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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.

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Thank You Marilyn Mosby!!!

We trust that you will do everything possible to see that Justice is Served for Freddie Gray!

Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri May 1, 2015, 08:27 PM (17 replies)

The REAL Bottom Line on Michigan's Proposal 1 of 2015: Just Say NO!

"Over course of the last month, there has been plenty of Mudslinging in the Michigan Proposal 1 of 2015 debate.

From large pieces of asphalt being smashed into the window of a "mock" school bus, paid for at some point or the other by taxpayers dollars. To the drumbeat of some Democrats calling other Democrats and Progressives strongly against Proposal 1 "Teabaggers".

Also, confusing some voters by using a Ex-Senator from Michigan - Carl Levin in a commercial supporting of Proposal 1 claiming he is the current Senator from Michigan."

Read more: http://www.reachoutjobsearch.com/2015/05/the-real-bottom-line-on-michigans.html#ixzz3YvCo8zmM
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Posted by LovingA2andMI | Fri May 1, 2015, 04:43 PM (7 replies)

If Your "Candidate of Choice" Cannot Soundly Answer These Questions.....

Think you need to find a NEW Candidate --- and his name is Bernie Sanders!!! Check him out at: http://www.berniesanders.com

Bernie Sanders for President Campaign is STRONGLY supported the folks at Independent Underground News & Talk!

Posted by LovingA2andMI | Thu Apr 30, 2015, 10:51 AM (3 replies)

The Most Ineffective Strategy To Elect Hillary.....Attack Bernie Sanders and his Supporters

This post will be kept short and to the point.

There are many Progressives who are either Democrats or Left-lending Independents that are too proud Senator Bernie Sanders is giving it a go to run for President.

He has every right considering Senator Sanders has stood with the Middle and Lower Classes in regards to sound economic policy nearly every time.

Many Progressives admire Bernie who does not take corporate, lobbyist or Wall Street "Quid Per Quo" money to turn around and support a job killing trade policy called the TPP.

Senator Sanders Caucasus with Democrats, however, is not afraid or timid to call out Democrats when their potential votes, policy or politico speak are with the 10% instead of 90% of folks who are not ultra-rich, have tax havens off-shore or who owe a "political favor" to those making big dollars (by cheating the rest of us) on Wall Street.

Yet, SOME not all but SOME Hillary Clinton supporters -- feel threaten by Senator Sanders running for President. So much so, they are calling him Ralph Nader or worse a spoiler candidate.

And others are going as far to nearly label Progressives of both Democratic and Independent Left Lending ties -- Junior Teabaggers for supporting a Senator Sanders Presidential Candidacy.

Here are the raw facts: Keep this Modus Operandi up -- i.e. Attacking Bernie Sanders as Ralph Nader II -- and watch your candidate of choice LOSE come the first Tuesday in November of 2016.


Unjust attacks and lies on Senator Sanders will do NOTHING but encourage those who MIGHT consider voting for Hillary Clinton, if Bernie Sanders cannot win or secure the Democratic Nomination to -- JUST STAY HOME. Or worst, skip right pass the ballot where voting for President is a option.

So, for those Ultra-Pro Hillary -- allow Bernie to run without deploying a scorched earth, PUMA style 2015/2016 attack on Senator Sanders. No one wins by using this highly ineffective strategy -- except possibly a Republican -- which neither side should NOT want.


Posted by LovingA2andMI | Wed Apr 29, 2015, 02:10 AM (63 replies)

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)
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