Archive for July, 2021

July 31st, 2021 - 9:55 pm § in America, Foreign Affairs, Politics

As Arizona fake “audit” ends, even GOPers criticize it

The circus at an Arizona fairgrounds has ended, but the controversy hasn’t. As this month came to an end “the auditors stopped the counting and returned the ballots,” but a “report” is still weeks or months away, the Associated Press reported on Saturday, July 31, 2021 [...]

July 30th, 2021 - 1:25 pm § in Politics

Our politics have been worse, and could be again

America’s politics have always been rowdy, and sometimes violent; if it’s bad now, it’s been much worse. Here, Texas Democratic politician Beto O’Rourke describes some incidents from his state’s political past. For example: “After Reconstruction, states throughout[...]

July 30th, 2021 - 12:39 pm § in Health, Politics, Schools & Colleges

“Governor Death” allows parents to defy school mask rules

Gov. Ron DeSantis expanded his war against public health by declaring “he will sign an executive order to ‘protect the rights of parents’ and allow them to choose whether their children should wear masks even if their school requires them to do so,” The Hill reported on Frid[...]

July 30th, 2021 - 11:33 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

Breakdown of what the infrastructure bill would fix

The infrastructure bill, which isn’t passed yet, is a fragile piece of legislature. Both parties agree America’s shabby infrastructure needs extensive repairs, but they’ve fought over dollar amounts, funding sources, and the details. The House has passed a bill; it’s hung up [...]

July 29th, 2021 - 7:52 pm § in America, Misc.

What if the president loses his keys?

“Former military aide who carried ‘nuclear football’ reveals a gaping hole in security that could enable a marauder to obtain the access card and pose as the president,” the tabloid headline screeched here. (Click on image to enlarge.) It’s been known for years our mil[...]

July 29th, 2021 - 3:14 pm § in Law and Courts

When a perp deserves to die, should the police kill him?

“A former suburban Kansas City police chief who helped rescue a baby from an icy pond and later assaulted the man who confessed to trying to kill the infant has pleaded guilty,” the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail reported on Thursday, July 29, 2021 (read story here), adding that the ̶[...]

July 29th, 2021 - 1:09 pm § in Misc.

Eat here and die

Tony Roman, owner of Basilico’s restaurant in Huntington Beach, California, announced a new policy of refusing service to anyone who’s been vaccinated against Covid-19. He says he’s taking a stand for “freedom.” In his case, that’s a euphemism for habitual lawbreakin[...]

July 29th, 2021 - 12:41 pm § in Politics

DoJ to pro-riot congressman: You’re on your own

The government won’t defend at taxpayer expense a GOP congressman being sued for allegedly helping to incite the Capitol riot. He’s on his own. Read story here. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) wanted to invoke the Westfall Act (read about it here), which shifts legal responsibility for actions by [...]

July 29th, 2021 - 1:21 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Ex-cop Capitol rioter jailed after buying 37 guns

An ex-cop arrested in January and fired from his police job for participating in the Capitol riot had his bail revoked and was ordered to jail after buying 37 guns, being caught with bomb-making materials, and advocating violent revolution in online posts, CNN reported on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 (r[...]

July 28th, 2021 - 2:56 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trumper behavior

Michael Fanone, perhaps the most visible of the D.C. police officers injured while defending the Capitol on January 6, 2021, “testified Tuesday that during the insurrection he was tased, beaten, and at risk of being stripped of and killed with his own firearm,” AOL News reported on Wedne[...]