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UPDATED: Day 3 – 4th Quarter fundraiser – A testimonial dinner

UPDATED: Day 3 – 4th Quarter fundraiser – A testimonial dinner

People talk…

Today is Day Three of our week-long fundraiser at Eclectablog. We’re asking those of you who get some value from what we do here to contribute just a small amount back to help us keep the lights on and buy us the occasional beer.

I have asked some friends of the blog to share why they think what we do here is worth supporting and the response was phenomenal. Today I’d like to share them with you (after the jump.)

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Michigan branch of Working America celebrates 100,000+ members – and YOU’RE INVITED!

Michigan branch of Working America celebrates 100,000+ members – and YOU’RE INVITED!

Come out and celebrate with us!

The Michigan branch of Working America is celebrating over 100,000 Michigan members! Tomorrow, October 11th, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., they are gathering to share Michigan-made appetizers and beverages and are hoping you will join them. All proceeds from this event will go toward expanding and enhancing their field program. Admission is $50, $25 for members. Can’t afford that? Come anyway! Any level of support will be greatly appreciated.

Details after the jump!

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Will your vote be counted properly? Might just depend on where you live.

Will your vote be counted properly? Might just depend on where you live.

“He who votes decides nothing; he who counts the votes decides everything” – Joseph Stalin

Last March in Wellington, Florida, City Council candidate Al Paglia was declared the winner only to learn later that the voting machines used to tally the vote had reversed his votes with his opponent’s and he was subsequently informed he had actually NOT been elected.

More on this and other voting machine-related news after the jump.

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10 Reasons To Support Eclectablog (Even In The Middle Of The Election)

10 Reasons To Support Eclectablog (Even In The Middle Of The Election)

I know what you’re thinking. We’re in the middle of an election. I’m not even maxed out to President Obama yet how can I donate to a blog? But I also know something else about you. Something strange is happening in America. While 81% of Republicans say the economy is getting worse – despite improvements in the job, stock and […]

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Presidential polls got you down? They SHOULD! And you can DO SOMETHING about it!

Presidential polls got you down? They SHOULD! And you can DO SOMETHING about it!

Don’t boo, vote! Don’t cry, GOTV!

What a difference a week makes, eh? Suddenly, after an entire summer of leading Mitt Romney, President Obama is suddenly down in the polls. A recent Pew Poll shows him getting clobbered by Romney. Even the Gallup tracking poll has President Obama down by two points among likely voters.

All because of one “bad” debate performance.

Freaked out? You should be. Here’s the good news: there is something you can do about it.

Get. Out. The. Vote. GOTV.

Click through for details.

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Former Clinton advisor Dick Morris: Poster child for the unhinged right

Former Clinton advisor Dick Morris: Poster child for the unhinged right

Aye, aye, aye…

Former Clinton advisor-turned-tea party freak, Dick Morris has a new book out called Here Come the Black Helicopters: UN Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom. In it, he postulates, among other things, that if President Obama is reelected to a second term, he will allow the United Nations to tax Americans so that they can redistribute the money to less fortunate countries.

You think I’m kidding but I’m not. He put it out there in an “opinion” piece (i.e., book advertisement) at Fox News, reposted from his own website.

Details after the jump.

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UPDATED: Tea Partiers in Michigan prove their gullibility yet again

UPDATED: Tea Partiers in Michigan prove their gullibility yet again

Seriously, are you THAT stupid???!

< a href="http://www.campaigntodefeatobama.com/rebuild-america-tour/">The “Rebuild America — Defeat Obama” bus tour rolled into Brighton, Michigan yesterday and it was an incredible display of some of the most blatant cognitive dissonance to date.

Highlights after the jump.

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Mitt Romney: The Vaporware Candidate

Mitt Romney: The Vaporware Candidate

Nothing new under the sun

When computer companies want to command headlines and freak out their competition into making bad decisions, they announce “vaporware”. Here’s the description from Wikipedia:

Vaporware is a term in the computer industry that describes a product, typically computer hardware or software, that is announced to the general public but is never actually released nor officially cancelled. Vaporware is also a term sometimes used to describe events that are announced or predicted, never officially cancelled, but never intended to happen. The term also generally applies to a product that is announced months or years before its release, and for which public development details are lacking… At times, vendors are criticized for intentionally producing vaporware in order to keep customers from switching to competitive products that offer more features.

This is the perfect description of Mitt Romney and the Republicans. Details and the media’s evisceration of Mitt Romney’s “major foreign policy speech” after the jump.

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Day One: Fourth Quarter Fundraiser

Day One: Fourth Quarter Fundraiser

Support your local bloggers

It’s that time of year again, when we come to you, hat in hand, asking you to support what we do here at Eclectablog. Make a $25 contribution this week and be entered in a drawing for one of five signed two-poster sets of Anne C. Savage’s photomosaic images of President Barack Obama.

Details and some of the highlights since our last fundraiser after the jump.

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There is nothing more powerful than ordinary citizens coming together for a just cause.

There is nothing more powerful than ordinary citizens coming together for a just cause.

“Forward Together” — a new photomosaic of Barack Obama

Four years ago, I was busy devoting most of my free time knocking on doors and talking to people about the presidential election. At first I was very uncomfortable disturbing folks at their homes to talk about a subject that most would prefer to avoid: politics. Admittedly, it took me a little while to become comfortable with the front porch conversations, but, as soon as I did, there was no stopping me. I loved it. All of it.

In ’08, I also spent some time traveling around Michigan photographing Obama rallies. While Obama spoke to the crowds, I photographed them. I viewed, intimately through my lens, the large diverse crowds while he spoke the words “Yes we can” and shared a message of unity and how together we can bring about change.

Click through to learn more about the photomosaic of Barack Obama.

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St. Louis Post Dispatch endorsement of Barack Obama hits the nail squarely on the head

St. Louis Post Dispatch endorsement of Barack Obama hits the nail squarely on the head

Truth

The St. Louis Post Dispatch endorsed President Barack yesterday. In their endorsement piece, they were spot on in their assessment of both President Obama and Mitt Romney.

A couple of highlights after the jump.

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