Animal “rights” group threatens MI canine store

A controversy erupted over the opening of a Barking Boutique in Grandville, Michigan recently. According to MLive, some local residents and animal rights supporters took it upon themselves to oppose the opening of the store but it cannot be prevented from opening since it meets a three tiered criteria as outlined by Michigan law. Not…

PETA defends tiger in Packard Plant incident

Your favorite animal rights group and mine, People for the Extortion, Torture and Abuse of human beings (PETA), is at is again! According to the Detroit Free Press, his time it involves the group sticking up for the life of a tiger that got loose inside a Packard plant Monday. The plant was used by…

Michigan reports “dangerously low” vaccination rates

Michigan’s vaccination rate is 45 percent among state residents a county public health adviser points out. According to The Windsor Star citing Michigan Live, potential exposure to preventable diseases such as measles, mumps, rubella and pertussis is on the rise due to increasing amounts of parents obtaining immunization waivers for their children to attend state…

Green groups fact checked on MI rainfall claims

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization (RMCO) released a new report entitled Extreme Storms in Michigan. Apparently, the study documents a significant increase of almost 90 percent of per year frequency of extreme rainfall events defined as two or more inches a day across Michigan over the…

Fracking maybe behind Michigan gas price slump

I am going to take a small break from lambasting environmentalists (no, really) and take time to point out a benefit of industrialization and recent innovation. New out of Michigan points to fracking as being the reason for falling gas prices. Fracking (aka fracturing) is a drilling method whereby water, sand and other chemicals are…