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dmr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-08-10 05:39 AM
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Hey Michiganders, the Tea Party Express bus is coming to town!
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In the past hour, on our local NBC affiliate, 5 ads against Bart Stupak were aired.

Tea Party Express III

"Bart Stupak, you betrayed our Constitution.

You sold us out on the health care vote.

And now it's time for you to pay the political price

Join the tea party express as we send Bart Stupak packing for an early retirement

Log on to tea party express dot org as we fight to defeat Bart Stupak"

Paid for and authorized by Our Country Deserves Better PAC / Tea Party Express dot org which is responsible for the content of this ad. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

If you feel a little curious, here's their schedule:

Ironwood, MI
Thursday, April 8th at 6:30 pm
Rally Location:
VFW 3673
605 West Hwy 2 (Lead Street)
Bessemer, MI

Escanaba, MI
Friday, April 9th at 12:00 noon
Rally Location:
Ludington Park Band Shell
744 Lake Shore Drive
Escanaba, MI 49829

Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Friday, April 9th at 6:00 pm
Rally Location:
Bud-Weber Park
600 Ashmun
Sault Sainte Marie, MI

Cheboygan, MI
Saturday, April 10th at 8:00am
Rally Location:
Washington Park, Downtown Cheboygan
124 N. Main Street
Cheboygan, MI 49721

Petoskey, MI
Saturday, April 10th at 10:00am
Rally Location:
Emmet-Charlevoix County Fairgrounds
1129 Charlevoix Avenue
Petoskey, MI 49770

Traverse City, MI
Saturday, April 10th at 11:40 am
Rally Location:
Grand Traverse Civic Center Pavilion
1213 W Civic Center Dr
Traverse City, MI 49686

Big Rapids, MI
Saturday, April 10th at 3:00pm
Rally Location:
14905 220th Avenue
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Grand Rapids, MI
Saturday, April 10th at 4:15 pm
Rally Location:
Riverside Park (Band shell)
2401 Monroe Avenue NE
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503

Lansing, MI
Saturday, April 10th at 7:15 pm
Rally Location:
Michigan State Capitol
100 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

Detroit, MI
Sunday, April 11th at 10:00 am
Rally Location:
40700 Romeo Plank Rd
Clinton Township, MI

Also, you can also visit Michigan's teabagginng website: Grass Roots Michigan dot com. They have a bill posted to give Michigan Sovereignty.

If enacted into law and formally approved by voters, HJR YY would:

Amend the state Constitution to Create a Federalism Commission bicameral and bipartisan commission charged with monitoring and reviewing federal laws and mandates to determine if they violate the Michigan Constitution or if they violate such areas as the 9th and 10th Amendments of the US Constitution

The why behind HJR YY is two-fold:
Firstly, in cases where the Joint Federalism Commission determines a violation exists, the law will provide for an expedited process for the commission to then push appropriate legislation to nullify to the floor for voting by all members within 10 session days.
The second why that makes this legislation necessary is:

Because of the increasing role of so called Memorandums of Understanding, Compacts, and other agreements between Michigan and other governments, most notably at the federal level.

Most voters are not aware of what a Memorandum of Understanding is, or that they can carry the formal force of law.

In many cases such memorandums are created under dubious authority. In other cases, the legislature does vote to grant authority for a memorandum to be entered into, but then what the memorandum actually does often exceeds that authority, or delves into areas that are beyond the scope of the authorizing legislation.

HJR YY has been Referred to Judiciary Committee

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