Finally, Some Good Abortion News from South Carolina and Arizona

It's quite easy to feel dispirited about reproductive rights in America. Conservative lawmakers across the country are endlessly devoted to coming up with increasingly inventive ways to restrict women's abortion access (some of their favorites include shuttering clinics nationwide and forcing women to have to jump… » 6/06/14 5:40pm 6/06/14 5:40pm

Mayor Who Fired Lesbian Police Chief Caught on Tape in Homophobic Rant

The mayor of Latta, a small South Carolina town, sparked outrage and triggered protests after firing longtime police Chief Crystal Moore. Moore is a lesbian and believes that her firing was the result of the mayor's homophobia; he maintained that she was removed from the force after receiving seven reprimands. Too bad… » 4/18/14 4:20pm 4/18/14 4:20pm

Awful South Carolina Bill Would Extend 'Stand Your Ground' to Fetuses

South Carolina lawmakers are the latest to try and solve the Republican party's favorite logic problem ("You would like to take away women's reproductive autonomy without outright saying that you would like to take away women's reproductive autonomy. How many disingenuous appeals to women's safety must you make to… » 4/11/14 4:45pm 4/11/14 4:45pm

South Carolina Legislators Have the Absolute Vapors Over Fun Home

Two public colleges in South Carolina are about to get hit with budget cuts because they dared assign books to incoming freshman that DARE characterize homosexuality as something other than a terrible sin to be discussed only in whispers. One of the offending selections was Alison Bechdel's Fun Home. » 2/20/14 6:30pm 2/20/14 6:30pm

Elizabeth Colbert Busch Endorsed by S.C. Paper That Endorsed Mittens

A mere two days separate Elizabeth Colbert Busch, braintrust in the AmeriCone Dream, from her date with destiny in the special election for the House seat in South Carolina’s 1st congressional district. Will she triumph over the itinerant former Gov. Mark Sanford, or will she be forced back to the Colbert ice cream… » 5/05/13 11:20pm 5/05/13 11:20pm

Shady Polling Group Asks Smear Questions About Elizabeth Colbert Busch

Perhaps you’ve heard of Elizabeth Colbert Busch, the Democratic candidate in South Carolina’s upcoming special congressional election. If you don’t live in South Carolina’s first congressional district, you might only know that Elizabeth Colbert Busch is the sister of beloved AmeriCone Dream ice cream spokesman… » 5/01/13 10:30pm 5/01/13 10:30pm

Woman Used Ambulance Like a Taxi, Ignoring the Social Contract

The social contract is a sacred thing, and, in the vacuum of constant police surveillance in which most people carry on with their daily-chores, we count on strangers to follow a few unstated or quietly stated rules that help society run with greater efficiency. Don’t sneeze into a crowd of people with one’s mouth… » 4/28/13 9:15pm 4/28/13 9:15pm

Turtle Roadkill Experiment Conclusively Proves That Humans are Assholes

I've been saying this for years, and nobody ever listens to me: people, en masse, are shit. Like, actual shit. Believe me, I'd love to be wrong about this, but here's a new experiment that verifies my theory. It takes a turtle seven or eight years to reproduce, and a female turtle who lives 50 years may lay over 100… » 12/29/12 12:30pm 12/29/12 12:30pm

Rape Crisis Center Funding is 'Pork,' Says Awful Governor Nikki Haley

Maybe possibly probably not Veepstakes contender and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley vetoed a bunch of stuff this week, claiming all of it is "pork." Among the pork she declared unkosher? Funding for the arts, and unnecessary shit that the taxpayers don't need to pay for, like funding for victims of domestic… » 7/12/12 7:00pm 7/12/12 7:00pm

Flesh-Eating Bacteria Attacks a Mother of Newborn Twins in South…

We've all been captivated by the story of 24-year-old Aimee Copeland, who has been battling her way back to health after an insanely terrifying flesh-eating bacteria almost killed her and caused her to lose leg. Well, it appears flesh-eating bacteria is fast on its way to becoming a horrifying trend, because there's… » 5/17/12 9:45pm 5/17/12 9:45pm

Wait, Now You Can Get Kicked Out of College for Watching Glee?

Conservative Christian Bob Jones University is not a place for mincing namby pamby liberals with a dancing, prancing agenda. As such, students at the school are expected to adhere to a strict code of conduct and keep their minds unpolluted by the filth of pop culture sin, and if they don't keep up with the school's… » 4/27/12 11:20am 4/27/12 11:20am

'Purity Pledge' Would've Made GOP Candidates Pinkie-Promise to Abstain…

Faced with a very public infidelity scandal involving one of their own, a South Carolina county decided that the best way to prevent future scandals was to force all would-be Republican candidates for office to sign a pledge promising to both balance budgets and keep their genitals in either their pants or their wives… » 3/07/12 6:50pm 3/07/12 6:50pm

Pregnant Shoplifter Attacks Store Employee With Hairspray She Was…


A pregnant woman in South Carolina was trying to lift a few things from a beauty supply store when one of the store's employees caught her red-handed. Rather than admit she was wrong and return the goods, Alexis Sade Hayes went on the attack. She hit the employee in the head with a can of hairspray she'd been… » 1/17/12 11:05pm 1/17/12 11:05pm