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Struggling in America? Try applying to be Ann Romney’s horse. It’s doing better than you. – UPDATED: Maybe not.

Struggling in America? Try applying to be Ann Romney’s horse. It’s doing better than you. – UPDATED: Maybe not.

Of course, of course.

Times are tough for you, you say? Having a hard time paying your bills, getting healthcare, and clothing your kids, you say?

Maybe you should apply to be Ann Romney’s horse.

Why? Because her Olympics-bound dressage horse Rafalca is very likely doing WAY better than you.

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Romney campaign urges Florida governor to quit bragging about his state’s recovery

Romney campaign urges Florida governor to quit bragging about his state’s recovery

Quit SAYING that! People will think things are getting better.

The Romney campaign wants Florida Governor Rick Scott to quit talking about how great the economy is in Florida right now. Knowing that an improved economic picture kills Romney’s only talking point in this election, they simply can NOT have that kind of talk.

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18 Reasons the Affordable Care Act Was the Greatest Achievement for the Middle Class Since Medicare

18 Reasons the Affordable Care Act Was the Greatest Achievement for the Middle Class Since Medicare

I am trying to break your heart On either Thursday, June 21 or Monday, June 25, the Supreme Court will issue its decision on the Affordable Care Act, which I’ve grown to enjoy calling ObamaCare. National treasure Jonathan Cohn describes likely scenarios for how the Court will rule, and the prospects are grim. Likely, some—if not all—of the bill will […]

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Emergency Manager law opponents file for immediate action by Board of State Canvassers to put repeal on ballot

Emergency Manager law opponents file for immediate action by Board of State Canvassers to put repeal on ballot

Your stall tactics are becoming obvious, Republicans

The Stand Up for Democracy coalition along with Rainbow/Push Detroit filed an emergency appeal today demanding that the Board of State Canvassers rule immediately to put the repeal of Public Act 4 – Michigan’s anti-democratic Emergency Manager law — on the November ballot.

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Surprise, surprise: Ryan plan that Romney supports taxes the middle class, gives tax breaks to the rich (updated)

Surprise, surprise: Ryan plan that Romney supports taxes the middle class, gives tax breaks to the rich (updated)

Government by the wealthy, for the wealthy I realize that this is going to come as a huge shock to many of you. Perhaps you’d like to sit down for this: The budget plan put forth by Paul Ryan will raise taxes on the middle class and give huge tax breaks to the super wealthy. That’s the plan that Mitt […]

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Drunk with power, Michigan Republican men continue to show themselves for the pigs they are

Drunk with power, Michigan Republican men continue to show themselves for the pigs they are

They just can’t help themselves

Just one day after thousands gathered at the Michigan state Capitol to decry the denigration and diminishing of women in the legislature, Republicans continue to show themselves for the utter pigs that they are. This time, it’s State Rep. Wayne Schmidt from Traverse City on Michael Patrick Shiels’ radio show who continued their blatant war on women.

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My mother would be very proud

My mother would be very proud

Well this doesn’t happen every day

My mother was an early feminist in the late 70s/early 80s. She marched on Washington, D.C. for the Equal Rights Amendment. My first “activism” action was to join her and a handful of other ladies on a road trip for a similar march in Chicago where Bella Abzug and Gloria Steinem and many other leading feminists spoke.

And we always had Ms. magazine hanging around. When I was around ten years old, I read Ms. magazine all the time. It had a significant impact on my perceptions about women and how they are viewed and treated in society.

Yesterday, a post we put up was linked and photos we took were posted at Ms. magazine’s website in a piece titled “The War on Women, Michigan Front”.

She would have been very proud of that.

But there’s something she would have been even MORE proud of, I think.

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UPDATED: Democrat Lesia Liss sides with Republicans, says female Dems are “hurting women”

UPDATED: Democrat Lesia Liss sides with Republicans, says female Dems are “hurting women”

With friends like these… Tucked inside the Michigan Democratic Party platform is the following statement: We believe that women should have access to reproductive medical services and professional advice when they need it. We pledge our support for reproductive freedom, giving a woman the right to make her own choices in this matter. But we respect the individual conscience of […]

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The Vagina Monologues at the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan – June 18, 2012 – PHOTOS & VIDEO

The Vagina Monologues at the Michigan state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan – June 18, 2012 – PHOTOS & VIDEO

Vagina POWER!


l-r: Rep. Rashida H. Tlaib, Senate Minority Leader Gretchen Whitmer, Rep. Lisa Brown, Eve Ensler, and Rep. Stacy Erwin Oakes

Yesterday, Monday, June 18, 2012, upwards of 5,000 women and men and children descended on the state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan to reclaim that place of power for women and their vaginas. After being told that uttering the word “vagina” was dirty and “lacked decorum”, Representative Lisa Brown and her colleague Barb Byrum were censored and banned from speaking.

Eve Ensler, the creator of The Vagina Monologues worked with Senator Rebekah Warren and others to stage a reading of the groundbreaking and magnificent play on the steps of the Capitol. But, what transpired there was more than just a theatrical event. It was an empowering event and a tranformative event for the state of Michigan. The thousands that gathered shared their anger and disgust and their refusal to continue being treated like children or second class citizens.

Follow us after the jump for many photos, video and more.

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Even Barack Obama likes Eclectablog

I’m just sayin’… Recap @BarackObama’s speech in Cleveland last week through quotes and photos: http://t.co/h9mrr7Oy — OFA (@OFA) June 19, 2012

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There’s a Vagina Storm brewing over Lansing, Michigan

There’s a Vagina Storm brewing over Lansing, Michigan

Vagina power!

There’s a storm brewing over the state Capitol in Lansing, Michigan this afternoon. I am pretty sure it’s a Vagina Storm.

Photo after the jump.

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