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Lanx Satura: Local Reporters “Bicker” Over Downtown “Kerfluffle”

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by P.D. Lesko The Ann Arbor Police were called to the Ann Arbor Workantile on Tuesday afternoon. The AAPD officer arrived promptly on Thursday to find AnnArbor.com government reporter Ryan Stanton and AnnArborChronicle.com editor David Askins and his wife, Mary Morgan, toe-to-toe in a heated argument over what one officer described as “long yellow object [...]

June 28th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Lanx Satura [sat-ahyuhr] | Read More »

Lanx Satura: City Council Candidate Found in New Underground Garage, Unconscious, Clutching Roll of Nickels

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by P.D. Lesko The word around town is that Second Ward City Council candidate Democrat Sally Hart Petersen is giving Second Ward incumbent Tony Derezinski a bit of political heartburn. Petersen’s base is growing, she’s got money, yard signs are popping up at a clip, and her marketing experience isn’t going to waste (“A Fresh [...]

June 18th, 2012 | Posted in Columns,Featured,Lanx Satura [sat-ahyuhr] | Read More »

Lanx Satura [Sat-ahyuhr]: Helpful Tips For Beggars in Ann Arbor

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by Kathryn A. Higgins Before avarice and evil overtook the world in the 2008 economic meltdown it was considered bad form for an able-bodied man or woman to beg. Unless you were clearly old, diseased, or had that air of tragic incurable addiction, people would think, “Get a job,” and pass you by. This is [...]

March 10th, 2012 | Posted in Columns,Lanx Satura [sat-ahyuhr] | Read More »

Lanx Satura [sat-ahyuhr]: Ann Arbor’s Mayor Hieftje Talks About Crime Spree

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John Hieftje sat down to an interview with AnnArbor.com’s “editorial board,” almost one year ago to talk about the city’s budget. The city’s CFO Tom Crawford tagged along, primarily to nod, as it is commonly known around City Hall that Crawford uses his fingers to count, and that certain staffers in the finance department do [...]

March 2nd, 2012 | Posted in Columns,Crime,Featured,Fire,Lanx Satura [sat-ahyuhr],Police,Safety | Read More »

Lanx Satura: [Sat-ahyuhr] LiveLOLing the Florida Republican Primary

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by Pete Nicely Far too rarely does the Republican Party get exactly what it deserves. It happened in 1964. It happened in 2008. And it’s going to happen, in a way, today in Florida. Mitt Romney is the epitome of modern Republicanism in three ways: 1) He has no sincere beliefs except that he should [...]

January 31st, 2012 | Posted in Columns,Featured,Lanx Satura [sat-ahyuhr] | Read More »

Lanx Satura [sat-ahuyr]: The President’s 2012 State of the Union Address—LIVEBLOG Begins @ 9 p.m. EST

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by Pete Nicely George Clooney says he’s disillusioned with the people who are disillusioned with President Obama. George must be a calm dude because the people who have time to be upset by anything but the perfidy coming from the right infuriate me. To calm myself, I have to imagine the headlines the disillusioned progressives [...]

January 24th, 2012 | Posted in Columns,Featured,Lanx Satura [sat-ahyuhr] | Read More »

Lanx Satura [sat-ahyur]: Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State—Liveblog Event Begins @ 7 p.m.

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by Pete Nicely Herbert Hoover once said, “Nothing is more important than balancing the budget.” As he was saying this, Governor Franklin D. Roosevelt of New York was busy turning a budget surplus into a deficit. Why? FDR was actually trying to create jobs. Governor Rick Snyder will surely trumpet (or perhaps even tuba) the [...]

January 18th, 2012 | Posted in Columns,Featured,Lanx Satura [sat-ahyuhr],Michigan politics,Politics | Read More »

Lanx Satura [Sat-ahyuhr]: The Right-Wing Conspiracy Against Me

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by Pete Nicely I see it in the way people who should know better are preaching the selfish gospel of Ron Paul. I see it in how progressives purposely miss the best parts of ObamaCare. I see it in the corporate media stuffing Mitt Romney down the Tea Party’s throat. I see it in the [...]

January 3rd, 2012 | Posted in Columns,Featured,Lanx Satura [sat-ahyuhr],Politics,U.S. politics | Read More »

Lanx Satura [Sat-ahyuhr]: The Birth of Jesus, According to the Tea Party

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by Pete Nicely Great minds from Mark to Monty Python to Tolstoy to Thomas Jefferson to Andrew Lloyd Weber have all interpreted the Gospel of Jesus Christ for their time and sensibilities. But all of those interpretations lack perfection because they were written before the dawn of the movement that had most clearly rendered the [...]

December 23rd, 2011 | Posted in Columns,Featured,Lanx Satura [sat-ahyuhr] | Read More »

Lanx Satura [Sat-ahyuhr]: Eat My Shorts, GOP—Debates Prove Obama Can’t Lose

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by Pete Nicely The only better commercial for the Democratic Party than C-SPAN showing Speaker Boehner and the Tea Party House of Representatives in action is a GOP debate. By watching these GOP debates—or abstinence promotion, as my wife calls them—I’ve found my new support group. On Twitter, genuine paid wits—like Patton Oswaldand Rob Delaney—join [...]

December 14th, 2011 | Posted in Columns,Featured,Lanx Satura [sat-ahyuhr] | Read More »

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