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November 8th, 2021 - 11:38 pm § in Misc., Science

What time is it at the North Pole?

Paraphrasing Scientific American (story here): “At the North Pole, 24 time zones collide at a single point, rendering them meaningless. It’s simultaneously all of Earth’s time zones and none of them. Sea captains choose their own time in the central Arctic. They may maintain the time zones[...]

November 8th, 2021 - 11:21 pm § in Politics

We expect gutless politicians, but this gutless??

Rick Scott of Florida, a former governor and now a U.S. Senator, chairs the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which is responsible for getting Republicans elected to the Senate. He has a mess on his hands in Pennsylvania, where Afghanistan combat veteran and “Outlaw Platoon” co-a[...]

November 8th, 2021 - 7:35 pm § in Misc.

Another NFL player is sacked for criminal behavior

This must be NFL Players Behaving Badly Month. First, Harry Ruggs, a wide receiver, was fired by the Las Vegas Raiders after being charged with multiple felonies for driving drunk and slamming his Corvette into another car at high speed. The woman and her dog in the other car burned to death. Then t[...]

November 8th, 2021 - 7:14 pm § in Politics

Rep. Gosar is stoking political violence again

Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ, photo at left) isn’t just a freak, he’s a dangerous freak. And he’s in Congress, thanks to Arizona Republican voters. His Wikipedia biography (here) alludes to “his espousal of far-right conspiracy theories and ties to white nationalist and anti-governm[...]

November 8th, 2021 - 3:51 pm § in Misc.

“Sorry, I can’t make my anti-vax rally, I have Covid!”

Which he’s self-treating at home with horse pills even though he reports being quite sick. (Read story here) As a bigot who protested an invocation by a Hindu interfaith leader, which by the way was incredibly rude to the invited guest, he’s a poor excuse of a pastor and state legislator[...]

November 8th, 2021 - 1:16 pm § in Health, Politics

Ted Cruz goes after Big Bird

Republican anti-vaxxing is so crazy that Sen. Ted Cruz (aka “Ted Crud”) is going after Sesame Street’s Big Bird. And what did Big Bird do to piss off the coward from Texas who embraced Trump with both arms after the latter called his father a terrorist during the 2016 debates? This[...]

November 8th, 2021 - 12:00 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Accused Capitol Riot cop-beater seeks asylum in commie country

Evan Neumann, 48, formerly of Mill Valley, California, and now a resident of Belarus, is a wanted man (read story here). He was indicted last summer for punching a cop and slamming a metal barricade into cops during the Capitol insurrection (read the FBI affidavit filed with his arrest warrant here)[...]

November 8th, 2021 - 11:24 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Trump threatened to quit GOP, but money talked louder

Trump told the Republican National Committee (RNC) he was going to quit the GOP, but backed down from that threat, The Hill reported on Monday, November 8, 2021. It seems the RNC chair, Ronna McDaniel, called him shortly before he left office to “wish him farewell” but “Trump was i[...]