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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Michigan Governor Snyder says NOPE to Syrian immigrants. Or are they refugees? Who the hell knows!

I always wondered how the Federal Government can force a state to take refugees, immigrants or other types of foreigners.  Can they just force it?  Now I have a little insight into the process.  It appears Michigan Governor Snyder is within his rights to refuse to accept the people the Obama Administration tries to relocate.  It probably has some legal history somewhere as it seems every move made by anyone in the USA has been adjudicated at some time.  Here is the news release on this.

"LANSING  Michigan— Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to suspend efforts to bring Syrian refugees to Michigan in light of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday has sparked controversy and launched the state into the national debate of how to protect U.S. citizens while providing a haven for those who desperately need help.
Snyder's office released a statement Sunday saying the state would not be accepting any Syrian refugees.
"Michigan is a welcoming state and we are proud of our rich history of immigration," Snyder said in the statement. "But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents."
Snyder's announcement Sunday is a step backward from recent efforts and comments from his administration offering to aid refugees. In September, Snyder said he was working with the federal government to determine the process for accepting refugees from the ongoing crisis in Syria and the Middle East.
His reversal drew immediate and divisive reactions across the nation on Sunday, but especially in metro Detroit, home to one of the largest Middle Eastern populations in the nation.
"Good decision," state Rep. Tim Kelly, R-Saginaw Township, posted on his Facebook page.
"We expect more from you," and "this sends the wrong message,"  Rashida Tlaib, a former state representative from southwest Detroit, countered on her Twitter account
Local Arab-American leaders and refugee advocates said Sunday tHomeland Security already does extensive security checks before allowing any refugees into the U.S.
"The United States should be a safe haven," said Dr. Yahya Basha, a Syrian-American advocate from West Bloomfield who has family members who are refugees. He was at the White House recently to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis with U.S. officials: "We should welcome them."
Maged Moughni, a Dearborn attorney and Arab-American advocate, agreed, saying "it's uncalled for ... I think it's really unfair."
Sean de Four, vice president of child and family services with Lutheran Social Services of Michigan, said the U.S. has a moral obligation to help with what he called "a humanitarian crisis the world has not seen since World War II."
The agency has helped resettle about 1,800 to 2,000 refugees in Michigan over the past year; about 200 of them are from Syria and many others are from Iraq, another war-torn country.
More Syrian refugees were expected in coming months to Michigan, but Snyder's decision could bring an end to that.
"He could make it very difficult, next to impossible for refugees to come here," de Four said, pointing out that  two-thirds of Syrian refugees are women and children. "It's really unfortunate."
Snyder has been  known for his pro-immigrant views, in contrast to strong anti-immigrant sentiment heard on the national level in the Republican Party during the presidential race.
Two weeks ago, Snyder visited Hamtramck, which has the highest percentage of immigrants among all cities in the state, telling a crowd of Bangladeshi Americans:  "I believe I'm the most pro-immigration governor in the country."
Amid criticism from some conservatives over city voters electing a Muslim-majority city council, Snyder praised the city.
Then came Friday's attack, prompting state Rep. Gary Glenn, R-Midland, to issue a statement Saturday night calling on Snyder to "reverse his call to relocate Syrian refugees in the state."
"We should not rush to offer an open door to the high-risk importation of individuals from a known hotbed of Islamic extremism," Glenn said, disputing assertions that the refugees can be safely vetted.
On Sunday, U.S. Rep. Candice Miller, R-Harrison Township, issued a statement applauding Snyder:  "I support Governor Snyder's decision to suspend efforts to relocate Syrian refugees to Michigan, and have cautioned against the Administration's decision to increase the number being admitted into the U.S. ...   The fact is, as evidenced by Friday's horrific attack in Paris, terrorist organizations like ISIS are looking for any and every opportunity to exploit a nation's hospitality to carry out their barbaric attacks against the innocent. Anyone who says we can adequately and safely vet these refugees is wrong because there is no database in Syria and no way to identify who's who."

"America has a long, proud history of helping refugees from across the globe, and we will continue to help. However, in doing so, we must make certain that we are not jeopardizing the safety of our citizens.""

36 comments:

  1. Finally...a Governor who cares about the people's safety. What's the matter with our President and other heads of state? BMW

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  2. I wonder if Michigan will give asylum to the purple hippo, soon to be a refugee from Nevada County? LOL!

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    1. He would be safe there with the large mulsum community in say Dearborn since they are repulsed by pork the porcine one would be physically safe. Now how they would look at the rest of his baggage might convert a few to pork ribs. ROFLOL

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  3. Since we're living in terrorist times I think these Governors are wise concerning emigrants from unfriendly nations.

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    1. Now Rick Scott of Florida is on board.

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    2. Our governor Jerry Brown has declared that we will continue to accept refugees. Dianne Feinstein has declared that California will continue to accept them as well, not that is any of her business what the people of California do or don't do. Sounds like it is time for a people's initiative barring our state government from accepting any more undocumented immigrants from any country.

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  4. on November 16, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    But wait there’s more. Todd Juvinall clearing a comment like the one below from an internet troll on his blog is one thing, but then he is having a dialogue with “it” — as if it were normal behavior. And Todd was once a local “elected” — a Nevada County supervisor, no less. Then imagine families from elsewhere purchasing a home in the proposed subdivision on his land in GV — and reading the garbage on his blog. (The background on the subdivision is here: http://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2015/10/28/former-supe-juvinall-seeks-to-build-33-lot-subdivision-on-his-land/)

    You can’t malt this stuff up! These are real people writing this stuff, even if the names aren’t attached. And Todd is responding.


    Well he's right.....you can't malt this stuff up!

    Mmmmmm!.......malt!!!

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    1. Why is he dissing my blog? His is a cesspool of hate. He alone drives hundreds of people awawy and no one likes him. Anyway, it is not my subdivision so he can yap all he wants.

      His spelling is really something. Malt! LOL!

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    2. Why is he dissing my blog?

      Because he's an ass.

      I imagine our little jeffy has a problem similar to W.C. Fields.....he too was such an annoying child that his mother had to tie a pork chop around his neck so the dog would play with him!

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    3. Oh my.....we've poked the flabby bear this brisk November morn....

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      November 17, 2015 at 7:26 am

      Oh no. “Fish” (David Larsen of Carmichael) is losing his cool, resorting to the “ass” word. Get a grip Fish. LOL.

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      No jeffy.... pretty sure "ass" is an accepted synonym for Pelline in any standard dictionary.


      and as always.....LOL.

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    4. Pelline really has a bad reputation in the area. He has dug a big hole with most people in business and elsewhere. When people google his name they see a picture of a very large immobile man waddling down Commercial Street looking for the food. How is it we let such a nasty man be in charge of our cherished newspaper. Thank you Jeff Ackerman for getting this Pelline buffoon off the paper. Whew!

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  5. Apparently "The Nations Editor" is upset at another typo at the Union this morning too.


    You can't malt this stuff up!

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    1. Pelline is the single most hated man here. I hear it all over when I am out and about. But a narcissist likes to see and hear his name even when being ridiculed as he is almoxt exclusively. He and his "pal" Bruce Levy share a thumbs up from all their haters. Two spoiled peas in a pod. ROTFLMAO

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    2. Todd, I am not sure I am the single most hated man here.The guy who beat up old Mrs. Tassone at church is good competition, as is both Levy and Frisch. I am doing my best though! LOL!

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  6. Oh fish, I will do anything to get attention, you know that. Since I have no life, no job, and no friends, I have to write about you and Todd and typos in the newspaper so someone will talk to me. Any publicity is good publicity as they say, and I should know! You malt me laugh! LOL!

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    1. You malt me laugh!

      ...and now I'm going to malt you buy me a new keyboard because my existing one is filled with coffee. I'll do you the courtesy of just cleaning the monitor.

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    2. The most hated man in the county gets his own Medill F for malting all over the place! You have to wonder if northwestern has purged their records of that unemployed journalist to save the embarrassment of his taking up space there once. ROFLOL

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  7. Oh jeffy......if you're upset just eat a stick of butter like always!

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    1. Pelline is easy to mock. He is a cartoon. No one likes him. And he was booted from our media and asked to never come back. LOL!

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  8. Only the fue could upstage his own Union typo false drama with a hilarious typo of his own. Whats his excuse, fingers too fat to hit the right keys? ROFLOL

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    1. Pelline is truly a cartoon. They will have to do a South Park on him since you just can't make up people like him.

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  9. Ok, so my fingers are not svelte little units. I want you to know how much courage it takes for me to type the words "little unit". That is what award winning journalists do, we summon our courage to speak the truth, even if the truth is about our "little units". It is my professional duty to call out flaws in the media, especially if the media in question fired me for being a nasty two faced hypocrite who all the employees that worked with me despised. Is this so hard to understand? They figured out what I was like, dumped my disruptive ass like a hot rock, and the only way I can preserve any of my pathetic self esteem, is to criticize every little mistake they make, for the rest of my pathetic little life. You got that now, you po-dunk good old boys? I am a sewer rat, and the only way left for me to look good is to make everyone else look bad. LOL!

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    1. Pelline's magazine is I am told, just holding on. Now he prints it out of town as well. What a guy. He is always ragging on the Union about where it is printed and now he apparently is doing the same thing. Woody Woodpecker has more class han he does.

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    2. Todd.....you might want to be careful if you go to town....our little jeffster is displaying an unhealthy interest in your "acreage". You probably want to squat if you drop your keys.

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    3. He is really a creepy person fish. I will be careful. LOL!

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  10. jeffpelline says:

    November 18, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I notice that whenever anyone puts the squeeze on Todd, he lashes out like a child, first with personal attacks, then outright lies. He’ll do or say anything. I suspect that explains his storied history in the local courts, which is all a matter of public record (not rumor, innuendo or falsehoods).

    Of course, this unstable behavior is not new: It goes back to the days of NH2020, wild & scenic river designation, CABPRO, and I suspect, his own personal life. Here’s an example of lies about CABPRO’s nonprofit status:

    http://sierrafoothillsreport.com/2010/10/07/cabpro-drops-mention-of-nonprofit-from-membership-letter/

    There are lots of great people here, but Todd is a sad excuse for a longtime local resident, and he must be a real embarrassment to the natives. Of course, he has no friends except for the sock puppets who come to his blog. Is Todd talking to himself?

    Todd, do us all a favor and run for Supe. We want to count the ballots — and laugh out loud!



    It's not that you're fat jeffy.....hell if you were a good fat newspaperman you'd be Dan Walter.....it's not that you're a horrible backstabbing slug.

    No...that saddest thing about you is that you are so totally irony impaired. Undoubtably some horrible genetic flaw that allows you to project behavior that you exhibit every day on others without the slightest hint of recognition.

    You should have your own telethon.

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  11. jeffpelline says:

    November 18, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I’m now convinced that “fish” (AKA David Larsen of Carmichael) has a crush on Todd’s blog! Here’s a look at this cretin’s frame of mind: http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2011/tle603-20110116-02.html BTW, no one at The Chronicle has ever heard of him, but imagine all the kook letters that come to the paper. The difference: not all get printed. There’s too much intellectual capital to choose from. LOL.

    BTW, “fish” gets a Medill F: It’s “Dan Walters,” not “Dan Walter.” What a moron.


    Oh jeffy...your words....they malt me sad! They malt me so so sad! And hey...I'm cool with a Medill F at least I didn't botch my tribute to my mom on Mothers Day! How is "Elosie" these days jeffy!

    The claim stands.... you are no Dan Walters.

    And I wouldn't imagine anybody at the Chronicle has ever heard of me as I sent an e-mail directly to your idiot pal the "ethnomusicologist".......psssst....jeffy......ethnomusicologist is just a 5 dollar word for he likes music from the black community! So poor Marshall is just as pretentious as you are......talk about your intellectual capital!

    On a lark I called the Chronicle....nobody there claimed to know you either.....one person vaguely remembered this guy who followed Herb Caen around all the time.....they thought he was homeless but he looked too well fed. Used to have to send him for coffee all the time to get him out of the newsroom so real work could get done.

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    1. Pelline is really and odd duck. Creepy to the nth as well. I guess we have all taken him at his word he worked at the Chronicle so maybe he didn't? Anyway, he probably gave Caen the creeps too, you know following him around trying to see if fame could rub off Herb on to him. Well it didn't work it appears. Since you could not find anyone who remembers Pelline there, I would guess he is simply famous in his own noggin!

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    2. Todd I was kidding in the last paragraph....sure jeffy worked there. Nobody would claim to fetch coffee someplace he didn't really work!

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    3. OK fish, but in this day and age people like Pelline sometimes enhance their resume.

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    4. The most hated person in the County the purple hippo of Nevada city was a contract distribution specialist at the Chronicle, aka home delivery boy. ROFLOL

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    5. Let's set the record straight right now. When I worked at the Chronicle, I not only fetched coffee for Herb Caen, I also parked next to him in the employee lot! How many of you po-dunks can say that? That is what makes me an award winning journalist, and the rest of you just po-dunk wannabees. And because I was also willing to also deliver papers when necessary, I was very popular with my boss. In fact, I was so good at delivering the papers, that they eventually had me do it every day. That is actually what my journalist award is for, delivering the news. And man, was I good! Herb used to tell me that I was on the best path in the business, because "it doesn't matter how good the writing is if no one can read it because their paper is in the bushes"! And now, the internet is changing how we communicate, and I am out of a job! LOL!

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    6. Poor baby, I hear there is a non profit in truckee looking for a media consultant and quiet lunch dates er, a, meetings. Call big Stevie Frisch at the hilariously named sierra business council. You could get at least a couple of your daily dozen meals on other peoples money. The only problem would be getting millage since you would have to register as an over gross load vehicle. Oh well, I hear the Donner Family Buffet is looking for some menu spell checking too. A win win in the big boy way, lots of leftovers that would go to some podunk homeless or poor kids! ROFLOL

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    7. Todd, this people who write here should reallu be more details. I like it but need more information. thanks

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Real name thank you.