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Jordan Haskins (R-MI) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Addicting Info

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s 95th district state House seat, is a felon, who has served time in two states. According to mlive.com, Haskins’ crimes include things such as breaking and entering, trespassing, and destruction of property

But, by Haskins’ own admission, his criminal past, which includes prison time in North Carolina and Michigan, is related to something known as “CRANKING.”

Those familiar with slang terms for drugs may know “crank” as a street name for methamphetamine. But Haskins’ criminal convictions have nothing to do with drugs.

CRANKING is, according to Haskins, a sexual fetish. Haskins has been arrested on several occasions for breaking into vehicles, removing the spark plug wires, and masturbating while CRANKING the engine.

He says he learned of the practice online.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2014/06/28/exfelon-candidate/

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Q: Can’t he get wife, or boyfriend, to make ‘CRANKING’ sounds?

Possibly, VROOM! VROOM!

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June 29, 2014 Posted by | 2014, GOP morons | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rick Jones (R-MI) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Detroit Free Press

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Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, introduced a similar bill last month, but his was more geared at keeping the wages of tipped employees relatively flat, only increasing them a DIME per HOUR from $2.65 to $2.75.

http://www.freep.com/article/20140508/NEWS06/305080207

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PHOTO:

The richest man in the world, John D. Rockefeller.

Rockefeller became well known in his later life for the practice of giving DIMES to ADULTS and nickels to children wherever he went.

Mr. Rockefeller DIED seventy-seven years ago.

 

 

 

May 14, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tea Party Patriot, Charged With Receiving And Distributing Child Pornography

Via: the smoking gun

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The 46-year-old Michigan resident was named today in a federal criminal complaint charging him with distributing and receiving child pornography. Schwanke, pictured above, allegedly used the e-mail account hornypastor@outlook.com to trade hundreds of revolting photos and videos.

When federal agents raided Schwanke’s home in mid-August, he reportedly admitted to “sending, receiving, and viewing child pornography” and said he began looking at illicit images about ten years ago. A subsequent examination of Schwanke’s “hornypastor” account revealed that “almost every email containing child pornography included conversation about child pornography and/or the sexual abuse of children.”

In an e-mail conversation with an undercover cop, Schwanke claimed to have been a pastor for nearly 20 years, adding that he worked with a teen group and “with my pool at my house I find lots of chances to ‘counsel’ the girls.”
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However, Schwanke’s various online accounts do not identify him as a pastor. A LinkedIn page lists him as most recently being employed as an emergency medical services worker. Schwanke is an avid Civil War reenacter and “feminazi” critic who reports that, “I also give talks to school groups about the American Civil War.”

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/tea-party-patriot-busted-for-child-pronography-687543

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December 19, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

1970’s – Image Gallery

Via: National Geographic – Found1

An aerial photograph of farmland in Michigan, June 1979.Photograph by James L. Amos, National Geographic

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See more photos of the 70’s, HERE:

http://natgeofound.tumblr.com/tagged/1970%27s

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October 20, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Moo Cluck Moo

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NOTE: Before you say it can’t work, they plan to open a 2nd brach.

Hopefully, there will be a 3rd, 4th, 5th, . . .

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October 7, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Fast Food joint pays $12 per hour – ‘the way it should be!’

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Via: The Daily Beast

On Thursday I called one of Moo Cluck Moo’s founders and owners, Harry Moorhouse, to find out why he pays what he pays and how he makes it work. Moorhouse, who cops to being in his 60s and has worked in business development for a bunch of corporations, and his partner, Brian Parker, had a simple idea: affordable burgers and chicken sandwiches made out of quality ingredients and pitched to working-class customers. Working with their friend, chef Jimmy Schmidt, who was a columnist for Gannett newspapers, they came up with a brief, basic menu with a slight twist: natural beef, no hormones, sunflower oil for frying. And pay would start at $12 an hour. “I wasn’t tuned in to the whole living-wage movement.” Moorhouse told me. “We just felt that, for a variety of reasons, it was the right thing to do.”

Given the dire employment situation in the Detroit area, Moo Cluck Moo could easily have staffed up paying minimum wage.

But the founders think that, as in many other realms, you get what you pay for when it comes to labor. “What we found is that they are much more tuned in to their jobs,” Moorhouse said of his staff of 12. “They work a lot more efficiently. They take direction pretty easily.” Given raises, he says the average wages at Moo Cluck Moo, where hamburgers start at $3 and chicken sandwiches go for $5, are about $14 per hour.

“Quite frankly, these people work really hard, and a lot of them are really talented—they just haven’t gone to the University of Michigan, for a variety of reasons.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/08/02/a-fast-food-joint-thrives-even-by-paying-12-an-hour.html

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The single outpost doesn’t do breakfast, doesn’t have tables or a drive-through, and completes about 130 to 150 transactions a day. It is on track to notch sales of between $700,000 and $800,000 annually, which is somewhat less than a typical McDonald’s in the area. It’s also profitable. “We’re paying all the bills out of the cash register,” Moorhouse said. The company is looking at a location for a second unit.

Moorhouse says he believes he can turn a profit on low costs and higher wages because he has a different business model than the giants. “We don’t have a corporate overhead, and our CEO isn’t making $50 million a year,” he said.

August 3, 2013 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Candice Miller (R-MI) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

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Via: Raw Story

“I think some kind of false border security number doesn’t really get us anything in terms of maximizing border safety,” the DHS secretary told a House committee last week. “For those who are seeking immigration reform, the suspicion, quite frankly, is that some sort of false border security metric — if you could ever decide on one holy grail — is actually a reason to never get to reform of the underlying system.”

But Miller insisted that the Napolitano was just making excuses for a failure to secure the border.

“IT IS NOT ROCKET SCIENTRY!”  (see photo) she told NPR. “But to just say, ‘well, it’s tough, you know, hard to do, so therefore, we can’t do it’ is  not the correct answer.”

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/16/republican-rep-slams-dhs-over-border-security-this-is-not-rocket-scientry/

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‘So many choices, so little time’

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April 17, 2013 Posted by | GOP morons | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mike Rogers (R-MI) – ‘GOP Moron of the Day’

Via: Think Progress

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said on CNN last night that neither he, nor the Iranians, would consider an attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities an act of war (really?).

“But there’s also other things under that. I’m not saying that’s — that is the right answer. That is an option that I believe is short of war if it is very selective, very targeted, only to the nuclear program. (perhaps, we could call it, ‘shock and awe’)

And we do know, those — that the Iranians believe that there is a whole panoply of options — war and then these targeted strikes they don’t see as — wouldn’t see as an act of war.”

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Read more, HERE:

https://seattle98.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php

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personal thoughts:

1. I think there is no questions, like we would, the Iranians will hit back, hard. They will not only hit Israel and our U.S. bases in the gulf, but they hit and destroy the refinery and shipping facilities in Saudi Arabia.

And you think you pay a lot at the pump now?

Hell, you ain’t seen nothin’!

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2. War With Iran Will ‘Make Iraq And Afghanistan Look Like A Cakewalk’ – Former U.S. Senator from Nebraska, Bob Kerry.

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3. And this MORON is actually the CHAIRMAN of the House Intelligence Committee?

Un-F’n- Believable!

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October 26, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, President Obama | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

John Vashon – Image Gallery

Via: Facie Populi

Boardinghouse in Baraga, Michigan, 1941

aka the ‘Honeymoon Hotel

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John F. Vachon (May 19, 1914 – April 20, 1975) was an American photographer.

He worked as a filing clerk for the Farm Security Administration before Roy Stryker recruited him to join a small group of photographers, including Esther Bubley, Marjory Collins, Mary Post Wolcott, Jack Delano, Arthur Rothstein, Walker Evans, Russell Lee, Gordon Parks, Charlotte Brooks, Carl Mydans, Dorothea Lange and Ben Shahn, who were employed to publicize the conditions of the rural poor in America.

See more photos, HERE:

http://www.faciepopuli.com/tagged/John_Vachon

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John F. Vachon (May 19, 1914 – April 20, 1975) was an American photographer.

He worked as a filing clerk for the Farm Security Administration before Roy Stryker recruited him to join a small group of photographers, including Esther Bubley, Marjory Collins, Mary Post Wolcott, Jack Delano, Arthur Rothstein, Walker Evans, Russell Lee, Gordon Parks, Charlotte Brooks, Carl Mydans, Dorothea Lange and Ben Shahn, who were employed to publicize the conditions of the rural poor in America.

Read more, HERE:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Vachon

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October 25, 2012 Posted by | American photoghaphers | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quotes of the Day”

Via: Buzzfeed

“The word ‘voucher’ was “a poll tested word designed to scare today’s seniors.”

– Paul Ryan – Sept 21, 2012

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“Converting Medicare into defined contribution sort of voucher system.”

Paul Ryan – 2009

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“I would also say to people, look, we are going to you a voucher to get private health insurance to meet you needs.”

Paul Ryan – 2010

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See the videos, HERE:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/paul-ryan-didnt-always-shy-away-from-the-word-vo

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personal thought:

An estimated $6,000 a year voucher you can use to buy private insurance isn’t goin’ to cut it.

I’m not even sure if ANY insurance companies will cover you pre-existing conditions such as diabetes or heart problems.

I think seniors will be totally fk’d with a Romney/Ryan administration.

Protect Social Seurity and Medicare, Re-Elect Obama/Biden!

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October 14, 2012 Posted by | 2012, GOP morons, Paul Ryan, President Obama, Romney | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment