Archive for October, 2014

October 31st, 2014 - 8:37 pm § in Misc.

Why Maine Won’t Revoke Kaci Hickox’s RN License

Conservatives are screaming for the Maine Board of Nursing to revoke Kaci Hickox’s nursing license. See e.g., “This ‘nurse’ needs to have multiple complaints filed against her with the State of Maine Board of Nursing for violation of the State Nurse Practice Act ….R[...]

October 31st, 2014 - 4:43 pm § in Religion

Mars Hill Church, 1996-2014, R.I.P.

Mars Hill Church is history. Church leaders announced today they plan to break up the church into independent congregations, sell buildings whose loans aren’t assumed by congregations, and lay off the entire central office staff.  While the plan contemplates that some of its branch churches m[...]

October 31st, 2014 - 10:57 am § in Misc.

Stocks Blast Higher After Japan’s Quantitative Easing Surprise

The Japanese economy has been locked in a deflationary malaise for nearly two decades now, and while that has many causes, some indigenous and unique to their economy (e.g., aging population), Japan is also caught up in the global economic malaise for the obvious reason they depend on exports and ca[...]

October 31st, 2014 - 8:09 am § in Politics

Rand Paul Admits GOP Brand ‘Sucks’

But he doesn’t think anything’s wrong with its content. It’s strictly an image problem, he says, one that can be fixed by reaching out to that black guy, uh, er, lying dead in the street in front of a cop car. I’m cur[...]

October 31st, 2014 - 12:13 am § in America

HALLOWEEN .. a real scare!


October 30th, 2014 - 10:46 pm § in Misc.

Washington’s Supreme Court Makes Rape Harder To Prosecute

Washington’s Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, ruled today that defendants accused rape can’t be required to prove the victim consented to sex; rather, prosecutors must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the alleged victim didn’t consent to sex. The decision overturns a 1975 legi[...]

October 30th, 2014 - 9:32 pm § in Politics

Why Kaci Hickox Is Right To Defy Governor LePage’s Quarantine

I don’t think any reasonable person will dispute that public health officials should have authority to quarantine individuals who may pose a threat to public health when there’s a rational medical reason to do so. The rationale for quarantining people is the same as for locking up crimin[...]

October 30th, 2014 - 7:06 pm § in America

Newspaper Fires Editorial Writer For Racist Remarks In Private Blog

The Charleston Daily Mail, a 100-year-old newspaper in Charleston, West Virginia, fired a 30-year employee this week for posting racist comments in his personal blog. Don Surber, who was employed as an editorial columnist, wrote in his blog: “This summer I had an epiphany as I watched packs of[...]

October 30th, 2014 - 4:56 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics

Serial killer endorses candidate who used him for attack ad

A GOP group’s attempt to smear a Democratic candidate using a Willie Horton-type attack ad backfired when the convict featured in the ad endorsed the Republican candidate the group is backing: Convicted killer Nikko Jenkins offered his take on the race in Nebraska’s 2nd Congressional Dis[...]

October 30th, 2014 - 2:23 pm § in America

American Businessman in China Disses Obama