Tuesday briefing and open thread

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What an incredibly productive weekend for me. I can tell it was productive because I ache all over. I’ll save the details for a time when we need a good ‘comedy of disaster’ post. I had dozens of articles of interest lined up, so what I’ll do is highlight the most significant and/or cool, and […]

Wednesday briefing and open thread

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Yesterday we got the news that a Grand Jury will be investigating #bolgerschmidtfraud. We here at BFM broke the news first, right after we heard it from Gongwer, MIRS, Progress Michigan, and MLive. That’s right, we’re on the ball. So let’s start with the #bolgerschmidtfraud, because I think the grand jury decision is freaking awesome. […]

Grand Jury to investigate #bolgerschmidtfraud

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Gongwer is reporting that the Ingham Circuit Court has voted to empanel a one-person Grand Jury to investigate #bolgerschmidtfraud. Rhonda Swayze, Ingham County deputy circuit court administrator, said the order, dated Monday was approved by a majority of the court’s judges and that Judge Rosemarie Aquilina will lead the grand jury. Gongwer will be adding […]

#bolgerschmidtfraud – Mojzak: Schmidt did it for money

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I don’t know how I missed this last week. I was looking for a link to something where Schmidt was quoted as saying he didn’t know Mojzak, so I could include it in this post. I didn’t find any of the old articles, but this WOODTV report has a great segment on the investigation and […]

#bolgerschmidtfraud – Video of Roy Schmidt meeting with Matt Mojzak

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Gongwer again, with the goods. This video, obtained from the Michigan Department of State Under the Michigan Freedom of Information Act, shows Matt Mojzak (wearing a red shirt) entering a department branch office in Kent County to change the address on his voter registration and official address. As Mojzak starts to leave, state Rep. Roy […]

#bolgerschmidtfraud – Brewer was an easy scapegoat

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Let’s be honest here, Mark Brewer is an easy guy to hate. For so many reasons. He is the face of the party, he does things that are unpopular, and we have taken a bollocking on a lot of elections. So for those reasons and more, he’s an easy dude to blame for all kinds […]

Wednesday briefing and open thread

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Hi folks, a quick briefing for today and then I’m outta here for a few hours. I know I’m missing a lot of things but feel free to drop items of interest in the comments. Guest column: Constitution is no place to set state energy policy Ken Sikkema and Rick Baker argue against the ballot […]

#bolgerschmidtfraud + Posthumus Lyons = entertaining yet distressing text messages

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It’s just getting gross. Progress Michigan has been good enough to get us this set of text messages. I’m going to skip over the obvious, and go to the messages that show you exactly what these people think of their committee assignments: The speaker is asking that you not attend Committees for a couple of […]

#bolgerschmidtfraud – Lisa Posthumus Lyons planned to use tax dollars to protect Roy Schmidt from ‘angry Democrats’

Oh for crying out loud. Everytime the Republicans do something dumb they blame it on angry teachers, angry public workers, angry gays, etc. This time it’s just the generic ‘angry Democrats’ that Lisa Succubus Posthumus Lyons blames for her irresponsible use of tax dollars in #bolgerschmidtfraud. Lisa Lyin’s role in #bolgerschmidfraud came to light recently, […]

WOOD TV report on #bolgerschmidtfraud

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ht Progress Michigan

Ruth Johnson succeeds in obstructing justice in #bolgerschmidtfraud

Do we even have a legitimate government anymore? Gongwer reports that Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth said this morning he will not reopen the investigation into the election scheme in the 76th House District that House Speaker Jase Bolger and Rep. Roy Schmidt worked up together. … Mr. Forsyth, in an interview with Gongwer News […]

#bolgerschmidtfraud – WWMT: Tom’s Corner on election fraud fix-it bill

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Tom Van Howe slams Rep. Roy Schmidt and Speaker Jase Bolger for voting to ban the acts of election fraud they committed. I love this line: “In the future if someone needs a definition of chutzpah, you can point the finger at Jase Bolger” ht Progress Michigan, on twitter at @progressmich