Interactive Pano of Dexter tornado devastation

Below is an exclusive interactive panoramic image taken by my wife Anne C. Savage. You can view three more panos on her blog post on her Politics in Pictures blog as well as some of her fantastic still photography.

You can make this image fill your screen by clicking the word “FULLSCREEN. You can also zoom in and out using the buttons on the pano or the scroll button on your mouse. Click and drag with your mouse to spin in any direction for full effect.

Right at the edge of the Huron Farms subdivision that was hardest hit by this tornado (which media are reporting had wind speeds as high as 140 mph) is Busch’s grocery store.…

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DefendRush.org? Are you KIDDING me???

What the…?

Just had a link to this site sent to me by my brother-in-law:

DefendRush.org.

Yes, THAT Rush. Rush Limbaugh.

Click through. You won’t believe it.

: )…

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Dexter tornado leaves a path of devastation but no serious injuries or deaths (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Missed us by THAT much

NOTE: Three interactive panoramic images of the affected area along with many still photos by my wife Anne C. Savage can be found HERE. An additional exclusive pano at Eclectablog.com can be found HERE. Anne’s work is top-notch and should not be missed.

NOTE 2: If you want to donate to relief efforts, AnnArbor.com has a good piece HERE about how best to do that.

Last night, the village of Dexter where I live was hit by an F3 tornado. The two blue Xs are where the touchdowns occurred and the red X is where I live, less than a mile away.…

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How to Use Twitter to Take Down a Monster

It’s almost as if you can’t make millions of dollars spouting tired sexist hate on commercial radio anymore.

Here’s the difference between Bill Maher and Rush Limbaugh in case you’ve watched this video and are still wondering.

Forget that Maher is funny. Forget that he’s not on commercial television. Forget that he’s partisan out of necessity, not by design. (He accurately says, “Over the last 30 odd years, Democrats have moved to the right and the right has moved into the mental hospital.”) Forget that beyond a few dumb words, what Maher fights for are policies that generally ignoble women.

Here’s what it comes down to: Bill Maher has used cruel and sexist words to describe powerful Republican women.…

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Tornado touches down 6 blocks from my home in Dexter, MI (VIDEO of damage)

A tornado hit the village of Dexter, MI a mere six miles from my house. My wife Anne C. Savage shot this video of some of the damage.

Dexter village is completely shut down. There is a major gas leak that is in risk of exploding. A Huron Valley Hospital mobile unit went by our house just a short time ago, clearly preparing for the worst:

We are safe but many of our neighbors are not.

Anne has some amazing photos but we are without power so she’ll have them up later.

Here’s one. Says it all, actually…

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Terrific Debbie Stabenow campaign video for your viewing pleasure

That’s the way, uh-huh, uh-huh, I like it. Uh-huh.

Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow released this awesome campaign video at the Michigan Democratic Party Nominating Convention last Saturday and now it’s available for everyone to see.

What I love most about it is that it is POSITIVE. It’s a sharp contrast to Pete Hoekstra (who?) and his racist, xenophobic, lying ad of yestermonth.

You can contribute to Senator Stabenow’s campaign HERE. Her main campaign website is HERE.…

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Blog update

If you’ve reached this page, you’ll notice that we’re back to the blogspot URL. This will change soon as we migrate the blog to WordPress. I’m told it should be an easy transition and we’ll be able to bring all the posts and comments over. If you have any trouble in the next week or two, send me an email at eclectablog @ gmail dot com or a tweet.

The move will end the current email subscriptions so stay tuned on how you can sign up again after the switch.

It’s a bit nerve wracking to make the change but it will allow us to provide you with a better Eclectaexperience in the long run and we want to have the new site set up sooner rather than later as we move into the election season coming up.…

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Birth Control Extremism is a Gift to Women

If women needing birth control to treat endometriosis makes you think about sex, there are medications for that.

There are still at it. They’re still implying Sandra Fluke is a slut. They’re still betraying they have no idea how birth control works. They still think getting a prescription to treat endometriosis is some luxury you’re being “given” at their expense.

As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently said, “Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me. But they all seem to. It doesn‘t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim. They all want to control women.”

She seems to be wondering two things:

1.

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