Liberal Brunch

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Good morning all and thanks for visiting BFM today.  A little bit of housekeeping … we’ve been having some internal discussions on how to structure the front page in such a way that you can easily scan through all of the new posts.  If you have any suggestions on this or anything else on the […]

Illegal Foreclosure Epidemic

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Robo-signing foreclosure paperwork is a federal crime, but no bank or banker has even been charged. Two-year-olds often go running around the house too wildly and crash into something. They get an “ouchie” and fall down crying, but they learn from it. That’s the virtue of the “ouchie” that Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan […]

Can’t Anybody Here Play This Game?

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With the economy foundering like a man overboard in heavy seas, we’ve attempted to rescue it by throwing it an anchor. If I were Thomas Paine (which I sometimes think I am) I would say: “These are the times that try men’s souls.” If I were Charles Dickens (which I never think I am) I […]

Will You Help Expose the Organization That is Destroying American Democracy?

I don’t know if you’ve seen this video yet, but every blogger needs to be focusing on this organization, ALEC. Cenk Uygur and Anna Kasparian put it all together in a few minutes what every democracy loving American needs to know about ALEC. ALEC is destroying our democracy, plain and simple. This is only one […]

BREAKING – More Mich GOP freakout: Robocalls warn against identity theft from signing petitions.

Yesterday, I wrote about how the Snyder administration is freaking out over the legal challenge to the Emergency Manager law. On that same day, residents on the west side of the state starting getting these robocalls: NOTE: this player requires Flash. Click HERE if it doesn’t work for you. This is an identity theft alert. […]

Unemployed Constituents Stage Sit-in And Demonstration At Congressman Paul Ryan’s Kenosha, WI Office

As rumors swirl in Washington D.C. about Congressman Paul Ryan and a possible Presidential run, several unemployed constituents demonstrated outside and then moved inside where they demanded a meeting with the Congressman. Ryan’s constituents have decided to stay in Mr. Ryan’s office until Congressman Ryan grants them a meeting to talk about creating jobs. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUTlGJWm48E[/youtube] […]

Recall Rick Snyder in 2 hours or less

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Let’s be real. The Fire Snyder campaign needs volunteers. Are you one of the people who would volunteer if you had time? You’ve thought about it but you just can’t see how you can make the time? Kids, school, work, husband, wife, church, stuff, and oh just everything. I get it. But Fire Snyder needs […]

Northville unionized teachers take a huge hit in their latest contract, Detroit union members fight back

Remember me writing about how Northville, Michigan teachers were being threatened by the imposition of an Emergency Manager as they moved into contract talks? This scenario was entirely predictable. The latest call for an emergency manager in Metro Detroit is coming from an unlikely place — the affluent Northville Public Schools. Stalled contract negotiations between […]

Four MI Schools Rated Top LGBT-Friendly Schools in the US

This hit my Facebook feed a few minutes ago courtesy of the lovely and talented Colette Beighley, director of the LGBT Resource Center at Grand Valley… Via Between the Lines: According to the 2011 Campus Pride Climate Index, four Michigan universities are among the top gay-friendly schools in the nation. Eastern Michigan Univeristy, the University […]

Gov. Rick Snyder: One Callous Nerd

This blog was cross-posted on Progress Michigan. Two weeks ago we compared how Gov. Rick Snyder was performing to what he promised during his campaign. Today, we’re revisiting that comparison with some updated statistics. When Rick Snyder was running for governor he made creating a “jobs friendly environment” and “value for money government” his top […]

Raise your voice for gay and transgender equality

By Emily Dievendorf Gil Scott-Heron famously reminded the world in 1970 that “the revolution will not be televised.” He was speaking in support of the civil rights movement as it unfolded in front of him. He was speaking of the movement as inevitable, transient and impossible to ignore. The fight for equal rights for African-Americans had reached […]

Snyder administration in freak-out mode over lawsuit to end Emergency Manager law

If there was any doubt about whether or not the Snyder administration was freaking out about lawsuit by Sugar Law Center challenging the constitutionality of the Emergency Manager law (PA 4), this should remove all doubt. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2011 CONTACT: Tova Perlmutter or Frank Joyce 313-993-4505 Snyder Wants High Court To […]