Archive for October 11th, 2021

October 11th, 2021 - 10:10 pm § in Schools & Colleges

Will Jon Gruden be WSU’s next football coach?

WSU may soon be looking for a football coach. Jon Gruden, late of the Las Vegas Raiders, is looking for a job. It almost seems a natural matchup. Gruden has college coaching experience (details here), and would also bring an NFL perspective to the job, ideal for WSU players with pro aspirations. And[...]

October 11th, 2021 - 9:01 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, Schools & Colleges

Grade her “F” in civics

“A Wyoming teenager who believes that mask mandates violate her constitutional rights was arrested for trespassing after she refused to leave school grounds” last week, the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail reported on Monday, October 11, 2021 (read story here). Grace Smith, 16, a junior at [...]

October 11th, 2021 - 8:22 pm § in Misc.

Book claims McConnell and Cotton schemed to stop Trump coup

A new book claims “Mitch McConnell and Sen. Tom Cotton schemed to prevent Republican senators joining … Trump’s effort to overturn the result of the 2020 presidential election,” the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail reported on Monday, October 11, 2021 (read story here). It̵[...]

October 11th, 2021 - 8:02 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Claremont defends the indefensible

The Claremont Institute, a fascist think tank based in California, gave Trump lawyer John Eastman a job after he was kicked off the faculty of a fourth-rate law school because of his actions leading up to the Capitol riot. (Eastman sought to move heaven and earth — and Mike Pence — to ov[...]

October 11th, 2021 - 4:37 pm § in Misc.

“Hiking” video

Nice views, but the sound track could use fewer “Oh my God!”s and “Thank God!”s. If you’re going to do this kind of stuff, take a climbing rope, and belay wherever a fall would be a serious imposition on the local Search & Rescue crews.  Otherwise, turn back while [...]

October 11th, 2021 - 4:10 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Trump eulogizes dead Capitol rioter

“Former President Donald Trump commemorated Ashli Babbitt — the rioter fatally shot by a Capitol Police officer on Jan. 6 — in a prerecorded video to mark what would have been her 36th birthday,” Huffington Post reported on Monday, October 11, 2021 (read story here). Which is his p[...]

October 11th, 2021 - 12:56 pm § in Health, Schools & Colleges

WSU coach’s odds of getting vax exemption don’t look good

WSU football coach Nick Rolovich could lose his job if he doesn’t comply with the vaccine mandate applicable to all state employees. Rolovich, a Catholic, has applied for a religious exemption, presumably on the grounds that fetal tissue was used in vaccine testing (although not in the vaccine[...]

October 11th, 2021 - 12:19 pm § in Economics, Politics

Economist wins Nobel Prize for debunking GOP arguments

“A U.S.-based economist won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for pioneering research that showed an increase in minimum wage does not lead to less hiring and immigrants do not lower pay for native-born workers, challenging commonly held ideas,” NBC News reported on Monday, October 11[...]