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Remember when they pepper-sprayed the tea party demonstrators?

Remember when they pepper-sprayed the tea party demonstrators?

Remember when they tear-gassed pepper-sprayed the tea party demonstrators? Yeah, me neither. Or the Westboro Baptist Church morons? Funny about that, isn’t it? But, then, they weren’t being all threatening and violent by just, you know, sitting there, right? Like these guys?

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President Obama vows to veto efforts to shortcut Deficit Supercommittee’s failure trigger

Republicans are talking about passing legislation to shortcut the automatic spending triggers built in to the Deficit Reduction Supercommittee’s failure to come up with a plan. President Obama is having none of it. From this afternoon: Good afternoon. As you all know, last summer I signed a law that will cut nearly $1 trillion of spending over the next 10 […]

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Pretend Democrats Patrick Caddell & Douglas Schoen say President Obama must not run in 2012

Pretend Democrats Patrick Caddell & Douglas Schoen say President Obama must not run in 2012

Only on Fox News and the pages of the Wall Street Journal are PUMA-inciters Douglas Schoen and Patrick Caddell considered “Democrats”. Nevertheless, Fox and the WSJ trot them out from time to time to show the world that there is disharmony in the ranks of liberals and Democrats. The fact is, however, despite their resumes, these two are no more […]

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder disses current GOP candidates for president

Apparently Michigan Governor Rick Snyder didn’t get the memo. From a Mackinac Center-sponsored event a couple of weeks ago, here is the Governor speaking about keynote speaker Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels during his introduction: But when people were talking about people that should run for president, Gov. Daniels … really would have been an outstanding candidate. Again, I’ll be blunt, […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden booed by NASCAR fans

After receiving a standing ovation from drivers during a pre-race drivers meeting on Sunday, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden were unceremoniously booed at NASCAR’s final race of the year at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The two women were there honor military men and women and their families and to draw further attention to […]

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Mich Republicans to use “imaginary wages” and “imaginary pensions” to reduce workers’ compensation benefits

Mich Republicans to use “imaginary wages” and “imaginary pensions” to reduce workers’ compensation benefits

You have to hand it to the Republicans in the Michigan legislature. Just when you think it’s not possible for them to kick the 99% in the face any more ruthlessly, they go and prove you wrong. Their current targets are workers who are injured on the job and the creative ways they are coming up with the reduce workers’ […]

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Paul Scott is officially FIRED by the citizens of Michigan

And so it is done. An election board Friday certified results from a recall election that removes a Republican state lawmaker from office. Rep. Paul Scott of Grand Blanc was removed from the Legislature by 233 votes out of more than 24,000 ballots cast in a Nov. 8 election. The Board of State Canvassers certified the results in a meeting […]

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Sugar Law Center lecture & fundraiser a rousing success, Emergency Manager plaintiffs honored

Sugar Law Center lecture & fundraiser a rousing success, Emergency Manager plaintiffs honored

On Wednesday this week, the Sugar Law Center held their annual reception and fundraiser called “ESSENTIAL: Advocacy for Community Justice”. The event started with the first annual Leonard Grossman Memorial Lecture given by civil rights attorney Michael L. Pitt. Michael L. Pitt All photos by Anne C. Savage. Click any photo to see larger versions. Please do not reuse without […]

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Mich Supreme Court: Okay to tax seniors’ pensions but not raise taxes on the wealthy

The Detroit Free Press characterizes a move by the Michigan Supreme Court as a “victory” for Governor Rick Snyder. The reality is that it is a solid defeat for the 99% and a “victory” for the 1%. The Michigan Supremes basically said it’s okay to tax seniors’ pensions but not okay to raise taxes on the 1%. A divided Michigan […]

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BREAKING: Adam Zemke announces run for Michigan House of Representatives’ 55th District

BREAKING: Adam Zemke announces run for Michigan House of Representatives’ 55th District

Adam Zemke announced today that he will be running as a Democrat for Michigan’s 55th House District to unseat Republican Rick Olson. The district is strongly Democratic after recent redistricting making this a very likely win for the Democrats. Zemke ran for a seat on the Washtenaw County Commission in 2010 and lost by only 723 votes in the Republican […]

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Recall Rick Snyder organization turning into a Super PAC – “Michigan Rising”

Recall Rick Snyder organization turning into a Super PAC – “Michigan Rising”

The organization that tried, albeit unsuccessfully, to recall Republican Governor of Michigan Rick Snyder has reformed into a Super PAC called “Michigan Rising”. Yes, the times are certainly exciting and the optimist in us says that they are also changing for the better. Nationwide November election results clearly indicate a shift in public opinion when it comes to radical legislation. […]

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