Wisconsin Dems push recall of Walker. Michigan Dems hand out Monopoly money.

Not to beat a dead horse but for eff’s sake, could the Michigan Democratic Party look any more useless? Today, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin announced it is not backing down from its effort to recall the pathetic Governor Scott Walker.

There’s a long way to go, and the goal seems like a very tough one to reach, but Wisconsin Democrats are set to go for it: They will announce at their annual convention later today that they intend to launch an effort to recall the ultimate target — Scott Walker himself.

Mike Tate, the chairman of the Wisconsin Democratic Party, will reveal the plan in a speech today at the convention in Milwaukee, according to advance excerpts of the speech that were sent my way.

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Ruh-Roh, Raggy. Goldman Sachs gets hit with a subpoena.

I’m reposting this blog after a major reading comprehension failure on my part this morning. I thought the investigation was being conducted by federal prosecutors (i.e., the Obama administration.) Turns out, if I had read my own cut-and-paste blockquote, I would have realized it is a New York prosecutor. With all I’ve got going on these days (recruiting volunteers for the Snyder recall, recruiting volunteers for the Netroots for the Troops event at the Netroots Nation conference, getting my garden in, managing a community garden at work, etc. etc., I clearly am moving too fast. Sorry about that ;0 )
Ruh-roh, Raggy.…

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Oh, Sarah Palin, why are you so unbelievably GODDAM stupid?

Really? Twice in one day I have to do this? This is unreal:

“…he who warned, uh, the…the British that they weren’t gonna be takin’ away our arms…uh, by ringin’ those bells and um…makin’ sure as he’s ridin’ his horse through town…to send those warning shots and bells…that, uh, we were gonna be secure and…and we were gonna be free…and we were gonna be armed.”

Words fail. Mainly because Miss “Pull-my-string-and-I-spew-tea-party-platitudes” used them all up.

(H/T to my friend Brainwrap at Daily Kos)…

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Repealing Michigan’s odious Emergency Financial Manager Law, P.A. 4

There is a movement afoot to repeal the unconstitutional Public Act 4, Michigan’s Emergency Financial Manager (EFM) law. The group heading it up is Michigan Forward. Trainings are being held across the state to help people be as effective as possible in this effort. Here’s the information and note that the trainings are this weekend.

Dear Friends,

Thank you for volunteering and spreading the word about our efforts to repeal Public Act 4. Governor Rick Snyder’s takeover legislation, Public Act 4 of 2011, “The Local Government and School District Financial Accountability Act,” commonly referred to as the Emergency Manager (EM) legislation.

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Rick Snyder employee injured when opening letter to the Governor

Okay, this is horrendous:

A worker in Gov. Rick Snyder’s official mail room in the Romney Building was slightly injured this afternoon when he opened an envelope containing an unknown granular substance, Snyder’s spokeswoman Geralyn Lasher said today.

She said the employee immediately notified the office which shut down the mail room, evacuated the mail center employees and isolated the injured worker.

“The letter contained an unknown substance, it wasn’t a powder, it was more of a coarse granular,” deputy press secretary Ken Silfven said. ”When it made contact with the worker’s hands, he began to feel some discomfort.”

Silfven said the sensation began to subside when the employee washed his hands and the Lansing Fire Department’s hazardous materials team responded.

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Haley Barbour condemns Obama administration for not protecting Mississippi from toothpaste

Remember back when the oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico was spewing a skabillion gallons of crude oil into the Gulf every minute? Back then, Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour described the oil washing up on his state’s beaches as no worse than toothpaste.

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality Director Trudy Fisher said samples of what was apparently the same oil slick, taken when it was farther south of the barrier islands, were “nontoxic.” Fisher said water and weather had helped all the volatile chemicals in the oil evaporate. Barbour described the oil as “weathered, emulsified, caramel-colored mousse, like the food mousse.” “Once it gets to this stage, it’s not poisonous,” Barbour said.
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Oh, Sarah Palin, why are you so unbelievably stupid?

First there’s this reference to the “Statute” of Liberty in a tweet:

We’ll highlight the beauty of legal immigrants’ work ethic and love of freedom while visiting Ellis Island & Statute of Liberty today.

And then there’s these fine examples of mush-mouthed inanity, courtesy of Bob Cesca:

“This Statue of Liberty was gifted to us by foreign leaders, really as a warning to us, it was a warning to us to stay unique and to stay exceptional from other countries. Certainly not to go down the path of other countries that adopted socialist policies,” Palin said to cheers from the crowd.…
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Low-income hotel in Benton Harbor slated for July demolition

The Riverwatch Inn, which was condemned last month by Benton Harbor officials, is slated for demolition in July.


Riverwatch Inn during the Blossomtime Grand Floral parade protest in May

The motel, condemned in May by Benton Harbor inspectors, is scheduled for demolition next month, building official Ted Hanson reported Tuesday.

Hanson was among those who inspected the building at 711 West Main St., across the street from where Whirlpool Corp.’s $68 million headquarters is being constructed. They found many of the rooms were filthy and that the balcony and stairs were unsafe. On May 6 tenants were given 30 days to move out.

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