Category: Michigan

Michigan: Birthplace of a Rogue Candidate? Puh-leeeze…

Michigan: Birthplace of a Rogue Candidate? Puh-leeeze…

Sarah Palin is in Michigan today. Lucky us. Her devotees started lining up last night, in fact. The Sarah! Bus – photo by Rex Larsen | The Grand Rapids Press Why Michigan? Well, according to Palin, it’s because Michigan is where she first “went rogue”. [Michigan is] “the state where I ‘went rogue’ trying to reach out to during the […]

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Detroit News STILL has ACORN Derangement Syndrome

Detroit News STILL has ACORN Derangement Syndrome

In Sunday’s edition of the combined Detroit Free Press and Detroit News (they publish jointly on Sundays), Detroit News Editorial Page editor and all around numbskull Nolan Findlay had an editorial titled “Bet on it: ACORN will be back”. The mind-blowing thing about it is that man like Nolan, immersed daily in the news of the day/week/year, still manages to […]

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Michigan GOP leadership holds state budget hostage

Michigan GOP leadership holds state budget hostage

It’s no secret that Michigan’s economy is in big trouble. We lead the nation in unemployment. Wages are going down for those that remain employed and, according to Republican Senate Maj. Leader Mike Bishop, that’s a good thing: State Senate Majority Leader Michael Bishop (R) says…[t]he state…needs to change its image and “create an environment where taxes are low, labor […]

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Welcome, Michigan Liberal friends!

Welcome, Michigan Liberal friends!

I am sponsoring the Michigan Liberal website for a couple of days. It’s a terrific site for anything related to progressive issues in Michigan and I highly encourage you to (a) visit and (b) support it with a little financial help. Totally worth the investment, in my opinion. I’m just sayin’… P.S. If you are feeling eclectafriendly, please vote for […]

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I know Ann Arbor is awesome. So does the American Planning Association

The American Planning Association has chosen Ann Arbor’s South Main Street as one of its Top Ten “Great Places in America: Streets“ And to those of us that live here, that’s no surprise. I’m just sayin’…

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Panic in Detroit: 35,000 line up for federal poverty help, conservatives laugh

Panic in Detroit: 35,000 line up for federal poverty help, conservatives laugh

From the Recommended List at Daily Kos. Something happened in Detroit on Wednesday this week that flew beneath the radar of many Americans. Nearly 35,000 Detroiters converged on Cobo Hall to get one of the 5,000 applications for federal aid to people in poverty. Via the Detroit News: They came by foot, wheelchair, bicycle and car. About six left by […]

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MI-GOP Senate Maj. Leader: “We need to keep wages low”

MI-GOP Senate Maj. Leader: “We need to keep wages low”

Michigan leads the nation in unemployment. Our businesses are closing their doors, our food banks are running out of food and our workers are facing firings, layoffs and, when they actually keep their jobs, many, like me and all of my coworkers, face wage cuts. The Republican Senate Majority Leader’s answer? “…create an environment where…labor costs are low…” Oh sure. […]

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Operation Rescue exploits memorial for Mich. anti-abortion activist

Cross-posted at the Daily Kos. Ahh…surprise, surprise. The Associate Press reports that a memorial service for slain anti-abortion activist, James Pouillon, will be followed by a large protest outside the local offices of Planned Parenthood in Owosso, Michigan. This clinic does not even perform abortions. Pouillon was shot to death on September 11, 2009 by Harlan Drake who also shot […]

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Mich. Gov. issues significant climate change executive order

In November of 2007, Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm issued an executive order establishing the Michigan Climate Action Council (MCAC). Over the course of the next 16 months, the MCAC, a collection of stakeholders from across the spectrum, developed a 125-page document, the Michigan Climate Action Council Climate Action Plan [.pdf] which contains 53 recommendations for reducing the impacts of climate […]

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Michigan, the Biggest Loser: Nowhere to go but up

Cross-posted at The Daily Kos. RealtyTrac today is reporting that foreclosures in America set a record in April. Foreclosure filings in the U.S. rose to a record for the second consecutive month in April as banks increased efforts to seize homes from delinquent borrowers. A total of 342,038 properties received a default or auction notice or were seized last month, […]

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Michigan GOP Freaking, Dems Petition Tina Fey!

Republicans in Michigan are freaking out. With the McCain campaign all but abandoning Michigan to the Democrats they are resorting to desperate measures. Tim Walberg is running an ad linking his opponent, Mark Schauer, to Michael Moore. Former Republican governor, William Milliken is backing away from McCain. And now the Republicans are petitioning the McPalin campaign to bring Palin back […]

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