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Got an idea for creating jobs that doesn’t involve Congress? Let’s hear it!

Chris Bowers has a fantastic idea at Daily Kos.

While a campaign on behalf of stimulative measures to create jobs is unquestionably worth a try, it will be extremely difficult to convince this Congress to go along with any new legislation other than cutting taxes for the rich, taking away entitlements from everyone, continuing to slash non-military discretionary spending, and granting big corporations more items from their regulatory wish list. That’s just where Congress is right now.

Personally, I’ve had enough of this Congress. The only thing exciting about the legislative branch these days are the protesters swarming around the public events held by its members.

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State Rep. Dave Agema asked to speak at freakazoid “Pastor” Terry Jones’ rally at the Capitol

Want to know how bad things have gotten in Michigan? HERE is how bad. According to the shithead “Pastor” Terry Jones, one of our state representatives, Dave Agema, actually asked if he could speak at Jones’ rally held at the Michigan State Capitol yesterday. According to Jones, Agema “chickened out”. The “he said, he said” afterwards is a Popcorn Moment, to be sure.

The controversial Quran-burning pastor Terry Jones says that state Rep. Dave Agema (R-Grandville) called him and asked to speak at his Wednesday rally but “chickened out” when it came time to stand on the Capitol steps and give a speech about his anti-foreign laws legislation.…
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Big shake-up in southeastern Michigan Democratic Congressional districts & candidates

We all knew this was coming after the Michigan Republicans had their way with the redistricting of Michigan’s Congressional districts. Today we found out what the outcome would be. The 13th and 14th districts which comprise the area in and around Detroit have been rejiggered to force showdowns between several popular incumbent and freshmen Democrats. Here’s what’s going to happen:

  • 46-year incumbent John Conyers, Jr. will run in the newly configured 13th District, abandoning his current 14th District.
  • Freshman Hansen Clark is leaving his 13th District to run in the 14th District.
  • Two-termer Gary Peters will leave the 9th District to run in the 14th District (meaning a primary against Hansen Clark.)
  • 28-year veteran Sander Levin will leave the 12th District to run in the newly formed 9th District.
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Great mini-documentary on Michigan’s odious Emergency Manager Law

This 7-minute documentary, Dictators Over Communities of Color: Coming to a Town Near You , was put together by the New Media Adovocacy Project in cooperation with Michigan Forward and the Advancement Project. It’s well worth a watch and I would love for you to share it widely. This isn’t just something Michiganders should be paying attention to.

Big shout out to my very good friend Brit Satchwell. He’s the super-energetic guy toward the end with the sunglasses and big smile working the Ann Arbor Farmer’s market. Brit is the president of the Ann Arbor Education Association, our local teachers’ union and a phenomenal organizer.…

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My (blog’s) second appearance on the Rachel Maddow Show

This happened while I was on vacation so I never had a chance to post a clip from the Rachel Maddow Show where Eclectablog was once again featured.

The segment starts at 17:00 and my blog shows up around 21:00. She shows the blog and plays the audio of the robocalls.

Enjoy.

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Looking for a place to sign a Rick Snyder recall petition? Here’s how to find out.

The folks at FireRickSnyder.org have established a phone number you can call to find out where petitions are available in your area. Simply call 1-855-SO-FIRED. Alternatively, you can always check out their website.

Now do it!…

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Interactive panoramic image from President Obama’s speech in Detroit, Labor Day 2011

You can use your mouse to spin the image around and you can also zoom in and out using the scroll button on your mouse.

Enjoy.

[This image is by Anne C. Savage. Please do not use without permission. Visit her blog for many more photos.]…

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Eclectapatriotism

Eclectapatriotism

I was feelin’ kinda patriotic in Detroit yesterday:

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President Obama in Detroit on Labor Day defies the laughable myth that his “base” has deserted him

President Obama in Detroit on Labor Day defies the laughable myth that his “base” has deserted him

Detroit’s a special place. On Labor Day, it doesn’t just have one labor union parade.

It has two.

Yes, in Detroit both the building trades union and the AFL-CIO both held simultaneous parades to celebrate workers in general and union membership specifically. The theme of the day was “Labor and Community: We are One”. Thousands of union members walked along the streets of Detroit, streets that are showing surprising amounts of life and resurgence despite the tales of gloom and doom we read about on a daily basis. Detroit’s quiet reemergence from the desperate economic straits we’re in was reflected in the quiet dignity of the union members who walked today.…

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President Obama hits the stage in Detroit on Labor Day 2011

Detroit loves them some President Obama!

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Crowd waiting for Pres. Obama in Detroit on Labor Day 2011

Think President Obama’s popularity is slipping among his “base”? Don’t tell that to Detroitans Michigan union members.

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