America's Shittiest States Begin Formally Barring Syrian Refugees [UPDATED]

Gov. Robert Bentley of Alabama and Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas have both released statements claiming that their shitty states will not welcome Syrian refugees following the mid-November ISIS attacks on Paris, France. (Neither governor noted similar concern over the similar terrorist attacks in Beirut.) »11/16/15 2:10pm11/16/15 2:10pm


Michigan State Rep Who Invented Gay Sex Scandal to Cover Up Hetero Affair Resigns

Michigan State Representative Todd Courser, who circulated bizarre gay sex scandal rumors about himself to cover up the affair he was having with fellow representative Cindy Gamrat, resigned from his state House seat late last night. At the same time, Gamrat was expelled in a 91-12 vote. »9/11/15 12:40pm9/11/15 12:40pm

Philandering Politician Blames Mafia, Thanks Jesus in 1,900 Word Facebook Rant

Last week, the Detroit News broke the rather curious story of Michigan State Representative Todd Courser, who tried to cover up the affair he was having with a fellow state rep by inventing a gay sex scandal. That didn’t work. Now, Courser is indicating that the shadowy-sounding “Lansing Mafia” is responsible for his… »8/17/15 2:50pm8/17/15 2:50pm

State Rep Accused of Inventing Gay Sex Scandal to Hide His Real Affair

A conservative state representative from Michigan is accused of trying to cover up the very real affair he was having with a fellow politician by leaking a deliberately over-the-top rumor that he was caught having sex with a male sex worker behind a nightclub. It didn’t work. Here you are, reading about how it didn’t… »8/07/15 10:10am8/07/15 10:10am

Judge Who Jailed Kids for Refusing to See Their Dad Revises Decision 

On Friday, the Michigan judge who ordered three children to juvenile detention for refusing to see their father reversed her decision. In late June, Judge Lisa Gorcyca of Oakland County held three children, aged 9, 10, and 15 in civil contempt, likening them to “Charlie Manson and the cult that he has.” Gorcyca told… »7/11/15 11:15am7/11/15 11:15am

Judge Jails Kids, Compares Them to 'Manson Cult' for Refusing to See Dad

At the end of June, a Michigan judge held three children aged 9, 10, and 15 in civil contempt for refusing to see their father and sent them to a juvenile justice facility for an unspecified length of time. The children’s parents have been involved in contentious divorce proceedings for five years; in a lengthy… »7/09/15 2:30pm7/09/15 2:30pm

Remember That One Wedding That Was Actually a Huge Drug Sting?

If there’s ever a reason to not show up to a wedding, it’s the risk of being arrested. So if you’re planning a wedding and want to invite some of your favorite drug dealers, you should probably just send the save-the-date to someone else. After the Shiawasse County fake wedding in 1990, it’s unlikely they’re going to… »5/14/15 7:10pm5/14/15 7:10pm

Trans-Excluding Michigan Womyn's Music Festival to End This Year

The Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival, held annually since 1976, and which in recent years attracted controversy for refusing to admit transgender women, announced on Facebook that this year will be its last. Festival founder and organizer Lisa Vogel wrote, “We have known in our hearts for some years that the life… »4/22/15 9:40am4/22/15 9:40am

Satanists: Discriminatory Businesses Should Have to Display Prejudices

In December, Michigan's House passed the "Religious Freedom Restoration Act," which would allow businesses with "sincerely held religious beliefs" to "act, or refuse to act" based on those beliefs. (In other words, refuse service to anyone they feel like.) Now, the state's local Satanists are proposing a modest—and… »3/16/15 5:10pm3/16/15 5:10pm

Duke University Fraternity Suspended After Rape Allegation 

The Alpha Delta Phi fraternity at Duke University has been suspended, following an allegation from a female student that she was raped at party held at their off-campus house earlier this month. The woman told Durham police she passed out after being given a hot chocolate, and awoke the next morning with no underwear,… »1/21/15 4:10pm1/21/15 4:10pm

Dear Teens: Stop Putting Your Sex Selfies on Twitter, You Idiots 

Three teenage boys in Michigan are facing charges of criminal sexual conduct and distributing child pornography after they engaged in a sex act with a 15-year-old girl and one of them posted a photo of it to Twitter. Other students who shared the photo could also face child porn charges. Which raises the question: are… »1/07/15 1:45pm1/07/15 1:45pm

Republicans Pose With Ladymags, Claim They Now Understand Women

This afternoon, a reporter who covers the Michigan politics snapped a photo of what Tina Fey would describe as "grey faced men with $2 haircuts" glowering over women's fashion magazines. Accompanying the photo was the caption, "@MIHouseGOP members Victory, Pettalia, and Glardon: 'Don't say we don't understand women.'"… »6/05/14 6:30pm6/05/14 6:30pm

Teacher Removed From Classroom For Showing Blackface Videos

Administrators at Monroe Middle School in Michigan have placed retiring teacher Alan Barron "on leave" after they decided that his way of teaching history was offensive. Barron was removed from the classroom when he showed archival footage of whites in blackface to illustrate his lesson on Jim Crow laws. The assistant… »6/01/14 12:49pm6/01/14 12:49pm