Rep. Al Pscholka wants his day in court – errrr…on The Rachel Maddow Show

This should be fun. Al Pscholka is begging to be interviewed by Rachel Maddow.

The west Michigan lawmaker who sponsored emergency financial manager legislation that has been repeatedly pilloried by MSNBC host Rachel Maddow — especially for the way it has been applied in Benton Harbor — is asking Maddow to allow him to make a live appearance on her show to discuss the new law.

Rep. Al Pscholka, R-Stevensville, said Maddow’s program has “chosen a highly selected and skewed interpretation” of the Fiscal Accountability Act “as well as the circumstances surrounding Benton Harbor’s financial trouble.”

“Your program has displayed a blatant disregard for the facts,” Pscholka said in the letter.

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Feedback needed

You’ve probably notices some changes to the blog this week. I apologize for the ads. However, I work very hard to make this site a good one and I’m trying to make a tiny bit of income from it in the process.

I have had a complaint about a Trojan virus activating when someone loaded the page, probably due to one of the ads. I have removed one of the ad companies but I can’t be sure it was the right one (I’m trying out several.) If any of you have any further issues with viruses, etc., please let me know right away.…

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Obama shows his strategic brilliance – is anyone noticing?

Presented with the conundrum of whether or not to show Osama bin Laden’s death photos, the administration is telegraphing loudly and obviously the fact that they are “in discussions” and not sure it’s the right thing to do. For two days now, administration spokespersons have said, in one form or another, that they are considering releasing photos but are weighing many factors.

So, why this appearance of hemming and hawing over a decision that seems like an obvious one? It’s clear that, to passify people around the world, both Obama-haters in the USA and those who are skeptical in other countries, the administration will have to release at least one photo, perhaps more.…

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Benton Harbor EFM Joe Harris to rescind City Commission’s “unconstitutionality” resolution

As I reported yesterday, the Benton Harbor City Commission passed a resolution, declaring the takeover of their city by Emergency Financial Manager Joseph L. Harris to be unconstitutional. Joe Harris doesn’t give a damn.

He’s going to rescind their resolution.

Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joseph Harris tells [WSJM] that he plans to issue an order rescinding this week’s city commission vote on a resolution to declare Michigan’s emergency manager law unconstitutional. Harris says that the vote has no legal validity, and notes that it was in violation of his directive to the commission that it may not vote on anything, other than to open and close meetings, and approve minutes.…
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Intensity in the Situation Room

In case you thought President Obama wasn’t engaged or playing an active role in the killing of Osama bin Laden, check out this photo by White House photographer Pete Souza:

Check out President Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s faces. I can’t even imagine how tense that room must have been.

I’m just sayin’……

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BREAKING: Benton Harbor City Commission declares EFM takeover unconstitutional

Yesterday, by a vote of 6 to 2, the Benton Harbor City Commission and Mayor declared the appointment of Joseph Harris as the Emergency Financial Manager and his subsequent stripping of the Commission’s ability to govern the City unconstitutional.

Whereas, The City of Benton Harbor declares the appointment of an Emergency Manager a violation of Article I §1, which states that all political power is inherent in the people and that government is instituted for their equal benefit, security and protection.

Whereas, The City of Benton Harbor declares the appointment of an Emergency Manager a violation of Article I §3, which allows the citizens of Benton Harbor the right to petition the government for redress of grievances.

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EXCLUSIVE: Eight more Michigan state Representatives targeted for recall

On the heels of the start of the recall effort against Rep. Al Pscholka, I have learned that eight additional state Representatives in Michigan are now being targeted for recall. These Republicans are being targeted because they won narrow victories in November 2010 and most are in traditionally blue (Democratic) districts (like Mark Ouimet in the 52nd District, i.e. MY district.)

Here is the list:
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District Counties Vote total Democrat Votes Republican Votes Signatures
23rd Wayne 29,804 Deb Kennedy 13,877 Pat Somerville 15,927 7,451
24th Macomb 32,987 Sarah Roberts 15,516 Anthony Forlini 16,552 8,246
30th Macomb 28,234 Ken Lampar 12,502 Jeff Farrington 15,732 7,058
32nd Macomb/St.

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Protest Rick Snyder at the Blossomtime Grand Floral parade this Saturday

This Saturday, May 7, 2011, is the Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade. As I previously reported, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will be the “Grand Marshal” of the parade. I have also learned that Representative Al Pscholka, the father of Michigan’s odious Emergency Financial Manager Law, will also be in the parade. The appearance of both of these men in the parade is an audacious display of arrogance and chutzpah. It smacks of a conqueror reviewing the lands recently vanquished.

Here is the parade route which winds through both St. Joseph and Benton Harbor:

St. Joseph route

Benton Harbor route

A protest is being organized by Heartland Revolution, the same group that organized last week’s rally/march in Benton Harbor.…

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