The original deadline for the petition drive to put the recall of Michigan governor Rick Snyder expired. However, recall organizers have elected to continue their effort. From my latest piece at A2Politico:
Organizers for the recall of Paul Scott (R-Grand Blanc) report that they now have enough signatures to put the recall on the November ballot. In addition, recall organizers for the recall of Nancy Jenkins (R-Clayton) will announce later today that, they too, have enough signatures. According to the Michigan Information & Research Service (MIRS), this brings to 26 the number of recalls with approved petition language.
Nice job, GOP.
The 512-point plunge makes Thursday Aug. 4, 2011 one of the top 10 worst days in Dow history in terms of total point loss…
When us bald-headed, long-haired hippy freak Democrats say that the GOP is intentionally driving the economy off a cliff to score political points, this is exactly the kind of thing that we’re talking about.
In addition to tanking the stock market, their hostage-taking maneuver has resulted in a deal that, according to the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute, will cost the country 1.8 million jobs by 2012.…
The FAA already has been unable to collect $28.6 million a day in aviation taxes since midnight on July 22. Missed receipts may climb by $1 billionif the matter remains unresolved until lawmakers reconvene in September, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt said. President Barack Obama today urged congressional leaders to reach a resolution this week.
The largest U.S. carriers, including United, Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL) and Southwest Airlines Co.…
Guess who said this:
I’ll give you a hint: it’s someone who probably shouldn’t be so goddam blatant about his political party’s evil goals and tactics, goals and tactics that can serve only to harm the country at a very vulnerable period in time.
The Obama administration gets accused of “gutting” Medicare and Medicaid by stupidos who think they can’t achieve large savings by eliminating “waste and fraud”. There is, apparently, plenty of fraud to be “gutted” out of the system.
In Michigan this week, two dozen scumbags were indicted for a $60 million prescription fraud scheme.
An indictment was unsealed Tuesday that accuses Babubhai “Bob” Patel, 49, a Canton Township pharmacist, of using his ownership in more than 20 Michigan pharmacies to facilitate the fraud.…
My most favoritest television pundit evah, Rachel Maddow, has signed a new, multi-year contract with MSNBC, guaranteeing that we’ll have through the 2012 presidential election.
In an interview here, Ms. Maddow described the new deal as more or less a simple extension of her existing one.
“I’m really, really happy in this job and to have the chance to extend it for a few more years, especially with the year we’re about to have, is a real blessing,” she said.…
You may have noticed that I added some new functionality to Eclectablog last week. It’s a plugin called SendLove.to. The idea of SendLove.to is that you can rate famous people that are mentioned in any particular blog entry.
There are two ways you can do this. The first is that you will see famous people’s names show up in pink font in the blog entry. Hover your cursor over their name and a little quick vote box pops up. You can give that celebrity, politician or other famous person a thumbs-up or thumbs-down and even comment on them.
You can also go to the comments in any particular blog entry (by clicking the comments link or clicking the blog entry’s title and scrolling down to the bottom.) There, in addition to the Disqus commenting, you’ll see tabs for any famous people mentioned in the blog entry.…
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