Archive for August 29th, 2020

August 29th, 2020 - 11:59 pm § in Misc.

Threats for “I can’t breathe” t-shirt force teacher to flee her home

This is a condensed news story. In Los Angeles, a high school English teacher wore an “I can’t breathe” t-shirt during one of her virtual classes, a parent who didn’t like it shared his feelings with 200,000 social media users, and then she got hundreds of threats and moved o[...]

August 29th, 2020 - 11:05 pm § in Misc.

13 cops shot at, 8 shot in St. Louis in the last 90 days

A St. Louis cop was shot in the head, and another wounded in the leg, on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, by a gunman who then barricaded himself in a house after ordering the owners to leave. Police negotiators are trying to get him to surrender. Update (8/31/20): The suspect surrendered after a 12-hour st[...]

August 29th, 2020 - 9:47 pm § in Politics

Essay: Elections aren’t perfect, and don’t have to be

This article is liberal commentary. Washington’s 2004 governor election was decided by 129 votes after 2 recounts and a court challenge. I was an observer at both recounts and saw that nothing illegal happened. By way of background, Washington uses paper ballots counted by optical scanning mac[...]

August 29th, 2020 - 9:37 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Russia

Russians will get in your face when they don’t like what you’re doing

“Two Russian aircraft made an ‘unsafe, unprofessional’ intercept of a US Air Force B-52 bomber on Friday over the Black Sea and in international waters,” according to the US Air Force. “The Russia pilots crossed within 100 feet of the nose of the B-52 multiple times and[...]

August 29th, 2020 - 9:12 pm § in Misc.

The 2 most “liked” tweets of all time

No. 1 – 5.7 million “likes”                       No. 2 – 4.3 million “likes”   Barack Obama @BarackObama “No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or [...]

August 29th, 2020 - 7:27 pm § in Racism

Arkansas sheriff forced out over racist rant

Todd Wright, who in 2017 was elected sheriff of Arkansas County, Arkansas, which has a population of ~22,000 people, of whom about 25% are black, resigned on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, after audio of his off-duty racist rant in a grocery store went viral on Facebook. Wright initially resisted calls for [...]

August 29th, 2020 - 6:51 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump ends House intel briefings on election interference

The Trump administration has terminated congressional intelligence briefings on election security and foreign election interference, NBC News reported on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. Read story here. Pictures: Artist’s concept of Putin’s work desk. And why is this man so happy? Return to The[...]

August 29th, 2020 - 6:29 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Politics

Political Photo Of The Week

Trigger warning: This may seem partisan to some people. Not everyone, though. Actually, you can find a LOT of “Trump Ballot Box” photos on the internet with a simple Google search. This seems to be popular, and similar graffiti is sprouting all over America. Bumper stickers on trash cans[...]

August 29th, 2020 - 6:11 pm § in Health, Schools & Colleges

The University of Alabama now has 1,366 Covid-19 cases

At the University of Alabama, 1,200 students and 166 faculty members have tested positive for Covid-19 after a week on campus. The school has about 38,500 students and ~1,957 faculty. The university’s president called that “unacceptable” and warned it threatens to force closure of [...]

August 29th, 2020 - 12:31 pm § in Misc.

Pentagon’s top general says military won’t evict Trump if he loses

Reassuring or worrying? It depends on the context. This article contains news with commentary Joint Chiefs chairman Gen. Mark Milley told Congress “the military will not play a role in November’s election and won’t help settle any disputes if the results are contested,” the A[...]