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  • Coldwater Country-Pure Michigan Campaign

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Buzz Lightyear talking about Coldwater?  Sorta.  Michigan native Tim Allen is the voice of the state's Pure Michigan radio commercials.  He just recorded one that began running this week in Toledo, South Bend, Ft Wayne, and Lansing to promote Branch County. 

    Coldwater Country is also a featured link on the state's Michigan.org website.  Click here for the link.

    Coldwater Country Commercial

  • Memories of Ernie Harwell

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Everyone has their favorite Ernie Harwell phrase..."He stood there like a house at the side of the road"..."Long gone"...and "A man from Lake Orion takes that ball home".  Nobody did it better than Ernie Harwell, who we lost Monday evening at the age of 92 after a battle with cancer.

    After growing up listening to Ernie and Paul Carey, I had the chance to meet and interview Ernie during one of the Tiger Caravans prior to the 1983 season.  I was a 19 year old college kid, but that didn't matter to Ernie.  We spent probably 15 minutes together, while he made the "experienced" broadcasters wait their turn.  It's an experience I'll never forget.

    Over the years I had the privelege to interview Ernie in person and on the telephone about a half-dozen times.  The latest was prior to his appearance in Coldwater November 2001.

    Ernie Harwell

  • Some Cool Tea Party Photos

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Roland Stoy of The Daily Reporter got some neat photos from last week's Branch County Tea Party 5 in downtown Coldwater.

    Click Here to see the full story.

  • Republican Lincoln Day Dinner Energizing

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    Everytime I'm at an event like the Branch County Lincoln Day Dinner I get that little nagging urge to run for office again.  Hopefully I'll sleep it off.

    Oakland County Sheriff and current candidate for governor Mike Bouchard was our keynote speaker (I served as master of ceremonies, in addition to being Branch County chairman).

     

    Oakland County Sheriff Mike Bouchard

  • Tea Party 5 Is Today

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    It's hard to believe it's been one year since the first Branch County Tea Party.  Around 400 people crowded the Four Corners Park in downtown Coldwater.  I'll reprise my role as master of ceremonies tonight at 5:30 pm.

    Here's one of the guys that got the crowd going last year.

     

  • Thursday, March 32, 2010....What A Day!

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    On Thursday, March 32 I made a rather dramtic announcement with Congressman Mark Schauer.  By the end of the interview, I think he had figured it out, though.  Did you?

     

    Congressman Mark Schauer

  • Here Comes The Health Care Vote

    Posted by Ken Delaney
    What's frightening about this legislation is that it focuses on expanding government entitlement programs and insurance coverage. Health care reform should first and foremost focus on health care costs (overuse of the system by consumers...tort reform for lawsuits...sharing of costs). If we have no "skin in the game", then there is no incentive to reduce usage (and costs). As more people use the system, you can bet that several more zeroes will need to be added to the cost of this proposal.
    The president is calling for an "up or down" vote on the package, saying those voting no are against health care reform.  That's wrong...they're just against this mistake of a health care bill.  There are better ways to proceed.
  • Here Comes the Census!

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    I'm with the government and I'm here to help....

    Can someone tell me why I need to get a letter (written in 6 different languages) that tells me to look for another letter coming soon?  The letter arrived yesterday telling "Resident" to look for the U.S. Census packet to arrive next week.  I was also advised that I needed to fill out the census form so I can assure my local government, schools, etc get their "fair share" of government funding.  Isn't the census supposed to be about counting people, not handing out money to them?  This entitlement mentality from the top on down is what makes government spending so bloated and creates deficits that not even our kid's kids will be able to pay off.

    And by the way, the advertising campaign for the U.S. Census has to be one of the dumbest ever created. 

  • Frosty's Final Excursion

    Posted by Ken Delaney

    For the final time this year, Frosty the Doughman is hiding somewhere in Branch County.  He's hiding on public property, or property readily accessible to the public.  If you find him, you'll win $100 from Southern Michigan Bank & Trust and AM 1590 WTVB (must be 18 to play).

    Clue #1:  "Frosty likes a lot this special spot, because he's been there once before"