Category Archives: Michigan

Obama to the People of Flint: “I think there is a larger issue that we have to acknowledge, because I do think that part of what contributed to this crisis was a broader mindset, a bigger attitude, a corrosive attitude that exists in our politics and exists in too many levels of our government. And it’s a mindset that believes that less government is the highest good no matter what.”

Sorry I’m just now getting around to it, but, in case you missed it, here’s footage of Obama’s speech to the people of Flint a few days ago, followed by a bit of the transcript. [I don’t have anything to add. It’s just really good stuff on the role of government, and what happens when […]

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Bestselling author Shaka Senghor takes us inside the “big warehouse of human misery” that is the American prison system, filmmaker Donald Harrison tells us about his new Commie High documentary, and we talk judicial reform with civil rights attorney Dick Soble… on episode 43 of the Saturday Six Pack

For those of you who didn’t catch episode 43 of The Saturday Six Pack when it was first broadcast a few weeks ago, it’s now available online. If you scroll to the bottom of this post, you’ll find it embedded. If you’d rather not hear my voice, though, here are my abbreviated notes. Our first […]

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Obama attributes Flint visit to invitation from 8 year old Mari Copeny

I suspect that President Obama would have come to Flint anyway, but I think it’s kind of lovely that he’s attributing next week’s visit to the invitation he received from 8 year old Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny, the daughter of Flint activist LuLu Brezzell… I know I’ve said it before, but I’m going to miss him […]

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Rick Snyder says he’ll be drinking Flint water for the next 30 days

Last Friday, when Governor Snyder told the people of Flint that it was time for them to stop relying on bottled water, and start drinking from their taps again, they responded with a resounding, “You first.” After a moment of awkward silence, Snyder unenthusiastically said, “I’m happy to look into that.” Well, over the weekend, […]

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Racketeering lawsuit filed against Governor Snyder alleges conspiracy to balance Flint’s budget by selling free, untreated, toxic river water to the people of Flint

I don’t know what will come of it, but attorneys from New York and Southfield filed racketeering charges against Governor Snyder and several others in Flint’s U.S. District Court this morning, claiming that the Flint water crisis was the direct result of an “intentional scheme” crafted by Snyder and other state officials to balance the […]

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