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Welcome to the new Eclectablog

We have officially made the change to Wordpress which will allow us to do much more in terms of layout and useful tools.

If you encounter glitches along the way, please tweet me or send an email using the Contact link at the very top of the page.

I am pretty excited about this and hope you enjoy the new look. Many thanks to my wife Anne and Ms. LOLGOP who were largely responsible for this happening.

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Appeals Courts allows state to sign Consent Agreement with Detroit, unions make concessions

Appeals Courts allows state to sign Consent Agreement with Detroit, unions make concessions

You win some, you lose some Last night the Michigan Court of Appeals stuck down a ruling by Ingham County Judge William Collette barring the Snyder administration from moving forward with a Consent Agreement with the city of Detroit until after a March 29th hearing on violations of the Open Meetings Act. A three-judge appeals panel reversed a ruling by […]

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Sign the “I Like Obamacare” petition and “Like” Obamacare on Facebook – UPDATED

Sign the “I Like Obamacare” petition and “Like” Obamacare on Facebook – UPDATED

All the cool kidz are doing it On this, the second year anniversary of the Patent Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare”), the Obama campaign has a new petition up where you can let everyone know you actually LIKE Obamacare. It’s a great idea, taking the whole “Obamacare” thing, embracing it, and turning it into something positive. Today is […]

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Happy Birthday, Affordable Care Act and THANK YOU, Democrats!

Happy Birthday, Affordable Care Act and THANK YOU, Democrats!

Breaking: sky still up, world still here Two years ago today, President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law. Despite much huffery and puffery from the GOP and every tea partier in the land, the sky has not fallen and, miraculously, the world has not come to an end. My Congressman, Tim Walberg, “The Original Tea […]

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Why the Fight for the Affordable Care Act is a Fight for Women

Why the Fight for the Affordable Care Act is a Fight for Women

A vagina is not a preexisting condition Long before the GOP decided that the way to create jobs was to deregulate polluters and regulate uteri, I saw the fight against Obamacare as part of what I reluctantly* call the War on Women. Any American woman who has ever looked for health insurance knows that despite the fact that women historically […]

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The White House responds to the new Paul Ryan Plan

The White House responds to the new Paul Ryan Plan

Today’s GOP: redefining the meaning of ‘shared sacrifice’ daily The White House lost no time responding the the GOP’s new budget proposal. David Plouffe sent out an email titled “We did the math” and presented this infographic: Click for larger version The White House, WashingtonGood morning — Every day, you and your family make choices about how you spend your […]

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Pat Robertson thinks Peyton Manning deserves to be injured. Seriously.

Pat Robertson thinks Peyton Manning deserves to be injured. Seriously.

Christian my ass What sort of “Christian” would say something as hideous as this? Answer: Pat Robertson. Following Wednesday’s news that Tebow’s been traded to the New York Jets, Robertson said, despite Tebow’s great performance, the Broncos did not treat him well: “I think the Denver Broncos treated him shabbily. He won seven games, he brought them into the playoffs, […]

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Congressmen Conyers, Clarke, and Peters request answers from Governor Snyder regarding their proposed Detroit Consent Agreement

In a comprehensive and sternly-worded letter to Governor Rick Snyder (pdf), Congressmen John Conyers, Jr., Hansen Clarke, and Gary Peters are asking for some answers regarding his administration’s proposed Detroit Consent Agreement. The letter focuses on seven key areas: Failure of State to Provide Any Financial AssistanceGovernor Snyder is asked to explain why, unlike in other struggling cities across the […]

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Think more domestic drilling will lower gas prices? It won’t. Here is proof.

Think more domestic drilling will lower gas prices? It won’t. Here is proof.

Let’s get something straight… As President Obama continues on his trek across the country promoting his “All of the above” strategy to our nation’s energy needs, the Associated Press just put out a piece soundly debunking the absurd lie that more domestic drilling is the answer to lower gas prices, something heard 24-7 from the GOP primary candidates. It’s the […]

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Snyder administration denied appeal on prohibition against signing Consent Agreement with Detroit

Snyder administration denied appeal on prohibition against signing Consent Agreement with Detroit

Ouch. That’ll leave a mark. My favorite Michigan judge at the moment, Ingham County Judge William Collette, today issued yet another spanking to the administration of Governor Rick Snyder. The Snyder administration appealed a ruling made an earlier this week barring them from signing a Consent Agreement with Detroit until after a March 29th hearing. That hearing has been postponed […]

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Sarah Palin more popular than ANY GOP primary candidate

Sarah Palin more popular than ANY GOP primary candidate

This oughta be inneresting… Newt Gingrich said this week that a brokered GOP convention this year is a real possibility and that “a series of brand new players” could emerge. Rick Santorum thinks so, too. Who might be a lead contender for the nomination if that happens? According to a PPP poll out this week, it’s Sarah Palin. The talk […]

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