After a brief chat on Wednesday 8/6, we all decided that it would be best to wait a day and record on Thursday.  There were so many things going on after the primaries, and we were all either wiped out, burned out, or bummed out.  So we waited a day, and ended up getting a new story out of it.  Thursday morning, the Lansing Democrats held a press conference on yet another Snyder scandal (YASS, so we don't miss out on an acronym).

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Hey hey hey here we are again with another episode of the Michigan Policast, your weekly dose of something really special that we haven't yet named. Today we had fun talking about the primaries, Mark Schauer's job plan, and prop 1.

Pay some attention to Paul Mitchell.  He's well on his way to buying Dave Camp's seat. He's just a regular guy who wants to end your health care and raise the cost of your education.

Paul Mitchell, highest bidder, 4th CD
Links over the jump …

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What can I say? I <3 Maxwell Smart

Today we have more technical problems, which technical ninja Walt Sorg did his best to minimize for you while Amy and I struggled with bandwidth and broken dreams.

On this episode we talk about the GOP spy ring, straight out of Get Smart:

And a little bit on Emergency Managers … why they suck and why Mark Schauer doesn't like them. Here's what he's said about them:

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What a show this was!  Amy & I laughed most of the way through it, while all three of us struggled with technical issues and background noise.  Walt really pulled everything together, and I can't imagine it was easy.

Walt is good at this!!!

Anywaaaay … in this episode we talk about the super-secret GOP spies, purity pledges, and the refugees coming in from Honduras, Guatamala, and El Salvador.  We're even getting demonstrations in Michigan on this.

A couple of notes about the GOP spy video that we didn't mention in the show …

Is that legal?

750.539c Eavesdropping upon private conversation.

Sec. 539c.

Any person who is present or who is not present during a private conversation and who wilfully uses any device to eavesdrop upon the conversation without the consent of all parties thereto, or who knowingly aids, employs or procures another person to do the same in violation of this section, is guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment in a state prison for not more than 2 years or by a fine of not more than $2,000.00, or both.

Is that a Honda?

Let's all thank Natalie for her contribution to the Michigan auto recovery! *applause*

Here are some links:

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Today Rich Robinson joins the three of us to discuss money in politics.  Many of you know Rich from Michigan Campaign Finance Network.  In this episode we talk about a few different things:

You can contact Rich Robinson through the MCFN website here.

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Today we have Walt, Amy, and Christine

Amy kicks off with some research she's done on guns in schoolshere's her blog post on Democracy Tree.

Then we get into the latest polls and why I think things are looking good for Democrats this year:

Latest PPP poll (pdf)

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On this show we have Walt, Amy, and Christine.


Career politicians

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