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Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
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Member since: Sun May 8, 2011, 03:09 PM
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Help Finding A Good Progressive Book For A Present!

I Have a 12 year (6th grade) old son and I'm looking for a good book to get him for Xmas. According to his teacher he reads at a 10th grade level and sometimes picks books that are below his level. When I talked to him he said that his library at school doesn't really have many books that would really challenge him. So I want to get him something good, but also challenging and will convey progressive ideas. I got him "A Children's History Of The United States" by Zinn last year. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thankshttp://


Help Finding A Good Progressive Book For A Present!

I Have a 12 year (6th grade) old son and I'm looking for a good book to get him for Xmas. According to his teacher he reads at a 10th grade level and sometimes picks books that are below his level. When I talked to him he said that his library at school doesn't really have many books that would really challenge him. So I want to get him something good, but also challenging and will convey progressive ideas. I got him "A Children's History Of The United States" by Zinn last year. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks

After right-to-work protestors maced, Rep. Dave Agema says on Facebook he's 'enjoying' furor

Please let him know what you think.

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2012/12/after_right-to-work_protestors.html#incart_river_default

Michigan: When Plutocrats Rule

"Republicans also put a $1,000,000 appropriation into their bills that prevents a citizen referendum on the new law once it’s passed. So, not only did Michiganders not have any input into the process before the Republicans steamrolled it through, there will be no input afterwards either."

http://www.eclectablog.com/2012/12/michigan-when-plutocrats-rule.html

"How To Rig An Election In Just A Few Easy Steps" - M.O.C. #91

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"Evil People Have Plans!" - MoC #18 (by comedian Lee Camp)


"And The Lord Sayeth: Be A Greedy A$$hole" - MOC #155 [censored version]



"I have decided, however, to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence"

This is an older article, but I have found it very insightful.

Betsy DeVos wrote a biting op-ed for the Capitol Hill newspaper Roll Call in 1997 in which she stated that her family did indeed expect a return on their huge investments.

"I know a little something about soft money, as my family is the largest single contributor of soft money to the national Republican Party. ...I have decided, however, to stop taking offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now I simply concede the point."





Read more:http://www.talk2action.org/story/2011/4/20/232844/831/

Corporate America. Proceed at your own risk has language that many would consider profane

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Got to meet Seth at a event I helped put together and he is one of the nicest people i have ever met. if you enjoy poetry give him a try.


http://www.sethwalkerpoetry.com/videos

Michigan Jackassery, "The Integrity of Voting". More Proof It's Only If You Might Vote For A Dem

The level of corruption and fraud perpetrated by Representative Schmidt and House Speaker Bolger is beyond anything witnessed in this state in recent memory.

Prosecutor Forsyth, himself a Republican, is clearly repulsed by what he uncovered, a position made more galling by the fact that none of it was actually, in a technical sense, illegal. He wrote in his conclusion, “Although this scheme by Rep. Schmidt and Speaker Bolger was clearly designed to undermine the election and to perpetrate a “fraud” on the electorate, it was nonetheless legal … Incredibly, while it would be illegal to pay a boxer to take a “dive” or a basketball player to “point-shave’, it is not currently a crime in Michigan to recruit someone to run for public office, place them on the ballot at the “eleventh hour” and essentially pay them to make no effort to win … As a Republican elected official, I am embarrassed and offeded by what transpired.

Forsyth went further when talking to MIRS news service, saying, “I’m offended by what they tried to do here. They tried to undermine the very fabric of our country, which is a free election.”

Before the entire thing played out, Mojak, an innocent victim in all of this, along with Schmidt’s son Ryan were both offered $1,000 bribes for their involvement, money that was never paid.

Can't get the link to show up: http://eclectablog.com/2012/07/michigan-gop-house-speaker-jase-bolger-new-republican-roy-schmidt-found-to-have-committed-gross-election-fraud.html

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