Posts in category "Michigan"

Inexcusable: Thad McCotter Out of Congress Over Petition Sigs Snafu

-By Warner Todd Huston What an inelegant way for such an illustrious career to end — perhaps if only temporarily. Congressman Thad McCotter (R, Mich) not only didn’t get enough signatures on his nominating petitions to get himself on the ballot for his reelection, the petitions his team did turn in were rife with duplicates... Read more »

Wealthy Michigan Teacher Upset She Can't Retire at 47

-By Warner Todd Huston It’s just unfair, isn’t it? I mean, if an $80,000-per-year, union protected, unfireable, teacher can’t retire at the extremely young age of 47 while the rest of us have to work into our 70s, well, what kind of world are we living in? That’s how teachers in Michigan feel, anyway. Just... Read more »

After Billions in Federal Bailouts, Now GM Lobbying States for More?

-By Warner Todd Huston How much bailing out does one company need? (The correct answer is none, of course) After receiving some $50 billion in tax dollars from us courtesy of Obama’s “cash stash,” GM is claiming success with a “

The Chevy Volt: Detroit's Hottest Car (Cuz They Catch on Fire and Stuff)

-By Warner Todd Huston Government Motors has finally found its hottest car and the Chevy Volt is it. Unfortunately for Chevy, it isn’t because it is popular. It’s because the car seems to catch on fire a lot. Industry watchers are preparing for the Volt to undergo a recall to fix whatever problem the car’s... Read more »

More Union Workers Caught Blowing Weed on Break Time

-By Warner Todd Huston Not long ago a series of Detroit sting-styled TV News reports found autoworkers getting high and drunk during their lunch breaks. Now WJBK has found the same problem with the union workers at an aerospace factory. Tower Defense and Aerospace Factory Workers Party at Lunch: The company claims it has... Read more »

Mich. House Moves to Ban Union Dues Deducted from Teachers' Paychecks

-By Warner Todd Huston A new measure has been introduced in the Michigan House of Representatives that would ban school districts from automatically deducting union dues from teachers’ paychecks and handing that money over to unions. The practice of having state governments deducting dues automatically from state employees is quite common in northern and western... Read more »

Michigan Public School Illegally Uses Robocall System Against GOP Governor

-By Warner Todd Huston News has emerged that a Michigan public school illegally used its automatic phone calling system to call the homes of every student to urge parents to join the recall effort against Republican Governor Rick Snyder last month. To imagine that they can illegally use public school facilities for a partisan, left-wing... Read more »