Saturday, February 23, 2008

Humane Society Legislative Fund

About 60 people gathered in Bloomfield Hills on Friday night for a presentation about Joe Knollenberg and his poor record on issues relating to animal right and animal cruelty. Everyone there was very excited to start going after Joe Knollenberg on his record on these issues. Joe Knollenberg's rating from the Humane Society Legislative Fund is a poor 28%.

The HSLF is looking to target the Peters v. Knollenberg race with issue funding to help retire Joe Knollenberg. Stay tuned. You can look at the HSLF score card by clicking here

Friday, February 22, 2008

On Friday 2/22/08, I attended the Senate Appropriations Committee on Higher Education Funding

On Friday afternoon, February 22, 2008, I attended the Michigan Senate Committee on Higher Education Appropriations. Dennis Lennox, of Students Against Gary Peters, was in attendance also. Dennis gave about a 12 minute presentation, after which I testified also. Dennis testified that his beef with Gary Peters "is not political." Well, I have to say, if this isn't politically motivated, I don't know what is. Lennox attended a press conference at Central Michigan University with Michigan Republican Chair, Saul Anuzis. There's even pictures of Lennox and Anuzis at CMU holding their press conference. Here's a little video I put together with just a bit of Mr. Lennox's testimony. I'm not the best video editor in the world, but you get the idea.

If this isn't political, why is Dennis Lennox holding a press conference with Saul Anuzis, Chair of the Michigan Republican party

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Detroit News Covers Van Hollen Campaigning with Gary Peters

Dems step up efforts to unseat Knollenberg

Democratic candidate Gary Peters, party leader join forces at local rally in bid to oust GOP veteran.

Gordon Trowbridge / Detroit News Washington Bureau

FARMINGTON HILLS -- Democrats on Wednesday previewed their line of attack in what promises to be one of the nation's hottest congressional races, when a top party campaign official came to Oakland County promoting Gary Peters' bid to unseat veteran Rep. Joe Knollenberg.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., the head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, stopped with Peters at a Pipefitters & Steamfitters Local 636 to rally organized labor support before attending a Peters' fundraiser later in the day. Van Hollen, whose job is to expand Democrats' narrow House majority, said the combination of a changing Oakland County district and Knollenberg's support of President Bush make the seat ripe for a takeover.

"If you look at the political constituency here, it's one we think is very up for change," Van Hollen said. The fact that Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Hills, won a narrow 2006 victory over a relatively unknown and underfunded challenger, and Democratic polling showing Knollenberg with a low approval rating, "make it pretty clear that there's a huge amount of discontent with the incumbent," Van Hollen said.

CLICK HERE for the rest of the story.

Peters Ramping Effort for Knollenberg's Seat

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

DCCC Chair, Chris Van Hollen campaigns for Gary Peters

From Wednesday's Detroit Free Press

An All-Star, but can she hit?

Nancy Skinner of Royal Oak got a boost in her challenge to Republican Rep. Joe Knollenberg last week.

Democracy for America, a progressive blog, named Skinner its 2008 All-Star among 98 candidates for Congress. It could bring Skinner much-needed campaign cash. She reported only $6,785 in her campaign fund at the end of 2007, compared with Knollenberg's $1,035,640.

Skinner's Democratic rival for the seat, ex-lottery commissioner Gary Peters, reported $358,516.

Peters is to campaign today with U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., who heads the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Joe, follow Tim Walberg's lead. Hold a Public Town Hall Meeting and Allow Questions from the Floor

Joe, here's a challenge to you, hold a public Town Hall meeting and Allow Questions from the Floor.

Walberg town-hall meeting is Tuesday

U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg's town-hall meeting is set for Tuesday night in the library at Jackson High School.

A quarter-page advertisement that was published Sunday on Page A7 and Monday on Page A3 in the Citizen Patriot contained the wrong date. An outside advertising agency submitted incorrect information, officials said.

A member of Walberg's staff will be on hand at the school tonight to survey any constituent who shows up, said spokesman Matt Lahr.

Tuesday's open meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is scheduled to last two hours.

Walberg, R-Tipton, will speak for 15 minutes about current issues in the House of Representatives, then open the floor to questions from residents.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Knollenberg walks out on contempt vote

This is simply amazing, even in the partisan world we find ourselves in. Contempt of Congress citations were issued to Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten, President Bush's Chief of Staff, but they refused to even show up to answer the questions of Congress, showing an utter disregard for the law. The House passed a resolution holding them in contempt and Joe didn't even bother to vote. The Constitution means nothing to President Bush and Joe Knollenberg. The Democrats were able to pass the resolution even though the Republicans walked out.

Passed: 223-32 The House agreed to H. Res. 982, providing for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 979) recommending that the House of Representatives find Harriet Miers and Joshua Bolten, Chief of Staff, White House, in contempt of Congress for refusal to comply with subpoenas duly issued by the Committee on the Judiciary and for the adoption of the resolution (H. Res. 980) authorizing the Committee on the Judiciary to initiate or intervene in judicial proceedings to enforce certain subpoenas, by a recorded vote of 223 ayes to 32 noes, with 1 voting "present'', Roll No. 60, after agreeing to order the previous question by voice vote.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

New Oakland Democratic Politics Blog

I've started a new blog for Oakland County Politics at This blog is meant to cover politics and events in Oakland county, focusing on Democratic politics. Some topics we can cover currently in the news is the recalls of Marie Donigan and Aldo Vagnozi, etc.

Something weird going on at Oakland Politics

This video of a Glenn Clark interview with Jim Thienel is on I saw it, watched it and made comments. There were 8 comments on the video about Glenn Clark, specifically one of the comments was about the fact that Glenn Clark is on the payroll of John McCain while serving as the chair of the Republican 9th District Comittee. Click here to view the FEC report. Chetly Zarko, the owner of Oakland Politics, has taken down the comments without explaining why. Very interesting. Click here for the posting on Oakland Politics.
You will note that it says there are 8 comments, but when you go to the comments page, no comments appear.

Oakland Right Interviews Glenn Clark, Chair of 9th District Republican Committee (+)

by: chetly

Fri Feb 15, 2008 at 02:59:06 AM EST

Here's a video of Glenn Clark, which will appear on The Oakland Right cable access show. Clark gives us insight into his and the 9th District's plans and activities.
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Rep. Knollenberg endorses McCain (From

Rep. Joe Knollenberg, R-Bloomfield Hills, announced today that he's throwing his support behind Sen. John McCain for president. He had been a Mitt Romney backer.

Praising McCain as an "American hero and an American statesman," Knollenberg said, "I am confident that he has the right experience to lead our country as president."

This endorsement comes to you from the same man that endorsed George W. Bush so enthusiastically in 2004. Can you trust him in 2008?

Gary Peters on Trade and the Knollenberg Amendment

Gary Peters talks about trade and the auto industry

Joe Knollenberg on the auto industry