Archive for April 13th, 2022

April 13th, 2022 - 9:59 pm § in Science

The biggest comet ever seen

A comet 85 miles in diameter that loops around the sun every 3 million years is the largest comet ever seen. It was spotted in 2014 in images taken in 2010 by a Chilean observatory, was believed to be large because of its brightness, and observations by the Hubble telescope have just confirmed its s[...]

April 13th, 2022 - 9:32 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

2 states, 2 voter fraud prosecutions

Charles Franklin Barnes Jr., 64 (left), and Jay Richard Ketcik (right), 63, are white, male, Republican, and live in a notoriously pro-Trump Florida retirement community. Both intentionally voted multiple times in the 2020 election. They got pretrial diversion, which means their records will be wipe[...]

April 13th, 2022 - 5:35 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

One riot ruined his life

Marjorie Taylor Greene, the incendiary Georgia Republican denied seats on House committees for saying Democrats should be killed, has called investigations of the violent Jan. 6 insurrection an “over-dramatization of a riot that happened here at the Capitol one time” (see story here). That o[...]

April 13th, 2022 - 12:04 am § in Politics

Is transgender sports a real problem?

No. It’s empty GOP “culture wars” demagoguery. GOP legislatures are falling over themselves passing laws to ban transgender youth from girls’ sports. But in Indiana, where a GOP governor vetoed such legislation, “at no point in the past 10 years had a trans girl sought [...]