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Sunday, July 5, 2020

Breaking: State Rep. Shane Hernandez Backs Whitmer Impeachment Inquiry


By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)

In a major development Sunday evening, House Appropriations Committee Chairman State Rep. Shane Hernandez tells West Michigan Politics he supports a special committee to investigate whether the corruption and scandals surrounding Governor Whitmer's mishandling of Coronavirus merit impeachment, or a historic censure.

From an Unemployment system crisis she's done almost nothing to fix, her evil, mind boggling Coronavirus nursing home policy, allowing Biden adviser Ed Duggan to line the pockets of a Democrat firm on a "contract tracing" program, violating her own Executive Order repeatedly, and questionable use of data, Whitmer's mismanagement during the virus panic has not been the perfect picture the corporate media regularly portrays.


"I think all of that needs to be looked into, and I think it will take months to get to the bottom of it," Hernandez said. "I would like to see the Select Committee on COVID-19 transition (to consider impeachment, or censure). I don't know how we'll ever get the data, but we sure need to try."


Hernandez, who has one of the strongest Conservative records in the House, is running for Congress in the 10th District to replace Rep. Paul Mitchell, who is retiring. 
Mitchell has been extremely active fighting Whitmer, suing her in federal court, challenging the powers she claims.

Hernandez has helped lead the fight for the state's frustrated workers battling the unemployment system, but Whitmer hasn't seemed very interested in assisting.

The Michigan Constitution requires a majority of the House for impeachment, which the House Republicans have, but 2/3 of the Senate for removal. No Dem Senator will vote to remove. 


Knowing this, the Special Impeachment Committee could still opt for a historic censure vote to avoid a Senate trial.

 Imagine what the investigation, subpoenas, and subsequent sworn testimony might uncover?!



West Michigan Politics is creating a list of legislators who support (or refuse to support) launching a Whitmer impeachment inquiry, and will share that in the near future.

In Pennsylvania, dozens of Republican legislators have stepped up to initiate impeachment of Gov. Tom Wolf.


“It is understandable that members are frustrated by the governor’s unilateral actions,” 
 House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler's spokesman Mike Straub said, adding that “a resolution like this grows out of that frustration and is about holding the executive accountable when he refuses to engage with the elected voices of the residents of our commonwealth.”





President Trump boldly proclaimed Friday at Mt. Rushmore that:

 "No person who remains quiet at the destruction of this resplendent heritage can possibly lead us to a better future. 

The radical ideology attacking our country advances under the banner of social justice, but in truth, it would demolish both justice and society. It would transform justice into an instrument of division and vengeance and it would turn our free and inclusive society into a place of a repression, domination, and exclusion. 

They want to silence us, but we will not be silenced.

It is time for our politicians to summon the bravery and determination of our American ancestors. It is time. It is time to plant our flag and to protect the greatest of this nation for citizens of every race in every city in every part of this glorious land.

For the sake of our honor, for the sake of our children, for the sake of our union, we must protect and preserve our history, our heritage, and our great heroes. 

Here tonight before the eyes of our forefathers, Americans declare again, as we did 244 years ago, that we will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people. It will not happen."
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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020

***"Grand Haven Beach Bash" Planned To Protest State Park Shutdown***




***Grand Haven Beach Bash!***

Grand Haven State Park
Saturday, May 16th, 3:30-6:30 PM

Grilling, beach games, music, Elephant Ears, and MORE!

Are you ready to sit in your house all summer because GRETCHEN WHITMER said so?

The Gretch Who Stole Easter and Mother's Day has her eyes set on Memorial Day, possibly even Fourth of July!
Do you think it's acceptable to close the parking lot at Grand Haven State Park, subsequently kicking out the elderly and disabled who depend on the lot to people-watch and look at the sunset?

Everyone else can figure out a way to get in, they can't. One of the last things they love to do that was still available during quarantine was RIPPED from them!

If the answer to either of these questions is no, OR if you just want a fun day at the beach, join us!

This family-friendly event will be unlike any protest you have ever attended!

We are also encouraging all fishermen, boaters, and those who just want to parade by the beach in their vehicles to come out as well!
State Representative Steve Johnson will be speaking as part of a limited program. 

(This is a beach party, not a Lincoln Day dinner πŸ˜‰)



Feel free to message me if you are interested in helping! Or email westmipolitics@gmail.com.
We are in discussions with applicable law enforcement agencies to make sure this is a safe event for all! They have been WONDERFUL!
>>>Stay tuned for important updates regarding parking, weather,and other frequently asked questions! Plan on parking at the Y, near the Tip A Few, or along South Harbor.

Also: Weather is looking positive. We will have a tent if needed, and would only cancel if severe thunderstorms with lightning are expected as of Saturday morning. It's Michigan, and fittingly, chance of rain has fluctuated from 75% yesterday to 25% this morning and 45% right now.
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Monday, April 20, 2020

Rage Against The Queen: The Day Lansing Stood Still, And The Battle For Michigan Began

Via The Lansing State Journal 





















By Brandon Hall
(Email him at WestMIPolitics@Gmail.Com)

On April 15, 2020, no city in America had worse traffic than Lansing, Michigan. 


Hundreds swarmed the Capitol lawn, and thousands flooded downtown. The convoy stretched out to the highways. 

It felt unreal.

As I walked around Michigan and Cedar-normally an intersection swarming with activity before Coronavirus-it felt more like a takeover than gridlock. I could have had a picnic in the middle of the road.

Since then,  the Lansing protests have inspired dozens of states across the country in a historic movement that is only growing stronger.



Michiganders traveled to Lansing from every corner of our beautiful state.

They came from Antrim to Ann Arbor, the Keweenaw to Kentwood. They came from Okemos and Ontonagon. Monroe, Mount Pleasant, and Muskegon. Grand Haven and Grand Traverse...

Everywhere.

They weren't Klansman or Nazis like Gretchen Whitmer and her paid propagandists and puppets are trying to dupe people into believing.


They were Moms and Dads, sons and daughters, friends and neighbors. Families. People like your Grandparents, or the guy or gal who owns that bar, restaurant, or business you love that may never be able to open again. 

High school seniors robbed of commencement, spring activities, and much more. 

Michiganders who have been told the job they take pride in to provide for their families is "not essential." 

Single Moms on the brink of crying because they just want to work and are not getting the help they need.


Of course, too many in the fake news, corporate media are gleeful to promulgate Whitmer's phony racist narrative, but that is no surprise. (Thankfully, their have been some bright spots with pretty fair coverage.)


Governor Whitmer today hinted she may not lift restrictions until August. She also spewed outright lies about Sparrow Hospital being impacted by the protests.
It's not her first time shamelessly lying during this panic. Remember the phony story about President Trump trying to cut off medical supplies from Michigan? 

Gretchen Whitmer should resign before Michigan's small business infrastructure completely collapses, families face record bankruptcy, and municipalities across the state erupt with civil disturbances.

Some memes feature Whitmer and say "still your Governor." 

Of course, she was elected by a wide margin. She's my Governor, but she's not my Queen. I will not be her subject.

Pray for Michigan, it looks like some very trying times may be imminently awaiting. 

There is no reason why those who want to remain on house arrest can't continue to do so, and the rest of us will get back to opening up Michigan.

"I prefer dangerous freedom to peaceful slavery."

-Thomas Jefferson


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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Monday, April 13, 2020

Action ALERT: Shut Whitmer DOWN: Thousands Prepare To Flood Lansing Wednesday For Michigan Conservative Coalition's #OperationGridlock



By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)

If you can be in Lansing Wednesday at noon, you NEED to be there.

Gas is cheap, but even if you have to use the last money in your bank account, use it.

If you have to borrow $10 or $20 from a friend, DO IT. Sorry, Dave Ramsey ;)

If you are going, invite friends and reach out to people in your area, or reasonably on the way to Lansing!

Sorry Progress Michigan (moronic, radical, fake news leftist group), no DeVos checks here. This is all grassroots, from Michiganders who have had enough. 

Get up, get out of bed, and get the hell to Lansing!

Governor Whitmer's horrendous overreach WILL NOT stand.

That's why 17,000! Michiganders have expressed interest in Wednesday's protest. If just 15% show up, that would be nearly 3,000 cars creating miles long traffic jams and all sorts of hell in downtown Lansing. What if 5 or 10 thousand show up?!

Wednesday, let's send Gretchen Whitmer and her enablers in the legislature a message they will NEVER, ever forget!

Big league kudos to the Michigan Conservative Coalition and State Rep. Matt Maddock for stepping up and organizing this!

Stay tuned...

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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Friday, April 10, 2020

SAVAGE: Brandt Siegfried Buys+Copyrights Video Used In Disgusting Fake News Attack, Threatens Trejo+Right Michigan With Lawsuit

Michigan Federation Of College Republicans Chairman Brandt Siegfried


By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)

>>>UPDATE: Jason Gillman has removed the article, and Trejo has removed the video. However, he posted a deranged rant derping about the "issue" Monday, vowing to keep this pathetic circus going, among other things. My thoughts are at the end of this article.
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When it comes to fighting back against fake news, Michigan Federation of College Republicans Chair Brandt Siegfried prefers President Trump's way: in court.

After a horrendous hit piece by Shane Trejo in Right Michigan last Sunday accused Siegfried of being a predatory drag queen who supported child molestation simply because of his derpy performance of a Shania Twain song, Siegfried was disgusted-so he got creative.



Siegfried purchased the video in question, and then registered it with the US Copyright office!

On Friday evening, Siegfried notified both Trejo, as well as Right Michigan publisher Jason Gillman, that they were unlawfully using copyrighted material owned by Siegfried without his permission.


Jason Gillman
Siegfried, who is working with his legal adviser, Attorney Scott Hagerstrom, says he will pursue whatever legal action is needed if the video is not removed before noon on Wednesday.


Scott Hagerstrom

Siegfried, who attends Hillsdale and was elected MFCR Chair last week, says his "first and foremost goal is to win Michigan for President Donald Trump’s re-election this upcoming November, as well as to elect John James as one of Michigan’s two senators."


Below are Siegfried's notification emails to Trejo and Gillman:












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>>>Thoughts on Trejo's rant:

I am reluctant to link to it, but whatever. Apparently Shane thinks President Trump uses liberal tactics? Going after fake news in court is JUST what President Trump would do...

First of all Shane, I doubt your article was shared "thousands of times," maybe a few hundred retweets and a couple dozen Facebook shares from a radical fringe of ignorant cucks, MAYBE. I looked!

2. Using the law to properly defend one's rights is not "government force." 

3. The copyright office is still up and running online, derp. 

4. This is not "fair use," it's not footage from the Grassy Knoll, jeez. It's private footage Brandt owns and copyrighted, from a charity event, that has no substantive, reasonable  "fair use." This is not what the fair use statue intended.

5. Do you not understand that one does not even need to copyright something, that's just an additional protection. Simple ownership of the video is enough to tell others they can't use it.

6.  That Twitter video will be gone soon, too.

7. Grow some balls, man up, and name me instead of playing games like a punk. Stop deleting my comments too, weak!

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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Complaint Filed With Attorney General Nessel Against Governor Whitmer For Repeatedly Violating Her Own Executive Orders

Governor Gretchen Whitmer


By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)

This morning, I called the non-emergency dispatch in Ingham County to report a violator of Governor Whitmer's recent Executive Orders: the Governor herself.

Subsequently, I filed an official complaint with Attorney General Dana Nessel, documenting Whitmer's violations in detail.

Governor Whitmer must cease and desist her illegal activity immediately. It's time she stops auditioning for VP, starts putting Michiganders first, follows her own orders, and stays the hell HOME!

You can check out the complaint below:


The Honorable Dana Nessel
525 W Ottawa St
Lansing, MI 48933

Attorney General Nessel,

While the Governor clearly fits the definition of a "critical infrastructure worker," such employees must adhere to strict limitations and guidelines. 


Unfortunately, Mrs. Whitmer has clearly and repeatedly violated the very rules she herself instituted, and subsequently, expects Michiganders to follow under draconian threats of fines-and even criminal prosecution.

In violation of Executive Order 2020-42, and its predecessor, Executive Order 2020-21, since March 24, the Governor has frequently held press briefings in the Capitol parlor. Multiple members of her staff, and multiple members of the media attend!

These press conferences clearly violate her own order.

Section 10 (c) requires that people"promote remote work to the fullest extent possible." One cannot credibly say that it is not reasonably possible to brief members of the press remotely.


In violation of Executive Order 2020-42, and its predecessor, Executive Order 2020-21, in an interview with Politico ('The Woman In Michigan' Goes National) published on April 9, the reporter describes in detail meeting with Governor Whitmer in her office! 

He is even accompanied by a photographer for at least part of the time.

This is a VP profile piece that CLEARLY could have been done remotely. Thus, Section 10 (c) was undoubtedly violated.

It is also a clear cut violation of Section 5(b), which says that "in-person activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect human life must be suspended until normal operations resume." 

Section 5 explicitly applies to critical infrastructure employees like the Governor.





In violation of Executive Order 2020-42, and its predecessor, Executive Order 2020-21, on April 1, 2020, the Governor visited Cobo Hall to personally supervise the launch of an "alternate health care facility."

Her order states that "this order must be construed broadly to prohibit in-person work that is not necessary to sustain or protect life".

Her visit to Cobo was a photo op. She did not perform any function necessary to sustain life, and her presence was not needed for any reason whatsoever, In fact, her visit undoubtedly diverted or delayed life saving work while she was present. 


She could have EASILY viewed this remotely.


It would also be interesting to know how she so quickly procured a new political t-shirt for an appearance on Trevor Noah's Comedy Central show a few days ago. It was likely produced and/or delivered in violation of her own orders!



Michiganders elected Mrs Whitmer to be our Governor, she's not the "Wolverine Queen," with one set of laws for her majesty, and another for her lowly subjects.

Mrs. Whitmer must be immediately told to cease and desist her illegal activities, start staying home and working remotely as the demands, or face the consequences of the law she herself has unleashed on our beautiful state, including fining her, or incarceration.



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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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Michigan Conservative Coalition: Defy Orders, Drive To Lansing April 15 For Vehicle Protest Of Whitmer



By Brandon Hall
(Email Him At WestMIPolitics@Gmail.com)

The Michigan Conservative Coalition is calling on Michiganders to drive to Lansing for a protest at "high noon" on April 15th.

The goal is to flood the Capitol area with vehicles, creating a ruckus while protesting Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

According to the event page:

"People always say: “Conservatives never protest because they are too busy working.”

Well, guess what. You’re not working-- so it’s time to PROTEST.

Everyone, every citizen, every business owner needs to get out of their house, out of their chair and get in their car, or truck, or anything that is legal to drive on taxpayer funded roads. Then drive to Lansing to circle the Michigan Capitol Building at 100 N. Capitol Avenue at noon on April 15.

Come prepared for a traffic jam in Lansing! We WANT gridlock.

High NOON drive around the Capitol- honk horns, paint cars or bring signs. SHOW UP.

Questions? Call or text
248-866-2631"

Stay tuned!
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Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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