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My online Michigan a.m. reading

From my online reading for this morning:

  • Gov. Granholm's State of the State address:  Detroit Free Press has short preview of her address tomorrow night where she shares her assessment of Michigan's condition and her proposals to improve it.  Question: Given the shortness of the story and very few details, are expectations low for what she will say?
  • Republican leader agrees with Granholm:  Detroit News also has a very short sidebar advance story about Granholm's State of the State.  Caught my eye:  House Republican leader Kevin Elsenheimer agreed with Granholm about a tuition freeze for state colleges.  I didn't no Republicans were allowed to agree with her and vice versa.
  • Ford Focus to have battery-powered model:  Detroit News reports about Ford plans to have by next year a production version of the Ford Focus that's battery-powered.  Most of the model's electric powertrain will be produced by a Canadian company, Magna International. 

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Where can I view the Korean movie, Crossing?

My son, Justin, saw the Korean-made movie, Crossing, yesterday in the Washington D.C. area and blogged about it.  It's a story about a family in North Korea and their attempts to escape the inhumane conditions there.  I  looked at the trailer and now I'd like to see the movie.  Anybody know where it's showing outside of the big cities?  Here's the trailer:

My Sunday a.m. online reading

Here's my online reading for this morning:

  • European-style socialism is coming to America:  Detroit News columnist Nolan Finley writes that with the last election liberals will rule our country for a long time.  Circumstances are just right, he says, for liberals to finally bring to "America-European-style socialsim with its low productivity, high unemployment, crushing taxes and subjugation to government." Question:  How many voters understand this?
  • Gospel singer George Beverly Shea celebrates 100th:  Detroit News in an Associated Press story tells about the 100th birthday of George Beverly Shea who sang at Billy Graham's crusades.  He made hymns come alive with meaning and hope.  Question:  Are there any gospel singers now who have taken his place?
  • Preview of Gov. Granholm's State of State:  Detroit Free Press story previews Gov. Granholm's State of the State address which sounds pretty uninspiring.  Question: Story mentions state ban on auto insurance premiums being affected by credit scores.  How's that working?  How do we know that credit scores are not being used?

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