Archive for September 6th, 2021

September 6th, 2021 - 7:35 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

The best argument for court packing is …

McConnell got his reactionary Supreme Court by playing dirty pool. You will recall that he block Obama’s nominee on the excuse that the American people “should have a voice,” therefore “this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president.” But when Ruth Bader Gi[...]

September 6th, 2021 - 12:48 pm § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: La Paz, Bolivia

With Mt. Illimani, 21,122 ft., behind. Last week an American climber died on the mountain because “his lungs didn’t hold out” (read story here). There have been other fatalities on the mountain, including a commercial airliner crash (details here). Click on image to enlarge. Return[...]

September 6th, 2021 - 12:34 pm § in Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Canadian election: Could Trudeau lose?

He sure could, the polls suggest. As of Saturday, the Conservatives led the Liberals, 35.5% to 33.4%, although by Sunday this had dropped to 34.9% to 33.0%, demonstrating the volatility of public opinion a little more than two weeks before the September 20 nationwide election for seats in Parliament[...]