What Democrats learned from 2004 Here’s the bad news: While the American economy is still doing better than the most of the industrialized world, it’s still a bummer. You know the private sector is doing quite well compared to the public sector. If the GOP hadn’t forced layoffs of more than 600,000 workers in the public sector, the unemployment rate […]Read more ›
I know it’s hard to believe but Romney voters are out there. The key thing is to not argue with them. Arguing often makes people defend a position they don’t actually have. So I suggest you just say this: Well, things are much better off now than they were when Bush left them. 27 months of creating jobs. We’re out […]Read more ›
EPIC FAIL: Troy Tea Party Mayor Janice Daniels tries (& fails) to challenge recall petitions on font size
You’re kidding me, right?
Troy Tea Party mayor Janice Daniels (R-Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs) is facing a recall challenge. What has flown under the radar is that, on June 18th, she challenged the petition signatures gathered for her recall based on — wait for it — FONT SIZE!
Her challenge was both comical and, thankfully, an epic failure.
Details after the jump.Read more ›
Vaginas Take Back the Capitol: INTERACTIVE PANOS from the event + Download a free vagina (poster/collage)
Signs, signs, everywhere signs
This is a collage of photographs I took during the Vaginas Take Back the Capitol event last week.
Click on “Read Full Story” below to see an interactive image of the poster where you can zoom in on the image to see the signs better or download the large file to print.Read more ›
Abolishing corporate personhood and getting money out of elections is a principle, not an “issue”
The national organization/movement Move to Amend is working to amend the U.S. constitution to abolish corporate personhood that gives corporations constitutionally-protected civil liberties and to get money out of elections by ensuring that money is no longer viewed as constitutionally-protected speech. David Cobb is one of the chief spokespersons for the Move to Amend effort and currently on a national speaking tour that stops in Michigan this week.
Details about the Michigan leg of David Cobb’s trip (including information on his presentation THIS FRIDAY IN ANN ARBOR) and my interview with him after the jump.Read more ›
The conservative plot against America It’s a scene that will go down in American history. On the night of President Obama’s inauguration—in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Hoover Administration—leaders of an extremist sect of the GOP met with one goal: destroying the Obama presidency. Messaging guru Frank Luntz, journalist Fred Barnes and philanderer/historian Newt Gingrich were […]Read more ›
UPDATED: Mich Elections Board cancels next week’s meeting preventing decision on PA4 & collective bargaining referendums, GOP member has resigned
Desperation breeds desperate behavior The Michigan Board of State Canvassers has cancelled a meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, June 26th. I confirmed this with a phone call to the Elections Bureau this afternoon. Additionally, Republican Board member Jeff Timmer is rumored to have resigned and it is believed that the other Republican, Norm Shinkle, will resign as well, leaving the […]Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Maybe you’d be better off just shutting up, Mitt
Mitt Romney responded today to the well-researched Washington Post article that described how Bain Capital was an investor/owner of companies that were “pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States…overseas”.
I’m not sure that it helped.Read more ›