Happy St.Patrick’s Day to all our Eclect O’Blog fans

A fine day for the wearin’ o’ the green

Whattya say? Shall we call it Eclect O’Blog, just for today?

My grandfather’s parents came to the USA from Ireland — the McCann Clan.

Explains my dear love of ales, I guess.

I’m gettin’ ready ta whip up a fantastic vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie and some traditional Irish soda bread for dinner with LOLGOP and Ms. LOLGOP this evening. I hope the rest of you are celebratin’ in some suitable, green-wearin’ way.…

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Katie Goodman video: “Probably Gay” – Absolutely HILARIOUS!

I got an email from Katie Goodman this afternoon telling me about a video she put up recently that has gone somewhat viral.

We just posted my new video two days ago that we thought would be right up your alley. It got 27,000 hits in one day and HuffPo picked it up and put it on their front page!

The song is called “Probably Gay” and it is a stitch!

Enjoy. (Katie is the one in the middle playing the Telecaster.)

Katie is an actress, writer, musician and, from what I can tell, comedian. Her website is HERE. Good stuff.…

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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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