Archive for August 10th, 2020

August 10th, 2020 - 11:40 pm § in Donald Trump

Query: How many times has Trump been wrong about Covid-19?

Answer: Every time. “First Trump said the pandemic would not take hold of the United States, but it did.” “Then he said it would simply disappear and it didn’t.” “Then the President said it was safe to open state economies before the pathogen was fully under cont[...]

August 10th, 2020 - 6:58 pm § in Schools & Colleges

The reasons for going to college and what you learn there

This is a draft, which I’ve written based on my memory of experiences long ago, and it’s still being revised, so bear with me. I may leave things out, get others wrong, or be out-of-date. I’m sure college has changed in some ways; I suspect it has become easier, because most people[...]

August 10th, 2020 - 2:28 pm § in Misc.

Windstorms ravage Iowa, Illinois

A line of severe thunderstorms with 100+ mph winds, known in weather parlance as a “derecho” (from a Spanish word), rumbled across Iowa and northern illinois on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, destroying homes, damaging croplands, and leaving over a million people without power. Iowa’s gove[...]

August 10th, 2020 - 1:55 pm § in Donald Trump

Trump threatens to defile Gettysburg

“President Donald Trump said Monday that Gettysburg or the White House will serve as the backdrop for his nomination acceptance speech during the Republican National Convention in two weeks,” NBC News reported on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. The convention, which will be held mostly virtually,[...]

August 10th, 2020 - 1:24 pm § in Donald Trump

World’s worst boss

Work for Trump and you’re screwed. A case in point: Dr. Deborah Birx, who’s technically the federal response coordinator (an easy job, because there’s no federal response to coordinate), but has often been Trump’s point person on Covid-19 non-response in front of TV cameras, [...]

August 10th, 2020 - 12:50 pm § in Misc.

Think kids can’t get Covid-19?

Guess Again. Nearly 100,000 kids got Covid in 2 weeks, and school isn’t even open yet. “Almost 100,000 children in the U.S. were sickened with the coronavirus in the last two weeks of July,” NBC News reports, citing a study by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’[...]

August 10th, 2020 - 12:23 pm § in Humor

8-Minute Movie: “Modern Educayshun”

(Rated R-35. If you’re old enough to run for president, you’re old enough to watch this. Viewer discretion advised: Contains a sick plot, bad acting, and depictions of political correctness and pointless violence. In other words, typical adult movie fare.)  [...]