Tag Archives: health care

Why would any intelligent young women stay in a state that requires the purchase of rape insurance?

Remember that “rape insurance” legislation that we talked about in December? Well, as of tomorrow, it becomes law in Michigan. I can see the appeal for the twisted old men on the far right who conspired to bring this about, as they’ve long been looking for opportunities to chip away at Roe v. Wade, and […]

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The Untold History of Zines…. Robert Helms on Guinea Pig Zero

In an attempt to better document the American underground press, or at least the sharp, rusty sliver of it that infected me 20-some years ago, I’ve given myself the task of interviewing all of the zine folks that I respected back in the day, during the period which many of us still consider to be […]

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It’s Halloween: “the ghosts will spook, the spooks will scare, why even Dracula will be there”

Having done the Halloween thing with the kids, and listened to both The Shaggs and Screamin Jay Hawkins, I’m now settling down in front of the computer to watch my annual allotment of scary movies. Sadly, John Carpenter’s Halloween doesn’t seem to be available on Netflix, so it looks like I’ll be watching either The […]

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“Legfest”… a benefit to preserve the legs of Patrick Elkins… October 11 at Woodruffs

Remember how, a few weeks ago, I told you that some friends and I were exploring ways to help densely bearded local troubadour Patrick Elkins pay the almost $10,000 in medical bills that he’d amassed over the past year, as a result of his ongoing battle with Deep Vein Thrombosis? Well, phase-one of our plan […]

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For those of you who were wondering what the Republican endgame would look like, just turn your attention toward Michigan, where women’s rights, gay rights, public education, and unions are all being systematically dismantled before our eyes, in one fell swoop

Not only did both houses of Michigan’s Republican-controled legislature, with the aid of billionaire conservative activists like Dick DeVos and the Koch brothers, jam through controversial right-to-work legislation this afternoon, in violation of long-honored rules, as members of the public were forced from the Capitol by armed police and pro-labor protestors were assaulted with pepper […]

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