The deceptive corporatist rewriting of the history of the #FlintWaterCrisis is in full swing

Cross-posted from Eclectablog.com During the time when the Flint water crisis was unfolding, right wing conservatives spent a lot of time trying to convince the country and the world that it was all the fault of the local government. They portrayed these local leaders as incompetent buffoons who poisoned themselves, countering the reality that the […]

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Republicans move to exempt 93.5% of Michigan companies from paid sick leave law.

I’ll keep this short and (not so) sweet. You can read the rest HERE.  Most of you know that the group Michigan Time to Care gathered and submitted more than 380,000 signatures to put a solid paid sick leave law on the ballot in Michigan in November. The legislature took up the issue and passed the […]

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UPDATED: THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! My Community Quilt has arrived!

Late last winter I came down with a pretty bad case of diverticulitis that landed me in the hospital for a few days with some of the worse pain I’ve ever experienced. I got out and made it back to work for all of two days before I was back to the ER, this time […]

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Mich Republican grovels before his puppetmasters w/ resolution creating “Corporate Citizenship Day”

Cross-posted from Eclectablog. It’s no secret that Michigan Republicans are deeply in the pocket of corporations in our state. One of their first orders of business after taking control of our state government in 2010 was to pass a massive tax cut for corporations paid for by raising the taxes of over half of the […]

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A true social justice warrior has passed. Godspeed, Tony Trupiano.

Yesterday morning I got a text from my friend Stephanie White that said, simply, “Sad news about Tony.” I hadn’t heard any news but I knew which “Tony” she meant. I know several Tonys but THE Tony is and has always been Tony Trupiano. I went to Facebook and quickly saw what I was terrified […]

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