(The 61st Edition)


Victor Edward Swanson,



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    In April 2004, I posted on the Internet the first editions of the Internet-only monthly publications entitled T.H.A.T. and Michigan Travel Tips, the former of which covers television and the latter of which covers tourism and places to see in Michigan as a rule.  Lately, I have changed the focus a bit of both publications because of troubles I see with the government in the country, especially the Barack Obama administration, and, for instance, my analysis of Barack Obama indicates to me that Barack Obama is going to, for one, hurt the tourism industry in Michigan, and that includes Detroit, and Michigan, especially Detroit, cannot afford to lose tourism dollars.  This edition is going to focus on a few places to see, but, mostly, it shows why Barack Obama has idiot thoughts about "green energy" and going "green" in a big way, thoughts that are going to damage the economy of Detroit, Michigan, and the country.

    Consider this thought written by Saul Alinsky, a communist and who I call a "deconstructor," in his 1971 book entitled Rules for Radicals: A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals:
    "...Remember: Once you organize people around something as commonly agreed upon as pollution, then an organized people is on the move.  From there it is a short and natural step to political pollution, to Pentagon pollution...."
    This passage and the book in which it exists are related to the mind of Barack Obama and how he lives and what he does, and keep the next piece of thought in mind, especially when you see the document entitled Nonsense Statements and Quotations of Barack Obama, the link to which is at the end of this document, and the idea relates to a "community organizer"-type person, such as Barack Obama:
    "...To being with, he does not have a fixed truth--truth to him is relative and changing; everything to him is relative and changing.  He is a political relativist...."
    A perpetual liar--that is Barack Obama, and when he pushes the idea of "global warming" or "climate change" and how the country can become highly involved in "green energy," he is lying and has alternative motives, which are not good for you.  (See the last several editions of Michigan Travel Tips for more on the topic of the climate.)

    When a person travels in Michigan, the person will meet many nice people, as I have over the years, and, recently, in my travels, I have talked about the quality of a man, and being truthful is a necessary quality in a good man, and while I traveled I have met many uninformed persons, and it is not only persons in Detroit who I have found misinformed but also persons in other cities and towns, and one of the biggest themes of misinformation deals with "green energy," and I have been noting to people that other countries are giving up on "green energy" things related to wind and solar, as noted in an article entitled "Green Bubbles Bursting: The delusions of renewables and the realities of nuclear power" in a recent edition of the magazine entitled National Review (Alexiev, Allex. "Green Bubbles Bursting: The delusions of renewables and the realities of nuclear power." National Review, LXI, No. 7, 20 April 2009, pp. 22 and 24.).  I recommend people see the article, and then do research to verify facts presented in the article; the magazine could be in some libraries.  On page 22, the article notes that Germany highly subsidizes renewable-energy production, and costs to consumers are going up greatly because of it--for example, from 2006 to 2007, the cost went up about 38 percent, and, on page 24, it notes that of installed predicted capacity for wind power, the result produced is usually less than 20 percent.  On page 24, the article notes that California of the United States of America--after three decades of pushing solar technology for producing electricity and using big subsidies--only produces about 0.2 percent of electricity by means of solar technology. Overall, the article notes that many countries, such as France, Ukraine, Poland, and Finland, are going nuclear, and China is focusing on coal.  I say again that "green technology" related to wind power and solar is a dead issue, and Barack Obama is going to screw up the United States, Michigan, and especially Detroit, which is already is big, big, big trouble.

    Advertisement: Here, I note that I shall continue to teach people about dangerous Barack Obama, and I hope you pass on.the names of the Web pages listed at the end of this document, and, yes, I think a real revolution and a real change--not that which Barack Obama was hoping for--is already underway, and I urge to you get a copy of Liberty and Tyranny; A Conservative Manifesto, which is a book written by Mark R. Levin, to help you.

    Michigan is made up of many cities and towns, and if you were to travel to all the cities and towns, you would discover some of them show signs that they have been run horribly for years or decades, and, certainly, one would be Detroit, which now has an unemployment rate of a little more than 22 percent, has a deficit of at least $600 million (at least about $300 million for the city proper and about $300 million for the school district), has an adult illiteracy rate of about 47 percent, and has more trouble, such as around 6,000 non-working street lights and a number of nonfunctioning traffic lights, and, of course, if you were to travel all the cities and towns, you would discover so many nice cities and towns.  On Thursday, April 16, 2009, I was in Gaylord (of Otsego County in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan), and I ended up at a Burger King (in essence, a hamburger restaurant), and there I discovered they had five types of "shakes" available to customers--chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, mint, and eggnog, and I had an eggnog shake.  On Friday, April 17, 2009, and Saturday, April 18, 2009, I was in Detroit, about a mile north of the famous Fisher Building (the home of WJR-AM), and I did yard work and did painting on a garage for a friend, and I ended up at a Burger King (in Detroit), and this place only had chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla shakes available to customers.  I can report that the service was better at the Burger King at Gaylord than at the Burger King at Detroit that I went to.  To me, the standards in Detroit for everything are low--the numbers of shakes offered, the school standards, the English standards, the political standards.
    While I was working outside at the house near the Fisher Building, I kept my ears open to what was happening around me.  Quite regularly, I heard the musical number--repeated over and over and over again--of an "ice-cream truck"; when I had been growing up in the 1960s in Inkster, Michigan, "ice-cream trucks" regularly drove down the streets in the spring, summer, and fall (the operators of the trucks sell ice cream cones and such).  It was nice to hear the ice-cream truck--someone was trying to run a business and be an entrepreneur.  A few times, I heard sirens of either police cars or EMS vehicles.  A helicopter passed over head one time on Saturday.  A few individuals ran lawn mowers.  Late on Saturday afternoon, a couple guys played a very informal game of basketball.
    On Saturday, I ended up taking a trip to an office of the Michigan Humane Society (or MHS), which was not far from the Fisher Building, and on the trip to the MHS and back to the house that I was working on, saw more of Detroit.  There were a lot of vacant lots, which had been once the site of nice houses or buildings.  Many of the houses that were standing were defective, either closed or falling apart, and since I did not make a true count, I will say that at least 50 percent of the houses that were still being used were clearly in need of repairs.
    "For the record," I will say that I know good historians in the future will have to note that the Democratic Party and the beliefs of its operators, such as the belief of black-isolationism, of the last thirty years killed Detroit, and now that Detroiters have put their faith and hope in Barack Obama, I see even more trouble ahead, and one reason is Barack Obama has no real guidance for Detroit, as shown, for one, in his working to become really friendly with such people as the Castro brothers of Cuba, which is a dead communist plantation country, and Hugo Chavez, the socialist dictator leader of Venezuela (Barack Obama's working to become really friendly happened in April 2009 in face-to-face meetings).

    At the moment, the Detroit area, especially Detroit, has no local mass transit system, and, currently, plans are in the works to create a system, such as a train system that runs in Detroit along Woodward Avenue.  What a "dead issue" it will be!  For one, I believe, since the population of Detroit is going down and nothing is being done to stop that and since such a transit system is fifty years too late and not enough people will be near enough to use it, the transit system will be nothing but that which will have to be subsidized by government forever--till the transit system rots away.  In addition, I think downtown Detroit will not be created into a business center, becoming like it was in the mid-1900s, because of any transit system, and people of the suburbs will not find it convenient to use it to get to downtown Detroit, such as to see plays at theatres or games at stadiums, since the population is spread out all over--east, west, north, south--and goes in and out of Detroit in too many directions and for so many different distances.

    Did you see the spot article in the Detroit Free Press about the mini-vehicle that some people want to promote as something to use on a regular basis.  It is another "dead issue" for Detroit and Michigan and any state that has winter conditions.  No one will be able to get around in such a vehicle if it snows or the roads are snow covered.  In addition, the vehicle has no space to carry materials, such as groceries, or carry families.  Also, if a person buys one, the person will still have to have a car or like vehicle to get around when the mini-vehicle cannot be used.  And the vehicle will not be useful as a vehicle to travel on long distances, such as on a vacation to a "swimmin' hole" or a "fishin' spot" or a deer-hunting spot, which might be in Ontonagon County of the Upper Peninsula, which could be one-hundred miles away or farther. That vehicle-type thing, which is promoted for the "masses," is more nonsense thought.
    Announcement: In T.H.A.T. #59 (published on March 10, 2009), I noted that the national-health-care system in the United Kingdom, which is a socialist system, is a failure and a disaster (you should see T.H.A.T. #59, which can be reached by using this link: T.H.A.T. #59; and you should see the numerous articles about the failure of the national-health-care system of the United Kingdom, which note, for instance, the lack of care for the elderly and the lack of dentists, by seeing Liberty-page.com, which can be reached by hitting this link: Liberty-page.com).

    So what places do I recommend seeing in Michigan? I say, guys and gals, you should see Detroit--in the daylight--to get a feel of how the Democratic Party people of Detroit has created nothing and has pushed Detroit into the ditch since the 1960s.  (By the way, Governor of Michigan Jennifer "Blown Away" Granholm, who is a Democrat, has not helped Detroit in the last six years or so.)  Hey, guy, put your gal in a summer dress, drive her to Gaylord, and take a walk in the sunshine--and feel good.  Hey, gal, put yourself in a summer dress, grab your guy, go to Sault Ste. Marie, and walk around in the sunshine.  I also recommend you visit a bookstore and get a copy of Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, which was written by Mark R. Levin, was released in March 2009, and has information about how the government is taking away the rights of the individual in the country, and then I urge you to take the book on a trip to maybe P.J. Hoffmaster State Park of the Muskegon area (of Muskegon County in the Lower Peninsula), P.H. Hoeft State Park of the Rogers City area (of Presque Isle County in the Lower Peninsula), or Van Riper State Park of the Champion area (of Marquette County in the Upper Peninsula), and the read the book completely.  (Oh, I'll head to a beach to catch the bikini gals.)

    P.S.: Remember: Teach your children or grandchild that they should never pledge to be a "servant to Obama" or a servant to any politician, which was a subject that I first passed along in the publication entitled T.H.A.T. #58, which can be reached through this link: T.H.A.T. #58.

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

    P.H. Hoeft State Park, the Rogers City area, Presque Isle County, the Lower Peninsula.

    P.J. Hoffmaster State Park, the Muskegon area, Muskegon County, the Lower Peninsula.

    Van Riper State Park, the Champion area, Marquette County, the Upper Peninsula.

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