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It’s time to apologize for Rick Santorum

It’s time to apologize for Rick Santorum

Santorum’s concession speech is the closest he’ll ever get to an “It Gets Better” video Of all this President’s many progressive achievements—the Lilly Ledbetter Act, Student Loan Reform, Health Care Reform, pulling out of Iraq—the one that isn’t mentioned enough in the feeds I follow is the the ending of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.’ The DADT compromise enacted during the […]

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Michigan teacher fired for raising funds for family of Trayvon Martin

Michigan teacher fired for raising funds for family of Trayvon Martin

The wrong person got fired At a time in this country and my state when we’re dealing with crap like this hacked road construction sign, now we get a story about a teacher who was fired for using the Trayvon Martin case as a teachable moment. Brooke Harris was fired for supporting a student-run fundraiser for the family of Trayvon […]

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BREAKING: Major conflict of interest for elections panel member reviewing Emergency Manager petition challenge

BREAKING: Major conflict of interest for elections panel member reviewing Emergency Manager petition challenge

Conflict of interest much? As I have been reporting on (HERE and HERE), the effort to repeal Public Act 4 — Michigan’s Emergency Manager law — is being challenged by a group called Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility. The group is asking elections officials — the Board of State Canvassers — to throw out all of the petitions because the heading […]

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Rick Santorum exits stage left

Rick Santorum exits stage left

Missed it by THAT much As of this afternoon, we won’t have Rick Santorum to kick around anymore. He has suspended his campaign which, in politispeak, means he reserves the right to get back in if Romney crashes and burns. It’s a shrewd move because if anyone could crash and burn when he has the advantage, it’s Mitt Romney. So, […]

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Super PACs turn their attention from supporting candidates to destroying President Obama

Super PACs turn their attention from supporting candidates to destroying President Obama

Get ready, this is about to get VERY ugly

The opening salvos in the involvement of Super PACs in the 2012 presidential race happened in the past week. There are two very obvious examples and they should give us all a taste of the bitterness we’re going to see over the next seven months.

First, American Crossroads, Karl Rove’s privately-funded group, announced…

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Why I Consider the Ryan Budget a ‘Cry for Help’

Why I Consider the Ryan Budget a ‘Cry for Help’

Mr. Ryan knows firsthand how lazy the government dole can make you. Rep. Paul Ryan is fond of saying that our safety net has turned into a “hammock that lulls able-bodied people to lives of dependency and complacency, that drains them of their will and their incentive to make the most of their lives.” He’s a leading purveyor of the […]

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More on Emergency Manager law repeal effort being derailed by petition FONT SIZE

More on Emergency Manager law repeal effort being derailed by petition FONT SIZE

Desperation is SUCH an ugly thing

Yesterday I reported that a group known as Citizens for Fiscal Responsibility is challenging the petitions for the repeal effort against Public Act 4 — Michigan’s odious Emergency Manager law. The basis of their complaint is that the font size of part of the petitions is too small.

It turns out that there is some case history on this very topic in Michigan…

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Michigan GOP wins a round in its appeal to circumvent the state constitution

Michigan GOP wins a round in its appeal to circumvent the state constitution

The Michigan Republican House caucus won a round in court yesterday. The court allowed three bills passed in an illegal and unconstitutional use of “immediate effect” to remain on the books. The Court of Appeals has halted a lower court’s injunction ordering House Republicans to grant requests from Democrats to hold recorded roll call votes on whether to put new […]

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Opponents of Emergency Manager law repeal challenging petitions due to FONT SIZE

Opponents of Emergency Manager law repeal challenging petitions due to FONT SIZE

FONT SIZE???! [NOTE: This post has been updated HERE.] In a clear act of desperation, a group opposing the repeal of Public Act 4 — Michigan’s Emergency Manager law — are challenging the petitions because they say the font size is too small. [O]pponents of the referendum drive say they’ve found what they’re calling a “fatal error” on the petitions. […]

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Petition language to recall Governor Rick Snyder approved – UPDATED with video from the hearing

Petition language to recall Governor Rick Snyder approved – UPDATED with video from the hearing

And they’re off! In a clear statement that they mean business and are not pulling any punches, Michigan Rising the group setting out for a second attempt at recalling Michigan Governor Rick Snyder begins their petition language with the statement “Governor Snyder has abused the children of Michigan”. Here is the petition language in full: Governor Snyder has abused the […]

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Allen Park traffic sign hacked to say “Trayvon a N****R”

Allen Park traffic sign hacked to say “Trayvon a N****R”

Racism is alive and well and flourishing in the USA

The Detroit News is reporting that an as-yet unidentified person hacked into a traffic sign in Allen Park, Michigan and reprogrammed it to say “TRAYVON A NIGGER”. [Photo after the jump.]

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