North America's Ground Dwelling Weather Wizard Is a Fraud

PUNXSUTAWNEY, PA - FEBRUARY 2: Punxsutawney Phil relaxes in his cage after he saw his shadow predicting six more weeks of winter during 128th annual Groundhog Day festivities on February 2, 2014 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. Groundhog Day is a popular tradition in the United States and Canada. A smaller than usual… » 2/02/14 3:30pm 2/02/14 3:30pm

Haunted House Cancels Its Option for Scary Nude Visits

Apparently, having a Frankenstein stoner in his mid-twenties leap out at you from the darkness and accidentally kick you in the genitals wasn’t too high up on the list of things Pennsylvanians wanted to do this Halloween. Pennsylvania’s Shocktober fest recently cancelled its much-ridiculed “Naked and Scared” tour after … » 9/28/13 12:30pm 9/28/13 12:30pm

Woman Accidentally Kills Her Husband During Stupid Drunken Gunplay

You guys, guns — and we really can’t stress this enough — are incredibly dangerous. They’re made specifically for blasting giant holes in living things, and they do it with a frequency that should alarm just about anyone who’s ever watched Predator and thought, “Holy shit — Jesse Ventura just tore up part of a… » 4/29/13 10:25am 4/29/13 10:25am

Oh, Lovely: This Voting Machine in Pennsylvania Isn't Accepting Votes…

Here's video one Pennsylvania voter captured of an electronic voting machine refusing to accept a vote for President Obama, instead repeatedly selecting "MITT ROMNEY" for President when the voter clearly intended to vote for Barack Obama. This glitch is even more chilling when you consider the fact that Pennsylvania's… » 11/06/12 11:45am 11/06/12 11:45am

Pennsylvania Bill Requires Low-Income Women to Prove They Were Raped…

The more naive readers out there might think there's only one kind of rape: forced sexual penetration. Ha! There's actually a bevy of rape flavors, including "rape" rape, "grey" rape, "legitimate" rape, "forcible" rape, and — last and most recent but certainly not least — rape by divine intervention. » 10/25/12 10:25am 10/25/12 10:25am

School Forbids Girl From Attending Prom Because She Doesn't Have a Date

Being a teen is hard enough without being shamed by your school for not having a date to a dance, but that's what's happening to one girl in Glenolden, Pennsylvania. Amanda Dougherty, 17, has been looking forward to her junior prom for years. She was all set for the dance, having bought the tickets, the dress, and… » 4/25/12 9:45pm 4/25/12 9:45pm

GOP's Women Problem Solved: Just Keep Women From Voting

Voter ID laws are all the rage with paranoid racists nowadays — 9 states have passed strict requirements on potential voters that supporters will cut down on voter fraud and prevent Bristol Palin-on-Dancing With the Stars-style vote rigging. Regardless of their intention of the laws, though, the end result of voter ID… » 4/13/12 2:00pm 4/13/12 2:00pm

Boy Gets Frighteningly Creative and Attacks His Mom With a Pop Tart

When you first learn that you're pregnant, of all the possible scenarios you play out in your mind of the many joys and pains your future child could bring you, would you ever, ever in a million years think to yourself, "Someday we're going to be hanging around the house on a Saturday afternoon, and we'll get into an… » 3/04/12 11:55pm 3/04/12 11:55pm

Your Depressing Digest of Proposed State Anti-Abortion Laws

Undaunted by public outcry against Virginia's mandatory ultrasound law, lawmakers in several other states have taken up the mantle of solving their respective stomping grounds' whatever crises by restricting how much choice and control a woman has over her body. Here's a little breakdown of the shit sandwiches your… » 3/02/12 3:20pm 3/02/12 3:20pm

Your Sleeping Pills Are Totally Going to Kill You

We've all heard the tales of Ambien making people do crazy things like eat cans of cat food in the middle of the night, only to have no memory of it in the next morning, but now comes the scary news that your sleeping pills might actually have a very depressing side effect: death. This will certainly not be welcome… » 2/28/12 4:40pm 2/28/12 4:40pm

Idiot Judge Decides to Dismiss Her Own Traffic Tickets, Destroys Her…

In a move that even someone with zero legal training could have told you was an insanely bad idea, a judge in Pennsylvania went into the online court system and dismissed her own traffic summonses. Judge Kelly Ballentine had two parking tickets from 2010 and a third ticket for expired registration on her BMW sedan that … » 2/13/12 11:15pm 2/13/12 11:15pm

One Middle School Makes the Brave Decision to Ban Uggs

Starting tomorrow, students at Pottstown Middle School in Pennsylvania won't be allowed to come to school wearing their Uggs (or any fuzzy, open-top boots, for that matter). No, the boots have not been banned because they cause sluttiness, and it's not by order of the fashion police either. The school has forbidden… » 1/29/12 8:00pm 1/29/12 8:00pm

Pennsylvania Case Proves Parental Consent Laws Fucking Suck

Pennsylvania is one of a handful of states that have abhorrant parental consent laws that require pregnant teens to get permission from their parents to have abortions. If they don't want to ask their parents, they have the option to petition a judge. Several months back, one pregnant teen was denied her request to… » 12/23/11 6:30pm 12/23/11 6:30pm

Pennsylvania Passes Bill That Could Shut Down Its Abortion Clinics

Though the moral to the horrible story of Dr. Kermit Gosnell, the Pennsylvania doctor charged with killing a woman and several babies, is that women should have access to safe and legal abortions, anti-choice lawmakers in the state have successfully used the case to do the exact opposite. Yesterday the Pennsylvania… » 12/14/11 9:30am 12/14/11 9:30am