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May 31st, 2022 - 5:39 pm § in Politics

Say no to “vote integrity” doorbellers

They’ve come to Washington. Volunteer canvassers want to know if you or someone in your household shouldn’t be registered to vote. That’s between you and election officials, and none of their business. If they come to your home, there’s no point in being rude, but you should [...]

May 31st, 2022 - 4:17 pm § in Politics

Meet the next House Speaker!

THIS IS WHO MIGHT BE RUNNING CONGRESS IF REPUBLICANS WIN IN NOVEMBER Do we really want the legislative branch of our federal government turned into a stand-up comedy show? And this is probably the best case; the worst case is repeated (and fruitless) impeachments of Joe Biden, and endless investiga[...]

May 30th, 2022 - 11:09 pm § in Misc.

Watch out, Michigan, here comes Tim Eyman!

Washington initiative entrepreneur Tim Eyman (photo, left), fined $2.6 million for lawbreaking in his own state, is taking his medicine show on the road. Eyman made his name in Washington as an anti-tax crusader. He tapped into a popular issue; nobody likes taxes. He also tapped into campaign funds,[...]

May 30th, 2022 - 6:45 pm § in Misc.

Why your flight was delayed

TSA says more passengers are trying to sneak loaded guns through airport security, and this holds up the line for at least 20 minutes every time it happens (see story here). At one North Carolina airport, passenger screening has yielded 106 guns this year, most of them loaded (see that story here). [...]

May 30th, 2022 - 5:58 pm § in Law and Courts

Punch lands plane passenger in prison

Punching a flight attendant cost Vyvianna Quinonez, 29, of Sacramento, a lifetime ban from Southwest Airlines, a court-imposed 3-year ban from any flying, 15 months in federal prison, and over $33,500 of restitution and fines. Quinonez (photo, right) was on a Southwest flight on May 23, 2021. During[...]

May 30th, 2022 - 5:19 pm § in Misc., News Media

Do facts matter?

New York mayor Eric Adams (bio here) tried to compose an inspiring Memorial Day message, but got himself ridiculed instead (see story here). Speaking at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum (website here), whose star attraction is the U.S.S. Intrepid, a World War 2 aircraft carrier preserved as [...]

May 30th, 2022 - 4:11 pm § in Europe, Misc.

Author Boris Pahor dies at 108

Boris Pahor (photo, left), a prominent Slovene writer, has died at age 108 (see story here). Pahor (bio here) was “one of the most important” Slovenian-language authors of the 20th century. His best-known work, an autobiographical novel titled “Necropolis,” recounts the 15 mo[...]

May 30th, 2022 - 3:25 pm § in Donald Trump, Health, Humor, Politics

Alternative vaccine (NSFW)

This blog makes no representations this works or is safe. We believe it doesn’t and isn’t. It isn’t our idea, nor are various home remedies for Covid-19 promoted on the internet and touted by some Republicans. This is not a Republican blog. It was created by an actual M.D., therefo[...]

May 30th, 2022 - 3:01 am § in Misc.

PHOTOGRAPHY: Rakaposhi

This 25,551-foot peak in the Karakoram Range of Pakistan “is the only mountain in the world with more than 5,000 meters height between base camp and the summit” (per Wikipedia). In other words, it’s not a day hike. Good wallpaper, though. (Click on image to enlarge.) Return to The-[...]

May 29th, 2022 - 11:00 pm § in Humor

Noise complaint investigated (video)

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