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Conservatives have been getting their news from clowns for years. But something changed in 2009.
From 2001 till the end of January 2009, the conservative movement held the White House for eight years and the Congress for six. And by the end of Bush’s second term it was evident that the GOP had failed in nearly every imaginable way*.
Some speculated it would be decades before anyone but the reddest states let them run anything larger than a circus.
In The Fox Effect: How Roger Ailes Turned a Network into a Propaganda Machine by David Brock, Ari Rabin-Havt and Media Matters for America we learn how Fox News’ chief Roger Ailes seized a perfect moment to exploit his lifetime of experience in television and politics.…
Going above and beyond the call of duty?
New Hampshire House Speaker Bill O’Brien is displaying a level of complete and utter dickishness unlike anything I have ever seen in my life.
“Since my election, and throughout my ordeal, I have been mistreated by the House leadership,” Soltani, an Epsom Republican, said in a letter last week to Greg Moore, O’Brien’s policy director. “I have been accorded no accommodation whatsoever.…
Cyber schools: A for-profit model designed to destroy our public school system & benefit corporations
Class, may I have your attention please?
Republicans in Michigan are pushing forward with an effort to remove the cap on so-called “cyber schools” (also known as “virtual schools”) in our state. Already passed in the Senate as Senate Bill 619, it has been reported out of the House Education committee and will be voted on in the near future.
It is nothing more than a diversion of taxpayer funds intended for education into the coffers of for-profit corporations.
Cyber schools enjoy all the financial benefits of traditional “brick and mortar” schools without the need to supply busing, athletics, meals, arts and music, etc., much less an actual physical building with its upkeep and maintenance.…
“I’m sure we can work something out…”
“Our view is that it’s working and a lot of progress has been made,” Fettig told me Thursday in Detroit.
Whoa, whoa, whoa. Let’s back up a minute here, shall we? Rewind.
…Benton Harbor’s largest taxpayer and corporate citizen, global appliance maker Whirlpool…???
Whirlpool doesn’t pay TAXES, Tom, you silly news guy!…
Okay, Republicans, you can stop cheering nowIf you lean out your window, you can probably hear Republicans around the country cheering for high gas prices. Not because they want Americans to use less of this polluting fossil fuel and decrease our dependence on Mideast oil. No, it's because they are literally counting on gas prices to be the death knell for President Obama's reelection campaign. It doesn't matter that he's not responsible for it (hint, hint: it's Wall Street.) That doesn't matter one bit. Here's the problem: rising gas prices aren't actually ...
Yes, it’s still the law
In what appears to be a never-ending saga of a ham-handed, clumsy implementation of a constitutionally-questionable law, the Snyder administration has finally won a court battle which put Flint Mayor Dayne Walling out of a job (again) and Emergency Manager Michael Brown back in (again). This and the continuing battles in Detroit and elsewhere to make the Snyder administration obey the law, in this case the Open Meetings Act, have slowed down the relentless push to install Emergency Managers in struggling cities across the state.
I should say that I don’t think the Governor actually relishes the thought of all these cities being his responsibility.…
The true story of a real boy trying to become a puppet.
Yesterday Ann Romney said the general election campaign will “unzip” her husband to reveal just how not “stiff” Mitt actually is.
Echoing the “Etch A Sketch” comment from a few weeks ago, Mrs. Romney is suggesting we haven’t met the Mitt Romney yet. Though Mitt has been running for office since before Justin Bieber was born, somehow the real Mitt is still hiding somewhere in his mom jeans. As if suddenly, in August or September, he’s going to appear as a fully formed super Republican — Jesus “Rand” Reagan.…
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