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I challenge you to show me even one instance of someone calling Rick Snyder “The Comeback Kid”

If you’re in the State of Michigan, and you’re watching the Super Bowl on television this evening, you’re likely going to see the following ad… the first real ad of Governor Rick Snyder’s reelection campaign. TRANSCRIPT: “Some call him a nerd. But Michigan now calls him The Comeback Kid. Politicians had pushed Michigan down to […]

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After a year in bed with the Koch Brothers, Michigan needs a Schauer…. Snyder launches an unprecedented advertising blitz a full 13 months prior to election day. Does it mean he’s “running scared”?

Yesterday, online ads began running in support of Rick Snyder’s 2014 reelection bid. And, tomorrow, a one-minute television spot will begin airing in select Michigan media markets as well. (According to the Detroit Free Press, it will likely be running in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Flint, Lansing and Traverse City.) As this is a full 13 […]

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Good thing for Pete Hoekstra, I guess they allow race-baiting political attack ads during the Super Bowl

The following ad, paid for by Pete Hoekstra’s Senate campaign, apparently aired during tonight’s Super Bowl. Here’s what the Asian woman in the ad said, in case you missed it: “Debbie spends so much American money, you borrow more and more, from us. Your economy get very weak, ours get very good. We take your […]

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Governor Snyder, signing legislation to strip benefits from committed same-sex couples, outs himself as tool of the gay-hating right

Our Governor, Rick Snyder, signed into law this evening legislation that makes it illegal for the cohabitating partners of public employees to receive health insurance benefits. Unmarried heterosexual couples can easily remedy this situation by becoming married, at which time both husband and wife would qualify for full coverage. As the state does not recognize […]

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The possibility of a public boarding school in Detroit

I’m sitting here tonight, thinking about all of the stuff I should be writing about, like the EMU student with tuberculosis and Rick Snyder’s “One Tough Nerd” gubernatorial ad, but all I really feel like discussing is this article in the Free Press today about the state of Detroit’s public schools. Maybe it has something […]

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