Bert Johnson – Do we have a legitimate State government?

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State Senator Bert Johnson joins us today to discuss Detroit, education, and the criminal investigation into the EAA Today we discuss: Kevyn Orr: Detroit is worse off than we thought (this is what we started with) Snyder is the EM of Detroit EAA federal funds fraud Does Michigan have a legitimate state government Is the […]

Snyder’s “borrowed power” is running out

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Glory days for Rick Snyder may be winding down. I’ve long said that Rick Snyder was not the “leader” that his lackeys praise him to be. He’s simply a guy who fell into a job surrounded by people who want ‘mostly’ the same things he wants. He has no political leadership skills, no political capital, […]

Walt Sorg on GOP destruction of environmental protections and Michigan’s natural resources

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Walt Sorg joins us to discuss the way that the Republicans in Lansing are gutting the bejoobers out of our environmental protections. It’s scary and heart-breaking. We talk about the content in Walt’s recent article in the Lansing City Pulse – The pendulum has swung Today we talk about The history of environmental protections in […]

Ellen Cogen Lipton on the EAA, Mumford Students Social Justice League, DPS Roy Roberts fudges numbers

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Today we have State Rep Ellen Cogen Lipton talking to us in depth about the EAA and the questions she has surrounding the institution and the way that the related legislation has been rushed through the House. Today we ask / talk about: the genesis of the FOIA she submitted to the EAA the stall […]

A nerd and his stats

So Governor Snyder made himself famous by being this “data-driven” nerd, right? Then in lame duck he magically appeared as this right-wing political hack who didn’t care about numbers, which is a transformation that no one could have seen coming if they didn’t have any sense. Well now that the curtain has been pulled back, […]

Snyder campaigns for Bobby Schostak, promises 6 more years of himself

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Sweet Jesus, Snyder must still be high off the fumes of sizzlin’ lame duck. You probably know that Schostak is out campaigning for re-election as Chair of the Michigan GOP. There was some speculation as to whether he could hang on, but things are looking up for him now: From: Governor Rick Snyder Date: Sat, […]

Snyder using his rtw strategy as a template for rigging Electoral College

Remember the other day, when I was wondering what the Republicans were going to do exactly, to hose us with NRAV? Well unfortunately I think we’ve found it. Obama won the popular vote with 65.9 million votes, or 51.1 percent, to Romney’s 60.9 million and won the Electoral College by a wide margin, 332-206 electoral […]

The real State of the State 2013

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“In fact they were so intent on ignoring the voices of Michigan residents that they closed down the Capitol.” – Tim Greimel, The Real State of the State Well I won’t be going to the State of the State tonight as planned. I’m home with the flu because some sick jackass came to work and […]

News flash: Snyder’s ‘shared sacrifice’ is a cookbook

“And the book?” I demanded, annoyed. “What about that — How to Serve Man? That wasn’t put there for you to read. They mean it. How do you explain that?” “I’ve read the first paragraph of that book,” he said. “Why do you suppose I haven‟t slept for a week?” I said, “Well?” and he […]

Snyder tarnishes Pure Michigan

Senate Dems bring us a video expressing what most of us have been feeling since Snyder went wild on his rtw binge: News broke today that Snyder is claiming that he didn’t know about the ad and wouldn’t have written it that way: “I would not have been emphasizing one issue the way it was […]

Union busting via right-to-work-for-less is already creating government jobs

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Hey hey right to work for less is already creating jobs in Michigan. One job that is. More specifically, one government job. At the advanced level – this position will be responsible for performing Freedom to Work and Right to Work research and analysis of laws pertaining to FTW laws in conjunction with other laws […]

Snyder hints that rtw was on his agenda since last summer

So Snyder has been repeating a few things since he pushed rtw through lame duck: 1. It wasn’t on his agenda until everyone else put it there. 2. It was put on his agenda because of the union push for Prop 2 3. He never lied about this issue, not ever ever ever. And then […]