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Livetweeting HBO’s Game Change

Livetweeting HBO’s Game Change

How’s that “people take notes’ thing working out for you? by @pourmecoffee In the book “Game Change” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Sarah Palin doesn’t enter into the second half. The bulk of the story is the battle between Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. It’s a story will be told throughout American history, a story made even more relevant […]

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Scenes from the 2012 Michigan Democratic Party Endorsement Convention (LIVEBLOG)

Scenes from the 2012 Michigan Democratic Party Endorsement Convention (LIVEBLOG)

Here a pol, there a pol, everywhere a pol pol(itician) I’m at the 2012 Michigan Democratic Party Endorsement Convention at the Cobo Center in Detroit where the MDP will choose a host of candidates to appear on the 2012 ballot. Here are some scenes from the event. The vendors area doing a brisk business: Congressman Gary Peters: for the newly-drawn […]

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Harrisburg, PA under receivership that looks a LOT like a Mich Emergency Manager

Harrisburg, PA under receivership that looks a LOT like a Mich Emergency Manager

Using financial crises to disenfranchise citizens Last year, faced by over $300 million in debt from a failed trash-to-energy incinerator, Pennsylvania’s capital city Harrisburg attempted to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. They were, however, rebuffed. A law passed in earlier in the year specifically to prevent Harrisburg from filing for bankruptcy prohibits them from doing so until July 2012. In […]

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Rush Limbaugh tries to rewrite history, scrubs transcripts calling Sandra Fluke a slut & asking for sex videos of her

Rush Limbaugh tries to rewrite history, scrubs transcripts calling Sandra Fluke a slut & asking for sex videos of her

Dude, ever heard of “Google cache”??? I can’t imagine why he thinks this is going to change one goddam think but human swine Rush Limbaugh has scrubbed the transcripts of the show where he called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a slut and where he said women receiving contraception through their health insurance should be required to post videos […]

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Why Barack Obama’s Greatness Goes Unnoticed

Why Barack Obama’s Greatness Goes Unnoticed

BREAKING: Black man can’t get a little credit Here’s Barack Obama’s problem: He makes it look too easy. His is a presidency that is flooded with accomplishments and astoundingly lacking in gaffes and scandals. He has returned this economy to just about where it was before the Great Recession hit, reversing a tide of attrition that lasted nearly a decade. […]

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Rage Against the Machine joins Peter Gabriel & Rush in telling Limbaugh to stop using their music

Rage Against the Machine joins Peter Gabriel & Rush in telling Limbaugh to stop using their music

Better stick with Charlie Daniels, Rush This is sweet. Like Peter Gabriel and Rush (the band, not the pig), the band Rage Against the Machine is telling Rush Limbaugh to stop using their music on his radio Hate Show. They did it via this most-awesome tweet from guitarist Tom Morello: To Rush Limbaugh: Hey Jackass, stop using our music on […]

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Rush Limbaugh’s Hate Show is imploding

Rush Limbaugh’s Hate Show is imploding

The Hate Show gets its comeuppance Well, well, well. This is interesting. From my inbox this morning: As of this morning, 50 companies and two radio stations have dropped Rush Limbaugh’s radio show. Even one organization that gets free advertising on his show is demanding to be dropped. So many advertisers have fled Limbaugh’s show that yesterday, 77 of 86 […]

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Jocelyn Benson launches effort to remove corporate influence over our elections

Jocelyn Benson launches effort to remove corporate influence over our elections

Corporations are NOT people One of my favorite Michigan political movers and shakers, Jocelyn Benson, has launched a petition drive to strip away corporate influence on our elections in Michigan. The petition drive, if successful, would lead to the formation of “The Corporate Accountability Amendment”. Benson and others held a press conference yesterday on the steps of the state Capitol […]

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Governor Rick Snyder’s Public Safety plan long on cops & courts, short on urban revitalization

Governor Rick Snyder’s Public Safety plan long on cops & courts, short on urban revitalization

Would you rather keep cleaning off oily ducks or stop the oil spill? Yesterday, at a press conference in Flint, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder unveiled a plan titled “A Special Message from Governor Rick Snyder: Public Safety”. You can read his Special Message in its entirety HERE (pdf) and an Executive Summary HERE. I’m ambivalent about his proposals. Michigan has […]

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Michigan Court of Appeals smacks down Republicans

Nice try, jerks Last month I wrote about how my favorite judge, William Collette, had found Republican redistricting in Oakland County to be unconstitutional: An Ingham County judge on Wednesday struck down a controversial state law that changed the way Oakland County’s commissioner districts are drawn. Judge William Collette said the law was unconstitutional. Plaintiffs hailed the striking down of […]

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Headline you’ll never see: Big Oil takes cut in profits to help with gas prices

Headline you’ll never see: Big Oil takes cut in profits to help with gas prices

Patriotism has its limits (apparently) Over the past few years, we’ve seen world record-breaking profits for the Big Oil companies, even when gas cost over $4 a gallon during President George W. Bush’s time in office. (And, yes, despite the rhetoric coming out of the mouths of nearly all Republicans at the moment blaming President Obama for the current cost […]

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