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.
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.
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 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.
“Anyone who had an empty stall, we put ’em in,” Fires said.
NEW YORK CITY
New York Times Square
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.
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.
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO FIGHT FOR YOURSELVES!
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.
Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association pulled its signal Feb.15, 2011
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
I was in total shock when the news had come Sunday that Gary Moore had died.
WAY TOO UNITE, WAY TO GO!
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
I heard that Furniture Store Explode along with so many others.