Monthly Archives: August 2015

Must-See Video: Projected Disaster at the Enbridge Line 5 Pipeline

“Water is the blood of our Earth Mother.” — Cecil Pavlat of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians For all those kayaktivists and walkers who are attending the upcoming Pipe Out Paddle Protest and Walk rally at the Straits of Mackinac … Continue reading

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Mackinac Center for Public Policy Fails at “Research” Goal

Michigan is rife with right-wing gaffes this summer. As if the Courser/Gamrat affair weren’t enough to entertain the electorate, we also have the anticipated perennial dose of BS from the “research” organization, the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, to amuse … Continue reading

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Michigan GOP Lawmakers Engage in (More) Legislative Misogyny

“This campaign by anti-abortion extremists is nothing less than a fraud.” — Dawn Laguens, Executive Vice-President at Planned Parenthood Per usual, Michigan Republican lawmakers have proposed a spate of legislation in response to the deceptively edited Planned Parenthood tapes. A … Continue reading

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Michigan House Dems Put the Smack Down on the Donald

Michigan’s House Dems returned from their month long summer break resolved to put the smack down on racist rhetoric and hate speech. First thing this morning they introduced a resolution condemning discrimination in any form by presidential candidates — that … Continue reading

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Is Expulsion in the Cards for the Scandal-Plagued Michigan Lawmakers?

“Disreputable” best describes Rep. Courser. It’s not just about his extra-marital affair, the untouchable legislator has been busy sealing his fate in the weeks after he purportedly ceased sharing his special legislative package with fellow Representative Gamrat. Both Courser and … Continue reading

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The Courser/Gamrat Affair Could Stall a Michigan Roads Deal

Can Michigan Expect Legislative Fall-Out Over Courser/Gamrat Affair? Probably, and the increased potential for the lack of a deal on roads is where it will hit Michigan the hardest. If Courser and Gamrat truly care about fiscal responsibility, they will … Continue reading

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REVEALED: Courser’s Crash and Burn May Have Started Before His Election

“He has a long pattern of this type of behavior.” — House Speaker Kevin Cotter speaking about Rep. Todd Courser Was last week the first time Michigan Rep. Todd Courser (R-82) attempted to garner sympathetic support through nefarious self-generated bullshit? … Continue reading

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Rep. Courser: Plan-A Fail – Pretend to be Gay; Plan-B – Make False Accusations

Plan B — A red herring littered with imaginary baby parts. Rep. Cindy Gamrat speaking on what she claims is occurring at Michigan Planned Parenthood: “…harvesting their body parts…cutting off the limbs and crushing the skulls of little baby girls … Continue reading

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Michigan Reproductive Rights Lawmakers Join the Fight Against Anti-Choice Forces

“Birth control is important across the political spectrum, to Democratic women, to Republican women, and to Independent women…birth control is the cornerstone of women’s health, their ability to get an education, and their economic security.”  Michigan Rep. Winnie Brinks (D-76)  A Purely … Continue reading

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