New Eclectaventure: A collaboration with First Shift with Tony Trupiano and Blogging for Michigan

I’m pleased to be able to announce that I am teaming up with Christine Barry, owner of Blogging for Michigan and Tony Trupiano, host of First Shift with Tony Trupiano to do a weekly segment on First Shift. The segment, called “Blog Role”, will focus on the Michigan blogosphere and what bloggers in our state are working on writing about.

From Christine’s post at BfM:

If you’re looking for some great Michigan progressive talk, check out Tony Trupiano’s show. First Shift with Tony Trupiano airs 6a-9a, Mon-Fri, on 1310am. You can stream it through the heart network, or download the podcasts.…
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Newt Gingrich: Sarah Palin is qualified to be Vice President or Secretary of Energy

While the rest of the world laughs at the United States for even entertaining the idea that a person like Newt Gingrich is qualified to be president, he raises the level of his stupidity and pandering insipidity to eleven:

Caller: If you’re fortunate enough to be nominated, would you consider having Sarah Palin as your running mate?

Gingrich: She is certainly one of the people you would look at. I am a great admirer of hers and she was a remarkable reform governor of Alaska, she’s somebody who I think brings a great deal to the possibility of helping in government and that would be one of the possibilities.

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Calista Gingrich vs. Michelle Obama? Game over.

Just so we are all clear on this, if Newt Gingrich were to become president, this woman, Calista Gingrich, would be the First Lady of the United States of America.

You know, instead of Michelle Obama.

Photo by Anne C. Savage

Sorry to be superficial but I think you can tell a lot by looking at a person’s eyes and by the person they choose to spend their lives with.…

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Detroit News: Michigan Republicans think Michigan Republicans are awesome

Gotta love this headline in the Detroit News this morning:

Michigan Legislature praised for reform bills

Sounds good, right? Here’s the thing: the only people “praising” the Michigan Republicans in the article are Michigan Republicans. But Michigan Republicans, I must say, think Michigan Republicans are totally freaking awesome.

The closest you get to praise are these to bits:

The Senate leader said the Wall Street Journal and Washington Post have noted improvements in Michigan’s economic climate. Bloomberg rated Michigan one of the top two states poised for economic recovery, he added. Fitch moved Michigan’s financial rating from stable to favorable.

Nothing about “reform bills” there.…

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Detroit’s dog rescue heroes get a welcome gift: $1.5 million for a no-kill shelter

If you followed my writing about Ace the pit bull from Detroit, you know that there are as many as 50,000 stray dogs in Detroit, most of them pit bulls. Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR) puts the number at 50,000-100,000. The Detroit Animal Control Center simply cannot handle even a portion of this number of animals. Dogs that are brought there are held for four days to give the owner a chance to show sufficient proof that the dog is theirs and take it home.

Most dogs go unclaimed and are euthanized, over 90% according to DDR.

This week, dog rescuers in southeastern Michigan got some nearly miraculous news.…

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We haven’t forgotten that the GOP totally caved to Dems, right? RIGHT?!

This is a public service announcement from the Eclectablog Online Media Group (OMG):

A week ago tomorrow, while everyone was getting ready for the holidays and not paying that much attention, THE REPUBLICANS TOTALLY CAVED IN TO THE DEMOCRATS!

Image courtesy of Daily Kos

I just wanted to be sure we don’t forget that because it seems to me that we already have. Dave Weigel may have tweeted it best:

So, please, every chance you get, remind your friends, family, neighbors and coworkers that the GOP hostage-takers finally were forced to back down because President Obama and the Democrats in Congress wouldn’t let them take us off a cliff.…

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Germany’s Spiegel op-ed explains the GOP to its readers and it ain’t pretty

I traveled to Europe in the waning days of the 2008 election and, in fact, wrote a piece for Huffington Post about my experience including watching the last presidential debate between at 3:00 a.m in a little hotel in Gemona, Italy.

My [business] trip started in Brussels, Belgium. My first clue that American politics reach firmly across the Atlantic ocean was in the pub where we had dinner. In the corner of dining room, a small television played. There, of course, were images of banks and stock markets and stern-faced commentators clearly discoursing on the collapse of some European bank or another.…
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Congressman Gary Peters to host community forum Thursday, December 29, 2011

From Congressman Gary Peters’ Facebook page:

If you live in or near Pontiac, I hope you can join me tomorrow (12/29/2011) at a community forum from 10:00-11:30 a.m. at the Bowen Center at 52 Bagley Street. Your thoughts and opinions are very important to me so I’d like to hear what’s on your mindas we move into the New Year.…
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