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Making seed bombs with the awesome kids of Ypsi Middle School, and plotting to bring Billy Bragg to our May Day celebration

I skipped breakfast this morning and headed over with Jeff Clark to make seed bombs with 7th and 8th graders at Ypsi Middle School. It was an incredible experience. The kids were enthusiastic, inquisitive, and just all-around awesome. And, thanks to their hard work, we now have over 500 seed bombs prepared for Wednesday’s big […]

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Glenn Beck announces his intention to build a Libertarian utopia, promising to bring the terrifyingly beautiful vision of Ayn Rand to life

After teasing his audience for days with cryptic Disney Land imagery and the promise of incredible news, Glenn Beck, the vile charlatan who’s made a career of fleecing America’s most fearful and ignorant, announced that he intends to build a $2 billion Libertarian utopia in rural Texas loosely modeled on Galt’s Gulch, the fictional community […]

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The totally confrontational Totally Awesome Fest press conference

Ypsilanti’s more densely bearded, somewhat less murderous, and considerably less black version of Don King, Patrick Elkins, called a press conference yesterday to announce the lineup of the 8th annual Totally Awesome Fest, which begins this Friday evening at 5:00, in the field behind VG Kids. I suppose, in retrospect, that it should have been […]

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Rolling back the minimum wage and child labor laws in order to help the poor

Remember when, not too long ago, Michele Bachmann said, “If we took away the minimum wage—if conceivably it was gone—we could potentially virtually wipe out unemployment completely“? Well, not one to be outdone, Newt Gingrich came out today, declaring that America’s child labor laws are, “truly stupid.” You know… those meddlesome laws that keep people […]

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So, what’s the Washtenaw Community Action Team?

I’d heard mention of the Washtenaw Community Action Team over the past several months or so, but I never really took the time to figure out how they fit into the local ecosystem of left-leaning political organizations, or what their objectives were. Fortunately, however, I had the occasion this past weekend to exchange a few […]

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