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New Santorum ad: Mitt Romney is “just like Obama”

I shit you not, the tagline to this ad is “Why would we ever vote for someone who is just like Obama when we can unite around like Rick Santorum and beat Obama?” Yup, that Mitt Romney, he’s “just like Obama”. Can barely tell the two apart. Brutha from anutha mutha, you might say. Two peas in a pod. Lefty […]

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The Rachel Maddow Show coverage protest march on Gov. Rick Snyder’s home

Great coverage by The Rachel Maddow Show last night of the march and rally in front of the gated community where Michigan Governor Rick Snyder lives. Rev. David Bullock was spot-on perfect with his message and it’s one that will resonate with a wide variety of people. My favorite part of Rev. Bullock’s comments came at the end. There is […]

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Some GOOD photos from today’s protest march to Gov. Rick Snyder’s home

Some GOOD photos from today’s protest march to Gov. Rick Snyder’s home

Here are a smattering of photos taken by my wife Anne C. Savage at today’s protest march and rally at the gate of Rick Snyder’s private enclave/gated community. Click the photo for the full Monty at Anne’s website. My liveblog complete with crappy pictures and video is HERE.

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LIVEBLOG: MLK Day march on home of Mich Governor Rick Snyder

LIVEBLOG: MLK Day march on home of Mich Governor Rick Snyder

This afternoon is an anti-Emergency Manager law march on the home of Michigan Governor Rick Snyder. Stop back regularly for photos and updates. Rick Snyder recall group Michigan Rising on the scene (along with media). Buses starting to roll in. Lots of ominous-looking black SUVs along the march route. Weird. 3:55 pm – The crowd gathers. Several hundred and its […]

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Kidnapped girl rescued by pride of lions. Seriously.

THIS is absolutely incredible. A 12-year-old girl who was abducted and beaten by men trying to force her into a marriage was found being guarded by three lions who apparently had chased off her captors, a policeman said Tuesday. The girl, missing for a week, had been taken by seven men who wanted to force her to marry one of […]

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MLK Day march on Gov Rick Snyder’s Ann Arbor home – TODAY!!!

MLK Day march on Gov Rick Snyder’s Ann Arbor home – TODAY!!!

Just a reminder that this afternoon, starting at 4:00 p.m., there will be a protest march on the Ann Arbor-area home of Governor Rick Snyder. Word has it that, in addition to scheduled speakers, the Reverends Al Sharpton & Jesse Jackson are also in town for the event. Here are the details from my original post that also had an […]

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Wisconsin Solidarity Singers show solidarity with Michigan Snyder recall supporters

My friend Bruce Fealk, Michigan Rising Communications Director, got the ball rolling on this one: Today, January 13, 2012, is the last day for signatures for the recall of Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin. For 260 days, the Solidarity singers have been singing in the Rotunda and outside the Capitol in Madison, WI. Today I asked Chris Reed, the leader […]

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Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joe Harris: crappy accountant

Benton Harbor Emergency Manager Joe Harris: crappy accountant

I wrote recently how a recent audit of Benton Harbor’s finances revealed that they not only are not out of debt, they still have a sizable deficit. Michigan Citizen has more on this with interesting commentary from Detroit accountant Greg Frazier. What Frazier says suggests that Joe Harris, so-called savior of Benton Harbor, is actually a crappy accountant. “The issue […]

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Billboard supporting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s job creation in front of shuttered plant

Billboard supporting Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s job creation in front of shuttered plant

This is from the terrific blog Defend Wisconsin A photo of a billboard in Janesville, Wisconsin, featuring a smiling Scott Walker, was captured on camera and posted as a pic on Facebook. Besides a smiling Scott Walker, the billboard states in Walker-campaign font: Scott Walker Creating Jobs for Wisconsin. Below, the billboard asks the readers to call Governor Walker and […]

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Think Emergency Managers are only for “black” schools & cities? Think again Part 2.

This morning I wrote about Perry schools being threatened with a state takeover, a city in a county with only 0.5% African Americans. They aren’t the only ones. Suttons Bay is in the “Pinky” of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. The Suttons Bay school district is facing an Emergency Manager, as well. Superintendent Mike Murray says the district planned to get state […]

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Flint Emergency Manager decides to let City Council open and adjourn meetings

This is so damn patronizing. Flint Emergency Manager Michael Brown has issued an order restoring City Council meetings which he had previously cancelled. Here’s the agenda of the meetings (unless Brown modifies it): Call to Order by the Council President Roll Call by the City Clerk Pledge of Allegiance Presentation of Minutes Report by the Emergency Manager and/or his designee(s) […]

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