The Detroit Free Press characterizes a move by the Michigan Supreme Court as a “victory” for Governor Rick Snyder. The reality is that it is a solid defeat for the 99% and a “victory” for the 1%. The Michigan Supremes basically said it’s okay to tax seniors’ pensions but not okay to raise taxes on the 1%.
Adam Zemke announced today that he will be running as a Democrat for Michigan’s 55th House District to unseat Republican Rick Olson. The district is strongly Democratic after recent redistricting making this a very likely win for the Democrats.
Zemke ran for a seat on the Washtenaw County Commission in 2010 and lost by only 723 votes in the Republican tide that swept across the state. He is a tireless campaigner, a solid progressive and a great choice to run for this seat. I look forward to seeing him win.
At a recent legislative panel discussion at the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber’s annual Impact public policy forum, Olson earned the dubious distinction of being the only legislator who thinks Michigan is spending enough on education.…
The organization that tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to recall Republican Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder has reformed into a Super PAC called “Michigan Rising”.
Yes, the times are certainly exciting and the optimist in us says that they are also changing for the better. Nationwide November election results clearly indicate a shift in public opinion when it comes to radical legislation. Ohio’s defeat of SB5, Mississippi’s smack-down of their proposed “Personhood Law”, Arizona’s recall of Russell Pearce – the Anti-Immigration Champion, all made headline news and rightly so.
In Michigan the victory belongs to the voters who successfully recalled Paul Scott and of course, the volunteers who collected enough signatures to put that recall on the ballot.…
Benton Harbor schools are a whisker away from getting a — you guessed it — an Emergency Manager.
Leonard Seawood has been superintendent of Benton Harbor Area Schools for a little more than a year. “When you are in a deficit like I inherited…there are no easy answers in terms to digging yourself out of this hole as a district,” Seawood said.…
Detroit News’ Nolan Finley: You can’t even watch a little soft-core porn without an Obama commercial
Detroit News’ blatherer Nolan Finley outdid his normal degree of insipidity today with an editorial piece titled “Hollywood ramps up to help Obama”.
Tanya, the hapless female pimp, was telling Ray, the teacher turned prostitute, he’s like “poor people who say they’re Republican and vote against their own self interest.” [...]
It’s a sorry state when you can’t even watch a little soft porn on the cable without getting your brain washed.…
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, the dude who took a pot shot at the White House last Friday has been charged with attempted assassination of President Obama.
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, made his first court appearance before a federal magistrate in Pittsburgh on Thursday, one day after he was arrested at a western Pennsylvania hotel. He will be taken back from a federal court in Pittsburgh to face the charges in Washington, D.C.…
This is depressing:
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Two Ann Arbor teens help to create legislative change on Michigan’s “License to Bully” bill – UPDATED x2
Last week, I wrote about the so-called “anti”-bullying bill passed by the Michigan Senate a couple of weeks ago that is not only not anti-bullying but, in fact, is generally known as “The License to Bully Bill”. In my article, I mentioned two Ann Arbor teenagers who stepped up to respond in a powerful way.
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