Archive for December 29th, 2021

December 29th, 2021 - 10:58 pm § in Misc.

This bank robber got away with it

When he was 20 years old, Tom Conrad robbed the Cleveland bank where he worked as a teller, and even though the U.S. Marshals relentlessly hunted him for half a century, he was never caught. That’s because he didn’t make any mistakes. He grew a beard, moved to Boston, and changed his nam[...]

December 29th, 2021 - 6:23 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts

Purging evil demons, interrupted

When Iowa police pulled over Kuachua Brillion Xiong, 25, of Merced, California, for “driving aggressively” they found an AR-15, ammo, body armor, medical kits, and a grappling hook in his car. Curious, they asked him what that stuff was for. Xiong, who apparently doesn’t watch vide[...]

December 29th, 2021 - 5:31 pm § in Health, Hypocrisy, Law and Courts, Politics

The dumbest anti-vax argument

A federal judge shot down Oklahoma GOP Gov. Kevin Stitt’s attempt to enjoin the Pentagon from imposing its vaccine mandate on his state’s National Guard troops. The judge ruled the Defense Department’s vaccination protocols “must and do” apply not just to active duty pe[...]

December 29th, 2021 - 3:19 pm § in Law and Courts

Kim Potter case raises interesting questions about police accountability

Kim Potter killed a man. She meant to tase him, but shot him instead. For that mistake, she lost more than her job; she’s going to prison, even though the jury concluded she was “a good person” and “a good cop” who made “an innocent mistake.” A juror who spo[...]

December 29th, 2021 - 12:40 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

10 GOPers who might run in 2024

Here’s The Hill‘s list (read story here), with my observations: Donald Trump He might win if GOP-gerrymandered legislatures in several key states ignore voters and steal electoral votes. But first he has to get nominated, and that no longer looks like the slam-dunk it once was. Attendanc[...]