exciting’ park planned for Detroit riverfront
— A vision for 400 acres of Detroit’s east riverfront revealed
Wednesday pictures a new “Atwater Beach,” an expansion of Milliken
State Park and the addition of new links to the RiverWalk.
The overall goal is to
significantly expand the downtown riverfront area by preserving more
public space and opening more access to the riverfront to near east side
residents. It aims to also add commercial space and housing.
The plan, produced by the city
and the nonprofit Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, comes after one year
of community outreach and affects the area from Rivard near the General
Motors Renaissance Center to the Gabriel Richard Park near Belle Isle.
The area includes many public and private spaces such as Chene Park
Amphitheatre, the Dequindre Cut Greenway, the UAW-GM Center for Human
Resources and the long-empty Uniroyal site.
“This is one of the most
exciting projects we have ever announced,” said Mark Wallace,
president and CEO of the riverfront conservancy, which oversees the
RiverWalk pedestrian and bike path, as he spoke in front of hundreds of
residents Wednesday evening. The plan was unveiled at the Michigan’s
Outdoor Adventure Center, 1801 Atwater. Photos
Foretells The Return Of Obama: "He's Coming, And He's Ready To Roll
Barack Obama is getting closer
to making his public reappearance in politics, his friend and former
Attorney General Eric Holder said on Tuesday.
Holder said he’s been
talking to the former president about ways — including fundraising
and interacting with state legislators — that could help the new
National Democratic Redistricting Committee, which Obama asked Holder
to chair last year.
He’s coming,” Holder said,
speaking to reporters at a briefing for the new group. “And
he’s ready to roll.”
Throughout, Holder said, Obama
“will be a more visible part of the effort.”
Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday, Democrats refused to clap
after Trump said his job is to “represent the United States of
America” and not “the world.”
“My job is not to represent
the world. My job is to represent the United States of America,”
President Trump said. “Free nations are the best vehicle for
expressing the will of the people, and America respects the right of all
nations to chart their own path.”
While the Republicans gave
President Trump’s remarks a standing ovation, almost all the Democrats
stayed seated and didn’t move an inch.
Snyder stands by
Republicans who rejected tax cut
— A group of House Republicans who helped vote down a plan to cut
Michigan’s personal income tax are standing by their decision despite
blowback from grassroots conservatives calling them “fake
Republicans” and encouraging primary challengers in 2018.
The GOP-led House last week narrowly
rejected a plan that would have reduced Michigan’s income tax rate
from 4.25 percent to 4.05 percent by 2019. The rate would have fallen to
3.9 percent by 2021 if the state had a balance of more than $1 billion
in its “rainy day” budget stabilization fund.
“Conservative principles, from
my perspective, aren’t just about low taxes,” freshman state Rep.
Jim Lilly, R-Park Township, said Tuesday. “It’s about long-term
financial sustainability, ensuring that we’re paying down our debts
and reducing our liabilities.”
House Speaker Tom Leonard,
R-DeWitt, shocked observers by breaking tradition and putting the bill
up for a vote even though he suspected it would fail, telling reporters
the vast majority of his caucus wanted to go on the record as supporting
the tax cut
Two receive ‘cease and
desist’ letters from sheriff’s office
Four area residents who have
received medical marijuana treatment addressed the City of Walled Lake
at its meeting last week with concerns that a new state law related to
medical marijuana has kept them from receiving treatment without
having to trav More...
Leaked audio from an
anti-Trump protest group meeting reveals activists with anti-Trump
group Indivisible plotting how to best manufacture a hostile environment
at a town hall with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy in Breaux Bridge,
Louisiana on Friday.
The audio, obtained by local
radio station KPEL,
reveals a coordinated effort to create the public impression that
Cassidy’s support for Trump is unpopular with his constituents. The
activists, who describe themselves as liberals in the audio, can be
heard strategizing how to best turn a local town hall into a political
The activists split up into an
“inside team” — tasked with occupying “as many seats as we
can” and an “outside team,” whose job was to “give [the media]
the coverage they want” before joining the others inside. Activists
were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home “any
signifier that you’re a liberal” in order to blend in with
The leftist activists
strategized how best to “dominate” the question-and-answer section
of the town hall and keep anyone “sympathetic” to Cassidy from
asking a question.
stood and applauded a Mexican, Latin-American director who was chosen to
present an Oscar, a political jibe at the President’s intentions to
strengthen border security. All the while they were safely separated
from the unwashed masses by a complex ‘maze’ of security walls and
Secretary of Education Betsy
DeVos told a conservative conference Thursday that the fight against the
education establishment should be waged not only in K-12 schools but on
college campuses, where faculty tell students what to do, say and
“more ominously, what to think.”
“They say that if you voted
for Donald Trump, you’re a threat to the university community,” said
DeVos, a Grand Rapids area school choice advocate. “But the real
threat is silencing the First Amendment rights of people with whom you
In a brief on-stage interview,
she gave college students advice about what to do when their voices are
“Don’t shut up. Keep
talking. Keep making your arguments,” DeVos said. “You can do so
respectfully and with civility, but I think you need to do so with
Devos spoke at the annual
Conservative Political Action Conference at the Gaylord National Resort
& Convention Center, attacking the education establishment for
“blocking the doorway to reforms, fixes and improvements for a
“This is not a left or right
issue. This is an American issue. We need education to work for every
child,” she said.
DeVos said she took the job as
education chief to return “power in education” to parents,
communities and states.
The Chicago public school
system has decided to openly defy the president of the United States. More
than 392,000 students attend public schools in Chicago, and on Tuesday a
letter was sent home with each of those students telling their parents
that Chicago schools will not “assist in the enforcement of federal
civil immigration law”.
In fact, the letter actually says
that federal officials will not even be allowed “to access CPS
facilities”. In essence, every Chicago public school has now officially
been declared to be a “sanctuary” for illegal immigrants. If you would
like to see the original document, you can do so right
here. This is just another example of how deeply divided we are as a
nation. The entire public school system of one of our largest cities is
now in open rebellion against the president, and that is a very dangerous
Put this down as my religion
post for the week. First we have “NY Catholic Church
Holding Lessons To Promote Islam As A Religion Of Peace” via
then we have Pope Francis not letting up. He hits the big ones,
denying Islamic terrorism, and of course the so-called “ecological
crisis” of Global Warming. First NY:
Kelly said he has held two
of these sessions previously at other churches and was met with a
“We had about 80 people in
each of the parishes participate. And it was very exciting because
people were reticent or not willing to ask questions very much but
by the end I think people felt much more comfortable.”
In an impassioned address
Friday, Pope Francis denied the existence of Islamic terrorism, while
simultaneously asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.”
“Christian terrorism does
not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does
not exist. They do not exist,” Francis said in his speech to a world
meeting of populist movements.
What he apparently meant is
that not all Christians are terrorists and not all Muslims are
terrorists—a fact evident to all—yet his words also seemed to
suggest that no specifically Islamic form of terrorism exists in the
world, an assertion that stands in stark contradiction to established
“No people is criminal or
drug-trafficking or violent,” Francis said, while also
suggesting—as he has on other occasions—that terrorism is
primarily a result of economic inequalities rather than religious
beliefs. “The poor and the poorer peoples are accused of violence
yet, without equal opportunities, the different forms of aggression
and conflict will find a fertile terrain for growth and will
The Pope also
reiterated his conviction that all religions promote peace and that
the danger of violent radicalization exists equally in all religions.
(Ed comment: I don’t recall Jesus telling us to slay our
“There are fundamentalist
and violent individuals in all peoples and religions—and with
intolerant generalizations they become stronger because they feed on
hate and xenophobia,” he said.
While denying the existence of
Islamic terrorism, Francis also seemed to condemn the denial of global
warming, asserting that “the ecological crisis is real.”
“A very solid scientific
consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing
warming of the climatic system,” he said.
We know “what happens when
we deny science and disregard the voice of Nature,” the Pope said.
“Let us not fall into denial. Time is running out. Let us act. I ask
you again—all of you, people of all backgrounds including native
people, pastors, political leaders—to defend Creation.”
"The funny part
about immigrants staying home is the rest of us who pay for them are
here at work like we've always been. Looks like less
mouths to feed today. Have fun while you still can. So glad
to hear about massive deportation. Let's make America
great again. Thanks Donald Trump!!"
So many are disturbed about
the coming fascist State brought about by the election of Trump. Yet
it is the Progressives who have integrated themselves and their purity
of thought into the job description of a “sensitivity reader.” So
meet the new propagandists who will ensure every word written conforms
to the dictates of the Progressives. Here from Moonbattery:
…Censors who study
manuscripts for thought crimes so that books can be revised or
rejected prior to publication are called “sensitivity readers.”
Tribune approvingly defines a sensitivity reader as “a person
who, for a nominal fee, will scan the book for racist, sexist or
otherwise offensive content.”
“The industry recognizes
this is a real concern,” said Cheryl Klein, a children’s and
young adult book editor and author of “The Magic Words: Writing
Great Books for Children and Young Adults.” Klein, who works at
the publisher Lee & Low, said that she has seen the casual use
of specialized readers for many years but that the process has
become more standardized and more of a priority, especially in books
for young readers.
Rigid control of what young
people read is a higher priority, because their opinions are more
malleable, still being in the process of forming.
Sensitivity readers have
emerged in a climate – fueled in part by social media – in which
writers are under increased scrutiny for their portrayals of people
from marginalized [i.e., politically favored] groups, especially
when the author is not a part of that group.
If you portray characters in
any light that could possibly be construed as reflecting negatively on
a politically preferred group like blacks, you are a racist thought
criminal; good luck getting published. Avoiding this problem by
ignoring blacks is exclusionary and therefore also racist. The only
course of action that is not racist is to crowd your work with
cartoonishly correct black characters who have been explicitly
approved by the thought police. If you do that you are not racist; you
are a cultural expropriator. More at Moonbattery
presidential candidate Marine Le Pen canceled a meeting with Lebanon's
grand mufti, its top Sunni cleric, after refusing to wear a headscarf
for the encounter: "You can pass on my respects to the
grand mufti, but I will not cover myself up."
Violent riots erupted in a
heavily immigrant Stockholm suburb Monday night, as masked looters set
cars ablaze and threw rocks at cops, injuring one police officer, just
days after President Trump was mocked for mentioning Sweden alongside a
list of European targets of terror.
President Donald Trump has named
Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster to be his new national
security adviser, again turning to the U.S. military to play a central
role on his foreign policy team. Trump also named Keith Kellogg, a
retired U.S. Army General, as chief of staff to the National Security
USA: ‘Today, I am a Muslim
too’ – thousands of New Yorkers decry Trump’s travel ban so
reads the headline.
The Arab call to prayer in the
heart of New York City. One of the loudest spokesperson’s was Sarsour a
woman to keep our eye on. She was front and center with the
Women’s March held recently. Anyone who doesn’t denounce her is
questionable in my book. She is out there supporting Sharia law.
Perhaps Planned Parenthood could include an educational program
concerning what Sharia law entails for women while they are
infiltrating our schools. Throw in Chelsea Clinton to the mix.
Muslims and Muslim
sympathizers protested Donald Trump today in New York’s Times
Square. Chelsea Clinton boasted about being there with her daughter,
Charlotte. Hamas darling, Linda Sarsour was also there spreading
hysteria and propaganda about President Donald Trump.
In Sarsour’s speech, she
reminded people about the executive order that Democratic President
FDR passed which put Japanese Americans in internment camps implying
that Muslims and minorities could possibly suffer the same fate under
a Trump presidency.
There was also a loud Arab
call to prayer during this protest in NYC. In an Islamic call to
prayer (adhan), the Muslim is shouting Allahu Akbar which translates
to ‘God is greater’ or ‘God is greatest’. They mean that their
‘god’ is greater than your God and or the government. This is a
blatant act of Islamic supremacy.
If you missed the presser
yesterday, you really missed some great theatre. A little
reported action done right after his presser was this action. This was
another IED the Obama administration implanted in December as he was
going out the door. It essentially closed down coal mining in
Appalachia. This is why Trump won. Five seconds of Clinton: “We’re
Going To Put A Lot Of Coal Miners And Coal Companies Out Of
President Trump on Thursday
signed legislation ending a key Obama administration coal mining rule.
The bill quashes the Office of
Surface Mining’s Stream Protection Rule, a regulation to protect
waterways from coal mining waste that officials finalized in December.
The legislation is the second
Trump has signed into law ending an Obama-era environmental
regulation. On Tuesday, he signed a Congressional Review Act (CRA)
resolution undoing a financial disclosure requirement for energy
Both the mining and financial
disclosure bills are the tip of a GOP push to undo a slate of
regulations instituted in the closing days of the Obama
administration. The House has passed several CRA resolutions, and the
Senate has so far sent three of them to President Trump for his
signature. More at The
Three of Michigan’s top
public universities have what they call “Bias Response Teams,”
which means around 121,000 college students in the state are subject
to what often can be an arbitrary review of free speech by school
administrators. … more
One has to wonder why this has
to make it to the light of day right now. It would be interesting who
made the decision. What with all that is going on with Trump it is
pretty much a ho-hum. Any other time I suppose it would be a big deal.
If it had been me, I would have shown FBI director Comey the door.
Here we go:
FBI on Wednesday released nearly 400 pages of records from an
investigation it conducted on Donald Trump’s family real estate
company in the early 1970s.
documents consist of interview notes, handwritten statements and
FBI reports compiled during the bureau’s investigation, which
occurred between 1972 and 1974.
The FBI’s investigation
centered on allegations that the Trump Management Company, which was
owned by Trump’s father, Fred, discriminated against applicants for
apartment rentals based on their race.
The documents released on
Wednesday include statements from tenants and Trump company employees
who claimed Fred Trump discriminated against black renters.
“Fred Trump told me not to
rent to blacks,” one rental supervisor who worked for Fred Trump in
1973 told a FBI special agent.
Read more: Daily
"...the American people
have to know that there's a game going on inside the
intelligence community... at the bottom of all this is the fact
that there are those that seek to separate US from Russia to
reignite the cold war... wake up America!!"
Located at 1126
North Pontiac Trail, just north of East
Maple Road, Jet’s Pizza of Walled Lake continued to pay their
employees even though the business was not open. Hill and her two
partners felt like it was the right thing to do. Many of the Jet’s
Pizza staff have worked at the restaurant for more than ten years.
“We have a long-standing
relationship with Walled
Lake Central football and most of their other athletic
activities. During the football season, we continued our service by
cooking pizzas at another one of our stores in Wixom,”
stated Hill. “My husband, DJ, and 10-yearold daughter Addison go to
almost every home football game to assist with the concession stands. We
love the closeness of the Walled Lake and Commerce
Township communities. Their well wishes via voicemails and
drive-by appearances were so very much appreciated while we were
Jet’s Pizza of Walled Lake had
20 employees the day of the fire, all of whom were paid throughout the
A 108,491 square-foot home decor
superstore is coming to Wixom.
At Home Group Inc. has purchased
property, an outlot of Menard’s, 10800 Assembly Park Drive, to build a
At Home retail store just south of Menard’s. The final site plan was
approved at the Dec. 19, Planning Commission meeting.
The store is scheduled to open
around Thanksgiving 2017.
to the company’s website, At Home is focused on providing
customers with the broadest assortment of home décor products to suit
any style, any room, at any budget, for any reason to redecorate
Six years after a
recommendation to close the Walled Lake Community Education
Center was made but shelved, district officials have once again
begun the conversation to shutter the nearly 100-year-old
The vultures are circling.
Flynn’s demise is only the beginning. The coup is underway. Make no
mistake. Morning Joe is over the top this morning. Hysterical. The
drums are beating. Reality has been lost. The coup is underway.
Bloomberg has this:
…He was also a fat target
for Democrats. Remember Flynn’s breakout national moment last summer
was when he joined the crowd at the Republican National Convention
from the dais calling for Hillary Clinton to be jailed.
In normal times, the idea that
U.S. officials entrusted with our most sensitive secrets would
selectively disclose them to undermine the White House would alarm
those worried about creeping authoritarianism. Imagine if intercepts
of a call between Obama’s incoming national security adviser and
Iran’s foreign minister leaked to the press before the nuclear
negotiations began? The howls of indignation would be deafening.
In the end, it was
Trump’s decision to cut Flynn loose. In doing this he caved in to
his political and bureaucratic opposition. Nunes told me Monday night
that this will not end well. “First it’s Flynn, next it will be
Kellyanne Conway, then it will be Steve Bannon, then it will be Reince
Priebus,” he said. Put another way, Flynn is only the appetizer.
Trump is the entree. Read the whole thing at Bloomberg
Two Wixom residents were
arraigned Friday, Feb. 10, in 52-1 District Court in Novi after
they allegedly broke into a vehicle in Milford, removed a purse and
attempted to use stolen credit cards at a local supermarket.
Michelle Evette Wallace, 30, and
James Edward Williams, 41, were charged with breaking and entering a
vehicle with damage and two counts of stealing/retaining a financial
transaction device without consent. They appeared before Magistrate
Andra Richardson. Bond was set at $100,000 each with a GPS tether prior
to release. Both are in Oakland County jail.
The pair was under surveillance
by a multi-department special investigation unit when they were arrested
at approximately 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Kroger, 670
Highland Ave., Milford.
Officers followed them from an
address in Novi to the parking lot at Carls Family YMCA, 300 Family
Drive, Milford, where Williams allegedly used a crow bar to smash out a
passenger window in a parked 2015 Dodge Caravan and remove a purse
containing a wallet with cash and credit cards. The vehicle and purse
belong to a White Lake Township woman.
Trump’s influence on the federal judiciary goes further than just
filling one seat on the Supreme Court. The president needs to fill 117
vacancies on various federal courts.
On Jan. 31, Trump nominated Neil
Gorsuch to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the death of
Justice Antonin Scalia. While this was certainly an important seat to
fill, more than 13 percent of all lifetime judiciary positions remain
The U.S. Court of Appeals
currently has 18 vacancies, the District courts have 91, the Court of
International Trade has 2 vacant seats, and the Court of Federal Claims
has 6. Many of these picks would have the potential to change the
balance of several U.S. courts.
Perhaps we can learn a few
lessons from Europe and not repeat several of their disastrous
decisions. Refugees being one, and how about ensuring enough energy is
available to keep everyone toasty. Add the fact they are paying over
twice as much as we do, I say, let’s use common sense on this issue.
Over-reliance on green energy
and freezing winter weather triggered serious power shortages across
European Union nations,
including Greece and Hungary, hoarded power due to the cold
winter weather. That hoarding triggered shortages that cut off
electricity to tens of thousands of homes and sent power prices
soaring to record levels.
Europe has increasingly
invested in green energy in recent years, which has created big
problems preventing blackouts during the winter.
The average European
spent 26.9 cents per kilowatt-hour on electricity during the last full
year of data, while the average American only spent 10.4 cents,
according to an analysis
of government data previously published by The Daily Caller News
Even EU nations where power is
relatively cheap pay a lot more for power than any U.S. state. Great
Britain, for example, pays an average of 54
percent more for electricity than Americans paid last year. Much
of the expense comes from subsidies for green energy, which account
for roughly 7 percent of British energy bills, according
to government study released last July.
Because SJWs and liberals have
encouraged the mentally ill to claim whatever gender or sexual identity
they desire, politically sane individuals face numerous hurdles in both
their public and professional lives. Not only do people identifying as
the latest something-sexual get preferential treatment in the workplace,
others, particularly heterosexual, biological
males, are expected to cater to all the needs of the LGBTQI-whatever
else crowd. This includes everything from uttering “correct”
pronouns to special or shared bathrooms. Normal men also must adhere to
draconian policies on “diversity,” which means never daring to
disagree with or criticize the performance of a protected gender or
Something on the lighter side
for a Friday. Pelosi thinks “Bush” is President? Waters
thinks “Putin invaded Korea???” Warren gets told to sit down. All
In 24 hours! Chuck Schumer has Some Competition! Thanks to Always
on Watch for the tip.
This is why the old guard of
the GOP almost took the GOP over the cliff. A link to the hour long
interview can be found over at the Daily Caller. The interview
didn’t get much better than this clip. Contempt of us worker bees,
and a callous disregard was the order of the day. Here tis:
editor-at-large Bill Kristol said Tuesday afternoon that the
white working class should be replaced by immigrants as they have
become “decadent, lazy” and “spoiled.”
“Look, to be totally honest,
if things are so bad as you say with the white working class, don’t
you want to get new Americans in?” Kristol told author Charles
Murray during an event hosted by the American Enterprise Institute
titled “It Came Apart: What’s Next for a Fractured Culture.”
Murray recently wrote a book, entitled “Coming
Apart,” which focuses on the cultural separation between
the wealthiest and most educated white Americans and the poorest and
least educated white Americans.
I am late to the party with
this story. In case you haven’t heard, Liz’s poll numbers on in
the tank. Better yet, the GOP can offer up a popular Governor to run
against her. Here is today’s feel good post:
Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren
from Massachusetts will face a tough reelection in 2018, according to
a WBUR poll’
Senator faces dismal polling numbers, only 44 percent of
registered voters believe that Warren “deserves reelection,”
according to the poll.
WBUR compared Warren’s
abysmal polling position to Republican Governor Charles Baker. Despite
living in a state populated largely by Democrats, Baker has a 59
percent approval rating, and only 29 percent of registered voters
wanted someone to run against him in the 2018 gubernatorial race. Read
"We're going to
take it through the system," Trump told reporters at the
White House. "It's very important, it's very important for the
country regardless of me or whoever succeeds at a later date. We have
to have security in our country." When asked if he thinks the
case will go to the Supreme Court, Trump said "we will
see." He added that "hopefully, it doesn't have to."
earlier, in a vote that many had expected would end up deadlocked
50/50 in the Senate, moments ago the confirmation vote for Trump's
Education Secretary candidate Besty DeVos was indeed tied in the Senate
after two Republicans - Collins and Murkowski voted against -
which then prompted Vice President Mike Pence to cast the first ever
tie-breaking vote for a cabinet nominee in Senate history, in the
process confirming DeVos as America's new Secretary of Education.
Microsoft Corp. will open a
downtown Detroit office in the One Campus Martius building early next
year, moving a regional technology center from Southfield where it had
been located for 30 years, officials said Friday.
The Michigan Microsoft
Technology Center will be on the 10th floor of the Campus Martius
building, formerly known as the Compuware building, in the heart of
downtown. Microsoft will occupy more than 40,000 square feet. About 200
“remote employees,” who are mainly in sales, will have mobile
offices in the Detroit space.
As previewed earlier today,
moments ago President signed two executive aimed at starting the process
of rolling back the regulatory system put in place after the financial
crisis. Among the targets are rules that protect against predatory
lenders, force brokers to lower fees for retirees and ban proprietary
Letter Re: Wixom Venture vs. City of Wixom -
Please review the message below from City Manager
Clarence Goodlein regarding the Consent Judgment
issued in the above-captioned case:
As a result of a lawsuit by developers and owners
of the property at the
northwest corner of Charms and North Wixom Roads,
the City has entered into a consent judgment and
agreement concerning the use of this property. The
consent judgment and agreement was ordered by the
Court and is the result of facilitation meetings
and work by the City’s attorneys, the City
Council and City staff. It is important to note
that the residential portion of this development,
as ordered in the current consent judgment and
agreement, was given preliminary approval prior to
the developer beginning his lawsuit against the
City and it received final approval from the
City’s Planning Commission in November 2016.
Development shall occur on two parcels, one
residential and one commercial. Development of the
residential parcel shall consist of home sites of
no less than 6800 square feet, and this could
allow for as many as 62 home sites to be built on
this parcel that would be on the northern portion
of the property. Entrance to and exit from this
portion of the property would be from North Wixom
Road, and the developer is required to make
roadway improvements on North Wixom and Charms
Roads as well as their intersection. On a parcel
of about 125,000 square feet, on the south end of
the property and frontage on Charms Road west of
North Wixom Road, the developer is permitted to
build one or two commercial buildings not to
exceed a total of 12,000 square feet. Permitted
use of this parcel includes:
• Restaurant (no drive-thru lanes are allowed)
• Veterinary Clinics
• Professional Offices
• Day Care Centers
• Banks or Credit Unions (drive-thru lanes are
• Business Service Corporations
• Data Processing Centers
• Accessory Businesses to Medical Offices
Prohibited Uses of this parcel include:
• Any Business with a drive-thru lane except for
Banks and Credit Unions
• Fast Food Restaurants
• Drug Stores
• Wig Shops
• Massage or Tattoo Parlors
• Buildings Used to Grow or Sell Marijuana
• Any multiple-family dwellings
• Nail or Hair Salons
• Yoga or Other Health Facilities
Developer still needs to comply with all City
Please contact our office if you have questions
about this matter.
City Manager’s Office
City of Wixom
49045 Pontiac Trail
Wixom, MI 48393-2567
Office Hours: Mon-Thu, 7:15a-5:30p
Apparently the human DNA
instinct for self-preservation embedded in these folks has gone
bye-bye. You can’t make this up. Does anyone out there think this
isn’t putting out the welcome mat for terrorists???
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) —
The San Francisco police
department is suspending ties with the FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task
The announcement comes amid
growing concerns of spying on Muslim Americans by the new Trump
San Francisco may become a
model as other cities more closely examine relationships with the
feds. The concern is that local police departments could be used for
surveillance that is broad and possibly unconstitutional.
“Donald Trump made very
clear that he was going to be targeting Muslims and he wants mass
Muslim surveillance and part of the work done with the JTTF could feed
into this horrible Muslim registry, they’re talking about,” said
retired attorney John Crew, who fights for civil liberty issues.
News with a clip that is well worth the trip. Below is
from June, 2016. I switched out the clip from earlier.
The Louvre museum in Paris has
been cordoned off after a French soldier shot a man wielding a machete
as he tried to force
himself into a shopping mall at Paris’s Louvre museum in what
looked like a terrorist attack. The man shouted "Allahu Akbar"
(God is greatest) and attacked another soldier before being shot near
the museum's shopping mall,
the background of this video, a man punches an employee in the
Meijer store in Commerce Twp. on Jan. 30, 2017. The suspect is
believed to have been arguing with his girlfriend when the employee
tried to intervene. Charges are pending.
It’s been a jubilant year in
the wake of Trump’s ascension to the Presidency, but the excitement
hasn’t lasted. I regret to report to you that the Trump wave is
already being aggressively squandered by the same, old, establishment
Republican forces. Activists in the 11th District Republican Party made
national news for their efforts to get Trump elected. Instead of
embarking upon a new era of unity, the establishment actors decided to
kick their deceptions up several notches at last week’s county
The Oakland County GOP
convention actually got off to a good start. After a series of
grueling conventions, there was a sense that all involved wanted party
unity and a smoothly-conducted affair. It ran fine up until the point
when delegates were slotted into their district sub-caucuses. From
there, establishment forces showed that they were not acting in good
faith but instead were leading principled delegates into an
unsuspecting ambush. The Trump ‘kum-ba-ya’ moment was not meant to
be. The establishment cares more about pride, ego, and control than
keeping the peace and crushing Democrats, and their agenda couldn’t
be more obvious.
First, Matt Maddock was
elected chair by an overwhelming margin. This is what usually happens,
but due to Chairwoman
Theresa Mungioli’s unilateral slaughter of over 500 precinct
delegate posts throughout Oakland County, the result was not as
certain as it was in convention’s past. Unfortunately for the
establishment, their dirty tricks backfired, and Matt easily claimed
the chair. Instead of taking their loss with dignity and self-respect,
they rushed headlong into a new series of dirty tricks. This latest
disgrace has perhaps obliterated any lasting opportunity for party
unity once and for all.
After Maddock was elected to
his position, there was a fierce debate over the rules. Discussion was
called, and delegates began to speak. In spite of a tense atmosphere
and heated animosity between the grassroots and establishment
factions, none of the establishment lackey speakers were shouted down.
Even as they were spewing deliberate falsehoods and other ignorant
nonsense, they were granted their right to speak. On the other hand,
Matt’s wife, Meshawn wasn’t treated with the same respect. She was
Co-Chair for Trump in Oakland County and led Michigan Women for Trump.
She was one of the most influential and hard-working Republicans out
there working to turn Michigan Red Again. She went around the state at
her own expense on Trump’s behalf to stage events and even invented
the flash mobs that went viral and spread to other states as well.
We show you how fake Chuck
Schumer’s tears really were. A clip from 2015 shows him agreeing
with a halt in all refugees, and a stoppage in the program. This
versus the clip this week showing him crying fake tears over Trump’s
muslim immigration order, saying it was “mean spirited. These things
just write themselves.
that only a handful of Christians have been permitted refugees status
while hordes in the millions have flooded Europe, mostly male. Forget
that Christians are the most persecuted minority with horrendous
stories of torture and murder. So where are our Christian church
leaders in this? According to the New York Times, ‘outrage’ at
Trump’s plan to save them. I can believe it. Many churches have
become nothing more than indoctrination hubs for progressivism.
order he signed on Friday gives preference to refugees who belong
to a religious minority in their country, and have been persecuted for
if Mr. Trump had hoped for Christian leaders to break out in cheers,
that is, for the most part, not what he has heard so far.
broad array of clergy members has strongly denounced Mr. Trump’s
order as discriminatory, misguided and inhumane. Outrage has also come
from some of the evangelical, Roman Catholic and mainline Protestant
leaders who represent the churches most active in trying to aid
giving preference to Christians over Muslims, religious leaders have
said the executive order pits one faith against another. By barring
any refugees from entering the United States for nearly four months,
it leaves people to suffer longer in camps, and prevents families from
many religious leaders have said that putting an indefinite freeze on
refugees from Syria, and cutting the total number of refugees admitted
this year by 60,000, shuts the door to those most in need.
Police Chief Craig: Armed
Detroiters cut terror risk
The city’s police
chief said he believes violent extremists would be reluctant to target
Detroit, as they had Paris last month, for fear armed citizens would
“A lot of Detroiters
have CPLs (concealed pistol licenses), and the same rules apply to
terrorists as they do to some gun-toting thug,” Chief James Craig
said. “If you’re a terrorist, or a carjacker, you want unarmed
criminal justice professor Daniel Kennedy agreed that terrorists would
be reluctant to attack armed citizens.
“We don’t have
laboratories where we can test these theories, but there is something to
the argument that terrorists want a high body count — and if they can
only shoot a few people before they’re taken out themselves, it
wouldn’t have the kind of impact they want.
“An armed citizen
won’t give them a high body count. Look at the theater in Paris,”
the Bataclan Café, where four men with AK-47 assault rifles killed 89
people during a rock concert. “If some of those people had been armed,
it would’ve been a much different story.”
"The acting Attorney
General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by
refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of
the United States... Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration
appointee who is very weak on illegal immigration... President Trump
relieved Ms. Yates of her duti
President Trump has signed an
executive action to revoke two regulations for every one enacted, or as
officials told AP, that they are naming the new directive a “one in,
two out” plan. Federal agencies will need to revoke two regulations
for every new regulation they request, and the White House will review
the proposal, according to administration officials.
The Inauguration of the
billionaire property developer and businessman Donald J. Trump as the
45th President of the United States has ushered in a new era in
American politics and international standing.
Detroit riverfront among world’s ‘best city walks’ MORE
"Bannon is correct that
the US media - indeed, the entire Western print and TV media - is nothing
but a propaganda machine for the ruling elite. The presstitutes
are devoid of integrity, moral conscience, and respect for truth."
War broke out between the
Judicial and Executive branches shortly before 9pm on Saturday evening,
when federal judge Ann Donnelly in Brooklyn issued an emergency stay
halting Trump's executive order banning immigrants, saying removing the
refugees would cause "irrepara
"The entire point
of the CRA was to help legislators rein in administrations that ignored
statutes and the will of Congress. Few White House occupants ever showed
more contempt for the law and lawmakers than Mr. Obama. It’d
be a fitting and just end to Mr. Obama’s abuse of authority—and one
of the better investments of time this Congress could ever make."
Strassel points out in a Wall Street Journal
Opinion piece today, a little know tool within the Congressional
Review Act could allow Republicans to wipe out 8 full years of Obama's
liberal agenda, with a simple majority vote, all while preventing
similar rules from every being recreated by future administrations.
Todd Gaziano on Wednesday stepped into a
meeting of free-market attorneys, think tankers and Republican
congressional staff to unveil a big idea. By the time he stepped out,
he had reset Washington’s regulatory battle lines.
These days Mr. Gaziano is a senior fellow in
constitutional law at the Pacific Legal Foundation. But in 1996 he was
counsel to then-Republican Rep. David McIntosh. He was intimately
involved in drafting and passing a bill Mr. McIntosh sponsored: the
Congressional Review Act. No one knows the law better.
Everyone right now is talking about the CRA,
which gives Congress the ability, with simple majorities, to
overrule regulations from the executive branch. Republicans
are eager to use the law, and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy
this week unveiled the first five Obama rules that his chamber intends
to nix. MORE
"At the conclusion of the
course, students will be able to indentify micro-aggressions
within their daily lives and within society as a whole and identify
ways in which they can challenge or address systems of power and
is irresponsible and driven not out of sound science but unchecked
politics... The timing alone is suspect. This directive was
published without dialogue with industry, sportsmen, and
“It’s the single
biggest simultaneous departure of institutional memory that anyone can
remember, and that’s incredibly difficult to replicate,”
said David Wade, who served as State Department chief of staff under
Secretary of State John Kerry.
The most egregious fact is
that Planned Parenthood is nothing but a money-making machine
including selling baby parts. They kill babies. The mammogram lie that
they provide mammograms has been debunked. Now the prenatal care myth
goes the same way. Yet the CEO Richards continues her lies, even to
Planned Parenthood CEO Cecile
Richards likes to boast that her organization offers necessary
prenatal care for women. Supporters of Planned Parenthood and Democrat
politicians do the same — but surprise! — it’s just a myth. A
video from Live Action shows Planned Parenthood clinics across the
country telling callers they “don’t offer prenatal care.” One
operator even says, “We specialize in abortions.” Callers are told
over and over again that Planned Parenthood has no prenatal care or
doctors, but they are reassured that if you need an abortion, you’ve
come to the right place. Unbelievable:
After months of threatening to
levy a 35% border tax a cars imported from Mexico, Trump will sit down
with the CEO's of the Big 3 domestic auto manufacturers this morning to
discuss ideas on how to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
"You want the
American people to think they can't trust The White House press
secretary, that's a very dangerous statement to make... Your
job is to report the news, not to give your opinion, you're not
an opinion columnist... you've got a 14% approval rating, that
Just one day after the bitter
mainstreamers at ABC/WaPo and CNN used their "oversamples" of
Democrats to rig polls showing an unprecedented unfavorable
rating of the incoming President-elect, those same outlets have
used those same methodologies to engineer stellar approval ratings for
Obama in new polls out today...shocking.
How does Obama explain the
sudden about face and forgiveness for Manning’s intelligence
“betrayal”, that jeopardized the “fabric of US democracy” and
“endangered US national security”? Are we to believe
that John Podesta’s emails are worthy enough for conflict with Russia,
but Manning’s classified document release, that exposed the highest
level of US military intelligence information, is now considered
GM to announce $1B
investment in U.S. plants, 1K jobs
General Motors Co. plans to
announce Tuesday that it will invest $1 billion in U.S. plants,
including in Michigan, adding more than 1,000 jobs, according to a
source familiar with the automaker’s plans.
The news comes as
President-elect Donald Trump praised Ford Motor Co. and Fiat Chrysler
Automobiles NV last week for investing in the United States and adding
jobs here. Conversely, Trump has called out GM and other carmakers for
producing vehicles in Mexico and has suggested they will pay a “big
border tax” for shipping Mexican-made vehicles to the United States.
"Yeah, if you had...a
pint of butyric acid, I don't care how big the building is, it's closing...And
this stuff is very efficient, it's very very smelly, lasts a
long time a little of it goes a long way."
Just over two years to the day
since two gunmen walked into the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie
Hebdo in Paris and murdered twelve people, we have
learned for certain that any such tolerance is a one-way street.
Students at hundreds of
colleges and universities are being systematically indoctrinated into
the “New Civics” of social justice activism, according to a report
released this past week by the National Association of Scholars.
Bros. circus to close after 146 years
Ellenton, Fla. —
After 146 years, the curtain is coming down on “The Greatest Show on
Earth.” The owner of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
told The Associated Press that the show will close forever in May.
The iconic American spectacle
was felled by a variety of factors, company executives say. Declining
attendance combined with high operating costs, along with changing
public tastes and prolonged battles with animal rights groups all
contributed to its demise.
“There isn’t any one
thing,” said Kenneth Feld, chairman and CEO of Feld Entertainment.
“This has been a very difficult decision for me and for the entire
"The Justice Department
announced today that it has found reasonable cause to believe that the Chicago
Police Department (CPD) engages in a pattern or practice of using force,
including deadly force, in violation of the Fourth Amendment of the
Constitution. In addition, the department also identified
serious concerns about the prevalence of racially discriminatory
conduct by some CPD officers."
make sense to can the general in the middle of an active
deployment," rages D.C. Council Chairman Phil
Mendelson (D) after Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, who heads the D.C.
National Guard and is an integral part of overseeing the
inauguration, has been ordered removed from command effective
Jan. 20, 12:01 p.m., just as Donald Trump is sworn in as president.
Property where the Ford Wixom
Assembly Plant once stood is poised for redevelopment as the owners have
relisted more than 140 acres of the site in what has been one of metro
Detroit's fastest-growing regions.
The Boston-based firm Barrow
Development that bought 240
acres of the industrial site at I-96 and Wixom Road — including
the massive and idled auto plant — for about $7 million in early 2013
has since sold several parcels and is looking to sell the remainder of
what it owns.
It is now marketing
140 undeveloped acres for resale at $75,000 an acre, or $10.5 million,
according to Barrow Development's website. Plus, it has listed an
additional 40-some acres of property covered in concrete slabs for no
Monthly Paper Shredding
The City of Wixom
has arranged for document shredding for Wixom residents at a reduced
cost. Email HERE
Novi's Suburban Collection
Showplace has another expansion in the works, just two and a half years
after completing the last one.Pending city approval, owner Blair Bowman
plans to begin construction after Labor Day on a 200,000-square-foot
addition on the event and exposition center's west side. The addition
will provide flexible event space that can accommodate everything from
the circus to product expos. It will also have more ballroom and
to initial objections, easier-to-obtain weapons permits in Michigan
haven't led to more gun deaths
Before Michigan joined
a growing number of “shall issue” states on July 1, 2001, making it
easier for residents to get concealed pistol permits, opponents feared
and argued it would lead to an increase in gunplay, violence and death.
I hasn't MORE
Let's Not Forget
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