Here's what I'm seeing of our world today online from my couch in Lansing, MI :
- CBS News reports: "An astonishing 43.4 percent of Americans now pay zero or negative federal income taxes." Does this mean that a high percentage of people make too little to pay federal income taxes? (HT-Raging Bull-Detroit News) 7:56 a.m.
- Is Ford starting to make a comeback with its new mid-size Fusion? Detroit Free Press says the reworked model is an Accord and Camry beater with all the changes in the new model. Remember that Ford didn't take any fed money. Does that mean anything? 8:02 a.m.
- Former MI Gov. John Engler says a decade has been lost in our state with Gov. Granholm. He says there's no way a Democrat can win the governor's job next year,according to the Detroit Free Press. Anybody agree? 8:07 a.m.
- Fiat might be waiting for Chrysler to go bankrupt and then buy off pieces of the company that it wants, according to the Detroit Free Press. Remember, the feds have said that the company must partner with the Italian car company to continue receiving bailout money. Would the situation have been better if the feds had not gotten involved? 8:17 a.m.
- Wayne County busts a bunch of hookers and johns who were doing business through Craigslist, says the Detroit Free Press. Isn't Craigslist violating some sort of law with its erotic services ads? 8:23 a.m.
- A Greenville, MI man lost his bid to become the national champion Monopoly player,according to the Grand Rapids Press. Story has no details about how he played his game. Any competitive Monopoly players out there? 8:27 a.m.
- This Grand Rapids Press story describes implementation of the state's new medical marijuana law by talking to law enforcement and to advocates. It also provides details about what the law allows. The story is from April 4, the date of the story. 8:37 a.m.