Category: Video

For all their whining, Michigan Republicans are happy to embrace being “deplorable” and to wear it on a shirt

For all their whining, Michigan Republicans are happy to embrace being “deplorable” and to wear it on a shirt

That t-shirt there on the right is available from the Michigan Republican Party website. It’s a clear admission that being deplorable – “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic” – is part and parcel of what at least half of Republicans supporting Donald Trump are. They are so proud of their racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and Islamaphobia that they are willing to […]

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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 […]

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DNC video highlights – Part 1, Mothers of the Movement, #FlintWaterCrisis, and more

DNC video highlights – Part 1, Mothers of the Movement, #FlintWaterCrisis, and more

As many of you know, I was a pledged delegate to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this year supporting Sec. Hillary Clinton. If you watched the roll call vote, you might have even seen me on TV: LOL. But the DNC was no laughing matter. It was a four-day effort to re-educate America about the decades of work done […]

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VIDEO: Rep. Debbie Dingell’s powerful House floor speech on guns during Democratic sit-down strike

VIDEO: Rep. Debbie Dingell’s powerful House floor speech on guns during Democratic sit-down strike

Can’t you come to the table? Can’t we have a discussion? Can’t we say enough is enough? Yesterday, starting at 11:25 a.m., House Democrats staged a dramatic sit-in protest on the floor of the House of Representatives, demanding a vote on legislation that would prevent suspected terrorists of being able to purchase a gun and require universal background checks. The […]

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VIDEO: Mustard’s Retreat records song for Flint and the #FlintWaterCrisis – “Take the Children and Run”

VIDEO: Mustard’s Retreat records song for Flint and the #FlintWaterCrisis – “Take the Children and Run”

Ann Arbor-based Mustard’s Retreat is a folk duo that has been making amazing music for over 40 years. They recently recorded a cover of Don Lange’s song Take the Children and Run that they “folk processed” to make it applicable to the catastrophe in Flint. Here’s what they had to say about the song on their website: Most of you […]

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Asked about #FlintWaterCrisis FOIA revelations, Gov. Snyder goes into full-on Palin Mode™ word salad

Asked about #FlintWaterCrisis FOIA revelations, Gov. Snyder goes into full-on Palin Mode™ word salad

“Wharrgarbl” – Gov. Rick Snyder At a recent visit to a Flint food kitchen, Gov. Snyder was asked by a reporter about revelations that have come from FOIA requests by various media and watchdog groups like Progress Michigan. “Getting back to those FOIAs, what has disturbed YOU most about what has come out of those?” she asked. What transpired after […]

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VIDEO: “Two in Two Million”, a special celebration on the seven-year anniversary of Barack Obama’s inauguration

VIDEO: “Two in Two Million”, a special celebration on the seven-year anniversary of Barack Obama’s inauguration

Anne and I were fortunate enough to attend President Obama’s first inauguration seven years ago today. Her photomosaic poster of Barack Obama, “Out of Many, We Are One”, had appeared in TIME magazine, had sold well and was being given out as a gift at the Michigan Ball. We also miraculously got tickets to the inauguration itself. Not only that, […]

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VIDEO: Michigan is the laughing stock of The Rachel Maddow Show (again) thanks to Todd Courser & Cindy Gamrat

VIDEO: Michigan is the laughing stock of The Rachel Maddow Show (again) thanks to Todd Courser & Cindy Gamrat

Wouldn’t it be nice if Michigan got mentioned on The Rachel Maddow Show just once for some cool thing that’s happening here? Sadly, once again it’s because of the complete Fail Whale that is the Michigan Republican Party and the clowns who inhabit it. Yup, Rachel Maddow finally picked up the Courser/Gamrate debacle. Ugh:

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VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: In stirring speech, Vice President Joe Biden announces he will not run for president

VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT: In stirring speech, Vice President Joe Biden announces he will not run for president

This afternoon, Vice President Joe Biden announced that he will not be running for the Democratic nomination for the 2016 presidential election. His speech made me a bit weepy when I read it. Then I watched the video and got teary-eyed again. While I think he ultimately made the right decision, I have nothing but admiration and affection for Joe […]

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PETITION: Tell the Justice Department that homegrown domestic terrorism against women’s health clinics must end

PETITION: Tell the Justice Department that homegrown domestic terrorism against women’s health clinics must end

8 clinic workers murdered. 17 attempted murders of clinic workers since 1991. 6,900+ reported acts of violence including bombings, arsons, death threats, and assaults since 1977. 19,000+ reported acts of disruption, including bomb threats, hate mail, and harassing calls since 1977. This is the face of domestic terrorism in the United States of America, most of it perpetrated by people […]

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VIDEO: State Rep. Jon Hoadley receives award from Michigan Nurses Assn and gives a barn burner of a speech

VIDEO: State Rep. Jon Hoadley receives award from Michigan Nurses Assn and gives a barn burner of a speech

This past weekend, State Representative Jon Hoadley of Kalamazoo received the Michigan Nurses Association ‘Friend of Nursing’ Award in recognition of his advocacy on safe patient care and other issues that support nurses and their profession. The MNA is the largest union and professional association representing direct-care registered nurses in Michigan and they recognized Hoadley for his strong commitment to […]

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