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Herb Helzer June 05, 2014 at 04:15 PM
WRONG! His campaign got the signatures -- turning in 2,000 names of REAL voters who had physicallyRead Mores igned a petition sheet.* The issue was with some of the volunteers who had taken the petition sheets and spoken to those voters. When it was found that these young people had not yet registered to vote, every signature sheet they had signed off on was declared invalid -- temporarily putting Rep. Conyers below the 1,000 minimum. The Conyers campaign sued, and the old state law requiring that signature GATHERERS had to be registered voters was declared unconstitutional. So his name is back on the ballot in the 13th District primary. It's important to note that Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and Republican Attorney General Bill Schuette both ACCEPTED the judge's ruling, and have not appealed. * This is what makes the Conyers case different than the scandal in 2012 that brought down former Rep. Thaddeus McCotter. McCotter and his people didn't even TRY to collect real signatures, choosing instead to use forgery and photocopies to try and game the process. When he got caught, McCotter initially blustered, but soon had resigned from Congress altogether.
Herb Helzer June 05, 2014 at 04:16 PM
It's important to say this again: Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson and RepublicanRead MoreAttorney General Bill Schuette both ACCEPTED the judge's ruling, and have not appealed. Which kinda pulls the stuffing out of your strawman.
Dale Behler June 05, 2014 at 05:46 PM
I still say Conyers is too old and senile to do the job. Detroiters deserve adequateRead Morerepresentation in Washington, even if it has to be another Democrat (no other party has a chance in Detroit). Conyers runs on his name only, and is a poster child for the need for reasonable term limits in Congress. This is just more of the type of Democrat incompetence and stagnant leadership that has gone on for years in Detroit, and it ended up in the current bankruptcy mess. Now the rest of the citizens of the state, especially in Wayne County, are required to bail them out. Detroit's citizens need fresh new blood to represent them in Washington. I do not buy off on the judge's excuse for allowing him on the ballot.....an "honest mistake" is no excuse for not following the law for the rest of us, only for the select governing elite.
Canton Guy April 28, 2014 at 08:58 AM
The program is still named, "TAG?" Does it still mean "Talented and Gifted?"
TAASMAN April 28, 2014 at 09:33 AM
Srini, both are excellent examples of what works for our community. At the end of the day you need Read Moreto decide if your child is learning from either one. How does he/she learn, how does he/she interact with others, are clubs and extracurricular activities important. The TAG program and the Charter Schools each bring about a different approach and each one offers something the other does not. The reason I don't give concrete examples is because when ever one says anything on the patch, they tend to be bullied and told they are wrong. So at the end of the day, when you see so many Charter Schools opening in Canton, and the TAG system working in the PC district, then it must tell you that either one will be worth your child's time.
micheal April 29, 2014 at 08:11 AM
I would recommend the TAG program over any charter school. As someone who has experience in both,Read MoreI would say that it is not even close. I don't know if the charter school even offers a better classroom than any school in PCCS let alone the TAG program.
Brad Jensen April 16, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Really? I got a notification from the city on March 12, 14, and 16th. You can opt in for City ofRead MoreP lymouth notification at: http://mi-plymouth.civicplus.com/list.asp?mode=del Although I didn't try to drive on Sunday during the race, the notification said to "use caution" and "obey race marshals". Not sure why you felt "stuck". I believe that "anyone else making money off of these Sunday races" would be a lot of local business owners who pay taxes to the city. I think that events like these are what makes Plymouth special and it is worth a little inconvenience upon occasion.
Lisa Howard April 17, 2014 at 07:10 AM
I have moved on from this, but we were truly stuck in our driveway for 3 hours with a steady stream Read Moreof runners down our street. I love the runs, love the festivals, love when others come to my town. But according to the race organizers (Kona) every race happens to come thru and go down my street. He was VERY nice and we had a good conversation but agreed that the race route should be varied. From 7:45-10:45 on Sunday (always the race day) there were 3 types (a walk, 2K and 5K?) and we can't even back out of the driveway because we would run over people. Don't tell me to move, like the other lady on here :) I am only looking for a break. I can't imagine that anyone would not care about going to church service or to work on Sunday. I have talked to Wes Graff, too, and hope that for the next run, they consider a shorter closure of any one street (one hour is fine) or a varied route.
Luther's Fan March 12, 2014 at 01:53 PM
Should read more like "qualified candidates must be able to put up with completelyRead Moreundiscipline d brats, tolerate swearing and occasionally being hit with flying objects, and ignore unethical/immoral behavior in the back of the bus." Helmet and bullet proof vest provided at drivers expense.
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