Dear Crabby, What Do You Think of Space Force?

Dear Crabby, I love anything related to space, so I was excited to hear President Trump’s plans to get us back out there. What do you think of the proposed Space Force? Thanks, Starr Nuit Dear Starr Nuit, Well, I won’t lie. When I first heard the name I just assumed it was an announcement for a new movie franchise like Star Trek or Star Wars that my grandkids would try to dupe me into seeing. I was further confused when I saw the proposed logos since they looked like something you’d … [Read more...]

Mayor Bryan Barnett Invited to White House Ceremony

Rochester Hills Attends Signing of Executive Order Supporting the American Worker Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan K. Barnett was the only Mayor invited to the signing of an Executive Order establishing the President’s National Council for the American Worker on Thursday, June 19, at The White House. The Executive Order signed by President Trump is designed to provide a forum for the development of a national strategy to address urgent workforce issues. It is specifically intended to raise awareness … [Read more...]

Vice President Mike Pence Visits the Rewold Construction Site in Downtown Rochester

Vice President Mike Pence Touts Tax Cuts at Rochester Construction Site Vice President Mike Pence said Rochester, Michigan, is “rolling.” Pence visited Oakland County on Friday touting tax cuts and how it has benefited businesses like Frank Rewold and Sons, a local construction company based in Rochester. Pence toured the 100-year-old, four-generation company’s new, $12 million headquarters, which is currently under construction. He also spoke to workers while on-site and then to a … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, What Do You Think About the ‘Roseanne’ Reboot?

Dear Crabby, With President Trump visiting Michigan next week, it got me thinking about the Roseanne reboot and how people are saying it’s a pro-Trump show. What do you think? Thanks, Michele T. Vee Dear Michele T. Vee, Let me first start off by telling you what I think about reboots in general: “Pfffft!” And you can quote me on that. Yep. It’s official … Hollywood has run out of new ideas. Oh sure, in the beginning it was a cute idea to bring back some beloved shows from the ‘80s … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett to Talk Infrastructure with the White House

Rochester Hills Mayor, Bryan Barnett, Leads Nation’s Mayors in Discussing President’s Infrastructure Principles Mayor Bryan K. Barnett plans to meet with Special Assistant to the President for Infrastructure, D.J. Gribbin, to discuss a city’s perspective on the President's recently introduced infrastructure plan. Barnett was asked to put together a bipartisan team of 15 mayors from across the country to take an in depth look at how the $200 billion will impact the country's vast … [Read more...]

Mayor Barnett Goes to Washington

A Local Perspective on Washington’s Woes By Rochester Hills Mayor Bryan Barnett In my leadership role with the U.S. Conference of Mayors, I have been afforded some amazing opportunities to represent the residents of my community while interfacing with some of the nation’s most influential leaders. I found it exhilarating to hear widely divergent points-of-view directly from those leading the conversation, all within a 72-hour period in Washington D.C. last week. I was among a small … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Is It Safe to Fly?

Dear Crabby, I have an overseas business trip coming up, but with all the recent news about travel bans and the ensuing pandemonium at airports, do you think it’s safe to fly right now? Thanks, Tara Takeoff Dear Ms. Takeoff, I assume you mean the ban that isn’t a ban? Hahaha. It’s a joke people. Relax. It’s still OK to laugh. Anyway, I think people may be throwing the baby out with the bathwater on this subject, so let’s see if we can keep the hysteria to a minimum. So, President … [Read more...]