Tuesday Open Thread [6.19.12]

Filed in National by on June 19, 2012

The state representative who was gagged prevented from speaking by Michigan House GOP leaders performed The Vagina Monologues last night on the steps of the Capitol in Lansing.

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  1. X Stryker says:


    “A new United Technologies/National Journal Congressional Connection Poll shows that only 26 percent of the public wants to see all of the tax breaks created during the George W. Bush administration, which are set to expire at year’s end, extended for at least another year. And only 18 percent want the tax breaks across all income levels made permanent, the position taken by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.”

    “In the poll, 47 percent of respondents said they wanted to see the tax breaks extended only for those earning less than $250,000. Eighteen percent said they prefer that all the tax breaks simply expire, which would result in higher taxes across the income spectrum.”

  2. puck says:

    Gallup, September 2010:

    A majority of Americans favor letting the tax cuts enacted during the Bush administration expire for the wealthy. While 37% support keeping the tax cuts for all Americans, 44% want them extended only for those making less than $250,000 and 15% think they should expire for all taxpayers.

    Same as it ever was.

  3. Will M says:

    Well played, Rep Brown. Well played.

  4. Another Mike says:

    Michigan. The new Arizona.

  5. cassandra_m says:

    Russell Pearce, the AZ teajadi racist who was recalled is trying to run again for the office he was ousted from. Except he keeps getting his fundraisers booted from the Mexican restaurants he schedules them in.

  6. John Manifold says:

    Garry Wills reminds of the perils of ostensible purity:


  7. Aoine says:

    @Cassandra – here is another artice on the Pearce story:


    his nemesis is a 5’2″,cigar-smokin’ Republican and Mexican-American former military bomb dog handler………..

    but best of all for this Rethuglican – it’s a SHE!!

    she was instrumental in ousting him from office as well

    the back-stories are always the best.

    way to go – Deedee Blase Garcia

  8. Aoine says:

    for Cassandra – more on the backstory


    best line in it:

    “The Tequila Party has a strong message for Russell Pearce: 3 Strikes and you are out. Tequila is much stronger than tea, particularly in Arizona!