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This is why we can't have nice things, pt. infinity

by: Eric B.

Tue Jul 01, 2014 at 13:00:00 PM EDT

When last we checked in with the 8th Congressional District, we found both Mike Bishop and Tom McMillin jabbering about climate change. Mike Bishop thinks the climate is changing but that it's part of a natural cycle, which means he has no clue what he's talking about; and McMillin thinks it's all about BIG GOVERNMENT, which means he's insane. The race is further profiled in today's News.

By the way, fun fact: Mike Bishop's dad donated to a previous Tom McMillin campaign. Lost the link over the weekend, but it was a few years ago.

“Under the circumstances working with Jennifer Granholm, there was not much ability for me to do anything other than to trim back the tax so it ended up being less of a revenue generator,” said Bishop, arguing the MBT reduced revenue by $500 million annually.

These are the weeds we're working here, folks. The point of a revenue plan is not to provide important services that can't be offered more effectively and efficiently by private enterprises. The point of a revenue plan is to make sure that government gets as little money as is possible.

Eric B. :: This is why we can't have nice things, pt. infinity
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Two guys named Bishop
...have given to McMillin - one gave $10 to "Friends of Tom McMillin," and another gave two donations of $100 each to "Taxpayers for Tom McMillin CPA."

Now on Great Lakes, Great Times, Great Scott: Cotter vs. Jesus and Reagan

Working with Granholm? When did Bishop ever work WITH anyone? Bishop an his ilk are no more than saboteurs.  

My next state senator?
I live in the district. A demographic profile would show its composed of some of the more well educated, affluent citizens of the state, as well as a fair number of young folks, LBGT people and so forth.  A mostly white but still fairly diverse area.

For our next state senator we get to choose between one of these bozos and a 26 year old former Republican whose never run for office before.  Well, the kid is well intentioned and seems to have money.

The fact remains that I live under a political system where a handful of embittered old fools may well determine who gets to represent one of the more - well, representative areas in the state.

Lon Johnson, that turnout plan of yours better work.

I feel your pain, Mark
My state senator is Pothole Pat Colbeck, the biggest wingnut in the chamber--which is saying a lot.

How can my neighbors be so colossally stupid as to vote for both Colbeck and Bentivolio? They look like normal people when you pass them in the neighborhood.

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on the support of Paul.

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"a 26 year old former Republican"
You're ignoring Cyndi Peltonen.  I volunteered for her in the Clawson 4th of July parade instead of Nancy Skinner.

BTW, "one of these bozos?"  Sorry, the article was about Rogers vs. McMillin in the 8th CD, not the 13th State Senate district.  The choice is among a different bunch of bozos--Knollenberg, Raczkowski, Moss, "Some Guy," and "Some Gui."  I heard from a Democrat and a Republican that Pappageorge and Trott were supporting Tea Partier and perpetual candidate but never office-holder Raczkowski over the former office-holder Knollenberg.  That surprised me.  I expected that the Establishment would be behind Knollenberg.

Greetings from Detroit, Ground Zero of the post-industrial future!

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