Archive for November 13th, 2021

November 13th, 2021 - 11:44 pm § in Politics, Religion

Flynn flunks 9th grade civics again

Ex-Army general and pardoned felon Michael Flynn, who has advocated overthrowing our government with a military coup, wants to take away more than your voting rights. He’s coming for your religion, too. Speaking at a far-right religious rally on Saturday, November 13, 2021, he thundered: ̶[...]

November 13th, 2021 - 11:22 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Politics

Face of defiance

Wanda Traczyk-Stawska, 94, fought the Nazis as a member of the Polish Resistance in World War 2, cradling a machinegun during the Warsaw Uprising. Speaking at a pro-European Union rally recently, she was heckled by far-right extremists in the crowd. They were picking on the wrong war veteran and ex-[...]

November 13th, 2021 - 3:27 pm § in Misc.

Viral airplane tantrum video is fake

Millions of people have watched a “Karen” video of a maskless woman insisting a flight attendant move an unvaccinated passenger to another seat. Watch it here. The video is quite convincing to a lot of folks, and more than one radio talk show host was fooled by it, but it’s not rea[...]

November 13th, 2021 - 12:16 pm § in Law and Courts

Were the Kenosha vigilante’s courtroom tears fake?

Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse is on trial for killing two men and wounding a third with a gun he was too young to possess at an anti-racism protest he crossed state lines in order to mix it up with protesters. On the witness stand, testifying in hopes of bolstering his self-defense claim, he let [...]

November 13th, 2021 - 11:45 am § in Health

Another one bites the dust

  In February 2021, Jimmy DeYoung Sr., a religious broadcaster who pushed false vaccine conspiracy theories, invited on his show a guest named Sam Rohrer (profile here), who argued that “very few people who were infected lost their lives.” Dr. DeYoung Sr. (photo) just became one of [...]

November 13th, 2021 - 12:49 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

Capitol rioter gets jail for throwing chair at cops

Bradley Rukstales, 53, of Inverness, Illinois, a former CEO of a data analytics firm, describes himself as a “peaceful and law-abiding citizen” who condemns the “violence and destruction that took place in Washington” on January 6, 2021. But surveillance camera footage show him throwing a ch[...]

November 13th, 2021 - 12:18 am § in Misc.

Even Republicans aren’t immune from rightwing death threats

A Long Island, New York, man has been arrested for telephoning a death threat to Rep. Andrew Garbarino (R-NY) because he voted for Biden’s infrastructure bill, Huffington Post reported on Friday, November 12, 2021 (story here). The call was made a few days after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-[...]