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Can We Call Mitt Romney a Liar?

Can We Call Mitt Romney a Liar?

When Mitt lies, Atlas shrugs You know the GOP’s favorite Karl Rove tactic: Take an opponent’s strength and make it his weakness. This is how Vietnam evader George W. Bush beat war hero John Kerry. This is why Sarah Palin, who was vetted as well as a pair of shoes purchased online, says President Obama wasn’t properly vetted. This blurs […]

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Tea party supporters of Mayor Janice Daniels of Troy go completely off their nut, file 10 Daniels recall petitions

Tea party supporters of Mayor Janice Daniels of Troy go completely off their nut, file 10 Daniels recall petitions

Hoo-boy. Tea partiers in Troy, Michigan have pretty much completely lost it, apparently. I retaliation for the recall initiated against Mayor Janice Daniels, they have now filed no less than ten additional recall petitions to muddy up the works. In response to a recent recall effort against Troy Mayor Janice Daniels, a Troy resident has issued 10 recall petitions in […]

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Rick Santorum: “It should be illegal to read off a teleprompter” a month after he used one a CPAC

Rick Santorum: “It should be illegal to read off a teleprompter” a month after he used one a CPAC

Hypocrisy, thy name is Rick Santorum Good goddess, are you freaking kidding me??? Rick Santorum actually said, “it should be illegal to read off a teleprompter”. No, seriously. You mean like this, Rick, when you were at CPAC? Photo credit: Washington Post Let’s review, from my post last month: Here’s Joe Scarborough with his teleprompters. And Marco Rubio with his. […]

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Mich Sen. Hune decries Dem effort to provide all students with college education as raising taxes on “my people” (businesses)

Mich Sen. Hune decries Dem effort to provide all students with college education as raising taxes on “my people” (businesses)

Well, at least he’s honest… Earlier this month Michigan Democrats released a plan they call Michigan 2020. The plan would identify $1.8 billion in corporate tax cuts that aren’t being effective and redirect that money to education so that all Michigan students have the opportunity to go to college. The Michigan 2020 Plan would provide Michigan high school graduates – […]

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Ohio Democrat introduces bill to protect men from themselves, help them make “informed decisions” re: treatment for erectile dysfuntion

Ohio Democrat introduces bill to protect men from themselves, help them make “informed decisions” re: treatment for erectile dysfuntion

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander Democratic State Senator Nina Turner has introduced legislation designed to help men seeking treatment for their “erectile dysfunction” make “informed decisions”. State Senator Nina Turner (D-Cleveland) announced legislation today that would protect men in Ohio from the risks of PDE-5 inhibitors, drugs commonly used to treat symptoms of impotence. Turner’s […]

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Wake Up Call: They Can Win

Wake Up Call: They Can Win

Mitt Romney is in a cult: The Republican Party. That any American could vote for a Republican after what that Party did to this country baffles me. That the Republican they’d vote for is Mitt Romney, a transparent shill who has embraced the worst policies of Bush and Cheney, makes me angrier than Chris Christie being interrupted by state worker […]

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More on the Protect Our Jobs constitutional amendment drive in Michigan

More on the Protect Our Jobs constitutional amendment drive in Michigan

Stop the attacks on organized labor This past weekend at the Michigan Democratic Party Endorsement Convention, Michigan AFL-CIO President Karla Swift led a training session for people that will circulate petitions for the Protect Our Jobs constitutional amendment drive. As I wrote before, the effort has the goal of enshrining protections for collective bargaining rights in Michigan’s constitution. Bonnie Bucqueroux […]

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Livetweeting HBO’s Game Change

Livetweeting HBO’s Game Change

How’s that “people take notes’ thing working out for you? by @pourmecoffee In the book “Game Change” by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, Sarah Palin doesn’t enter into the second half. The bulk of the story is the battle between Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. It’s a story will be told throughout American history, a story made even more relevant […]

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Scenes from the 2012 Michigan Democratic Party Endorsement Convention (LIVEBLOG)

Scenes from the 2012 Michigan Democratic Party Endorsement Convention (LIVEBLOG)

Here a pol, there a pol, everywhere a pol pol(itician) I’m at the 2012 Michigan Democratic Party Endorsement Convention at the Cobo Center in Detroit where the MDP will choose a host of candidates to appear on the 2012 ballot. Here are some scenes from the event. The vendors area doing a brisk business: Congressman Gary Peters: for the newly-drawn […]

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Harrisburg, PA under receivership that looks a LOT like a Mich Emergency Manager

Harrisburg, PA under receivership that looks a LOT like a Mich Emergency Manager

Using financial crises to disenfranchise citizens Last year, faced by over $300 million in debt from a failed trash-to-energy incinerator, Pennsylvania’s capital city Harrisburg attempted to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. They were, however, rebuffed. A law passed in earlier in the year specifically to prevent Harrisburg from filing for bankruptcy prohibits them from doing so until July 2012. In […]

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Rush Limbaugh tries to rewrite history, scrubs transcripts calling Sandra Fluke a slut & asking for sex videos of her

Rush Limbaugh tries to rewrite history, scrubs transcripts calling Sandra Fluke a slut & asking for sex videos of her

Dude, ever heard of “Google cache”??? I can’t imagine why he thinks this is going to change one goddam think but human swine Rush Limbaugh has scrubbed the transcripts of the show where he called Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke a slut and where he said women receiving contraception through their health insurance should be required to post videos […]

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