In a move you wouldn’t think necessary, this past week Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation into law that makes it illegal for undercover police officers to have sex with prostitutes while they are at work. No, I’m not kidding: Gov. Rick Snyder on Wednesday signed legislation officially outlawing police having sex with prostitutes on duty by removing an exemption […]Read more ›
Tag: Things That Make You Go Hmmm
I really hope that this article was in President Obama’s morning briefing because they have an employee in the U.S. Justice Department who needs to go. Like yesterday. This is outrageous: A senior Justice Department official is arguing that 3- and 4-year-olds can learn immigration law well enough to represent themselves in court, staking out an unconventional position in a […]Read more ›
OUTRAGE ALERT: Despite lead-contamination, they are shutting off water in Flint homes for non-payment of water bills
On Tuesday, I wrote a piece titled, “Wouldn’t it be outrageous if Flint was still billing its residents for water? Hah! Oh, wait. They are.” The sad truth is that, despite the ongoing crisis with lead-poisoned tap water in many Flint homes, the city has continued to bill customers for water. Today we learn it’s actually worse than that. After […]Read more ›
After George Zimmerman was aquitted for the murder of Trayvon Martin in Florida, the owner of the Pompano Pat’s gun store did what any compeletly (ir)rational person would do: he gave Zimmerman a free gun. The store’s owner Pat Johnson let Zimmerman know about the offer in a letter to Zimmerman’s attorney: “Upon receiving your confirmation that he is well […]Read more ›
What the…? Updated below. The day after Detroit’s mayoral primary, pundits everywhere were astonished at his write-in campaign victory. According official tallies immediately after the election, Duggan got an amazing 44,395 write-in votes. Today, however, according to the Detroit News, the Board of Canvassers declared his opponent, Sheriff Benny Napoleon, the victor. According to the News’ reporting, Napoleon’s vote count […]Read more ›
This gon’ get ugly, kidz…
A group of internet gun fetishists and survivalists known as “The Citadel” [insert dramatic sound effect] have purchased 20 acres of a mountaintop in Idaho with plans to purchase thousands more and are planning on building a walled compound to house 3,500-7,000 gun worshipping families. The requirements for acceptance into this community include demonstrating proficiency with the rifle of your choice by hitting a man-sized steel target at 100 yards with open sights at the Citadel range, demonstrating proficiency with a handgun of choice by hitting a man-sized steel target at 25 yards with open sights at the Citadel range, and that every able-bodied Patriot of age within the Citadel maintain one AR15 variant in 5.56mm NATO, at least 5 magazines and 1,000 rounds of ammunition. Not only do you have to love guns, you have to be armed whenever you go into the City Center. That’s their law.
It’s pretty easy to see where this is going to end up. Follow me over the jump for all the insanity you could ever hope to read about.Read more ›
Racist signs in Delaware? When moral outrage gets in the way of solving problems – a cautionary tale
Think (and check facts) before you rage out
The top sign says one thing in English but the bottom sign, in Spanish, says something entirely different:
You must have a permit to play on this field. Violators are subject to police action.
There were several of these signs at playgrounds across the city.
Hideous racism, right? Actually not. Read on (after the jump.)Read more ›
Don’t you DARE call it “ping pong”
When Anne and I get together with her family, especially her brother Tom and his wife, we inevitably end up playing some ping pong. The version of this game that we play deserves to be called “ping pong” because when I play it, I look like a ding dong.
This video is a collection of ten of the best table tennis shots from 2012. I personally think these guys are superhuman or something. It’s incredible.
Check out the dude who uses a crutch. Whoa…
Video after the jump.Read more ›
Aye, aye, aye…
Former Clinton advisor-turned-tea party freak, Dick Morris has a new book out called Here Come the Black Helicopters: UN Global Governance and the Loss of Freedom. In it, he postulates, among other things, that if President Obama is reelected to a second term, he will allow the United Nations to tax Americans so that they can redistribute the money to less fortunate countries.
You think I’m kidding but I’m not. He put it out there in an “opinion” piece (i.e., book advertisement) at Fox News, reposted from his own website.
Details after the jump.Read more ›
Has there ever, EVER been a worse-run campaign???
Anne and I were sitting around with cocktails and dogs watching Rachel Maddow talk about Mitt Romney’s absurd statement about not understanding why you can’t roll down the windows in a jet airliner that’s flying through the air at hundreds of miles per hour so high there isn’t enough oxygen to breath.
Then I got an email titled: “On Board with Mitt” with the picture of him on a jet. Details and graphics after the jump.Read more ›
Yesterday, people around the internets received an email claiming to be from Truthout.org. The email said their site had been hacked and their “content over the past ten days was deleted”. Dear Readers, Late last night, Truthout.org was attacked and our content over the past ten days was deleted. We’re working to capture the cache versions of those stories that […]Read more ›