H/T to my dear friend Marla.…
You know how bald long-haired hippy freak Democrats like me are always saying, “Republicans would vote against their own mother if they thought President Obama was for her”? Rachel Maddow has gleefully gone after the GOP for changing their position as soon as the president voices support. Even President Obama himself talks about it.
Well, today, Speaker John Boehner confirmed what the rest of us already knew: Republicans choose their sides on issues after they find out the president’s side. Then they choose the opposite.
Like this one.
The state House technically has a session scheduled for Wednesday but no roll call votes are expected. Attendance won’t be recorded.
A House appropriations subcommittee has scheduled a hearing, but otherwise there are no formal meetings of lawmakers planned for the state Capitol.
The next scheduled House session is set for Aug. 24.
Sessions of the House and Senate will be relatively infrequent in July and August.…
“I mean that,” Snyder said during a tour of the Delray area of southwest Detroit where he met with residents and community leaders to discuss a new bridge that’s planned across the Detroit River.
“We didn’t have a truly balanced budget for a long time,” but “we came to an agreement together.”
Considering the Snyder is Republican and works with a state House and Senate that have Republican majorities, saying that “we came to an agreement together” is an absolute lie.…
Well, this is a disappointment. From an email I received from former MI-07 Congressman Mark Schauer this morning:
A combination of factors led me to this conclusion — the joy I’ve found in re-connecting with my family, especially our three little grandsons; the difference I’m making as national co-chair of the BlueGreen Alliance Jobs 21! campaign; and Republican Congressional redistricting that removes my hometown of Battle Creek from my old Congressional district.…
Kudos to Michigan Radio:
The Environment Report received the award for Best Audio News Documentary in the Radio: Large Market category for “Coal: Dirty Past, Hazy Future.”
In the series, The Environment Report‘s Rebecca Williams, Mark Brush, Lester Graham and Shawn Allee take an in-depth look at the future of coal in this country and the true costs of our dependence on coal. The series explores the role that coal plays in our lives and in the lives of those who depend on coal mining for a living.…
Not only did most people not see this coming, they probably hadn’t even heard of the person involved in the first place.
Oakland County Water Resources Commissioner John McCulloch announced he is withdrawing from the race (he entered the race just 11 days ago) and endorsing Republican Pete Hoekstra’s bid.
Eleven days. Way to keep at it there, John. Maybe next time around you can get to two full weeks.…
Um, Speaker Boehner? Sir? About that press conference of yours last night? I’d like to correct a few
misstatements lies, if you don’t mind.
People aren’t struggling because of this mythical “spending binge” you talk about. They are struggling because YOUR party’s president crashed our economy a few years back, sir.
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