Archive for September 2nd, 2021

September 2nd, 2021 - 11:48 pm § in Misc.

Think you could stand in a hurricane? (Video)

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September 2nd, 2021 - 11:10 pm § in Law and Courts

Vigilante justices

Texas’s new anti-abortion law is simply bizarre. It confers standing on the general public to sue anyone who seeks an abortion, or aids anyone who does, after 6 weeks of pregnancy. This means a complete stranger can sue someone they don’t know and have never met for trying to have an abo[...]

September 2nd, 2021 - 4:56 pm § in Misc.

No brains, no service

When anti-vax propagandist and rightwing darling Candace Owens (photo, left) tried to get a Covid-19 test, the testing site’s owner said no. (Read story here.) “My team and myself have worked overtime, to exhaustion, unpaid and underpaid this past year, spending our own capital to ensure[...]

September 2nd, 2021 - 3:42 pm § in News Media, Politics

The squeamish media

Writing wistfully about Reagan’s “big tent” party, Chris Cillizza, a CNN political commentator, said (here), “Republicans would do well to take a breath and remember Reagan’s assertion of who was welcomed into the GOP.” Well no, he’s missing the point. First[...]

September 2nd, 2021 - 12:55 pm § in Law and Courts

Latest vaccine mandate: Jurors

A high-profile federal fraud trial is about to begin, and if you’re not vaccinated, you can’t serve on that jury. This week, the judge presiding over the criminal fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes, the notorious founder of the now-defunct fake-medical-device firm Theranos, dismissed 9 peop[...]

September 2nd, 2021 - 11:59 am § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Conservatives turn school board meetings into riots

Loudoun County, Virginia, is getting quite a reputation for unruly parents (photo below). But the rightwing-fueled assault on education and safe classrooms is nationwide. Don’t even try to have a rational discussion with these folks; that’s futile. Meanwhile, “critical race theory&[...]