Posts tagged "wisconsin"

Jury Convicts Dustin Diamond Of Stabbing In Wisconsin

Friday evening a Wisconsin jury convicted the Saved By The Bell actor and gross porn actor that one time, Dustin Diamond, of misdemeanors in a Christmas bar brawl stabbing.

Diamond stabbed a 25 year old man during a drunken brawl on Christmas Day in a bar in 2014 while carrying a concealed weapo…

By: Katrin Higher / May 30, 2015

Madison, Wisconsin Bans Discrimination Against Atheists And Non-Religious

In a break from states who are protecting religious freedoms, Wisconsin’s most liberal city, Madison, has made a decision to protect the non-religious from discrimination.

The city council voted the law in (in what is believed to be the first of its kind) earlier this month protecting atheists and the non-religious from discriminatio…

By: Katrin Higher / May 3, 2015

Wisconsin Puts The Kibosh On State Officials Mentioning Climate Change

Following in the footsteps of Florida, the state of Wisconsin will no longer allow state officials for at least one agency to discuss climate change, say the words “climate change” or even respond to emails mentioning the words “climate change,” “global warming,” etc.

Via Bloomberg:
A vote on Tuesday by Wisconsin’s Board…

By: Robyn Pennacchia / April 9, 2015

TKE Frat Suspended At University Of Wisconsin Milwaukee As Police Investigate Date Rape Drug Party Claims

Frat boys from Tau Kappa Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee have been accused of slipping date rape drugs to young women at an off-campus party on Friday night after several female and one male student became so utterly incapacitated that police had to be called.

A UWM residence hall called the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 19, 2014

Marriage Equality Emerges Victorious In Wisconsin & Indiana

A three-judge appeals court in Chicago, Illinois unanimously ruled yesterday that the same-sex marriage bans in Wisconsin and Indiana are unconstitutional. [AP]
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling that said buffer zones outside abortion clinics violated the free speech rights of anti-abortion protesters, San Francisco is considering new ways to protect staff and patients at…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 5, 2014

Four Same Sex Couples Challenge Wisconsin’s Ban On Gay Marriage

Four same-sex couples filed a federal lawsuit today through the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage. [LGBTQ Nation, Bloomberg]
“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski spoke out publicly this morning in support of Dylan Farrow, who wrote a piece in the New York Times this weekend about the sexual abuse…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2014

Professional Cuddling Business In Wisconsin Shuts Down After Prostitution Accusations

After only three weeks in existence, the Snuggle House in Madison, Wisconsin, where cuddling professionals hugged, spooned and cuddled their clients for $60 an hour, has shut down. The cuddling business was accused of being a front for prostitution, a lawyer for the Snuggle House owner confirmed to the AP today. A comment on the…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 9, 2013

Wisconsin Judge Blocks Abortion Law

A federal judge in Wisconsin temporarily blocked an aspect of a new law restricting abortion which would require doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of the clinics.  A similar restriction is in the anti-abortion bill currently under debate in Texas. [NYMag.com]
The ACLU filed a lawsuit today…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 9, 2013

Wisconsin Governor Supports Mandating Transvaginal Ultrasounds For Abortion [UPDATE]

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is supporting an anti-abortion bill that is making its way through the state legislature which would require some women seeking first-trimester abortions to have transvaginal ultrasounds, which are performed by inserting a probe into the vagina. The forced transvaginal ultrasounds are medically unnecessary and are a popular ploy of anti-abortio…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 12, 2013

Meet Wisconsin’s Most Extreme Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary garnishes used to be pretty basic: a celery stick, olives, maybe a cocktail shrimp or two. Then came bacon strips and mini cheeseburgers. And now, well, look at this bloody monster, served up by O’Davey’s Irish Pub in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. It’s topped with a slightly precarious looking tower of garnishes including popcorn,…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 3, 2013

Meet The Guy Who Bombed The Wisconsin Planned Parenthood Clinic Sunday Night

Meet Francis Grady, 50, anti-abortion extremist. On Sunday night, he decided the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies from being terminated at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute, Wisconsin, was to place a handmade bomb outside their window sill. The explosive device caused a small fire and the PP clinic had to close for…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 5, 2012

Quickies: Glue-Happy, Revenge-Seeking Women Have Been Convicted & Bible Burlesque

Back in August we wrote about four women who glued their cheating man’s penis to his stomach. Well, three of the women have been convicted for their participation in the crime. [Fox 6 Now]
Teahas become a trendy drink for younger, more discerning fans. [Reuters]
Classic Valentine’s Day gifts have their advantages, but there’s also…

By: Annika Harris / February 2, 2010