Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Northern Michigan News and Eastern UP Humor

  • Turning the state around an elusive goal
  • By Cathy Landry, News Editor · Posted: Wednesday, January 30, 2008 12:07 AM EST
  • GAYLORD — The state legislators who met with Northern Michigan home builders association members said that in order to move the state’s economy forward, everyone needs to get involved.
  • During the “Region I Housing Industry Summit,” sponsored by the Michigan Association of Home Builders Monday at the University Center in Gaylord, Rep. Kevin Elsenheimer, R-Bellaire, Rep. Tom Casperson, R-Escanaba, and Gary McDowell, D-Rudyard, were asked if people were pulling together to make changes to get Michigan’s economy moving in the right direction again.
  • Casperson said that he has found the public debate conspicuously absent much of the time on many issues. He used the example during the budget process last fall when it came to school funding.
  • “People didn’t really engage except for school teachers and superintendents,” he said, “The average guy didn’t really call.”
  • He added that he believes that participation is key to moving Michigan forward. “I’m more and more convinced that people need to get involved,” he commented. “In the political process, we are bidding for support. You need to let your voice be heard to make changes.” [more here]

I just thought I would add a bit of humor. Check out how Gary McDowell looks like the PC guy in the "Mac vs. PC."

Gary McDowell

1 comment:

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And in Detroit, Mayor Kilpatrick apologized to his wife and to the city for not being able to keep his pants zipped up, but made not mention of the fact that his indiscretion and subsequent firing of police officers who might have investigated the affair cost the city 9 million dollars. . .
and in Flint, the Mayor laid off all the code enforcers, so there is nobody to call about vacant lots for of garbage. . .sigh