It’s what we do The Netroots for the Troops 2012 went off almost entirely without a hitch. Although, due to a lack of donations this year, we were only able to pack 150 boxes, half of what we’ve done previously, it was still a wonderful thing to behold. [Photos by Anne C. Savage (with watermark) and angelajean (without watermark)] Here […]Read more ›
How ya like me so far?
About a month ago, I became a beta tester of sorts for the the new Disqus commenting system. It’s a fairly substantial upgrade from the previous version and, so far, I think it’s working out well.
After the jump is a video about the newest upgrade that shows you the new features.Read more ›
Michigan House Republicans delay vote on anti-choice legislation in the face of huge protest at state Capitol
We’re watching and we vote
State House Republicans today tabled a vote on a package of anti-woman, anti-choice bills that is being called the most regressive legislation of its kind in the country. With hundreds of protesters filling the Capitol building and grounds, mostly women dressed in pink t-shirts sporting the phrase “Women are watching and we vote”, a vote scheduled today was tabled.
Photos and video after the jump.Read more ›
Whew! That was intense!
28 hours of driving and over four days of intense networking and progressive liberal immersion later, I’m finally catching my breath from Netroots Nation 2012. This year my wife and blogging partner Anne joined me and was a staff photographer for the event. She took over 5,000 photos and we’ll have photoblogs rolling out over the next few days.
Some of the highlights for me after the jump.Read more ›
It’s time to knock this crazy train off the rails Troy, Michigan Mayor Janice “Woohoo” Daniels is facing a recall and today recall organizers from Recall Janice Daniels will turn well over the required 7,985 signatures needed to put her recall on the November ballot. “Appearing” on the First Shift with Tony Trupiano radio show this morning, organizer Matt Binkowski […]Read more ›
Or, Why I Vote Democrat We didn’t have graphic novels when old ass LOLGOP was growing up. You could get a super-sized Archie or a book of Peanuts. But they didn’t have anything good like that in Germain Street School’s library. It was mostly encyclopedias, novelas about horses and picture books. What they did have was a small display shelf […]Read more ›
Planned Parenthood of Michigan protests anti-abortion legislation at Michigan Capitol TODAY! 1 p.m. (and MORE)
It’s time to get involved in the Michigan front in the GOP War on Women Today at 1 p.m., Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan are holding a huge protest against the Republicans who are pushing to enact the most restrictive, anti-choice, anti-women legislation in the entire country. It takes place at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol building. The Michigan […]Read more ›
How fail is Mitt Romney? Let me count the ways.
We all know how hard it is to pin Mitt Romney down. That’s why, when he’s attacked on his private sector job growth history — and by “growth” I mean “you call that growth?” — he pivots to talking smack about public sector employees.
Rather than trying to keep up with his dancing, weaving and bobbing, the Obama campaign is simply hitting him on both fronts simultaneously.Read more ›
What’s the Mayan word for “Tea Partier”? Dear people who live outside of Michigan, Michigan is a “blue state.” Democrats have won the state in every presidential election since 1992. Clinton, Gore, Kerry and Obama. Yet in blue Michigan, we know exactly what happens when Republicans take control of all three branches of state government: corporations win and people lose. […]Read more ›
UPDATED: Michigan Court of Appeals delays ruling on Emergency Manager repeal petition signatures, weighs forming a 7-judge panel to review
This is unprecedented The Michigan Court of Appeals ruled today that the petitions for the repeal of Michigan’s Emergency Manager law did NOT comply with the law. This is despite the sworn printer’s affidavit and expert analysis proving otherwise. However, the Court also said that prior rulings relating to “substantial compliance” compel them to allow the petitions and to validate […]Read more ›
GOP: The Goddam Obstructionist Pissants The Obama campaign has a powerful new television ad out titled “Jobs” that calls out Republican obstructionists in Congress who refuse to act on the President’s jobs plan: From the Obama campaign: Obama for America today released a new television advertisement called “Jobs” that asks Americans to join the President in calling on Congress to […]Read more ›