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Grand Rapids, MI

Six people arrested in Grand Rapids on immigration suspic...

I just got back from Arizona & boy are things ever heating up there! Both sides back and forth...a constant media rant. More checkpoints along the Interstates & back roads, as it should be, however miles and miles and MILES of unsecured border. A shame. Kudos to those who "stand up" for this Country & work towards what some would think to be a hardcore stance. Illegal means ONE thing...Illegal. I would like to hear a half way sane approach from the opposition. Have yet to hear one.  (May 21, 2010 | post #6)

Grand Rapids, MI

Immigration - Grand Rapids, MI

Interesting email received today... You have two families: "Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal." Both families have two parents, two children and live in California. Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per hour, with taxes deducted. Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number and gets paid $15.00 cash per hour, "under the table." *Ready? Now pay attention ...* Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours = $1000.00 per week or $52,000.00 per year. Now take minimum 30% away for state and federal tax and Joe Legal now has $31,231.00. Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours = $600.00 per week or $31,200.00 per year. Jose Illegal pays NO state or federal taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.00. Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600.00 per month or $7,200.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $24,031.00. Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00. Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500.00 per month for food or $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.00. Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamp and welfare, due to his "anchor children" that were born in the US . Jose Illegal still has $31,200.00. Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has $9,631.00. Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500.00 per month or $6,000.00 per year. Jose Illegal _still_ has $31,200.00.* Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month or $2,400.00 for car insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.00. Jose Illegal says "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has $31,200.00. Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc. Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, plus what he sends out of the country every month.* Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work. Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family. Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for his childrens lunches while Jose Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch. Jose Illegal's children have an after school ESL program. Joe Legal's children go home and he needs to pay for a babysitter to watch them while he and his wife work. Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay anything. Do you get it, now? If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens in any manner, then you are part of the problem! It's WAY PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans. It is also way past time to rescind the "anchor baby" law. Remove the incentive for illegals to rush across our border to give birth and thus have access to benefits Americans have worked and paid their entire lives for! Any Politician that does not support the Arizona law recently passed should be VOTED OUT!  (May 21, 2010 | post #11)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Medical marijuana ID card Q&A

Hey Bets, sorry to hear about your friend. :( I'll tell ya what it all means to me...I found out last Friday that I have cancer. God. :( I left Michigan on Monday and am now at the Mayo Clinic. When and if I get back to GR, I don't give a hoot if I buy it, grow it, borrow it or beg it. What ever it takes, it WILL be in my posession. I don't care if I have too much according to the "law," and I don't care if I have the card or not. As long as it makes me feel better, I will use it and I will share it with your friend or whoever else who NEEDS it. I certainly can understand how everyone is getting caught up with the red tape...that's the norm, but, when push comes to shove, folks that need it aren't going to sit back and wait for their card to use it legally. Didn't get the chance to contact your parents, my life has been in a whirlwind. Add 77 to my name here and drop me a note in yahooooo. I'd like to talk with you.  (Apr 2, 2009 | post #5)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Old things and places we remember from the Grand Rapids a...

You're right...good memory!  (Mar 2, 2009 | post #358)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Old things and places we remember from the Grand Rapids a...

That's funny you brought up that house. Remember the color? Went to a few parties there...amazing I ever made it down the hill alive. lol  (Mar 1, 2009 | post #338)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Old things and places we remember from the Grand Rapids a...

Boy, did I ever have fun on that island back in the early 80's! Do kids still hang out there?  (Mar 1, 2009 | post #337)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

#1 Song the Day You Were Born

"Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto di Blue)" by Domenico Modugno. Who? lol  (Mar 1, 2009 | post #6)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Who So You Think is the Sexiest Pollster and Why?

Easy... I think I love you all!!!! Nothing will make you laugh quicker than reading some of the opinionated personalities here.  (Feb 27, 2009 | post #7)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

WOOD Radio's Rick Beckett dies

What a shock to wake up and hear. It's hard to even wrap my mind around it right now. Loved the guy. Prayers to all of his family and friends.  (Feb 27, 2009 | post #151)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Old things and places we remember from the Grand Rapids a...

Mr. Jim's old haunted house was an old stage coach stop from what I've heard. Quite a few gravestones are still on the property too. Before he ran the haunted house, he used to ride one of those ice cream bikes around the neighborhoods. The bells on the handle bars gave us all enough time to BEG our parents for a dime.  (Feb 26, 2009 | post #288)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Mich man: no contest to vacuum sex

Car wash vaccumes have big hoses. I can't believe his hose was big enough to where he'd fit even close to snug. Another whack job... http://www.woodtv. com/dpp/search/She ep_sodomizer_not_s ex_offender_245170  (Feb 26, 2009 | post #67)

Entertainment

Source: A live mike slip on MSNBC: Matthews says 'Oh God'...

It was hard accepting that sweet Southern accent coming out of his mouth without chuckling a little bit.  (Feb 25, 2009 | post #140)

US Politics

Soldier doubts eligibility, defies president's orders

Cady, I agree. Just suppose if he's correct. If there is nothing to hide, there is nothing to hide, right? So, why is it hidden?  (Feb 25, 2009 | post #218)

Pop/Rock

California Weighs Legalizing, Taxing Marijuana

Well said. Hope it works in the State of Michigan. Incidently, medicinal MJ passed in EVERY County here. It's the only good thing that's happened for the people here in a long time.  (Feb 25, 2009 | post #391)

WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan

Old things and places we remember from the Grand Rapids a...

Always liked your parents, unlike their former neighbors next door...egads. I remember that neighbor hiking his butt up to my parents house to blame me for what their daughter had done...odd they were. If I don't call you within the next couple of days, I took my maiden name back and I'm in the phone book. Thee only one...easy to find. lol  (Feb 25, 2009 | post #227)