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Archive for April 9th, 2022

April 9th, 2022 - 9:42 pm § in Health, Jews, News Media, Politics

Fox personality quietly sacked for “Dr. Mengele” remark

Rightwing firebrand Lara Logan (profile here, photo below) apparently has been pushed off Fox News after her infamous November 2021 remark comparing Dr. Fauci to Nazi doctor Joseph Mengele, who (among his other crimes) conducted cruel medical experiments on Jewish children (photo, right). This week,[...]

April 9th, 2022 - 9:14 pm § in Misc.

Can mass shootings be stopped?

A journalist (profile here) who studies mass shootings, created a mass shooting database, and wrote a book about preventing them thinks the science of behavioral threat assessment may offer a solution. Get the book here and watch video below. For an example of how it’s being used by public sch[...]

April 9th, 2022 - 8:48 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Trumper pleads guilty to skimming border wall donations

Two things prominent rightwing figures seem to share in common is they like the trappings of fancy lifestyles (e.g., yachts) and they pay for them by stealing from their supporters. And as Mother Jones puts it (here), “The right-wing grift, long a┬ástaple of the US political scene, reached a k[...]

April 9th, 2022 - 4:32 pm § in Business, Economics, Law and Courts, Politics

A new Republican fad: Vandalizing gas pumps with anti-Biden stickers

They may think it’s a joke, but pasting these stickers on gas pumps is vandalism. It makes extra work for the gas station attendants who have to remove them (see story here). It’s not a laughing matter for the station owner when it chases away other customers who don’t agree with t[...]