Send a Message
to Disappointed With MI

Comments

36

Joined

Dec 4, 2007

Disappointed With MI Profile

Forums Owned

Recent Posts

WZZM Grand Rapids

911 caller thought Grand Rapids sculpture was hanging body

Subject Matter: the thing in dispute; the nature of the cause of action. (Barron's Law Dictionary, 599, Steven H. Gifis, 5th ed. 2003) That is so you have a definition of subject, because you clearly do not know what it means. I was still talking about the statue issue. And you have comprehension issues, as well. I stated in my last sentence that I am unable to disclose the information that I have regarding the situation because it is priviliged. And since you don't seem to understand what "subject " means, I'll give you the definition of privileged information as well. Priviliged communications: communications which occur in a context of legal or other recognized professional confidentiality... (Barron's Law Dictionary, 398, Steven H. Gifis, 5th ed. 2003)  (Dec 8, 2007 | post #23)

WZZM Grand Rapids

Tebow First Sophomore To Win Heisman

Brennan's done some good things this season, you can't deny that. But the WAC is one of the weakest conferences in the country. They will be playing Georgia, a team from the SEC, which is arguably the toughest conference in the country. If Brennan can hang with the Bulldogs, then he might have deserved another look. But something tells me that the game is going to get pretty ugly.  (Dec 8, 2007 | post #2)

WZZM Grand Rapids

911 caller thought Grand Rapids sculpture was hanging body

What should be embarrassing is how you're letting some guy you've never met get you this riled up. You really do upset easily. You should have yourself a nice cup of mint tea and relax for the rest of the evening. There's no need to be so hostile. I know these posts are dominated by people who claim to know this, that, or whatever. But I can promise you that, as a member of the legal community, I have a connection who is involved in the matter first hand. Unfortunately, there are legal issues still pending in the situation and I do not believe that I can ethically discuss them.  (Dec 8, 2007 | post #21)

WZZM Grand Rapids

911 caller thought Grand Rapids sculpture was hanging body

Okay, I read it. Twice. I even wrote it, so I know the material quite well. Not once did I say the situation was "funny." The wonders of typed word, as opposed to spoken, is that people cannot detect subtle nuances in the speaker's tone. And I just read the post again. I still can't find the word "funny." You actually quoted it in one of your posts. If you quote somebody, it means that they said it. My original point is that people in this quiet community tend to react first and think later. And yes, the police were caught in an embarrassing situation with the news cameras rolling. The police also reacted in another way that was not covered by the news, but it may make it there soon enough. Give it time...or ask the person that you know who was there. Maybe they can tell you about it.  (Dec 8, 2007 | post #17)

WZZM Grand Rapids

911 caller thought Grand Rapids sculpture was hanging body

I can't confirm the yellow tape. I thought I saw it on a news video, but I can't find it. However, I never said that they negotiated with the statue. I suggested that they prepared to negotiate. I love it when people read selectively. And I never said that the situation was funny. I don't know where you come from, but funny and embarrassing have different meanings. Look them up. You might learn something. And I'm happy for you that you know someone that was there. It's good to know people. But to pull out the "I know someone who was there" argument is extremely weak. Everyone knows "someone who was there." You shouldn't have to validate your arguments based on who you know or don't know.  (Dec 8, 2007 | post #14)

WZZM Grand Rapids

911 caller thought Grand Rapids sculpture was hanging body

How is sending the permit information to a former police chief NOT an example of poor communication between the agencies? And I think it's all well and good that they checked out the scene. But before they roped off the area and prepared for negotiations, maybe they should have looked at him. It doesn't take much. Just shine a flashlight on him and his bronze luster might be an indication to call it a night. Or maybe the fact that the object did not exibit any signs of motion? It's made from bronze. Bronze, even in the most sophisticated of art pieces, is not a good medium for presenting life-like movements. And if the people of Chicago can figure the situation out when it the piece is sitting atop a 30-story building, why can't the people of GR figure it out when it's on top of a six-story building?  (Dec 8, 2007 | post #12)

WZZM Grand Rapids

911 caller thought Grand Rapids sculpture was hanging body

Except that in this case the city had actual notice that Siggy was going to be hanging from the building. This is a result of poor communication channels between the city's agencies.  (Dec 8, 2007 | post #9)

WZZM Grand Rapids

911 caller thought Grand Rapids sculpture was hanging body

And while you're at it, go downtown and check it out for yourself. It's right across from the Van Andel Arena on the red-brick building that says "Arch Paging." I'm staring at it right now. If you see this thing in person, you will realize how big of a joke this whole situation is.  (Dec 8, 2007 | post #5)

WZZM Grand Rapids

911 caller thought Grand Rapids sculpture was hanging body

Only in Grand Rapids would the simple people of this community be frightened by a bronze statue! This piece hung in Chicago for months on Michigan Avenue. Except there it was on a thirty story building, not a seven story as here. If a brain-dead monkey stared at the thing for two seconds, it would comprehend that it was not a real person. I think the big issue here is that the police department is embarrassed and they're trying to make an issue of it. I would've loved to have seen the PD roping off the area and trying to negotiate with a bronze statue!!! And they should be embarrassed - all of the permits and paperwork to hang the sculpture were legally obtained and filed with the city!  (Dec 8, 2007 | post #4)

WZZM Grand Rapids

Teen hospitalized following fight over blog

What's wrong with kids these days? Here's my perspective. The high birthrates following WWII gave rise to the babyboomer generation. This generation was born into households where daddy had just returned from war and was often indifferent of his children, likely because he couldn't stop reflecting on the horrors that he'd seen. Daddy did not hug them enough. When the boomers reached adolescence in the 1960's, the "if it feels good, do it" attitude was rolling strong. If daddy couldn't make them feel good, drugs could. Soon after was the advent of birth control. These baby boomers sought affection from multitudes of partners. This is the source of our modern day STD problem. After a while, the boomers grew up. They gave up the pipes and promiscuity and entered into positions of authority. From these positions they preached to the younger generations that drugs and sex are bad. Soon the baby boomers had children and the thoughts of daddy not hugging them came back. So instead of parenting their children, they sought to be friends with them. Pretty soon the children have control of the household, have no concept of personal accountability, nor do they have any respect for others. This behavior remains because to punish your child would make the child angry, and thus the baby boomer parent would not be cool anymore. This is what's wrong with kids today.  (Dec 7, 2007 | post #37)

WZZM Grand Rapids

BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Grant pleads guilty to dismemberin...

The death penalty is a proven waste of time. It's supposed to be a deterrent to crime. Most people who commit these terrible crimes are not concerned with the consequences of their actions, whether it's life in prison or a death sentence. The costs are absolutely astronomical to have a death penalty. We are currently being taxed higher and are receiving lower services. We don't need the additional expense in this state. But to answer your question otherwise, the federal court could have charged him with murder and sentenced him to death, right here in downtown G.R. This doesn't happen too often, though.  (Dec 7, 2007 | post #6)

WZZM Grand Rapids

BREAKING NEWS: Stephen Grant pleads guilty to dismemberin...

They let him plead to a lesser murder charge because it saves the court system a ridiculous amount of money and it opens up the docket. The courts are overrun as it is. And this is just a pleading. Just because he plead guilty doesn't mean that he gets a lesser sentence. As for the death penalty, it costs the taxpayers nearly $90,000 per year more for EACH death row inmate than it does to keep somebody incarcerated in the general population. The courts historically treat death penalty cases differently and tend to be more liberal on appeals. In the end, it costs a ridiculous amount of money, and the state doesn't have it to spend.  (Dec 7, 2007 | post #3)

WZZM Grand Rapids

Who is smarter Bush or Miss Teen South Carolina?

Regardless of how you feel about the president's policies, you would have to be a slobbering fool to think that he's a stupid man. I don't care who you are, if you make it to that level of power you did not do so by being an absolute idiot. The president has not made great choices during his tenure. There have been many unpopular presidents. Our current president will likely go down as one of them. But to compare his intelligence to that of Miss Teen SC is a stretch. Especially when the person who started this post cannot type a grammatically coherent sentence. On the same topic, half the people on these posts cannot even write the language and they criticize others for their stupidity! Isn't that ironic?  (Dec 7, 2007 | post #17)

WZZM Grand Rapids

3 Holland teens ordered to pay millions for Saugatuck Dun...

Apparently t-o-w-e-l is a curse word on this stupid server.  (Dec 6, 2007 | post #5)

WZZM Grand Rapids

3 Holland teens ordered to pay millions for Saugatuck Dun...

The only suggestion I have for these kids is to go raise h-ell at all costs and throw yourself into the system. These poor kids will never be able to dig themselves out of this fine. They're 19 years old and they might as well throw in the **** .  (Dec 6, 2007 | post #4)

Q & A with Disappointed With MI

Hometown:

Grand Rapids