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Posted on Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 4:07 p.m.

Ann Arbor ranks No. 2 on most-educated cities list

By Cindy Heflin

Ann Arbor has done it again. Our fair city, which regularly lands on lists lauding it for everything from college coolness to family friendliness, ranks No. 2 on U.S. News & World Report’s list of the nation’s 10 most-educated cities.

Boulder, Colo., was No. 1, and the Washington, D.C., area came in at No. 3. Fellow Big Ten town Madison, Wis., also made the list at No. 9.



Fri, Sep 2, 2011 : 1:28 a.m.

# 2 in education but #1 in pretension just hang out at the "political" area at Kerrytown on a Saturday morning

Bertha Venation

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 8:25 p.m.

3 cheers for the uvinersity of Michagun. Now, lets go break some car winders.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 8:21 p.m.

Being "educated", I have learned over the years, does not mean you are smart or have any common sense! Also, do you trust a poll done by U.S. News and World Report?

Bertha Venation

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 8:16 p.m.

Ya. Heh Heh... Too bad Education does not include good old-fashioned COMMON Sense! ;)


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 6:24 p.m.

I suppose Ann Arbor could have been number 1, but they found that we don't have a PRINT daily newspaper, and then they read the comments section here. That will probably put us as number 5 in the next poll.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 6:14 p.m.

Maybe educated but not friendly, rides on reputation of UM, public schools not up to par, not inclusive to those students that are more creative than academic, they teach to the tests, and not a very happy group of residents from what I have experienced, so many sour faces, so little welcome, seems like a depressing place full of intellect and litte fun! Oh yeah - I grew up here so I know what I speak of


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 5:45 p.m.

Educated....but not smart.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 4:22 p.m.

Here are some safe places to move: Least educated cities Scranton Pa EL Paso TX Youngstown OH Riverside CA MCallen TX Bakersfield Ca Have fun, write when you find work.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:53 p.m.



Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:52 p.m.

As such a highly educated city it's obvious that Ann Arborites do very well in school. When Obama's policies finally result in the total destruction of the U.S. economy I'm sure the citizens of Ann Arbor will find it easier than most places to learn the Chinese language they'll certainly need to survive in future years.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 4:06 p.m.

Precisely which policies will doom the country? Did the Chinese takeover begin in 2009? What is your level of education?


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:45 p.m.

The self righteous, prideful, smug nose-in-the-air vanity on this thread is sad, but also predictable. As for our Great Leader, i'm wondering how the educated square this current tid bit: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> Ouch!

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 10:57 p.m.

&quot;The self righteous, prideful, smug nose-in-the-air vanity on this thread is sad, but also predictable.&quot; As is the prideful ignorance of the teapartyists. Good Night and Good Luck

David Paris

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 4:19 p.m.

If you think that's bad, you should see Congress job approval rating! <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a> It makes President Obamas approval look pretty dang sweet, I'd say.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 4:13 p.m.

When the previous president left office he had approval ratings in the 20's. A2 did not go for him (although the Ann Arbor News did, twice). Clinton- another pick of the so-called &quot;intelligentsia class&quot; you all love to hate. mid first term- +- 40%. End of 2nd term 60+%.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 4:05 p.m.

Puts him in company with Ron Reagan. 1982- 49% approval 1983 saw him drop to 39% approval.

James J. Gould

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:31 p.m.

Would be interesting to see a list of the world famous people who came from the A2 area. Ken Burns and Bob Seeger come to mind.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 5:06 p.m.

Iggy Pop


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:09 p.m.

Please send help: I cannot stop laughing. Ann Arbor before D.C. and S.F.? Whoo Hoo...How much did we pay for this? Or does a local bigshot have a connection? Because we all know that this cannot be true. I would love to see the math on this bit of stupidity.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:09 p.m.

oooooohhhhhhhh. That explains it.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:04 p.m.

In the home of the 'harvard of the midwest&quot; and with public highschools that have produced luminaries like Ken burns it is also worth remembering that A2 is also home to the place that is the ideological and legal standard bearer for some of the downright stupidest and most ill- informed ideas around ( and i m talking about creationism and institutional homophobia, both of which have been championed by a megamagnates vanity school off of plymouth road). Clearly &quot;education' does not mean the same thing to all people and for some its obviously just more exposure to a doctrinal echochamber.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 7:14 p.m.

Mark... that buying into salvation is called 'indulgences'...and it sparked the protestant reformation ( which itself was no slouch on the fanaticism front).... I think the only place it still shows up in the original religion---aside from plymouth road-- is in &quot;GODFATHER # 3&quot;


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 6:35 p.m.

Don't forget that the megamagnate wasn't highly educated, just highly motivated and rich. Oh yeah, and wants to buy his way into &quot;heaven&quot;.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:45 p.m.

It's sad to me that A2 would rank so high on the list of educated cities and, yet, our public schools can't figure out how to deliver a well-rounded education.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:37 p.m.

Just can't help it. Reading the comments one begins to believe that the eduction received is very narrow. Similar to looking thorough a straw. No understanding of history as it effects today. Blame the cherleader (the President) and not the football team (Congress). During maturation several key developments takeplace: 1- fact absorbing slows down. 2 - brain organization begins to take place. 3 - finally brain integration is complete. At the end we are thinking humans. Apparentlly that last step doesn't always take place? The comments our like a library full of facts; but no integration. The survey asks the wrong questions?


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:48 p.m.

&quot;The comments our like a library full of facts;&quot; Read your own words then tell me again about education!

Tom Teague

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:32 p.m.

RE: &quot;How else can one explain why the residents of Ann Arbor continue to allow HieftjeHood and his liberal Merrymen to run our once great community into the ground?&quot; So you really expect that all intelligent and/or educated people will agree with your particular point of view? Wow. That would be a very small world with very few choices or options. As for me, I enjoy reading, watching and talking to smart people who disagree with me. Not so much listening to them on the radio, but that's my personal preference. As for the implied assertion that smart people will vote against their own self interests, I'd ask how you know that the current council is not representing their self interests? Just because it doesn't match yours? Again: Wow.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:29 p.m.

Book smart, arrogant, rude and common sense stupid.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:01 p.m.

You'd never know it reading the comments section on this site.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:53 p.m.

The report titled &quot;The Big Payoff: Educational Attainment and Synthetic Estimates of Work-Life Earnings&quot; reveals that over an adult's working life, high school graduates can expect, on average, to earn $1.2 million; those with a bachelor's degree, $2.1 million; and people with a master's degree, $2.5 million. Persons with doctoral degrees earn an average of $3.4 million during their working life, while those with professional degrees do best at $4.4 million. Isn't this what we want? Why would you ridicule this?


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:52 p.m.

If the residents of AA are so smart, Why do they think more government spending is the key to wealth creation? Why do they think throwing more money at a problem always is the answer? Why do they support a political party that is only interested in more unionization for workers? Why do you think other people should be in a union, but no you? Why do you think a group of people that think the government is to big and powerfull is &quot;evil&quot;?


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:55 p.m.

So you think people should be less educated?


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:44 p.m.

On a final note, something else I learned from my conservative friends...If you don't like it in and around Ann Arbor...LEAVE! It sounds like you live in a virtual Hell on Earth. If this town is so bad, why are you here? Go live in Houston where the grass is greener.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:39 p.m.

So, our more conservative friends here tell us that education is the key to success in the coming decades. They say go out and get more educated so that you will not have to live on the dole. Only stupid people stop getting educated and increasing skill sets. Now they come here and mock those that did as they said. What kind of person is like that? What kind of person turns education into a slam on a president? Is this what you tell your kids &quot;Don't get an education because it means you are stupid&quot;? i mean really folks, are your lives so pitiful and unfulfilled that all you can come up with is to ridicule the engineers, doctors, chemists, physicists and nurses that supply this county with the economic wherewithal to keep us from being Flint? How sad.

Dave Domanski

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 11:54 a.m.

But, but, but, but... surely, Our Town's recently adopted pedestrian crossing law (aka the Completely Counter-Intuitive Rear-End Accident Rate Enhancement Act of 2011) amply demonstrates that Education doesn't necessarily confer Wisdom, doesn't it?


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 7:11 a.m.

The only fault in this U.S. News article is its approach to &quot;education&quot; - they mean only formal education. Intelligence can and does facilitate &quot;getting&quot; an education but one can be just as productive and worthy if self educated. I point out Benjamin Franklin as the foremost example. But he isn't the only one - I know many self educated people who don't have degrees but do &quot;perform&quot; as if they do. Quite a few of them are Ann Arbor residents. OTH: we have some people here who deride education and demean educated people. Apparently their standard goes something like this: Education is bad, educated people are bad, so obviously education is worthless so being uneducated is therefore my ideal. Is that about right?


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 4 a.m.

Ann Arbor residents are also consistently voted &quot;most annoying&quot; in the nation. For all their education, several supported the worst president in a century, obama, which certainly proves tuition doesn't buy wisdom.


Thu, Sep 1, 2011 : 9:23 p.m.

Carter but not idiot Johnson. Certainly they were also democrats and while Johnson pulled us deep into Vietnam, thank God Nixon was there to bomb the NV back to the table and eventually mediate peace. ...which was then defunded by democrats undermining him and SV, resulting in the deaths of millions. ...their blood still on the hands of democrats. Carter was certainly a nightmare but his mess was far easier to clean up then obama's will be, which is why he is the WORST PRESIDENT IN A CENTURY. Look for the bumper stickers! Those of you who never understood all the great things President George W. Bush did for this nation never will. You have been fooled by the leftest press who elected obama, forever lost in your own ignorant hatred of a great but not flawless man you will never understand. For that, Americans pity you.

David Paris

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 11:50 a.m.

Just a reminder, in case you missed it: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 11:41 a.m.

Obama isn't even the worst president of *this* century. When you think of education and presidents, you must ask yourself &quot;Is our children learning?&quot;.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 6:55 a.m.

First of all: verify what you claim - where and by whom is President Obama rated the worst president in a century? Thought so. And according to all official sources on this topic, George W. Bush holds the title of worst president in a century. Other presidents in the previous century contend for &quot;worst of all time&quot; (so far). But WHO voted for Bush? Who voted for Bush TWICE?? How's that for uneducated; the first four years weren't sufficiently disastrous so &quot;some idiots&quot; voted him a second chance and he went on to oversee the greatest economic collapse since the 1929 stock market crash. Hah!


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 4:25 a.m.

I agree with the sentiment but sounds like you haven't been around long enough to have survived Carter or Johnson.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 3:46 a.m.

Did they do any polling at Liberty Plaza?


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 3:24 a.m.

an educated electorate that has allowed city government to create the DDA who withholds taxpayer funding, is not answerable to that &quot;intelligent&quot; electorate, keeps approving increased millages with no accountability of fund disbursement, Willingly pay for their own sidewalk repair, put up with third world roads without a cost accounting and considering another road tax, put up with city officials who spice up their pension funds and then bail out, listen to city officials who sacrifice citizen safety to fund art projects, million dollar water fountain deals awarded to foreign artists in the &quot;Winter Wonderland&quot;, Paying 2 time the value for greenbelt areas, Yeah educated? I'll tell the jokes what's the one about a PhD but can't tie their shoelaces?

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Thu, Sep 1, 2011 : 2:35 a.m.

Is there a sentence somewhere in there? Good Night and Good Luck


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 3:14 a.m.

So Morrow insinuates that if you are a 'tea party&quot; member you are uneducated. There's that educated arrogance at work.


Sat, Sep 3, 2011 : 1:40 a.m.

Oh, good one! LOL


Thu, Sep 1, 2011 : 9:30 p.m.

Certainly they don't let the research or facts get in their way. Socialist Democrats = Human Control Global Weather Chumps (HCGWC) Religious bigots Ignorance of any form of economics (obama and pelosi great examples, reid a close second). Ignorance of history (pelosi, obama, reid and entire democrat &quot;leadership&quot; LOL being excellent examples) Indeed, democrats tend to revel in their manifest ignorance (again, pelosi and obama) Given this last fact, I'm not certain why any socialist democrat would find it an insult to be accused of being uneducated or a fool. In their circles, that's a good thing.

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 10:56 p.m.

teapartyists = Climate change deniers Evolution deniers Ignorance of macroeconomics (Ron Paul being a great example, Bachmann being a close second). Ignorance of history (Palin and Bachmann being excellent examples) Indeed, teapartyists tend to revel in their manifest ignorance (again, Palin and Bachmann) Given this last fact, I'm not certain why any teapartyist would find it an insult to be accused of being uneducated. In their circles, that's a good thing. Good Night and Good Luck


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:40 a.m.

I guess I would like to thank myself for this since I live in Ann Arbor and have a great degree in the social science of woman's studies. I enjoy being around other progressive educated people with great liberal arts degrees too. Stop in at the starbucks in town anytime and you'll see me working away making great coffee for people. Way to go A2 for being a #2 this year for this award.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 7:48 p.m.

rofl +1 Its more likely in Ann arbor, more than any other city in the country (except Boulder Co. aka #1 most educated city) that your coffee shop barista or fast food worker will more than likely have an expensive college education or quite possibly also have an advanced degree. So rest assured directions will be followed in regards to filling your order and making sure you get back the right amount of change.

Original Ann Arborite

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:53 p.m.



Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:43 a.m.

What came first? The liberal, or the intelligence? Looking at the education rates of 'red states' I'd have to say liberal and intelligent go hand-in-hand while conservative and 'dumb' also seem to be correlated. Which isn't surpirsing when you consider the latest conservative talking point is that god created the hurricane and earthquake because Obama is a Kenyan-born, welfare-loving terrorist (or some other such nonsense).


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 4:22 a.m.

Intelligent liberal? That's an oxymoron if I ever heard one.

Basic Bob

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:23 a.m.

We're No. 2!!!!!!


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:10 a.m.

Note: education != intelligence In fact, quite often it means nobody would hire you after your first degree or daddy kept paying for more college, hoping something would stick.

Mike H.

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:56 a.m.

They don't think it be like it is, but it do.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:20 a.m.

Education IS great! But as someone said earlier education is not synonymous with intelligence or common sense. Just because you know who was the 24th president does not mean you can find your way home in the dark. There are more than a couple posters on this thread that fit that scenario. I don't think they are part of the tea party.


Sat, Sep 3, 2011 : 2:39 p.m.

That's what I thought. Thanks for playing!


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:05 p.m.

I am aware of the studies that show the less education once has the more likely they are to vote Conservative. But no, I haven't seen the studies you are talking about. Enlighten me.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 4:26 a.m.

Enso, you are are of the studies showing dropouts vote overwhelmingly democrat?


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:47 a.m.

Yeah, but, as a betting man, I'd put money on the publicly-schooled individual being more intelligent than that the 3rd grade dropout.

David Wizard

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:15 a.m.

Why is it that 90% of the commenters are trolls? Have a little civic pride, people: we are officially better than everyone else! It's not just in our heads anymore!

Original Ann Arborite

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:50 p.m.

@David Wizard 2 funny lol


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 6:48 a.m.

I see some didn't get your humor. ;-) Not only are you funny, you're right about the trolls, too. Troll population increase - following the expansionist take over by &quot;faeries&quot; of valuable commercial properties- give them an inch and they'll take a mile.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 3:22 a.m.

&quot;we are officially better than everyone else!&quot; I disagree. A2 is a nice little city with some positive features and a high quality university. We are not better than everyone else on any level, unless you include high levels of arrogance. That's one of the less than positive features, IMO.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:07 a.m.

Ever heard the term &quot; educated fools &quot; ?


Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 11:40 p.m.

I guess they didn't include city government when they decided this.

Craig Lounsbury

Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 11:35 p.m.

From the article: &quot;Based on a U.S. News analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, these are the 10 most-educated metropolitan areas (population 300,000 or greater, as of 2009) in the United States.&quot; when did we crack the 300,000 barrier?

David Paris

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 11:39 a.m.

You forgot to count the homeless.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 6:43 a.m.

Football Sundays AND football Saturdays - (and Art Fair days) - we have at least 300,000 people &quot;living&quot; here. ;-)

David Wizard

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:14 a.m.

&quot;Metropolitan areas&quot; perhaps suggests that they're counting the entire county, which has a population of 345,000.

Urban Sombrero

Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 11:56 p.m.

Football Sundays.


Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 11:16 p.m.

It seems funny that Ann Arbor, which is considered highly educated voted for Hope &amp; Change. Most of us regular people realized he was an &quot;Empty Suit&quot; reading a teleprompter. So much for being educated. Do you know that we have 57 States? President Obama said he visited all of them. (Smart Uh?)


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 6:03 p.m.

Yeah, what? Oh come on now, think


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:29 p.m.

Whats even more funny is the electoral college count Obama/Biden 365 McCain/Palin 173 Evidently most of the country disagreed with you XMO. The Great Ronald Reagan used one of those &quot;teleprompter&quot; things that I guess only stupid people need. Maybe try something other than media propaganda for your next shot at the Commander in Chief.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 6:41 a.m.

If you realized that Obama is an empty suit reading from a teleprompter, could it be that you had George W. Bush, your great leader, to give you some help in recognizing such figures?? Hah! Of course Obama talks about hope and change but delivers little. But G.W. B. once said: &quot;Let me start off by saying that in 2000 I said, 'Vote for me.' I'm an agent of change.' In 2004, I said, 'I'm not interested in change --I want to continue as president.&quot; Clever man, you Glorious Leader. You have one quote which makes Obama look bad: but what's that compared to whole websites devoted to just Bush's nonsensical statements on the world stage.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 1:45 a.m.

I'd stop believing everything that comes into your email inbox.

David Wizard

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:12 a.m.

Wow, it's so obvious to me now - we should've voted for the &quot;build the dang fence&quot; guy and his ex-beauty-queen idiot sidekick. You've really opened my eyes with your cogent analysis.


Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 10:04 p.m.

I ams so glad this is happenig. I am education too. I ain't Ann Arbor before. Thank you all fpr this and there going to be happy they did this.


Fri, Sep 2, 2011 : 1:30 a.m.

Whoz yer dentest??

Bertha Venation

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 8:17 p.m.

im wiht you, robret. Thanx good the ann hrbor publik skewlz got me were I em today.

Will Warner

Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 9:58 p.m.

Inasmuch as the greatest pleasures in life are mental, and education prepares you to experience them, this should be a fun town -- and it is.

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 9:39 p.m.

.An educated city, hence the dearth of teapartyists (except in the comments section of Good Night and Good Luck


Sat, Sep 3, 2011 : 3:49 p.m.

Wrong. But most TEA partiers are smarter than to hang around with people who are classically closed-minded liberals. So you don't see them being identifiably Tea Party in Ann Arbor, you find them in Howell. Or Northville. Or even Brighton. Even the ones who live in Ann Arbor. :-)

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 5 p.m.

You guys make my case for me. Thanks!! Good Night and Good Luck


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:35 p.m.

Plagiarism and identity attachment don't portend deep intellectual capacity or innate ability for critical thinking.... Time for a new &quot;shtick&quot;


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 4:29 a.m.

Wondering which category you fall into?


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:35 a.m.

Nice low blow to a certain group of people when this article has nothing to do with them.


Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 10:48 p.m.



Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 9:16 p.m.

This article proves the point.... Education does not beget intelligence! How else can one explain why the residents of Ann Arbor continue to allow HieftjeHood and his liberal Merrymen to run our once great community into the ground?


Thu, Sep 1, 2011 : 7:20 p.m.

Let's see, if the &quot;other side&quot; is so darn smart, they certainly haven't run any winning candidates for mayor. In fact, I invite anyone who thinks they can do better as mayor to step up to the plate and run. We may not always be happy with Hieftje, the DDA, etc., but contact your city councilmember if you have a better idea or want to vent your frustration with a particular item. People who are quick to bash the &quot;intellectual elites&quot; (which I use in the general term as put forth by many GOP and TP folks, not as a term for the mayor or city council) seldom come to the plate with a better idea that works. Instead of being negative, try doing things that make a positive difference here (if you do in fact, live in AA, and are not just trolling for a reaction).


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 4:48 p.m.

Which laws has the mayor broken? Maybe a call to the City Attorney (highly educated) would be a better use of your time than an anonymous post on a &quot;leftist&quot; website.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:27 p.m.

Run....sor. As you stated, the legend of Robin Hood is simply folklore. As it goes, there are many conflicting stories as to the &quot;goodness&quot; of his legend. In typical liberal fashion he is sometimes made out to be a &quot;good guy&quot; simply because his ends could justify his means in the eyes of a socialist. One fact regarding his legend is not disputable......that is he lived outside of the law and justified his actions in the name of his version of &quot;goodness&quot;. Not unlike our existing mayor.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 2:03 p.m.

No kidding. Seems as if the people who are the most educated cannot understand common logic.


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 12:24 p.m.

You may need to refresh your memory on English folklore. Robin Hood was considered a good guy. Your analogy might work better if you referred to our mayor as the Sheriff of Rottingham. Or John the Blackheart (brother of King Richard the Lionheart).


Wed, Aug 31, 2011 : 6:23 a.m.

Just so you know, we have noticed - that the conservative movement is strongest in the South - which has a well deserved reputation for such things as bashing teachers for teaching things like SCIENCE and for having the lowest wage average in the country. Not to mention that the South includes states with the WORST rated schools in the country. Could it be that residents of Ann Arbor &quot;already figured out&quot; the benefits of the Liberal emphasis on EDUCATION??


Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 9:39 p.m.

Apparently, the less educated post more ... Why is it that no matter what the story, some people just have to spout some venom against the mayor or city council, even if there is no conceivable connection? It is not that I want to defend either, necessarily, but this pattern is ridiculous. This must be a national pattern that some of the super-educated social scientists must decode--it is similar to those who blame the President for everything, from deficits to sunspots, no matter what topic is raised ... People who are unhappy should stick with whatever and whoever ails them and cease venting at every opportunity.

Edward R Murrow's Ghost

Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 9:38 p.m.

&quot;How else can one explain why the residents of Ann Arbor continue to allow HieftjeHood and his liberal Merrymen to run our once great community into the ground?&quot; Yeah. Next thing you know, we'll be the new Flint. Talk about a complete lack of perspective. Good Night and Good Luck


Tue, Aug 30, 2011 : 8:39 p.m.

Woo Hoo! Some great news for A2...finally!