More Romney Bunk on Auto Bailout – Ad in Ohio Debunked


Jeepers, Creepers… Just for the record, Mitt Romney is back on the auto bailout AGAIN this week – this time it’s Chrysler and their supposed plans to shutdown their Toledo plant and move the production to the People Republic of China. Just one of the debunkers was Rachel Maddow last night (VIDEO). Romney AD TRANSCRIPT: […]

Cut the crud. We know renewable energy works for Michigan.

Last night my son scrambled over to me all wide eyed and urgent “Dad! DAD!! The TV had a commercial that was saying bad things about Proposal 3!!!!” (Proposal 3, for those who aren’t aware, is the ballot initiative to increase Michigan’s use of renewable energy – Wind, Solar, and Biomass – to 25% by […]

Michigan GOP leaders are camera shy


Apparently, Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger is not too worried about the one-person grand jury investigation into his election fraud, and according to today’s subscription only MIRS, neither is his counterpart in the Senate, Senate Majority Leader Randy Richaedville. Richardville is quoted in MIRS saying “Bolgergate” is “no great shakes for those attending […]

Walmart Wants ‘Out’, Michigan Goes ‘All-In’ – Will Detroit 3 Dump ALEC Too?


The mega-retailer Wal-Mart announced yesterday their “suspension” of their corporate membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), they were also joined by Medtronics Corporation, who like several members claimed to have given up ALEC membership much earlier in 2010. But the question remains – Will Michigan’s “Detroit 3” (GM, Ford and Chrysler) also drop […]

Will WJR continue to air Limbaugh after he says women who use contraception should post videos of their sex online?

The day after Rush Limbaugh called Sandra Fluke a “slut” for advocating for birth control, he doubled down today by saying all women who get free contraception through their health care should post videos of themselves having sex on the internet. Folks, if you ask ‘em, if you ask ‘em, the Washington, D.C. Department of […]

Strategically Placed Comma sends Michigan’s Business, Tax Climate Soaring!


Pop English quiz. Who can tell me the difference between these two headlines? “Michigan business, tax climate soars in Tax Foundation ratings, Snyder says” and “Michigan business tax climate soars in Tax Foundation ratings, Snyder says” Give up? It was the comma. The comma is what makes the Detroit Free Press headline remotely accurate. Because […]

Congressman Dan Benishek getting roasted by Progress Michigan & Nurses union for PAC fundraising

Dan Benishek

Last year, Republican Congressman Dan Benishek headlined a One Nations PAC “Scotch and Cigars” fundraiser. This year, he was again listed on the invitation as being an honoree. This prompted a press release by the Michigan Nurses Association and an online petition by Progress Michigan. Here is a bit of the press release: Michigan Nurses […]

Republican union-buster & hypocrite Rep. Mike Shirkey violates campaign finance laws

Tut, tut, Mike When I last wrote about Right to Work (for less) cheerleader State Rep. Mike Shirkey, it was it was discovered he took federal Stimulus dollars for his company and then laid people off. Michigan state Representative and advocate for making Michigan a Right to Work for Less state, Mike Shirkey, has been […]

Fred Upton appoints Big Gas lobbyist to position on House Energy and Commerce Committee

Iraqi war vet and “Friend o’ the (Eclecta)blog” John Waltz (pictured right) is running for Congress in Michigan’s 6th district against the pro-Big Oil, pro-Big Business, anti-environment incumbent Fred Upton. This is a good thing because, honestly, Upton is everything we do NOT want in a Congressional Representative. Upton is the chair of the House […]

Lt. Gov. Brian Calley fights not to let his principles get in the way of doing the right thing

Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley has a most amazing quote up on the front page of MIRS News’ website today: Every once in a while you have to rise above principle and do the right thing. – Lt. Gov. Brian CALLEY in talking about his support for legislation requiring insurance companies include autism treatment in […]

State Rep. Kurt Damrow: Republican trainwreck

Last month I wrote about the Republican trainwreck that is state Rep. Kurt Damrow from the thumb area of Michigan. At that time, he had been unceremoniously tossed out of his County party and was facing potential prosecution for making unfounded allegations to the Michigan State Police (MSP) against several folks in Huron County. According […]

Will new Mich House Education chair Tom McMillin work with Mackinac Center to destroy the MEA?

With the ouster of Republican Paul Scott in a recall election earlier this month, Michigan Republicans chose a man considered “one of the most conservative members of the House Republican Caucus” to take his place on the House Education Committee, Tom McMillin. This retaliatory choice was predictable (and predicted). Rick Pluta of Michigan Public Radio […]