Citizens United threatens to sue Recall Rick group

Citizens United (yes, that Citizens United) has threatened to sue the group heading up the recall of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, forcing them to change their name from Michigan Citizens United to the Committee to Recall Rick Snyder.

Lansing— A group seeking to recall Gov. Rick Snyder is changing its name under threat of legal action, a spokesman said today.

Michigan Citizens United will change its name to the Committee to Recall Rick Snyder, spokesman Tim Kramer said.

The name change was the result of a threat of legal action by an existing group called Citizens United, he said.

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Don’t let ANYONE EVER tell you racism isn’t alive and well in the USA

From The Maddow Blog:

That bumpersticker says “Don’t RENIG in 2012″. “RENIG” is not a misspelling of the word “renege”, it’s saying “don’t relelect a nigger in 2012″.

This particular photo was snapped in Arizona but someone in the comments section said they’ve seen it in the Detroit area, too. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see it in Livingston County, Michigan where I work. Not one bit.

Oh, and the windshield sticker says “Talk shit, get shot”.

Mouth-breathing troglodytes. And there are still a LOT of them around.

UPDATE: You used to be able to buy the t-shirt version, too (though it looks like they aren’t available anymore, thank gods.)

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Heartland Revolution responds to absurd allegations against it

A press release from Heartland Revolution, who have faced rather ridiculous and farcical accusations that they are somehow allied with Whirlpool or other corporate entities in Benton Harbor:


Contact: Joe Palmer

Heartland Revolution

Heartland Revolution would like to commend all the groups which took part in the “Take Back Democracy” protest at Southwest Michigan’s Grand Floral Parade Saturday. Further, we would like to clarify a couple of points made in the press release issued by Save Benton Harbor on Friday.

The movement to rescue democracy in Benton Harbor and in Michigan has begun with action against Michigan’s Public Act 4, better known as the Emergency Manager law.

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Guest photoblog from Anne Savage: Benton Harbor parade protest

This blog entry was written by my wife, Anne. Anne is a fantastic photographer (as I frequently mention) and runs two blogs. Her first is The Savage Feast, a blog about food, gardening, eating & drinking, and enjoying the “foodie” lifestyle. Her most recent project is the Anne Savage Photography Politics in Pictures blog. This is where her political photography finds a home. It’s a new site so there’s lots more to come and I highly encourage you to check it out.

What follows is Anne’s perspective of the Blossomtime parade on Saturday that started in St. Joseph, Michigan and finished in Benton Harbor – a story told less with words than pictures.…

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Eclectablog on the radio

Tonight at 7:00 p.m., I will join Bonnie Bucqueroux from Lansing Online News in the studio of WLNZ 89.7 in Lansing to talk about blogging, Michigan politics and the ongoing situation in Benton Harbor. You can listen to it live HERE and it will be archived HERE, as well.…

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Stand Up For Michigan

A video from yesterday’s protest at the Blossomtime Grand Floral parade as it enters Benton Harbor, created by my friend Extreme Liberal. Watch his webpage over the next few days for more photos and vids.

If you look closely during the first 15 seconds of the video, you’ll see a guy in a yellow ball cap and grey t-shirt. That’s Eclectablog eclectablogging.…

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Benton Harbor Blossomtime Grand Floral parade news round-up

In addition to my blogging, as well as my wife’s, a number of other bloggers were on the scene recording the day’s events at the Blossomtime Grand Floral parade in St. Joseph/Benton Harbor. Anne will have many more photos up later today or tomorrow so be sure to check out her blog over the next few days (and beyond, of course). One of the interesting things she’ll be showing is how the level of security ramped up as Governor Snyder entered Benton Harbor, particularly as he got into the section beyond the bridge where the mostly-white union protesters were the most-black residents of Benton Harbor lined the road.…

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More photos from the Benton Harbor Blossomtime parade

These photos were taken by Anne C. Savage. Please do not use without permission.

Hotel just over the bridge in Benton Harbor

Heavy police presence in Benton Harbor before (and during) the parade

Light police presence in St. Joseph before (and during) the parade

Synchronized marching by Snyder and his bodyguard in Benton Harbor as protesters turn their
backs — they were practically trotting at this point

Snyder’s police escort closes ranks (completely unnecessarily) in Benton Harbor

More photos HERE.…

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