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There is no Santa, just utility bills

There is no Santa, just utility bills

As seen at the Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor: I KNOW THERE IS NO SANTANO GIFTS AT MY TREEJUST BILL’S IN MY MAILBOXFROM MOFO DTE ENERGY

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Effort to unseat Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts a waste of time & energy

There aren’t too many people in Michigan more emphatic that we need to repeal Public Act 4 – Michigan’s Emergency Manager law – more than I am. But THIS is just an absurd waste of time. The Michigan Supreme Court will decide whether the office of emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools should be declared vacant because of a delay […]

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Michigan’s Emergency Manager situation gets coverage by MSNBC

Reverend Al Sharpton covered Michigan’s Emergency Manager law last night on Politics Nation. My now-famous chart showing the number of African Americans that will be impacted by this was mentioned with credit to me at around the 2:30 minute mark. They also used my audio of Emergency Manager Joe Harris without attribution. That comes in around 5:50 and is incorrectly […]

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The Toil Index – Keeping the 99% busy…at work

The Toil Index – Keeping the 99% busy…at work

Via Laura Conaway at The Maddow Blog: Ezra Klein today runs a year-in-charts post that’s purely the excellent. It includes the Toil Index, by the excellent economist Robert Frank. Basically, it shows why it’s so hard for working people to live decently these days. Working families are running faster and faster just to afford the same things their parents enjoyed, […]

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Republicans in Washington beginning to turn on their own

You know how piranhas and sharks, when they are in the middle of a feeding frenzy, will start to eat each other??? That’s pretty much what’s happening in Washington, D.C. right now. From Dana Bash at CNNPolitics: “The House Republicans have painted themselves into a corner. They are on their own,” a Senate GOP leadership aide told CNN. “This is […]

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Tim Walberg voted against extending the middle class tax cuts & extending unemployment insurance

Yesterday during Roll Call Vote 946, my Representative, Congressman Tim Walberg, voted against extending the middle class tax cuts and unemployment insurance for unemployed Americans. The bill is H.R.3630. I just sent him this note and I urge you to do the same: I am appalled that my Representative to Congress voted AGAINST the bill to extend the payroll tax […]

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Michigan town rolls back the clock 5 decades, bans water fluoridation

Michigan town rolls back the clock 5 decades, bans water fluoridation

The Board of Trustees in Hamburg Township, home of Hell, Michigan, voted this week by a 5-2 vote, to ban water fluoridation in their community. Hartland Township will no longer fluoridate its water supply. The Board of Trustees voted 5-2 Tuesday to immediately cease adding the element to its water supply after a lengthy discussion that echoed what became a […]

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Detroit takes another step closer to the imposition an Emergency Manager and governmental martial law

One step closer to half the African Americans in Michigan being without local democracy and being disenfranchised. If Inkster, which is one step ahead of Detroit, falls as well, OVER half will be. A preliminary review of Detroit’s finances has moved the city a step closer to appointment of an emergency manager. Treasurer Andy Dillon issued a statement today that […]

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder: we’re done robbing the public schools for now

I guess we’re supposed to be thankful for this? Michigan Governor Rick Snyder said this week that he’s done robbing from our children to balance the state’s books after he took $1 billion from the school fund to help pay for an 86% tax cut for businesses. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said Tuesday that his next budget proposal likely won’t […]

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Have an orgasm for peace

Let’s put it this way: if you were going to have an orgasm and dedicate to whirled peas world peace, today is the day to do it. It’s Global Orgasm for Peace Day. When?Practice as often as you would like! Especially on full moons, new moons, solstices and equinoxes, or when you remember! What?Dedicate an orgasm to Peace. Who?All men […]

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Eclectablog “Addendum” at the New York Times blog – comments to Jonathan Mahler re: Emergency Managers

As I wrote about last week, Jonathan Mahler published an excellent piece on Benton Harbor in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine titled “Now That the Factories Are Closed, It’s Tee Time in Benton Harbor, Mich.” My review is HERE. After it was published, I sent Mahler an email, putting the Emergency Manager law, Public Act 4 into some perspective as […]

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