Archive for February 9th, 2021

February 9th, 2021 - 11:07 pm § in Misc.

The post-pandemic home

There’s no teacher like experience, and learning from other people’s experiences is generally preferable to paying for knowledge yourself. So let’s take a lesson from Sara Parr, late of San Francisco, now residing in Austin, Texas. “Parr, a 28-year-old tech worker, and her hu[...]

February 9th, 2021 - 10:13 pm § in Humor, Science

Yellow sub-marine

A yellow lobster caught by a Maine lobsterman has been donated to a university and “lovingly named Banana,” CNN says. The oddity occurs in roughly 1 in 30 million lobster catches. Read story here. Question: Is it discrimination to spare a lobster from a boiling pot because of the color o[...]

February 9th, 2021 - 6:12 pm § in Misc.

Koala krash

A koala trying to cross a busy highway in Adelaide, Australia, set off a 5-car pileup when a motorist jammed his brakes to avoid hitting it. The koala is okay, even if some people aren’t. It wound up at the steering wheel of a rescuer’s car. Read story here and watch video below. Return [...]

February 9th, 2021 - 5:49 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump impeachment lawyer argues conviction could incite a “civil war.” So what if it does?

“David Schoen, one of lawyers defending Donald Trump against impeachment charges, warned senators on Tuesday that convicting the former president could bring about a second civil war,” CNN reported on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, the first day of Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial. “[...]

February 9th, 2021 - 5:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Why are Trump’s lawyers so bad?

On the first day of Trump’s 2nd impeachment trial, which focused on the constitutionality of holding a trial, his lead attorney rambled for 45 minutes about Athenians, Greeks, Romans, and everything else except whether the impeachment trial is constitutional (the Senate voted 56-44 that it is,[...]

February 9th, 2021 - 3:58 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Impeachment trial schedule

(All proceedings begin at noon ET unless otherwise stated) TUESDAY, FEB. 9:  WHETHER TRIAL CAN BE HELD 4 hours of debate and vote (which will pass) WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY, FEB. 10-12: PROSECUTION’S OPENING ARGUMENTS 16 hours over 2 days FRIDAY & SUNDAY, FEB. 12 & 14: DEFENSE’S OPENING[...]