Archive for December 14th, 2020

December 14th, 2020 - 9:35 pm § in Health

1st shipment of Covid-19 vaccine arrives in Washington

The first shipment of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine arrived in Washington State on Monday, December 14, 2020. The state health department (WSDOH) said 62,400 doses are expected this week, which will be distributed to 17 sites in 13 counties. These so-called Phase 1a innoculations will be administe[...]

December 14th, 2020 - 8:30 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Bill Barr’s shameful legacy

Bill Barr, the most blatantly partisan attorney general since Nixon’s faithful servant, John Mitchell of Watergate infamy, got the reward that eventually befalls all slavishly loyal Trump sycophants: He lost his job. His reputation, too, and deservedly so. Before becoming Trump’s menial [...]

December 14th, 2020 - 4:08 pm § in Biden, Politics

Terminally ill Washington elector showed up to vote for Biden

A “very ill” Washington man “spoke passionately and emotionally about serving as a faithful elector and casting his electoral votes for President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris, in accordance with the will of the state’s voters,” CNN reported on Monday[...]

December 14th, 2020 - 3:37 pm § in Misc.

Another selfie death

An Australian woman tumbled off a cliff to her death while snapping a selfie, NBC News reported on Monday, December 14, 2020. Read story here. There’s been a rash of selfie deaths in recent years as amateur risk-takers compete for attention on social media (see incomplete list here). It’[...]

December 14th, 2020 - 2:43 pm § in Biden, News Media, Schools & Colleges

WSJ doubles down on Jill Biden insult

Joseph Epstein, 83, is a man of letters. He was editor of Phi Beta Kappa’s magazine from 1975 to 1997, and a visiting lecturer at Northwestern University from 1974 to 2002. His own academic credentials consist of a B.A. from University of Chicago, although he actually studied at the University[...]

December 14th, 2020 - 4:20 am § in Misc.


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December 14th, 2020 - 2:33 am § in Biden, Politics

Buttigieg for Dep’t of Transportation

President-Elect Biden tapped Pete Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary; as for why he might want to job, and how it could benefit his political ambitions, read this CNN story here. He will replace Elaine Chao, wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, who’s been criticized for her wealthy shipping famil[...]

December 14th, 2020 - 1:30 am § in Politics, Science

A theory on why people believe b.s.

This article contains real science and snide liberal commentary. We all know first impressions matter, and are hard to overcome. That helps explain why people believe falsehoods despite all evidence to the contrary. European researchers found a correlation between subjects’ cognitive ability a[...]

December 14th, 2020 - 12:52 am § in Health

Vaccine pre-orders

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December 14th, 2020 - 12:51 am § in Health

Vaccine rollout: Best and worst supplied countries

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