Author: Eclectablog

Michigan high school punk flies the racist flag of American traitors because his fee-fees got hurt

Michigan high school punk flies the racist flag of American traitors because his fee-fees got hurt

Poor li’l Cameron Myers. He’s an 18-year old white “country boy” from rural Auburn, Michigan. Seems this pathetic little punk got his fee-fees hurt when somebody stole the racist Confederate flag off the back of his truck in the school parking lot. When he whined about it to school administrators, they didn’t do anything about it. He called it an […]

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Republican Bill Schuette’s staff lawyers ask for dismissal of Democrat’s eligibility lawsuit, Abdul El-Sayed erroneously declares the matter settled

Republican Bill Schuette’s staff lawyers ask for dismissal of Democrat’s eligibility lawsuit, Abdul El-Sayed erroneously declares the matter settled

In late January, an article at Bridge magazine raised questions about Michigan gubernatorial candidate Abdul El-Sayed’s eligibility to run for this position due to his having lived outside of Michigan for a time. Experts on campaign law weighed in and were not in agreement. Some said he’s fine. Others expressed concern that he may not be fine at all and […]

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EPISODE 79: Say the “P-Word”! – with special guest Rebecca Vallas

EPISODE 79: Say the “P-Word”! – with special guest Rebecca Vallas

The show notes for Episode 79 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/04/episode-79-say-the-p-word-with-special-guest-rebecca-vallas.html Rebecca Vallas on Twitter: @RebeccaVallas The Off-Kilter Show on Twitter: @OffKilterShow The Off-Kilter podcast on iTunes: OFF-KILTER with Rebecca Vallas Tonight, Donald Trump signed an executive order that sums up how little he understands about poverty in America. Here’s why. (THREAD) — Rebecca Vallas (@rebeccavallas) April 11, 2018 The Good: Ian […]

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Michigan Republican grovels before his corporate puppet masters, introduces resolution to create “Corporate Citizenship Day”

Michigan Republican grovels before his corporate puppet masters, introduces resolution to create “Corporate Citizenship Day”

This is becoming indecent… It’s no secret that Michigan Republicans are deeply in the pocket of corporations in our state. One of their first orders of business after taking control of our state government in 2010 was to pass a massive tax cut for corporations paid for by raising the taxes of over half of the residents in our state […]

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After environmental catastrophe near-miss with Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline under Lake Michigan, Gov. Snyder issues sternly-worded press release

After environmental catastrophe near-miss with Enbridge’s Line 5 pipeline under Lake Michigan, Gov. Snyder issues sternly-worded press release

Last week, 550 gallons of coolant containing toxic organic solvents (alkyl derivatives of benzene, specifically) were released into Lake Michigan from an electrical transmission cable running under the Straits of Mackinac. It happened because a ship went through the Straits dragging its anchor. (UPDATE: It appears that it was a tugboat owned by VanEnkevort Tug & Barge.) Enbridge Energy clearly […]

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Privatized prison services in Michigan finally declared an utter failure after four years of indisputable proof

Privatized prison services in Michigan finally declared an utter failure after four years of indisputable proof

First we had this: Then we had this: And throughout it all we had food service employees having sex with inmates, rotten, rodent-chewed food being served to prison inmates, and drugs being smuggled into prisons by prison employees. Since 2014, I have written roughly 30 posts about the privatization of prison food services in Michigan and they all tell the […]

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Photo Credit: Anne Savage

A true social justice warrior has passed. Godspeed, Tony Trupiano.

Photo by Anne C. Savage Yesterday morning I got a text from my friend Stephanie White that said, simply, “Sad news about Tony.” I hadn’t heard any news but I knew which “Tony” she meant. I know several Tonys but THE Tony is and has always been Tony Trupiano. I went to Facebook and quickly saw what I was terrified […]

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EPISODE 78: Burn the Debt Clock! with special guest economist Stephanie Kelton

EPISODE 78: Burn the Debt Clock! with special guest economist Stephanie Kelton

The show notes for Episode 78 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2018/04/episode-78-burn-the-debt-clock-with-special-guest-economist-stephanie-kelton.html Stephanie Kelton on Twitter: @StephanieKelton Steven Hail at The Conversation: Explainer: what is modern monetary theory? Stephanie Kelton at The New York Times: How We Think About the Deficit Is Mostly Wrong Stephanie Kelton at the LA Times: Congress can give every American a pony (if it breeds enough ponies) The […]

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[PHOTOS & VIDEO] Town Hall for Our Lives in Dexter, MI: “We’ve never lived in a world in which we did not do lock-down drills.”

[PHOTOS & VIDEO] Town Hall for Our Lives in Dexter, MI: “We’ve never lived in a world in which we did not do lock-down drills.”

Dexter Town Hall for Our Lives organizers (l-r) Dani Waidley, Gabi Fracassi, Evelyn Hawley, Gigi Eisele, Julia Bell, Savannah Moody, and Sabina Carty Following March for Our Lives events last months, Parkland, Florida student activists put out a call for “Town Hall for Our Lives” events to be held across the country this past Saturday. And students across America responded, […]

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Less than a month after tests show elevated lead levels in Flint, state stops distributing bottled water

Less than a month after tests show elevated lead levels in Flint, state stops distributing bottled water

“Recent water tests at elementary schools in Flint have found an increase in samples showing lead levels above the federal action limit.” That’s the opening line in an article in The Detroit News less than one month ago. Despite this, the state of Michigan, just days after turning control over the city back to local elected officials, declared the Flint […]

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After poisoning the water & putting government on an austerity budget, state hands the city of Flint back to local control

After poisoning the water & putting government on an austerity budget, state hands the city of Flint back to local control

For the past seven years, the city of Flint has been under the control of the state of Michigan. All government decisions made there were made by an unelected Emergency Manager or, later, a Receivership Transition Advisory Board. In the meantime, the city had its water poisoned with the powerful neurotoxin lead, saw 12 people die from an Legionnaire’s Disease […]

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