Archive for September 12th, 2021

September 12th, 2021 - 6:21 pm § in Misc.

Football fans save falling cat

First a frightening scene, then a stadium erupting in cheers, when a cat that dangled, then fell, from the upper deck of a Miami stadium on Saturday, September 11, 2001, was caught by fans in the lower seats who improvised a net from an American flag. Read story here, and watch video below. The sto[...]

September 12th, 2021 - 5:58 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

America’s pandemic crime wave

The abrupt rise in crime that washed over locked-down America last year is emerging as a hot political issue for the 2022 midterm elections. It’s also fiction. Overall crime declined from 2019 to 2020. Homicides were up, but all other categories of crime were lower. A study of 22 states and th[...]

September 12th, 2021 - 12:45 pm § in Misc.

Honolulu city council condemns “Stairway to Heaven”

Honolulu’s city council has voted unanimously “to remove the Haiku Stairs or ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and set aside $1 million to get the job done. The next step is for Mayor Rick Blangardi to approve the city budget and finalize the move to destroy the site,” the Daily Mai[...]

September 12th, 2021 - 12:04 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Health, Politics, Racism

Yes, blame Republicans

It’s been 20 years, at least, since Americans felt safe. The incoming Bush administration ignored warnings by departing Obama administration national security officials. (See article here.) Perhaps the 9/11 terror attacks couldn’t have been prevented anyway, but Bush and the people aroun[...]