Citizens for Electioneering Michigan’s Energy

Big Political Spending By Electric Utility Raises ConcernsIf you think that government unions should be prohibited from taking members' money to spend on political ads those members disagree with, you may also object to Consumers Energy shareholders' money being used for political ads supporting Consumers' agenda. Which, among other things, includes outsourcing electricity generation to… Continue reading Citizens for Electioneering Michigan’s Energy

Citizens for Enervating Michigan’s Economy II

There are a few lobbyists styling themselves "Citizens for Energizing Michigan's Economy" who are hammering the radio with political ads criticizing legislators who support expanding energy choice. CEME is, in fact, dependent for funding upon Detroit Edison and Consumers Energy. These guys have been around for awhile, so their pedigree is clear:Touting A 'Looming Energy… Continue reading Citizens for Enervating Michigan’s Economy II

Citizens for Enervating Michigan’s Economy

"Citizens for Energizing Michigan's Economy" opposes competition among Michigan's electricity suppliers. The Mackinac Center for Public Policy has some thoughts on CEME's recent misleading ad campaign. (The ad can be viewed from that link, if you aren't aware of it.)A new commercial is attempting to make Michigan residents fear electricity deregulation.It claims that Texas "decided… Continue reading Citizens for Enervating Michigan’s Economy

Just Words

Our President has subjected us to a wearing parade of oversights, sleights, and pettiness - at once vacuous and calculating – a tendency that seems to lay close beneath his intellectual patina. I say calculating rather than accidental because it has become impossible to imagine these blunders are not deliberate. This is insensitivity masquerading as… Continue reading Just Words

Welcome to the Party, Mr. President

Mr. President, I am thrilled you have noticed the Tea Party movement. I know the day after nearly a million people attended Tea Parties across the nation Mr. Gibbs said you hadn't noticed. But, yesterday, in St. Louis, you said: "Those of you who are watching certain news channels on which I'm not very popular,… Continue reading Welcome to the Party, Mr. President

Congressman Rogers’ energy plans

It has been over a month since I asked Representative Mike Rogers to take a "no earmarks" pledge. I have heard nothing, not even a form letter. Today, I get this email. I would like to update you on [sic] regarding my work to promote clean energy and a healthy environment in Michigan and across… Continue reading Congressman Rogers’ energy plans