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Value for who, again?

Value for who, again?

John Yob, progenitor of the allegedly grassroots effort Value for Michigan, says he won’t reveal the (likely high-rolling) donors to the effort, which aims to drum up support for Gov. Rick Snyder’s budget. “We will file our campaign finance reports the same time other political committees do, as legally required by the SoS office. We […]

Stay Classy, Paul Scott

Stay Classy, Paul Scott

Normally, I try to stay away from judging other people’s decisions. But when they use their money and position to attempt to cement their judgment of other’s decisions and actions into binding legislation, I think they’re fair game. Enter state Rep. Paul Scott, who has called himself the Tiger Woods of the GOP. Turns out […]

The Price is Wrong, Wayne

The Price is Wrong, Wayne

I love grocery shopping. I love “The Price Is Right.” But unlike, say, peanut butter and chocolate, combining two things I love rarely works out. (The pumpkin + polenta tasted, my daughter said, “just a tiny bit like puke.”) Back on track: I don’t want to play “The Price Is Right” when I’m doing my […]

I Got Your Crazy, Pt. 2: Whatsa Nother Couple Billion?

I Got Your Crazy, Pt. 2: Whatsa Nother Couple Billion?

With Michigan already facing a $1.8 billion budget hole (and GOP leaders hell-bent on closing the gap by cutting public worker salaries), it would seem logical to not dig a deeper hole. Logic. Bwaaahhahahaa. Throwing caution, fiscal responsibility, and even concern for the citizens of Michigan they’re allegedly representing, the Senate GOP today unveiled the […]

Matt Millen, Andy Dillon

Matt Millen, Andy Dillon

Confession: I’m a Lions fan. I use “fan” in all its implications and connotations, including “I can’t stop loving the Honolulu Blue, but I might vomit if they blow it in the fourth quarter again, oh please let me forget about them.” So when this little YouTube gem came my way, I was enthralled. Matt […]

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Bishop Closer To Check-Mate?

Image via Wikipedia MIRS reports that almost-former Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop will not run for chair of the Michigan Republican Party. Recall that last week the chattering class in the Capitol made sure reporters knew that Bishop was up for a job in the administration of Governor-elect Rick Snyder. Bishop maintains that he hasn’t […]

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Bishop Takes the King?

Image via Wikipedia Quite a bit of ink has been spilled on Governor-elect Rick Snyder’s picks to fill his cabinet (and his plan to rearrange said cabinet to resemble a boardroom.) When he’s not reuniting former Gov. John Engler‘s band of brothers, as with his pick to head the “Quality of Life” supergroup — the […]