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    Tag: Capitol Confidential

    Wednesday In The Sphere

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Sep 21, 2011 at 09:21:41 AM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Blogs, Sphere, Conservative Teacher, Capitol Confidential, Bottom Up Politics, Core Principles, Classical Liberal (all tags)

    While we await some interesting news from the east side of the state, lets take a look at whats going on elsewhere.

    A Conservative Teacher - Abolish the Dept of Education? A picture is worth a thousand words.

    Capitol Confidential - MEA, Recalls and the `Grassroots': Who is the Tail and Who is the Dog?Central planning types are ALWAYS involved.  No grass roots there.

    Bottoms Up Politics - Michigan Presidential Primary Dates Just the facts.

    Core Principles - A Union Guy Weighs In On Electric Cars

    Classical Liberal - Enhanced Pat Downs At NFL Games? Pull up the EZ Chair and the big screen. Somebody's days watching the Lions appears to be over.

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    Monday Sphere

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Mar 21, 2011 at 07:20:10 AM EST
    Tags: Capitol Confidential, The Blog Prof, RTL of Michigan, The Rougblog, Republican Michigander, Monday, Sphere, Blogs, Wizard of Laws (all tags)

    A few to get the week started..

    Capitol Confidential - Schools subsidizing business?

    The Blog Prof - Moore rips Obama Indeed, the man who must remain wrong on everything is not even loyal to his patron saint.

    RTL of Michigan - Arrival of clinic mobilizes community

    The Rougblog - When did this become journalism?

    Republican Michigander -
    Open carry preemption fight

    And a special story.. Michigan, AND a food fight!!

    The wizard Of Laws - March on Grand Rapids!

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Weekend Sphere

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 09:36:45 PM EST
    Tags: Dennis Lennox, Bible Math Politics, The Blog Prof, Capitol Confidential, Daily Grit, Everyone takes their turn, FedUp USA, Blogs, Michigan, Sphere (all tags)

    (8 comments) Comments >>

    Tuesday in the Sphere

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Tue Jan 18, 2011 at 07:33:48 AM EST
    Tags: Daily Grit, Lola Sez, The Shekel, Motor City Times, MTTM, Capitol Confidential, Sphere, Tuesday, Michigan (all tags)

    Daily Grit - Triple Digit Fillup?

    Lola Sez - The Mind wanders

    The Shekel - Wild West Wisconsin!

    Motor City Times -
    Monday Night recap

    MTTM - Recovery Dot Gov

    Michigan Capitol Confidential - Blown Away

    (2 comments) Comments >>

    Wednesday In The Sphere

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Jan 05, 2011 at 06:47:31 AM EST
    Tags: Blog of Bodnar, the Blog Prof, The Michigan View, The Mackinac Center, Capitol Confidential, Sphere, Blogs, Wednesday (all tags)

    The Mackinac center - Property rights returned.

    The Blog Prof - Abortion CARE?!

    the Michigan View - Cuba sues for trademark.

    Blog of Bodnar - Explaining the "change"

    Capitol Confidential - Violating Neutrality

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    Blogging, Breaking News, And Beck.

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Wed Aug 11, 2010 at 12:04:20 PM EST
    Tags: Blogging, Capitol Confidential, corruption, Deception, democrats, Glenn Beck, Michigan, News, OCDP, Republicans, Sunlight, tea party (all tags)

    Reposted From MTTM

    Its been a busy year.

    In fact, between keeping the business afloat, deaths of family and friends, and personal political bids, its amazing I can even find the wherewithal to think, much less put those thoughts into readable and coherent text.  As a matter of priority however, the text finds its way to the top.  Hopefully as a time goes on, the big picture bears out the information flow's importance and effect on our political landscape, and ultimately on our lives.

    The truth shall set us free.  Deception however.. abounds.

    As many of you know, the Fake Tea Party here in Michigan is a scam created by those who would prefer to stay in power, or achieve more of it.   It is [assumed to be] nothing more than an attempt by the Michigan Democrat party to steal from good and decent people the most valuable tool they have in keeping liberty.  Used as a tool to steal or nullify their vote.  Typical of the party with no conscience, ideas, or ethical foundation, it really came as no surprise when the formation of "the Tea Party" through a signature gathering effort began.

    (2 comments, 1686 words in story) Full Story

    Cap Con Partially Profiles Three Races

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Jul 09, 2010 at 07:25:16 AM EST
    Tags: Leon Drolet, Jack Hoogendyk, 11th state senate, 2nd Congressional, 6th Congressional, elections, Capitol confidential (all tags)

    Capitol Confidential looks at three separate races in Michigan.  Two of them for congressional seats, and the other a state senate seat. The focus primarily on news makers.

    The 2nd congressional district

    The 6th Congressional District

    The 11th District State Senate seat


    Leon Drolet is one of the hardest working advocates of responsible government out there.  the state would be a far worse place without his efforts and influence.

    Jack Hoogendyk's voting record in the state legislature speaks for itself. I think it is impossible to find a more taxpayer friendly, constitutionally friendly, and uncorruptable legislator in the country.

    Not knowing the candidates running for Hoekstra's seat I have no opinion..  Perhaps someone else might?

    (1 comment) Comments >>

    Ten-Minute Tea Party Activist

    By Jack McHughs Blog, Section News
    Posted on Tue May 12, 2009 at 01:35:23 PM EST
    Tags: tea party, political class, Capitol Confidential, Mackinac Center (all tags)

    (Cross-posted from the Mackinac Center website. This is part of a Tea Party Activists "Tool Box" that also includes "Tea Party Activists have Attitude" and "Candidate Questionnaire for Tea Party Activists.")

    Ten things you can do to keep the Tea Party movement moving ahead:

    1. Subscribe to the Mackinac Center's free Michigan Capitol Confidential. It reveals which legislators are upholding limited government principles in Lansing -- rather than just giving them lip-service at home.

    2. Create an account on MichiganVotes.org and sign up for free e-mail notices of action on legislation in "watchlist" categories of interest to you (starting with "taxes").

    3. Call, write or e-mail your state representative and senator when they vote or introduce a bill contrary to limited government principles (which you can discover on MichiganVotes.org and in Capitol Confidential). State lawmakers actually get very little feedback from "real people," so just a few calls on a bill or vote can impact their behavior.    (Note: When you call or write, state your name, address, the bill number and your position. Be brief, be polite, and don't debate, harangue, condemn or argue.)

    4. Maximize your electoral clout by always voting in August primary elections. Most legislative and congressional districts are gerrymandered one-party districts, so in Michigan the real election happens in August, not November. To lawmakers, August primary voters are distinctly "more equal than others."     (Note: Never vote for a candidate you have not researched. If you're not sure, just don't vote that race - those "none of the above" undervotes also send a message.)

    5. If your local newspaper, radio and television news reporters and editors aren't reporting important issues or giving the full story, call and let them know. Let them know when they do good work, too.

    6. If you are concerned about government encroachment on the right to own property, subscribe to the Mackinac Center's free property rights newsletter, The Refuge.

    7. Talk to your own children and grandchildren. Make certain they understand the principles of personal responsibility, free markets and limited government.

    8. Engage in on-line activism. Register on Facebook and become a "fan" of Facebook pages like the Mackinac Center, Capitol Confidential, and other pro-limited government Michigan groups.

    9. Consider starting a blog that focuses exclusively on local government and school district issues. Several people can collaborate on this. Become the place where people go to discover what tax, spend and over-regulation issues may be brewing right in your back yard. Become the media.

    10. Network with others in your community to keep an eye on local government and school district activities. When they propose anti-taxpayer measures like tax or spending hikes, organize with your neighbors and protest. When they propose positive measures like spending cuts or privatization, do the same -- except protest against the special-interest defenders of the status quo.

    See also "Tea Party Activists Have Attitude" and "Candidate Questionnaire for Tea Party Activists."

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