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Archive for May 1st, 2022

May 1st, 2022 - 11:19 pm § in Humor, Misc., Russia

What to do if your superyacht is boarded by sanctions police

First, don’t be Russian. If you are, kiss it goodbye. This article probably won’t be of interest to this blog’s readers. But let’s say you’re a rightwing billionaire who came by to read this article, and happen to have $500 million you don’t know what to do with. [...]

May 1st, 2022 - 9:05 pm § in Health, Law and Courts, Politics

Court rejects Gov. Inslee recall

Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) won’t face a recall election because of his Covid-19 emergency directives. The recall backers were disgruntled by Inslee’s eviction moratorium, restrictions on public gatherings, conducting public agency meetings online, and other pandemic-related executive orders.[...]

May 1st, 2022 - 1:02 pm § in Business, Health, Politics

Trump officials blocked CDC’s Covid-19 briefings

When Republicans are in charge, you’re expendable. The GOP’s pandemic policy was to keep businesses open at all costs. Faced with the Covid-19 crisis, Republicans were willing to sacrifice Americans’ lives for business profits. They opposed workplace safety measures, such as closin[...]

May 1st, 2022 - 12:16 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

J. D. Vance goes all-in looneytunes

J. D. Vance (bio here), a rich guy who got famous by writing a book about poor people, wants to be a U.S. senator.┬áBadly. So badly he’s sold out his credibility and dignity in pursuit of a raw ambition that requires him to pander to crazy people. Vance, in his relatively more lucid days, gras[...]

May 1st, 2022 - 1:19 am § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism

Trumper who screeched about “rampant voting fraud” voted twice using her dead mother’s ballot

Crystal Mason, a black woman, got 5 years in a Texas prison for casting a provisional ballot that wasn’t counted because a pollworker told her she could. I’ve posted about numerous cases of deliberate voting fraud committed by white Trump supporters, and none of them got jail time. What&[...]

May 1st, 2022 - 12:55 am § in Democrats, Politics

Which party do voters trust?

It depends on the issue (see chart below; read story here). This is a snapshot of where public sentiment is at the moment, which can change quickly, and doesn’t necessarily predict how people will vote. It doesn’t weight how strongly respondents feel about specific issues, take party loy[...]