A communications unit of the Michigan National Guard is deploying to Afghanistan in two months and they headed out for training yesterday afternoon. A cousin of Murdoc’s wife is one of the soldiers and my family attended the deployment ceremony yesterday at the Wyoming Armory a few blocks from Murdoc’s house. Here’s a shot from […]
The Kalamazoo Air Zoo will continue to offer free admission for all of 2010. A limited-time summer deal was extended a couple of times in 2009, and attendance skyrocketed. I read earlier that the museum had made up for all lost admission fee projections with increased rides and concessions. The Air Zoo is a great […]
Bruce Springsteen thought he was in Ohio during a concert in Detroit on Friday.
WWII women pilots to get ‘long-overdue’ honor; Local woman who died while serving as a WWII pilot is among them Kalamazoo Gazette: Mabel Rawlinson was killed on Aug. 23, 1943, when her plane crashed during a training exercise at a military base in North Carolina. Rawlinson, 26, was a member of a newly formed unit […]
Michael Moore plans comedy festival in Michigan town TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Oscar winner Michael Moore has more big plans for his adopted northern Michigan hometown of Traverse City, where he’s already established a film festival. Moore said Saturday that he and comedian Jeff Garlin, a star and executive producer of the HBO series […]
Standish, Michigan: Jobs trump fears of terrorists in small Michigan town where Guantanamo detainees may be sent To many people struggling in this job-starved part of rural Michigan, unemployment is a bigger threat than terrorists. With unemployment at more than 17 percent, many residents say they would welcome detainees from Guantanamo Bay in order to […]
Michigan unemployment hits 15.2%!!! Number of unemployed highest since 1976! Obama says jobs NOT COMING BACK! Via Instapundit.
Open Carry Picnic in Kalamazoo, Michigan: It resembled most any Sunday afternoon picnic in Bronson Park. Except most of the people assembled around tables filled with watermelon and grilled goodies had firearms in holsters strapped to their waists. The Glocks and the Smith & Wessons remained holstered but visible during a three-hour Open Carry Picnic […]
Great idea. The plan calls for what will amount to a 34 cent per gallon tax instead of the current 19 cent per gallon tax. Rep. Pam Byrnes, D-Chelsea, said it will be hard for lawmakers facing re-election next year to vote for a higher tax. She said the gas tax plan is backed by […]
Veterans, feeling the pain of Michigan budget reductions, plan to protest in Lansing A 25% cut in budgets for state veterans organizations is a tough blow.