For a change of pace, here are some happy people with signs. The Grand Rapids Google Fiber Flash Mob, a "small but enthusiastic" crowd of around 500, turned out for a rally to encourage Google to bring their high-speed fiber optic network to town. Grand Rapids rates first in Michigan, third in the nation for "digital conversations" about Google fiber. See a few more pics from the rally here.
Some news you may have missed while you were watching basketball. Or the health care follies. Or both.:
Tea Partiers seeking answers from the candidates this primary season might want to ask whether any of them, upon taking office, would send that $1 billion right back to Washington to preserve Michigan’s sovereignty and pay down the national debt.
Giving back federal money might not fly with Republican lawmakers who last week complained in a resolution that when it comes to federal highway money, Michigan wasn’t getting enough as it is. Senate Republicans not only want more highway aid, they want the same nice deal in the federal stimulus that exempts the state from having to match it. That way they don’t have to ask motorists, who in August or November might be driving to the polls, for a gas tax increase.