Archive for October 30th, 2021

October 30th, 2021 - 9:32 pm § in Politics

Nasty bigot interrupts gay student at school board meeting

A girl was speaking to a school board about bullying of gay students in her school when a homophobic audience member began yelling “this is indoctrination” and reduced her to tears. Watch a video clip below; a more complete video is embedded in the news story here. The incident illustrat[...]

October 30th, 2021 - 8:43 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

What if you call the police and they don’t come because they’re busy putting on their Klan robes?

In October 30, 2020, Biden campaign workers traveling in Texas by bus and car were ambushed by a “Trump Train” on the interstate highway passing through San Marcos, Texas. (Read background story here.) The Biden caravan had been harassed by other Trump Trains, but this was different. The[...]

October 30th, 2021 - 7:20 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

University of Florida orders profs not to testify in voting rights case

The university’s explanation is they “were not authorized” to serve as witnesses and their testimony would “pose a conflict of interest to the executive branch of the State of Florida” and “create a conflict for the University of Florida.”┬áRead story here. [...]

October 30th, 2021 - 4:35 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Cancel culture can bite liberals, too

“Cancel culture” has become a “thing.” The term refers to something along the lines of boycotting someone “as a way of expressing disapproval and exerting social pressure,” according to the definition here. It’s generally associated with liberals, who’[...]

October 30th, 2021 - 1:18 am § in Democrats, Health, Misc., Politics

When wearing two hats is a bad idea

A Maryland doctor-legislator has been punished by the state medical board “for performing surgery while appearing virtually for legislative meetings,” The Hill reported on Friday, October 29, 2021 (read story here). Dr. Terri Hill (photo, left), a cosmetic surgeon who’s been a Demo[...]

October 30th, 2021 - 12:58 am § in Schools & Colleges

Would you want to live in this dorm?

Like nearly all large gifts bestowed by filthy-rich philanthropists, Charlie Munger’s presents to universities come with strings attached. Munger (bio here), Warren Buffett’s buddy, gives money to campuses for student housing but insists on designing the buildings himself. Slavishly foll[...]