I havent been here for a while, I have been very busy with my family business and my personal life, but I want to share something with you all.
Because what I have to SHARE is SHOCKING, SICKENING and SAD I am linking to ABC Wednesday where folks gather share a little bit of our world with friends all over the world, and learn about them as well, one letter at a time. You can participate too, in either the sharing, or the learning, or both, by visiting ABC Wednesday,Where this week, the letter is S.
This is a tale of SOMEONE who has a false SENSE of SUPERIORITY.
Her name is SUSAN.
This week, our 4 1/2 year old granddaughter, who we have loved and raised in our home since she was 7 weeks old, was taken from us by a judge who felt she was above the law.
In a bizarre twisted story that defies explanation, she sent out a phony order and then, under cover of that order, snuck the child down a back stairway of her courthouse and sent her away to live with a complete stranger and a convicted child abuser.
You can read more about it here
But I want to really share some of the background information as well. It's a long story, but stay with me if you will....
Lets talk about a family here in the my home state, and their political interests and agenda...
Staring with Orville L. Hubbard
Now, I know Wikipedia is not the worlds most reliable source of information, but it provides a good starting point for a conversation.
Orville Liscum Hubbard (April 2, 1903 - December 16, 1982) was the mayor of Dearborn, Michigan for 36 years from 1942-1978. Sometimes referred to as the "Dictator of Dearborn", Hubbard was the most outspoken segregationist north of the Mason-Dixon line. During his administration, non-whites were aggressively discouraged from residing in Dearborn, and Hubbard's longstanding campaign to "Keep Dearborn Clean" was widely understood to mean "Keep Dearborn White." Hubbard is also remembered as a political boss who delivered a wide range of city services to his constituents, including the construction of a 626-acre (2.53 km2) rustic camp outside the city and the purchase of an eight-story senior citizen tower in Florida, all for use by Dearborn residents.
Hubbard was born April 2, 1903, and raised on a farm near Union City, Michigan. Before being elected mayor of Dearborn, Hubbard ran for office unsuccessfully nine times, including three unsuccessful campaigns for mayor of Dearborn, three campaigns for the Michigan State Senate and one each for Congress, Dearborn City Council and township justice of the peace.
Biographer David Good described Hubbard as a "one-time high school athlete, ex-Marine, nonpracticing attorney, self-acknowledged expert on matters from the milking of cows to the history of the American Revolution, and personal symbol of suburban America's resistance to racial integration."
Hubbard was elected Dearborn mayor 15 times, his last in 1973. Sometimes referred to as the "Dictator of Dearborn", he regularly won re-election with more than 70% of the vote and once recruited a candidate "to avoid the unseemly appearance of an unopposed election." Hubbard's "opponent" was reportedly seen on more than one occasion wearing a Hubbard button on his jacket. He suffered a massive stroke on November 3, 1974, and the City Council president served as mayor pro tem, running the city on a day-to-day basis, for the rest of Hubbard's final term.
But wait, there's more...
In 2006, Orville Hubbard was the subject of a musical play, Orvie! The musical
was written by David L. Good, a former Detroit News reporter and editor, who is
the author of a biography of Mr. Hubbard, and the composer Bob Milne.
Hubbard's daughter, Nancy Hubbard, then the president pro tem of the Dearborn
City Council, described the play as "a put-down, like a joke", that distorted
her father's contributions. She said her father was a popular mayor who
shoveled snow, picked up trash and sent constituents birthday cards and post
cards from his travels. "He did everything for this community -- the libraries,
civic center, the pools. He put Dearborn on the map."
Yeah Nancy, your
Daddy was a pillar of the community...
Where is Nancy now?
In 2009, Nancy A. Hubbard was elected to her sixth consecutive term as a member of the Dearborn City Council, having been first elected to Council in 1989.
Hubbard is well known throughout Dearborn for gaining first hand knowledge of issues by going out to locations to meet with the residents and investigating the facts of each situation.
A 1950 Fordson High School graduate, she is a lifetime resident of Dearborn. She attended Michigan State University for two years under the liberal arts program, and attended Dearborn Junior College (now Henry Ford Community College) for one year.
Hubbard is very active in the community and can be seen actively participating in most City sponsored events. She is a member of the East Dearborn Kiwanis Club, a member of the Dearborn Historical Society, the Women’s Association for the Dearborn Orchestral Society (WADOS), the Dearborn Historical Foundation, the Friends of the Dearborn Library and the Dearborn Community Arts Council. She also belongs to the Ladies Golf League, Dearborn Goodfellows, Fordson High Alumni Association, Chamber of Commerce, and previously volunteered for Meals on Wheels.
Hubbard is the only daughter of the late Orville L. Hubbard, who served as Dearborn’s Mayor from 1942-1977. In 1954 Hubbard’s father had a “Think” program going on for his department heads, which attracted national media coverage from Time, Newsweek and Life Magazine. A spread on his “Think” program was displayed and Nancy’s picture appeared in Life Magazine on February 22, 1954 and she received more attention than her famous father. She received a telegram from Solly Baiano, Casting Director for Warner Bros. Studio, which her dad quickly dismissed as someone playing a joke on her. She was also picked to be Sweetheart of Sigma Chi at the University of Michigan.
In her professional life, Nancy worked for Campbell Ewall Advertising as a secretary for Mr. John Reed and then worked at Ford Motor Company’s Lincoln Continental Division as a secretary for Mr. Richard Haupt. She later worked in several city departments including Building & Safety and Public Works.
Hubbard is very well known in Dearborn. She returns all her telephone calls and takes good care of people by taking the time to listen to their concerns or problems. She is very active in the community and attends ribbon cutting ceremonies and is seen out and about Dearborn all the time.
Hubbard has been married to John since she was 21 years old and is the mother of two sons and one daughter.http://www.cityofdearborn.org/city-depar....8-nancy-hubbard
still a Hubbard playing with the lives of people in Dearborn. She may not share
her daddy's outspoken politics, but she defends his time as mayor...
Orville Hubbard's daughter, Nancy, serving on the Dearborn City Council for the
last 23 years the Hubbard Legacy lives on:
But wait there's more...
Nancy has a daughter, remember?
In 2005, Senator Carl Levin spoke at the funeral of Rosa Parks, making the
following comments about Hubbard: "The South had Orval Faubus; Michigan had
Orville Hubbard. Orville Hubbard vowed to keep Dearborn clean, meaning keep
Dearborn white." Levin's comments drew an angry response from Hubbard's family.
A letter published in the Detroit Free Press from Hubbard's granddaughter,
Susan L. Hubbard, referred to Levin's comments as "mean-spirited ramblings of an
arrogant, Washington politician", and attributed the following quotation to
former Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young: "Orville Hubbard was quite a man. Believe
it or not, he was a person I admired. He and I disagreed on some things, but he
was a hell of a mayor. I regarded him as one of the best mayors in the United
States. ... He took care of business. He knew how to meet the needs of his
Susan, those mean washington politicians, picking on your poor grandpa that
Washington politicians like to be mean and pick on people,
didn't you watch the debates?
So, where is Susan L. Hubbard now?
Susan L. Hubbard is a judge of the 3rd Circuit Court in Wayne County, Michigan.
She was elected to this position on November 2, 2010 and took office the
following January. Her current 6-year term will expire on January 1,
Hubbard received her B.A. degree from Wayne State University in
1985 and her J.D. degree from the Detroit College of Law in 1991. Prior to
graduating from law school, she served as a Dearborn Councilwoman from 1985 to
For those who are following the timeline, Susan served on the Dearborn City
Council for one term before her mother was elected.
Meaning there was but
a 7 year gap, from 1978 to 1985, when there wasn't a Hubbard in Dearborn City
Management since 1942. 70 years of Hubbardness...
Why do I care about this political family, you may
... the "Right Honorable" Susan L. Hubbard, Judge of
the 3rd Circuit Court, in and for Wayne County Michigan...
happens to be the judge who I watched on October 10, rolling her eyes, making faces
at her law clerk, arguing with witnesses, including a licensed psychologist, and behaving in a manner inconsistent with the Michigan Code
of Judicial Conduct, which states in part:
A Judge Should
Uphold the Integrity and Independence of the Judiciary
An independent and
honorable judiciary is indispensable to justice in our society. A judge should
participate in establishing, maintaining, and enforcing, and should personally
observe, high standards of conduct so that the integrity and independence of the
judiciary may be preserved.
and also states:
A Judge Should Avoid
Impropriety and the Appearance of Impropriety in All Activities
confidence in the judiciary is eroded by irresponsible or improper conduct by
judges. A judge must avoid all impropriety and appearance of impropriety. A
judge must expect to be the subject of constant public scrutiny.
A Judge Should Perform the Duties of Office Impartially and
The judicial duties of a judge take precedence over all other
activities. Judicial duties include all the duties of office prescribed by law.
In the performance of these duties, the following standards apply:
A judge should be patient, dignified, and courteous to litigants, jurors,
witnesses, lawyers, and others with whom the judge deals in an official
capacity, and should require similar conduct of lawyers, and of staff, court
officials, and others subject to the judge's direction and control...http://coa.courts.mi.gov/rules/documents/8MichiganCodeOfJudicialConduct.pdf
Yes, This is the same Susan Hubbard who took our little girl,, with only the clothes on her back, and handed her over to a convicted child abuser, through tricks and lies, without even having the courage to come out of her chanbers and go on record justifying her behavior.
So, Thank you everyone for allowing me my little rant.
I know that nobody
is responsible for the actions and opinions of the parents and grandparents, and
I know that we all have a tendency to defend our ancestry, even though in our
hearts we don't agree with everything they did.,
But perhaps it is time for us to consider that maybe, just maybe this family has become a bit full of themselves,
and maybe, just maybe they have convinced themselves that they are somehow
And maybe, just maybe, they are wrong.