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Detroit’s Journalism King Bill Bonds Dies.

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He was more than a TV news anchor although that’s one of the reasons he reigned number one and regarded as the King of the news here. No he was much more, Bill Bonds was hard-core journalist at its finest. Old school reporting, he wanted the what were and always should be the basic rules of the profession.

The Who, What, When, Where and Why.

He demanded the answers, from those he interviewed and from the reporters on the street working at the station. We all grew up in Detroit watching all three channels 2,4 & 7 and in the end it would always lead back to WXYZ for only one reason, Bill Bonds.

A powerhouse reporter who got down to the grit of a story and there was none better for not letting anyone off the hook until he gained the answers and what was the truth.

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James Hoffa Speech Was Damn Right! And now The Tea Party & their GOP networks are crying.

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Michigan And Jerry Campbell Letting Bob Ficano Take The Heat For Pinnacle Race Course

And it is all BULLSHIT.

WXYZ VIDEO: Wayne County Exec. Ficano responds to audit critical of Pinnacle deal

Detroit Free Press

Audit says Wayne County blew $35.2 million on investment plan

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.

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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.”

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OHIO One Signature Away From VLT’S At Their Race Tracks

Ohio Legislature Passes Racetrack VLT Bill

By Tom LaMarra – BloodHorse
Updated: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 9:53 PM
Posted: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:39 AM

In a flurry of activity June 28 both houses of the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation allowing racetracks to apply for video lottery terminal licenses.

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Churchill Downs Hit By Tornado in Louisville, Ky.

“Anyone who had an empty stall, we put ’em in,” Fires said.

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Sunday Sadness ~ Clarence Clemons of the E-Street Band Dies

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After tying up the series, Detroit Red Wings lose a Heartbreaking 7th Game

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Monday Mourning ~ The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore ~ John Walker Dies at 67.

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CONGRATULATIONS PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA & U.S. TROOPS. TO NEW YORK WITH LOVE, IT IS DONE!!! OSAMA BIN LADEN IS DEAD.

NEW YORK CITY

White House

Ground Zero

New York Times Square

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Southern Tornado’s ~ There are no words to speak…across the South.

That could describe such a helpless feeling that you’re left with after watching something this devastating.

I was absolutely astonished of the size of that Tuscaloosa, AL tornado as I watched the video of it. And how my heart sank knowing how many lives would be lost and torn apart from such devastation. And it should make everyone stop for at least a moment and realize how precious life really is and how it can be taken in just one moment.

I can only express my sadness for all whose lives were affected by these tornado’s that ripped a path of destruction through the entire south.

May God Speed.

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GOP ‘Path to Prosperity’: Cut the throats of Seniors but leave the Rich alone. Want Giant Cuts? Let’s Start With Their Salaries & Their Benefits!

Dubbed the “Path to Prosperity,” the proposal by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis.

CBS/AP) Medicare and Medicaid are on the chopping block in the budget plan put forward today by Republicans in Congress.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee, said the plan for next year’s budget would cut spending and restructure the government-funded health care programs for the elderly and the poor.

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NEHBPA & SUFFOLK DOWNS HAVE REACHED A DEAL.

 

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO FIGHT FOR YOURSELVES!

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Suffolk Downs Wants Signals……. AWE teardrops.

Frankly the song I posted for Monday is a perfect scenario.

Suffolk finally realizing The TRACK Needs It’s Horsemen/Women. About time you did know it.

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Suffering Suffolk Downs now requests permission from NEHBPA to Restore Signals after Maryland joins Fl., Ohio & Oregon HBPAs in Pulling their Signals in Support of Fellow NE Horsemen.

Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association pulled its signal Feb.15, 2011

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In January the NEHBPA pulled the simulcasting signal from the New York Racing Association, and then horsemen in Ohio, Florida, and Oregon withdrew their consent. Now the Maryland horsemen have lent their support so races from Aqueduct, Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Beulah Park, Portland Meadows, and Laurel Park cannot be simulcast at Suffolk. Under Massachusetts law, state residents are also prohibited from betting those tracks through their advance deposit wagering accounts.

Suffolk Asks To Restore Simulcast Signal

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Suffolk Downs Slashes Simulcasting

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More Thoroughbred Signals pulled ~ Oregon Thoroughbred Horsemen have joined Fl. and Ohio HBPA in support of New England T.B. Horsemen

Again WAY To UNITE, Way To Go!

Oregon Horsemen Supporting NEHBPA

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Now we have The Blues over you ~ Gary Moore dies at 58

I was in total shock when the news had come Sunday that Gary Moore had died.

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Florida Horsemen and the Ohio HBPA have pulled their signals in support of the New England Chapter.

WAY TOO UNITE, WAY TO GO!

Contract Stalemate Continues at Suffolk Downs

Updated: Saturday, February 5, 2011 9:02 PM
Posted: Saturday, February 5, 2011 4:45 PM

By Lynne Snierson

While the management of Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen’s and Benevolent Protective Association remain locked in a bitter stalemate over a new contract for live racing in 2011, Florida horsemen and the Ohio HBPA have pulled their signals in support of the New England chapter.

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Detroit’s Thunderous Snowizzardice

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CABLE NEWS! Which Network really gives us the TRUTH!

NONE

The dialog of this scene from Network couldn’t ring more true.

” We’ll tell you any shit you want to hear ” Now that is the TRUTH!

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Horse Power & Heart = Zenyatta ~ Wins 2010 Horse Of The Year

Zenyatta Crowned Horse of the Year

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Sarah Palin’s Hunting Group Speech ~ Just substitute WOMAN for Man in this song.

Palin to speak to hunting group

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Yeah Red Wings!!!!!!!!

Detroit Red Wings & Vancouver Canucks game just concluded. Jiri Hudler for the Wings won it in the shootout with blasting a bullet past Roberto Luongo. Final Score 2-1. This ending Vancouver’s 8 game winning streak and extending the Red Wings wins on the road streak to 8.  Niklas Kronwall actually scored with only 24 seconds of the overtime period but was disallowed when the referee said Todd Bertuzzi interfere with the goalie yet no penalty was called.

No doubt when Hudler’s fiery slap shot blasted into the net.

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Now 8,000 Doves fall dead from Italy’s Skies. What in the hell is really going on here?

This is all insanity. And we must get a answer to what exactly is going on. I don’t want to hear anymore bullshit from the worlds scientists because I don’t think they really don’t know either. But this to me is becoming more and more alarming everyday. When I was little looking at the National Enquirer on supermarket check out lanes would have outrageous bullshit stories. Baby born with three heads and 12 eyeballs. It was all made up crap to make a few bucks.

But these stories are real. They are not science fiction but honest to God reality and truth.

Now Italy: Now It’s Dead Doves Falling From Sky in Italy

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This World is falling apart. Lord I think I’m on my way.

From torrential rains in California across the globe to Australia resulting in mudslides, floods, to blizzards burying the east, tornadoes ripping through the Midwest and South, England coming to a halt also from snow and now ice paralyzing China.

To thousands of birds dropping out of the skies of Arkansas to their deaths and along with them fish? My Lord this is becoming a living nightmare stuck in a real life episode of the Twilight Zone.

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William C. Franks Furniture Store Explosion

I heard that Furniture Store Explode along with so many others.

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Instant Racing in KY. ruled valid by judge.

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New York State of Mind ~ Billy Joel ~ Song of the Day

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Hialeah Park gets Slots

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Maryland now has 2011 Racing Dates

Maryland Has 2011 Dates; Commission OKs Plan

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