Author: Eclectablog

If only the mayor of NYC on 9/11/01 would remind Rudy Giuliani there WERE Islamic terrorist attacks in the US before Obama

If only the mayor of NYC on 9/11/01 would remind Rudy Giuliani there WERE Islamic terrorist attacks in the US before Obama

I really don’t know how to respond to this. Rudy Giuliani, the mayor of New York City on the day of the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, literally claimed that … well, here are his words from a pro-Trump rally this morning featuring Trump’s running mate Mike Pence:

Under those eight years, before Obama came along, we didn’t have any successful radical Islamic terrorist attack in the United States. They all started when Clinton and Obama got into office.

Let’s roll tape in case you think I’m just making this up:

Giuliani was in Ohio when he gave this speech.…

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Multi-millionaire GOP Congressman David Trott illegally exploits free mail privileges to save a few thousand dollars

Multi-millionaire GOP Congressman David Trott illegally exploits free mail privileges to save a few thousand dollars

As part of the U.S. Code of Regulations – 39 U.S.C. § 3210(3)(a) to be specific – “It is the policy of the Congress that the privilege of sending mail as franked mail shall be established under this section in order to assist and expedite the conduct of the official business, activities, and duties of the Congress of the United States.”

Basically this means that members of Congress get to send mail to their constituents free. However, section 3210(5)(c) prohibits franked mail that “specifically solicits political support for the sender”.

This is a commonly abused law and many members of Congress go months, even a year between sending their constituents mail.…

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Donald Trump proposes immigration policy that would prevent HIM from immigrating to America

Donald Trump proposes immigration policy that would prevent HIM from immigrating to America

Today, back on his “Look, I can read stiltedly from a teleprompter” pivot, Donald Trump laid out one of the most extreme foreign policy proposals since the Cold War. His new policy – what he calls “extreme vetting” – would force immigrants to take an ideology test to see if they are worthy of being in America.

The deep, twisted, disgusting irony of his proposal is that he himself would be barred from entering the USA as an immigrant if it was implemented.

Here’s what he had to say:

A Trump Administration will establish a clear principle that will govern all decisions pertaining to immigration.…

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Clinton campaign opens Ann Arbor office with standing room only crowd

Clinton campaign opens Ann Arbor office with standing room only crowd

On Sunday, August 14th, the “Coordinated Campaign” which is the joint effort of the Hillary for American campaign, the Michigan Democratic Party, the Michigan House Democrats, the Washtenaw County Democratic Party, the Ann Arbor Democratic Party, and the Western Washtenaw Democrats, opened the first office in Washtenaw County. Located at 5060 Jackson Road, it’s a sweet location that has ample parking, easy access from the highway, and is on a bus route.

How sweet is it? This sweet:

The Office Opening Party was promoted by the local Democratic organizations, by HFA emails, calls by volunteers in the 12th Congressional District, and most importantly by phone calls from Coordinated Campaign staff and volunteers.…

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GUEST POST: Schuette’s attempt to reinstate a law banning straight-ticket voting is unacceptable

GUEST POST: Schuette’s attempt to reinstate a law banning straight-ticket voting is unacceptable

The following guest post was written by Barb Byrum. Barb is currently the Ingham County Clerk and is a former State Representative who served three terms in Michigan House of Representatives from 2007-2012. She is currently running for re-election to serve a second term as the Clerk of Ingham County. Byrum grew up in Onondaga, Michigan, a small rural town in southwestern Ingham County and continues to live there today with her spouse and children.

Enjoy.
Attorney General Bill Schuette’s attempt to reinstate a law banning straight-ticket voting through the 2016 General Election is unacceptable. Michigan voters have had the option to cast a straight-ticket vote for more than a century and changing it now, right before the State General Election is wrong.…

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Hillary Clinton in Michigan August 11, 2016.
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PHOTOS: Hillary Clinton in Michigan – “This is personal for me. I’m a product of the American middle class.”

“‘Stronger Together’ is not just a slogan for our campaign. It’s a guiding principle for the future we’re going to build.”

All photos by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog.

Hillary Clinton was in Warren, Michigan today and continued to outline the stark contrast between her vision for America and Donald Trump’s dystopian view of our incredible country.”He describes America as an embarrassment,” she said. “He said – quote — ‘We’re becoming a third-world country.’ “I don’t believe that. We have a lot of urgent and important work to do – and that’s what I’m going to talk about today – but all the people I’ve met in this campaign have convinced me that Donald Trump is wrong.…

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Plummeting in the polls, a desperate Trump resorts to parroting Russian propaganda

Down the rabbit hole…

In the Up-Is-Down world of American politics today, we are witnessing an unprecedented shift in Republican alliances. Once the bitter foes of Russian communists, Republicans, led by their presidential nominee, are now using Russian talking points in an attempt to smear Democratic President Barack Obama and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. As his poll number continue to sink like a rock in water, yesterday Trump claimed that Obama and Clinton are the founder and cofounder of ISIS, the Islamic terrorist group that is spreading their violence and mayhem across the globe.

“Our government isn’t giving us good protection.…

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VIDEO: Donald Trump suggests assassinating Hillary Clinton as option to stop her from appointing Supreme Court justices

VIDEO: Donald Trump suggests assassinating Hillary Clinton as option to stop her from appointing Supreme Court justices

I knew Donald Trump couldn’t go more than a few days without saying something outrageous. Today it was to suggest that one way to stop Hillary Clinton from appointing Supreme Court justices if she becomes president is by assassinating her:

Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment. By the way, if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don’t know, but… but I’ll tell ya what, that will be a horrible day.

Watch:

If there are any historians out there who can recall a time when a candidate for a major political party suggested the assassination of their rival if they win, would you please let me know?…

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Donald Trump makes news in Detroit by not deviating from his teleprompter

Donald Trump makes news in Detroit by not deviating from his teleprompter

Donald Trump’s visit to Detroit yesterday seems to have made news largely because he didn’t say anything outrageous and wasn’t goaded into lashing out at over a dozen protesters who interrupted his speech. He stood quietly during each outburst then said, “Thank you”, as if he were to be commended for not telling the crowd to beat the daylights out of the protesters. It was an uncharacteristic show of self-restraint that turned his teleprompter-aided speech into a lackluster, low-energy appeal to upper class, wealthy Americans. As Mark Sumner put it at Daily Kos, “Trump appeared to be observing a competitive ping pong match as he apparently looked back and forth between a pair of teleprompter screens, observing each side of the room for a paragraph at the time.…

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REMINDER: Donald Trump thinks Detroit autoworkers make too much money and their companies should have gone bankrupt

REMINDER: Donald Trump thinks Detroit autoworkers make too much money and their companies should have gone bankrupt

Donald Trump is in Michigan today, sharing his two-dimensional worldview at the Detroit Economic Club. As Trump returns to the Motor City, it’s worth recalling just how little he thinks of Detroit, Michigan autoworkers, and the companies that employ them.

First, who can forget what Trump said the last time he was here. He essentially told Michigan autoworkers, “You make too much money“:

He said U.S. automakers could shift production away from Michigan to communities where autoworkers would make less. “You can go to different parts of the United States and then ultimately you’d do full-circle — you’ll come back to Michigan because those guys are going to want their jobs back even if it is less,” Trump said.…

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Two Michigan for-profit charter schools being held accountable for breaking the law

Two Michigan for-profit charter schools being held accountable for breaking the law

Hallelujah

It’s no secret that the for-profit charter school industry is like the Wild West when it comes to being able to do just about anything they want. Michigan is one of the most permissive states in the country when it comes to oversight of charter schools and there are miscreants out there taking full advantage of that in order to maximize the flow of tax dollars directed into their bank accounts.

This week, however, a couple of them are finally being held accountable, a rare but important step.

First, there’s Detroit Community Schools, an Orwellian-named run by former criminals that was called out in a scathing floor speech by Democratic State Rep.

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