Sunday, January 26, 2014

How do You Keep 'em in Detroit?

Steve Sailer asks the obvious question about Governor Snyder's plan to repopulate Detroit with immigrants.  How do you keep 'em in Detroit once they've seen Paree Oakland County?


U.S. Border Unenforceable, But Detroit's 8 Mile Road Is Airtight?

To encourage other Americans to move to Detroit would be racist, so the white Republican governor of Michigan is attempting to elect a new people in Detroit by demanding from the Obama Administration special visas for immigrants to Detroit, whom it would be racist to question. 
From the New York Times:
The  white Republican governor of Michigan is attempting to elect a new people in Detroit.
Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan on Thursday announced plans to seek federal help in bringing 50,000 immigrants to the bankrupt city over five years as part of a visa program aimed at those with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities in science, business or the arts. 
Under the plan, which is expected to be formally submitted to federal authorities soon, immigrants would be required to live and work in Detroit ...

We are constantly told that the U.S. border, unlike say the Finnish or Israeli border, is impossible to enforce. Yet 8 Mile Road, the northern municipal boundary of Detroit, is apparently seeded with landmines or something because nobody seems to wonder how the new visa-holders will somehow be corralled permanently in Detroit instead of quickly moving to Birmingham, MI or Ann Arbor or San Diego or some other place in the U.S. nicer than Detroit.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

John Zull Retiring

County Commissioner John Zull will retire at the end of his term.  Zull has represented Eastern Portage since 2000.  Before that, he was a Portage city commissioner.  He won reelection by a fairly narrow 52-47 margin in 2012.

Zull has been a solid conservative during his time in office and deserves the thanks of conservatives in Kalamazoo County.

Kalamazoo County Commissioner John Zull announces he won't seek re-election in 2014

KRESA Surtax is Back

The KRESA surtax will be for renewal in May.

Kalamazoo school board votes to put renewal of countywide school tax on May 6 ballot

This blog has covered this tax for several cycles. In 2005, the three-year tax was billed as a one-time fix.  In 2008, it was billed as a renewal of an existing tax.  The same was true in 2011, and the same will be true this year. The same arguments against it then are still valid now.

2011: Vote NO on the KRESA Tax Hike
2008: Stop the KRESA Tax
2007: Still More Tax Increases

Monday, January 20, 2014

Upton on Immigration

Some house Republicans are plotting amnesty and more legal immigration to compete with American workers.
"Next week, The GOP's are going on an issues retreat and immigration will be a front burner issue. I expect us to agree on a number of principles that will then couple to legislative issues regarding border security, H1B visas, Ag workers, "Dreamers (these are the very young that came years ago with their parents), and perhaps a few more--In other words, smaller issues and not a huge comprehensive 1,500 page bill or so. I have made this a priority for me to help organize a bi-partisan coalition to get these passed hopefully starting by the end of February."

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Fox to Run Henhouse?

Western just appointed a new director of academic collective bargaining.

Western Michigan University appoints Nancy Mansberger director of academic collective bargaining

What are her qualifications?
Mansberger served as vice president of WMU's chapter of the American Association of University Professors for 2011-12 and was a grievance officer for the chapter for three years.
So a former union official is now in charge of bargaining with the unions on behalf of the university?  Seems like a conflict of interest.