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Beer With Bloggers a smashing success

Beer With Bloggers a smashing success

We have the smartest readers in the blogosphere

On Thursday night this past week, we had our Beer With Bloggers event at the Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti. We had a great turnout of around 75 people and the conversations were fascinating.

The event was originally started by one of Michigan’s finest bloggers, Mark Maynard from MarkMaynard.com. This is the two of us. I’m the one on the right with…

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Why I’m literally going after the @GOP

Why I’m literally going after the @GOP

Republicans have been getting their news from clowns for years As @LOLGOP, I try to use GOP tactics to mock the GOP and GOP tactics. Basically I’m an enraged, ranting megalomaniac—at least on Twitter. Over 60,000 fine Twitter users follow LOLGOP. That’s more than follow the corporate sponsors of the tea party movement @FreedomWorks and four-times more than a likely […]

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Federal Appeals Court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

Federal Appeals Court rules Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional

FORWARD!

In a major step forward in giving same-sex couples the ability to marry and have the same rights and protections as heterosexual couples, a federal appeals court in Boston today ruled that the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional.

[More after the jump.]

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Pete Hoekstra sinks to a new low, calls for a Birther Office in Washington, D.C. staffed by the FBI & CIA

Pete Hoekstra sinks to a new low, calls for a Birther Office in Washington, D.C. staffed by the FBI & CIA

Are there really that many tea partiers out there to pander to??? After the embarrassment of his “Yellow Girl” video ad and numerous other faux pas over the years, Senate candidate Pete Hoestra dialed the “Whack-a-Doo” machine up to eleven recently by suggesting that there a department in Washington, D.C. with the sole purpose of investigating the birth certificates of […]

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Is Democrat Steve Pestka buying Facebook “Likes” for his MI-03 campaign page?

Is Democrat Steve Pestka buying Facebook “Likes” for his MI-03 campaign page?

Those are some interesting demographics you have there, sir… A few weeks ago, Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer sent a letter to the two Democratic candidates running for the seat in Michigan’s 3rd Congressional District, Steve Pestka and Trevor Thomas. In the letter (pdf), he asked them to sign a pledge to run a “clean and fair” primary campaign. […]

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We’ve looked at Romney’s business experience, now let’s take a look at his governing – devastating new video

Wait, this is just as bad as his business approach…

The media, helped along by the Obama campaign, has spent considerable time recently looking at Mitt Romney’s past as a businessman and top dog at Bain Capital. With the release of a devastating new video this morning titled “Broken Promises: Romney’s Massachusetts Record”, it appears they are turning their attention to his past as the governor of Massachusetts.

It’s not pretty.

[Video after the jump]

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Michigan Rising’s effort to recall Rick Snyder hits the ground running

Michigan Rising’s effort to recall Rick Snyder hits the ground running

Get your democracy on Michigan Rising, the group working to recall Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, has hit the ground running. According to spokesperson Bruce Fealk, the group already has tens of thousands of petitions in the field in the first few weeks of their signature-gathering drive. As of this week they have distributed more than 50,000 petitions in 57 of […]

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Beer With Bloggers TOMORROW! Don’t miss it!

Beer With Bloggers TOMORROW! Don’t miss it!

Mmmmm…beer…

Our Beer With Bloggers event tomorrow is turning out to be quite a gala affair. With so many bloggers in attendance, it may be the “most blogged about” event in southeastern Michigan in quite some time!

[Meta update and the current Beer With Bloggers bloggers list after the jump]

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The GOP is Threatening Your Job

The GOP is Threatening Your Job

If you have to sabotage the economy to win, your ideas suck Of all the terrible lessons the Republicans have learned since 2009, the worst is: Economic sabotage works. In 2009, the President’s immediate efforts to stimulate the economy and rescue the auto industry took us from losing 800,000 jobs a month to creating thousands. But, before the policies were […]

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Congressman Thaddeus McCotter fails to make the ballot, fraud investigation underway – UPDATED

Congressman Thaddeus McCotter fails to make the ballot, fraud investigation underway – UPDATED

Oops

Congressman Thaddeus McCotter first took office in 2002. This year he won’t even make the ballot in the August primary. After submitting 2,000 signatures to be eligible for the primary, the Secretary of State notified him he did not have the minimum 1,000 valid signatures to get on the ballot.

His petitions are now part of a fraud investigation.

[More after the jump…]

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Book Recommendation: Rachel Maddow’s “Drift”

Book Recommendation: Rachel Maddow’s “Drift”

Again and again as I’ve come across some fact or story that befuddles me, I’ve thought: I need Rachel Maddow to explain this to me. Again and again, her ability to build context through anecdote, to invoke emotion without blurring logic, to raise the issues that matter through the muddle that don’t inspires me to attempt to remain sane. And […]

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