The Curmudgeon is overwhelmed deleting emails from campaigns all across America warning me that he hasn't given enough/anything – which makes him feel very inadequate. So he returns to the internet where he controls his destiny with a simple control-alt-delete.
Here's how the White House explains it on the White Board:
Gardner, who heads heads MSU's College Employment Research Institute, said the hottest prospects are in information services, finance and insurance, government , and professional/business/scientific services.
It is interesting that the last hiring boom for college grads came in the second term of our last Democratic president, Bill Clinton ... and then cratered during the 8 years of George W. Bush.
Detroit Free Press columnist Brian Dickerson explains why Snyder, who claims to be a leader and not a politician, refuses to lead on the most pressing civil rights issue of our time: ending legal discrimination against the LGBT community.
He's afraid it will hurt him politically. And, Dickerson speculates, Snyder hasn't even given much thought to the merits of the issue "I'd be surprised if Snyder has spent 15 dog minutes worrying about the legal status of same-sex couples, except insofar as the timing of any court decision impacts his re-election prospects." In other words, deep down he really doesn't care.
Which brings back Mark Schauer's best – and most telling – line of the Town Hall meeting: "our accountant governor is missing some columns on his spreadsheet, and it's people."
The Peters-Land race has become a big-money shootout, with the bulk of the money coming from outside Michigan.
One of the more interesting statistics, though, in the latest report through mLive is that Gary Peters has out-raised Terri Lynn Land ... if you don't take into account that Land donated to her own campaign. Peters' has taken in $6.9-million, and Land has non-personal donations of $5.7-million. (Land still hasn't explained the discrepancy between her personal financial disclosure statements and her massive contribution to the campaign. If her personal financial disclosure is to be believed, she didn't have anywhere near the $3-million available to give to her campaign. But it would have been illegal for her husband to donate the money, so she's silent on this issue.)
The outside money has come from the "usual suspects" on both sides: $18.2-million supporting Land, $14.1-million for Peters.