Archive for March 17th, 2021

March 17th, 2021 - 11:44 pm § in Donald Trump, Hypocrisy, Politics

Rupert Murdoch, vaccine hypocrite

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, 89 (photo, left), whose Fox News allegedly is a “hub of anti-vax propaganda,” got vaccinated through U.K.’s National Health Service (NHS) on December 18, “before almost anyone else … presumably because he didn’t want COVID to kill him,̶[...]

March 17th, 2021 - 10:43 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Wisconsin’s crazy liquor laws

Beer, wine, and liquor are readily available in Wisconsin (except in a couple of small towns). But state law prohibits carryout sales after 9 p.m., while bars can remain open until 2 a.m. This means that from 9 p.m. until 2 a.m., you can’t buy beer to take home. You have to sit on a […][...]

March 17th, 2021 - 10:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Florida business owner arrested for Capitol Riot fire extinguisher assault

Robert Scott Palmer, 53 (photos), who owns and manages a cleaning and restoration business in Clearwater, Florida, has been arrested for his actions in the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. He now faces multiple charges (read story here). Palmer allegedly went to [...]

March 17th, 2021 - 7:12 pm § in Politics

The filibuster isn’t sacrosanct

It’s not in the Constitution; it’s an arbitrary Senate rule, and the Senate can change its rules. It has a disreputable history; CNN calls it “a relic of Jim Crow.” (Read story here.) “Southern senators took advantage of the filibuster for years to block civil rights l[...]

March 17th, 2021 - 2:35 pm § in Business, Environment, Science

Is climate denial on its last legs?

Not really. Republicans and their brainwashed followers will be around for a long time. But the industry coalition that has funded and supported climate denial for decades appears to be cracking apart, according to this article in The Atlantic. Here’s an excerpt: “If you read a lot of cl[...]