Tag: Lies

GOP candidate in MI-01 Jack Bergman admits he’s been living in Louisiana through at least last spring

GOP candidate in MI-01 Jack Bergman admits he’s been living in Louisiana through at least last spring

There has been a great deal of discussion in Michigan’s mammoth 1st Congressional District about whether Republican candidate Jack “You’re gonna hafta roll the dice with me” Bergman is a long-time resident of the district or if he is, in fact, a resident of Louisiana. Here’s what I wrote when I visited this race last month: In 2013, he was […]

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Trump takes the Gish Gallop into overdrive (but Clinton knows just how to Biden him)

Trump takes the Gish Gallop into overdrive (but Clinton knows just how to Biden him)

“What’s the matter? Can’t keep up?” Duane Gish is a famous scientist known as a staunch Creationist. His debate style was so remarkable that it eventually got its own name: “The Gish Gallop”. Here’s how Wikipedia explains it: His debating opponents said that Gish used a rapid-fire approach during a debate, presenting arguments and changing topics quickly. Eugenie Scott, executive […]

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UPDATED: Republicans, desperate to win MI-01, air ironically false ad about Lon Johnson’s residence

UPDATED: Republicans, desperate to win MI-01, air ironically false ad about Lon Johnson’s residence

This post has been hilariously updated below. Recent polling in Michigan’s 1st Congressional District shows Democrat Lon Johnson with a narrow 2-point lead in the “Leans Republican” district. This has Republicans freaking out and now they have resorted to airing a completely false ad contending that Johnson doesn’t live in Kalkaska as he claims and, in fact, lives in a […]

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As Gov. Snyder touts Michigan’s economy, local municipalities and families circle the drain

As Gov. Snyder touts Michigan’s economy, local municipalities and families circle the drain

In an interview with the Associated Press last week, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder pointed to Michigan’s economy as heading in the right direction. Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday said people should be mindful of Michigan’s continued economic resurgence even as the state grapples with lead in Flint’s drinking water and enormous debt in Detroit’s public school district. The Republican governor, […]

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This I can tell you: One veterans group that (finally) got its Trump #VetGate cash is a shady operation out of Michigan

This I can tell you: One veterans group that (finally) got its Trump #VetGate cash is a shady operation out of Michigan

Donald Trump is involved in a number of scandals this week. First, his swindling of Trump University students has made the national spotlight when the Washington Post convinced the judge overseeing the case to release internal Trump U. documents to the public. That sham operation is still unfolding and the “sleazy” media that’s daring to do its job by investigating […]

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GOP Congressman Mike Bishop lies about promising vote on bridge to Canada, wants to eliminate the Dept. of Education

GOP Congressman Mike Bishop lies about promising vote on bridge to Canada, wants to eliminate the Dept. of Education

It’s well-known that MI-08 Republican Congressman Mike Bishop is a bought-and-paid-for lapdog of the Moroun family. The patriarch of that family, Manuel “Matty” Moroun, is the billionaire owner of the Ambassador Bridge that spans the Detroit River between Detroit and Windsor. Although there is a desperate need for an additional bridge to facilitate truck traffic that now backs up for […]

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BOOM! Former Courser/Gamrat staffers file suit against Michigan House Republican leadership for firing them illegally

BOOM! Former Courser/Gamrat staffers file suit against Michigan House Republican leadership for firing them illegally

Oh, my… Former staffers for ousted tea party philanderers Cindy Gamrat and Todd Courser have filed a federal lawsuit against the Republican leadership of the Michigan State House of Representatives claiming they were wrongfully terminated. The 36-page lawsuit, which you can read HERE, outlines repeated attempts by Ben Graham and Keith Allard to alert House Speaker Kevin Cotter and the […]

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Michigan Republican legislator on why schools ‘fail’: “We can’t fix that. We can’t make an African American white.” (Updated)

Michigan Republican legislator on why schools ‘fail’: “We can’t fix that. We can’t make an African American white.” (Updated)

This past Wednesday during a Senate Education Committee hearing, Committee Vice Chair Marty Knollenberg (R-Troy) was discussing why some schools “fail”. During the course his comments, he made a statement that has dropped jaws across the country. “You mentioned why these schools fail,” he said. “You mention the economically disadvantaged and non-white population are contributors to that. And, you know, […]

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Michigan Republicans pass road bill that punishes the non-wealthy while not actually fixing our roads any time soon

Michigan Republicans pass road bill that punishes the non-wealthy while not actually fixing our roads any time soon

House Speaker Kevin Cotter took to the House floor last night to tell us all that they have kicked the can down the road too far on road funding and, by golly, it’s time to get this done. Then he said something that is the most blatant exhibition Orwellian Newspeak that I’ve seen in some time: This is a plan […]

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GUEST POST – Hey, Great Lakes Education Project: Got Integrity?

GUEST POST – Hey, Great Lakes Education Project: Got Integrity?

The following essay was written by Mitchell Robinson and was originally published on his most-excellent blog at MitchellRobinson.net. Robinson is associate professor and chair of music education, and coordinator of the music student teaching program at Michigan State University. His essay is reposted here with permission. The Great Lakes Education Project is a Michigan advocacy organization dedicated to advancing the […]

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The Courser/Gamrat train wreck continues apace with proselytizing, lies, and red herrings

The Courser/Gamrat train wreck continues apace with proselytizing, lies, and red herrings

I have to admit that, after months of writing about Cindy Gamrat and Todd Courser, I’m sick of them. I’m sick of their judgemental, anti-LGBT hypocrisy. I’m sick of their narcissism. I’m sick of THEM. Unfortunately, now that they are in the ditch they seem to be pushing the accelerator pedal to the floor. First we have Gamrat’s teary-eyed apology […]

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