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The tax timebomb that explodes in Michigan in 2012 is MUCH worse than you thought

The tax timebomb that explodes in Michigan in 2012 is MUCH worse than you thought

The GOP finally finds a good tax: on the poor As bad as things are right now in Michigan, they are about to get so much worse that I fear there is a genuine risk of the types of riots we haven’t seen since the 60s & 70s in my state. If you think we have too many failing schools […]

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Fred Upton appoints Big Gas lobbyist to position on House Energy and Commerce Committee

Fred Upton appoints Big Gas lobbyist to position on House Energy and Commerce Committee

Another day, another lobbyist appointed to a Congressional position Iraqi war vet and “Friend o’ the blog” John Waltz (pictured right) is running for Congress in Michigan’s 6th district against the pro-Big Oil, pro-Big Business, anti-environment incumbent Fred Upton. This is a good thing because, honestly, Upton is everything we do NOT want in a Congressional Representative. Upton is the […]

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Thursday afternoon Michigan Emergency Manager new round-up – 2/2/2012

Thursday afternoon Michigan Emergency Manager new round-up – 2/2/2012

This is becoming an every day thing… John Conyers & Rev. Charles Williams confront Gov. Rick Snyder in Washington, D.C.While Governor Rick Snyder was in Washington, D.C. yesterday, giving testimony to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Education & the Workforce Committee, he was confronted by Congressman John Conyers and Rev. Charles Williams II about Public Act 4. U.S. Rep. John […]

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“Photo Credit: Google Images”? NO!!! STOP THAT!!!

“Photo Credit: Google Images”? NO!!! STOP THAT!!!

Attention, bloggers! Hi, bloggers. Come in and sit down. We need to chat. When you have photos on your blog, do you ever grab them off Google images? Cut it out, I know you do. Sometimes I even see you say “Photo credit: Google images”. Or “Photo credit: Flickr”. STOP IT!!! That’s illegal. You are stealing if you do that. […]

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Plotting Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti-area blogger world domination with Mark Maynard

Plotting Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti-area blogger world domination with Mark Maynard

Don’t fight, it’s inevitable Last night I had the chance to have several beers with one of my local blogging heroes, Mark Maynard. His website, markmaynard.com (“For all your Mark Maynard needs”), is essential reading, particularly for anyone in the southeastern Michigan area. His support of the arts and local businesses and his charitable activities are unparalleled. Mark has been […]

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Mitt Romney is a truth-teller

Mitt Romney is a truth-teller

Tellin’ it like it is… You have to give Mitt Romney credit: the dude doesn’t mince words. One day he’s telling you corporations are people. The next day he’s being (very) honest about (very) poor people: I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there…” Then, last night, he told us what this next election is […]

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Defense Sec. Panetta announces draw down of troops in Afghanistan – prepare for liberal and conservative backlash

Can’t win for losin’… Well, this certainly seems like good news: The United States and NATO will seek to end their combat mission in Afghanistan next year and shift to a role of providing support and training to Afghan security forces, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said Wednesday. U.S. military commanders had said in recent weeks they would begin a […]

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Wednesday afternoon Michigan Emergency Manager news round-up

It just goes on and on and on again… Decision to close Highland Park school not made by Emergency Manager Jack MartinContrary to what some outlets have reported, the decision to close Barber Focus school was NOT made by new Emergency Manager Jack Martin During a parent meeting on Monday, superintendent Edith Hightower announced that Barber Focus School would merge […]

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Most awesome Democratic response EVER!

Bwaahahahahahaa!!! I just got DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s response to Mitt Romney crushing Newt Gingrich in Florida’s primary tonight. And it’s good. Very good. But the best part? The preface that came before it from her media person Greg Greene: Before I give you the Chair’s comments about tonight, it’s worth underscoring that Mitt Romney had the best victory […]

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Rainbow Push Detroit responds to closing of Highland Park school + Flint EM holds meetings

Let’s get right to work, shall we? New Highland Park schools Emergency Manager Jack Martin got right to work yesterday, his first day on the job. He closed Barber Focus School. Parents and students of Highland Park schools learned Monday evening how the newly appointed emergency manager will change the troubled district, starting with a closure that will leave only […]

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State Rep. Mark Ouimet whitewashes new tax on pensions

State Rep. Mark Ouimet whitewashes new tax on pensions

GOP supports tax hikes? Only on the 99% A couple of weeks ago, my state representative Mark Ouimet posted an op-ed at Heritage.com titled “New plan treats income of retirees just like that of working seniors”. In his piece, he whitewashes a new tax on pensions that will adversely impact a significant number of our state’s seniors. The plan is […]

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