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While their intentions are honorable, their priorities are out of whack

I applaud the couple's not wanting to have their next child "by accident." But I think it's WAY too soon for them to have another one given their financial situation and the economy in general.

Their annual outlay exceeds their annual intake by more than ten THOUSAND dollars -- THAT'S the problem they should be focusing on solving. Bolstering their security (both financially AND logistically) is to what they should be devoting the next few years.


Helpful Hint For The Day: If you should ever find yourself in court charged with attacking someone



Frum was an employee of the rightwing think tank American Enterprise Institute

who apparently had no problem with his writing this barely a week BEFORE the 2008 election:

(WashingtonPost.com, 10/26/2008)...(T)he McCain campaign has Palin-ized itself to make the most of its last asset...(T)he base has responded..(b)ut there's a downside: The very same campaign strategy that has belatedly mobilized the Republican core has alienated and offended the great national middle, which was the only place where the 2008 election could have been won.

I could pile up the poll numbers here, but frankly, it's too depressing...McCain's awful campaign is having awful consequences down the ballot...

But he was "terminated" by AEI just days after this was published about healthcare reform being passed:

(FrumForum.com, 3/21/2010) Conservatives and Republicans today suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s. Itís hard to exaggerate the magnitude of the disaster...A huge part of the blame...attaches to conservatives and Republicans ourselves...We followed the most radical voices in the party and the movement, and they led us to abject and irreversible defeat...

Iíve been on a soapbox for months now about...(how)...our overheated talk...has made it impossible for representatives to represent and elected leaders to lead...Rush Limbaugh...said that he wanted President Obama to fail...What...is equally true is that he also wants Republicans to fail...If Republicans succeed...Rushís listeners get less angry. And if they are less angry, they listen to the radio less, and hear fewer ads...

Frum was free to criticize the "alternative-knowledge-system" -- and even in the voice of a moderate conservative -- as long as he wasn't criticizing the REAL system. Spitting in the eyes of McCain and Palin when he was supposed to be glorifying them wasn't grounds for termination; stepping on the toes of Limbaugh and the Rethug leadership was. And he's said that he's going to vote Republican no matter what anyway? I don't trust him any farther than I can throw an elephant. Cue the DU "Cry Me A River" String Quartet!


White Lake School Zone Signs Simplified


...(A)fter an outcry from the public, the school zone signs near the Lakeland High School campus were changed...The old signs stated drivers, on school days, needed to slow down to 25 mph at six different times...The new signs state the school zone will be in effect from 6:49 - 9:07AM...and 2:03 - 4:29PM...

White Lake Supervisor Greg Baroni said the change was made around 10 a.m. Thursday. "...(T)he (Huron Valley School) district...didn't know about the change...It was likely a change made by the county."

Craig Bryson, public information officer with the Road Commission for Oakland County, (said), "This wasn't our ideal alternative, and we will still be meeting with the school district and township to discuss the installation of a flashing yellow light and how the district would pay their portion..."

This may not be an "ideal alternative," but it's definitely more likely to prevent accidents -- and make it appear that someone on the Oakland County Road Commission actually finished school!

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