Archive for April 1st, 2022

April 1st, 2022 - 8:15 pm § in Politics, Racism, Religion, Schools & Colleges

Treating LGBQT people like humans isn’t a “political issue”

“A gay Ohio substitute teacher was fired last week after handing out Pride bracelets to high school students, the latest example of LGBTQ discussion in schools sparking controversy amid heated debates in school boards and states around the country,” CNN reported on Friday, April 1, 2022 [...]

April 1st, 2022 - 4:19 pm § in America, Russia

The fog of war

Wars are easier to understand after they’re over and historians write books about them. It’s hard to get a clear picture of a war in progress, because of censorship, limited access to the battlefield, and less than objective news coverage. What all wars have in common, though, is destruc[...]

April 1st, 2022 - 11:37 am § in Politics

Do you want crazy people to run elections?

Kristina Karamo’s sole claim to fame is that she doesn’t know what she’s talking about. That might be enough to turn her into Michigan’s top elections official. During the 2020 election, when a tumultuous mob tried to force its way into a Detroit elections office, Karamo thou[...]

April 1st, 2022 - 11:12 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Armed Capitol rioter gets 4 years

Lonnie Leroy Coffman, 72, of Falkville, Alabama (pop. 1,200), believed Trump’s “stolen election” lies. So he drove to Washington D.C. on Jan. 6, 2021 to do something, he wasn’t sure what, about it. He took with him “a handgun, a rifle, a shotgun, hundreds of rounds of a[...]

April 1st, 2022 - 10:27 am § in Schools & Colleges

Two minutes late to class

“A Black college professor called the police on two Black students for arriving to class late at Perimeter College at Georgia State University, prompting outrage from the students’ peers on TikTok,” NBC News reported here. When I began reading this story, I immediately suspected th[...]