Hoekstra steps up criticism of the Muskegon turtle fence

Full story: WZZM Grand Rapids

Washington DC - U.S. Representative Peter Hoekstra sent Governor Jennifer Granolm a letter today calling the fence to keep turtles from crossing U.S. 31 a "lack of prioritization." The fence is being ...
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#125
Oct 27, 2007
 
Lake Shore driver wrote:
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You must be driving with your eyes closed. Early spring you could see numerous anounts of road kill turtles along the side of the road. I drive this route from Whitehall to Muskegon for 3rd shift and could see the roadkill in the dark. They are a traffic hazzard but I think they could have found a cheaper fence at Home Depot.
From the looks of it, the fence is plenty cheap enough. Someone is going to end up with 200k or more extra cash in their account courtesy of the taxpayer. I wish I could follow the money on this one......

318,000 for 1.8 miles of 4' chain link fence, yeah right....
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#126
Oct 27, 2007
 
But the Michigan voters spoke again.... Could you imagine what shape we would be in if that Nincompoop DeVos was elected.

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#128
Oct 27, 2007
 
Chuckie wrote:
But the Michigan voters spoke again.... Could you imagine what shape we would be in if that Nincompoop DeVos was elected.
He could not have possibly messed things up as much as socialist Granholm has.
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#129
Oct 28, 2007
 
Save the Turtles!!!!
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#130
Oct 29, 2007
 
I Suppose you pay for your medical expenses out of pocket and your just another one of the SO CALLED God fearing republicans who claim to be God fearing, but could care less about the poor. I reality what it comes down to is your love for the ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR Hundreds of thousands of Michigan citizens with children have lost their jobs because of Bush allowed out sorcing and now have no insurance for their Children. I Have my insurance through work,but thousands of others are less fortunate.
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#131
Oct 29, 2007
 
Rick wrote:
I Suppose you pay for your medical expenses out of pocket and your just another one of the SO CALLED God fearing republicans who claim to be God fearing, but could care less about the poor. I reality what it comes down to is your love for the ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR Hundreds of thousands of Michigan citizens with children have lost their jobs because of Bush allowed out sorcing and now have no insurance for their Children. I Have my insurance through work,but thousands of others are less fortunate.
What in the world does that have to do with turtles?
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#132
Oct 29, 2007
 
Chuckie wrote:
Annie u scuck -mean bitccc
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Yes, another example of what real intelligent people do when they have nothing worthy to add, they resort to name calling and personal attacks.
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#133
Oct 29, 2007
 
When the almighty dollar becomes so important that we will destroy life for it we are in a sad situation. Today the turtles, tomorrow man.
Hoekstra is a typical "Don't Care Republican".
Try making Michigan a little better Pete, work on something that will make a difference.
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#134
Oct 29, 2007
 
Can the turtles help build it? They will get it done faster than anyone awarded the contract to do it.
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#135
Oct 30, 2007
 
Here are a few more examples of your tax dollars at work.

http://www.topix.com/forum/topstories/TFOJ4SP...
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#136
Oct 30, 2007
 
Chuckie wrote:
Annie u scuck -mean bitccc
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Not mean, just truthful. This post was not directed at you anyway, so why do you care? Oh, BTW, bitch is spelled "BITCH"
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#137
Oct 30, 2007
 
Fed up wrote:
Can the turtles help build it? They will get it done faster than anyone awarded the contract to do it.
Good one - they are probably the minority contractor that is receiving over $300,000 to build two miles of fence.(Bonus points that gives them the lowest bid - wink wink).

“Keeping my fingers crossed ...”

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#138
Oct 31, 2007
 
Bob wrote:
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Yes, another example of what real intelligent people do when they have nothing worthy to add, they resort to name calling and personal attacks.
Not only that, but he can't spell!
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#139
Oct 31, 2007
 
We should have a turtle hunt in Muskegon County to thin the herd and generate the revenue for the state. Soup is good!
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#140
Oct 31, 2007
 
See the cool video of stuckmojomedia.com
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#141
Oct 31, 2007
 
Margene Kruger wrote:
$318,000.00 is a very small amount of money to pay in order to save one life possible more, that might be saved by the turtle fence, everyone needs to look at the safety of the drivers of this area and take this into account before they criticzing the state in spending this kind of money.
Are you kidding me! I have driven that stretch of road for more than 15 years and I don't think I have ever seen a dead turtle. How can we continue to have BUDGET problems and press releases talking about government shut down but yet we can put up a $318,000 fence for turtles.

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