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March 3rd, 2022 - 11:13 pm § in Russia

A stupid way to fight a war

You shouldn’t believe everything Russian POWs say to the cameras. They don’t want to be shot. They’re going to say what they think their Ukrainian captors want to hear. “Nonetheless, there is an authentic sense that many Russian servicemen regret ever having come to Ukraine,&[...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 9:24 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, Politics

Capitol riot bullhorn doctor pleads guilty

Simone Gold (photo, right) is a Stanford-educated doctor, lawyer, purveyor of false Covid-19 conspiracy theories and quack cures, and insurrectionist. She’ll probably be pissed at me for not putting “Dr.” in front of her name. (When she pleaded guilty, “Never one to let peopl[...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 8:13 pm § in Business

Holy rockfall, REI employees vote for a union!

“The rock-climbing, canyon-crossing, river-rafting workers at outdoor gear giant REI” may love their jobs, but not so much their bosses. “Overcoming stiff corporate opposition and a slick anti-union campaign, staff at the company’s New York flagship store voted Wednesday to union[...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 7:32 pm § in Health, Schools & Colleges

CDC releases 90% of Americans from mask tyranny

“Data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that Covid-19 levels have dropped significantly enough that more than 90 percent of people in the United States can go without masks,” NBC News reported on Thursday, March 3, 2022 (read story here). “Th[...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 7:03 pm § in Law and Courts

Jury acquits cop of recklessness in Breonna Taylor case

“Former Louisville, Kentucky, police officer Brett Hankison was found not guilty on all counts Thursday after he was accused of endangering a couple and their 5-year-old son the night police raided Breonna Taylor’s apartment,” NBC News reported on Thursday, March 3, 2022 (story here). [...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 6:05 pm § in Misc.

Russian general killed in Ukraine

Maj. Gen. Andrei Sukhovetsky (photo, left), 47, a Russian Spetsnaz commander and deputy army commander, has been killed in Ukraine, reportedly taken out by a sniper (story here). His death, reported by Ukraine, has been confirmed by non-official Russian sources. Ukrainian tourism isn’t what it[...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 4:35 pm § in Donald Trump, Humor, Russia

Is Putin or Trump more unhinged?

Good question. Right now, Putin’s mental state matters more, because he controls nukes and can start wars, while Trump no longer does and his aggression is stymied by Twitter. So, this question is more of a mind exercise than anything. I vote for Trump. That he’s unhinged, I mean. Everyo[...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 3:52 am § in Politics

Why he’s not running for re-election

Rep. Van Taylor (R-TX, bio here) won the 2022 Republican primary on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, and the next day announced “he was ending his reelection campaign and admitted having an affair … with the widow of an American-born recruiter for the Islamic State group” (read story here).[...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 2:54 am § in Humor, Misc., Russia

Wax Putin kicked off his pedestal

Putin’s effigy has been kicked out of the Paris Grévin Museum’s wax figure display collection (read story here). “Current events,” i.e. Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, “mean we don’t want him here and the staff don’t want to walk past him every day,” the museum di[...]

March 3rd, 2022 - 2:28 am § in Law and Courts, News Media, Politics, Racism

What’s Tucker Carlson’s LSAT score?

Tucker Carlson, who’s paid a lot of money by the Murdoch family to be a jackass on TV because such entertainment is popular with people who can’t get into law school,* wants to know what Ketanji Brown Jackson’s LSAT score was. (* He’s one of them. He was kicked out of a priva[...]