Dan Kildee: Federal interests, local responsibility, and regional cooperation

Note: This is part of an ongoing series on my interview with Dan Kildee. To view the series in its entirety, click here. Fairly early on in the interview I asked Dan to speak about sustainable energy. Specifically I was interested in how we go about making America a green country when there are so […]

Mike Huckleberry to run for 70th

I have just received word that Mike Huckleberry will be announcing his candidacy for the 70th District seat. He plans to announce this Saturday, 1/28/12, at Huckleberry’s in Greenville, at 11:30am. Senator Carl Levin, Representatives Roy Schmidt (76th) and Brandon Dillon (75th), and former 16 year Representative Bus Spanoila will be there. Senator Levin will […]

Dan Kildee – Aligning government with the values of the people

Note: This is part of an ongoing series on my interview with Dan Kildee. To view the series in its entirety, click here. It’s funny that Chris blogged this yesterday, Every once in a while you have to rise above principle and do the right thing. because that ties right in with the topic for […]

Dave Agema and Kamal Saleem Keeping America afraid

Hey, if you’re in Traverse City tonight, stop by Streeters Center for Crazy Time with Kamal Saleem and Dave Agema. If you are a regular BFM reader you already know who Dave Agema is. If not, you’re in for a real treat. Dave is the one out there writing the gay-bashing bills, the english-only bills, […]

Dan Kildee, Democratic candidate for 5th CD – US House

A couple of weeks ago I had the good fortune to catch up with Dan Kildee. Dan is running for the 5th District US House seat that is currently held by his uncle Dale Kildee. Dale is retiring at the end of this term. You could say that Dan benefits from the name recognition of […]

Snyder backmasks on film incentives

Do you ever feel like, if you play the Snyder administration backwards, you will hear a message from the devil? Let me call your attention to the latest info on Michigan’s budding film industry. As you recall, Snyder cut the bejeezus out of the film industry incentives. In a recent interview, here’s what Snyder said […]

A note on the Snyder recall

While our friends in Wisconsin have turned in a million or so signatures to force a recall vote of their Governor, here in Michigan we are stuck in our usual infighting mode. That’s despite the fact that this Governor and legislature have gutted education, gutted tax credits for the working poor, taxed our seniors, launched […]

3 things Snyder left unsaid at the State of the State

Watching Snyder give the State of the State address was one of the more difficult things I’ve had to do as a blogger. I was sitting in the “free speech corral” just dying to throw things at the screen. Who is Rick Snyder to talk about inclusion when he’s attacked the LGBT community time after […]

Elizabeth Warren money bomb

Elizabeth Warren

I’d like to call attention to the Elizabeth Warren money bomb. This is an ad that is running today only, and if you are reading this through RSS or our newsletter, then you won’t see it. This is the content of the ad: Today, January 19, Scott Brown celebrates the two-year anniversary of his election. […]

State of the State tweetfest – just what is all this twitter code anyway?

So tonight is the night when the progressives all get together and listen to Governor Snyder brag about gutting the state. I don’t know about the rest of you but I usually celebrate this kind of thing with some Twitter smack-talk. If you’re new to all of this, here is some information that may be […]

Wisconsin Democrats submit more than 1,000,000 signatures to recall Gov Walker


Wisconsin’s anti-union, anti-middle class, anti-99% governor is about to have his hat handed to him.  The people of Wisconsin have just submitted over 1 million signatures to force the recall.  The people needed 540,000 signatures to force the recall.  This additional 460,000 appears to be a safe margin. There is still a very long way […]

Phobe McBigot strikes again!


From Jim Harger at The Grand Rapids Press: State Rep. Dave Agema, R-Grandville, says kids are graduating from high school without a sound education in our constitutional underpinnings. He and 22 Republican co-sponsors have introduced a bill mandating the Declaration of Independence, the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist Papers, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of […]