Archive for August 26th, 2020

August 26th, 2020 - 7:47 pm § in Racism

Kenosha cop ID’d

… as Officer Rusten Sheskey. Read story here. Meanwhile, Wisconsin’s attorney general said a knife was found in the footwell of Jacob Blake’s vehicle, and he was “leaning forward” toward it after getting into the vehicle. As previously reported, the witness who took the[...]

August 26th, 2020 - 7:26 pm § in Racism

Accused Kenosha teen killer’s mugshot plus a cartoon

Read about him here. Doesn’t look much like a killer, does he? Maybe that’s what his lawyer will try arguing to the jury. But what’s a teenager doing taking an assault rifle to a riot without parental supervision? I guess if I were defending him in court, I might try arguing youth [...]

August 26th, 2020 - 7:10 pm § in Misc.

Aug. 26, 2020 headlines (a collection of links to news stories plus a cartoon)

FBI “Most Wanted” fugitive nabbed. Some guy named Yaser who’s been on the run since 2008 for the “honor killings” of his two teenaged daughters. (Story here; for the Wikipedia article about “honor killing” go here.) Honor killings are a real problem in some parts of[...]

August 26th, 2020 - 5:54 pm § in Humor, Politics

Are polls any good?

The polls were wrong in 2016, so nobody will ever believe pollsters again. Actually, they weren’t. The election went pretty much as predicted. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes. An electoral system originally designed to preserve slavery, and never changed, put Tru[...]

August 26th, 2020 - 5:21 pm § in Health, Humor, News Media, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Fox rejects anti-Trump ad from teachers union

This article is part news, partially opinion, and quite a bit of satire for people who still have a sense of humor Fox News has refused to air a 30-second ad criticizing Trump’s Covid-19 response submitted by the American Federation of Teachers’ Super PAC, which it has every right to do.[...]

August 26th, 2020 - 4:17 pm § in Misc.

Live conservative, die young

Republican policies are driving U.S. lifespans backwards, doctors’ study claims News and opinion It’s not news that Americans’ lifespans are getting shorter. That’s been circulating for a while. But now, a new study by a group of doctors, epidemiologists, and political scient[...]

August 26th, 2020 - 2:32 pm § in Misc.

Vigilantes arrive and rioters die in Kenosha

News and opinion below Protests continue in Kenosha, and a “third night of demonstrations [turned] deadly when heavily armed white vigilantes entered” the picture, Huffington Post reported on Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020. (Read story here.) A 17-year-old vigilante from Illinois who had rece[...]

August 26th, 2020 - 8:31 am § in China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Israel/Palestine, Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Schools & Colleges

The Unofficial 2020 GOP Platform

The GOP hasn’t released a platform (in case you didn’t notice), but that doesn’t mean they don’t have one. They simply don’t want you to see it. So, here’s an unofficial version from David Frum (photo), a conservative Republican and former Bush speechwriter, extra[...]

August 26th, 2020 - 8:30 am § in Misc.

THE Ave Challenge: Whose Feet Are These?