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Jim Hahn: Progressive Dem takes on GOP father of the Emergency Manager law (INTERVIEW)

Jim Hahn: Progressive Dem takes on GOP father of the Emergency Manager law (INTERVIEW)

Turning Michigan blue — shore to shore

The 79th State House District covers the area on the Lake Michigan coast of Michigan that includes Benton Harbor. It is currently represented by Al Pscholka, a former aide to Congressman Fred Upton, very good friend of Whirlpool and, most importantly, the original sponsor of the legislation that became Public Act 4, Michigan’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager law.

Jim Hahn is a progressive Democrats who is running against Al Pscholka and, though Berrien County is a fairly Republican area, he believes he can win.

I spoke to Jim over the weekend about his campaign. My interview after the jump.

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How to Talk Dirty to a Tea Partier – w4m (Ann Arbor)

How to Talk Dirty to a Tea Partier – w4m (Ann Arbor)

ann arbor craigslist > personals > casual encounters Date: 2012-10-7, 3:04AM EDT Seeking a common sense conservative who woke up from a coma on the day President Barack Hussein Obama was inaugurated. Seeking a small government conservative who honestly believes that that the government is way too big, except when it comes to policing women’s vaginas, blocking gay marriages and […]

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R.I.P. Rudy the Parrot

R.I.P. Rudy the Parrot

We lost our little guy today. Rudy was a Senegal Parrot and was 19 years old. He was probably the smartest animal in our house. He rolled over, asked for peanuts, and knew tons of words and phrases like “What the…?” and “Would you like a beer?”

And “Peek-a-boo”. Video proof after the jump.

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The One Advantage The GOP Has Is That They Have No Credibility To Lose

The One Advantage The GOP Has Is That They Have No Credibility To Lose

A Republican is a man who will let not truth get in the way of what he believes. If you were the Captain of the Hindenburg or the Titanic, you probably wouldn’t put that on your resume. But across the country on November 6, hundreds of candidates will put “Republican” next to their names on ballots. If your party blew […]

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UPDATED: Really, Democrats, have you learned so little about Barack Obama in five years?

UPDATED: Really, Democrats, have you learned so little about Barack Obama in five years?

Call for the fainting couch! Pearls for clutching!

You’re going to have to pardon a bit of a rant but, after watching the reaction to the first presidential debate yesterday and reading/listening to countless pundits and commenters talking about absolutely blown away President Obama was by Mitt Romney, I have a few things to get off my chest.

The general criticism of President Obama’s performance is that he was too passive; not aggressive enough. Follow me after the jump for an explanation for why this is exactly what he needed to do at the first debate.

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President Obama’s take on last night’s debate (you’re going to LOVE this)

President Obama’s take on last night’s debate (you’re going to LOVE this)

Who are you and what did you do with Mitt Romney???

President Obama got back on the campaign trail today in Denver and it’s clear that (a) he’s not the least bit deflated by last night’s debate and (b) Mitt Romney’s massive shift in several positions has not escaped him in the least.

Video, transcript and some interesting thoughts to consider after the jump.

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Ignored and with a campaign in complete shambles at home, Hoekstra takes it on the road – to Israel

Ignored and with a campaign in complete shambles at home, Hoekstra takes it on the road – to Israel

Down in the polls by 16 points against Senator Debbie Stabenow and rapidly running out of both time and money, Pete Hoekstra took his failed campaign overseas last weekend. To Israel.

I don’t get it either.

Details after the jump.

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Mitt Romney discovers bipartisanship and embraces Democratic ideas at first debate

Mitt Romney discovers bipartisanship and embraces Democratic ideas at first debate

Big Bird is why we can’t have nice things

Last night was a victory of sorts for Mitt Romney. He came across as almost human and actually seemed to be delivering facts and substance in his comments. But the reality is that he did nothing of the sort. He made a lot of comments that sounded like facts and like he was staking out a position but, when you scratch the surface, you find it’s just a thin layer of whitewash on the same undefined, nebulous candidate that we’ve watched for the past year.

Much more after the jump.

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A little post-debate bwahahahaa

A little post-debate bwahahahaa

Heh heh

After the debate was over in Denver tonight, the pool journalists who travel with President Obama left the venue and piled into the pool van.

Hilarity ensued (after the jump.)

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Live-tweeting/Live-blogging the first Obama-Romney debate

Live-tweeting/Live-blogging the first Obama-Romney debate

Get your tweet on

Here are the tweets of a few of my blogging friends. We’ll have some of Anne’s awesome graphic quotes along with periodic updates during the debate, as well.

I highly commend your attention to barackobama.com/debate for lots of debate extras.

Enjoy.

Updates will be after the jump.

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UPDATED: Allen Park, Michigan: The first majority white community to get an Emergency Financial Manager under Rick Snyder

UPDATED: Allen Park, Michigan: The first majority white community to get an Emergency Financial Manager under Rick Snyder

Emergency Managers: they’re not just for black folks anymore

Since it became clear that Michigan’s Emergency Manager law — Public Act 4 — was disproportionately impacting majority African American communities, I have been warning that this was something that wasn’t likely to stay confined to those towns. In fact, I have written, it was likely going to take a majority white city staring down the barrel of state-appointed dictator — a viceroy, if you will — before non-African American Michiganders would start to take notice.

Attention, white Michiganders: it’s time to take notice.

Details after the jump.

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