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Was once a republican. long long ago, in a far, far away place. I apologize.

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State reviews U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's petitions for criminal fraud

State reviews U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter's petitions for criminal fraud


"My gut tells me that we got lied to by someone we trusted," U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter said of the petition irregularities. / CHARLIE NEIBERGALL/ASSOCIATED PRESS


By Kathleen Gray and Dawson Bell

Detroit Free Press Staff Writers

Brian Dickerson: Thaddeus McCotter turns election cakewalk into Mt. Everest

Photocopies of petitions, dates that were cut and pasted onto the petition forms and different-colored ink on identical petitions were just a few of the tactics used to try to fool state election officials into believing that U.S. Rep. Thaddeus McCotter had enough signatures to get on the Aug. 7 primary ballot.

"This wasn't anything that was an innocent mistake," Lansing political consultant Tom Shields said Tuesday. "It was purely an attempt to make up for a lack of signatures, which is politically criminal."

Or maybe just plain criminal. The state Attorney General's Office is investigating to determine whether any laws were broken.

"We will review information provided by the Secretary of State and determine whether additional action is warranted," said Joy Yearout, spokeswoman for Attorney General Bill Schuette.

The ploy was so clumsy that it was easily spotted.

Bureau of Elections Director Christopher Thomas said Tuesday that elections officials found an "unprecedented level" of obvious fraud, including dozens of identical petition sheets that had been photocopied. In some cases, the petitions were identical except for the name of the circulator.

More:
http://www.freep.com/article/20120530/NEWS15/205300359/State-reviews-U-S-Rep-Thaddeus-McCotter-s-petitions-for-criminal-fraud

How about this? POLICE CHANGE SIDES!



How about this!
From Occupy Frankfurt. May 19, 2012.
The German police took off their helmets and marched with the protesters- clearing the way for them.

The police coming over to serve and protect the people... Blockupy Frankfurt. Police are escorting. Reports of an estimated 20,000+ protesters. Nice to see their faces.... and their humanity coming through...

WATCH THIS VIDEO: #blockupy. Frankfurt


German police officers escort an anti-capitalism protest march with some 20,000 people in Frankfurt, Germany, Saturday, May 19, 2012. Protesters peacefully filled the city center of continental Europe's biggest financial hub in their protest against the dominance of banks and what they perceive to be untamed capitalism, Frankfurt police spokesman Ruediger Regis said. The protest group calling itself Blockupy has called for blocking the access to the European Central Bank, which is located in Frankfurt's business district. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

source: http://www.globalwinnipeg.com/world/20000+people+march+at+a+frankfurt+occupy+protest+german+police/6442644693/story.html

Photo/news source: http://www.660news.com/news/world/article/364434--german-police-says-some-10-000-are-marching-at-a-frankfurt-occupy-protest-rally

Associated Press Photo verified: http://www.globalwinnipeg.com/world/20000+people+march+at+a+frankfurt+occupy+protest+german+police/6442644693/story.html

(Photographer AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Wall Street journal Verified
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303360504577414370915099252.html

Washington Post verified
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/german-police-says-some-10000-are-marching-at-a-frankfurt-occupy-protest-rally/2012/05/19/gIQA3uTfaU_story.html

Nice to see the police give protesters a hand. I think I will plan on my next vacation to visit Germany. Such friendly people there!

TURNED AWAY!

This needs to be shared everywhere- on facebook, on blogs, everywhere.

What happens when republicans deny people their right to vote.

#!

Blogger begins to compile Romney list of lies

So here is your master link for recording/documenting Romney's lists of lies.

http://theobamacrat.com/2012/05/08/the-complete-list-of-lies-by-willard-mitt-romney/

Pretty substantial list of lies spoken by Mr. Rmoney.

(oops - typo. I meant Romney. Really, I did.)

You're so Bain....

#!

OBAMA WINS IN A LANDSLIDE!

Yesterday, I was honored to participate with my fellow Michigan democrats in our Caucus process.

For the first time in my life (I'm 51), I was able to cast a Caucus vote for my President. In our tiny group, 25 people cast votes. And I am proud to report that our caucus was 100% in favor of re-electing our Commander in Chief.

Today the paper is reporting that similar things happened in many other groups across our state, and President Obama won in a landslide.

http://www.freep.com/article/20120506/NEWS15/205060529/Michigan-Democrats-give-President-Barack-Obama-official-backing-at-Saturday-caucuses

Now...on to November.

Tens of thousands of Czechs protest budget cuts

Source: Business Week

Tens of thousands of people rallied in the Czech capital on Saturday to protest government reforms and austerity cuts in one of the biggest anti-government demonstrations here since the collapse of communism almost 23 years ago.

The protesters from all over the country urged the government to abandon the cuts and resign. They also are demanding early parliamentary elections.

Blowing vuvuzelas and beating drums, the protesters marched to Prague's Wenceslas Square, disrupting downtown traffic.

"The government must go," said Jaroslav Zavadil, head of the country's major umbrella organization of unions, the Czech-Moravian Confederation of Trade Unions.

Read more: http://www.businessweek.com/ap/2012-04/D9U9APLO0.htm



Tens of thousands protesting against the right-leaning government austerity cuts.

This kind of real protest inspires workers around the world. Just say NO to right-wing budget cuts that harm people. Glad to see young Czechs standing up!



Mitt considering Santorum for possible running mate

Mitt Romney, with a gun, in High School.

High School kids should not be playing with guns.



(Actual photo of Mitt with a handgun, as a teen.)

From this page:
http://thegloss.com/beauty/mitt-romney-gun-514/

Republicans block electric car charger on Captial Hill

You want to see how f*%$'d up things are in Washington D.C.?

Michigan Senator Carl Levin owns a Chev Volt. But there are no plug-in car chargers in the Congressional parking lot.

So Senator Levin introduced a bill in the Senate, to tell the parking lot people that it is OK to install an electric car Volt charger.

No cost involved, mind you, not a taxpayer dime is at risk. The bill simply said it would be ok to designate several parking spots inside the Senate parking lot, to have someone install an electric car charger. Designated electric car area. Only that it's o.k. to do that.

Guess what?

A REPUBLICAN BLOCKED THE BILL.

http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/30/sen-levin-tries-to-legislate-a-parking-place/

This is what is wrong with America people- REPUBLICANS BLOCKING CRAP SIMPLY BECAUSE IT'S SPONSORED BY A DEMOCRAT- EVEN IF IT IS EXCELLENT POLICY, HELPS PEOPLE, AND DEMONSTRATES GOOD
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP.



Petty, petty guys, aren't these horse & buggy republicans?

I wonder how we ever managed to get from the days of horses...to the days of cars. It's like they continue to intentionally try and take us back into the 19th century....
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