Archive for June, 2010

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Categories : Weekend Filler
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UPDATE: Otis Mathis is a giant skeevy perv. The end. It’s the end of an era. Citing unspecified “health concerns,” Otis Mathis resigned as president of the (purely ceremonial) Detroit Board of Education. Otis allegedly “displayed inappropriate behavior” during a DPS meeting, but surely that had no impact on this decision. Naturally, we assume/hope the “inappropriate... Read more→

Categories : Political Obituary
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State of the State’s state of the race Pete Hoekstra is leading the Republican race. That’s totally crazy because – to hear Mike Cox tell it – the U.S. Social Forum’s Marx v. Keynes panel is Hoekstra’s next campaign appearance. With Hoekstra arguing in favor of Marx. Meanwhile, Andy Dillon holds a commanding 3-to-2 lead over Virg Bernero. Or it would be commanding if by 3-to-2... Read more→

Categories : State of the State
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Fast forward to 13:20. Tom Izzo and Lynn Henning debating media ethics is a little like a bar fight on Jersey Shore. You don’t really care who wins, but it’s fun to watch the carnage. Jesus Christ, Tom Izzo, you’re the highest paid public employee in the state. For basically helping a dozen college kids play basketball. Sorry, but the job — unlike, say, a Starbucks espresso... Read more→

Categories : Big Important News
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Mitch Albom and Mateen Cleaves watch basketball game, learn of Tom Izzo’s decision It was a dark and stormy night, and Tom Izzo remains MSU’s basketball coach. Across the state, at orphanages and in charity hospitals, sickly children bravely cough huzzahs of approval. Everything is back to normal. But is it, really? Can it ever be? Or has the Izzo-to-the-Cavs storyline taken a little bit of our... Read more→

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Closing schools: suburbs are just like Detroit! Quick let’s interview a pre-adolescent saddened by a school closing! Probably because an adult told him/her to be sad. If we can’t look to our children for saccharine answers to complex public policy questions, where can we turn? Sober-minded, responsible adults, maybe. Still, it’s nice that suburbs are also poors and awful, that way Detroit doesn’t... Read more→

Categories : State of the State
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A little bit of third world living…in the heart of civilization Good news everybody. Michigan is so awful that we’re suddenly an attractive place for all kinds of economic development. Call centers and the like may soon be “in sourced” to Michigan because of our uneducated populace, high unemployment, and crumbling infrastructure. Remember how in Idiocracy when everyone worked for Brawndo... Read more→

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Categories : Weekend Filler
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In an effort to expand our diverse conversation, we’ve asked “Sally Subterfuge” — a genuine, true-blue Real Michigander from the red counties (who actually reads books other than Sarah Palin’s memoir!) — to provide a unique heartland perspective on all the things we love to mock. We hope you enjoy this wonderful addition to the rich tapestry of Dyspathy voices.... Read more→

Categories : The Real Michigan
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Pistols at dawn, white pants after Memorial Day In more civilized times, one understood that ungentlemanly behavior would result in a duel. Ten paces and all of that. Activist judges and liberal know-it-all politicians did away with this noble tradition years ago, but there’s a movement afoot to decriminalize these gentile mores of a simpler time. Lansing may revoke laws against dueling. And... Read more→

Categories : State of the State
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