Wednesday, March 19, 2014

County Commission Update

Republican county commissioners Jeff Heppler and Roger Tuinier will run for reelection.  Thus five of eleven commissioners are running for reelection.  Four are running for state rep, and two are retiring.

Meanwhile, former commissioner John Gisler is running for district 8.  He deferred to fellow commissioner David Maturen in 2012 when they ended up in the same district.  Gisler seems to be popular with both the establishment and the Tea Party, and is likely a solid favorite in the district.

A master list of these races is linked at the sidebar at right.

NRA Alert

Senator Mike Green continues to make progress for Michigan gun owners.  The legislature has passed a bill to legalize short-barreled rifles and shotguns, which are federally regulated.

Michigan: Bill to Repeal State Ban on Short-Barreled Rifles and Shotguns Sent to Governor

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Terrorist Bill Ayers to Speak at WMU

Unrepentant communist terrorist Bill Ayers, a political ally of President Obama, will speak at Western on Wednesday.

Bill Ayers, professor and Weather Underground co-founder, to speak at WMU Wednesday
KALAMAZOO, MI – The co-founder of the militant anti-war group the Weather Underground will be speaking at Western Michigan University Wednesday.

Bill Ayers, a retired Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Fetzer Center's Kirsch Auditorium, WMU said in a press release.

His presentation, which is free and open to the public, is titled "Teaching Free People: What Democracy Demands in its Schools." He also will meet with faculty and students while on campus, WMU said. 

Ayers' appearance is co-sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development; the Departments of Educational Leadership, Research and Technology; Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies; English; and Sociology; and the Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations.
This presumably means that his visit is paid for by Western, and indirectly Michigan taxpayers.

Ayers was previously publicly supported by seven WMU professors in 2008.

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Monday, March 03, 2014

Rick Snyder in Kalamazoo

Governor Rick Snyder headlined the Kalamazoo GOP Lincoln Day dinner on Friday, February 28.  This Gazette article briefly describes the event.