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This is why we use the word “coverup” when talking about the Flint water crisis

In 1991, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a regulation to control the levels of lead and copper in American drinking water. This regulation, which is known as the Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), required that, by January 1, 1997, “public water systems serving more than 50,000 people… survey their own corrosion control systems and […]

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“Be Warned”… Cindy Gamrat demands that I apologize to her

I just received an email titled “Be Warned” from someone claiming to be disgraced former State Representative Cindy Gamrat demanding that I make a public apology for having claimed on this site that she A) used tax payer funds to cover up an extramarital affair, and B) shared an office with her lover, State Representative […]

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Hypocrisy Watch: Family values State Rep Todd Courser caught cheating on wife with fellow Tea Partier

Yesterday the Detroit News released audio of State Representative Todd Courser, one of the most conservative members of the Michigan legislature, talking with a young aide about a plan he’d concocted to deflect attention away from an affair that he was convinced would soon become public knowledge. Courser, you see, had apparently gotten himself involved […]

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Pencil Paparazzi: a winking Melissa Gilbert at Ann Arbor’s Gandy Dancer

I’ve got another entry for our ever-growing Pencil Paparazzi file. This one comes from a young man in Ann Arbor by the name of Bryant. Accompanying his drawing of former Little House on the Prairie star Melissa Gilbert, was the following note: “Melissa Gilbert winked at me at the Gandy Dancer. Or maybe she was […]

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Mitt Romney fires PBS’s Jim Lehrer on live television, during the first televised presidential debate

My thoughts on the debate can be found below… For those of you who aren’t already obligated to worship at the alter of Honey Boo Boo tonight, and want to be in the company of other humans, it looks as though the presidential debate is going to be shown at a few places in the […]

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