My (blog’s) second appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show

This happened while I was on vacation so I never had a chance to post a clip from the Rachel Maddow Show where Eclectablog was once again featured.

The segment starts at 17:00 and my blog shows up around 21:00. She shows the blog and plays the audio of the robocalls.


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Looking for a place to sign a Rick Snyder recall petition? Here’s how to find out.

The folks at have established a phone number you can call to find out where petitions are available in your area. Simply call 1-855-SO-FIRED. Alternatively, you can always check out their website.

Now do it!…

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Interactive panoramic image from President Obama’s speech in Detroit, Labor Day 2011

You can use your mouse to spin the image around and you can also zoom in and out using the scroll button on your mouse.


[This image is by Anne C. Savage. Please do not use without permission. Visit her blog for many more photos.]…

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I was feelin’ kinda patriotic in Detroit yesterday:

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President Obama in Detroit on Labor Day defies the laughable myth that his “base” has deserted him

Detroit’s a special place. On Labor Day, it doesn’t just have one labor union parade.

It has two.

Yes, in Detroit both the building trades union and the AFL-CIO both held simultaneous parades to celebrate workers in general and union membership specifically. The theme of the day was “Labor and Community: We are One”. Thousands of union members walked along the streets of Detroit, streets that are showing surprising amounts of life and resurgence despite the tales of gloom and doom we read about on a daily basis. Detroit’s quiet reemergence from the desperate economic straits we’re in was reflected in the quiet dignity of the union members who walked today.…

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President Obama hits the stage in Detroit on Labor Day 2011

Detroit loves them some President Obama!

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Crowd waiting for Pres. Obama in Detroit on Labor Day 2011

Think President Obama’s popularity is slipping among his “base”? Don’t tell that to Detroitans Michigan union members.

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The GOP strategy for regaining the White House and Congress in comic form

It’s pretty straightforward, really.

Comic by Dana Simpson, click for a larger version

We’re off to see the Prez in Detroit today, media passes in hand (by which I mean on iPhone.) We’ll have photos and such up tomorrow.

Happy Labor Day.…

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