Hi, folks. Christine’s down with the flu today so I’m filling in for an abbreviated Monday briefing. Hopefully we’ll have her back tomorrow.
Today in talk.
- Tony Trupiano – Live stream Tony from his site (6a-9a) or you can grab the podcasts here. I will be filling in for Christine on First Shift, as well and will be on at 8:00 a.m. We’ll be talking about the recent spate of GOP arrogance in the legislature.
- Stephanie Miller – You can stream Steph’s audio right after Tony’s show on iHeart or catch her simulcast on Current TV now. Today Steph’s guests are the hilarious John Fugelsang, Former Sen. Arlen Specter, and Ian Millhiser – Policy Analyst for Center for American Progress Action Fund.
- 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.
Just a couple of links today from my blog since I’m running late, both of which I’ll be talking about today on Tony’s show. The first is the unbelievable arrogance of the Michigan Republicans with regard to passing laws with “immediate effect”. In order to do that, they must have a super majority vote. If 1/5 of the members request it, they can receive a roll call vote. Republicans have been consistently just ignoring the Democrats asking for the roll call vote. Here’s what that looks like:
Click image for larger version. Image courtesy of Representative Jeff Irwin, used with permission.
Democracy? Not much. These jerks are all about the constitution until it suits them not to be.
I understand that Rep. Jeff Irwin has been talking to The Rachel Maddow Show staff and this may be getting coverage there this week.
Second, Governor Snyder signed a bill into law last Thursday that retroactively benefits only one person: the brother of Michigan Republican Party Chair Bobby Schostak:
On Thursday, Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill into law that goes into effect retroactively. The retroactive aspect of this bill benefits one person: David Schostak, brother and business partner of Michigan Republican Party chair Bobby Schostak. The bill overturns court decisions against Schostak that have him responsible for $2.4 million from a bad mortgage deal relating to the Cherryland Mall in Traverse City. [...]
It’ll come as no surprise to those who have watched the Michigan Republicans over the past two years to find out that the Schostak Brother’s attorney, Lawrence McLaughlin, helped write the bill.
Hypocritical, corrupt and arrogrant. That’s your Michigan Republican Party today, kids. Have a good one and solidarity forever, brothers and sisters!!!