Archive for September 28th, 2021

September 28th, 2021 - 8:11 pm § in Politics

To South Dakota’s GOP governor, blood is thicker than ethics

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (photo, left), who wants to be president, is embroiled in a corruption scandal. “Just days after a South Dakota agency moved to deny her daughter’s application to become a certified real estate appraiser, Gov. Kristi Noem summoned to her office the state employe[...]

September 28th, 2021 - 7:33 pm § in Democrats, Economics, Politics

Playing chicken with the debt ceiling

The U.S. government will run out of money on October 18, unless Congress authorizes more borrowing. CNN describes (here) the potential consequences as follows: “Since the US government spends more than it takes in through revenues, a debt default would force it to stop paying out — so mili[...]

September 28th, 2021 - 4:16 pm § in Politics

Texas governor underwater in polls

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is for guns, and against voting, masks, gay marriage, and sex toys. He signed a bill offering citizen vigilantes bounties to sue strangers for exercising the constitutional right to an abortion. So why is he so popular with Texas voters? Does he have a killer chili recipe? Tur[...]

September 28th, 2021 - 3:46 pm § in Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

Stop coddling fratboy killers

A WSU fraternity drinking initiation rite in November 2019 killed a 19-year-old pledge. A lawsuit filed by the wrongful death lawyer hired by his parents alleges the victim and another pledge “were given half-gallon bottle of hard alcohol and … instructed to consume it before the end of [...]

September 28th, 2021 - 12:44 pm § in Environment, Science

Don’t be born after 1980

“A child born in 2021 will live on average through seven times as many heat waves, twice as many wildfires and nearly three times as many droughts, crop failures and river floods as their grandparents,” NBC News reported on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, based on a study “released Su[...]

September 28th, 2021 - 9:59 am § in America, Christianity, Donald Trump, Jews, Politics, Religion

What an atheist Jew thinks of Christians

Specifically, members of Congress who think they’re Christians. Immediately, eyes roll, and people look the other way. Christians in Congress? Congress a Christian institution? Gotta be kidding! Congress is a mosh pit. So, Noah Berlatsky, the Jewish atheist, is a freelance writer trying to slo[...]