Monthly Archives: November 2012

Let them eat muskrat!

By Joel Thurtell Hey, Zlati — I’d like to cook a rat for you! And then I’d like to thank you, Zlati Meyer of the Detroit Free Press, for giving me an excuse to run those muskrat stories I wrote … Continue reading

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Lowell’s oddball bridge

By Joel Thurtell LOWELL, Mich. — It doesn’t attract as many tourists as Italy’s Ponte Vecchio, but Lowell’s Main Street Bridge bears a certain similarity to that 14th-century pedestrian span over the Arno River in Florence. Lowell’s bridge, barely 100 … Continue reading

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Don’t count Matty out

Do you think the bully billionaire of Grosse Pointe’s dream of holding onto his international bridge monopoly is dead? That just because 60 percent of voters torpedoed his Prop 6 attempt at patenting his Ambassador Bridge in the Michigan Constitution, … Continue reading

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Props 1-6: How I voted

By Joel Thurtell No on Prop. 1 — emergency municipal managers. Michigan has had an emergency financial manager law since 1990 that has returned many local governments to solvency. The constitutional amendment would give managers power to tear up municipal … Continue reading

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Hey, Donald — you are full of what?

By Joel Thurtell Thank God this is not a family newspaper. I can report exactly what Chrysler vice president Ralph Gilles tweeted about Donald Trump. Without resorting to #$&%! Full of shit. That’s what Gilles said. According to the Detroit … Continue reading

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By Joel Thurtell The American Radio Relay League sold out its first stock of my new book,  MOUSE CODE. More copies are being printed and rushed to League headquarters in Newington, Connecticut. Meanwhile, CQ Magazine and its sister publication, Worldradio, have … Continue reading

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