Gentle reader, will you be at Festifools this afternoon? The weather could not be better so hopefully I will see you down on Main Street at 4.
Monday, April 6, 2015
It is time to make the policy changes that would recognize gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people as full and valued members of society. This means granting same-sex couples the right to marry, with the host of legal protections that status conveys. This means conferring civil rights protections. This means taking steps to hasten, not slow, inclusion.— Detroit Free Press Editorial Board, “Time Michigan got on the right side of history,” April 4 2015.
Saturday, April 4, 2015
In the first hour, Mark talks with State Rep. Jeff Irwin about Michigans decline. In the second hour, Ben Connor Barrie gives Mark some creepy gifts.And:
In the first hour, Mark talks with U of M professor Maria Cotera about Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. In the second hour, people eat weird food combinations.With descriptions like that, how can you say no? On a related note, are there any other local podcasts I should check out?
Additional details and background information are available on the city's website:
The public meeting will include the following information: flyover data and analysis, draft conclusions, and recommended options for community and council consideration.Previous deer management coverage from Damn Arbor:
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Sadly, Michigan is considering similar legislation. Our state’s civil rights act doesn’t provide protection for LGBT individuals, so this legislation would effectively legalize discrimination by both businesses and individuals against that community. (A summary of the legislation, quoted from the Freep, follows this editorial.)
Michigan, we’re better than this. Right?
Neither Jesus nor Muhammad preached hate, but that’s what this legislation is: an embodiment of hate and fear of those different from our legislators, disguised as “restoring religious freedom” as if our country’s first amendment had been repealed.
Help fight this legislation. Contact your legislators and Gov. Snyder; urge them to oppose these laws.
And if any of these laws pass in Michigan, we’ll make sure the world knows about it. We will shame the legislators who vote for it, and we’ll have help: after unanimous outcry from the civilized world, Indiana’s and Arkansas’s governors have both been forced to backtrack on support for their states’ legislation.
But it would be better if our lawmakers didn’t drag our state through this shameful circus in the first place.
Friday, March 27, 2015
Jam the single here, then go buy the record and hear all the new tunes live on Saturday. Plus all proceeds from the door benefit the excellent nonprofit Girls Rock Detroit. What more can you ask for?
Monday, March 23, 2015
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Gentle reader, check out these slick maps showing the results of Ann Arbor's helicopter deer counts. As you can see from the map from March 6th 2015, it looks like 5 deer were spotted in the vicinity of Packard and Wells. Am I reading that right?