Archive for April 16th, 2021

April 16th, 2021 - 11:05 pm § in Misc.

Pony dance (video)

It’s a commercial, but what the heck, it’s fun to watch. In fact, I used to watch TV for the commercials, not the shows. The best talent Hollywood could muster went into them. It isn’t easy telling a story in 30 or 60 seconds. We all watch Superbowls for the commercials, right? Any[...]

April 16th, 2021 - 7:01 pm § in America, Economics, Politics

Eyman ordered to pay state millions

Initiative promoter Tim Eyman (photo left, bio here), who is well known to Washington voters, has been ordered to pay the state $2.9 million “for costs and fees related to the campaign finance lawsuit brought against him by Attorney General Bob Ferguson … in addition to the $2.6 million[...]

April 16th, 2021 - 6:32 pm § in Racism

Black education

I need to drive my two-year-old to daycare tomorrow morning. To ensure we arrive alive, we won’t take public transit (Oscar Grant). I removed all air fresheners from the vehicle and double-checked my registration status (Daunte Wright), and ensured my license plates were visible (Lt. Caron Nazario[...]

April 16th, 2021 - 3:20 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Watchdog: Pompeo & wife guilty of 100+ ethics violations

Mike Pompeo, Trump’s last secretary of state (he went through a lot of them), and his wife “violated federal ethics rules governing the use of taxpayer-funded resources when [they] asked State Department employees to carry out personal tasks,” according to an inspector general repo[...]

April 16th, 2021 - 1:16 pm § in Racism

Was the FedEx shooting racially motivated?

While authorities work to identify victims and establish the shooter’s motive, Indianapolis “Police Chief Randal Taylor noted that a ‘significant’ number of employees at the facility are members of the Sikh community, and the Sikh Coalition later confirmed that members of the[...]

April 16th, 2021 - 11:09 am § in America, Law and Courts, Racism

When a black driver is pulled over, he wonders if he’s going to die

     Be courteous. Stay calm. Keep your hands where the police can see them. Bang bang bang. You’re dead anyway.      Driving while black “is yet another entry in an ever-growing list” of deadly dangers black people face in this era when lynchings are carried out by police i[...]