Category: Conservatives

State agencies: “No evidence of illegal practices occurring” at Planned Parenthood, GOP: “We’re investigating anyway”

State agencies: “No evidence of illegal practices occurring” at Planned Parenthood, GOP: “We’re investigating anyway”

MIRS News Service is reporting this week that the Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and Health and Human Services (DHHS) issued a joint statement clearing Planned Parenthood affiliates in Michigan of any illegal activities related to donations of fetal tissue. The two agencies have been investigating Planned Parenthood after Republican Senator Phil Pavlov called for the investigation in the wake […]

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Michigan GOP lawmaker: Planned Parenthood provides sex education for kids to drum up more abortion business

Michigan GOP lawmaker: Planned Parenthood provides sex education for kids to drum up more abortion business

This past week my pal Amy Kerr-Hardin posted a now-viral piece at Democracy Tree titled “Michigan Lawmakers Propose Bill to Prevent Practicing Condom Use on Bananas“. She was writing about new legislation introduced by Republican Tom Hooker, H.B. 4883, that would, in part, prevent sex education teachers from allowing students to practice using condoms in class. The pertinent section she […]

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Welcome back, Mr. Cotter!

Welcome back, Mr. Cotter!

Michigan House speaker Kevin Cotter (R) Mt. Pleasant is a real piece of work. Bear with me here. The amount of time the Republican-controlled State House has spent this summer working on issues that matter to most taxpayers has been scant with relatively little to show for it, and it has happened without direction and leadership. Cotter’s regrettable remark about […]

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Courser/Gamrat: The Truth Will/Should/Maybe Set You Free

Courser/Gamrat: The Truth Will/Should/Maybe Set You Free

I wrote the following on my Facebook page yesterday: “This is more than just an outrage. It is more than just two tea party zealots forcing their ill-conceived and obsessive behavior and “ideas” upon the unwashed and uneducated who have followed them with gusto and hearty resolve. This is more than just about hypocrisy and plain stupidity. “What it is […]

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Obama: “America is strong enough to lead on addressing climate change.” GOP: “No we’re not.”

Obama: “America is strong enough to lead on addressing climate change.” GOP: “No we’re not.”

This past week the Obama administration announced sweeping new regulations that will reduce carbon emissions from our nation’s power plants by 32 percent by 2030. “With this Clean Power Plan, by 2030, carbon pollution from our power plants will be 32 percent lower than it was a decade ago,” President Obama said when he announced the new plan. “The nerdier […]

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Missouri village votes to lower flags to less than half-staff to protest SCOTUS marriage equality decision

Missouri village votes to lower flags to less than half-staff to protest SCOTUS marriage equality decision

Presiding Dent County, Missouri Commissioner Darrell Skiles filed a letter with the city commission asking that flags be lowered to less than half staff for one year to protest “the U.S. high court’s stamp of approval of what God speaks of as an abomination”, referring to the recent SCOTUS decision that ruled same-sex marriage bans are unconstitutinal. “[A]ll who see […]

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The Republican version of the “ownership society”

The Republican version of the “ownership society”

While stumping in Nevada last week Rand Paul once again indicated that if he becomes President he will sell off some of the national parks and public lands that are currently owned by all Americans. He tied this notion of private ownership to the nation’s development in the 1800’s when the government sale of lands in the West raised money […]

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Fellow Midland judges overrule homophobic coworker, weddings to continue in 75th District Court. ALL weddings.

Fellow Midland judges overrule homophobic coworker, weddings to continue in 75th District Court. ALL weddings.

The decision by 75th District Court judge Michael Carpenter to stop ALL marriages in the 75th District Court in Midland to avoid having to marry same-sex couples sent a shockwave of outrage and disbelief throughout the country yesterday. What he did was legal in the technical sense because District Court judges are authorized, not required to perform marriages. However, given […]

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Michigan judge halts ALL marriages in 75th District court to avoid marrying same-sex couples (UPDATED)

Michigan judge halts ALL marriages in 75th District court to avoid marrying same-sex couples (UPDATED)

This post has been updated several times. See below. It hasn’t been particularly surprising to see marriages being halted in places like Mississippi, Alabama, and Texas. In these states, some government officials are refusing to marry or issue marriage licenses to ANY couple, same-sex or opposite-sex, in order to avoid having to marry same-sex couples. However, this bigotry has now […]

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Courser: Same-sex & non-religious couples can have common law marriages (not recognized by the State of Michigan) – UPDATED

Courser: Same-sex & non-religious couples can have common law marriages (not recognized by the State of Michigan) – UPDATED

NOTE: This post has been updated to include information about when Michigan abolished common law marriages. Republican Todd Courser took to the internet to defend “attacks” he’s facing over his package of legislation paving the way for “RFRA for Marriage” and making it harder for same-sex couples to get married. In a piece on his website titled “Breaking Courser Answers […]

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CONFIRMED: “RFRA for Marriage” legislation being drafted by Michigan Republicans

CONFIRMED: “RFRA for Marriage” legislation being drafted by Michigan Republicans

Yesterday I predicted that a three-bill package introduced in the state House by Republicans Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat was paving the way for “RFRA for Marriage” legislation in Michigan. Just hours later, Todd Courser confirmed that this is the case. The confirmation came in a piece titled “It’s Time to End the States Involvement in Marriage” on Courser’s website […]

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