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Ann Arbor and Washtenaw Co. General Election Picks for 2012


This Designated Conservative occasionally gets asked, “Who are you voting for this November?”  Here are my favorites for the 2012 general election on November 6th:

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2010 General Election – Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County


This Designated Conservative has a .545 batting average in picking favorites for the August 2010 primary election here in Washtenaw County.  An outstanding baseball stat, it is far less impressive as an election statistic. Choosing who to vote for in … Continue reading

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Hand Over Your Retirement Plan to the Democrats?


Alarmist? Irresponsible? You decide. But we can see the evolution of this as clear as day, even if saying it in public is bad form or taboo. But now is the time to say the taboo things. Continue reading

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UPDATE: YpsiWard ][: Farmer Gawlas Strikes Back


UPDATE: With the filing deadline now passed for the August primary, the Designated Conservative is pleased to report that this rumor proved to be false.  We have a couple of political newcomers running for the Ward 2 City Council seat … Continue reading

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Pray for our Country


The Designated Conservative is a Glenn Beck fan, but gets exhausted watching his TV show. The frenetic pace and his “wall of sound” method of presenting information can take its toll. However, his 3/24/2010 show was one of his best, … Continue reading

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The Inside Scoop (of what, we sometimes aren’t sure…)


This Designated Conservative enjoys living in the high-speed, wireless broadband-centered community of Ypsilanti, because of the wealth of local news and information that can be found online for our community, including the Ypsilanti Citizen, YpsiNews.com, and the online Ypsilanti Courier. … Continue reading

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Great CPAC Speech by George Will


Wow. …and there’s more!

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Dry Winds of Consumer Change


The Designated Conservative recently came across this article (excerpt below – click here to read the whole thing), which does a great job of illustrating why “getting back to the way things were” economically is not an option for Michigan … Continue reading

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Washtenaw County’s WISD Millage Redux?


Rumor has it that some powers-that-be in our ten local school districts here in the Ann Arbor area are considering taking a second bite out of a rotten apple!

The rumor is that there will be an effort made to bring the overwhelmingly defeated WISD “enhancement” millage back for another vote…
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Happy Anniversary!


Thank you to our loyal readers! Let’s all raise a glass (of soda, of course – no RINO-spiked Kool-Aid drinkers here!) in salute to a Tea Party-led Republican Party rebirth in 2010… …and say a prayer or two that the country survives the Democrat Party leadership’s best efforts until then! Continue reading

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