Tag Archives: Michigan

VIRAL VIDEO: Man Films Himself Threatening “Gay” Man With Gun, Challenges Police To Apprehend Him

From the Detroit Free Press: A viral video of a man shouting slurs and pointing a gun at another man he believed was gay as he exited a convenience store on Detroit’s west side has sparked outrage and is being investigated by police, an official confirmed Wednesday. “We are aware of it,” said Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody. “It was …

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Most Bizarre Counter-Protest Ever? [VIDEO]

The Satanic Temple describes the clip below: In response to a nationwide Planned Parenthood protest on April 23, 2016 members of The Satanic Temple of Detroit crashed the event dressed in bondage fetish wear, baby masks and diapers and engaged in group flagellation. The performers were then painted gold by adoring fetal idolizers. The action was intended to expose fetal …

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FINALLY: Criminal Charges Filed Against Three Officials Over Flint Water Poisoning Crisis [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Three government employees charged in connection with the Flint water crisis “failed Michigan families,” and the charges against them “are only the beginning” of a lengthy and exhaustive probe, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said Wednesday. While Flint residents have said they feel the criminality that led to poisonous water being pumped into their homes stems from the …

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John Oliver Takes On Flint’s Lead Crisis [VIDEO]

Stick around for the Sesame Street singalong at the end. Via Salon: “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver last night centered his main segment on lead — as in the element that’s effectively poisoned the drinking water in Flint, Michigan. “Unfortunately, the problem is not just in Flint,” Oliver explained, citing a USA Today Network report that “found lead contamination …

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MICHIGAN: Bruce Springsteen Warns Detroit Audience That Anti-LGBT Laws May Be Heading Their Way Too

On Thursday night Bruce Springsteen played Detroit, where he warned his audience that anti-LGBT laws are also in the works in Michigan: Just days after he scrapped a show in North Carolina as a protest against a new anti-LGBT state law, which restricts the public bathrooms transgenders can use, The Boss showed he was still upset about the controversy onstage …

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House Rep Blasts Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder’s Inaction On Flint Crisis: You Haven’t Been In A Coma [VIDEO]

Whoa. The Detroit News has the exchange: Democrats on the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee attacked Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder Thursday as he testified over the Flint water contamination crisis, with one member calling on him to resign. “I’ve had about enough of your false contrition and your phony apologies,” Rep. Matt Cartwright of Pennsylvania told the governor. …

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UPSET: Bernie Sanders Wins Michigan Primary

The first real upset of the primary season. Via the Guardian: Bernie Sanders pulled off his biggest win of the Democratic presidential race on Tuesday, defeating Hillary Clinton in the Michigan primary on a night which also confirmed strong anti-establishment support for Donald Trump in the battle for the Republican nomination. In an industrial state hit hard by the decline …

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Donald Trump Wins Michigan Primary

Donald Trump has been declared the winner of the Michigan primary with John Kasich running about 12 points behind at this writing. Bernie Sanders currently has a slight lead in Michigan and it may be some time before we get the Democratic winner there.

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MICHIGAN: Booted Anti-Gay Teabaggers To Face Felony Perjury Charges For Lying About Their Affair

The former Michigan Tea Party legislators whose affair exploded into national news thanks to a bizarre cover story will face criminal charges for lying to investigators. Shortly before their affair was exposed, the pair had introduced a trio of bills intended to block same-sex marriage from being enacted. Click On Detroit reports: The Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette announced Friday …

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MICHIGAN: Hillary Clinton Visits Flint Church

The Detroit Free Press reports: Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton vowed Sunday to help Flint residents recover from a debilitating water contamination crisis during an afternoon appearance at a Baptist church on the city’s northwest side. “I will not for one minute forget about you or forget about your children,” Clinton told members of the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist …

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MICHIGAN: LGBT Rights Ballot Drive Folds

Michigan Live reports: The proposal to add civil rights for LGBT people to Michigan’s constitution will no longer aim for the 2016 ballots, its organizer announced during a taping of public television show Off The Record Friday morning. “We are suspending our 2016 campaign, but I can assure you this is not the end of Fair Michigan,” said organizer Dana …

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Cher Donates 180,000 Bottles Of Water To Flint

Entertainment Weekly reports: Cher is pitching in to help out Flint, Michigan, during the city’s ongoing water crisis. As part of a partnership with Icelandic Glacial, Cher is donating 181,440 bottles of water to Flint after the discovery of lead contamination in the city’s drinking water. According to a press release, the bottles will be shipped out on Monday and …

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MICHIGAN: LGBT Measure Cleared For Petition Stage

Over the objections of the ACLU and Equality Michigan, activists at Fair Michigan have cleared a procedural hurdle and will be allowed to begin gathering petition signatures to place an LGBT rights bill on the 2016 state ballot. The Detroit Free Press reports: Supporters of amending Michigan’s constitution to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity cleared an …

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MICHIGAN: Republican Lawmakers To Introduce Resolution Calling On State To Ignore Obergefell Ruling

Michigan Live reports: Michigan officials should “reclaim this state’s sovereignty by not recognizing or enforcing” the U.S. Supreme Court decision that gave same-sex couples the right to marry, according to a resolution set to be introduced in the state House. State Rep. Tom Hooker [photo], R-Byron Center, read his pending resolution out loud Wednesday during a “rally to protect religious …

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MICHIGAN: Anti-Gay Christian Adulterers Lose Bids To Win Back Legislative Offices

Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat, the Michigan Tea Party-backed anti-gay Christian lawmakers who were busted in a bizarre adultery cover-up scheme, yesterday lost their bids to retake seats in the chamber which expelled them early this fall. The Associated Press reports: Ms. Gamrat had 9 percent of the vote, with 90 percent of precincts reporting in her former southwestern Michigan …

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SCOTUS Rejects Appeal By Anti-Gay Nutjob Andrew Shirvell, $3.5 Million Judgment Will Stand

The Associated Press reports: The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a former lawyer for the state of Michigan who lost a defamation lawsuit filed by a gay student at the University of Michigan. The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that upheld a $3.5 million jury award to Chris Armstrong, a former student government president. …

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MICHIGAN: Activists File For 2016 LGBT Rights Vote

Michigan activists yesterday filed the paperwork to place a broad LGBT anti-discrimination constitutional amendment to a public vote in November 2016. The Detroit Free Press reports: Dana Nessel, the Michigan attorney who took the same-sex marriage case all the way to the Supreme Court, is leader of Fair Michigan, which hopes to begin gathering petition signatures for the ballot proposal early …

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MICHIGAN: Second Ousted Anti-Gay Former State Rep Will Also Run To Get His Old Seat Back

Saying that the fake conservatives in his own party had used “totalitarian tactics” to oust him over his adulterous affair with a fellow lawmaker, this morning former Michigan state Rep. Todd Courser appeared on CNN to declare that he will run in the special election for his old seat.  Courser: “I’m a believer in Christ and I’m looking forward to …

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MICHIGAN: Expelled Adulterous Anti-Gay Lawmaker Cindy Gamrat Files To Run For Her Old Seat

Former Michigan state Rep. Cindy Gamrat, who calls herself a Tea Party Christian, was expelled last week after being caught in an affair with a fellow representative of Christ Himself. Gamrat’s cheating partner, former Rep. Todd Courser, who resigned shortly before he too would have been expelled, had tried to cloak the affair by planting a bizarre story about being …

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MICHIGAN: State House Boots Adulterous Anti-Gay Tea Party Reps Todd Courser & Cindy Gamrat

Early this morning the anti-gay Tea Party rep who concocted a bizarre gay hooker cover story to distract from his adulterous affair resigned from the Michigan state house shortly after it became clear that he would be expelled. His anti-gay “devout Christian” cheating partner stuck it out until she was expelled. The Detroit Free Press reports: It took 14 hours, …

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