Archive for November 28th, 2021

November 28th, 2021 - 3:54 pm § in Misc.

7.5-mag Peru quake causes minor damage and bruises

A 7.5-magnitude earthquake in northern Peru early this morning damaged a church and some other buildings, blocked a few roads with rockslides, and slightly injured 3 people, ABC News reported on Sunday, November 28, 2021 (story here). By contrast, the much less powerful 6.9-mag Loma Prieta quake in [...]

November 28th, 2021 - 2:56 pm § in Health, Politics

Dr. Fauci tells Ted Crud where to go

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants a special prosecutor to pursue criminal charges against Dr. Anthony Fauci for “lying to Congress.” To explain this, ABC News says, “Some Republicans, including Cruz and Sen. Rand Paul … have accused Fauci of lying to Congress when he denied in May t[...]

November 28th, 2021 - 1:51 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Religion

Making sense of “MAGA” and the politics of unreason

Retired professor and book author Bill Schneider explains (here) the Republican Party “is becoming a cult” based on the “MAGA” values espoused by Trump. This isn’t new. “Right-wing extremism,” he says, “dates back to the earliest days of the country.&#[...]