Nonprofit group looks to help Benton Harbor citizens buy city radio station – for themselves

There IS goodness in the world

[NOTE: I have edited the title of this piece because PRC does not actually purchase radio stations or licenses themselves. They help other groups to do this.]

Laura Conaway at The Maddow Blog reports in a piece called “The Silencing of Benton Harbor, Michigan” that a private non-profit called Public Radio Capital is looking to help keep Benton Harbor’s city radio station in the hands of the people of Benton Harbor.

As of Saturday afternoon, the auction of the public’s station had drawn three bids, with — I think — two from actor and human rights activist Ben Patrick Johnson.…
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Washington State Passes Marriage Equality

 Grandma, why did you have to wait till you were 68 to marry grandma?

For 59% of college freshmen, gay marriage is as controversial as bar soap v. liquid soap. So when Washington State legalized gay marriage today, I’m still left a bit distraught that these couples had to wait so long to marry the people they love. Even worse, their marriages are still second-class marriages as they are denied many of the federal rights of so-called straight marriages.

Personally, I’m not for GAY marriage. I’m for marriage for all. The fact that right-wingers are pushing for a amendment banning gay marriage proves that Constitution as it is provides for equal access marriage for any two, non-related adults.But I know that point of view won’t prevail soon.…

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Where is Mitt Romney on the Emergency Manager Law?

But I’m severely Michiganderish

As Mitt Romney was pretending that Bain Capital created jobs earlier this year, he said, “I’m a numbers guy.”

Well, here’s a number that any numbers guy will hate: 26 percent.

That’s the percentage of Michigan voters who believe Mitt is a Michigander. 62 percent do not. This helps explain why Mitt is currently losing by 6 percent to the man who has become the both the dream candidate of conservatives and liberals—Rick Santorum.

How did Mitt Romney, the son of a popular governor, born in raised in Michigan lose his Pure Michigan pedigree?…

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Rick Santorum positively SURGING in Michigan – UPDATED

Spreading Santorum across the nation

Welly, well. Looks like Michigan-born Mitt Romney is up to his keester in Santorum. Via Steve Benen at the Maddow Blog:

Public Policy Polling just released these resultsfrom the state of Michigan.
Rick Santorum’s taken a large lead in Michigan’s upcoming Republican primary. He’s at 39% to 24% for Mitt Romney, 12% for Ron Paul, and 11% for Newt Gingrich.Santorum’s rise is attributable to two major factors: his own personal popularity (a stellar 67/23 favorability) and GOP voters increasingly souring on Gingrich. Santorum’s becoming something closer and closer to a consensus conservative candidate as Gingrich bleeds support.
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BREAKING: Trevor Thomas files paperwork in MI-03 to unseat tea party candidate Justin Amash

Let’s roll

As I wrote about earlier this month, Trevor Thomas was mulling a run for Congress in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District.

With polling completed and suggesting a very viable candidacy, Thomas filed paperwork this morning to make it official. Here’s the press release:

Trevor Thomas Files to Run in 3rd Congressional District, Pledges to Stand Up for West Michigan Families
Announced via Twitter moments ago: @Trevor4Congress “I don’t believe @JustinAmash represents the ‘Jerry Ford’ values of west MI; I’m running for Congress to put party aside and fight for our jobs”
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Campaign launches www.TrevorforCongress.com and first campaign video

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH – A West Michigan native, Trevor Thomas announced today that he has filed paperwork to launch his bid for the United States Congress in Michigan’s 3rd District.…
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Rick Santorum: Your Dream Candidate

Can you say, ‘Better than Palin?’

If you had told me a year ago that weeks after the Florida GOP primary former US Senator, Crusade supporter and scatological punchline Rick Santorum would still a ‘serious’ candidate for President, I would have said, “Stop trying to make me feel better.”

Then you’d say, “No seriously. And birth control will be a HUGE issue.”

I would have nodded and left you to your coloring book.

The 2012 GOP primary is when liberal dreams come true. One-by-one terrible frontrunners have been replaced with even worse frontrunners until now, when the GOP is now flirting with the worst of the worst.…

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Eclectablog & LOLGOP: United again for the very first time – A new blogging partnership

Ring the drums! Bang the bells!

It is with great enthusiasm, pride and excitement that, for the first time since I started Eclectablog, I am bringing on another writer. And this isn’t just any writer. This is the genius behind the Twitter phenomenon LOLGOP.

LOLGOP delivers the most consistently incisive progressive political commentary ever crammed into 140 characters. When I interviewed him for A2Politico last summer (now behind a paywall, excerpted HERE), LOLGOP had about 7,000 followers. When Politico.com wrote a piece on LOLGOP in November, he had about 20,000. Today he has a shade under 40,000 Twitter followers.…

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Pete Hoekstra pulls racist website down, Debbie Stabenow raises over $150K from it

Debbie Stabenow: 1, Pete Hoekstra: 0

After the devastating news coverage of the past week over the racist ad and website put up by Pete Hoekstra, he has now redirected the Chinese-themed www.debbiespenditnow.com to his own website www.petespenditnot.com. The YouTube video is still up, however, with over a million views. Comments and ratings are still turned off for the very obvious reasons. On his new site is a new ad without the anti-China references.

Meanwhile, a money bomb for Senator Debbie Stabenow based on reaction to Hoekestra’s odious ad and website resulted in a big haul: over $150,000.…

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