Archive for July, 2020

July 31st, 2020 - 5:01 pm § in America, Racism

Vallejo cops celebrated killings with BBQs and bent badges

Cops in Vallejo, California, involved in officer-involved shootings were initiated into a secret clique whose members celebrated the killings with backyard barbecues and by bending the tips of their star-shaped badges, a practice similar to notching a gun stock, according to a 19-year veteran of the[...]

July 31st, 2020 - 3:14 pm § in Misc.

Federal appeals court vacates Boston Marathon bomber’s death sentence

A federal appeals court tossed the death sentence for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, survivor of two brothers who planted pressure cooker bombs that killed 3 and injured 264 others at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon, on grounds of juror bias. The court found at least two jurors had posted strong opi[...]

July 31st, 2020 - 2:58 pm § in America, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Trump lobbies GOP senator on base names

A Washington D.C. diner recorded a conversation between Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) and President Trump in which the senator promised to help Trump prevent the renaming of military bases bearing Confederate names. Read that story here. Congress has already passed a Defense Authorization Act containing [...]

July 30th, 2020 - 2:54 pm § in Politics

Relief bill stalls in Congress; who will get blamed?

$600 extra weekly benefits, evictions on the brink The extra $600 a week of unemployment benefits and eviction moratorium that have kept millions of households afloat and in their homes while shut out of their livelihoods by Covid-19 are ending on July 31, and Congress has failed to extend them. Eve[...]

July 30th, 2020 - 11:01 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Herman Cain at Trump’s June 20 Tulsa rally

No masks or social distancing. Now he’s dead from Covid-19. Read story here.  [...]

July 29th, 2020 - 9:45 pm § in Schools & Colleges, The Ave Scene

Mexico Introduces New Sport .. WALL SCALING

(TA News, Mexico City) OOM .. the Olympic Organization of Mexico, is announcing that it plans to introduce a new sport: WALL SCALING. Years after it was first promised and at a cost of more than $10 million per linear mile, President Donald Trump is confident that his newest stretch of a strengthen[...]

July 29th, 2020 - 6:36 pm § in Misc.

Sheriff threatens to stop taking calls from public library over its support for Black Lives Matter

“A Nevada sheriff told a local library system not to bother calling 911 after it expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement,” CNN reported on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. “That message came from Douglas County Sheriff Dan Coverley … a day before the county’s pub[...]

July 28th, 2020 - 10:44 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump’s “No ****, Sherlock!” moment

Trump in a White House briefing: “Nobody likes me,” the president said in a rare moment of self-reflection. “It can only be my personality, that’s all.” Which reminds me of an old political joke. Two congressmen, a novice and a veteran, were flying home. As they approached the novice&#[...]

July 28th, 2020 - 11:34 am § in Racism

Police identify “umbrella man” breaking windows in Minneapolis rioting

They haven’t released his name to the public yet, pending filing of charges, but believe the 32-year-old suspect is a member of Hell’s Angels and Aryan Cowboys, a white supremacist prison gang, and was “seeking to incite racial tension,” the Minneapolis Star Tribune reported.[...]

July 27th, 2020 - 10:25 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The Tortoise and the Hare

“The 2020 presidential election is the story of the tortoise and the hare,” AOL News opines. “President Trump is a frenetic and unpredictable presence, like the rabbit in one of the most famous of Aesop’s Fables. He is always full of sound and fury, yet what it signifies is often[...]