Do NOT let the tea party and Mackinac Center assume controlFourth in a series on the ballot proposals on Michigan's November 6, 2012 ballot. Read them all HERE. Of all of the proposals on Michigan's 2012 ballot, Prop 5 is probably the most insidious. Carefully cloaked in simple language, it appears benign. All they are asking for, say proponents, is a simple two-thirds majority vote in both the State House AND the State Senate on any tax increases. Seems pretty straightforward. It's not. If Prop 5 passes, it will ensure that Michigan never sees a revenue increase again. Period. No arguing here. Because, seriously, people, when did 2/3 of both chambers of the State Legislature EVER agree on anything? It means that this state will be stuck at the level of revenue it has now. And it's worth reminding you that the Michigan Republicans just enacted a massive $2 billion a year tax break. More after the jump.
A week or so ago, someone posted her version of the GOP Rape Advisory Chart to help sort out all of the confusion about the wide variety of rape “flavors” that today’s Republican Party seems so hell-bent on bringing to light.
I thought she did a fantastic job, but, given the latest entries into the “rainbow of rape flavors” yesterday and today by Richard Mourdock and John Cornyn, I decided to create a revised version that plays it straight–I’m just including the actual quotes themselves.…
This racist snowbilly was almost our Vice President – Palin tweets that Obama is using “Shuck & Jive”
This one is easyThird in a series on the ballot proposals on Michigan's November 6, 2012 ballot. Read them all HERE. Regular readers of this website know very well that I abhor Public Act 4 -- Michigan's so-called Emergency Manager Law. It is the most outrageous government overreach in my lifetime, put in place by hypocritical Republicans who claim that they are for "smaller government". The fact is, there is no larger government intrusion into the lives of Michiganders than PA 4. Period. Click through to read why you should VOTE NO ON PROPOSAL 1.
Tea Party Troy Mayor Janice Daniels disrespects Distinguished Citizen awardee Mary Kerwin, arguing with her during award ceremony
Janice Daniels: too stupid to governTea Party Mayor of Troy, Michigan and all around embarrassment to the state of Michigan, Janice Daniels, is in the news again for once again displaying an astonishing level of ineptitude and stupidity. I have written about Daniels multiple times in the past and it's hard to say which of the highly offensive and insulting things that she has done is the worst. This instance certainly must be a top contender. At a recent ceremony to recognize an amazing community member, Mary Kerwin, she chose instead to disrespect her by arguing with her before presenting her a Proclamation of Recognition for being the Troy Distinguished Citizen of the Year for 2012. I'm not kidding. More after the jump.
WTF?Here's something you may have missed during last night's debate. Although the debate was supposed to be about foreign policy, it often veered back to domestic policy and the economy. During one of those veers, Mitt Romney said this: "Come on our website. You look at how we get to a balanced budget within eight to 10 years. We do it by getting -- by reducing spending in a whole series of programs." See why this is an unbelievably hypocritical statement after the jump.
Drubbing. Clobbered. Embarrassed. Schooled. Pwned.I made a prediction last night and it was this: "This debate won't change the polls. It will harden the camps and confuse the stupid people who are still 'undecided'." Why? Because we are so polarized in the USA right now that the people who are paying attention and actually get most of what's going on in our national discussion have already chosen their candidate and are simply looking for reinforcement of the choice. The remaining people -- the so-called "undecideds" -- are simply low-information voters. Which is, of course, the nice way to say "dumb". Seriously, if you can't make up your mind between these two candidates by now, there is something wrong. Much more analysis after the jump.
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