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The GOPbagger junta ruling the state continues to run down the ALEC checklist, as dictated to them by their big-buck buddies:

-- Approving a $600 million tax money giveaway for a new arena to billionaire sports franchise owner? CHECK

-- Union-busting RTW laws? CHECK

-- Emergency Manager laws to take away local government from those stupid lazy coloreds?  (Despite a decisive election result one month ago repealing a nearly identical law) CHECK *

-- More charter-school horseshit to take away money from public education and give it to the Billy Bob Bible Beating Charter Schools? CHECK *

-- Abortion laws!! Gotta stick our GOPbagger speculums up the hoo-has of those uppity Vagina-Americans. CHECK

-- GUN NUTS!! YES you can carry your iron in your local Day Care!! CHECK

And of course Governor Dipstick, the Smiling Nerd, will sign them all.

He's a good little puppy dog. He's done his master's bidding. He expects a nice juicy meaty treat for Christmas.

* Also of course to allow the fire-sale selloff of public properties (especially public school properties) to their strip-and-loot henchmen.

The beat goes on

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  •  Are the Republicans in Michigan who elected (1+ / 0-)
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    a2nite

    these fascist thugs happy with the legislative horrors they've brought on the state?

    “Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.” -- Ronald Reagan, 1984 debate with Walter Mondale

    by RJDixon74135 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 02:39:16 AM PST

  •  goes to show you (2+ / 0-)
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    Sylv, a2nite

    shows you can never trust republicans, imagine if Dems pulled crap like this,it would be national news and Reps. would be crying more than they normally do. we need to vote every single one out and form a new party, one who is for America. and not one out to destroy it.

  •  Ever think "fascism" is starting to be overused? (0+ / 0-)

    By people with no concept of what it means?

    Happy just to be alive

    by exlrrp on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 03:41:37 AM PST

    •  Go look it up (1+ / 0-)
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      a2nite

      Definition of FASCISM
      1
      often capitalized : a political philosophy, movement, or regime (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition
      2
      : a tendency toward or actual exercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control

      if the label fits, use it

  •  They just outclass us. (2+ / 0-)
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    judyms9, dickensgirl

    Seriously, no matter what is done the Republicans just continue to destroy stuff. We can't seem to stop them.

    •  They don't outclass us. They just count on us (2+ / 0-)
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      a2nite, dickensgirl

      to be civilized, good hearted, and go quietly into the hired help quarters where they think we belong.  And if we keep that mindset, that's where we'll all end up.  Hardball, bare knuckles and chin got us what we've accomplished in the last century.  The union has it right.  Give those MI rethug legislators a reason to be worried/scared enough to carry the handguns some of them carried into the capital and displayed to the media on Tuesday during the anti-Right to Work demonstration in Lansing.  Two can play at taking away the political comfort zone.  Make them keep paying overtime to those 400 officers and troopers it took to make them feel safe.
      Stay in the streets that still belong to us or wait and let them sell the streets to privateers and then we'll be trespassers.  Your choice.

      Building a better America with activism, cooperation, ingenuity and snacks.

      by judyms9 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 05:09:02 AM PST

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  •  SB59 has nothing to do with ALEC (0+ / 0-)
    •  bullshit, they are pushing 'guns for everyone' (1+ / 0-)
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      a2nite

      Guns everywhere, every day.

      •  Not bullshit. (0+ / 0-)

        ALEC took no position on SB 59.  Michigan Students for Concealed Carry, Michigan Gun Owners, and the NRA (of which I'm a member) did.  There's always room for a dash of precision.

        •  ALEC supports ALL gun-nut laws (0+ / 0-)

          They eased off the throttle in PUBLIC as far as making it a high priority because they felt bad publicity was slowing down their main agenda of stripping as much money as possible from ordinary citizens and shoveling it up to the billionaires, but of course they still support it "in principle."

          Now that the GOP lackeys have decided to go full fascist in their wild stampede to ram through any bill ALEC ever farted in the general direction of supporting, they decided they had to pass the gun-nut bills too.

          Even money these fuckers reinstitute slavery by sundown. (I know they cannot 'reinstitute' slavery because Michigan has never had it but in their mad rush to pass anything and everything ALEC has ever been in favor of, they will probably pass it anyway.)

  •  Where's the media on this? (1+ / 0-)
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    a2nite

    It would be great if some of the national media would actually do their damn jobs, and report on the fact that ALEC is controlling our legislation in many states and wake some people up to the fact.

  •  I'm still seething with anger about what these (0+ / 0-)

    damn republiCONS have done to our great state.  We've become a national joke.  The media may comment on it - but basically, we're Michissippi now.  I knew Snyder was a wuss - easily pushed around by the money/power guys. And the GOP congress critters are stupid teabaggers.  Even George Romney is rolling over in his grave. At least I think this lame duck session is done and can't do more damage before the new session starts and then the Dems better get off their butts and get to work turning everything around where it was before these idiots forced their extreme views down our throats. There - I'm cliche'd out.

    Gravitation cannot be held responsible for people falling in love. - Einstein

    by moose67 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 06:39:01 AM PST

  •  Welcome to being an uppity negro, Michigan-- (0+ / 0-)

    The non-rich ones.

    Tipped & rec'ed

    (R's) take those tired memes and shove 'em, Denise Velez Oliver, 11/7/2012.

    by a2nite on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 07:14:10 AM PST

  •  Thanks... (0+ / 0-)

    ... for posting. The is SO MUCH crap to post about in Michigan Michissippi these days

    People need WAKE UP here - other States get it, but we have been lagging. Might be changing finally.

    Keep 'em coming.

    For the occasional reluctant tweet

    by Hector Solon on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 10:21:03 AM PST

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