Category Archives: Rants

Fuck Small Business Saturday

Today is Small Business Saturday. According to executives at American Express, who dreamed the whole thing up in 2010, it’s a day when Americans should eschew big box chains and fast food franchises, and spend their money closer to home, at independent shops owned and operated by people in their own communities. While I’ll acknowledge […]

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I am disappointed in you, my fellow Michiganders

The people of Michigan had their chance yesterday to remove Rick Snyder and his administration from office. And, much to my surprise, they chose to given him four more years instead. I would have thought, given our state’s history relative to organized labor, and the conversations I’ve had with folks over the past several years, […]

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A message to the poor of Michigan…. You don’t deserve to live in Ann Arbor, that’s what Ypsilanti is for

The Ann Arbor News has a story today about affordable housing in Ann Arbor, and how it’s becoming harder and harder to come by, with Section 8 housing increasingly transitioning to “market rate.” The article revolves around a woman by the name of Megan Mishler, who recently had to relocate to Ypsilanti Township when her […]

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John Waters v. Kirk Cameron… Whose side will you take in the War on Christmas?

How is it that we live in a country where an accomplished director like John Waters can’t find the money to make a Christmas film, while someone like Kirk Cameron can? I know there are more important things to be upset about, but, Jesus Christ… How did we come to a point as a society […]

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Watching Dinesh D’Souza’s “America: Imagine a World without Her” amid red-faced, stocky, middle-aged white men

In 2012, when conservative author Dinesh D’Souza lost his job as President of The King’s College, an evangelical Christian school based in Manhattan, I didn’t think it likely that he’d ever have another of his ridiculous “documentaries” made. But I guess Neocons, for all of their talk of family values, don’t really give a fuck […]

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