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Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming

Started this discussion. Last reply by Wonder Woman 29 minutes ago. 7 Replies

The Ludington City Council meeting of November 28, 2016 offers the perfect example of how our local newspaper covers what actually happens at these meetings.  For surely, their normal representative,…Continue

The Lunatic Fringe Benefits of Ludington Officials

Started this discussion. Last reply by XLFD on Friday. 6 Replies

You may be lucky enough to have a job that offers fringe benefits, whether it is a few paid vacation and sick days, retirement/pension, health insurance, dental insurance, etc.  Those benefits may…Continue

 

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Wonder Woman replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
"I'm just trying to verify if the trees in the city's right-of-way indeed belong to the property owner.  The city plants those trees, trims them, cuts them down if they are diseased, etc.  I'm curious to know if there is some…"
29 minutes ago
XLFD replied to John notdead Streeter's discussion GRPD officer under investigation for decision to ticket assistant prosecutor
"Fully agree.  The officer had the discretion to administer the test, and waived it, but noted in the report that Kuipers had imbibed enough "De Kuyper's" to cloud his judgment.  Unless this is totally atypical of the…"
4 hours ago
XLFD replied to John notdead Streeter's discussion GRPD officer under investigation for decision to ticket assistant prosecutor
" Found a dash cam video.  He does pass the field sobriety tests, and doesn't appear to be too toasted, nor does the officer look as if he is favoring him because of his position, in my opinion."
15 hours ago
XLFD replied to John notdead Streeter's discussion GRPD officer under investigation for decision to ticket assistant prosecutor
"A dash cam video of the field sobriety tests done with Kuiper should be enough to gauge whether the officer acted appropriately, or deferred to do a Breathalyzer because of the official status of Kuiper.  Unfortunately, the GRPD does not have…"
18 hours ago
Willy replied to XLFD's discussion MCC Principal Brad Jacobs: Inferior Job Nets Super Job
"Thanks for that report x. I have never heard or read anything about Focus schools. I have never heard of any news stories regarding this schools Focus designation. Parents should be furious about the lack of communication and lack of concern given…"
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Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
"I have never hauled a single leaf off my property. I have done just as x has suggested. A good mulching mower will make those leaves disappear. It is much easier and faster to mow them then it is to rake and bag them. My lawn is always thick and…"
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion The Lunatic Fringe Benefits of Ludington Officials
"Thanks, Willy, and as always since the inception of the Ludington Torch, my rate of fringe benefits and yours, still remain unchanged at 0.00% even though we provide the necessary public service of overseeing that our public servants are doing the…"
Friday
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
" I recommend mulching/mowing the leaves while they're freshly fallen into your lawn.  I've done this twice over at my parent's house (I till the few leaves at my lakeside house into my small backyard garden) and the…"
Friday
XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
"It is a misdemeanor to block a bicycle lane with a vehicle, but Lakeshore Drive technically has no bike lane, just a shoulder that for all intents and purposes is a dedicated bike lane.  However MCL 257.676b states:  "1) A…"
Friday
Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
"One of my concerns is on streets with bike paths and where there are no sidewalks which causes pedestrians and cyclists to walk/pedal further into the street. This is a real problem on Lake Shore Drive."
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stump replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
"Willy, to my knowledge the only place the city vacuums up leaves on the on the grass is on the ave. all the rest of the streets they use their pay loader with a special bucket attachment which they just push them down the road till it gets full…"
Friday
Willy replied to XLFD's discussion Ludington City Council Meeting 11-28-2016: Whitewashing the Alarming
"It won't be long until fringe benefits exceed salaries. One of my pet peeves is people raking their leaves into the street for pickup instead of leaving them off the road and next to the curb. It is a shame that the Badger's owners want a…"
Thursday
Willy replied to XLFD's discussion The Lunatic Fringe Benefits of Ludington Officials
"That's amazing X. Great job of investigative journalism. This situation shows just what City officials think of the people who pay their salaries. No respect. "
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AQUAMAN replied to XLFD's discussion Cannabis and Castonias
"X, you recommended both of us tone it down that same nite too. You chould probably also republish the exact later statements made by the two "expected to be accountable". There were rebuttals and retractions of the same so-called threats…"
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At 6:12pm on January 28, 2016, Jackie Derrick said…

Thank you for the nice welcome :)

At 3:21pm on November 17, 2015, Barry R. Schrader said…

Do you have an e-mail address that I could use that is more private?

barryschrader@pobox.com

At 7:29pm on October 31, 2015, Barry R. Schrader said…

Perhaps time to “treat” them to a recall election. Oops, no ---------- way past time.

At 8:18pm on October 23, 2015, Nonfiction said…

Thank you and grateful XLFD.

At 8:35pm on September 8, 2015, Inquiring Mind said…
Managing Fugitive Dust by the DEQ.
At 10:21pm on June 14, 2015, Shelby Sowle said…
Who are you? Whats your name?
At 7:36am on May 27, 2015, Jack O'Neil said…

Indeed I am

At 8:26pm on March 23, 2015, Melinda said…

Thanks, but its not much of a "spring" yet.

At 1:34am on March 14, 2015, Judy Carl said…

Thanks for welcoming me. I've been here several times and enjoyed your insightful articles.  Bring it on. The hotter, the better! I LOVE conflict!

At 7:35pm on February 3, 2015, Hometown Girl said…

Thank you for the welcome.  I am looking forward to reading/commenting on interesting information.

 
 
 

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