Who does Bernero reach?
The City Pulse report of the UAW endorsement of (incumbent Virg) Bernero for Lansing’s next mayor surprises me. I’ve figured the only Bernero supporters were the "cool" people who were looking for and often getting a handout from the city. Mike Green, president of UAW local 652, says that Bernero opened people’s eyes to the issues here. What people is he talking about? Who hasn’t seen clearly for several years what has been happening to our auto industry? Bernero’s rush to "open people’s eyes" was more a chance to open his big, nasty mouth and seek the limelight. And as Shakespeare’s Macbeth said, "A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." I’m sure the decision to keep General Motors plants open here was based on the newness of the plants and their exceptional work force, which will decide for itself who to support for mayor.
— Claude R. Beavers Lansing
Doesn’t like ‘Kids’ column
This new approach to covering City Hall leaves much to be desired: we don’t need sarcasm and snarky, we need solid reporting. Bring back Angela Vasquez- Giroux, or at least do some real reporting. We depend on the City Pulse since the LSJ is so lacking in meaningful coverage of local politics.
— Loretta Stanaway From www.LansingCityPulse.com
Thoughts on Kluge’s reviews
Thanks to Jeff Magnuson for putting into print Len Kluge’s passion for quality in performance. He truly was a talented craftsman on many levels.
You are correct in that a review is only one person’s opinion, but too many readers forget that. At the risk of appearing to speak ill of the dead, Kluge’s very professionalism may have blinded him to the very heart of amateur theater criticism. We will miss him for his talent, his mentoring skills, but not for his community theater reviews.
— O From www.LansingCityPulse.com
Information on Efren Paredes case
People of conscience who wish to learn more about the facts (of the case of Efren Paredes) are invited to visit www.4Efren.com.
People who would like to learn how they can support Efrén’s release can visit: www.tinyurl.com/FreeEPJ. The evidence is clear that Efrén did not commit this crime. New evidence continues to surface to support this fact as well. Efrén’s innocence is underscored by the support he has from thousands of people across the nation including community leaders, professors, organizations, clergy, legal scholars, a world-renowned private investigator and wrongful convictions expert named Paul Ciolino, and many other people of conscience.
—Velia From www.LansingCityPulse.com