Michigan legislature makes illegal abortions illegal(er)

Can something be “more illegal” than it already is? I guess it can if you are a Michigan Republican. Yesterday, the Michigan state House and Senate both passed bills that outlaw so-called “partial birth abortions”.

Problem is, these types of abortions are already illegal under a federal law passed eight years ago.

Thankfully they aren’t wasting their time worrying about trivial stuff like the fact that more Michiganders than ever are living in poverty including more than half of the children in Detroit, our largest city. Or the fact that our unemployment rate edged back UP over 11% again last month.…

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Ahhh…so THIS is why they don’t want to tax millionaires

It’s because they ARE millionaires. Here’s a tribute to the Michigan millionaires against the millionaires tax, put out by The Agenda Project’s Patriotic Millionaires:

Here is their powerful national ad:

  • 48 percent of Congress members are millionaires while only 1 percent of all Americans are millionaires
  • 55 members of Congress have an average wealth of $10 million and 8 members have an average wealth of $100+ million
  • During the worst part of the recession 2008-2009, the median wealth of a congressional member rose $125K
  • The median wealth of a House member is $700,000+, while the median wealth for a senator was over $2 million
  • 5 of the 6 Republican members of the new Super Committee for the Budget are millionaires.
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Singer Pat Boone has proof Barack Obama was born in Kenya

Singer Pat Boone now has solid proof that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya. What’s his proof? He went to Kenya a while ago and some people there told him so.

President Barack Obama may have released his birth certificate this spring to debunk rumors that he was born outside the United States, but old school crooner Pat Boone maintains that our nation’s leader originated in Africa and has shown the world “a photo-shopped fraud.”

Speaking to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Beverly Hills tea party member said he interacted with Kenyans a while back who claim Obama was born in Kenya.

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The progressive left didn’t push Obama to the left, he’s been waiting for America to join him there

President Obama’s new-found populist voice has reinvigorated liberals across the country and across the blogosphere. This week, for example, you would hardly recognize the Daily Kos vaunted Recommended List. Former Obama-bashers are thrilled that the president is coming on strong, naming names and shaming the shameful in his fight to get his new jobs bill passed. Example after example of this New Obama are being praised and touted. Some of them are suddenly interested in donating to Democrats again.

Many of the liberal commentators in the mediasphere are claiming victory. “See?” they say. “All of our efforts are paying off. President Obama is finally listening to us.…

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New Education Achievement Authority leader’s former school district loses its accreditation

Last month, I wrote about the selection of John Covington to run a new group in Michigan called Education Achievement Authority (EAA) tasked with helping to work with failing schools. I also wrote that he faked a conflict with his former employer to get out of his contract and could make as much as $1.4 million in four years. Today, we learn that the school district he last ran, the Kansas City School District, has lost its accreditation.

A newly appointed chancellor charged with turning around Michigan and Detroit’s worst-performing schools was himself the head of a district that failed to meet education standards, officials said Tuesday.
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President Obama using new media like a boss!

This ad just came up on my iPhone Pandora app:

It was complete with the President’s voice exhorting me to call Congress to urge them to pass his jobs bill. “Learn about it, fight for it!”

That’s how you use social media/new media, kids. That’s how you win the future. FTW.

(P.S., it’s paid for by the Democratic National Committee. Just saw/heard it again.)…

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New book by Jennifer Granholm & Dan Mulhern — A review of “A Governor’s Story”

I have a new piece up at A2Politico, a review of former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm’s new book A Governor’s Story, co-authored with her husband and partner, Dan Mulhern. The book, released today, is an important contribution to the political discussions taking place in America today.

Here are a few excerpts from my review.

A Governor’s Story is a first-person account told in Granholm’s voice. However, as is made clear from the start, it is a collaborative effort between her and Mulhern. The book tells four different stories. First, it is a history lesson about the impact on Michigan of the Great Recession of this decade, a state with seven times more manufacturing jobs per capita than any other state.…
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MI GOP House Speaker endorses man who wanted no part of saving our domestic auto companies

Isn’t this spayshul? Republican Speaker of the Michigan House Jase Bolger is endorsing Mitt Romney to be the GOP presidential candidate. Remember Mitt and his last salvo in Michigan? He is the one who said THIS:

If General Motors, Ford and Chrysler get the bailout that their chief executives asked for yesterday, you can kiss the American automotive industry goodbye. It won’t go overnight, but its demise will be virtually guaranteed.

Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it, the automakers will stay the course — the suicidal course of declining market shares, insurmountable labor and retiree burdens, technology atrophy, product inferiority and never-ending job losses.

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