Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Some 90 minutes into a routine meeting of the Grand Traverse County board, its agenda packed with mundane topics such as roads and libraries, came a surprising seven seconds that drew the kind of national attention no local government wants. The Jan. 20 proceedings were livestreamed, with members joining from home because of the pandemic. As usual, citizens phoned in to sound off. Among them was Keli MacIntosh, who complained about remarks to the board last spring by members of the Proud Boys on designating the county four hours northwest of Detroit as a "Second Amendment sanctuary." As MacIntosh urged the chairman to disavow the far-right group that was a leading agitator during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, commissioner Ron Clous " seated in a room with deer heads mounted on a wall " briefly disappeared from view and returned holding a rifle. He brandished it for the webcam, then set it aside.



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Ron ClousTraverse City and Mission Peninsula is an area undergoing a lot of change. It is very popular with people in general and affluent people in particular. It has an awesome downtown with locally owned stores and restaurants. Really nice place and a lot of people have relocated to the town. The rest of the county is very rural and gets pretty wood ticky and is in general like the other havens of white supremacist louts in the militia land parts of Michigan. I mean you are either an artsy type or a wood tick - sometimes both perhaps ironically. Interlochen is a nice little town but it is a mix of the two...

I don't think you would run into issues anywhere a tourist would go but back woods conservatism runs strong in the area still and many are under the Q spell.

#1 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-02-23 12:36 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Guns Keep America Safe.

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-02-23 03:43 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

This Bit:
"I got calls about that from the East Coast to the West Coast," Chet Janik, the county administrator, said in an interview. "We had minority people asking if it was safe for them to come up here."

Janik, 63, who immigrated to the area from Poland as a child and endured taunts about his heritage, said Eckerle's racial slurs don't represent his rural county. But he acknowledged the rapid pace of change had unsettled some.

If that don't beat all... He was a victim as a child but it doesn't represent his rural county. That's just being willfully ignorant because I believe I know exactly how it went and why.

#3 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-02-23 03:43 PM | Reply

The same people who were horrified when they learned from their Fake News that Muslim areas in Paris are "No-Go Zones" for white people are making their localities into "No-Go Zones" for liberals and non-whites.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-02-23 04:03 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#4 | Posted by snoofy

That's actually pretty good.

And yes there are dangerous neighborhoods in and around Paris but no more No-Go than parts of major US Cities. Poverty and societal marginalization are the main problems (that cause other problems). Honestly many Parisians are pretty insufferable in the first place so is that any surprise?

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2021-02-23 05:33 PM | Reply

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