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Some thoughts on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

Some thoughts on President Obama’s State of the Union Address

I can haz inspiration? The classic response we hear from Obama-haters after he gives any speech is, “Yeah, he gives a great speech but…” And, surely, last night was a great speech. It was more than a great speech, it was an inspirational speech. Never before has a national politician spoken so openly and plainly about the unfairness in our […]

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Day 3 – First quarter fundraising drive

Day 3 – First quarter fundraising drive

Wait, you don’t get paid for this? The tip jar was pretty quiet yesterday but I am very thankful to those of you that have contributed so far. It surprises people that I don’t get much income from my blogging. As I was walking up to the Capitol building last week with my wife Anne C. Savage and co-blogger at […]

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While you were sleeping, President Obama authorized a daring hostage rescue

Chewing gum AND walking. A refreshing president. While you were sleeping and after giving an incredibly inspiring State of the State address, President Obama was busy overseeing/authorizing an daring hostage rescue of an American in Somalia and a Danish national. U.S. special operations forces have rescued a kidnapped American aid worker and her Danish colleague in Somalia, the White House […]

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When will the latest racist reference to Obama be the last? – Republican calls him a “tar baby”

When will the latest racist reference to Obama be the last? – Republican calls him a “tar baby”

What. The. Hell. Are you like me? Every time you hear some troglodyte Republican politician use a blatantly offensive racist comment about President Obama, do you think to yourself, “That’s just an anomaly. That won’t happen again.”? When some moron fowarded an email depicting President Obama as an African witch doctor, did you think, “Aw, geez. That’ll be the last […]

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John Boehner: President Obama is “pathetic” and “un-American”

If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say ANYTHING Remember that whole “you must support the president” thing we used to hear incessantly during the Bush administration? Bumper stickers demanding we “support the president”? Then what the hell is THIS? House Speaker John Boehner Tuesday forcefully denounced the Democrats’ campaign theme that they are for the middle class and Republicans […]

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Mitt Romney’s “Michigan Problem”

Mitt Romney’s “Michigan Problem”

Regrets, I’ve had a few… Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney has a problem. A Michigan Problem. It’s not just that he penned an op-ed for the New York Times calling for the bankruptcy of our domestic vehicle manufacturers. It’s not just that he then doubled down on that statement in one of the presidential debates. It’s not just that, as […]

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Day 2 – First quarter fundraising drive

Day 2 – First quarter fundraising drive

Indispensable! Hi, it’s me again. I got up early so I could bring you a new story about Highland Park schools and the letter our Governor sent to parents in that school district. The letter was clearly aimed at riling them up and encouraging them to demand their elected officials willingly step aside to let the state come in and […]

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Governor Snyder sends letter to Highland Park school parents: BE AFRAID!

Warning, Warning! Danger, Will Robinson! Michigan Governor Rick Snyder took the unprecedented step of sending a personal letter (pdf) to the parents of the Highland Park school system. Dear Parent,As a parent of a Highland Park School District (HPS) student, you are probably aware of the dire financial situation that exists in HPS. Over the past few weeks, together with […]

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Another Michigan city faces an Emergency Manager: Taylor

Here comes aNOTHER one, just like the OTHER one Another Michigan city staring down the barrel of an Emergency Manager: Taylor, Michigan. TAYLOR — The audit presentation to the City Council by Plante Moran painted some grim financial realities Saturday morning. A general fund deficit of $1.7 million was discussed, which the audit found of the fiscal year ending June […]

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Lt. Gov. Brian Calley fights not to let his principles get in the way of doing the right thing

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley fights not to let his principles get in the way of doing the right thing

Wait. He said WHAT???! Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley has a most amazing quote up on the front page of MIRS News’ website today: Every once in a while you have to rise above principle and do the right thing. – Lt. Gov. Brian CALLEY in talking about his support for legislation requiring insurance companies include autism treatment in its […]

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Michigan Republicans succeed in creating major Democratic primary battle in MI-14

What’s say you and him and her fight? When Michigan Republicans redistricted our state this past year, they intentionally created a major battle ground in Michigan’s 14th Congressional District which makes up much of the metropolitan Detroit area. As was already announced, Hansen Clark who currently represents the 13th District and Gary Peters, Representative from MI-09 will be contending for […]

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