Archive for December 9th, 2021

December 9th, 2021 - 10:25 pm § in Law and Courts, Racism

Jussie Smollett found guilty, while black

A jury convicted actor Jussie Smollett of felony disorderly conduct for staging a fake hate crime. “Smollett said two men punched him, kicked him, used racist and homophobic slurs, threw chemicals in his face, wrapped rope around his neck and even yelled out a slogan in support of then-Preside[...]

December 9th, 2021 - 7:03 pm § in Politics

The Wisconsin GOP’s secret election conspiracy

The Wisconsin GOP apparently took a lesson from the miserable failure of Arizona Republicans’ sham election “audit” that cost $9 million and discredited them instead of the election. They’re conducting their efforts to discredit Wisconsin’s election process secretly beh[...]

December 9th, 2021 - 6:27 pm § in Law and Courts

When a lawsuit isn’t enough

Short of murder, this is as bad as bigotry and discrimination gets. Amber (aka Charles) Caster, a Maryland trans inmate, is a pain in the ass to correctional staff. She has a history of protesting her treatment by jail staff, filing pro se lawsuits against prison officials (see cases here and here),[...]

December 9th, 2021 - 1:41 pm § in Misc.

Ladies’ lug-soled boots are fashion!

Most things are evolutionary, not revolutionary, for example the development of traction footwear — the need for which had been obvious since antiquity. Let’s begin with hobnailed boots (photo, top left), which Wikipedia says (here) “have been used since antiquity … [e]xample[...]

December 9th, 2021 - 1:04 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Party time for #Devin Nunes Cow!

In keeping with the general holiday spirit now pervading the land and shopping malls, Devin Nunes’ Cow, the famous mythical bovine, is celebrating the news that Nunes is leaving Congress “to join Donald Trump’s new social media network” — to run it, actually. Read story[...]