Tune into First Shift with Tony Trupiano this morning at 7 a.m. if you’d like to listen in on our conversation about last night’s State of the State address by Governor Rick Snyder. You can stream it live from his website or listen on the radio on 1310 AM, WDTW.Read more ›
Christine Barry and I will be livetweeting the Michigan State of the State address live from the media room inside the Capitol Building. Follow the action at Blogging for Michigan.
Christine Barry, blogger extraordinaire
The general State of the State Twitter hashtag is #MOSOTS. Apparently there was major drama about whether or not it would be #MISOS or #MISOTS. All media outlets and government offices were involved in the dramatic battle of the hashtags. Fortunately, it appears to have been resolved without bloodshed or the imposition of an Emergency Manager.…Read more ›
As I posted earlier, President Obama will be denying the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. He isn’t weighing in on the merits of the project. Rather, he is denying it because, as I predicted, the Republicans were trying to force his administration to make a rushed determination.
Here is the first part if his statement. The entire statement after the jump.
The formal announcement is expected at 3 p.m. from Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. Although the permit would be rejected, TransCanada would still be allowed to continue to work on and pitch an alternative route through Nebraska.
Now, can all of you on the left who keep attacking President Obama for things he has not done and does not ultimately do stop doing that???!…Read more ›
When you put a single man in charge of the city of Flint, a non-elected financial guy with no accountablility to the local residents, answerable only the Governor, you’d probably want to choose someone who pays crazy close attention to detail, wouldn’t you? Someone who is truly gifted at dotting the the “I”s and crossing the “T”s?
Well, apparently that is not a job qualification for our Michigan Emergency Managers. Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown released a 19-page “Financial and Operating Plan” this week. Right square in the middle of the document, is the date: January 15, 2013.
Yup, he got the date wrong.…Read more ›
It’s a good thing we don’t have any real problems in the state of Michigan. The fantastic shape we’re in and the abundance of jobs gives Republicans the opportunity to work on things like THIS.
The state House Oversight, Reform, and Ethics Committee opened hearings on the package today.
“It’s just to give clarity,” said Rep.…
I checked in with Brandon Jessup from Michigan Forward yesterday after the protest at the gates of Governor Rick Snyder’s gated neighborhood. Their initial plan was to turn in the signatures yesterday. They need just over 160,000 valid signatures.
Jessup told me that they now have over 180,000 petition signatures and are preparing to deliver the petitions sometime in late February or early March.
If you are collecting signatures, don’t stop! It’s important to get as many as possible since there are always invalid signatures, including some duplicates from folks that didn’t recall signing one in the past. It’s essential that they have the required number of valid signatures so that PA 4 is put on hold immediately.…Read more ›
I shit you not, the tagline to this ad is “Why would we ever vote for someone who is just like Obama when we can unite around like Rick Santorum and beat Obama?”
Yup, that Mitt Romney, he’s “just like Obama”. Can barely tell the two apart. Brutha from anutha mutha, you might say. Two peas in a pod. Lefty McLefterson and his twin brother Librul McLefterson.
Do people really believe this garp?…Read more ›
Great coverage by The Rachel Maddow Show last night of the march and rally in front of the gated community where Michigan Governor Rick Snyder lives. Rev. David Bullock was spot-on perfect with his message and it’s one that will resonate with a wide variety of people.
My favorite part of Rev. Bullock’s comments came at the end.
This afternoon is an anti-Emergency Manager law march on the home of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Stop back regularly for photos and updates.
Rick Snyder recall group Michigan Rising on the scene (along with media). Buses starting to roll in.
Lots of ominous-looking black SUVs along the march route. Weird.
3:55 pm – The crowd gathers. Several hundred and its not even the official start time yet.
4:03 – The march begins! Just spoke with Rev. Fred Pinkney from Benton Harbor.
People are walking and taking shuttles to the staging area for the rally near Governor Snyder’s home.
Lots more photos + video after the jump.…Read more ›