Drunk with power, House Republicans continue to silence their opposition
Yesterday the Michigan Legislature met for one day before reconvening again on August 15th. This occasion brought several protests to the Capitol, mainly from groups supporting women’s rights and disgusted with the way female legislators are being treated by their Republican colleagues.
After the jump, details about the protests and interviews with Matt Wall from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC) and Democratic Representative Barb Byrum talking about the delivery of 115,000 petition signatures to House Speaker Jase Bolger demanding an apology for his treatment of Rep. Byrum and her colleague Rep. Lisa Brown as well as Rep. Byrum’s account of being prevented from speaking on the floor of the House again yesterday.Read more ›
Working America launches new “Dear David” site where workers can get answers to questions about their rights
You are NOT alone!
Working America, the 3-million strong group supporting American workers (not just unionized workers — ALL workers), has introduced a new website called “Dear David”. In today’s work environment, it’s often tough to know what your rights are as a worker and it’s even tougher to know where to turn to get answers to those questions.
“Dear David” is intended to change that. Details after the jump.Read more ›
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The (dis)pleasure of being at Ground Zero (aka: Michigan) Tomorrow I’ll be doing interviews with Jim Dean, founder of Democracy for America (DFA), State Rep. Barb Byrum, and folks from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee (PCCC). We’ll be talking about the petitions gathered by DFA & PCCC that were delivered to GOP House Speaker Jase Bolger this morning demanding an […]Read more ›
It’s Retroactively Retired Man!
A Romney campaign spokesperson recently said that Mitt Romney had “retroactively retired”. But what, exactly does “retroactively retired” really mean?
The Obama campaign asked some folks what they thought it meant. The results are … um … humorous.
Video after the jump.Read more ›
Still think the War on Women isn’t real???
Michigan House Representative Barb Byrum (D-Onondaga) was prevented from speaking on the House floor today by Republican leadership. She and other Democrats asked to speak on a package of pay equity bills that would address income inequality in Michigan.
They were rebuffed.
More after the jump.Read more ›
This is a war worth fighting
Democracy for America (DFA) is conducting a multi-part series titled “The War For Women” (notice the “for” rather than “on”) and tonight, Wednesday, July 18th, is the second installment.
You can sign up for tonight’s event HERE.
The first event took place last week and you can see a recap via Storify (with livetweets and photos) HERE.
More information about upcoming webinar sessions after the jump.Read more ›
Michigan GOP House Speaker Jase Bolger & new Republican Roy Schmidt found to have committed gross election fraud
Corruption in the House of Bolger
A press release from Kent County Prosecuting Attorney William Forsyth has revealed a jaw-dropping level of corruption and fraud on the part of Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger and Democrat-turned-Republican Representative Roy Schmidt. You can read the back story on Schmidt’s last minute dick move switch from Democrat to Republican that effectively ruined any chance of Democrats having a viable candidate HERE and HERE.
Forsyth’s investigation reveals that Schmidt and Bolger conspired to hire the weightlifting buddy of Schmidt’s nephew, Matthew Mojak, to run as a Democrat but not actually campaign. This would have forced Democrats to run a REAL Democrat in the primary as a write-in candidate, virtually assuring they would lose and that Schmidt would essentially have no opponent in the November general election.
The level of corruption and fraud perpetrated by Representative Schmidt and House Speaker Bolger is beyond anything witnessed in this state in recent memory.Read more ›
A majority of Americans still blame George W. Bush for what George W. Bush did Did you hear that George W. Bush’s institute just put out a book about the economy? That’s the kind of news that turns everyone into LOLGOP. I said, “Dick Cheney’s book about hunting tips is to follow.” The great Rob Delaney offered: Same publisher as […]Read more ›