This will NOT be pretty
Now that Public Act 4 — Michigan’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager Law — is suspended pending the November election, stuff is really beginning to hit the fan around the state.
Follow the drama after the jump.Read more ›
I apologize if you were unable to access the site earlier today. We once again hit the front page of Reddit (with this post) for the second time in two days. Our servers simply couldn’t keep up. At one point we were getting nearly 200 hits/minute which is a pretty outrageous level of traffic. We seemed to have figured out […]Read more ›
Mitt Romney is a liar.
Mitt Romney is a blatant liar and he is running for president of the United States.
Let’s look at that again: Mitt Romney is a blatant liar and he is running for president of the United States.
What was once just “flip-flopping” has now become full on, in public, repeated without shame or any concern that anyone will care, lying about President Obama. I’m not talking about the standard fair bending of the truth that we have come to expect from nearly ANY political campaign. I’m talking about make-shit-up, completely fabricated and provably so LYING.
His recent egregiously blatant examples and more after the jump.Read more ›
Look out, fish! He’s comin’ right for ya!
Big tip of the Eclectahat to my good friend Carol S. who sent me this video of ospreys fishing. Ospreys are fishing raptors and what they are capable is astonishing.
I once watched an osprey drop into Lake Superior about 30 feet from me and snag a huge lake trout under water. It then emerged from the water, took flight and then paused about ten feet above the lake to shake off the lake water like a dog. You’ll see it in this clip while the osprey is in flight but the one I saw literally paused in mid-air and shook itself dry before flying off majestic and full of awesome.
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Fer cryin’ out loud, was THAT so hard???
The Michigan Board of State Canvassers met today in Lansing and followed the order given to them by the state Supreme Court to put the repeal of Public Act 4 – our state’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager Law – on the November ballot.
While you would think that this is the final piece in the Republican Stall Machine, it’s not. Although PA 4 is now officially suspended until the election to determine if it’s repealed or upheld, there is now certain to be a court battle over what happens in the interim.
More after the jump.Read more ›
UPDATED: Republican voter suppression efforts in Michigan worked as planned, voters frisked in Detroit
When you can’t win on the issues, you have to cheat
Earlier this year, Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson decided to add a citizenship checkbox to the voter registration slip you have to fill out to vote. This entirely unnecessary step was seen by many as just one more attempt to freak out voters and dissuade them from voting. Governor Rick Snyder vetoed the legislation that required it but the checkbox was still on the slips, creating mass confusion.
Just what the Republicans wanted.
That and more including the frisking of voters in Detroit by a man wearing fatigues after the jump.Read more ›
American lives are at stake SPOILER: You’re probably going to die in a hospital bed in your sixties, seventies or eighties. The culprit will probably not be terrorism, China or the government coming for your guns. It will be heart disease or cancer. By and large, Americans die of disease. And too many of us die of diseases that are […]Read more ›
Off to the races
This is by no means a comprehensive round-up of results from yesterday’s primary in Michigan but just a look at some of the races that I’ve been writing about here at Eclectablog and others that I’m interested in, in general.
It’s all after the jump.Read more ›
“He’s dead, Jim…”
Earlier today, I wrote about how Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is trying to resurrect the Zombie Emergency Financial Manager Law, PA72. I showed how he’s using circuitous logic to arrive at that conclusion. But, it’s pretzel logic at it finest.
He says first that MCL 8.4, which prevents the resurrection of a dead law, doesn’t apply because PA4 is only suspended, not repealed. Therefore, it’s still on the books and MCL 8.4 doesn’t prevent them from resurrecting PA72.
Then he says that, because PA4 is gone, its repeal of PA72 doesn’t exist so it is able to rise from the dead to walk the earth among the living.
I put together this easy-to-follow flowchart to help out AG Schuette who seems to lack the ability to grasp simple, common sense concepts. It’s so basic that even Mr. Schuette should be able to wrap his simple mind around it.
(Psst! It’s after the jump.)Read more ›