Category Archives: History

There used to be four times as many grocery stores in Ypsilanti as restaurants

Remember how I was telling you a few days ago that I’d gotten my hands on a 1933 Ypsilanti phone book? Well, here’s a little something that I thought you might find of interest. Back in ’33, there were roughly four times as many grocery stores in Ypsilanti as restaurants. Granted, the shops in question […]

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“Never forget Bowling Green”

Kellyanne Conway has an almost impossible job to do. She’s got an unconstitutional Muslim ban to defend, and, as it turns out, the last big mass shooting we had – the one the administration had been using to demonstrate how critical it is that we keep people from certain Muslim countries out of the United […]

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Reince Priebus, asked why Trump didn’t explicitly mention the Jews in his International Holocaust Remembrance Day comments, says he wishes they could “wipe (the Holocaust) off the history books”

On Meet the Press this morning, quite a bit of time was given to the fact that the White House had put out a statement yesterday, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, that did not reference either anti-Semitism or the fact that some 6 million Jews died at the hands of the Nazis, choosing instead to […]

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Building a real “truther” movement… We need an army

I know I should be posting about the fact that the entire Environmental Protection Agency was essentially put on ice this morning, or that Trump just hinted about the possibility of martial law in Chicago, or that the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipeline projects have been brought back to life by executive […]

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If all goes well, in a few days, I’ll be meeting a man whose father built the secret tunnels beneath Harry Bennett’s castle on the Huron River

Every now and again, as I’ve written about him a few times in the past, I get an odd call about infamous Ford enforcer Harry Bennett, who built a fortress not far from here in 1930 to protect him from his many enemies. Not too long ago, as you might recall, a man contacted me […]

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