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Michele Bachmann to Bully New District

Michele Bachmann to Bully New District

Did you know Members of Congress aren’t required to live in their districts? If you’ve read any of the Gospels or see any of the two fine Broadway musicals about Jesus, you’ve noticed the sort of folk Jesus associates with: outcasts. Prostitutes, tax collectors. Saul who became St. Paul persecuted the disciples before he became one of the most important […]

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Wednesday morning Michigan Emergency Manager news round-up – 2/22/2012

The never-ending story… Muskegon Heights EM review team still hasn’t met – 3 weeks laterMLive reports that the financial review team for Muskegon Heights schools still hasn’t met three weeks after it was formed. The review team assigned to determine whether Muskegon Heights Public Schools needs an emergency manager has yet to meet three weeks after it was appointed. “We’re […]

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Mitt Romney Has Moral Obligation to Edit His Website

Mitt Romney Has Moral Obligation to Edit His Website

Mitt must be making millions shorting his own campaign on Intrade Check out this graphic that has been prominently placed on Mitt Romney’s website for months:   It’s a pretty clear message. He’s not like the Republicans who blew the surplus and refused to pay for an expansion to Medicare or two wars. He’s special because he can balance a […]

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Ronald Reagan Socialized Medicine in the United States

Ronald Reagan Socialized Medicine in the United States

And he raised taxes nine times… You want smaller government. You think things were better before drinking water was regulated, before a private business was forced to serve all people, before Social Security, Medicare and the Older Americans Act cut poverty among senior citizens in half. You think everything that’s gone wrong is because of big government liberals. But it’s […]

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My AnnArbor.com op-ed on why Emergency Managers are NOT better than Chapter 9 bankruptcy

Excuse me, but I beg to differ Last week, AnnArbor.com Business news director Nathan Bomey penned an op-ed titled “Why bankruptcy is worse for Michigan cities than emergency managers”. As you might imagine, I have an entirely different take on this which you can read at AnnArbor.com in a counterpoint op-ed today titled “The case against emergency managers: How bankruptcy […]

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Larry Tunner live -shoot from Occupalooza in Traverse City

Here is the video from the live-shoot from last weekend’s Occupalooza event in Traverse City for a scene for the upcoming movie “The Saga of Larry Tunner”. It’s a movie about a down-on-his luck guy named Larry Tunner who comes into wealth and decides to run for president as a people’s candidate – an Occupy candidate. So you know, I […]

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My comments to the Occupy movement at last Saturday’s Occupalooza

We’re not trying to take our country BACK, we’re trying to take it FORWARD Last Saturday night I was invited to make some comments to the audience at Occupalooza. I chose to focus my talk on the need for everyone in the Occupy movement to avoid making the mistake of “staying out of politics”. Here are my comments: (This is […]

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3 Charts that Prove that Anyone Who Says the Stimulus Didn’t Work is Lying

3 Charts that Prove that Anyone Who Says the Stimulus Didn’t Work is Lying

If a Republican had nearly doubled the Dow and gotten bin Laden and Qaddafi, he’d already be on the dime The good news is: The people who still propagandize against the Stimulus are only doing so because their paycheck or their sanity depends upon it. The fact is: The Stimulus has had the singularly most impressive positive effect on the […]

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“The Saga of Larry Tunner” – An #Occupy movie that needs YOUR help

“The Saga of Larry Tunner” – An #Occupy movie that needs YOUR help

“If corporations are people then they are the vampires of our age” – Larry Tunner Andrew Tomlinson is a movie-maker out of Ypsilanti. Together with with Jeff Morgan, he is preparing to make an Occupy-themed movie called The Saga of Larry Tunner that could very well help to shape the conversation leading up to our election in November 2012. Here’s […]

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Would Chris Christie Ask 8,821,155 People If He Could Get Married?

Would Chris Christie Ask 8,821,155 People If He Could Get Married?

Insert, ‘Why shouldn’t they be as miserable as the rest of us?’ joke here Republicans aren’t aware of this but the debate about marriage equality is over. Washington state just approved it. Maryland is next. And New Jersey governor Chris Christie just vetoed a New Jersey law that would have made gay marriage legal. He wants to put the idea […]

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LIVEBLOG: Occupalooza in Traverse City, Michigan – 2/18/2012

LIVEBLOG: Occupalooza in Traverse City, Michigan – 2/18/2012

Occupalooza, baby! I arrived in Traverse City early this afternoon, happy to find some Michigan snow and a passel of amazing Occupy activists and organizers ready to Occupy the Pinky. [NOTE: all of these crappy photos are by me with my iPhone. Do NOT blame my wife for any of them.] They have seats set up for at least 100 […]

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