Archive for December 23rd, 2020

December 23rd, 2020 - 3:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

GOP suppresses black voting in Georgia’s runoff election

Voting rights groups denounced election officials in Hall County, Georgia, for shuttering 4 of the county’s 8 polling locations, “which the groups say is limiting turnout of Black and Latino voters” in the early voting in the Jan. 5, 2021, Senate runoff election, Huffington Post re[...]

December 23rd, 2020 - 12:27 pm § in Environment

Oil train derails near Bellingham

An oil train derailed and caught fire near Custer, Washington, on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 (photo below). Read story here. Various news outlets said the derailment occurred near where two people were arrested last month for tampering with railroad signals (see, e.g., story here), but authorities h[...]

December 23rd, 2020 - 11:48 am § in Health

12/23: The Covid-19 hotspots now

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December 23rd, 2020 - 2:02 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

Election company employee sues conspiracy peddlers

“An election systems worker driven into hiding by death threats has filed a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s campaign, two of its lawyers and some conservative media figures and outlets,” Talking Points Memo reported on Tuesday, December 22, 2020. Read their story he[...]

December 23rd, 2020 - 1:26 am § in Misc.

Celebrating the Sacrifice of the Ear

December 23, 1888 Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh cuts off his own left ear, or at least part of the earlobe, after a row with fellow artist and close friend, Paul Gauguin. The incident happened in Arles, where van Gogh was living in a rented studio. The Dutchman, then aged 35, had long suffered repea[...]