Archive for August 27th, 2020

August 27th, 2020 - 9:25 pm § in Racism

Jacob Blake no longer ankle cuffed to his hospital bed

Update (8/28/20): Jacob Blake was unshackled and guards left the hospital after the arrest warrant against him was vacated. Story here. His family was outraged over the ankle cuffs and guards. Read story here or watch video below. They claim he committed no crime and only broke up a fight between tw[...]

August 27th, 2020 - 8:58 pm § in Misc.

It’s not a bargain if you don’t need it

Americans love a deal, and therein lies a trap. The gullibility of U.S. consumers is astounding. Detroit figured out a century ago the average car buyer will gladly pay $1,500 extra to get a $1,000 rebate. I’m guilty. I do this in the grocery store when I pay $1.09 for a can of beans marked [&[...]

August 27th, 2020 - 8:57 pm § in Misc.

KKK, militias, and white supremacists are infiltrating police ranks, FBI report says

Sacramento and Anaheim police conspired with far-right groups against protesters Few police departments prohibit officers from associating with racist and extremist groups. Typically those officers are fired only after media publicity. Affected states include Alabama, California, Connecticut, Florid[...]

August 27th, 2020 - 6:52 pm § in America, Christianity, Law and Courts, Politics

Was this killing morally justified?

I’m asking this philosophically, not as a legal question. Facts: Five high school pals broke into a vacant rental house at 1 a.m. to party. A neighbor called 911, and they fled when the cops came. When 2 of them climbed over the neighbor’s backyard fence, the neighbor’s husband, wa[...]

August 27th, 2020 - 2:43 pm § in America, Humor, Russia

Russki-Yank fender bender in Syria

“Four U.S. service members were injured in a collision between their vehicle and a Russian military police patrol … earlier this week,” NBC News reported, that prompted a call between Russian and American generals which both sides “agreed to keep … private.” Howev[...]

August 27th, 2020 - 2:27 pm § in Misc.

New study disputes where water came from

Conventional scientific wisdom is that Planet Earth formed too near the sun to have water, which comets and meteorites later brought from space. But that may be wrong. It took a while to figure out, though, because meteorite fragments containing the evidence are rare. These are from meteorites that [...]

August 27th, 2020 - 1:32 pm § in Politics, Racism

Rightwing militia morons can’t spell

“Tuesday morning, a ‘Kenosha Guard’ page asked members to ‘take up arms and defend out [sic] City tonight from the evil thugs’ who are ‘Nondoubt [sic] … currently planning on the next part of the City to burn tonight!’” Can you find the errors? Read [...]

August 27th, 2020 - 1:30 pm § in Misc.

Trump freaked out over missing a phone call from his employer

“Trump once erupted into a fury after an aide told him he had missed a phone call with Vladimir Putin, an ex-adviser to former British Prime Minister Theresa May said on a podcast released Tuesday. “Nick Timothy … said that during a meeting with May in the Oval Office, Trump went o[...]

August 27th, 2020 - 1:18 pm § in Misc.

Why Stephen Colbert isn’t watching the GOP convention

“Why should we pay attention to what they’re saying if none of what they’re saying tonight is about what’s happening in America right now? Why should we watch their reality show if it doesn’t reflect our reality?” (Read story here)[...]

August 27th, 2020 - 1:16 am § in Misc.

Cat. 4 Laura hits SW Louisiana

Hurricane Laura rapidly intensified before making landfall in southwestern Louisiana “as a ferocious Category 4 monster with 150 mph winds” during the night, “swamping a low-lying coast with ocean water that forecasters said could be 20 feet deep and unsurvivable. Potentially catas[...]