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I suppose there are SOME people who miss Bush

I suppose there are SOME people who miss Bush

Like Osama bin Laden, Muammar Gaddafi, and Anwar al-Awlaki. Those dudes gotta be wishin’ Bush was still in office, eh? (Click the pic for a bigger version.)

(They left out Saddam Hussein.)

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Rep. Paul Scott re-appeals to the Supreme Court, says he’s caused too much confusion for recall to continue

Rep. Paul Scott re-appeals to the Supreme Court, says he’s caused too much confusion for recall to continue

Oh, this is freaking rich.

Lawyers for state Rep. Paul Scott, a Republican from Grand Blanc, will ask the Michigan Supreme Court to reconsider its surprise ruling Thursday to give the green light to a Nov. 8 recall election targeting Scott.


The on-again, off-again nature of the recall, which had been ordered to a halt by lower court rulings before the Supreme Court intervened, has led to too much confusion for voters and elections officials, and “could raise concerns over the validity of the results,” [House Speaker Jase Bolger’s spokesman Ari] Adler said.

On Thursday of last week, I broke the story that the Supreme Court had overruled a lower court’s decision to halt the recall of anti-teacher/anti-union Paul Scott.…

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Herman Cain’s Detroit rally draws dozens

Herman Cain’s Detroit rally draws dozens

If there is anyone out there that continues to say that the only reason Barack Obama enjoys such immense popularity among African Americans because he is himself African American, I offer you THIS from Herman Cain’s visit to Detroit:

With the dilapidated Michigan Central Station train depot in the background, Herman Cain made his first visit to Michigan as a presidential candidate and defended his 9-9-9 tax plan as a way to help distressed cities.

“The bottom line, folks, is that 9-9-9 means jobs jobs jobs,” he said to several dozen people gathered in Detroit to hear him speak. “Let’s renew the economy of this nation.”

To be fair, the Detroit News put the number at “more than 100”.…

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New Jersey Republican says women should be “whores in the bedroom”

New Jersey Senate candidate Phil Mitsch says women should be “whores in the bedroom. Well, to be fair, he has apologized. But not before saying some other (not) awesome things by way of giving “relationship tips”.

First, he tweeted (TWEETED!):

“Women, you increase your odds of keeping your men by being faithful, a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom.”

Then, in an interview he doubled down, saying his tweet was a “great tip” that shows “the utmost respect for women”.

What passes for “respect for women” among some Republicans suggests to me that they don’t understand the meaning of the word “respect”.…

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Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden announce new initiative to hire returning veterans & military spouses

Here’s some big news I bet you didn’t hear much about this week. On Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, announced a commitment by the American Logistics Association (ALA) and their 270 affiliate companies to hire 25,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013.

Office of the Press Secretary


October 19, 2011

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Major Private Sector Commitment to Hire 25,000 Veterans and Military Spouses in Support of Joining Forces
270 companies committing to employ veterans and military spouses

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, while visiting Joint Base Langley-Eustis with President Obama on Day Three of the American Jobs Act bus tour, First Lady Michelle Obama announced that the American Logistics Association (ALA) and their 270 affiliate companies have committed to hiring 25,000 veterans and military spouses by the end of 2013.

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13 seconds of dog awesome

It’s getting cold. This dude knows juu-uust what to do.

H/T Carol

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BREAKING: Michigan Supreme Court denies Rep. Paul Scott appeal – RECALL IS ON!!!

In a move that has taken many, including ME, by surprise, the Michigan Supreme Court handed down a decision this morning (pdf) denying Rep. Paul Scott’s request for a preliminary injunction meaning that his recall is back on for the November 2011 ballot.

As I wrote yesterday, the Michigan Court of Appeals had put an injunction in place on the recall petitions until Scott’s appeal of the petition language could be considered. Due to time constraints, this essentially made a 2011 recall null and void. However, the Supreme Court today smacked down Paul’s defense and denied his injunction. They basically told Scott that if he was going to pursue something like this, he should have gone to the Supreme Court first rather than dragging it out through the lower courts.…

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Blog tinkering

As regular Eclectablog readers will have noticed, I’ve done some tinkering with the site. In addition to removing the top logo, I have changed the content to the right side and added Google+ buttons to the posts for you to easily share stuff here over at Google+.

Like it? Hate it? Have suggestions? Let me know in the comments or by email.


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Repeal Public Act 4 organizers (Michigan Forward) NEED YOUR HELP!

The effort to repeal Public Act 4, the odious “Emergency Manager Law”, is in the final stages. They are now in a serious campaign to count the signatures they have get them verified. They need YOUR HELP with this effort. From LaToya A. Henry, the Secretary-Treasurer of Michigan Forward:

We have begun doing Saturday data entry and verification for the petitions that have been collected. Four Saturdays in a row volunteers have been coming to AFSCME Council 25 on Saturdays from 10-3 doing data entry. And this is where the campaign is now. We have put a call out for all petitions to come in so that data entry and verification can be done as quickly as possible.…
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Michigan GOP set to fix another problem that doesn’t exist – making English the official language

Michigan Republicans must live in another world where everything is fine and the only things that need fixing are things that aren’t broken. Earlier this month, they passed a law that makes illegal abortions more illegaler.

Now they want to make English the official language of Michigan. I must have missed the memo telling everyone it wasn’t.

“We’re a nation of immigrants. We’ve come together under one system of government, one Constitution, and that Constitution is in English,” Kurtz added.

With that logic in mind, he sponsored House Bill 4906, which would make English Michigan’s “official state language” on all state and local government documentation.

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Correcting a misconception regarding No-Fault insurance “reform” in Michigan

I received this comment on my latest piece about impending No-Fault insurance reform in Michigan from “Jabbo”. It displays a complete misconception regarding this so-called reform that I think is worth dispelling.

I am all for the no-fault reform bill. I am tired of paying for other people to be irresponsible. I have worked since I was 12 years old and I am 43 now. It is my responsibilty to purchase adequeate coverages to protect myself and my family. Unlimited lifetime medical is to costly for the people that actually pay continuously for their insurance while others pay 1 or 2 payments and let their policies cancel but not before milking the sytem with fraudulent claims.…
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