Archive for December 1st, 2020

December 1st, 2020 - 7:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

BREAKING NEWS — Court records reveal FBI probe of pardon bribery scheme

Not much is known right now, beyond what CNN reported (here): “The Justice Department is investigating a potential crime related to funneling money to the White House or related political committee in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to court records unsealed Tuesday┬áin federal c[...]

December 1st, 2020 - 7:19 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Barr’s farcical “no widespread fraud” announcement

“Attorney General William Barr declared Tuesday the U.S. Justice Department has uncovered no evidence of widespread voter fraud that could change the outcome of the 2020 election,” the Associated Press reported on December 1, 2020. “Barr told the AP that U.S. attorneys and FBI agen[...]

December 1st, 2020 - 2:26 pm § in Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

12/1/20 relief bill update

Now that the election is over, it’s time to check in on the politicians and take the pulse of how well (or not) negotiation, compromise, and bipartisanship are working in Washington, D.C. Keep in mind this has nothing to do with small businesses closing, people waiting in miles-long lines at f[...]

December 1st, 2020 - 1:57 pm § in Health

If you have a fallout shelter, this is a good time to use it — in 3 charts

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December 1st, 2020 - 1:49 pm § in Health

Donated blood testing confirms Covid-19 came to U.S. last year

The first known U.S. case of Covid-19 was reported on January 19, 2020, and China reported “a cluster of unexplained illnesses” on December 31, 2019, but testing of donated blood samples shows Covid-19 was already spreading on the U.S. west coast by mid-December, the U.K.-based tabloid D[...]

December 1st, 2020 - 2:53 am § in Politics

Democrats start figuring out why they lost House seats

At the same time, they’re searching for a leader of their 2022 campaign efforts. It’s generally agreed that Democrats misread the electorate. They also “faced a constant volley of false charges coming from the President himself: that Democrats were at the ready to end funding for p[...]

December 1st, 2020 - 1:44 am § in Misc.

Full-length feature film: Matewan (1987)

Critically-acclaimed film about labor organizing in the West Virginia coalfields, culminating with a depiction of the “Matewan massacre,” an historical event of May 9, 1920, which is reenacted in the present day as a tourist attraction (second video below). Running time: 2 hrs. 13 mins. [...]