Archive for August 12th, 2020

August 12th, 2020 - 11:40 pm § in Health

Son physically carries anti-masker dad out of grocery store

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August 12th, 2020 - 9:48 pm § in Politics

The games Republicans play with relief aid

“The prospects of another round of coronavirus relief appeared even more grim Wednesday after a call between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin moved them no closer to cracking a stalemate,” CNBC reported on Aug. 12, 2020. Recap: House Democrats passed [...]

August 12th, 2020 - 9:00 pm § in Misc.

Books: Compact War Histories

These excellent books are histories of entire wars condensed to a single, easy-to-read volume. Written by reputable historians and similarly formatted: They analyze causes, strategies, and battles in chronological order with maps. This makes them handy reference guides; you can read the whole book, [...]

August 12th, 2020 - 6:04 pm § in Politics

Florida sheriff’s office mask ban

Political grandstanding and law enforcement don’t mix. But it happens when top cops are elected, as most sheriffs are, and isn’t new. Latest example: Sheriff Billy Woods of Marion County, in north-central Florida, has decreed that masks won’t be worn in his office. Not by sheriff&#[...]

August 12th, 2020 - 3:10 am § in Politics

Why Biden chose Harris, and what it means

Compiled from news sources and commentaries, with my own insights and observations Joe Biden probably picked Kamala Harris as his running mate partly because he’s not taking the November election for granted, even though he currently leads in polls. In that respect, Harris was “the stron[...]