Archive for November 19th, 2021

November 19th, 2021 - 11:29 pm § in Misc.

Muppets caught up in culture wars

CPAC demands: Defund “Sesame Street”! Rightwing group blasts Korean-American muppet, accusing show’s new character of “injecting race” into preschool learning – story here VACCINE BLOWBACK! All the Muppets are now disinvited from CPAC conference, because Big Bird [...]

November 19th, 2021 - 6:57 pm § in Law and Courts

Kenosha vigilante acquitted

A Kenosha jury let a killer off the hook. The facts of the case are fraught, and Wisconsin law favors self-defense. But stripped to basics, the jury let an immature teenager come to their community from out-of-state, shoot at four people no one else considered a threat, and kill two and wound one wi[...]

November 19th, 2021 - 2:26 am § in Foreign Affairs, Health

Austria imposes Covid-19 lockdown

The pandemic is making a comeback in Europe, and in Austria it’s reached a boiling point, with 15,000 new cases a day. “Austria will enter a fourth national lockdown on Monday as Covid-19 cases continue to surge,” CNBC reported on Friday, November 19, 2021 (story here). The governm[...]

November 19th, 2021 - 1:18 am § in America, Christianity, Politics, Racism

Seattle activist behind attacks on “critical race theory”

The tsunami of rightwing attacks against “critical race theory” didn’t come from nowhere, or happen by spontaneous combustion. It’s the brainchild of a very smart conservative activist named Christopher Rufo, who has Seattle connections. Rufo, 37, a California native, graduat[...]