The Daily Show Takes On the Birth Control Nontroversy

First they came for us coming for their birth control

The argument that the right wing trying to deny women birth control is somehow a defense of liberty is an argument only a man would make. So let’s go to our panel of men to discuss it!

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The problem with building a house on a slippery slope is that everything falls into Hell and then you become Hitler.…

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GOP Talking Points Locked in Theater of the Absurd

Remember how the GOP got everyone all enraged at the deficits they created?

Who did the GOP instantly blame for the costs of two wars, trillions in tax breaks, completely unfunded, wasteful expansions of Medicare plus an economic crash that suddenly dwarfed their own massive failures abroad? The man who inherited the costs.

With a TV channel and apoplectic emails repeating the same talking points over and over, the GOP managed to make deficits the issue from 2009-2010. It was brilliant. Instead of focusing on how to fix the mess they created, they blamed the mess on the guy with a mop.…

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Emergency Manager law – Public Act 4 forum this SATURDAY in East Lansing

Hear ye, hear ye

I want to commend your attention to the Public Service Announcement banner at the top of the site today. It will run through Saturday evening. It’s an announcement for a public forum on Public Act 4, the Emergency Manager law, happening this Saturday, February 18, 2012, in East Lansing.

A public forum on P.A. 4, the Emergency Manager Act

Saturday, February 18, 2012, 11 am – 5 pm
Edgewood United Church
469 N. Hagadorn Road, East Lansing, MI

Join us for lunch with:

  • A speech by Reverend Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor
  • Panel discussion with six panelists
  • Question and Answer period

Info: 517-332-8693,
Livestream will be at

You can download a flyer for the event HERE (pdf).…

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Rick Santorum takes sides: he’s with the 1%

See ya at the polls, buddy

Not sure exactly how this math works out electorally-speaking but Rick Santorum seems to think his path to victory is slamming “The 99%”.

At a campaign event this week (with really bad lighting, I might add) he derided Occupy protesters who were putting up a fuss:

“I think it’s really important for you to understand what this radical element represents,” Santorum said to the cheering crowd of about 350 people. “Because what they represent is true intolerance.”

Yes, yes. Radical intolerance. Well, Rick, that’s what happens when the greed of those in power drives others to desperation after so long.…

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Pete Hoekstra pays for his racist ad, Debbie Stabenow now up by 14 points

Karma IS a bitch

This makes me smile:

Debbie Stabenow’s taken her biggest lead yet in 4 polls of the Michigan Senate race PPP has conducted dating back to December of 2010. She now leads Pete Hoekstra by 14 points, 51-37, and has an even wider 17 point advantage over Clark Durant at 50-33. In 3 previous polls Stabenow led Hoekstra by an average of just 7 points and on the most recent one, in July, her lead was 9.

What’s interesting is that Stabenow’s approval numbers have barely budged at all over the last 6 months. Over the summer we found her at 46/40, and now she’s at 47/41.

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Occupalooza comes to Traverse City, Michigan THIS SATURDAY!

Occupy the pinky

This Saturday, up in the frozen pinky of Michigan, a group of fine organizers is having an event they call OCCUPALOOZA. Admission is a suggested donation of 99¢ (of course!)

The event will feature speakers, live music, a silent auction and a food drive. It starts at 5:30 p.m. and goes through 11:00 p.m. and is being held at the InsideOut Gallery at 229 Garland Street in Traverse City (click HERE for a map.)

There is more information about the event at as well as at their Facebook page. In addition to what’s on the poster (on the right there, click the image for a larger version), they will be having a live filming for a scene in a new film called The Saga of Larry Tunner (something I’ll be writing more about soon), a local business panel, tables for Move to Amend & Public Act 4 repeal petitions, and much more.…

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How Rick Santorum Could Beat Mitt Romney in Michigan


Rick Santorum should believe in God. The fact that he’s still in this race is a tribute to some higher power or, more likely, the weakness of the GOP’s bench. It’s also a tribute to his appeal to the sort of Republican who hates both birth control and abortion—breeders, as @Azrielenish calls them.

Now, I see that Santorum is about to make a huge mistake and focus on jobs. HUGE. MISTAKE.

He’s never going the win the argument that he knows money better the Ritchie Mitt, even if Mitt is and was dead wrong about saving Detroit.…

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A little Valentine’s Day fun from We Are the People Michigan: “No more sweetheart deals”

It’s true love

A fun video from our friends at We are the People Michigan:

They have a petition circulating:

Dear Legislator,

Almost one year ago, the state Legislature approved a $1.8 billion tax cut for big corporations that was paid for by slashing funding for public education.

The new business tax has failed to create more and better jobs for Michigan workers since it took effect in January, and yet, this year’s new budget proposal includes additional cuts to K-12 schools.

We can’t afford more handouts and sweetheart deals for corporate CEOs at the expense of our students and local schools.

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