Michigan governor Rick Snyder has activated the National Guard to help distribute bottled water and filters in the city of Flint, the Associated Press reports. The governor has been accused of mishandling the city’s lead-poisoning crisis—ongoing since April 2014—which he may have known about long before declaring a state of emergency last week.
The water in Flint, Mich. is poisoned. On Tuesday, many months after its residents rightly suspected its water might be tainted and sickening, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder declared a state of emergency. On Thursday, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver said the cash-poor city might need to come up with as much $1.5 billion to fix its water system, a sad coda to a crisis that stems from a broken down city looking to save money anywhere it could.
Back in October, 46-year-old Tatiana Duva-Rodriguez fired her handgun at two men fleeing a Home Depot in Michigan, hitting a tire in the car they were escaping in. But after being charged herself with reckless use of a firearm and sentenced to 18 months probation she announced that she has chosen to spite America... by never shooting wildly at random people ever again.
Michigan state rep. Cindy Gamrat on Friday held her first press conference since being caught in an affair with her fellow representative, Todd Courser—despite Courser’s incredibly bizarre attempt to cover it up by implicating himself in a gay sex scandal. Gamrat announced that, pending the results of an investigation, she will not resign.
Michigan Rep. Todd Courser, the man who sent an anonymous mass email to start a fake gay sex rumor about himself to deflect attention from the real extramarital affair he had with fellow state representative Cindy Gamrat, now says he was blackmailed into sending the email by something called the “Lansing mafia” and his now-former aides.
If you’re a conservative state representative having an affair with a colleague, you have a few options. You could fess up, you could keep lying, or, if you’re Michigan State Rep. Todd Courser, you could allegedly try to plant a fake male prostitution story about yourself to deflect attention from your relationship with fellow Tea Party “gladiator” Rep. Cindy Gamrat, news of which you fear is about to break.