And his dad got to watch It’s a rather striking coincidence that Barack Obama ordered Osama bin Laden killed almost exactly 8 years to the day that George W. Bush strapped on a codpiece and landed on an aircraft carrier looking like the soldier he never was, the warrior he always wanted to be but was too busy getting wasted […]Read more ›
Lilly Ledbetter on the GOP War on Women: “Romney should understand this…is about families and economic security”
A veteran in the War on Women sets Mitt Romney straight
I was on a conference call today with DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and Lilly Ledbetter, the namesake of the now-famous Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The two women were speaking to reporters about the War on Women as Mitt Romney tours Pennsylvania and Virginia in this first week of the general election.
Ms. Ledbetter, a woman who has been through some of the major battles in the War on Women, has a few things she’d like to say to Mitt Romney.Read more ›
While we’re on the subject of foreign policy…
President Obama left Andrews Air Force base just after midnight last night and arrived at the Bagram airbase just outside of Kabul, Afghanistan at 10:20 p.m. local time in a surprise visit to the war-torn country. During his visit, he is expected to sign a strategic partnership agreement shortly with Afghan President Hamid Karzai.
He will make a live televised speech to the American people tonight just after 7:30 p.m. Eastern from Bagram airbase.
Presidents Obama and Karzai will reportedly sign…Read more ›
That’s it. We’ve had it. So long.
Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a magnificent place and really is a world all to its own. Touching three of the Great Lakes, its climate, geography and culture is completely separate in many ways from the rest of the state.
Over the years, there have been at least four different attempts to secede from the state to form the state of “Superior” or “Ontonagon”.
With the massive overreach of the current government of Michigan, some in the Upper Peninsula are renewing the call for secession…Read more ›
Politicizing 9/11 is terrible. But using it as a premise to invade the wrong country is cool. Hi. I’m one of those death penalty hating, rule-of-law loving American progressives who cheered the death of Osama bin Laden a year ago today. Without a trial, the personification of Al Qaeda was summarily killed and dumped into the Indian Ocean. And I, […]Read more ›
You don’t always get a second chance like this
Last month, in a post titled “Cyber schools: A for-profit model designed to destroy our public school system & benefit corporations”, I wrote about the effort by Michigan Republicans to dramatically expand cyber schools in our state, an effort that is yet another step in destroying our public school system.
This is from the fine folks at We Are the People Michigan…Read more ›
Are you ready for some caucus? Then get your caucus on! This Saturday, from 9 a.m. until noon, Michigan Democrats will hold caucuses around the state to choose Barack Obama as the Democratic candidate for president in 2012. While this may seem like a formality, there’s a bit more to it than that so you should plan to attend the […]Read more ›
Fighting on: A stunning response to the lie that stole the voice of a quarter million Michigan citizens
My good friend Brit Satchwell, educator and president of the Ann Arbor Education Association, is always on the forefront of fighting for workers and for those in Michigan who are most acutely impacted by the Republicans that currently have control of our state government. Whether it’s circulating petitions for the repeal of Public Act 4 — Michigan’s vile Emergency Manager law — or to recall Governor Rick Snyder or to enshrine collective bargaining rights in our state constitution, Brit is there, defending our democracy.
When the Board of State Canvassers met last week and two Republican men betrayed and silenced the voice of nearly a quarter million Michigan citizens with a vote based on a concocted lie, Brit was there and on his feet shouting “Traitor!” at those men. Detroit News photographer captured the moment exquisitely (you can see it HERE.)
Brit took pen to paper recently and composed a heartfelt and perfectly-worded response to this egregious act which he then sent to the Board. I am reprinting here from the blog of Michigan Forward with permission…Read more ›
I’m insulted that you’re insulted that we’re insulted
Mitt Romney surrogate, chicken hawk, pedophile and misogynist Ted Nugent is “insulted”
Because the Army cancelled the performance of this anti-American idiot at the Fort Knox Army base where he was scheduled to headline. They did this after he called President Obama and his administration “vile”, “evil”, and “America-hating”. [More after the jump.]Read more ›
How the GOP plans to punish Barack Obama’s success. If you’re a homophobe, if you’re a health insurer who spends less then 80-85% of your revenue on actual health care, if you’re a member of Al Qaeda, the answer to the question “Are you better off now than you were four years ago?” is simple. No. If you live in […]Read more ›