Archive for September, 2021

September 30th, 2021 - 8:02 pm § in Environment, Politics

GOPers tried to block BLM nominee for tree spiking she didn’t commit

“The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) despite a decades-old tree-spiking incident that led to GOP opposition to her nomination,” The Hill reported on Thursday, September 30, 2021 (read story here). The vote was 50-45. The[...]

September 30th, 2021 - 6:53 pm § in America, Schools & Colleges, Science

Map proves Vikings discovered North America by 1950s

If the famous Vinland Map (pictured below) is an actual Viking map, and that’s a big if, it proves that Vikings discovered North America no later than the mid-1950s. Acquired from an Italian dealer who went to prison for stealing rare manuscripts, and donated to Yale University by a wealthy ph[...]

September 30th, 2021 - 1:53 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts

Threw his life away for what?

I don’t get it. It’s senseless. John T. Earnest, 22, described as “a former nursing student,” will spend his life in prison without the possibility of parole for shooting up a synagogue, the Associated Press reported on Thursday, September 30, 2021 (read story here). The stat[...]

September 30th, 2021 - 11:08 am § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Humor, Politics

Democrats demand recount after losing baseball game

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September 30th, 2021 - 10:56 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics

GOP turns back on Afghan refugees

The Senate defeated a Republican bill on Thursday that “would have curtailed assistance for thousands of Afghans evacuated last month,” Reuters reported (here). All 50 GOP senators voted to “cut off housing, medical, food and other aid for the resettled Afghans after March 31, 2023[...]

September 30th, 2021 - 9:31 am § in Misc.

A revered Korean War chaplain returns home

It took him 70 years to return home, but legendary U.S. Army chaplain Fr. Emil Kapaun (read his story here and here) is back in Kansas, where a funeral mass was held for him in Wichita on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 (read story here). Kapaun was one of four Army chaplains captured in the Korean [&[...]

September 29th, 2021 - 4:45 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

45 days in jail for Capitol “tourists”

Derek Jancart and his buddy Erik Rau will spend 45 days in jail for trying to overthrow our government. Jancart, an Air Force veteran, “brought a gas mask and two-way radio to Washington in preparation for January 6,” CNN says, while Rau “brought Kevlar gloves and medical supplies.[...]

September 29th, 2021 - 11:17 am § in Economics, Politics

The outrageous estate tax

Picture granny in her rocking chair on the sidewalk, her possessions piled on the curb, with a “For Sale” sign on a small bungalow behind a white picket fence. The storyline is she has to sell her house to pay estate taxes. The script doesn’t tell you who died. (Her husband?) It do[...]

September 28th, 2021 - 8:11 pm § in Politics

To South Dakota’s GOP governor, blood is thicker than ethics

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (photo, left), who wants to be president, is embroiled in a corruption scandal. “Just days after a South Dakota agency moved to deny her daughter’s application to become a certified real estate appraiser, Gov. Kristi Noem summoned to her office the state employe[...]

September 28th, 2021 - 7:33 pm § in Democrats, Economics, Politics

Playing chicken with the debt ceiling

The U.S. government will run out of money on October 18, unless Congress authorizes more borrowing. CNN describes (here) the potential consequences as follows: “Since the US government spends more than it takes in through revenues, a debt default would force it to stop paying out — so mili[...]