Category Archives: Michigan News
The GREAT reporting by Detroit News sources on both the newspaper and flip side TV.
5W’s and 1H is the Basis of any journalism. At least it used to be. Otherwise the REPORT you are given leaves giant holes to the story your attempting to report on. And if you’re not going to give ALL the details then don’t give us any. Because it is very irritating.
It’s very simple: Who, What, Why, When, Where & How.
Talk about SHODDY REPORTING.
This station has been on some rampage concerning executive director Robert Ficano for months now. Last week on July 27th Mary Conway’s entire story was how Bob Ficano threw away $35 Million on Pinnacle Race Course.
And all I’m addressing is stories they are doing on Pinnacle and nothing else. But again on Wednesday’s 6:00PM news cast they managed to again drag Pinnacle into another one of their stories over the hiring of another Wayne County official for the airport. Video in the backdrop of Pinnacle with our horsemen and horses.
How in the hell do you take a story about an individual you don’t feel has the experience for the position they’ve been hired to do at the airport and somehow within that story bring up the race track again.
Same rant on both of these stories within 10 days of each other. Pinnacle failed to produce the number of jobs expected.
Look WXYZ if you want the heads of Ficano and any other appointee for a position within Wayne County that’s one thing, but if you want to start talking a bunch of untrue bunk about Pinnacle’s failure to do this or that. Then damn it let’s talk about why Pinnacle was unable to fulfill these job expectations fairly and with truth.
You want to talk Horse Racing Industry let’s get down to it.
And it is all BULLSHIT.
Detroit Free Press
Both the Newspaper and flip side on WXYZ are making Bob Ficano out some devious schemer when he’s anything but. Let’s get something straight here on both of these news media outlets including the Free Press quoting some off the wall right-wing source ( Mackinac Center for Public Policy, Michigan Capitol Confidential ) that Michael LaFaive of the Mackinac Center is apart of. I addressed these group long ago when nothing but bashings of this Race Track were constantly being bombarded on.
Yet The Michigan Capitol Confidential eventually came out with was a very accurate article WHY Pinnacle never had a chance from the beginning.
‘Schizophrenic’ State Planning.
The state of Michigan and Wayne County showered millions upon millions of tax dollars on the Pinnacle Race Course in Huron Township in 2008. The track was seen as the start of a tourist attraction that would draw fans from surrounding states and Canada, create thousands of jobs and generate millions in state revenue.
Yet state legislators and state government roadblocks were damaging the very project they were pumping millions of dollars of incentives into, leading to what one expert called a “schizophrenic behavior.”
Metro Detroit was pounded again Monday with a violent line of thunderstorms with 60-70 MPH winds. Wayne County – Canton, Garden City & Dearborn were the hardest hit.
Mayor Dave Bing is an IDIOT… PERIOD.
Detroit is so scrapped for money they want to take it out on those who they look to come and spend their money here. Visitors
Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge Jon Hulsing in Grand Haven, MI Should Be Thrown From The Bench. Dennis Finkler who murdered two Horses by Slashing their Throats Is Sentenced to only a 60 Day Tether.
GRAND HAVEN, MI (WHTC News) – Sentencing was this morning for Dennis Finkler, a 47-year-old Conklin man who pleaded no contest to animal torture and killing charges, along with a count of malicious destruction of property. He will be electronically tethered for 60 days; was placed on 24 months of probational, ordered to pay nearly 21 thousand dollars in restitution and fines, and instructed to serve 200 hours of community service. Finkler could have received up to five years in prison from Ottawa County Circuit Court Judge Jon Hulsing for his alleged February attack of horses owned by his wife and a Jamestown Township stable owner in an apparently jealous rage over a perceived romantic affair.
Judge Jon Hulsing
This song applies everywhere today. It’s Flooding Everywhere right now.
Friday May 27, 2011
SE Michigan Counties Under Flood Warnings
This is an Update of this story that took place in February. Details on above link.
Today in court Finkler pleaded no contest which as far as I’m concerned is a legal way of not admitting guilt nevertheless the plead is exactly that.
Finkler slashed the throats of a Quarter Horse and a 6-year-old Palomino named “Gambler,” police said.
In 2009 Michigan Governor Granholm after 75 years threw Horse Racing here to the wolves. Citing this reason the ORC was being dissolved: NO MORE FUNDING available.
Well it would seem now Michigan has a surplus of $429,000,000.00 and doesn’t know what to do with it. And everybody and their cousin is after it. Wasn’t the Lottery designed to fund the schools? Then why aren’t they?
Since 1933 there was an Industry that at one time generated over $400 Million per year to this State and it was HORSE RACING.
WWJ-95am reported that the Casino Won’t Have To Be Ran Under MGCB Casino Rules.
Herb Strather who has a criminal past is behind this so-called Charity Casino at the St. Regis at 3071 West Grand Boulevard that had it’s grand opening Thursday evening April 14, 2011.
Categories Gaming, horse racing
Meetings Agriculture 4/13/2011
Gaming; horse racing; gaming control board; require representation of equine industry interests. Amends sec. 4 of 1996 IL 1 (MCL 432.204).
The following bill formatting applies to the 2011-2012 session:
- New language in an amendatory bill will be shown in BOLD AND UPPERCASE.
- Language to be removed will be stricken.
- Amendments made by the House will be blue with square brackets, such as: [House amended text].
So what is House Bill 4151 ( 2011 ) ?
Essentially requiring 1 of the 5 members of the MGCB to be a A Representative of the Equine Industry.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s inaugural speech. “and not leave some behind” Does this include The Michigan Horse Racing Industry?
Wednesday evening was Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s first address to the state.
I want to focus on specific key points of his inaugural speech on Jan. 1st, and I want to show clear cut statistics how much more the horse racing Industry can contribute to the State of Michigan.
I heard that Furniture Store Explode along with so many others.
June Justice is a Drama Queen and where were all these friends from vigil before this 14 year old killed herself?
Something is not right with this whole story.
Sault St. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians seek Federal status in Huron Township/Pinnacle Race Course
Article published at MonroeNews.com on Nov 6, 2010
Indian tribe seeks federal status in Huron Township
Monday the Detroit News came out with three articles on Greektown all written by Jaclyn Trop.