(The 111th Edition)


Victor Edward Swanson,



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    When you travel by car or van or SUV or some other type of vehicle in Michigan, you may see some idiot drivers, or when others travel in Michigan they might recognize you as an idiot driver.  "Idiot driver"--in this case, the term is not specific or restricted to how a person drives; it refers to simply being an idiot thinker.  For example, an idiot driver can be a person who does not see as bad--another big store is a dead issue in downtown Ferndale.  Once again, I can report that downtown Ferndale has lost another business.  It is not a good sign about the economy and the nature of Ferndale, which is a dying city (which is not surprising since it has many "liberals" (such as communists), who support the ways of Barack Obama and which has a lot of gays and lesbians, who really as a group do not promote families or family cultures in towns and cities so family type businesses, such as family restaurants, are not commonplace, and who are often transient in nature (often staying short time at places, not having to worry about children and children's wishes to stay in their same schools and with their friends).  By the way, recently I reported how the downtown area of Ferndale-which is small--has two tattoo shops, which is not a good sign about the status of a city or town.  An idiot driver is a person who does not notice and then think as a sign of something bad about Detroit that Standard & Poor's (a bond-rating firm) has recently re-rated the some bonds for the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department as "junk" (which means they are not worth investing in) [Gallagher, John.  "Detroit water and sewer bond rating cut to junk."  Detroit Free Press, 6 July 2013, p. 5A.].  Hamtramck is a city, and it happens to be surrounded by Detroit (like doughnut filling surrounded by the doughnut), and on Monday, July 3, 2013, the governor of Michigan (Rick Snyder, a semi-socialist, though someone who calls himself a "Republican") declared that Hamtramck was in a financial emergency, which means it was and is another city run by cappy people, and it looks as if the city will have to be given a emergency financial manager (a person like that working to straighten up the financial status of Detroit), and an idiot driver would be unaware Hamtramck is a mess and would think everything is going well and the world is fine.  An idiot driver would not be aware crap people are thinking about make countywide school districts in the state, which means taking a bunch of local school districts and putting them together into one, and that is being proposed because crap cities with crappy schools (controlled by a lot of socialists and such) are working to pass on their failures and corrupt political ideologies on to viable and somewhat viable school districts or cities so that the failed entities can suck out the good, such as money, from the viable and somewhat viable school districts [Higgins, Lori.  "Countywide school districts." Detroit Free Press, 7 (Sunday) July 2013, pp. 1A and 11A.].  Since about two-thirds of the members of the U.S. Congress are bad people, being communists and other defective type people, and since they were put in office by elections, it could be said that about two-thirds of the drivers on the roads are idiot drivers, and since about 90 percent of the voters of Detroit who voted in the election of November 2012 voted for Barack Obama, it means that about 90 percent of the drivers in Detroit are idiot drivers, one of whom has to be Rochelle Riley (a writer for the Detroit Free Press, which is a communistic newspaper) who made the point in an article in the Detroit Free Press for Monday, July 8, 2013, that the emergency financial manager of Detroit (Kevyn Orr) has to do something about and worry about, for example, all the old lead paint that is around in Detroit in houses and buildings.  What nonsense Rochelle Riley pushed out and pushes out, given the city is on the verge of bankruptch proceedings ("Snavely, Brent.  "Bankrutcy could cost city $100M in legal fees." Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2013, pp. 1A and 6A.) and given, because of lack of money and maintenance and because of vandalish, the sort-of famous fountain at Hart Plaza and the sort-of famos fountain at the Renaissance Center have been shut off (Meyer, Zlati, and Annabel Ames.  "No Fountains, No Dun Downtown." Detroit Free Press, 10 July 2013, p. 4A.).  So, if you are an idoit driver or not, come along on a ride presented in another edition of Michigan Travel Tips.

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    On July 4, 2013, at about noon, I was at Onaway, Michigan, and I watched the July 4th parade.  While there, I took photographs of the new piece of art--made of iron--that was produced by Moran Iron Works.   [The company produces a new iron piece of art or sculpture every year.]  It was an aircraft carrier, and it had a bunch of airplanes on it--on the main deck and on the hanger deck.  At one point, I was about to take a photograph, and this white thing was sort of flying at me.  I had an idea of what it was before it reached me (having been involved in a similar incident a couple years ago when I was at the parade at Onaway and the art piece from Moran Iron Works was a ship called The Lexington, which sort of shot off rolled up T-shirts).  The white thing was a rolled-up T-shirt coming at me, and when I opened it up, after I had taken all the photographs that I wanted, I found it was a T-shirt focusing on The U.S.S. Bunker Hill, which was what the piece of art was about.  Yeah, I got a T-shirt!  Thank you, guys and gals at Moran Iron Works.  Your piece of art is really neat!  You did a good job!  I say to readers of this--When you travel around the general Presque Isle County/Cheboygan County area of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan, keep your eyes open for an aircraft carrier.  It will be on display somewhere.  Actually, it should be on display somewhere in the area for the next year at least, such as at a shopping mall (maybe the mall with Glen's Market at Rogers City), since that is what is the rule with the annual special sculptures or art pieces or whatever they can be called from Moran Iron Works.

    Over the last few years, I have found stones in the northeastern region of the Lower Peninsula that are known as "puddingstones" or "pudding stones" or "puddin' stones," which are rocks (usually roundish or usually almost always roundish) that look like concrete, which has tiny rocks embedded in cement, and good "puddin' stones" (natural stones) have tiny red bits within them (or on them) and other colored bits.  A good place to find puddin' stones is along Lake Huron, such as between Rogers City and Cheboygan.  I learned recently that Cheboygan is holding a Puddingstone Festival in downtown Cheboygan from August 9, 2013, through August 11, 2013, and it will be the first such festival for Cheboygan.  [Williams, Candace.  "Puddingstone to be honored."  Cheboygan Daily Tribune, 26 June 2013, 12:01 a.m.]

    Here is a "for the record" entry.  Hammond Bay is a portion of Lake Huron, and Hammond Bay is the bay near Rogers City, and a portion of Hammond Bay is called Huron Beach.  To me, it looks as if the beach use at Huron Beach for the July 4th holiday for 2013 [from Friday, June 28, 2013, through Monday, July 8, 2013, for this consideration] was down at least 50 percent from the beach use for roughly the same number of days for July 4th of 2012.  You may hear or may have heard the holiday went well, such as at popular places like Traverse City and Mackinaw City of Michigan, but I know one area that was down and well down, and it shows the economy of the state and the country is not good.  By the way, before the July 4 holiday came, I had found the beach use for Huron Beach was down already for the summer-tourist season, and usually after the middle of July passes each year (as noticed for the last five years), the beach of Huron Beach does not get a lot of use (the peak use has passed for the summer season, though on the Labor Day holiday, there can be fairly good use, if the weather is warm).

    In the previous edition of Michigan Travel Tips, I reported information about traffic at the world-famous Mackinac Bridge, and I do again now.  The traffic at the Mackinac Bridge for June 2013 was down from that of June 2012, and, in fact, the number of vehicles that crossed the bridge went down 6,104 vehicles or dropped one-point-six percent.  Last year was not good at the Mackinac Bridge in relation to the number of vehicles crossed, and this year is not going well.

    I guess I am not done.  Using information from the Mackinac Bridge Authority, I can report that the traffic at the Mackinac Bridge so far for 2013 is down about 20 percent over the same period for 2012.  Try to tell me the economy is going well!

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    I must return to Detroit, though I do not promote the city as good or something that is on the rebound to something good from bad.  In very late May 2013, people were talking about the Detroit Institute of Arts, particularly talking about the possibility that art works might have to be sold off to help reduce the debt that Detroit has as a city (a dead city).  I say--Sell the artwork and reduce the debt!  Detroit is a failed city with a failed political system, which is guided by idiots and black radicals and communists and socialists.  By the way, for decades, bad people--such as rich Democrats--have supported the ways of Detroit politicians and Detroit politics, which is the Democratic Party ways of life, which include corruption and theft, and now the rich Democrats are screaming that their precious art might be sold off.  Generally speaking, Detroiters have shown themselves to be people who wish to crap in their own nests and not keep up their nests (such as the many homes that actually should have been kept up to in good repair and should have have been able to last another bunch of decades at least), and, generally speaking, they have shown themselves to be people who are looking for somebody else to keep their nests clean and keep up their nests.  The Detroit Institute of Arts is just another of the nests in Detroit that has become collateral damage to the falling down of the City of Detroit and the society of Detroit.  Time can come when, if a group of people cannot take care of something special because they cannot even take care of the basics, others should take over the something special and care for the something special.  The art in the Detroit Institute of Arts is luxury material, and Detroiters have shown they really do not care about that stuff as a rule, given they fail to care for the basics things of life.  The art in the Detroit Institute of Arts should be sold to people who can take care of the art--it is not as if the art that gets sold will go into disrepair or be destroyed, and in fact, it might be better cared for.  By the way, I even came across an idiot "Republican" (Randy Richardville), which is not uncommon in this day and age when many "Republicans" are soft-line socialists (a bigger example of whom is U.S. Representative John Boehner), who was proposing that the State of Michigan enact a law to fund the Detroit Institute of Arts and keep the art in Detroit, and that is the sign of an idiot who is not smart enough to understand there comes a time when you have to stop subsidizing the crap and let crap die to show up the crap [Helms, Matt, and Kathleen Gray.  "Bill aims to protect DIA art from sale."  Detroit Free Press, 31 May 2013, pp. 1 and 5A.]..

    And I close with a note about a nest.  In the early spring, I hung some hanging plants, which had been picked up at Glen's Market in Rogers City.  One of the planters, which hangs from a hook attached to the eve of a house, now has a robin's nest, which is being watched over by a mother robin and a father robin.  The robins are probably better than many Detroiters are--knowing to keep their nest in good repair and knowing not to crap in the nest.

    Stay well!


    P.S. #1: Remember: While you travel in Michigan, remind your children or grandchildren that they should never pledge to be a "servant to Obama" or a servant to any politician or sing the praises of Barack Obama, and to help you remember other matters that you should teach children about bad politicians, such as Barack Obama (who can be described as an "enslaver"), see such other documents of mine as Conservatism for Children and What Conservatism Means (which can be reached through this link: Conservatism) and Lessons for Children about Politics and Dangerous People (which can be reached through this link: Children).  (Note: I first passed along the subject of not being a "servant to Obama" and the like in the publication entitled T.H.A.T. #58, which can be reached through this link: T.H.A.T. #58.)

    Oh, since I have been watching the traffic go down at the Mackinac Bridge since 2009, when Barack Obama became the U.S. President, using information from the Mackinac Bridge Authority, I urge you to plan a trip to anywhere in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, which certainly must be hurting for tourism dollars.

    Your travel tips in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips are:

    Anyplace in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

    Puddingstone Festival, Cheboygan, Cheboygan County, the Lower Peninsula.


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