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UPDATED: Michigan Court of Appeals delays ruling on Emergency Manager repeal petition signatures, weighs forming a 7-judge panel to review

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 […]

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New Obama campaign ad: “Jobs” and yet more lies from Mitt Romney

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 […]

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VIDEOS of Michigan Republicans shutting down House committee hearing on omnibus package of anti-abortion bills

VIDEOS of Michigan Republicans shutting down House committee hearing on omnibus package of anti-abortion bills

Democracy? Piffle! That’s not for people who disagree with us. Yesterday, I wrote about the Michigan House Republicans rushing through a package of bills to limit women’s access to safe and affordable abortions services before hearing testimony from opponents of the odious legislation. The legislation is being described as “the most extreme legislation … anywhere in the country”. The hearing […]

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Michigan House GOP rushes omnibus package of anti-abortion bills through – “most extreme legislation in the country” (updated)

Michigan House GOP rushes omnibus package of anti-abortion bills through – “most extreme legislation in the country” (updated)

Everything old and evil is new again in Michigan In a dramatic display of raw power, Michigan House Republicans pivoted from their anti-union, pro-corporate efforts to rush through a package of bills limiting women’s access to abortion services in what is being called “the most extreme legislation…anywhere in the country”. A hearing held by the Health Policy House Committee was […]

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Why Republicans Suck at Twitter Parody

Why Republicans Suck at Twitter Parody

Or “50 Teleprompter Jokes to Amuse Your Boss” A few days ago the Romney campaign created a parody Twitter to mock Bill Clinton’s supposed gaffes. And, of course, it was sad. I’m back, baby!! RT @NKingofDC So it’s starting to look like a three-way race after all: Romney vs. Obama vs. Clinton. bit.ly/L8SbhQ— Bill Clinton (@Bill_Clinton12) June 5, 2012 This […]

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Michigan Rising’s effort to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder ends

Michigan Rising’s effort to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder ends

The good fight was fought After the devastating result on Tuesday to recall Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Michigan Rising, the group who organized two efforts to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, has decided to end its signature gathering. It’s a smart decision given the apparent lack of enthusiasm, interest and level of involvement by Michiganders from the highest levels of […]

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Mitt Gives Up On Michigan

Mitt Gives Up On Michigan

What’s the opposite of a victory lap? Why would Mitt Romney think he has any chance of winning Michigan? It’s hard to remember this now, but Mitt Romney only won the Michigan GOP primary by a margin of 3%. Rick Santorum basically gave Mitt the Michigan primary and the nomination by saying JFK made him “want to puke.” Mitt, the […]

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The Romney Etch-a-Sketching continues, now he’s revising his position on saving the auto industry

The Romney Etch-a-Sketching continues, now he’s revising his position on saving the auto industry

Shake, shake, shake… In his ongoing effort to obliterate his past and recreate a new vision of himself, Mitt Romney has again revised history. This time, it’s HIS story, the one where he used to say “Let Detroit Go Bankrupt”. In an interview published today in the Detroit News, Romney now says the federal government should have helped the domestic […]

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Romney stands to lose $5 million a year if Barack Obama is reelected (UPDATED)

Romney stands to lose $5 million a year if Barack Obama is reelected (UPDATED)

Ahhh…so THAT’S why he wants to be the president…

It’s no secret that Mitt Romney’s run for the presidency is heavily financed and supported by the 0.1%. They stand to gain a great deal if he is elected. But a recent analysis by two groups, Citizens for Tax Justice (a liberalish group) and Tax Foundation (a conservatish group) suggest that maybe there’s as much in it for Mitt Romney as there is for his wealthy pals.

If Barack Obama is elected, his tax plan will cost Mitt Romney $5 million per year.

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22nd Annual Ann Arbor Garden Walk to benefit Growing Hope – THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 9th

22nd Annual Ann Arbor Garden Walk to benefit Growing Hope – THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 9th

See some amazing gardens, benefit Growing Hope – it’s a twofer! This Saturday, June 9, 2012 from 10 a.m to 4 p.m., the Ann Arbor Branch of the Woman’s National Farm & Garden Association is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Garden Walk. Tickets are only $15 and proceeds go to Growing Hope. Meet homeowner gardeners and be inspired by their labors […]

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The Hypocrisy is Breathtaking, Even for Romney

The Hypocrisy is Breathtaking, Even for Romney

Mitt can hide, but he can’t run Mitt Romney has finally found something to improve his record-low approval ratings: hiding. By focusing on schmoozing with donors and keeping his “Let me explain why your layoff/foreclosure is good for the economy” tone and smirk off of television, he’s brought his approval rating to 48 percent. That’s still well below the President […]

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