The GOP Elected Its Black Friends to the House and Senate

On Tuesday night, two black Republicans were voted into Senate and House. While I applaud Tim Scott and Mia Love, respectively, as pioneering African Americans, I am nervous about whatever right-wing political madness they are most likely plotting. As Zora Neale Hurston once said, "All my skinfolk ain't kinfolk." » 11/05/14 11:30am 11/05/14 11:30am

South Carolina Prosecutors: 'Stand Your Ground' Isn't for Abuse Victims

Prosecutors in Charleston, South Carolina are arguing that the state's "Stand Your Ground" law doesn't apply in the case of domestic abuse victims who strike out against people they live with. You see, it's for intruders, and it really wouldn't be right to drag this statute into our "homes and personal relationships." » 10/16/14 2:50pm 10/16/14 2:50pm

Mark Sanford Calls It Quits with Argentinian Fiancée

It's a sad day for love, folks. Mark Sanford, the former governor of South Carolina and current congressman who notoriously *airquotes*went on a hiking trip in the Appalachians*end airquotes* only to find himself in Argentina carrying on an extramarital affair, has announced that he is ending his engagement to his… » 9/13/14 12:01pm 9/13/14 12:01pm

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