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Larry Tunner live -shoot from Occupalooza in Traverse City

Here is the video from the live-shoot from last weekend’s Occupalooza event in Traverse City for a scene for the upcoming movie “The Saga of Larry Tunner”. It’s a movie about a down-on-his luck guy named Larry Tunner who comes into wealth and decides to run for president as a people’s candidate – an Occupy candidate. So you know, I […]

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My comments to the Occupy movement at last Saturday’s Occupalooza

We’re not trying to take our country BACK, we’re trying to take it FORWARD Last Saturday night I was invited to make some comments to the audience at Occupalooza. I chose to focus my talk on the need for everyone in the Occupy movement to avoid making the mistake of “staying out of politics”. Here are my comments: (This is […]

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3 Charts that Prove that Anyone Who Says the Stimulus Didn’t Work is Lying

3 Charts that Prove that Anyone Who Says the Stimulus Didn’t Work is Lying

If a Republican had nearly doubled the Dow and gotten bin Laden and Qaddafi, he’d already be on the dime The good news is: The people who still propagandize against the Stimulus are only doing so because their paycheck or their sanity depends upon it. The fact is: The Stimulus has had the singularly most impressive positive effect on the […]

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“The Saga of Larry Tunner” – An #Occupy movie that needs YOUR help

“The Saga of Larry Tunner” – An #Occupy movie that needs YOUR help

“If corporations are people then they are the vampires of our age” – Larry Tunner Andrew Tomlinson is a movie-maker out of Ypsilanti. Together with with Jeff Morgan, he is preparing to make an Occupy-themed movie called The Saga of Larry Tunner that could very well help to shape the conversation leading up to our election in November 2012. Here’s […]

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Would Chris Christie Ask 8,821,155 People If He Could Get Married?

Would Chris Christie Ask 8,821,155 People If He Could Get Married?

Insert, ‘Why shouldn’t they be as miserable as the rest of us?’ joke here Republicans aren’t aware of this but the debate about marriage equality is over. Washington state just approved it. Maryland is next. And New Jersey governor Chris Christie just vetoed a New Jersey law that would have made gay marriage legal. He wants to put the idea […]

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LIVEBLOG: Occupalooza in Traverse City, Michigan – 2/18/2012

LIVEBLOG: Occupalooza in Traverse City, Michigan – 2/18/2012

Occupalooza, baby! I arrived in Traverse City early this afternoon, happy to find some Michigan snow and a passel of amazing Occupy activists and organizers ready to Occupy the Pinky. [NOTE: all of these crappy photos are by me with my iPhone. Do NOT blame my wife for any of them.] They have seats set up for at least 100 […]

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Justin Amash votes against extending middle class tax cuts, Trevor Thomas responds

Justin Amash votes against extending middle class tax cuts, Trevor Thomas responds

Tax cuts for the rich, but not for YOU I don’t know exactly how a tea party politician like Congressman Justin Amash does it exactly, but somehow this guy can justify supporting extending the budget-busting Bush tax cuts but not the middle class tax cuts. But that’s exactly what he has done. Trevor Thomas, who is seeking the Democratic nomination […]

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Benton Harbor covered on the Rachel Maddow Show, my wife gets a shout out

Michigan embarrassed on the national stage Rachel Maddow had another terrific piece on Benton Harbor last night. In it, she wonders out loud if the “non-profit” Cornerstone Alliance, the development arm of Whirlpool, might secretly be conspiring to buy the broadcast license of the city radio station, WBHC. During the segment, you’ll see a panoramic photo taken by my wife, […]

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How Occupy Changed the Conversation

How Occupy Changed the Conversation

My posse’s on Wall Street -@Markos Moulitsas “I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made.” Franklin D. Roosevelt Franklin D. Roosevelt is not Barack Obama. FDR was born into American royalty, the cousin of a President. He had a chance to study the intimacies of power more closely than any President until George W. Bush, who […]

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Michigan Senate Majority Leader introduces bill to prohibit university students from unionizing

Oops. Almost forgot one. In the Michigan Republican’s never-ending effort to stamp out every single public employee union in the state, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville introduced legislation this week to make sure university graduate student research assistants (GSRAs) don’t get any wise ideas. State Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville has introduced a bill that would bar graduate student research […]

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Both GOP presidential front-runners would have let Chrysler & GM fail

It’s a winning message…for President Obama It’s not just Mitt Romney that would have crashed the economy by letting Chrysler and GM fail. Rick Santorum would have, too: Making his Michigan campaign debut in the home of the auto industry, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said Thursday he would not have supported the government bailout of General Motors and Chrysler.”If […]

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