"The World's Largest Waterslide" brought thousands of people to downtown Grand Rapids yesterday - some waiting as long as four hours to ride 500 feet down the Lyon St. hill by Grand Rapids Community College. Check out the 1000 px version here.
Some stuff to ponder on this fine August day...
Across the state, voters approved 86 percent of the 623 ballot proposals affecting how much they would pay in taxes or, in a few cases, fees, according to a Center for Michigan analysis. They OK’d 96 percent of the requests to either renew taxes or restore rates that had been reduced by the Headlee amendment in the Michigan Constitution.
And perhaps most surprising: They supported too 69 percent of the proposals that were flat-out tax increases.
Now the rabid anti-tax loons are saying, "Oh, it's OK if it's for local government." Uh huh. Funny that wasn't mentioned before.
So it is time, more than time, in fact, to remind people to breathe oxygen, not the polluted air of assumption. The only thing inevitable politically now is that the voters will decide between Mr. Snyder and Mr. Bernero. There is much yet to occur before either man can plan on standing on the cold steps of January and raising his right hand for the oath.
Check out his analysis of the possibilities and problems facing the candidates. Good stuff. And a good message to everyone to just settle down - anything can happen between now and then.