Archive for January 26th, 2022

January 26th, 2022 - 10:01 pm § in Foreign Affairs, Russia

Can Ukraine be defended?

From the map below (click on it to enlarge), it doesn’t look like it, as two-thirds of the country is a salient. A topo map of Ukraine (here) isn’t encouraging; except for the Carpathian mountains in the west, the landscape is mostly plains, steppes, and plateaus (details here). Harsh wi[...]

January 26th, 2022 - 9:29 pm § in Politics, Racism

Support your local police

Who says we don’t? Well, apparently Jennie Nguyen thinks we don’t, if we also support racial equality and justice. Bravo, a cable network owned by NBC Universal that specializes in reality TV shows aimed at women, fired Nguyen from “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City,” The Hil[...]

January 26th, 2022 - 3:35 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Capitol riot defense: “Trump made me do it”

In a variation of “the devil made me do it,” Capitol rioters are trying to shift the blame to Trump. “Many of the defendants facing criminal charges for their role in the January 6 insurrection have tried to share blame with Trump or shift blame to him,” CNN says (here), but [...]

January 26th, 2022 - 3:05 pm § in Health, Misc., Politics

YouTube bans vocal anti-masker

YouTube, owned by Google, “permanently banned conservative commentator Dan Bongino” on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, “saying he attempted to evade a previous suspension,” The Hill reported here. The suspension was for calling masks “useless,” in defiance of a YouTu[...]

January 26th, 2022 - 12:51 pm § in Health, Politics

Whose side is Florida’s GOP on?

They’re on the side of the virus, sickness, and death. Don’t get me wrong: The people of Florida elected them, had every right to do so, and are perfectly entitled to empower Republican anti-maskers and anti-vaxxers to kill them, if that’s what they want. I’m not questioning [...]

January 26th, 2022 - 12:17 pm § in Biden, Law and Courts, Politics

Who will replace Justice Breyer?

Liberal justice Stephen Breyer, who turns 84 this year, has either decided to take it easy or bowed to pressure to vacate his Supreme Court seat while Biden still has the Senate votes to replace him with another liberal. It’s not 100% sure a Biden pick couldn’t be confirmed if Democrats [...]