Unfair as it may be, there are certain things we northerners think of when you think of southern states. The first is bigotry and intolerance. Another is a near worshipful devotion to guns and anything related to guns. Hunting is part of it but just walking around with a big weapon strapped to your body is a much bigger part of it. In general, that’s not something that folks in northern states are nearly as enamored by. Yet another is a visceral disdain for government and regulations. Yes, we have all of these attitudes in the north, but they are just not really part of our culture.…
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants to turn Michigan into a southern state (Michissippi? Alabamigan?)
Michigan school figures out how to tell a gun-toting bad guy from a gun-toting good guy: go into lockdown & call 911
Imagine this scenario: you’re taking your third-grader to school and you look over and there’s a guy in front of the school with a handgun strapped to his hip. What do you do? Is this a crazy guy who is going to start shooting the place up? Is it just a gun-loving lady making a point about her Second Amendment rights?
What if you’re a teacher or the principal of the school? Do you just let it go and hope everything turns out all right? After all, several hundred children are under your watch and their lives and safety are your responsibility for the next several hours.…
White nationalist group argues shoulder-fired rocket and grenade launchers, antipersonnel mines, etc. should be legal
Back in March I wrote about white nationalist Kyle Bristow’s support of Attorney General Bill Schuette’s effort to maintain Michigan’s bigoted ban on same-sex marriage. Bristow filed an amicus brief in support of Schuette’s appeal of a federal court ruling declaring the ban unconstitutional on behalf of an extremist group called the “Traditionalist Youth Network LLC”. At I wrote at the time, he is a “28-year old…newly-minted lawyer here in Michigan. But he has a history. Oh boy, does he ever have a history.”
Bristow’s history led to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) to label his group a “hate group”.…
Ted Nugent’s wife arrested for being too stupid to remember she was carrying a gun through airport security
There should be an IQ test for getting a gun permit
Ted Nugent’s wife Shemane Nugent was arrested yesterday when security agents found a gun in her luggage at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Why did she have a gun in her carry-on luggage?
Because she forgot she was carrying it.
Just putting this question out there: If you’re too goddam stupid to remember you’re packing heat when you’re going through airline security, aren’t you too goddam stupid to have gun permit in the first place?
CALL FOR ART: Harbor Country Progress looking for gun violence artwork for upcoming show in Union Pier, Michigan
Calling all artists!
Harbor Country Progress is putting together an art show on gun violence in America at their office/gallery in Union Pier, Michigan in the very southwest corner of the state. The show is titled GUNS? They are soliciting artwork from artists around the country. Here’s the schedule:
- Submissions being accepted now via email to email@example.com. Deadline for submissions September 1st, 2013.
- Drop off art at Harbor Country Progress, Union Pier, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 4:30-5:30 or by appointment.
- Guns? Art Show opening Saturday, September 7th 2013, 4 -7 pm at Harbor Country Progress, 16142 Red Arrow Hwy. Union Pier, MI 49129.
While Michigan Republicans dismantle the middle class, Democrats are trying to actually solve problems
Actions speak louder than wordsAs Michigan Republicans continue their corporatist agenda of eviscerating the middle class, destroying unions, harming public employees and taking women's rights back to the middle of the last century, Michigan Democrats are proposing important pieces of legislation that solve actual problems. The first comes from Representatives Jim Townsend, Vicki Barnett, and Andy Schor. They are introducing a package of legislation designed to reduce gun violence in our state and to increase public safety. A separate package of bills will be introduced by State Representatives Gretchen Driskell, Jeff Irwin, Adam Zemke and state Senator Rebekah Warren that will reverse some of the restrictions Republicans have put on women's health care, educate women about health care options, support rape survivors and address health care inequities women face. Details after the jump.
Republicans in Congress bust Obama admin for buying up all the danged bullets, legislation has been introduced
Has Conan O'Brien gone to work writing talking points for Congress???You know how all those gun shops are running out of ammo to buy? Well, two Republicans in Congress have figured out why: Obama is buying it all. No, seriously. Click through if you don't believe me.
Meanwhile Rosa Parks is turning in her graveYou might remember last year about this time Ted Nugent was on the stump, campaigning for billionaire Mitt Romney. At the time, he said "[I]f you want more of those kinds of evil, anti-American people in the Supreme Court then don’t get involved and let Obama take office again. Because I’ll tell you this right now, if Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year." Well, it's a year later and this misogynistic clown is still free to roam the streets and pollute our airways. This year, he's back on the road with his band in his "Ted Nugent Black Power 2013" tour. Click through for the audio of Nugent comparing himself to civil rights icon Rosa Parks.
Michigan GOP responds to sensible gun control proposals with bills to make enforcing federal laws a felony
What's next? Secession?Since the Newtown Massacre, there have been thousands of additional gun-related deaths in this country. It stimulated a national debate with a heighted push for sensible gun regulation. In response to this debate, Michigan Republicans have introduced legislation that would make it a felony to enforce any federal laws that attempt to regulate gun ownership. Details after the jump.
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