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Help Improve the Michigan Supreme Court - Attend the Mille Jeffrey Annual Dinner July 29, 2012

You can help improve the balance, integrity and fairness on the Michigan Supreme Court by attending the annual Justice Caucus Millie Jeffrey Dinner. The night will feature Tom Mann from the Brookings Institute. Mr Mann just published a great new book called, "It's Even Worse than it Looks....: 

Read more : http://www.justice4michigan.org/2012_millie_jeffrey_dinner_keynote_honorees_announced

Buy tickets to the dinner at http://justice4michigan.org

A limited supply of 40 books will be available at the event if you wish to get an autograph from the speaker. Be sure to buy tickets to the VIP reception in order to have the best chance at meeting the author upclose and personal.

The evening promises to be a lot of grassroots fun with several local organizers from Michigan being honored with Spirit of Millie awards. 

Get your tickets right away so you don't miss you place at the table! 

http://www.justice4michigan.org

Sincerely,

 

Steering Jim 

 

Each of Us has a Responsibility to Protect our Michigan Interests by Working hard to Improve our Insurance Company Court

Tell Markman and Zahra they are wrong for Michigan! 

Help Restore Fairness and Integrity to  our Michigan Supreme Court this November 6, 2012!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N7tDhklfVy0

The time to take action is now.  Sign up for the Supreme Challenge at : 

http://www.justice4michigan.org

 

Steering Jim 

 

Keith Oberman - Terrific Monologue on Love

A must watch monologue for anyone who doesn't understand the importance and the power of love

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/26301202#27652443

Steering Jim 

 

Sign the Petition Asking Bank of America to Stop the Debit Card Useage Tax

Dear Reader,

Bank of America just can't help itself. The nation's largest bank just announced that it will force customers to start paying a new fee of $5 every month -- just to use a debit card.

This is the same bank that nearly tanked our economy with their reckless behavior, took $45 billion in taxpayer money, has kicked tens of thousands of families out of their homes, and has been repeatedly criticized for gouging consumers.

It's just one fee too many for Bank of America customer and Change.org member Molly Katchpole. "I can barely afford to make ends meet," said Molly, who works two part-time jobs in Washington, DC. "Now I'm expected to hand over money to Bank of America each month just for using my own debit card?"

Molly started a petition on Change.org demanding that Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan cancel the bank's new $5 monthly debit card fee. Sign her petition now to stop Bank of America's new fees.

Even if you're not a Bank of America customer, this should matter to you. This campaign will show other banks who are planning to follow suit that the public won't stand for Wall Street's newest way to take money from its customers -- and that they will take their money somewhere else.

Hey Michigan! It's time to take some action! Occupy Wall Street! Protest Bank of America

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It's time to stand up and make a statement! While the world is taking action to put Wall Street on notice through the Occupy Wall Street Movements, Bank of America has put it's customers on notice that they will be paying debit card transaction fees. Allegely they claim it's due to the new regulations placed on them.

I think it's time to tell Bank of America we're moving our money to local Michigan banks and credit unions. Make a sign and stand on the public sidewalk in front of your local Bank of America branch. Take a picture or video and post it on Youtube. Show your solidarity with the folks who are Occupying Wall St. Get with the program Michiganders. Put Bank of America on notice. We are the customers! We like our regulations and we will not pay more money to you because you want revenge on the Democrats/politicians who stood up for the American people. Together we can put Bank of America on notice. It's time they downsize and cut their CEO pensions and benefits and start treating us like the customers we are.

Watch the inspirational video here: http://www.occupytogether.org/

We can make a difference.

Steering Jim

Ask Senators Levin and Stabenow to encourage a Senate Judiciary Committee investigation Justice Clarence Thomas

I would like to encourage all readers of our site to write your Senators and encourage an investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee into the actions of Clarence Thomas. Please see the letter that I have sent below. Adapt the message to your own needs.

Dear Senator Levin,

I know that you must be aware of all the impropriety that has been uncovered about Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. He is a national disaster. He has debased the Supreme Court with his utter disregard for common standards of ethics and integrity.

While I don't think you serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee I thought you might encourage Senator Patrick Leahy for me to conduct a full investigation into Clarence Thomas' misconduct.

In case you have not had time to follow the news, Thomas attended a retreat for rich conservatives organized by the Koch brothers, then supported a Supreme Court decision that benefitted the Kochs. For five years he failed to report, as required, the $687,000 his wife was paid by the conservative Heritage Foundation. A Georgia museum that's a pet project of Clarence Thomas took a multimillion dollar gift from the conservative funder Harlan Crow. The list goes on...

Happy Halloween! The Theatre Bizarre, Detroit

Hello all,

I thought I'd take a few minutes to wish you a Happy Halloween season. For those of us living locally we all know Detroit has some awesome things to offer. One of the most liberal and awesome spectacles in all the world can be found right here in Detroit for just one Saturday night each year! While previously an awesome outdoor spectacle, this year it will be held in the Masonic Temple and its related properties.... it's HUGE.

Be sure to attend! You will not regret it! A don't forget it's Costume Mandatory!

http://theatrebizarre.com/

Let the show begin!

Steering Jim

How the GOP Stole the Ohio Election in 2004

http://markcrispinmiller.com/2011/07/urgent-how-george-bush-beat-john-ke...

Ever since Bush/Cheney’s re-election in 2004, there’s been an ever-growing body of strong evidence that their “victory” was stolen. Before that year was out, there was the Conyers Report—a powerful study that the US press, both corporate and left/liberal, all but totally ignored.

Those early findings were confirmed and amplified in many works appearing through the next few years, including Robert Kennedy’s landmark article in Rolling Stone, “Was the 2004 Election Stolen?”; Richard Hayes Phillips’ WITNESS TO A CRIME, his massive “audit” of the vote in 18 Ohio counties; the several works, all indispensable, of Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman; Steve Freeman’s WAS THE 2004 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION STOLEN?(co-authored with Joel Bleifuss), a thorough vindication of the exit polls that told of Kerry’s VICTORY in Ohio (and ten other states); and my own book FOOLED AGAIN. And there’s been further evidence in documentaries like Dorothy Fadiman’s STEALING AMERICA: VOTE BY VOTE and Tom O’Brien’s COMMANDER ‘N THIEF, among others.

The Republican Values: Welfare for the Wealthy

For all the mouthpieces in the Republican party who denounce welfare, "government handouts", "entitlement programs", and socialism which help to keep the poor, working poor, elderly, and disabled alive, they have no problems with raiding taxpayers of billions of dollars as soon as they are in office with corporate welfare programs. Everything from the farm subsidy programs to tax breaks for the wealthy, caps on social security taxes, subsidies for Big Oil, Wall Street Bailouts, Banking bailouts, and on and on and on... the cycle just keeps happening as long as Americans keep voting Republican. Wake up America is not even strong enough a statement these days!

Stop the Republican Raid on Democracy! Protect your tax dollars and your country! Vote Democratic every single time!

Steering Jim

Voter Suppression - The Name of the Republican Game for Defeating Obama in 2012. It's at work in Michigan and everywhere!

From McClatchy news, an excellent source for facts. The opening statement in te quoted article is blunt:

It should be clear to all but the most steadfast of reality deniers that the strategy of the Republican Party for the presidential election next year is to cause another recession and hope the voters blame President Obama.

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2011/07/18/117704/commentary-keeping-some-vot...

"...In the case of African Americans, it would be hard even for Rove to argue that Obama is a racist. So another tactic is employed. Republican state legislatures around the country are as busy passing voter identification laws as they are dismantling the rights of labor unions. Democratic legislators are trying to block such measures.

Do Republicans feel passionately about voter fraud while Democrats don’t care? No, but the fact that cases of voter fraud are harder to find than Rockefeller Republicans these days explains why there is such a partisan divide on the issue. The real purpose of such laws is to discourage poor and/or black voters from going to the polls and voting for Democrats.

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