Abolishing corporate personhood and getting money out of elections is a principle, not an “issue”
The national organization/movement Move to Amend is working to amend the U.S. constitution to abolish corporate personhood that gives corporations constitutionally-protected civil liberties and to get money out of elections by ensuring that money is no longer viewed as constitutionally-protected speech. David Cobb is one of the chief spokespersons for the Move to Amend effort and currently on a national speaking tour that stops in Michigan this week.
Details about the Michigan leg of David Cobb’s trip (including information on his presentation THIS FRIDAY IN ANN ARBOR) and my interview with him after the jump.Read more ›
The conservative plot against America It’s a scene that will go down in American history. On the night of President Obama’s inauguration—in the midst of the worst economic crisis since the Hoover Administration—leaders of an extremist sect of the GOP met with one goal: destroying the Obama presidency. Messaging guru Frank Luntz, journalist Fred Barnes and philanderer/historian Newt Gingrich were […]Read more ›
UPDATED: Mich Elections Board cancels next week’s meeting preventing decision on PA4 & collective bargaining referendums, GOP member has resigned
Desperation breeds desperate behavior The Michigan Board of State Canvassers has cancelled a meeting scheduled for next Tuesday, June 26th. I confirmed this with a phone call to the Elections Bureau this afternoon. Additionally, Republican Board member Jeff Timmer is rumored to have resigned and it is believed that the other Republican, Norm Shinkle, will resign as well, leaving the […]Read more ›
SAVE THE DATE: Move To Amend’s David Cobb, champion of ending corporate personhood, in Ann Arbor, 6/29/2012
Corporations are not people, money is not speech
A coalition of people in the Ann Arbor area are putting together a working group to join the national push to repeal the corrupting Citizens United Supreme Court ruling. The nearly unlimited amount of corporate money flooding into our electoral process is already having a corrosive impact on our democracy.
On Friday, June 29th, this group is bringing David Cobb from Move To Amend to Ann Arbor to speak about this issue and what can be done about it.
Details after the jump.Read more ›
Maybe you’d be better off just shutting up, Mitt
Mitt Romney responded today to the well-researched Washington Post article that described how Bain Capital was an investor/owner of companies that were “pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States…overseas”.
I’m not sure that it helped.Read more ›
Anti-Democracy group asks Republican Sec. of State to throw out Protect Our Jobs citizens’ referendum
When you don’t have the votes, you cheat
An anti-democracy group ironically called Citizens Protecting Michigan’s Constitution is asking Republican Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to throw away the petitions containing nearly 700,000 signatures to keep the Protect Our Jobs referendum off the November ballot, saying:
“We believe that you have a clear legal duty to reject the filed petition and to refuse to further process it, canvass the signatures or to refer the petition to the Board of State Canvassers for certification to the ballot.”Read more ›
Right-leaning Livingston County Press op-ed hammers judges for Emergency Manager law repeal petition decision
When you’ve lost the conservative press, you’ve lost
The Livingston County Press & Argus editorial page is not known for being part of the so-called “Liberal Media”. Quite the opposite, in fact. So, their recent Op-Ed “Politics trumps law for GOP judges” is significant.
Very significant.Read more ›
Romney’s Bain Capital owned overseas outsourcing specialists that helped companies export jobs for profit
GOPocrisy, thy name is Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney has been talking a lot on the campaign trail about stemming the tide of jobs moving overseas to places like China. As it turns out, his company Bain Capital, the one he says gives him the job creating experience that he needs to be the President of the United States, owned companies that were specialists in outsourcing jobs overseas and helped other companies to do so more efficiently and profitably.
More after the jump.Read more ›
Every white town counts
Mitt Romney finished up his recent 5-day bus tour in Michigan this week with stops in Frankenmuth, Dewitt and Holland. For those of you who aren’t from Michigan, you’re forgiven if you’ve never heard of those places.
Romney was met by a monstrous crowd of a about 400 mostly white, mostly male supporters. He was also met by a significant number of protesters, including MoveOn.org’s “No Millionaire Left Behind Romney Mobile”.
Photos and video after the jump.Read more ›
Drunk with power
Michigan male Republican legislators seem to have no filter when it comes to dealing with opposition. If they think it, they say it.
And tweet it.Read more ›