Tag Archives: cost of living

Detroit gets the Daily Show treatment, looks stupid for shutting off water to the poor while keeping it flowing to non-bill-paying golf courses and professional sports franchises

Earlier this year, as I’m sure you’ll all remember, a decision was made by the powers-that-be in Detroit to terminate water service at several thousand residences. This, we were told, was absolutely necessary, given the fact that the City was insolvent, and could no longer afford to provide services, even critical ones, to those who […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Terri and Meghan Eagen-Torkko

Continuing our Ypsi-Arbor expat interview series, today we’re talking with Terri and Meghan Eagen-Torkko, who recently made the decision to leave Ypsilanti for Seattle. MARK: Before we get started, could each of you please state your full name, country of origin, and favorite childhood television program? TERRI: Terri Eagen-Torkko, Wisconsin, Saturday Night Live from the […]

Posted in Ann Arbor, Civil Liberties, Michigan, Special Projects, Uncategorized, Ypsilanti | Also tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 17 Comments

Comparing teachers to the Wall Street dickwads who almost brought our country down

As someone mentioned yesterday in the comments section, Jon Stewart had a great piece the other night on the hypocrisy of the right wing pundits who, just a month ago were talking about how families making over $250,000 a year were just barely scraping by, and now claim that teachers, who make a fraction of […]

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