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September 9th, 2021 - 11:06 pm § in Law and Courts

“Coughing Karen” is outed, and ousted from her job

Well, that didn’t take long, and I figured it wouldn’t. A stranger who heckled a mother and daughter for wearing masks in a Lincoln, Nebraska, supermarket (see original post here) has been identified by internet sleuths. Dubbed “Coughing Karen,” she’s Janene Hoskovec (p[...]

September 9th, 2021 - 7:23 pm § in Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

Judge blocks Florida law targeting protesters

A federal judge has struck down an “anti-riot” law championed by Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis and passed by the Republican legislature, Huffington Post reported on Thursday, September 9, 2021 (read story here). Rioting, arson, looting, and vandalism were already crimes in Florida. This [...]

September 9th, 2021 - 6:56 pm § in Law and Courts, Misc.

Meet the child in “Roe v. Wade”

The wheels of justice turn slowly, and by the time the Supreme Court decided that Norma McCorvey (aka “Jane Roe”) was entitled to an abortion, Shelley Lynn Thornton (photo, right) was 3 years old. Thornton never met her mother, who died in 2017. She was given up for adoption three days a[...]

September 9th, 2021 - 12:41 pm § in Health, Politics, Schools & Colleges

What jerk sues to make masked kids sit next to unmasked kids?

The governor of Florida, that’s who. His name is Ron DeSantis, he’s a Republican, and he wants to be president. A lot of Republicans support him. DeSantis, as you may know, issued an executive order banning mask mandates in Florida. At first, a couple of school districts defied that orde[...]

September 9th, 2021 - 11:52 am § in Law and Courts, Racism

Should you get the death penalty for a broken tail light?

Philando Castile did. On July 6, 2016, he was summarily executed, without trial, after being pulled over for a tail light that wasn’t working. Some might argue he had it coming as a serial traffic offender. An article in the Guardian says here that “he had been pulled over on at least 40[...]

September 9th, 2021 - 12:26 am § in Misc.

Sawant likely to face recall election in Feb. 2022

Kshama Sawant’s opponents submitted petitions that could result in a recall election next February, the Seattle Times reported on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 (read story here). Sawant (photo, right), 47, is a Seattle City Council member who identifies as a Socialist Alternative candidate. Her[...]