(The 70th Edition)


Victor Edward Swanson,



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    On Saturday, February 6, 2010, I was out traveling in the Lower Peninsula of Michigan and was far from home--and one place I was at was a small town known as Onaway, which is in Presque Isle County.  I can say that Onaway is in a depressed area of the Lower Peninsula--a place where it is hard for a person to find a job; the place had been in weak shape before the 2008/2009 economic crash in the country.  One problem with Onaway in relation to what I do in editions of Michigan Travel Tips is it has no big tourist attraction that draws a lot of vacationers all year round, like a big art museum or a big historical museum.  However, it does have small race track--Onaway Speedway--and it does have a state park known as Onaway State Park, which is a place where, for instance, a person can fish or swim or camp.  Since July 4, 2009, Onaway has been the location for three important events, tea-party events (I am going to leave out the annual Fourth of July Parade, here)--Onaway has been the site for three "tea parties."  On February 6, 2010, I attended the third "tea party," which ran from noon to about 4:30 p.m.  During the peak period of the event--around 2:00 p.m.--I went to the parking lot and counted the vehicles, and I counted 142 vehicles.  In the auditorium, there were about 50 steel-type picnic tables, and most of the tables were filled and some people were standing around (some tables had five or six persons, and some tables had only three or four persons).  For this event, I will say that there were about three persons to a vehicle; I use the figure of three, since when I walked around the auditorium passing out "cards" for www.hologlobepress.com, I found groups of people were often in sets of two, three, or four, and I found not many persons came alone.  I will say that there were at least 250 persons at this event in a truly small town on Michigan; I learned there had been around 60 persons at the event in July 2009 and about 150 persons at the second tea-party event.  Incidentally, this February day was one of the days on which a National Tea Party event was taking place in Nashville.  It seems very likely to me that Onaway will probably be the site of at least another tea-party event this year, such as on July 4, and if you are in the Onaway area at the time, you should consider attending the tea-party event, and you might be able to see some type of race event at the race track or do something at the state park.

    Advertisement: The commercial in this edition of Michigan Travel Tips urges you to get a copy of Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto, which is a book written by Mark R. Levin.  This book will help you understand better what Barack Obama is--a man who is purposely hurting the country, even though he is the president of the country--but the book is really about enslavers--politicians--who do not believe in the values of The U.S. Constitution and how The U.S. Constitution is designed to limit the power of the government over the individual (the citizen). Remember: In the United States of America, it is the individuals who own the government and not the government that owns the citizens, the latter of which is what Barack Obama wants and is pushing for.

    While you travel in Michigan, you will find a number of radio stations that carry what I will call conservative-based talk shows, and some of those stations are the big WTCM-AM, 580, in Traverse City, and the big WJR-AM, 760, Detroit, and both stations play The Rush Limbaugh Program, The Sean Hannity Show, and The Mark Levin Show, and both stations have staffers who conduct locally produced shows, and here I talk a bit about The Frank Beckmann Show of WJR-AM.  The show is hosted by Frank Beckmann, and the show is aired on WJR-AM from 9:00 a.m. to noon on weekdays, and while you are traveling in Michigan and listening to the program, you might discover Frank Beckmann broadcasts a lot of information that debunks the idea of manmade global warming or manmade climate change, or you may not (depending on what is going on on the particular day that you listen).  I will say that he does broadcast many interviews with information about manmade global warming or manmade climate change (and you will find parts of some of the interviews in some of my documents, such as World Tyranny: Warnings about the Insane Who are Trying to Create a Communist World Country, which can be reached through this World link).  The people who are pushing the nonsense of manmade global warming or manmade climate change are going to hurt tourism in Michigan and elsewhere, and that is why I now present some text of statements aired on The Frank Beckmann Show related to the press preview of the North American International Auto Show that took place roughly during the week of Monday, January 11, 2010.
    On Monday, January 11, 2010, a group of people in the Obama administration, such as U.S. Representative Nancy Pelosi, came to Detroit to make a little tour of the North American International Auto Show.  Ray LaHood is the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and he made some comments on Monday, January 11, 2010.  One of the comments was: "....The automobile industry has answered the call, and, and what I mean by that is they've really stepped up.  They're now manufacturing cars that Americans want to buy...." And another comment that Ray LaHood made was: "...I drove the Chevy Volt.  I think that is the car of the future in terms of, ah, ah, battery power...."
    On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, Frank Beckmann of WJR-AM hosted or moderated a panel discussion at the North American International Auto Show, and Frank Beckmann aired a portion of the discussion on his radio program--The Frank Beckmann Show--and a number of persons, through what they said, showed how dangerous they are and how much trouble the country is in because their nonsense thought can affect the country, particularly adversely, and, in this document, I have two main portions of the interview for you:
    Portion one: Early in the discussion as it was broadcast on WJR-AM, Detroit, Michigan, on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, Henry Pollak (whose emails are involved in the Climate-gate scandal) made this comment: "I'm puzzled why the sponsors of today's discussion have chosen, ah, to identify the scientific results from these few climate scientists engaged in what might be called off-the-record locker room talk in their emails and the fundamental underpinnings of environmental regulations affecting the American automobile industry.  There's much to be learned from climate science that is relevant to climate policy and is relevant to industrial policy.  As a scientist, it seems to me to be counter productive and increasingly dangerous to pretend that the science is seriously flawed. I, so, I, I would summarize this lengthy response by saying that in Copenhagen, ah, the, ah, issue of Climate-gate was hardly discussed."  After a little banter between Frank Beckmann and Henry Pollack, Henry Pollack added, "The notion that it [climate science] is flawed, ah, is, is a dangerous notion."  (By the way, more defective thoughts from Henry Pollack can be found in my document entitled "CAP AND TRADE" and Carbon Dioxide Facts and Nonsense, which can be reached by using this link: Carbon.)
    Portion two: One of the persons who took part in the panel discussion was Kathryn Clay of the Automobile Manufacturers' Association, and at one point--near the end of the discussion as it was broadcast on WJR-AM on Wednesday, January 3, 2010--she said: "We really do need to have strong price signals to consumers because it's true we, we need to be making these advanced technology vehicles but they'll come at a price premium.  To make that equation make sense for the consumer, we need to have that price signal for carbon embedded into the gasoline price."  Frank Beckmann asked, "What do you mean 'price signal'?  What does that mean?"  She answered, "Well, that, that means that...whether it comes from a, a cap-and-trade program that would attach a price on carbon, and that would raise the cost of fuel.  Whether we would be talking about a carbon tax.  And there are different policy measures.  That one way or another, we need to have higher prices at the pump to help consumers, ah, get that value benefit from having...."
    Interviews done by Frank Beckmann are usually posted on the Internet on the Web site for WJR-AM, and this panel discussion can be found at the Web site (related to the date that it was broadcast, and you might think about listening to it, but you at times may not know who is talking at a particular moment, since people are only identified at the opening of the interview and sort of at the end, but you will be able to hear some people who really present ignorant thought, and you can at least learn how supposedly educated people can be idiots).

    When I am in Michigan, I am able to tune into radio stations in other states that air either The Rush Limbaugh Program, The Sean Hannity Show, and The Mark Levin Show or programs that are similar with The Rush Limbaugh Program, The Sean Hannity Show, and The Mark Levin Show.  I might tune into WABC-AM (770), which is in New York City (New York), WLS-AM (890), which is in Chicago, Illinois, and WHAS-AM (840), which is in Louisville, Kentucky.  Often I use the stations in other states when stations in Michigan cannot be picked up, such as after the stations in Michigan change broadcast patterns after sunset.

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    Now, what you are about to read could fit in an edition of T.H.A.T., which is the name of my monthly television-themed Internet-only publication.  On Saturday, January 16, 2010, I was watching the Retro Television Network at about 8:40 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time), and I saw a public service announcement from the Environmental Protection Agency.  The PSA was promoting the EPA's "SmartWay" program, which is a system that gives environmental ratings on new cars, and the PSA was promoting to people that they should buy more environmentally friendly vehicles.  I say, "Such garbage it was."  At one point, the announcer in the PSA said that to follow the program would be "a nice reflection on you."  Such garbage it was, too!  And now you are aware of the garbage that the EPA is spending your money on.

    For the record, I will note that the amount of snow on the ground for this winter in the northeastern quarter of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan is down from that of this time last winter, but snowmobilers have been able to do some riding, and it has been cold, and I do report that, on February 6, 2010, the people in Washington, D.C., were dealing with about 33 inches of new snow on the ground ("'Snowmaggedon' buries Mid-Atlantic."  Detroit Free Press, 7 February 2010, p. 14A.).  Wow!  There are super-great snowmobiling conditions in Washington, D.C.!  (Later, during the week on of Monday, February 8, 2010, even more snow was expected.)  Go, Barack, go!  Enjoy your snow job, Barack baby!  Ha!

    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.)

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

    The Onaway Speedway, Onaway, Presque Isle County, the Lower Peninsula.

    Onaway State Park, Onaway, Presque Isle County, the Lower Peninsula.

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File date: 10 February 2010

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