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Gun Nuts March to Take Their Country Back From Brown Children

Over 50 open carry activists and other assorted wingnuts marched through Vassar, Michigan to protest the possibility that undocumented children may be housed at a nearby human services facility reports Michigan Live. That’s right. No children have actually arrived there … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Welcome Home

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is reportedly scheduled to return to the U.S. from Germany tonight. Meanwhile, Michigan Republicans have introduced a fetal heartbeat abortion ban. What War on Women? And finally, a lobbying group … Continue reading
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Outreach

Michigan Republicans have this whole outreach to women thing figured out. Their decoder rings told them that Glamour magazine is actually a Rosetta Stone for the female gender. @MIHouseGOP members Victory, Pettalia, and Glardon: “Don’t say we don’t understand women.” … Continue reading
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The Supreme Court Reminds Us Racism is Over

Just kidding. Racism won’t be over until the secret Muslim in the White House stops oppressing the white man, amirite? The Supreme Court ruled today that states have a right to end their affirmative action programs. The justices said in … Continue reading
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Bracket Buster

Artist – Joel Pett In other news, Attorney General Eric Holder announced today that the federal government will recognize the 300 same-sex couples who recently married in Michigan even if the state will not. Meanwhile, another person has resigned from … Continue reading
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How Michigan Lawmakers Bankrupted Their Own Cities

Cities in the state of Michigan, especially likes of Detroit and Flint, are typically held up as beacons of mismanagement or corruption, but they didn’t arrive at their current predicament on their own according to a new report from the … Continue reading
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Sorry, Rape Insurance is Currently Unavailable

The infamous Rape Insurance law Michigan Republicans recently passed went into effect last week, but if you felt inclined to purchase a rider for coverage, there’s a good chance you won’t be able to. Emily Crockett writing for Reality Check … Continue reading
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Surprise! Tax Cuts Won’t Grow The Economy

On the heels of Governor Rick Snyder’s State Of The State address this past Thursday, where he played coy over what he intended to do with Michigan’s estimated $970 million surplus over the next three years, a new report shows … Continue reading
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Michigan GOP Passes Rape Insurance Law, Because Outreach

I was clearly mistaken when I opined that even the Republican party wouldn’t want to be known for mandating rape insurance. They passed this shit without a second thought. Michigan lawmakers passed a controversial measure on Wednesday that will ban … Continue reading
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Michigan Bill Would Ban Insurance Policies from Covering Abortions

Anti-choice conservatives have come up with, shall we say, creative ways to legislate against women’s reproductive rights. You know the list: requiring clinics to be a specific number of miles from a hospital; transvaginal ultrasounds; fetal heartbeat laws; de-funding Planned … Continue reading
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Their Kind of Individual Mandate

The kind that forces women to purchase additional insurance on top of what they already have to cover unplanned pregnancy. Michigan lawmakers are currently deciding whether to advance a bill that would require women in the state to purchase a … Continue reading
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Outreach

If this doesn’t make you laugh you may need to check your funny bone. Rand Paul has been selected to headline a kickoff event in December for African American outreach. The Michigan Republican Party will launch its new African American … Continue reading
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Town Hall Season: Impeachment is a “Dream Come True”

During a town hall meeting held by Representative Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI) this week, Bentivolio was confronted by another unhinged lady demanding to know when someone is going to do something to stop that darn Obama from destroying the constitution. Q: … Continue reading
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Cut and Run

Artist – Adam Zyglis In other news, a federal appeals court ruled today that Michigan Republicans violated the state constitution while fast-tracking over 300 bills. And, don’t look now, but Politico apparently decided that the Master Race Eugenicists deserved another … Continue reading
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Sandman

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Dave Agema, a Republican National Committeeman in Michigan, is standing by his now infamous Facebook post wherein he spoke of the “filthy homosexuals” and their supposed links to sickness and shortened lifespans. Because … Continue reading
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Don’t Forget Joe Bob

Artist – Tim Eagan In other news, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder announced today that a financial manager will assume control over the city of Detroit. And as Chris Savage of Eclectablog notes, this means roughly half of the African-American population … Continue reading
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Birtherism: Still Alive

Birtherism isn’t dead yet, and Michigan state Senator Tom Casperson (R) says it’s very strange that the media didn’t dig deeper into this non-scandal. “I don’t know because it seems like that issue was dropped immediately as far as the … Continue reading
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See Previous Grabass Remark

Regarding the state-level Republicans playing grabass with election laws, in Michigan over the weekend: On Saturday, Republicans at the Michigan GOP’s convention in Lansing voted by an overwhelming 1,370-132 margin to back a plan that would “divvy-up 14 of the … Continue reading
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Michigan Holsters Its Transvaginal Ultrasound Wands

Yesterday: Michigan’s House Speaker has ruled out a forced ultrasound bill that would mandate transvaginal probes for women seeking abortions. Speaker Jase Bolger (R) confirmed in a statement that “this House of Representatives will not pass a bill mandating transvaginal … Continue reading
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Michigan Republicans Pushing Transvaginal Ultrasounds

The Republican Outreach effort continues. In Michigan: HB 4187 of 2013 would “effectively require a transvaginal probe” for any woman who wants to end a pregnancy, according to OBGYN Dr. Charlene Abernethy. Why would a woman be forced to have … Continue reading
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