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The McCarty Metro would like to congratulate Austin McCarty on his election win in the August 7th primaries!


In the August 7th primary election, Austin McCarty was on the ballot and elected to be a Macomb County precinct delegate. In his new capacity, Austin (22) will serve as a delegate to the Macomb County Republican county convention. In this role, he will vote to elect the county party’s leadership and to select delegates to go to the state convention. State convention delegates in turn elect state party leadership, national convention delegates and nominees for offices like Attorney General and Secretary of State.

Precinct delegates are the grassroots. They are integral to having an organized, active base of support for the party and its candidates as they are on the front line in their community. Precinct Delegates are the eyes and ears of the party in their neighborhoods. They are the face of the party and the channel for delivering the party’s message at the most local level.


As editor of the McCarty Metro, I would like to thank those that took part in the 'Report Card and Suggestion' poll in our last issue. From that information, I found a couple ways to better this publication. Here are some of the changes that have either already been implemented in this issue, or will be implemented this year.

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Better Video Chat. We have upgraded the video chat room in the Metro. Up to 20 users now can chat in the room simutaneoulsy . There is also more band with to help with delays and other issues. Any Metro user is more than welcome to use the chat room. Invite friends or relatives to go to the page to chat one-on-one or in a group. The chat room is open 24/7. Feel free to join the McCartys in chat every Sunday as well at 9pm Eastern Time.


More Contests. We will be having a few major contests each year. The first one planned is for October 19-21, and will be a 72 hour Film Project. Click on the link for the preliminary information.

I hope to implement even more changes in the future, but I need to know what you, the reader, would like to see. We only actually ask in the Metro twice a year. Once in August for the Report Card, and again in February for the Dudley Awards. Other than those two times, feel free to drop me an email to reply@mccartymetro.com if you have comments or suggestions any other time during the year. As always, thank you for supporting the McCarty Metro.


Celebrating the 35th anniversary of the King's passing, Larry and Gina along with Bob and Kim Lopez visited Graceland in search of the Kings Throne Room. Unable to find the king's throne, the jungle room was a must see on the visit. There are lots of mirrors on the walls of the mansion, including a mirrored staircase leading to the basement where Elvis had a pool room with walls and celings made out of pleated curtain fabric.

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The website blimeycow.com held a 72 hour film contest from July 13-15. To participate, entrants had exactly 72 hours to write, shoot, and edit a short film that met the set guidelines laid out on their website. There were three entries from our Metro family, including Nashvilles Larry McCarty and Gina Deakins, from Los Angeles, Jerry, Kathlene, Dana & Evan McCarty, and Detroit's own Steve, Megan and Jenna McCarty. Although all three movies were great, they were not given the grand prize. All three videos can be seen on our Metro TMZ page. Congratulations on a job well done.


The 10th Annual M-29 to M-25 Blue Water Area's Antique Yard Sale Trail along beautiful Lake Huron took place from August 10-12. The event features 150+ miles of antiques, yard sales, and much more to explore! From Algonac in the south to Port Austin in the north, M-25 / M-29 follows the majestic banks of the St. Clair River, then continues along the shoreline of beautiful Lake Huron. Many communities along the route offer unique shops, "antiquing," museums full of local history, and small diners for convenience and comfort. 

Kelly & Margaret McCarty decided to take employ their "picking" skills and began the adventure in Algonac and worked their way north on Saturday morning. After stopping at over a dozen locations, the two decided to have a nice lunch outdoors at the St. Clair Inn. The pair made it north of Port Huron before weather decided to stop cooperating and the skies opened up with downpours as well as lightning. Instead of waiting it out, they decided to head home and marked their calendars for next years' event from August 9, 10, 11, 2013.


The McCarty Metro would like to congratulate Metro subscriber, and McCarty cousin Pat Dohring, who was appointed "The Broker" of Select Real Estate Professionals as of August 17th Located in Clinton Twp. Mi. 48038


While traveling across the United States in August, Metro writer Jerry McCarty suffered an injury and ruptured his achilles tendon. Even while in pain, Jerry did not lose his sense of humor as he commented on Facebook that the bad news in St. Louis kept coming when he additionally found out the 'Admirals Club' has no affiliation with David Robinson.

Now, encumbered by a cast on his leg, Jerry completed his trip home from the Independance city, then only days later, set out for an Asian trip armed with only crutches and a suitcase.

ED NOTE: I am submitting a revision to Wikipedia as there has to be another definition of how this can occur. Wikipedia currenly says " Rupture can occur while performing actions requiring explosive acceleration, such as pushing off or jumping." In my humble opinion, the words "explosive acceleration" and "McCarty" absolutely should not be in the same sentence.


Late August / Early September is “Back to School” time in many parts of our country. Which is as good a reason as any to compile some “Fun Facts” about education:

The number of students enrolled in American schools from kindergarten through college now totals approximately 78.8 million.

In 1995, approximately 50% of American schools had Internet access. Today, that number is 100%.

The oldest public school in the United States is Boston’s Latin School, which was founded on April 23, 1635. Five of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence were Latin School graduates, including Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, Robert Treat Paine, Samuel Adams and William Hopper.

In the U.K., the term “public school” refers to a private academy. This seeming anomaly dates back to the Middle Ages when private charities started schools to provide education for the poor.

Although Thomas Jefferson had supported the concept of free public education, elementary schooling was only available to America’s wealthy until the 1840s when reformers like Horace Mann of Massachusetts and Henry Barnard of Connecticut began to push for tax-funded schools in the belief universal education would produce good citizens, unite society, prevent crime and end poverty.

Until the 1930s, most Americans only completed eight years of school. “High School” only became popular during the Great Depression when job-strapped communities saw benefits to keeping teenagers in class and out of the workforce where they’d only serve as low-cost competition to adults.

Today, the largest high school in America is Morton High School in Berwyn-Cicero, Ill., a co-op with more than 8,000 students. Its East Campus alone has 6,000 students.

Of the 10 largest high school gymnasiums in America, nine are in Indiana.

The largest college campus by enrollment is Ohio State University, which in 2008-2009 enrolled 53,715 students.

The most expensive college by tuition is Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, with an annual tuition of $43,950. The most expensive college when figuring tuition along with housing, books, clothing, booze, etc., is Sarah Lawrence College in Yonkers, N.Y., with yearly costs computed to be $53,166.

Education pays. According to a recent study reported in U.S. News & World Report, college graduates earn an average $20,000 a year more than people who only have a high school diploma.


Austin McCarty and a few of his friends, made the trek from Detroit to Chicago to attend this years' Lollapalooza festival held in Grant Park from August 3-5. Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock and hip hop bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. It has also provided a platform for non-profit and political groups. It was conceived and created in 1991 by Jane's Addiction singer Perry Farrell as a farewell tour for his band. This years event feature dozens of acts, highlighted by Jack White, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Black Sabbath. Austin reports that it was a rockin' awesome event.

One of the stages with a city background With friends in front of the Lollapalooza sign

30 Years Ago...
Cockroach Party was released by a young Detroit group called Brad Savage and the Cockroaches.

RIP Phyllis Diller - Funny Funny Lady! Here’s a picture of Jerry and Kathlene McCarty at her house in Brentwood where they got a cool painting. 


Send in your letters via email or the form below, and I will answer them.

I was looking for a sign of who to vote for in November and found this one (to the right). What does it mean? -Disenfranchised in Detroit

ED NOTE: Forget the ballot and who's running. I think it means that the owner of Super X Furniture must have gone crazy! Twin mattresses for only 69 bucks!!! AND NO CREDIT CHECK!!! That's a steal.

First Epstein, then Horshack. Should I be worried? -Lawrence Hilton Jacobs

ED NOTE: No need to be worried as long as you stay away from Rosalie 'Hotsy' Totsy. I hear that girl is noooo good. 

I am concerned about the Death of Andy Griffith. The media is saying natural causes but I came across this photo of Andy being Garotted like Luca Brasi in the Godfather. Please tell me Ang isn’t sleeping with the fishes and GW is now part of the Powerful Tattaglia Crime Family. -Abe Vigoda

ED NOTE: Why do you ask me? Do you know who I am? I'm Brad Savage. I made my bones while you were going out with cheerleaders." You talk about vengeance. Is vengeance going to bring your son back to you or my boy to me?


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The United States Border Patrol is asking everyone to keep on the lookout for a red 1951 Chevy. They suspect this car is being used to smuggle illegal immigrants across the border from Mexico and into points along the U.S. border. If you see the vehicle pictured above and have reason to believe that it is the suspect vehicle, you are urged to contact your local police department or the U.S. Border Patrol.

Paul Ryan's a closet fan. I Can't wait for the VP debates.



Andy Griffith, 86, actor (The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock). Ben Davidson, 72, football player (Raiders, Redskins, Packers) and actor, prostate cancer. Ernest Borgnine, 95, actor (Marty, McHale's Navy), renal failure. Kitty Wells, 92, country music singer ("It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels", "Making Believe"), complications after a stroke. Tom Davis, 59, comedian and television writer (Saturday Night Live), throat and neck cancer. Chad Everett, 75, actor (Medical Center), lung cancer. Sherman Hemsley, 74, actor (The Jeffersons), natural causes. Sally Ride, 61, American physicist and astronaut, first American woman in space, pancreatic cancer. Gore Vidal, 86, playwright, novelist, and political commentator, pneumonia.


Marvin Hamlisch, 68, composer (The Way We Were) and arranger (The Sting). Dan Roundfield, 59, All-Star NBA basketball player (Detroit Pistons, Atlanta Hawks), drowning. Bill Rafferty, 68, comedian and television host (Blockbusters, Card Sharks, Real People). Helen Gurley Brown, 90, author, publisher, and businesswoman; editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine (1965–1997). Ron Palillo, 63, actor (Welcome Back, Kotter), apparent heart attack. Phyllis Diller, 95, comedienne and actress, natural causes. Neil Armstrong, 82, astronaut, first person to set foot upon the Moon, complications from heart surgery. 



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