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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More disenfranchisement of voters by Republicans in Michigan

As I wrote about in my piece for A2Politico this week, the organizers of the recall effort against Republican state Representative Paul Scott was dealt a devastating blow last week when Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Clinton Canady granted an injunction barring the use of petition signatures that have been gathered. This was the only recall effort in Michigan to secure enough valid signatures to put it on the November 2011 ballot.

This particular recall was high-profile because Scott’s anti-teacher’s union activities in the legislature sparked the Michigan Education Assocation to get involved with the recall, donating money and resources to the effort.…

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We are the People rally for jobs at Stadium Bridge in Ann Arbor CANCELLED!

The We the People rally for jobs at the Stadium Bridge in Ann Arbor scheduled for this evening has been cancelled. I do not know the reason for this and have only been told “it’s a long story”.

I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.…

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