Category Archives: Michigan

Michigan’s LGBT population under attack again as legislators attempt to roll back local anti-discrimination ordinances across the State

Despite what Republicans have said, it was never just about stopping gay marriage in Michigan. Their end goal has always been the criminalization of homosexuality. This became abundantly clear earlier this week, when State Representative Earl Poleski proposed legislation that would stop local governments, like Ypsilanti, from passing anti-discrimination legislation to protect their LGBT citizens. […]

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Having proven to the Koch brothers of the world that he can be trusted to do their bidding, Rick Snyder sets his sights on the Presidency

At the end of Rick Snyder’s first term as Governor of Michigan, it was announced that Mike Finney would be stepping down as president and CEO of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and taking a new role within the Snyder administration. His new title, according to Snyder, would be Senior Adviser for Economic Growth, and, […]

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Michigander attempts to get rich quick by banning gay customers, encouraging weapons in his place of business, and then asking for financial contributions to protect his family from the evil liberal monsters who are out to get him

A few weeks ago, when the owners of that pizza shop in Indiana made the $842,442 decision to withhold peperoni rolls from ravenous gay newlyweds, I knew that we’d see others jumping into the fray. I even suggested doing it myself, laying out a plan to open a homophobic pizza shop of my own, with […]

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You don’t have to go all the way to Tulsa to dress up like a cop and shoot people. You can do it right here in Michigan. It’ll just cost you $1,200.

Two weeks ago, on April 2, a 73-year-old insurance company executive by the name of Robert Bates shot and killed an unarmed black man in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This likely wouldn’t have made the national news, if not for the fact that Bates was dressed as a police officer at the time… something he was allowed […]

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“We’re seeing real consequences of growing inequity play out locally,” says Mary Jo Callan, director of the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development

Late last year, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) moved from Ann Arbor to downtown Ypsilanti. Following is a brief conversation I just had with Mary Jo Callan, the director of OCED, on why they decided to make the move, and what she and her organization are presently doing to help […]

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