Today’s briefing, with a spattering of predictions.
Today in talk.
- Tony Trupiano – Chris Michalakis is still subbing for Tony while he’s away. I’ll be joining Chris at 8.35 to talk about Bill Schuette’s use of the AG office to further his right-wing nutbag pursuit of higher office. (My predictions: Schuette will run for Levin’s seat next time around). Mark Brewer is on at 8am, and I suspect Occupy Detroit will be on at some point. I’m not sure of the rest of the lineup, but you can live stream the show from his web site from 6a-9a, or grab the podcasts here.
- Stephanie Miller – You can stream Steph live video from ustream from 9am – 12pm. You can also stream Steph’s audio right after Tony’s show on iHeart.
- Thom Hartmann – Thom is on from 3p-6p now. Remember if you can’t listen to Thom live, you can always pick up the radio show later at http://www.livestream.com/thomhartmann.
You can also watch Thom on Free Speech TV.
- Ed Schultz – You can listen to Ed live at www.bigeddieradio.com from noon – 3pm. If you miss The Ed Show you can also watch the video on the Ed Show ‘watch’ page. You can also listen to The Ed Show at 8pm on MSNBC on Sirius & XM radio, on channel 117.
- Randi Rhodes – You can listen live via her website from 3p-6p EST.
- The War Room with Jennifer Granholm is on Current at 9pm. If you can’t watch the show you can still get some good info from The War Room blog.
- Go Left TV on YouTube.
- Let’s start with “Wow. Just wow.”
The bumper sticker reads, “Don’t Re-Nig in 2012.” And in smaller print below, “Stop repeat offenders. Don’t’ reelect Obama!” The sticker also features an image of the Obama campaign logo crossed out.
And as one astute Facebook reader pointed out, the bumper sticker is not only offensive, it’s pretty dumb. After all, if you take the top message at its literal meaning, to not renege in 2012, would mean to in fact re-elect President Obama.
It’s too bad that stupid people don’t know they’re stupid. It puts such a burden on the rest of us to point it out.
- Have you been following the Doonesbury contraception / abortion series? Start here and ‘next’ your way through.
- Hansen Clarke kicked off his re-election campaign for the new 14th.
…’ll face a crowded field in the primary, including Democratic U.S. Rep. Gary Peters of Oakland County’s Bloomfield Township, Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence and former state Rep. Mary Waters of Detroit.
I love me some Hansen Clarke; his passionate telling of his experience in the Detroit riots really expanded my interest in the complex social and economic history of the region. I once met a person who said she majored in “Detroitology” and Hansen Clarke was the reason that I cared about what she was saying.
And yet. My prediction: a win for my other beloved, Gary Peters.
- Bing v Snyder: Game on.
In Snyder’s vision for Detroit, Bing is on a short leash, answering to a nine-member financial advisory board controlled by the governor, with many of the city’s functions overseen by a team of appointees selected by that board, according to a draft of the state’s consent agreement released last week.
Bing, for his part, has said that he’s not sure he trusts Snyder and that the governor is staging a takeover of Detroit. Bing vowed to defy the governor, saying he wouldn’t sign a consent agreement proposed by Snyder.
OMG you can’t talk like that.
My prediction: Detroit will riot under Snyder.
Oh, and speaking of those dirty Republican crooks (smooth segue), here’s our Census Daily -
Profile America — Friday, March 19th. Banks hadn’t been around too long in young America before someone figured out that robbing one of them would net more money than most people could earn in a lifetime. So, on this day in 1831, Edward Smith committed the first bank robbery in the U.S. — his target was the City Bank on Wall Street in New York City. He entered the bank after it closed, using a duplicate set of keys, and got away with $245,000 — a huge sum at the time. But he was caught, convicted and spent five years in New York’s Sing Sing prison. Now, across the nation, there are 9,000 bank robberies annually, which works out to 25 each day. The average robber gets away with about $4,200.
Solidarity forever, brothers and sisters!!!