Author: Eclectablog

This one’s for all the real men out there…

This one’s for all the real men out there…

It wasn’t enough that a candidate for the president of the United States was accused by a dozen or more women of sexual assault and harassment, assault and harassment that he actually confessed to. No, a powerful so-called “Hollywood liberal”, Harvey Weinstein, had to be the perpetrator before America began to really take this seriously. Since that moment, largely thanks […]

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Episode 58 – “This is a man who autographs Bibles” – with special guests Michael S. Linden and Kyle Whitmire (aka @WarOnDumb)

Episode 58 – “This is a man who autographs Bibles” – with special guests Michael S. Linden and Kyle Whitmire (aka @WarOnDumb)

The show notes for Episode 58 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/11/episode-58-this-is-a-man-who-autographs-bibles-with-special-guests-michael-s-linden-and-kyle-whitmire-aka-warondumb.html Intro audio clip from Sherrod Brown’s speech on tax reform this week: [email protected]: If you want to cut taxes for middle class, maybe we ought to cut taxes for the middle class. pic.twitter.com/TugPuOOnMq — Senate Democrats (@SenateDems) November 13, 2017 Michael S. Linden on Twitter: @MichaelSLinden Essential reading thread: RED ALERT: […]

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The Michigan Democratic Party State Central Committee seems intent on driving away new and younger Democrats

The Michigan Democratic Party State Central Committee seems intent on driving away new and younger Democrats

This afternoon there was a meeting of the Michigan Democratic Party State Central Committee, the group that is essentially “the boss” of the Michigan Democratic Party. One of the items on the agenda was for the Executive Committee to vote in a new representative to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to replace someone who resigned. Two people were nominated. One […]

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ACTION NEEDED NOW – Michigan Republicans vote to allow guns in schools, daycare centers, bars, stadiums, & places of worship

ACTION NEEDED NOW – Michigan Republicans vote to allow guns in schools, daycare centers, bars, stadiums, & places of worship

Pistols in your preschools… In true Orwellian fashion, the author of legislation passed yesterday by the state Senate that allows guns to be carried in so-called “no-carry” or “no gun” zones, said that the church shooting in Texas this past week was actually an argument FOR loosening gun restrictions in Michigan: Despite outcry from Democrats and school groups, people could […]

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Episode 57 – Donald Trump’s Robber Baron Presidency with special guests Nicole Gill & Sanho Tree

Episode 57 – Donald Trump’s Robber Baron Presidency with special guests Nicole Gill & Sanho Tree

The show notes for Episode 57 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/11/episode-57-donald-trumps-robber-baron-presidency-with-special-guests-nicole-gill-sanho-tree.html LOLGOP at Eclectablog: The most 10 vicious things about the Trump Tax Scam LOLGOP’s Twitter Moment explainer: The GOP tax bill looks like it was written by Trump’s accountants Nicole Gill on Twitter: @NicoleLGill TaxMarch.org HOMEWORK! – Take the Not One Penny pledge at NotOnePenny.org Sanho Tree on Twitter: @SanhoTree My […]

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Oh, look. More maggots found in prisons with privatized, for-profit food service vendor

Oh, look. More maggots found in prisons with privatized, for-profit food service vendor

This is a disgusting story. It’s disgusting because it involves maggots in the food served to human beings. But mostly it’s disgusting because it is further proof that privatizing critical government services to a for-profit company inevitably results in cutting corners and inhumane conditions, this time for prisoners. Officials found maggots in food in three separate incidents at a Jackson-area […]

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For Michigan Republicans, gerrymandering is a “game” that they have rigged and that THEY are winning

For Michigan Republicans, gerrymandering is a “game” that they have rigged and that THEY are winning

It’s refreshing to see journalists explaining the motivations of Republicans in clear terms. That happened this morning in an article in the The Detroit News titled “GOP to fight anti-gerrymandering ballot proposal” where Jonathan Oosting puts it bluntly: Republicans who have dominated recent state and federal elections are mobilizing in opposition as a grassroots group nears its signature goal for […]

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Episode 56 – We’re so liberal we even want Republicans to have healthcare – with special guest Andy Slavitt

Episode 56 – We’re so liberal we even want Republicans to have healthcare – with special guest Andy Slavitt

The show notes for Episode 56 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/10/episode-56-were-so-liberal-we-even-want-republicans-to-have-healthcare-with-special-guest-andy-slavitt.html Andy Slavitt on Twitter: @AriBerman @GetUSCovered: Want to help your friends and family get health insurance? Sign up here to help them #GetCovered: https://t.co/Q0H3OCG0Aq — Get America Covered (@GetUSCovered) October 6, 2017 The Get America Covered website: GetAmericaCovered.org The Washington Post: Three former Trump campaign officials charged by special counsel Kathleen […]

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Trump is right: There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore. And Trumpcare costs are soaring.

Trump is right: There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore. And Trumpcare costs are soaring.

On October 16th, Donald Trump declared Obamacare dead. “Obamacare is finished,” he proclaimed. “It’s dead. It’s gone. You shouldn’t even mention it. It’s gone. There is no such thing as Obamacare anymore.” And he’s basically right: The Affordable Care Act as it was passed and originally implemented is a thing of the past. It didn’t take the passage of a […]

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Kid Rock: “F*ck no, I’m not running for Senate

Kid Rock: “F*ck no, I’m not running for Senate

Despite being in “regular phone contact” with Kid Rock, former President Stephen Bannon had his hopes for a “Senator Rock” dashed this morning when Robert Richie, known to his fans as “Kid Rock”, told Howard Stern, “Fuck no, I’m not running for Senate!” Ritchie, who strangely called Stabenow a racist in his profanity-laced rant, seems to have had the last […]

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Episode 55 – Elections matter so much that they’re trying to rig them – with special guests Ari Berman & Fayrouz Saad

Episode 55 – Elections matter so much that they’re trying to rig them – with special guests Ari Berman & Fayrouz Saad

The show notes for Episode 55 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/10/episode-55-elections-matter-so-much-that-theyre-trying-to-rig-them-with-special-guests-ari-berman-fayrouz-saad.html Ari Berman on Twitter: @AriBerman Ari Berman at Mother Jones: Rigged: How Voter Suppression Threw Wisconsin to Trump Ari Berman at Mother Jones: Trump Election Commissioner’s Voter Database Is a Ripe Target for Hackers Fayrouz Saad on Twitter: @Fayrouz Fayrouz Saad’s website: FayrouzSaad.com Donate to Fayrouz Saad’s campaign HERE. Derek Kravitz, […]

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