First off, what the hell is going on in the City of Brighton? Although I never lived in the city, I've always considered Brighton home, growing up just outside the city.
From the Argus:
One of the sections reads, “It shall be unlawful for a person to engage in a course of conduct or repeatedly commit acts that alarm or seriously annoy another person and that serve no legitimate purpose.”
Another section states, “It shall be unlawful for any person in the city to insult, accost, molest or otherwise annoy, either by word of mouth, sign or motions any person in any public place.”
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? This is why people have no respect for the law nowadays. What in the hell does "annoy" mean? Why is this something that has to be codified into law?
I hope the council repeals this. What scares me the most about it is that the Argus article said that two council members had questions about the wording and still voted for it. That's crazy. These are laws, with penalties we are talking about here, not purchase agreements.
One interesting tidbit.
The ordinance was modeled after one in Royal Oak, where Brighton Police Chief Tom Wightman previously was employed.
Why am I not surprised that Royal Oak was the model for this turkey? Brighton doesn't need to be Royal Oak.
In other news, Chicago and Illinois Politics strikes again. Blagojevich has been arrested for allegedly trying to sell the US Senate seat of Obama that is now vacant. Obama's Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel could be tied into this. Now keep in mind that Blago is innocent till proven guilty. He's not into the league of George Ryan, Mel Reynolds and company yet.
Obama sure isn't qualified for the presidency by resume, but he's a lot more qualified than Caroline Kennedy is for the US Senate? The Democrats love their royality and fancy names. All you have to be is a famous rich leftist.
Granholm unfortunately didn't a spot in Obama's cabinent. Too bad. I was hoping she'd get what then Red Wings GM Jimmy Devellano got in 1991....booted upstairs. Cherry can't be worse.
As far as Hamburg politics goes, I'm staying away from that one except to say same as it ever was.
The big news right now though is the auto industry. Bush approved a loan to the auto industry. I have mixed views about this. I'm not against a loan if it is a loan and not a bailout. I hate handouts. On the same note, Congress rushed through a trillion dollar bailout to the credit markets, overseen by some of the same dumbasses like Chris Dodd and Barney Frank who helped cause the problem in the first place. If those people are bailed out (which I opposed), how can the middle finger be given to the domestic auto industry afterward. At least the auto industry had a lot more jobs in this country.
Now I'm no fan of golden parachutes, but what pisses me off is when CONGRESS, the biggest bunch of failures on the face of the earth, tells ANYBODY what their salary should be. Who the hell is Waxman and that crowd to tell someone that they need to take a $1 salary? If anyone deserves $1 salaries right now, it's Congress, and they still get their "cost of living increases."
I'll try to this updated more frequently again.