Archive for October 26th, 2021

October 26th, 2021 - 6:57 pm § in Misc.

Seattle radio host un-coached over school mascot tweets

Dori Monson is a long-time Seattle conservative radio talk-show host. His side gig is coaching girls high school basketball. In 2016, he coached a Seattle-area team to a state championship (photo, left). It’s not surprising that school district was on the verge of offering him a coaching job f[...]

October 26th, 2021 - 3:46 pm § in Politics

40 public employees who need to be fired

“What kind of person signs up for an antigovernment militia with a government-issued email address? The answer is surprising, revealing — and, as one extremism expert puts it, ‘really alarming,’” begins a Rolling Stone magazine article published on Monday, October 26, 2021. (Re[...]

October 26th, 2021 - 3:05 pm § in Politics

Do Republicans know how to draw a line against political violence?

Doesn’t look like it. Charlie Kirk is a conservative activist and talk-radio host who embraces election lies and promotes false conspiracy theories on a variety of topics include masks and vaccines. While not a Republican Party official or office-holder, he associates with the party, and they [...]

October 26th, 2021 - 1:42 am § in Jews, Politics, Schools & Colleges

Who deserved a Nobel Prize, Ayn Rand or Toni Morrison?

Toni Morrison got a Nobel Prize, Ayn Rand didn’t, despite being more influential. That wasn’t decisive. Rand was a smart, serious, thinker; no question about that. (Bio here; profile here.) She wrote The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, which inspired generations of young people to beco[...]

October 26th, 2021 - 12:18 am § in Misc.

Should parents decide what their children learn?

THIS ISSUE MAY DECIDE VIRGINIA’S 2021 GOVERNOR’S ELECTION. A GOP ad features a mother whose son called a novel about slavery “disgusting.” Its author won a Nobel Prize. Read story here. Image: This 1867 painting was inspired by Margaret Garner’s story, which inspired To[...]