Tag Archives: Michigan

Trump can be ‘more presidential’ than anybody, except Lincoln

Following wins Tuesday night in Mississippi and Michigan, Donald Trump delivered a lengthy speech and thenopened the floor to the press. One of the questions that has dogged Trump is whether the man who hassaid he can be whatever he wants to be can appear presidential, despite a campaign filled with name-calling and insults.

Not to worry. Trump confirmed to the pressthat he can indeed be “more presidential than anybody.”

Maybe. We can’t imagine anyone watching President Obama speak without a teleprompter for more than an hour, but the networks were happy to give Trump a more generous portion of airtime than even the current president.

‘How about the EPA’? Mark Ruffalo told where to redirect prison snark about Michigan governor

At last night’s Democrat debate, candidates took aim at Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and put the blame on him for the city of Flint’s lead-contaminated drinking water crisis.

Governor Snyder commented about it last night:

Snyder, who campaigned for office as “one tough nerd,” has become the focal point for Democrats practicing selective accountability in assigning blame for Flint’s problem.

Michael Moore has called on Snyder to be arrested, and actor Mark Ruffalo, who is no stranger to protesting water problems in the state of Michigan, envisioned that happening:

Governor Snyder’s at the top of the accountability chain?

Will Ruffalo make prison jokes about the people in charge at the EPA?

Look into that, liberals. We’ll wait.

Hillary calls for resignation of Michigan governor, but ‘crickets’ when it comes to this pol?

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is facing criticism over the city of Flint’s switch to a water source that is lead-contaminated. Some, including Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, are calling for the governor to resign.

Hillary’s selective outrage was noticed during last night’s Democrat debate:

Maybe Hillary can be asked why one deserves the benefit of the doubt and the other does not.

Another good question!

Yet another inconvenient fact for Hillary to ignore.

Lady Parts Justice to create ‘V to Shining V’ national pride day for women

http://twitter.com/#!/lizzwinstead/status/455239751524941824

Zing! That’s just a sample of what’s still to come from a group called Lady Parts Justice, which is well on its way to meeting its fundraising goal of $30,000 through indiegogo.com.

How will that money be spent? First, the group, which was co-founded by “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead, would create a Rapid Response Comedy Team that will be “effective, immediate and hilarious.” Second, the group seeks to create a national pride day for women called “V to Shining V” to be held on Sept. 27.

Finally, the group will use its edgy humor to “act locally and shame globally,” celebrating “progressive lady parts-friendly candidates” and shaming the rest. In short, “Lady Parts Justice won’t be just a kick-ass smart and hilarious website that keeps you coming back to laugh at morons, it is also a way to get marching orders on how to toss them out of office.”

Here’s another sample.

http://twitter.com/#!/SarahKSilverman/status/455842987722174465

One thing that is hilarious: $14,500 of the money earned will go toward design and development of the group’s website to prevent a rehash of the train wreck that was the multi-million dollar HealthCare.gov rollout. Talk about shaming globally.

What do you get for your donation? For 500 bucks you get a half-hour Skype session with Sally Kohn.

http://twitter.com/#!/LadyPJustice/status/455783338481950720

So, can we put you down for $500?

http://twitter.com/#!/nihiofkdi/status/455844270495522816

‘Land of the free’: Michigan Gov signs ‘anti-Tesla’ bill

http://twitter.com/#!/michaellebowitz/status/524685865805955072

Sure, there are a lot of reasons to be dubious about whether electric cars are a technology that needs to be fast tracked to save the planet. That doesn’t mean the companies who make them shouldn’t have a chance to compete. Michigan’s Republican Governor Rick Snyder just signed a bill preventing Tesla Motors from using a different retail model for selling cars in Michigan. Seems like a pretty transparent political payoff to Detroit’s big automakers.

The Detroit Free Press reports: Gov. Snyder signs bill banning direct Tesla sales

Dealers have tolerated and learned to cooperate with online car shopping services such as Edmunds.com and TrueCar.com. But a manufacturer who bypasses the traditional franchise system to sell directly, either in physical stores or online, is a threat, even a low-volume automaker like Tesla.

So if someone out-innovates your business, rather than adapting to compete, just get your government cronies to make the innovation illegal.

Earlier this week Tesla CEO Elon Musk called it “anti-consumer” legislation.

Crony “capitalism.”