Flat-Bed School Bus Carries Chrome Knight, Political Message Around GA

I've certainly never seen a school bus sliced and re-welded to have a big, open flat section after the first three rows of seating, but that's exactly what a Georgian gubernatorial candidate seems to have built his campaign vehicle out of... toting a statue of a knight playing baseball, no less. » 3/13/14 8:00pm 3/13/14 8:00pm

Yep, Chris Christie Really Jammed Jersey Traffic For Political Revenge

For months, it had been rumored: Gov. Chris Christie's office ordered a traffic jam on the Jersey side of the George Washington Bridge to screw a mayor who had reneged on endorsing the governor. Today, a smoking gun emerged in the form of a Christie deputy's one-line email: » 1/08/14 10:16am 1/08/14 10:16am

Trucker Protest Gets Crazier with Lady Who Believes Obama Is Osama

Can this on-again, off-again trucker protest in D.C. get any fucking weirder than it already is? Yes, because anything is possible with speed. Despite one of the protest's organizers saying yesterday that the "Truckers Ride for the Constitution" rally was all a lie from the start, a rival organizer now says the protest… » 10/09/13 3:47pm 10/09/13 3:47pm

Turkish Rioters Are A Generation Raised On Grand Theft Auto

As you might already know, there are some big protests and riots going down in Istanbul at the moment, with what's emerging as the "Occupy Gezi" movement clashing with police over President Tayyip Erdogan's aggressive development policies in the historic city. » 6/05/13 10:19am 6/05/13 10:19am

Kwame Kilpatrick Is Going To Jail And Detroiters Have Really Mixed…

Our long, local nightmare is over: Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, already a felon, has been convicted on 24 federal charges of racketeering, wire fraud, extortion and bribery today, practically guaranteeing a lengthy prison term and bringing a close to a chapter in the Motor City's history annals that read… » 3/11/13 12:53pm 3/11/13 12:53pm

Lethal Weapon Star Danny Glover Will Protest The Detroit Auto Show

The Detroit Auto Show is often attended by a ton of famous celebrities, like the Jalopnik staff and some other, less important people. But at least one celebrity has come to Detroit to stage a protest outside the big show, and that's Danny Glover, the star of the Lethal Weapon movies. » 1/12/13 3:45pm 1/12/13 3:45pm

$70 Million For NASCAR Tracks And Other Surprising Pork In The Fiscal…

Unless you've been nursing a hangover so intense that it has kept you away from the news in recent days, you probably know that the U.S. House voted late yesterday to approve legislation that would avert the so-called "fiscal cliff." The bill was sent to President Obama today for his signature. » 1/02/13 1:20pm 1/02/13 1:20pm

California Ends Big Car Bonus For Politicians, But Not Before Some Fix …

Up until recently, there was a funny little loophole that let California legislators ride around in some pretty nice cars that cost taxpayers a lot of money. You're probably thinking everyone in California drives a Prius, but the fact is many politicians drive around in some expensive cars and have been getting the… » 12/09/12 10:00am 12/09/12 10:00am

Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Are Both Wrong About Dog-Powered Windmill …

Today, President Obama was in Iowa, talking about his energy policies, including wind power. He reminded the crowd that Republican candidate Mitt Romney said of wind power "You can't drive a car with a windmill on it," and then Obama used that to get in a little zinger, saying "I don't know if he's actually tried that. I… » 8/14/12 2:00pm 8/14/12 2:00pm

Paul Ryan Used To Drive The Wienermobile

You're going to be hearing a lot about Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan when he's picked as Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential candidate later this morning. Here's something they may not tell you: he used to drive the Wienermobile and sell meat products for Oscar Mayer in the upper-Midwest. » 8/11/12 8:31am 8/11/12 8:31am