Michigan Corporate Accountability Amendment effort postpones until 2014

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Earlier this month, I wrote about an effort being spearheaded by Jocelyn Benson to put a constitutional amendment up for vote in November called the Corporate Accountability Amendment. The amendment would bring a level of transparency to our state’s elections that is sorely needed:

Michigan has some of the weakest lobbying and ethics laws in the country, with no disclosure requirements for the tens of millions of corporate dollars spent to influence our elections and elected officials.

The Corporate Accountability Amendment has two main goals:

  1. Disclosure: Ensuring citizens know when CEOs and lobbyist are influencing elections and public policy by requiring instant disclosure of Corporate Funded Political Communications and Lobbying in Michigan.
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GOP primary candidates: "Obama wants high gas prices because...um..."

GOP primary candidates: “Obama wants high gas prices because…um…”

Dude, that doesn’t even make any sense

Mitt Romney claimed this week that the Obama administration wants gas prices to be high:

[Romney] called for President Barack Obama to fire what he called the “gas hike trio” of Energy Secretary Steven Chu, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson.

These three, this trio of his energy team, have been working like crazy to drive up the price of gasoline. And that’s just what they’ve done,” he said. “Given the fact he’s changed his policy, given the fact he now wants lower gasoline prices, I think its time for him to fire his gas hike trio.

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Republicans jump the shark in their "War on Women" crusade - Release "Obama's War on Women" video

Republicans jump the shark in their “War on Women” crusade – Release “Obama’s War on Women” video

Hoo boy…

Psychological projection or projection bias is a psychological defense mechanism where a person subconsciously denies his or her own attributes, thoughts, and emotions, which are then ascribed to the outside world, usually to other people. Thus, projection involves imagining or projecting the belief that others originate those feelings.”

That definition of projection succinctly defines what is happening with the Republican Party at the moment. They have spent the past three years since President Obama took office doing everything they can to roll back the clock in terms of any gains made by women in this country. From enacting harsh abortion restrictions to reducing their access to health care and so much more, Republicans have been on a non-stop crusade to take away some of the basic rights that women have secured for themselves over the past few decades.…

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Blind Trust - n. What you need to vote for Mitt Romney

Blind Trust – n. What you need to vote for Mitt Romney


There’s only one explanation: Mitt Romney is a robot sent back from the future to destroy Mitt Romney.

How else do you explain this passionate defense of a woman’s right to a safe abortion?

Or who can forget, “I like mandates. The mandates work.”

And here’s my favorite: “The blind trust is an age old ruse.”

Of course, Mitt Romney described a blind trust is an “age old ruse” in 1994. Future Romney knew that the blind trust would become his defense from everything. He’d use it to defend investing in the Cayman Islands and Swiss bank accounts.…

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Happy St.Patrick's Day to all our Eclect O'Blog fans

Happy St.Patrick’s Day to all our Eclect O’Blog fans

A fine day for the wearin’ o’ the green

Whattya say? Shall we call it Eclect O’Blog, just for today?

My grandfather’s parents came to the USA from Ireland — the McCann Clan.

Explains my dear love of ales, I guess.

I’m gettin’ ready ta whip up a fantastic vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie and some traditional Irish soda bread for dinner with LOLGOP and Ms. LOLGOP this evening. I hope the rest of you are celebratin’ in some suitable, green-wearin’ way.…

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Katie Goodman video: “Probably Gay” – Absolutely HILARIOUS!

I got an email from Katie Goodman this afternoon telling me about a video she put up recently that has gone somewhat viral.

We just posted my new video two days ago that we thought would be right up your alley. It got 27,000 hits in one day and HuffPo picked it up and put it on their front page!

The song is called “Probably Gay” and it is a stitch!

Enjoy. (Katie is the one in the middle playing the Telecaster.)

Katie is an actress, writer, musician and, from what I can tell, comedian. Her website is HERE. Good stuff.…

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Interactive Pano of Dexter tornado devastation

Interactive Pano of Dexter tornado devastation

Below is an exclusive interactive panoramic image taken by my wife Anne C. Savage. You can view three more panos on her blog post on her Politics in Pictures blog as well as some of her fantastic still photography.

You can make this image fill your screen by clicking the word “FULLSCREEN. You can also zoom in and out using the buttons on the pano or the scroll button on your mouse. Click and drag with your mouse to spin in any direction for full effect.

Right at the edge of the Huron Farms subdivision that was hardest hit by this tornado (which media are reporting had wind speeds as high as 140 mph) is Busch’s grocery store.…

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DefendRush.org? Are you KIDDING me???

What the…?

Just had a link to this site sent to me by my brother-in-law:


Yes, THAT Rush. Rush Limbaugh.

Click through. You won’t believe it.

: )…

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