I just came across Brian Pennebecker's blog in the Oakland Press and will incorpate his posts here. He is also a conservative Michigander with a special understanding for blue collar workers.
This is what Brian's blog starts with:
I am going to devote this blog to providing a blue collar-conservative's "take" on the issues impacting metro-Detroit and Michigan. I want to comment from the perspective of a parent, an auto worker, and a conservative observer of society in general. I hope to employ some humor, wit and occasional cynicism to make my argument. While I am a conservative, I'm not an ideologue, and look forward to commenting on current events and the "issues of the day" with an open mind.
To read more from him go to: http://pannebecker.blogspot.com/