Archive for May 8th, 2022

May 8th, 2022 - 7:34 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

GOP contradicts itself again

Republicans who control the Supreme Court appear poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, the 1973 abortion rights decision, on grounds the legality of abortion should be left to states. But along comes Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell saying Congress could arrive state laws allowing abortion. McConnell [...]

May 8th, 2022 - 7:00 pm § in Law and Courts

Anti-abortion group’s office torched

A Mother’s Day arson fire damaged an office in Madison, Wisconsin, housing a group that lobbies against abortion rights (see story here). A passerby spotted the fire and reported it around 6 a.m. Sunday. Investigators said molotov cocktails were thrown through the windows, and a threatening gr[...]

May 8th, 2022 - 1:11 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

The GOP’s new Public Enemy #1

The leaker. “This lawless action should be investigated and punished to the fullest extent possible, the fullest extent possible,” Mitch McConnell, who engineered the GOP’s takeover of the Supreme Court, roared on the Senate floor last week (see story here). Except it wasn’t “l[...]

May 8th, 2022 - 9:53 am § in Misc.


Wisconsin State Rep: ‘The Earth Is 6,000 Years Old, That’s A Fact’ While leading an attack on academic freedom at the University of Wisconsin in 2017, Rep. Jesse Kremer said he’s certain the Earth is 6,000 years old. Share PATHEOS.COM|BY PROGRESSIVE SECULAR HUMANIST EXAMINER (Note: R[...]

May 8th, 2022 - 2:46 am § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism

Why do Republicans vote for bad candidates?

USA Today has identified “at least nine candidates, mostly Republican men, running for Congress or governor who have been stung with of a range of accusations … from sexual harassment to stalking and domestic abuse.” (Read story here.) Republican voters for the most part don’[...]

May 8th, 2022 - 1:37 am § in Misc.

Climbing Everest must get boring after a while

It’s not what it used to be. When I was a kid, Everest had been climbed only twice, by the British in 1953* and the Swiss in 1956, soon to be followed by an American team in 1963 (they were actually fourth, but a Chinese claimed ascent in 1960, now recognized, wasn’t immediately verified[...]

May 8th, 2022 - 12:33 am § in Misc.

Rich Strike strikes it rich

The horse expected to finish last in the 2022 Kentucky Derby came from far behind to win, with a powerful stretch surge reminiscent of the great Australian racehorse Phar Lap. Rich Strike’s owners collected a $1.8 million purse, and bettors got an 80-to-1 payoff. Read story here, and see how h[...]

May 8th, 2022 - 12:15 am § in Misc.

Horse racing: Phar Lap (video)

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May 8th, 2022 - 12:00 am § in Politics, Racism

Far-right extremists are training cops

Richard Whitehead (photo, left) trains police officers for a living. According to Reuters, he’s trained “at least 560 police officers and other public safety workers in 85 sessions in 12 states over the past four years” (read story here). Washington was one of those states, but the[...]