Archive for April 23rd, 2022

April 23rd, 2022 - 10:12 pm § in Politics

GOP county chair tried to get access to voting machines

A North Carolina GOP county chair pursuing a false election conspiracy theory “threatened to get a county elections director fired or have her pay cut unless she helped him gain illegal access to voting equipment,” Reuters reported (see story here). William Keith Senter was “aggressive[...]

April 23rd, 2022 - 4:00 pm § in Law and Courts

Revoke his driver’s license for life

Noah Galle, 17, was an aspiring TikTok star. He tried to make a name for himself by driving fast on Florida highways. Galle (photo, left), now 18, was doing 151 mph in a BMW when he rear-ended an SUV carrying 6 farmworkers, aged 29 to 77, on January 27, 2022. All of them were killed […][...]

April 23rd, 2022 - 3:05 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Could tribes go into the abortion business?

If the Supreme Court lets states outlaw abortion, could abortion clinics still operate on Native American reservations in those states? In theory, the answer appears to be “yes,” because reservations are federal land, and states can’t legislate what happens there. It’s actual[...]

April 23rd, 2022 - 1:42 am § in Misc.

Feature film: Fortress (2012)

This low budget, made-for-DVD, but well done film pays tribute to the B-17 bomber crews of the European theater in World War 2. Like any movie, it has a plot and script, so the storyline feels a bit contrived. Even so, it conveys a sense — better, I think, than the big-budget films — of [...]