe them anymore!!!;

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/25/us/politics/fake-news-claims-conservatives-mainstream-media-.html?_r=0

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Wielding Claims of ‘Fake News,’ Conservatives Take Aim at Mainstream Media

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The term once referred to fabricated accounts intended to deceive, but many on the right have turned it against news they see as hostile to their agenda.

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Our 2nd hour discussion today, Wednesday 12-28-16;

Emmet County Republican Party's New Chairman - Dennis Kelly joined us to talk about "local politics";

https://www.facebook.com/Emmet-County-Republican-Party-746362535429477/

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Emmet County Republican Party

This county Party has recently gone through a reconstruction. It is now organized around 19 active Executive Committee Members and 8 Standing Committees. Our goal is to educate voters on pertinent issues and introduce candidates during election years.

We usually meet the first Monday of each month at 7:00 pm at the Northern Lights Recreation Center on M-119 in Harbor Springs.

Our meetings are open to all and do not require a reservation. You'll meet friendly, engaged, and informed people who are working to keep our country under God, and therefore, free.

Come and check us out. Current information is on the website, ecrp.gop. Thank you, Nancy Sarowski, Chairman

Political Organization: 184 like this

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December 28, 2016 at 9:50 am

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Our 1st hour discussion today, Wednesday 12-28-16;

President Obama is pushing the gas pedal on getting more foreign refugees into America BEFORE he leaves office on Jan. 20th, 2017;

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Refugee resettlement has accelerated at a record pace in President Obama's final months. At this rate, the U.S. will resettle more than 110,000 refugees this fiscal year. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, who once tried to block Syrian refugees from his state, is now asking President-elect Donald J. Trump for more power over resettlement. Walker defended his reasoning on Fox News saying "a refugee is someone who is eventually going to go back to their country of origin. The whole idea is ridiculous that we're not working with our allies in the gulf region to make sure that a lot of those folks are better suited going to our some of our partners, some of our allies."

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Our 3rd hour discussion today, Tuesday 12-27-16;

Michigan State Senate's Top 10 accomplishments in 2016,...are they really good for Michigan???

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Michigan State Senate's Top 10 accomplishments in 2016!!!

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See Tweets about #misenatetop10 on Twitter. See what people are saying and join the conversation.

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Facebook IconDecember 27, 2016 at 11:04 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Tuesday 12-27-16;

After Obama's administration stabbing Israel in the heart last Friday,..Israel defies that U.N. resolution that the U.S. could have vetoed;

http://theweek.com/5things/669547/israel-moves-ahead-east-jerusalem-settlement-plan-despite-un-vote

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Israel moves ahead with East Jerusalem settlement plan despite UN vote

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Following the U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the building of settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, the Israeli Foreign Ministry said Tuesday the country is limiting its "work contacts" with 10 countries that voted in its favor. A spokesman explained Israel would curtail "trav...

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Facebook IconDecember 27, 2016 at 10:36 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 12-27-16;

One of our listeners asked why Brian and Trucker Randy are so against State Senator - Wayne Schmidt (R-37th District).

This photo represents just one of the many reasons. Years before Proposal 1 was defeated (80.1% to 19.% on May 5th, 2015) Wayne was calling for more taxes to spend to fix Michigan roads, which proves his "Tax and Spend" policies, always more taxes and government programs as the solution to our problems here in Michigan;

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Facebook IconDecember 26, 2016 at 12:11 pm

Our 3rd hour discussion today, Monday 12-26-16;

Trucker Randy gave his report on the Sunday talk/news shows and felt that Chris Wallace's - Fox News Sunday was the best one, especially his interview with Newt Gingrich, which you can watch at this link;

http://public.media.foxnews.com/PODCASTS/FNS/122516_fns_podcast_PODCAST_FNS_VIDEO_1.mp4

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December 26, 2016 at 10:50 am

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Our 2nd hour discussion today, Monday 12-26-16;

After Friday's U.N. Resolution was passed by the United States failing to veto it,...Israel's Prime Minister - Benjamin Netanyahu made this statement;

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Citizens of Israel, I would like to reassure you. The resolution that was adopted yesterday at the United Nations is distorted and shameful but we will overcome it. The resolution determines that the Jewish Quarter in the Old City of Jerusalem is 'occupied territory'. This is delusional.

The resolution determines that the Western Wall is 'occupied territory'. This too is delusional. There is nothing more absurd than calling the Western Wall and the Jewish Quarter occupied territory. There is also an attempt here, which will not succeed, to impose permanent settlement terms on Israel. You might recall that the last one who tried to do this was Carter, an extremely hostile president to Israel, and who just recently said that Hamas is not a terrorist organization. Carter passed sweeping decisions against us at the UN of a similar kind, and this was also unsuccessful. We opposed this and nothing happened.

All American presidents since Carter upheld the American commitment not to try to dictate permanent settlement terms to Israel at the Security Council. And yesterday, in complete contradiction of this commitment, including an explicit commitment by President Obama himself in 2011, the Obama administration carried out a shameful anti-Israel ploy at the UN.

I would like to tell you that the resolution that was adopted, not only doesn't bring peace closer, it drives it further away. It hurts justice; it hurts the truth. Think about this absurdity, half a million human beings are being slaughtered in Syria. Tens of thousands are being butchered in Sudan. The entire Middle East is going up in flames and the Obama administration and the Security Council choose to gang up on the only democracy in the Middle East – the State of Israel. What a disgrace.

My friends, I would like to tell you on the first night of Chanukah that this will not avail them. We reject this resolution outright, just as we rejected the UN resolution that determined that Zionism was racism. It took time but that resolution was rescinded; it will take time but this one will also be rescinded. Now I will tell you how it will be rescinded. It will be rescinded not because of our retreats but because of our steadfastness and that of our allies. I remind you that we withdrew from Gaza, uprooted communities and took people out of their graves. Did this help us at all at the UN? Did this improve our relations at the UN? We were hit with thousands of rockets and at the UN we were hit with the Goldstone report!

So I will tell you what is clear, I know, to the vast majority of Israeli citizens: We learned this lesson, and we will not go there. But I also want to tell you something else: We are not alone. I spoke last night with many American leaders. I was pleased to hear from members of the American Congress, from Democrats and Republicans alike, that they will fight an all-out war against this resolution with all the power at their disposal. I heard the exact same things from our friends in the incoming administration, who said that they will fight an all-out war against this resolution. And I heard this from across the spectrum of American public opinion and American politics – Republicans, Democrats, Jews and non-Jews. As I spoke yesterday with leaders in Congress and the incoming American administration, they told me unequivocally: 'We are sick of this and it will not continue. We will change this resolution. We will not allow anyone to harm the State of Israel.' They are declaring their intention to pass legislation to punish countries and bodies that try to harm Israel. They say that this will also include the UN itself. I remind you that the UN receives a quarter, 25%, of its budget from the US alone.

In my most recent speech to the UN, in September, I said that a storm was expected in the UN before it gets better there. We knew that this is possible and we expect that it will come. The resolution that was passed at the UN yesterday is part of the swan song of the old world that is biased against Israel, but, my friends, we are entering a new era. And just as President-elect Trump said yesterday, it will happen much sooner than you think. In the new era there is a much higher price for those who try to harm Israel, and that the price will be exacted not only by the US, but by Israel as well.

Two countries with which we have diplomatic relations cosponsored the resolution against us at the UN; therefore, I ordered yesterday that our ambassadors be recalled from, Senegal and from New Zealand. I have ordered that all Israeli assistance to Senegal be halted, and there's more to come. Those who work with us will benefit because Israel has much to give to the countries of the world. But those who work against us will lose – because there will be a diplomatic and economic price for their actions against Israel. Additionally, I have instructed the Foreign Ministry to complete, within a month, a reassessment of all of our contacts with the UN, including Israeli financing of UN institutions and the presence of UN representatives in the country. But I am not waiting; already now I have ordered to halt approximately NIS 30 million in financing for five UN institutions, five UN bodies that are especially hostile to Israel. I have already ordered that this be stopped, and there is more to come.

We are on a campaign of improving our relations with the nations of the world. And it will take more time, and I have said this as well, until our improved relations with countries on five continents are also reflected in their decisions in UN institutions. But I would like to tell you something else, and listen closely to what I'm saying. Contrary to what you might expect, it is very likely that last night's scandalous resolution will accelerate this process, because it is the straw that broke the camel's back. Last night's resolution is a call to arms for all of our many friends in the US and elsewhere around the world, friends who are sick of the UN's hostility toward Israel, and they intend to bring about a fundamental change in the UN. Therefore, this evening I tell you in the language of our sources, the sweet will yet come forth from the bitter and those who come to curse will yet bless.

Here, on the first night of Chanukah, I stand next to the Maccabees of our times, IDF soldiers and wounded IDF heroes. I salute you and I say to you clearly: The light will dispel the darkness. The spirit of the Maccabees will overcome. Happy Chanukah.

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Facebook IconDecember 26, 2016 at 10:13 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Monday 12-26-16;

Brian's favorite Christmas song, "this version of Hallelujah has it all";

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2hEBc61fWk

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Hallelujah - Cloverton (with lyrics)

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A Christmas take on the well known Hallelujah done by Cloverton

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Facebook IconDecember 23, 2016 at 10:21 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Friday 12-23-16;

Now Gov. Snyder wants to pitch Donald Trump, even though he didn't help Trump win Michigan;

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Snyder waiting to pitch Michigan projects to Trump

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Soo Locks, new bridge over Detroit River hanging in balance

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Our 2nd hour discussion today, Thursday 12-22-16;

Obamacare is failing, but the mainstream media is trying to spin it as being successful;

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'Obamacare' holding its own: 6.4M signed up so far

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"Obamacare" seems to be holding its own. The administration said Wednesday that 6.4 million people have enrolled for subsidized private coverage through HealthCare.gov, ahead of last year's pace.

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Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 12-22-16;

http://nypost.com/2016/12/22/trump-names-kellyanne-conway-as-presidential-counselor/

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Trump names Kellyanne Conway as presidential counselor

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Our 3rd discussion today, Wednesday 12-21-16;

We need to build a new lock in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan (UP)!!!

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New Soo Lock could prevent trillion-dollar crisis

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LANSING—The decades-long effort to build a new lock connecting Lakes Superior and Huron at Sault Ste. Marie is getting renewed state attention. Advocates hope it will also be taken up

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Facebook IconDecember 21, 2016 at 11:01 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Wednesday 12-21-16;

3 Michigan Bridges can't accept credit cards for their fares, after years of an agreement with Xerox and being over their budget of $6.9 MILLION dollars;

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FOIA records show why Mackinac Bridge tollbooths still don't accept credit cards

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Technical glitches, stalled contract negotiations and a near-six month unexplained absence of the primary subcontractor have seriously delayed tech upgrade.

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Facebook IconDecember 21, 2016 at 10:02 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Wednesday 12-21-16;

http://dailycaller.com/2016/12/20/reminder-john-podesta-wasnt-hacked-he-was-duped-just-like-the-dnc/

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Reminder: John Podesta Wasn’t Hacked, He Was Duped Just Like The DNC

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Facebook IconDecember 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

Our 2nd discussion today, Tuesday 12-20-16;

CIA Director - John Brennan's attempt to sabotage the election of Donald Trump;

http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/79469/john-brennans-failed-soft-coup/

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This should be setting off alarm bells throughout the U.S. Government, but especially within the intel community and the military. CIA Director John Brennan appears to have tried and failed to take out Donald Trump. It is his Agency that spread the lie that Russia made it possible for Trump to win t...

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Facebook IconDecember 20, 2016 at 10:15 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Tuesday 12-20-16;

We had Electoral College - Elector, John Haggard (1st Congressional District) on to discuss him voting for Donald Trump at our Michigan State Capitol in Lansing yesterday;

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Michigan's 16 electors happy to support Trump, no defectors

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Michigan's 16 presidential electors cast their votes unanimously for President-elect Donald Trump Monday afternoon, with little fanfare despite the chants of protesters just outside the door.

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Facebook IconDecember 19, 2016 at 11:15 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Monday 12-19-16;

What is next for former Speaker of the House - Kevin Cotter;

http://www.ourmidland.com/news/article/A-challenging-but-incredible-time-in-Lansing-10803698.php

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A challenging, but incredible time in Lansing

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FIRST TWO TERMS AS STATE REPRESENTATIVE The 2013-2014 term saw his committee assignments expand to elections and ethics, where he served as vice chair; insurance; Michigan competitiveness; tax policy; along with being chair of judiciary. “There were so many challenges coming in, looking at the state...

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Facebook IconDecember 19, 2016 at 10:32 am

Our 1st hour discussion today, Monday 12-19-16;

Father/Daughter get to vote for Donald Trump today in Lansing,...but not without phone calls, emails and even death threats;

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Black Father-Daughter Trump Electors Receive Death Threats, Called Bigots for Supporting Trump

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An African American father and daughter will cast their electoral votes for Donald Trump on Monday in Lansing, Michigan. Despite ...

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December 15, 2016 at 11:15 pm

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“Conservative” Detroit News Editor Nolan Finley,...donated to Michigan Democratic Party to elect Hillary

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Our 1st hour discussion today, Thursday 12-15-16;

Michigan's Governor - Rick Snyder has gone ROGUE!!!

Snyder was threatening State Representatives last night and kept them in session til after 6 AM this morning, AFTER they received a 91 page amended language for SB 438,... that he wants them to approve, without understanding at 1 PM TODAY!!!

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Facebook IconDecember 14, 2016 at 10:49 am

Our 2nd hour discussion today, Wednesday 12-14-16;

3 major changes in Michigan No-Fault Auto insurance laws, popped back up in the Lame Duck session;

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2016/12/no-fault_discussion_roars_back.html

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No-Fault discussion roars back to life in Michigan's lame-duck session

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Three major changes to the state's no-fault laws are being considered.