Michigan Plane Splits in Half Trying to Take Off

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A Michigan based cargo plane split in half as it tried to take off in Belgium Sunday.

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cdc

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May 25, 2008
 
lol that funny the michigan economy
durr

Farmington, MI

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May 26, 2008
 
no no no the economy went down the drain when Granholm was elected and took a dump with Hundred Dollar bills
no drama

Holland, MI

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May 26, 2008
 
MICHIGAN PLANE SPLITS IN HALF ?
looks to me like the BROKE in two half's, dint split down the middle.
these drama queen "jouranist"...
Mama-Sita

Greenville, MI

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May 26, 2008
 
no drama wrote:
MICHIGAN PLANE SPLITS IN HALF ?
looks to me like the BROKE in two half's, dint split down the middle.
these drama queen "jouranist"...
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What's the big difference between "splits" and "broke"? And what the heck's a "jouranist"?
TDJensen

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May 26, 2008
 
durr wrote:
no no no the economy went down the drain when Granholm was elected and took a dump with Hundred Dollar bills
How quickly we forget the state of economy of Michigan that was handed to Gov Jenny. Apparently, once Engler left office he was no longer responsible for the years of decay.

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May 26, 2008
 
TDJensen wrote:
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How quickly we forget the state of economy of Michigan that was handed to Gov Jenny. Apparently, once Engler left office he was no longer responsible for the years of decay.
And Jenny has had 5 years to do something with it and has done nothing but make it worse. She has raised taxes every chance she gets. She refuses to sign measures to get a grip on welfare. She does everything the exact OPPOSITE of what she has always promised in her campagnes. Wait.. except being blown away. I think we are all about blown out of the state.

How many more years are you going to blame Engler for something he hasn't had any control of for 5 years? How many more years is Engler going to be blames for Jenny's incompetence?

Since: Aug 07

Greater Grand Rapids

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May 26, 2008
 
neecer wrote:
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And Jenny has had 5 years to do something with it and has done nothing but make it worse. She has raised taxes every chance she gets. She refuses to sign measures to get a grip on welfare. She does everything the exact OPPOSITE of what she has always promised in her campagnes. Wait.. except being blown away. I think we are all about blown out of the state.
How many more years are you going to blame Engler for something he hasn't had any control of for 5 years? How many more years is Engler going to be blames for Jenny's incompetence?
Mary Poppins!
If I take my umbrella I can be blown to Kentucky, it will be cheaper than the gas it costs to drive there.

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Since: Jan 08

Coopersville

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May 26, 2008
 
Didn't Granholm tell us all to just give her 4 years and she will prove to us what she can do to better this state....????? Still waiting..........

Since: Oct 07

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May 26, 2008
 
TDJensen wrote:
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How quickly we forget the state of economy of Michigan that was handed to Gov Jenny. Apparently, once Engler left office he was no longer responsible for the years of decay.
Educate yourself, you ignorant liberal, seriously!

Source: http://www.mackinac.org/article.aspx...

For his achievement of a balanced budget without tax hikes, Governor Engler earns our highest marks. In a year when some 30 states legislated a record $17 billion in new taxes, Governor Engler opted instead to reduce spending. That, plus the Governor's pursuit of a ballot initiative to cut property taxes coming on top of a legislated property tax "freeze" shows that so far, he is not content to simply stop the growth of government in Michigan. He wants to reverse it a long overdue objective we sincerely hope he doesn't abandon.
Andrew

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May 26, 2008
 
just out of curiosity, what does this plane breaking in half have to do with the governor, although i agree she does suck at her job, but i dont see the relevance to this here topic.
pmi

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May 27, 2008
 
It's not like they have never broke anything in half before.

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May 27, 2008
 
If I flew, I'd be a little more nervous flying now than ever before. I don't fly. One one my "irrational fears" was that the plane might split in two. Hmm..
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May 27, 2008
 
Perhaps I'm mistaken, but isn't the legislature responsible for passing legislation that raises taxes rather than the governor? As governor, she can sign or not sign that proposed legislation, but it is your Michigan sentors and representatives who pass the legislation calling for higher taxes. Seems there is plenty more blame to go around...
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And Jenny has had 5 years to do something with it and has done nothing but make it worse. She has raised taxes every chance she gets.

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May 27, 2008
 
Andrew wrote:
just out of curiosity, what does this plane breaking in half have to do with the governor, although i agree she does suck at her job, but i dont see the relevance to this here topic.
I too am not a Granholm supporter but I have to say some of these people on here are just plain pathetic. A broken record that keeps repeating the same, sorry, tired, old, un-informed prattle.

They actually look for ways to work it into stories that have NO connection whatsoever to politics.

I may spend more time here than I should but at least my life is full enough that I understand when I am wasting my time. If I had nothing else better to do than stare at my keyboard waiting for a chance to type 'liberal' or 'Granholm' into every post I came across I am quite sure I would put a gun in my mouth and end my rueful existance.

What a waste of electricity.
Kentwood Parent

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May 27, 2008
 
neecer wrote:
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And Jenny has had 5 years to do something with it and has done nothing but make it worse. She has raised taxes every chance she gets. She refuses to sign measures to get a grip on welfare. She does everything the exact OPPOSITE of what she has always promised in her campagnes. Wait.. except being blown away. I think we are all about blown out of the state.
How many more years are you going to blame Engler for something he hasn't had any control of for 5 years? How many more years is Engler going to be blames for Jenny's incompetence?
AMEN!!!! I couldn't believe she was re-elected after going back on her campaign promises the first time around. What is wrong with us????

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Grand Haven, MI

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#19
May 27, 2008
 
DA, you think it might have been just a little too loaded?
God Bless America.

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Grand Haven, MI

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May 27, 2008
 
neecer wrote:
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And Jenny has had 5 years to do something with it and has done nothing but make it worse. She has raised taxes every chance she gets. She refuses to sign measures to get a grip on welfare. She does everything the exact OPPOSITE of what she has always promised in her campagnes. Wait.. except being blown away. I think we are all about blown out of the state.
How many more years are you going to blame Engler for something he hasn't had any control of for 5 years? How many more years is Engler going to be blames for Jenny's incompetence?
I agree with you 100 percent, now with it almost being a certainty, we will have a Democratic President for the next four years at least, the Democrats will continue to blame the Bush administration for our problems the next twelve years, just wait and see. Oh before I close, you just watch and see if you do not see a Obama & Clinton ticket. It would be unbeatable with all that money and liberalism.
God Bless America.

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May 27, 2008
 
Say what wrote:
Perhaps I'm mistaken, but isn't the legislature responsible for passing legislation that raises taxes rather than the governor? As governor, she can sign or not sign that proposed legislation, but it is your Michigan sentors and representatives who pass the legislation calling for higher taxes. Seems there is plenty more blame to go around...
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Which also means that Jenny got to say what was and wasn't in the budget as she has veto power. Don't you remember her stating she would veto every budget that came to her desk without a tax increase? Don't you remember the different tries the senate and house tried before they could finally agree to something along the lines of what Jenny 'wanted'?? I remember watching her in repeated interivews on TV stating she would work with the House and Senate for a balanced budget, and then not a WEEK later state she would veto every budget that hit her desk that did NOT have a tax increase in it.

How about the fact that she said if the gov't shut down becuase of the budget, it would not be essential services. And yet the first thing she went after was the SOC and the State police. She even had the gall to try to block them for going completely VOLUNTARY to make sure we were safe on the roads when she ordered them not to work because of the budget.

Yes, the Senate and House have to pass the budget and then send it on the the Governor to be signed. BUT, the Gov can choose to veto said budget because of something they don't like. Jenny's was tax increases. She has also veto'd putting limits on the amount of time you can be on welfare. She has veto'd making welfare recipients submit to drug testing. The first thing she threatens to cut in a new budget is school funding.

Yes, there were plenty of things that Engler made a mess off, but this budget and tax increase is all on Jenny. She didn't have to sign it - but she refused to sign a bill without an increase, even though she didn't learn from the tax increases she put into place earlier in her term.
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May 28, 2008
 
neecer wrote:
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Which also means that Jenny got to say what was and wasn't in the budget as she has veto power. Don't you remember her stating she would veto every budget that came to her desk without a tax increase? Don't you remember the different tries the senate and house tried before they could finally agree to something along the lines of what Jenny 'wanted'?? I remember watching her in repeated interivews on TV stating she would work with the House and Senate for a balanced budget, and then not a WEEK later state she would veto every budget that hit her desk that did NOT have a tax increase in it.
How about the fact that she said if the gov't shut down becuase of the budget, it would not be essential services. And yet the first thing she went after was the SOC and the State police. She even had the gall to try to block them for going completely VOLUNTARY to make sure we were safe on the roads when she ordered them not to work because of the budget.
Yes, the Senate and House have to pass the budget and then send it on the the Governor to be signed. BUT, the Gov can choose to veto said budget because of something they don't like. Jenny's was tax increases. She has also veto'd putting limits on the amount of time you can be on welfare. She has veto'd making welfare recipients submit to drug testing. The first thing she threatens to cut in a new budget is school funding.
Yes, there were plenty of things that Engler made a mess off, but this budget and tax increase is all on Jenny. She didn't have to sign it - but she refused to sign a bill without an increase, even though she didn't learn from the tax increases she put into place earlier in her term.
I also remember both times she ran her promise that education was First and she would not cut education funding. Hmmmmm

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