How Bush is Setting us up for War in Iran

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Mon, 09/17/2007 - 10:38

Bush Setting America Up for War on Iran
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/09/16/3882/

Greenspan Admits Iraq was About Oil, As Deaths Put at 1.2 Million
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/09/16/3879/

Was Israeli Raid a Dry Run for Attack on Iran?
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/09/16/3887/

Tell Legislators that you would support them if they vote for a tax increase.

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Mon, 09/17/2007 - 10:32

Tell michigan legislators that you’d support them on a tax hike to balance the michigan budget.

http://www.wilx.com/
(middle/ bottom left side)

Would you be willing to re-elect a state lawmaker who voted for a tax increase to balance the budget?

Vote YES!

Gary Peters Officially Announces for MI-09

Submitted by Brainwrap on Tue, 08/07/2007 - 11:44

http://www.petersforcongress.com

"A public servant with a record of fiscal discipline, Gary Peters (D-Bloomfield Township) today announced he will run for Congress in 2008, pledging to fight outsourcing, help strengthen the economy and resolve the war in Iraq.

“I’ll be a strong voice for Oakland County families in Washington and fight tooth-and-nail for every Michigan job,” Peters said. “For too long, our representative in Washington has been a rubber stamp for the Bush administration’s failed policies in Iraq and failed policies on the economy. It’s time for a change, and I will always put the citizens of Oakland County ahead of partisan politics and special interests."

Peters is the first Democratic candidate to officially announce his entry into the MI-09 U.S. Congressional race against incumbent Republican Joe Knollenberg.

D4MD will post other formal candidate announcements as they are made.

Senate Republican Majority Leader Mike Bishop Declares War on Blogs

Submitted by Brainwrap on Fri, 08/03/2007 - 16:48

Liberal Lucy at MichiganLiberal just broke the news--Republican Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop is censoring progressive blogs from being viewed by senate offices:

After a post went up today on Blogging for Michigan about the wrong-doings one of Bishop's cronies, out-of-touch Senator Bruce Patterson (R-Canton), Mike Bishop's Chief of Staff Matt Miner, called Secretary of the Senate Carol Viventi and instructed her to block access to all blogs from the Senate offices.

After quickly realizing that all blogs also included the blogs on the Gannett-owned Republican rag, The Detroit News, they specifically only blocked Blogging for Michigan.

Check out the full post and the original BFM story.

The Berkley City Hall Nativity Scene Brouhaha Returns

Submitted by Brainwrap on Wed, 07/25/2007 - 00:09

Last year my town of Berkley experienced a bit of a media circus due to one of the most cliched local political brouhahas around--the City Hall Holiday Nativity Scene.

The Berkley City Council, facing a potential ACLU lawsuit, and recognizing the separation of church & state, came up with a practical solution to the issue which solved the Constitutional crisis while still maintaining the city's tradition of displaying the nativity scene in question every holiday season--they struck a deal with the various churches throughout city limits to display the nativity in front of a different church each year.

Since the solution was pragmatic, legal, practical *and* respectful of both Christians as well as those of other denominations (or those of none whatsoever), those who came up with it were naturally attacked for being "anti-God", etc etc.

Things calmed down after the holidays, of course, but like a fungus, the issue is back again this year--it seems that a ballot proposal FORCING the city to display a nativity scene at City Hall is going to be on the ballot this fall:

http://www.hometownlife.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070720/OPINION/...

Mitt Romney Holds Up "Obama/Osama" Sign

Submitted by Brainwrap on Sat, 07/21/2007 - 12:36

http://www.tmz.com/2007/07/21/mitt-catches-s-t-over-hillary-bashing-sign/

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.tmz.com/media/2007/07/0720_brookshire_...

Yes, that's our favorite dog torturer and ex-Michigander (Michiganian?) showing what a classy guy he is, by comparing a United States Senator to one of the most evil mass-murderers of our time:

Bonus: the sign misspells "momma" as well.

And just in case he tries to pull the "hey, that woman doesn't necessarily speak for me" crap, forget about it--he's actually HOLDING THE SIGN in the second pic. What an ass.

How scary is this: Obama Says He'll Use Force Unilaterally to Protect "Vital Interests"

Submitted by Brainwrap on Mon, 06/18/2007 - 14:08

In an article published in Foreign Affairs, Sen. Barack Obama writes, "I will not hesitate to use force, unilaterally if necessary, to protect the American people or our vital interests whenever we are attacked or imminently threatened. We must also consider using military force in circumstances beyond self-defense…." 

Full article here.

After Downing Street commentary here.

Time to rally the MI Voters and support this bill!

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Tue, 05/22/2007 - 22:01

From The Red Tape Blog:

"State Rep. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, has introduced legislation that
would allow people to vote even if they have different addresses on
their voter registration card and driver’s license — making it easier
for college students to vote where they attend school, rather than in
their hometowns.
...
In written testimony, Philip T. Shepard of the Michigan Election Reform
Alliance put it his way: “It creates an unnecessary burden on citizens
who reside for long periods away from home, who move frequently, who
depend on family members for driver’s insurance, or who must retain a
certain driver’s license for their employment.”

Article: http://blog.lib.msu.edu/redtape/?p=2477
Full testimony:
http://MichiganElectionReformAlliance.Org/HREP-Ethics.testimony.051507.doc

It’s the Time For Google to Pay a Visit to Judicial Compound

Submitted by Brainwrap on Mon, 05/14/2007 - 23:37

“Google will face trial over its AdWords program, following allegations that the system represents an abuse of US trademark law.” (Source: VnuNet.com)

Google has always been a profit-oriented company and never care for others business. Though it has revolutionized some of online activities, yet its monopoly in the World Wide Web has put others in utter trouble. Google is generating almost 98% of its revenue from its advertising programs. But the news that VnuNet.com has published is really shocking.

“A Federal judge has set 9 November as the date for jury selection in an historic trademark infringement lawsuit brought on behalf of American Blind & Wallpaper Factory (ABWF).” (Quoted from VnuNet.com)

Thanks to ABWF for its courage! Just years back I was reading one article on “Keyword Research”.

Help Support Washington DC Citizens - Ask Senators Stabenow and Levin to vote YES

Submitted by Steering.Jim on Sun, 05/06/2007 - 12:02

Please join DC for Democracy and DFA in supporting Voting Rights and Representaion for Washington DC Citizens in the US Congress!  Write to Senators Stabenow and Levin. Asking them to vote YES!

Here's a sample email to get you thinking!

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