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VIDEO: Want to go see Terri Lynn Land speak without an invite? Good luck with that. Here’s what it looks like.

Not much to add to this except that Terri Lynn Land and her handlers are very clearly petrified that someone might get a video of her speaking in public because we all know how well THAT usually goes. No wonder staffers from a Koch brothers front group are saying, “Michigan is a state that’s basically an uphill climb honestly.”

Uphill climb? That’s putting it mildly.

[Caricature by DonkeyHotey for Eclectablog. Adapted from: Wikipedia - State of MI / HHS - Chris Smith]

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VIDEO: Mark Schauer releases first campaign ad – “Our economy should work for everyone, not just the wealthy”

In addition to the new ad by the Democratic Governors Association that was released today, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer has released his first ad of the campaign this morning, as well.

It’s a good one, in my opinion, that perfectly frames the choice that Michigan voters face in November.

I’m Mark Schauer, and I’m running for governor because Rick’s Snyder’s economy might work for the wealthy, but it’s not working for the rest of Michigan. With thousands of jobs on the line, I fought to rescue the auto industry, but there’s still so much to do. As governor, I’ll cut middle class taxes, reverse Governor Snyder’s education cuts, and get rid of tax breaks for companies that send our jobs overseas.…
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VIDEO: New DGA ad calls out Rick Snyder for raising taxes on senior citizens in Michigan

A new ad out by the Democratic Governors Association (DGA) calls out Michigan Governor Rick Snyder for raising taxes on Michigan senior citizens. It is the sixth ad run by the DGA in Michigan.

Here’s DGA Communications Director Danny Kanner:

Governor Snyder raised taxes on Michigan’s seniors to give tax cuts to the wealthy and buisnesses even if they shipped jobs overseas. Mark Schauer will reverse the Snyder retirement tax, restore Snyder’s devastating education cuts, and finally build a Michigan economy that works for the middle class, not just those at the very top.

This latest ad features a retiree from my neck of the woods in Scio Township, Rocky Gonet.…

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RIP, Robin Williams

Robin Williams always seemed like a tortured soul to me, someone with a mind way too big for his brain and body. I was sad to hear that he had committed suicide yesterday; sad but not entirely surprised.

Here’s my favorite comedy sketch by Williams. It’s funny if you don’t play golf but if you DO play golf, it’s even funnier.

[CC photo credit: Eva Rinaldi | Flickr]

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VIDEO: The riveting speech of the Rev. William Barber, leader of the Moral Mondays movement, at Netroots Nation

For me, one of the highlights of last week’s Netroots Nation conference was the powerful, riveting speech by Rev. William Barber, the charismatic leader of North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement. He spoke about “a moral movement for a moral crisis as the only way to higher ground” and what he calls the “moral fusion movement”. There have been several times in the history of the USA when our country faced a catastrophic moral crisis — slavery and the civil rights era, for example — and a movement rose up to meet and defeat it.

Today, Rev. Barber told us, we face a similar crisis and a new movement must rise up to meet it.…

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VIDEO: Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice project is coming to Michigan – Why you should care & donate

“From V to Shining V”


Lady Parts-friendly U.S. Senate Candidate Gary Peters and Lizz Winstead, photo by Anne C. Savage

As I’ve been mentioning in the pieces I’ve written about our 10-year “Blogaversary” party, Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice project is coming to Michigan this year with a special event at the Capitol Building in Lansing. And they need your help.

Here’s a bit from their fundraising page:

Who the hell are we and why should you give US your hard earned money?

Because we get shit done. Lizz Winstead, “The Daily Show” co-creator, writer and comedian, and Creative Majority 501(c)(4) co-founders Arun Chaudhary and Scott Goodstein formed Lady Parts Justice to create a series of videos that use humor to reach women and pro-choice voters.

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VIDEO: Dean of the House John Dingell takes Republicans to the wood shed over the #GOPshutdown

Let’s behave as a Congress of the United States, not an aggregation of petulant children!

At the beginning of the current Republican shutdown of the United States government, Dean of the House, Michigan Congressman John Dingell, gave a speech on the floor of the House that took Republicans to task for their irresponsible dereliction of their responsibility to govern, lead, and solve the problems of the people. It’s a biting, no-holds-barred schooling of the most extremist group of lawmakers ever to despoil The People’s House.

Enjoy:

One of my colleagues came to me yesterday and he says, “You’ve seen it worse, haven’t you?” Well, I’ve only been here 57 years and I NEVER have!…
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An elephant and a dog teach us world peace. Seriously.

What’s so funny ’bout peace, love, and understandin’?

I know this is nearly five years old but it’s it’s still worth watching and still worth learning from and still worth getting misty-eyed over. It’s worth the price of admission just to watch an elephant scritch a dog’s belly with his massive foot.

Happy Sunday.

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Sunday morning political break – “Ain’t nobody got time for that” autotune remix

Time for a political break. Enjoy (after the jump.)
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VIDEO: If Superman played table tennis, he would fear these dudes

Don't you DARE call it "ping pong"

When Anne and I get together with her family, especially her brother Tom and his wife, we inevitably end up playing some ping pong. The version of this game that we play deserves to be called "ping pong" because when I play it, I look like a ding dong. This video is a collection of ten of the best table tennis shots from 2012. I personally think these guys are superhuman or something. It's incredible. Check out the dude who uses a crutch. Whoa... Video after the jump.
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