Tag: Flint Water Crisis

Evidence has already surfaced that Gov. Snyder’s version of the #FlintWaterCrisis is inaccurate and suspect

Evidence has already surfaced that Gov. Snyder’s version of the #FlintWaterCrisis is inaccurate and suspect

Just one day after Gov. Snyder released what he says are all of his emails from 2014 and 2015 regarding his administration’s poisoning of Flint’s drinking water along with the state government’s official timeline, evidence has already surfaced that it, at best, incomplete. Progress Michigan has discovered that his Chief of Staff met with Flint officials regarding lead contamination in […]

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Once more with feeling: Flint officials did NOT vote to switch to Flint River water

Once more with feeling: Flint officials did NOT vote to switch to Flint River water

Everywhere anyone has written about the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water by the Snyder administration, there are inevitably a few Snyder defenders trying like Hell to pin this on the Flint City Council. As I have said before (repeatedly), this simply did not happen. Former mayor Dayne Walling confirmed this in the interview I did with him when, discussing the […]

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Manhunt ensues for #FlintWaterCrisis protester who may have irreparably damaged Michigan Capitol Building

Manhunt ensues for #FlintWaterCrisis protester who may have irreparably damaged Michigan Capitol Building

On Tuesday, protesters at the #FlintWaterCrisis protest in front of Lansing City Hall left the protest and headed over to the Capitol Building where they spent over two hours chanting and singing and and demanding action to fix the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water. After the protest, they left behind a reminder they had been there: scrawled “Arrest Snyder” and […]

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PHOTOS: #FlintWaterCrisis & Michigan State of the State protest – This is NOT what democracy looks like

PHOTOS: #FlintWaterCrisis & Michigan State of the State protest – This is NOT what democracy looks like

[All photos by Anne C. Savage, special to Eclectablog] As lawmakers and other political movers and shakers in Michigan gathered together in the cozy warmth of Michigan’s State Capitol Building for Governor Snyder’s 2016 State of the State Address, over 500 protesters from around the state gathered in the frigid cold outside to demand substantive action by the state government […]

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VIDEO: #FlintWaterCrisis protest takes over the State Capitol Building steps and lawn

VIDEO: #FlintWaterCrisis protest takes over the State Capitol Building steps and lawn

We’re inside now thawing out from standing in the frigid air during the protest but I thought folks would like to see a brief video of the protest. After the press conference at Lansing City Hall, at least 500 protestors moved to the steps of the State Capitol Building to cause a fuss.

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Marco Rubio shows how informed & concerned he is about the #FlintWaterCrisis (spoiler alert: not at all)

Marco Rubio shows how informed & concerned he is about the #FlintWaterCrisis (spoiler alert: not at all)

Marco Rubio, the presidential candidate who became famous for his bottled water drinking style has weighed in on the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water with lead. When asked by reporters for a comment on the situation, he said, “It’s just not an issue we’ve been quite frankly fully briefed or apprised of in terms of the role the governor has […]

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UPDATED: Flint Mayor Karen Weaver endorses Hillary Clinton: “We want a friend like Hillary in the White House”

UPDATED: Flint Mayor Karen Weaver endorses Hillary Clinton: “We want a friend like Hillary in the White House”

During a press call with journalists today, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver gave her endorsement to Hillary Clinton, saying, “We want a friend like Hillary in the White House.” Weaver says she has spoken directly with Sec. Clinton in the past couple of days to give her details about the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water. She said she is satisfied with […]

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The GOP’s #FlintWaterCrisis blame game continues as Republicans freak out over protest rally planned for today

The GOP’s #FlintWaterCrisis blame game continues as Republicans freak out over protest rally planned for today

Republicans across the state and even across the country are working diligently to make sure that Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder doesn’t take the fall for his administration’s role in the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water. Michelle Malkin and the Hot Air blog are both of examples of conservative, corporatist water-carriers who want the country to blame the U.S. EPA for […]

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Clinton brings up #FlintWaterCrisis in Dem presidential debate, Snyder & defenders continue trying to avoid blame

Clinton brings up #FlintWaterCrisis in Dem presidential debate, Snyder & defenders continue trying to avoid blame

In her closing remarks during last night’s Democratic candidates’ presidential debate, Hillary Clinton brought up the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water, saying she’s “outraged”, that “every single American should be outraged,” and that Gov. Rick Snyder “acted as though he didn’t really care.” Here are her remarks in full: I spent a lot of time last week being outraged by […]

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Obama admin sends $5 million for #FlintWaterCrisis. Gov. Snyder says the actions he’s taken are “going beyond reason”.

Obama admin sends $5 million for #FlintWaterCrisis. Gov. Snyder says the actions he’s taken are “going beyond reason”.

NOTE: It’s fundraising week at Eclectablog. If you find value in what we do here, please consider making a donation to ensure that all our regular contributors can be paid for their creative work. Click HERE for details. Thanks so much. – Chris Following Gov. Rick Snyder’s tardy request for a federal declaration of a state of emergency in Flint […]

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Bernie Sanders speaks out on #FlintWaterCrisis, Gov. Snyder asks for

Bernie Sanders speaks out on #FlintWaterCrisis, Gov. Snyder asks for <10% of what's needed financially from feds

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has finally joined Hillary Clinton in speaking out about the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water by the Snyder administration. In a statement released by his campaign, he calls for the resignation of Gov. Snyder: U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday called on Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to resign for his administration’s failure to deal with a […]

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