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GOP Legislator and Detroit News take a trip to the Memory Hole
Silly GOPcritter. Don't you know the Internet plugged up the memory hole ages ago? Below the cut (where I've posted some screen grabs) are two versions of an anti-Obamacare rant by one of our ...
Inflection 05/03/2015 6 9 - -
UPDATED: Asst Wayne Cty prosecutor re: Baltimore protesters: "Shoot em. Period. End of discussion."
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . Shoot 'em? Teana Walsh, an assistant Wayne County, Michigan prosecutor posted this on her Facebook page after watching images of protesters and rioters in ...
Eclectablog 05/01/2015 130 255 1 -
Father of black Detroit youth shot by ICE agent: "They brought my son downstairs and executed him"
Originally posted at Eclectablog . On Monday of this week U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Officer Mitchell Quinn shot and killed 20-year old Detroiter Terrance Kellom. The killing took ...
Eclectablog 04/29/2015 42 160 3 -
Michigan AG Schuette's hired gun paid $50K to tell SCOTUS gay marriage creates unwed mothers
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . There is a great deal of speculation on how the Supreme Court will decide the case of Obergefell v. Hodges , the case that will likely decide once and for ...
Eclectablog 04/29/2015 6 13 - -
Saturday Update: BFSkinner about to leave ICU after his surgery on Wednesday
As you may know from his last two diaries , BFSkinner had abdominal surgery on Wednesday. The surgeons removed a mass that was apparently not cancerous, and they also reduced a hernia. I talked ...
2thanks 04/27/2015 114 318 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Detroit, the Good and the Ugly; DIA Meet-up
Hey hey! For once, I actually have *photos* to post from a demo I attended! I hope you're as impressed as I am. ;) Simple and to the point ...
peregrine kate 04/22/2015 25 9 - -
DERP ALERT: Michigan bigots now trying to out-bigot each other
Originally posted at Eclectablog . After the owner of Indiana pizzeria Memories publicly declared she wouldn't make her pies for same-sex weddings, she raked in well over $800,000 from a GoFundMe....
Eclectablog 04/21/2015 61 183 3 -
BFSkinner about to leave the hospital.
BFSkinner's discharge paperwork is done. His brother is about to drive him home. BF expects to rest for a while. Once he recovers from the trip home, he will post a diary. Hurray!
2thanks 04/20/2015 15 27 - -
Detroit Zoo investing in technology to turn waste into energy
Bengal Tiger The Detroit Zoo is investing $1.1 million into a biodigester that would convert the yearly 400-500 tons of manure (and other organic waste) the zoo creates into methane heavy gas. The ...
Walter Einenkel 04/20/2015 7 9 - -
Michigan business owner posts anti-gay Facebook rant. Commenters rip him to shreds
Brian Klawiter, proud bigot, Dieseltec business owner Brian Klawiter owns a diesel engine repair shop in Michigan called Dieseltec. Tuesday, on Dieseltec's Facebook page, he posted a ...
FaithGardner 04/20/2015 287 275 7 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Meetup! Sat 4/11, 5:00 PM, Sweet Potato Sensations
My thanks to DoReMI for hosting a couple of weeks back, when I was otherwise occupied. The personal matter that interfered with my participation back then was major: my father died on Tuesday, ...
peregrine kate 04/08/2015 17 10 - -
GoFundMe: Michigan couple seeks to prove that pizza lovers support marriage equality, not bigotry
Originally posted at Eclectablog . When the owner of Memories Pizza in Indiana recently told reporters that she would refuse to bake pies for wedding receptions if the couple were gay or lesbian, ...
Eclectablog 04/07/2015 8 22 3 -
Michigan AG: We must continue to ban marriage equality to protect the dignity of same-sex couples
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Michigan's Bigot-in-Chief, Attorney General Bill Schuette, has put forth some pretty remarkable excuses for his crusade to ensure that same-sex couples cannot ...
Eclectablog 03/30/2015 23 40 - -
My Planet Fitness post provokes a "rebuttal" from extremist right-wing "Christian" hypocrites
Originally posted at Eclectablog . My Eclectablog post yesterday (" Anti-trans* woman uses Michigan’s Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act to sue Planet Fitness for terminating her membership ") which ...
Eclectablog 03/25/2015 198 265 - -
Anti-trans* woman uses Michigan civil rights act to sue Planet Fitness for cancelling her membership
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Earlier this month I wrote about a woman in Midland who had her Planet Fitness membership cancelled because she spent her days in their gym warning anyone who ...
Eclectablog 03/24/2015 140 147 - -
INTERVIEW & photos with one of Michigan's rare married same-sex couples on their 1-year anniversary
One year ago today, my wife Anne and I spent an extraordinary day at the County Clerk's offices in Washtenaw and Oakland counties in Michigan, watching as some of the 300+ same-sex couples were ...
Eclectablog 03/22/2015 7 11 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: The Local Parties And You
All your diary are belong to me! Mwahahahahah - I mean, I'd like to thank peregrine kate for giving me the opportunity to talk about the local parties we don't know and maybe love. But before we ...
ezioaltair12 03/18/2015 15 5 - -
Satanic Temple of Detroit demands groups who discriminate on religious grounds post warning signs
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Amy has been doing a terrific job of letting the world know how regressive our state is becoming with regard to the use of religious beliefs to deny health care, ...
Eclectablog 03/17/2015 9 31 - -
Detroit-Area Residents Demand Clean Air
On Wednesday night I was proud to join hundreds of residents from River Rouge and other Michigan communities in speaking out for cleaner air in Detroit. For decades, the residents of River Rouge ...
Mary Anne Hitt 03/13/2015 9 12 - -
Michigan, Ohio Democratic Parties file joint SCOTUS brief for marriage equality
The Democratic Parties in both the Wolverine and Buckeye States have come together to file a joint amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court on the marriage equality case. “Elected officials from ...
ScottyUrb 03/05/2015 8 10 - -
Michigan will recognize 300 gay marriages performed legally before stay was issued
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday that the state would in fact recognize the 300-plus marriages that took place in a 24-hour window last year ...
Kerry Eleveld 03/05/2015 23 27 - -
Michigan Legislature Approves Gun Permits For Domestic Violence Offenders
I’m not against gun ownership by any stretch of the imagination. I’m against irresponsible gun ownership, especially those actions that put innocents in danger. The recent action by the ...
MiAtheistGal 03/05/2015 20 13 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Why Move to Michigan?
Time for all of us Michiganders (or Michiganians, whichever you prefer) to come up with good arguments to explain why YOUR city or town is a desirable place to live. Of course, when one makes an ...
peregrine kate 02/25/2015 63 14 - -
A Look at the MDP Convention - Part 1: Summary
So I never really expected to write a diary, but here we are I guess…this is my first one. Although I’ve always wanted to write one, I never really had anything to write about…...
ezioaltair12 02/16/2015 7 6 - -
Allen Park, MI, where “City Admin.”, “Emergency Mgr”, & “Dictator” all mean the same
Originally posted at Eclectablog . This past week, the City Council of Allen Park voted to fire their City Administrator Karen Folks . Why? Because she has essentially made herself the dictator of ...
Eclectablog 01/30/2015 16 39 - -
4 Year Old Saves Pregnant Mother Having Seizure by Calling 911
For today’s ‘too cute for words’ moment, I’d like to introduce you to four year old Calise Manning, of Kalamazoo Michigan. She might be young, but she’s already a little hero, at least to ...
MiAtheistGal 01/26/2015 7 24 - -
BREAKING: Chris Christie appoints "Detroit-style" Emergency Manager for Atlantic City
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Back in November, I wrote about New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie considering the possibility of appointing an Emergency Manager for Atlantic City which has ...
Eclectablog 01/22/2015 46 68 1 -
BREAKING: Federal judge compels Michigan to recognize 300 same-sex couples married in March 2014
Originally posted at Eclectablog . "What the state has joined together, it may not put asunder." Connie Greer and Diane VanDorn of Ann Arbor (formerly Dexter). Read about their story ...
Eclectablog 01/15/2015 10 29 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Organizing in the Cold Winter; Book Club; Meet-up?
Hey all, I'm hoping that this weekly platform will be ONE way by which political communication across the state of Michigan can be facilitated. I have a variety of topics to present tonight, just ...
peregrine kate 01/14/2015 12 9 - -
The Gamrat/Courser Manifesto: new lawmakers announce their plans to turn Michigan into a theocracy
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Incoming tea party extremists Cindy Gamrat and Todd Courser have already pledged that the first piece of legislation they introduce will be a personhood amendment ...
Eclectablog 01/11/2015 22 39 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: What Will We Make of 2015?
I don't know about you, but I am MORE than ready for a new year. I had some good moments in 2014, but I'm still hoping for better this year. How about you? In particular, what are your political ...
peregrine kate 01/07/2015 7 8 - -
Nuclear Plant Leaked Oil Into Lake Michigan For Two Months
An oil leak at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear Plant near Bridgman, MI has occurred, according to nuclear plant officials. An oil cooling system on the turbine system leaked the oil ...
MiAtheistGal 01/04/2015 54 69 - -
Republicans Enact Anti-Science, Anti-Biodiversity Legislation in Michigan
This is a very brief note to inform the Daily Kos community that the majority republicans in the Michigan Legislature have enacted SB 78, a bill to prevent Michigan from advancing biodiversity and ...
LakeSuperior 12/20/2014 34 32 1 -
Recount Math
This diary will likely have a very small audience. It takes off from my recent experience as a Democratic challenger in the 2014 recount of the 20th Michigan Senate district election. The ...
memiller 12/20/2014 5 3 - -
Mich GOPer posts pix of his kids with AR-15s, calls them "modern muskets" & "weapons for liberty"
Cross-posted from Eclectablog.com . Two days ago, I wrote about incoming Michigan Republican and off-the-charts tea partier Todd Courser and showed a photo he had posted on Facebook of one of his ...
Eclectablog 12/19/2014 120 104 1 -
I can'€™t sell you rape insurance because it's against my religion. MI Policast Ep 26
This time we're all about Christian persecution, charter schools, and Father Knows Best. Ew. Download the mp3 here: http://media.blubrry.com/michigan_policast/p/michiganpolicast.com/wp-content/...
christinebarry 12/15/2014 7 5 - -
Act Now: Michigan's RFRA Headed To Senate Floor
Freedom Michigan just tweeted that Michigan's Religious Freedom Restoration Act is headed to the Senate floor. The bill would undercut local LGBT-inclusive anti-discrimination laws, possibly making ...
leftprogressive 12/11/2014 3 5 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Holiday Blues
Hi there peeps. I got nuttin'. Just trying to buckle down here and get through the rest of the semester with my husband and daughter. Sometimes I miss teaching, but not during finals & grading ...
peregrine kate 12/10/2014 17 12 - -
Mich GOP doesn't do science, new law would reject biodiversity as criterion for managing state lands
Originally posted at Eclectablog . In a 2011 paper published in the journal Nature , Elsa Cleland studied the impact of biodiversity on ecosystems. Her study concluded with this summary: ...
Eclectablog 12/10/2014 14 25 - -
#BlackLivesMatter March and Die-In at Noel Night, Midtown Detroit, 12/6/14
Several hundred people gathered on Saturday, December 6th, during the popular annual holiday event in Midtown Detroit, Noel Night, to march and to hold a die-in. My older daughter and I were among ...
peregrine kate 12/08/2014 46 51 1 -
Michigan Republicans GONE WILD! A lame duck recap (so far)
Lame duck sessions in Michigan since 2010 are more accurately described as "inflamed duck" sessions. Michigan Republicans ram more bills through in a couple of weeks than they do nearly the entire ...
Eclectablog 12/05/2014 20 29 1 -
Dark, dark, dark money. Michigan Policast Episode 25
Cross-posted from Michigan Policast Oh my goodness, we have a lot of ranting in this one, and I even get bleeped once.  That's good though, we've got a family-friendly image to protect ;) Click ...
christinebarry 12/05/2014 2 3 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: On the Police Killing of Aura Rosser
In the wake of no-bill decisions by grand juries investigating the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, we here in Michigan have our own shameful death-by-cop to examine carefully. On Sunday, ...
peregrine kate 12/03/2014 18 36 - -
Introducing Michigan Policast
Hi Kossaks, I'd like to introduce our podcast, Michigan Policast. You can find it at www.michiganpolicast.com , or subscribe to it on iTunes. Michigan Policast is all about Michigan politics. ...
christinebarry 12/02/2014 5 9 - -
Michigan Victories Prove LGBT Democrats Can Win Everywhere
There's a fear in some Michigan Democratic circles that LGBT candidates can't win swing seats. There are many possible reasons for this. Some of it may be attributed to the fact that, until recently,
ScottyUrb 12/01/2014 3 5 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: MI GOP on a Tear; County Dem Party Conventions
Lots of thrilling (not) news out of Michigan this week during the lame-duck session; here are two examples out of many. Rep. Pete Lund, R-Shelby Township proposed to alter the allocation of ...
peregrine kate 11/19/2014 9 10 - -
Everything that's wrong with the debate over marriage equality in one screenshot
I took this screenshot from the front page of The Detroit News this afternoon: That's what we call irony, kids. Irony, pure and simple.
Eclectablog 11/18/2014 41 175 2 -
As Mich's same-sex marriage ban heads to SCOTUS, AG says married same-sex couples aren't married
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Evolution is tough for bigots. They struggle as the world around them changes and evolves and becomes better, more accepting of people who are different than ...
Eclectablog 11/18/2014 17 24 - -
MI Gov. Rick Snyder argues the 6th circuit ruling should invalidate 300 marriages
Approximately 300 same sex couples got married on March 22 after U.S. District Court Judge Bernard Friedman's ruling that struck down Michigan's same sex marriage ban. There was a stay issued later ...
freshwater dan 11/15/2014 8 12 1 -
Michigan Legislature to Look at Electoral Vote Deform.
Here we go : Michigan would divide its electoral college votes in presidential elections rather than award them all to a single candidate under legislation being introduced Thursday in the state ...
memiller 11/13/2014 82 40 - -
Michigan exports its anti-democratic model: Chris Christie considers Emergency Mgr for Atlantic City
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Remember when New Jersey Governor Chris Christie came to Michigan to visit Governor Rick Snyder in March ? And when he came back ...
Eclectablog 11/13/2014 19 18 - -
MI-Gov, MI-Sen - 3% of Michigan Voted Progressive AND Right-Wing
Head below the pretzel for the breakdown that supports my inflammatory headline.
Arbo 11/09/2014 4 1 - -
How Climate Hawks Vote lost, and won, in Michigan.
Climate Hawks Vote launched in June 2014 with the goal of electing candidates who grasp the magnitude of the climate crisis. The fall 2014 elections would be our first test of an explicitly ...
RLMiller 11/08/2014 5 32 - -
Michigan Dems Got More Votes and Still Lost
Ask any football or basketball coach. It's a lot easier to win if you can write your own rules. Today the shrinking base of the Republican Party holds onto power by writing rules giving it a built-...
WaltSorg 11/06/2014 168 171 2 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Any Positive Campaign Experiences to Share?
I thought I'd do a Hey, WTF Michigan? diary, but pierre9045 has that covered already very well and I don't want to detract from the conversation over there. So please do check out his diary for ...
peregrine kate 11/05/2014 14 7 - -
MI-Gov: Here's Proof That Democrats Learned Their Lesson From 2010
Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer (D. MI) has been fixated on getting the base out to the polls to help him defeat Tea Party Governor Rick Snyder (R. MI): http://www.freep.com/story/news/...
poopdogcomedy 11/04/2014 19 127 3 -
Think You Don't Have a Reason to Vote - Michigan African-American Population: Come Again
Originally published at Independent Underground News & Talk Photo Credit - Attorney Godfrey Dillard Facebook Page Attorney and SOS Candidate Godfrey Dillard (L), the Honorable ...
IUNewsTalk 11/03/2014 2 4 1 -
FL, IL & MI-Gov: PPP's Final Poll Shows Toss Ups In FL, IL & MI
Gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer (D. MI) PPP's final poll on the Governor races in Florida, Illinois and Michigan. First Florida: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2014/11/governors-race-...
poopdogcomedy 11/02/2014 34 33 3 -
Guess which Michigan candidates had 6,000+ people rally for them yesterday. HINT: it wasn't the GOP
Originally posted at Eclectablog . While Michigan Republican Party chair Bobby Schostak, the man behind "The Worst Campaign Ad That Human Beings Actually Paid for This Year" , tells anyone who will ...
Eclectablog 11/02/2014 30 97 2 -
Hey, remember Benton Harbor?
A few years ago, outrage over segregated Benton Harbor, Michigan was atop the Daily Kos wreck list and even the Rachel Maddow show . We were fascinated by the little twin cities separated only by a ...
RLMiller 10/31/2014 7 56 2 -
MI-GOV SCANDAL: Snyder administration busted illegally destroying FOIAed documents
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Progress Michigan has been doing yeomans work holding the Snyder administration accountable for corrupt actitivies, shining the sanitizing sunshine needed to ...
Eclectablog 10/31/2014 43 174 4 -
GOTV: Rides to the polls in key States
GOTV: Rides to the polls in Battleground States. I don't have to tell anyone that we are down to it. I am personally very alarmed at the thought of a red senate, but if you need any more ...
ShoshannaD 10/30/2014 8 18 1 -
MI-Gov: Howard Dean Helps Mark Schauer (D) Get Ready To Defeat Rick Snyder (R)
poopdogcomedy 10/30/2014 4 8 1 -
Try It, You'll Like It (maybe): Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread
I admit it: I feel intensely ambivalent about canvassing. I tell myself why it's hard, and why I don't like it. And then, I force myself to do it and discover, again, that I actually really like it ...
peregrine kate 10/29/2014 5 8 - -
MI-06: Breaking: polling catches up w/No. 1 climate enemy
Eclectablog: Clements down by only 4 points, 47-43%, but within the margin of error of 4.9 points. ...same firm that showed Clements down a full 15 points the first week of October .... shows two ...
emorej a Hong Kong 10/29/2014 5 19 1 -
The Detroit Free Press Explains Why Rick Snyder is a Horrible Governor...and Then Endorses Him
Last year, the Newark Star-Ledger wrote one of the most nonsensical endorsement editorials I have ever read. They called Chris Christie "overrated" and "fraudulent" and said that his policies are ...
Liberty Equality Fraternity and Trees 10/26/2014 32 46 2 -
MI-11 - See the video WashPo calls "one of the most brutal attack ads you’ll ever see"
Bobby McKenzie, the Democratic candidate for Congress in Michigan’s 11th District is up with his first ad this cycle and it’s a doozy. It is a hard-hitting ad that shows what it looks like when ...
Eclectablog 10/24/2014 49 137 3 -
MI-Gov: PPP/LCV Poll Has Mark Schauer (D) & Rick Snyder (R) Tied
The latest PPP poll conducted on behalf of the League of Conservation Voters shows a tied race between Mark Schauer (D. MI) and Governor Rick Snyder (R. MI) with 48-48: http://www.lcv.org/assets/...
poopdogcomedy 10/23/2014 11 17 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Local Candidate Promotion!
Now's your chance to share info with each other in MI about your favorite local candidates. Please feel free to promote those in local races--school board, community college, and especially ...
peregrine kate 10/22/2014 22 11 - -
Mich GOP hates business regs except when they don't, give the finger to Tesla Motors
Originally posted at Eclectablog . I have been following Tesla Motors for many years. They are one of the most exciting companies to start up in the past decade, producing all-electric vehicles ...
Eclectablog 10/22/2014 52 88 2 -
MI-Gov - More corruption in the Snyder admin: $26.4MM in no-bid contracts awarded to campaign donor
Originally posted at Eclectablog . The Michigan Democratic Party released bombshell news today that the Snyder administration awarded $26.4 million in no-bid contracts to a high-dollar donor to ...
Eclectablog 10/20/2014 11 31 1 -
MI-Gov: Watch Mark Schauer (D) Debate Rick Snyder (R) This Sunday Via Livestream
Received this e-mail today from Mark Schauer's (D. MI) gubernatorial campaign:
poopdogcomedy 10/09/2014 3 4 1 -
BREAKING: Crowd-funded SuperPAC to spend $1.5MM to help Paul Clements unseat Fred Upton in MI-06
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . The MaydayPAC SuperPAC is a SuperPAC like no other. It is crowdfunded with a single-minded goal of enacting “fundamental reform in the way elections are ...
Eclectablog 10/09/2014 12 28 - -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Open Thread: Join the Demo for Schauer, Sun 10/12 5:00, Old Main, WSU
Following up on Hector Solon's brilliant suggestion from last week's Open Thread , I'm convening a gathering of Kossacks and friends to support Mark Schauer outside Old Main, the building on Wayne ...
peregrine kate 10/08/2014 8 6 - -
Man who shot an un-armed man over road rage to use Michigan’s “Stand Your Ground” defense
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . On September 2nd, Derek Flemming, a 43-year old married father of two young children was driving with his wife in Livingston County to pick up their kids when ...
Eclectablog 10/08/2014 174 242 3 -
MI-Gov: Mark Schauer's (D) New Ad Hits Rick Snyder (R) On Seniors' Pension Tax
Received this e-mail today from Mark Schauer's (D. MI) gubernatorial campaign: We're so excited about this new ad we just launched! It’s ...
poopdogcomedy 10/07/2014 3 12 1 -
One Good Cop -- Michigan's a better place today
Officer Hall Pays It Forward The state of Michigan has not had a lot of good press lately. Nor have police officers across the nation. This is one bright spot for both.
TheCodfish 10/07/2014 99 110 1 -
MI-Sen/Gov: PPP/LCV Poll Has Peters (D) Leading Land (R) By 7, Snyder (R) Leading Schauer (D) By 1
Some mixed news today, Tweeted out by PPP: Below are the complete results: http:/
poopdogcomedy 10/06/2014 11 8 - -
AR & MI-Sen, HI-01: VoteVets Go After Cotton (R), Go All In For Peters (D) & Takai (D) In New Ads
Received this e-mail today from VoteVets regarding three races this year: Last month, thousands of veterans, military family members and VoteVets supporters stepped up and contributed to ...
poopdogcomedy 10/06/2014 3 12 1 -
Daily Kos Election Outlook: Michigan Senate race starts moving off the table
Earlier in 2014, the Michigan Senate race was looking like it'd be a big source of trouble for the Democrats ... while at the same time, Democrats in less-blue states like Iowa and ...
David Jarman 10/06/2014 43 20 - -
More on the Michigan Republican Party's harassment of elderly woman under hospice care
Originally posted at Eclectablog . My reporting on the Michigan Republican Party's odious mailer encouraging people to call the phone of the ailing mother of Democratic candidate for Michigan’s ...
Eclectablog 10/03/2014 58 268 2 -
UPDATED: Mich GOP goes to the gutter, mailer asks people to call Dem candidate's mother in hospice
Originally posted at Eclectablog . My follow-up post to this story can be found HERE . This story is beyond disgusting. The Michigan Republican Party has mailed out a hit piece on John Fisher the ...
Eclectablog 10/01/2014 171 420 5 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Weekly Open Thread: Helping Each Other Stay on Track
You know how support groups work, right? The idea is that by sharing our stories and struggles, we can help each other keep on keepin' on. Well, that's what I'd like us to do for the next four ...
peregrine kate 10/01/2014 13 12 - -
"You're doing black people a disservice by registering them to vote."
Words fail. Yes, that's what the Climate Hawks Vote organizer was told in woefully segregated Benton Harbor, Michigan. We've endorsed Paul Clements, challenging Fred Upton in southwest Michigan, ...
RLMiller 09/30/2014 32 193 3 -
GOTV VIII: Michigan, Arkansas, Georgia and Alaska voter reg deadlines SOON
Welcome to the latest in the GOTV series. I know I don't have to tell anyone here that these are key battleground states for the Senate or how important it is to keep the Senate blue. But just in ...
ShoshannaD 09/29/2014 7 19 - -
DONATE: Josh Derke, the Michigan Dem who epically smacked anti-gay group now has a fundraising page
Originally posted at Eclectablog . A couple of days ago I wrote about the letter Josh Derke, candidate for Michigan's 93rd House District sent to the anti-gay, ragingly homophobic leader of the ...
Eclectablog 09/29/2014 6 15 - -
Fred Upton's voter shenanigans. Is he that desperate?
Climate Hawks Vote has endorsed Paul Clements, challenging Fred Upton in Michigan's 6th District. A number of voters in Benton Harbor (yes, that Benton Harbor of emergency manager fame) have ...
RLMiller 09/28/2014 7 40 - -
UPDATED: Dem candidate for Michigan's 93rd House District sends epic response to anti-gay hate group
Originally posted at Eclectablog . UPDATE: Josh Derke now has a fundraising page up at JoshDerke.ruck.us . Please support this incredible Democrat. You've probably heard of the Westboro Baptist ...
Eclectablog 09/27/2014 108 487 21 -
Michigan's GOP Candidate for U.S. Senate Missteps Again
I've always been of the opinion that you can tell how well a politician will govern based on the quality of the campaign they're running. That's not good for Michigan's Republican candidate for US ...
grape crush 09/24/2014 2 6 - -
MI-SEN: Senate candidate Gary Peters releases the best campaign ad of the season so far
With Terri Lynn Land's fail campaign circling the drain, Congressman Gary Peters has now turned to releasing a series of positive ads, touting his accomplishments. The one released today, "Frugal", ...
Eclectablog 09/23/2014 11 31 2 -
Campus Cops vs. University Professors
WMU faculty rally on September 5, 2014. (Photos by Larry J. Simon.) Cross-posted from alevei . On occasion on these pages, I have written ...
alevei 09/20/2014 140 190 2 -
Hypocrite Rick Snyder now touting Medicaid expansion he originally fought
Gov. Rick Snyder Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) takes the award for ...
Joan McCarter 09/19/2014 8 23 1 -
MI-Gov: Rick Snyder (R) Launching "Town Hall Tour" But Still Won't Debate Mark Schauer (D)
So this is Governor Rick Snyder's (R. MI) brilliant plan to win over the voters: http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2014/09/michigan_gov_rick_snyder_launc....
poopdogcomedy 09/18/2014 5 10 1 -
Michigan/Motor City Kossacks Open Thread: Roll Call, including Your GOTV Efforts (past and present)
Hey everyone, let's take advantage of this weekly platform to get to know each other a little better. Not everyone can participate in the meet-ups, and we don't always get a chance to go into much ...
peregrine kate 09/17/2014 7 9 - -
CO, IA, MI & NH-Sen: Environmentalist GreenStorm For Udall (D), Braley (D), Peters (D) & Shaheen (D)
Received this e-mail today from Senator Mark Udall (D. CO): Until midnight ...
poopdogcomedy 09/17/2014 4 12 1 -
Yet another fossil fueled disaster in Fred Upton's district
This time, it's TransCanada of "our pipelines never leak except when they do" fame, and it's a natural gas pipeline. 500 people have been evacuated in rural Berrien County. The noise sounded like ...
RLMiller 09/17/2014 4 16 - -
MI-GOV: Republican Rick Snyder now running on Obamacare after failure to lead on Medicaid expansion
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Back when Michigan legislators were debating whether to expand Medicaid in our state through the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare"), Rick Snyder ...
Eclectablog 09/17/2014 1 12 - -
GOTV 2014 VII: Governors Go Blue! Help Elect Mark Schauer Gov. of MI
In the midst of his hectic campaign season, with every indication that this election will be very close up till the votes are counted, Mark Schauer has taken the time to be part of our GOTV14 ...
peregrine kate 09/16/2014 26 25 1 -
Climate Hawks Vote's new endorsements: Big Oil and Michigan waters don't mix.
Climate Hawks Vote announces endorsements of two Michigan Democrats: Paul Clements for Congress in Michigan’s Sixth District, and Gary Peters for Senate, because the Koch brothers and Big Oil need ...
RLMiller 09/16/2014 5 17 - -
They are trying to stop the student vote. We won't let them!
Student at SUNY New Paltz reading a voter registration form distributed by NYPIRG. "They," of course, refers to Republicans. "We" refers to every person who believes the ...
Denise Oliver Velez 09/14/2014 92 144 3 -
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