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Michigan GOP moves to strip power of local governments to protect workers and the LGBT community
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . Republicans have successfully branded themselves as the party that worships "local governmental control". They want federal regulations repealed and the power ...
Eclectablog 05/13/2015 11 29 - -
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 151 268 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 42 164 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 15 - -
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 -
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 -
No, Washington Post, President Obama did NOT "suggest requiring everyone to vote"
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Ya gotta admit, it's terrific clickbait, though, right? Yesterday, the Washington Post ran a piece titled "Obama suggests requiring everyone to vote" . It was ...
Eclectablog 03/20/2015 174 218 2 -
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 - -
VIDEO: White Michigan man on "open carry walk" prompts school lockdown, taunts cops, and lives
Originally posted at Eclectablog . A man who bravely goes by the name of Nunya Beeswax online went for an "open carry walk" in southeastern Michigan and prompted a lockdown of the Lamphere High ...
Eclectablog 03/11/2015 252 176 - -
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 - -
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 -
VIDEO: Rick Santorum thinks we have an immigration problem ... with LEGAL immigrants
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Rick Santorum's grandfather came to America in 1923 as an immigrant but that fact does not deter him from thinking that we have a big problem in this country that'...
Eclectablog 01/20/2015 84 43 - -
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 -
VIDEO – Rand Paul: “Over half the people receiving disability benefits are gaming the system”
Originally posted at Eclectablog Speaking at a New Hampshire Legislative Leaders Breakfast this morning, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul made it clear what he thinks about people who ...
Eclectablog 01/14/2015 219 115 4 -
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 -
New Mich law to compel county clerks to issue concealed pistol permits to stalkers & spouse abusers
A new law awaiting Governor Rick Snyder's signature would force county clerks in Michigan to issue concealed weapons permits (formally "concealed pistol licenses" or CPLs) to people covered by ...
Eclectablog 01/06/2015 45 37 - -
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 -
AFT President Randi Weingarten shares her personal story and her truth about being raped
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . Three years ago, I I wrote about being sexually assaulted by a doctor when I was ten years old. It was a story that I had kept to myself for decades and the ...
Eclectablog 12/15/2014 8 29 1 -
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 - -
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 -
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 - -
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 - -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 - -
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 -
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 -
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 - -
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 -
BREAKING: Yahoo! leaves ALEC
Originally posted at Eclectablog . In another blow to the corporate front group American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), another internet powerhouse is leaving the pro-Big Business "bill mill"
Eclectablog 09/25/2014 22 65 1 -
BREAKING: Yelp leaves ALEC. Will Yahoo! be next? (UPDATED)
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Technology giants Microsoft, Google, and Facebook have all made recent announcements that they have or are leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC),
Eclectablog 09/24/2014 27 47 1 -
BREAKING: Facebook to leave ALEC
Originally posted at Eclectablog . On the heels of Microsoft, and then Google, leaving the American Legislative Exchange Council, a Facebook spokesperson now says that they will leave the ...
Eclectablog 09/23/2014 103 240 3 -
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 -
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 - -
UPDATED: MI-GOV SCANDAL - Snyder admin quietly canceled $98K fine for for-profit prison food vendor
Originally posted at Eclectablog . I've written extensively about Aramark , the for-profit prison food vendor that supplies food services to prisons across Michigan. They've experienced repeated ...
Eclectablog 09/12/2014 85 224 7 -
VIDEO: Mark Totten launches general election campaign against AG Schuette, Michigan's Ken Cuccinelli
Michigan Democratic Attorney General candidate Mark Totten Mark Totten started his campaign to be Michigan's next Attorney General in 2013. He's been one of the hardest working candidates I've ...
Eclectablog 08/18/2014 5 6 2 -
The victimization in court of rape victims continues - this time it's a 16-year old girl in Michigan
Originally published at Eclectablog . WARNING: Rape trigger. Description of assault is included in this post. A 16-year old rape victim told this story in court of of being raped at a high ...
Eclectablog 08/15/2014 270 247 5 -
Corporate-funded educ. "reform" group compares holding for-profit charters accountable to racism
Originally published at Eclectablog . You know the corporate funders driving the push to dismantle and privatize as much of our public school system as they possibly can are freaking out when they ...
Eclectablog 08/15/2014 11 14 - -
MI-SEN: AFSCME & League of Conservation Voters team up to support Gary Peters
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Public services employees union AFSCME and the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) have joined forces to support the U.S. Senate candidacy of Michigan Democrat ...
Eclectablog 08/08/2014 7 16 - -
Former Mich Christian radio show host pleads guilty to child rape, held for rape of 2nd 11-year old
Originally posted at Eclectablog . WARNING: Trigger alert for those sensitive to discussions of rape of any kind. The former host of a popular "family friendly" Christian morning show based in ...
Eclectablog 07/29/2014 88 150 1 -
Despite supposed moratorium, Detroit water shutoffs continue
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Depends on what your definition of "moratorium" is, I guess... Last week, the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department, bowing to pressure from Detroit bankruptcy ...
Eclectablog 07/29/2014 51 59 1 -
Terri Lynn Land to file amended financial disclosure after "forgetting" a multi-million $$ bank acct
Really, Terri??? A week after the Detroit Free Press reported that Terri Lynn Land has made nearly $3 million worth of donations to her own campaign while filing tax returns that show no such funds ...
Eclectablog 07/23/2014 96 213 5 -
Eclectablog will be at Netroots Nation in Phoenix next year - here's why
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Last Friday, a crowd of over 1,000 protesters, bolstered by hundreds and hundreds of Netroots Nations attendees, filled the streets of downtown Detroit. An ...
Eclectablog 07/22/2014 94 93 - -
Detroit Water Dept. suspends water shutoffs for 15 days
Think swelling the ranks of the water shutoff protest in Detroit with hundreds of Netroots Nation attendees didn't make a difference? Think again .
Eclectablog 07/21/2014 15 49 - -
Under Emergency Management Detroit Public Schools loses Headstart funding for nearly 1,000 kids
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Back in 2012, Pontiac Emergency Manager Louis Schimmel signed an agreement with Oakland County to manage monies from a substantial HUD grant. That turned out to ...
Eclectablog 06/11/2014 16 36 - -
Michigan Gov's Jedi Mind Trick on Sr. citizens: "These aren't the pension taxes you're looking for"
Attempting to deceive senior citizens is, simply put, sick and disgusting. Governor Snyder is summoning his inner Obi Wan Kenobi, using the Jedi Mind Trick to try to convince seniors that he's ...
Eclectablog 06/05/2014 6 23 1 -
U.S. Senate candidate Terri Lynn Land: "Give me your internets, yearning to be free"
Originally posted at Eclectablog . Terri Lynn Land in front of reporters makes deer in headlights look calm & intelligent I was pondering Terri Lynn Land's lack of public appearances recently and ...
Eclectablog 05/29/2014 8 16 - -
Koch bros smacked down in Michigan but Republicans can't even do the right thing the right way
Originally published at Eclectablog.com . Efforts by the Koch brothers front group Americans for Prosperity to scuttle the Detroit bankruptcy settlement were shot down in flames as the state ...
Eclectablog 05/23/2014 80 161 4 -
SHOCKER! Koch brothers working to scuttle Detroit bankruptcy settlement
Originally posted at Eclectablog.com . In a shocking development that surprises absolutely nobody, we learn that the Koch brothers, through their front group Americans for Prosperity, is working ...
Eclectablog 05/20/2014 79 128 2 -
Michigan GOP effort to stop raising minimum wage proves democracy is for the rich & well-connected
Cross-posted from Eclectablog . As I have written about before, Republicans are petrified of a drive to put raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour on the ballot in November. It's such a winning ...
Eclectablog 05/15/2014 8 23 - -
Netroots Nation announces its panel line-up & it is spectacular! Here's how we did it.
Don't miss it! The Netroots Nation conference is, as you likely already know, in Detroit this summer (July 17-20 at Cobo Hall). This morning, they announced the panel line-up and it's astonishing. ...
Eclectablog 05/06/2014 9 24 - -
Mich GOP terrified of Raise the Wage ballot proposal, offers pathetic alternative to "save jobs"
Originally posted ...
Eclectablog 04/25/2014 12 88 - -
Biggest Detroit biz publication uses slave plantation imagery: "Maybe we need a permanent overseer"
Dude, are you for real? Cross-posted from Eclectablog . Keith Crain, editor-in-chief of Crain's Detroit Business , has an op-ed out this week titled "Maybe we need a permanent overseer" . The "we" ...
Eclectablog 04/21/2014 42 56 2 -
An Easter PHOTOdiary: Peeps & climate change
We may be at a tipping point It's Easter Sunday and that can mean only one thing: it's time for the annual repost of our Peeps® post. Enjoy. Originally posted at Eclectablog . Spring came ...
Eclectablog 04/20/2014 8 31 - -
Pontiac, Michigan for-profit charter cancels humiliating "Teacher Appreciation Week" activities
[Originally posted at Eclectablog ] Yesterday, I wrote about (Daily Kos ...
Eclectablog 04/15/2014 95 191 1 -
UPDATED: For-profit charter celebrates "Teacher Appreciation Week" w/ compulsory teacher humiliation
Teacher humiliation for fun and profit [Originally posted at Eclectablog .] Mosaica Education, Inc., a self-described "for-profit education management organization", runs eight different for-...
Eclectablog 04/14/2014 159 154 2 -
Detroit News' Nolan Finley: Dem Lt. Gov. candidate Lisa Brown is "milking the vagina business"
Keep it classy, Nolan Cross-posted from Eclectablog (where we're having our 2nd Quarter Fundraiser if you'd like to help support us ; ) Detroit News editorial page editor and columnist Nolan ...
Eclectablog 04/10/2014 10 23 - -
Michigan Republicans pull "a Chris Christie", withhold road repair funds from Dem districts
This is referred to as "pulling a Chris Christie" Crains Detroit Business has a bombshell story out this week detailing how Republicans in the state legislature are withholding road repair funds for ...
Eclectablog 04/01/2014 73 204 5 -
Yesterday's window of marriage equality in Michigan allows GOP operative to marry his partner
Same-sex marriage makes people cry Yesterday was an incredible day in Michigan. Although by the end of the day the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals had slammed shut the short window of ...
Eclectablog 03/23/2014 20 34 1 -
UPDATED-Koch bros' fake "Obamacare victim" Julie Boonstra made to look even more foolish & exploited
"It can’t be true…I personally do not believe that." Cross-posted from Eclectablog . My home town of Dexter has been in the national news a bit lately. It started when Congressman Tim "the ...
Eclectablog 03/11/2014 286 502 12 -
The Republicans' field for 2016 is ... BWAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
Oh, hardy har har har... A recent fundraising email from GOP.com was disguised as a "help us pick our presidential candidate for 2016" poll . The list of candidates shows in vivid detail just how ...
Eclectablog 01/23/2014 458 324 5 -
Michigan's state-run school district where kids are physically abused & failed at nearly every level
I have a piece up at Eclectablog today that is creating some shockwaves in the education community. Michigan Republicans have created a "school district for misfit schools" called the Education ...
Eclectablog 01/23/2014 25 106 3 -
Mother Jones exposé shows how Michigan right to work law was bought & paid for by the DeVos family
The best politicians, laws and elections money can buy Originally posted at Eclectablog (where we're currently having our 1st Quarter fundraiser !) Mother Jones' ...
Eclectablog 01/22/2014 60 183 5 -
The "Plan Ahead for Your Abortion" rape insurance law now the law of the land in Michigan
Michigan Republicans: Drunk with power, anti-women Originally posted at Eclectablog . As Amy and I have been writing about for quite some time now, Michigan Right to Life was able to gather enough ...
Eclectablog 12/11/2013 75 139 3 -
Rand Paul's fix for Detroit: lower taxes for the rich, more pollution & lower wages for the poor
Making Detroit into America's very own Third World country is decidedly NOT the solution In the television series The West Wing , Republican candidate for president Arnold Vinick is asked in a ...
Eclectablog 12/05/2013 37 58 - -
Eclectablog on the Majority Report with Sam Seder discussing Detroit's bankruptcy
Hear ye, hear ye I was on the Majority Report radio show with Sam Seder this afternoon. We discussed Detroit's bankruptcy, the Education Achievement Authority, and other examples of the corporatist ...
Eclectablog 12/04/2013 10 19 - -
PLEASE REC! MONEY BOMB to end Michigan's same-sex marriage ban, a court case with nat'l implications
This could be the case that overturns same-sex marriage bans across the country once and for all Originally posted at Eclectablog . [left to right: April, Nolan, Jacob, Jayne, and Ryanne. Photos ...
Eclectablog 12/02/2013 10 101 3 -
Michigan about to require women to buy "rape insurance" based on petition signed by 4.2% of voters
The War on Women continues... Graphic by Anne C. Savage Cross-posted from Eclectablog . Thanks to a petition drive that resulted in 4.2% of Michiganders voicing their minority opinion, Michigan ...
Eclectablog 11/27/2013 152 267 2 -
IRONY ALERT: Rand Paul visits Detroit to open GOP African American Engagement Office (and more!)
Dear goddess, no. Just no. Originally posted at Eclectablog . Senator Rand Paul, who has publicly told America that he does not support the part of the Civil Rights Act that forbids businesses ...
Eclectablog 11/22/2013 15 23 - -
The GOP shrugged: pitting Obamacare "makers" vs. Obamacare "takers"
"When one gains, another loses." Originally posted at Eclectablog . There is one very unfortunate aspect to the roll out of the Affordable Care Act. The tiny percentage of people who are being ...
Eclectablog 11/20/2013 33 23 - -
Michigan Republicans want you to know if Obamacare raised your rates but not if it's helped you
GOPocrisy, pure and simple Michigan Republicans are still working to demonize the Affordable Care Act in any way they can. The most recent example is a bill reported out of the House Subcommittee on ...
Eclectablog 11/19/2013 8 16 - -
Kos Katalogue Blogathon: Malls? We doan need no stinkin' malls! We got each other!
I gave up on shopping in malls several decades ago. If you find me in a mall these days, it's only because I had no other choice (that's where the local Apple Store is in Ann Arbor, unfortunately, ...
Eclectablog 11/13/2013 14 47 1 -
Anthony Bourdain comes to Detroit and finds it's mostly white people
C'mon, it's not that hard to find black people in Detroit… Originally posted at Eclectablog . [Photo credit: Anne C. Savage , special to Eclectablog] I want to start off by saying that I think ...
Eclectablog 11/11/2013 145 216 2 -
AFSCME rolls out powerful vid showing the real faces of Detroit retirees who may lose their pensions
It's a team thing... Photo by Chris Savage | Eclectablog Originally posted at Eclectablog . AFSCME has been doing a terrific job of being on the front lines, protecting Detroit workers from ...
Eclectablog 11/04/2013 10 26 - -
CVS Caremark, donor to Gov Snyder's secretive slush fund, wins $60 million no-bid Detroit contract
We don't know what we don't know Originally posted at Eclectablog . I (and so many others) have talked a LOT about Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's NERD Fund , financed by unknown corporate ...
Eclectablog 10/30/2013 59 113 1 -
Detroit Emergency Mgr Orr finds a way to put banks before retiree pensions with yet more city debt
Borrowing from Peter Barclays to pay Paul UBS and Bank of America Originally posted at Eclectablog . As the trial to determine Detroit's eligibility for Chapter 9 bankruptcy begins today, ...
Eclectablog 10/23/2013 18 22 - -
MI-11 GOP candidate/foreclosure lawyer, pimped subprime mortgages then profited when they went bad
Amy Lynn Smith has an exclusive report with video at Eclectablog of mortgage speciality David Trott promoting subprime mortgages as the meltdown of that market was underway. Trott is being heavily ...
Eclectablog 10/21/2013 11 21 1 -
Attention AARP members: you are not REAL Americans
So sayeth the Prophet Glenn Originally posted at Eclectablog . If you are a member of the AARP, you are not a REAL American, according to Glenn Beck : More and more Americans are realizing the ...
Eclectablog 10/16/2013 17 14 - -
Federal judge: "Tell Congress to go to hell" over #GOPshutdown
Straight talk Originally posted at Eclectablog . A couple of weeks ago, U.S. District Court Judge Richard George Kopf from the District of Nebraska weighed in on his blog "Hercules and the Umpire" ...
Eclectablog 10/16/2013 49 260 5 -
VIDEO: Dean of the House John Dingell takes Republicans to the wood shed over the #GOPshutdown
Let's behave as a Congress of the United States, not an aggregation of petulant children! At the beginning of the current Republican shutdown of the United States government, Dean of the House, ...
Eclectablog 10/15/2013 23 88 2 -
Detroit Emergency Manager appointee: "Can I shoot someone in a hoodie?" Yeah, he's a white guy.
Gee, why would ANYONE be offended by THAT? Originally posted at Eclectablog . After several years of rampant vandalism and arson on Devil's Night (the night before Halloween) in Detroit, Mayor ...
Eclectablog 10/12/2013 56 136 1 -
PLEASE REC! National Money Bomb for Wendy Davis for Texas Governor - #GiveToWendy #StandWithTXWomen
Texas is changing and YOU can be a part of that [CC image credit:
Eclectablog 10/10/2013 46 291 3 -
Forced-birth group Right to Life of Mich bypasses voters to enact "Plan Ahead for Your Abortion" law
When you don't have the support of the voters of Michigan, you have to go around them. Or OVER them. Graphic by Anne C. Savage , special to Eclectablog. Last May, ...
Eclectablog 10/05/2013 7 25 - -
Did any Republicans give interviews at the MLK, Jr. memorial in Wash, DC this week? Just asking.
Such utterly blatant pandering ought to be below ANY politician. Even tea partiers. Originally posted at Eclectablog . It was a VERY busy couple of days at the World War II memorial in Washington, ...
Eclectablog 10/04/2013 9 35 - -
By Republican logic, we should've defunded the GOP in '09 when their website launch faceplanted
Healthcare.gov crashed! Oh the humanties! DEFUND! DEFUND! DEFUND! That's what we're hearing from Republicans this week. Michigan's own Republican Congressman Mike Rogers tweeted out this dickish ...
Eclectablog 10/02/2013 3 7 - -
OBAMACARE DAY ONE: My hideous experience
So, I got an email from my employer this morning. They went through what I'm assuming is the normal process of having the Department of Labor analyze the health insurance plan they offer to us, ...
Eclectablog 10/01/2013 232 683 3 -
Ted Cruz copies Mich Rep. Peters in donating pay during govt shutdown, Peters responds. Brilliantly.
It's easy to make a fool look foolish Originally posted at Eclectablog . As I mentioned earlier the other day , Michigan Congressman Gary Peters pledged to donate his salary to ...
Eclectablog 10/01/2013 119 281 - -
In Michigan, when it comes to attracting businesses: "We're number 47! We're number 47!"
So proud Originally posted at Eclectablog . If you listen to the ad the Michigan Governor Rick Snyder recently released , an authoritarian narrator informs you that Michigan was once number 50. Dead ...
Eclectablog 09/27/2013 20 24 1 -
Mich AG Schuette: Marriage is for regulating sexual relationships to make sure you're having babies
Vasectomies: Harming society since … wait. WHAT?!? I have written in the past about Jayne Rowse and April DeBoer, a Michigan couple who is suing the state to allow them, as a lesbian couple, to ...
Eclectablog 09/18/2013 53 75 - -
In which I debunk GOP lies re: health ins. rates skyrocketing under Obama with actual facts and math
Maybe they just have trouble with math? Orginally posted at Eclectablog . The GOP has taken a new tack in its endless and expensive effort to derail the Affordable Care Act. Recently they have ...
Eclectablog 09/17/2013 86 153 12 -
Detroit Emergency Mgr staff intentionally cut power during heat wave, stranding people in elevators
Treating people with this level of disdain will lead to no good end Cross-posted from Eclectablog . [Photo by Anne C. Savage , special to Eclectablog] Last week on Wednesday, September 12th, ...
Eclectablog 09/16/2013 124 311 4 -
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