Tag Archives: John Hieftje

Ypsi/Arbor exit interview: Forest Juziuk

A friend of mine named Forest is going to be leaving his home in Ann Arbor soon, for the west coast. I thought that I’d take the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his decision to go, and ask his thoughts on the arts scene that he’ll be leaving behind. Following are my […]

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Does cutting firefighters lead to more deaths, or not?

AnnArbor.com has an interesting story today about how budget cuts affecting the Ann Arbor Fire Department might be responsible for the increasing number of deaths by fire in the city. Here’s a clip. The president of the Ann Arbor firefighters union told Mayor John Hieftje and the City Council Monday night he believes deep cuts […]

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Primary election results… and killing time with Howard Stern

I’m killing time, listening to old Howard Stern bits, while elections results are being tabulated. For those of you who didn’t grow up in the New York area, here’s the context for Cookie Puss, who figures prominently in the above clip. Update: It looks like Rick Snyder blew away Pete Hoekstra and Mike Cox in […]

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Wake up and vote tomorrow

Tomorrow morning, assuming you’re registered to do so, you’ll be able to wake up and vote in Michigan. Primaries are being held for everything from Governor on down. From what I hear, most polls are open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM. If you don’t know where to vote, or if you’re registered, you can […]

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Watching the Republican primary for Governor

This morning, while at the gym, I saw the following attack ad against Republican candidate for Governor, Pete Hoekstra. I particularly liked the part about that “tax funded abortions” that Hoekstra seems to be in favor of. According to the small print, the ad was “paid for by Michigan Business United.” Furthermore, it says it’s […]

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