Archive for February, 2010

One angry lady There’s something romantic about the lone hold-out on a jury. One person, standing against the conventional wisdom, fighting for truth and justice. Like Henry Fonda in 12 Angry Men. In the Riddle trial, the whole romantic lone juror meme breaks down at the advocacy for truth and justice part. Apparently, the one juror against conviction cold didn’t want to deliberate. She didn’t... Read more→

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“Democracy is the worship of jackals by jackasses.” – H.L. Mencken We’ve had a lot of fun (and booze) at the expense of Time’s Assignment Detroit. They’ve been good sports about it, which we appreciate. Their good sports lift our city’s weary spirit crushed by Sidney Crosby and that team of destiny known as the Twins. Also UNC basketball. So today we want to take... Read more→

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Pastor Winans prefers murder to mammary The right reverend Marvin Winans is outraged, absolutely outraged, that consenting adults look at boobs in licensed strip clubs. Crimes occurring outside strip clubs, well, that’s bad but not as bad as exposed nipples. Besides, these strip club owners don’t live in the city. Turns out Marvin Winans doesn’t live in the city either. Oh what was that Marvin... Read more→

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Many thanks to the reader(s) responsible for contacting convicted felon Kwame Kilpatrick’s restitution counsel, DUI Attorney Daniel Hajji, on Dyspathy’s behalf. We’ll pass along any follow-up communications with this lion of American jurisprudence. noreply@danhajji.com to dyspathy show details 8:10 PM (19 hours ago) Thank you for your form submission today! This email is to confirm... Read more→

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How ya gonna keep them down on the urban farm after they’ve seen the lights of Toledo? Laura Berman has her granny panties in a bunch because the University of Toledo offers scholarships (promoted by the Red Wings) to Detroit-area students. Ohio is stealing our children! And the Red Wings are helping! These people put peppers on hot dogs. Imagine that Mandrake, in front of children, they put peppers... Read more→

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Meet the new Granholm, same as the old Granholm Oh look Jennifer Granholm has bold new ideas for to fix Michigan! Actually, they are the same bold old ideas she had several years ago but lacked the intestinal fortitude to, you know, fight for. Probably, she will (again) sacrifice the whole sales tax reform plan so she can protect her precious Pure Michigan ad campaign and the Michigan Promise(s to... Read more→

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One night a week, thinking people young enough to still have healthy prostates and/or the ability to menstruate can enjoy network television. That night is Thursday and the fine people at NBC are responsible for the epic two-hour bloc of Community, Parks & Recreation, The Office, and 30 Rock. More remarkable, this respite from the intellectual wasteland that is Two and Half Men, Cop Rock, numerous... Read more→

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Death Storm 2010 pushes Michigan to the brink There are some things you just don’t expect in Michigan, especially in February. A large accumulation of snow is one of those things. Unless all schools and businesses are shut down so we can stock up on foodstuffs, southeast Michigan may have to resort to cannibalism to survive. Like the Donner party or that South American rugby team. Please, nobody... Read more→

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Dreams really can come true! This weekend we said that someone in Michigan should hire the ad wizards behind Carly Fiorina’s pro-Vichy avant-garde campaign ad. Now more than ever, Michigan needs sheep on phallic pedestals and demonic man-wolves. We need a leader with vision to make that happen. A leader like Rick Snyder. Read more→  Read More →

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