Author: Eclectablog

Eclectablog is shutting down

Eclectablog is shutting down

That’s not something I have ever wanted to write. But we’ve been doing this quarter’s fundraiser for six days now and have received precisely zero donations. That’s not a sustainable model because I’m not a wealthy guy who can just plow his mortgage money into a website.

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Republican Congressman Tim Walberg tells angry constituents to “Get a life”

Republican Congressman Tim Walberg tells angry constituents to “Get a life”

This past Monday, Congressman Tim Walberg held a townhall meeting in Tecumseh, Michigan where he met a raucous crowd who were largely angry with him, his Republican colleagues, and President Donald Trump. During the question and answer period, one attendee described how angry she is with President Trump’s tweets. Rep. Walberg responded, “I can’t control his tweets. I have to […]

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Resistance takes many forms. What steps are YOU taking to #resist?

Resistance takes many forms. What steps are YOU taking to #resist?

Regular readers of the blog or listeners of the Sit and Spin Room podcast know that we are big on the Resistance these days. We recognize and exalt the import work being done by Indivisible Groups, NationalADAPT and their various chapters, and all the other incredible grassroots organizers who are changing the conversation when it comes to the debate about […]

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It’s like public radio for progressives, “Made possible by viewers like YOU!”

It’s like public radio for progressives, “Made possible by viewers like YOU!”

I’m the sort of weirdo that actually listens to pledge drives on public radio. Partly it’s because I have gotten to know many of the reporters and on-air folks at my local NPR affiliate and enjoy hearing them beg me for money. But mostly it’s because, even though I am monthly sustainer, I appreciate how hard these people work day […]

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Episode 54 – Democracy worked to save healthcare, now we have to do it again wsg Sen. Debbie Stabenow & artist Ti-Rock Moore

Episode 54 – Democracy worked to save healthcare, now we have to do it again wsg Sen. Debbie Stabenow & artist Ti-Rock Moore

The show notes for Episode 53 are at http://www.eclectablog.com/2017/10/episode-54-democracy-worked-to-save-healthcare-now-we-have-to-do-it-again-wsg-sen-debbie-stabenow-artist-ti-rock-moore.html For information on contributing to Eclectablog and The Sit and Spin Room podcast, click HERE. Sen. Debbie Stabenow on Twitter: @SenStabenow Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s webpage: Stabenow.Senate.gov LOLGOP at Eclectablog: This is the fight to save Medicare and Medicaid (and to destroy Trump presidency) we’ve been waiting for Lori Lodes at Medium: […]

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When you’re up against the Koch brothers & Donald Trump, supporting your values isn’t just an option, it’s a necessity

When you’re up against the Koch brothers & Donald Trump, supporting your values isn’t just an option, it’s a necessity

In these days of turmoil and strife, the odds are stacked against the average American. We’re in the fight of our lifetimes to save Medicaid and Medicare from Donald Trump and his Republican supplicants in Congress. We’re up against prosecutors and judges who think it’s more important to save welfare dollars than to keep a woman raped as a child […]

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Organizers apologize for confusion around Sen. Sanders’ role at the Women’s Convention in Detroit

Organizers apologize for confusion around Sen. Sanders’ role at the Women’s Convention in Detroit

At 8:36 a.m. on Thursday morning, the Twitter account for the Women’s March tweeted out a USA Today article titled, “Bernie Sanders to deliver opening-night speech at Women’s Convention”: We are so excited to have @SenSanders join us at the #WomensConvention October 27-29th in Detroit! https://t.co/UssiTSe2IN — Women's March (@womensmarch) October 12, 2017 The Detroit Free Press published the same […]

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More on the awarding of serial child rapist joint custody: What’s the Prosecutor’s role? & AG Schuette politicizes it

More on the awarding of serial child rapist joint custody: What’s the Prosecutor’s role? & AG Schuette politicizes it

I have written extensively about the situation where a serial child rapist, Christopher Mirasolo, was given joint custody of the child conceived when he kidnapped and raped a 12-year old nine years ago (HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE.) Sanilac Probate judge Gregory Ross signed an order in September awarding Mirasolo joint custody with his rape victim after the 21-year old […]

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UPDATED: Women’s March organizers choose a white man, Bernie Sanders, to headline “Reclaiming Our Time” convention

UPDATED: Women’s March organizers choose a white man, Bernie Sanders, to headline “Reclaiming Our Time” convention

When Anne and I went to the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on January 21st this year, our lives were changed. Not since the Equal Rights marches in the 70s had I seen women rising up and claiming their political voice with such intensity and determination. They gathered there and around the country with their allies to say, “Women will […]

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Evocative art piece about white supremacy & the #FlintWaterCrisis by Ti-Rock Moore wins coveted ArtPrize award

Evocative art piece about white supremacy & the #FlintWaterCrisis by Ti-Rock Moore wins coveted ArtPrize award

The first time I saw this image, everything around me stopped and the hair on my arms stood on end: Photo courtesy of Ti-Rock Moore The piece, titled “Flint”, was an entry in the renowned ArtPrize competition in Grand Rapids. It brings the hideous national shame and stain of Jim Crow-era racism and systemic white supremacy and slams it like […]

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VICTORY! Judge who awarded serial child rapist joint custody with his rape victim stays order

VICTORY! Judge who awarded serial child rapist joint custody with his rape victim stays order

Hallelujah This afternoon, Sanilac Probate Judge Gregory S. Ross, the man who awarded joint custody to a serial child rapist with the woman he raped when she was 12 years old, reversed his decision and stayed his order and ordered a new hearing next week: A Sanilac County judge Tuesday stayed his controversial ruling granting a convicted rapist joint custody […]

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