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Banks glad you’re moving your money to credit unions – you aren’t profitable enough & they have too much $$$

Banks glad you’re moving your money to credit unions – you aren’t profitable enough & they have too much $$$

I’m sorry, but I’m having a REAL hard time believing this load of manure: DCDecoder asks [Motley Fool’s] Morgan Housel: Why do you think Bank Transfer Day may end up working out for banks AND customers? Housel: One of the drivers behind [Bank Transfer Day] is people trying to teach banks a lesson. The irony of that is since the […]

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Lance Enderle announces run for Congress in Michigan’s 8th District

Lance Enderle announces run for Congress in Michigan’s 8th District

Lance Enderle, who ran against incumbent Republican Mike Rogers in 2010, has announced he will run again in 2012. From his candidate’s website: I’M BACK! I am honored to announce that I have begun my campaign to represent Michigan’s 8th Congressional District in 2012. I am on a continued mission that began when I ran for the same office in […]

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Sugar Law Center to host lecture and fundraiser – November 16, 2011

Sugar Law Center to host lecture and fundraiser – November 16, 2011

Friend of the Blog™ (hey, if Stephen Colbert can have a Friend of the Show™…) Sugar Law Center is having a very special night next week, Wednesday, November 16th. First, they are hosting the Leonard Grossman Memorial Lecture. As you know if you read this blog regularly, Sugar Law Center is suing the State of Michigan over the Emergency Manager […]

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The GOP debate train wreck finds it’s way to Michigan. Help Planned Parenthood and others “welcome” them.

The GOP debate train wreck finds it’s way to Michigan. Help Planned Parenthood and others “welcome” them.

This Wednesday, the train wreck known as the GOP primary crashes its sorry way into Michigan when the skabillionth debate will be held at Oakland University. As you might imagine, there are a few folks that would like to “welcome” them to our fair state. First, Planned Parenthood of Michigan (PPOM) will be there to meet the GOP contenders, every […]

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Following the money: who wants Paul Scott’s recall to fail – Michelle Rhee, the DeVos family, and beyond

You can tell a great deal about a given situation, as they say, by following the money. As anti-union, anti-teacher Republican state Rep. Paul Scott faces the voters of his district in a recall election tomorrow, it’s useful to see who has been pouring money into his coffers for the past couple of months. All of this information is available […]

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Governor Rick Snyder loudly booed at Ypsi Bob Seger concert

Bob Seger got a warm reception on the campus of Eastern Michigan University this past week in Ypsilanti. He did, that is, right up until Seger mentioned that Governor Rick Snyder was in the audience. The only time fans seemed to turn on him was when Seger sent a shout-out to Gov. Rick Snyder and his wife, Sue, who were […]

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Ann Arbor Obama campaign office opens with 100+ activists in attendance

Ann Arbor Obama campaign office opens with 100+ activists in attendance

After several years of hearing how Democrats are demoralized and unwilling to get involved in politics and elections, an event in Ann Arbor showed that the so-called “enthusiasm gap” is slimming and not just by a little bit. On Sunday, Obama for America (OFA), the official campaign of the Obama reelection drive, opened their campaign office in Ann Arbor. Despite […]

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Occupy the Michigan Democratic Party!

Occupy the Michigan Democratic Party!

Next Saturday, the Michigan Democratic Party (MDP) is having its first-ever Fall Issues Convention. It is called Engage Michigan and is being chaired by former Secretary of State candidate Jocelyn Benson. Here’s a bit about what is being envisioned, from Chair Benson: What intrigued me most was when the conversations turned to the people in the room: what could we […]

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Occupy Chicago protesters shut down WI Gov. Walker appearance with The People’s Microphone

This is exactly the kind of civil disobedience I can completely get behind. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker appeared at a public policy breakfast at the Union League Club in Chicago. A collection of about 50 Occupy protestors purchased tickets and sat quietly, dressed to the nines, eating, conversing and waiting. Waiting until Governor Walker took the podium to give a […]

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Herman Cain is shocked that the press is doing journalism

Herman Cain is shocked that the press is doing journalism

Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich had a mini-debate this past week, just the two of them. During this debate, Cain expressed his utter shock at the fact that [you won’t believe this] the news media actually looks into the pasts of presidential candidates and investigates the things they say and do. Tea party organizers explicitly limited to the discussion to […]

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Sunday morning kitteh bwahahaa!

Sunday morning kitteh bwahahaa!

Some ideas are better than others and sometimes, once you’re committed, it’s hard to change your mind.

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