Michigan 'Right To Work:' GOP Lawmakers Against Controversial Bill Speak Out (Huffington post)
WASHINGTON -- Michigan is set to become the 24th state with a so-called right
to work law, with Gov. Rick Snyder (R) poised to sign the controversial bill
on Tuesday. The bill has been fast-tracked by the Republican-controlled state
legislature, with the aim of getting it enacted by the end of the year.
Every Democrat in the Michigan House and Senate voted against the bill on
Thursday. Four Republican state senators and six Republican state
representatives broke with their party and sided with Democrats, citing the
way their party expedited the legislation and the effect it would have on
labor relations in the state.
"My district has a lot of support for unions," explained state Rep. Ed McBroom
(R-Vulcan), a Tea Party member and one of the "no" votes. "I had employers
even calling me saying they're satisfied with the relationships they have with
unions in our area, and they said they didn't want this either. I think that
there's room for some very serious reforms with union policy in our state, but
I don't think it was necessary to go to this length."
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NYC Artist Satirizes Law Enforcement Drone Program; Gets Book Thrown At Him By NYPD (Techdirt)
If there's one thing authority figures hate, it's anything that goes counter
to the narrative and/or puts their pet projects in an unfavorable light. A New
York City artist is learning this the hard way after he and some friends took
aim at the police department's drone program, plastering the city with
satirical ads touting the "safety" provided by the new eyes in the sky.
> _On September 16, 29-year-old "Essam" and a group of friends blanketed lower
Manhattan with posters designed to look like official New York Police
Department signage. "Drones: Protection When You Least Expect It," read the
slogan below simple ideograms of families running from unmanned aerial
vehicles. Essam and his team disguised themselves as employees of the outdoor
advertising firm Van Wagner, which manages the advertising space on bus
stations and kiosks throughout the city. All told, they swapped out about 100
_"We see this trend throughout history of military technology always coming to
the civilian world," the Army veteran told Animal New York. He says his goal
is for the conversation about domestic police use of drones "to reach a
mainstream level where we are talking about this at the ...
Son of thug Democrat Rep. Jim Moran pleads guilty to assaulting girlfriend (Michelle Malkin)
The rotten apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Patrick Moran, son of
corruptocrat Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), last made headlines when investigative
journalist James O'Keefe caught him on tape in a voter fraud/forgery scam.
He's in the news again today…for his guilty plea on assault charges involving
Left-wing Washington City Paper has the scoop:
> Moran and his girlfriend were fighting outside 14th St. bar The Getaway
around 1:23 a.m. on Dec. 1, according to a police report, over Moran talking
to another woman at the bar. Suddenly, Moran allegedly slammed his
girlfriend's head into the bar's metal trash can cage.
> After the attack, police described Moran's girlfriend as "bleeding heavily
from her nose and also observed that her nose and right eye were extremely
swollen." One of the ambulance technicians who transported her to Howard
University Hospital told police that Moran appeared to have broken her nose
and given her a skull fracture under her right eye.
He got a slap on the wrist: Probation.
Papa must be proud.
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Jim Moran, racist pig
by Michelle Malkin
Congressman Jim Moran is an old white Democrat from Virginia who thinks he ...
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VIBE Q: The Game - God Blessed A Gangsta (Vibe)
### Things just ain’t the same for the aggressive content brigade. But Game’s
impact on West Coast hip-hop is solid. Once the new kid on the Left Coast
block, the Compton native is now an elder statesman from which upstarts like
Kendrick Lamar can learn. With arguably his best material cued up, the
spiritual O.G. reviews the good, bad and inbetween of his career
**Words:** John Kennedy (@youngJFK)
**Photography:** Johnathan Mannion
**When Jayceon Taylor was** ambushed in his Compton, Calif., stash house, back
in 2001, and punctured by five bullets from a .45 Glock, the soon-to-be
rapper’s life literally flashed before his eyes. Eleven years later, after
selling more than 7 million records and reviving a dormant L.A. rap scene as
the Game, the MC once again feels his existence is in danger. Amidst the hell-
raising fury of October’s Hurricane Sandy, his plane suffered a precarious
descent into Atlanta. “No exaggeration, we almost died on the landing, bro,”
recalls the 33-year-old spitter, once known as Hurricane Game, of today’s
flight touchdown. “When the wheels touched the ground the plane jumped back
into the air because it was unstable. It’s scary out here, no exaggeration.”