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Setting the record straight about Pete Hoekstra’s racist and inaccurate ad

Lies, damn lies. Take your pick. The racist ad by Senatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra was not just racist. It is based on a complete lie. Here’s what is said in his ad by a woman who is clearly faking her Asian accent in what Hoekstra is calling “satire”: “Thank you, Michigan Senator Debbie Spenditnow. Debbie spend so much American money. […]

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Jennifer Granholm is FIRED UP! about Michigan’s recovery, credits “active government” & President Obama

From former Governor Jennifer Granholm’s new show The War Room on Current TV. This is good stuff. Very good stuff. This is what’s got me fired up: Today, on the front page of the New York Times, there was a story about Michigan’s rebound. Believe it or not, the state of Michigan now has a $457 million surplus. Tax revenues […]

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Michigan AFL-CIO holding rallies to urge members of Congress to extend jobless benefits due to expire

Here we go again With the impending expiration of federal unemployment benefits for many Americans, the AFL-CIO is holding rallies in front of the offices of key Republican members of Congress in Michigan tomorrow (Friday, February 10, 2012). See their press release below for details. Workers and Community Members to Rally at Michigan Congressional Offices as Jobless Benefits Approach ExpirationBenefits […]

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Benton Harbor Emgcy Mgr Harris’s attempt to sell city radio equip on eBay gets ZERO bidders – UPDATED x2

Benton Harbor Emgcy Mgr Harris’s attempt to sell city radio equip on eBay gets ZERO bidders – UPDATED x2

Well THAT didn’t work Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joe Harris’s effort to sell the city radio station’s equipment (or should I say “Eequiptment”?) on eBay is now over. The auction resulted in [ahem] ZERO bids. Click image for larger version UPDATE: It’s baa-aack. Yup, he reposted it on eBay again. You now have just under three days to bid. Same […]

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Are Republicans setting State Government union employees up to take blame for use of budget surplus?

This doesn’t smell right Yesterday I reported that the state government employees were not going to be forced to take unpaid furlough days due to the state budget surplus. Later that afternoon, I received this press release from the House Democratic Caucus: House Dems Champion Restoration of School FundingExpect funds to be added in supplemental, next year’s budgetLANSING – The […]

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Congressman Dan Benishek getting roasted by Progress Michigan & nurses union for PAC fundraising

Congressman Dan Benishek getting roasted by Progress Michigan & nurses union for PAC fundraising

What? ME?! Oh, you shouldn’t have… Last year, Republican Congressman Dan Benishek headlined a One Nations PAC “Scotch and Cigars” fundraiser. This year, he was again listed on the invitation as being an honoree. This prompted a press release by the Michigan Nurses Association and an online petition by Progress Michigan. Here is a bit of the press release: Michigan […]

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More on the Republican no-show at Ann Arbor Emergency Manager forum – Shame on Mark Ouimet

Seriously? TWO HOURS??? Professor Lisa Disch, the woman who organized the Emergency Manager forum in Ann Arbor on February 6, 2012 left me a very kind comment on the cross-posting of my report over at Blogging for Michigan. In her comment, Professor Disch informs us that Representative Mark Ouimet cancelled his appearance only two hours before the event was scheduled […]

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Pete Hoekstra gets the Funny or Die treatment

PeteisARACIST.com Heh, heh… Controversial Racist Pete Hoekstra Ad – watch more funny videos

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Government workers won’t have to take furlough days in 2012

Small favors… The Lansing State Journal is reporting that, due to the state government budget surplus, unionized government workers will not have to take four unpaid furlough this year as was previously believed. Nearly 37,000 unionized state employees will not have to take four furlough days before Oct. 1, 2012, as originally projected, state officials said this afternoon. Kurt Weiss, […]

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Snyder to reward successful schools, punish those who don’t “progress”

Penalizing struggling schools solves what exactly? The Detroit Free Press has an article in today’s edition titled “Rick Snyder’s push to tie school funding to performance still needs a scale”. They quote Governor Rick Snyder from last April: “In my 2013 budget message, I will be proposing that school districts receive a bonus beyond the per-pupil state foundation allowance for […]

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BREAKING: Congressman Gary Peters scores coveted SEIU endorsement in MI-14

Game on Congressman Gary Peters faces two solid primary opponents in the newly-drawn 14th Congressional District in Michigan, Congressman Hansen Clark and Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence, a situation intentionally created by Republicans during the redistricting process last year. This morning, Peters announced that he has picked up the much-coveted endorsement of the SEIU: I’ve got some great news to share […]

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