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Wayback Machine: the genesis of the Eclectablog & LOLGOP partnership

Wayback Machine: the genesis of the Eclectablog & LOLGOP partnership

Ahhh…so that’s how it all got started Long ago (August of last year) in a galaxy far, far away (here in Ann Arbor, Michigan), I wrote a piece for another website that has since gone down the memory hole. In that piece, I interviewed a rising twitter sensation that went by the name of Pete Nicely or LOLGOP. That interview […]

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UPDATED: Planned Parenthood is NOT backing down – 2nd MAJOR rally of the week at the state Capitol TOMORROW (6/14/12)

UPDATED: Planned Parenthood is NOT backing down – 2nd MAJOR rally of the week at the state Capitol TOMORROW (6/14/12)

We’re still watching and we still vote

As I wrote yesterday, Planned Parenthood of Michigan brought nearly 500 protestors to the state Capitol yesterday to protest a package of bills that will make Michigan the most anti-choice, forced-birth state in the country. Photos and video from the rally can be found HERE.

In the face of the noisy protest, a scheduled vote was postponed in the full House and is likely to be voted on tomorrow.

Details and a link to an online petition after the jump.

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GOP Senator Cornyn demands AG Holder resign, Holder gives epic smack-down response

GOP Senator Cornyn demands AG Holder resign, Holder gives epic smack-down response

Day-um… Yesterday, during his ninth appearance before Congress regarding the “Fast and Furious” debacle (read more about that HERE), Senator John Cornyn, Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, asked Attorney General Eric Holder to resign, saying he hoped President Obama would replace him. AG Holder’s response was epic and a total smack-down of Cornyn. The transcript below is courtesy […]

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What Mitt Romney is Hiding

What Mitt Romney is Hiding

If you don’t stand for anything, you’ll fall for Mitt Romney Some late Friday afternoon, probably in late July or early August, Mitt Romney will release his tax return for 2011. Though he’s been running for President for nearly a decade, he filed for an extension that is already months past the deadline most Americans abide by. He’s clearly taking […]

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Netroots for the Troops 2012 recap – blood was spilled (PHOTOS)

Netroots for the Troops 2012 recap – blood was spilled (PHOTOS)

It’s what we do The Netroots for the Troops 2012 went off almost entirely without a hitch. Although, due to a lack of donations this year, we were only able to pack 150 boxes, half of what we’ve done previously, it was still a wonderful thing to behold. [Photos by Anne C. Savage (with watermark) and angelajean (without watermark)] Here […]

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New Disqus commenting system on Eclectablog – what do YOU think?

How ya like me so far?

About a month ago, I became a beta tester of sorts for the the new Disqus commenting system. It’s a fairly substantial upgrade from the previous version and, so far, I think it’s working out well.

After the jump is a video about the newest upgrade that shows you the new features.

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Michigan House Republicans delay vote on anti-choice legislation in the face of huge protest at state Capitol

Michigan House Republicans delay vote on anti-choice legislation in the face of huge protest at state Capitol

We’re watching and we vote

State House Republicans today tabled a vote on a package of anti-woman, anti-choice bills that is being called the most regressive legislation of its kind in the country. With hundreds of protesters filling the Capitol building and grounds, mostly women dressed in pink t-shirts sporting the phrase “Women are watching and we vote”, a vote scheduled today was tabled.

Photos and video after the jump.

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Netroots Nation 2012 recap

Netroots Nation 2012 recap

Whew! That was intense!

28 hours of driving and over four days of intense networking and progressive liberal immersion later, I’m finally catching my breath from Netroots Nation 2012. This year my wife and blogging partner Anne joined me and was a staff photographer for the event. She took over 5,000 photos and we’ll have photoblogs rolling out over the next few days.

Some of the highlights for me after the jump.

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Signatures to recall Troy Tea Party Mayor Janice Daniels will be filed TODAY!

Signatures to recall Troy Tea Party Mayor Janice Daniels will be filed TODAY!

It’s time to knock this crazy train off the rails Troy, Michigan Mayor Janice “Woohoo” Daniels is facing a recall and today recall organizers from Recall Janice Daniels will turn well over the required 7,985 signatures needed to put her recall on the November ballot. “Appearing” on the First Shift with Tony Trupiano radio show this morning, organizer Matt Binkowski […]

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I Love America

I Love America

Or, Why I Vote Democrat We didn’t have graphic novels when old ass LOLGOP was growing up. You could get a super-sized Archie or a book of Peanuts. But they didn’t have anything good like that in Germain Street School’s library. It was mostly encyclopedias, novelas about horses and picture books. What they did have was a small display shelf […]

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Planned Parenthood of Michigan protests anti-abortion legislation at Michigan Capitol TODAY! 1 p.m. (and MORE)

Planned Parenthood of Michigan protests anti-abortion legislation at Michigan Capitol TODAY! 1 p.m. (and MORE)

It’s time to get involved in the Michigan front in the GOP War on Women Today at 1 p.m., Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan are holding a huge protest against the Republicans who are pushing to enact the most restrictive, anti-choice, anti-women legislation in the entire country. It takes place at 1 p.m. at the State Capitol building. The Michigan […]

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