<h2>Corporations are not people, money is not speech</h2>
A coalition of people in the Ann Arbor area are putting together a working group to join the national push to repeal the corrupting <i>Citizens United</i> Supreme Court ruling. The nearly unlimited amount of corporate money flooding into our electoral process is already having a corrosive impact on our democracy.

On Friday, June 29th, this group is bringing David Cobb from <a href="http://movetoamend.org">Move To Amend</a> to Ann Arbor to speak about this issue and what can be done about it.

Details after the jump.

SAVE THE DATE: Move To Amend’s David Cobb, champion of ending corporate personhood, in Ann Arbor, 6/29/2012

Corporations are not people, money is not speech

A coalition of people in the Ann Arbor area are putting together a working group to join the national push to repeal the corrupting Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. The nearly unlimited amount of corporate money flooding into our electoral process is already having a corrosive impact on our democracy. On Friday, June 29th, this group is bringing David Cobb from Move To Amend to Ann Arbor to speak about this issue and what can be done about it. Details after the jump.
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<h2>When you don't have the votes, you cheat</h2>
An anti-democracy group ironically called <b>Citizens Protecting Michigan's Constitution</b> is asking Republican Secretary of State <b>Ruth Johnson</b> to throw away the petitions containing nearly 700,000 signatures to keep the <a href="http://protectourjobs.org/"><b>Protect Our Jobs</b></a> referendum off the November ballot, saying:

<i>"We believe that you have a clear legal duty to reject the filed petition and to refuse to further process it, canvass the signatures or to refer the petition to the Board of State Canvassers for certification to the ballot."</i>

Anti-Democracy group asks Republican Sec. of State to throw out Protect Our Jobs citizens’ referendum

When you don't have the votes, you cheat

An anti-democracy group ironically called Citizens Protecting Michigan's Constitution is asking Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to throw away the petitions containing nearly 700,000 signatures to keep the Protect Our Jobs referendum off the November ballot, saying: "We believe that you have a clear legal duty to reject the filed petition and to refuse to further process it, canvass the signatures or to refer the petition to the Board of State Canvassers for certification to the ballot."
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<h2>When you've lost the conservative press, you've lost</h2>
The <i>Livingston County Press & Argus</i> editorial page is not known for being part of the so-called "Liberal Media". Quite the opposite, in fact. So, their recent Op-Ed <a href="http://www.livingstondaily.com/article/20120621/OPINION01/206210303/Politics-trumps-law-GOP-judges">"Politics trumps law for GOP judges"</a> is significant.

Very significant.

Right-leaning Livingston County Press op-ed hammers judges for Emergency Manager law repeal petition decision

When you've lost the conservative press, you've lost

The Livingston County Press & Argus editorial page is not known for being part of the so-called "Liberal Media". Quite the opposite, in fact. So, their recent Op-Ed "Politics trumps law for GOP judges" is significant. Very significant.
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<h2>GOPocrisy, thy name is Mitt Romney</h2>
Mitt Romney has been talking a lot on the campaign trail about stemming the tide of jobs moving overseas to places like China. As it turns out, his company Bain Capital, the one he says gives him the job creating experience that he needs to be the President of the United States, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/romneys-bain-capital-invested-in-companies-that-moved-jobs-overseas/2012/06/21/gJQAsD9ptV_story.html">owned companies that were specialists in outsourcing jobs overseas</a> and helped other companies to do so more efficiently and profitably.

More after the jump.

Romney’s Bain Capital owned overseas outsourcing specialists that helped companies export jobs for profit

GOPocrisy, thy name is Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney has been talking a lot on the campaign trail about stemming the tide of jobs moving overseas to places like China. As it turns out, his company Bain Capital, the one he says gives him the job creating experience that he needs to be the President of the United States, owned companies that were specialists in outsourcing jobs overseas and helped other companies to do so more efficiently and profitably. More after the jump.
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<h2>Every white town counts</h2>
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Mitt Romney finished up his recent 5-day bus tour in Michigan this week with stops in Frankenmuth, Dewitt and Holland. For those of you who aren't from Michigan, you're forgiven if you've never heard of those places.

The tour is called the "Every Town Counts" tour and had stops in <a href="http://battlegroundwatch.com/2012/06/14/breaking-down-the-romney-battleground-state-bus-tour/">13 towns</a>. <i>The Nation</i> magazine calls it the <a href="http://www.thenation.com/blog/168477/romneys-some-towns-just-dont-count-tour">"Some Towns Just Don't Count"</a> tour and CBS calls it the "Every (Wealthy) Town Counts" tour.

Romney was met by a monstrous crowd of a about 400 mostly white, mostly male supporters. He was also met by a significant number of protesters, including MoveOn.org's <a href="http://front.moveon.org/tag/team-romney-mobile/">"No Millionaire Left Behind Romney Mobile"</a>.

Photos and video after the jump.

Romney’s “Every Town Counts” tour hits Michigan, apparently only all-male, all-white towns count

Every white town counts

Mitt Romney finished up his recent 5-day bus tour in Michigan this week with stops in Frankenmuth, Dewitt and Holland. For those of you who aren't from Michigan, you're forgiven if you've never heard of those places. The tour is called the "Every Town Counts" tour and had stops in 13 towns. The Nation magazine calls it the "Some Towns Just Don't Count" tour and CBS calls it the "Every (Wealthy) Town Counts" tour. Romney was met by a monstrous crowd of a about 400 mostly white, mostly male supporters. He was also met by a significant number of protesters, including MoveOn.org's "No Millionaire Left Behind Romney Mobile". Photos and video after the jump.
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<h2>Drunk with power</h2>
Michigan male Republican legislators seem to have no filter when it comes to dealing with opposition. If they think it, they say it.

And tweet it.

GOP Rep. Bob Genetski thinks supporters of Michigan female Dems are “radical, nutty people”

Drunk with power

Michigan male Republican legislators seem to have no filter when it comes to dealing with opposition. If they think it, they say it. And tweet it.
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<h2>Of course, of course.</h2>
Times are tough for you, you say? Having a hard time paying your bills, getting healthcare, and clothing your kids, you say?

Maybe you should apply to be Ann Romney's horse.

Why? Because her Olympics-bound dressage horse Rafalca is very likely doing WAY better than you.

Struggling in America? Try applying to be Ann Romney’s horse. It’s doing better than you. – UPDATED: Maybe not.

Of course, of course.

Times are tough for you, you say? Having a hard time paying your bills, getting healthcare, and clothing your kids, you say? Maybe you should apply to be Ann Romney's horse. Why? Because her Olympics-bound dressage horse Rafalca is very likely doing WAY better than you.
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