Archive for September 18th, 2021

September 18th, 2021 - 6:39 pm § in Health, Politics

Another anti-masker learns the hard way

A teenaged city councilman in Alabama “has tested positive for COVID-19 just months after voting to end a local mask mandate,” The Hill reported on Saturday, September 18, 2021 (read story here). “Hunter Pepper, 19, told local NBC affiliate WAFF that he received two positive COVID-[...]

September 18th, 2021 - 4:56 pm § in Biden, Health, News Media

A stupid vaccine mandate argument

It’s unfair, Chris Talgo of the Heartland Institute says. His complaint? “Biden’s federal vaccine mandate does not apply to Americans on welfare, illegal immigrants, members of Congress, U.S. Postal Service employees and several other groups.” After noting that “Americans w[...]

September 18th, 2021 - 3:15 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Is going crazy over a mask worth it?

A California prison guard is out of jail on $50,000 bail, was put on leave from his job, and faces hate crime charges for — get this — “beating a Wells Fargo branch manager and calling him a racial slur after being asked to wear a mask inside the bank,” Huffington Post report[...]

September 18th, 2021 - 12:11 pm § in News Media

The hard life of opinion writers

Wherein a Guardian journalist carries on, at length, about the sad lot of writers consigned to writing opinions. Hey, it’s a paying job in journalism, and how many writers have that anymore? These days, anyone can write opinions, and lots of people do, mostly for little-read blogs (like this o[...]

September 18th, 2021 - 9:06 am § in Biden, Misc.

Why are Haitians piling up on the Texas border?

Pretty simple, really. “Many of the Haitians currently at the border are believed to have been living in South America after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, but the toll of the pandemic on the region fueled migration to the US southern border,” CNN says (read story here). The Biden adminis[...]