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Chevy hits homerun with Motor City Pride, LGBT-targeted ad

Chevy hits homerun with Motor City Pride, LGBT-targeted ad

Go, Chevy!

A Chevy ad released last month to celebrate the Detroit Pride festival has gone viral beyond anyone’s prediction. The ad, originally a tiny $750 buy in the Motor City Pride edition of Between the Lines, has been viewed by well over 10 million people.

See the ad after the jump.

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UAW pulls endorsement for Rep. Maureen Stapleton, gives support to Rashida Tlaib

UAW pulls endorsement for Rep. Maureen Stapleton, gives support to Rashida Tlaib

The Students First kiss of death

State Representative Maureen Stapleton had received the UAW endorsement for the newly drawn 6th House district seat as a Democrat. However, thanks to a “kiss of death” endorsement by Michelle Rhee’s anti-teacher, pro-charter schools group Students First, they have withdrawn their endorsement and are throwing their support behind Rashida Tlaib, instead.

Details after the jump.

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Programming note: First Shift with Tony Trupiano Monday morning at 7:00 a.m.

Programming note: First Shift with Tony Trupiano Monday morning at 7:00 a.m.

A face for radio… Just a quick note to let you know that I’ll be on the First Shift with Tony Trupiano at 7:00 a.m. tomorrow, Monday, August 6. We’ll be talking about the fake Democrats in Michigan (past posts HERE and HERE) and the state Supreme Court decision on the repeal of Public Act 4 (post HERE.) You can […]

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UPDATED: State Rep. candidate Cody Bailey joins the ranks of “Fake Democrat”

UPDATED: State Rep. candidate Cody Bailey joins the ranks of “Fake Democrat”

Dude, you are NO Democrat

In my piece last week about fake Democrats, non-Democrats running as Democrats in Michigan, I declined to characterize Cody Bailey as a fake Democrat. However, the more I have dug into his campaign in Michigan’s 11th State House District, the more I have become convinced that he is, indeed, a solid Republican, running as a Democrat in the 11th District simply because a Democrat is more likely to win. In my opinion, the clear choice for progressives in that district is his opponent David Knezek.

My justification for this change after the jump.

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Nike wins gold with its Find Your Greatness “Jogger” and “Baseball” ads

Nike wins gold with its Find Your Greatness “Jogger” and “Baseball” ads

Well-played, Nike. Well-played.

I’m not a big television ad fan and I’m even less a Nike fan. But they have a series of commercials on television during the Olympic games that I positively love.

The first one I saw is called “Find Your Greatness. — Jogger” and the second one is “Find Your Greatness. — Baseball”. See them both after the jump.

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Yes, Mitt Wants You to Pay for Tax Breaks for Billionaires

Yes, Mitt Wants You to Pay for Tax Breaks for Billionaires

Tea party rock star senator Marco Rubio rose to the floor of the Senate this week to speak on behalf of excluding Olympic athletes from paying taxes on the bonuses they win when they medal in their events. “Athletes representing our nation overseas in the Olympics shouldn’t have to worry about an extra tax bill waiting for them back home.” […]

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BREAKING: Supreme Court orders elections board to certify Emergency Mgr law repeal petitions (Updated)

BREAKING: Supreme Court orders elections board to certify Emergency Mgr law repeal petitions (Updated)

NOW we’re getting somewhere

This morning the Michigan Supreme Court issued an order directing the Board of State Canvassers to certify the nearly quarter million petition signatures to put repeal of the anti-democratic Emergency Manager Law on the November ballot.

More after the jump.

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Protect our Jobs ballot initiative shifts emphasis to “Protect Working Families”

Protect our Jobs ballot initiative shifts emphasis to “Protect Working Families”

When union families win, we ALL win

The Protect Our Jobs ballot proposal has gathered enough petition signatures to be placed on the November ballot and awaits approval by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers. The measure will enshrine collective bargaining rights in the state Constitution, ensuring that anti-Labor forces won’t be able to deny Michigan workers their legal right to bargain for better wages and benefits.

The organizers of the effort have shifted their emphasis from “Protect Our Jobs” to “Protect Working Families”, a more descriptive title for what they are trying to accomplish.

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Progress Michigan & We Are The People Michigan file FOIA request for more details in Bolger/Schmidt investigation

Progress Michigan & We Are The People Michigan file FOIA request for more details in Bolger/Schmidt investigation

Let’s take a closer look at this, shall we?

By now, most Michiganders know about the revelation that Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger engaged in monumental election fraud. Although the Republicans are hoping beyond hope that the voters in this state will forget all about the fraud and that the issue will die before they return to work in mid-August, many of us are determined to ensure that this decidedly does NOT happen. An assortment of outlets including Eclectablog and Tony Trupiano of the First Shift with Tony Trupiano radio show are keeping the issue very much alive.

Joining that effort is Progress Michigan and We Are The People Michigan. This week, they filed a Freedom of Information Act request for more information on the investigation of Bolger and Rep. Roy Schmidt conducted by the Michigan State Police.

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UPDATED: FIVE fake Democrats Michiganders should watch out for in the primary next Tuesday

UPDATED: FIVE fake Democrats Michiganders should watch out for in the primary next Tuesday

Dude, you ain’t no Democrat

I have updated this post to include more information about Cody Bailey. I hemmed and hawed over whether or not to include him in the “fake Dems” category. In the end, I did not. I have, however, included additional information about why he MAY be, why I think so, and why he’s a bad choice for Michigan.

There are two FOUR FIVE people running for office who Democrats should watch out for when they vote in the primary next Tuesday. One of them, Bill Roberts, is a LarouchePAC candidate who wants to impeach President Obama. Another is Jim Fink, running for circuit court judge in Washtenaw county on the nonpartisan ballot but who has been attempting to cuddle up to Democrats for months now. Husband and wife Susie and John Hughes from Muskegon are numbers three and four and Mike Eller, a John Bircher from Ypsilanti is the fifth.

All the gory details after the jump.

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The International Tour of Shame & Embarrassment concludes. Welcome back, Mitt!

The International Tour of Shame & Embarrassment concludes. Welcome back, Mitt!

“A gold medal gaffe…”

I don’t know about you, but the “Kiss my ass, show some respect” line from the Romney campaign in Poland this week was the clear gold medal winner on Mitt Romney’s International Tour of Shame & Embarrassment™.

The DNC has put together a nice collection of headlines and news clips from the Tour™. It’s … well, it’s just plain awesome sauce with a side order of HA!

Video after the jump.

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