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Progressive Podcast Talk Show host of MICHIGAN\'S TOP POLITICO PROGRAM - Independent Underground Radio LIVE. Owner of IU News & Talk. Reader of DU mostly. Will be an infrequent poster of issues that impact our state of Michigan and Nation.

Journal Archives

The Truth on Proposal 1 & What It Will and Will Not Do

The Best Explanation Period of What Proposal 1 of 2015 will and will not do. After one hears this questions will form why a complex Proposal such as this will be brought before the Michigan Populace for a vote. Don't we pay Legislators in Lansing to work out complex and detailed mess like this?

By the way, we will be interviewing Representative Ray Franz (R) Exclusively on Independent Underground News & Talk/IU Radio LIVE Program TODAY -- Tuesday, April 14, 2015 (TONIGHT) at 9pm ET. ‪#‎Bookmark‬ to listen in here: http://j.mp/IURL41415
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Tue Apr 14, 2015, 02:11 PM (5 replies)

Hillary Clinton’s Progressive Problem

"Now that it is official that Hillary Clinton is running for President, it is time to ask piercing questions. This announcement came as expected, so there is not much in the way of excitement around it. Democrats for the most part are expected to fall in line.

Already, this early the browbeating has begun, at least directed at the progressives that still orbit around the Democratic Party. Instead of focusing on continuing to apply pressure on varying progressive causes, the emerging narrative is to focus on who is most electable.

There are a few problems with that strategy. It subverts the nascent progressive strides that are being made, particularly when it comes to the living wage movement.

The Clinton’s who are neoliberals, here and abroad, are fundamentally at odds with the emerging voices around labor issues and standard of living for working people. TPP ring a bell to anyone?

Furthermore, as the establishment candidate, Hilary Clinton has little to say about the aftermath of Ferguson and the issue of police brutality. How she will get that base of support behind her, should be a cause of concern for Democratic strategists. But, that is their concern, not that of the movements.

For example, the Black Lives Matter movement which has sprung up in the second term of President Obama. It’s not up to the movement or its supporters to figure out a way for the Clinton candidacy the capture their thunder, so to speak."


From Writer and Monthly Commentator on Independent Underground News & Talk​/IU Radio LIVE Program - M. Polite at Polite On Society​!

Read More Here: http://www.politeonsociety.com/2015/04/13/hillary-clintons-progressive-problem/
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Tue Apr 14, 2015, 12:13 PM (55 replies)

Where is the Love for Stoni and Stephen? RIP Little Angels

"This post will not be a "feel good" let us all hug and sing kumbaya from the rooftops moment in time. Instead, this post will be a bit of truth about our so-called American society and its complete and utter failure to care two for poor African-American kids found in a freezer three years after their untimely and torture filled deaths.

The children - Stoni Ann Blair and Stephen Berry, and this is only a part of their story.

Where is the love? There is a popular R & B song by this name written in 1972 and sung by Artists Roberta Flack and the late great Donny Hathaway which won a Grammy. A modern day version was placed in rotation by the Black Eyes Peas in 2003.

Important lines from the lyrics of The Black Eyes Peas Song:

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach?
Or would you turn the other cheek?
Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Stoni Blair and Stephen Berry died. It is estimated Stoni and Stephen's deaths occurred upwards of three years ago. In a deep freezer which sat in the entryway of their Mother's Apartment complex ironically named The Martin Luther King Apartment homes.

MLK is crying tears from heaven to what occurred to Stoni and Stephen in a place named after this great civil rights leader.

Where is the Love? How exactly did these children end up in a freezer, dead. Stoni and Stephen's deranged biological Mother Mitchelle Blair put them there."


Pictures of the Late Stoni Blair and Stephen Berry

Posted by LovingA2andMI | Mon Apr 6, 2015, 03:25 PM (0 replies)

Truth-Meter on Michigan Proposal 1 of 2015 Flyer Measures 'Mostly-False'

"They could have save the $.54 cent -- isn't that the cost of a stamp now? Normally, I purchase the forever stamps as of late.

Okay, on the morning trip to the mailbox, this thing -- a colorful marketing flyer-- pictured above was within it.

It is a thing because it appears, politicians and their associated financing cohorts must lie to you, to fool you into voting against your best interests. This time the untruths lay within Proposal 1 of May 5, 2015.

So let's tackle LIE ONE: 15,000 Jobs."

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2015/03/oped-truth-meter-on-michigan-proposal-1.html#ixzz3UlSgdxgq
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Wed Mar 18, 2015, 02:49 PM (0 replies)

Stop blaming white racism on black rappers - Washington Post Article

So, reasonable minds keep wondering when exactly the so-called "Lean Forward" folks at MSNBC going to fire the entire Morning Joe Crew? Probably never because its' "Black Folks" fault "White Folks" like the ones on Morning Joe said borderline racist things about "Black Folks" and their "Hip-Hop" music culture excuses anything like the Boys on the SAE Bus singing a song about Lynching some of those folks. #SMH

"There are a lot of truly idiotic ways to talk about popular culture. But if I could banish just one of them from the realm of public discourse, it would be the weird and persistent tendency to blame white racism on black rappers.

The latest invocation of this idea came on “Morning Joe,” where the participants got themselves into a state of high indignation upon hearing that Waka Flocka Flame had cancelled a planned appearance at the University of Oklahoma after members of the school’s chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon were taped repeating a grotesquely racist chant. For host Mika Brzezinski, it was a matter of hypocrisy, noting that the rapper both conjures up violent scenarios in his songs and uses some of the same slurs the boys used. “It’s full of n-words, it’s full of f-words. It’s wrong,” she argued. “And he shouldn’t be disgusted with them, he should be disgusted with himself.”

The hypocrisy canard is so old it’s dusty, and Willie Geist got a chance to parse what was wrong with it. But other comments during the segment were even more revealing.

Bill Kristol cast the fraternity members as victims of brainwashing, suggesting that “Popular culture becomes a cesspool, a lot corporations profit off of it, and then people are surprised that some drunk 19-year-old kids repeat what they’ve been hearing.” And host Joe Scarborough went even further, arguing that white audiences wouldn’t encounter these words or scenarios if only rappers would clean up their acts. “Anybody that watches ‘Empire’ knows that 70 percent of the audience is white,” he insisted. “It’s a white audience, and they hear this over and over again. Do they hear this at home? Chances are good, no, they heard a lot of this from guys like this who are now acting shocked.”

This ridiculously naive formulation stays in circulation because it’s convenient. It sets up a scenario in which a pure and gentle majority (which means white) culture is polluted by black people. It argues that white people who transgress can’t be held responsible for their racism because they have been poisoned or brainwashed. It’s an equation that always solves for white innocence and black guilt. (Kristol, Scarborough and company might also consider what it means that they consider white college students so weak-minded that they’ll just repeat anything they hear.)

Most of the time, people who blame rap for white racism can get away with this shoddy argument for causality. But in the University of Oklahoma case, this attempt to lay blame looks especially foolish because the fraternity members themselves have explained where the chant came from.

“The song was taught to us,” Parker Rice said in a statement. And not by Waka Flocka Flame or any other rapper, but by Rice’s fraternity brothers. While the national office of Sigma Alpha Epsilon denies that the chant is currently taught as part of initiation or fraternity ritual, the organization did say that the fraternity would look into reports that the chant had been cropping up at other chapters: “Some of the allegations refer to incidents, which Sigma Alpha Epsilon acknowledges, from more than 20 years ago. Although we cannot change the past, we can learn from the present and alter the future.”

Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Mar 13, 2015, 05:16 PM (1 replies)

Basic Math on Michigan Proposal 1 of 2015 Ends with Questionable Results

Sometimes, Politicians think we are stupid....

That is the best description one can muster for the shell game being played on Michigan residents about efforts to raise the State's Sales Tax from 6% to 7%.

Last weekend, while attending a local informational form on Proposal 1 of 2015 - a measure designed to hike taxes on purchases not related to food at any grocery store chain or independent operator in Michigan - an moment of clarity arose.

If the basic math and surface details of Proposal 1's lead to a reasonable conclusion the measure by its core design takes earned revenue away from the coffers of Michigan's lower, middle and working class were not clear as a bell before this moment in time, this hypothesis was quantified in recent conversation with a elected official we shall leave nameless.

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2015/03/oped-basic-math-on-michigan-proposal-1.html#ixzz3UIJG0QPd
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri Mar 13, 2015, 03:12 PM (0 replies)

What Is Independent Underground News and Talk: The Real, True 'Underground' Difference

Often imitated, never duplicated -- Independent Underground News & Talk along with Independent Underground Radio LIVE & The IURL Affiliate Network of Shows is Michigan's TOP Independent Progressive Left - Urban Politics News, Commentary and Informational site.

Read more: http://j.mp/TheRealUndergroundMI
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Thu Feb 26, 2015, 06:39 PM (1 replies)

How the Midwest Was Won for the 1%: Right to Work for Less

This piece will be a bit reflective but not too long in nature. To start, in the readers mind let us travel back to a time where all the core Midwest States supported the rights for workers to unionize.

It would be the year two thousand eight. Slightly prior to the November 2008 election of America's First African-American President, Barack Obama.

What are the Midwest Core states of the historical Northwest Territory: Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois.

Two of these states in the years since 2008 are now Right to Work for Less - or widely known as Right to Work. The States are Michigan and Indiana.

In the other three states it appears RTW is literally around the corner from being enacted.

Especially in Wisconsin where non-college graduate Governor and budding Presidential candidate Scott Walker (R) is pushing for the state Assembly to pass RTW before the end of February, or by no later than early March.

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2015/02/oped-how-midwest-was-won-for-1-right-to.html#ixzz3Sn03QpVm
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Wed Feb 25, 2015, 03:57 PM (3 replies)

Community Members Stand With Washtenaw County Only African-American Judge Fight To Stay On Bench

"Members of the Washtenaw County Community filled a meeting room at Brown Chapel African-Methodist Episcopal Church on Monday evening in a vow to stand behind the Honorable J, Cedric Simpson, 14-A District Court Judge fight to stand on the bench.

Simpson, Washtenaw County's only remaining African-American Judge faces March 30 hearing before the Judicial Tenure Commission after a formal complaint was filed against him in mid-November 2014.

Judge Simpson who attended the event with relatives, was moved to tears by the overwhelming attendance of community members, groups and organizations during the event offered brief remarks."

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2015/02/community-members-stand-with-washtenaw.html#ixzz3ShfjY7z0
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Tue Feb 24, 2015, 05:43 PM (0 replies)

Lean Forward, Going Left for MSNBC/Comcast Will Switch to Lean Back, Drive Right - The Daily Beast

Saying this was predictable was a understatement.

Comcast, the Republican leaning corporation they are, goal was to drive the Firebrand of MSNBC off the channel --- that was and always will be Keith Olbermann -- allow for his "replacement" Rachel Maddow to try and fill K.O. shoes (that has NEVER happened and they knew this).

Next, the goal was built a series of parrots ---oops folks who sounded similar to Rachel around her (can one say OVERKILL) -- and drive the quasi "Liberal Network" into the ground.

That is exactly what has happened and it was designed just that way.

See the point was to drown America (or at least the America that watches MSNBC faithfully -- which has been falling by the day since the 2012 Elections) with so-called "News Anchors" -- NOT -- Commentary Hosts -- YEP --- that repeated the same ole', same ole' from program to program similar to sheep walking in a line to the barn.

Viewers (the ones who watches less and less MSNBC by the day) became ever so growing sick to death of the lack of original thought (screaming CAN WE HAVE THOM HARTMANN), fiery yet critical when necessary Progressive Stances (screaming the entire FREE SPEECH TV LINEUP) and a complete inability to stop toning the lines of Corporate Dems (..."Hillary is a shoe-in" --- a day after the 2012 Presidential Election) and since .

Now the chickens have come home to roost (for lack of a better catch phase). The Big Money Comcast donors (not you or I) want to FLOOD the AIRWAVES with Republican Presidential Candidates, talking points, Citizens United Money --- you name it. With such, Bye-Bye to "Lean Forward" and Hello to "Drive Right"!!

From The Daily Beast:

“Everybody in the food chain from top to bottom understands that the Olbermann era is over,” said an MSNBC source, referring to the glory days during George W. Bush’s administration when incendiary liberal Keith Olbermann regularly attracted a million viewers—many of them seeking refuge from White House and Republican talking points.

The MSNBC source said, “Going left was a brilliant strategy while it lasted and made hundreds of millions of dollars for Comcast, but now it doesn’t work anymore...The goal is to move away from left-wing TV."


And BAM --- she drops the mic! She being I..... Told ya....

In the end, MSNBC/Comcast w/ Billions upon Billions of dollars of post Citizens United money will keep Rachel -- however look for her "reporting" (Commentary) to change BIG TIME.

Chris Hayes will soon move from show host, back to correspondent -- and eventually back writing for dollars with The Nation. Joy Ann Reid clock is ticking just like Ronan "Ole' Blue Eyes alleged son Farrow as the duos former show host, now correspondent days are numbered.

The Cycle's three bobble heads with the exception of Ari Melber --who's the smartest one of that bunch-- will go back to blogging, or Abby Huntsman -- back on Daddy big bucks (Jon Huntsman) payroll.

Ari is likely will be tapped to fill the 9:00 pm slot as Rachel's last stand will be placing her head to head with the O' Reilly Factor at 8:00 pm ET. Yet, she will be kept until after the 2016 Election cycle (you know for if nothing else for the corporate media critics to discuss how bad her ratings will be against Brian Williams II (in lies) Bill O'Reilly.)

Alex Wagner -- might keep 4:00 pm ET slot as rumor has it she is Phil Griffin's Favored Person EVER....

Al Sharpton --- weekends then nothing which in IMHO would NOT be a lost after his Glamour Shot at SNL 40 with no other than Sister "Valley Trash" (she called herself this) Sarah Palin -- who has called the sitting President of the United States -- a Boy.

Ed Schultz -- well he MIGHT want to fire back up his daily radio show and kill the podcast -- as he might be next on the chopping block of MSNBC's "Drive Right in the 2016 Elections stance". Just saying....

Morning Pluke and Stepford Wife Mika are coming on for now FOUR HOURS in the morning -- taking over for Thomas Roberts (a true news anchor) "Way Too Early". Four hours of straight un-watchable Drive Right TV to start a day. Yep, MSNBC will be the new Faux News light indeed.

Yet there are those who will continue to place their heads in the sandbox and say "No MSNBC is not going to change. They will keep "Leaning Forward" and other feel good phases like that," they boast.

For those individuals, feel free to make the blind familiar with this "Well Placed" MSNBC source statement to the Daily Beast on February 19, 2015 (as it needs to be repeated -- often):

The MSNBC source said, “Going left was a brilliant strategy while it lasted and made hundreds of millions of dollars for Comcast, but now it doesn’t work anymore...The goal is to move away from left-wing TV.”


Maybe now or maybe never, who knows --- folks will wake up and get on board with True Progressive Networks like Free Speech TV, TYT or smaller yet indeed Progressive resources like Independent Underground News & Talk along with a variety of others programs on the netwaves. Who knows!
Posted by LovingA2andMI | Sun Feb 22, 2015, 01:23 AM (4 replies)
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