O'Charleys Employs Faux Ron Swanson To Sell You Cowboy Meat

O'Charleys, which, as far as I can tell, is the Cracker Barrel of the Midwest (am I wrong, Midwesterners?) got "creative" with their 30-second TV spots. And by "creative, " I mean they hired a dude from Sitcom Dad central casting and got him to do Ron Swanson from Parks and Recreation. The character's name is "Brock… » 6/15/13 12:00pm 6/15/13 12:00pm

Legislator In Favor of Drug Testing Welfare Recipients, Not in Favor of…

Indiana Republican Jud McMillin has withdrawn his bill that proposes to test welfare recipients for the presence of illegal drugs after a Democrat in the state's General Assembly tacked on a provision in the bill that would require that legislators themselves also be tested for drugs. From this, we can safely conclude… » 1/30/12 5:45pm 1/30/12 5:45pm

Kickass Openly Gay Native American Woman Elected to State Legislature

Nine Native Americans have served in the Minnesota state legislature since the state's founding, and all of them have been men. But on Tuesday, The Land of 10,000 Lakes chose via special election its first ever Native American woman to serve on its state legislature, and the first Native American lesbian to ever serve… » 1/12/12 1:30pm 1/12/12 1:30pm

Ill Conceived Program Matches Sex Offenders, Children

Residents of the Land of Lincoln are undoubtedly aware of the unrelenting clusterfuck that is state and local governments. Usually the tangled web of patronage and ball-dropping results in rueful head shaking, or a shrug along with the line, "Well! That's Illinois!" But now, it seems that the headless vowel elongating… » 8/27/11 3:00pm 8/27/11 3:00pm