Archive for April 29th, 2021

April 29th, 2021 - 10:16 pm § in Law and Courts

Rioter ordered to pay $12 million for damage to police station

A 23-year-old Minnesota protester who participated in torching a police station during the George Floyd protests was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison and a $12 million fine, the British news service BBC reported on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Read story here. Dylan Robinson and three other riote[...]

April 29th, 2021 - 9:41 pm § in America, Biden, China, Economics, Foreign Affairs, Politics

After 99 days, what Biden told Congress

“Madam Speaker, the President of the United States!” “My fellow Americans, I’ve come to talk about rebuilding America …” POLITICS Partisan gridlock threatens democracy. America “did not flinch” when faced with insurrection. But democracy is being “tested” and “we have to prove[...]

April 29th, 2021 - 8:07 pm § in News Media

Headlines that leave you shaking your head

From ABC News on Thursday, April 29, 2021: “Man charged for threatening gov. cites free speech” (story here) “Man accused of vandalizing mosque says it was a joke” (story here) From NBC News on Thursday, April 29, 2021: “Pro-Trump web forums are abuzz with directions to[...]

April 29th, 2021 - 7:42 pm § in Biden, Health, Politics

Why do Republicans lie so much?

Republicans lie. A lot. Every day. Yesterday, for example, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) falsely claimed Biden would “mandate” sending kids to preschool and attending community college. Last week, they falsely claimed Biden would limit Americans to eating 4 lbs. of red meat a year. (N.B.,[...]

April 29th, 2021 - 7:09 pm § in Biden, Economics, Politics

Poll: Many Republicans agree “trickle-down” is hogwash

Ever since Reagan’s time, Republicans have argued that cutting taxes for the rich results in higher investment that “trickles down” to lower economic classes in the form of jobs and higher incomes (read background article here). That’s a crock, and David Stockman, chief archi[...]

April 29th, 2021 - 4:35 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Will Rudy sing?

Yesterday’s FBI raid on Rudy Giuliani’s home, in which agents seized his electronic devices, most likely is related to Guiliani’s Ukraine dealings entwined with Trump’s first impeachment. Today, Trump’s ex-personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, who began singing long[...]

April 29th, 2021 - 3:55 pm § in Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

Frat boys indicted in hazing death

Stone Foltz (photo), 20, a Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity pledge at Ohio’s Bowling Green State University, is dead. He died March 4, 2021, of acute alcohol poisoning — another victim of a fraternity hazing incident. This has been going on forever. Those responsible usually get away with it. A[...]