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In an interview with The Detroit News, the Rev. Jesse Jackson condemned the vicious April 2 mob attack on Steven Utash as "wrong." (Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images)
Daffy Noodnicks April 19, 2014 at 09:31 am
Dale: you are being ridiculous as usual. Neither I nor John David said anything negative about yourRead More coworkers or GM. We were talking about you, you alone. You attacked another poster for not being as charitable as you, because you were involved in an employer sponsored event. This was an uncivil, baseless, self aggrandizating bit of obnoxiousness. You puff yourself up while ripping others down, without reason or any basis. Drop the attacks of other people and I will have nothing to criticize.
Dale Murrish April 19, 2014 at 10:38 am
Sorry I have such a short memory, Matt. You’ve said this specifically a few times before.Read More “We were talking about you, you alone.” I can’t challenge someone’s thinking if you happen to disagree with it. Like many of your other criticisms of me, it’s purely personal. Have a nice weekend.
Daffy Noodnicks April 19, 2014 at 12:05 pm
It really isn't surprising you miss the point again Dale. You have personally attacked anotherRead More poster. And I responded to that attack. The context of my comment has always been that you do not represent the groups of people you purport to in your many comments where you use false illogical sweeping generalizations. You don't represent or speak for GM or your coworkers, as I doubt they would make rude baseless attacks o people they don't know, or use charitable work to belittle others while patting themselves on the back. You did this, nobody else.
DeAngela Harris says she's not sure how it will affect her son, who was hit by Steve Utash's truck two weeks ago, will respond when he learns an angry mob responded by severely beating Utash. (Screenshot: WXYZ video)
Prometheus April 18, 2014 at 01:55 pm
Feelings are not my concern. Read my post from today at 1:04PM.
Prometheus April 18, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Go Bruins!
Julie Lattimore April 18, 2014 at 05:19 pm
Let me clarify again... I wrote "many in the race" I did NOT write "most" orRead More "all" in the race. I did not group all black people together, I would never do that. There are "many" in my own race that are despicable human beings too. I am sorry if any of you read my comment and thought I was lumping you all together. Believe me, I know there are a lot of white people in those gangs too. My point was that this young boy should have never been allowed to roam those streets unsupervised, where the gangs hang out. That is exactly how they get involved with or victimized by gangs. It could have easily been that child beaten to near-death, look how close he was and his parents weren't even aware. Nobody is safe in that neighborhood, especially if they carry a purse, are talking on a iphone, listening to a ipod, using a cane, wearing expensive jewelry or looking defenseless. It's a cultural problem, it has absolutely nothing to do with skin color, it has everything to do with parents who don't watch or discipline their own kids, that includes the parents of this boy. That is why children end up in gangs, lack of supervision. It is abusive if you leave any young child to fend for themselves, but it is highly abusive if you leave them unsupervised in these dangerous areas where the known gang activity is high.
The Civil Rights Action App, which allows people to instantly report discrimination, ethnic harassment or other acts of bigotry, is available for IOS and Android devices. (Photo: ADC-Michigan)
Luther's Fan April 17, 2014 at 10:14 am
So like, I'd use it when the Arab kids are praying in the gym during Ramadan because we knowRead More Christian kids have no in- school prayer time/Bible study allowed since church and state are to remain separate. How sad to live your life being "offended".
Prometheus April 17, 2014 at 01:03 pm
Will this track arabs for us?
T as in Truth April 18, 2014 at 01:14 am
Could it find a dentist for Hamdan (the guy going to lebanon to fight for hizballah). Oh a meant toRead More see a dentist.
Monday night's snowfall pushed metro Detroit over the record, making the winter of 2013-2014 the snowiest on record. (Patch file photo)
Daffy Noodnicks April 19, 2014 at 12:14 pm
No, Dale you not honestly dealing with the science. You are conflating science with extremistRead More religious and political ideology. That is the opposite of balanced. And it isn't what I agree with, it is what any reasonable logical statistically significant assessment of evidence indicates (you know, science).
Daffy Noodnicks April 19, 2014 at 12:16 pm
Civil unions were voted on and rejected a decade ago. This is really not important, becauseRead More constitutional rights such as equal protection are not up for a vote, and civil unions do not convey equal protection.
McGurk April 19, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Dale: How about churches pay property taxes?
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
John April 15, 2014 at 02:23 pm
Well gee officer, I was throwing out some old stinky boxes my wife had in our garage and the nextRead More thing you know......
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 05:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 05:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
April's blood moon eclipse will show itself on April 15, 2014. (Photo: jurvetson, via flickr creative commons)
Carol Maynard April 13, 2014 at 05:51 pm
@ Jeremiah... You are right, Biblical prophecies are never wrong. But the prophecies of John HageeRead More and Mark Blitz may be. I definitely agree with you that we are living in the end times. The signs are upon us. But we must be careful not to be deceived.
Sean Lewis April 15, 2014 at 03:01 am
Don't be silly, the Hebrew/biblical calendar are based around the lunar eclipse. It is common forRead More them to fall on Jewish feasts. The church loses more credibility everyday when making these stupid predictions.
Carol Maynard April 15, 2014 at 04:04 am
Sean, it was not the church making these predictions, it was only one Preacher, John Hagee. HeRead More wrote a book and got a lot of people stirred up. This Eclipse is all Astronomy. The next one will be October 8th.
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Michigan police will be on the lookout for dangerous driving habits. (Patch file photo)
mpk2 April 14, 2014 at 08:29 am
T as in Truth, GET A LIFE! Why is it that you find in fun holding up traffic on our highways. IfRead More you are driving 10 MPH under the speed limit in the left lane and people are trying to pass you they are not driving aggressively, YOU ARE DRIVING LIKE A JACK A**. Driving 10 MPH under the speed limit on the highway is just as dangerous as driving 10 MPH over the speed limit. I too hope you find this out the hard way as you are laughing at the disturbances you cause.
T as in Truth April 14, 2014 at 10:15 am
Mpk2 - To be fair, I am not alone in driving under the speed limit. Its really easy to find someoneRead More on the road who is texting or talking on the phone. I usually take advantage of those slow pokers to drive next to them, and then I can block two lanes of traffic! Like I said before, wherever they are going, they might as well be good and angry when they get there! :-)
mpk2 April 14, 2014 at 12:10 pm
WOW...Justifying your behavior by that of others..Are you 4 years old. You are going to be theRead More cause of a major accident one day, I hope you realize that. Why not just drive in the right lane and keep out of everyone's way. You need a hobby T
Fargo broke free moments before he was due to be slaughtered in North Dakota and will now live out his days at a southeast Michigan animal shelter for runaway and abused animals. (Photo: SASHA Farm Facebook page)
Mumford Chopp April 12, 2014 at 11:05 am
Sounds like food for thought to me...
nancy zebracki April 12, 2014 at 07:18 pm
couldn't agree with Steve more. get rid of the brutality towards animals.
sherry April 16, 2014 at 08:38 pm
Its not hard to eat less and then less meat for your meals for so many great reasons. You will fellRead More better mind, body and soul. I give up a different animal each year. SO far I will never again eat veal, lamb, pig and Turkey. I only eat meat sometimes, and hope to give all up eventually, soon....
The family of Steve Utash posted an update about his condition 10 days after he was nearly beaten to death.
Jean Joseph April 12, 2014 at 07:08 pm
Thank God n with Gods grace may he make a full recovery our prays n good wishing for all to be ableRead More to put this all behind yous after God willing he makes a full recovery
l.c. April 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm
no doubt a challenging experience & hope something positive will result.keep us updated &Read More keep the faith!
EG April 13, 2014 at 05:39 pm
Hopefully the positive that comes out if this is a rope to hang those animals that did this. TheyRead More knew what they were doing now they pay . Of course the 16 yr olds mother said " my son is a good boy , normal , that's not him " OK that's what they all say. Hopefully her "good boy" won't dangle too long on the rope.
A kind-hearted Farmington Hills woman took in two pregnant stray cats two years ago, thinking she could easily find homes for their offspring. But 140 cats later, she turned to animal rescue groups for help. (Screenshot: WDIV video)
Elma Granata April 12, 2014 at 05:46 pm
If the kind woman had taken the time to get the cats neutered there would not be 140 cats.
Kitkat April 15, 2014 at 06:24 pm
Don't see how they could give her a citation for zoning violation when all the evidence is gone!
Hundreds of Detroit metro residents gathered Thursday for a "night of healing" at the Historic Little Rock Baptist Church, located a few blocks from where Steven Utash was beaten in a vicious mob attack on April 2. (Screenshot: WJBK video)
JJ April 12, 2014 at 11:51 am
That will work,like the Million man march in D.C.,crime didn't go down,it went up and it's beenRead More going up ever since or how about the Million woman's march,you have more unwed mothers every year or how about Kwamie and his Pastor who stood by this man and said he learned his lesson! Then we have those awesome do good RACISTS Hypocrites the REV. Al Sharpton & Jesse JAckson. You know when Jesse was giving Bill Clinton Marital advice while he JESSE was BANGING someone other then his WIFE or the lying RACIST Al Sharpton,who goes around stirring anti white sentiment when ever he sees the opportunity,now even Eric Holder and the LYING FOOL that we have for a president is using the RACE CARD to detract from his PATHETIC leadership! They all play the game extremely well and there are those who will now call me a RACIST,even though my daughter is married to a very nice GENTLEMAN who happens to be black or one of my nieces who was also married to a black man. I'm just telling it like it is. they have to starting walking the walk instead of just talking the talk! There are too many decent black men and women who are trying to move ahead and show in spite of their color that they have what it takes to move and get ahead in life dis-spite the many obstacles! Are there racist in this country,you better believe it! The 95% that voted for Obama not the 38% plus who put him over the top,Now you tell me honestly who are the biggest racist,the 95% or ????????? Remember that old saying " ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THEN WORDS " I don't know about YOU but I'm sick and tired of being labeled a racists simply because I don't agree with anyone who is black. PERIOD!!! We best open our eyes and see what's really going on before it's to late!!! The 95% don't want EQUALITY.........They want CONTROL! You hear and see it everyday but can't see what's really going on!!!
Sherry Spehar April 14, 2014 at 09:00 am
Why arent the black parents and churches keeping these kids off the streets and making sure theyRead More have something productive to do like mow yards,shovel snow,pick up trash,read a book,help older people with chores,get a job,stay in school,go to a local musuem and library,watch younger families children,scrub floors,paint houses,etc.Keep hypocrites sharpton and jackson away from everyone.
The Van Houten family appeared on Fox 17 in August 2013.
Fistinuranis April 11, 2014 at 03:42 pm
@melanie "interesting how this wonderful, godly man has a child that is younger than hisRead More sextuplets.." Do you think just because they had sextuplets that he and his wife stopped being intimate? It's more interesting that she would want a 7th after dealing with 6 all at once.
Southpaw April 11, 2014 at 04:27 pm
To someone above...you bet he smokes? Really, doctor? And you feel sorry for anyone whose parentRead More smokes? What does that have to do with anything?
Anonymous April 14, 2014 at 05:14 pm
I know for a fact He absolutely was NOT a smoker. Get your facts straight before you begin runningRead More your mouth. There is a family history. This family is truly amazing, their story is amazing and I know them personally. This is also a horrific and tragic thing so if you having nothing positive to say keep it to yourself. Thank you
This is my dad as a very young man. He was and still is my hero.
Bryan Bentley April 9, 2014 at 02:06 pm
Thank you Beth for sharing your story with us...
Jack Manning April 10, 2014 at 09:58 am
There is a saying that "Relatives are friends that are forced upon you." If you had toRead More chose them for friends it would not happen in a million years. In many, many situations, it makes life more enjoyable to simply jettison some or all family members and go on with what can be a more enjoyable life. Looking at estrangement as a negative is not what it is let on to be...it can be a positive for the rest of your life.
Several Arab-American leaders gathered at the Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church Sunday in a show of unity, saying a father of two's criticism of the public school district's distribution of an egg hunt flyer at the church doesn't reflect their views.
Pam April 19, 2014 at 03:23 pm
In the context of many unconstitutional Muslim accomodations in the Dearborn schools, such as halalRead More food, open prayer in dedicated rooms in the school with paid staff to supervise, special sex segregated gym classes, etc., complaining about a leaflet handed out for a secular event at a church seems petty. Mr. Moughni poked a hornet's nest.
Sulayman F April 19, 2014 at 04:09 pm
Not the same thing at all. Offering halal food as an option along with pepperoni pizza is notRead More encouraging a religion. Leaving open a multipurpose room for non-denominational prayer is not encouraging a religion. Handing out flyers for a church event is not the same thing (nor is it secular as you claim). Try again. Imagine the outcry if teachers handed out flyers encouraging everyone to come to the mosque for ramadan dinner. Non-Muslim parents may feel uncomfortable and would send me hate mail.
Pam April 19, 2014 at 07:02 pm
The invitation was for an Easter Egg Hunt outdoors, not Easter dinner, stories or anything else.Read More Are Muslim parents paying for the extra cost of Halal food? Are they paying for supervisors in prayer rooms? Are they paying for separate sex segregated gym accomodations? And even if they are, this is not permissible use of public facilities. If these types of things were not going on in Dearborn Public Schools, I would agree with the premise that the schools should not be handing out flyers for any church, temple or mosque for any event.
Did you know your stove probably has a mother board, something like the one that controls the Starship Enterprise? (Photo: startrek.com)
sue s April 7, 2014 at 08:46 am
K. Scott you have hit upon why stores counsel employees not to respond to this type of question onRead More the phone. No salesperson, even the expert, can be expected to accurately diagnose the unseen over the phone. We may know what is likely and offer that but, the customer should be directed to the manufacturer contact (web site or 800 number) or if they have purchased in store/local extended warranty refer them to that group. But, the argument in the article does not consider the assistance during the sale, whether the writer purchased the quality vs low end product or whether the writer took the 'nothing can go wrong with an electronic device plugged into a wall socket' tack and passed on the extended warranty which assures a local company will service them. This rant is less about whether the store responded appropriately than an uninformed writer with a public platform to share less than the whole story for personal gain. This reader would expect more 'customer service' from this media. And 'no' this reader did not personally take this call.
Steve Woznicki April 7, 2014 at 10:38 am
She called the big-box store to ask for help. That was her first mistake, they don't even knowRead More where things are in the store. Customer service died years and years and years ago. It's rare to find anyone at a store, much less the actual manufacturer who understands anything. Very disappointing.
sue s April 8, 2014 at 01:38 am
The stores are in tough competition with online buying where deep discounts can be offered on itemsRead More that can be shipped from warehouses w which do not share the same cost of doing business as the brick n mortar stores. After last holiday season retailers are restructuring and resizing their staffs just to keep the doors open. Remember, chain stores or, big box stores, employ your neighbors. When customers purchase online or buy only the loss leaders, it is your neighbor that you have out out if a job. This is doubly devastating for independents that have no network of stores to help the ones that falter.the folks still in the job are grateful to have a job and for the most part go out of their way to help within the culture of the store. The author of the original rant should proceed directly to a mirror and stare deeply into their reflection because half of the problem in the original article lies there.
John Luks of Michigan is seeking unspecified damages in his lawsuit against Princess Cruises. (Patch file photo)
Jack Manning April 7, 2014 at 10:18 am
Tough, life is full of unintended consequences. The only thing all wet here is this frivolousRead More lawsuit. By the way, the Trial Lawyers are dumping millions into the Congressional Elections to defeat the GOP from getting control of The Senate. The GOP has vowed to implement Legal Reform which will be anathema for the Trial Lawyers.
Jen April 7, 2014 at 01:26 pm
C, I actually take care of a 96 year old woman 6 days a week 14-18 hours a day. I know that olderRead More people need to get out but they must assume the risks with doing so. I also know that elderly people still want to "do it on their own" and often do not wait to establish proper holds on people or things when accomplishing a task. I don't think he should stay at home all the time but he does need to take responsibility for the risks he decides to take. (maybe he needs a caregiver to be there to assist him all the time- we are specifically trained to manage senior risks) If he had decided to jump out of a plane and had a heart attack on the way down, should the company be liable?
Sue Czarnecki April 7, 2014 at 01:42 pm
Really, Jack. Back in 2000, the Bush Boy could not get his case into Court fast enough to getRead More appointed the Worst President in the History of the USA. Since when did the Repubs hate the court system & trials ????
Wearing the tank top some members of the Planet Fitness gym in Waterford Township said made other members uncomfortable, Allison Roth is interviewed by WJBK's Andrea Isom. (Screenshot: WJBK video)
birminghammarge.blogspot.com April 4, 2014 at 06:40 pm
If what she is wearing in the picture, what better to wear than in a gym. Lighten up folks!
LaTeff Dawn April 5, 2014 at 03:06 am
I Am A Member Of Planet Fitness And They Do Not Have A Dress Code What This Young Lady Is Wearing IsRead More Appropriate Attire For The Gym This Incident Has Confirmed My Decision To Cancel My Membership Among Other Issues That I Have With Planet Fitness. I Miss Bally Total Fitness
Sean Rosekrans April 5, 2014 at 07:45 am
If the pic is what she was wearing the gym is out of line.
Rohun Dhar of Bloomfield Hills and his uncle, film director Vidhu Vinod Chopra, have teamed to bring Dhar's street plays to a video the Bloomfield Hills teen hopes will erode at a culture that accepts rape in India. (Screenshot: YouTube video)
Dale Murrish April 5, 2014 at 04:08 pm
It's not "my organization" or "my website" either. Marcus Chen runs the websiteRead More with input from all of us, and all decisions for the club are a consensus of the five or six club leaders.
Dale Murrish April 5, 2014 at 04:10 pm
Club principles and a recent presentation to the Troy City Council are posted here:Read More http://usameltingpot.org/usa-melting-pot-club-update-to-troy-city-council/ http://usameltingpot.org/updates-of-usameltingpot-2/
Daffy Noodnicks April 5, 2014 at 05:45 pm
As usual Dale, you are being obtuse and unreasonable. Have you considered that it is YOU who isRead More discouraging others? You are now using that site to promote your extreme views. That is not a good association for those that you offend. Your continued unreasonableness is not a particularly good advertisement either. However lovely the other people involved with the organization may be, you are still there.
After a friend's son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Detroit Red Wings hockey legend Ted Lindsay established a foundation to support academic research and autism programs. (Photo: Ted Lindsay Foundation)
Joseph Borrajo April 3, 2014 at 07:04 am
Ted Lindsay, another classy Red Wing. P3
BUBBA URDAN April 3, 2014 at 07:20 am
What a Great act of Kindness and Generosity! I have no idea how much he made during his career butRead More he obviously made more after. Today's athletes need to look at what Ted has done and think about the legacy they want to leave on their family, their children and yes, even their fans. This one million by Hockey Legend Ted Lindsay is a drop in the bucket to all of today's super stars but I bet it's a significant number to mr. Lindsay and his family. Thank you Ted for being such a great inspiration to all of us and for making this autism center happen for the children!
For the first time, the Annie E. Casey Foundation tracked data by race and ethnicity in its Kids Count report. (Patch file photo)
Steve Clarke April 2, 2014 at 12:51 pm
I wonder who / what is being blamed for this ? No doubt that the "throw money at theRead More issue" will be the remedy, right ? The great society of the LBJ era worked out so well didn't it ? I wonder where Michigan would stand if we take the cities of Detroit,flint,and Benton Harbor out of the equation? OK,start the name calling .
T as in Truth April 2, 2014 at 10:52 pm
The report is racist!
U.S. Air Force Capt. Douglas Ferguson's remains have been recovered from a crash site in Laos where his plane was shot down Dec. 30, 1969. His sister, Sue Scott of Troy, MI, has been seeking answers for 44 years.
Theresa Nielsen April 1, 2014 at 02:52 pm
So happy to hear he's coming home and you have closure. A dear friend of mine, like you searchedRead More until her brother came home, she never gave up either. God bless you.
nancy zebracki April 10, 2014 at 10:04 pm
You're a wonderful sister to never give up. You're a great example to all of us to 'leave no manRead More behind'. Thank you for your courage.
Sorry to disappoint, but this photo wasn't taken on Lake Michigan, according to snopes.com and other myth-busting sites.
sue kramer March 29, 2014 at 08:53 am
We were fortunate to see the Ice Caves off Leelanau in mid February and they are stunning. Google:Read More ice caves leelanau and you will see some beautiful pictures that are for real !
Tom Baker March 29, 2014 at 11:07 am
The reason Ice turns blue is because of the lack of Oxygen.
Denise Nash March 29, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Duh, the narrative says "Antarctica" in the first sentence! But yes, it was very cold onRead More all the great lakes this year. So cold that Bald Eagles were spotted on the Detroit River!
French street artist Bilal Berreni, whose body was found in a vacant Detroit housing project and was unclaimed for months, used painted on buildings to make social statements. (Screenshot: ekosystem.org)
Duane Larkin March 28, 2014 at 12:38 pm
Wow. Note to urban spelunkers: stay OUT. Your 'ruin porn' may be someone else's killing field.
RON Ostrodamus March 28, 2014 at 05:43 pm
Had kind of a deja vu to a man known as "Frenchy" because of his mustache who was murderedRead More in Pontiac years ago. From what I understand he also loved to paint.
Sherry Spehar March 29, 2014 at 10:23 pm
Another tragedy from Detroit took place.Until this stops,there is no hope for betterment.