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Manhunt ensues for #FlintWaterCrisis protester who may have irreparably damaged Michigan Capitol Building

On Tuesday, protesters at the #FlintWaterCrisis protest in front of Lansing City Hall left the protest and headed over to the Capitol Building where they spent over two hours chanting and singing and and demanding action to fix the poisoning of Flint’s drinking water. After the protest, they left behind a reminder they had been there: scrawled “Arrest Snyder” and “Water is A Human Right” graffiti.

Photos of the desecration can be viewed HERE and HERE.

A manhunt is now in progress to locate the perpetrators. John Truscott – a Republican public relations consultant and the former Director of Communications and Press Secretary for Gov.…

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Two epic burns on Scott Walker and Cindy Gamrat prove that brevity is, indeed, the soul of wit

When Scott Walker announced his candidacy for president in July of this year, labor supporters across the country collectively groaned that the thought that anyone at all would consider voting for the anti-worker, Koch brothers puppet. Richard Trumka, the president of the AFL-CIO put out a press release with just six words:

Scott Walker is a national disgrace.

Yesterday, Scott Walker announced he is dropping out of the race having polled exactly 0% in a national poll released the past Sunday. Richard Trumka released a second press release, this one with ten words:

Scott Walker is still a disgrace, just no longer national.…
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New Chrome browser extension replaces "political correctness" with more accurate term on all webpages

New Chrome browser extension replaces “political correctness” with more accurate term on all webpages

One of the things that (a) sets progressives’ teeth on edge and (b) quickens the heartbeats of ignorant racists, bigots, misogynists, and sexists is the idea that “political correctness” is censorship. It is, of course, nothing of the sort. It’s actually an expression of our fundamental right to call someone out on their racism, bigotry, misogyny, and sexism. You’re free to be one of these closed minded people but you are decidedly NOT free to be immune from criticism for your shitty views.

A developer of a new extension for the Chrome browser has an answer for this. They developed PC2Respect, an extension that was inspired by this quote from author Neil Gaiman:

I started imagining a world in which we replaced the phrase “politically correct” wherever we could with “treating other people with respect”, and it made me smile.…
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Todd Courser throws chaff into the air hoping the shiny things will make us forget his scandals

Todd Courser throws chaff into the air hoping the shiny things will make us forget his scandals

Last night Todd Courser posted a cryptic “I’ll be posting a statement int he morning” on his Facebook page. As the world waited impatiently for his latest word salad, some begged and pleaded with him to issue a resignation statement.

That was not to be the case (though if Courser ever does decide to resign, my money is on him doing it on Facebook since he’s too much of a coward to do it in a press conference, judging by his behavior so far.)

So, what was the big news? He’s calling for an investigation by Attorney General Bill Schuette over the purchase of the Capitol View Office building.…

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Michigan AG Bill Schuette: We must continue to ban marriage equality to protect the dignity of same-sex couples

Michigan AG Bill Schuette: We must continue to ban marriage equality to protect the dignity of same-sex couples

Michigan’s Bigot-in-Chief, Attorney General Bill Schuette, has put forth some pretty remarkable excuses for his crusade to ensure that same-sex couples cannot marry or adopt children together. For example, he suggested that marriage in our state is for regulating sexual relationships to make babies, news that came as a HUGE surprise to Michigan couples who cannot or choose not to have children but marry anyway.

Schuette has also argued that Michigan voters decided this over a decade ago so that’s that and we don’t need to consider whether or not opinions have changed or even if the ban actually violates the U.S.…

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Ruh roh, Raggy. Someone forgot to register TedCruz dot com.

Ruh roh, Raggy. Someone forgot to register TedCruz dot com.


Back when Pete Hoekstra was running against Rick Snyder for governor, Ben Padnos registered PeteHoekstra.com and proceeded to use it to support Hoekstra’s opponents in his gubernatorial and Senate campaigns. Padnos explained why he was doing it in January of 2010:

Here’s the ranking Republican Member of the House Intelligence Committee failing to do something as simple as registering his own .com domain name. It makes you think….you have to have some empathy for the Obama Administration and the Department of Homeland Security on how daunting the job of dealing with hundreds or thousands of terrorist threats every day…..you can see how one lunatic getting on a plane in another country can slip through the cracks…

The domain name, PeteHoekstra.com, has been available for a long time.

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Nevada Republican state legislator declares cancer a “fungus” that can be cured with saline or sodium “cardonate”

With all of the insanity in Michigan’s legislature these days with people like Cindy Gamarat and Todd Courser, I thought it would be a nice break to show that we’re not the only state with Republicans that are … um … “different”.

Today I present you with Michele Fiore, a Republican member of the Nevada state assembly. Fiore has a really fun history. First, she’s a filmaker who made the blockbuster hit almost unheard-of movie “Siren” (4.8 out of 10 stars on IDMB.com.) That’s her on the right there in one of the starring roles from that film.

Her most fun work has been done in the Nevada Assembly, though.…

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Was Obama's "I know 'cause I won both of 'em" slam against the GOP during the State of the Union Address an ad lib? Oh, please.

Was Obama’s “I know ’cause I won both of ’em” slam against the GOP during the State of the Union Address an ad lib? Oh, please.

Last night during his State of the Union Address, President Obama had some fun. You could tell he was feeling freed to be himself since he no longer has to run for office and because, frankly, despite his rhetoric otherwise, there isn’t going to be a lot of “working together” with Republicans.

In other words, he doesn’t have to fake it anymore.

The best line of the night, of course, was this one:

I have no more campaigns to run. My only agenda…

[INSULTING APPLAUSE FROM REPUBLICANS]

I know ’cause I won both of ’em.

Republicans are pissing and moaning about being tweaked like that but, member of Congress, please.…

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If you are an ignorant elected official, be careful or you might just get your Kirby delautered

If you are an ignorant elected official, be careful or you might just get your Kirby delautered

In Frederick County, Maryland, there lives a man named Kirby Delauter. Delauter is an anti-tax, anti-liberal City Council member and he hates the “liberal media”. He hates the “liberal media” so much that, when they published an article that mentioned him, he immediately took to the Book of Faces to issue a threat to the journalist who had the unmitigated gall to mention his name in her piece.

Here’s what he wrote:

What happened next is a thing of pure beauty.

First, the newspaper in question, The Frederick News-Post, wrote about his threats.

“Kirby Delauter can certainly decline to comment on any story,” [managing editor Terry] Headlee said.…
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UPDATED x2: According to incoming House Rep Todd Courser, House Speaker Jase Bolger is just too goddam liberal

UPDATED x2: According to incoming House Rep Todd Courser, House Speaker Jase Bolger is just too goddam liberal

Right before the election, a voter from Lapeer County reached out to me to tell me he had received a call from the campaign of far-right candidate Todd Courser. When he informed the caller he would be voting for Courser’s opponent, she asked him, “Would you change your vote if you knew that Margaret Guerrero DeLuca had faggots and blacks working for her?”

Some folks refused to believe this had actually transpired but, when you scratch beneath the surface of the sort of hateful person Todd Courser is, it’s no surprise and many folks in Lapeer had no problem believing something like this came from Courser’s campaign.…

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And now we know why the GOP hates Obamacare: they're simply too stupid to understand it

And now we know why the GOP hates Obamacare: they’re simply too stupid to understand it

I’ve never fully understood the loathing that the GOP feels for Obamacare. After all, it was essentially their idea to begin with and it was proven to work by their very own presidential candidate in 2012, Mitt Romney, when he implemented it in Massachusetts.

But now I have figured it out. I realized the true answer after I saw this image on Facebook:

Yes, that’s right. The Michigan GOP thinks that other people enroll you in Obamacare. They are too incredibly stupid, even after several years of talking about it, to realize this is something that Americans choose to do for themselves.…

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