Author Archives: Zach
Also, many Michiganders soon to become Canadians… more importantly, Canadians associate themselves with stuffed moose (meese?). Best story ever!
PS: See? Republicans do read specific newspapers… not just “all of them.” (Zach snickered and said that yes, Republicans would read the Wall Street Journal.)
I’m in class and ought to take notes, but sometimes there is something so patently ridiculous that I can’t help but share it.Â Gingrich on CNN.
Seriously how does he say something like this and not realize what a hypocritical moron (word of the day!) he sounds like?
This is the first in a series of a blog posts explaining why all of the republican candidates running for governor in 2010 are toolbags.Â Not even in the sense that all Republicans are toolbags, but each in their own unique tool-bag-tastic way.Â Today Peter Hoekstra.Â Why?Â It’s easy.Â He’s crazy.Â Like completely-and-utterly-off-the-deep-end-Dutch-style-insane.
Important facts to know about Rep. Hoekstra:
First of all, he’s not actually in Congress.Â I know this because when he was elected in 1992 he pledged not to serve more than six terms.
He enjoys revealing confidential information via Twitter.
He opposes heath care for needy kids because it might accidentally help a brown person
He was given a 100% rating by the extremist (un)Christian Coaltion
TheÂ President’sÂ rejection of loans for GM and Chrysler may prove to be the worst decision of his presidency so far.
The President claims neither car company has presented a viable plan for success. Â With all due respect, Mr. President, this isn’t 1970, or even 1990. Â American cars are now equivalent to theirÂ JapaneseÂ and German rivals inÂ reliabilityÂ and quality. Â They are often equally fuel-efficient. Â UAWÂ salaries, which wereÂ admittedlyÂ once obscene are nowÂ competitiveÂ with salaries of non-unionÂ transplantÂ employees. Â Sure American cars aren’t selling right now, but neither are imported cars. (more…)
Sarah Palin “really set back the cause of hot governors”
The governor also poked fun at Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell who was embroiled in his own awkward-governor-joke scandal when he claimed unmarried Arizona governor had plenty of time to devote to her new job as Homeland Security Secretary because she has “no life.”
Governor Granholm was asked whether she would apologize by the Detroit News. That’s the important hard hitting questions that are the reason the News is so successful. Wait what did you say?
These views are those of the author alone and in no way represent the beliefs of the UMCD, MFCD, MDP, DNC, Sam Marvin, Sam Marvin’s Communist overlords, or Barbara Gao
1. Â Basically we are great at basketball. Â That was pretty much the only story in the Daily today — as well it should have been. Â 4 or 5 on Saturday we will beat Oklahoma. Â All of you girls will watch it. Â Otherwise I’ll get drunk and punch you in the face. (more…)
Two very interesting and totally unrelated articles that I found whilst browsing for totally unrelated things and watching Memphis struggle inexplicably with Cal-State-WhoCaresVille.
So I have to admit that I feel a huge stoner for writing this, but it’s an important matter of public policy in a country that leads the world in incarceration.Â Over 20% of our prisoners are costing us $35k a year for victimless drug crimes, and an untold number are serving time for crimes — property or violent — tangentially related drugs whether raising money to buy drugs or fighting over turf on which to sell drugs.Â After a century of failure its time (puff, cough, puff) to rethink the almost-world-wide prohibition of drugs.Â I’ve long felt that drug prohibition – and I’m not talking only about the pot that flows as freely through my East Quad home as bonus money at a failed bank, but also heroin, crack, meth and all sorts of things a little white priss like me has never seen outside of poorly done newspaper illustrations – was a failure and ought to be ended.Â I’ve also long not dared to speak it, lest I be lumped in with the sorts of long-haired, unwashed Ron Paul groupies that I want so desperatly for Ann Arbor liberals like myself not to be.Â But an article from The Economist, a bastion of the respectable center-right consensus, has given me the proverbial kick-in-the-ass I needed to come out of the closet in favor of legalization. (more…)
The opinions expressed herein do not represent the views of the DNC, MDP, UMCD, or our new overlords Tom Duvall and Chairman Mao
1. Basketball dominated Iowa to ensure a place in the NCAA tournament.Â Iowa’s season is over.Â Apparently, ethanol and agribusiness are the only losers that get subsidized in Iowa.
President Obama spoke today to the New Democrat Coalition — the Congressional arm of the centrist Democratic Leadership Council which is known for supporting free trade and business-friendly liberalism.Â Given that the President has already met with the Blue Dogs (a group of conservative and moderate Democrats well to the right of the DLC and with whom no-one would reasonably associate Obama) the meeting itself doesn’t tell us much about his ideology .Â What was interesting was the text of his speech in which he vowed he was opposed to protectionism, fiscally responsible and “pro-growth” (is anyone anti-growth?) and seemingly aligned himself with a wing of the party well known for angering large swaths of the left. (more…)