Archive for October 16th, 2021

October 16th, 2021 - 11:45 pm § in Health

Vaccine mandates will come to a head soon

On paper, at least, Chicago could lose half its police, and Seattle over 300 cops, within a few days. Spokane is expected to fire 24 of its 318 firefighters on Monday, October 18, the deadline for enforcing Washington Gov. Inslee’s vaccine mandate applicable to public employees. And the state&[...]

October 16th, 2021 - 5:25 pm § in Health, Law and Courts

This killer may not go to prison

Robert Durst, 78, a millionaire real estate heir and convicted murderer, was just sentenced to life without parole but may never see the inside of a prison. Durst, who looked frail in court (photo) and was already in poor health, was admitted last night to a Los Angeles hospital with Covid-19 and re[...]

October 16th, 2021 - 5:09 pm § in Misc.

Ineffective assistance of counsel?

Nicholas Cruz, who as a troubled teen opened fire in Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School three years ago, killing 17 students and teachers, will plead guilty to all the charges against him. It’s not a plea deal. He’ll get nothing in return. The state, which earlier refused to trade a l[...]

October 16th, 2021 - 4:31 pm § in Biden, Economics, Politics

71% of Americans say tax the rich

Biden wants to spend lots of money on social programs and pay for it by taxing the rich. A very big chunk of the American electorate loves that idea. A survey conducted October 8-12, 2021, found two-thirds of Americans support Biden’s $3.5 trillion package, which includes things like child ca[...]

October 16th, 2021 - 4:10 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Economics, Law and Courts, Politics, Religion

‘Tis the season to be silly, la-la-la

Politics ought to be about seriously debating important public issues. It’s not. Republicans, it seems, debate nothing and lie about everything. And a lot of what they want wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, be debatable anyway. For example, they want to use public schools to indoctrinate kid[...]

October 16th, 2021 - 1:07 pm § in Health

Physician assistant embroiled in Covid-19 controversies suspended

Washington’s state medical commission has suspended the license of a controversial physician assistant who has used social media to promote opposition to masks and vaccines, and unapproved treatments for Covid-19, the Vancouver Columbian reported on Saturday, October 16, 2021. The suspension, [...]

October 16th, 2021 - 12:42 pm § in Health, Politics, Schools & Colleges

GOP congressman visits school and tells kids to defy mask policy

A Republican congressman from Virginia is telling high school students to disobey their school’s mask policy and refuse to wear masks. Rep. Bob Good (bio here, photo below), who represents a mostly rural district abutting West Virginia, spoke to a high school government class on Thursday, October [...]

October 16th, 2021 - 11:39 am § in Misc.

Oklahoma’s robber cops

They rob people in Canadian County, Oklahoma. The police do. They prey on itinerant motorists passing through on Interstate 40. For example, they robbed Nang Thai and Weichuan Liu, of New Mexico, of $141,500 in April 2021. The pair were en route to closing a cash deal to buy 10 acres of farmland. Th[...]