Archive for November 15th, 2021

November 15th, 2021 - 10:47 pm § in Humor

Are Washington’s football programs black holes?

With Jimmy Lake now gone from U.W., following WSU’s dismissal of Nick Rolovich, both of Washington’s Division 1 public universities have sacked their 2nd-year football coaches. Reportedly, physics faculty and postdocs at both institutions are applying for National Science Foundation gran[...]

November 15th, 2021 - 8:22 pm § in Politics

Are Republicans now pot-smoking hippies?

“Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced legislation on Monday that would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level,” Reuters reported on November 15, 2021 (read story here). Marijuana, if you don’t know, is illegal everywhere in the U.S., including where it&[...]

November 15th, 2021 - 7:57 pm § in Politics

Is Liz Cheney a Republican?

Liz Cheney (R-WY) was elected to Congress as a Republican. She describes herself as a staunch conservative. Nobody can really argue with that; her voting record proves it. But the Wyoming GOP’s central committee voted 31-29 to “no longer recognize [her] as a member of the GOP” on S[...]

November 15th, 2021 - 7:35 pm § in Jews, Law and Courts

Teen arrested for synagogue arson

A Texas teen has been arrested for a Halloween night synagogue fire, ABC News reported on Monday, November 15, 2021 (read story here, more details here). Prosecutors charged Franklin Barrett Sechriest (photo, left), 18, with intentionally setting a fire at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Austi[...]

November 15th, 2021 - 2:33 pm § in Politics, Schools & Colleges

Texas parent rants against school suicide prevention

Mental health counseling has no place in schools, she says. It’s up to parents to prevent teen suicides. The school district should instead use that funding to hire “tutors” to help kids (hers?) pass college entrance exams. “At a September school board meeting in Southlake, T[...]