The Left’s expected, contemptible, and blatant hypocrisy over ALEC and stand-your-ground laws.
I’m not really all that into blogging about the Zimmerman/Martin shooting. From what I can tell, what happened was that there was an confrontation that might have very well been avoidable; it ended with a genuinely tragic ending; and that there were actually pretty much no wider partisan implications at all, despite the attempts of the Online Left to fit a Latino Democrat onto the | Read More »
RS Interview: Gary Glenn (R CAND, MI-SEN Primary).
A few weeks ago we had the opportunity to speak with Gary Glenn, who is president of the American Family Association of Michigan and one of the primary candidates in next year’s Senate race in Michigan against sitting Senator Debbie Stabenow. Gary is actively seeking the Tea Party vote and has been endorsed by Mike Huckabee: we spoke with him for a bit on the | Read More »
Rep. Dale Kildee (D, MI-05) accused of child molestation.
This is going to be one of the messy ones. The basic details: Rep. Kildee – who is in his eighties, and who announced earlier this year that he is not running for re-election – is being accused by family members of sexually molesting his second cousin fifty years ago. The alleged victim was twelve at the time; Kildee would have been in his thirties | Read More »
Stuck in traffic on November 17th? Look for the union label!
The n-dimensional geniuses over at SEIU (Michigan) have decided to link up with the Occupy Ringworm people in declaring November 17th to be Bridge Action Day – which should, of course, be more accurately characterized as Bridge Inaction Day. The idea is that all these public sector union folks will take an unofficial day off from their jobs – which are probably a lot more | Read More »
Jennifer Granholm’s slack-jawed economic advice.
Apparently, it’s all about planned economies: former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm is for ‘em. “We operate as though we are not in a global economy,” says Granholm. “In theory, free markets and laissez faire make perfect sense, but in practice, our competitors are eating us for lunch.” (pause) Remember, this was supposed to be one of the Democrats’ smart ones. One of the people that | Read More »
Michigan redistricting makes John Conyers cry.
Or at least scream: it turns out that the redistricting map for Michigan signed off on by Republican governor Rick Snyder last week seriously discombobulates long-time Democrat and House Judiciary Ranking Member John Conyers. The new map (which, incidentally, handles Michigan’s loss of a Congressional seat by effectively eliminating Democrat Gary Peters’ seat and making the rest more party-friendly) pretty much took Conyer’s MI-14 seat | Read More »
Michigan school district caught interfering in recall efforts.
The alternate title for this is “Elections have consequences, Michigan edition.” The short version (H/T: Instapundit) is that the Lawrence Public School district of Michigan got caught abusing their emergency broadcast system to explicitly notify people of an ongoing campaign to recall new Governor Rick Snyder, to the point where they gave directions and times for people who wanted to sign a petition. When this | Read More »
A milestone for the political blogosphere?
To the best of my knowledge, we’ve never had a blogger indicted for election fraud before. The trailblazer in this case is Oakland County, Michigan Democratic Chair Mike McGuinness (along with Operations Director Jason Bauer); they’re charged with forging election documents to get fake “Tea Party” candidates on Michigan ballots. Up to twenty-three statewide races may have been affected by the fraud: the authorities are | Read More »
Rick Snyder’s (R, MI) good budgetary fortune.
Ignore everything written in this Washington Post divide-and-conquer attempt targeting new Michigan governor Rick Snyder: there is no adversarial relationship between the governor and his Republican colleagues. In fact, it would not surprise me in the slightest if Rick Snyder makes a point of ending each day by thanking God for Chris Christie, John Kasich, and – most assuredly – Scott Walker. If they didn’t | Read More »
CPAC 2011: Saul Anuzis.
Saul is an old friend of RedState, and is rumored to be running for Senate next year. As you can see, he’s not really authoritatively denying that. Moe Lane (crosspost)
The *true* John Conyers scandal.
Background: back over Thanksgiving weekend John Conyers III (the son of Rep. John Conyers) reported a theft of computers and concert tickets from the car that he was using. The problem? John Conyers III was using the car unlawfully: it was leased to his father’s Congressional office as an official vehicle, and Conyers was not using it in an official capacity. And it wasn’t anything | Read More »
Oil spill update.
So, let us recap: an unexpected leak has dumped highly alarming amounts of crude oil into the water, taxing the resources of local authorities. Wildlife and wetland areas are already affected, and there’s no sign of swift relief. The governor of the state primarily involved – a state that frankly cannot afford more bad things happening to it – is screaming for the relevant federal | Read More »
Gov. Granholm (D, MI) called to call out the National Guard.
Amusing Internet fact: once upon a time, many members of the Online Left was actually despondent that the Constitution forbid Michigan governor Jennifer Granholm from running for President (she isn’t a born citizen*). This would be before the breakdown of… well, show me a part of Michigan that hasn’t broken down by now. Latest example comes from the city of Flint (via theblogprof): Shootings have | Read More »
Bart Stupak (D, MI-01) cuts and runs.
(Via The Business Insider) No question mark on this: Marc Armbinder’s first mention has been expanded upon here, and CBS News is now reporting it as well. This should surprise nobody: we’ve been expecting this announcement since Wednesday. Particularly since the Tea Party folks are going to – justifiably – claim at least the assist on this scalp*. So… Stupak betrays the pro-life movement and | Read More »
The slow-motion collapse of Democratic Detroit.
This cannot be sugar-coated, and I have no desire to even try. Retailers Head for Exits in Detroit There was a time early in the decade when downtown Detroit was sprouting new cafes and shops, and residents began to nurture hopes of a rebound. But lately, they are finding it increasingly tough to buy groceries or get a cup of fresh-roast coffee as the 11th | Read More »
Obama yanking Granholm out of Michigan?
I note with some interest (via a post from The Other McCain) that there are some Democrats still out there that are apparently seriously contemplating supporting the nomination of Governor Jennifer Granholm to the Supreme Court. Granholm seen as possible fresh face DETROIT, May 17 (UPI) — Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm would provide a fresh perspective to the U.S. Supreme Court if she is nominated | Read More »
Democrats: 55% of America is unpatriotic.
Live by the opinion poll, die by the opinion poll: Majority of Public Opposes Auto Rescue Poll Finds Most Blame Industry for Problems, Believe Failure Won’t Hurt Economy Most Americans continue to oppose a government-backed rescue plan for Detroit’s Big Three automakers as majorities blame the industry for its own problems and are unconvinced failure would hurt the economy, according to a new Washington Post-ABC | Read More »
CBC Six feted in Caribbean Hideaway.
The first are bone-crushingly naive, of course: but the second have had a really rotten return on their investment, these last few years. But let’s check in with the New York Post, first: High-ranking members of Congress were flown to a lush Caribbean resort this month for a three-day conference planned and paid for by several of the country’s most powerful corporations – a violation | Read More »
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